Did Aliens Have Anything to do With the East Coast Power Surges and Outages?

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July 2nd, 2012

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(WASHINGTON, D.C. — July 2, 2012) Were aliens sending a message about the launch of National Geographic Channel’s Chasing UFOs on Friday night, June 29?  Just after the launch at 9 p.m. ET, power surged along the East Coast, cutting off power for millions of people.  Despite the presumed “attack,” the series earned a P25-54 0.3 at 9 p.m. and a P25-54 0.3 with the second all-new episode at 10 p.m. — up 40 percent with the demo against previous six weeks.  Total average viewers (persons 2+) were 501,000 at 9 p.m. and 669,000 at 10 p.m.


While aliens “targeted” Baltimore, Chicago, DC and Detroit (where few or no ratings were available), Chasing UFOsfound believers in the P25-54 demo in Minneapolis (1.2), Tampa (1.0), Boston (0.9), Atlanta (0.8), Sacramento (0.7), Orlando (0.7), Pittsburgh (0.7) and Cleveland (0.6).


The launch of Chasing UFOs was timed with a powerful marketing effort to tweet a reply to intelligent life on other planets.  The global twitter event crowdsourced messages from the human race.  (It will be broadcast on the 35thanniversary of receiving the Wow! signal.)


Additionally, a headline-making survey led into the series premiere, which concluded that one-third of Americans believe UFOs exist and two-thirds believe that Barack Obama is better suited to handle an alien invasion than Mitt Romney.


Each episode of the eight-part series Chasing UFOs joins three thrill-seekers in their adventure-packed quest to explore alien-related mysteries.  The pioneering investigators and real-life “Scullys and Mulders” push the limits to find the truth behind unexplained UFO sightings.


The series continues Fridays at 10 p.m. ET/PT. For more information, go to www.natgeotv.com/chasingufos.


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  • kyle

    this is a very stupid question

  • Julie

    Actually, I thought it was an obvious reason……

  • AppleStinx

    Sooner or later those electric UFO’s would overload the power grid. The aliens should know better than to recharge on days when air conditioners are in use. Some aliens… I’ll tell you.

  • dan t

    Pretty sure its tongue in cheek, folks

  • iggy.

    I went to the store today to buy a flashlight and they didn’t have any.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    I used to be into this stuff way back in the late ’60’s and through the ’70’s. I hung out with journalist John A. Keel, the model for the Richard Gere movie “The Mothman Prophecies” and even visited Point Pleasant, West Virginia, where the original events happened.

    What I learned from Keel was that whatever is going on has been going on for thousands of years here and has probably zero to do with “aliens from another planet”. He concluded that the “lights in the sky” are basically irrelevant. What matters is what’s happening on the ground. There is something definitely going on under the radar of human civilization, but it may have more to do with the human mind being manipulated by an incredibly advanced technology than it does with “space vehicles”.

    My personal theory is that a variant of early protohumans got smart long before the variant that eventually evolved into humans, developed technology, then developed nanotechnology and leap frogged technologically – before humans developed civilization. It would only have taken a couple thousand years, as ours did, which is a blip in the amount of time evolution has been around. That would explain all the human myths about advanced civilizations that used to exist.

    That “Transhuman” species continues to exist on and around this planet, almost completely invisible to human civilization. With advanced nanotech thousands of years ahead of our technology, that wouldn’t be difficult at all.

    It’s the simplest and most logical explanation, relying only on two known facts: the fact that multiple protohuman species existed before humans, and the fact of nanotechnology and its theoretical capabilities. All the “alien” theories require too much explanation and are based primarily on projections of human attitudes and intentions. This theory clearly explains why these entities are here – it’s because they originated here.

  • Walter Bishop

    Obama would either make peace with the aliens by offering them a path to citizenship, welfare checks, SNAP cards and free healthcare or, if they refused he would launch drone attacks against and send IRS agents to demand they pay a penalties and interest for not playing ball with him.

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