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  • Space Alien Research Grad Program May Soon Be A Thing

    12/02/2019 9:21:48 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 30 replies
    International Business Times ^ | November 19, 2019 | Lorraine Lorenzo
    Hold on to your hats, skeptics. The study of alien existence is about to become a real scientific field. Pennsylvania State University is gearing up to make the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) an established field of scientific study. This means that a degree in Alien Research, no matter how outlandish it might sound, is soon going to be a real thing. According to a report, the university is planning on doing this by offering courses on the search for intelligent extraterrestrial life in its course catalog. It will also conduct actual research into the subject through it’s newly-established Penn...
  • Aliens may have existed in our solar system long before us

    04/29/2017 8:37:15 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 83 replies
    nypost.com ^ | Jasper Hamill, The Sun
    “A prior indigenous technological species might have arisen on ancient Earth or another body, such as a pre-greenhouse Venus or a wet Mars,” he wrote. ... Earth’s plate tectonics would effectively have “erased” the traces of a civilization that lived billions of years ago. Venus is in the grip of a severe greenhouse effect and also undergoes similar “resurfacing” that would scour it clean of artifacts. This leaves just a handful of places where archaeologists might find traces of a lost extraterrestrial civilization. “Remaining indigenous technosignatures might be expected to be extremely old, limiting the places they might still be...
  • Why We’ll Have Evidence of Aliens—If They Exist—By 2035

    11/08/2019 8:07:08 PM PST · by Duke C. · 92 replies
    Nautilus ^ | 10/4/2017 | Seth Shostak
    I’m optimistic by nature—as a scientist, you have to be. But my hopeful feeling is not wishful thinking; it is firmly grounded in the logic of SETI. Half a century sounds like a long time, but the search is truly in its early days. Given the current state of SETI efforts and abilities, I feel that we’re on the cusp of learning something truly revolutionary.
  • The Navy acknowledges UFOs — so why aren't they on Washington's radar?

    11/04/2019 7:00:28 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 103 replies
    The Hill ^ | Christopher Mellon
    In what could be a precursor to further stunning developments, the U.S. Navy has publicly acknowledged that the advanced aircraft depicted in several recently declassified gun-camera videos are UFOs, or what the Navy prefers to call “Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon” (UAPs). “The Navy designates the objects contained in these videos as unidentified aerial phenomena,” acknowledged Joseph Gradisher, spokesman for the deputy chief of naval operations, referring to the bizarre vehicles that have brazenly operated in restricted U.S. military airspace. Strangely, this shocking announcement seems to have scarcely been noticed by Congress or the Trump administration. Is the information too jarring and...
  • Model offers explanation for universe's most powerful magnets [magnetars]

    10/10/2019 9:31:09 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 22 replies
    UPI ^ | Oct. 10, 2019 / 8:54 AM | By Brooks Hays
    New research suggests magnetars are produced by the deaths of massive stars that were formed by stellar mergers. Photo ESO/L. Calçada Oct. 10 (UPI) -- With the help of computer simulations, scientists have come up with an explanation for the formation of the strongest magnets in the universe, magnetars. Models suggest stellar mergers can produce strong magnetic fields. When the magnetic star produced by a merger dies, a magnetar can form. Magnetars are neutron stars -- collapsed stellar cores -- with extremely powerful magnetic fields. The sun features an outer layer of convective activity that produces strong magnetic fields, but...
  • Scientist Behind The Navy's "UFO Patents" Has Now Filed One For A Compact Fusion Reactor

    10/09/2019 12:36:46 PM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 106 replies
    The Drive ^ | October 9, 2019 | Brett Tingley and Tyler Rogoway
    The War Zone has been reporting on a set of bizarre patents assigned to the U.S. Navy that describe radical new technologies that could absolutely revolutionize the aerospace field, and frankly, the very way we live our lives. These include high-energy electromagnetic fields used to create force fields and outlandish new methods of aerospace propulsion and vehicle design that basically read as UFO-like technology. You can learn all about these patents, their viability, and the issues surrounding them in these exclusive features of ours. Now, the same mysterious Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division engineer behind those patents has produced...
  • Navy Pilot Says ‘Dark Mass’ Made Torpedo Disappear

    10/08/2019 11:29:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | October 8, 2019 | Andrew Daniels
    You might not know the name David Fravor, but you probably know what he saw … even if he’s still not sure what that was. Fravor is the retired U.S. Navy Commander who in 2017 told the New York Times that he spotted a Tic Tac-shaped UFO from the cockpit of his F/A-18F Super Hornet—“around 40 feet long and oval in shape”—100 miles off the coast of San Diego in 2004. There’s video, of course, of Fravor’s now-legendary encounter, originally released for public viewing by The New York Times and To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science, a UFO...
  • The Weird History of Unidentified Submerged Objects

