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Psychics Say Apollo 16 Astronauts Found Alien Ship

Unknown Lamer posted more than 2 years ago | from the scully-says-yeah-right dept.

It's funny.  Laugh. 285

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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Young and Duke respond "Nope, no anal probing" (5, Funny)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 2 years ago | (#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:Young and Duke respond "Nope, no anal probing" (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38812121)

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

FTFY

Re:Young and Duke respond "Nope, no anal probing" (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38812169)

OK, we were anally probed. But not by aliens. Now cough.

Thats another low for the slashdot (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38811417)

Oh, thats idle, carry on.

Re:Thats another low for the slashdot (-1, Offtopic)

ackthpt (218170) | more than 2 years ago | (#38811525)

Oh, thats idle, carry on.

I knew you were going to say that.

Re:Thats another low for the slashdot (3, Funny)

tripleevenfall (1990004) | more than 2 years ago | (#38811611)

all it's missing is the editorializing in the summary.

"It will be interesting to see how the corporatist plutocrats in Washington respond to this blowing of the cover-up and how it proves that Google is actually regarded as a diety by every galactic culture but ours..."

Re:Thats another low for the slashdot (3, Funny)

Jeng (926980) | more than 2 years ago | (#38811667)

and how it proves that Google is actually regarded as a diety by every galactic culture but ours..."

That sounds more plausible than TFA.

Psychics != Physics. :( (5, Insightful)

Bahumat (213955) | more than 2 years ago | (#38811429)

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

Re:Psychics != Physics. :( (4, Insightful)

Derekloffin (741455) | more than 2 years ago | (#38811483)

You too huh... it went from, ooo, this could be... oh psychics... well, nothing to see here folks.

Re:Psychics != Physics. :( (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38811491)

A new low for "science.slashdot.org". Psychics. Slashdot: ads, bogus "science," psychics, and corporate shilling for fan-boys.

Re:Psychics != Physics. :( (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38811507)

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

sighhh.... yup...

Re:Psychics != Physics. :( (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38811535)

.....Same here.

Re:Psychics != Physics. :( (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38811559)

The differences is one makes up outlandish theories about the world around us and the other one makes outlandish claims!!

Re:Psychics != Physics. :( (5, Funny)

icqraid (2451822) | more than 2 years ago | (#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.

Re:Psychics != Physics. :( (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38812049)

Same reaction. I will attempt to read better in the future.

Slashdot has gone psycho? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38811759)

Never in my life I could imagine Slashdot turned psycho but then ....

Re:Psychics != Physics. :( (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38811859)

ROTFLMAO - I did EXACTLY the same thing. I just gotta learn to read...

Re:Psychics != Physics. :( (4, Insightful)

ackthpt (218170) | more than 2 years ago | (#38812243)

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.

thanks (0, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38811437)

Thanks for this amazing story Captain Retard. Where to next?

Apollo 18 ad (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38811453)

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

Why?? (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38811465)

Why the fuck is this bullshit on slashdot??

Re:Why?? (1, Offtopic)

komuso (2483402) | more than 2 years ago | (#38811533)

I have a conspiracist explanation : there are conspiracy theorist among us...

Re:Why?? (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#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:Not worthy of poo (-1, Offtopic)

Jeng (926980) | more than 2 years ago | (#38811619)

Normally when there is just straight up pure bullshit posted I figure they did it for us to poop on.

This though, this is not even worthy of my poo.

Re:Why?? (-1, Offtopic)

moderators_are_w*nke (571920) | more than 2 years ago | (#38811639)

Why the fuck is this bullshit on slashdot??

Quite.

Re:Why?? (0, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38811707)

Because I want to believe...

Re:Why?? (1, Troll)

cashman73 (855518) | more than 2 years ago | (#38811709)

Is Slashdot the new National Enquirer?

