Which Religion Is Friendliest to the Idea of Aliens?

In the annals of most world religions, a quick walk-on from an alien would not, at least on the surface, seem particularly strange. Unusual occurrences are kind of key to the whole enterprise. And adherents of both camps – UFO-watchers and the religious – know what it means to believe in the face of long odds. Should a member of the former group decide to link up with the latter, where would they feel most at home? What religion is most amenable to the concept of life on other planets? For this week’s Giz Asks, we reached out to a number of experts in religion to find out. Read More >>

Weird ‘Vanishing Stars’ Could Potentially Be Aliens, Study Claims

A comparative analysis of historical and contemporary astronomical data has resulted in the discovery of approximately 100 star-like objects that unexpectedly vanished. These strange occurrences are likely natural, but scientists say alien technology is a remote possibility. Read More >>

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E.T. and the Real, Grown-Up Elliott Reunite… in an Advert?

We bet you didn’t expect to see an official E.T. sequel today – but that’s kind of what’s happened, just in a slightly unconventional, very commercial way. Read More >>

Top Secret Spaceplane Lands in Florida After Spending Over 2 Years in Orbit

The U.S. Force’s top secret spaceplane, the Boeing X-37B, landed in Florida early Sunday after 780 days – over 2 years and one month – in orbit around the Earth. And we still have no idea what it was doing while it was up there. Read More >>

Would Finding Life on Mars Really Change Anything?

In a recent interview with the Telegraph, NASA chief scientist Jim Green said it’s possible we’ll soon find evidence of life on Mars but that “we’re not prepared for the results.” Green said the discovery would be as world-shaking as the revelation that the solar system doesn’t revolve around Earth. But while finding our first aliens would no doubt be amazing, it’s not a given that it would have any major impact on life on Earth. Read More >>

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Just Look at The Rise of Skywalker’s Adorably Weird New Alien

Babu Frik is love. Babu Frik is life. Babu Frik is... Babu Frik. Read More >>

I ‘Stormed’ Area 51, Where Memes Abducted Reality

RACHEL, NV – I was 90 minutes north of Las Vegas, driving from the vast Mojave into the even wider expanse of the Great Basin Desert, when I was pulled over for speeding. The cop asked me where I was going, but he already knew the answer: Rachel, in the US state of Nevada, the tiny town near area Area 51 where more than a thousand memelords, YouTubers, and extraterrestrial enthusiasts were gathering to celebrate alien lore. Read More >>

Authorities Consider Taking Legal Action Against Facebook Over Storm Area 51 Event

No one is sure what will happen this week in Rachel, in the US state of Nevada – the location of a planned Aliengate festival that evolved out of a viral Facebook event – but local authorities are already considering taking legal action to cover $250,000 (£200,000) the county plans to spend to prepare for the potential onslaught of visitors. Read More >>

US Navy Says Yes, Those ‘Unidentified Aerial Phenomena’ Videos Are Real

Over a year after videos were released showing the public what appeared to be footage of UFOs captured by US Navy pilots who exchanged astonished commentary, a Navy official has reportedly released a statement confirming that the videos do in fact depict “unexplained aerial phenomena.” Read More >>

Poll: Slightly Over Half of All Brits Want to Get Everyone Killed by Aliens, Probably

Slightly over half of people in the UK believe that if the Earth received communications from an extraterrestrial, then the human species should collectively act like huge dumbasses and respond, according to a University of Oxford poll cited by Sky News on Tuesday. Read More >>

Underwater, No One Can Hear You Scream

As movies like The Abyss have shown, being stranded at the bottom of the ocean is as dangerous as being stranded in outer space. And as movies like The Meg have shown, there can be very unfriendly things lurking in the depths. Underwater combines both, with Kristen Stewart starring in what appears to be the “fierce Ripley” role. Read More >>

Why Doesn’t Trump Tell Us About the Aliens?

It may be the most important and least talked about question of our era. Read More >>

Here Are the Bad Things NASA Thought Might Happen to the First Astronauts on the Moon

Fifty years ago this week, humankind landed on the Moon for the first time. It was one of the most impressive technological feats ever pulled off, filled with peril and uncertainty. Given that, it’s fair to wonder just what exactly NASA scientists were worried could have happened to the astronauts during and after their lunar trip. And yes, aliens (specifically, alien microbes) were on the short list. Read More >>

How to Infiltrate Area 51 Like a Pro

Amid renewed interest in UFOs following a series of articles detailing strange sightings by US military pilots—and recognitions of those concerns by the Navy—over 1.2 million have signed up for a “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us” Facebook event slated for 20 September 2019. Attendees are asked to breach security at the highly classified Air Force facility in the US state of Nevada and “see them aliens.” Read More >>

No, ‘Oumuamua Is Probably Not an Alien Spaceship

On 19 October 2017, a strange object from outside the Solar System whizzed by the Earth, exciting scientists and non-scientists alike. Immediately, some people speculated that this interstellar visitor could be an alien spacecraft. But we’re here to report that, despite a recent paper, there’s no reason to think ‘Oumuamua is an alien ship. Read More >>