- The first Briton in space, Dr Helen Sharman, says aliens exist and may already be on earth
- Dr Sharman says we just cannot see the aliens, but they may already be here
- According to Dr Sharman, there must be all sorts of different forms of life in the universe
A female British cosmonaut, Dr Helen Sharman, has said that aliens exist and may already be on earth.
The 56-year-old was the first Briton in space and she made the bold statement in an interview with The Observer magazine, Daily Mail UK reports.
Dr Sharman said that there must be all sorts of different forms of life in the universe and just because we have not found other life yet doesn't mean it's not there.
She said: "Aliens exist, there’s no two ways about it. There are so many billions of stars out there in the universe that there must be all sorts of different forms of life.
"Will they be like you and me, made up of carbon and nitrogen? Maybe not. It's possible they're here right now and we simply can't see them."
Dr Sharman was first launched into orbit in 1991 as part of a Soviet project, and spent almost eight days in space aboard the Soyuz TM-12 and Mir space station before returning to earth.
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