• Washington hearing on UFOs blows minds

    By Ted Bonnitt on April 29th, 2013

    The Citizen Hearing on Disclosure got off to a very interesting start today at Washington's National Press Club.

    Former members of Congress heard compelling testimony from top UFO researchers, with some of them becoming visibly swayed by the evidence put before them.

    Today's proceedings focused on a general history of the modern UFO era, dating back to the 1947 Roswell, NM, UFO crash case.

    Author and UFO historian Richard Dolan detailed the seriousness of the UFO/ET issue, and how the subject is of great interest to the US government and military despite their official denials.

    Dolan also ...

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  • My Favorite Martian-the ultimate reality TV show

    By Ted Bonnitt on April 27th, 2013

    One of the great reasons to be alive today is to witness civilization as it commercializes outer space exploration and development. 

    For those who lived through the Apollo space program decades ago, it has been hard to top the wonder of six human landings on the moon. Now, things are getting interesting again on the manned mission front.

    There's no business like show business, even on Mars.

    Space missions have historically been paid for by taxpayers. But with the Space Shuttle fleet retired and after years of fiscal problems in both Russia and the United States, the public's ...

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  • Maryland witneesses report "building" size UFO with possible windows

    By Ted Bonnitt on April 25th, 2013

    A man and his elderly mother-in-law saw a "building in the sky" size UFO with an extremely bright light from the craft's bottom near Frederick, Maryland, in the early morning of November 16, 2012.

    In their sighting report filed this week with the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), the witnesses stated that they had begun a road trip early that morning, bound for Oklahoma.

    The unnamed reporting witness, age 46, said it was still dark at 5:40 AM when he and his 81 year old mother-in-law were driving west on Route 26 toward Frederick and "noticed a very large ...

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  • Mother, daughter and dog have murky experience with UFO and creatures

    By Ted Bonnitt on April 24th, 2013

    A mother and her 15 year old daughter in Cleveland, Tennessee, reported a bizarre variety of occurrences while observing a UFO in the early evening hours of April 23, 2013.

    The mother and daughter were playing badminton under clear skies at around 7:45PM when things suddenly got strange, according to a report submitted to the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON.)

    The unnamed witness said that her foot that was healing from a previous injury suddenly felt "tingly" and "soaked" wet. Then, she noticed what she thought was an airplane flying near where they were playing badminton. Upon closer look, the ...

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  • WV couple look for meteors but see UFO instead

    By Ted Bonnitt on April 24th, 2013

    An Air Force veteran and his wife were preparing an outdoor fire to take in this week's Lyrid meteor shower, when they saw an even more spectacular sky show on the evening of April 23, 2013.

    The Summersville, WV, couple told the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) that they had collected brush to burn in their fire pit, and were settling in to watch for shooting stars at about 9:55 PM when the husband noticed a "bright round light moving towards us just over the tree tops behind my house."

    The husband, with nine years of active Air Force ...

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  • 'Ata' boy was just that

    By Ted Bonnitt on April 22nd, 2013

    As promised, Dr. Steven Greer has released a detailed report on the 'Atacama Humanoid' to coincide with this week's world premiere of his "Sirius" Documentary.

    But the findings defy the movie's promotional hype, with a lead researcher on the project announcing that the remains are not from out of this world. They're human, reports Stanford University's Dr. Garry Nolan.

    Nolan is a genetics professor of at Stanford University's School of Medicine in California and was billed by movie's PR as heading up the team examining the human-like specimen.

    Nolan states in the movie that ...

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  • Pilot "really shook up" by four UFOs

    By Ted Bonnitt on April 22nd, 2013

    A retired pilot was "really shook up" last night when he spotted four UFOs flying near his Ohio home.

    The unnamed witness, age 50, was loading his truck in the driveway of their Alliance, OH, home at about 9:34 PM when he noticed three objects flying in a triangle formation at an altitude of about 3500 Ft.

    The witness submitted a detailed sighting report to the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) using his knowledge of aviation as a guide.

