Gene Rodenberry was a genious…let’s just hope that he wasn’t a prophet!

Voyger 1 and 2″ current location
Voyger space probe
V’ger from Star Trek the Motion Picture (1979) Let’s just hope this doesn’t happen!…

Voyager 1 and its twin, Voyager 2, were launched 16 days apart in 1977. Both spacecraft flew by Jupiter and Saturn. Voyager 2 also flew by Uranus and Neptune. Voyager 2, launched before Voyager 1, is the longest continuously operated spacecraft. It is about 9.5 billion miles (15 billion kilometers) away from our sun.
Voyager mission controllers still talk to or receive data from Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 every day, though the emitted signals are currently very dim, at about 23 watts — the power of a refrigerator light bulb. By the time the signals get to Earth, they are a fraction of a billion-billionth of a watt. Data from Voyager 1’s instruments are transmitted to Earth typically at 160 bits per second, and captured by 34- and 70-meter NASA Deep Space Network stations. Traveling at the speed of light, a signal from Voyager 1 takes about 17 hours to travel to Earth. After the data are transmitted to JPL and processed by the science teams, Voyager data are made publicly available.
“Voyager has boldly gone where no probe has gone before, marking one of the most significant technological achievements in the annals of the history of science, and adding a new chapter in human scientific dreams and endeavors,” said John Grunsfeld, NASA’s associate administrator for science in Washington. “Perhaps some future deep space explorers will catch up with Voyager, our first interstellar envoy, and reflect on how this intrepid spacecraft helped enable their journey.”
Scientists do not know when Voyager 1 will reach the undisturbed part of interstellar space where there is no influence from our sun. They also are not certain when Voyager 2 is expected to cross into interstellar space, but they believe it is not very far behind.
JPL built and operates the twin Voyager spacecraft. The Voyagers Interstellar Mission is a part of NASA’s Heliophysics System Observatory, sponsored by the Heliophysics Division of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington. NASA’s Deep Space Network, managed by JPL, is an international network of antennas that supports interplanetary spacecraft missions and radio and radar astronomy observations for the exploration of the solar system and the universe. The network also supports selected Earth-orbiting missions.
The cost of the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 missions — including launch, mission operations and the spacecraft’s nuclear batteries, which were provided by the Department of Energy — is about $988 million through September.

NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft officially is the first human-made object to venture into interstellar space. The 36-year-old probe is about 12 billion miles (19 billion kilometers) from our sun.
New and unexpected data indicate Voyager 1 has been traveling for about one year through plasma, or ionized gas, present in the space between stars. Voyager is in a transitional region immediately outside the solar bubble, where some effects from our sun are still evident. A report on the analysis of this new data, an effort led by Don Gurnett and the plasma wave science team at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, is published in Thursday’s edition of the journal Science.
“Now that we have new, key data, we believe this is mankind’s historic leap into interstellar space,” said Ed Stone, Voyager project scientist based at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena. “The Voyager team needed time to analyze those observations and make sense of them. But we can now answer the question we’ve all been asking — ‘Are we there yet?’ Yes, we are.”
Voyager 1 first detected the increased pressure of interstellar space on the heliosphere, the bubble of charged particles surrounding the sun that reaches far beyond the outer planets, in 2004. Scientists then ramped up their search for evidence of the spacecraft’s interstellar arrival, knowing the data analysis and interpretation could take months or years.
Voyager 1 does not have a working plasma sensor, so scientists needed a different way to measure the spacecraft’s plasma environment to make a definitive determination of its location. A coronal mass ejection, or a massive burst of solar wind and magnetic fields, that erupted from the sun in March 2012 provided scientists the data they needed. When this unexpected gift from the sun eventually arrived at Voyager 1’s location 13 months later, in April 2013, the plasma around the spacecraft began to vibrate like a violin string. On April 9, Voyager 1’s plasma wave instrument detected the movement. The pitch of the oscillations helped scientists determine the density of the plasma. The particular oscillations meant the spacecraft was bathed in plasma more than 40 times denser than what they had encountered in the outer layer of the heliosphere. Density of this sort is to be expected in interstellar space.
The plasma wave science team reviewed its data and found an earlier, fainter set of oscillations in October and November 2012. Through extrapolation of measured plasma densities from both events, the team determined Voyager 1 first entered interstellar space in August 2012.
“We literally jumped out of our seats when we saw these oscillations in our data — they showed us the spacecraft was in an entirely new region, comparable to what was expected in interstellar space, and totally different than in the solar bubble,” Gurnett said. “Clearly we had passed through the heliopause, which is the long-hypothesized boundary between the solar plasma and the interstellar plasma.”
The new plasma data suggested a timeframe consistent with abrupt, durable changes in the density of energetic particles that were first detected on Aug. 25, 2012. The Voyager team generally accepts this date as the date of interstellar arrival. The charged particle and plasma changes were what would have been expected during a crossing of the heliopause.
“The team’s hard work to build durable spacecraft and carefully manage the Voyager spacecraft’s limited resources paid off in another first for NASA and humanity,” said Suzanne Dodd, Voyager project manager, based at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. “We expect the fields and particles science instruments on Voyager will continue to send back data through at least 2020. We can’t wait to see what the Voyager instruments show us next about deep space.”

Voyager 1 and its twin, Voyager 2, were launched 16 days apart in 1977. Both spacecraft flew by Jupiter and Saturn. Voyager 2 also flew by Uranus and Neptune. Voyager 2, launched before Voyager 1, is the longest continuously operated spacecraft. It is about 9.5 billion miles (15 billion kilometers) away from our sun.
Voyager mission controllers still talk to or receive data from Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 every day, though the emitted signals are currently very dim, at about 23 watts — the power of a refrigerator light bulb. By the time the signals get to Earth, they are a fraction of a billion-billionth of a watt. Data from Voyager 1’s instruments are transmitted to Earth typically at 160 bits per second, and captured by 34- and 70-meter NASA Deep Space Network stations. Traveling at the speed of light, a signal from Voyager 1 takes about 17 hours to travel to Earth. After the data are transmitted to JPL and processed by the science teams, Voyager data are made publicly available.
“Voyager has boldly gone where no probe has gone before, marking one of the most significant technological achievements in the annals of the history of science, and adding a new chapter in human scientific dreams and endeavors,” said John Grunsfeld, NASA’s associate administrator for science in Washington. “Perhaps some future deep space explorers will catch up with Voyager, our first interstellar envoy, and reflect on how this intrepid spacecraft helped enable their journey.”
Scientists do not know when Voyager 1 will reach the undisturbed part of interstellar space where there is no influence from our sun. They also are not certain when Voyager 2 is expected to cross into interstellar space, but they believe it is not very far behind.
JPL built and operates the twin Voyager spacecraft. The Voyagers Interstellar Mission is a part of NASA’s Heliophysics System Observatory, sponsored by the Heliophysics Division of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington. NASA’s Deep Space Network, managed by JPL, is an international network of antennas that supports interplanetary spacecraft missions and radio and radar astronomy observations for the exploration of the solar system and the universe. The network also supports selected Earth-orbiting missions.
The cost of the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 missions — including launch, mission operations and the spacecraft’s nuclear batteries, which were provided by the Department of Energy — is about $988 million through September.

NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft officially is the first human-made object to venture into interstellar space. The 36-year-old probe is about 12 billion miles (19 billion kilometers) from our sun.
New and unexpected data indicate Voyager 1 has been traveling for about one year through plasma, or ionized gas, present in the space between stars. Voyager is in a transitional region immediately outside the solar bubble, where some effects from our sun are still evident. A report on the analysis of this new data, an effort led by Don Gurnett and the plasma wave science team at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, is published in Thursday’s edition of the journal Science.
“Now that we have new, key data, we believe this is mankind’s historic leap into interstellar space,” said Ed Stone, Voyager project scientist based at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena. “The Voyager team needed time to analyze those observations and make sense of them. But we can now answer the question we’ve all been asking — ‘Are we there yet?’ Yes, we are.”
Voyager 1 first detected the increased pressure of interstellar space on the heliosphere, the bubble of charged particles surrounding the sun that reaches far beyond the outer planets, in 2004. Scientists then ramped up their search for evidence of the spacecraft’s interstellar arrival, knowing the data analysis and interpretation could take months or years.
Voyager 1 does not have a working plasma sensor, so scientists needed a different way to measure the spacecraft’s plasma environment to make a definitive determination of its location. A coronal mass ejection, or a massive burst of solar wind and magnetic fields, that erupted from the sun in March 2012 provided scientists the data they needed. When this unexpected gift from the sun eventually arrived at Voyager 1’s location 13 months later, in April 2013, the plasma around the spacecraft began to vibrate like a violin string. On April 9, Voyager 1’s plasma wave instrument detected the movement. The pitch of the oscillations helped scientists determine the density of the plasma. The particular oscillations meant the spacecraft was bathed in plasma more than 40 times denser than what they had encountered in the outer layer of the heliosphere. Density of this sort is to be expected in interstellar space.
The plasma wave science team reviewed its data and found an earlier, fainter set of oscillations in October and November 2012. Through extrapolation of measured plasma densities from both events, the team determined Voyager 1 first entered interstellar space in August 2012.
“We literally jumped out of our seats when we saw these oscillations in our data — they showed us the spacecraft was in an entirely new region, comparable to what was expected in interstellar space, and totally different than in the solar bubble,” Gurnett said. “Clearly we had passed through the heliopause, which is the long-hypothesized boundary between the solar plasma and the interstellar plasma.”
The new plasma data suggested a timeframe consistent with abrupt, durable changes in the density of energetic particles that were first detected on Aug. 25, 2012. The Voyager team generally accepts this date as the date of interstellar arrival. The charged particle and plasma changes were what would have been expected during a crossing of the heliopause.
“The team’s hard work to build durable spacecraft and carefully manage the Voyager spacecraft’s limited resources paid off in another first for NASA and humanity,” said Suzanne Dodd, Voyager project manager, based at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. “We expect the fields and particles science instruments on Voyager will continue to send back data through at least 2020. We can’t wait to see what the Voyager instruments show us next about deep space.”

