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Aliens sighted – they’re red and they’re wet


Never mind Roswell or Cloe encounters of the Third kind because scientists believe that they may have found the real deal.

It all has to do with a strange case of red rain that fell in India in 2001 which was rumored to contain cells unlike anything we have seen on Earth. Incredibly there is now evidence that these cells can reproduce.

In 2001, numerous people observed red rain falling over Kerala in the southern tip of India during a two month period. One of them was Godfrey Louis, a physicist at nearby Cochin University of Science and Technology. Intrigued by this phenomena, Louis collected numerous samples of red rain, determined to find out what was causing the contamination, perhaps sand or dust from some distant desert.

Under a microscope, however, he found no evidence of sand or dust. Instead, the rain water was filled with red cells that look remarkably like conventional bugs on Earth. What was strange was that Louis found no evidence of DNA in these cells which would rule out most kinds of known biological cells (red blood cells are one possibility but ought to be destroyed quickly by rain water).

Louis published his results in the peer-reviewed journal Astrophysics and Space in 2006, along with the tentative suggestion that the cells could be extraterrestrial, perhaps from a comet that had disintegrated in the upper atmosphere and then seeded clouds as the cells floated down to Earth.

Source:Technology Review

Why am I reminded of H.G. Wells and the song Red Weed from Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds.

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2 Responses to “Aliens sighted – they’re red and they’re wet”

  1. ALEX

    Do your research. Five seconds of online research shows almost every scientist involved in this phenomenon discredits Louis’s theory. Some choice quotes I found regarding this subject, “These claims and data have yet to be verified and reported in any peer reviewed publication.” “Debris from a meteor would not have continued to fall in the same area over a period of two months, as it would have been dispersed by winds.” And so on and so forth. But what can I expect from someone who doesn’t take the time to make sure they didn’t leave the ‘S’ out of close.

  2. Nathan

    Agreed. Everything I read makes this post sound like complete b.s. The tests the guy did for DNA were only good for bacteria spores and the samples are believed to be algal spores. It all adds up to really bad science. If you are gonna post an article like this do your homework. It makes the Inquisitr look like The National Enquirer

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