Hi - I am an alien

How do you guys think aliens will introduce themselves?

They could broadcast messages over the radio, take control of our TV channels or… jut register to a forum and say “HI - I am an alien” :slight_smile:

That would be awesome.

 

But no, I don’t think I am an alien… I could be tho…

I am very happy to find your organization.

Trying to reason religion it is not impossible and the present Pope is a great advocate for dialog.

 

I have some time and I am looking to prospect a UFO research project where people turn on their phones and leave them open overnight.

We know or we can identify a lot of the dots on the sky - and so remove them from the picture and so we can identify the unidentified flying objects easier.

I am optimistic that we can find proof :).

Here is more about the project: https://full-moon-report.com/uforecorder

Please let me know what you think. I need to find people to criticize the project before making more steps.

We are pretty close to having this application - I mean if I am not making it, someone else will make it in a few years, it cant wait longer.

We have the technology we are just missing someone to do it.

Are we ready tho?

 

 

A project where people leave their phones on all night. What could possibly go wrong?

I will be marking this as spam, but I wanted a few others to see it. Just for laughs.

It will be left connected to a charger - if you mean it will ran out of battery :).

You can remove the link if you think it is spam. I can put more description here.

 

I hope you can find evidence of intelligent life out there, since it seems to be waning so quickly here on the old home planet.

"I need to find people to criticize the project before making more steps."
You can't have made your idea widely known if this is a problem.

These comments are too good.

They will say, “There is no intelligent life down here.” Then they leave.

Hey manases,

I’m assuming (hoping?) that you’ve looked at other larger, professional attempts at finding intelligence in the universe.

These folks did it at a very high level for many years: https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/sah_about.php.

If you can’t find some valuable information from them, you’re not going to find it anywhere else since your other options are getting them from average folks or crack-pots.

Don’t despair that you’ve been scooped on this idea. Now you can focus on other hobbies.

Thanks 3POINT14RAT,

I will have a closer look.

I thought they investigate the radio frequencies while my project is more a video recognition software.

But maybe they had to do with video too, I mean I would be very surprised to be the first one thinking about monitoring the sky for UFOs.

Hi guys, I changed a lot the project description.

I realized it has a strong astronomical application.

I firstly viewed it as a UFO tracker but other people were more interested to observe unknown phenomena on the sky - whether they might be - natural or even man-made.

So is going away from the UFO perspective and more into the astronomical observation direction.

It can be used by various people trying (hoping) to find various things.

A million cameras randomly pointed at the sky will accumulate a ton of data but, without useful organization of that data, no information. Without knowing how you will identify anomalies and catalogue them, I can’t comment on how useful this might be.

Organizing your data will be a hard.

Convincing a large number of people to link their phones to you and place them where they can take photos of the sky every night will be harder. Much much harder

Good luck. I am all for valid and well organized data bases. You don’t always know what data may come in handy, for various purposes.

@timb - agree.

You cannot go wrong if you have good data.

It won’t be amazing in the beginning but we will tune it hopefully.

A million cameras pointing to the sky could help us rebuild a UFO trajectory around the whole earth…

This is the easiest way to say there are / OR there are not / UFOs around the earth.

Just my opinion here:

I don’t think that aliens with the ability to travel between stars to investigate us will hang out where we can see them. They’d be aware of our technology, so would either stay far enough away that we can’t see them or they would camouflage/cloak themselves.

Also, why would aliens even be here? Space is big. Evidence of our existence is small. The combination of those two facts leads me to conclude that even if an alien society capable of interstellar travel existed somewhere in the universe, they won’t visit because they have no idea we’re here.

You will definitely see thousands of UFOs but none will be alien.

@3point14rat - I think you might have just asked the question of the decade if not - the question of the century.

What are aliens doing here?

Assuming they are here. So this is a question for the believers. (I am a believer too)

Because you are right - if you think about it, we cannot be of any interest to any advanced alien civilization.

But they are here! (They say). So… we are of interest to them?

Which sounds a little scary.

I can see far more bad scenarios why we would be of interest to them than positive scenarios.

They are probably just here to serve us…

… as an entree!!!

That joke comes to you courtesy of the “Twilight Zone” episode “To Serve Man” from 1962.

manases: "What are aliens doing here?

Assuming they are here. So this is a question for the believers. (I am a believer too)

Because you are right – if you think about it, we cannot be of any interest to any advanced alien civilization.

But they are here! (They say). So… we are of interest to them?"


Hey manases. Your certainty without justification is dangerous.

You should probably take a bunch of time to do an impartial investigation into the topic of aliens visiting earth. As fascinating as the topic is, there are zero legitimate reasons to think they are here and a ton of legitimate reasons.

Avoid sensationalized books, videos and articles. Check out ‘boring’ science based material that supplies reasonable ideas that don’t sound good only because they are exciting and you want them to be true.

Here is my favorite quote of all time. Think long and hard about how the message in it relates to the strength of your conviction regarding aliens. (I freely confess that I had to read it a few times slowly the first time I came across it to really understand it.)

“It is morally as bad not to care whether a thing is true or not, so long as it makes you feel good, as it is not to care how you got your money as long as you have got it.” ― Edwin Way Teale, Circle of the Seasons: The Journal of a Naturalist's Year
When you realize that emotion rather than reason has led to your belief, you'll be better off for it- both morally and intellectually. And don't worry that accepting reality will leave you without the fun idea of aliens! I accept the reality of the situation, but still lovey thinking about all the same "what if" questions you do.

It’s like learning Santa isn’t real: you can still love Christmas (maybe even love it more) without a fiction attached.

 

I see what you mean, however, my belief is anchored not in expectations but in scientific probability (I thin so, believe so, hope so)

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamiecartereurope/2020/06/15/there-are-36-intelligent-alien-civilizations-in-our-galaxy-say-scientists/

Probabilistically and scientifically speaking (more reasons like planets with water, cosmic molecules close to ARN and complex proteins etc) , it is more probable that in Universe is more life than just us.

So the problem goes like this:

Q1. Is it probable we are the only life in the Universe or not?

A1. Scientifically more probable we are not alone.

 

From this scientific probability then we have the next questions.

If we are not alone, then what are the chances that

Q2 - if any aliens exist, then what are the chances that more of them exist? Like everywhere where the conditions are good?

A2 - if more than us once, probable more than us many times.

 

Q3 - the aliens have developed before us and reached space travel? If we evolved in 13 billion years, what are the chances that they evolved in 12.999 billion years (or less) and reached intergalactic flight? (which could be 50-100 years from where we are now)

Q4 - they found us

 

I think the probability is still very high even if from Q1 to Q4 you add more ifs.

So… I think my belief is based on science, not in emotion.

 

Believing that aliens exist, they are more than one single species, some of them are more evolved than us and they visited us, I think it is a scientific approach to the subject of aliens.

Q: What are the odds of us having irrefutable evidence that humans have ever had contact with an extraterrestrial intelligent life form?

A: So far, ZERO. Otherwise, show the irrefutable evidence.