"The conventional wisdom, promoted by government and echoed
by the subservient media, is that UFOs are mysterious objects
which by definition are unknowable. Anyone attempting to explain
them is a charlatan perpetrating a hoax and using 'junk physics' .
That may not be so.
" [more inside]
posted by Obscure Reference
on Jun 19, 2011 -
The second annual National Go Topless Protest Day
will be held this Sunday, August 23, in various American cities. It happens to be run by Raelians
, members of a UFO religion
founded by Rael, a former French sports-car journalist and test driver born Claude Vorilhon
. (Coverage of last year's protest in New York City
, which is, as one might suspect, NSFW.) Though the current "Go Topless!" site talks more about women's rights than Raelism, in 2004, Raelian women were marching topless not for the legalization of bare breastedness, but against "the repressive Myth of God."
Don't remember the Raelians? This is just the most recent stunt by the publicity-hungry group that capitalizes on media-friendly controversy
: in 2002, during the slow news week between Christmas and New Year's Day, they announced the creation of the first human clone
, gaining what Rael estimated at over $500 million of free media coverage. In an interview, Rael unabashedly discusses his passion for publicity
. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco
on Aug 21, 2009 -
We all know the UFO Festival
is coming, but with it just a week away also comes fresh news of the crash itself. Walter Haut, the former PR man at Roswell Army Airfield, filled out an affidavit
in 1993 detailing his experience with the crash. But nine years later Haut secretly filled out another, much more detailed, affidavit that was to be sealed until after his death
with much heavier implications
. Seeing as how this information was first released in book form
, are we looking at a postmortem fame grab or a genuinely guilty conscience?
posted by Roman Graves
on Jul 2, 2007 -
Aliens and Children.
This website features a series of drawings made by children who were abducted by aliens for the purpose of creating a new race of alien/human hybrids. They successfully resisted the aliens by using a thought screen helmet
which blocks the telepathic control aliens have over humans.
posted by Robot Johnny
on Feb 12, 2006 -
Aliens and Children.
"This website features a series of drawings made by children who were abducted by aliens for the alien purpose of creating a new race of alien/human hybrids." More goodness from our old friend, Michael Menken
posted by cedar
on Jun 6, 2005 -
Introducing: Metal Rubber.
"Twist it, stretch it double, fry it to 200°C, douse it with jet fuel—the stuff survives. After the torment, it snaps like rubber back to its original shape, all the while conducting electricity like solid metal." Sounds familiar
, no? Here's
the son of the Roswell air field's intel officer, describing the debris he says he saw in 1947: "It was possible to flex this stuff back and forth, even to wrinkle it, but you could not put a crease in it that would stay, nor could you dent it at all. I would almost have to describe it as a metal with plastic properties."
The UFO freaks are already all over
the "back engineering" of Roswell crash debris.
Meanwhile, there's something
unusual in the sky over Minnesota right now.
posted by CunningLinguist
on Aug 20, 2004 -
Did UFO's originate in Ancient India?
According to Indian legend, the kingdom of Rama existed at the same time as the lost kingdom of Atlantis
. Both kingdoms developed airships that could fly not only between countries, but also into outerspace. The Indian ships, called Vimanas
, are described in many ancient manuscripts, and perhaps most spectacularly in the Mahabarata
, in which some believe there is a description of an ancient nuclear war
. Is it possible that such technology could have been lost in antiquity
, or kept in the posession of some "secret society"? Fascinating stuff...
posted by greengrl
on Jul 3, 2003 -
From the secret world of the "black budget"
comes the story of a man who wants to know the truth about the army's research into anti-gravity technology and zero-point energy ("There's enough energy in your coffee cup to evaporate the world's oceans many times over."
). Is he a lunatic
? A "Ufologist
"? Nope, he's an award-winning defense and aerospace reporter for Jane's Defence Weekly
, the highly respected magazine on international military and policy issues. In fact, he says, the loonies may be right! He thinks there probably are saucerlike flying objects, but they're not alien, they're made in the USA (who got the technology from the Nazi's - who else?). He even goes so far as to suggest that the CIA has a program to discredit people who see UFO's. I like my stories rich, and this one is very
rich. (via Atlantic Unbound
posted by NekulturnY
on Sep 17, 2002 -