SETI, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence has not found a trace of alien civilizations “out there” anywhere. It is called the Great Silence. The universe, from what we can tell, is empty of intelligent life. The speculation is that we are actually alone in this galaxy, or at least at this moment in time.
I’ll offer my own speculation. Let us assume that physical objects cannot ever exceed the speed of light. Or if it were possible, the expenditure of resources would be beyond reason. Today we have a probe, the Mars Curiosity rover exploring Mars. It is far more practical (i.e. cheaper) to send machines to explore planets then to send biological life. I assume it would be the same for any extraterrestrial civilization. But if so, what about all the radio signals back and forth between the probes and the home planet? It has to be out there somewhere.
I propose an extraterrestrial civilization may have the patience to send probes light years away even if it took hundreds of years. But if a probe were a hundred light years away, it would take a hundred years just to get a signal back. There has to be a better way.
Why not use quantum teleportation using “spooky action at a distance” to communicate instantly with a probe? Quantum entanglement affects linked particles instantly despite distance. If an extraterrestrial civilization understood how “spooky action at a distance” truly worked and were able to manipulate this mysterious force, they could have instantaneous communication with hundreds or thousands of space probes…without radio signals.
One day humanity may have a clear understanding of this spooky action at a distance. Imagine if we could scan the universe for quantum teleportation patterns…intelligent patterns, as we now search the skies for radio waves for intelligence. Would we discover a universe filled with information?
Currently science says information cannot be transmitted using quantum teleportation. Since we don’t understand this “spooky” action (hence its name) can we be sure? I wouldn’t underestimate spooky. We could have probes watching earth right now and communicating back to its source and we’d never detect it.
On March 18 around 9:30 PM Central time, on a warm Sunday evening, the mystery booms of Clintonville, Wisconsin began. On March 19 the Clintonville police and fire department began to investigate for gas leaks or broken water lines. Nothing was found. These sounds were described as sonic booms, heavy doors slamming, thunder or explosions. They were loud enough to awaken people from their beds and send people into the streets trying to see what was going on.
In the small town of Clintonville there was an inexplicable mystery. For days the citizens of Clintonville heard these booming sounds. These strange booms remained an unexplained mystery and the story soon became national, even international news. For days there was no explanation: not construction work, or demolitions, or gas explosions… nothing.
Then, finally on Thursday March 22nd the U.S. Geological Survey revealed the explanation for the mystery sonic booms. The USGS said a 1.5-magnitude earthquake struck Clintonville on Tuesday March 20 at exactly 12:15 a.m. Clintonville City Administrator Lisa Kuss declared, “the mystery is solved” at a news conference Thursday evening. Thank goodness, we can rest easy now!
Can earthquakes trigger sonic booms? I’m not a scientist so I can’t say. What is curious was these booms occurred days after this insignificant, imperceptible and singular 1.5 quake (which really is next to nothing). Can a minor earthquake make audile booms that shake houses for days afterwards?
A more intriguing riddle: the mystery booms began on March 18, BEFORE the March 20 “earthquake”.
I’d suggest there are no serious explanations for what occurred, just guesses. Science doesn’t handle the unexplained well. They sweep it away with general assurances everything has been explained: but please don’t look under the rug.
Whatever caused the Clintonville booming sound enigma might explain some mysteries in the past. I refer to the “sky battles” in Nuremberg, Germany during 1561 and in Basel, Switzerland in 1566.
On April 14th, 1561 in Nuremberg, Germany there were reported strange events in the sky. These events were depicted in a woodcut (shown above). People reported UFOs as “crashing” cylinders and balls. However, what if the residents of Nuremberg did not necessarily have a visual sighting, but an audible one? Instead of seeing fantastic images, could they have heard fantastic sounds? Could they have interpreted the sound of sonic booms in their midst as a battle in the sky?
If you lived in Nuremberg 500 years ago and heard exactly what the residents of Clintonville heard, how would they interpret it? Perhaps they would imagine a battle in the sky. They heard the roar of what appeared to be cannon fire. The woodcut depicts dark orbs and spheres, like cannonballs. Could these “cannonballs” actually represent sonic booms, or as they’d recognized it the sound of gunfire? Instead of a visual sphere, each orb could represent the sound of a single boom, like a cannonball fired into the sky.