Star Trek: The Motion Picture is a 1979 American science fiction film directed by Robert Wise and based on the television series Star Trek created by Gene Roddenberry, who also served as its producer. It is the first installment in the Star Trek film series, and stars the cast of the original television series. In the film, set in the 2270s, a mysterious and immensely powerful alien cloud known as V’Ger approaches Earth, destroying everything in its path. Admiral James T. Kirk (William Shatner) assumes command of the recently refitted Starship USS Enterprise, to lead it on a mission to save the planet and determine V’Ger’s origins.
When the original television series was canceled in 1969, Roddenberry lobbied Paramount Pictures to continue the franchise through a feature film. The success of the series in syndication convinced the studio to begin work on the film in 1975. A series of writers attempted to craft a “suitably epic” script, but the attempts did not satisfy Paramount, who scrapped the project in 1977. Paramount instead planned on returning the franchise to its roots, with a new television series titled Star Trek: Phase II. The box office success of Close Encounters of the Third Kind, however, convinced Paramount that science fiction films other than Star Wars could do well, so the studio canceled production of Phase II and resumed its attempts at making a Star Trek film.
In 1978, Paramount assembled the largest press conference held at the studio since the 1950s to announce that Wise would direct a $15 million film adaptation of the original television series. With the cancellation of Phase II, writers rushed to adapt its planned pilot episode, “In Thy Image”, into a film script. Constant revisions to the story and the shooting script continued to the extent of hourly script updates on shooting dates. The Enterprise was modified inside and out, costume designer Robert Fletcher provided new uniforms, and production designer Harold Michelson fabricated new sets. Jerry Goldsmith composed the film’s score, beginning an association with Star Trek that would continue until 2002. When the original contractors for the optical effects proved unable to complete their tasks in time, effects supervisor Douglas Trumbull was asked to meet the film’s December 1979 release date. Wise took the just-completed film to its Washington, D.C., opening, but always felt that the final theatrical version was a rough cut of the film he wanted to make.
Released in North America on December 7, 1979, Star Trek: The Motion Picture received mixed reviews, many of which faulted it for a lack of action scenes and over-reliance on special effects. Its final production cost ballooned to approximately $44 million, and it earned $139 million worldwide, short of studio expectations but enough for Paramount to propose a less expensive sequel. Roddenberry was forced out of creative control for the sequel, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982). In 2001, Wise oversaw a director’s cut for a special DVD release of the film, with remastered audio, tightened and added scenes, and new computer-generated effects.
Contents
1Plot
2Cast
3Production
3.1Early development
3.2Phase II and restart
3.3Design
3.4Props and models
3.5Costumes and makeup
3.6Technical consulting
3.7Filming
3.8Post-production
3.9Music
3.9.1Charts
3.10Sound effects
4Themes
5Release
5.1Theatrical release
5.2Home media
6Reception
6.1Box office
6.2Critical reception
6.3Accolades
7See also
8Notes
9References
10External links
Plot[edit]
In the 23rd century, a Starfleet monitoring station, Epsilon Nine, detects an alien entity, hidden in a massive cloud of energy, moving through space toward Earth. The cloud easily destroys three of the Klingon Empire’s new K’t’inga-class warships when they fire on it and disintegrates Epsilon Nine when it tries to investigate. On Earth, the starship Enterprise is undergoing a major refit; its former commanding officer, James T. Kirk, has been promoted to Admiral and works in San Francisco as Chief of Starfleet Operations. Starfleet Command assigns Enterprise to intercept the cloud entity as the ship is the only one within range, requiring its new systems to be tested in transit.
Citing his experience, Kirk uses his authority to take command of the ship, angering Captain Willard Decker, who has been overseeing the refit as its new commanding officer. Testing of Enterprise’s new systems goes poorly; two officers, including the ship’s Vulcan science officer Sonak, are killed by a malfunctioning transporter, and improperly calibrated engines nearly destroy the ship. Kirk’s unfamiliarity with the ship’s new systems increases the tension between him and Decker, who has been temporarily demoted to first officer. Commander Spock arrives as a replacement science officer, explaining that while on his home world undergoing a ritual to purge himself of emotion, he felt a consciousness that he believes emanates from the cloud, making him unable to complete the ritual because his human half felt an emotional connection to it.
Enterprise intercepts the energy cloud and is attacked by an alien vessel within. A probe appears on the bridge, attacks Spock, and abducts the navigator, Ilia. She is replaced by a robotic replica, sent by the entity, which calls itself “V’Ger”, to study the “carbon lifeforms” on the ship. Decker is distraught over the loss of Ilia, with whom he had a romantic history. He becomes troubled as he attempts to extract information from the doppelgänger, which has Ilia’s memories and feelings buried inside. Spock takes an unauthorized spacewalk to the vessel’s interior and attempts a telepathic mind meld with it. In doing so, he learns that the vessel is V’Ger itself, a non-biological living machine.
At the center of the massive ship, V’Ger is revealed to be Voyager 6, a 20th-century Earth space probe believed lost in a black hole. The damaged probe was found by an alien race of living machines that interpreted its programming as instructions to learn all that can be learned and return that information to its creator. The machines upgraded the probe to fulfill its mission, and on its journey, the probe gathered so much knowledge that it achieved sentience. Spock realizes that V’Ger lacks the ability to give itself a purpose other than its original mission; having learned what it could on its journey home, it finds its existence meaningless. Before transmitting all its information, V’Ger insists that the “Creator” come in person to finish the sequence. Everyone realizes humans are the Creator. Decker offers himself to V’Ger; he merges with the Ilia probe and V’Ger, creating a new life form that disappears into space. With Earth saved, Kirk directs Enterprise out to space for future missions.
Cast[edit]

The main cast of The Motion Picture in the film’s costumes on the bridge set. Clockwise from far left: director Robert Wise: Collins, Barrett, Nimoy, Doohan, Shatner, Kelley, Whitney, Nichols, Koenig, producer Gene Roddenberry, Takei, and Khambatta. These and other publicity shots were taken after screen tests for the actors on August 3, 1978.[5]
William Shatner as James T. Kirk, the former captain of the USS Enterprise and an Admiral at Starfleet headquarters. When asked during a March 1978 press conference about what it would be like to reprise the role, Shatner said, “An actor brings to a role not only the concept of a character but his own basic personality, things that he is, and both [Leonard Nimoy] and myself have changed over the years, to a degree at any rate, and we will bring that degree of change inadvertently to the role we recreate.”[6]
Leonard Nimoy as Spock, the Enterprise’s half-Vulcan, half-human science officer. Nimoy had been dissatisfied with unpaid royalties from Star Trek and did not intend to reprise the role, so Spock was left out of the screenplay. Director Robert Wise, having been informed by his daughter and son-in-law that the film “would not be Star Trek” without Nimoy, sent Jeffrey Katzenberg to New York City to meet Nimoy. Describing Star Trek without Nimoy as buying a car without wheels, Katzenberg gave Nimoy a check to make up for his lost royalties, later recalling himself “on my knees begging” the actor during their meeting at a restaurant to join the film; Nimoy attended the March 1978 press conference with the rest of the returning cast. Nimoy was dissatisfied with the script, and his meeting with Katzenberg led to an agreement that the final script would need Nimoy’s approval.[7][8] Financial issues notwithstanding, Nimoy said he was comfortable with being identified as Spock because it had a positive impact on his fame.[6]
DeForest Kelley as Leonard McCoy, the chief medical officer aboard the Enterprise. Kelley had reservations about the script, feeling that the characters and relationships from the series were not in place. Along with Shatner and Nimoy, Kelley lobbied for greater characterization, but their opinions were largely ignored.[9]
James Doohan as Montgomery Scott, the Enterprise’s chief engineer. Doohan created the distinctive Klingon vocabulary heard in the film.[10] Linguist Marc Okrand later developed a fully realized Klingon language based on the actor’s made-up words.[11]
Walter Koenig as Pavel Chekov, the Enterprise’s weapons officer. Koenig noted that the expected sense of camaraderie and euphoria at being assembled for screen tests at the start of the picture was nonexistent. “This may be Star Trek,” he wrote, “but it isn’t the old Star Trek.” The actor was hopeful for the film, but admitted he was disappointed by his character’s bit part.[12]
Nichelle Nichols as Uhura, the communications officer aboard the Enterprise. Nichols noted in her autobiography that she was one of the actors most opposed to the new uniforms added for the film because the drab, unisex look “wasn’t Uhura”.[13]
George Takei as Hikaru Sulu, the Enterprise’s helmsman. In his autobiography, Takei described the film’s shooting schedule as “astonishingly luxurious”, but noted that frequent script rewrites during production “usually favored Bill” [Shatner].[14]
Persis Khambatta as Ilia, the Deltan navigator of the Enterprise. Khambatta was originally cast in the role when The Motion Picture was a television pilot.[6] She took the role after Roddenberry warned her that she would have to shave her head completely for filming.[15]
Stephen Collins as Willard Decker, the new captain of the Enterprise. He is temporarily demoted to Commander and First Officer when Kirk takes command of the Enterprise. He was the only actor that Robert Wise cast; Collins recalled that although “every young actor in Hollywood” auditioned he benefited by being completely unfamiliar with the franchise, more interested in meeting the legendary director than in the role. Others advised him after being cast that Star Trek “is going to be in your life your whole life”.[8] Kelley’s dressing room was next to Collins’, and the older actor became his mentor for the production.[16] Collins described filming as akin to “playing with somebody else’s bat, ball, and glove” because he was not a part of the franchise’s history. He used the feeling of being an “invader” to portray Decker, who is “an outsider who they had to have along”.[8]
Other actors from the television series who returned included Majel Barrett as Christine Chapel, a doctor aboard the Enterprise,[17][18] and Grace Lee Whitney as Janice Rand, formerly one of Kirk’s yeomen. David Gautreaux, who had been cast as Xon in the aborted second television series, appears as Branch, the commander of the Epsilon 9 communications station.[6] Mark Lenard portrays the Klingon commander in the film’s opening sequence; the actor also played Spock’s father, Sarek, in the television series and in later feature films.[19]

V’ger

…On its journey back, it amassed so much knowledge, it achieved consciousness itself. It became a living thing.“– James T. Kirk2270s (Star Trek: The Motion Picture)

V’ger was a massive entity and one of the most extraordinary lifeforms ever encountered by the United Federation of Planets. It generated enormous levels of power and threatened Earth with destruction until it found a way to evolve.

