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Scientists reportedly want to build a nuclear-powered 'UFO detector'

By T.K. Randall
May 24, 2024 · Comment icon 22 comments
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Can radioactivity help to attract UFOs ? Image Credit: Midjourney
Luring inquisitive extraterrestrials to our planet using nuclear radiation seems like a bit of a shot in the dark.
Rather than relying on chance encounters with UFOs, what if it was possible to study potentially otherworldly visitors by deliberately luring them to your location ?

This is the premise behind a rather strange idea that, according to news outlets, has been championed recently by Kevin Knuth, Professor of Physics at the University at Albany.

Given that there have been a lot of UFO sightings in and around nuclear facilities over the years, he argues, it is reasonable to conclude that these objects are particularly attracted to nuclear radiation.

Keen to take advantage of this, Knuth claims that efforts are now underway to use miniature nuclear reactors in space to lure in passing extraterrestrials.
"We were trying to figure out how we can lure UFOs and work out how to make contact," he told The Daily Star.

"We settled on the fact that UFOs have an interest in, and an ability to detect nuclear weapons - some of them underground, some of them in bunkers or in storage depots."

"How do they do this? Are they using neutrinos, which are really hard to detect, or gamma rays? We don't know. But my colleague has developed a new technology which is basically a handheld lithium-powered nuclear-fission reactor, which he is now patenting."

"Maybe these guys will detect it and come down and find out what 'those crazy monkeys' are up to this time. And we can get some imagery or some data... that's our plan."

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Comment icon #13 Posted by astrobeing 29 days ago
Plus AI. Everything needs Artificial Intelligence these days.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Trelane 29 days ago
Zero evidence of aliens or extraterrestrial craft. Nothing. This also goes along with the fact that we have not discovered any evidence of life existing anywhere else. It's a fantasy. Not yours exclusively but a fantasy, nonetheless. Also, you and others have been asked to provide your best example and none have help up to scrutiny.  While a few others have attempted to promote their own best cases, none have help up to scrutiny. You, however, specifically have not provided anything, only griping about those who are the true open-minded skeptics here. 
Comment icon #15 Posted by Hazzard 29 days ago
That is your belief and you are entitled to it. Me personaly, I prefer to know...
Comment icon #16 Posted by OpenMindedSceptic 28 days ago
The 1561 Nuremberg celestial incident 
Comment icon #17 Posted by Hazzard 28 days ago
I dont know much about it... I think few people do, more than it was a really old one.
Comment icon #18 Posted by Trelane 28 days ago
What about it? Elaborate.
Comment icon #19 Posted by OpenMindedSceptic 28 days ago
The gist of it is: the year was 1561, the town of Nuremberg witnessed a ufo battle in the skies, 3 types of aerial craft, several craft, deions of lasers shooting from the craft at each other, a renowned artist draws what was seen. All of this witnessed at a time where we had no airplanes, no weather balloons, no TV to influence the witnesses... 
Comment icon #20 Posted by Trelane 28 days ago
Ok, and thank you responding. Well, there's the rub. The alleged accounts of something in the sky. What it was we'll likely never know. However, the likely and reasonable conclusion is atmospheric phenomenon. This notion of alien craft being attributed is 20th century invention. Sad really, when there's the very real and yet still mysterious Hessdalen Lights phenomenon being observed in that general region of the world.
Comment icon #21 Posted by OpenMindedSceptic 28 days ago
Well, no not really, the accounts are v detailed, the most famous Hanns Glaser talks about what was seen in detail. Its a ufo incident for sure. Accounts and drawings. The ufo's seen from multiple angles, the story witnessed by hundreds of people. No BS about 'sightings increased after the film ET', no influence from.Roswell, no man made flying craft of the time, no weather balloons. Witnessed over an extended time frame. Deions of lasers, ships in the sky, battles... it's alien ufo or a longstanding advanced tech here on Earth, some 460 years ago. 
Comment icon #22 Posted by Hazzard 28 days ago
I started a thread about it if you wanna join in.. instead of derailing this one?

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