Re:Why?? (0, Offtopic)

Bob the Super Hamste (1152367) | more than 2 years ago | (#38812125)

Well we haven't reported on the on goings of Bat Boy so we haven't sunk that low. At least the National Enquirer does some fact checking for their stories.

Re:Why?? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38812131)

No, NE could at least get the grammar right.

Re:Why?? (4, Insightful)

Hoi Polloi (522990) | more than 2 years ago | (#38811929)

Slow day

Re:Why?? (0)

Maury Markowitz (452832) | more than 2 years ago | (#38811949)

I guess they ran out of lame videos of talking heads in front of non-existent electric cars.

Re:Why?? (2)

rubycodez (864176) | more than 2 years ago | (#38812255)

I saw even lamer than that today, announcement of coming "electric planes" with concept pictures from Boeing & etc. of these 737 sized crafts. then one real picture in the article at the end of a real electric plane, a single man craft that was not much more than enclosed ultra-light. Because of course, the state of the art is that batteries are way too fucking heavy to make a craft with tens of thousands of horsepower

Re:Why?? (5, Insightful)

PJ6 (1151747) | more than 2 years ago | (#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:Why?? (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38812003)

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?

Re:Why?? (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38812159)

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

Re:Why?? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38812253)

The idle section really needs to be put to bed. The stories aren't funny, insightful or worthwhile.

Way to go "unknown lamer" (4, Insightful)

X0563511 (793323) | more than 2 years ago | (#38811481)

This should be in idle, not science.

Re:Way to go "unknown lamer" (4, Informative)

Unknown Lamer (78415) | more than 2 years ago | (#38811693)

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.

Re:Way to go "unknown lamer" (1)

Leebert (1694) | more than 2 years ago | (#38811883)

I hear slashcode locked your cat in your bedroom as well.

Re:Way to go "unknown lamer" (1)

X0563511 (793323) | more than 2 years ago | (#38812261)

Is it a bad thing that I'm not at all surprised? :(

Re:Way to go "unknown lamer" (2)

jd (1658) | more than 2 years ago | (#38811865)

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.

Re:Way to go "unknown lamer" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38811961)

You meant, certainly, turdorists?

Alternate headline: (5, Insightful)

J'raxis (248192) | more than 2 years ago | (#38811489)

"Incredible claim made by group with no credibility."

Okay then.

My Wallet (2)

residieu (577863) | more than 2 years ago | (#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.

Re:My Wallet (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38811563)

But with the inflation, you must be rich now!

Re:My Wallet (1)

Jeng (926980) | more than 2 years ago | (#38811723)

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.

They Live! (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38811513)

I assumed that they claimed it was Apollo 16 because all of the astronauts were dead and wouldn't be able to deny it.

Imagine my surprise to learn that all 3 of them are still alive (at least according to wiki). Old, yes, but very much alive.

Really Guys? (0)

pcwhalen (230935) | more than 2 years ago | (#38811519)

That slow a news day that we post this? 7 minutes of my life wasted watching this video that I will never get back.

Re:Really Guys? (3, Informative)

X0563511 (793323) | more than 2 years ago | (#38811581)

It's your own damn fault for loading the video after reading the summary. ... or did you not read the summary? That will teach you.

Re:Really Guys? (0)

pcwhalen (230935) | more than 2 years ago | (#38811673)

It's your own damn fault for loading the video after reading the summary. ... or did you not read the summary? That will teach you.

Point taken. Lesson learned. Not all material Slashdot editors like is worth a damn.

Is there anyway to vote crap like this (4, Insightful)

liquidweaver (1988660) | more than 2 years ago | (#38811521)

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

Fuck this shit. Last straw. Bye slashdot (4, Insightful)

syousef (465911) | more than 2 years ago | (#38811587)

I've been here for about a decade and a half and I'm done. I do not come here to read about fucking psychics and lately I get real news in popular press before it hits this site. This place was always a nasty one, full of trolls well entrenched along with worthwhile posters, but the news use to be quality and you could get a decent conversation. Now I'd be better off reading the fucking enquirer. Nice knowing you slashdot, don't let the door hit your arse on the way out.