V’ger chose its own name. Before the name of the vessel was discovered, Starfleet personnel referred to the ship as “the intruder“.

Contents

Approaching Federation space

Initial contact

First detected when passing through Klingon territory in the 2270sV’ger was unlike anything that Starfleet had ever encountered. Its initial appearance – that of a vast, luminous cloud, capable of emitting enormous amounts of energy – was described as a “twelfth-power energy field“, a scale beyond the energy-generation capacity of even “thousands of starships“.

During a battle with a fleet of three Klingon K’t’inga-class battle cruisers led by the IKS AmarV’ger launched a series of powerful, spherically-shaped “bolts” of plasma energy that emerged from within the cloud and eliminated the Klingon assailants. The cloud and its encounter with the Klingons, while occurring within Klingon space, was detected and monitored by a sensor drone from Starfleet’s Epsilon IX communications station, which was in close proximity to the then-disputed Federation-Klingon border.

Shortly after the elimination of the Klingon vessels, the cloud passed into Federation space near the Epsilon IX station, which was able to perform limited scans on it, although most of its sensor sweeps were reflected back. The relay station‘s crew was able, however, to determine that it measured a diameter in excess of two astronomical units, which, at almost three hundred million kilometers, would have made the cloud at least as large as Earth’s entire orbit; they also detected a null reading at the heart of the entity, indicating a solid form or vessel of some kind. Unfortunately, V’ger appeared to interpret Epsilon IX’s scans as a hostile act, and eliminated the space station in the same manner as it had the Klingon vessels.

Threatening Earth

We’ve plotted a course on that cloud, commander. It’ll pass into Federation space, fairly close to us.”
“Heading?”
“Sir, it’s on a precise heading for Earth.
“– Epsilon IX crewmember and Branch2270s (Star Trek: The Motion Picture)

With the cloud just fifty-four hours away from Earth, Starfleet dispatched the only starship within interception range, the newly refitted USS Enterprise, to determine both what the intruder was and how to stop it, if possible. When the Enterprise arrived at the cloud’s coordinates, it determined that the entity had an energy output surpassing that of thousands of starships.

By assuming a non-threatening posture, the Enterprise was able to deeply penetrate the cloud surrounding V’ger and begin gathering information. During this critical time, however, the starship was cut off from all communication with Starfleet. As V’ger entered the Sol system, the cloud surrounding it began to rapidly dissipate, and spherical energy “bolts” similar to those that had destroyed the Klingons and the Epsilon IX station, only vastly more powerful, were launched by the entity. The energy spheres proceeded on courses that would place them into equidistant orbits around the planet, at which point it was predicted Earth’s entire surface would be devastated.

Making contact

The Enterprise tried to make contact with V’ger, but all linguacode messages were ignored, and it became apparent that the object at the heart of the cloud was unable to comprehend the hailing signals. It was determined that the intruder communicated on a frequency of more than one million megahertz (over one terahertz) and that, at such a high rate of speed, an entire message lasted only a millisecond.

Aside from the plasma energy spheres, V’ger had other, less destructive means of gathering data. It scanned the Enterprise with a plasma-energy beam that gave some of the crew an electric shock, but otherwise left people unharmed. However, the same beam removed the Deltan navigator of the EnterpriseLieutenant Ilia.

V’ger was able to analyze Ilia in extraordinary detail, at least down to the cellular level. It then constructed an extremely accurate bio-mechanical replica of her, which acted as a probe. This device was such a precise copy of the original that it even had her memory patterns. They were, however, suppressed, and the Ilia probe had only rudimentary knowledge of humanoid behavior, presumably reflecting V’ger‘s own level of experience; the probe required considerable education to act as liaison between V’ger and the crew of the Enterprise.

Physical aspects and organization

It could hold a crew of… tens of thousands.
Or a crew of a thousand, ten miles tall.“– Nyota Uhura observing V’ger with Leonard McCoy2270s (Star Trek: The Motion Picture)

Structure and layout

The USS Enterprise makes contact with the intruder

Surrounded by layer upon layer of cloud formations, the vessel aspect of V’ger was enormous, with even the largest starship seeming microscopic in comparison.

Roughly cylindrical in shape, the construction of the exterior and interior of the vessel was mostly of a “hexad”, or six-sided axially symmetric nature, with the axis generally running from “bow” to “stern“, but with few indications as to its nature or purposes. Portions of the outer hull seem to have been composed of energy rather than matterOrganic in appearance, despite harboring no biological lifeforms, the interior was multi-chambered, and contained circular apertures that could be closed or opened to prevent or allow passage from one section of the vessel to the next. The most prominent of these apertures, at the forward end of the interior chamber where the Enterprise was located before accessing the intruder’s core, possessed a hexad of six symmetrical “petals” constantly oscillating in unison, appearing much like the mechanical iris of a camera shutter, but of enormous proportions, with the entire aperture’s outer diameter measuring in excess of one kilometer wide.

In one area of the vessel, there was a three-dimensional data storage facility. This stored representations of all data collected by V’ger. The plasma energy weapon which the vessel used to defend itself not only had extreme destructive force, but also functioned as an unusual data-gathering system; as V’ger destroyed a vessel, it gathered an enormous amount of information, and created what appeared to be a holographic record of it, later referred to by the Ilia probe as a “data pattern”. In essence, V’ger didn’t so much destroy a target as “remember” it to death. When the science officer of the EnterpriseCommander Spock, entered the area, he could see images of everything that the powerful entity had encountered on its long journey, including planets, star systems, and entire galaxies, though the images remained indeterminable as to whether they had been destroyed or simply explored. When Spock came to an image of a gigantic Lieutenant Ilia, he noticed a glowing “node” at the base of the image’s throat. He was being guided telepathically by V’ger, and attempted to access the data through a mind meld. He quickly suffered a sensory overload, losing consciousness, and was flung back through the spiral “orifice” toward the Enterprise.

V’ger was able to control atmospheric conditions within its chambers. In the area near where Spock encountered the image of Ilia, there was an “inner sanctum,” a central nexus where V’ger could create an M-class environment. In this nexus was a large circular area, resembling an amphitheater, with data conduits running into the center. Lightning constantly lit the background, possibly the visible “nerve” transmissions of V’ger itself.

The heart of V’ger

The heart of V’ger

Beyond the oscillating hexad of iris-like petals that Spock had to pass through during his EVA spacewalk to meld with the intruder, the center of the enormous vessel contained the oldest part of V’ger – Voyager 6, an unmanned deep space probe launched by NASA in the late 20th century. The entire vessel surrounding the Voyager probe had been built by an unknown race of machine entities in order to help it complete what the latter interpreted to be its primary programming: “learn all that is learnable,” and return that knowledge to its creator. During its journey, the probe had come to think of itself as V’ger after the only remaining legible letters from its original name (the “O”, “Y”, “A”, and “6” on the nameplate having been obscured from encounters with previous spatial hazards), and amassed knowledge to such a degree as to become self-aware.

Evolution of V’ger

“V’ger must evolve. Its knowledge has reached the limits of this universe and it must evolve.“– Spock2270s (Star Trek: The Motion Picture)

The machine planet

V’ger had an extraordinary ability to evolve. It was discovered that the evolution of this once-simple probe into a complex, powerful entity began after it was pulled into an anomaly once called a black hole, shortly after leaving Earth’s solar system.

Voyager 6 emerged from the anomaly in what was believed to have been the far side of the galaxy, and fell into the gravitational field of a planet populated by living machines. These beings found Voyager 6 damaged by its travels, and the identifying plaque attached to the probe’s exterior had been burned, leaving only the letters “V”, “G”, “E”, and “R” legible; the inhabitants of the machine planet called the probe “V’ger“.

These entities found V’ger to be primitive, but of a kindred spirit. They discovered the probe’s simple, 20th century programming, “learn all that is learnable and return that knowledge to the creator,” and interpreted these instructions literally.

Reprogramming

Reconstructed through highly advanced technologies as a vast space-faring artificial organismV’ger was augmented with a three-dimensional data collection and storage apparatus, magnitudes beyond anything previously known to Federation science. The inhabitants of the machine planet likewise provided V’ger with effectively immeasurable defensive and sensory capabilities; these gave V’ger the ability to fulfill its programming in a far more complete fashion than the scientists who had originally built and launched the vessel at its core had ever imagined.

