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Meeting with ETs, Possible but Not Real – According to UCLA Scientists

Adamski UFO encounterIs it possible to meet the Extraterrestrials (ETs)?

Researchers at University of California, Los Angeles say they can help people “seek out” meetings with ETs (aliens) in a half-dream state.

In the latest report, some volunteers underwent a series of mental exercises on waking, and of the 20 who took part, seven claimed to have seen ETs – from little green men to seven-foot-tall robots – as part of an out-of-body-experience.

One volunteer, Craig, explained how he felt a floating sensation after falling asleep.

‘I told myself to go see aliens. The next scene I was near a mountain in a clearing with trees around it. There was a space ship. There were two aliens with helmets on. They also had a type of robot with them,’ he explained.

‘It was about seven ft tall and was silver in colour. The aliens did not appear to be friendly.’

Now, though the ET encounters  are clear proof that human beings can meet the ETs in the dream state, the scientists just change their stance by saying the ET meetings are NOT FOR REAL and just a product of the human brain.

The twist of this report was stated by no other than the lead researcher Michael Raduga, who says “alien contact is not indicative of the existence of otherworldly civilizations, but rather of a poorly studied state of consciousness that people fall into inadvertently.”

With this declaration, Craig just killed the progression of a scientific research about meeting the “other” beings by denying their existence on the other planes.

Or I should say “a waste of time, effort and funding” on a very good research about meeting the real extraterrestrials.

Even if the UCLA scientists concluded such ET meetings are merely a product of the human brain, they cannot easily deny the details of the experiences by those volunteers who underwent the said research.

Based on true to life experiences of ET contacts and those abducted by aliens, they normally see ETs during their encounters in the dream state and even interacted with those beings.

Though others are benevolent beings giving them new information or knowledge about life’s existence and how to elevate the consciousness, there are others who say the ET beings are not friendly.

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Ferrari: The Past, Today and the Future of the World’s Famous Sports Cars

Most people are dreaming about owning a Ferrari car whatever the model is,  though most could be ambitiously thinking to drive home, the latest models of Ferrari.

You might be also thinking about the origin of Ferrari, how it started, where and when was the first model being manufactured.

Ferrari is a sports car manufacturing company and has offered a number of exciting car models to the sports car lovers over the years. Ferrari cars were first manufactured in Maranello, a town located in northern Italy.

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Is Halloween Important? When it was Originated?

Yearly during the night of October 31, most people around the globe celebrate the Halloween with costume parties, spooky shows, midnight raffles, trick or treats, bonfires and other weird activities.

In the Philippines, people normally visit the tomb or resting place of the dead relatives to offer prayers for the souls of the departed and acknowledge the memories of their human incarnation.

People bring food to cemeteries, others bring audio systems and other stuff like playing cards, board games and beverages to make people enjoy their stay beside the tomb of their departed loved ones.

Of course, the police authorities regulate the beverages – liquor ban is impose during the event and deadly weapons are not allowed inside the cemeteries or else spend your Halloween inside prison cell.

Now, what really is the importance of Halloween to our life? I would say it is important because it is the time in every year we remember that we as humans return to dust when the right time comes to depart, we are souls in our bodies, and we are created by a Supreme Being to learn and live in this lifetime.

When was Halloween started? Halloween has its origins in the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain (pronounced “sah-win”). Historian Nicholas Rogers, exploring the origins of Halloween, notes that while “some folklorists have detected its origins in the Roman feast of Pomona, the goddess of fruits and seeds, or in the festival of the dead called Parentalia, it is more typically linked to the Celtic festival of Samhain (also pronounced sow-an or sow-in)”, derived from the Old Irish Samuin meaning “summer’s end”. The Festival of Samhain is a celebration of the end of the harvest season in Gaelic culture.  

Samhain was the first and by far the most important of the four quarter days in the medieval Irish calendar and, falling on the last day of Autumn, it was a time for stock-taking and preparation for the cold winter months ahead. The ancient Gaels believed that on October 31, the boundaries between the worlds of the living and the dead overlapped and the deceased would come back to life and cause havoc such as sickness or damaged crops. To ward off these spirits, the Irish built huge, symbolically regenerative bonfires and invoked the help of the gods through animal and perhaps even human sacrifice.

