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  • Scientist warns world to 'think twice before replying to alien signals from outer space'

    07/22/2015 8:36:50 PM PDT · by garjog · 145 replies
    Press Reader ^ | Thursday 23 July 2015 | VICTORIA RICHARDS
    Professor Matthew Bailes said 'the history of weak civilisations contacting more advanced civilisations is not a happy one' "... he warned that making contact with aliens capable of transmitting powerful signals to Earth over tens of thousands of light years could lead humanity into disaster, because they're likely to be so much more advanced."
  • Russian Entrepreneur Pledges $100 Million in Search for Extraterrestrial Life

    07/20/2015 3:15:30 PM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    .Entrepreneur ^ | July 20, 2015 | Nina Zipkin
    Is there anyone else out there in the universe? The endeavor to answer that eternal question got a serious shot in the arm this week thanks to Russian entrepreneur Yuri Milner. At the Royal Society in London, the billionaire announced the launch of Breakthrough Listen, a 10-year, $100 million initiative to search for signs of extraterrestrial life. Related: The Power of Planning: NASA's Pluto Flyby Was Epic and Amazing Aided by the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope in W. Va., the CSIRO Parkes Telescope in New South Wales, Australia and the Lick Telescope in at the Lick Observatory in...
  • Search for extraterrestrial intelligence gets a $100-million boost

    07/20/2015 3:24:26 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 23 replies
    Nature ^ | 7/20/15 | Zeeya Merali
    Russian billionaire Yuri Milner announces most comprehensive hunt for alien life.You could say that the silence has been deafening. Since its beginnings more than half a century ago, the dedicated search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) has failed to detect the presence of alien civilizations. But at London’s Royal Society today (20 July), Russian billionaire Yuri Milner announced a shot in the arm for SETI: a US$100-million decadal project to provide the most comprehensive hunt for alien communications so far. The initiative, called Breakthrough Listen, will see radio telescopes at Green Bank in West Virginia, the Parkes Observatory in Australia, and...
  • A $100 Million Infusion for SETI Research (two parts: Breakthrough Listen and Breakthrough MESSAGE)

    07/20/2015 5:02:44 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 13 replies
    Centauri Dreams ^ | 7/20/15 | Paul Gilster
    A $100 Million Infusion for SETI Researchby Paul Gilster on July 20, 2015 SETI received a much needed boost this morning as Russian entrepreneur Yuri Milner, along with physicist Stephen Hawking and a panel including Frank Drake, Ann Druyan, Martin Rees and Geoff Marcy announced a $100 million pair of initiatives to reinvigorate the search. The first of these, Breakthrough Listen, dramatically upgrades existing search methods, while Breakthrough Message will fund an international competition to create the kind of messages we might one day send to other stars, although the intention is also to provoke the necessary discussion and debate...
  • Stephen Hawking announces $100 million hunt for alien life

    07/20/2015 5:36:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Washington Post's Speaking of Science ^ | July 20, 2015 | Rachel Feltman
    On Monday, famed physicist Stephen Hawking and Russian tycoon Yuri Milner held a news conference in London to announce their new project: injecting $100 million and a whole lot of brain power into the search for intelligent extraterrestrial life, an endeavor they're calling Breakthrough Listen. "We believe that life arose spontaneously on Earth," Hawking said at Monday's news conference, "So in an infinite universe, there must be other occurrences of life." Geoffrey Marcy, a University of California, Berkeley, astronomer who found most of our first exoplanets, also spoke at the event as part of the group's brain trust....
  • Silence in the sky—but why?

