David Crosby, the renowned folk musician, was far from being an ordinary figure in his field. Known for his tumultuous past, including an infamous arrest for drug possession and weapons charges, Crosby’s life took a dark turn that one would typically associate with punk rock stars rather than the angelic troubadour of folk music.
Luckily, Crosby managed to leave those gloomy times in the past and embrace a more righteous trajectory during his later life. Nevertheless, he consistently exhibited a willingness to voice his unique perspectives and convictions. Among them was his unwavering belief that humanity must first attain peace on our planet before embarking on space exploration, regardless of the challenges involved.
In a tweet, he boldly declared,
“We need to go find out what’s out there. It’s our destiny… if we are smart enough.”
The Law of Averages and Extraterrestrial Life
During an interview with Sonic Breadcrumbs, Crosby elaborated on his perspective:
“Now, I don’t believe in many laws. I don’t obey many laws, but the law of averages I pay very strict attention to because it works out to be true. The law of averages tells me that you can’t have that many opportunities and have us be the only time intelligent life developed. That’s just not working. Too many opportunities. They’re out there. I guarantee you, there are other intelligences out there now. Right now. It’s just too many chances. It can’t be any other way.”
Seeking Peace and Exploring Space
Crosby’s certainty in the existence of extraterrestrial life extended beyond his belief in life in the universe. He had a theory that some of these extraterrestrial beings may have visited Earth in the past.
“They are real, man,” he asserted, referring to recently declassified UFO reports. “What I think is that they were here a long time ago. They took a look at us a long time ago and classified us as babies and said, ‘The infant race over here might turn out.’ And quarantined us.”
Drawing a parallel between the actions of human anthropologists observing uncontacted tribes and potential extraterrestrial observers studying humanity, Crosby proposed his theory. He compared the extraterrestrial quarantine of humanity to the way certain tribes in Borneo were quarantined by anthropologists.
“There was a bunch of people in, I think, Borneo that were still stone age. They were a tribe that they found that was still stone age. They quarantined them. They said, ‘You can’t take metal in there. They’re too good an anthropological treasure. You can’t fuck it up.’ So, they quarantined them. I think that’s what they did to us.”
UFOs and Alien Visitation
Expanding on his theory, Crosby suggested that extraterrestrial beings considered humanity a “baby race” due to our penchant for violence and war. He hypothesized that in order to have meaningful contact with extraterrestrial civilizations, humanity must first evolve and develop a peaceful coexistence.
“They said, ‘This is a baby race. They don’t know what they’re doing. They’re still killing each other.’ And they go, ‘I think you have to invent a good enough tribe to get you out into space. And then you have to stop killing each other before we’ll actually have anything to do with you.’ I think they’ve been here many times. I think some of them were probably poachers and probably some of them were park rangers, casing the poachers.”
According to Crosby, for humanity to progress and understand the ways of these hypothetical alien “poachers” and “park rangers,” we must first find peace within ourselves as a species. Only then can we embark on cosmic exploration, with figures like Jeff Bezos potentially playing a role in networking the cosmos.
Crosby concluded his musings by stating:
“I think they’re definitely out there. I think they probably have been here.”
David Crosby’s strange UFO theory offers a glimpse into the unconventional and thought-provoking perspectives of this legendary folk musician. While his ideas may be considered far-fetched by some, they serve as a testament to Crosby’s unique worldview and his unending curiosity about the mysteries of the universe.