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Donald Trump ally claims some UFO sightings are kept secret

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Military pilots and satellites in the US have recorded “a lot more” sightings of UFOs than have been publicly declared, Donald Trump’s former intelligence director has claimed. John Ratcliffe said: “Frankly, there are a lot more sightings than have been made public.” He continued that in some of the cases “we don’t have good explanations” about what the UFO might have been, adding: “I actually wanted to get this information out and declassify it before I left office.”

Academic says we will able to live forever

A Russian academic has said that humans will one day be able to live forever and bring the dead back to life. “Death seems to be a permanent event, but there is no actual proof of its irreversibility,” said “transhumanist” Alexey Turchin. He added that there are four different paths to indefinite life so that we can “choose our own adventure”. One such path is to replace you organs with bioengineered ones, he claimed.

Man finds lost $1m lottery ticket

A man with a lottery ticket worth $1m (£723,395) nearly missed out on his prize after losing the ticket in a car park. Nick Slatten from Tennessee was delighted when he discovered his jackpot win, but later realised that he could not find the proof. He luckily returned to the car park and found the lucrative ticket. “It’s a million-dollar ticket, and someone stepped right over it,” he said.

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