The binary star system Zeta Reticuli is in the Reticulum constellation, some 39 light years from Earth. Zeta2 Reticuli has similar characteristics to our sun and is a possible candidate for a planetary system. In 1996 the discovery of a Zeta Reticuli planet was announced, however this was later found to be incorrect.
Zeta Reticuli is well known to ufologists as the alleged home of an advanced alien race – possibly the ubiquitous Greys.
According to reports these Extraterrestrial Biological Entities (EBE for short) are small – less than four foot tall – with grey skin. They have large, insect like eyes. They are in many ways the archetypal alien race which has inspired many UFO novels and movies.
According to one source the Zeta Reticulans can travel the 39 light years from their home to Earth in around 90 of our days.
Zeta Reticulan science is said to be highly advanced, especially in the fields of genetic engineering. They apparently have a highly ordered social structure. Some people have suggested that the Greys with which we are familiar may in fact just be a servitor class working for another alien race, possibly reptillian in nature.
The Hill Abduction
The possibility of intelligent life on Zeta Reticuli was first popularised following the Hill abduction incident. Betty and Barney Hill famously claimed to have been abducted by aliens in 1961. Betty later drew a star map which was interpreted as showing the aliens to have come from Zeta Reticuli.
More recently Zeta Reticuli has been the focus of Project Serpo. This was allegedly a top secret US government project launched in the wake of the Roswell incident.
According to people claiming to have reliable information, Project Serpo (possibly once known as Project Crystal Knight) involved the exchange of information between the US government and aliens from Zeta Reticuli. It is even claimed that Earth astronauts have visited the Zeta Reticuli homeworld of the Greys on their jumpships.
The status of project Serpo is hotly debated. The Serpo website continues to drip-feed the release of more information however some people have claimed that it is either a hoax or deliberate misinformation to cover up the real truth behind the UFO phenomenon.