Re:Fuck this shit. Last straw. Bye slashdot (0, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38811827)

agreed. next stop, stories about the kardashians

Re:Fuck this shit. Last straw. Bye slashdot (5, Funny)

geekoid (135745) | more than 2 years ago | (#38811831)

How to tell someone isn't really going to quit /. They talk about quitting /.

Re:Fuck this shit. Last straw. Bye slashdot (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38812135)

Shit, I would have quit at the ponies.

Re:Fuck this shit. Last straw. Bye slashdot (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38812035)

Ey, if you want google 'goodbye slashdot support group'.
Sounds like need to let some out about it.

Good Luck

Dumbasses (4, Funny)

tylersoze (789256) | more than 2 years ago | (#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.

Re:Dumbasses (1)

chud67 (690322) | more than 2 years ago | (#38812091)

They're batshit crazy in Austin; I know, I used to live there.

Seeing things? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38811551)

"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."

Any relation to the seeing "faces in Mars" phenomenon?

All right then ... (3, Funny)

quax (19371) | more than 2 years ago | (#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 (4, Funny)

guttentag (313541) | more than 2 years ago | (#38811565)

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.

is there a movie launch happening? (3, Interesting)

Sebastopol (189276) | more than 2 years ago | (#38811607)

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.

Re:is there a movie launch happening? (2)

geekoid (135745) | more than 2 years ago | (#38811879)

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.

Re:is there a movie launch happening? (1)

RdeCourtney (2034578) | more than 2 years ago | (#38811903)

That coupled with this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZ2ZcmMxehk [youtube.com] Would lead me to believe that there's a viral marketing campaign for: War of the Worlds 2012 http://waroftheworldsthetruestory.com/ [warofthewo...estory.com]

Re:is there a movie launch happening? (1)

dargaud (518470) | more than 2 years ago | (#38812069)

Wasn't it Apollo 18 [imdb.com] last year ?

Re:is there a movie launch happening? (1)

gknoy (899301) | more than 2 years ago | (#38812101)

Well, that and there's a movie that looks to be basically the same, though the mission number differs:

http://apollo18movie.net/ [apollo18movie.net]

wait what? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38811617)

In other news, DERP.

Let them prove it. (1)

Tyr07 (2300912) | more than 2 years ago | (#38811621)

Send all the psychics to the moon so they can prove it and meet the aliens.

Problem solved.

P.S Fuel prices keep going up, may have to employ some fuel related cutbacks, like enough to just get there.

That figures... (1)

Stumbles (602007) | more than 2 years ago | (#38811627)

my astral projection lead me to the wrong part of the moon.

Alien press release (3, Funny)

funwithBSD (245349) | more than 2 years ago | (#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!

transformers? (1)

scharkalvin (72228) | more than 2 years ago | (#38811633)

What did they find. Alien transformer robots?

Wrong Apollo mission (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38811637)

I thought it was Apollo 18 that found aliens

so, you don't want average folks to come to slashd (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38811669)

this kind of retarded crap makes me question my choice to read this site.

What the... (0)

laughingcoyote (762272) | more than 2 years ago | (#38811699)

"Crazy people made up crazy story"? How on earth does that warrant being posted as news? Is the next article going to be about a guy who believe he telepathically communicates with aliens?

Someone mis-spelled Psychotics (3, Funny)

terjeber (856226) | more than 2 years ago | (#38811711)

EOM

Confuse people in to believing you? (1)

DewDude (537374) | more than 2 years ago | (#38811733)

Watching this video just made me more confused. There was nothing but drawings....random mumbling...and the bluish outline of people which interfered with what they were trying to show. Maybe they're trying to prove you can prove existence of aliens by utterly confusing your audience in to believing it. The backwards/repeating voices do nothing to convince me of anything than the author is on something. I wish they'd tell me where they got it, at least I'd of learned something from this video. When seven-foot bluish cat-looking creatures come landing...then I'll believe you.