The woodcut shows them all together, but perhaps what is depicted is how they appeared/sounded over time. Imagine each “cannonball” as a sonic boom combined into one image. Notice in the lower right side of the image smoke appears to be emerging from the ground when a “cannonball” landed. Curious!
Basel, Switzerland 1566
Here is an image from Basel, Switzerland 1566. Again, witnesses suggested they saw spheres in the sky and described a similar event. A bunch of cannonballs…or booms? Perhaps what the residents of Clintonville experienced was repeated in the past. Centuries ago people ran out of their houses wondering what was going one, seeking an explanation. Was it a UFO sky battle or an earthquake? Both notions don’t measure up.
Below is a website with a map of the reported Clintonville “booms” provided by the Waupaca County Official Website:
Above is a UFO video taken in Japan. It looks like perhaps a balloon is slowly falling. Yet it descends in a strange undulating serpentine manner. Instead of a UFO, could this be a video of a Chinese/Japanese dragon? In folklore the Chinese dragon flew thru the skies and was considered to rule over the weather. Perhaps unexplained lights in the sky are not extraterrestrial craft, but dragons! Watching this video, imagine it as a celestial Japanese dragon. I can understand why people living hundreds of years ago may have believed that strange lights in the sky were indeed dragons.
As for real life dragons, they once filled the earth as flying dinosaurs. Some believe these flying monsters still existed until just recently and were responsible for the American Indian legend concerning thunderbirds. Chinese dragons, thunderbird or UFOs, people saw strange flying shapes in the sky. How we interpret flying anomalies depends on the current culture.
The Advanced Hypersonic Weapon can travel multiples the speed of sound, and is maneuverable. They had a successful test of this weapon on November 17. It has the ability to strike anywhere on earth within an hour.
“Today the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command conducted the first test flight of the Advanced Hypersonic Weapon (AHW) concept. At 6:30 a.m. EST (1:30 a.m. Hawaii-Aleutian Time), a first-of-its-kind glide vehicle, designed to fly within the earth’s atmosphere at hypersonic speed and long range, was launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai, Hawaii to the Reagan Test Site, U.S. Army Kwajalein Atoll.”
Why is this test being publicized? You’d imagine it would be kept top secret. I’d suggest these tests are meant as a message to the world, including China and Iran. I wonder if this weapon is the only such craft that has been developed? There must be other secret crafts as well that remain top secret. Are these secret craft responsible for UFO sightings?
Triangular UFOs have been the most common shape of UFOs sighted in the past decade. The flying saucer has pretty much disappeared to be replaced by the mysterious triangle. If the triangle is a secret weapon, do extraterrestrial UFOs exist? What are the flying saucers of the past since it is unlikely super weapons existed decades ago? Where have they gone?
On another UFO related topic, the U.S. government put out an official response to a petition asking about government knowledge of an extraterrestrial presence. Here it is below:
“Official White House Response to formally acknowledge an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race – Disclosure.”
By Phil Larson
“Thank you for signing the petition asking the Obama Administration to acknowledge an extraterrestrial presence here on Earth. The U.S. government has no evidence that any life exists outside our planet, or that an extraterrestrial presence has contacted or engaged any member of the human race. In addition, there is no credible information to suggest that any evidence is being hidden from the public’s eye. However, that doesn’t mean the subject of life outside our planet isn’t being discussed or explored. In fact, there are a number of projects working toward the goal of understanding if life can or does exist off Earth.”
Ok, that seems pretty clear cut. The U.S. government denies knoweldge of ET. But who exactly is Phil Larson? Is he qualified to answer this question?
“Phil Larson works on space policy and communications at the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy”
I suppose Phil Larson is a White House science PR guy. Public relations! I’d think he’d be the last person to be told if ET was a reality. Yet it is still nice to have an official statement from the government. I like the last line: “The fact is we have no credible evidence of extraterrestrial presence here on Earth.” How do we define “credible”? There have been a lot of very strange sightings over the years, some very strange indeed. It seems we’ll have to solve this mystery without them.
Below is a curious video of a triangular UFO. Alien…or American?
