The infamous Wow signal that might have been an extraterrestrial message from aliens from 1977… still hasn’t been completely explained. There are actually many mysterious and invisible messages flying around everywhere. Some people have tracked down the origins of a few of these signals, and the answers are probably not as exciting or dramatic as some might have hoped for. Maybe we just haven’t been listening long enough….
- Shortwave radio fanatics have been listening to “numbers stations” for decades now. These transmissions come from unlicensed stations that are probably international spies communicating something for years, and these audio one-time pads probably won’t be deciphered anytime soon. [url]
- The Russian radio station known as UVB-76 transmitting at 4625 kHz sent its last message from the outskirts of Povarovo in 2010. The station changed locations and its call sign to ‘MDZhB’ and remains a mystery for what its real purpose is. Or maybe it’s all some kind of dream and everyone is actually dead. [url]
- The mystery of terrestrial microwave signals called ‘perytons’ has been solved. These signals are not related to fast radio bursts from the cosmos, but from a microwave oven door opening before its timer went off. Derp. [url]
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