Indicative of how UFOs have grabbed hold of the zeitgeist in recent years, this past week saw several prominent individuals weigh in with their thoughts on the phenomenon. First, the head of the Russian space agency made headlines when he conceded that there is a slim possibility that Earth is being visited by aliens and mused that they could be studying humans in a manner akin to how we study bacteria. Meanwhile, famed British astronaut Tim Poole told a morning TV show that he suspects that the UAPs seen by military pilots are otherwordly. And, during an appearance on the Late Show with James Corden, former president Bill Clinton reflected on his experience trying to get to the bottom of the UFO mystery while he was in office.
By far the most bizarre story of the week came by way of Switzerland, where a company's team-building event for employees wound up turning disastrous after dozens of people needed to be hospitalized following a failed firewalk exercise. The normally safe stroll across hot coals that is something of a fixture at corporate retreats and motivational seminars went wildly awry and caused a whopping 25 workers from the marketing company Goldbach to suffer burns on their feet that were significant enough to require medical attention. As of now, authorities have no idea what could have caused the curious incident which became an employee bonding experience in the worst possible way.
This past week featured what could be the start of a paradigm-shifting story as it was revealed that China's alien-hunting telescope has already picked up a handful of signals that scientists have deemed "suspicious" and possibly emanating from extraterrestrials. Detailed in a state-run Chinese media outlet, the intriguing three detections were made by the five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope, also known as FAST over the last three years. Although researchers at the facility did their best to downplay the development, the very fact that it came to light is seen by many as a tantalizing tip of the hand from China that perhaps they are getting closer to finding that elusive message from ETs that we've been waiting on for so very long.
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