A Harvard professor thinks that an alien space probe crashed into the ocean near Australia about a decade ago and has now gotten permission to check it out. Astrophysicist Avi Loeb has made plans to explore the floor of the Pacific Ocean and retrieve the item.
The New York Post reports that Loeb “has previously made waves by claiming the object that streaked across the sky off the coast of Manus Island, Papua New Guinea in 2014 was actually some form of spacecraft.
A US Space Command report released earlier this year found that the object was interstellar — from another star system — making it unusual, but concluded that it was simply a meteor.
But Professor Loeb, chair of Harvard University’s astronomy department and head of the Galileo Project, which is searching for evidence of advanced alien technology, insists it could have been built by extraterrestrials.
‘The fundamental question is whether it was an unusual rock from another star, or was it a spacecraft?’ Loeb told news.com.au’s ‘I’ve Got News For You’ podcast on Wednesday. ‘We’re planning an expedition to Papua New Guinea and scoop the ocean floor and figure out the composition of this object.'”
The professor “believes a meteorite that crashed into the Pacific Ocean in 2014 may be made of a material that one would expect to be in their favorite sci-fi movie. Avi Loeb — the longest serving chair of Harvard Universities Department of astronomy — is convinced that this object may be alien technology or a meteorite of unprecedented material strength. None of this is possible to confirm without physically studying the object, so the professor has planned an expedition to retrieve it that will cost over a million dollars in funding from private donors, reported.
‘This would be the first time that humans put their hands on the material that makes an object that came from another star.’
While the data now confirms that the object is of interstellar origin — the path to confirming this wasn’t immediate. Using data from government censors primarily used for national security as part of our missile defense system, Loeb and his student studied multiple meteors to see if any stood out.
‘I found the catalog that the government compiled of meteorites that were detected by government sensors that our missile warning system. I asked my student to check if any of the meteors, the fastest moving meteors, could have arrived to Earth from outside the solar system,'” Loeb explained to the local NBC affiliate in Boston.
This is not the first time that Loeb has claimed that an alien spaceship has passed near our home planet. The professor first made waves among alien hunters when he argued that a comet that went by the Sun was actually an alien spacecraft.
The New Yorker interviewed Loeb a few years ago and explained what he believes: “On October 19, 2017, astronomers at the University of Hawaii spotted a strange object travelling through our solar system, which they later described as ‘a red and extremely elongated asteroid.’ It was the first interstellar object to be detected within our solar system; the scientists named it ‘Oumuamua, the Hawaiian word for a scout or messenger. The following October, Avi Loeb, the chair of Harvard’s astronomy department, co-wrote a paper (with a Harvard postdoctoral fellow, Shmuel Bialy) that examined ‘Oumuamua’s ‘peculiar acceleration’ and suggested that the object ‘may be a fully operational probe sent intentionally to Earth’s vicinity by an alien civilization.’ Loeb has long been interested in the search for extraterrestrial life, and he recently made further headlines by suggesting that we might communicate with the civilization that sent the probe. ‘If these beings are peaceful, we could learn a lot from them,’ he told Der Spiegel.”
Loeb believes the truth is out there. Maybe he’ll find it at the bottom of the ocean rather than in the stars above.