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Sorry, Folks, Aliens Don't Exist
Sorry, Folks,
Little Green Men Don't Exist

Sorry, Folks, Little Green Men Don't Exist

Nicholson Baker dissects how 'sensible-seeming' people have bought into UFOs

(Newser) - "There has never been a worse time to be a UFO skeptic," writes Nicholson Baker at Intelligencer . He ticks off some of the factors in recent years: front-page stories in the New York Times , the congressional testimony of a purported whistleblower who asserts the US has retrieved UFOs...

App to Log UFO Sightings Could Be Coming
NASA Has a
New UFO Honcho

NASA Has a New UFO Honcho

Panel recommends NASA boost data collection, get public involved in investigation of UAPs

(Newser) - NASA has appointed a new director to lead its investigation of UFOs, one that will now take a more science-based approach, according to the space agency. The appointment comes in response to recommendations laid out by a 16-member independent panel tasked with exploring how NASA could better investigate UFOs, also...

Supposed Alien Corpses Shown to Mexican Lawmakers

Scientists have debunked similar claims of Mexican 'ufologist' in the past

(Newser) - During a hearing on "unidentified anomalous phenomena" or UAPs at Mexico's Congress Tuesday, a self-described "ufologist" brought in what he claimed were the bodies of two aliens. As NPR puts it, "the corpses looked white and like stereotypical depictions of aliens—big head, little body, three...

Harvard Astrophysicist's 'Wild' Alien Claims Rankle Peers

Avi Loeb believes he's recovered alien-made metal

(Newser) - Harvard astrophysicist Avi Loeb has been pursuing answers to questions many colleagues would rather he leave in the realm of the speculative. One of those questions sent him on a quest to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean for what he believes is alien gold, so to speak. More...

Wild Claims Emerge in Congress' UFO Hearing
Wild Claims Emerge in
Congress' UFO Hearing
the rundown

Wild Claims Emerge in Congress' UFO Hearing

Multiple people have been injured by UAPs, witness testifies

(Newser) - "Nonhuman biologics" were recovered from crashed UFOs seized by the US government in secret, a former military intelligence officer told lawmakers under oath on Wednesday during a hearing on the potential national security threats posed by what's officially dubbed unidentified aerial phenomena, or UAPs. Retired US Air Force...

Whistleblower Testifies on Alleged Retrieval of UFOs

David Grusch claims government holds alien spacecraft and potentially alien bodies

(Newser) - Lawmakers will hear Wednesday from witnesses who say the government has been concealing evidence of alien life, including possible alien bodies. The House Oversight Committee's subcommittee on National Security, the Border, and Foreign Affairs will hear from three individuals with experience in the US military, including former Navy Cmdr....

NASA Holds Public Meeting on UFO Investigation

Scientists are becoming online targets as well, official says

(Newser) - In its first public meeting to gather information about UFOs, a NASA panel of experts said the search for answers is hampered by the stigma connected with reporting a sighting, which contributes to the lack of high-quality data available. The sightings are underreported, the experts suggested, despite high public interest...

White House: Don't Worry About Aliens

'No indication of aliens or extraterrestrial activity with these recent takedowns'

(Newser) - The flying objects shot down over the US and Canada in recent days are still apparently unidentified, but the White House says Americans shouldn't worry about invaders from space. "There is no indication of aliens or extraterrestrial activity with these recent takedowns," White House press secretary Karine...

Hundreds More UFOs Recorded, Some With 'Unusual' Traits

Most sightings remain unexplained, per government report

(Newser) - There's been a "dramatic increase" in reported UFOs —or unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP)—since the government office in charge of sightings released its last report in June 2021, per CNN . The Office of the Director of National Intelligence's initial report included 144 reports of "unidentified...

Pentagon: No Evidence of ETs, but Probe Is Just Starting
Pentagon Has Some
News About Aliens

Pentagon Has Some News About Aliens

Officials: There's so far no evidence any have visited, crash-landed on Earth, but probe continues

(Newser) - In July, the Defense Department announced the creation of a new division: the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office, or AARO, designed to "to detect, identify, and attribute objects of interest in, on or near military installations, operating areas, training areas, special use airspace and other areas of interest, and, as...