What are UFOs? I suspect the large majority of legitimate sightings involve secret military technology. It is the simplest answer, if also the most boring. However, if some UFOs are actually extraterrestrial, can we explain them with just logic? Perhaps.
Let’s assume Einstein’s theory of relativity cannot be easily surmounted, and the speed of light is a real barrier to interstellar travel (neutrinos excluded). Even if there were a technology capable of fabricating wormholes or warp space, the energies involved to move a space ship faster then light would be staggeringly enormous. Energies equal to consuming multiple stars would be necessary to create a single rudimentary wormhole. We’ve not seen any hint of this in astronomy.
Star Trek style flying cruise ships equipped with holo-decks and lounges zooming at warp speed would not seem to be economical, if even possible. I assume even advanced civilizations have economies. How much would it cost just to send biological life into space, forget even exceeding the speed of light? Would it be worth the expense if there were cheaper and equally effective means to explore the universe?
If we are being visited by extraterrestrial intelligence, then they are probably doing what we human beings have already done. Instead of sending a manned mission to Mars, we’ve sent probes, orbiters and landers. We have rovers crossing the surface of Mars, at a fraction of the cost of a manned mission. Mechanical devices don’t need food or oxygen, are immune to cosmic radiation. Humanity even has its first interstellar mission…Voyager.
I assume the same economies would apply to other worlds. I suggest UFOs are not inhabited by biological entitles, but are craft powered by artificial intelligence. For such craft, even the speed of light would not be a barrier. Artificial intelligence would essentially be immortal. If a ship traveled at half the speed of light and took hundreds of years to visit other stars, so what? An extraterrestrial civilization would simply wait for their probes to make contact, even if it took generations.
Along with self-motivated probes, we can imagine a method to instantly communicate with these probes regardless of the distance and the speed of light. It may be possible for information to be instantaneously transmitted regardless of distance using quantum entanglement. A vessel hundreds of light years away could potentially receive and transmit information without delay. If possible, why bother sending organic life?
What about the alien abduction experience? People have reported being contacted by organic aliens. Are we sure they are biological life? Take the aliens commonly called the Greys. Greys are spindly, with oversized heads and giant eyes. How do they survive on earth without a space suit? Can they breathe our air; are they immune to our germs? The size of their eyes is impossible for a living humanoid. I submit the Greys are not living beings but robots powered by A.I. Greys are like our Mars Rovers.
It may be that we’ve never met the true aliens behind the probes, and likely never will. Or perhaps an alien civilization has evolved beyond biology into singularity, becoming an immortal civilization of artificial intelligence. Then the UFO vessels may actually be the aliens!
Many recognize what appears to be occult symbolism in our paper currency. Take a look a the back of the dollar bill and you’ll see the famed Great Seal of the United States, with its pyramid and all-seeing eye. What about our coinage? Could there be any hidden esoteric or occult symbols in our common pocket change?
The new American State quarters introduced unique designs representing each of the 50 states. The face of the quarter is of course George Washington, America’s first president and our most famous mason. The reverse designs of the state quarters are pretty ordinary. However, one design strikes me as containing possible, albeit unintentional, esoteric significance.
The New Hampshire State Quarter has a curious design. It is a portrait of a rock formation called the Old Man of the Mountain. This formation on Mt. Cannon appeared as the face of a man when viewed from the east. In 1945 the “Old Man” was made New Hampshire ’s State Emblem. As the state emblem it’s easy to see why they used it for their state quarter. Unfortunately it crumbled in 2003 and no longer exists.
With the Old Man of the Mountain, what exactly are we looking at…only a tourist attraction? The Old Man is an example of pareidolia. Pareidolia is the process of perceiving recognizable shapes in random patterns, such as seeing faces or animals in clouds. We give symbolic meaning to randomness.
But what do we really see in the formation of the Old Man of the Mountain? Only the caricature of an old man? Out of a mountain peak emerges this gigantic, monstrous face. At first glance it appears to be an old man, but the profile actually looks quite monstrous: the heavy brow, the jutting jaw, and the cragginess. It looks more troll then human.
