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If We Discover Aliens, What's Our Protocol for Making Contact?
LiveScience - 4/5/2012
From astronomers to ufologists to anthropologists, scholars who have contemplated the various "contact scenarios" believe our course of action would strongly depend on the relative intelligence level of the newfound beings. Here, we outline what would happen if we encountered primitive, humanlike, and godlike aliens. R

The Anthropology of Searching for Aliens
Wired.com - 4/5/2012
anthropologist Kathryn Denning of York University in Toronto, Canada studies the very human way that scientists, engineers and members of the public think about space exploration and the search for alien life. R

Life on Billions of Planets? Could Be
Michael Lemonick, TIME - 3/30/2012
"The Creator must have an inordinate fondness for beetles," the early 20th century biologist J.B.S. Haldane once said. "He made so many of them." If Haldane had been an astronomer, he might have said the same about the nondescript red stars known as M-dwarfs. As the name implies, they're small — no more than half the size of our sun, at most.

NASA UFO Files Revealed On Science Channel Special
Lee Speigel, Huffington Post - 3/27/2012
Since the 1960s, when NASA astronauts first left the confines of Earth to begin exploration above and beyond our planet, their cameras have captured some amazing sights. Some of those moments will be revealed Tuesday night on "NASA's Unexplained Files," the final episode of the Science Channel's month-long "Are We Alone?" series.

Aztec UFO crash landing subject of new book
Leigh Irvin, The Farmington Daily Times - 3/28/2012
The Aztec UFO Symposium may be a thing of the past, but discussion continues about the purported 1948 flying saucer landing. The upcoming release of "The Aztec Incident: Recovery at Hart Canyon," by Scott and Suzanne Ramsey may spark renewed interest in the incident, and the authors claim the book will change history. R

UFO Debris is Part of New Exhibit at National Atomic Testing Museum
Lee Speigel, Huffington Post - 3/26/2012
When the Area 51 exhibit officially opens today at the National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas, visitors will see something that may startle them: a display titled "Authentic Alien Artifact." ...The use of the word "authentic" is a pretty bold assertion, considering the exhibit -- the first of its kind in a national museum -- is in a museum associated with the Smithsonian Institution.

Pres. Barack Obama mum on aliens during Roswell visit
Agence France Presse (AFP) - 3/22/2012
MALJAMAR - A lighthearted President Barack Obama on Wednesday joked that although he had landed in Roswell he could not disclose if extra-terrestrials had done the same in a flying saucer in 1947. R

Giant 'UFO fragment' falls from the sky in Siberia
The Telegraph (UK) - 3/22/2012
A giant "UFO fragment" has fallen from the sky near a remote village in Siberia, Russian media have reported. The U-shaped object, resembling a silvery dome, is currently under inspection by Russian experts, after being covertly removed under cover of night from the possession of villagers who found it.

UFO Photo Mysteriously Vanished From British MoD Office
Lee Speigel, Huffington Post - 3/19/2012
It was said to be one of the best photos of a UFO, and a poster-size image of it hung on a wall of Britain's Ministry of Defence. But then, at some point between 1991 to 1994, it vanished, gone, never to be seen again.

Science and UFOs: Part 1—The Condon Committee Con Job
Robert Hastings - 3/21/2012

UFO Congress Had Good Amount Of Skepticism, But More Is Needed
Lee Speigel, Huffington Post - 3/2/2012
There was a time when UFO conventions or seminars only drew the lunatic fringe audience -- those who believe benevolent extraterrestrial beings are watching over us, to make sure Mankind doesn't destroy itself through warfare and bad decisions affecting planetary climate.

New Area 51 Exhibit To Open At National Atomic Testing Museum
Lee Speigel, Huffington Post - 3/21/2012
Area 51 has been called the most secret place on Earth that never existed. And for a long time, that was true. On March 26, the Smithsonian-affiliated National Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas plans to unveil the first-ever Area 51 exhibit, and it will be loaded with UFO and possible extraterrestrial-related items.

Military Times Blog: UFO deployed to Afghanistan?
Gina Harkins, Military Times - 3/20/2012
A recently filed report on a UFO tracking website discusses an alleged sighting at Camp Leatherneck in Helmand province. ...A second Marine confirmed with Marine Corps Times that he saw the same lights at Camp Leatherneck in May or June of 2011. R

Largest UFO Conference in the World Returns to Phoenix
Intl UFO Congress - 2/9/2012
The International UFO Congress, the largest annual UFO conference in the world, will be celebrating its 21st year this February 2012 in the Phoenix area. The International UFO Congress is a leading organization for the research and documentation of UFOs and related information. R

UFO Spotters Look For Answers From New Videos
Lee Spiegel, Huffington Post - 2/9/2012
Brightly lit UFOs over the UK and Russia are lighting up the sky and burning up the Internet. But do they stand up to scrutiny?

