The Fermi Paradox

     The Fermi paradox is basically the discrepancy between the number of extraterrestrial civilizations we expect should exist in the universe and even the local region of our galaxy, and the number that are observed, which in mainstream science circles is zero.

     A paradox usually means that we have a less than adequate understanding of some portion of the problem and that is certainly true with this particular paradox.

     Many people have had encounters but they are dismissed by mainstream science.

     Get yourself a set of night vision goggles or camera, go out where it’s dark, and look up at night and you will see objects that don’t behave as airplanes, helicopters, satellites, insects, or birds do, and you will see them in abundance.

     The SETI protocol is designed to make detection impossible.  If you read the protocol, and realize that for a signal to travel interstellar distance at any reasonably obtainable power level requires high gain on both the receiving and transmitting antennas, and you know that high gain in an antenna involves high directivity, then you know that the only way for a signal to be received across an interstellar distance is for receiving and transmitting antennas to both be precisely aimed at each other.  This can very very rarely happen by chance, and probably did with the reception of the WOW signal, but given all the relative motions of the transmitting and receiving bodies, the only way the SETI program can succeed, which calls for the same signal to still be present 24 hours later, is if the transmitting civilization is intentionally beaming a signal towards us and we’re continuing to adjust our antenna to look towards them.

     Most people feel that it is unwise to advertise our location by sending out a signal intended to be intercepted by alien civilizations.  It’s not just the matter of a potential predatory civilization out there, in general when a much more technology advanced civilization encounters a less advanced one, the encounter is not good for the less advanced.  It’s quite possible other intelligent species have figured this out as well and so don’t intentionally transmit towards us.  If they have the technology to observe us, they probably have figured out that we’re a very antisocial civilization that is self-destructive and so probably best avoided.

     If you look at how our own radio communications are developing, we’re moving from modulated carriers to very broadband spread-spectrum signals that are virtually indistinguishable from noise if you don’t have the right key to decode them.  So the period that we’ve been transmitting carrier waves that could be detected by a narrow band receiver like SETI has been very brief.  Likely the same is true for other cultures because carriers are simply an inefficient use of transmitter power and bandwidth.

     SETI aside, there are so many photos of objects we can’t explain, so many people who have encountered beings, and these objects you can see with night vision equipment, it seems pretty clear to me they are already here and there is no paradox, just a bunch of people in denial.

Alien Abductions

     According to Art Bells guest tonight, an alien invasion is already underway.  They want to take over the planet.

     The professor guest does not entertain the possibility of them coming back from the future because he sees it as paradoxical, but in the many worlds theory of quantum mechanics, it is not a paradox, it is a universe bifurcation point.

     I do believe that we are being visited, and that there are beings that want to at least co-exist with us, perhaps they’d like to eliminate us, I don’t know.  I think there are beings coming from a future Earth but it’s a parallel universe future.  The difference is that in their world, nobody came back from the future, and in coming back, they’ve created a parallel universe which is different, in that beings did come back from the future.

     It’s a decision point, like any quantum event that can go one way or the other, and in the many worlds theory, or the new many interacting worlds theory which I think really explains many aspects of our reality, it goes both ways, people came back from the future, people didn’t come back from the future, but in OUR version they did.

     Up to the point where they come back the universe hasn’t bifurcated, at least along this particular line yet.  So up to the point where they come back, our DNA in both universes is identical.  And I think this is why abductions happen along family lines.  They are interested in the people who are their ancestors, at least up to the point where the universe bifurcates, because those people will share more DNA with them.

     This is the situation I think they are faced with.  They’ve survived to the point where our sun has ballooned out and reddened significantly.  It has reached a point that, with all their technology, they can not go on.  Plant life is becoming impossible, no source for foods, water is drying up, they’ve got to go.  And perhaps it turns out that time travel is easier than interstellar travel.  So they opt to go back in time but our time, the Suns spectrum has damaging ultra-violet light, way too much visible light, they are not well adapted.

     So they are seeking out their ancestors to create a hybrid race that has their mental capacity, our ability to deal with the present day environment.  Will they eliminate us?  Well they can because we are not technically their ancestors since they are from a parallel universe where nobody did come back in time.

     But maybe we’re useful slaves for growing food, extracting resources, doing a lot of grunt work that they’d rather not have to do.

     I also think there are interstellar visitors.  I think the interstellar visitors are probably more advanced and less malign than those from the future.  They’re more adept at traveling vast distances and so resources for them are not a problem.  Our future selves either never figured out faster than light travel or we did but it was prohibitively expensive for us, at least in mass, time travel much less perhaps.

