Did the Wow signal contain any message?

May 23rd, 2019

Poland. Late seventies and the Wow signal.

The event described herein happened to me when I was a child. I am not trying to prove it, but I am trying to do my best to figure out what caused it and when exactly it happened. And whether the Wow signal received in 1977 has anything to do with my experience from my childhood. Please note I am not a scientist and any help would be appreciated in order to explain things described herein.


I was born in April 1974 in Poland. The event I would like to describe here took place at my parent's place North of Poland. The exact date is unknown. I was between two and four, perhaps five years old, most likely. My sleep was interrupted by some unknown mind manipulation of unknown source and powerful magnitude. I was exposed to a situation lasting about 1-2 seconds, which happened during the last world war. A person, probably a soldier, running through a completely ruined city got a few bullets in his abdomen, fired by a machine gun, I suppose. My mind was exposed to this situation, which contained all its properties such as tiredness, short breath, etc. This was a complete state of someone else's mind and body from the past. The soldier got a few bullets, one by one. The bullets did not go through abdomen though. I remember the moment the bullets were going inside my body, the bullets were cold. There was no pain, just some shock, tiredness and exhaustion. The moment the first bullet went in, time slowed down, to give more time to experience it, I assume. I clearly remember I had an impression the time was slowed down.

The situation described above was "replayed" to me in real time in terms of speed of action, but when bullets started going into my body, the time slowed down a bit. I want to underline here, that this situation lasted for a very short moment, but I clearly remember time speed change at the very end of it. My sleep was suddenly interrupted, like if someone disconnected a plug. I realized, that I am in a completely different place and I could not believe it. I was shocked. I started touching my belly to see, where the bullets are. But I realized I was at home in my room. It was dark inside.

My experience described above was like a complete state of someone else's mind from the past recorded and then transferred to my brain after. I was sweating and I could feel my brain was boiling inside from some strong energy, but I clearly remember I did not feel any headache. I had fevers before, but this was something different. I was not ill at that time. It took me some time to cool down. I could not stop thinking about how real it was.

The next morning I told my mother about this event, but she told me it must had been a night dream. It is quite interesting, that when my sleep was interrupted at night I had an impression, that I knew immediately when and where the situation happened. It was 1944 Warsaw Uprising. I did not hear about Warsaw Uprising before. I was not aware it existed and happened in the history. I was a small child at the time of the event described above.

Apart from this I felt, that my brain was loaded or bombarded with some unknown energy and information, completely innaccessible, which I could not understand. I never experienced such a thing before and after.

I used to remember my night dreams, but I was never exposed to such a complete state of someone else's mind. I had an impression someone either moved my brain back in time or manipulated it to such extent, that it was connected to some unknown device or dimension. My entire body and mind. All properties of this event were preserved and exposed as if they occuried in the past.

After some years I got very interested in many topics such as medicine, music, computer science, etc. When I was about ten years old, I could feel a very strong feeling coming from the very bottom of my mind telling me to study human body. For some time I was very interested in learning medical science, I used to study charts and copy medical books to my notepads. I used to spend lots of my time on it. I remember the motivation to do so was very strong and deep, like from the very bottom of my mind, on some unknown level.

I lived my life without thinking about this event for many years when I was growing up. I was very busy practicing piano, making music and doing many other things.


For some time I have been very interested in physics and astrophysics. I have watched many documentaries in the past regarding dark matter, dark energy, particle physics and other interesting topics, which to this day contain lots of unanswered questions. The number of questions realted to modern physics and quantum mechanics is constantly growing, CERN is smashing protons head-to-head and only adds to this “state” of our understanding of the Universe. If my experience described above is not a hoax, there must be an explanation to it. Possible causes are as follows:

  • A. natural causes – child's night dream, sleep disturbances, sleep disorder
  • B. terrestial causes – technology or other human related action
  • C. extraterrestial technology, unknown or inaccesible to humans

Natural causes are highly probable, as human brains are subjects to rapid development and changes during first years of life. I cannot write much about this topic, there are many experts out there, who are trying to research how our brains work. From my experience described above I can only say, that such a thing happened only once in my life. For this reason I personally think, that it was not caused only by my brain. There must have been something else doing its job at that time.

