Could these bizarre theories prove that aliens do exist? The popular sightings and conspiracy theories revealed

DO aliens and UFOs really exist? This question has caused debate and controversy among humans for centuries. From Roswell to Suffolk's Rendlesham Forest, these are the sightings which UFO hunters have hailed as proof of extra-terrestrial life. How many alien and UFO sightings have there been? The number of UFO sightings is currently flying at an all-time high, according to data cruncher and blogger Sam Monfort. The alien expert reckons there have been more than 100,000 recorded UFO sightings in the past 100-plus years. And Sam is far from the only believer on our planet. From an "alien autopsy" video dating back to 1995 to a video of fighter jets apparently chasing a UFO over the M5, there are hundreds of videos which people have claimed to be proof of alien life. There's even a clip of a UFO supposedly attacking a Taliban compound, as well as 'sightings' in Peckham and Warminster. Most of the videos have been debunked by experts. In the M5 clip, for example, the motorway lorries look like models. While the Peckham UFOs were "almost certainly Chinese lanterns", former Ministry of Defence UFO investigator Nick Pope told the Sun Online. He added that "true believers wouldn’t be dissuaded" by evidence the videos are fake. Meanwhile, popstar Peter Andre claims to have seen "several UFOs" on a family trip to the Nevada desert. The desert is also the site of America's famous Area 51 - a highly classified military base at the centre of alien conspiracy theories due to scores of of UFO sightings in the area. Artist Dave Huggins believes he lost his virginity to a busty alien called Crescent - and has fathered 60 'hybrid' babies. Some people even believe this picture of Jesus' crucifixion - which hangs on the walls of the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral in Georgia - is proof that aliens visited Earth thousands of years ago. In July 2017, new research was published that suggested "free-floating" earth sized plants could exist and that some of them may even be able to Continue Reading

Newly-released footage of mysterious object above ocean stuns US military

THIS newly-released footage reveals how US fighter pilots were left stunned by a mysterious object above Atlantic Ocean. The sensational two-minute clip captured the moment military personnel aboard a US Navy F/A 18 jet flying at 25,000 feet spotted the bizarre flying item. One pilot can be heard shouting: “What the f*** is that thing?” while the jet's weapons systems officer exclaims: “Oh my gosh dude!” The video was shot off the East Coast in 2015 and posted online by the To the Stars Academy of Arts and Science, a private research company on Friday. The academy did not say how it obtained the declassified footage, but said others could obtain it through a Freedom of Information Act request. Three videos showing similar incidents became public last year in reports of $22 million in Pentagon spending on UFO research. The footage, along with observations by pilots and radar operators, “appear to provide evidence of the existence of aircraft far superior to anything possessed by the United States or its allies,” according to Christopher Mellon, an adviser to To the Stars Academy. Writing in the Washington Post, Mellon reasoned that if the origin of these aircraft is a mystery, “so is the paralysis of the US government in the face of such evidence.” Mellon, who served as an intelligence official for the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations, charged that military and department agencies “treat such incidents as isolated events rather than as part of a pattern requiring serious attention and investigation.” Mellon compared the government’s current approach to UFOs to the counterterrorism efforts of the CIA and the FBI prior to 9/11. MOST READ IN NEWSFiddle Miss Moffatt Scarlett Moffatt's best-selling weight loss DVD exposed as a sham VEGGIE FRIGHT Deadly plant which can kill a human with one bite found on beach in the UK DOWN AND OUT EDL founder Tommy Robinson 'kicked to ground by hooded men Continue Reading

