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Exopaedia LogoThe Exopaedia intends to provide information on all matters extraterrestrial. It focuses on those new scientific disciplines - collectively called 'exosciences' - that deal with extraterrestrial matters. These include exopolitics, exobiology, exosociobiology, et.al.. In a first stage, however, exopolitical topics are given higher priority. (For the simple reason that more information was readily available, since its predecessor, the HyperBase, contained more exopolitical information).

To find information, just use the search box, the advanced search, or the alphabetical index (in the top menu). Or start from one of the links on this page.

The Exopaedia was launced in August 2008, and is the successor to the Hyperbase. It uses custom written software, and as of August 2012 it is no longer in BETA stage. It now includes the ability to integrate multimedia (video, audio, etc.).

We need your help! We are looking for people to contribute information, to help program the interfaces, etc. I have a list of several dozens of UFO related documents, more than 70 contactees, and over 100 ufologists / researchers that I still want to add. And that's just the top of the iceberg. More information is available on the Get Involved page. You will also find a Paypal donate button on that page.

News and Updates

07/08/2014: shortly after the April update my workstation died. A new one had to be configured, which, again, resulted in delays in updating the exopaedia. Several new items have been added and updated. I've been maintaining this project by myself for the last 8 years, and will now take a break. There will in all likelihood not be any updates in the next months.

02/04/2014: another small update was done today, with 5 new topics and 7 updated topics.

01/03/2014: In between mid-November and today, no updates have taken place because first the development server needed fixing, and shortly afterwards died. The new server is configured, and up and running. I just did a minor update (of 12 topics) as a test, and everything works again the way it should.

15/10/2013: Over the last week a number of further server and page tweaks resulted in a speed increase of approx. 300% (!). Pages are also more 'accessible' now. Last but not least, you can follow us on Twitter: @exopaedia.

20/09/2013: About 40 topics were added or updated in the last 4 months. There also were some further tweaks to JavaScript and CSS to increase page speed.

02/05/2013: About 20 topics were added or updated. The CSS for the site has also been tweaked further for smart phones with lower resolutions. One in 3 of our visitors in the last month used a mobile device.

01/03/2013: Some days ago, approximately 30 topics were added or updated. There also have been some minor tweaks and bug fixes to the site.

17/01/2013: several new topics have been added and modified (civilizations and contactees). Some of these new topics have been written by new contributors, which hopefully will result in more updates in the future.

20/11/2012: 5 topics have been updated since the previous update. A problem with conflicting character sets - which resulted in some characters not being shown correctly - has also been resolved.

15/08/2012: a new version of the exopaedia was launched. The site has been redone as an HTML5 web site, with 'responsive web design,' and in line with the principles of 'progressive enhancement'. The site is now officially no longer in Beta. Some further fine-tuning is still to be expected. In the last two weeks 46 topics have also been updated.

01/08/2012: The exopaedia celebrates its 4th birthday today, and was updated for the occasion. A number of new civilizations have again been added (all based on contactee cases) while plenty of other topics have been updated. I'm planning to do several minor additions in the next weeks.

12/05/2012: since the latest news item below, the database has been updated five times. A number of new civilizations have been added, while others have been updated.

28/06/2011: a number of topics have again been updated, including the exophenotypes. Expect more additions and updates in the near future.

18/03/2011: 20 topics have been updated. Some images were integrated in a number of items as well.

01/11/2010: The Google Webmaster Tools provided me with a list of topics where inline references still referred to the 'old' names of the topics that had to be renamed for the 'clean URLs' to work. Those have all been corrected now.

17/10/2010: Version 0.9.1 finally gives us clean URLs! From now onward, we no longer use URLs like www.exopaedia.org/display.php?by=topic&val=Exopolitics, but www.exopaedia.org/Exopolitics instead, which is cleaner and simpler. The flip side of this is that some topics had to be renamed because URLs can't contain certain characters, like '/' or '*' and even the '.' for initials causes a problem. This means that some bugs may still exist and that some topics may not be available. Should you encounter such a case, please use the FEEDBACK feature to let me know so I can remedy the situation. - IF YOU HAVE LINKS TO SPECIFIC TOPICS, PLEASE ADJUST THEM!

31/08/2010: in the last 3 months over one quarter of the topics have been updated.

14/08/2010: quite a number of topics have been updated in the last two months.

17/07/2010: Version 0.9.0 has been released. This version works with a lexicon that keeps track of synonyms, alternate spelling, etc. It also has the objecttypes for each topic, etc.

20/04/2010: It has been rather quiet on the Exopaedia, which was mainly due to a prolonged illness. All of that is about to change in the next months as we're working on the release of Exopaedia 1.0. For more information, check out the ROAD MAP.

07/01/2009: While the interface of the Exopaedia hasn't changed (and therefore still is beta 0.3), the content of quite a number of topics has been updated steadily over the last months.

27/09/2008: The wiki version of the exopaedia has been locked, since information kept on being replaced by spammers. It will no longer be maintained.

07/09/2008: I've switched to a different database table format, which is better for full text searches. Full Text Search is now available under 'Advanced Search'.

The Exopaedia was hacked on August, 21, 22 and 23. None of the information in the database was affected, but thousands of online ads were added to the site. Several of those ads contained the names of people, who then demanded to be removed from the site. The hacker used a script to reupload the information constantly, and effectively was uploading it faster than I could delete it. On August 23, I was able to lock him out. Additional security measures have been put in place since.

08/08/08: The layout was changed and the CSS for the pages has been rewritten. Some additional features, like, e.g. the alphabetical index, and the print friendly version have been implemented. And close to 300 topics were copied from the Hyperbase. These topics still have to be revised!

01/08/08: The first beta version of the Exopaedia was launched on 1 August 2008. This is still a very limited version which will experience several updates in the next weeks, where several additional features will be implemented.