Saturday, December 5, 2015

CONTACT: Fast Radio Bursts - More Information Discovered About Possible "ALIEN" Radio Signals From Deep Space!

Could the fast radio bursts be coming from a nebula such as this? (Photo: NASA)

December 5, 2015 -  SPACE  - For about the last decade, scientists have been detecting strange signals called "fast radio bursts" (FRBs) from deep space that have a suspicious mathematical pattern. The pattern is consistent enough that some scientists have even speculated that the signals may have a technological origin. In other words, it's possible they could be signals from aliens.

Of course, that's just one theory, but it's a theory that scientists haven't yet been able to rule out. These FRBs are truly perplexing, and learning more about them has proven to be a monumental undertaking. Only 16 bursts have ever been recorded, and discovering these bursts required painstaking analysis of data because filtering out all the other noise from the cosmos and from our own technology is arduous work.

But now new data has emerged that could help scientists begin to solve the mystery.

"We now know that the energy from [one] particular burst passed through a dense magnetized field shortly after it formed," said Kiyoshi Masui, lead author of the new findings, in a statement to the press. "This significantly narrows down the source's environment and type of event that triggered the burst--and means the source of the pulse likely resides within a star-forming nebula or the remnant of a supernova."

Masui, along with colleague Jonathan Sievers from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, developed new data-mining software that could analyze FRBs as never before, leading to their discovery. Essentially, the researchers identified an FRB that exhibited Faraday rotation, a corkscrew-like twist that radio waves acquire when they pass through a powerful magnetic field.

Further analysis of the data also suggested that the FRB passed through two distinct regions of ionized gas, called screens, on its way to Earth. This is important because it allowed researchers to determine the relative locations of the two screens. Interestingly, the strongest screen is very close to the original source of the FRB. It's so close that it must have existed inside the source's galaxy.

So, now we know something about the environment surrounding the FRB source. Scientists said there are only two known phenomena that could account for this kind of environment: a nebula surrounding the source or a galactic center.

"Taken together, these remarkable data reveal more about an FRB than we have ever seen before and give us important constraints on these mysterious events," said Masui. "We also have an exciting new tool to search through otherwise overwhelming archival data to uncover more examples and get closer to truly understanding their nature."

We're still a long way from truly understanding where FRBs are coming from, but this new data at least gives scientists a lead that they can follow. If it doesn't guide us to E.T., it could very well direct us to some phenomena that we have never seen before. - MNN.

EXTRATERRESTRIAL MEMES: "The X-Files" Returns - Uses Viral UFO Videos To Promote New Teaser!

December 5, 2015 -  HOLLYWOOD, UNITED STATES
 - If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it. That seems to be the motto for the upcoming X-Files revival miniseries.

In addition to keeping most of the original cast and the
original credit sequence from the show, the series has also put a special focus on UFOs and aliens in its latest marketing.

As loyal fans know, the alien conspiracies were central to the series even while the writers did other “monster of the week” episodes throughout the run.

The latest promotional spot for the show reminds us of just that in a very clever way. With only six episodes for the miniseries, there’s
only so much footage to use to tease potential audience members with.

Instead of giving us new footage from the show, the marketing team has put together viral footage of UFOs, reminding us of Mulder (
David Duchovny) and Scully’s (Gillian Anderson) search for the truth about extraterrestrials.

It happens to be the perfect time for this kind of teaser too as there was a flurry of twitter activity in early November as people, including celebrities like Josh Groban,
shared images of a supposed UFO over the California coast that was also revealed to be a test of some kind by the Air Force.

It looks like Fox is using actual video footage posted from that event to social media for their promo as well.


WATCH: The X-Files Teaser - Ask Yourself.

- TMN.

NOT-ANOTHER EARTH: "False Positives" - MORE THAN HALF Of NASA's Kepler Exoplanets Aren't Actually Planets?!

December 5, 2015 -  SPACE - A five-year study of exoplanet data captured by the Kepler space observatory found that half the exoplanet candidates aren’t planets at all. They are either too small (brown dwarfs) or eclipsing binary stars (failed stars).

The research, which was conducted between July 2010 and July 2015, started with all of the 8,826 objects of interest discovered by Kepler. The sample number was reduced to 129 Kepler objects of interest (KOI) on 125 target stars by removing false positives, stars too faint to be observed, and candidates with orbits of more than 400 days.

