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Retired NASA Astrobiologist Will Present Evidence of Extraterrestrial Life at UFO Conference

Controversial astrobiologist Richard Hoover and his colleagues at the Centre for Astrobiology at the University of Buckingham have been making worldwide headlines for years due to their claims that scientist have already obtained valid evidence of extraterrestrial life. Hoover will be presenting some of this evidence at the International UFO Congress at the Fort McDowell Radisson in Fountain Hills, Arizona on Thursday, February 13.

Hoover’s controversial claims caught major media attention while he was working as the Astrobiology Group Leader at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama in 2011. In March of that year Fox News ran a story about a sneak preview they received of a paper Hoover submitted to the Journal of Cosmology in which he claims to have found evidence of microfossils inside a meteorite.
Hoover told Fox News, “I interpret it as indicating that life is more broadly distributed than restricted strictly to the planet earth.”

The editor-in-chief of the Journal of Cosmology, Harvard astrophysicist Dr. Rudy Schild, said Hoover’s paper was peer-reviewed, and said he agreed with Hoover’s conclusions. However, other NASA scientists and many mainstream astrobiologists remained skeptical. The ensuing debate on Hoover’s findings played out across international headlines.

Richard B. Hoover (credit: NASA)

Hoover is currently a visiting scientist at Athens State University and a visiting research professor with the Centre for Astrobiology at the University of Buckingham. The later made headlines twice in 2013 for additional announcements of the discovery of evidence for extraterrestrial life. The first was with another paper submitted to the Journal of Cosmology claiming a meteorite in Sri Lanka contained fossilized diatoms they believed to be extraterrestrial. Then in September 2013, the group used balloons to find small biological organisms in the stratosphere where it is theorized earth bound organisms cannot exits.

Conference co-organizer Alejandro Rojas says, “People interested in UFOs are no strangers to controversial topics, and they are also fascinated by the search for extraterrestrial life, so it seems to be the perfect venue for Hoover to present his thought provoking evidence. The potential implications of his work are mind-blowing, which is a fact that is certainly not lost among a group of UFO enthusiasts.”

About the International UFO Congress:

The International UFO Congress is an Arizona based organization dedicated to the dissemination of information related to many areas in ufology. It was established in 1991 and hosts an annual conference which is the largest of its kind in the world. It features presentations given by authors, researchers, experts, enthusiasts, and those who have witnessed paranormal or anomalous phenomena from all over the world. It also provides a forum to discuss the experiences and findings. This event usually has over 20 Speakers, a Film Festival, tons of vendors as well as experiencer sessions. Topics generally covered are abduction, UFO sightings, UFO crashes, crop circles, paranormal experiences, government conspiracy and much more.

Links:
Fossils of Cyanobacteria in CI1 Carbonaceous Meteorites, Journal of Cosmology
Exclusive: NASA Scientist Claims Evidence of Alien Life on Meteorite, Fox News

Extraterrestrial Life Exists, Scientist Chandra Wickramasinghe Claims, Huffington Post
Scientists claim to have found evidence of Alien Life, Daily Mail

When: Richard Hoover’s Presentation: Thursday, February 13, 2:30 – 3:45 pm.
Conference: Wednesday, February 12, 8:30 am – Sunday, February 16, 3 pm.
Where: Fort McDowell Resort & Casino
10438 N Fort McDowell Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85264

For more information on the symposium, go to UFOCongress.com.

About Alejandro Rojas

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Alejandro Rojas is a radio host for Open Minds Radio, editor and contributing writer for Open Minds magazine as well as OpenMinds.tv. For several years Alejandro was the official spokesperson for the Mutual UFO Network as the Director of Public Education. As a UFO/Paranormal researcher and journalist, Alejandro has spent many hours in the field investigating phenomena up close and personal. Alejandro has been interviewed by media organizations around the world, including the largest cable and network news agencies with several appearances on Coast to Coast AM.

3 comments

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    Dr Hoover was a NASA scientist, but fell out of favor because he had a different view than the ‘official’ mantra from NASA. The only thing that drives NASA is funding. We will never hear about alien life from them, just microbes-maybe. All I can say is that I wish Dr Hoover and other scientists success in their quest to bring the truth of alien life to us little people because NASA will never do it!

    By the way we love your show Jason and Maureen!

  2. avatar

    @Dan F
    > Dr Hoover was a NASA scientist

    Hoover does not have a PhD.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/08/nasa-disavows-its-alien-life-claim_n_832873.html

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    > editor-in-chief of the Journal of Cosmology, Harvard astrophysicist Dr. Rudy Schild, said Hoover’s paper was peer-reviewed

    These are from my notes last fall:

    “The journal’s peer review process seemed to be this: an open letter to scientists inviting them to try to prove the paper wrong. When the journal didn’t get an avalanche of responses, they declared victory. When people asked why such an important finding wasn’t being published in Science or Nature, the editor of the JOC lapsed into conspiracy-speak about careerist scientists protecting status quo paradigms.”

    Unfortunately, this open letter is no longer online.

    BTW, the International Journal of Astrobiology claims their peer review process rejected the paper.

    http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=32928

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