Sunday, January 28, 2018

Big Picture Science for January 28, 2018 - Skeptic Check: New UFO Evidence

Big Picture Science - Skeptic Check: New UFO Evidence

It was a shocker of a story, splashed across the New York Times front page: The existence of a five-year long, hidden Pentagon investigation of UFOs.  With one-third of the American public convinced that aliens are visiting Earth, could this study finally provide the proof?

We consider how this story came to light and what the $22 million program has produced.  Does the existence of a secret study mean there’s now decent proof of extraterrestrial craft in our skies?  We take a look at the evidence made public so far.

And why, six years after the study ended, are we learning about it now?

  • James Oberg - Space journalist, historian and former NASA employee
  • James McGaha - Retired Air Force pilot, astronomer and director of the Grasslands Observatory
  • Ben Radford - Deputy editor of Skeptical Inquirer magazine and a Research Fellow with the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry

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