Sentience

At the heart of V’ger, the crew of the Enterprise finds the ancient Voyager 6 probe

While traversing the vast distance back to Earth, V’ger collected data via its 3D imaging system, but in doing so destroyed the objects that it encountered along the way. However, it accumulated so much knowledge that it eventually achieved consciousness and became, like its benefactors, a living machine. As a machine, it was only capable of pure, cold logic with no emotion, but with its new-found sentience, V’ger began to question its own existence. It asked the philosophical questions faced by so many lifeforms: “Is this all that I am? Is there nothing more?” The answers, V’ger decided, could only be found with its creator on Earth.

Resolution

Upon merging with Humanity, V’ger evolves into a higher level of existence

Realizing it lacked the intuitive, irrational elements which allow Humans to deal with some complex, non-scientific concepts, it came to believe that only its Creator could help it to leap beyond logic. In order to obtain the answers it needed, V’ger wished to meet and become one with its Creator. To this end, it sought not only to receive the acknowledged signal from the Creator, but to merge with the Creator.

But V’ger had been reprogrammed to such an extent that it had come to think of biological lifeforms as an “infestation“, and destroyed any that it encountered. When V’ger encountered the crew of the Enterprise, its confusion over its true nature was so great that it could not comprehend what it was told – that it had been created by the organic lifeforms it saw only as imperfections that must be cleansed.

In an effort to meet its Creator, V’ger refused to accept the pre-programmed transmission that would signal it to transmit its accumulated data. The probe burned out a relay connection, hoping to force the Creator to come to its heart, so that they could merge. Realizing that the only way V’ger would understand was to add Humanity to its experiences, Captain Will Decker, who was deeply affected by the loss of Ilia, his former lover, sacrificed himself to become one with the machine lifeform. Decker rewired the relay connection and keyed in the final sequence of the transmission manually. This prompted V’ger to begin transmitting its data, effectively merging with Decker and the Ilia probe, thus taking V’ger to a new level of existence. At last satisfied with its answers, V’ger disappeared in a blinding flash of white light, leaving Admiral James T. Kirk, Commander Spock, and Doctor Leonard McCoy of the Enterprise to discuss the possibility that they had just created a new lifeform made of V’ger‘s logic and of Humanity’s ability to feel and to believe. (Star Trek: The Motion Picture)

Appendices

Background information

The concept of V’ger, an Earth-launched space probe that becomes a powerful, sentient being in its own right, is in many ways a revisiting of the Nomad probe featured in the Star Trek: The Original Series episode “The Changeling“.

According to the writers of the Star Trek Chronology (1st ed., p. 17), shortly after “Q Who” was produced, “Gene Roddenberry half jokingly speculated that the planet encountered by Voyager might have been the Borg homeworld.

When Spock attempts a mind meld with V’ger and is quickly overwhelmed, among the images visible on the screen multiple times, when in slow motion, amid the background of his face, can be seen the dedication plaque carried not by Voyager 1 and 2, but by Pioneer 10 and 11. Other images include a Klingon cruiser seen earlier, the bridge and two crewmembers of (presumably) the IKS Amar, Epsilon IX, the Epsilon IX lieutenant, and Ilia.

A picture tweeted by Ted Sullivan on 28 November 2017 of a star chart supposedly used for Star Trek: Discovery, largely taken from the Star Trek Star Charts, included a few anachronisms such as the “Route of V’ger.”[1]

Concept and effects development

Spelling of the name

The spelling “V’ger” was used in the shooting script of Star Trek: The Motion Picture[2] The alternative spelling “V’Ger“, with a capital “G”, was used in most other reference sources, including such works as Star Trek Encyclopedia (3rd ed., p. 539) and Star Trek Star Charts (p. 39) and at StarTrek.com[3]

The label of the soundtrack LP record, and more significantly the text of the novelization of the film, itself written by Gene Roddenberry as the only Star Trek novel ever written by the series’ creator, both use the alternative spelling “Vejur“, which in the novel exists from its first mention on page 179 onwards in the novel’s first paperback edition. This was to mislead the reader in case they had not yet seen the movie, as both the soundtrack and novelization were released before the film’s premiere.

The size controversy

The physical size of V’ger has been the subject of speculation from the time Star Trek: The Motion Picture was first released, at the end of 1979. In the original theatrical release of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, the V’ger energy cloud is given a size measuring eighty-two au in diameter, in dialogue from the Epsilon IX commander, Branch. That measurement is equivalent to over 1.2271×1010 kilometers or 0.001 light years. Placing V’ger at the same central position as the sun would mean that the energy cloud would extend beyond the Kuiper belt, extending into the orbit of Eris, and essentially swallowing our entire solar system. For the later-released Directors’ Edition DVD of the film, the cloud size was drastically scaled down to two au, which is the distance between Sol and a point between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. [4] This revision was achieved by editing the spoken dialogue to clip out the “eighty” and leaving just the “two”. As one au is precisely the average distance between Sol and Earth, this more reasonable measurement reduces the size of the cloud to “merely” the diameter of Earth’s orbit. More recent releases of the film, however, retain the original dimension and it is unclear which should be considered canonical. Additional dialogue established that the cloud dissipated rapidly as it slowed to enter the solar system, allowing V’ger ultimately to enter Earth’s orbit without disrupting the entire system and destroying Earth, in essence making both size measurements “correct”. In the Director’s Edition, the dramatically decreasing cloud had disappeared entirely when V’ger entered Earth orbit.

The size of V’ger‘s vessel has also been a subject of debate. In dialogue cut from the theatrical version of the movie, Decker says the spacecraft was seventy-eight kilometers (forty-eight miles) in length. The novel adaptation of the film gives the same dimension for the ship and states it as displacing six million times the amount of space as Enterprise. One popular non-canon site for Star Trek technical details, the Daystrom Institute Technical Library, listed V’ger‘s overall length at a staggering ninety-seven kilometers, stated as being determined from apparently careful measurement of the image of the refitted NCC-1701 from the movie’s scenes, as the Enterprise traveled closely (at only five hundred meters distance, from the movie’s dialogue) over the various parts of V’ger‘s exterior structures, during the Federation starship’s initial close examination of the “intruder” vessel. Another estimate places V’ger‘s colossal length at a much more conservative twenty kilometers instead, possibly based on the statement of replacement navigator DiFalco‘s “distance inside the intruder as seventeen kilometers,” spoken just after Chekov reports that V’ger‘s “orbiting devices” were eighteen minutes from reaching their equidistant deployment points in Earth orbit, during the approach to Voyager 6‘s “island,” in the most extreme part of V’ger‘s interior that the Enterprise was allowed access to. The latter estimate, however, would make V’ger impossibly smaller than the roughly seventy kilometer-long Whale Probe featured in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, given that the latter was passed by a Federation starship within minutes, rather than the near-hour it took to traverse even half of V’ger at a faster pace, much of which was carried out at only a half-kilometer distance from the “intruder’s” hull.

Apocrypha

The idea that the Borg homeworld was the machine planet which V’ger had encountered was further developed in the William Shatner novel The Return, where Spock’s mind meld with V’ger not only protected Spock from being assimilated (since the Borg Collective was already present in Spock’s mind, the Borg assumed he was already one of them), but provided the Federation with the coordinates of the Borg homeworld for a final attack. It may also be significant that Spock, when referring to V’ger, says, “Resistance would be futile.

In the game Star Trek: Legacy, it is said that V’ger itself created the Borg to gain the knowledge by assimilation. The Star Trek: Voyager episode “Dragon’s Teeth” seems to contradict the game’s storyline, as the character of Gedrin states to Seven of Nine that his species, the Vaadwaur, had encountered the Borg over nine centuries prior to his revival, placing the Borg’s genesis at least as far back as around the year 1400 AD. The story writers for Star Trek: Legacy, however, claimed on the official game forum that Voyager 6 was meant to have been thrown back in time as well as across the galaxy, an aspect mentioned in the “extras” cut-scenes of the game itself.

Star Trek Online also hints at a connection to the Borg, as vessels closely resembling V’ger are featured as Borg mini-bosses, even including the disintegrating plasma weapons and the V’ger-style low-pitched sound effects. [5]

V’ger and the Narada

What is Ancient Astronaut Theory?

In short, it is the notion that extraterrestrial visitors came to Earth in the distant past, intentionally or not, shaping human history as they did. However, in truth, and in part because of the sheer speculative nature of the general premise of the Ancient Astronaut Theory, it is an idea and concept that branches off into several different areas, with an equal abundance of different possibilities. And what’s more, investigation into these areas may well lead to other possibilities and conclusions. For example, might we find that what we believe to be “ancient astronauts” right now, might actually prove to be an ancient civilization?

 Imagine if you will…Perhaps, ‘God’ as described in the Hebrew Old Testament, or any Religious God… was not the omniscient, omnipresent God of the universe but instead a crafty, manipulative completely in character alien or extra-terrestrial being?masquerading as God?

The best Visual example of Ancient Astronaut Theory that I have ever seen

If God is an Alien…Then Satan is also…

God and Satan are E.T.’s!

The Devil, also referred to as Satan, is best known as the personification of evil and the nemesis of good people everywhere. His image and story have evolved over the years, and the Devil has been called many different names in various cultures: Beelzebub, Lucifer, Satan and Mephistopheles, to name a few, with various physical descriptions including horns and hooved feet. But this malevolent being—and his legion of demons—continue to strike fear in people from all walks of life as the antithesis of all things good.

