When I was younger, I read everything I could get my hands on about the supposed UFO incident in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947.

And even though I’m not convinced that UFOs and aliens exist, I still like reading about it and hearing people talk about why they believe.

AskReddit users shared the best theories they’ve heard about UFOs and aliens.

Let’s see what they had to say.

1. Maybe?

“If aliens are on this planet, they are likely using the ocean as a place to hide.

The Nimitz encounter and some of the best actual video evidence we have shows that UFOs and USOs might be the same thing and that they can easily travel through water and air both.

Plus there have been rumors about Lake Baikal in Russia for centuries.

Lake Baikal is one of the deepest lakes on Earth and could absolutely harbor some crazy s**t.”

2. You never know…

“The premise in Lilo & Stitch.

That Earth is a mosquito preserve.”

3. Not going back there.

“Aliens landed once in Africa, got eaten by lions.

Planet now marked as dangerous by the Galactic Feds.”

4. We can’t see them.

“That if any civilization elsewhere in the universe had the technology to reach us, for any reason, they’d be very likely to be also be able to disguise their presence from our detection methods.

They could observe us close up using nanotech, microscopic biological spacecraft etc and we’d never know.”

5. Think about it.

“Consider the fact that the human race is a divided mess of contradictory intents.

We have the scientific community reaching out peacefully, yet if aliens do come into the airspace of any nation, the first to greet them would be the military.

You can imagine what the response of the military would be when a UFO enters forbidden airspace.

Given the declassified government files regarding UFOs, it is quite likely that contact has been attempted in the past and the results were tragic.”

6. I want to believe.

“That “greys” aren’t fully biological, but rather remotely controlled androids, or that they are biological, but their grey appearance is a suit and not the body.

Imagine other lifeforms looking at our astronauts saying “here come the marshmallow cyclops creatures again”.

7. Two theories.

“The best two I’ve heard:

We don’t allow ourselves to contact lost tribes in the Amazon or other wild places. Extraterrestrials may have similar laws on a galactic scale.

We split the atom, but made weapons out of them instead of trying to reach the stars. They leave us alone out of fear that we’ll destroy ourselves if war accidentally breaks out.”

8. In the past…

“There are so many star systems with potentially inhabitable planets out there that the chances that we have been the only life in the universe is extremely slim.

The question, instead, is whether life arising elsewhere has managed to survive destruction and remain alive today such that they might be able to contact us.

That is to say, there have probably been countless civilizations for the past several billion years that simply haven’t made it.”

9. We might not recognize it.

“That life in the universe could be so unrecognizable to us that we wouldn’t even register it as being alien life.

What if life on another world was not carbon based, but another element?

How would we even know what to look for since our definitions and descriptions of life are based on a completely different perspective?’

10. Well, there’s that.

“They came, they saw, they weren’t impressed.”

11. Let’s see what else is out there.

“They visited 250 million years ago.

Saw a planet full of big lizards and labeled us a junky planet not worth revisiting and moved on.”

12. We’re being studied.

“Any species advanced enough to find us wouldn’t “make contact”.

They’d study us the way we study animals. Ideally with minimal interference.

Compare the average “abduction” story to the way we dart large animals, collect data and leave them to wake a bit groggy and confused but unharmed.”

What do you think?

Is it possible that UFOs and aliens exist or is it all a bunch of malarkey?

Talk to us in the comments and let us know!