Researchers observed three orbits of an object around its star and found that 52.3 percent of the objects were failed stars, and another 2.3 percent were brown dwarfs.

“It was thought that reliability of the Kepler exoplanets detection was very good – between 10 to 20 percent of them were not planets,” said Alexandre Santerne of the Portugal-based Institute of Astrophysics and Space Sciences (IASS) in a statement. “Our extensive spectroscopic survey, of the largest exoplanets discovered by Kepler, shows that this percentage is much higher, even above 50 percent.”

In conducting their research, the astrophysicists used SOPHIE, a spectrograph for observing the dimming of starlight produced when an exoplanet crosses in front of its star, like a mini-eclipse. This transit helps to identify a potential planets’ radius.

Over half of the giant Kepler planets may not be planets after all.

“Detecting and characterizing planets is usually a very subtle and difficult task,” researcher Vardan Adibekyan of IASS said in a statement. “In this work, we showed that even big, easy to detect planets are also difficult to deal with. In particular, it was showed that less than half of the detected big transiting planet candidates are actually there. The rest are false positives, due to different kind of astrophysical sources of light or noise.”

Researchers announced the findings at the Extreme Solar System III conference in Hawaii on Thursday, and the study has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Astronomy & Astrophysics.

NASA’s Kepler space observatory has been orbiting around the sun since 2009, collecting data on 150,000 stars, all while searching for Earth-like planets in the Milky Way galaxy. Of the total 8,000-plus objects of interest, 4,696 are planet candidates, of which more than 1,000 have been confirmed as planets. Twelve of those have been confirmed as existing in habitable zones.

“If a planet candidate has an inferred size greater than that of Jupiter, there is a high probability that it is really due to an eclipsing binary, but there is no ‘nail in the coffin’ to definitely rule it out as a planet based on Kepler data alone, so we leave it designated as a candidate,” Jeffrey Coughlin, a Kepler researcher at NASA, told Popular Mechanics. “Santerne et al. collected follow-up observations of candidates with very large inferred sizes, and as expected, found that a large fraction are indeed false positives.”

“As far as I’ve read, their analysis only applies to KOIs, and they did not rule out any fully-confirmed planets,” Coughlin added.

Over half the planet candidates discovered by Kepler turned out to not be planets at all.

Researchers at IASS said that after exploring planets as big as Jupiter around other suns, they still don’t understand “what is the physical mechanism that forms Jupiter-like planets with orbital periods as little as a few days.”

“It is like if our annual rotation around the Sun would last only a few days – imagine your age!” said Santerne.

Researchers know the radius of giant gas planets depends on their atmosphere and interior giant zone. When a star heats up their atmospheres, they become inflated or puffy, allowing their radius to be calculated. In the study, however, researchers were finding some giant gas planets were puffy, but others were not.

“The team also found a hint of connection between the density of these planets and the metallicity of the host starts, but this needs more confirmation,” said the statement. “Detailed characterization of the internal structure of these planets should shed new light on planet formation and evolution theories.” - RT.

UFO SIGHTINGS: Man-Made Or Aliens - Are All The UFO Sightings The Real Thing?!

December 5, 2015 -  UNITED STATES
 - Are all the UFO sightings the real thing? I get asked this question all the time. So, let’s talk about the numbers.

The first thing you have to consider is that only about 1 out of 10 UFO sightings are actually reported in the first place.

There are two national databases that capture a majority of the UFO sightings reports. The National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC) and the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON).

While the majority of the sightings are captured by the major databases, some of the reports are made to local newspapers. Sometimes it’s a good thing and the report gets published in the newspaper. Yet sometimes it can lead to editors ignoring the reports and viewing the witnesses’ claim as absurd.

Some folks call their local law enforcement. I suppose law enforcement logs the reports, but I doubt if the sightings go much further than the police blotter.

Let’s talk about the nearly 5,000 UFO sightings New York state for the past 15 years. Are all of them really extraterrestrial or interdimensional crafts? I think not.

There is a standard formula for sorting out what are misidentifications of pieces of known information, and the formula sorts out the psychopaths and hoaxers. The latter is actually is a tiny portion of the overall volume of reports.

Using the formula, the suggested proportion for “beyond conventional explanation sightings” is about 20 percent. Now 20 percent may not sound like much, but when you consider the volume of UFO sightings we have here in North America and here in New York state, 20 percent shakes out to a significant number of sightings.

