Archive for March, 2011

Second X-37B Space Plane Launched Into Orbit

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

The Air Force has launched its second X-37B space plane (X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle-2 to you) into orbit for a 270 day mission. The original mission lasted for 224 days before OTV-1 landed at Vandenberg Air Force Base in December and managed to shake observers by changing orbit more than a few times.  The Air Force won’t say what they are up to, but the Chinese and Russians are skeptical.

While the Air Force has said the space plane is designed to stay in orbit for 270 days, it hasn’t said much about the overall mission. It has said only that the vehicle provides a way to test new technologies in outer space, such as satellite sensors and other components.

[LA Times]

British UFO Documents Released

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Just like the recent release by the New Zealand Military, British officials released nearly 8500 pages of previously classified reports revolving around sightings of unidentified flying objects by the military and members of the public dating back to the 1950s through 2005. You can download the files here.

Russian Flight Controllers Claim Aliens Use Cat-Like Language

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

mioaw-mioaw all the time

Russian air traffic controllers in Yakutsk, Siberia claim they were buzzed by a high-speed UFO with a female sounding alien who spoke in an strange cat-like language. ‘I kept hearing some female voice, as if a woman was saying mioaw-mioaw all the time,’ he told the pilot of a passing Aeroflot flight. The video below is in Russian, but is reportedly of air traffic controllers discussing the incident.

[Ghost Theory via Daily Mail]

KRQE Investigates : The Chupacabra

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

This is actually a pretty good investigative report about the history of the chupacabra including an interview with Ben Radford, managing editor of Skeptical Enquirer and one of the hosts of Monster Talk.

“In the last 10 years chupacabra just means anything weird,” Radford said. “It means some dead animal of some sort that we can’t identify.”

My favorite part is at the very end when the main news anchor ends the segment by saying, “Yes, Virginia, there is a Chupacabra.” I am not sure he was paying attention.