The Devil in the Bible

Although the Devil is present in some form in many religions and can be compared to some mythological gods, he’s arguably best known for his role in Christianity. In modern biblical translations, the Devil is the adversary of God and God’s people.

It’s commonly thought that the Devil first showed up in the Bible in the book of Genesis as the serpent who convinced Eve—who then convinced Adam—to eat forbidden fruit from the “tree of the knowledge” in the Garden of Eden. As the story goes, after Eve fell for the Devil’s conniving ways, she and Adam were banished from the Garden of Eden and doomed to mortality.

Many Christians believe the Devil was once a beautiful angel named Lucifer who defied God and fell from grace. This assumption that he is a fallen angel is often based the book of Isaiah in the Bible which says, “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations.”https://67f255088f8dd9e89c38c5bc7048f3f0.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html

Devil Names

Some biblical scholars, however, claim Lucifer isn’t a proper name but a descriptive phrase meaning “morning star.” Still, the name stuck and the Devil is often referred to as Lucifer.

Names for the Devil are numerous: Besides Lucifer, he may be referred to as the Prince of Darkness, Beelzebub, Mephistopheles, Lord of the Flies, the Antichrist, Father of Lies, Moloch or simply Satan.

The book of Ezekiel includes another Biblical passage Christians refer to as proof of the Devil’s existence. It admonishes the greedy King of Tyre but also refers to the king as a cherub who was once in the Garden of Eden. As a result, some Bible translators believe the King of Tyre was a personification of the Devil.

The Devil make more appearances in the Bible, especially in the New Testament. Jesus and many of his apostles warned people to stay alert for the Devil’s cunning enticements that would lead them to ruin. And it was the Devil who tempted Jesus in the wilderness to “fall down and worship him” in exchange for riches and glory.

The Devil in Other Religions

Most other religions and cultures teach of an evil being who roams the earth wreaking havoc and fighting against the forces of good. In Islam, the devil is known as Shaytan and, like the Devil in Christianity, is also thought to have rebelled against God. In Judaism, Satan is a verb and generally refers to a difficulty or temptation to overcome instead of a literal being.

In Buddhism, Maara is the demon that tempted Buddha away from his path of enlightenment. Like Christianity’s Jesus resisted the Devil, Buddha also resisted temptation and defeated Maara.https://67f255088f8dd9e89c38c5bc7048f3f0.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html

In people of almost any religion or even in those who don’t follow a religion, the Devil is almost always synonymous with fear, punishment, negativity and immorality.

The Devil and Hell

Perhaps the most lasting images of the Devil are associated with Hell, which the Bible refers to as a place of everlasting fire prepared for the Devil and his angels. Still, the Bible doesn’t state the Devil will reign over hell, just that he’ll eventually be banished there.

The idea that the Devil governs hell may have come from the poem by Dante AlighieriThe Divine Comedy, published in the early fourteenth century. In it, God created hell when he threw the Devil and his demons out of Heaven with such power that they created an enormous hole in the center of the earth.

What Does The Devil Look Like?

In his poem, Dante portrayed the Devil as a grotesque, winged creature with three faces—each chewing on a devious sinner—whose wings blew freezing cold winds throughout Hell’s domain.

The Bible doesn’t describe the Devil in detail. Early artistic interpretations of The Divine Comedy featuring shocking images of the Devil and his demons inflicting almost unimaginable human suffering only emboldened people’s thoughts about Hell and the Devil.

And by the end of the Middle Ages, the Devil had taken on the appearance of the horned, trident-wielding figure with a tail that has endured to modern times.

The Devil and Witches

Fear of the Devil is at least partially responsible for the witchcraft hysteria of Europe and New England in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Protestants and Catholics accused many people of practicing witchcraft and making deals with the Devil.

The Puritans living in New England’s early colonies were petrified of the Devil. They believed he gave powers to witches to those faithful to him. This fear gave rise to the infamous Salem Witch Trials in Salem, Massachusetts.

The Puritan’s strict lifestyle, their fear of outsiders and their terror of so-called “Devil’s magic” led them to accuse at least 200 people of witchcraft between 1692 and 1693—twenty of the accused were executed.

The Devil in Modern Times

Religious translations are often controversial. There’s usually some degree of dissent on how to interpret early texts, and texts about the Devil are no exception.

Even so, throughout history, the Devil’s reputation as an evildoer hasn’t changed much. Most Christians still believe he’s literally transformed the world and is responsible for much of the world’s corruption and chaos.

Not all religions shun the Devil, though. People of the Church of Satan, known as Satanists, don’t worship the Devil, but embrace him as a symbol of atheism, pride and liberty, among other things. Another type of Satanists, theistic Satanists, worship the Devil as a deity. They may practice Satanic rituals or even make Satanic pacts.

There’s no shortage of Hollywood films featuring the Devil. He’s been played by some of Hollywood’s elite such as Jack Nicholson, Vincent Price and Al Pacino. And after Mia Farrow’s character gave birth to Satan’s offspring in the horror-flick Rosemary’s Baby, expectant mothers who saw the film wished they hadn’t.https://67f255088f8dd9e89c38c5bc7048f3f0.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html

Given the draw of the battle between good and evil, it’s likely the Devil’s influence is here to stay, and he will continue to influence religion and pop culture.

Lucifer, Satan, The Devil, and Beelzebub are names history recognizes and knows as the embodiment of evil. This entity is the most defamed figure in history with famine, war, and disease being his weapons of choice to destroy mankind. What’s strange is an episode of Ancient Aliens uncovers findings that seemingly dispute what we’ve been told about Lucifer.

In the Bible, Lucifer is described as one of the most loved of God’s angels, but he had a falling out with God about man. According to the Bible, Lucifer became arrogant and didn’t agree with God’s plans for man, that he was jealous of man, because God loved man more, and so Lucifer went against God and was cast out of heaven and into hell for his arrogance.

His name ‘Lucifer’ means bearer of light or morning star. It is said that this name was given to him as a reference to his former splendor as one of gods greatest angels. However, Lucifer is Latin for the planet Venus in ancient Roman times. Lucifer or Satan is also blamed for leading Eve astray in the garden of Eden, by influencing her to disobey Gods one rule. Do not eat the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge, which would give her the knowledge of good and evil.

Yet, according to ancient astronaut theorists, that story could be taken too literally. They propose that God wanted to keep Adam and Eve in perpetual innocence. In effect preventing them from growing up and become responsible adults. Eve eating the forbidden fruit woke them up, made them adults enabling them to see their world as it truly was. By becoming adults, Adam and Eve gained the displeasure of God, because he no longer had control of them. So, Lucifer freed Adam and Eve from unending ignorance.MORE FROM HULU

Ancient Aliens’ theorists believe that God and Lucifer were alien travelers that interacted with humans. In fact, if you read a section of the bible Genesis 3:22, it seems to support what the ancient astronaut theorists are saying. “then the Lord God said “Behold, the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil. And now, lest he reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever…”  God evicted Adam and Eve from the garden of Eden forever.

This passage raises the question though. Who is the ‘we’ the Bible talks about?

Greek mythology has a very similar character known as ‘Prometheus’ whose name means forethought. The myth states that Prometheus stole fire from Zeus the king of all gods and gave that fire to humans. He is known as the bringer of light; sound familiar. In effect, Prometheus gave humans the knowledge and tools they needed for survival. When Zeus found out? He supposedly had Prometheus chained to a mountain on earth where an eagle ate his liver every night. So, like Lucifer, Prometheus was cast out of heaven too.

Similarities of Lucifer is also noted in other ancient civilizations. Quetzalcoatl in Mesoamerica and is also known as the plumed serpent. He is known as Kukulkan to the Mayans, Gucumatz to the Quiche of Guatemala, and Ehecatl to the Huastecs of the Gulf Coast. He is considered the god of learning, agriculture, crafts, and the arts. He invented the calendar and is identified with the planet Venus, the rising morning star as was Lucifer.https://www.youtube.com/embed/Uhsgs5996Q4?feature=oembed

Different cultures throughout history have very similar characters. Lucifer was also known as ‘the trickster’ and so is Prometheus and Quetzalcoatl.  Could these characters be the same person? If so, this raises the question about whether Lucifer was extraterrestrial alien and if he is? Would that then mean God was too?

Another source of reference used in Ancient Aliens is the book of Enoch where it states that watchers which are angels were sent to earth to watch over the humans. However, these watchers began to lust after the human women and defected from heaven to settle permanently on Earth.

In the Bible, a very similar story is written in Genesis 6:1-5 “When men began to multiply on the face of the land and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of man were attractive. And they took as their wives any they chose.”

This reference in both the book of Enoch and the bible suggests that there was indeed interaction between ancient aliens and humans. In fact, it was mentioned that the leader of the watchers was Azazel and is often identified with Lucifer (bringer of light) or Lumiel (the light of God) and is also affiliated with Shemyaza. It states that there were two hundred of the watchers or fallen angels that descended to earth from Mount Hermon. They were called Nephilim and were a giant race. Very similar to the Titans which was a giant race of gods in Greek Mythology.

In the Quran, Lucifer-Lumiel (Iblis) and rebel angels were cast out of heaven and fell down to earth, not Hell. On earth, Lumiel became “Lord of the world” and in Canaanite mythology, Shahar is known as the ‘lord of the morning star’ and was cast down from heaven for defying the high god El.RELATED STORY: NYCC 2019: Hulu’s possible presentations

Different cultures have the same character or a very similar one which supports what the ancient theorists discuss in this episode of Ancient Aliens. Lucifer was the evil bad guy history reviled but was the bringer of knowledge to humans. In fact, it looks like Lucifer was an ancient alien astronaut who along with his followers took human wives and taught them the ways of their people. All in all, this raises questions about the fabric of our religious beliefs, because that would mean God too was an extraterrestrial.

