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Alejandro Rojas is an editor, writer and radio host @ Open Minds Magazine. You can also follow him on Facebook at: Facebook.com/alejandro.rojas.om.

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

(8) 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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NASA Astronaut Discusses Gravity and the Dangers of Spacewalking

(15) Comments | Posted October 3, 2013 | 1:49 PM

NASA astronaut Michael Massimino has logged over 30 hours of spacewalking during two missions on the space shuttle to service the Hubble Space Telescope. He has performed four spacewalks, the longest of which was around eight hours. I was lucky enough to get to talk to him about Gravity, a...

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Survey Finds People Who Believe in God Less Likely to Believe in Extraterrestrials (VIDEO)

(105) Comments | Posted September 27, 2013 | 10:55 AM

A new survey shows that atheists and agnostics are 76 percent more likely than Christians to believe in the existence of extraterrestrial life. Overall 37 percent of those surveyed were willing to say they believed in the existence of extraterrestrial life, only 21 percent said they did not believe. However,...

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Area 51 Has Been in Government Documents for Years (VIDEO)

(16) Comments | Posted August 21, 2013 | 11:07 AM

The news has been ablaze with the CIA's revelation that Area 51 actually exists. However, this is not the first government document obtained via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to name the base.

The National Security Archive at George Washington University recently posted a document obtained via...

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Interview With Former NASA ISS Director on Elysium Space Station Tech and UFOs

(41) Comments | Posted August 9, 2013 | 1:35 PM

Elysium, a new sci-fi adventure movie starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster, opens this weekend. It is about a gigantic fancy space station that is reserved for the rich, while the poor are left to struggle for survival on a trashed-out Earth. Max (Matt Damon) may be Earth's last hope...

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Special Effects Legend Doug Trumbull Has Passion For UFO Hunting (VIDEO)

(3) Comments | Posted June 26, 2013 | 9:30 PM

Special effects legend Doug Trumbull is releasing a high-tech, 10-minute movie that is a fictionalized version of his ongoing project centered on filming a UFO. The movie and the UFO project are called UFOTOG, a combination of the words UFO and photography.

Trumbull is famous for his ground-breaking...

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Credibility of UFO Witnesses at Mock-Hearing Impresses Former Congress Members

(81) Comments | Posted May 13, 2013 | 8:52 AM

While not all of the former Congress members at the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure last week were convinced that we are being visited by aliens, they all did say they were impressed by the high level of credibility of some of the witnesses they heard from.

Critics have...

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Has UFO Disclosure Already Happened? (VIDEO)

(728) Comments | Posted April 25, 2013 | 5:32 PM

A lot of UFO researchers talk about disclosure, but who do we want to make this disclosure, and what are we looking for them to disclose? There are those that believe disclosure has already happened, and depending on your answers to these two questions, you may think so too.

The...

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Social Media Mayhem: Online Vigilantism and the Ethics of Tweeting a Scoop

(0) Comments | Posted April 22, 2013 | 3:35 AM

It wasn't the news outlets with the scoops Friday in Boston; it was Boston area police scanners being streamed over the Internet, and the Twitter feeds that were following them. This is just one example of how the events of last week were made more chaotic by social media. Even...

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James Fox to Announce $100,000 UFO Reward for Proof of an ET Spacecraft (EXCLUSIVE)

(89) Comments | Posted February 21, 2013 | 6:07 PM

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Nearly every day, videos, photos and eyewitness accounts of UFOs pop up on the Internet.

Some are hoaxes. Some are quirks in the weather. Some sightings are never explained and forevermore remain UFOs.

The photo above, taken by Hannah McRoberts on Vancouver Island in...

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