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Psychics Say Apollo 16 Astronauts Found Alien Ship 285

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astroengine writes "A group called Transception Incorporated, self-described as an Austin, Texas-based psychic R&D operation, sent a letter (PDF) to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden that nominates the Apollo 16 crew for the Congressional Space Medal of Honor. Why? Well, a variety of 'shipwreck elements' on the Moon — described as 'structures, people/aliens, biological technology, and their plight' — were reportedly 'seen' through remote viewing (PDF) by six experts at Transception. These 'elements' can be seen, along with Apollo 16 moonwalkers John Young and Charles Duke, in photographs during that famous mission, obviously making this the first ever alien encounter."

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Psychics Say Apollo 16 Astronauts Found Alien Ship

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  • by elrous0 (869638) * on Tuesday January 24, 2012 @04:55PM (#38811397)

    "We're not sure what these psychics are talking about, but we sure didn't encounter any aliens, nor were we in any way anally-probed. And we certainly weren't anally-probed repeatedly. Just never happened. We enjoyed a normal mission with no butt-raping from aliens at all...just two astronauts doing their job and *not* being tied down and repeatedly probed."

    • Re: (Score:2, Funny)

      by Anonymous Coward

      And we certainly weren't anally-probed repeatedly. Just never happened. We enjoyed a normal missionary position

      FTFY

    • by Bitsy Boffin (110334) on Tuesday January 24, 2012 @06:08PM (#38812553) Homepage

      "We're not sure what these psychics are talking about, but we sure didn't encounter any aliens, nor were we in any way anally-probed. And we certainly weren't anally-probed $^&$!@... I love to sing-a; About the moon-a and the June-a and the spring-a; I love to sing-a; About a sky of blue-a, or a tea for two-a,

  • by Bahumat (213955) on Tuesday January 24, 2012 @04:57PM (#38811429) Homepage Journal

    I was way more excited about this until I realized I'd misread "psychics" as "physics". Sigh.

    • by Derekloffin (741455) on Tuesday January 24, 2012 @05:00PM (#38811483)
      You too huh... it went from, ooo, this could be... oh psychics... well, nothing to see here folks.
    • by icqraid (2451822) on Tuesday January 24, 2012 @05:11PM (#38811685)
      I too thought it said Physics. I was expecting a logical sequence of empirical data, but I got a post that shouldn't be on slashdot.
    • by ackthpt (218170) on Tuesday January 24, 2012 @05:46PM (#38812243) Homepage Journal

      I was way more excited about this until I realized I'd misread "psychics" as "physics". Sigh.

      My favorite like about the bankruptcy of The Psychic Friends Network .. They didn't see it coming.

      I would wonder how physics would see something .. physics explain how something is seen: photons launched from star (at C), wavelengths of light, optic receptors, transmission of electrical signals, etc.

      Remote Viewing though ... cough ... If I could do that I'd be looking for gold or diamonds, not space junk on the Moon.

  • Apollo 18 ad (Score:5, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 24, 2012 @04:58PM (#38811453)

    You're looking at guerrilla marketing for the "Apollo 18" movie, folks. Nothing to see here.

  • Why?? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 24, 2012 @04:59PM (#38811465)

    Why the fuck is this bullshit on slashdot??

    • Re:Why?? (Score:5, Insightful)

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 24, 2012 @05:04PM (#38811569)
      It isn't news. It isn't for nerds. And it doesn't matter... that just about wraps it up, doesn't it...
    • Re:Why?? (Score:5, Insightful)

      by Hoi Polloi (522990) on Tuesday January 24, 2012 @05:26PM (#38811929) Journal

      Slow day

    • Re:Why?? (Score:5, Insightful)

      by PJ6 (1151747) on Tuesday January 24, 2012 @05:31PM (#38811995)

      Why the fuck is this bullshit on slashdot??

      It's because we don't have a mechanism to punish or ban people who vote up stories like this.

    • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

      by Anonymous Coward

      Why the fuck is this bullshit on slashdot??

      Because we all need a laugh once in a while, even you. Do you need a better reason?

      • by couchslug (175151)

        We have the world to laugh at, this is tabloid bullshit.

        It is not News for Nerds, and it doesn't Matter. It's pollution.

    • Re: (Score:2, Insightful)

      by Anonymous Coward

      Because you haven't been given the Slashdot Censorship role yet.

    • by gman003 (1693318)

      Because it's hilarious.

      • by H0p313ss (811249)

        Because it's hilarious.

        Certainly the best laugh I've had all day.

        Is it just me or is the news of 2010 - 2012 depressingly like the chapter headings in "Stand on Zanzibar" ?

    • My guess: The article merely got quantum entangled with a real news article that will be posted on April 1.

      I figure if we add quantum entanglement to it, we get extra Internetz.