The history of Halloween has evolved.  The activity is popular in the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, and due to increased American cultural influence in recent years, imported through exposure to US television and other media, trick-or-treating has started to occur among children in many parts of Europe, and in the Saudi Aramco camps of Dhahran, Akaria compounds and Ras Tanura in Saudi Arabia. The most significant growth — and resistance is in the United Kingdom, where the police have threatened to prosecute parents who allow their children to carry out the “trick” element. In continental Europe, where the commerce-driven importation of Halloween is seen with more skepticism, numerous destructive or illegal “tricks” and police warnings have further raised suspicion about this game and Halloween in general.

Part of the history of Halloween  is Halloween costumes. The practice of dressing up in costumes and begging door to door for treats on holidays goes back to the Middle Ages, and includes Christmas wassailing. Trick-or-treating resembles the late medieval practice of “souling,” when poor folk would go door to door on Hallowmas (November 1), receiving food in return for prayers for the dead on All Souls Day (November 2). It originated in Ireland and Britain, although similar practices for the souls of the dead were found as far south as Italy. Shakespeare mentions the practice in his comedy The Two Gentlemen of Verona (1593), when Speed accuses his master of “puling [whimpering, whining], like a beggar at Hallowmas.” 

Yet there is no evidence that souling was ever practiced in America, and trick-or-treating may have developed in America independent of any Irish or British antecedent. There is little primary Halloween history documentation of masking or costuming on Halloween — in Ireland, the UK, or America — before 1900. The earliest known reference to ritual begging on Halloween in English speaking North America occurs in 1911, when a newspaper in Kingston, Ontario, near the border of upstate New York, reported that it was normal for the smaller children to go street guising (see below) on Halloween between 6 and 7 p.m., visiting shops and neighbors to be rewarded with nuts and candies for their rhymes and songs. Another isolated reference appears, place unknown, in 1915, with a third reference in Chicago in 1920. The thousands of Halloween postcards produced between the turn of the 20th century and the 1920s commonly show children but do not depict trick-or-treating. Ruth Edna Kelley, in her 1919 history of the holiday, The Book of Hallowe’en, makes no mention of such a custom in the chapter “Hallowe’en in America.” It does not seem to have become a widespread practice until the 1930s, with the earliest known uses in print of the term “trick or treat” appearing in 1934, and the first use in a national publication occurring in 1939. Thus, although a quarter million Scots-Irish immigrated to America between 1717 and 1770, the Irish Potato Famine brought almost a million immigrants in 1845–1849, and British and Irish immigration to America peaked in the 1880s, ritualized begging on Halloween was virtually unknown in America until generations later.

Trick-or-treating spread from the western United States eastward, stalled by sugar rationing that began in April 1942 during World War II and did not end until June 1947.

Early national attention to trick-or-treating was given in October 1947 issues of the children’s magazines Jack and Jill and Children’s Activities, and by Halloween episodes of the network radio programs The Baby Snooks Show in 1946 and The Jack Benny Show and The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet in 1948. The custom had become firmly established in popular culture by 1952, when Walt Disney portrayed it in the cartoon Trick or Treat, Ozzie and Harriet were besieged by trick-or-treaters on an episode of their television show, and UNICEF first conducted a national campaign for children to raise funds for the charity while trick-or-treating.

Trick-or-treating on the prairie. Although some popular histories of Halloween have characterized trick-or-treating as an adult invention to rechannel Halloween activities away from vandalism, nothing in the historical record supports this theory. To the contrary, adults, as reported in newspapers from the mid-1930s to the mid-1950s, typically saw it as a form of extortion, with reactions ranging from bemused indulgence to anger. Likewise, as portrayed on radio shows, children would have to explain what trick-or-treating was to puzzled adults, and not the other way around. Sometimes even the children protested: for Halloween 1948, members of the Madison Square Boys Club in New York City carried a parade banner that read “American Boys Don’t Beg.”  

A jack-o’-lantern (sometimes also spelled Jack O’Lantern) is typically a carved pumpkin. It is associated chiefly with the holiday Halloween. Typically the top is cut off, and the inside flesh then scooped out; an image, usually a monstrous face, is carved onto the outside surface, and the lid replaced. During the night, a candle is placed inside to illuminate the effect. The term is not particularly common outside North America, although the practice of carving lanterns for Halloween is.

