UFOs and Aliens in the News






  Mass UFO Sightings Reported in Multiple Turkish Cities   Nautilus - November 30, 2016


This is what appears to be a breaking news story - albeit from alternative news sources - of sightings of clusters of UFOs over a number of cities in Turkey on the night of December 27th. Don't panic ... at least, not yet.




How Will Our Religions Handle the Discovery of Alien Life?   Nautilus - November 30, 2016

What would your priest, rabbi, or imam say if we discovered alien life? For the religious, knowing that life on Earth is not unique may demand radical new ways of thinking about ourselves: How special and sacred are we? Is Earth a privileged place? Do we have an obligation to care for beings on other planets? Should we convert ET to 'my' religion? These questions point to a deeper issue about whether our religions can adapt to the idea that humans are not the only sentient beings in the universe capable of worshiping God. Some faiths might unearth new meanings in ancient texts and develop ways of incorporating alien life into their world-views. Other religions that are less flexible in their interpretations of scripture or that claim humans are the only intelligent beings in the universe might struggle to adapt. Whether we are believers or not, none of us can fully escape the influence of religion in our culture. Religion is one of the oldest parts of our social fabric, and is one way - perhaps the main way - that society will process first contact. Here is a brief list of how some religions think about aliens, whether they will try to proselytize them, and which religions are likely to remain intact in the wake of the potential discovery of alien life.




Photonics advances allow Earth to be seen across the universe   PhysOrg - May 18, 2016

Looking up at the night sky - expansive and seemingly endless, stars and constellations blinking and glimmering like jewels just out of reach - it's impossible not to wonder: Are we alone? For many of us, the notion of intelligent life on other planets is as captivating as ideas come. Maybe in some other star system, maybe a billion light years away, there's a civilization like ours asking the exact same question. Imagine if we sent up a visible signal that could eventually be seen across the entire universe. Imagine if another civilization did the same.




  Colors Of Alien Life May Be Key To Finding Them   Space.com - May 18, 2016

If an alien planet in a distant solar system were home to microscopic life-forms, how might scientists see them and even decipher their identity? A new catalog of Earth-based life-forms may provide a first step.




The Recurring Question: Where Do Fast Radio Bursts Come from?   Scientific American - March 2, 2016
For more than a decade, researchers have sought to solve the puzzle of fast radio bursts, millisecond chirps of radio waves that seem to appear at random in the sky, likely from unknown sources millions or even billions of light-years away. Theorists have many ideas for what causes them, including stellar flares, cataclysmic mergers of neutron stars and evaporating black holes. They have so many ideas, in fact, that the theories for FRB sources have long outnumbered the recorded bursts. That paucity of observed bursts reflects the hardest part of the FRB puzzle: guessing where to point a telescope to catch them as they happen.




Are aliens trying to send us a message?   Daily Mail - March 2, 2015

They are fleeting bursts of radio waves that flash across the universe in just a few milliseconds before disappearing almost as soon as they appeared. But, for the first time, astronomers have detected these short bursts of radio waves repeatedly coming from the same location far beyond our own galaxy. The source of these 'fast radio bursts', as they are known, has baffled scientists since they were first detected in 2007.




Breaking News: New Santilli Telescope Observes Otherwise Invisible Terrestrial Entities with Intelligent Movement   Ancient Origins - January 27, 2016

A new report published in the latest edition of the American Journal of Modern Physics has revealed a startling finding - a newly developed telescope with concave lenses has observed, for the first time, entities in our terrestrial environment that are invisible to our eyes and to conventional Galileo telescopes with convex lenses. Even more surprising is the fact that these entities have been observed to move intelligently in the night sky in a manner suggesting unauthorized surveillance of the area. In his paper, Apparent Detection via New Telescopes with Concave Lenses of Otherwise Invisible Terrestrial Entities (ITE) , Dr Santilli relates the moment his new telescope found a lot more than he anticipated.




Mystery Dome found on Mars: Alien hunters say structure was built by an ancient civilization   Daily Mail - November 30, 2015

The dome was captured in an image taken by the Opportunity Rover. It proves that someone built them in the past, wrote a conspiracy site. There's UFO hunters who are convinced that Nasa is covering up the remains of an ancient civilization on Mars. In the hope of backing up their bizarre theory, they've spotted what they believe to be everything from military bunkers to coffins. Their latest sighting of a rock by the Opportunity rover described as a man-made dome that they say was left behind by an alien race sometime during Mars' watery past.




