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OK, we've all been properly proper about Planet 9: It's serious science done by seriously brilliant astronomers (one of whom is fluent in Japanese and Russian!) and there's no such thing as aliens ... at least not anywhere near Earth. But, screw that. On with the fun stuff.

Posted: 1/21/2016 2:30:08 PM   Reads: 326   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.sfgate.com Category: Ancient Mysteries

The U.S. military since 2004 has used broad secret authority to carry out nearly a dozen previously undisclosed attacks against al Qaeda and other militants in Syria, Pakistan and elsewhere, according to senior U.S. officials.

Posted: 11/12/2008 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 355   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.sfgate.com Category: Conspiracy Theories

Flying saucers are a serious matter and believers are not kidding around. There is too much at stake, considering that some of the aliens are trying to take over the world by breeding human clones and others aliens are kidnapping innocent Maine fishermen who never did them any harm.

Posted: 7/27/2008 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 364   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.sfgate.com Category: UFOs

As if crop circles weren’t proof enough that extraterrestrials are among us, an alien has now been found in the stomach of a duck.

Posted: 6/2/2006 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 346   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.sfgate.com Category: UFOs

Bay Area astronomers have found what they call the smallest planet orbiting another star yet observed.

Posted: 6/14/2005 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 350   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.sfgate.com Category: Space

Researchers are preparing to test the highly controversial theory of a San Diego scientist, J. Marvin Herndon, who thinks a huge, natural nuclear reactor or "georeactor" -- a vast deposit of uranium several miles wide -- exists at Earth’s core, thousands of miles beneath our feet.

Posted: 11/29/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 336   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.sfgate.com Category: Science Controversies

Thousands of years before white and Indian hunters drove the buffalo of America’s Great Plains to virtual extinction, the ancestors of those lordly animals suffered a similar fate -- but it was major climate change, not hunting, that did them in, says an international research team.

Posted: 11/26/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 354   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.sfgate.com Category: Science Controversies

Ten years after the U.S. Air Force closed its books on the claim that a UFO crashed in Roswell, N.M., in 1947, a top Democratic Party figure wants to reopen the investigation into the cosmic legend.

Posted: 8/17/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 333   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.sfgate.com Category: UFOs

Ron Reynolds of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Bismarck, said the birds’ disappearance is "as mysterious as crop circles."

Posted: 7/14/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 372   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.sfgate.com Category: Mysterious Phenomena

Observations of the planet by Cassini’s ultraviolet imaging instrument show startlingly recent activity: Within the past six months or so, some unknown object may have hit the rings at extremely high speeds and released vast quantities of oxygen from the ice particles.

Posted: 7/3/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 349   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.sfgate.com Category: Space

Before we get too cocky about our multitasking cell phones, global data networks and other gizmos that match "Star Trek’s" sci-fi tools, let’s remember: Most of the standard equipment on the starship Enterprise is still in the realm of "where no one has gone before."

Posted: 3/16/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 341   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.sfgate.com Category: New Science

Some scientists project that the "Singularity" -- a kind of artificial intelligence -- will happen by 2100; some, within the next 25 years.

Posted: 1/13/2004 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 348   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.sfgate.com Category: New Science

Shadowy worlds of conspiracy, mind control and paranoia, all in the hands of the FBI...

Posted: 11/30/2003 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 342   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.sfgate.com Category: General

The Ghost Deer of Northern California has befuddled hunters, confounded game wardens and mystified anyone who has heard of it, tracked it - - or been lucky enough to see it.

Posted: 11/9/2003 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 435   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.sfgate.com Category: Urban Legends

Scientists aiming to understand the origin and early days of life on Earth are seeking clues in some unexpected places: lumps of clay, undersea volcanoes spurting boiling water, the genetic code of an obscure bacterium, the icy particles of a distant comet.

Posted: 11/3/2003 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 343   Submitted By: clayroy   Source: www.sfgate.com Category: New Science

Like palm reading, three-card monte and Brooklyn Bridge salesmen, crop circles never die out, thanks partly to the news media’s willingness to continue fanning the flames of excitement over a goofy claim that was disproved many years ago.

Posted: 7/17/2003 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 334   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.sfgate.com Category: Crop Circles

In case you missed him, that was Fox on NBC’s "Today" show - standing in the crowd behind host Matt Lauer, holding up a sign that posed the question, "Are UFOs Real?"

Posted: 2/10/2003 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 331   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.sfgate.com Category: UFOs

A San Francisco amateur astronomer who photographs the space shuttles whenever their orbits carry them over the Bay Area has captured five strange and provocative images of the shuttle Columbia just as it was re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere.

Posted: 2/3/2003 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 348   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.sfgate.com Category: Space

"I’m a hopeful skeptic," he said. "I want to believe there’s something more to our existence than just flesh and death."

Posted: 10/16/2002 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 341   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.sfgate.com Category: Ghosts

Mount Shasta City, Siskiyou County -- I am following Beverly Ann Wilson through room after room of her sprawling crystal emporium, and Beverly is following a pair of twitching metal rods.

Posted: 10/14/2002 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 342   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.sfgate.com Category: Remote Viewing

Nickell, an investigator for the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal in Amherst, N.Y., is still surprised by the tenacity of one item on his list: crop circles.

Posted: 8/2/2002 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 334   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.sfgate.com Category: Crop Circles

That’s the conclusion of a team of ghostbusters who -- we kid you not -- have been combing San Francisco’s old Army base and hospital site with their cameras, tape recorders and electromagnetic detectors over the past 10 months.

Posted: 6/13/2002 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 1   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.sfgate.com Category: Ghosts

There have long been hoaxers and jokesters in science, true believers in pseudo-science, and the end is not in sight.

Posted: 1/10/2001 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 25   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.sfgate.com Category: Parapsychology