Alien hunters want to dredge ocean bed with magnet to find ‘wreckage from UFO’

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Alien hunters want to dredge the ocean bed with a magnet in the hope of finding wreckage from a UFO thought to have crashed on Earth.

Boffins believe a meteor that ploughed into the southwest Pacific off Papua New Guinea eight years ago could have been part of a craft from another star system.

The breadbin-sized chunk of a material tougher than iron entered the Earth’s atmosphere at 162,000km-per-hour.

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Declassified US spy satellite data has confirmed the crash.

Top astronomer Avi Loeb wants to retrieve the wreckage from the ocean in the hope it will provide evidence of alien life.

He wants to lead an expedition to trawl the ocean floor with a magnet to pick up the pieces.

The former chair of Harvard University’s astronomy department now runs the privately-funded Galileo Project aimed at searching for potential evidence of alien technology on Earth.

His inquiries are running alongside separate ongoing UFO investigations run by the US Government and American space agency NASA.

Avi believes the meteor named CNEOS 2014-01-08 could have come from an alien spaceship.

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Astrophysicist Amir Siraj, who works with him, said: "It’s not that meteors of this size are unusual. We actually get a couple dozen each year. But what was unusual about this meteor was that this object had a very high impact speed and the unusual direction at which it encountered our planet.’’

He said it was travelling so fast it must have been ejected from a neighbouring star system.

"If we were able to recover any fragments it would be the first time that humanity has ever touched material from `beyond our solar system’," he added.


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