Do you agree with our panelists that Lucifer wasn’t as evil as first thought? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

This may or may not be news to all you Satanists out there: Satan is an alien. Not an angel, not a god; he is, in fact, an alien. And not only that – despite what Christians, Muslims, Jews and the like have been claiming for millennia, he is actually a GOOD alien. While the evil aliens – ie. God and his cohorts – have been trying to keep us ignorant, naked and freezing cold, Satan and his demons have been trying to help us by giving us knowledge, technology and the all-important fire to warm us and grill our steaks (or tofu). I don’t know about you, but when I started watching Ancient Aliens and they talked about how God, Jesus and all the other deities were actually aliens, it made a lot of sense to me. And if they are aliens, well then of course Satan is one too. A big part of my atheism is that I just can’t bring myself to believe that there is some almighty power that runs everything, when all around us is evidence that we are just cogs in huge, clockwork universe, each being doing its part for the system. All the fuckups around us seem to be directly related to religion, namely human beings thinking that they are not a part of the system, but somehow outside of it. By stepping outside of it, we are literally destroying the entire thing. It makes a lot more sense to me that deities are beings just like the rest of us, with faults and flaws, capable of bad judgement and greed. Anyway, back to Satan – check out this episode of Ancient Aliens, which explains what a rad dude Satan is, and how he is a friendly alien just trying to give us a hand with our shitty lives, battling God-alien to help us better understand the universe.

Studies say the majority of UFO observations are misidentified conventional objects or natural phenomena, but 5 percent to 20 percent are unexplained. However, to conclude that some of these sightings are evidence of intelligent life from other planets is irrational.

The nearest star to our solar system is Proxima Centauri, with an Earth-sized planet detected in 2016, but it is 4.2 light years away. A light year is 5.8 trillion miles, making Proxima Centauri 24.3 trillion miles away.

But are these perceptions of Satan correct? Is he really the master of all things evil in the Universe?

“Satan is portrayed as the enemy of God. Trying to destroy good people, to make good people bad and to keep them from being saved, keep them from going to Heaven so that they can go to hell, where he’s in charge.”

– Henry Ansgar Kelly, Ph.D. (Author, Satan, a Biography)

“Satan has become the catchall for the embodiment of evil. When we think of Satan, I think there are two different ways that our brains can go. The first is this almost comical character that rules over the land of flames, the red guy with the horns and the pitchfork. But then, on the darker side, I think that Satan has become this very, very terrifying, frightening embodiment of evil who causes man to do terrible things, who is the source of torture and death and destruction.”

– Kathleen McGowan Coppens (Author/Researcher),
(Author, The Expected One), (The Source of Miracles),
(The Book of Love)

Lakeland, Florida. 2012. Hundreds of faithful followers congregate at the Ignited Church to witness the removal of demons from those who believe they’re possessed by the Devil.

“The Devil wants to get even. How else to hurt the heart of God to the greatest possible extent but to harm the beloved of his creation? The height of his creation. The thing that God loves most: humanity, human beings, me, you, every single person on Earth.”

– Rev. Bob Larson (Exorcist)

In the ritual known as exorcism, a priest or minister performs a sacred rite in order to confront Satan and drive him back to hell. It is a ceremony that dates back hundreds and perhaps thousands of years and is considered quite controversial, even within the Catholic Church.

“When I’m battling Satan, there are a lot of mind games going on and it’s a bit of a chess match. So, I have to be mentally and spiritually prepared for that.”

– Rev. Bob Larson (Exorcist)

But just who or what is Satan? And why is he determined to corrupt all of humanity? Perhaps the answers can be found in the myths and legends that describe Satan’s ancient origins.

“In the beginning, Satan was one of the angels that was created by God before the physical Universe was created. And there was basically a sphere of angels around God, worshiping God. And Satan at that time was Lucifer or the Day Star. He was the brightest of the angels.”

– Adam Blai (Religious Demonologist)

“Satan is actually one of the archangels. He is one of the high angels, one of the highest ranking, one of the most beautiful, the most beloved. He is beloved of God. He is a bringer of light.”

– Kathleen McGowan Coppens (Author/Researcher),
(Author, The Expected One), (The Source of Miracles),
(The Book of Love)

“When God created man in his image, he ordered all the angels to worship his image in this man. And Satan refused. He says, “Look, they’re mud people. We’re made out of fire.” And I’m not going to do it.” And so he gets kicked out.”

– Henry Ansgar Kelly, Ph.D. (Author, Satan, a Biography)

“He grew arrogant. He began to challenge God. And, for this arrogance, he lost his heavenly position. He was thrown out of the heavens and fell.”

– Jonathan Young, Ph.D.
(Founding Curator, Joseph Campbell Archives)

“When Lucifer was cast down, it was instant and abrupt and total. And he was cast down to Earth to roam here until the end of time.”

– Adam Blai (Religious Demonologist)

Although few references are made to Satan in the Hebrew testament, he is depicted as an opposer or accuser and is generally acknowledged to have been the inspiration for the serpent in the Garden of Eden.

“One of the great stories in the Bible is Adam and Eve in the garden. You know, we have this picture of a beautiful garden scene and Adam and Eve in their innocence just enjoying God and each other in this beautiful creation. And all of a sudden enters Satan in the form of a snake. And he finds Eve close to the one thing, the one law God gave mankind.”

– Pastor Brett Peterson (President, Coastland University)

According to the Book of Genesis, God placed two trees in the garden the Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowledge and forbade Adam and Eve to eat fruit from the Tree of Knowledge.

“Satan convinces Eve to eat of the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. And she convinces Adam to do that. And, of course, we see that suddenly their whole personality changes.”

– Patrick Cooke (Founder, The Bible UFO Connection)

“Prior to eating of the forbidden fruit, Adam and Eve were sinless. It means that the one law that God gave them they had not disobeyed. Satan himself decided that if he could get them to break that one law, then sin would enter mankind. And when Adam ate, all mankind from that point on has been selfish, prideful and were genetically given the ability and, really, the desire to rebel against authority and thus obtain the knowledge of good and evil.”

– Pastor Brett Peterson (President, Coastland University)

But is this story of Adam and Eve really a fanciful account of how evil entered the world?  Or might there be another, even more profound explanation?

“You can make a case that Eve actually wants to mature. She wants to grow up. God wants to keep us in a state of perpetual innocence, infantility perhaps. Eve decides that knowing everything she can know about this world into which she has been placed is more important even than obeying a particular command of God. The serpent enables her.”

– Kenneth L. Hanson, Ph.D.
(Assoc. Prof. of Judaic Studies, Univ. of Central Florida)

“Satan’s wanting to give humanity all this incredible wisdom that maybe can even elevate humankind to the level of gods. But the Old Testament God Yahweh is saying, “Not so fast. Humankind aren’t perhaps “worthy of this knowledge.” And this becomes then the battle between God and Satan.”

– William Henry (Author / Investigative Mythologist),
(Author, Freedom’s Gate), (The Judgment Day Device),
(Lost Secrets of the Watchers), (The Secret of Sion),
(Egypt: The Greatest Show on Earth)

Was the serpent’s temptation of Adam and Eve really a case of sabotage? Was it a deliberate effort to seduce mankind into sinning against its Creator? Or might Satan’s real purpose have been to encourage mankind to share the fruits of God’s wisdom? Ancient Astronaut Theorists believe more clues may lie in another book of the Hebrew testament.

Southern Israel. This dry, sun-blasted desert was once the realm of Edom an ancient kingdom that some researchers believe was home to the biblical figure, Job. According to the Hebrew Bible, Job was among the wealthiest men in the kingdom, and owned enormous herds of cattle, sheep and camels. He was also among the most righteous, making sacrifices to the Almighty God to atone for his transgressions and the sins of his family.

“In the story of Job, Satan is part of the heavenly council of angels. And then the council meets, and God is at the council meeting. And basically, he and Satan have a discussion.”

– Rev. Barry H. Downing
(Author, The Bible and Flying Saucers)

“And God says, “You know, look at Job. He’s very faithful.” And Satan, in charge of quality control, says, “Well, of course. You know, you give him everything. ‘What do you expect?’”

Area 51 and Alien Influence

Why has Area 51 become synonymous with aliens?

Area 51 is possibly the most talked about secret there is. The heavily guarded & classified military base in Nevada (about an hour North of Las Vegas) has sparked the interest & curiosity of the general public for decades. It isn’t as if Area 51 is the only classified military base in the U.S.

So, why has Area 51 been the target of so much speculation, and why is everyone convinced it’s the place the government holds proof of extraterrestrial beings? Let’s take a look at the history of the military facility that sparks everyone’s imaginations.

Commercialized Area 51 September 12, 2020
commercialized Area 51 circa 2019…There’s even a Brothel.. the Alien Cathouse…lol
The real Area 51 September 12, 2020…as close you can get without getting shot at! I have a blue (retired military) ID so, I know not to go any closer….lol

The creation of Area 51

In the 1950s the United States was looking for a place where they could create new aircraft – the aircraft that would eventually come from the project would be the U-2. An aircraft excellent for high altitude reconnaissance – making it hard to shoot down.

