Scientists and researchers working at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico recently announced the discovery of strange radio signals coming from a red dwarf star only about 11 light years from earth.  The radio pulses, which were characterized as “very peculiar,” seem to be unique to the red dwarf system, and have not been found anywhere else.

“The signals consisted of broadband quasi-periodic nonpolarized pulses with very strong dispersion-like features,” Abel Mendez, director of the Planetary Habitability Laboratory at the University of Puerto Rico, wrote in a statement late last week.

“We believe that the signals are not local radio frequency interferences (RFI) since they are unique to Ross 128, and observations of other stars immediately before and after did not show anything similar,” he added.

In layman’s terms, Mendez said the radio signals were received at unpredictable intervals, don’t seem to have been caused by third-party interference, and as compared to observations made of other star systems in the region, were downright weird.