The Old Man of the Mountain could more represent a monster rather than a man, like the trolls and mountain giants of folklore. In folklore these giant nature spirits were said to turn into stone in the sunlight. The origin of trolls in myth may well have begun as people interpreted humanoid shaped rocks, assuming they once literally walked the earth.
Trolls and the fairy folk were used to explain strange natural events. Mighty whirlwinds could be explained away as the work of nature spirits hurling trees about. Of course, nonhuman entities never existed, or could they?
The most curious thing about the Old Man of the Mountain is not that it may represent a nonhuman being, but that it is actually associated with true events surrounding nonhuman entities.
On September 19, 1961 Betty and Barney Hill had an alien abduction, the first that was widely publicized. Their story was made into a movie, The UFO Incident. Just before their abduction, they saw a UFO hovering over the Old Man of the Mountain.
Here is the incident as described in Wikipedia:
“The Hills claimed that they continued driving on the isolated road, moving very slowly through Franconia Notch in order to observe the object as it came even closer. At one point the object passed above a restaurant and signal tower on top of Cannon Mountain. It passed over the mountain and came out near the 48′ profile of the Old Man of the Mountain (New Hampshire’s State Symbol). Betty testified that it was at least one and a half times the length of the granite profile and seemed to be rotating. The couple watched as the silent, lighted craft moved erratically and bounced back and forth in the night sky.”
In New Hampshire a historical marker was erected to commemorate the Betty and Barney Hill experience.
Their alien abduction experience may have been extraterrestrial. Or it may have been something else and not a physical manifestation. Betty and Barney Hill may have had an encounter with spiritual entities that appear in many forms. They may have had something like a shared, spontaneous shamanistic experience where they made contact with genuine nonhuman entities, but not necessarily extraterrestrial.
These entities are as old as mankind and are described in myth and legend. The Old Man of the Mountain may be more then just a symbolic representation of these entities, but may be an area where these entities actually dwell.
There was a curious story about the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). They developed an unmanned glider called the Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 (HTV-2) that should be able to fly at 13,000 miles per hour. Below is a story about it:
Such an aircraft could strike anywhere on earth within an hour. It would be a super weapon! This hypersonic technology is supposedly in its infancy. So why is this aircraft getting publicity? You’d think such technology would be kept secret. I have a theory.
In the 1950s and 60s, there were sightings of saucer shaped UFOs. Today, nobody really sees flying saucers. They do spot cigar shaped and triangular-shaped UFOs. The flying “black triangles” are intriguing. They have been spotted often enough to make a trend. Assuming a number of these sightings are legitimate, what is flying in our skies?
I’d suggest these are not extraterrestrials, but home grown craft, not unlike the triangular hypersonic technology vehicle. This would also suggest this technology already exists. America may have in place craft that can fly undetectable by radar, hover and then speed away at 20 times the speed of sound. These could be a defense against nuclear ballistic missiles giving any nation possessing such technology nuclear superiority.
Such technology is best kept secret. In the 1940s the world realized America had the atomic bomb after Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Soon afterwards the Soviet Union created their atomic bombs. Super-weapons are best kept secret until they are needed. If the world realized UFO-like space defense super-weapons were feasible, it would only be a matter of time before China or anyone else developed their own.
Artist’s rendering of the HTV-2
So why advertise such potential capabilities as seen in the news stories concerning the Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2? I assume America no longer supports the space shuttle program because the shuttle has already been replaced with something else (unknown).
These news stories about military technology are likely disinformation. But for whose consumption? China has been hacking into the computer systems of corporations and governments around the globe. Perhaps this hacking has led to their discovery about America’s UFO arsenal? Stories about the HTV-2 crashing may be a diversion. All these recent sightings of UFOs over China may not be coincidence.
In the mythology of Ufology exists the concept of “black helicopters”. These black helicopters were reported to transport the fabled men in black. The men in black mysteriously appeared after UFO sightings or encounters, questioned those who had seen the UFOs and seemingly tried to cover up alien activity. MIB were reported to be weird characters, not quite…normal. The theory was if they were not actual aliens, they were a secret government agency working for the aliens. Black helicopters were reported to move silently, which would seem to be impossible for a nosy helicopter. This stealth quality gave the black helicopter its otherworldliness.
