Here on SS.org over the years, there have been lively discussions about life in p,aces other than Earth. Some claimed that we are regularly visited by extraterrestrials, that abductions are a fact of life, that aliens are about to reveal themselves, that aliens helped build the pyramids, and that government conspiracies hiding the existence of intelligent life elsewhere were about to be blown wide open. Well, we're a few years past a lot of those predictions of imminent revelations, and nothing happened. There have also been surprising discoveries, like the possible fossilized microbes in a rock likely blown off of Mars, the discovery of liquid water on Mars and on various other bodies in the solar system, and the discovery of lifeforms here on Earth living in environments previously thought inhospitable to life. Oh. And this just happened. http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/15/world/extraterrestrial-intelligence-anomaly/ The strange star that has serious scientists talking about an alien megastructure - The Washington Post http://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-can-t-explain-the-bizarre-mass-of-objects-orbiting-a-distant-star http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/science/kic-8462852-the-most-mysterious-star-in-our-galaxy/articleshow/49398780.cms Probably nothing. But exciting to see where this evidence goes. Given the anomalies, there will be something neat on the other side of the search for answers when we determine what is really going on, in the same way pulsars turned out to be interesting.