Is your home plagued by extraterrestrial visitors – but you never quite manage to catch them on camera?
Do you ever wake up with a sore bottom, but are not quite sure why?
If so, Project CE is the perfect way to capture probe-wielding green men in the act: it turns any home PC into an automated UFO detector, using your webcam to automatically spot images of alien craft in the night sky.
All you need to do is download the free software to your PC, aim your webcam at the infested skies, and wait for it to pick out passing space cruisers, motherships, Space Invaders and so on.
Once you’ve spotted an alien craft (the site offers a few suggestions of alien craft to look out for, including one that looks rather like a seagull), you upload it to Project Connecting Evidence.
The site says, ‘All you need is a USB webcam with a decent video quality. Having more footage will allow us to try to find answer to questions like: Where do UFO’s appear the most? How do they move? What do they look like? What can we learn from observing them?’
Nigel Watson, author of the UFO Investigations Manual says, ‘In response to the great number of UFO sightings in the 1960s, several manufacturers marketed UFO detection devices. They were based on the fact that the presence of UFOs seemed to disrupt TV and radio signals, indicating that they produced electromagnetic changes in the environment.
They were basically a compass with a light or buzzer attached to it, so if the compass moved it would trigger the alarm. They are still available but they are fairly crude and all sorts of things could trigger it besides any UFOs loaded down with little green men.
‘This UFO detection software sounds like a better idea, and it would be good to use it in conjunction with a laptop at a UFO Hotspot like Warminster, Rendlesham or Cannock Chase in the UK.’
It seems like an excellent way of alerting you to the possible presence of a UFO near you, andif you are really technological you could link it with one of the old style UFO detectors to see if it is messing with the local magnetic field.
‘Being able to record any anomalous images is a great feature of this software but at the end of the day it is down to determining the true cause of the images, and as we know from experience this often comes down to human judgement and interpretation.’