The IUPAC confirmed the discovery of elements 113, 115, 117, and 118, granting them their rightful spot in the seventh row of the periodic table. The announcement completes the strange journey which began back in 1989 with Area 51 whistleblower Bob Lazar.
When Lazar went public with his revelations about working at Area 51, one of the more interesting insights was that the UFOs possessed by the government were powered by a mysterious ‘Element 115.’
At the time, Lazar’s claims were dismissed as unbelievable because there simply was no Element 115.
His tale gained a layer of credibility in 2003 when a team of Russian scientists created the elusive element and, twelve years later, the discovery was confirmed after subsequent tests verified its existence.
Based on what we know about the official version of 115, it differs dramatically from what Lazar has described over the years.
Specifically, the element apparently decays in less than a second and is not stable enough to be utilized for anything.
However, in an interview with George Knapp in 2014, Lazar dismissed early findings surrounding Element 115 and expressed confidence that further testing will develop an isotope from the element that matches his initial description.
“They made just a few atoms. We’ll see what other isotopes they come up with. One of them, or more, will be stable and it will have the exact properties that I said,” Lazar told Knapp.