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Unidentified Aerial Phenomena: What the Government Knows - The Debrief. UFO Spotted Over New Mexico: What Did American Airlines Pilot See. American Airlines pilots encountered a strange UFO over New Mexico.The “long, cylindrical object” looked like a “cruise missile type of thing,” one pilot said in a leaked radio transmission.

UFO Spotted Over New Mexico: What Did American Airlines Pilot See

American Airlines and the Federal Aviation Administration have confirmed the encounter, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation is also aware of the report, but the nature of the UFO remains a mystery. An American Airlines flight crew encountered an unidentified flying object over New Mexico on February 21. American Airlines has confirmed the strange incident, during which a “long, cylindrical object that almost looked like a cruise missile” zipped over the Airbus A320, according to a pilot’s transmission obtained by The War Zone. ➡ You love searching for the truth. So do we. American Airlines Flight 2292 was en route from Cincinnati to Phoenix on Sunday afternoon when it came into contact with the mysterious object at approximately 37,000 feet over northeastern New Mexico.

Science and "The Phenomenon" By David Kordahl There are two main types of people who seek out arguments that contradict their beliefs: those who are not afraid to change their mind, and those cannot imagine themselves doing so.

Science and "The Phenomenon"

I’m not sure which type I was a few years ago when I watched Out of the Blue, a documentary that billed itself as “the definitive investigation of the UFO phenomenon.” I was living at the time near Phoenix, Arizona, and was vaguely aware of its paranormal enthusiasts, but I wasn’t one of them. I watched the documentary as entertainment, to distract myself while grading papers.

(Back then, I was teaching high school science.) This was the first time I had ever considered UFOs as a non-fictional possibility, and I went around asking friends and coworkers about it. Too bad for me. UFOs: The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Collection - The Black Vault. Background Below you will find a collection of CIA related UFO records.

UFOs: The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Collection - The Black Vault

The Black Vault’s connection to the CIA in getting some of these UFO documents released goes back to 1996. Originally, the CIA would only release about 1,000 pages that had been previously disclosed after a FOIA court case in the 1980s. Physicists Say Milky Way Is a Graveyard of Alien Civilizations - The Debrief. New research conducted by three Caltech physicists and one high-schooler suggests that the Milky Way galaxy may be full of self-annihilated extraterrestrial civilizations.

Physicists Say Milky Way Is a Graveyard of Alien Civilizations - The Debrief

These findings are reportedly a more up-to-date analysis of the Drake equation—a probabilistic argument intended to stimulate debate about the number of intelligent alien civilizations within our galaxy. The researchers propose that the Milky Way is a graveyard of former civilizations that destroyed themselves upon reaching a certain technological level. The Far Side of the Moon Is an Ideal Place to Listen For Alien Civilizations. Are we alone in the universe?

The Far Side of the Moon Is an Ideal Place to Listen For Alien Civilizations

It’s a question whose answer—whether it’s yes or no—would philosophically and scientifically rock our world to the core. To find out, scientists have long been turning powerful radio telescopes to the cosmos. The theory is that, like us, other intelligent species are perhaps broadcasting radio signals with the distinctly “unnatural” signature of a technological civilization. But despite decades of intent listening, we’ve yet to pick anything up.

Pentagon Has UFO Vehicles, Materials. The Pentagon's on-and-off-again, once-covert UFO program is decidedly back on—and will soon reveal some of its findings to the public.An astrophysicist who consulted on the UFO program confirms the government possesses materials from “off-world vehicles not made on this earth.”The news comes on the heels of the Navy's official release of three notorious UFO videos.

Pentagon Has UFO Vehicles, Materials

Update 7/26: We've updated this story to include official comments provided by the Pentagon to Popular Mechanics, as well as a clarification of Senator Harry Reid's original comments in the New York Times report. For years, the U.S. government has repeatedly changed its tune regarding its official involvement with UFO research. As recently as February, a Pentagon spokesperson told Popular Mechanics that, while a government program did investigate unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and other unexplained aerial phenomena for some time last decade, funding dried up in 2012.

. 🕳 Dive deeper. Read to all things Pop Mech. Are UFOs Real? - Government's UFO Program - Government Secrets. The government can’t keep its story straight about its involvement with UFO research.

Are UFOs Real? - Government's UFO Program - Government Secrets

After a yearlong investigation, we bust open the files, break through the noise, and reveal the definitive, staggering truth. As I sit in a small cafe in the shadow of the ancient Roman gates in Trier, Germany, talking to a person whose credibility seems beyond reproach, but who will only agree to talk to me if provide absolute assurances of anonymity, I can’t help but feel like I’m trapped in a Dan Brown novel. The Da Vinci Code, however, never dealt with unidentified flying objects. “Was it about UFOs? Of course,” this person whispers with a grin of melodrama. After almost a year of investigating the U.S. government’s interest in UFOs, what they’ve just said should neither be shocking, nor revelatory. Terrestrial bacteria can grow on nutrients from space. In the past decade, there has been renewed thinking about missions to the moon, perhaps even to Mars.

