According to former Israel space security chief Haim Eshed, the United States and Israeli governments have been and are in contact with a “Galactic Federation” of aliens.

As reported by The Jerusalem Post, Eshed told daily Israeli newspaper, Yediot Aharonot, that Israel and the US have been in contact with aliens and that these aliens exist as part of a “Galactic Federation.” Eshed, who served as the chief of Israel’s space security program for nearly 30 years and is now a professor, said the aliens and the US have made agreements based on researching and understanding “the fabric of the universe.”

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These agreements include a shared, secret underground base on Mars, where US and alien representatives meet. Eshed said President Donald Trump was “on the verge” of revealing the existence of this galactic federation, but that the aliens stopped him from doing so as they believe revealing their existence would have caused mass hysteria.

Despite what the federation reportedly believes, Eshed said he’s decided to reveal this information now due to how well-respected he is in academia and how much the academic landscape has changed.

“If I had come up with what I’m saying five years ago, I would have been hospitalized,” Eshed said. “Today, they’re already talking different. I have nothing to lose. I’ve received my degrees and awards. I am respected in universities abroad, where the trend is also changing.”

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The Jerusalem Post reports that more information about this revelation can be found in Eshed’s newest book, The Universe Beyond the Horizon — conversations with Professor Haim Eshed, where the professor explains that aliens have prevented nuclear apocalypses and more.

It’s unclear if Eshed has any evidence supporting his claims — perhaps that can be found in his book — but somebody should probably give someone who has experience with galactic federations, like Captain James Kirk, a call…just in case.

For more science, read about the recent detection of possible signs of life on Venus that date back to the 1970s and then read about the discovery of 139 new minor planets discovered at the edge of our solar system. Check out IGN’s list of the 25 best sci-fi movies after that.

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Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes where he’ll likely grow more and more existential now that he knows a galactic federation of aliens is out there in space. 

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