Monday, February 9, 2015

Alien Hunters

Today on Far Future Horizons we present one of the few episodes of the History Channel’s documentary series UFO Files, that I actually liked.

UFO Files – Alien Hunters  takes a historical perspective concerning humanity’s  endeavor to find other minds elsewhere in the Cosmos. Man has long speculated about the existence of intelligent life beyond the bounds of Earth. But with the advent of modern astronomy toward the end of the 19th century, old myths were transformed into compelling new theories about alien civilizations. Alien Hunters documents the history of our search for extra-terrestrial life, explaining the technologies used, introducing the pioneers and revealing the most promising discoveries.

Experts like Steven J. Dick, Historian of Science at the U.S. Naval Observatory, talk about bizarre 19th century plans to attract alien attention by creating giant canals of flame in the Sahara or enormous earthworks in Siberia. Frank Drake, President of SETI (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence), provides a modern perspective. And examine mysterious signals from outer space that cannot be satisfactorily explained by any natural phenomenon. It's an inside look at the most ambitious outreach program ever - the search for alien intelligence.

The entire series of the History Channel's  UFO Files is available on DVD from Amazon

The UFO Files - Alien Hunters
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