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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 >>

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Starlink Satellites Produce Wave of UFO Sightings in the US

Residents in northern Montana, US, reported a string of strange lights dotting the sky. What looked like UFOs from an alien invasion has turned out to be another consequence of SpaceX’s Starlink satellite constellation. Read More >>

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US Navy Pilot Who Filmed UFO Describes Moment It Stopped Behaving Within The Normal Laws of Physics

In 2004, Navy Pilot Chad Underwood was on a flight-training exercise near the California coast when he spotted and filmed an unidentified flying object with an infrared gun-camera pod. The video of the 40-foot-long oblong mass travelling about 138 miles per hour – now known as the “Tic Tac” – was released in a 2017 New York Times report about the Pentagon’s UFO research programme, reigniting public fascination with mysteries in the skies. Read More >>

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Report: Here’s How Tom DeLonge’s UFO Research Group Got Those ‘Alien Alloys’

To the Stars Academy of Arts & Science (TTSA), the UFO research organisation founded by former Blink 182 star Tom DeLonge, entered into a contract with the U.S. Army earlier this year to have the military vet exotic technologies supposedly in its possession – including “samples of of mechanical and EM sensitive metamaterial.” Those are the much-ballyhooed “alien alloys” that keep getting brought up in connection to TTSA, though officials connected with the institution have insisted the word “alloy” is inaccurate and their alleged special properties have never been confirmed. Read More >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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1967 UFO Encounter Immortalised as Trippy, Glow-in-the-Dark Coin by Canadian Mint

The Royal Canadian Mint has created a flashy, egg-shaped, glow-in-the-dark coin to commemorate one of Canada’s most famous UFO sightings. Read More >>

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UFO Wingnuts Confuse a Fallen Boulder for a Crashed Alien Spacecraft

There’s a viral video making the rounds showing the site of an apparent crashed UFO on the remote island of South Georgia. On closer inspection, however, the object’s true identify is something considerably more banal: It’s just a stupid rock that fell from a nearby mountain. Read More >>

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If You Find Aliens, Who Do You Call?

Let’s say your house is on fire, or overrun by a gang of psychotic raccoons. You don’t hesitate—you take out your phone, and you call the fire department, or animal control, and then firemen/raccoon-wranglers are promptly dispatched to your home. These are well-established protocols, essential to the maintenance of a mostly not-on-fire, feral-animal-free society. Read More >>

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OK, Which of You Idiots Pranked Guillermo del Toro With a Crappy Homemade UFO?

Earlier this month, news broke that the US government had secretly run a $22 million programme to investigate unidentified flying objects—and obtained evidence including footage of Navy F/A-18 pilots (£16.5 million) chasing a strange craft off the coast of San Diego in 2004 and an alleged warehouse of mysterious “alloys.” To this list of evidence we can add the considerably less compelling testimony of The Shape of Water director Guillermo del Toro, who last week told the Hollywood Reporter he saw a “crappy” UFO when he was younger. Read More >>

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White House Unsure Whether America’s Big Credulous President Believes in UFOs, Will Check Though

The White House isn’t sure whether President Donald Trump—a noted believer in every single conspiracy theory ever—has a firm stance on the existence of UFOs, despite recent revelations that the Pentagon secretively funded a $22 million programme to investigate them from 2008 to 2012. Read More >>

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The US Spent £16.5 Million on a Mysterious UFO Analysis Programme

The X-Files are real, y’all. No, seriously, here is some wild news for anyone who, like me, cried at the end of Arrival, or perhaps fears that one day aliens will roll on through planet Earth and absolutely wreck our shit. Read More >>

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Fake an Alien Encounter With a Drone Covered in Blinding LED Lights

The hefty, eight-armed Freefly Alta drone is capable of carrying a lot of weight. So in addition to a camera, the folks at YouTube’s rctestflight channel put 1,000-watts of LEDs on board, and a smoke machine, unintentionally creating the perfect way to fake an alien encounter, or a UFO abduction. [YouTube via Likecool] Read More >>

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WikiLeaks Publishes Cryptic UFO Emails Sent to Clinton Campaign… From Former Blink 182 Singer

The former lead singer of Blink 182, Tom DeLonge, has publicly admitted to his obsession with UFOs—but that still doesn’t explain why he was sending two cryptic messages about alien spacecrafts to Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta, as the Wall Street Journal reported earlier today. Read More >>

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The UFO Circling the Earth Really is a Weather Balloon This Time

That above is what NASA’s super pressure balloon looks like on the ground. And this — pictured below — is what it looks like floating in the air at night. Perhaps you’ve already spotted the problem. Read More >>