MJ Banias

MJ Banias is an author and freelance journalist who specializes in paranormal culture and the strange. You can follow him on Twitter or YouTube. He is the author of The UFO People: A Curious Culture.

Tech news

I’m a UFO Expert and This Is the Best UFO Movie Ever Made

'Witness of Another World' is a great UFO documentary because it's so grounded in the human experience.
MJ Banias
2 days ago
Warp Drive

This Student Is One of the Top Scientists Studying Faster-Than-Light Warp Drives

An undergrad from the University of Alabama, Huntsville just gave a presentation about warp drives to a packed house at a top propulsion conference.
MJ Banias
3 days ago
UFOS

Tom DeLonge's UFO Research Company Paid $35,000 for 'Exotic' Metals That Might Actually Just Be Slag

In an SEC filing, the company said that it paid $35,000 for "six pieces of Bismuth/Magnesium-Zinc metal" and a piece of aluminum.
MJ Banias
10.4.19
ALIENS

There Are UFO Lobbyists in DC, and Lawmakers Are Apparently Listening

There's been an explosion of UFO lobbyists in DC—from Tom DeLonge to lawyers who demand that the president does a "Disclosure," in which he admits aliens live among us.
MJ Banias
10.4.19
Tech news

Did Canada Just Admit UFOs Are Real With a New Coin?

A UFO reportedly crashed near a small Canadian fishing village in the 1960s. Now, the Shag Harbour incident is being commemorated by the Royal Canadian Mint.
MJ Banias
10.2.19
cryptids

The Missouri Monster 'Momo' Is the Cryptid Time Forgot

Once-bustling rural communities are slowly decaying. With younger populations moving to cities, many small towns are fading away, much like their monster legends.
MJ Banias
9.30.19
UFOS

The Navy Says the UFOs in Tom DeLonge’s Videos Are ‘Unidentified Aerial Phenomena’

The US Navy has officially acknowledged that UFOs are real and violate American airspace.
MJ Banias
Tim McMillan
9.17.19

Why Alien Life Might Literally Glow

Scientists think that they can detect aliens by looking for bioluminescent glows.
MJ Banias
9.5.19
area 51

It Looks Like the Storm Area 51 Festivals Are Going to Happen: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Thousands of people plan to show up in the middle of the desert for festivals that were quickly organized and inspired by a viral Facebook event.
MJ Banias
8.30.19
crime

This Late-Night Glove Salesman Masturbating Story Is Very Weird But Also True

For years there has been an urban legend in Halifax about "Glove Guy," who would pick up drunk young men and ask them to try on his gloves.
Mack Lamoureux
MJ Banias
8.30.19
ALIENS

Paranormal Filmmakers Are Skipping Streaming and Publishing Straight to YouTube

Top filmmakers say their work is sanitized by television and Netflix, so they're finding massive audiences on YouTube instead.
MJ Banias
8.26.19
Weird Desk

This Crowdsourced Map Documents UFO Sightings, Cryptids, and the Supernatural

It's sociologically important to document where people believe the supernatural occurs, even if it's all made up.
MJ Banias
8.19.19
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