We recently came across an article published in The Washington Post titled, “The strange star that has serious scientists talking about an alien megastructure.” It was referring to Tabetha Boyajian, a Yale University astronomer who recently wrote a paper on possible explanations for why KIC 8462852, a distant star, has unusual flickering habits and dims drastically every few years.(source)
As a result, Boyajian, along with Jason Wright, a Penn State University researcher who helped develop a protocol for seeking signs of extraterrestrial civilizations, and Andrew Siemion, the director of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Research Center at the University of California, is now working on getting access to the massive radio dishes she can point at the star to search for the kinds of radio waves that are usually remitted by technology. As The Washington Post post expresses, “if they find them – well, that would be very big and very, very unlikely news.” (source)
The star is over one thousand lightyears away, which means that if an intelligent extraterrestrial did create some sort of giant structure, they would have had to have done so in the 6th century.
Wright told the Atlantic that it could be something built by aliens, that it could be a “swarm of megastructures” that are likely fitted with solar panels to collect energy from the star.
“When (Boyajian) showed me the data, I was fascinated by how crazy it looked. Aliens should always be the very last hypothesis you consider, but this looked like something you would expect an alien civilization to build.” (source)
That being said, these scientists still believe that the possibility of these being alien structures is very remote, but it’s still worthy of a hypothesis.
It’s quite a conundrum, as other hypotheses hold very little promise compared to the extraterrestrial one. Another possible explanation mentioned by the authors is that it could be a family of comets orbiting the star. All other explanations seem to be lacking.
It’s good to see intelligent extraterrestrial life be included in a mainstream publication as a possible explanation for something happening in space. The general consensus among ‘serious’ scientists is that we are not alone in the universe, and many serious scientists believe that there is a great deal of evidence suggesting that we are already being visited, and have been for a long time.
Two top astronomers from the SETI Institute (Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence) recently appeared in front of the congressional House Science and Technology Committee for a hearing regarding the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. They told the committee that extraterrestrial life most certainly exists, without question. You can read more about that here.
‘Serious’ Scientists Already Believe We Are Being Visited
Intelligent beings from other star systems have been and are visiting our planet Earth. They are variously referred to as Visitors, Others, Star People, ETs, etc.… They are visiting Earth now; this is not a matter of conjecture or wistful thinking. – Theodor C. Loder III, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Earth Sciences, University of New Hampshire (source)
There is another way, whether it’s wormholes or warping space, there’s got to be a way to generate energy so that you can pull it out of the vacuum, and the fact that they’re here shows us that they found a way. (source) – Jack Kasher, Ph.D, Professor Emeritus of Physics, University of Nebraska.
There is abundant evidence that we are being contacted, that civilizations have been visiting us for a very long time, that their appearance is bizarre from any kind of traditional materialistic western point of view, that these visitors use the technologies of consciousness, they use toroids, they use co-rotating magnetic disks for their propulsion systems, that seems to be a common denominator of the UFO phenomenon. (source) – Dr. Brian O’Leary, Former NASA astronaut and Princeton Physics Professor
The list is long and huge, but these three quotes are excellent examples out of many from credible scientists. Not only that, hundreds of military and political personnel have also shared what they know, and dozens of governments support the extraterrestrial hypothesis for the ‘UFO’ phenomenon.
For those of you who are unaware, the UFO phenomenon has been officially disclosed as being real. These objects are commonly tracked on military radar and visually confirmed by the pilots who are sent out to take a closer look.
For more information, documents, and statements from ‘credible’ individuals, you can refer to to these heavily sourced articles for more information:
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