Alien autopsy

Xenology is the study of extraterrestrial life, and alien forms. In academia, its acknowledgement is limited to astrobiology, in terms of micro-organisms found in space. The term “xenology” was proposed in 1975 by Robert A. Freitas Jr., in his authored work, Xenology - An Introduction to The Scientific Study of Extraterrestrial Life, Intelligence, and Civilization.

Modern xenology has broaded into the studies of the paranormal, subterraneans, and ultraterrestrials. Xenology also overlaps in ufology, as it seeks to identify the occupants of UFO craft.


“Xeno-” derives from the Greek xenos, which as a substantive has the meaning "stranger, wanderer, refugee" and as an adjective "alien, foreign, strange, unusual."[1]


  1. Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon, new (ninth) edition, with a supplement, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1968.


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