Source: East Tennessee State University (YouTube channel) Quote from the video text: “Author and journalist Nick Pope, a former British Ministry of Defense officer, who at one time oversaw England’s UFO Project, brought what he calls ‘the real life X-Files’ to East Tennessee State University on Thursday, April 23, 2015, in a lecture and Q&A […]

UFO Article: “OPERATION MAINBRACE SIGHTINGS – In the vicinity of Denmark & Norway – September, 1952”

By Richard H. Hall Source: National UFO Reporting Center, Davenport, Washington Quote from the article: “A particularly interesting series of UFO reports came from the vicinity of the ‘Operation Mainbrace’ NATO maneuvers held in September 1952. The maneuvers commenced September 13th and lasted twelve days. According to the U. S. Navy, ‘units of eight NATO […]

Your Weekly Attenborough: Prethopalpus attenboroughi

These goblins don’t work in banks, nor do they lurk in basements. They do, however, creep through the underbrush and conceal themselves in forest canopies in the hopes of waylaying oblivious passers-by. Goblin spiders are tiny, usually on the order of just a few millimeters long, but they can be ferocious hunters. One paper describes […]

What Is “Social Priming”?

“Social priming” has recently been one of the most controversial topics in psychological science. With failures to replicate proliferating, the field has been called a train-wreck. But what exactly is it? Here’s how I defined social priming in a 2016 post: “Social priming” has been the punching-bag of psychology for the past few years. The […]

Photo of UFO Over O’Hare Finally Surfaces? (Redux)

Editor’s Note: As far as I can tell this image was recently (a few hours ago) posted on the ATS (Above Top Secret) UFO Forum. The subscriber writes, “the person who sent this to me claims he shot this at the airport” [O’Hare]–FW By Frank WarrenThe UFO Chronicles1-24-07 Continue Reading ► * Source AboveTopSecret.com See […]

How the Challenger Disaster Changed NASA

By January of 1986 America was already bored with spaceflight. It was, in part, NASA’s own fault. The government agency had debuted the space shuttle program five years earlier with an aggressive public-relations message that the reusable vehicles would make access to space both affordable and routine. Projected frequency: more than 50 flights a year. […]

No, the “Ring of Fire” is Not a Real Thing

“The Ring of Fire is really active!” Yup, that’s what the headlines say. The supposed “Ring of Fire” — the chain of volcanoes and earthquakes that sits at the edge of the Pacific Ocean — appears to be in the news a lot right now because of the eruptions in the Philippines and Indonesia and […]

Flashback Friday: Psychologists can give you false memories of having committed a crime.

Photo: flickr/phphoto2010 You’ve probably heard of “false confessions,” when pressure from the police and long interrogations can make someone confess to a crime they didn’t actually commit. According to this study, it’s actually not that difficult to give someone a false memory of a serious crime. Here, researchers tried to make undergraduate volunteers believe they […]