Let’s look at some recent UFO sighting in New York state

Nov. 1, 2015: At 4:45 p.m., a resident of Afton, NY, reported seeing a bright blue-green sphere that divided into two small spheres.

Nov. 5, 2015: At 10:25 p.m., a resident of Grand Gorge, NY, witnessed two set of lights, with three lights in each set. The lights were evenly spaced and hovering in place.

Nov. 8, 2015: At 6:05 p.m., a resident of Central Islip, NY, observed what they thought at first were three bright stars in a stationary position. The object turned out to be a black triangle UFO.

Nov. 9, 2015: At 7 p.m., a resident of Hamburg, NY, reported seeing an egg-shaped UFO over the city.

Nov. 17, 2015: At 5:25 p.m., a motorist in Malone, NY, witnessed a basketball-sized yellow-orange object emerge from a wooded area in front of his vehicle and move away at great speed.

Nov. 19, 2015: At 8:30 p.m., a resident of Buffalo, reported seeing a V-shaped formation of bright green and red lights moving at great speed.
- SNT.

UFO SIGHTINGS: The Latest MUFON Cases Across The United States - Texas Sphere UFO Described As Searching At Ground Level; Dark Triangle UFO Hovers Over Nevada Town; And Witness Describes Large Cigar-UFO Over Long Island!

The witness first noticed a green light close to the ground level in Hutto, Texas, on November 22, 2015.
Illustrated Pictured: Hutto, Texas. (Credit: Google)

December 5, 2015 -  UNITED STATES
-  The following constitutes several of the latest reports of UFO sightings, courtesy of the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON).

Texas sphere UFO described as searching at ground level

A Texas witness at Hutto reported watching a sphere-shaped UFO near ground level emitting a green light that appeared to be searching for something about 8:14 a.m. on November 22, 2015, according to testimony in Case 72672 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness was driving into Hutto and was close to the Vista homes area when the incident occurred.

“I noticed a weird green light close to the open grass area and pulled to the side,” the witness stated.“It was hovering as if looking for something.”

The witness described the object’s movement.

“It went side-to-side and then just zoomed off. This thing was very close to landing. It was just searching for something in the grass. I have never in my life seen something like this. It was sliver, but the lights were green. Not too far from the grass.

The object was sphere-shaped and appeared to be searching for something at the ground level. Pictured: Hutto, Texas. (Credit: Google)
The object was sphere-shaped and appeared to be searching for something at the ground level.
Pictured: Hutto, Texas. (Credit: Google)

The witness became afraid of what she was seeing.

“I was so scared. I thought it would come close to my car. This is something I will never forget. It kept going side-to-side looking and this went on for 20 or 30 seconds and then it just turned off the light and zoomed away straight forward as fast as it could.”

Texas MUFON State Section Director Thomas Diamond is investigating.

Hutto is about 35 northeast of Austin, Texas. (Credit: Google Maps)
Hutto is about 35 northeast of Austin, Texas. (Credit: Google Maps)

Hutto is a city in Williamson County, Texas, population 14,698.

Dark triangle UFO hovers over Nevada town

WATCH: UFO over Nevada.

A Nevada witness at Pahrump reported watching and videotaping a “very large and hovering” triangle-shaped UFO for 30 minutes, according to testimony in Case 57988 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness noticed a dark object hovering in the sky and began videotaping on July 12, 2014. Pictured: Pahrump, Nevada. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)
The witness noticed a dark object hovering in the sky and began videotaping on July 12, 2014.
Pictured: Pahrump, Nevada. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

The witness was in his backyard just before 9 p.m. on July 12, 2014, when his wife pointed out an unusual object in the sky.

“The Object was dark and appeared to be very large and hovering and moving,” the witness stated.“We filmed for about half hour before it got too dark to view it.”

The witness described the object.

“We heard no noise and we observed flashing lights of white,green and red. I have never seen anything like this and in itself was pretty amazing to watch and film. I used my camera phone so the video quality is very poor.”

The witness stated that the object was very large and was making no sound. Pictured: The mountains from Pahrump, Nevada. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)
The witness stated that the object was very large and was making no sound.
Pictured: The mountains from Pahrump, Nevada. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

The witness could not identify the object.

“We are not claiming this object is extraterrestrial, but it’s definitely by all definitions is a UFO. If you witnessed what we saw, you would have been in awe like we were.I looked for any logical explanation to what we were witnessing before putting this out there for us to be ridiculed.”