In folklore, an old Irish folk tale tells of Jack, a lazy yet shrewd farmer who uses a cross to trap the Devil. One story says that Jack tricked the Devil into climbing an apple tree, and once he was up there Jack quickly placed crosses around the trunk or carved a cross into the bark, so that the Devil couldn’t get down. Another myth says that Jack put a key in the Devil’s pocket while he was suspended upside-down;

Another version of the myth says that Jack was getting chased by some villagers from whom he had stolen, when he met the Devil, who claimed it was time for him to die. However, the thief stalled his death by tempting the Devil with a chance to bedevil the church-going villagers chasing him. Jack told the Devil to turn into a coin with which he would pay for the stolen goods (the Devil could take on any shape he wanted); later, when the coin/Devil disappeared, the Christian villagers would fight over who had stolen it. The Devil agreed to this plan. He turned himself into a silver coin and jumped into Jack’s wallet, only to find himself next to a cross Jack had also picked up in the village. Jack had closed the wallet tight, and the cross stripped the Devil of his powers; and so he was trapped. In both myths, Jack only lets the Devil go when he agrees never to take his soul. After a while the thief died, as all living things do. Of course, his life had been too sinful for Jack to go to heaven; however, the Devil had promised not to take his soul, and so he was barred from Hell as well. Jack now had nowhere to go. He asked how he would see where to go, as he had no light, and the Devil mockingly tossed him an ember that would never burn out from the flames of hell. Jack carved out one of his turnips (which was his favorite food), put the ember inside it, and began endlessly wandering the Earth for a resting place. He became known as “Jack of the Lantern”, or Jack-o’-Lantern.

There are variations on the legend:

Some versions include a “wise and good man”, or even God helping Jack to prevail over the Devil.

There are different versions of Jack’s bargain with the Devil. Some variations say the deal was only temporary but the Devil, embarrassed and vengeful, refuses Jack entry to hell after Jack dies.
Jack is considered a greedy man and is not allowed into either heaven or hell, without any mention of the Devil.

Despite the colorful legends, the term jack-o’-lantern originally meant a night watchman, or man with a lantern, with the earliest known use in the mid-17th century; and later, meaning an ignis fatuus or will-o’-the-wisp. In Labrador and Newfoundland, both names “Jacky Lantern” and “Jack the Lantern” refer to the will-o’-the-wisp concept rather than the pumpkin carving aspect.

Halloween Costumes are outfits worn on or around October 31, the day of Halloween. Halloween is a modern-day holiday originating in the Pagan Celtic holiday of Samhain (in Christian times, the eve of All Saints Day). Although popular histories of Halloween claim that the practice goes back to ancient celebrations of Samhain, in fact there is little primary documentation of masking or costuming on Halloween before the twentieth century. Costuming became popular for Halloween parties in America in the early 1900s, as often for adults as for children. The first mass-produced Halloween costumes appeared in stores in the 1930s when trick-or-treating was becoming popular in the United States.

What sets Halloween costumes apart from costumes for other celebrations or days of dressing up is that they are often designed to imitate supernatural and scary beings. Costumes are traditionally those of monsters such as vampires, ghosts, skeletons, witches, and devils. There are also costumes of pop culture figures like presidents, or film, television, and cartoon characters. Another popular trend is for women (and in some cases, men) to use Halloween as an excuse to wear particularly revealing costumes, showing off more skin than would be socially acceptable otherwise.

More: Halloween in Wikipedia


Houdini Seances Did Not Prove Afterlife

Though it took ten years of consistent attempt to contact the spirit through seances of the great magician Harry Houdini, finally in the Halloween night on October 31, 1936 Houdini’s wife Bess officially announced  “Houdini did not come through,” she said. “My last hope is gone. I do not believe that Houdini can come back to me, or to anyone…The Houdini Shrine has burned for ten years. I now, reverently… turn out the light. It is finished. Good night, Harry!”

The seances to contact the spirit of Houdini, the famed magician and escape artist, started on October 31, 1927 to prove the existence of the afterlife but after all the effort and hopes, Houdini did not show up and his message did not come.

The Houdini séance has been a Halloween tradition since the first anniversary of his death. The magician died at the age of 52 on October 31, 1926 from peritonitis – an internal infection – as the result of a ruptured appendix.