    08/26/2013 4:29:42 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 170 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | 8/25/13
    (Phys.org) —Scientists as eminent as Stephen Hawking and Carl Sagan have long believed that humans will one day colonise the universe. But how easy would it be, why would we want to, and why haven't we seen any evidence of other life forms making their own bids for universal domination? A new paper by Dr Stuart Armstrong and Dr Anders Sandberg from Oxford University's Future of Humanity Institute (FHI) attempts to answer these questions. To be published in the August/September edition of the journal Acta Astronautica, the paper takes as its starting point the Fermi paradox – the discrepancy between...
  • UFO sightings are no laughing matter, group says

    11/12/2007 3:53:44 PM PST · by mdittmar · 502 replies · 1,666+ views
    afp ^ | 11/12/07 | afp
    UFOs may be fodder for comedians and science fiction but there was no joking Monday when a group of pilots and officials demanded the US government reopen an investigation into unidentified flying objects. The 19 former pilots and government officials, who say they have seen UFOs themselves or been involved in probes of strange flying objects, told reporters their questions can no longer be dismissed more than 30 years after the US case was closed."We want the US government to stop perpetuating the myth that all UFOs can be explained away in down-to-earth, conventional terms," said Fife Symington, former governor...
  • The Starship Builders (Speculation on UFO Propulsion methods by Physist)

    03/14/2003 6:19:01 AM PST · by vannrox · 76 replies · 3,906+ views
    Stardrive ^ | FR Post 3-15-03 (Article update 1999) | by Kim Burrafato
    The Starship Builders by Kim Burrafato In UFOs and the New Physics, we discussed some of the daunting problems in applying terrestrial rocket propulsion principles to any hypothetical models of UFO propulsion. A lot has happened since that article?s publication over two years ago. It seems we?re getting almost weekly reports of newly discovered extrasolar planetary systems. What was once highly speculative, is now commonplace. Obviously, our previous estimates of the number of stars with possible planetary systems will be revised dramatically upwards. Then there is the recent announcement from a distinguished British research team, that they also had...
  • Area 51 and extra-terrestrial life both exist, says head of NASA [2 Thess 2]

    06/20/2015 10:46:38 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 88 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/19/2015 | Sarah Knapton
    Extra-terrestrial life does exist, the head of NASA has confirmed, but said aliens were not hidden in Area 51. NASA Administrator Major Charles Bolden told British schoolchildren that he was confident that scientists would find life outside of Earth because there were so many planets that are similar to our own. Asked by 10-year-old Carmen Dearing if he believed in aliens, he said: "I do believe that we will someday find other forms of life or a form of life, if not in our solar system then in some of the other solar systems - the billions of solar systems...
  • Remember when George Bush's ranch got buzzed by a UFO?

    04/23/2015 4:16:12 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 59 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Christopher Carson
    If what follows sounds like a scene from the sci-fi disaster flick Independence Day, imagine what President George W. Bush must have thought on the night of January 8, 2008 as he contemplated his ranch home in Crawford, Texas. At around 8:00 pm, an enormous, hovering craft with ridiculously bright lights, at least 1,000 feet long (though some witnesses said a mile long), was tracked on multiple radars heading straight for the president's ranch at low speed. The craft lacked a required transponder, was totally unidentified, did not respond to any attempts at communication, and was flying through restricted airspace....
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- M46 Plus Two

    04/17/2015 10:30:16 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    NASA ^ | April 17, 2015 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Galactic or open star clusters are young. These swarms of stars are born together near the plane of the Milky Way, but their numbers steadily dwindle as cluster members are ejected by galactic tides and gravitational interactions. In fact, this bright open cluster, known as M46, is around 300 million years young. It still contains a few hundred stars within a span of 30 light-years or so. Located about 5,000 light-years away toward the constellation Puppis, M46 also seems to contain contradictions to its youthful status. In this pretty starscape, the colorful, circular patch above and right of the...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- One-Armed Spiral Galaxy NGC 4725

    04/16/2015 4:56:15 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    NASA ^ | April 16, 2015 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: While most spiral galaxies, including our own Milky Way, have two or more spiral arms, NGC 4725 has only one. In this sharp color composite image, the solo spira mirabilis seems to wind from a prominent ring of bluish, newborn star clusters and red tinted star forming regions. The odd galaxy also sports obscuring dust lanes a yellowish central bar structure composed of an older population of stars. NGC 4725 is over 100 thousand light-years across and lies 41 million light-years away in the well-groomed constellation Coma Berenices. Computer simulations of the formation of single spiral arms suggest that...
  • NASA Scientist Believes We're on the Brink of Discovering Aliens

