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.

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."
MJ Banias
4 days ago
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
vice

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

For years there has been an urban legend in Halifax, Nova Scotia, 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

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.
MJ Banias
8.13.19
Tom Delonge

Tom Delonge’s UFO Research Center Is Making Politicians Demand Answers

A Congressman is asking the Navy to release its UFO files. His letter closely aligns with the findings the former Blink-182 singer has released over the last two years.
MJ Banias
8.9.19
UFOS

Tom DeLonge’s 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.
MJ Banias
7.26.19
ALIENS

The ‘Storm Area 51’ Event Has Turned Into a Marketing Stunt

The Facebook meme event has become a really good way of selling alien-themed merch.
MJ Banias
7.19.19
UFOS

The Navy Says UFOs Are Real. UFO Hunters Are Thrilled

A new generation of ufologists are being inspired by military sightings and mainstream news stories.
MJ Banias
5.31.19