Shortly before his death, Houdini made a pact with Bess that if he could, he would return and make contact with her from the other side. They devised a coded message that only he and Bess knew; this would prove that it really was Houdini breaking through from the afterlife. But after 10 séances in 10 years, Bess had not received her beloved husband’s personal message.

Now the tradition continues and there are groups of seances persistently trying to contact the spirit of Harry, though IMHO it should not be done by those who are not familiar with Houdini especially the coded message between the magician and his wife Bess.

In the first place, I discourage people do seances or ways of contacting spirits of the dead using tools like Ouija board, spirit of the glass, coin and other kinds of mediumship because it could lead to disaster to those involved in the seances sessions.

Let’s give the dead the peace they deserve especially if they chose not to communicate with the living. If they want to, they will contact their close relatives at will maybe in dreams or wake state depending on whatever signs they could project such as the scent of the perfume or flowers, lighted candle, or apparition.

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Documentary Confirms Mayans Had Contact with Extraterrestrials

A documentary titled “Revelations of the Mayans 2012 and Beyond,” proves that Mayans had contact with extraterrestrials.

Producer Raul Julia-Levy says “Mexico will release codices, artifacts and significant documents with evidence of Mayan and extraterrestrial contact, and all of their information will be corroborated by archaeologists.”

Luis Augusto Garcia Rosado, the minister of tourism for the Mexican state of Campeche, said new evidence has emerged “of contact between the Mayans and extraterrestrials, supported by translations of certain codices, which the government has kept secure in underground vaults for some time.”

He also spoke, in a phone conversation, of “landing pads in the jungle that are 3,000 years old.”

Raul-Julia claims there is proof that the Mayans had intended to lead the planet for thousands of years, but were forced to escape after an invasion by “men of dark intentions,” leaving behind evidence of an advanced race.

“The message of the film is crucial to human survival,” Julia-Levy said.

When Julia-Levy, producer Ed Elbert and co-producer Sheila McCarthy announced the Mexican cooperation with their documentary to , they were circumspect about claims of alien contact, with Julia-Levy admitting he’d been ordered not to say anything about it.

The Guatemalan government was also skeptical and brushed off the question about alien contact, while allowing the filmmakers’ access to previously unexplored sections of a Mayan site at Calakmul.

Not only did the Guatemalan government change its tune, but they also joined the project, giving access to artifacts and newly discovered prophecies.  “We believe for certain that aliens worked with the Mayans.,” said Guatemalen arts minister, Jose Rosado.

“Guatemala, like Mexico, home to the ancient yet advanced Mayan civilization … has also kept certain provocative archeological discoveries classified, and now believes that it is time to bring forth this information in the new documentary,” Guatemala’s minister of tourism, Guillermo Novielli Quezada, said in a statement.

He said the country was working with filmmakers “for the good of mankind.”

Raul-Julia claims that the order to cooperate came directly from the country’s president, Alvaro Colom Caballero.

Guatemala is the site of a large number of pre-Columbian Mayan settlements in the Mirador Basin, including the extensive and highly organized city of El Mirador (detail, left; exterior on previous page).

“Revelations of the Mayans 2012 and Beyond”  is due for a theatrical release in late 2012, before the end of the Mayan calendar.

While doomsday scenarios focus on the calendar ending on Dec. 21, 2012, many scholars point out that it simply resets for another 5,126-year cycle on that date.

We can enjoy watching the documentary next year, but I think the focus should be not on doomsday scenarios, but what could be the good life we have beyond the prophesied end-date of Mayan calendar.

And it is very important to acknowledge such documentary proving Mayan’s contact with the extraterrestrials,  which could also be the case with other ancient civilizations’ high probability of ET contacts.


What If Extraterrestrials Attack Earth? Are We Prepared?

If we base our answers with present technology and weaponry of human beings, I presume we don’t have enough capability to fight back against hostile Extraterrestrial beings.

I raised the question “if the malevolent ETs attack planet Earth, are we (humans) prepared to face them,” just to stimulate your mind what could be the possible scenarios if we see those giant ships in our atmosphere.

There is a report saying that there are three giant alien ships heading earth and the EDA (expected day of arrival) will be on November 27, 2011 (though the details of the information is not consistent).