    04/08/2015 7:25:12 AM PDT · by McGruff · 160 replies
    ABC News ^ | Apr 8, 2015 | ALYSSA NEWCOMB
    Not only does NASA's chief scientist believe alien life forms likely exist, but she said the space agency knows where to look and could discover signs of extraterrestrial life within the next decade. Speaking on a panel discussion on Tuesday about water in the universe, NASA's chief scientist Ellen Stofan said she believes the first indications of alien life could come by 2025 -- with more concrete evidence of extraterrestrial life coming in 20 to 30 years.
  • What different religions say about aliens: A brief guide

    11/04/2014 8:38:50 AM PST · by EveningStar · 67 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | October 26, 2014 | Chris Wright / David Weintraub
    Religions have surprisingly diverse approaches to the issue of possible extraterrestrial life, David Weintraub found. Below, a quick survey adapted from his book "Religions and Extraterrestrial Life: How Will We Deal With It?" and interviews with the author.
  • ‘Little Green Men’ Believe in Global Warming

    08/19/2014 9:39:44 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/19/14 | Judi McLeod
    Extraterrestrials are conveniently global warming believers Only Paul Hellyer, Canada’s Defence Minister from 1963-67 under Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson who rose to Deputy Prime Minister under Pierre Elliott Trudeau, would tell you that not only do extraterrestrials exist, but they are getting ticked off with those earthlings who don’t buy into Al Gore,/Maurice Strong man-mad global warming. And only Russian Television would be the first to break the ‘scoop’. It’s not enough that earthbound worries like the far left jumping into bed with the expanding Islamic State-Caliphate; that Marxism is on the march in the U.S.A.; or that the...
  • Video of 'Dead Alien' Found in Siberia

    04/19/2011 9:37:58 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | April 19, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Supposedly an alien craft that recently crashed near Irkutsk, Siberia resulted in a dead alien-type critter lying dead in a snow bank... Hmmm, looks convincing... and convincingly dead: [video] Hard writing this one off to vodka hallucinations... but still, many have already dismissed this one as an elaborate hoax... we get too much of this stuff from Russia, it seems. Video/more/links at Reaganite Republican
  • Strange Things in the Sky

    07/15/2013 6:47:01 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 105 replies
    mysteriousuniverse.org ^ | July 15, 2013 | Jason Offutt
    Human beings have always seen unidentified objects in the sky. From the prophet Ezekiel’s sighting of a flying wheel in 593 B.C., to the 1561 A.D. Battle over Nuremberg, Germany, to Kenneth Arnold’s “pie plate” UFOs spotted near Mt. Rainer, Washington, in June 1947, there are things above our heads that baffle us. Many of these unidentified flying objects appear to be intelligently controlled aircraft. Others, like the following sightings in California and Illinois, defy explanation.
  • Extraterrestrials: NASA rover shows Mars rodent

    11/20/2013 2:24:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Examiner ^ | May 24, 2013 | Raymond Samuels
    A report posted on UFO Sightings Daily claims that life has been discovered on Mars. The report talks about finding a rat like Creature in one of the photos posted in official NASA website. The photo was sent by the Mars Rover. The website, UFO Sightings Daily, is coordinated by Scott C. Waring. He had been affiliated with the United States Air Force at SAC base (USAF flight line). He currently owns an ESL School in Taiwan. In this report, Scott has published images of the creature, taken from official NASA website, along with a video of the creature posted...
  • Missouri Rancher Discovers Three Mutilated Cows; UFO Group Investigating Alien Theory

    07/31/2013 11:21:33 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 64 replies
    riverfronttimes ^ | Wed., Jul. 31 2013 | Jessica Lussenhop
    Lyn Mitchell, a Missouri rancher living about 80 miles from Kansas City, has reported three cow deaths on her property. That wouldn't be unusual were it not for the state the carcasses were found in. The most recent cow was discovered in the field, her tongue removed, her teats cut off, her heart removed and dangling outside of her body. When the rancher moved her, there was a strange, char-like pattern in the dead grass. What does all this mean? One theory: alien experimentation. Mitchell told news station KSHB that she's open to the possibility that these bizarre surgeries were...
  • UK astronomers to co-ordinate their search for alien signals