Singer Benjamin Clementine: an alien among us

Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Jeremy D. Goodwin Globe Correspondent  January 23, 2018 Benjamin Clementine speaks his own language.It comes through in his occasionally unexpected word pronunciation — like singing “ports” such that it could be mistaken for “boats” — that feels like clever wordplay and sometimes may just reflect the idiosyncratic accent of an Englishman born to Ghanaian parents who cut his artistic teeth as a homeless teenager busking in Paris.Mostly it’s heard in his music, as found on two albums (so far), each a sort of self-contained universe that can be engagingly confounding but which richly rewards repeated listening. Advertisement Much about Clementine, who plays Berklee Performance Center with his trio on Tuesday, is instantly striking: his singing voice, a rich baritone; his 6-foot 4-inch frame, sometimes topped by an exclamatory beehive haircut; the conspicuous cheekbones and taste for the fine couture of a fashion model. But he doesn’t demand any special status. Get The Weekender in your inbox: The Globe's top picks for what to see and do each weekend, in Boston and beyond. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here “At the very beginning of my career, which was just a couple of years back, I wanted to be that special artist who you would sit down and be quiet and listen to,” Clementine, 29, says in a phone call from London, “but in fact I should be doing the opposite, because I want to be heard by many people. I want to be what people know. I don’t want to have a tag next to my name, because then I become niche.”His sui generis debut, 2015’s “At Least For Now,” introduced an unknown performer as fully formed maestro, performing his elegantly ambitious compositions at the piano as if for an intimate audience of one. It won Continue Reading

Conspiracy theorists convinced Earth is hollow and filled with aliens

If you thought the “flat Earth” theory was the craziest conspiracy you’d hear about all year, think again. Because there’s a growing community of people convinced the Earth is hollow, with a race of superior “alien” humans, Vikings and Nazis living in paradise at the center. They even believe that flying saucers and UFOs come from within the interior Earth — sent from the highly evolved tribes to spy on us and prevent nuclear war. Spearheading the bizarre movement is Rodney Cluff, author of “World Top Secret: Our Earth IS Hollow.” He was so confident in the theory that he organized a 2007 voyage to the hollow Earth — with a plan to set off from Russia on an icebreaker ship to find an “opening” at the North Pole. The $20,000-per-head expedition was canceled, but this in no way dampened his enthusiasm for the theory that flies in the face of modern scientific thinking. He told SunOnline that the movement has exploded in popularity — with thousands subscribing to the idea of an inner sun and Earth. “More and more people are coming to terms with the fact that the Earth is hollow. I get emails from people learning about it every day,” Cluff said. “It’s definitely growing in popularity — certainly not in the millions but maybe in the thousands.” So what does Cluff think of the loony rival theory that the Earth is flat? “I don’t know how the flat-Earthers can be so confused,” he told SunOnline. “They are obviously wrong. The world is not flat — it’s hollow. They reject all the evidence.” Contrary to flat-Earthers, the hollow Earth movement believes the planet is a sphere — or more specifically, a “doughnut” shape. And the theory does not just stop at our Earth — the group believes the moon, sun, stars and other planets are all hollow bodies. There are thought to be three “substantial” Continue Reading

Zyklon B on the US Border

Zyklon B arrived in El Paso in the 1920s courtesy of the US government. In 1929, for example, a Public Health Service officer, J.R. Hurley, ordered $25 worth of the material–hydrocyanic acid in pellet form–as a fumigating agent for use at the El Paso delousing station, where Mexicans crossed the border from Juárez. Zyklon, developed by Degesch (short for the German vermin-combating corporation), was made in varying strengths, with Zyklon C, D and E representing gradations in potency and price. As Raul Hilberg describes it in The Destruction of the European Jews, “strength E was required for the eradication of specially resistant vermin, such as cockroaches, or for gassings in wooden barracks. The ‘normal’ preparation, D, was used to exterminate lice, mice, or rats in large, well-built structures containing furniture. Human organisms in gas chambers were killed with Zyklon B.” In 1929 Degesch divided the Zyklon market with an American corporation, Cyanamid, so Hurley likely got his shipment from the latter. As David Dorado Romo describes it in his marvelous Ringside Seat to a Revolution: An Underground History of El Paso and Juárez: 1893-1923 (Cinco Puntos Press, El Paso), Zyklon B became available in the United States when, in the early 1920s, fears of alien infection were being inflamed by the alarums of the eugenicists, most of them political “progressives.” In 1917 Congress passed, and President Wilson–an ardent eugenicist and pro-sterilizer–signed, the Immigration Act. The Public Health Service simultaneously published its Manual for the Physical Inspection of Aliens. The manual had its list of excludables from the US of A, a ripe representation of the obsessions of the eugenicists: “imbeciles, idiots, feeble-minded persons, persons of constitutional psychopathic inferiority [homosexuals], vagrants, physical defectives…anarchists, persons afflicted with loathsome or dangerous Continue Reading

Is It Time for the US to Pull Out of Iraq and Syria?

