News conference slated for Wenesday November 4th, despite allegations of a hoax.
Paul Dore and two radio astronomers from the Effelsberg Radio Observatory in Effelsberg, Germany are to announce the discovery of repeating, artificial signals from space at a press conference to take place in London Wednesday Novemeber 4th. When the engineer was asked what he thought of of the allegations that this was all a hoax he responded,
"This is absolutely not a hoax. I will admit there were problems with the first two images I posted being infact the same one with the wrong date stamp on one. I was so exicted I rushed onto the Internet to a CLOSED list to get confirmation. Unfortunately I wasn't careful to check the two images. I admit that was sloppy however the people alleging that I made this all up have yet to refute any of the subsequent screen dumps I posted." (Series 1026-1, 1026-2, 1027-1 on this site) "Furthermore they have not seen the data from the observatory in Europe. I feel they are basically calling this a hoax because they feel left out. This was not the type of signal the SETI establishment was expecting ie: a beacon signal announcing "hello" nor is it an interstellar version of I love lucy."
When asked what he thought the signals were he responded,
"That would be speculation and I would rather not speculate however my expertise is in radar. I've worked on radar systems for the RAF and I feel that this is most likely a radar or navigational signal, perhaps intended for an interstellar probe that just happens to be in our general direction. Again, due to the nature of my work I am somewhat biased."
When told that the SETI project at Harvard known as BETA disabled their real-time data website his response was:
"That does not suprise me one bit. We have had a hard time observing since this was publicized. It seems that at times the signal is being wiped out by a close by noise source though I won't go so far as to say its intentional jamming. Additionally I have had a car with government tags shadowing me for the last few days since my identity was revealed on the internet. I am not the paranoid type, as I said before, I don't trust many people, and that includes the government. It's just my nature."
When asked about the Buisness Wire story he responded:
"I haven't seen that but I assuming it asserts this is a hoax I have no further comment other than I am satisfied that it is not. Next Wenesday will make that point perfectly and completely clear beyond a shadow of a doubt."