Archive for February, 2014

The WOW! Signal was detected in 1977, 15th August by Jerrty R Ehman whilst working on a project at the Big Ear Radio Telescope. It was in Ohio, it bore the expected anticipated markings of being extra-terrestrial.

The noise lasted for 72 seconds and since then it has not been heard again.

The name WOW! came from Ehman writing it on the computer print out of the signal.

There have been further attempts to detect the sound again, but by 1999 after six 14-hour long observation attempts WOW! had not been picked up again.

In 2012, on it’s 35th Anniversary a response from humanity was beamed out. The idea is that if there are other lifeforms out there, they might pick us up on their travels.


2006 saw the first emergence of this chain-style internet post that was about a 17 year old girl who was pushed down a sewer, she was according to the post, killed by a gang of girls from her school.

Carmen Winstead was pushed and the police were called, her body was recovered and the girls lied, telling people that she had fallen in to the well.

The chain letter then goes on to give an example warning of a young man who read the letter but then didn’t pass that information on, or “repost” it. He was killed and found in the same manner down a well. So now the reader is told to take heed and to make sure they repost it themselves.

There was no record of Carmen Winstead dying in this manner, not in North America and not within the last 50 years. This one is an Urban Legend but none-the-less a good little tale for the blog.