On this day in 2011, President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali fled Tunisia, following massive protests in the streets. It was the first victory of the Arab Spring. The lessons, Laila Lalami wrote in The Nation at the time, were several: “To the Arab dictators: you are not invincible. To the West: you are not needed. And to the Arab people: you are not powerless.” Five years later, those parties—as well as newer arrivals on the scene, like Russia, Turkey, and the Islamic State—remain locked in a gruesome struggle for the future of the region. In war-torn Syria, half of the country’s pre-war population of 11 million have either been killed or forced to leave their homes; the government has targeted its own citizens with barrel bombs and chemical weapons; an apocalyptic death cult has conquered territory the size of Britain; and the architectural remains of some of the world’s earliest civilizations have been looted and destroyed. Contrary to President Barack Obama’s claim in his State of the Union address that the crisis in the Middle East is “rooted in conflicts that date back millennia,” the US invasion of Iraq in 2003 lit a match to the region’s sectarian divisions, and the fire is burning out of control—as this magazine repeatedly warned would happen. Yet even those on the left who accept this basic reading of recent history disagree about what should now be done. Some believe that the United States still has a responsibility to fix what it broke in the region; others that continued US presence in Iraq and Syria will only lead to more death and destruction. To launch “That’s Debatable,” The Nation’s new series of online forums about questions that remain unsettled on the left, we asked four experts to answer this question: “Is it time for the United States to pull out of Iraq and Syria?”–Richard Kreitner Why is this our fight? The war is already lost. Continue Reading

Edward Snowden tells Neil deGrasse Tyson alien signals may be too encrypted to be heard by Earth

Earth’s encrypted communique may be too complex to penetrate the chaotic noise of space and reach alien civilizations, government whistleblower Edward Snowden theorized to Neil deGrasse Tyson. Alien lifeforms may be in the same boat, too. The StarTalk host took Snowden on a hypothetical journey through the universe talking education, the Periodic table, but that conversation quickly spiraled into tinfoil hat thoughts halfway through the hour-long podcast. How would encryption affect deep space communications, Tyson wondered during his latest episode Friday. RELATED: EDWARD SNOWDEN GETS NORWEGIAN FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION HONOR From Snowden’s Moscow asylum hideout, the former NSA analyst offered his own explanation through a New York-based telepresence robot at Tyson’s Hayden Planetarium office. “There’s only one small period in the development of their society when all of their communications will be sent via the most primitive and unprotected means,” Snowden explained. “If there are indeed aliens out there, all of the communications are encrypted by default. What we’re hearing that’s actually an alien television show or a phone call or a message between their planet ... it happens to be indistinguishable to us from cosmic microwave background radiation.” If that’s the case, Snowden believes encrypted radio signals between either civilization are lost in space. “You’re assuming they have the same security issues we have on Earth,” Tyson said joking of Snowden’s flight from the United States for stealing thousands of classified documents and handing them over to journalists in a Hong Kong hotel room. The interview that aired Friday is only part one of another segment. Continue Reading

Blink-182 rocker Tom DeLonge talks run-in with aliens, says government tapped his phone

Blink-182 rocker Tom DeLonge is singing a bizarre tune about UFOs, mind-control weapons and the time the government tapped his phone. DeLonge, a longtime UFO geek who runs a website on the subject, opened up about his obsession with aliens and government conspiracy theories in a new interview with Paper magazine. In the lengthy piece, DeLonge explains he's a self-taught expert on extraterrestrials — "I've literally read 200 books" — and alleges that government agents once tapped his phone to get at the trove of secret info he'd gathered from top paranormal eggheads. "I'm reading books on the secret space program, I'm talking to people that work underground for six months at a time, that are confiding in me about the national security initiatives," DeLonge told the mag. The '90s pop-punker even claimed that one of his secret sources was once subjected to debilitating mind-control experiments by government spooks. "At the time I didn't know it, but the person I was dealing with was being awoken in the middle of the night with clicking and buzzing noises and falling on the ground vomiting, every morning at 4 a.m.," he told Paper. "I know now that those are artifacts from mind-control experiments, where the same technology that we use to find oil underground, we can zap somebody at the same frequency that the brain operates on, and it can cause some really horrific things to happen." In another passage, the guitarist describes a close encounter he and some pals while camping outside Area 51, the Air Force's top secret base in southern Nevada. The purpose of the trip was to try to contact alien life-forms using their thoughts. "So we decided to do it, and we were up mad late, but nothing happened," he said. Later, though, he recalled waking up at 3 a.m. and finding "my whole body felt like it had static electricity…and there's a conversation going on outside the tent." "It sounded like there were about 20 people there, Continue Reading

