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October 5, 2006

Lookin' for that on-ramp to Epsilon Eridani

Pictured in order of appearance are Bernie Haisch, Hal Puthoff, Bruce Maccabee and Jim Deardorff.

The first three have PhD's in physics, Jim has a PhD in meteorology. These guys have done some serious work, according to their bio's and curriculum vitae. Collectively, the group has several decades of research in astrophysics, quantum mechanics and atmospheric dynamics.

They compared notes on information found while they were holding down a regular day job and put it all together under something that reads "Inflation-theory Implications for Extraterrestrial Visitation". Which is a mouthful even if ya don't say it out loud.

They point to the finding of extra-solar planets (now at 208) as fodder for discussion, particularly since some of the planets' stars are far older than our Sun. Then, they say there's some stuff that official reports tend to gloss over.

In the Air Force Project Blue Book, the percentage of unexplainable sightings of UFO's increased according to the reliability of the reports. In other words, expert witnesses in the military or scientific disciplines described events that can't be explained by the planet Venus or inverted cloud formations.

Their report mentions that since the heyday of UFO mania in the late 40's and early 50's, physics has come up with superstring and m-brane theories that argue for the possibility of parallel universes. Physics literature now toys with "traversable wormholes". Sounds like we're moving along, but maybe somebody on another planet beat us to it.

The first Director of the CIA, Roscoe Hillenkoetter, is quoted in the New York Times on February 28, 1960: "behind the scenes, high ranking Air Force officers are soberly concerned about UFO's. But, through official secrecy and ridicule, many citizens are led to believe the unknown flying objects are nonsense. To hide the facts, the Air Force has silenced its personnel". Hillenkoetter was also on the board of NICAP until 1962.



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