When the stories of the raid on Osama bin Laden emerged there were mysterious elements. How did the mission’s helicopters get through miles of Pakistan airspace without detection? The mission was kept secret from Pakistan, yet the U.S. was able to fly two helicopters near a military instillation unseen. The helicopters made no sound until they were right above bin Laden’s fortresses. It appears “black helicopters” are not only mythology, but were used in the mission to kill Osama bin Laden.
If the U.S. has true stealth helicopters, what other secret, strange technology do we have? I am guessing some UFO sightings are a glimpse of UFO style technology developed by the military. I would not be surprised if we had Unidentified Flying Objects hovering unseen about Bin Laden’s compound as the mission took place…America’s UFOs.
The Pakistan air force was about to send fighter jets to intercept the helicopters. What would have happened to these jets if they tried to attack the departing helicopters? I bet any interference by Pakistan would have been dealt with by other stealth craft as they hovered far overhead. We would not send a mission without protection from above.
If America has amazing UFO type technology, it is a secret to be used only when the need is dire. If America’s back is ever up against the wall, I think then this new technology, which can maneuver at amazing speeds or hover suspended, will be revealed. UFOs are our secret weapons, and the black helicopters are but one aspect of this weapon.
President Obama even made a Roswell reference at the 2011 Annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. Roswell is supposedly the location where a UFO crashed and the government retrieved valuable alien technology. The story goes we reverse engineered this technology and use it today. I feel we don’t need technology from aliens; we humans are clever enough to develop our own. Which might have been the subtle reference in Obama’s joke about Donald Trump.
The correspondents’ dinner was on Saturday April 30, 2011. The president had already made the decision to attack Osama Bin Laden, which was to take place the following day on Sunday May 1. Yet at the dinner Obama was cool, showing no clue he just approved a supremely important and dangerous mission.
Obama made a joke about Trump. Obama said, “Donald Trump is here tonight. And I know that he’s taken some flak lately. But no one is happier, no one is prouder to put this birth certificate matter to rest than ‘The Donald’. And that’s because he can finally get back to focusing on the issues that matter. Like, did we fake the moon landing? What really happened in Roswell? And where are Biggie and Tupac?”
I wonder if the “What really happened in Roswell?” joke line was a subtle reference to something real. Even as Obama was speaking, our own version of nearly invisible crafts, stealth black helicopters, prepared to move. If Donald Trump became president one day, Trump might discover what really happened at Roswell. We possess strange technologies and wondrous aircraft. But they don’t need to be reversed engineered from a crashed alien spacecraft. We humans can create our own.
In this video we can hear Obama’s Roswell reference.
In my previous post I proposed UFOs have nothing to do with spaceships piloted by organic aliens, but are probes manipulated by artificial intelligence. Probes using robotics and A.I. would essentially be immortal, and traveling the vastness of space would not be an issue. Humanity has begun this in a limited way with the Voyager Interstellar Mission.
We can view UFOs as something quasi-magical. We imagine faster-then-light warp drives, phasing through dimensions, becoming invisible using cloaking technology and other elements from science fiction. If UFOs are magic-like things, we’ll never find one. However, if the laws of nature restrict UFOs, we may yet discover the location of these probes possibily watching our planet.
Cigar Shaped UFO
If UFOs are probes without living occupants and instead are motivated by powerful programs or even true machine sentience, then they will follow a routine. They have a purpose, and will follow this purpose as programmed. Which means they should be predictable. Let us think like a programmer, and how we’d instruct an interstellar craft to behave on finding a living world.
I suggest we’d start with an interstellar ship, a mother ship, the vessel that would travel for centuries to distant stars. What has been described as a mother ship UFO has been sighted. It has been described as a giant cigar shaped UFO. It is purported to be huge. I assume such a massive vessel would not do the exploring but instead employ probes to explore any new planet encountered. There are also many sightings of smaller UFOs that seem to merge together or break apart and move on their own.
If there is a cigar-shaped mother ship UFO, where is it hiding? I’d suggest it is hiding (almost) in plain sight. I’d guess it would act like our own spy satellites hovering above us in high orbit around the earth, perhaps halfway between the earth and moon.