     People have posited that global warming is actually an alien terraforming project.  I think not however, because I think they don’t want to hasten the time until the planet becomes uninhabitable for them.  I can’t help but wonder if this isn’t why we’ve all the sudden had a plethora of potential fusion reactor designs emerge, many new physics developments that will lead to new practical applications.  These things will help make their slaves more efficient.  Yet these technologies seem highly controlled.

     The grays are often described as having no genitalia.  If you look at human development from the very early proto-humans until now, one thing that is evident is that the degree of sexual dimorphism has been decreasing with time.  So perhaps this is just the end result of time on our evolution.

I don’t know if they could possibly run the planet any worse than we have, for their interests or ours, or the other life forms native to this planet.

Mars Water

     Now that the presence of liquid water on the Martian service is no longer speculative, it seems highly likely that at least microbial life will also exist there, and perhaps even some plants or lichens or other non-animal life forms.

This image shows water ice, but we now know liquid water (salty brine) exists as well at least during the Martian summer.

    In addition to making the probability of present day Martian life high, liquid water also makes human missions much more attractive.  The perchlorates also present on the Martian surface are also valuable as a component of rocket fuel.  Typically ammonium perchlorate serves as an oxidizer and aluminum as a fuel in solid rocket boosters.  Hard to say what the fuel might be on Mars but at least they’ve got an oxidizer.

     I suspect that if we make it to Mars we’re going to eventually find out we weren’t the first to visit.

Homeland Security UFO Video

     This video is one of the more convincing UFO videos I’ve seen. I originally stumbled across it on Art Bells site. The object changes shape and splits into two near the end of the video. It goes into the ocean and out without slowing down.  It has an effect on the background immediately around it which is very similar to orbs I have photographed and also that I’ve found on Google satellite imagery.  Sure you can do something like this Premier Pro or similar video editing software but infrared cameras aren’t easy for civilians to come by.  So it’s at least interesting and worth a watch.

SETI – Seth Shostak

     Seth Shostak with the SETI institute was Art Bells guest yesterday.  He spent basically three hours denying that they have ever received a meaningful signal.  The problem is that the SETI institutes criteria for validating a signal as being of alien origin requires that the same signal can be received not only by other stations but also a day later.  This may seem reasonable unless you understand the problem of antenna gain and relative alignment of the transmitting and receiving antennas.

     In order for a signal from a distant star system to be received here on Earth either you need to harness the entire power of a star and turn it into a radio frequency signal, or you need high gain antennas on BOTH the transmitting and receiving stations.  High gain antennas are by their nature also highly directive having a very narrow beam width.

     Now when you consider that the transmitting station is on some planet that is rotating, and it’s orbiting it’s star, and the star is orbiting the galactic center, and the galaxy is moving relative to ours, and the receiving station on our planet is rotating, and the planet is orbiting our star, and our star is orbiting the galactic center, and we’ve got that same relative motion to the distant galaxy, we’re only going to receive a signal during a chance alignment of the antennas.  The odds of that alignment recurring are virtually zero unless the transmitter is aware of our existence and intentionally aiming at us and we’re looking at the same portion of the sky.

     The protocol as it is designed would deny the alien origination of any signals that weren’t intentionally transmitted directed towards us.  I think the odds are good that SETI has in fact detected lots of real alien signals, such as the WOW signal, but dismissed it based upon their broken protocol.

     They had Steven Greer on Art Bells show a few days prior.  Steven Greer claimed that he had talked to Frank Drake at a party and Dr. Drake had told him that there were a number of alien signals detected but it had been kept secret.  Seth Shostak denied this. He said he asked Dr. Drake and Dr. Drake denied knowing who Steven Greer was.  Now it sounds like a big pissing war or cover up but I can see how Seth might have indeed met Dr. Drake, may have been sufficiently uninteresting that Dr. Drake didn’t remember him, and Dr. Drake might have said something about signals being received but they didn’t meet the protocols requirements or some such.

     There is a simple solution to the strange paranoia around the topic of SETI and that is simply to make their raw data available, unedited, in real-time so that no opportunity for editing exists, and let people do their own processing.

