National Geographic Channel announced today the launch of a bold new social experiment: to crowdsource a reply from humankind to our intergalactic neighbors. This project provides a long-overdue response to The Wow! Signal, a 72-second mysterious transmission from space detected by SETI (Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) exactly 35 years ago.
“In Chasing UFOs, we set out to uncover the truth -- investigating and dissecting some of the most mysterious sightings on the planet. Our adventures paint an entirely new picture and will challenge what people believe about life and what’s out there” says Erin Ryder, tech supervisor and one of the three investigators featured in the new series. “This is a perfect social experiment to compliment the launch of the show. I think even if you are skeptical, you might want to think about what to say if we do in fact have alien neighbors!”