The place the U.S. chose was a salt flat called Groom Lake – which was designated by maps as “area 51”. However, the new top-secret military facility would be given another nickname – Paradise Ranch – in order to make it sound more enticing to potential workers. Area 51 is smack dab in the middle of an empty desert, so it needed a bit of a PR boost.null

Confused pilots

If you have any curiosity about Area 51 – and if you’re reading this, let’s face it, you do – then you’ve likely heard the explanation that Area 51 is only for aircraft testing. The inner Fox Mulder in us wants to say it’s a cover story, but it isn’t.

As soon as testing of the U-2 airplane began there was a flood of UFO reports. Many of these came from commercial airline pilots who are astounded to see an aerial vehicle at 60,000 feet above the ground or higher. At the time, there was speculation it wasn’t possible for planes to go above 40,000 feet.

However, due to the sensitive nature of the U.S. government’s aircraft research, they were unable to assuage public confusion with the truth. Thus, they were forced to use rather unconvincing cover stories like “natural phenomena” and “high-altitude weather research”.

The back gate is seen at the top-secret military installation at the Nevada Test and Training Range known as Area 51 on July 22, 2019 near Rachel, Nevada.

The back gate is seen at the top-secret military installation at the Nevada Test and Training Range known as Area 51 on July 22, 2019 near Rachel, Nevada.

(CNN)Here’s a look at Area 51, a highly classified United States Air Force facility located at Groom Lake in southern Nevada.

Facts

The US government’s official name for Area 51 is the Nevada Test and Training Range, which is a unit of the Nellis Air Force Base.I was TDY there from Fort Carson, CO for a few months in 2002. Today it is used as an open training range for the US Air Force.According to the CIA, the name Area 51 comes from its map designation. It was also previously referred to as “Paradise Ranch” in order to make the facility sound more attractive to those that would be working there. “Paradise Ranch” was then shortened to “the Ranch.” Other nicknames include “Watertown” and “Dreamland.”Content by CNN UnderscoredHow to sell your old tech before it loses its value.CNN Underscored partnered with Decluttr to create this content. When you make a purchase, CNN receives revenue.In 1958, under Public Land Order 1662, the 38,400-acre land area was “withdrawn from public use by the US Atomic Energy Commission, a predecessor to the US Department of Energy.”It is located more than 120 miles northwest of Las Vegas.It is restricted to the public and has armed guards patrolling the perimeter. It’s also impossible to enter the airspace above without permission from air traffic control.Area 51 has long been a topic of fascination for conspiracy theorists and paranormal enthusiasts who believe it to be the location where the US government stores and hides alien bodies and UFOs.One popular UFO conspiracy is that in 1947 in Roswell, New Mexico, remains from a flying saucer that supposedly crashed were brought to Area 51 for reverse engineering experiments in order to replicate the extraterrestrial spacecraft.In June 2019, a poll conducted by YouGov found that 54% of US adults think it is likely the government knows more than it’s telling about UFOs.

Timeline

April 12, 1955 – CIA officer Richard Bissell, who is overseeing the development of the U-2 plane, first sees the site that would become known as Area 51 while on an “aerial scouting mission.” Bissell, along with three others, including Col. Osmund Ritland and Kelly Johnson, Director of the Lockheed Corporation’s Skunk Works, agree that the area would “make an ideal site for testing the U-2 training pilots” and request the Atomic Energy Commission add the area to its real estate holdings in Nevada.July 1955 – The CIA begins using Area 51 to develop the high-altitude U-2 reconnaissance plane. Other aircrafts are also tested at the site later, including the OXCART (a supersonic reconnaissance A-12 aircraft) and the F-117 stealth ground attack jet.November 1959 – A radar test facility is established at Area 51.October 13, 1961 – In a letter to Bissell, now the CIA’s Deputy Director of Plans, CIA Inspector General Lyman Kirkpatrick writes that Area 51 appears to be “extremely vulnerable in its present security provisions against unauthorized observation.”December 22, 1961 – The first A-12 arrives at Area 51.1974 – Skylab astronauts inadvertently take photographs of Area 51. The images are reviewed by the National Photographic Interpretation Center and then removed from the rolls of film and stored in a vault.August 26, 1976 –In a memo from the Deputy Director of Central Intelligence E.H. Knoche to General David C. Jones, the Air Force chief of staff, the National Security Council’s Committee on Foreign Intelligence approves the recommendation “that management of Area 51 be transferred from CIA to Air Force by fiscal year 1978.”May 13, 1989 – KLAS (CBS affiliate in Las Vegas) reporter George Knapp interviews Bob Lazar, who exposes details about Area 51. Lazar claims to be working with physicists trying to “back-engineer a downed alien spacecraft.” The interview generates public interest in the base.September 8, 1994 – The US Air Force issues a report stating that the wreckage recovered in Roswell, New Mexico, in July 1947, often referred to as the “Roswell Incident,” consisted of a smashed part of the balloons, sensors and radar reflectors from a classified government project called Project Mogul.January 30, 1996 – US President Bill Clinton signs a presidential determination exempting the “Air Force’s operating location near Groom Lake, Nevada, from any federal, state, interstate, or local hazardous or solid waste laws that might require disclosure of classified information concerning that location to unauthorized persons.”March 6, 1996 – A citizen suit between former employees at Area 51 and the Department of Defense is filed. The plaintiffs (former employees) allege violations of Resource Conservation and Recovery Act “in the storage, treatment, and disposal of hazardous waste at the operating location near Groom Lake.”July 23, 1996 – A citizen suit between former employees at Area 51 and the Environmental Protection Agency is filed. The court determines that the administrator of the EPA “completed her statutory duties with regard to the inspection and inventory of the operating location near Groom Lake.April 2000 – A Russian-built satellite reveals views of Area 51.September 2003 – US President George W. Bush signs a memorandum to the Environmental Protection Agency. The memorandum to the Administrator states, “I find that it is in the paramount interest of the United States to exempt the United States Air Force’s operating location near Groom Lake, Nevada, the subject of litigation, from any applicable requirement for the disclosure to unauthorized persons of classified information concerning that operating location.”2005 – A Freedom of Information Act request is filed by Dr. Jeffrey T. Richelson, a senior fellow at the George Washington University National Security Archive. The FOIA request is for information on the CIA’s “Lockheed U-2 plane reconnaissance program.”May 17, 2011 – Journalist Annie Jacobsen’s book, “Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base,” is published.2012 – Funding for the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, the Pentagon’s secret UFO office, ends. The office spent $22 million over five years collecting and analyzing what they considered “anomalous aerospace threats.”August 15, 2013 – The CIA publishes declassified documents which officially acknowledge for the first time that Area 51 is a secret US military site, following the FOIA request filed in 2005. The declassified documents concern the history of the U-2 and A-12 OXCART aerial surveillance programs that were constructed and tested at Area 51. The documents claim the site’s secret status was a way to keep information from the Soviets, rather than to cover-up an alien encounter.December 8, 2013 – At the 36th Annual Kennedy Center Honors, US President Barack Obama becomes the first president to use the phrase “Area 51” in public, while honoring the actress Shirley MacLaine, who has long been vocal about her interest and belief in UFOs and the extraterrestrial.April 2, 2014 – In an appearance on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Clinton jokes that while he was president, he asked aides to investigate what the government knew about UFOs and Area 51. He says, “First I had people go look at the records on Area 51, to make sure there was no alien down there.”March 24, 2016 – On “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says if elected, she would open government files on any unexplained aerial phenomenon barring any threats to national security.July 11, 2019 – More than 1.5 million people say they will attend a Facebook event titled “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us,” pledging to raid Area 51 in a quest to “see them aliens.” The post suggests that people run onto the site on September 20, 2019 at 3:00am.July 12, 2019 – Laura McAndrews, an Air Force spokesperson, says government officials are aware of the Facebook event. She says “(Area 51) is an open training range for the US Air Force, and we would discourage anyone from trying to come into the area where we train American armed forces. The US Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets.”August 9, 2019 – The Alienstock Festival, a festival celebrating aliens that’s set to take place September 19-22 in Rachel, Nevada, is announced. “We’re aiming to establish something unique here, a meeting place for all the believers. Come out to the desert to dive into a world full of live music, arts, and camping under the stars,” the festival’s website says.August 20, 2019 – Officials in Lincoln County, Nevada vote to pre-sign an emergency declaration in preparation for the influx of visitors.September 10, 2019 – Organizers cancel Alienstock saying, “critical infrastructure needed was not provided for this festival.” Instead, people are encouraged to attend the Area 51 Celebration in Las Vegas.September 10, 2019 – Two Dutch men are arrested in the Nevada National Security Site near Area 51. The men tell police that they saw the ‘No Trespassing’ signs, but wanted to take a look at the facility. They later plead guilty to trespassing and illegal parking.September 20, 2019 – Approximately 200 people show up outside the gates of Area 51 for the “raid” on the facility. Two people are arrested, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff. There is one alcohol-related arrest and a Canadian citizen is arrested for indecent exposure. One woman comes close to crossing and is briefly detained and released at the scene.

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According to the Netflix series Lucifer https://images.app.goo.gl/WBZxnbDLAUn2z1M98

Dennis Haysbert is joining the Netflix-Warner Bros. TV drama as God — yes, the God — and will appear throughout the fifth and final season. In other words, the rebellious Lucifer (Tom Ellis) and his angelic brother (and God’s favorite son) Amenadiel (D.B. Woodside) will be spending some quality time with with their father in the farewell season. (Neil Gaiman, whose Sandman comics inspired the series, voiced the character of God in one of season 3’s bonus episodes).

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“We did like the big crazy list of [possible actors for the part], and he was my top choice,” Lucifer co-showrunner Joe Henderson tells EW. “We were lucky. It was our first and only offer.”

