A Stanford Professor and known UFO skeptic who has debunked some famous previous sightings has been called in to analyze some of the recent encounters between the US military and UFOs, and he says he has found a few UAPs that “are not playing by our rules.”
You may not have heard of Professor Garry Nolan, but if you’re aware of the “Atacama Alien,” you’ve probably come across his work. In 2003, in an abandoned mining town in the middle of Chile’s Atacama Desert, the remains of a tiny 6-inch humanoid skeleton was found and then quickly sold to a private collector in Spain. Over the years, various people claimed that the skeleton was not human but that of an alien.
Though the find was never taken seriously outside the realm of the social media and supermarket tabloids, it still wasn’t known exactly what the skeleton actually was until Nolan, and his colleagues at the University of California in San Francisco studied its DNA.
Much to the disappointment of alien fans, they found “Ata,” as the skeleton began to be called — to be a female fetus of South American descent, who likely had severe genetic mutations that caused her to have the bone composition of a 6-year-old. The 2 percent of Ata’s DNA that was unmatchable with human DNA was likely due to degradation of the sample rather than anything “out of this world.”
After debunking the Atacama alien, Nolan gained a reputation as an interested yet skeptical scientist when it came to UFOs and aliens, and he was soon approached by various American government agencies and aeronautic corporations to look at some of their most baffling Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) cases.
Some objects, he revealed in a recent interview with VICE, are especially inexplicable, with two of the 12 UAP fragments he’s analyzed he says are “not playing by our rules.”
“Some of the objects are nondescript and just lumps of metal. Mostly, there’s nothing unusual about them except that everywhere you look in the metal, the composition is different, which is odd,” he told VICE.
“The common thing about all the materials that I’ve looked at so far, and there’s about a dozen, is that almost none of them are uniform. They’re all these hodgepodge mixtures. Each individual case will be composed of a similar set of elements, but they will be inhomogeneous.”
One of the specimens he analyzed was an unusual piece of magnesium said to be found at an air crash site in Brazil in 1957 (known in UFO circles as the Ubatuba event). When he analyzed two separate samples from the same event, they were wildly different.
The first “had perfectly correct isotope ratios for what you would expect for magnesium found anywhere on Earth. Meanwhile, the other one was just way off. Like 30 percent off the ratios.”
While that’s odd, he explains that it is possible (at great expense) to alter isotope ratios of magnesium. It’s just not clear why you would do that in a sample that appears to be genuinely from the 1950s and wouldn’t be analyzed properly for 70 years.
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