Underwater UFO? Get Real, Experts Say (skeptical)
Douglas Main, Popular Mechanics - 2/1/2012
A Swedish treasure hunter found a strange formation on the floor of the Baltic Sea, speculating it could be an underwater “Stonehenge,” while others say it could be a UFO. In fact, ocean exploration experts tell PM, the sonar image in question may not be trustworthy, and the explanation for the formation (if it's real) is probably rather ordinary. R

UFO Hunters Keep Pressing White House For Answers Through Petitions
Lee Speigel - 12/6/2011

Planet found orbiting habitable zone of sun-like star
Reuters - 12/6/2011
The most Earth-like planet ever discovered is circling a star 600 light years away, a key finding in an ongoing quest to learn if life exists beyond Earth, scientists said on Monday. R

First Annual Women's UFO Symposium Takes On 'Old Boys Club'
Lee Speigel, Huffington Post - 11/28/2011
...for decades, presenters at UFO conferences have been predominantly male -- until now. The first annual Women's UFO Symposium is gearing up to offer a new perspective and restore balance to the growing world of gatherings where people present their ideas and experiences in UFOlogy. "Women are not on the forefront of many UFO conferences. It's kind of an old boys club," said symposium organizer Paola Harris.

Prince Philip's UFO Interest Inspires New Biography
Alejandro Rojas, Huffington Post - 11/16/2011
Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and husband to the queen of England, is also a fervent UFO aficionado. R

White House: There's no sign of E.T. or UFO cover-up
Nancy Atkinson, Universe Today (MSNBC) - 11/7/2011
The White House has responded to two petitions asking the U.S. government to acknowledge formally that aliens have visited Earth and to disclose any intentional withholding of government interactions with extraterrestrial beings. R

Scientists: Sub-atomic particles found to break speed of light
Reuters - 9/22/2011
An international team of scientists said on Thursday they had recorded sub-atomic particles traveling faster than light -- a finding that could overturn one of Einstein's long-accepted fundamental laws of the universe. R

Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell claims ETs have made contact
DailyMail (UK), July 24, 2008 - 7/28/2008
Aliens have contacted humans several times but governments have hidden the truth for 60 years, the sixth man to walk on the moon has claimed. R

New book 'UFOs and Nukes,' by Robert Hastings, available now
Robert Hastings - 7/28/2008
Author Robert Hastings appeared on Larry King last Friday, July 18th, to discuss nuclear weapons-related UFO activity. His new book, 'UFOs and Nukes,' is now available. R

MUFON releases radar report on Stephenville UFO sightings
Angelia Joiner, StephenvilleLights.com - 7/28/2008
A radar study recently released supports eight witness reports of an unidentified object in Stephenville, Texas, and the surrounding area on January 8, 2008. R

Earth-like planets raise prospects of extra-terrestial life: study
Agence France Press, Feb. 17, 2008 - 2/17/2008
Planets resembling Earth can be found orbiting many sun-like stars in our galaxy, increasing the prospects of finding extraterrestial life on some of them, according to a study released Sunday. R

National Press Club Conference on UFOs - Witness Statements
Steve Kaeser and UFO UpDates - 11/22/2007
The following is the individual witness testimony distributed to those who attended the Briefing at the National Press Club on Monday. This is in the order of the presentations: R

Astronomers discover distant solar system with five planets
Washington Post - 11/7/2007
Astronomers have discovered a fifth planet orbiting a distant sun, marking the first time that another solar system with that many circling bodies has been found. The central star, named 55 Cancri, has smaller and larger planets circling on paths similar to those in our solar system. R

First planet with water is spotted outside Solar System
AFP - Agence France Presse - 7/11/2007
Astronomers on Wednesday announced they had spotted the first planet beyond the Solar System that has water, the precious ingredient for life. he watery world, though, is far beyond the reach of our puny chemically-powered rockets -- and in any case is quite uninhabitable. R

Multiple pilots witness large object near Guernsey, United Kingdom
The Guernsey Press & Star - St Saviour, Jersey, - April 26, 2007 - 4/28/2007
Two experienced airline pilots on separate flights saw something up to a mile wide off the coast of Alderney on Monday afternoon. ‘It was a very sharp, thin yellow object with a green area. It was 2,000ft up and stationary,’ one of the pilots said. "At first, I thought it was the size of a 737. But it must have been much bigger because of how far away it was. It could have been as much as a mile wide."

