For over 15 years, author and filmmaker Scott Deschaine has explored and
promoted the hypothesis of - that Earth's atmosphere may
provide homes to a wide variety of living creatures.
His landmark article on the topic called "The Sky is Alive" was featured
in Fortean Times, the world's foremost journal of strange phenomena. It
was selected by the magazine as one of its top 40 articles for the
celebration of its 40th anniversary.
Deschaine helped lead an investigation into the mystery lights of Marfa,
Texas for an episode of The Travel Channel's "America Declassified".
Using cutting edge technology, the team of researchers found evidence
that the lights may actually be bioluminescence from unknown aerial
His documentary Not Alone - The Life Above presents the hypothesis of
atmospheric life through historic scientific evidence - actual footage
of lifelike objects in Earth's atmosphere recorded during many NASA
space flights. The 2018 International UFO Congress awarded the film its
EBE award for Best Short UFO Film.
His new film "The Cohoke Light" presents the results of a year-long
field study of a mystery light in rural eastern Virginia. Numerous
witnesses describe their encounters for the film. Deschaine's crew
captured stunning footage that shows the Cohoke Light, like many other
mystery lights around the planet, may actually be caused by
bioluminescent aerial organisms.
The hypothesis of atmospheric life has drawn praise from those familiar
with mysteries of the sky. One former NASA engineer and UFO expert
called it "interesting and well-reasoned". After reviewing the NASA
evidence, one pilot and aviation expert said he could think of no other
Deschaine hopes to encourage the scientific community to explore the
possibilities for life in the sky. He proposes surveying a range of
potential habitats at all levels of the atmosphere for evidence of life.
He predicts that in the very near future, careful study will reveal that
the Living Sky plays a vital role in our planetary system and in