If news of UFO sighting excites you, then we have something even more flabbergasting for you!
You can now make your own DIY sky-surveillance tool and keep an eye out for the paranormal. Given the minimal effort and high ability of the present customer-grade innovation, it can also serve as a good to-go device in order to spot UFOs.
What Is This Do-It-Yourself Sky Surveillance Tool?
Product launched by Sky Hub; a worldwide organization of savvy sensors intended to catch advanced marks of peculiar occasions. This organisation, which has garnered a lot of public support for the work that it does with crowdsourcing information on peculiar sightings, with the help of smart trackers, and uploads them to a Sky Hub Cloud.
The main power system behind the working model of Sky Hub is the rapid growth and evolution of machine learning for streamlining the analysis of large datasets and the increasing affordability of artificial intelligence (AI)-ready hardware. These progressions can be used to test the continuous, confounding conduct of UAP and unidentified flying articles (UFOs) allegedly jumbling the skies.
Sky Hub’s agenda seems very lucid: it is to connect a network of civilian-owned sensor arrays, use machine learning to catalogue anomalous events, and share this data with researchers. The group members are construed out of individuals who voluntarily conduct the activities inside the group. The group encourages participations, but raises the early warning that adopters should be aware of the fact that the system software is still under works, and no where near completion.
The current state is that the system is still in alpha and potential hardware changes might be possible. The end goal is to build and host an international digital UFO database that anyone can access under a Creative Commons License using Sky Hub’s open-source software. UFOs still form a large part of the extra-terrestrial unknown territory for mankind, which is where tools like this come very handy.
When venturing into an unknown territory of trying to identify objects in the sky and stumbling upon things we don’t understand, thus widening our field of study and the scope to learn more about the unknown. According to the company, there are 12 operational units as of now; most of which are concentrated in the United States, while others are in The United Kingdom, and only one in Brazil too.
These units’ function with standardised equipment containing fisheye lens camera and some other hardware. Suggested specifications, such as a microcomputer built for machine learning and AI, are posted on the Sky Hub website.
Even though the units’ function with basic equipment, the founders say they are always open to new ideas. Assembling one Sky Hub unit costs around 600$-1000$, which might be a little expensive, so to curb costs, the company is still on the lookout for cheaper alternatives; so as to make the sky more accessible to everyone willing to delve into it.
The UFO Controversy
By far, Sky Hub equipment has proficiently captured meteors, imaged the International Space Station and even spotted flocks of birds, what appears to be a drone, and a paraglider. The underlying notion this relies on includes the fact that if UFO sightings were untrue, then how does one explain the number of times individuals across the globe have sighted the same? So much so, that there have been government investigations probing the same!
The question of whether life exists on other planets or not is still unclear, but there have been full blown investigations probing unidentified ‘flying saucers’ like the Project Blue Book and the Condon Committee etc most case files of which are still freely available on the internet. Not just committee reports, but also agencies like the CIA have released classified documents which relate to UFO encounters.
There is also one entire webpage dedicated to the agency’s investigations conducted in this regard between 1949 and 1990. Further, there are similar documents of the NSA and the FBI that can be found on the internet; what is also a well known fact, yet not that obvious, is that there are other American agencies that have files regarding this issue, but they have been kept covertly, like with the Defense Intelligence Agency.
Apart from government agencies, individuals, like Emma Best (who publishes regularly on the government-transparency website MuckRock) has requested thousands of pages of U.S. government documents under the Freedom of Information Act. The information that she publishes on her website; which she claims is the largest collection of UFO related documents in the world, has a directory of files from governments from all over the world, which include countries like- Australia, Brazil, Britain, Canada, Denmark, France, New Zealand, Panama and Spain. (Other governments that were listed, but with no uploaded files on this site, included Ecuador, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland and Uruguay.)