Unidentified flying objects (UFOs) and aliens have captured the public's attention over the decades. But these visiting "aliens" may be ones of time rather than space.

There is a possibility that those piloting UFOs are us - our future progeny that have mastered the landscape of time and space. Dr. Michael Masters, a Montana Tech University professor, recently claimed that the alien spacecraft or UFOs that people previously saw could have contained humans from the future. In contrast to conspiracy theories that UFOs that come to the Earth contain aliens, he said humans would use contraptions to travel back in time to understand their past.

Dr. Masters said, "The phenomenon may be our own distant descendants coming back through time to study us in their own evolutionary past." The focus of his study is human evolution and says his theory is backed by reams of UFO sightings.

He said claims of alien abductions and medical examinations, in his opinion, prove time travelers from the future are anthropologists much like himself.

Those who claim to have witnessed alien visitors to Earth have described humanoid extraterrestrials with incredible technology.

Scientists reversed the arrow of time for a split second in an experiment, simulating the possibility of time travel using quantum particles called qubits. If this experiment provides even a modicum of possibility, it would support Dr. Masters' theory.

The professor claimed that UFOs are time machines from the future.

He described the extra-tempestrial as being bipedal, upright-walking, having five fingers on each hand and foot, bi-lateral symmetry that they have two eyes, a mouth, a nose, and they can communicate with us in our own languages.

The bizarre theory is featured in his new book entitled "Identified Flying Object" which examines the long-term evolutionary change in human biology, culture, and technology.

The evidence that led the professor to this theory is when most people report close encounters with aliens, they always seem to describe them in the same way.

The objective of Dr. Masters' book is to spur a new and more informed discussion among believers and skeptics alike.

He said that he took a multidisciplinary approach to try and understand the oddities of this phenomenon.

However, he continues to remain vigilant in his own skepticism and he does not have a staunch unwavering devotion to this notion.

The book was written for his academic peers as much as it is available for anyone from the UFO community.

The book said the humanoid form and advanced technology of the creatures is the effect of sustained human evolution here on Earth.

He said going back in time to study ancient humans would be the "holy grail of paleontology."

Considering the accelerating pace of scientific and technological advancement seen over the past century, the anthropologists argued it is not unfathomable to humans of the future will crack the secrets of time travel.

The goal of the book is to encourage readers to ponder whether our evolution "may ultimately result in us becoming the ones piloting this disc-shaped craft by means of the anthropological tool of time travel."

RELATED ARTICLE: Real or Fake: Fleet of UFOs Leaving the Moon Caught on Video