Astronomers have created a way to compare and rank exoplanets to help prioritize which of the thousands discovered warrant close inspection in the search for life beyond Earth.
A very interesting article on the subject was published here:
Babak Shakouri Hassanabadi, "Legal implications of an encounter with extraterrestrial intelligence," in The Space Review, 15 June 2015, http://www.thespacereview.com/article/2770/1
Michael Salla wrote a commentary on the article, which can be found here:
Michael Salla, "Extraterrestrial contact: international law and crimes against humanity," in The Examiner, 20 June 2015, http://www.examiner.com/article/extr...ainst-humanity
UPDATE: On 27 June, one week after the article was published, Michael Salla's article was removed from The Examiner, and he was removed as an author. A copy can, however, still be found at: http://exopolitics.org/extraterrestrial-contact-international-law-crimes-against-humanity/
The closer we get to Ceres, the more intriguing the distant dwarf planet becomes. New images of Ceres from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft provide more clues about its mysterious bright spots, and also reveal a pyramid-shaped peak towering over a relatively flat landscape.
A new NASA collaboration will use a systems science approach – looking at the big picture, cutting across different scientific disciplines – to seek alien life.
After scouring 100,000 galaxies, scientists say that 50 are emitting unusally high levels of radiation which could hint at alien civilizations.
A team of scientists at Penn State Universityin the US, has been studying observations from Nasa’s WISE orbiting observatory looking for traces of the huge energy produced by technologies from sophisticated extra-terrestrial races.
Just as Earth sends heat and light into space, researchers say a similar signature should be emitted by other advanced civilisations.
And after scouring 100,000 galaxies they have come across 50 which hold promise.
More at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/space/11541574/Advanced-alien-civilizations-possible-in-50-galaxies.html
Recently, radio bursts from space were observed with a strange mathematical pattern.
The following article claims the chances of the signals having a natural cause are only 1 in 5000.
That doesn't necessarily mean they're extraterrestrial, as the possibility has not yet been ruled out that we're dealing with interference, e.g., from a communication satellite.
The topic is being discussed at The OutPost Forum: http://www.theoutpostforum.com/tof/showthread.php?1974-Signals-from-Space
High-ranking scientists within NASA expect to find extraterrestrial life within the next 20 to 30 years.
In the video below, recorded in March 2015, former Canadian Minister of Defense, pleads for full disclosure.
The video got the attention of the main stream media, as shown, e.g., in the following article:
Paul Hellyer is currently touring Canada, together with other authors, in a tour sponsored by Disclosure Canada.
Title: ENCOUNTER IN RENDLESHAM FOREST: The inside story of the world’s best-documented UFO incident.
Authors: Nick Pope with John Burroughs (USAF, RET) and Jim Penniston (USAF, RET).
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press – Thomas Dunne Books
297 pages - illustrated
Available via Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
Surprisingly there aren’t many books written about the Rendlesham Forest Incident (RFI) and only a handful are in my ever expanding book collection. Also surprising is that prior to this book Nick Pope had only written four books himself. With this in mind this book has to be a welcome addition to the UFO literature.
Interview with Alex Collier
By Paola Harris
I just recently wrote a piece for the October 2000 issue of UFO magazine on Vatican representative Rev. Monsignor Balducci who stesses the importance of witness testimony in investigations. Although I personally have never really seen anything or experienced CONTACT like even so many of my military witnesses have confessed to, I'd better take heed. In the past, most of my investigative journalistic efforts were of the concrete government/ military witnesses type or of a" nuts and Bolts' scientific nature. They are people who were involved first hand like Colonel Philip Corso, Dr. Michael Wolf, Sgt. Major Robert O Dean and Clifford Stone.
However, I am beginning to believe that we should begin to look at the whole picture from a different perspective as now many"experiencers" also are giving first hand accounts of this very paranormal Phenomenon. I believe some of these people are telling the TRUTH here.
In an effort to bring a more comprehensive approach here, I am including this unusual interview with Alex Collier.
Now the Alex Collier interview is truly a stretch for me because I don't usually interview Contactees but his name was given to me first by the Reverend Jean Holmes, whom I greatly respect, at the Standing Elk STAR KNOWLEDGE Conference last year. I ignored it then because the timing wasn't right. Then, by chance, a young Italian Contactee in ITALY suggested that I contact him this year! Since I go largely by instinct , I tracked down ALEX COLLIER in Colorado. He has much to say that has been verified by my previous "nuts and bolts" witnesses He mentions Hoagland's research at least 12 times and it is no coincidence that I am researching Hoagland's MARS claims. So SOMEONE must be leading me along a given path.
In conclusion, it is non characteristic for me to do this kind of interview but I make it a point to meet the people I interview and I did sit and speak with Alex Collier for 4 hours on July 29th,2000. To this reporter, he appeared very credible. The book is worth reading!
Food for thought!!!!