Re:Confuse people in to believing you? (3, Informative)

Jeng (926980) | more than 2 years ago | (#38811873)

These people don't need drugs to believe in aliens, they need drugs to not believe in aliens.

This is taking advantage of the mentally ill.

Re:Confuse people in to believing you? (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 2 years ago | (#38811907)

" There was nothing but drawings....random mumbling...and the bluish outline of people which interfered with what they were trying to show."

right, psychics.

B Ship (3, Funny)

Tokolosh (1256448) | more than 2 years ago | (#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.

Re:B Ship (1)

Jeng (926980) | more than 2 years ago | (#38811915)

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.

I must have missed (1)

rossdee (243626) | more than 2 years ago | (#38811747)

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

Hmm (1)

Lord Lode (1290856) | more than 2 years ago | (#38811751)

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.

please stop (0)

Tom (822) | more than 2 years ago | (#38811779)

Don't give these fucktards exposure. We (i.e. the sentient, non-scammer people on this world) all wish they would die off, and quickly. You think you do a good think by ridiculing them, but you don't.

They observed intelligent life on Moon (2)

Hentes (2461350) | more than 2 years ago | (#38811821)

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

Re:They observed intelligent life on Moon (1)

Grishnakh (216268) | more than 2 years ago | (#38812089)

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

really? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38811823)

remote viewing is not science, this should never have been on the front page

Re:really? (1)

Grishnakh (216268) | more than 2 years ago | (#38812107)

But would you say the same thing about Chiropractic, Homeopathy, etc.? Those things are all highly respected by the government, the medical profession, and covered by insurance in many places.

Woo hoo! (1)

DougDot (966387) | more than 2 years ago | (#38811853)

I'm ready for my anal probe now!

25,000 Signatures (1)

Matt.Battey (1741550) | more than 2 years ago | (#38811923)

Now all we need is 25K signatures and the government will have to confirm that our alien overlords are here to stay.

I for one welcome our remotely viewed alien overlords!

Apollo 18? (1)

The Grim Reefer (1162755) | more than 2 years ago | (#38811925)

I haven't seen it, but isn't this a movie? Apollo 18. Perhaps the upper right corner of the 8 was just a little smudgy in their "mind's eye"

Why is this crap on this site? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38811955)

Seriously, seeing this on the front page is like walking into a bookstore and seeing a bodice-ripper with Asimov as the author.

If Bush hadn't pissed off them aliens (1)

rickb928 (945187) | more than 2 years ago | (#38811967)

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.

Wait physics what?!? (1)

lastrogue (1773302) | more than 2 years ago | (#38811977)

At first glance me and my dyslexia read "Physics Say Apollo 16 Astronauts Found Alien Ship" Then reading on I found the words "remote viewing" and I cursed my brain for swapping letters around without my permissions.

ah ho WIOLAWA (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38812001)

Cookoo,....cookoo....cookoo....cookoo....

WTF (0, Offtopic)

Myopic (18616) | more than 2 years ago | (#38812055)

How the fuck did this make it onto Slashdot? This is literally, not figuratively, the most disappointing story I've ever seen here.

I would say something (1)

cshark (673578) | more than 2 years ago | (#38812079)

but first I need to consult with the spirits.

This is what happens when.. (0)

Paracelcus (151056) | more than 2 years ago | (#38812171)

People who "lee-uv" in "triyler Porks" are allowed to watch science fiction while drinking!
And they are allowed to vote!

The Ancient Pyramids where Landing Pads for Aliens (2)

itsybitsy (149808) | more than 2 years ago | (#38812235)

In fact a documentary series was made about this that reveals all: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dR90P1GhZA4 [youtube.com] .

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