Are mystery signals messages from Aliens?   Daily Mail - November 29, 2015

Strange radio waves could be coming from a distant planet, say scientists who are trying to work out what is causing fast radio bursts (FRBs). The strange signals occur for a few milliseconds and come from nowhere. Latest signals picked up in Australia included a new double blast pattern. This rules out some other explanations for FRBs, such as star mergers. Five mysterious signals coming from outside the Milky Way may have been sent by an alien civilization. At least that's one of the theories astronomers are using to explain the appearance of a new series of 'fast radio bursts'. So far, only 11 of these strange radio pulses have been recorded before around the world. The latest signals, which was picked up by the Parkes radio telescope in Australia, included a new double blast accompanied by four 'single' bursts.




If Aliens Exist, Would They Have Sex?   Live Science - October 14, 2015
Humans love to ponder whether alien life is out there, and what it might look like. So here's a burning question: Would extraterrestrials have sex? The question isn't entirely prurient. The evolution of sex is a tricky subject. Sexual reproduction is costly. It requires finding a mate, convincing that mate to mingle DNA with you, and opening yourself up to the possibility of sexually transmitted disease or predation while you're busy wooing. All that considered, and it might not even result in viable offspring.




Remembering the Famed Alien Encounter Witnessed by Dozens of Children in Zimbabwe   Epoch Times - September 17, 2015

Yesterday was the 21st anniversary of a purported alien encounter that gained much attention worldwide before fading from the limelight. The impact of the event has remained vivid for the 60-plus students at the Ariel School in northeastern Zimbabwe and other locals who witnessed it. A film titled the 'Ariel Phenomenon' by filmmaker Randall Nickerson is due to be released this year. It includes new interviews with the students, who were deeply marked by the experience and recall it in detail to this day. The film also includes footage shot directly after the incident in 1994, showing the students discussing what they witnessed with Harvard psychiatrist John E. Mack. it was Mack's opinion after extensive interviews with the witnesses, that they were not making it up. The children described a disc-shaped aircraft landing near the school. Two strange beings were said to have approached the students.




  Air Force UFO files land on Internet   CNN - January 21, 2015

It's enough to make Mulder and Scully seethe with envy. Nearly 130,000 pages of declassified Air Force files on UFO investigations and sightings are now available in one place online. Declassified government records about UFOs have long existed on microfilm in the National Archives in Washington, DC. Many of them also live on websites devoted to the topic, sometimes free, sometimes not. But UFO enthusiast John Greenewald says his database, Project Blue Book Collection, is the first to compile every single declassified document from the Blue Book project -- headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio from 1947 to 1969 -- in one place for anyone to search or download for free.




Are aliens watching old TV shows?   PhysOrg - January 20, 2015
You've probably heard the trope about how aliens have been watching old episodes of "I Love Lucy" and might think these are our "historical documents". How far have our signals reached? Television transmissions expand outward from the Earth at the speed of light, and there's a trope in science fiction that aliens have learned everything about humans by watching our television shows. If you're 4 light-years away, you're see the light from the Earth as it looked 4 years ago, and some of that light includes television transmissions, as radio waves are just another form of electromagnetism – it's all just light. Humans began serious television service in the 1930s, and by the modern era, there were thousands of powerful transmitters pumping out electromagnetic radiation for all to see. So are aliens watching "I Love Lucy" or footage from World War II and believing it all to be part of our "Historical Documents"? The first radio broadcasts started in the early 1900s. At the time I'm recording this video, it's late 2014, so those transmissions have escaped into space 114 years ago. This means our transmissions have reached a sphere of stars with a radius of 114 light-years.




  UFO Buzzes Nuclear Plant In Mexico, Latest Of Many UFOs Seen Hovering At Nuke Facilitie   Inquisitr - November 18, 2014

A UFO filmed hovering over nuclear power plant in Veracruz, Mexico, and posted to YouTube November 7 is just the latest in a long series of UFO sightings over and near nuclear facilities - as history of ominous sightings that stretches back six decades, to the earliest days of nuclear energy production.