     I participated in the SETI at home program for a while and they used fast Fourier transforms to break the samples down into their spectral contents and look for a signal.  In the modern era of digital signal processing, much more efficient transforms have been developed that allow real time processing with much less computer power than was required by a Fourier transform.  I think if they made the raw data available in real time you’d have people writing software using newer more efficient transforms and perhaps digital signal processors that are much more efficient at chomping this type of data than regular CPUs.

     So Seth, if you’re out there and see this there is a way you can convince people you really aren’t hiding anything.  Make the raw data available in real time and let people devise their own methods of processing it.  They may tease out information that you didn’t even think to look for.

Will the REAL Extraterrestrial Please Stand Up!

     The last post really brought about a frustration, there are SO many fakes on the Internet these days.  I had an encounter 45 years ago, the craft was much like the classic 50’s or 60’s flying saucer, including tripod legs.  The exterior and interior had a brushed aluminum appearance, seamless except for the apparatus I will describe and mounting hardware for same. The beings were nothing I’ve seen on the Internet exactly nor nothing I’ve seen described.  They were short, maybe 3-1/2 to 4 feet tall, and thin like the grays are often reported to be but they weren’t gray.  They were beige, like Caucasian skin less the blood that gives it the pink hue.  Their heads were proportionally larger than ours but not the monstrous things so often depicted on the Internet.  They were bald, they did have big black eyes.  I couldn’t see what their fingers looked like as they wore a one piece jump suit that included gloves.  The fabric was weird, it had a metallic iridescent dark green color like you might see on the back of some beetles.  They were not very communicative in any spoken (external or telepathic) sense.  The only communication that I remember was a hand motion to come from a being on board their craft.

     Unlike typical abductees, I wasn’t snatched from my bed, rather I had a strange urge to take a walk in my pajamas at 4AM to the woods next to the elementary school, which was out for summer, that I attended, about six blocks away.  There was a large clearing in the middle of the woods and the craft was already there when I arrived.

     There was a ramp down to the ground just like in This Island Earth, but it wasn’t as high or large.  There was no walls inside, it was one room that took up the entire craft except there would be space under the floor.  The ramp actually went up to about a foot above the floor, and then there was a shorter ramp down to the floor inside.

     At first I didn’t see any beings inside the craft and my initial thought was, “I’m going to go in and figure out how to fly this thing and steal it and give us humans this technology.”  (I should add that I was ten years old at the time) Then I spotted a being and was somewhat struck with fear in as much as I was afraid that the being might somehow know my thoughts and desire to punish me.  But instead the fear left me and it motioned with it’s hand the way a human would motion to come and so I did.

     I went into the craft and I noticed it was very stark, no facilities of any kind visible except what looked like a glass tube about six inches off the ground and a couple of inches from the outside wall around the inner circumference of the craft which was around 25 feet in diameter.  The distance seemed to be about the same length as a room in our basement which I know to be about that long.  The minor diameter of this tube was about 3-4 inches and it appeared filled with mercury.  It went under the ramp that descended to the floor inside and to one side of the ramp there were too coils of copper wire and they appeared to be connected to something that looked like an over sized car battery with external inter-cell connectors and only three cells.  And that was the only obvious visible technology.

     The lighting was strange, there didn’t seem to be a source and yet it was well illuminated inside.  It was as if the light came right out of the air, everything was lit but there was no light source or sharp shadows, very diffuse.


This is a picture of the scoop mark 45 years later. It’s never completely healed.

     And then I was home in bed, even though I have memory of walking down and entering the craft, I have none of leaving or returning.  I was ready to dismiss it as a wild dream except for two things, I had a classic scoop mark on my shin and my pajama legs had clay on them.  There was no clay around my house unless you dug several feet into the ground, but there was clay at the surface in this wooded area.

     So this is why I have an interest in extraterrestrial life to this day.  I’ve never had another experience.  I’ve met others over the years who have had experiences but they all were of the more typical abduction type that you read about so often.  I’ve never found another description of creatures that match what I saw.  I have so many questions and so few answers about these beings.  I do not know there agenda, although I have some speculations.  I want to know more.

    There are some things I have concluded about this craft.  Where ever it is from, it can get from there to here and back almost instantaneously.  The fact that there were no chairs, sleeping facilities, restroom facilities, food, or even water stores meant that it had to get from somewhere to here and back almost instantly.  It’s possible it may be like a shuttle and dock with a mother craft that is in orbit or nearby, which does have facilities for a longer trip, or it may be that their technology is so advanced, they can travel vast distances in a blink.

