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U.N. names UFO ambassador

Mazlan Othman (credit: Dan Birchall)

Mazlan Othman (credit: Dan Birchall)

Malaysian astrophysicist Mazlan Othman has been named by the United Nations (U.N.) to be the official “greeter” if extraterrestrials land on Earth. While it may seem odd that such an important role for interplanetary relations would go to an astrophysicist rather than a politician, Othman is currently the director of the United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA).

The UNOOSA deals with space-related issues and implements policies related to space.

Professor Othman believes that “first contact” with extraterrestrials is more likely now than ever before. While she has reportedly been named as the U.N.’s ambassador to extraterrestrials, she must first receive approval from U.N. scientific advisory committees and the General Assembly.

UPDATE: Read an update to this story HERE.

About Jason McClellan

Jason McClellan is a UFO journalist and the producer/co-host of the web series Spacing Out! He is also the web content manager and staff writer for OpenMinds.tv, and a co-organizer and technical producer of the International UFO Congress. As a founding member of Open Minds, Jason served as a writer and editor for the now defunct Open Minds magazine. He has appeared on Syfy, NatGeo, and, most recently, he co-starred on H2's Hangar 1: The UFO Files. ------ Follow Jason on Twitter @acecentric and subscribe to Jason's updates on Facebook.

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