  'UFO' Discovered (Sigh) In Apollo 12 Photograph, 45 Years Later   Huffington Post - November 18, 2014

The European Space Agency's comet lander might have died after just three days - but as we know, data recovered from space can yield insights long after the mission itself is over. Take Apollo 12, for instance. You might think that the second manned mission to the Moon - while remarkable even now - has given up all of the scientific secrets we could expect over the last 45 years. Well not so, according to the UFO community, who claim to have spotted something… unusual in the depths of one of the photos from the mission.




Is the truth out there? Chilling snap shows UFO photographed over British city   Express.UK- November 18, 2014

An image shows a UFO hovering over Manchester, its photographer has claimed.




UFO Traffic Report: Mid November 2014   Examiner - November 18, 2014
UFO testimony this past week documents more low-to-ground sightings with one California witness suggesting a "major UFO corridor" and another wondering if the object was a drone. The most compelling case occurred over the Ohio Turnpike where the object was under 150 feet. The five cases reviewed here were some of the most interesting from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.




UFO Sightings 2014: Google Earth Captures UFO Over Victoria, Australia   Epoch Times - November 18, 2014
A UFO was captured over Victoria, Australia, on Google Earth, according to bloggers.




Is your religion ready to meet ET?   PhysOrg - November 6, 2014

How will humankind react after astronomers hand over rock-solid scientific evidence for the existence of life beyond the Earth? No more speculating. No more wondering. The moment scientists announce this discovery, everything will change. Not least of all, our philosophies and religions will need to incorporate the new information.




  Area 51 officially acknowledged, mapped in newly released documents   CNN - August 16, 2013

Area 51, about 125 miles northwest of Las Vegas, is synonymous in popular culture with government secrecy, and many have theorized that it holds the answer to one of the greatest questions plaguing mankind: Are we really alone in the universe? The newly released documents make no mention of alien autopsy rooms or spaceship parking lots. For these true believers, the existence of alien spacecraft at Area 51, and the government's attempts to cover up their trace, is irrefutable and has been since reports of Unidentified Flying Objects -- or UFOs -- began to emerge from the Nevada desert in the middle part of the 20th century. The map and other documents were released in response to a Freedom of Information Act request submitted by Jeffrey T. Richelson, a senior fellow at the National Security Archives, in 2005.




Alien-Looking Skeleton Poses Medical Mystery   Live Science - April 30, 2013

A teensy skeleton with a squashed alien-like head may have earthly origins, but the remains, found in the Atacama Desert a decade ago, do make for quite a medical mystery. Apparently when the mummified specimen was discovered, some had suggested the possibility it was an alien that had somehow landed on Earth, though the researchers involved never suggested this otherworldly origin. Now, DNA and other tests suggest the individual was a human and was 6 to 8 years of age when he or she died. Even so, the remains were just 6 inches (15 centimeters) long. Images




'Sirius' Documentary Reveals DNA Test Results On Ata, The '6-Inch Alien'   Huffington Post - April 23, 2013

The Atacama, Chile Humanoid
The mummified remains of what looks like a 6-inch space alien has turned "Sirius" into the most eagerly awaited documentary among UFO enthusiasts. The findings, however, might come as a disappointment. In early publicity, filmmakers claimed the documentary would reveal that the DNA of the creature with an oversized alien-looking head couldn't be medically classified. In fact, the film, which premiered Monday in Hollywood, features a scientist who concluded the little humanoid was human.


Analysis of the Atacama humanoid alien   Open Minds - April 11, 2013
We posted earlier this week a story outlining the origin of the alleged tiny ET creature to be showcased in Dr. Steven Greer’s Sirius documentary to be released later this month. We chronicled how this creature was none other than a case known in Chile as the La Noria ET from 2003; the name comes from a ghost town of the nitrate era in this part of Chile’s northern Atacama Desert region. We left the story sort of in a cliff hanger as to what happened to it once it was acquired by a Spanish businessman from Barcelona.




You Can't Tell the People?: Margaret Thatcher and UFO secrets   DDC - April 16, 2013

The death of 'Iron Lady' Margaret Thatcher has deprived UFOlogists of an answer to an enduring question: what did she really know about Britain's Roswell incident? Thatcher, who died on 8 April aged 87, was 19 months into her first term as Prime Minister in 1980 when US airmen at the nuclear-armed twin airbase RAF Bentwaters-Woodbridge reported ‘unexplained lights' (UFOs) hovering above Rendlesham Forest in Suffolk.




