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3/10: BURSTS FROM THE CUBE

BURSTS FROM THE CUBE

MONOLOGUE WRITTEN BY CLYDE LEWIS

Exactly one month ago, we conducted an experiment on this program where we attempted to send a simple signal of earth tones into space. In order to mimic earth’s natural sound we used an Australian didgeridoo and a Native American flute. Our hope was to somehow connect with the Black Knight satellite, a legendary “alien satellite”, that is said to have orbited Earth for nearly 13,000 years.

While NASA has dismissed the satellite as a hoax, the anomalous ship has been captured twice on camera passing the International Space Station (ISS) and the moon.

In fact, our contact experiment annoyed some NASA scientists and we received e-mails telling us that we were continuing the hoax by even claiming contact. The truth is we didn’t claim to have made contact. We were conducting a simple experiment using theories first presented by Tesla.

Nikola Tesla intercepted strange radio signals that spread through the media incredibly fast. Tesla observed unusual signals from his receiver; Tesla concluded that these signals might actually be signals that have originated somewhere in space.

Since 1896, Tesla believed that his famous wireless transmitter could be used to contact intelligent beings on other planets.

He mentioned these signals in a letter to reporter Julian Hawthorne at the Philadelphia North American on December 8, 1899 and in a December 1900 letter about possible discoveries in the new century to the Red Cross Society, where he referred to messages, “from another world.”

We were able to mimic his experiment with a machine called “The Black Cube.” The black cube was a transmogrified ghost box that was able to scan the ranges from 800 Mz and 1900 Mz. These ranges are where most cell phone signals reside. The idea was that the use of the cube would give us garbled signals that could very well be from some kind of alien intelligence.

The idea sounded outrageous and even when we demonstrated it and asked it questions – words like “Neptune” could be heard broadcast over the Cube’s chamber.

Just so we were clear, there was absolutely no proof that what we were hearing were aliens, however after the experiment, there was an interesting article published in Popular Mechanics that had me think twice about what was really happening with the Black Cube Experiment.

Scientists at Harvard have proposed a united global network for cell phones to help detect the high-energy astrophysical phenomena known as fast radio bursts or FRB’s.

The idea bears some similarities to the popular [email protected] project, which lets computers all around the world analyze radio telescope data with the hopes of finding aliens. Earlier FRBs have been detected at radio frequencies matching the ones used by cell phones and Wi-Fi. Scientists could develop a free app that users could download to become part of the network, or could purchase a software defined radio, available for twenty bucks on Amazon, and plug it into a USB port on their laptop.

Basically, the idea is a more sophisticated version of the Black Cube – using your cell phone to get calls or in this case bursts from space.

Many times we have heard from listeners who claim they have received weird calls that sound like strange alien transmissions. While the phone company has no explanation as to why these creepy calls exist, there are some skeptics that claim what happens is the phone suffers from packet loss, or it has fell victim to cross talk.

Whatever the sounds are, they most certainly sound unearthly and there are some calls that come through which don’t sound like gibberish or even electronic interference – some people get weird voices like what we have heard using the “Black Cube.”

While many people get these calls, the majority of those who receive them do not believe they are from demons or even ghosts. They have reason to believe that the calls are coming from aliens announcing that they are here. Even though this anomaly happens all the time there are only a handful of people stepping forward to admit that they have been receiving calls.

The reason that so few speak up is because no mainstream news organization has reported the anomaly to the general public. I am sure they do not want to start a panic, but if this were an attempt at alien contact wouldn’t it be logical that the aliens would prefer to communicate on a device that is most accessible to humans?

It is interesting to note that the cell call that is an alleged alien signal seems to be the 21st century’s answer to the abduction phenomena. Many people are receiving these calls and are traumatized by them. There are others however who conclude that they are just interference and hang up or erase a message in the voice mail if one just happens to be left. When calls are made to the phone company about these instances the phone company always says that there have been no reports of these instances or they have no explanation as what these alien calls are.

Here is an outrageous thought. What if they really are calls that are attempts by aliens to make contact with humans?

I know it sounds crazy, but understand that the protocols of reporting alien communication at SETI have changed and the decoding and reporting signals have become far more sophisticated.

There have also been denials from SETI and NASA that there have been several so-called alien signals coming from Ganymede, one of Jupiter’s moons.

Many people could be picking up these signals on their cell phone and not even know it – or they have experienced it and not know how to explain it.

I had reported that a signal was supposed to have been detected in the 1980’s when Ronald Regan was president. NASA and SETI astronomers picked up on a radio signal that seemed to have a coded message that was definitely artificial in nature.

The signal was run through multiple computers and made no sense.

So of course NASA and SETI issued a statement saying that the data did not constitute a confirmed first contact.

So wouldn’t it be logical that aliens would choose to communicate using these tools rather than speaking to sequences of beeps and tones?

It is simple really, we could be over-thinking everything. Perhaps we are trying without success to signal deep space when the aliens are actually near us in the Jovian system’s moons or even on Venus or the moon.

