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Astrobiologist to present ET life claims


Posted on Friday, 7 February, 2014 | Comment icon 26 comments

Richard Hoover working at NASA. Image Credit: NASA / Marshall
Richard Hoover will be presenting his evidence for alien life at the International UFO Congress.
The controversial retired NASA astrobiologist has been a prominent figure for years thanks to his belief that conclusive evidence of extraterrestrial life has already been found.

Hoover grabbed the attention of the media back in 2011 when, while still working at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama, he submitted a paper to the Journal of Cosmology claiming to have discovered evidence of microfossils inside a meteorite.

Harvard astrophysicist Dr. Rudy Schild, the journal's editor-in-chief, stated at the time that the paper had been peer-reviewed and that he had agreed with Hoover's conclusions, however the findings remained controversial and many scientists rejected the idea that what he had found in the meteorite was evidence of alien life.

Now Hoover is set to present some of his work at this year's International UFO Congress which runs from February 12th-16th in Arizona.

"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," said co-organizer Alejandro Rojas. "The potential implications of his work are mind-blowing, which is a fact that is certainly not lost among a group of UFO enthusiasts."

Source: UFO Congress | Comments (26)

Tags: Richard Hoover, Extraterrestrial

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #17 Posted by aquatus1 on 11 February, 2014, 6:15
It's pretty interesting. Controversial, definitely, but not inconceivable. I should look into it a bit more.
Comment icon #18 Posted by psyche101 on 11 February, 2014, 6:55
It's pretty interesting. Controversial, definitely, but not inconceivable. I should look into it a bit more. What I find to be a cautionary item is the fact that he supported the idea of Red Rain to be ET along with our favourite Chandra "chicken little" Wickramasinghe as evidence of ET life as well. From the Link: 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 extraterrestri... [More]
Comment icon #19 Posted by aquatus1 on 11 February, 2014, 7:45
Agreed. Also, I have always had a bias towards lifeforms existing in the upper atmosphere, a la Bradbury.
Comment icon #20 Posted by Frank Merton on 11 February, 2014, 7:47
Announce such things often enough and one day one may be right and go down in history.
Comment icon #21 Posted by psyche101 on 11 February, 2014, 8:00
Agreed. Also, I have always had a bias towards lifeforms existing in the upper atmosphere, a la Bradbury. I cannot say I have read the series. I was more thinking along the lines of Sagan's Jovian "sinkers", "floaters", and "hunters".
Comment icon #22 Posted by aquatus1 on 11 February, 2014, 8:18
Remember the reports of "starjelly" back in the 80's? That was one of the things that originally got me into the Unexplained genre.
Comment icon #23 Posted by Merc14 on 11 February, 2014, 13:41
I cannot say I have read the series. I was more thinking along the lines of Sagan's Jovian "sinkers", "floaters", and "hunters". That was one of my favorite shows in the series. So glad they are bringing it back in a month or two.
Comment icon #24 Posted by Xynoplas on 11 February, 2014, 19:05
Google "amino acids in space" and you will find the earliest discovery was back in 2003, I believe.. Try these for a start: http://physicsworld....tected-in-space http://zeenews.india...ids_909033.html http://www.universet...rstellar-space/ http://www.newscient...ml#.UvmnIPmSxw4 Try Murchison Meteorite or Carbonaceous Chondrite.
Comment icon #25 Posted by Spock_the_Future on 11 February, 2014, 21:18
Google "amino acids in space" and you will find the earliest discovery was back in 2003, I believe.. Try these for a start: http://physicsworld....tected-in-space http://zeenews.india...ids_909033.html http://www.universet...rstellar-space/ http://www.newscient...ml#.UvmnIPmSxw4 Hi, I did do a google search before posting and one of the links you provided is the one i posted the contents from. I did not read the one about the comet in the search i'll concede, still they are nothing more then theories. Anyway when the proof comes we would know how many of them are probable causes and only after... [More]
Comment icon #26 Posted by seeder on 20 February, 2014, 12:08
Here we go again! Former NASA Scientist claims conspiracy about Mars photo, also claims to have found ET life in Meteorites Published on Feb 19, 2014 Former NASA Scientist Richard Hoover shares revelations with journalist Lee Speigel from the Huffington Post. Hoover talks about the fact that someone may have destroyed evidence of life on Mars. This took place at the Open Minds 2014 International UFO Congress and Film Festival in Fountain Hills Arizona heres a wiki on him http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_B._Hoover


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