Aliens most likely to be found on icy moons of Jupiter and Saturn, UK scientists suggest   The Telegraph - April 16, 2013

This follows the setting up of the UK Centre for Astrobiology, which has been launched to investigate whether there is life beyond Earth. The centre is examining life on Earth and has set up an underground laboratory in Yorkshire a kilometre below the surface to examine how life survives there and search for indicators of how this could extend to other planets, particularly Mars where it is now believed that life could exist below the surface because of its harsh conditions. Moons of Jupiter




Former KGB agent reveals Soviet UFO studies   Russian News - April 16, 2013

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was recently asked an unusual question. A REN TV correspondent asked him, as a former president, if it was true that, together with the nuclear briefcase, the head of state was presented with a classified folder with materials about UFOs. Dmitry Medvedev said this was true. According to the prime minister, in addition to the folder, the head of state was presented with a report from the secret services, whose task it was to control the aliens on Russian territory. When asked by journalist if there were many aliens living among us, Medvedev refused to elaborate, so as not to create a panic. However, he did suggest that those interested in the subject watch a "documentary chronicle" called "Men in Black."




ASU cosmologist suggests studying moon for alien artifacts   PhysOrg - December 26, 2011
If you were part of a team sent to explore an unknown planet; and that planet had a natural orbiting moon, wouldn’t it make sense to use that moon as a base camp or remote observation post? Especially if you didn't want those being observed to know you were there? Professor Paul Davis and research technician Robert Wagner think so, and that’s why they've published a paper in Acta Astronautica that suggests we humans begin taking a little closer look at our own moon to see if any alien life forms might have left behind some evidence of their visit.




Mysterious Planet-Size Object Spotted Near Mercury   Live Science - December 7, 2011
On Dec. 1, a camera onboard NASA's STEREO spacecraft recorded a wave of electrically charged material shooting out from the sun and blasting Mercury. Footage of this coronal mass ejection (CME), as such events are called, has caught the attention of alien-hunters, who say it has unveiled a giant, "cloaked" spaceship parked near the solar system's innermost planet. In the footage, one sees a huge spurt of plasma and other solar ejecta washing over Mercury; peculiarly, the material seems to flare up as it hits another nearby object, too. "It's cylindrical on either side and has a shape in the middle. It definitely looks like a ship to me, and very obviously, it's cloaked," YouTube-user siniXster said in his video commentary on the footage, which has quickly spread across the Web.




White House: There's no sign of E.T. or UFO cover-up   MSNBC - November 6, 2011
The White House has responded to two petitions asking the U.S. government to acknowledge formally that aliens have visited Earth and to disclose any intentional withholding of government interactions with extraterrestrial beings. "The U.S. government has no evidence that any life exists outside our planet, or that an extraterrestrial presence has contacted or engaged any member of the human race," Phil Larson from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy reported on the WhiteHouse.gov website."In addition, there is no credible information to suggest that any evidence is being hidden from the public’s eye."





UFO At NFL Game: TV Camera Captures Strange Object In Flight During Broadcast   Huffington Post - November 1, 2011




An alien code close to home: Seeking ET beyond the radio silence   PhysOrg - October 27, 2011
Any intelligent extraterrestrial life that exists probably won't announce itself by blowing up the White House, or win over the hearts of children as a lovable alien with a glowing finger. Many scientists simply hope to find evidence of them by scanning the skies for a radio signal from a distant star's alien civilization. But such efforts may also risk overlooking clues of past alien activity right here on Earth.




Alien abductions may be vivid dreams: study   MSNBC - October 26, 2011
Researchers say they have conducted "the first experiment to ever prove that close encounters with UFOs and extraterrestrials are a product of the human mind." In a sleep study by the Out-Of-Body Experience Research Center in Los Angeles, 20 volunteers were instructed to perform a series of mental steps upon waking up or becoming lucid during the night that might lead them to have out-of-body experiences culminating in encounters with aliens. According to lead researcher Michael Raduga, more than half the volunteers experienced at least one full or partial out-of-body experience, and seven of them were able to make contact with UFOs or extraterrestrials during these dream-like experiences.




UFO Reports Spiked this Summer   Live Science - September 18, 2011
According to an organization that tracks UFO reports, this summer has been an especially busy period for UFO sightings. The Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) noted that sightings increased over the past six weeks, with some states more than doubling their normal numbers. Are we on the cusp of an alien invasion? Or maybe people just have more time on their hands to spot - and report - strange things in the sky?




