X-Files returns, ufologists are ready

David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson

X-Files returns on the screens of American Tv with a new series of six episodes, but many still wonder if Ufos, mysteries and conspiracies are really back in fashion. It’s been almost 14 years since the last episode and over 15 years since the attack of the Twin Towers which has created an hostile climate to this kind of issues, decreeing the end of the cult series of the Nineties.

Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny back in the role of Dana Scully and Fox Mulder, Fbi agents ready to resume their investigation of anomalies and apparently inexplicable cases and with them also the many Ufos and mysteries fans seem to wanna take back, with force, their “investigation” which in recent years had been a little under the radar.

To follow the return of the X-Files there won’t be Peter Davenport, director of the National Ufo Reporting Center (Nuforc) which explains: “I am a scientist, I collect data that I consider appropriate and accurate, I think (that fictional stories on Ufos) are not satisfactory, because I’m dealing with the real thing every day”. Since taking the leadership of Nuforc, in 1994, Davenport has compiled more than 100,000 reports of Ufo sightings and believes “that our planet has been visited regularly by these objects that we call Ufos”, apparently of “creatures coming from our galaxy”.

Peter Davenport

A project launched last fall, Ufodata, began to try to close the gap between fantasy and reality: the main target of the project is to develop automated stations that can record data of abnormal events through a series of tools such as an all-sky camera, a high resolution camera with spectrographic capability, a magnetometer, a weather station, a gravimeter or accelerometer, radiation sensors and perhaps a gamma ray sensor. The real challenge, however, lies in the software.

The monitoring stations should be located in remote areas, off the beaten track, but accessible enough to be served and interesting to have a chance for something to happen. For now the founders of Ufodata are gathering experts to develop the project, then they will proceed to raise money through crowdfundingX-Files returns ($ 40,000 seems the minimum target). Then, perhaps, we will know if the “real” Mulder and Scully from Ufodata are able to find evidence of alien activity or not.

Tags: UFOs, Science fiction