Dead LA man who had 1,200 guns, underwater car identified; believed to be ‘part alien’ secret government worker

The mystery behind a Los Angeles gun fanatic found decomposing in a car last week has deepened as his fiancée's family said he was an alien-hybrid secretly working for the government. The bizarre statement came Wednesday as the betrothed woman's lawyer identified the dead man as Jeffrey Alan Lash — almost one week after he was discovered rotting in his car parked on the street in the tony Pacific Palisades neighborhood. Los Angeles police found more than 1,200 guns, nearly 7 tons of ammunition, bows and arrows, knives, machetes and $230,000 in cash inside Lash's home last Friday. They also discovered a Toyota SUV designed to drive underwater among the 14 vehicles registered in his name. The collection was as odd as Lash's confessions to his soon-to-be-wife Catherine Nebron that he was working as an undercover operative for multiple unnamed government agencies, according to her defense attorney Harland Braun. "The story itself sounds totally crazy, but then how do you explain all this?" Braun said. "There's no evidence he was a drug dealer or he stole these weapons, or had any criminal source of income, no stolen property, all the stuff you'd look for." Lash was also believed to be an alien "sent to Earth to protect us," according to Laura VadBunker, the mother of 39-year-old Dawn VadBunker, who used to work for Nebron. "I can't believe this," Laura VadBunker told KTLA. "It's worse than a Twilight Zone movie. He was part alien and part human and was out to save the world." Authorities are still working to confirm the man's identity and figure out why he possessed so many cars and firearms, many of which were still in boxes or had price tags. LAPD Deputy Chief of Detectives Kirk Albanese said he does not believe he was doing anything illegal with the weapons. He had been decomposing inside his car for nearly two weeks before police found him on July 17. Police do Continue Reading

US government to air-drop toxic mice on Guam snakes

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam — Dead mice laced with painkillers are about to rain down on Guam's jungle canopy. They are scientists' prescription for a headache that has caused the tiny U.S. territory misery for more than 60 years: the brown tree snake. Most of Guam's native bird species are extinct because of the snake, which reached the island's thick jungles by hitching rides from the South Pacific on U.S. military ships shortly after World War II. There may be 2 million of the reptiles on Guam now, decimating wildlife, biting residents and even knocking out electricity by slithering onto power lines. More than 3,000 miles away, environmental officials in Hawaii have long feared a similar invasion — which in their case likely would be a "snakes on a plane" scenario. That would cost the state many vulnerable species and billions of dollars, but the risk will fall if Guam's air-drop strategy succeeds. "We are taking this to a new phase," said Daniel Vice, assistant state director of U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services in Hawaii, Guam, and the Pacific Islands. "There really is no other place in the world with a snake problem like Guam." Brown tree snakes are generally a few feet (1 meter) long but can grow to be more than 10 feet (3 meters) in length. Most of Guam's native birds were defenseless against the nocturnal, tree-based predators, and within a few decades of the reptile's arrival, nearly all of them were wiped out. The snakes can also climb power poles and wires, causing blackouts, or slither into homes and bite people, including babies; they use venom on their prey but it is not lethal to humans. The infestation and the toll it has taken on native wildlife have tarnished Guam's image as a tourism haven, though the snakes are rarely seen outside their jungle habitat. The solution to this headache, fittingly enough, is acetaminophen, the active ingredient in painkillers including Tylenol. The strategy Continue Reading