Thursday, March 10, 2005

Dialing For Aliens

HARTFORD, Conn. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A new telephone hotline is allowing earthlings to phone E.T.’s from their homes.

For $3.99 a minute, alien enthusiasts can dial up 1-900-226- 0300 and send a message into the densely packed stars of the Milky Way via a parabolic dish.

Ham radio operator and alien buff Eric Knight is the creator of the phone number and website and he says he thought it would be fun to allow folks to send messages into space, instead of listening for messages from aliens.

The phone number launched a few days ago but Knight says the website has had thousands of visits and people are already sending their messages into space.

He doesn’t monitor the calls, but the typical ones range from “Hi, how are you?” to cheesy jokes.

For those who are skeptical, Knight says he is working on a verification system so folks can be sure their calls are shot into space.

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