The 1973 UFO Chronology: A World-Wide Wave (NICAP.org)
Francis Ridge, NICAP.org - 4/25/2007
This is a 35-page chronology of UFO incidents and events for 1973, a major, world-wide sighting wave. Our thanks for these chronologies must go to our documentation team: Richard Hall (the original 1973 chronology from UFOE II), William Wise (Project Blue Book Archive), Dan Wilson (archive researcher), Brad Sparks (Comprehensive Catalog of Project Blue Book Unknowns), and Jean Waskiewicz (online NICAP DBase [NSID].

The 2006 Canadian UFO Survey: Analysis of UFO Reports in Canada
Geoff Dittman and Chris Rutkowski - 4/10/2007
The most important findings of this study include the fact that the yearly number of reported UFO sightings in Canada remains high, and 2006 saw the third-highest number of sightings ever recorded. People continue to report observing unusual objects in the sky, and some of these objects do not have obvious explanations. Many witnesses are pilots, police and other individuals with reasonably good observing capabilities and good judgement. Although most reported UFOs are simply lights in the night sky, a significant number are objects with definite shapes observed within the witnesses’ frame of reference.

UFOEvidence.org topic page on France UFO Program GEIPAN
UFOEvidence.org - 3/23/2007
Since 1977, the national space agency of France CNES has been helping civilian and military authorities understand the precise nature of Un-identified Aerospace Phenomena (PAN). The unit involved is the Rare Aerospace Phenomena Study Department (SEPRA) based at the CNES technical centre in Toulouse.

Former Arizona Governor Now Admits Seeing 'Phoenix Lights' UFO
Leslie Kean, Mar. 17 2007 (Credit: UFO Updates) - 3/22/2007
Ten years after the Arizona UFO incident known as the 'Phoenix Lights', former Arizona Republican Governor Fife Symington, III, now says that he himself was a witness to one of the strange unidentified flying objects, even though he originally did not say so publicly. R

French space agency to publish UFO archive online
Reuters, Jan. 3, 2007 - 1/3/2007
The French space agency is to publish its archive of UFO sightings and other phenomena online, but will keep the names of those who reported them off the site to protect them from pestering by space fanatics. R

'Mysterious Sky: Soviet UFO Phenomenon,' by Paul Stonehill & Philip Mantle
Paul Stonehill and Philip Mantle - 6/2/2006
MYSTERIOUS SKY takes an in-depth look at the UFO phenomenon from behind the former iron curtain. With historical material the authors set the scene and track the UFO phenomenon right through to today’s modern Russia. R

UFO sightings at ICBM sites and nuclear Weapons Storage Areas
Robert L. Hastings (2006) - 2/18/2006
Although the vast majority of Americans are completely unaware of its existence, the UFO/Nukes Connection is now remarkably well-documented. Air Force, FBI, and CIA files declassified via the Freedom of Information Act establish a convincing, ongoing pattern of UFO activity at U.S. nuclear weapons sites extending back to December 1948.

Is There an Underwater UFO Base Off the Southern California Coast?
Preston Dennett, Fate Magazine, Feb. 2006 - 2/8/2006
Shortly after I began investigating UFOs in the late 1980s, I started to receive reports of unidentified ocean-going craft. Most of these reports came from a certain stretch of California coastline, from about Santa Barbara south to Long Beach. This particular body of water, I soon learned, had a widespread reputation as a UFO hotspot. Several witnesses told me they believed there was an underwater UFO base there.

NICAP UFO Investigator Newsletter Now Available on CD-ROM
CUFOS (Center for UFO Studies) - 1/10/2006
Now available on CD-ROM UFO Investigator and Selected NICAP Documents. This is the original newsletter published by the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP) from July 1957 to June 1980 (162 issues) now in digitized format.

'The Faith-Based Science of Susan Clancy', by Budd Hopkins
Budd Hopkins, Intruders Foundation - 12/22/2005
A few years ago, when those of us in the research community heard rumors of a two-tiered scientific investigation to be undertaken at Harvard University by experimental psychologists Richard McNally and Susan Clancy, we were curious but wary. Early in the Susan Clancy enterprise, any hopes I had for her objectivity evaporated when I learned that her purported abductee subjects were to be self-selected.