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.


Viral Video Captures the Screams of a Mystery Creature

Cryptid enthusiasts say this is evidence of Bigfoot.
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QAnon and UFO Conspiracies Are Merging

QAnon conspiracy theorists think UFO believers are easy marks, and, in the absence of new Q posts, some of its followers have turned to UFOs.
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This Silicon Valley Startup Is Dedicated to Detecting UFOs Off the California Coast

UAP eXpeditions is made up of former military officials, Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and academics.
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Tom DeLonge's UFO Research Group Signs Contract With U.S. Army to Develop Far-Future Tech

The government will study DeLonge's mysterious 'exotic' metals, active camouflage, 'beamed energy propulsion' and a host of other wild technologies.
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I Study UFOs and This Is the Best UFO Documentary Ever Made

'Witness of Another World' is a great UFO documentary because it's so grounded in the human experience.
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Storm Area 51

There's a New 'Storm Area 51' Event With Running Water and Showers

"It's an open invitation to an amazing place and it's being held that weekend to let those pray from a distance for those who are coming to our area."
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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.
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Tim McMillan

Why Alien Life Might Literally Glow

Scientists think that they can detect aliens by looking for bioluminescent glows.
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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.
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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.
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Storm Area 51's 'Alienstock' Festival Looks Like It's Going to Be a Disaster

The local town says people should NOT come and that residents will 'step up to protect their property' if they do.
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A UFO Organization Says It’s Obtained ‘Exotic’ Metals Unknown to Science

It hasn't posted any proof yet, but the former Blink 182 singer's group says it is currently studying materials to see if they came from a UFO.
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