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
a day ago

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
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

Romanian Engineers Have Created a Fully Functional Flying Saucer

The "All-Directional Flying Object" is a proof of concept that's the result of more than two decades of engineering work.
Tim McMillan

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

Attending the ‘World’s Biggest UFO Conference’ Showed Me It's a Golden Age for Believers

We spoke to attendees of ‘Contact in the Desert’ about the U.S. military’s recent acknowledgment that UFOs are maybe a thing.
Nick Rose

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
aliens for sure

The US Navy Wants Pilots to Report UFO Sightings

The Navy is drafting new guidelines for pilots and personnel to report unexplained encounters.
Rob Dozier

How the Increasing Belief in Extraterrestrials Inspires Our Real World

According to research by psychologists, belief in nonhuman intelligence is increasing in unprecedented ways, and many contemporary technopreneurs are being inspired in their work by it.
D.W. Pasulka

The Government’s Secret UFO Program Funded Research on Wormholes and Extra Dimensions

Documents released by the Department of Defense reveal some of what its infamous Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program was working on.
Sarah Emerson
Motherboard Guide to Cinema

New Documentary Digs Into the Wild Life of Alleged UFO Technician Bob Lazar

Jeremy Corbell’s new documentary offers a rare on-camera interview with Bob Lazar, who put Area 51 on the map 30 years ago.
Daniel Oberhaus
Twilight Zone

Why Do Some Rocket Launches Look Like UFOs?

What is the “twilight phenomenon” and why does it produce spectacular light displays during SpaceX rocket launches?
Daniel Oberhaus