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This week, humans announced the discovery of Proxima b, an exoplanet orbiting Proxima Centauri just four light-years away, and began immediately speculating about what life it might host and how to visit. The announcement comes decades after the publication of "evidence" that "Cenos" aliens from a planet in the Proxima Centauri system had already made the trip between our planets.
According to this evidence, the aliens are about 8 to 8.5 feet tall, humanoid in shape and five times stronger than humans. They eat tasteless pills and have no need for sleep. They visited a number of ancient civilizations on Earth and were most recently spotted in Taiwan in December 2012.
For seven years beginning in 1957, a team of psychologists in California had lengthy conversations with a charming and friendly alien from somewhere in the vicinity of Alpha Centauri who came to be known simply as "Hands."
The name comes from the fact that the creature was "revealed in time to be a lovable and childlike, but huge, being with a dome-shaped body and eight hands, with an intelligence that was perhaps somewhere between that of a human and a dog," according to an account in "ESP and Hypnosis" by Susy Smith.
Of course, Hands was not physically present in the room with researchers Lee Gladden and Peggy Williams all those years ago, but instead appeared to emerge through interactions with a young woman under hypnosis.
In 1976, Gladden and Williams published a book about their research involving hypnosis and their many conversations with Hands (the identity of the woman who was under hypnosis still remains protected). Titled "Hands: The True Account. A Hypnotic Subject Reports on Outer Space," it's long been out of print.
A team including CNRS astrophysicists have calculated the size and surface properties of the planet dubbed Proxima b, and concluded it may be an "ocean planet" similar to Earth.
Scientists announced Proxima b's discovery in August, and said it may be the first exoplanet—planet outside our Solar System—to one day be visited by robots from Earth.
The planet orbits within a "temperate" zone from its host star Proxima Centauri, some four light years from us.
Read more at: phys.org...