Thirty-five years ago, we received a signal from space. It came to be known as the Wow! Signal. It remains unexplained. Many people believe the Wow! Signal could have been a short one-time message from another intelligence.
If it was a message, isn’t about time we sent a reply? To coincide with the 35th anniversary of the Wow! Signal, we are going to crowd-source a reply and send it back using the biggest radio telescope we can get our hands on. You can be a part of it.
Tweet us a message with hashtag #chasingufos. We’ll collect all tweets starting at 8P ET to Midnight on June 29th. Then, on the 35th anniversary of the Wow! Signal, we’ll collect a digital packet of all those tweets and beam them into outer space. If you already know what you want to say, schedule your tweet now with our tool and we’ll save it until then.
It’s not every day that you get to send a message out into the universe, so think carefully about what you want to say to whatever or whoever may be out there.
Need some inspiration before you compose your own Wow Reply? We invited a few friends to record videos to send into space alongside your tweets. Jorge Garcias (also known as Hurley from Lost) has submitted his message, and we think it’s pretty entertaining: