Re: NEWS: Possible Identification of ETI

Damien Broderick (
Fri, 30 Oct 1998 11:53:37 +0000

At 11:17 AM 10/28/98 -0500, Doug wrote:

>I preface this URL with the fact that none of this has been
>corroborated by other scientists.

>"On October 22 and on the following night, the engineer reported
>detecting signals from the EQ Pegasi star system which is 22 light
>years away."

An Australian physicist at Perth Observatory sez:

< It's a hoax, actually...

There's a closed mailing list for SETI signal verification, and a BBC reporter is on it. Someone anonymously faked moderation on a post and claimed to have seen signals, and the BBC guy reported it before checking further, becuase he assumed everyone on the list was vaguely 'legit'. Nobody else has seen the 'signals' and the data that was posted looks bogus... >

Damien Broderick