    The sight startled the witness because the lead craft resembled a turbo-prop "with an engine fire."

    All three UFOs were silent ...

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  • Alien flash mob wakes witness in bedroom

    By Ted Bonnitt on April 22nd, 2013

    A witness in Riverside County, California, reportedly woke up to a group of over a dozen "dark grey entities" surrounding their bed at around midnight on January 20, 2013.

    In a report filed on April 21, 2013, to the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON), the witness stated that they were sleeping in their bedroom when they sensed that something or someone was staring at them.

    The adult witness said that they had a nightlight on in their room, which allowed them to "see clearly somewhat."

    What they saw made them scream, "Oh my God, oh my God."

    Standing around and at ...

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  • Antares launch first step to Space Station

    By NASA, Wallops Island, Virginia on April 21st, 2013

    NASA commercial space partner Orbital Sciences Corporation Sunday launched its Antares rocket at 5:00 p.m. EDT from the new Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad-0A at the agency's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

    The test flight was the first launch from the pad at Wallops and was the first flight of Antares, which delivered the equivalent mass of a spacecraft, a so-called mass simulated payload, into Earth's orbit.

    "Today's successful test marks another significant milestone in NASA's plan to rely on American companies to launch supplies and astronauts to the International Space Station, bringing this important ...

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  • Spectacular look at Horsehead Nebula

    By NASA, Greenbelt, MD on April 21st, 2013

    Astronomers have used NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to photograph the iconic Horsehead Nebula in a new, infrared light to mark the 23rd anniversary of the famous observatory's launch aboard the space shuttle Discovery on April 24, 1990. 

    Looking like an apparition rising from whitecaps of interstellar foam, the iconic Horsehead Nebula has graced astronomy books ever since its discovery more than a century ago. The nebula is a favorite target for amateur and professional astronomers. It is shadowy in optical light. It appears transparent and ethereal when seen at infrared wavelengths. 

    The rich tapestry of the Horsehead Nebula ...

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  • Major UFO hearing underway in Washington DC

    By Ted Bonnitt on April 20th, 2013

    Dozens of military officials, researchers and civilian witnesses are testifying about UFO evidence before former members of the United States House of Representatives during a week-long hearing in Washington, DC.

    The event, called "Citizen Hearing on Disclosure" is being held at the National Press Club, and is intended to shed light on UFOs and change the way Washington politicians have publicly ignored the popular phenomenon for decades.

    "If the Congress will not do its job, the people will" is the motto of The Citizen Hearing on Disclosure, organized by Stephen Bassett, a self described political activist and head of Paradigm ...

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  • NASA's Kepler Discovers Its Smallest 'Habitable Zone' Planets to Date

    By NASA, Moffett Field, CA on April 18th, 2013

    NASA's Kepler mission has discovered two new planetary systems that include three super-Earth-size planets in the "habitable zone," the range of distance from a star where the surface temperature of an orbiting planet might be suitable for liquid water. 

    The Kepler-62 system has five planets; 62b, 62c, 62d, 62e and 62f. The Kepler-69 system has two planets; 69b and 69c. Kepler-62e, 62f and 69c are the super-Earth-sized planets.

    Two of the newly discovered planets orbit a star smaller and cooler than the sun. Kepler-62f is only 40 percent larger than Earth, making it the exoplanet closest to the size ...

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  • Light orb hovers over MS home

    By Ted Bonnitt on April 18th, 2013

    A small light orb was seen hovering over a home in Adams County, Mississippi, on the night of April 15, 2013.

    The witness was walking on their driveway at 10PM when they spotted a golf ball size "very bright gold glowing" orb over their house, according to a report filed with the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON).

    The witness reported that they saw the small orb "slowly rise up about 25 feet from the ground" pause for about two minutes before drifting to the west.

    The witness was standing about 30 feet from the object, which they initially thought was an ...

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  • Bright flashing Oval UFO flies at KY witnesses

    By Ted Bonnitt on April 17th, 2013

    A speedy, oval shaped UFO with bright lights approached two witnesses in Rush, Kentucky, before disappearing on the evening of April 16, 2013.