The witness followed up the next day.

Cropped and enlarged still frame from the witness video shows a very fuzzy view of the triangle-shaped object the witness said was visible hovering in the sky to the naked eye. (Credit: MUFON)
Cropped and enlarged still frame from the witness video shows a very fuzzy view of the triangle-shaped object
the witness said was visible hovering in the sky to the naked eye. (Credit: MUFON)

“This morning, first thing we did was to go outside and see if we could see anything similar in the sky and everything was normal as to be expected.”

Pahrump in Nye County, Nevada, population 36,441. Nevada MUFON Assistant State Director Sandra Countiss investigated the case and closed it as an Unknown.

Witness describes large cigar-UFO over Long Island

A New York witness at Farmingville reported watching a black, cigar-shaped UFO with “two huge lights” fly over his home, according to testimony in Case 72698 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

Farmingville is part of Long Island, New York. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)
Farmingville is part of Long Island, New York. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

The witness lives on Long Island near the Brookhaven labs.

“I see a lot of strange objects at least four to five times a month and will often use my ultraviolet light to try and signal whatever they are,” the witness stated.“On the night of November 23,2015 at 6:45p.m. eastern time, I observed two bright, white lights with no sound and cigar-shaped moving east-northeast with no sound.”

The witness watched as the object moved higher in elevation and then just stopped.

“I watched it for little over an hour. Then I could see four to five other craft in a circle formation around the larger cigar shape craft. Not the first time seeing these things, but it was the first time that I saw the cigar shape craft so close.”

The witness thinks there is a reason why there are so many UFOs in the area.

The witness saw a large, cigar-shaped object on November 23, 2015. Pictured: Farmingville, NY. (Credit: Google)
The witness saw a large, cigar-shaped object on November 23, 2015.
Pictured: Farmingville, NY. (Credit: Google)

“I think the reason I see so many UFOs here is because of Brookhaven Labs and the tests that they do there. I can tell you that until you see it, you just might doubt it, but here over Long Island I see a lot of strange UFOs. Even as I write this, the cigar shape object is still out there.”

New York Field Investigators Joseph Flammer and Nicholas Voulgaris investigated and closed this case as an Unknown.

According to the investigation report, “The witness has been seeing multiple orange lights in the sky for some time, but on November 23, 2015, he saw a “tremendous, humongous, gigantic” craft shaped like a cigar with a tremendous light at each end. He watched it hover in the sky for an hour. “It came right over my house!” the excited witness said. “There was absolutely no noise or exhaust left behind.”  He said he has witnessed the orange lights going to and coming out of the cigar-shaped object. “I live close to MacAthur Airport, and I’m familiar with the sound and sights of planes traveling overhead. This huge craft was not something I am familiar with.”

The witness says he sees a lot of strange objects over Long Island. Pictured: Farmingville, NY. (Credit: Google)

Farmingville is a hamlet in Suffolk County, New York, population 15,481.

Please remember that most UFO sightings can be explained as something natural or man-made. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to

- Open Minds.

UFO SIGHTINGS: NASA Mission Captures - The Latest Images Of Giant UFOs, Mysterious Structures And Aerial Anomalies In Space!

December 5, 2015 - SPACE
- In the  following videos, taken from NASA's multimedia archives, UFOs, mysterious structures and various aerial anomalies can be seen on or around the Sun, the Moon, Planet Mars, in Earth's orbit and around the International Space Station (ISS).

WATCH: Large UFO over the Moon.

See original image HERE.

WATCH: More Mars anomalies.

Coordinates: 45°57'03.88"N 23°32'27.16"E

WATCH: Weird-shaped UFO over the Moon.

 See original image HERE.

UFO SIGHTINGS: The Latest UFO Sightings Across The Globe - December 5, 2015!

UFO over Mexico.

December 5, 2015 - EARTH
- The following videos constitutes several of the latest sightings of unidentified flying objects across the globe.

WATCH: UFO over Guadalajara, Mexico- December 4, 2015.

WATCH: UFO sighting over airport in India - October 30, 2015.

MASS UFO SIGHTINGS: UFO Planet's "Take A Journey Into The Unknown" - The Latest UFO Sightings Across The Globe!

December 5, 2015 - SKY - Take a journey into the unknown with Darin Crapo and examine UFO sightings from across the globe.

WATCH: UFO Planet News - #19.

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