Did an amateur spot secret Mars base?   MSNBC - June 6, 2011
A self-described "armchair astronaut" claims to have identified a human (or alien) base on Mars. David Martines noticed a mysterious rectangular structure that appears to be on the Red Planet's surface while trolling the planetary surface using Google Mars, a new map program created from compiled satellite images of the planet. This is a video of something I discovered on Google Mars quite by accident," said Martines, the armchair astronaut, in a now-viral YouTube video. "I call it Bio Station Alpha, because I'm just assuming that something lives in it or has lived in it.

He zooms in the surface anomaly - a long, pixelated, white object - and lists the coordinates as 49'19.73''N 29 33'06.53''W. "It's over 700 feet long and 150 feet wide. It looks like it's a cylinder or made up of cylinders," he says. Has Martines really found evidence of alien life, or a secret space base, as he and some media sources are claiming? No, say experts: "Bio Station Alpha" is simply a glitch in the image caused by cosmic energy interfering with the camera.




Cue the conspiracies: Australia UFO X-Files 'lost'   MSNBC - June 7, 2011

Sydney newspaper requested the files, but military says they can't be found. After a two-month search in response to a newspaper Freedom of Information (FOI) request, which forces government officials to release documents of public interest, Australia's Department of Defense had been unable to locate the files, the Sydney Morning Herald said.



British X-Files reveal secret UFO study   MSNBC - August 4, 2010

Britain released hundreds of previously secret "UFO files" on Thursday, including a letter saying that Winston Churchill had ordered a 50-year cover-up of a wartime encounter between an unidentified flying object and military pilot. The files, published by the National Archives, span decades and contain scores of witness accounts, sketches and classified briefing notes documenting mysterious sightings across Britain.




Churchill ordered UFO cover-up, National Archives show   BBC - August 5, 2010

The government took the threat of UFOs so seriously in the 1950s that UK intelligence chiefs met to discuss the issue, newly-released files show. Ministers even went on to commission weekly reports on UFO sightings from a committee of intelligence experts. The papers also include a wartime account claiming prime minister Winston Churchill ordered a UFO sighting be kept secret to prevent "mass panic". The files show reports of UFOs peaked in 1996 - when The X Files was popular. The Joint Intelligence Committee is better known for providing briefings to the government on matters relating to security, defense and foreign affairs. But the latest batch of UFO files released from the Ministry of Defense to the National Archives shows that, in 1957, the committee received reports detailing an average of one UFO sighting a week.




Zecharia Sitchin: Looking for alien DNA   MSNBC - June 16, 2010

Zecharia Sitchin says he's willing to stake everything he's written about alien astronauts on DNA tests that could be performed on the 4,500-year-old remains of a high-ranking Sumerian woman. It's the latest - and possibly the last - cause celebre for a fringe celebrity.




SETI at 50: 10 key moments in the search for extraterrestrial life   Telegraph.co.uk - September 29, 2009

The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, or SETI, is 50 years old this month. We look at 10 memorable events in the search for life on other planets.




Vatican: Father Funes says the universe is so vast that other life forms may exist BBC - May 13, 2008

The Pope's chief astronomer says that life on Mars cannot be ruled out. Writing in the Vatican newspaper, the astronomer, Father Gabriel Funes, said intelligent beings created by God could exist in outer space. Father Funes, director of the Vatican Observatory near Rome, is a respected scientist who collaborates with universities around the world. The search for forms of extraterrestrial life, he says, does not contradict belief in God. The official Vatican newspaper headlines his article 'Aliens Are My Brother'.




'Flying Triangle' sightings on the rise MSNBC - September 2, 2004

They have become legendary in UFO circles. Huge, silent-running “Flying Triangles” have been seen by ground observers creeping through the sky low and slow near cities, and quietly cruising over highways. The National Institute for Discovery Science, or NIDS, has cataloged the Triangle sightings, sifting through and combining databases to take a hard look at the mystery craft. Based in Las Vegas, NIDS is a privately funded science institute with a strong research focusing on aerial phenomena. The results of their study have just been released, and lead to some unnerving, puzzling conclusions. The study points out: The United States is currently experiencing a wave of Flying Triangle sightings that may have intensified in the 1990s, especially towards the latter part of the 1990s. The wave continues. The Flying Triangles are being openly deployed over and near population centers, including in the vicinity of major interstate highways.




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