August 06, 2014
Did Space Aliens Start Fires Near SETI?
Are fires near SETI Institute's Allen Telescope Array intentionally set by Space Aliens in order to prevent SETI from detecting their presence?
Wildfires raging in Northern California briefly halted the search for extraterrestrial life on Tuesday.*Just asking questions people, just asking questions.
The Eiler Fire, burning some 200 miles north of Sacramento, forced employees at the SETI Institute's Allen Telescope Array to evacuate and temporarily shut down all of their computers, Internet and power.
"We can't listen when all that is down," said Seth Shostak, senior astronomer and director of SETI Research.
At SETI -- which stands for Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence -- scientists search the heavens for signs of extraterrestrial life by "listening" with an array of small satellite dishes.
The blaze came within a mile of the facility, located near Hat Creek, California, on both the east and west, according to Shostak.
"The fire on the west had jumped the road, burnt down our favorite lunch place, got within a mile of the telescopes," he said. As the flames got closer, the staff fled to safer ground and shut down the satellites.
I mean its a plausible that none of the fires, not a single one, zero, zilch where started by a Jihadi reading the last issue on Inspire on the Matchbox Jihad that the press won't tell you about. Is it not?