But wouldn’t someone spot it with all our telescopes watching the skies? We have terrestrial telescopes scanning the sky for asteroids, not to mention the world’s governments trying to keep track of the other’s spy satellites. Could a large object hide in the sky?
A cigar/tube shaped UFO seems to change shape based on the angle from which we view it. When a tube shaped flying object is viewed from the side, it appears long and large, and may even appear like a flying saucer from that view. If viewed from a distance at an angle, it may seem like a flying wedge. But if viewed from the tip, only a dot would be visible, a flying ball. I illustrate this below with an actual cigar.
If a tube shaped UFO were in high orbit watching us, by facing earth with its tip pointed at us, only a circular spot a fraction of the total size would be visible from earth. At a sufficient distance from earth this dot would be nearly invisible without the need for any “invisibility technology”. Only the lucky telescope would spot this dot in the black of space if it drifted across a star or nebula at that instant. Even then we’d probably think nothing of it.
From this Cigar Ship the smaller probes would visit earth. There are stories these anomalies have been picked up by military and civilian radar, but are elusive. These smaller probes would likely use the Cigar Ship as their base, and would be going back and forth from this base ship.
Assuming the probes are programmed for secrecy, where would this Mother Ship position itself? Behind the moon perhaps? I’d suggest a better place to hide with a good view of earth. I’d place the Mother Ship hovering where the bright glare of the sun’s corona would offer camouflage. The mother vessel could be pointing at Earth in a geostationary orbit where it would seem to always be at the same point in the sky…with the sun behind and beside it.
Nobody looks into the sun; we avert our eyes. Assuming smaller probes are going back and forth to this base, what better avenue to disguise their approach and departure then by traveling hidden by the sun’s powerful light.
Again assuming these ships are probes, then they will follow their program. Programs won’t change unless something triggers a change. If there is a mother ship hovering in space and it is using the sun as camouflage, then it will remain there unless there is reason otherwise.
If we want to hunt for hidden UFOs, we now have a resource from NASA, their sky-map archive. Let us hunt for anomalies using the sky-map archive, link below. The truth may be out there…hiding in plain sight!
NASA has released a trove of data from its sky-mapping mission, allowing scientists and anyone with access to the Internet to peruse millions of galaxies, stars, asteroids and other hard-to-see objects.
There was a story about a memo reputed to concern the famed Roswell UFO crash. As described in the memo: “An investigator for the Air Forces stated that three so-called flying saucers had been recovered in New Mexico. They were described as being circular in shape with raised centers, approximately 50 feet in diameter. Each one was occupied by three bodies of human shape but only 3 feet tall, dressed in metallic cloth of a very fine texture.” Secret FBI File Exposes Roswell UFO — Or Not?
What to make about this story of the recovery of crashed UFOs at Roswell? I have my doubts. I don’t reject the possibility of intelligent extraterrestrial life. I just can’t buy into 3 feet tall humanoids in metallic cloth uniforms in flying saucers.
What would actual alien explorers look like? We humans are already exploring our solar system with robots. We have many probes hurtling through the void of space gathering information. We have moving probes traveling the surface of Mars. Sending human beings into distant space to accomplish the same would cost an untenable fortune in resources.
One day we’ll send probes to visit other stars. With the known barrier of the speed of light, it could take hundreds or even thousands of years for a probe to reach distant stars and send back information. But what is the hurry since future generations will await the signals. Robots and artificial intelligence don’t require air, food or water, just energy. If we eventually send probes to the stars, then perhaps an alien civilization is doing the same. Even at close to the speed of light, aliens won’t send organic life to do the job.
I imagine technology will someday develop genuine artificial intelligence. Thinking machines would be like living beings without the need for life support. Indeed, artificial intelligence may one day replace organic life. If an alien craft ever crashed on earth, we would find no pilot in the craft. The UFO itself would be the alien. We may have such crafts watching us now, alien intellects vast and superior…watching invisibly from deep, dark space. Not 3-foot tall gray aliens in tin foil suits.
Does this mean sightings of organic aliens are only phantoms of our imagination? They may not be imagination, but actual phantoms. Encounters with alien “life” may be something entirely different then extraterrestrial.