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A Crash Course on Roswell

Ryan Sprague
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The Roswell incident is known worldwide. It also remains one of the most compelling UFO cases in the modern UFO era. For those who may know the bare essentials, here's a primer on this deeply compelli...

Some words with Zsófia Döme, Hungarian Treehugger and Illustrator

Mickey Rivera
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Zsófia Döme (http://zsofiadome.tumblr.com/) likes to get lost in the woods and draw the things she didn’t see, those things that imagination can’t help but see while surrounded by wild greenery teemin...

Sheperding In The Black Budget Sheep

Ryan Sprague
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As I sat down for a relaxing evening cup of tea and some social networking nirvana, I honestly wasn't expecting much. But suddenly, I found my Facebook page, Twitter account, and email completely floo...

Who Was Isaac Asimov?

Stephanie Gladwell
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Isaac Asimov (1920-1992) is remembered as one of the top 3 science fiction writers, along with Robert Heinlein and Arthur C. Clarke. Asimov is widely considered to be the founder of modern science fic...

Who's Laughing Now?

Ryan Sprague
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“We could make you disappear, and your body would never be found.” Darren Perks knew that this wasn't going to be a friendly encounter, but had it really come to this? The words of the guard were fill...

Incident in Tehran

Ryan Sprague
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In 2013, I sent my first FOIA request for any information and documents pertaining to the 1976 Tehran UFO incident. This event remains one of the most well-documented and fascinating UFO encounters ev...

A Tough Day For Skeptics

Ryan Sprague
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In the small fishing village of Shag Harbor, Nova Scotia, things were pretty simple and quiet for this modest Canadian province. But on October 4th of 1967, the village would host one of the most well...

Extraterrestrials and the Roman Catholic Church

MJ Banias
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Over the last two months or so, I’ve seen several articles and social media posts concerning a dubious Wikileak from this October concerning extraterrestrial conspiracy theories and the Roman Catholic...

From Kuji to Solo

Ryan Sprague
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In a field wrought with speculation and educated (and sometimes not so educated) opinions, there is a small section that stands on its own two legs with both technological and legal credibility. This ...

UFO Belief Systems

MJ Banias
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The UFO discourse, like any other field of study, has philosophical underpinnings that function like a spectrum. The opposite ends of the spectrum provide an overly simplistic idea of the ‘reality’ of...

The Career of Carrie Fisher, Sci-Fi Princess (Part 2: 1985-2016)

Zach Foster
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Continued from Part 1: 1969-1984 Star Wars catapulted the young Carrie Fisher into stardom overnight, which led to wild partying and drug use. Since her recovery from those days, she always took respo...

The Career of Carrie Fisher, Sci-fi Princess (Part 1: 1969-1984)

Zach Foster
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Carrie Fisher passed away this morning, and her passing leaves tens of millions of sci-fi and Star Wars fanatics stunned. Already, the obituaries and Facebook tribute artwork are flowing freely as peo...

Antimatter: X-mas Files Edition

Matt Swayne
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Sure. Sure. The Christmas season is full of crass commercialism. Materialist dogma -- of all varieties -- are on display everywhere. But the season has traditionally been regarded as a time of superna...

Interview with Investigative Filmmaker Jeremy Corbell

Rachel David
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Jeremy Kenyon Lockyer Corbell makes his living seeking out the ExtraOrdinary; that seemingly gratuitous capitalization perfectly encapsulating his mission to–as he puts it–“force us to reconsider the fabric of our own beliefs” and consider an atypical alternative. His approach is to undermine attempts to discredit unorthodox opinions by way of discrediting the opinion holders themselves. This investigative journalist and documentarian believes that the key to opening minds to a radical viewpoint...

Artist Mario Martinez aka MARS-1 Interview

OMNI Staff
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While artists abound who enjoy conjuring up astronauts, robots, space battles and creatures from another world, few are able to achieve the striking balance that makes the extraterrestrial imagery of ...

Interview with Mike Resnick

Joshua Sky
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At 74 years old, Mike Resnick is only hitting his stride. Just last week he handed in the eighth book he wrote this year, and he has clocked in 13 short stories and just sold a fantasy trilogy to DAW ...