NASA announced that a flyby mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa, planned for the 2020s, will be called Europa Clipper, and it will look for signs of habitability and life on the moon.

Right now, scientists are working with limited data, because most of the information from the Galileo probe focused on Jupiter itself. But NASA is moving forward with the mission to Europa because of the compelling possibility of finding extraterrestrial life. Europa has an icy crust, but underneath, it’s an ocean world. And water means one thing: the potential for alien life to make a home for itself.

After the six-ton Clipper spacecraft is launched, it will reach Jupiter in 2.7 years. Once it reaches its destination, it will sail past Europa every two weeks and make 40 to 45 fly-bys.

During this time, it plans to find the best place on Europa for finding life in a future landing mission, whether it’s near plumes, fresh ice or somewhere else. It will also take high resolution images of the icy surface, investigate the composition and structure of Europa’s interior and shell, and test the technology needed for the lander.

The question is – are these radio bursts coming from Saturn or Jupiter?

Back before televisions were hooked up to cable – you would encounter static between the channels. That static is more than meets the eye. One percent of the light from TV static believe it or not is a signal from the Big Bang.

In 1964, Astronomers Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson were using a large horn antenna to detect alien signals in space. The antenna picked up Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation.

As written in the citation, “This unexpected discovery, offering strong evidence that the universe began with the Big Bang, ushered in experimental cosmology.” Penzias and Wilson shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1978 in honor of their findings.

The CMB is “noise” leftover from the creation of the Universe. The microwave radiation is only 3 degrees above Absolute Zero or -270 degrees C, and is uniformly perceptible from all directions. Its presence demonstrates that that our universe began in an extremely hot and violent explosion, called the Big Bang, 13.7 billion years ago.

The cosmic microwave background blankets the universe and is responsible for a sizeable amount of static on your television set, so if you see a static channel, the light and static are a cosmic reminder of the Big Bang.

With SETI, the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence, we use radio telescopes to search for signals from alien civilizations. This is a relatively passive system, where we sit back and listen for what signals might be out there. As of yet, the search has come up empty handed.

However, Fast Radio Bursts are being detected at an exponential rate.

Earlier this year, six more FRBs were detected coming from the same location, and researchers managed to pinpoint their location to a faint dwarf galaxy, more than 3 billion light-years from Earth.

That was a huge development, because until that point, the FRBs we’d detected had all come from random origins in space, making follow-up observations impossible.

The leading hypotheses right now are that these signals result from the most volatile and explosive events in the Universe – supermassive black holes coughing up cosmic material; explosions of superluminous supernovae; or rotating magnetars – a type of neutron star that pummels everything around it with intense magnetic fields.

But this is all just speculation, based on the assumption that such powerful signals would originate from the most powerful events we’ve ever detected.

Theoretical physicist Avi Loeb from the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics has stated that Fast Radio Bursts are exceedingly bright, given their short duration and origin at great distances, and we haven’t identified a possible natural source with any confidence. An artificial origin is worth contemplating and checking.”

At the Cornell University website, Loeb posts the following hypothesis:

We examine the possibility that Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) originate from the activity of extragalactic civilizations. Our analysis shows that beams used for powering large light sails could yield parameters that are consistent with FRBs.

The characteristic diameter of the beam emitter is estimated through a combination of energetic and engineering constraints, and both approaches intriguingly yield a similar result which is on the scale of a large rocky planet. Moreover, the optimal frequency for powering the light sail is shown to be similar to the detected FRB frequencies.

These `coincidences’ lend some credence to the possibility that FRBs might be artificial in origin. Other relevant quantities, such as the characteristic mass of the light sail, and the angular velocity of the beam, are also derived. By using the FRB occurrence rate, we infer upper bounds on the rate of FRBs from extragalactic civilizations in a typical galaxy. The possibility of detecting fainter signals is briefly discussed, and the wait time for an exceptionally bright FRB event in the Milky Way is estimated.

If you’re not familiar with light sails, the technology is still in its infancy, at least on Earth, but has the potential to revolutionize space exploration, with NASA researchers estimating that we could get one to Mars in three days flat.

Known as ‘photonic propulsion’ systems, light sails are powered by the momentum of photons (particles of light), which could either be harnessed from the Sun’s rays, or giant Earth-based lasers which has been proposed by NASA.

That means virtually no fuel would be required, and journeys could last as long as the physical parts could hold.

With that in mind, Loeb and his team investigated the possibility that Fast Radio Bursts were coming from an enormous radio transmitter on a distant alien planet, that beams FRB-like signals across the Universe to propel giant light sails.

Using data collected by known FRBs, they calculated that if the signals were emitted by an enormous, solar-powered radio transmitter billions of light-years away, it would need a planet-sized area to collect enough sunlight to produce signals strong enough for us to detect here on Earth.

And not just any planet – it would need to be twice the size of Earth.

If highly-advanced civilizations exist out there, they could have highly-advanced radio detection equipment. If they are anywhere near us, then they will have known about us for decades.

The next time you pick up your cell phone be vigilant for fast radio bursts – they could be similar to those bursts from the cube.

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