Terrestial causes cannot be excluded, as mind manipulation technology has been getting better and better every year and it would be unreasonable to think, that in late seventies nobody was interested in it. In order to prove this point it is necessary to look into military research from that time. Apart from this, it is very interesting to note, that my experience described herein dates back to WW2 period between 1939 and 1945. Was terrestial technology so advanced at that time to be able to record a complete state of human brain? I am not a historian or technology expert, but I seriously doubt it was possible at that time.

In terms of extraterrestial technology, I do not think we know very much about what is possible or available. I am not a religious person and believe life on this planet was created by some extraterrestial intelligence capable of traveling in space and understanding how the universe we live in works. For this reason I am going to focus on possible scenarios regarding this type of reasons for the event described herein.


According to Ohio State University in Columbus and Jerry Ehman, an interesting signal was received by the Big Ear radio telescope on August 15, 1977. The signal was received on frequency about 1420 MHz, pretty close to so called hydrogen line frequency. Two different values for the signal's frequency have been given: 1420.36 MHz (J. D. Kraus) and 1420.46 MHz (J. R. Ehman), both very close to the value of 1420.41 MHz of the hydrogen line, as predicted by Morrison and Cocconi. The two values are nearly the same distance from the hydrogen line—the first 0.04975 MHz (49.75 kHz) below and the second 0.04985 MHz (49.85 kHz) above. Ehman analyzed the discrepancy between the two published frequencies. He concluded that an oscillator, which became the first local oscillator (LO), was ordered for the frequency of 1450.4056 MHz. However, the university's purchasing department made a typographical error in the order and wrote 1450.5056 MHz (i.e., 0.1 MHz higher than desired). The software used in the experiment was then written to adjust for this error. When Ehman computed the frequency of the Wow! signal, he took this error into account.

The radio wavelengths of above frequencies are as follows:

frequency [Mhz]wavelength [m]
hydrogen line1420.410.21106051

The wow signal was received on August 15th, 1977 at 11:16 PM local time (EDT). I was three years and four months old at that time. The detailed calculation between Ohio local time and the location of my experience described herein is below.

locationUTC date and timelocal date and time
Columbus, OhioAugust 16, 1977 @ 04:16 AMAugust 15, 1977 @ 11:16 PM
Sopot, PolandAugust 16, 1977 @ 04:16 AMAugust 16, 1977 @ 05:16 AM

The distance between Big Ear radio telescope and my location at the time WOW signal was received can be calculated using the following GPS coordinates:

Big Ear
Columbus, Ohio
Sopot, Poland54°26'N
dlon = lon2 - lon1
dlat = lat2 - lat1
a = (sin(dlat/2))^2 + cos(lat1) * cos(lat2) * (sin(dlon/2))^2
c = 2 * atan2( sqrt(a), sqrt(1-a) )
d = R * c (where R is the radius of the Earth) 

Note: this formula does not take into account the non-spheroidal (ellipsoidal) shape of the Earth. It will tend to overestimate trans-polar distances and underestimate trans-equatorial distances. The values used for the radius of the Earth (3961 miles & 6373 km) are optimized for locations around 39 degrees from the equator (roughly the Latitude of Washington, DC, USA).

Point 1: 		40.251000, -83.049000
Point 2: 		54.441, 18.561
Distance: 		7130 km (4430 miles)

The distance between two locations, which could potentially be related to the Wow signal is about 7130 km (4430 miles). Assuming, that the event described herein is not a hoax, the following questions must be answered in order to examine, whether the event has anything to do with the Wow signal:

  • a) is it possible to receive a radio signal on 1420 MHz in both locations mentioned above at the same time?
  • b) from which direction received signal came from?
  • c) what was accuracy of Big Ear radio telescope in terms of indicating source of radio signal in space?
Is the event described herein anyhow connected to the Wow signal?

The hydrogen line, 21-centimeter line or H I line refers to the electromagnetic radiation spectral line that is created by a change in the energy state of neutral hydrogen atoms. This electromagnetic radiation is at the precise frequency of 1420405751.7667±0.0009 Hz, which is equivalent to the vacuum wavelength of 21.1061140542 cm in free space. This wavelength falls within the microwave region of the electromagnetic spectrum, and it is observed frequently in radio astronomy, since those radio waves can penetrate the large clouds of interstellar cosmic dust that are opaque to visible light.

