Parallel universes really do exist, according to a mathematical discovery by Oxford scientists described by one expert as “one of the most important developments in the history of science”.
The parallel universe theory, first proposed in 1950 by the US physicist Hugh Everett, helps explain mysteries of quantum mechanics that have baffled scientists for decades, it is claimed.
In Everett’s “many worlds” universe, every time a new physical possibility is explored, the universe splits. Given a number of possible alternative outcomes, each one is played out - in its own universe.
A motorist who has a near miss, for instance, might feel relieved at his lucky escape. But in a parallel universe, another version of the same driver will have been killed. Yet another universe will see the motorist recover after treatment in hospital. The number of alternative scenarios is endless.
It is a bizarre idea which has been dismissed as fanciful by many experts. But the new research from Oxford shows that it offers a mathematical answer to quantum conundrums that cannot be dismissed lightly - and suggests that Dr Everett, who was a Phd student at Princeton University when he came up with the theory, was on the right track.
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A crowd of 100 stunned stargazers brought a town centre in Stratford-Upon-Avon in July 2007 to a standstill when five mysterious UFOs were spotted hovering in the sky.
Drinkers spilled out of pubs, motorists stopped to gawp and camera phones were aimed upwards as the five orbs, in a seeming formation, hovered above Stratford-Upon-Avon for half an hour.
The strange episode started just after 10.30pm, when the lights were seen hovering slowly over the town before three of them formed a triangular shape with one positioned just to the right.
A few minutes later a fifth came into view traveling towards the others at breakneck speed before slowing down and stopping a short distance away.
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By ANDREW DeMILLO – 3 days ago
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — In a move sure to provide fodder for conspiracy theorists, the Clinton Library withheld e-mails with subject lines like “X-Files” and “Area 51″ from a batch of documents recently released at a UFO buff’s request.
National Archives officials made several files — ranging from a White House staffer’s obsession with the TV show “The X-Files” to President Clinton’s push to hook up the Sci-Fi Channel at Camp David — available for viewing starting last Thursday in response to Freedom of Information requests.
Several pages, however, were withheld because they would “constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy,” according to National Archives documents.
Among the released pages, 27 come from the files of former White House Chief of Staff John Podesta, a fan of “The X-Files,” a show about FBI agents investigating extraterrestrials and other supernatural events. The files include articles forwarded to Podesta about the canceled Fox show.
Peter Baker, a Washington Post reporter, relied on Podesta’s interest in the show to persuade him to help on a book about the White House.
“Why am I skeptical that this book constitutes an opportunity for us?” Podesta wrote in a March 24, 1999, e-mail to Baker, who eventually wrote a book about the former president’s impeachment and trial.
“Because any good X-Files fan is skeptical by nature and understandably so,” Baker replied the next day.
In 1995, a group called the “Project Starlight Coalition” sent President Clinton a letter asking him to declassify any documents about extraterrestrials or UFOs.
Two months later, an aide replied that he had forwarded the request for a meeting to White House staff.
Report from the Guardian UK
Richard Luscombe in Miami
Sunday November 11, 2007
For four decades, residents of the tiny Pennsylvania town of Kecksburg have told their story of strange blue lights in the sky one winter’s evening and a fireball crashing into woods.
On 9 December, 1965, they say, they saw armed soldiers cordoning off the area and a large metallic acorn-shaped object bearing strange hieroglyphics driven off at speed on the back of a lorry. They talk of menacing plain-clothes officials visiting homes and warning local people not to tell anyone of what they saw.