Legendary anthropologist Margaret Mead was well aware of the UFO phenomenon and was quite convinced that they were extraterrestrial in origin.
In September 1974, Margaret Mead publicly stated the following:
“There are unidentified flying objects. Many observations can be explained by terrestrial reasons, but 20 to 30 percent of the observations – for which there is no explanation.
We can only imagine what the purpose is behind the actions of these quiet, silently moving objects, which are approaching the Earth again and again.
It seems to me that the most likely explanation is that they are just watching what we do. ”
When asked if she “believes” in UFOs, she replied:
“I think this is a stupid question. Faith has nothing to do with matters of faith; it has nothing to do with research-based knowledge.
We should not associate UFOs with angels, archangels, devils and demons. But this is what we do when we ask if people believe in UFOs; as if their existence were a Creed.
Do people believe in the sun or the moon, the seasons, or the chairs they sit on?
When we want to understand something strange, something previously unknown to anyone, we must start with a completely different set of questions.
What it is? How it works? Do they have repeating patterns?
From this path, people can carefully study all the evidence with an open mind. ”
Margaret Mead is an American anthropologist and representative of the ethnopsychological school. She gained worldwide fame for her research on the socialization of children and adolescents in Polynesia. Founder of the Institute for Comparative Cultural Studies, member of the US National Academy of Sciences.
In 1979, American President Carter posthumously awarded Margaret Mead (1901-1978) one of the two highest civilian awards in the United States, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
At the same time, the President said: “Margaret Mead is both a researcher of civilization and its excellent representative. She managed to convey to millions of the main idea of cultural anthropology: the various models of culture reflect the underlying unity of mankind. ”
“Do not doubt that a small group of thinking people, active citizens, can change the world. Moreover, this is the only way it has always been,” – Margaret Mead.