     Also I’ve concluded that they can’t slip in and out undetected, even with the technology that we had in 1968, because I went back that afternoon to see if I could find any remaining evidence, like impressions where the tripod legs sat.  The city had cut much of the trees surrounding the area exposing it to view from the street and they’d bulldozed the entire clearing flat and were in the process of turning it into a park.  That this should happen on the same day seems like too much to be coincidence.

     Unlike abductees, this is the one and only experience I’ve had in my life.  Also, unlike typical abductees which are abducted along family lines, I don’t know about my genetic parents as I was adopted three days after birth, but my children have never related to me any similar experiences.

     While I’ve had some experience with psychedelics, that was years after this experience.  The scoop mark remains to this day.

Cube UFO

     There are no photos of the cube UFO that allegedly appeared over El Paso Texas here.  The reason?  Not a one of them is not copyrighted.  That’s my first clue that this is bogus.  I’m wondering what they’re promoting.  Seems no coincidence the resemblance to the Borg.

     Another clue, despite supposedly being witnessed by a number of people, seems only still images exist.  Odd that everyone and their brothers carry cell phones capable of video these days.  I guess it’s hard to do video in Photoshop, although there are tools for that, obviously the creator of this didn’t possess them.

     This is actually the downside of modern computer and software capabilities.  It’s possible to fake almost anything.  That said, I’m wondering what the purpose of this is, if it’s anything more than to get SecureTeam a lot of hits to their youtube videos.  They seem to be the new 3rd Phase of the Moon except 3rd phase is more focused on video.

      So I’m curious if this is part of a viral marketing thing for a new movie coming up, but if it were they’d have high quality video not amateurish fake photos.


Fake UFO Invasion

     In the early 80’s I saw a VHS tape with a supposed army officer revealing how the plan of the ruling elite to maintain control over us would unfold.  At the time, we had the cold war still going strong with Russia and even China to a degree.  It was much like the scenario in 1984 except that it wasn’t an actual hot war, just a lot of threats and arms building and general belligerence.

     This tape suggested that this would end and so a new common threat would be found and that would be terrorism.  Indeed, when the World Trade Center was demolished (yea I know they crashed planes into them but I’m talking about the thermite used to cut the beams and the controlled explosions sequenced off a floor at a time that were so obvious in the footage) in September 11th of 2001, a new reign of fascism ensued with the creation of the Department of Homeland Security. The 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, and 10th amendments were all thrown out the window.  So the tape was accurate in this prediction.

     This tape also predicted that eventually people would realize this was a ruse and the next fake common threat would be a fake invasion from outer space.  And now I am finding rumours of such an impending fake invasion across the Internet which makes me wonder when this will come about and how they’ll pull it off.  I say when and not if only because all the other predictions made in this tape have thus far been dead on as preposterous as they seemed.

Ufo Invasion


     The original Viking landers found evidence of life.  It was discounted as strange Martian chemistry and not real signs of life but the basis upon which it was discounted has been largely dis-proven.

     NASA keeps finding more evidence pointing to the existence of microbial life, methane gas, that is localized in origin and comes and goes.  The only real options for methane are life or geological processes and Mars appears to be geologically dead, no evidence of currently active volcanoes, no significant magnetic field, which leaves… life.

     Recently, Curiosity discovered nitrogen, in the form of nitrates, another key element in life.  NASA is quick to point out that they don’t think the nitrates were created by life, probably the result of past meteoric impacts or lightning.

    Curiosity also found chlorobenzene and dichloroalkanes which are chlorinated hydrocarbons, the product of chlorine found on Mars and Martian hydrocarbons. As with Methane there are possible geological processes that could create these hydrocarbons, but again, Mars is geologically dead.

     Some of the deeper canyons on Mars have sufficient atmospheric pressure that liquid water may be possible.

     So when do we get to look for actual life?  Or when are they going to announce they’ve already found life?

Life on Mars

     I stumbled across this video quite accidentally. What I found interesting was the emotional sense of being there, flying over Mars, looking for a safe landing spot on a foreign world.  I imagine if extraterrestrials are visiting us for the first time, it must be a frightening and awe inspiring experience for them.  If they’ve been visiting for thousands or hundreds of thousands of year, then not so much.  If we gain the ability to travel to the stars, the first ones to go, while the destination is still totally unknown, how awesome that will be.  I believe we are being visited.  I wish our visitors would help us out, we are stagnating here, at least I feel that way.  I understand, man would be dangerous unleashed on the cosmos.  I believe some of us are ready.