Google Books: Focus On Project SIGN’s 12 November 1948 Meeting In Washington, D.C.

Source: UFOs and Government: A Historical Inquiry

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Newsweek special edition covers UFOs and the search for aliens in a positive light

Newsweek recently released a special edition magazine titled Life Beyond Earth? The Mission to Find the Answer, and while one might expect it to be dominated by stories about NASA’s search for extraterrestrial microbes, or the SETI Institutes search for extraterrestrial radio signals, instead it is full of information about topics such as UFO investigations and alien abductions. That may make some of our readers cringe in fear of ridicule, but the stories are balanced and largely treat the topics positively.

The magazine has a lot of pictures. Some of them are rare pictures in remarkable condition. The kind of pictures writers like me search hours for, so that is why this excited me so much. Some of the pictures were even provided by With so many pictures, the stories are short, but cover a large variety of topics.

The stories range from ancient alien type topics to the Mars rover. What is exciting is that the UFO and alien stories are mixed in with the conventional science based stories, treating them all equally. There is also diversity within the topics. For example, their coverage of alien abduction covers experts who describe more positive experiences, and those who do not. More popular cases such as Betty and Barney Hill, the first alleged abduction to receive media coverage, and Travis Walton, are also included.

Photo of Travis Walton (right) with Jillian Björgin in the Newsweek Special Edition. (Credit: Newsweek)

As an example of the tenor of the stories, when dealing with abduction they include a 1993 study from the Journal of Abnormal Psychology which found people claiming to be abducted by aliens to be as intelligent and prone to fantasy as the general public.

Another interesting aspect of the magazine is a section on how UFOs and aliens have influenced art. From wild comic books in the 1950s, to blockbuster movie and TV shows, like the X-Files, today.

Yvonne Smith (upper left), Reuben Langdon (lower left) and Alejandro Rojas – Me (right) in Newsweek Special Edition. (Credit: Newsweek)

The magazine even recommends resources for more information, including books, and a particular interesting podcast called Open Minds UFO Radio. You will have to check the podcast out.

Open Minds UFO Radio in Newsweek Special Edition. (Credit: Newsweek)

You should also check out the magazine. It is on the shelves in every grocery store, so it is easy to find.


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Daily UFO Headlines 10/20/2017

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‘Lights-Out’ Manufacturing Hits Main Street

Robots toiling day and night assembling widgets and thingamabobs in pitch-black warehouses isn’t some mustache-twirling industrialist tycoon’s fantasy. It’s here, it’s the future of manufacturing, and it’s not just the multinational conglomerates that stand to benefit from the robot labor revolution. Main Street will, too.

Voodoo Manufacturing, a small 3D printing farm in Brooklyn—OK, so not quite mom and pop “Main Street”— was running up against a problem every small business wants: They

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JAXA discovers 50 km cavern beneath the Moon’s surface – Artificially or natural created?

The Japanese space agency JAXA has announced the discovery of a cave hidden beneath the lunar surface.

 Illustration of an opening/cavern.

Using a radar sounder system that can examine underground structures, the orbiter initially found an opening 50 meters wide and 50 meters deep.

The enormous cavern in the Marius Hills area on the near side of the moon stretching for about 50 kilometers exists beneath the moon’s surface.

Marius Hills on the near side of the Moon. Image credit: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.

It offers a possible protected site for future underground lunar bases and could provide shelter from cosmic radiation and menacing temperatures, while water or ice could be used as fuel, JAXA said.

It is widely believed the moon was rocked by large-scale volcanic activity until about 1 billion years ago whereby the cavern, likely created by volcanic activity, has not collapsed, reports

According to The Hollow Moon hypothesis, the Moon is either wholly hollow or otherwise contains a substantial interior space which is supported by countless pieces of evidence from astronomers and NASA scientists who reveal that some 3-5 kilometers down there appear to be dense layers of metal have led that scientific experts, including NASA investigators believe that the Moon is hollow with a shell about 32 kilometers thick.

Image credit: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.

Could it be possible, given the huge interest in this enormous cavern to use it as a future underground base, that the cave rather than created by volcanic activity, as the official statement reads, actually is an artificially created entrance that leads to an already existing enormous underground lunar base built by an extraterrestrial race in the past?

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Girl Scouts Think Like Citizen Scientists

By Sharon Karasick

Girl Scouts are encouraged to try all sorts of new things in their scouting experience, a commitment reflected in their new motto: ”When she’s a Girl Scout, she’s also a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™.  While many troops still embrace the traditional three c’s of crafts, camping, and cookies, Girl Scouts are also exploring new civic engagement opportunities through innovative STEM programming.

On the surface, civic engagement might not seem to have

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Scaring Babies for Science

“Snakes, why’d it have to be snakes?” so sayeth Indiana Jones, and so, apparently, say babies too.

In a study published Wednesday in Frontiers in Psychology, European neuroscientists determined that our instinctive fears of snakes and spiders are so primal, even babies become alarmed at the sight of them. How’d they figured it out? Well, they scared some babies. For science!

Primal Fear

Though not everyone is frightened of the two creepy crawlies, studies have shown more than a thi

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Beluga Living with Dolphins Swaps Her Calls for Theirs

In November 2013, a four-year-old captive beluga whale moved to a new home. She had been living in a facility with other belugas. But in her new pool, the Koktebel dolphinarium in Crimea, her only companions were dolphins. The whale adapted quickly: she started imitating the unique whistles of the dolphins, and stopped making a signature beluga call altogether.

“The first appearance of the beluga in the dolphinarium caused a fright in the dolphins,” write Elena Panova and Alexandr Aga

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When Wealth Inequality Arose

We’ve heard how great times used to be, and I don’t mean in 1950s America.

For eons, our hunter-gatherer ancestors shared their spoils with one another, didn’t own much and had very little social hierarchy. Sure, it wasn’t all kumbaya and high-fives. But the fact that individuals had so few personal possessions took the bitter dish of economic inequality off the table.

So how’d we get to a world today where 1 percent of the population controls so much of the wealth?

That’s a compli

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New Zealand Songbirds Attack Rivals That Sing Pretty Songs

Birds are territorial creatures, and they’ll passionately defend their chosen area from unwanted intrusions. For some songbirds, it doesn’t even take a physical breach to draw their ire — if you’re a lovely singer, they’ll attack.

New Zealand’s tui songbirds certainly aren’t doing the “jealous performer” stereotype any good. Males of the species will fend off rival males encroaching on their territory, and they’re especially aggressive toward those with more intricate, some might say pret

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