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Alejandro Rojas is the director of operations, a writer and radio host @ OpenMinds.tv. You can also follow him on Facebook at: Facebook.com/alejandro.rojas.om.

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Is a Self-Aware Robot Like Chappie Possible?

(1) Comments | Posted March 6, 2015 | 10:54 AM

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I was fortunate enough to be invited to a screening and press conference for the movie Chappie. It is a great movie about a police robot named Chappie that is downloaded with a program that makes him self-aware.

At the press...

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UFO Buzzed French Nuclear Power Plant Says Director

(10) Comments | Posted January 28, 2015 | 9:14 PM

Several unidentified flying objects have been spotted over nuclear power plants in France and Belgium over the last few months, and the story has been all over European news.

Thus far, the media has reported that the UFOs are likely drones. However, currently, months after the sightings began, the French...

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USAF Investigation of UFO Over Travis Air Force Base Among Unidentified

(8) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 4:09 PM

I recently wrote about the United States Air Force's files regarding their investigation of UFOs, Project Blue Book, and how they have become more accessible. The news regarding these files has become a big national story, albeit much of the coverage has been inaccurate.

Among the cases listed...

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Stephen Hawking's Love Life Inspired The Theory of Everything Producer

(1) Comments | Posted January 21, 2015 | 5:45 PM

Over the years, I have on occasion written about Lucy Hawking, the daughter of famed theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking. Inevitably, people are shocked when they hear that Stephen Hawking has children. They ask. "How can that be?"

Most of us think of Hawking as paralyzed and wheelchair bound....

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Well-Known Alleged Alien Abductee Returns to the Site He Was Taken (VIDEO)

(3) Comments | Posted November 24, 2014 | 11:11 AM

Travis Walton's alleged UFO sighting and subsequent abduction is one of the strangest, most credible, and most famous alien abduction stories. His experiences were the focus of the 1993 movie Fire in the Sky. Now, 39 years after the event, Walton invited the public to join him for a nighttime...

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Visit a Real Haunted Location This Halloween, the Feds Can Help

(0) Comments | Posted October 30, 2014 | 11:27 AM

Halloween is a great time to visit your local haunted locations. I am sure your neighborhood ghost will appreciate it. In fact, ghosts might moan just to dramatically make it known they are bored, just like your kids do.

National Historic Landmarks are some of the best places to find...

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Five Great Ghost Video News Reports (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2014 | 9:30 AM

Ghost stories haunt the headlines during the Halloween season. However, eerie stories of paranormal activity are covered throughout the year, especially if they are particularly strange.

The ghost stories covered in news stories this last year were better than ever. Particularly the video report from a news crew that...

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German Space Agency Chimes In on Alleged Discovery of Sea Plankton on ISS

(11) Comments | Posted September 20, 2014 | 12:53 AM

Last month Russian scientists said they discovered sea plankton on the International Space Station (ISS) that might be alive and thriving. NASA shed doubt on the discovery, and little has been said since. However, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) recently responded to questions on the issue, confirming the discovery of...

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Megan Fox Defends Her Belief in All Things Paranormal

(7) Comments | Posted August 13, 2014 | 1:57 PM

Megan Fox defended her belief in paranormal phenomena in an MTV News interview the other day.

Fox is promoting her new movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which hit movie theaters on Friday and made $65 million dollars in its opening weekend. Fox plays...

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Majestic 12: Is This Legendary UFO Conspiracy U.S. Air Force Disinformation? (VIDEO)

(3) Comments | Posted June 4, 2014 | 4:29 PM

Majestic 12 is the name of an alleged organization created by President Truman to manage UFO and extraterrestrial investigations and maintaining strict secrecy in these areas. Many believe they have gone so far as to kill to keep secrets regarding interactions with the U.S. government and extraterrestrial civilizations.

The Majestic...

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Screenwriter of Earth to Echo Talks About Losing His Fear of Aliens

(0) Comments | Posted May 21, 2014 | 3:25 PM

Recently, I was able to interview Henry Gayden, the screenwriter and creator of the concept for Relativity's Earth to Echo, which opens in theaters on July 2. He shared with me the story of his childhood fear of aliens.

2014-05-21-EarthtoEchoPosterSmall.jpgAlejandro Rojas: I...

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Ex-Air Force Law Enforcement Agent Says He Hoaxed Major UFO Mythologies

(5) Comments | Posted May 13, 2014 | 7:47 PM

I have been researching UFOs for many years, delving deep into the underbelly of UFO lore, and one name seems to frequently pop up. His name is Richard Doty, and in the 1980s he was a special agent for the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) stationed at...

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Former Yugoslavian Army Jet Fighter Pilot Recalls UFO Encounters

(1) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 4:50 PM

Suad Hamzić has been sharing his memoirs as a former Yugoslavian Army jet fighter on Tango Six, a website that reports on the Serbian Air Force. In his latest installment he writes about his belief in UFOs, and he shares the personal encounters that have convinced him of...

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Are We All Cyborgs? Talk With Futurist and Filmmaker Jason Silva About RoboCop

(4) Comments | Posted March 4, 2014 | 2:01 PM

Your friendly neighborhood cyborg cop, RoboCop, is back. You may have already seen the new movie remake of the 1987 classic. Thinking back on the original movie, as a kid, I felt it offered a depressing version of the future, scary tech in the hands of bad people. Now as...

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Farrakhan Asks President Obama to Open Area 51 and Reveal its UFO Secrets

(13) Comments | Posted February 25, 2014 | 4:53 PM

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan asked that President Obama open up Area 51 to scientists in a sermon he gave on Saturday, February 15. It was the last of a yearlong sermon series titled, "Time and What Must Be Done."

Farrakhan has often referred to a UFO he calls...

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Islamic Leaders Issue Fatwa Prohibiting One-Way Trips to Mars

(10) Comments | Posted February 24, 2014 | 2:48 PM

A fatwa is a ruling issued by Islamic scholars, and a recent ruling says participating in one-way trips to Mars is as bad as committing suicide.

According to the Khaleej Times, the fatwa committee of the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowment in the United Arab...

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Interview With Paul W. S. Anderson, Pompeii Director, on the Film's Scientific and Historical Accuracy

(0) Comments | Posted February 21, 2014 | 9:39 PM

For the new movie Pompeii, which opens today, Feb. 21, the filmmakers did their best to accurately portray what producer and director Paul W. S. Anderson calls "probably the most spectacular disaster of the ancient world." I talked with Anderson about the ways he incorporated history and science in order...

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Character Designer and Paleontologist Talk About Walking With Dinosaurs

(0) Comments | Posted December 20, 2013 | 7:54 PM

Everybody loves dinosaurs. Recent proof of this has been a story on pictures of plastic dinos gone wild that went viral. As kids, we boys have our trucks and cars, our action figures (strictly Star Wars for me), and our dinosaurs. However, dinosaurs aren't just for boys. The...

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Obama First to Name Area 51, but Clinton Talked About It Too (VIDEOS)

(0) Comments | Posted December 13, 2013 | 9:13 PM

A lot of buzz is going around this week about President Obama mentioning Area 51 by name at a reception celebrating the 2013 Kennedy Center Honorees on Sunday. However, Bill Clinton has also made reference to the secretive base in the Nevada desert, although he did not dare utter its...

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OCD Expert Who Recommends Meditation as Therapy Is the Focus of New eBook

(1) Comments | Posted October 18, 2013 | 3:09 PM

Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz applies Buddhist teachings to his work with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and bucks the mainstream belief that the brain is a static organ that dictates our actions. So it is no wonder that he is a controversial figure.

The amazing thing is that he has proven to be...

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