Eh, so maybe ET isn’t trying to call us. Bummer.

A news report from some cable affiliate channel somewhere in the States ‘reported’ that the ARCEBO dish in Puerto Rico had received strange signals from outside the galaxy, probably from an extraterrestrial civilization. Seriously.

Unfortunately for our future alien overlords, the reporter was completely wrong and didn’t get a single fact correct in the story. It was pulled from the station’s website but Google cache held onto it and the guy who runs the Bad Astronomy web site posted a screenshot of the bad report to his Flickr page.

Ah, the internet – source of so much bad information, yet also the people who can debunk it.

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