August 16, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS - For decades, Area 51 was the U.S. government's Cold War-era secret that hid in plain sight, the 5-ton elephant in the Nevada desert that Washington continually denied (“No, it's not there.”), prompting reams of conspiracy theories. Well, now it's official: Area 51 really does exist. In newly declassified documents, the Central Intelligence Agency is acknowledging the existence of the mysterious war-test site in central Nevada that has captivated listeners on the far ends of the radio dial, spawning countless UFO conspiracies.
March 25, 2013 |
A screaming comes across the sky. Is it Superman? Thomas Pynchon ? Or just a meteor en route to Chelyabinsk, Russia, that somehow made a wrong turn and got lost over New Jersey? Well, if you really want to know, here's a tip: Don't ask the FBI. Whenever there is an upsurge of activity in the heavens, like last week when flashing lights were reported across the skies of the Northeast United States. Keen-eyed observers rush to the obvious conclusion: No, not that it is the logical result of a galaxy full of falling objects.
November 6, 2012 |
NEW DELHI - Adding to the litany of issues besetting neighboring nuclear rivals China and India, ranging from border disputes to the Dalai Lama to trade deficits, is a new one: UFOs. "Over 100 UFOs seen along China border," said a headline in Tuesday's Times of India. Indian troops guarding the often-tense 2,100-mile border between the two Asian giants say the objects seen in recent months are yellow spheres that appear to lift off from the Chinese side, slowly traversing the sky for three to five hours before disappearing.
October 16, 2012 |
LONDON - In a case that has dogged Anglo-American relations for a decade, Britain said Tuesday that it would not send a confessed computer hacker to the United States to face charges relating to a spectacular break-in of Pentagon databases and other sensitive networks around the time of the Sept. 11 attacks. Home Secretary Theresa May also said that the British government, Washington's closest ally, would reexamine its controversial fast-track extradition treaty with the U.S. to see how some suspects might be kept here in Britain for trial rather than shipped across the Atlantic.
July 12, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 8 - 14 in PDF format TV listings for the week of July 8 - 14 in PDF format are also available here This week's TV Movies SERIES The Ricky Gervais Show: Appropriately enough for a season finale, Karl describes his most memorable moment from the past year. Also Stephen shares an embarrassing story about buying contraceptives and reads entries from Karl's diary (9 p.m. HBO)
July 8, 2012 |
If you believe the government, 65 years ago today a UFO totally didn't crash at Roswell, N.M., and spawn a massive cover-up, because aliens totally aren't real. Maybe not. But a tantalizing controversy dates from way back then. On July 8, 1947, the Dallas field office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation sent a teletype message saying that the Air Force had recovered “an object purporting to be a flying disc ... near Roswell, N.M. The disc is hexagonal in shape and was suspended from a ballon [sic]