California Professor Robert Flome Hypothesizes Video Evidence of Extraterrestrial Life Backed by Previous Scientific Research

Professor Robert Flome presented his hypothesis of extraterrestrial life at the Astrobiology Research Conference.

​​​​In early 2015, Professor Robert Flome captured what he is hypothesizing as video evidence of extraterrestrial life outside of his home in California. The video was taken by a security camera mounted on an outside balcony where there were no windows nor anything else that could have blocked or reflected the camera's lens. The camera that caught the image has infrared LEDs that makes night vision clearer.

Leading scientists have believed for a long time that there are microbes (life) in space. In the 1970's, Sir Fred Hoyt and Dr. Chandra Wickramasinghe proposed a hypothesis where microbial bacteria from space came to earth and started life. They believed live bacteria was brought to Earth by meteors, comets and asteroids. Dr. Wickramasinghe believed he proved his theory in the 1970’s, and Professor Flome believes that the video evidence he captured supports it.

Dr. Wickramasinghe, a world-renowned astronomer and an honorary professor at Buckingham University and director of the Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology, notes that the evidence for microbial life existing outside the Earth is exceedingly strong. Many different lines of evidence are all converging on the idea that life is a cosmic phenomenon. The evidence nearest to the Earth includes data showing the actual entry of microbes into the stratosphere. Also relevant, he says, is recent data that shows life-related chemicals in comets and on moons of Saturn and Pluto. 

“The discoveries of vast numbers of habitable planets in our galactic neighborhood makes the confinement of microbial life on just one planet - Earth - an untenable proposition,” says Dr. Wickramasinghe.

“The biosphere of the Earth extends over a large fraction of the Milky Way. If individual microbes come in from space, I don't see a reason to exclude the theoretical possibility of incoming microbes acting cooperatively, similar to the operation of micro biomes within creatures like ourselves.”

Dr. Wickramasinghe goes on to indicate that recent studies show that multicellular life may have appeared on Earth much earlier than the time of the Cambrian explosion, the step from microbes and algae to mosses might easily be envisioned then. Research Fellow William E. Smith, from the Institute for the Study of Panspermia and Astroeconomics in Japan, agrees.

“We have already confirmed through testing in the stratosphere that viruses, bacteria, archaea and fungi have been found floating freely and even shooting inbound at high speed into the upper atmosphere, around 35Km height,” says Smith. “The Kepler Mission has provided the most recent estimates of the number of habitable planets in the galaxy. In April 2016 scientists estimate that the Milky Way contains upwards of 50 billion planets, 500 million of which could be in the habitable zone. This is only for our own Milky Way Galaxy. There are billions upon billions more galaxies in the universe.”

Professor Milton Wainwright FRAS, at the University of Sheffield, in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England has conducted a balloon study, which has shown that microbes are in fact in space. With seven launches completed, five have come back showing unusual organisms from the stratosphere. Although very small, physics tells him that they are too large to have been elevated from Earth to space. The organisms appear on the sampler without any contaminating pollen or grass particles. Some of the organisms cause impact events such as damaging the surface or causing craters on the sampler showing that they are coming into the stratosphere at speed from space and not lazily floating up from Earth. Further, x-ray analysis (EDX) has shown that the particles collected are not incoming cosmic dust or upcoming volcanic dust but are organic biological organisms. Results from the study have been highlighted in peer reviewed journals and at scientific conferences.

Based on the framework of these scientific studies and research, Professor Flome believes the images he has on infrared video shows the possibility of extraterrestrial life.

“It’s quite possible for the microbes in space to have evolved into large macrobes. If microbes here on earth evolved into human beings, then why can’t microbes in space evolve into large macrobes,” questions Professor Flome

Further research by astrobiologists will be needed to further examine and validate Professor Flome’s hypothesis. For more information about Professor Flome’s finding and to watch the video, visit

About Professor Robert Flome

Professor Robert Flome recorded possible infrared video evidence of what he believes is alien life visiting Earth. He presented his video at the Astrobiology Research Conference at the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka in August 2015. To see the video, visit

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