Zeroids: Are UFOs Organic?

Zeroid is a term used by ufologist Dr. Franklin Ruehl to describe mysterious bioforms that may exist in outer space. He believes these Zeroids — if they do exist — could explain many of the UFOs allegedly found in space and elsewhere.

Zeroids, Ruehl says, could have evolved from organic compounds found in space to survive its seemingly unlivable conditions, and may very well be one of the earliest lifeforms to arrive in the cosmos. In an article published on The Huffington Post in 2012 (Are Some UFOs Living Space Beings?), he wrote, “Zeroids may have migrated to all sectors of space…endowed with both mobility and intelligence, it is conceivable that some may have actually penetrated our zone of existence and been seen as UFOs!”

Could some UFOs actually be living organisms, intelligent or otherwise? There are several examples of alleged UFO sightings that seem almost organic in nature. Some of these are referred to as EBANI, or Entidad Biologica Anómala No Identificada — Unidentified Anomalous Biological Entities.

The following videos purport to contain evidence of EBANI:

Some of these actually remind me of Sky Snakes.

Tardigrades, eight-legged micro-animals that measure only about .5 mm long, are known to be capable of surviving incredibly harsh environments, and can even live in the vacuum of outer space for up to 10 days.

This fact alone — that a known animal here on Earth exists that can survive conditions we normally wouldn’t think possible  — makes the idea of Zeroids and EBANI all the more interesting.

Rob Schwarz

Rob Schwarz is a writer, blogger, and part-time peddler of mysterious tales. Editor-in-chief of Stranger Dimensions.


  1. Considering the depths of our very own ocean is populated by creatures who look like little plastic bags with whiskers, who live and survive perfectly in conditions we ourselves can’t with little resources available…

    I think it should be considered possible if not yet unproven fact that creatures exist in what we consider the void of space.

    Space is unlivable to us as we are biologically unsuitable but there are many naturally occurring gasses, matter and other material drifting about that could be exactly what is needed to sustain living organisms we have not yet discovered.

    In fact our very concept of ‘being alive’ might not even apply to these creatures. For all we know they don’t breathe, don’t have brains and randomly phase in and out from a 4th dimension.

    Just because we can’t compare it to something we know in our very limited scope of existence and understanding doesn’t make it any less alive or real.

    1. That question of “what is life, anyway?” really is an interesting one. We know what it means for us to be alive (I guess), but we almost literally live in our own small bubble in the universe. Who knows what else is out there and, if it’s intelligent, how it defines life.

  2. I live near seattle. my moms home backs up to a forest. I have been photographing what I call ‘treeple’ for about 15 years now. I have thousands of pics of countless creatures and among these pics are of something identical in color as these zero things. they don’t have any particular shape. If anyone is interested, email me at and reference in the subject.

  3. I speculate after all my interests and logical independent thinking and after viewing clips from dr frank ruell …that they are living evolved and extremely complicated ….like a jellyfish in the ocean…all creatures are viewed advanced and smart by others that are not in their element…it is all just a matter of survival necessity and specific to the creature … our consciousness is extremely developed but we are primitive yet i believe,,just my opinions….i look at it logically ..they are just observing us like a sea creature would in the deep ….they are not here to accomadate or destroy …i wouldnt fuk with them like the military does …..