    • by gmhowell (26755)

      Why the fuck is this bullshit on slashdot??

      Michael Kristopeit has the answer to that.

    • by jjp9999 (2180664)
      The tag on the post is "It's funny. Laugh." I don't think they posted this believing it was real (at least I hope not).
  • by X0563511 (793323) on Tuesday January 24, 2012 @04:59PM (#38811481) Homepage Journal

    This should be in idle, not science.

    • Oi, the tagging/section system decided to use science instead of idle despite being tagged idle before science and ... when in doubt, I like to blame Slashcode for my relationship problems.

    • by jd (1658)

      Depends. If this means Congress will divert a trillion dollars of military spending for NASA to check the claims out, I really wouldn't be crying too hard. After all, there might be turrorists up thar.

    • by owlnation (858981)
      Indeed, well actually.... it shouldn't even be in Idle.

      I was expecting to see samzenpus's name as editor on this, but to be fair to him, this is way below some of the crap that he posts in Idle.

      Unknown Lamer: hang your head in shame. What will you post tomorrow? What sign of the zodiac is best for getting a job at Google?

      Congratulations though, you may have just posted the single worst article in the history of /. to the front page. I hope you are proud of yourself.
      • by Baloroth (2370816)

        What will you post tomorrow? What sign of the zodiac is best for getting a job at Google?

        Oh that's easy. Virgo, a.k.a the virgin.

  • by J'raxis (248192) on Tuesday January 24, 2012 @05:00PM (#38811489) Homepage

    "Incredible claim made by group with no credibility."

    Okay then.

  • by residieu (577863) on Tuesday January 24, 2012 @05:01PM (#38811509)
    I was using Remote Viewing, and I saw that they found my wallet up there too. I'd like it returned. With the $5000 in cash I had in it.
    • by Jeng (926980)

      I was using Remote Viewing, and I saw that they found my wallet up there too. I'd like it returned. With the $5000 in cash I had in it.

      Sure, just pay shipping and handling.

  • by liquidweaver (1988660) on Tuesday January 24, 2012 @05:01PM (#38811521)

    off the front page? This kind of pollution is really nasty for those of use with an RSS feed, too.

  • Dumbasses (Score:5, Funny)

    by tylersoze (789256) on Tuesday January 24, 2012 @05:02PM (#38811537)

    Bah, everyone knows it was Apollo *11* that discovered aliens. They even made a documentary about it where events occurred in real time, it was called "Transformers Presents: Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon: The Quickening" or something like that, by Average American Voter.

  • by quax (19371) on Tuesday January 24, 2012 @05:03PM (#38811555)

    ... time to submit all my exciting Nostradamus prediction stories and how it ties in with the world ending in 2012.

    C'mon editors! This is what is now considered front page material?

  • MPAA (Score:5, Funny)

    by guttentag (313541) on Tuesday January 24, 2012 @05:04PM (#38811565) Journal
    The MPAA should hire these guys to lobby Congress on their behalf, because they make a much more convincing argument for blatant bullshit than Chris Dodd ever did.
    • Re:MPAA (Score:5, Funny)

      by Bradmont (513167) on Tuesday January 24, 2012 @06:42PM (#38812877)
      No, the MPAA should sue their arses. Obviously, if they have the power to psychically see things outside of normal line of sight, they must, logically, be watching movies they haven't paid for, and thus causing millions of dollars of sales losses. While they're at it, they should have any domain names associated with the group confiscated, for promoting their illegal and immoral methods of pirate viewing.
  • by Sebastopol (189276) on Tuesday January 24, 2012 @05:07PM (#38811607) Homepage

    Is there a new movie coming out about this or something? I say this because anytime an outlet like The History Channel suddenly starts hyping some weird paranormal event, it is because they were seeded with $$$ by the studio to drum up hype. This story sounds familiar, but I don't see the trailers.

    • by geekoid (135745)

      As it turns out, actual history is boring to most people, so now its the 'Made up History channel' much more consumer appeal.

      It's a horrible channel with horrible stories.
      I do think there is overall merit to society in having a History channel the take a neutral stance and actual discus aspects of history. Sadly it would need to be government funded.

  • my astral projection lead me to the wrong part of the moon.
  • by funwithBSD (245349) on Tuesday January 24, 2012 @05:08PM (#38811629)

    The Aliens released a statement through their spokesman, Giorgio A. Tsoukalos:

    Psychics do not exist. We bred it out of the human race a long time ago.

    Also, Flock of Seagulls is the best band Evah!

  • What did they find. Alien transformer robots?

  • by terjeber (856226) on Tuesday January 24, 2012 @05:13PM (#38811711)
    EOM
  • B Ship (Score:4, Funny)

    by Tokolosh (1256448) on Tuesday January 24, 2012 @05:14PM (#38811745)

    Send them with the hairdressers and telephone sanitizers to find the aliens.

