A highly anticipated recent NASA press conference which promised to "discuss an astrobiology finding that will impact the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life" fell rather flat when it was revealed that what they were talking about was arsenic, not ETs. But scientists are excited because the discovery of bacteria that can thrive on arsenic–an element that is toxic to most humans and animals–means that our ideas of what it takes for life to develop on a planet need to be expanded. The bacteria was found in Mono Lake in California. CNN quotes researcher Ariel Anbar as saying, "Life as we know it requires particular chemical elements and excludes others, but are those the only options? How different could life be?" They quote researcher Felisa Wolfe-Simon as saying, "We’ve cracked open the door to what’s possible elsewhere in the universe."
Here at unknowncountry.com, we think we’ve gone much further than that, when it comes to "cracking open what’s possible" with regard to extraterrestrials among us, because Anne Strieber has an ongoing project in which she interviews contactees about what THEIR experience has REALLY BEEN LIKE, and has posted thirteen of them so far–from Diana to Wade–just for subscribers.