    10/09/2019 4:52:26 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 31 replies
    PopularMechanics.com ^ | Kyle Mizokami
    This past weekend, former U.S. Navy Commander David Fravor was a guest on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. Fravor, who was the subject of a New York Times article about his 2004 UFO sighting, discussed a spooky new sighting a fellow pilot revealed to him after they were both out of the Navy. According to Fravor, the eyewitness was a former pilot of the MH-53E Sea Dragon, the Navy version of the Marine Corps’ CH-53E Sea Stallion, based at Naval Station Roosevelt Roads, on the island of Puerto Rico. Twice while recovering spent practice munitions out of the water, the...
  • Search for aliens poses game theory dilemma (old but interesting piece)

    10/05/2019 12:05:15 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 87 replies
    New Scientist ^ | December 12, 2012 | Jacob Aaron
    SENDING messages into deep space could be the best way for Earthlings to find extraterrestrial intelligence, but it carries a grave risk: alerting hostile aliens to our presence. Game theory may provide a way to navigate this dilemma. So far the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI) has mostly been restricted to listening for signs of technology elsewhere. Only a few attempts have been made to broadcast messages towards distant stars. Many scientists are against such “active” SETI for fear of revealing our presence. If all aliens feel the same way then no one will be broadcasting, and the chance of...
  • Strange lights off the Outer Banks spark UFO debate: Was it aliens or the military?

    10/04/2019 7:43:52 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    MSN ^ | 10/04/2019 | Mark Price
    Commenters on YouTube are divided as to whether the lights are UFOs or just flares used by the military. The latter is plausible, given the proximity of the Outer Banks to multiple military facilities, including Camp Lejeune and Fort Bragg in Eastern North Carolina. “I know what those lights are,” posted Derrick Chennault on YouTube. “As a former Marine based at the 2nd Marine Air Wing in Cherry Point, N.C. ... we used to regularly drop flares out of the back of our plane in the evenings for military exercises... Glad to see the Marines are still spooking people.” Guy...
  • BLAME IT ON MY UFO Team of alien hunters led by Blink-182 singer Tom DeLonge claims it’s found ...

    09/30/2019 5:03:05 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 64 replies
    thesun ^ | 9/30/2019 | harry pettit
    A BAND of alien hunters led by an ex-punk rocker claim they've found evidence of UFOs. The US organisation, bankrolled by former Blink-182 singer Tom DeLonge, says it's acquired "exotic material" from what could be an alien spacecraft. DeLonge, from California, co-founded the group To the Stars Academy of Arts & Sciences in 2017 with the goal of researching extraterrestrials. The team most famously turfed up classified footage of UFOs recorded by American pilots that were confirmed as real by the US Navy earlier this month. Speaking to the New York Times, a spokesperson for the group gave a tantalising...
  • 'Storm Area 51': About 100 people gathered at secret site’s gate to 'see them aliens,'

    09/20/2019 2:45:10 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 20, 2019 | James Rogers
    As the day of “Storm Area 51” arrived, a motley group of about 100 “alien-chasers” converged on the back gate of the secret site early Friday, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. At least two people were reportedly detained by local sheriff's deputies. “Storm Area 51” became a viral phenomenon after a joke Facebook post in July urged people to crash the military base “to see them aliens.” Conspiracy theories surrounding extraterrestrials have long swirled around Area 51. Originally scheduled for 3 a.m. PDT Friday, “Storm Area 51” garnered global attention, as well as security concerns. The Review-Journal reported that...
  • Area 51: the plane truth

    09/22/2019 9:21:41 AM PDT · by Oatka · 22 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 09/19/2019 | Angus Batey
    Many strange experiments have taken place at the ultra-secret base. But not on aliens. As former workers fight for their lives, we ask: what happened there? [snip] West of the base’s main living quarters, on a piece of ground slightly above the lake bed, a waste dump had been constructed. Vehicles with California license plates would head up to the dump to unload cargoes of waste too secret to dispose of normally. Some of the trucks bore the markings of NDB – a company of which no records appear to exist; rumour on the base had it that it was...
  • Navy confirms, but can't explain strange 'aerial' objects in 3 videos

    09/19/2019 2:48:33 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    UPI ^ | Sept. 19, 2019 / 1:08 PM | By Nicholas Sakelaris
    Sept. 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy has acknowledged what appear to be unusual flying objects in footage from three separate military videos, saying they show "unidentified aerial phenomena" moving at high speeds. All three videos were recorded by F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jets -- two in 2015 and one in 2004. The Navy refers to the sightings as UAP, not UFOs. "The three videos show incursions into our military training ranges by unidentified aerial phenomena," Navy spokesman Joseph Gradisher said in an emailed statement. "The Navy has characterized the observed phenomena as 'unidentified.'" The 2004 footage, taken from an...
  • INCOMING Mystery object approaching us from interstellar space could be ALIEN spacecraft...