    I just love this concept and will help to make it happen.

    • by Jeng (926980)

      Yea, but launching them into space is fucking expensive, it is better to convince them of the hollow earth theory and then toss them all into volcanoes.

  • the follow up mission to Jupiter which is where the alien ship sent the signal.
    Or was it Saturn (and the moon Iapetus)

    Cue Strauss Zarathustra music

  • I bought it, until they started playing audio fragments in reverse to find hidden messages.

    And that was the first part of the video I saw since I just scrolled through it.

  • by Hentes (2461350) on Tuesday January 24, 2012 @05:20PM (#38811821)

    From what I've heard one of the astronauts did see an intelligent living organism climbing out of the moonlander.

    • by Grishnakh (216268)

      It was probably a descendant of one of the Nazis that landed there in 1945 after fleeing the earth with new anti-gravity technology.

  • They wouldn't have been so damned angry and slammed into the first parking spot they found. See? "Yee-Ha" isn't such a great intergalactic policy after all.

  • but first I need to consult with the spirits.
  • In fact a documentary series was made about this that reveals all: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dR90P1GhZA4 [youtube.com].

  • by jones_supa (887896) on Tuesday January 24, 2012 @05:49PM (#38812283)

    Mulder: A group called Transception Incorporated, self-described as an Austin, Texas-based psychic R&D operation, sent a letter to NASA Administrator Charles Bolden that nominates the Apollo 16 crew for the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.

    Scully: Why?

    Mulder: Well, a variety of 'shipwreck elements' on the Moon — described as 'structures, people/aliens, biological technology, and their plight' — were reportedly 'seen' through remote viewing by six experts at Transception. These 'elements' can be seen, along with Apollo 16 moonwalkers John Young and Charles Duke, in photographs during that famous mission, obviously making this the first ever alien encounter.

  • Wasn't this the premise for the last Transformers movie ( Transformers: Dark of the Moon [imdb.com]) due out on video soon (or already available)?? Sure sounds like a publicity stunt for the movie to me.
  • by CanHasDIY (1672858) on Tuesday January 24, 2012 @06:14PM (#38812619) Homepage Journal
    At first, I thought this might be a poorly disguised advert for Iron Sky [ironsky.net], until I read their 'About Us' page: [txception.com]

    TRANSCEPTION INCORPORATED is a pioneer in the new frontier of mind itself, founded on the premise that (?foreign?) technology can be transferred lawfully from the state of nature from any place in the Universe, in time or space, using a team of highly trained/skilled Controlled Remote Viewers (CRVers). At least by way of the Recommendation for Nomination for the Congressional Space Medal of Honor, submitted to the NASA Administrator on December 15, 2011, TRANSCEPTION has shown that technology can be transferred lawfully from the state of nature from any place in the Universe, in time or space, using a team of highly trained/skilled Controlled Remote Viewers. In sum, TRANSCEPTION INCORPORATED is an R&D company specializing in the exploitation of CRV and other methods to lawfully extract technology from the state of nature as a means for building, licensing, and enforcing its intellectual property (IP) portfolio of patents and copyrights.

    So... "psychic" patent trolls...

    Sylvia Browne is gonna be pissed she didn't think of it first.
    • by gknoy (899301)

      I want to laugh hard at that, except it's really sobering that not only do they seriously believe that they can do it, but I'll bet that within the next five years they'll try to patent something, or sue someone.

  • Tabloid fodder for stupid cunt housewives and their male equivalents doesn't belong here.

  • Can I rightfully call them "lunatic"?

  • Surely, credible psychics would have notified NASA about the crew discovering aliens prior to the launch.

  • "The Psychic Network goes out of business due to unforeseen financial difficulties..."
  • by simoncpu was here (1601629) on Wednesday January 25, 2012 @03:03AM (#38816223)
    I wish there was a way to downvote crap articles like this.
  • by DrXym (126579) on Wednesday January 25, 2012 @04:15AM (#38816463)
    "Psychics" claim all sorts of stuff which invariably is vague enough to be massaged to the facts, part of a shopping list of predictions which can be cherry picked, unfalsifiable, or was obtained by cheating. Or a combination of all those things. Strangely enough their amazing abilities desert them when they are tested in conditions which preclude cheating and require an unambiguous result. Even with a million dollars [randi.org] on the table.

    Remote viewers included. It is trivial enough to test someone's ability to remote view or "astral project" by getting them to draw a picture of something or some object which they cannot see but which is unambiguously identifiable. Funnily enough this doesn't happen either.

    All that has been demonstrated here is if that if you get together 6 credulous idiots in a room they will riff off each others delusions and concoct a story which is not disprovable. What is not so obvious is why this story got approved for Slashdot.

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