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Russian Researcher: We’ll Find Extraterrestrials by 2031, and They’ll Look a Lot Like Us

The longtime head of Russia’s effort to find intelligent life in the cosmos is convinced that we’ll find extraterrestrial beings within the next 20 years, and he’s also pretty sure that they’ll probably look a lot like us. According to a recent Reuters report, Andrei Finkelstein, director of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Applied Astronomy Institute, told…

A Treasure Trove of UFO Videos: The Web

It wasn’t that long ago that UFOologists had to go to conventions or meet in person to squint at shaky home-movie footage of purported alien spacecraft. But now, thanks to inexpensive digital video cameras and smart phones with video, DVRs that can capture clips of local news programs, and free sites on the Web that…

Crop Circles: Evidence of collusion between marsupials and extraterrestrials?

The fascinatingly woo-woo phenomenon of crop circles–which actually aren’t just circular, but form intricate geometric patterns in farm fields–has inspired scores of possible explanations over the years. Paranormal-minded crop-circle buffs, known as cerealogoists (after Ceres, the Roman goddes of agriculture) or more simply as croppies, have speculated they’re messages left behind by extraterrestrial visitors, while the more…

Celebrity UFO Abduction

Singer-guitarist Sammy Hagar used to be known primarily for his anti-speed limit anthem, “I Can’t Drive 55,” and for his stint replacing David Lee Roth in Van Halen. But these days, the wavy-tressed rocker is getting more attention for publishing a new autobiography in which he reveals that he was abducted by aliens and subjected to the mental equivalent of what happens…

False-Flag Extra-Terrestrial Invasion Scenario: The Most Mind-Boggling Conspiracy Theory Yet

A conquest of Earth by some super-powerful extraterrestrial species has been a suitably frightening premise for science fiction, from the 1938 radio version of War of the Worlds to the 2011 movie blockbuster Battle: Los Angeles.  Among UFOologists, the alien apocalypse scenario resonates strongly as well, to the extent that some have even questioned why U.S. defense officials haven’t done more to…

Shroud of Turin: Scientific Evidence of a Miracle?

The Shroud of Turin, an alleged relic of the burial of Jesus after his crucifixion, is to miracle-researchers what the Zapruder film is to JFK assassination conspiracy-buffs. The herringbone linen sheet, 14 feet three inches by three feet seven inches, contains a faint image that some believe is the frontal and dorsal impression of Jesus’ body made after…

Guardian Angel or Hallucination?

In October 1915, the polar exploration ship the Endurance was crushed by Antarctic ice, tearing out the ship’s stern and rudder posts and breaking the main deck, and forcing the crew to take refuge on an ice floe. In the months that followed, the expedition gradually ran out of provisions, and its leaders explorer Sir James Shackleton,…

Solar Storms On the Rise?

Photo Credit: NASA Solar activity peaks every decade or so, and we’re entering a period – 2012-2014 – in which the sun is “waking up,” according to NASA. Solar storms occur when an eruption or explosion on the sun’s surface propels high-energy sunlight, radiation or a cloud of electrically-charged particles towards our planet. A large…

Japan quake-tsunami followed by spike in UFO sightings?

We were poking around the web, in search of more details about UFOologist George Filer’s highly publicized prediction that UFOs would visit the April 29 wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. Instead, we stumbled across a UFO angle on another current news story of considerably greater importance. Filer’s March 23 UFO summary includes this item: Confirmed…

Finding Atlantis

A recently-aired documentary on the National Geographic Channel, Finding Atlantis detailed Hartford University professor Richard Freund’s claim that the lost city was located in what is now a national park north of Cadiz, Spain. This garnered news headlines around the world and caused a major spike in seaches for “lost+city+Atlantis” on the Web, as this Google Insights chart reveals. But…