Frequency 1420 MHz falls into Ultra High Frequency (UHF) radio band and Line-of-sight propagation rules apply to it. Line-of-sight propagation is a characteristic of electromagnetic radiation or acoustic wave propagation which means waves travel in a direct path from the source to the receiver. Electromagnetic transmission includes light emissions traveling in a straight line. The rays or waves may be diffracted, refracted, reflected, or absorbed by the atmosphere and obstructions with material and generally cannot travel over the horizon or behind obstacles.
In contrast to line-of-sight propagation, at low frequency (below approximately 3 MHz) due to diffraction, radio waves can travel as ground waves, which follow the contour of the Earth. This enables AM radio stations to transmit beyond the horizon. Additionally, frequencies in the shortwave bands between approximately 1 and 30 MHz, can be reflected back to Earth by the ionosphere, called skywave or "skip" propagation, thus giving radio transmissions in this range a potentially global reach.

In order to determine, whether a radio signal sent from some distant point on 21 cm band (1420 MHz) can be received in two locations on Earth, the following equation can be used:

radio horizon formula

Where h = height of the antenna, R = radius of the earth, dl = total line of sight, dr = radio horizon (actual service range)

Antenna height (h) [m]Line of Sight distance(dl)Radio horizon - Service range(dr)
40000007140 km
4437 miles
8240 km
5121 miles

According to the above, an antenna positioned about 4 million meters above ground level (4000 km or 2485 miles) would be capable of delivering radio signal to locations 7140 km apart. According to Jerry Ehman, the Wow signal was most likely broadcasted from the following location in space:

HornR.A.Galactic LatitudeGalactic Longitude
Positive19h22m25s-18d53.4m +/- 2.1m 11d39.0m +/- 0.9m
Negative19h25m17s-19d28.8m +/- 2.1m 11d54.0m +/- 0.9m
This puts the source of the signal in the direction of the constellation Sagittarius.

Distance between:
Point 1 = 40.2510000 Latitude, -83.0490000 Longitude
Point 2 = 54.441 Latitude, 18.561 Longitude
Distance = 7127.388 km (4428.753 miles)
via the Great Circle method of computation
Azimuth, Point 1 to Point 2: 39.28 °
Azimuth, Point 2 to Point 1: 303.79 °

distance Ohio, Poland distance Ohio, Poland

Big Ear
Sky above 40°15'3"N 83°2'56"W at Tue 1977 Aug 16 4:16 UTC
BigEar-sky-above Sopot, Poland
Sky above 54°26'N 18°33'E at Tue 1977 Aug 16 4:16 UTC
Sopot-sky-above https://www.fourmilab.ch/cgi-bin/Yoursky

According to the above, if we assume the Wow signal originated from the location of constellation Sagittarius, both locations mentioned herein could not receive the same signal at the same time. Constellation Sagittarius was not visible in Poland at the time the Wow signal was received in Columbus, Ohio. If this is the case, we can conclude, that the event described herein is not related to the Wow signal. Perhaps there was another signal sent, if both events have anything in common.
It would be worth to analyse again, whether there is any theoretical possibility, that both events could be related to each other. I would appreciate any help to make absolutely sure, whether they can be possibly related or not. Being absolutely sure of things is the way forward.
I am still keen on investigating possible scenarios, and for this reason I assume some communication was transmitted from a distant object, traveling in space. The Wow signal and the event described here did not happen at the same time, most likely, but I assume both events were triggered from the same, distant object in space. I think it is ok to assume, that the extraterrestial intelligence is aware, that our planet rotates around its axis. Increasing chances of radio signals to be received worldwide is about sending communication a few times, so it can reach different parts of our planet as it rotates slowly. Was the Big Ear the only radio telescope capable of receiving 1420MHz band in late seventies? How about the signals were meant to be received by our brains? From my experience I can say it was exactly like this.