NASA Tasks Team With Explaining UFOs

16 experts to look at what is needed to 'scientifically discern the nature of UAP'

(Newser) - NASA is bringing a scientific perspective to UFOs, launching a 16-member independent study team to investigate what are now known as unidentified aerial phenomena. The team—chaired by astrophysicist and Simons Foundation President David Spergel and including experts on astrobiology, data science, oceanography, policy, and planetary science—will spend nine...

Officials: UFO Sightings Are 'Frequent and Continuing'

Testimony comes amid Congress' first public hearing on UFOs in 50 years

(Newser) - UFO enthusiasts are hoping government officials will be more forthcoming about flying saucers than in days of old as Congress convenes its first hearing on UFOs in 50 years Tuesday. Two top military officials tasked with investigating UFOs—which the government now refer to as Unexplained Aerial Phenomena (UAPs)—are...

Pentagon Group to 'Mitigate' UFO Threats

Critic argues investigative body will only 'maintain UAP/UFO secrecy'

(Newser) - There's a new team of experts patrolling the skies for UFOs. The Pentagon on Tuesday announced the creation of a new body to investigate unidentified flying objects, now labeled "unidentified aerial phenomena," after a federal government report published in June failed to explain 143 of 144 sightings...

UFO Report Is In: Government Can't Explain What's Out There

Pentagon will step up its data collection on sightings

(Newser) - The federal government released its anticipated report on UFOs on Friday, confirming that more than 100 of them remain unidentified. After reviewing reports of sightings since 2004, the government can't say whether they can be explained by atmospheric visual tricks or extraterrestrial life, or neither, the Washington Post reports....

Government Deflection May Have Added to UFO Fever

Pentagon sometimes hid secret programs behind public reports of sightings

(Newser) - At the height of the Cold War, the Pentagon and CIA were more than happy to let the public think unusual sights in the sky were caused by natural phenomena, not by secret aircraft they were developing. The possibility of aliens landing in the desert West also worked, the New ...

Sources Share What They Know About Coming UFO Report

It reportedly reaches few firm conclusions about mysterious objects

(Newser) - A government report on UFOs says officials have found no evidence of visitors from outer space, though most of the mysterious flying objects seen by Navy pilots remain unidentified, insiders say. Sources tell the New York Times that the classified report reaches few firm conclusions, but states that investigators have...

Harry Reid's Secret UFO Jaunts Were Just the Start

Politico unpacks how ex-senator, Blink-182 founder brought a taboo topic into mainstream DC politics

(Newser) - A government analysis on UFOs is due out next month from US intel agencies and the Defense Department, the first time in more than a half-century that the executive branch will release a public accounting of the once-taboo topic—and much of the thanks for that can be traced back...

Declassified Pentagon UFO Report Is Due Next Month
Pentagon Is Preparing
Declassified UFO Report

Pentagon Is Preparing Declassified UFO Report

COVID relief bill contained June deadline

(Newser) - UFOs are definitely real, according to numerous military pilots who have seen flying objects they couldn't identify—and as a strange side effect of the COVID crisis, we may soon learn more about how much the military knows. The Trump administration's $2.3 trillion COVID relief bill in...

Reported UFO Sightings Jump During Pandemic

Anticipation of government revelations could be a reason

(Newser) - "With the COVID thing, more people are looking up," said Chris DePerno, a retired police detective. And what they're seeing more often are UFOs. Reported sightings rose nationally last year to more than 7,200, up 1,000 from 2019. In New York state, where DePerno works...

Pentagon's UFO Team to Make Some Findings Public

The main goal is to see if rival nations are using advanced aircraft

(Newser) - The Pentagon caused a fuss earlier this year when it declassified videos of UFOs. Alas, an unidentified flying object is just that—something pilots couldn't identify, and not necessarily an alien spaceship. But there's been a rising call for more transparency on the subject, including from such heavyweights...

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