You'll recall that yesterday I blogged about the strange signal emanating from HD164595 which has caught the attention of Russian scientists and also of SETI, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. As I argued yesterday, it was a combination of two factors that seems to have captured their attention: signal strength, and an implied pattern suggestive of intelligence and hence, of a relatively advanced civilization. You'll also recall that I argued that in today's cynical culture, perhaps the best way to "reveal" a story such as this is not to call a press conference and make a "grand announcement," but rather to ensure that the story is leaked in a bureaucratic climate of and culture of secrecy.
And that story, you'll remember, was also a story that originated in Russia in 2015, with the signal's first discovery.
Well, there's more news out of Russia, this time from its online journal Sputnik, and it concerns former NASA engineer Norman Bergrun, who wrote a most fascinating and provocative book in the 1980s called The Ringmakers of Saturn, a book which I referenced in my own book Covert Wars and Clash of Civilizations. If you're not familiar with Bergrun's difficult-to-obtain book, a quick review is in order. In Ringmakers of Saturn, Bergrun reviews a number of photographs of Saturn, and more particularly, of Saturn's rings, and argues - not altogether persuasively in my opinion - that there are gigantic machines of an electromagnetic nature doing something in Saturn's rings, perhaps harvesting debris, or perhaps constructing something.
After publishing the book, Bergrun then went to ground, and little was heard from him or about his book.
Well, according to this article shared by Ms. K.M., he's back, and fleshing out this theory:
As the Sputnik article notes, this is not the first time Bergun has advanced his theory, having done so, of course, previously in Ringmakers of Saturn. However, Sputnik notes a few things about Dr. Bergrun:
So are these the musings of a conspiracy theorist or a disturbed individual?
Dr. Bergun is clearly a brilliant scientist based on his decorated resume with NASA in addition to serving on the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) and also as an engineer with Lockheed Martin working on some of the nation’s most critical top secret projects. That said, the claims do seem somewhat fantastical, if not speculative, with alternative explanations abound for the phenomenon.(emphasis added)
Dr. Norman Bergrun, a distinguished mechanical engineer at NASA’s Ames Research Center is once again making headlines for his argument that extraterrestrial life exists within the earth’s solar system arguing that UFOs that were first spotted in Saturn’s rings are “proliferating” to other planets that have rings including Uranus and Jupiter. "What I found out is, these things inhabit Saturn, that’s where I first discovered them, and they’re proliferating. You can find them around Uranus and Jupiter. Wherever you see some rings, that’s where I see the aircrafts, I call them a ring maker," explained Dr, Bergrun. "I say that it is electromagnetic because I can identify streamline patterns with respect to it that I knew were what we called 'potential lines' and that says it was electrical," said Dr. Bergrun. “I could tell that those lines demarked the outside of an object." The scientists argues that the some of the footage near the rings shows "exhaust" emanating from alien aircraft and he warned that things are getting “critical” in deep space as these space ships continue to proliferate throughout the solar system.
It is interesting to note that Dr. Bergrun advanced a similar theory, albeit with much less detail or supporting evidence, in 1986 in his book The Ringmakers of Saturn. If he is to be believed, then the situation is "critical" as the solar system becomes infested with living alien spaceships, and if he is wrong then we all got a chance to imagine something unique for a moment.