Terrestrial bacteria can grow on nutrients from space

As inevitable fellow travellers on the bodies of astronauts, spaceships, or equipment, terrestrial microorganisms will undoubtedly come into contact with extraterrestrial environments. Researchers from the Radboudumc describe in an article in Astrobiology that bacteria can survive on an ‘extraterrestrial diet’, which affected their pathogenic potential. Subscribe to our Google Discovery Feed for more stories like this.

Math Formula Finds Odds of Aliens Existing. Steven PuetzerGetty Images Can we find the probability of extraterrestrial life?

Math Formula Finds Odds of Aliens Existing

A new paper suggests some odds.The experiment uses a Bayesian analysis to rerun Earth's development and estimate likelihoods.What resulted is about a half and half split between intelligent life and no intelligent life. Scientists Know Where Aliens Might Be, But Humans Will Never See Them. Inside Skinwalker Ranch, a Paranormal Hotbed of UFO Research. UFO Video - UFO Sighting - Truth About the Navy's UFO Videos.

In November 2019, Popular Mechanics revealed previously unheard eyewitness accounts of the U.S.

UFO Video - UFO Sighting - Truth About the Navy's UFO Videos

Navy’s encounters with UFOs while conducting training off the coast of San Diego in the fall of 2004. These are now known as the Nimitz encounters, so named for the fighter pilots of the USS Nimitz Carrier Strike Group who spotted the strange flying objects. Some of the Nimitz witnesses told Popular Mechanics that the brief “Flir1” video—released for public viewing by the UFO research group To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science and included below—is merely a small piece of a much longer video that the government is keeping a secret.

According to these Navy veterans, the video they saw showed many more details of an unknown aircraft seeming to defy the known laws of physics as it effortlessly evaded some of the world’s best fighter jets. But retired U.S. Getty Images. The Truth About the Navy's UFOs. The five men share an easy rapport with each other, playfully ribbing one another while also communicating a deep sense of mutual respect. It’s clear they all share the bond of having once served in the armed forces. Yet for Gary Voorhis, Jason Turner, P.J. Hughes, Ryan Weigelt, and Kevin Day—assembled together in a private group chat by Popular Mechanics—something much bigger ties them together beyond simply serving in the U.S.

Navy. How Will We Make First Contact With Alien Life? Trump, Senators Briefed on UFO Sightings - Are UFOs Real? This week, three U.S. Are UFOs Real? To the Stars Academy of Arts & Science The U.S. Navy has confirmed three UFO videos released by a UFO organization are authentic Navy videos of "unexplained aerial phenomena. "The UFOs were detected by a variety of means, including the human eye, infrared, and radar.There are at least two, maybe three types of craft, including one that was spotted underwater. The U.S. Navy has officially confirmed that three leaked videos indeed show what the service calls “unexplained aerial phenomena” (UAP). So ... First, there were at least two different UFOs/UAPs involved in the Navy sightings. Lieutenant Ryan Graves, another Super Hornet pilot, told the Times that the objects he saw in 2014 and and 2015 looked like a “sphere encasing a cube.”

History of UFO Sightings. The U.S. government has finally admitted that UFOs are real..sort of. This past week, the U.S. Navy confirmed that several videos—two of which were first released by The New York Times in 2017 depicting so-called “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena" (UAP)—are authentic. The three videos, (another was later published by The Washington Post), each depicting quick-moving oblong-shaped objects, were shot by Navy pilots during training exercises in 2004 and 2015. The Navy has yet to identify the objects in the video, and along with the Department of Defense, said the videos should have never been made public. While a “UAP” may be an unfamiliar term, that’s sort of the point. “That term is so loaded at this point, that you are never going to change people’s understanding of what it means,” journalist Leslie Kean, who co-wrote the 2017 New York Times investigation into the Pentagon’s UFO (or UAP) program, tells Popular Mechanics.

Biblical Beginnings. UFO Research. Ullstein bild Dtl.Getty Images. UFO History and Sightings. This past weekend, former U.S. Navy Commander David Fravor was a guest on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. Fravor, who was the subject of a New York Times article about his 2004 UFO sighting, discussed a spooky new sighting a fellow pilot revealed to him after they were both out of the Navy. US Navy Submarine News. U.S. D.O.D. graphic by Ron Stern. (RELEASED) [Public domain]Wikimedia Commons. The End of Ufology? The Information Age Is the Best and Worst Thing for Believers. The deeper I get into this wonderful critical thinking community of ours, the more I realize my “skeptical origin story” isn’t as uncommon as I’d first thought. Like many of us, I was way into weird stuff as a kid.

It started with ghosts, but as you get older, you look for something a little more serious—like UFOs! Navy Says UFO Videos Are Real. It's quiet out there: scientists fail to hear signals of alien life. Carl Sagan Had an Explanation for Why Aliens Aren't Visiting Earth. According to a 2015 Ipsos poll, 45 percent of Americans believe extraterrestrials have visited Earth. In the U.S. alone, there are thousands of reports of UFO sightings every year. If true, that would look like about 10 UFO sightings every single day just in the U.S. One Weird Way to Detect Extraterrestrials: Neutrino Beams. In another paper, he also ventured how a sufficiently advanced civilization could use the same type of lens to create a laser beacon.

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