    07/06/2013 6:55:57 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    bbc ^ | 5 July 2013 Last updated at 12:01 ET | Jonathan Amos
    Academics from 11 institutions have set up a network to co-ordinate their Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (Seti). The English Astronomer Royal, Sir Martin Rees, will act as patron. The group is asking funding agencies for a small - about £1m a year - sum of money to support listening time on radio telescopes and for data analysis. It would also help pay for research that considered new ways to try to find aliens. Currently, most Seti work is done in the US and is funded largely through private donation.
  • Welcome to our new lizard overlords: Alien worlds could be full of super-intelligent dinosaurs

    09/30/2012 9:34:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | April 12, 2012 | Rob Waugh
    NASA's Kepler telescope scans the skies for 'habitable worlds' - but an American chemist has suggested the whole project might be a terrible idea. Ronald Breslow suggests that life-forms based on slightly different amino acids and sugars could take the form of huge, ferocious dinosaurs that have evolved to have human-like intelligence and technologies. 'We would be better off not meeting them,' says Breslow, who claims that it was a stroke of luck that an asteroid wiped out dinosaurs on earth, leaving the field clear for mammals such as humans. On other worlds, dinosaurs could have evolved into huge, intelligent...
  • Spies admit it: there are no aliens out there

    11/08/2001 9:48:19 AM PST · by green team 1999 · 24 replies · 133+ views
    Guardian Unlimited ^ | nov-4-2001 | Guardian Unlimited
    Observer | Spies admit it: there are no aliens out there Spies admit it: there are no aliens out there Paul Harris Sunday November 4, 2001 The Observer Britain's spies have given up looking for aliens after more than half a century of fruitless monitoring of thousands of UFO reports. Ever since the early 1950s reports of sightings of unidentified flying objects by members of the public and military personnel have been logged by the Ministry of Defence and passed on to its intelligence branch. But the Directorate of Intelligence, Scientific and Technical, has now abandoned the quest for ...
  • SETI Live: How You Can Help Find Alien Civilizations on Your PC

    03/10/2012 11:59:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Mashable Tech ^ | March 1, 2012 | Peter Pachal
    Got some spare time today? How about putting aside that game of Bejeweled Blitz and instead lend a hand in what could be the most important discovery of all time? It’s no joke — the people behind the Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence (SETI) project have partnered with TED (Technology Entertainment Design) to create a website where anyone can log on and start searching for aliens. Called SETI Live, the new project reduces the hunt for intelligent life on other planets to a kind of game — sort of a mix between Foursquare and Where’s Waldo. Once you log on and...
  • If intelligent extraterrestrials exist, what about God?

    10/03/2011 10:13:52 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 118 replies
    MSNBC ^ | October 2, 2011 | Clara Moskowitz
    The discovery of intelligent aliens would be mind-blowing in many respects, but it could present a special dilemma for the world's religions, theologians pondering interstellar travel concepts said Saturday.
  • Prepare ye the way—the aliens are coming! Popular fantasy becomes cultural ‘fact’

    03/13/2011 3:47:29 AM PDT · by JSDude1 · 34 replies
    Creation.com// ^ | 10 February 2011 (GMT+10) | Gary Bates
    Recently there has been an accelerated ‘wave’ of UFO hysteria sweeping the globe, and many supporters have contacted us asking for comments. Later in this article, the recent claims are highlighted and addressed. Because we have written much in recent years about the growing popularity of what is commonly called the UFO phenomenon, this article will only briefly touch on what underpins this cultural phenomenon. Many of our original arguments and explanations are still relevant to these new speculative claims that appear in the media. This article provides many links to relevant articles already on creation.com, --Snip-- The strength of...
  • Forget Arsenic - Read the ET Life Article NASA didn't seem to hype at all

