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HuffPost Live discusses the search for ET

On Tuesday, April 9, HuffPost Live featured a segment titled “Searching for ET.”

The HuffPost Live segment discussing the search for ET. (Credit: Huffington Post)

The HuffPost Live segment discussing the search for ET. (Credit: Huffington Post)

HuffPost Live‘s Jacob Soboroff moderated this discussion that featured SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute senior astronomer Seth Shostak, MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) journal editor Roger Marsh, and Huffington Post journalist Lee Speigel. The panel discussed SETI’s efforts to detect intelligent extraterrestrials by listening for radio signals in space. The group also touched on other astrobiology efforts such as NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler space telescope and its search for habitable worlds.

Lee Speigel. (Credit: Jason McClellan)

Lee Speigel. (Credit: Jason McClellan)

But Roger Marsh pointed out that there are “a lot of people studying ufology today that think that the intelligence is already right here on this planet.” Speaking about the SETI Institute’s efforts, Marsh stated, “They’re looking out into space to see what they can find. I think that’s great research. I think there’s a lot of different things we should be studying. But my organization hasn’t left the planet. We’re right here on the surface looking at the evidence that’s right here.”

When discussing UFO sightings, Lee Speigel was careful to point out that many people jump to the conclusion that UFOs are extraterrestrial spacecraft. He explained, “The word ‘UFO’ doesn’t mean ‘alien.'” Marsh also commented, “We don’t know if they’re aliens.” He discussed the 600+ sightings of unidentified objects reported to MUFON every month. He stated that, of those hundreds of monthly sightings, “Only about five or ten of those are really, really good reports.”

About Jason McClellan

Jason McClellan is a UFO journalist and the producer/co-host of the web series Spacing Out! He is also the web content manager and staff writer for OpenMinds.tv, and a co-organizer and technical producer of the International UFO Congress. As a founding member of Open Minds, Jason served as a writer and editor for the now defunct Open Minds magazine. He has appeared on Syfy, NatGeo, and, most recently, he co-starred on H2's Hangar 1: The UFO Files. ------ Follow Jason on Twitter @acecentric and subscribe to Jason's updates on Facebook.

One comment

  1. Well, I wasn’t invited to this conversation, but I’ll chip in now by saying SETI is a catastrophic waste of money and perhaps worst. It could be a keep-busy smoke screen to appease the uninformed public. Anyone doing serious research into contact and faster than light technology knows that we should be searching for signals in the quantum field realm. Spooky Interaction at a Distance technology. I’m quite convinced some group is already on to the truth of so called ET signals. Listen to this Seth character go on and on, and talk on and on when they haven’t discovered one signal – yet we have hundreds of ordinary people giving reports of alien contact. This is so shameful. Hats off to Roger and Lee however , two great researchers who speak the facts here. – AgentD

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