The alleged “threat” on Earth is also based on the recent rising numbers of UFO sightings and Extraterrestrial encounters both in awake and in dream state.

In a report published by Weekly World News, John Malley, the lead extraterrestrial expert at SETI was quoted, “Three giant spaceships are heading toward Earth. The largest one of them is 200 miles wide. Two others are slightly smaller. At present, the objects are just moving past Jupiter.  Judging by their speed, they should be on Earth by the fall of  2011.”

The spaceships were detected by HAARP search system. The system, based in Alaska, was designed to study the phenomenon of northern lights. According to SETI researchers, the objects are extraterrestrial spaceships. They will be visible in optical telescopes as soon as they reach Mars’s orbit – sometime in  November of 2011. The US government has been reportedly informed about the event.

SETI researchers have spent fifty years monitoring space.  Dr. Malley said that they have conclusively proven that “we are just newcomers in this huge and unexplored world. Many believe that there are many other civilizations in space besides our own civilization.”

Wikileaks recently released many classified documents that prove that NASA and high-level U.S. official are aware of the three spaceships and are making plans to battle the spaceships.  They have been concealing information from the U.S. public for decades. Wikileaks also confirms that the UFO sightings over the last three months prove that the alien invasions (long predicted by SETI) has begun. The three spaceships will mark the official beginning of the alien invasion.

If this is true, I presume the benevolent ETs will do whatever means to counter such threat to planet Earth. I believe they maintain a unified stand that they won’t allow an invasion and enslave human beings.

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Facebook’s Shutdown on 2012, Real or Hoax?

Though Facebook has already denied rumors about the alleged March 15, 2012 shutdown, there are reports based on alleged FB insiders that the “shutdown issue” is real.

Earlier, it was reported by certain J.B. Smitts, that Facebook was going to close down on March 15th because Mark Zuckerberg wanted to return to a normal life.

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg hastily reacted and publicly denied the rumors, saying, “Facebook is not going to close down.  Not now, not ever.  We’re just getting started.”

Another FB executive, David Ebersman, the CFO of Facebook, and the man working with Goldman Sachs on the new Facebook financing deal said, “many people feel that the deal with Goldman Sachs will lead to a change in Facebook or that we might shut down so that the government won’t force us to go public.  All of those rumors are false.  We are going to be stronger than ever after March 15th.”

But there are reports that the  insiders at Facebook strongly contradict the public statements of the executive management team.

FB insiders say the company is already making plans on how to handle the big shutdown.  “We can’t just turn it off on March 15th of 2012.  There will be a revolution,” said one insider.  “We have to prepare our users for the end of Facebook and offer them ways to keep their social networks alive.”

Zuckerberg maintains that one year is enough time for users to prepare for the demise of Facebook.  It also gives rival sites time to build up their user base.

There were rumors that Zuckerberg himself was going to appear on the Oscars on February 27th, when The Social Network is sure to win Best Picture of the Year Award.   New rumors are that Zuckerberg will make “an important announcement to the world” about the future of Facebook when he meets with President Obama in the White House on June 15th.

Due to these rumors and reports about FB’s shutdown, an online petition was started to help persuade Zuckerberg and Facebook to remain open.

The organizer of the “Please Do Not Shut Down Facebook Petition”, Fritz Barnkopf, said, “we hope to get a million or more signatures, so Mark Zuckerberg will reconsider his tragic decision.”

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Camping’s Countdown to October 21 Apocalypse Continues


Despite the mockery against Harold Camping and his group, the countdown to the prophesied end of the world on October 21, 2011 continues.

A 32-year old Army Veteran, Marie Exley says she is going to spend her time spreading the word: Judgment Day is almost here.

Exley is part of a movement of Christians loosely organized by radio broadcasts and websites, independent of churches and convinced by their reading of the Biblethat the end of the world will begin May 21, 2011.

The Weekly World News reported Exley and other followers of Camping continue with their doomsday campaigns. “Technically, May 21st is Judgment Day, or The Rapture, so the world won’t end that day, it’s just the beginning of the end… But, don’t worry, it will end VERY soon after. Probably by October 21st of this year – at the latest.”