Of course, this isn’t the first time Haysbert and Woodside have played family on TV. They previously starred as brothers (and presidents) David and Wayne Palmer, respectively, on Fox’s 24. In fact, Woodside played a small part in helping Lucifer land Haysbert for this heavenly role.

“D.B. had actually come up to us and said, ‘Have you thought about Dennis?’ We were like, ‘Do you think he’d actually do it?’ And he’s like, ‘Well, I’ve already talked to him and sort of brought it up.’ And so we just went straight on at him,” says Henderson.

Getting to work with Woodside again was one of the reasons Haysbert said yes to the part. “Every time I see D.B., there’s always this fondness and this connection…We worked on a show that was arguably one of the best shows ever produced in television, so you’re going to have a kind of camaraderie,” says Haysbert, before adding with a laugh, “I don’t know how I went from brothers to father. We’re celestial. We can do that.”

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Lucifer‘s fourth season ended with Detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German) finally telling Lucifer she loved him right before he returned to Hell. When the new season picks up, Lucifer is still down under; however, as EW broke last month, Amenadiel will visit him on a matter of grave importance.

Lucifer returns for its bifurcated fifth and final season later this year.

Elon Musk is sending marijuana to astronauts on the ISS –

ELON Musk’s Space X will be sending cannabis to the astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS).

The space dwellers can expect their delivery to be on a Space X Dragon capsule, which is scheduled to make its next trip in March 2020.

 A Space X capsule will make the weed delivery next year
A Space X capsule will make the weed delivery next yearCredit: Getty – Contributor

Musk himself may be the man behind Space X but he’s not the brains behind these weed plans.

The firm recently announced its intentions to send plant cultures of hemp, the legal cannabis strain with low levels of the THC compound, to space.

Once there, the cultures are intended to remain in an ISS incubator for 30 days.null

 Hemp is commonly grown for industrial purposes
Hemp is commonly grown for industrial purposesCredit: Reuters

During the 30 day period, the hemp will be monitored remotely from the University of Colorado, Boulder by BioServe Space Technologies.

The cannabis cultures will then be sent home to Earth.

Once home, Front Range Biosciences will be observing what effect, if any, space radiation and micro-gravity has had on the gene expression of hemp.

Front Range CEO Jonathan Vaught said: “There is science to support the theory that plants in space experience mutations.

“This is an opportunity to see whether those mutations hold up once brought back to Earth and if there are new commercial applications.”

Hemp is a strain of cannabis that is grown for industrial uses.

It can be refined and turned into a number of items including paper, clothing, biodegradable plastics and even animal feed.

It’s low concentrations of THC and higher concentrations of cannabidiol (CBD) mean it can have little to no psychoactive effect.

Musk has been connected to cannabis before.

 Elon Musk smoked a joint during his podcast chat with Joe Rogan

he eccentric billionaire was famously captured smoking a marijuana roll up on the Los Angeles-based Joe Rogan experience podcast because the drug is legal in the state of California.

He came under fire for this because weed is prohibited for people with government security clearance, which Musk was given in 2015 when SpaceX began launching satellites for the Pentagon.

Shortly after smoking, Musk dressed in a black T-shirt that said “Occupy Mars” told comedian Rogan: “I’m not a regular smoker of weed.”

He added: “I don’t find that it is very good for productivity.”

What is the ISS?

Here’s what you need to know about the International Space Station…

  • The International Space Station, often abbreviated to ISS, is a large space craft that orbits Earth and houses astronauts who go up there to complete scientific missions
  • Many countries worked together to build it and they work together to use it
  • It is made up of many pieces, which astronauts had to send up individually on rockets and put together from 1998 to 2000
  • Ever since the year 2000, people have lived on the ISS
  • Nasa uses the station to learn about living and working in space
  • It is approximately 250 miles above Earth and orbits around the planet just like a satellite
  • Living inside the ISS is said to be like living inside a big house with five bedrooms, two bathrooms, a gym, lots of science labs and a big bay window for viewing Earth

A pyramid-shaped UFO was spotted over the Pentagon in December 2018

A MYSTERIOUS ‘aircraft’ was spotted by multiple witnesses hovering above the Pentagon, triggering a frenzy of conspiracy theories trying to explain the “huge floating pyramid”.

A bizarre pyramid-shaped object was spotted and filmed by multiple witnesses as the UFO floated above the Pentagon in December 2018

Online viewers of videos questioned whether the sighting over the infamous military installation was evidence of a government cover-up of contact with aliens.

Others suggested that the triangular object was proof of a top-secret “holographic” US military experiment.

In the eerie videos, a giant black triangle  can be seen looming above the US Department of Defence.

The shocking footage was filmed by both Alex Dude and David Wilson on Wednesday.

The two clips were later shared by YouTube conspirators Blake and Brett Cousins on their channel thirdphaseofmoon.

They argued that the videos were proof that an alien invasion could be imminent.

The fact that there was more than one witness to the event was used as evidence by the Cousins that “something is going on”.

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A bizarre pyramid-shaped object has been spotted and filmed by multiple witnesses (Image: IG)

Is this some kind of invasion? There’s something going on

Blake Cousin

Blake remarked: “A pyramid – maybe the size of Giza itself – is just hovering there, lighter than air.

“Is this some kind of invasion?

“There’s something going on.”

In one of the clips, the object suddenly disappears, leaving the cameraman to yell: “Where is it? It’s gone. I can’t see it”.

Several viewers were convinced that the mysterious triangle had alien origins.

One person wrote: “The darker face of the pyramid is darker than the background sky – you cannot project a shadow, this suggests it is a real object.”

Some conspiracy theorists claimed the object could actually be a secretive military vessel developed by the United States Air Force.

The Cousins refuted sceptic claims that the pyramid was simply a reflection from the car window or a civilian aircraft.

Covid-19 and Alien Influence

Ancient Aliens: The Alien Infection suggests extra-terrestrial viruses and bacteria are not only reality, but potentially deliberate.
A study from 2016 suggests that one-third of humans were altered more by a virus in ancient history than by natural selection. A symbiotic relationship with viruses, existing since the beginning of life, has altered and aided human evolution. One such example points to a special layer of placenta, adapted 25-40 million years ago, that protects a fetus from being rejected by the mother.
The natural next step for Ancient Aliens is to wonder, to outright suggest, that this viral evolution is not pure chance, but actually directed by aliens?
The genetic leaps and the bottleneck
Over the years of human evolution, there have been several, difficult to explain genetic leaps. Missing links. In fact, 75,000 years ago there was a human evolution bottleneck, where human population decreased from millions to thousands. For some time it was suggested that a super volcano is the cause, but that theory is changing. Many now contend the drastic death rate is a result of a virus or plague that was perfectly designed to wipe out humankind. Those who were able to overcome the results took the next evolutionary step, and the human brain was forevermore transformed.
Giorgio proposes aliens were involved. The viruses were not an accident, but a deliberate, artificial change of DNA.

The Spanish Flu
Boston, 1918, two sailors go to sick bay with dark splotches, foaming at the mouth, and severe bleeding. Initial diagnosis was undoubtedly interaction with some shore leave strange, but the following days and weeks proved otherwise. Eight more the second day. A few weeks later thousands are dead or dying from the Spanish Flu.
The crazy thing is, the exact same thing was happening in Bombay, India on the other side of the globe. Even crazier, it started in both locations on the same day. Given that trip’s impossibility in a single day of boat travel, and air travel did not exist yet, the only real possibility is something like a comet grazing the atmosphere and spreading germs.
Surviving the elements
NASA sent a surveyor to the moon in 1967 to get soil samples. A little over two years later, men landed on the moon and picked up remnants from 1967. Incredibly, human germs lasted nearly 3 years. Further proving the concept that microbial life can exist off of Earth, the Russians carried tardigrades into space in 2007 to test survivability in deep space environment. The little tardigrades survived the radiation, the temperatures, and passed every criteria required to prove they could survive on comets.
If microbes can survive in space, can they fall to Earth from space? A 2007 experiment in the Sierra Nevada range not only confirmed the possibility, but expanded upon it. Over 800 million viruses per square meter were captured, and only a percentage of them could be recirculated.
Life persists
Giorgio and a retired NASA scientist named Dr. Hoover, who is a leading proponent of panspermia, traveled to Whistler, Canada in 2017 to explore the Pemberton Glacier. While there, they entered a huge ice cave that opens up wide enough to fit a whale. The ice is tens of thousands of years old, and Dr. Hoover thinks an enormous amount of biology exists within the glacier. Not only is a core sample taken, but some ice worms are also discovered on the trip. These worms further prove the idea of life in inhospitable environments, as they slither through the ice and feed on bacteria.
Once the pair return from their excursion, the bacteria is thawed and alive, wiggling around under a microscope. Some are even in the process of cell division.
Diseases from space
It sounds like a corny movie, but the possibility of diseases from space may have merit. In Sussex, England in 1992 the Mad Cow disease spread like wildfire. Cattle were slaughtered by the thousands. The interesting detail is this disease was not borne from bacteria or virus, but rogue proteins called prions. Very sudden, very severe, and the same could be true for terrible plagues throughout history.
Ebola in Zaire, 1976, a sudden outbreak causes massive internal bleeding and death. Oddly similar to a Roman Empire breakout in 250AD. Both quickly appeared, and quickly disappeared. Was ebola dormant for 17 centuries, or was it distributed via comet?
Then there is the Black Death. Many reported seeing something strange in the sky, a black shield. Along with strange figures in wheat fields and black dust from the object, the connection between aliens and disease appears more conceivable.

Could Aliens be responsible for our current pandemic, Covid-19 as well??