    03/05/2011 9:50:06 PM PST · by Liberty Tree Surgeon · 13 replies
    Journal of Cosmology ^ | March 4, 2011 | Richard B. Hoover, Ph.D
    Dr. Hoover has discovered evidence of microfossils similar to Cyanobacteria, in freshly fractured slices of the interior surfaces of the Alais, Ivuna, and Orgueil CI1 carbonaceous meteorites. Based on Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy (FESEM) and other measures, Dr. Hoover has concluded they are indigenous to these meteors and are similar to trichomic cyanobacteria and other trichomic prokaryotes such as filamentous sulfur bacteria. He concludes these fossilized bacteria are not Earthly contaminants but are the fossilized remains of living organisms which lived in the parent bodies of these meteors, e.g. comets, moons, and other astral bodies. The implications are that...
  • Extraterrestrials, American Exceptionalism, and the Left-Right Gap (Dems tend to believe in ET)

    12/29/2010 10:10:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 99 replies · 27+ views
    Townhall ^ | 12/27/2010 | Michael Medved
    It’s no surprise that liberals and conservatives see our world in starkly different terms, but they also display contrasting views toward other worlds, generally disagreeing about the possibilities of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe. These clashing opinions on extraterrestrials amount to more than a trivial split on an arcane topic; they connect, in fact, both logically and emotionally to big conflicts over worldview, culture, politics and America’s role in history. In Colorado, these conflicts erupted in a recent battle over a proposed Denver commission to investigate visitations from alien life forms. Initiative 300 won enough signatures to qualify for...
  • Nasa raises hopes of finding extra-terrestrials, discovery of 'alien' bacteria, survives in arsenic

    12/01/2010 9:34:48 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/1/10
    Incredible microbe found in California lakeNasa scientists are set to announce that bacteria have been discovered that can survive in arsenic, an element previously thought too toxic to support life, it can be revealed. In a press conference scheduled for tomorrow evening, researchers will unveil the discovery of the incredible microbe - which substitutes arsenic for phosphorus to sustain its growth - in a lake in California. The remarkable discovery raises the prospect that life could exist on other planets which do not have phosphorus in the atmosphere, which had previously been thought vital for life to begin. But it...
  • (Tomorrow) Massive WORLDWIDE UFO sightings predicted on October 13th.

    A newly-published book by a retired NORAD officer predicts October 13, 2010 as the tentative date for a fleet of extraterrestrial vehicles to hover for hours over the earth’s principal cities. Author says the event to be the first in a series intended to avert a planetary catastrophe resulting from increasing levels of carbon-dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere dangerously approaching a “critical mass.” A newly-published 352-page book by a retired Air Force officer, Stanley A. Fulham, tentatively predicts October 13, 2010 as the date for a massive UFO display over the world’s principal cities. According to the author, the aliens...
  • UN to appoint Earth contact for aliens (Yes, you read that correctly and no, it's not a spoof)

    09/25/2010 8:09:44 PM PDT · by Stoat · 262 replies · 3+ views
    News.Com (Australia) ^ | September 25, 2010
    THE United Nations was set today to appoint an obscure Malaysian astrophysicist to act as Earth�s first contact for any aliens that may come visiting. Mazlan Othman, the head of the UN's little-known Office for Outer Space Affairs (Unoosa), is to describe her potential new role next week at a scientific conference at the Royal Society’s Kavli conference centre in Buckinghamshire. She is scheduled to tell delegates that the recent discovery of hundreds of planets around other stars has made the detection of extraterrestrial life more likely than ever before - and that means the UN must be ready...
  • Alleged Vatican Official Says Extraterrestrials Are Real

    07/08/2010 8:54:20 AM PDT · by 0beron · 858 replies · 8+ views
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 07/08/2010 | Tancred
    <p>Men of an anti-aircraft battery saw and filmed strange lights in the sky. We don't know what these things are. They may be aircraft, or they may be something else. In former, more sensible, times the appearance of strange lights in the skies was often a sign foreboding evil times.</p>
  • The face of first contact: What aliens look like