To get the word out, they’re using billboards and bus stop benches, traveling caravans of RVs and volunteers passing out pamphlets on street corners. Cities from Bridgeport, Conn., to Little Rock, Ark., now have billboards with the ominous message, and mission groups are traveling through Latin America and Africa to spread the news outside the U.S.

“A lot of people might think, ‘The end’s coming, let’s go party, let’s drink and have multiple sex partners” said Exley, a veteran of two deployments in Iraq. “But we’re commanded by God to warn people. I wish I could just be like everybody else, but it’s so much better to know that when the end comes, you’ll be safe.”

Last August, Exley left her home in Colorado Springs, Colo., to work with Oakland, Calif.-based Family Radio Worldwide, the independent Christian ministry whose leader, Harold Camping, has calculated the May 21 date based on his reading of the Bible.

Her husband left for Vegas to drink and spend his life savings on prostitutes.

Exley, in the meantime, is organizing traveling columns of RVs carrying the message from city to city, a logistics challenge that her military experience has helped solve. The vehicles are scheduled to be in five North Carolina cities between now and the second week of January, but Exley will shortly be gone: overseas, where she hopes to eventually make it back to Iraq.

“I don’t really have plans to come back,” she said. “Time is short.”

Not everyone who’s heard Camping’s message is taking such a dramatic step. They’re remaining in their day-to-day lives, but helping publicize the prophecy in other ways. Allison Warden, of Raleigh, has been helping organize a campaign using billboards, post cards and other media in cities across the U.S. through a website, We Can Know.

The 29-year-old payroll clerk laughs when asked about reactions to the message, which is plastered all over her car.

“It’s definitely against the grain, I know that,” she said. “We’re hoping people won’t take our word for it, or Harold Camping’s word for it. We’re hoping that people will search the scriptures for themselves.”

Camping, 89, believes the Bible essentially functions as a cosmic calendar explaining exactly when various prophecies will be fulfilled. But he’s 89, so he’s not so worried about the world ending. He’s already done all the living he wants to do.

The retired civil engineer said all his calculations come from close readings of the Bible, but that external events like the foundation of the state of Israel in 1948 are signs confirming the date.

“Beyond the shadow of a doubt, May 21 will be the date of the Rapture and the day of judgment,” he said.

That’s it, Camping’s group really wants the end of the world prophecy to be fulfilled, let them be but i always maintain my belief “we can counter such prophecy or change the course of Man’s destiny with our Collective Consciousness not to allow such event to happen.”

For the record, Camping’s prophecy about the end of the world is not new as far as Man’s memory could recall, one of the most famous in history was by the Baptist leader William Miller,who predicted the end for Oct. 22, 1844, which came to be known as the Great Disappointment among his followers, some of whom subsequently founded the Seventh Day Adventist church.

Ron Hardeski of Bayonne, New Jersey also predicted the world would end on February 27th, 2004 – his wife’s 50th birthday. The world didn’t end, so Ron beat his wife to death with a Bible. He’s serving a life sentence.

“In the U.S., there is still a significant population, mostly Protestant, who look at the Bible as kind of a puzzle, and the puzzle is God’s word and it’s predicting when the end times will come,” said Catherine Wessinger, a professor at Loyola University in New Orleans who studies millennialism, the belief in pending apocalypse.

“A lot of times these prophecies gain traction when difficulties are happening in society,” she said. “Right now, there’s a lot of insecurity, and this is a promise that says it’s not all random, it’s part of God’s plan.”

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Experts Warn Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (ETI) Might Eat, Enslave, Attack Humans

There’s a latest study conducted by researchers at Penn State and NASA provides a useful outline of the various ways that encounters with ETI (Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) could be beneficial, neutral or harmful to us.

The study faces up to the most chilling possibilities: ETI might “eat us, enslave us, attack us,” inadvertently infect us with horrible diseases or just decide to eliminate us for the greater good of the universe. (Regarding this last point, the report is especially concerned that ETI might be at least metaphorically green and see us a threat to the universe’s ecology.

The report about this study says:

Would contact with extraterrestrials benefit or harm humanity? A scenario analysis

An analysis of a broad range of possible contact scenarios in terms of their impact on humanity.

Baum, Seth D., Jacob D. Haqq-Misra, and Shawn D. Domagal-Goldman, 2011. “Would contact with extraterrestrials benefit or harm humanity? A scenario analysis”. Acta Astronautica, vol. 68, no. 11-12 (June-July), pages 2114-2129.