The event, which I experienced occurred in 1944. Even, if this information is not accurate, let us assume for a moment, that it was during WW2. For the purpose of the following calculations, I will be using year 1944. The Wow signal was received in 1977. The difference in time is about 33 years. If we assume, that Einstein was right and the speed of the light is constant and equals 300 000 km per second, we can observe the following possibility, in theory:

The event from WW2 was transmitted from Earth to a distant object in space at the time of the event. The difference in time is 33 years, so maximum distance for an object retransmitting the event back to Earth could not be greater than about 16 light years. It takes 16 years for the radio signal to reach a distant object in space, and 16 years to come back to Earth. It makes sense from theoretical point of view.

However, if there is something in physics, which we do not understand or cannot explain or do not know, that exists, we can assume events happen across some distance in no time at all. So, let us see the calculation again:

The event from WW2 was transmitted from Earth to a distant object in space at the time of the event and reached its destination in no time at all, at exactly same time. It does not make sense according to Einstein's relativistic theory, but spooky action at a distance would be able to help, I assume. I truly love physics. So, it was year 1944. An object in space received transmittion from Earth at the time of the event (at the same time) and decided to use radio waves, which we knew at that time, to retransmit it back to Earth. It took 33 years for the radio signal to reach our planet. In this case, maximum distance according to the above calculation is about 33 light years.

There is also another possibility, which I would like to mention. Going back in time is not possible. How about some other dimensions, which can be applied using mind manipulation technologies? Is our human brain capable of switching between dimensions? Is second life possible? Or perhaps our understanding of time requires a breakthrough? I am not a physicist, but maybe there are some things out there on a quantum level. Modern physics calls it “quantum entanglement”.

Quantum entanglement is a physical phenomenon that occurs when pairs or groups of particles are generated, interact, or share spatial proximity in ways such that the quantum state of each particle cannot be described independently of the state of the others, even when the particles are separated by a large distance. Measurements of physical properties such as position, momentum, spin, and polarization, performed on entangled particles are found to be correlated. For example, if a pair of particles is generated in such a way that their total spin is known to be zero, and one particle is found to have clockwise spin on a certain axis, the spin of the other particle, measured on the same axis, will be found to be counterclockwise, as is to be expected due to their entanglement. However, this behavior gives rise to seemingly paradoxical effects: any measurement of a property of a particle performs an irreversible collapse on that particle and will change the original quantum state. In the case of entangled particles, such a measurement will be on the entangled system as a whole.

Travel at the speed of light is not really possible. According to Jerry Ehman, the Wow signal was received from the direction of constellation Sagittarius, which is about 90 light years away from our planet.


If the event described herein really happened, apart from how it was caused and when it exactly happened, I think it is reasonable to think, that any communication from an extraterrestial intelligence would contain lots of information in it. I think it is quite reasonable to conclude the following:

1) WW2 event
Why sending WW2 event related to last minutes of life of a human being, who received a few bullets in his abdomen makes any sense? Our civilization is capable of developing technologies and applying them to our daily life. If war, conflicts, death and other things become a global trend, we all know it is not the right direction to follow.

2) mind manipulation
Sending human being's state of mind is a direct proof of some unknown technology, a statement “we can see what is happening on this planet and how it feels”. In addition it indicates, that any communication in the future can happen through our brain. If this is the case, I think we should start investing our resources in human brain development and global awarness, that it is the best way forward. Our brain is the most important and complicated device we know.

Modern physics is a bit messy in understanding how things work in the Universe. I do not want to go too far in some way of thinking, but I believe higher level of understanding of the Universe we live in will not be revealed to us unless we start going the opposite direction. If we follow this way of thinking it becomes absolutely clear, that nucear weapons, by the way developed at the end of WW2, are not a solution to our problems. Any technology related to military activities, which aim at human health or life is not the way forward.

Last, but not least, every human structure on this planet is hierarchical. Like a pyramid. Army, the church, businesses, organizations, etc. It is interesting to note, that Egyptian pyramids physically exist on this planet to this very day, however, civilization, which built them is no longer here. WW2 was caused by an organization. 1944 Warsaw Uprising was a hopeless situation for Polish Undergrand Army, which lost its battle against tyrany after 63 days of hard battle for freedom.