    The unnamed reporting witness told the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) that they were sitting on a trampoline, talking with a friend at about 8:15PM on a clear night after sunset when they noticed an object approach at high speed.

    The witness reported that the object "looked to be about 1500 to 3000 feet up" and at a much lower altitude than other jet aircraft in the sky at the time.

    The object appeared to be flying ...

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  • New commercial rocket launch delayed

    By NASA on April 17th, 2013

    Update: NASA's commercial partner, Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, Va., has set Friday, April 19, for the next attempt to test launch its Antares rocket from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va. Orbital scrubbed Wednesday's planned launch of its Antares vehicle because of a premature separation of an umbilical connection on the second stage.

    NASA's commercial partner, Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, Va., attempted to launch its first Antares rocket today from Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad-0A at the agency's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. 

    Antares is undergoing testing that will enable the rocket ...

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  • Russian launch base on moon by 2030

    By Stuart Williams, Phys.org on April 17th, 2013

    Russian Leader Vladimir Putin vows to beef up flagging space program in wake of launch failures, and pledges new launch sites on earth and moon. Stuart William reports for Phys.org. - Editor

    President Vladimir Putin on Friday unveiled a new $50 billion drive for Russia to preserve its status as a top space power, including the construction of a brand new cosmodrome from where humans will fly to space by the end of the decade.  

    Fifty-two years to the day since Yuri Gagarin became the Soviet Union's greatest hero by making the first human flight into space, Putin inspected ...

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  • Sirius promises alien proof tonight -will it deliver?

    By Ted Bonnitt on April 16th, 2013

    The buzz is building ahead of tonight's Hollywood premiere of the movie, "Sirius," a documentary that promises to reveal evidence of extraterrestrials on earth and the science behind how they got here.

    The movie comes from filmmaker Amardeep Kaleka and Dr. Steven Greer's Disclosure Project, an organization that has produced high quality interviews and compelling testimony from notable witnesses about their first hand encounters with UFOs.

    Greer, 57, is the Disclosure Project's charismatic leader and an Emergency Room physician by trade, a position regarded by doctors as the adrenaline fueled, rock'n'roll arena of the medical ...

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  • OK driver spots silver disc in bright daylight

    By Ted Bonnitt on April 13th, 2013

    A witness in Oklahoma reported seeing a hovering, silver disc as they were driving on the afternoon of April 5, 2013.

    The unnamed witness told the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) that they were about to turn on to the Kilpatrick Turnpike in Bridge Creek when they spotted the UFO.

    The driver looked at the object several times, trying to determine if it was a reflection "or a highway lamp, etc."

    They looked again and the object was gone.

    The witness described the object as flat, silver and with no lights. The weather was clear and sunny.

    The object may have ...

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  • Lighted UFO circles university campus in Louisiana

    By Ted Bonnitt on April 12th, 2013

    A “bright, orange-pink light” was spotted by multiple witnesses circling over the campus of Southeastern Louisiana University on the evening of April 7, 2013.

    Three unnamed witnesses reported to the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) that they were walking east across campus at 8:00 PM when they noticed a “golf ball” size light flying to the west under a cloud bank and above the tree line.

    The object suddenly changed course and appeared to descend just north of the witnesses. The UFO was moving slowly enough for the three to discuss what they were seeing.

    About 30 seconds into the ...

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  • Russian military officials claim to "summon" UFOs

    By Svetlana Smetanina, Russia Now, Moscow on April 11th, 2013

    An interesting article from "Russia Now" about the Russian government's interest in UFOs and paranormal phenomena. -Editor

    The KGB and the Soviet Defence Ministry had dedicated units collecting and analysing information about paranormal activity. Military experts even claimed to know how to "summon" UFOs and make contact with them.

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was recently asked an unusual question. A Ren TV correspondent asked him if it was true that he received a classified folder with information about UFOs along with a nuclear briefcase when he was president. The former president replied in the affirmative, adding that he ...

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