    09/19/2019 10:07:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 123 replies
    The Sun UK ^ | 19 Sep 2019, 16:57Updated: 19 Sep 2019, 17:11 | Harry Pettit, Senior Digital Technology and Science Reporter
    A MYSTERIOUS object hurtling towards our Solar System may be an alien spacecraft. That's the shock claim made by one space scientist, who has exclusively revealed to The Sun that our incoming visitor could be piloted by hyper-intelligent beings. Last week, scientists in Germany announced they had spotted a distant object heading in our direction. Dubbed "C/2019 Q4", the high-speed body appears to be on a path originating from another star system that will see it fire past Mars in October. Despite numerous attempts to study C/2019, scientists remain clueless as to what it is. Many speculate the distant mass...
  • The Mystery of the Dellschau Flying Contraptions

    03/19/2019 4:59:27 AM PDT · by vannrox · 25 replies
    Metallicman ^ | 19MAR19 | Editorial Staff
    There was a time, long before compartmentalized special access programs, that other people created their very own secret organizations. These programs operated outside of government control, and oversight. In fact, during the last century, the United States was full of these “fraternal” organizations. Most of which operated with a secret side. And most, of which, were men-only membership and required rituals to join, and tasks to complete. All in secret. Here we look at one of them; the Dellschau flying machine project. Secret Organizations… These other people, and these other organizations, created societies with membership, and worked those programs to...
  • FAA closes airspace around Area 51 ahead of alien raid event

    09/18/2019 4:54:51 PM PDT · by McGruff · 17 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | September 18, 2019 | Allison Matyus
    To deal with any extraterrestrial-seeking attendees of the viral “Storm Area 51” event, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced that airspace around Area 51 will be temporarily closed this weekend. The FAA issued temporary flight restrictions between September 18-23 for “special security reasons” in the Nevada desert where U.S. Air Force’s Nevada Test and Training Range — commonly known as Area 51 — is located. That means no one can fly aircraft in the surrounding area, including would-be alien hunters hoping to send a drone hovering above Area 51. The closures could be a result of the popularity of...
  • Trump's Either Telling Us We Have Superweapons More Powerful Than Nukes...

    09/16/2019 8:06:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 177 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | September 16, 2019 | Kyle Mizokami
    Twice in the last month, the President of the United States has claimed that the Pentagon has weapons even more powerful than nuclear weapons, with the ability to easily kill millions. He is either bluffing, confused, or is incapable of understanding the difference between conventional and nuclear weapons. President Donald Trump made the claim during remarks to commemorate the 18th anniversary of the September 11th attacks in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania. According to The Washington Post, Trump told an audience, emphasis mine: “The last four days, we have hit our enemy harder than they have ever been hit before,...
  • UFO videos are footage of real 'unidentified' objects, US Navy acknowledges

    09/17/2019 10:18:39 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 17 | Chris Ciaccia
    For the first time, the U.S. Navy has acknowledged that the three UFO videos that were released by former Blink-182 singer Tom DeLonge and published by The New York Times are of real "unidentified" objects. “The Navy considers the phenomena contained/depicted in those three videos as unidentified," Navy spokesman Joseph Gradisher told The Black Vault, a website dedicated to declassified government documents.
  • Alien civilizations may have explored the galaxy and visited Earth already, a new study says

    09/10/2019 6:41:09 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 79 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Morgan McFall-Johnsen Sep. 8, 2019, 8:57 AM
    The Milky Way could be teeming with extraterrestrial civilizations that have spread across the stars, a new study found. The study offers new perspectives on the Fermi paradox, which asks why we haven't found signs of intelligent extraterrestrials in our galaxy. There are plenty of scenarios in which aliens could exist but we haven't heard from them, the study's authors wrote. Aliens may have even visited Earth, they say — just not recently enough for us to have noticed. The study suggests that aliens might wait for stars to move closer to one another before spreading across the galaxy. The...