Â Â Â Last time out, âweâ touched on sci-fi special effects artist Douglas Trumballâs hopes for logging UFO data by developing multi-spectrum camera technologies, with the intent of triangulated deployment. The unfunded, all-volunteer team includes MUFON video/photo analyst Marc DâAntonio, as well as former employees of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
The project is known as UFOTOG, and among its motivational sources is Robert Schroeder, a retired Hewlett-Packard software engineer with degrees in math and aerospace engineering. Three years ago, Schroeder described how science is beginning to close in on The Great Taboo with his book Solving the UFO Enigma: How Modern Physics is Revealing the Technology of UFOs
Following the apparent flatline of a universal structure theory during recent Hadron supercollider experiments, Schroeder feels his own ideas about UFO propulsion systems are even more compelling. Last week, he offered a synopsis of his work to De Void. Here’s Bob in his own words:
Historically physicists thought that interstellar travel could be accomplished by developing high speed vehicles that could go near the speed of light or by warping four-dimensional space using methods such as the Alcubierre Warp Drive. The problem with both ideas is the enormous amount of energy required. However, modern physics is pointing toward new concepts that may explain how UFOs are getting to Earth.
The Holy Grail of modern physics has been to recreate both theoretically and/or experimentally a unification of the four fundamental forces of nature as they were believed to have been combined into a single super force at the very beginning of the universe 14 billion years ago at the time of the Big Bang. The four fundamental forces are electromagnetism, the strong nuclear force, weak nuclear force and gravity. During the 20th century, great progress had been made unifying the three non-gravity forces. Unfortunately, physicists were unable to bring gravity into the unification theories. How come? The big problem is the extraordinary weakness of gravity versus the other forces. For example, the electromagnetic interaction is about 10 to the 36th power stronger than gravity. That’s equivalent to the number 1 followed by 36 zeroes! This is such a vexing problem that it even has its own name â the hierarchy problem.
But in the last years of the 20th century, physicists developed a new theory called string or M-theory. String/M-theory, however, came with strings! It required the existence of extra dimensions beyond the traditional four of space-time (three space and one time dimension). Currently, it is thought we may live in an 11-dimensional universe. But only five of the 11 dimensions are large, while the remaining six are thought to be curled up at every point in space-time. One of the theories derived from M-theory is called warped geometry and this theory may solve the hierarchy problem.
Warped geometry suggests that there are two 4-D space-time membranes floating parallel to each other in the larger 5-D space. The 5-D space between the membranes is referred to as the bulk. But the matter and force particles that create everything we see around us are stuck on the 4-D space-time membrane we live on called the Weak Brane (our universe). Except for one particle. The exception is the graviton that carries the gravity force. The graviton is thought to be able to leave our membrane and wander anywhere in the bulk and this may help explain the weakness of gravity (see ‘brane illustration below). According to warped geometry the 5-D bulk space-time is believed to be severely warped. So much so that the strength of gravity increases by up to 16 magnitudes stronger than the 4-D gravity we experience on our Weak Membrane as you go deeper into the 5-D bulk.
As soon as I saw the warped geometry theory I realized that, based on general relativity, the severe warping of the 5-D bulk (extra dimensional space-time) means that distances shrink in the bulk. If UFOs can enter the bulk they could go in far enough to where the distances between stars shrink dramatically, courtesy of Mother Nature. For example, if a UFO were to go into the 5-D bulk only to the point where gravity is just one ten thousandth of its maximum strength in the bulk, then the distance to Alpha Centauri shrinks from 25 trillion miles to just 25 miles! You could drive to Alpha Centauri in half an hour depending on the speed limit in the bulk! (There are certain other issues to consider which for the sake of brevity we’ll ignore here). Air France Captain Charles Duboc’s 1994 observation of a UFO at 35,000 feet becoming partially transparent then disappearing may be an example of a UFO leaving our Weak Brane universe and penetrating the bulk. See Leslie Kean’s book on UFOs for more details of the Air France flight 3532 UFO encounter.
On the second question of how UFOs are able to perform inertia defying acrobatics in earth’s atmosphere, we can answer that using the warped geometry theory as well. In a nutshell, I believe UFOs are creating something called Kaluza-Klein gravitons. These in turn induce the creation of micro-black holes according to theories based on the existence of extra dimensions.
We expect to produce these KK gravitons and micro-black holes in the Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator ourselves. The micro-black holes will decay quickly into Hawking radiation if these theories are correct. But it is also theorized that black holes will not only swallow massless photons that carry light rays (we call black holes “black” because no light escapes) but will also swallow massless 4-D gravitons, too. This means if UFOs create an envelope around their craft of these micro-black holes then 4-D gravitons that communicate with the earth to tell how heavy an object is will then essentially disappear. So as far as the earth is concerned, the object (UFO) is a massless or light weight craft. In effect, these UFOs are de-massing their craft. Many people notice UFOs spin on their central axis. This would make sense if these craft were effectively lightweight like a Frisbee, so spinning a UFO (or Frisbee) stabilizes the object. It is important to note that this is not the popular notion of anti-gravity; instead, it is a sharp reduction of the inertial/gravitational mass of the UFO.
Now the connection to Doug Trumbull’s UFOTOG project. If the UFOTOG system can detect Hawking radiation from these craft then it would be compelling evidence that UFOs are using concepts that we on Earth are just on the threshold of understanding. In fact, using relatively primitive Geiger counters back in the 1950s to 1970s, NASA scientist Paul Hill detected gamma rays coming from UFOs. Well, it turns out that gamma rays are a key constituent of Hawking radiation. But the electromagnetic spectrum consists of many components, including gamma rays, X-rays, ultraviolet, visible light, microwaves, infrared, etc. Data from the entire spectrum will be needed to complete a graph of Hawking radiation. For example, the visible portion of the spectrum covers roughly only two percent of the entire spectrum. Unfortunately, each segment of the spectrum requires specialized detection equipment, and whether UFOTOG has the funding to afford these devices is uncertain. Nevertheless, their goal of collecting EM emissions from UFOs is definitely in the right direction.
There is a very recent development in modern physics that also strengthens the case for extra dimensions. For the last half century, physicists placed their hopes in solving the hierarchy problem on a theory called supersymmetry. Unfortunately, the recent run of the Large Hadron Collider found no evidence of the lightest supersymmetric particles predicted by supersymmetry. The cover of the May 2014 Scientific American is headlined: “A Crisis in Physics”, referring to the failure of natural supersymmetry. But this means competing theories that use extra dimensions â which had been the black sheep of the family â are now being taken more seriously by physicists. As I mentioned above, I believe these UFOs are using the extra dimensions, so this is further support that the idea of extra dimensions is credible. The physicist Michio Kaku has also mentioned the possibility that if these craft are real they could be using hyperspace (extra dimensions) to get to planet Earth.
Anyway, if the UFOTOG project were to get the needed funding we could be on our way to understanding the technology of UFOs as it relates to cutting edge physics concepts here on Earth.
De Void: Lockheed Martin charges $47 million to build an F-16. If UFOTOG gets the data it anticipates, the results could make the “Fighting Falcon” look like a tortoise at the Indy 500.