Entrepreneur Robert Bigelow has launched an intriguing competition in search of evidence for the afterlife and has put up nearly $1 million which will be awarded to the winning entries. The president of Bigelow Aerospace is well known in UFO circles for his many initiatives aimed as solving the mystery of the phenomenon as well as other matters of high strangeness, including the bizarre happenings reported at Skinwalker Ranch. Now Bigelow hopes that his considerable fortune can be used to answer one of humanity's greatest questions: is there an afterlife?
This past June, he launched the Bigelow Institute for Consciousness Studies with an aim to "support research into both the survival of human consciousness after physical death and, based on data from such studies, the nature of the afterlife." The organization notes that even though everyone on Earth will eventually die, there seems to be no serious research being done on what actually happens when such an event occurs. Lamenting that the "current scientific paradigm" does not treat afterlife studies seriously, the BICS argues that "it is probably time to end this close-minded approach."
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