Did you ever dream of joining Starfleet Academy? Well, this is the closest thing: next week a new semester of courses starts at the Exopolitics Institute. The two courses that are given this time are:
- Exo-102: Citizen Diplomacy with Extraterrestrial Civilizations (http://tinyurl.com/exo102)
- Exo-109: Messages from Space: Past and Present contact (http://tinyurl.com/exo109)
The ET-Human Link: We Are The Message
By Dana Redfield
Reviewed by AJ
"We are the message and we are the evidence. It seems almost a conspiracy that investigators would chase the dream of getting their hands on the nuts and bolts and smoking guns of the UFO, while we, the living evidences of the presence, were gestating in the miracle wombs of change. Abductees are like children….As we toddled, disoriented in a world that ignored us for the dazzle of new technologies, muse-babble was our language. But now we are beginning to find our voices…" – Dana Redfield
Dana Redfield, an accomplished author of fiction, has written her second work of non-fiction, The ET-Human Link: We Are The Message. Many people will recall her first nonfiction book, Summoned: Encounters with Alien Intelligence during which she tested the waters of a new reality emerging, and for the first time shared some of her encounters with non-human intelligences with the public.
I read Dana's first book of nonfiction and to me it seems that Dana Redfield has grown spiritually and has become stronger and more resilient than she probably ever thought she could. She has taken the next step in her mission, if we may call it that, and has now gone public with in-depth information about her experiences, her private life and feelings about her place in the world.
Jenny Randles penned an excellent Foreword for this book doing a superb job of preparing the reader for their journey into Dana Redfield's life. The ET-Human Link is a beautifully written book, but like many experiencers' lives, it is a very complex story. It is a story that will ask you to think about our world in the context of what is happening to those of us who have experienced interaction with non-human beings.
True Accounts of Contact
By Preston Dennett
Reviewed by AJ
Extraterrestrial Visitations: True Accounts of Contact is Preston Dennett's fourth book about the UFO phenomenon. It is based on ten case histories and includes personal testimonies from the following: a medical doctor, a therapist, an airplane mechanic, a housewife, a military person, an office worker, a factory employee, an actor, a waitress, and a store manager. In other words, people we see in our everyday lives.
Preston carefully chose these ten cases because they all have something important to contribute to our understanding of the phenomenon. They all have similarities to other cases, but they also have important differences and contain new information. Preston interjects his thoughtful insights about the phenomenon in each chapter, but it is done so in a gentle, logical manner allowing the witnesses to describe their own experiences and draw their own conclusions. There is no doubt Preston does draw conclusions, but it is from years of investigating and interviewing witnesses, and the reader will quickly see that he is very familiar with the subject.
[Note: This is an interview Paola Harris did with Courtney Brown on 17 April, 2000. It was previously published on her Italian web site].
Harris: Do you mind if I tape this so I don't make mistakes? I'm taping this with a regular tape with a telephone system here in Rome.
Brown: yeah, Okay
Brown: Thank you very much for asking for this interview. I saw your web site and it was very interesting.
Harris: The people in Italy found out that I had worked with Dr. J Allen Hyneck in the '80's and they started asking me to do UFO research and so that's how I got involved.
Brown: That's an exciting field for you to be in. That's great.
Harris: Well , Let me explain your book was given to me about a month ago because I'm really interested in remote viewing. I had been interested in Ingo Swann when he came out with his web site and his book Penetration and I thought, how come all of a sudden this work which I thought was top secret government project becomes public and people can talk about it?
Brown: Yeah, well there are actually two sides to it. Ingo's stuff is very, very up front. I don't see any remote possibility for him to deceive anyone for any reason. You know, he states that he's tried to clear up things on record as he's getting older, and he wants to get on with other things. I can't see any reason, or at least any profit motivation, for selling Penetration. The first seventy pages is riveting. I don't think he intended to write a spellbinder or anything like that. So I find him very credible. I, by the way, don't know Ingo. I've only spoken to him once for five minutes on the phone. We've exchanged only one letter, and I wish I had been able to know him better. So if I say anything dealing with Ingo, it's only third hand information, but it's always great, great positive stuff. I wish I'd known him.
Harris: You never worked with Ingo . Did you ever work with Hal Putoff at the Stanford Research Institute, or any of those people?
Brown: No, we have our own institute here, The Farsight Institute
The Hidden History of the Human Race
By Michael A. Cremo and Richard L. Thompson
Reviewed by AJ
Forbidden Archeology is a work that questions current beliefs about human evolution. Part I of Forbidden Archeology (which covers 458 pages) is based on what the authors call anomalous evidence and "provides a well documented compendium of reports absent from many current references and not otherwise easily obtainable." The authors discuss how scientific evidence has been "systematically suppressed, ignored, or forgotten...not through a conspiracy organized to deceive the public, but through an ongoing social process of knowledge filtration that appears quite innocuous, but has a substantial cumulative effect."
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