    02/10/2010 1:37:44 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 21 replies · 1,316+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 1/25/10 | Stephen Battersby
    TENTACLED monsters, pale skinny humanoids, shimmery beings of pure energy... When it comes to the question of what alien life forms might look like, we are free to let our imagination roam. The science-in-waiting of extraterrestrial anatomy has yet to acquire its first piece of data, so nobody knows what features we will behold if and when humans and aliens come face-to-face. Or face to squirmy something. Despite this lack of hard evidence, a blend of astronomy and earthly biology offers some clues to what is out there. A few bold scientists are even willing to make an educated guess...
  • The Truth Is Out There. Extraterrestrials, Probably Not

    12/10/2009 9:47:56 AM PST · by NYer · 36 replies · 955+ views
    NCR ^ | December 10, 2009 | Benjamin Wiker
    The Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Vatican Observatory recently brought together a group of scholars who study astrobiology, that is, the possibility of some kind of life existing elsewhere in the universe.The media immediately seized on the convocation as a sign that the Pope was affirming the existence of intelligent extraterrestrials. This notion was given an unfortunate nudge forward by statements from Jesuit Father Jose Gabriel Funes, an astronomer who now directs the Vatican Observatory. “How can we rule out that life may have developed elsewhere?” Father Funes has said before, in an interview in the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore...
  • British MOD closes UFO desk – impact on extraterrestrial disclosure

    12/06/2009 8:19:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 913+ views
    The Honolulu Examiner ^ | December 5, 2009 | Michael Salla, Ph.D.
    In an apparent set back for secret official efforts to announce the existence of extraterrestrial life, the British Ministry of Defence (MOD) has just closed its UFO desk. After 50 years of having an official reporting mechanism in place for public sightings of UFOs, a spokesman for the Ministry of Defence stated that the funds could be better used for the Afghanistan war. What is the impact of the British MOD decision to close its UFO desk? Why was such an announcement made now given that only a trivial amount of public funds (44,000 pounds/US$73,000 a year) will be saved...
  • UFO allegedly zapping statue of Jesus: Can this video be real?

    11/13/2009 3:19:55 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 91 replies · 3,228+ views
    allnewsweb ^ | 13 November | Michael Cohen
    This jaw-dropping UFO footage was sent to us by a reader who didn't have much information on it. The film is believed to have been taken in the city of Ocana in Colombia. The clip shows a very clear UFO hovering over a statue of what appears to be Jesus and before zapping it with some kind of laser beam. We are relying on the reader who sent the UFO video insisting that it is new material and hasn’t already been doing the rounds of various UFO forums and websites. We ourselves have never seen it before. UFO researchers will...
  • Astronaut Edgar Mitchell makes news about UFO’s and Extraterrestrials.

    09/27/2009 8:43:24 PM PDT · by RoloSport · 202 replies · 6,019+ views
    Are UFO's real? Are we alone in this vast universe? If there is other life out there in the universe have they visited our planet?
  • “V” remake: “Hope and Change”? (video)

    05/21/2009 5:58:20 PM PDT · by SonOfDarkSkies · 24 replies · 910+ views
    I posted this video trailer of the upcoming remake of the movie "V".I was surprised as to how much it seems to refer (consciously or unconsciously) to the Obama phenomenon.Thought some of you might be interested!
  • Extraterrestrial Space Ships to Rescue us out of the Energy Crisis?

    05/20/2009 5:49:34 PM PDT · by TaraP · 71 replies · 1,959+ views
    Consumer Energy Report ^ | May 18th, 2009 | Samuel Avro
    To most of us, UFO’s solving our energy problem will sound, at best, like wishful thinking, and most likely will be dismissed as insane. But if energy lobbyist Stephen Bassett has his way, President Barack Obama will release information that the government is secretly hiding on “extraterrestrial vehicles” –according to Mr. Bassett’s claims– which can be used to solve the nation’s energy problem and limit climate change in one fell swoop. The power source, he said, chronicled in a report Greenwire did on the subject, behind a flying saucer the weight of a tractor-trailer which hurtles through galaxies at 20,000...
  • 'We're Not Alone,' Ex-Astronaut Says [Edgar Mitchell] (w/polls)

