Sunday, December 12, 2010

Will the real astrophysicist please stand up?

UFOs Coming?   There is a fantastic story spreading around the internet, that has everyone buzzing.  There is just one teeny weeny little problem, maybe two.  There is no SETI Astrophysicist named Craig Kasnov and there are no large objects (OK, "flying saucers") visible on the Sky Map, as is claimed in this viral report:

SETI Astrophysicist Craig Kasnov has announced the approach to the Earth of 3 very large, very fast moving objects. The length of the "flying saucers" is in the range of tens of kilometers. Landing, according to calculations of scientists, should be in mid-December 2012. Date coincides with the end of the Mayan calendar.
A few very large objects rapidly approaching the Earth - says SETI astrophysicist Craig Kasnov. Don’t take his word for it you can check it out for yourself. He recommends to go to the site

19 25 12 -89 46 03 - the first large object
16 19 35 -88 43 10 - a cylindrical object
02 26 39 -89 43 13 - the object as a circle
and enter the coordinates of the giant UFO:

The project participants are assured that the facilities are absolutely real, and the American space agency NASA is trying to conceal important information.

None of these objects can be seen from the northern hemisphere. The second set of numbers in each line tells us that the "object" or "objects" is/are coming in from very deep in the southern hemisphere sky.

I can't seem to find an astrophysicist named Craig Kasnov, working for SETI, or not.  I also checked out the SKY Map and try as I might, I could not see any space ships, saucers or otherwise.   Darn.

Craig Kasnoff, along with David Gedye, 'co-conceived' the idea for SETI@HOME.  He is not an astrophysicist.  Perhaps there is a Craig Kasnov somewhere, who is an astrophysicist but at this point, I don't need any other convincing that this is a hoax.

So before you get all excited and start burying a bunker in your back yard, or planning a welcoming committee,  check it out for yourselves.



1 comment:

  1. I have also searched for identity of this individual to no avail...


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