Pre-print: Click here to view a full pre-print of the article (pdf). * Click here for the arXiv page.

Translations: Italian (pdf)I cannot confirm the accuracy of the translation.

Media coverage: This article attracted a bit of a media frenzy, prompted by the article Aliens may destroy humanity to protect other civilisations, say scientists published in The Guardian. For further details, see this article’s Media Page.

While humanity has not yet observed any extraterrestrial intelligence (ETI), contact with ETI remains possible. Contact could occur through a broad range of scenarios that have varying consequences for humanity. However, many discussions of this question assume that contact will follow a particular scenario that derives from the hopes and fears of the author. In this paper, we analyze a broad range of contact scenarios in terms of whether contact with ETI would benefit or harm humanity. This type of broad analysis can help us prepare for actual contact with ETI even if the details of contact do not fully resemble any specific scenario.
Non-Technical Summary: pdf version

Background: Extraterrestrial Encounter
To date, humanity has not made any form of contact with extraterrestrial intelligence (ETI). But we cannot rule out the possibility that one or more ETI exist in our galaxy, or that we could detect, communicate with, or in other ways have contact with them in the future. There have been many analyses of how contact would proceed, but these tend to focus narrowly on one possible contact scenario. The purpose of this paper is to analyze the broad range of possible ETI contact scenarios in terms of whether the contact would benefit or harm humanity. Such scenario analysis helps train our minds to recognize patterns in actual outcomes, which can be valuable in the event of an encounter.

Scenarios That Would Benefit Humanity
There are several ways contact could benefit humanity. Merely detecting the existence of ETI would be beneficial because it would be such a monumental discovery – arguably the most important discovery in human history. Or, if ETI cooperate with us, then they might be of assistance to us on many of our intellectual and social challenges. Or, if they are uncooperative but we defeat them, then we gain a major moral victory and the opportunity to reverse engineer ETI technology.

Scenarios That Would Be Neutral To Humanity
There are also several ways contact could be neutral to humanity, meaning that we are indifferent to contact with ETI. If the ETI are invisible to us then they could have no impact on us. The invisibility could be intentional (they are hiding) or unintentional (they are too far away or are of a form that cannot interact with us). But they could seem invisible but covertly impact us. Another neutral scenario is if the benefits of mere detection are offset by undesirable aspects of the encounter, such as a drain on our resources or a dispute over how to respond.

Scenarios That Would Harm Humanity
There are many ways contact could harm humanity. This is because ETI are likely much stronger than humanity, which is in turn because humanity is a young civilization relative to astronomical time scales. ETI could harm us intentionally in several ways. ETI could attack and kill us, enslave us, or potentially even eat us. ETI could attack us out of selfishness or out of a more altruistic desire to protect the galaxy from us. We might be a threat to the galaxy just as we are a threat to our home planet. ETI could also harm us unintentionally. ETI might give us a biological or computer disease that our defenses cannot handle. Or, ETI might mechanically crush us while attempting some unrelated maneuver. Or, ETI might accidentally unleash some major destructive force into the galaxy such as a runaway artificial intelligence or an effect of a poorly-executed physics experiment. This major force might destroy the ETI too. Finally, ETI could demoralize humanity, if we learn that we are not special or not even particularly strong within the galaxy.

Source: The October 2011 Study


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Spirit of the Glass Causes Evil Possession

The title of this article says it all, that’s why i don’t encourage people to use whatever means of contacting the spirit world.

In a local news of a tabloid Taliba dated October 10, 2011, five teenagers – all highschool students in Sitio Avocado, Barangay Mambaling, Cebu City were reported to be possessed by bad spirits after playing the “spirit of the glass.”

The report said, the unnamed teenagers were last seen playing the spirit of the glass eventually turned into a horrifying experience when the kids acted wildly with evil-like voices.

The kids’ parents seek help from the local police and asked the assistance of a priest to cast away the bad spirits.

Locals believed the spirits in the area were being disturbed by the kids during their “spirit of the glass adventure.”

I always warn people especially kids not to contact with the spirit world thru whatever method – ouija board, spirit of the glass, coin, ballpen – or any channeling or mediumship technique to avoid evil possession.