    04/21/2009 3:07:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 1,454+ views
    AOL News / CNN ^ | April 21, 2009
    Earth Day may fall later this week, but as far as former NASA astronaut Edgar Mitchell and other UFO enthusiasts are concerned, the real story is happening elsewhere. Mitchell, who was part of the 1971 Apollo 14 moon mission, asserted Monday that extraterrestrial life exists, and that the truth is being concealed by the United States and other governments. He delivered his remarks during an appearance at the National Press Club following the conclusion of the fifth annual X-Conference, a meeting of UFO activists and researchers studying the possibility of alien life forms. Mankind has long wondered if we're "alone...
  • Kepler, SETI and Ancient Probes

    03/05/2009 6:03:25 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 35 replies · 895+ views
    « We’ve already speculated here that if the Kepler mission finds few Earth-like planets in the course of its investigations, the belief that life is rare will grow. But let’s be optimists and speculate on the reverse: What if Kepler pulls in dozens, even hundreds, of Earth-sized planets in the habitable zones of their respective stars? In that case, the effort to push on to study the atmospheres of such planets would receive a major boost, aiding the drive to launch a terrestrial planet hunter with serious spectroscopic capabilities some time in the next decade.Budget problems? Let’s fold Darwin...
  • Reversing Nixon´s Dark UFO/ET Legacy

    02/03/2009 8:30:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies · 1,817+ views
    American Chronicle ^ | February 03, 2009 | Ed Komarek
    Everyone is familiar with the damage Nixon´s Watergate scandal did to the United States but there is an even darker legacy yet to surface into the public domain. This darker legacy revolves around Nixon´s secret extraterrestrial policies. These secret policies are turning out to be catastrophic for both global society and the global environment. I believe that the UFO/ET community has been slow to grasp the significance of statements made by the late Ben Rich, former head of Lockheed´s Skunkworks, and aviation engineer Bill Uhouse. They both have stated that there had been a Nixon purge and privatization of extraterrestrial...
  • Alien Abductions and the Orthodox Christian [Alien Abduction Caucus]

    01/15/2009 4:27:27 PM PST · by delacoert · 48 replies · 687+ views
    Orthodox Christian Information Center ^ | Archbishop Chrysostomos of Etna
    Most abductees report being taken into spaceships from their homes or from their automobiles while driving. Once in the ship, "the atmosphere may be dank, cool, and occasionally even foul-smelling" (p. 36). Their abductors typically "appear as tall or short luminous entities that may be translucent, or at least not altogether solid. Reptilian creatures have been seen....But by far the most common entity observed are the small ‘grays,’ humanoid beings three to four feet in height....Gender difference is not determined so much anatomically as by an intuitive feeling that abductees find difficult to put into words" (p. 37). (A sketch...
  • Alien Abductions and the Orthodox Christian [Open Thread ]

    01/15/2009 7:53:58 PM PST · by Kevmo · 29 replies · 702+ views
    http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/praxis/alien_abduct.aspx ^ | Thursday, January 15, 2009 | Archbishop Chrysostomos of Etna
    Most abductees report being taken into spaceships from their homes or from their automobiles while driving. Once in the ship, "the atmosphere may be dank, cool, and occasionally even foul-smelling" (p. 36). Their abductors typically "appear as tall or short luminous entities that may be translucent, or at least not altogether solid. Reptilian creatures have been seen....But by far the most common entity observed are the small ‘grays,’ humanoid beings three to four feet in height....Gender difference is not determined so much anatomically as by an intuitive feeling that abductees find difficult to put into words" (p. 37). (A sketch...
  • Alien Life Out There

