A leading Harvard boffin claims alien technology may have crashed into the Pacific Ocean – and he says he is plotting a mission to prove it.
Astrophysicist Avi Loeb reckons a type of spacecraft crashed into the earth off the coast of Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, although a U.S. Space Command report says it was actually just a meteor.
The controversial scientist has dedicated his life to researching astronomy and his outlandish theories spark a lot of disagreement in the scientific community.
He wrote in an essay for The Debrief: “Our discovery of an interstellar meteor heralds a new research frontier.
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“The fundamental question is whether any interstellar meteor might indicate a composition that is unambiguously artificial in origin.
“Better still, perhaps some technological components would survive the impact.”
Loeb wants to explore his theory further and aims to use “scooping” magnets to retrieve the object from the depths of the Pacific Ocean.
“My dream is to press some buttons on a functional piece of equipment that was manufactured outside of earth,” he explained.
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“This gives a whole new meaning to a ‘fishing expedition’; in this case, one involving extraterrestrial equipment.
“Once collected, we could place our hands around sizeable chunks of interstellar matter and examine its composition and nature.”
The professor, who has worked with prestigious Harvard, claims it isn’t the first-time alien technology has reached our planet.
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He previously told the world that Oumuamua, an interstellar object thought to be a comet by most of the scientific community, was artificially produced in outer space.
He argued: “What would happen if a caveman saw a cellphone? He’s seen rocks all his life, and he would have thought it was just a shiny rock.”
Loeb runs a scheme setting up high-tech telescopes around the earth to try and spot signs of life off our planet.