Duncan Lunan, a man from the United Kingdom, released an article titled ‘Space Probe from Epsilon Boötis?’ in January 1974. It was about a riddle involving long-delayed radio ‘echoes,’ or LDEs, which were first observed in the 1920s.
Mysterious ‘echoes’ of the transmitter’s voice, far too strong to be mere reflections from Earth…
Experimenters from all over the world discovered that their outgoing pulses were being returned to them with a three-second delay as if they were being amplified and returned by something at the Moon’s distance, but obviously not the Moon itself…
These delay periods began to range upwards of three seconds in increasingly sophisticated sequences, but with no variation in intensity, indicating that the pulses were amplified and returned by a single source.
In 1960, Stanford professor Ron Bracewell proposed that the ‘echoes’ could have been re-broadcast by an unmanned spacecraft from another culture.
A craft aiming to attract our attention, and Duncan would make an astonishing discovery in 1972, correctly translating the echo patterns.
The differences in delay times appeared to be random, but Prof. Bracewell had hypothesized that if it was a probe, the first signal may be a star map.
After mapping the delay times in chronological order, he discovered what appeared to be a star map; however, when shown to astronomers, it was shown to be a twisted depiction of the Milky Way.
Epsilon Boötis is a constellation in the constellation Boötes.
Arcturus, the brightest star in the constellation, appeared to be out of place on the chart, but upon closer inspection, it was found to be in its predicted location roughly 13,000 years ago.
The academic community, predictably, regarded the findings with suspicion and disdain.
Unfortunately, as a result of this pressure, Duncan withdrew his entire translation effort and study.
Is it true that Duncan Lunan deciphered the first message ever translated from an alien civilization?
More research into this extraordinary echo anomaly is certainly required, and the results should be made public.