    08/07/2008 11:42:51 AM PDT · by Soliton · 139 replies · 95+ views
    Catholic.net ^ | august, 7, 2008 | Edward Pentin
    Extraterrestrials: Do they exist? The head of the Vatican Observatory thinks there’s a good chance they do, and that their existence would be in keeping with the faith. In a May 14 interview with the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano May 14, headlined “The Extraterrestrial Is My Brother,” astronomer Jesuit Father José Gabriel Funes said that according to his “scientific judgment,” the existence of extraterrestrials is a “possibility.” “Astronomers contend that the universe is made up of a hundred billion galaxies, each of which is composed of hundreds of billions of stars,” he said. “Many of these, or almost all of...
  • In search of space aliens: His ideas are a mile high — and beyond

    06/09/2008 1:01:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 136 replies · 166+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | June 9, 2008 | Lisa Ryckman
    Jeff Peckman is a 54-year-old who lives with his parents, promotes technology that supposedly creates harmony by manipulating electromagnetic fields and is behind an initiative to form a commission on extraterrestrials in Denver. "He's less ahead of his time if you put him in Boulder," ... "He's more ahead of his time in downtown Denver." Peckman is derided, dismissed and deemed a doofus ... His projects - everything from technology called brain fingerprinting to an Oregon ballot initiative to label genetically engineered food ... In 2003, Peckman championed Initiative 101, which would have required the city to promote peacefulness. The...
  • 'Aliens' Ogled My Teen Daughters! (victim's father wants to start new govt agency)

    06/01/2008 10:14:42 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 44 replies · 714+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | May 31, 2008 | Benjamin Radford
    A Denver man named Jeff Peckman wants to spend $75,000 in taxpayer money to deal with aliens, and not the illegal kind. He wants the City of Denver to create an "Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission" that would handle the problem of alien encounters. It's unclear what, exactly, that is, but perhaps those who have been anally probed by aliens would receive counseling or victims' assistance funds. But here's where the story gets strange. To publicize his efforts, Peckman held a press conference on May 30 announcing that he had definitive proof of alien visitation. This came in the form of a...
  • Atheism (Viking Kitties in Space)

    11/27/2007 11:07:56 AM PST · by Arieleon · 185 replies · 295+ views
    Raelianews ^ | 26/11/62 (2007) | Arieleon
  • Kucinich Iran stance outrages Ohio Jewish leaders

    07/12/2007 10:26:21 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 41 replies · 2,132+ views
    Plain Dealer ^ | July 12, 2007 | Stephen Koff
    Dennis Kucinich, the colorful Cleveland congressman and longshot presidential candidate, has outraged Jewish leaders in Northeast Ohio by insisting that Iran's anti-Zionist leader is not seeking to exterminate Israel. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is regarded by many in the western world as a menace with nuclear ambitions, who recently called for supporters of Israel to, among other things, "burn in the fire of the Islamic nations' fury." Kucinich, however, says another translation of that and other statements is that Ahmadinejad merely wants regime change in Israel, not death to its people and supporters. Jewish leaders say such a translation might be acceptable...
  • Once a Scientist, Then a Priest

    12/22/2006 11:25:30 AM PST · by caveat emptor · 13 replies · 588+ views
    The National Post ^ | Colby Cosh
    Once a scientist, then a priest Colby Cosh, National Post Published: Friday, December 22, 2006 Wednesday marked the 10th anniversary of the death of Carl Sagan, the American astrophysicist and novelist who became famous as the writer and presenter of the 1980 PBS series Cosmos. The decennial of his demise is being observed by scientists, humanists and writers everywhere, and the international newspapers and notable Web logs are full of personal testimony to his influence as a communicator....(snip)
  • South Korea gets rare yellow snowfall

    03/13/2006 8:11:01 AM PST · by presidio9 · 37 replies · 1,124+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3/13/06
    South Koreans were treated to a rare weather phenomenon on Monday when yellow snow fell in the capital and elsewhere across the country. But the snow -- containing dust or sand from the desert regions of northern China -- could pose a health hazard, the country's meteorological office warned. "It's tough to say whether it's yellow sand mixed in snow or if it's snow mixed in yellow sand," a met official told Reuters. A high concentration of the dust particles prompted the weather bureau to issue a yellow dust warning for the second time in three days. South Korea frequently...