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The Pentagon’s recent UFO report investigated 144 UFO sightings across the country. And from all the sightings that were reviewed, only one UFO was actually identified. Turns out it was just a large, deflated balloon. Pretty disappointing stuff for all the true believers out there. But not everyone is disappointed. With Good Reason producer, Matt Darroch, has more.
The Unsolved Mysteries of the Universe
Kelsey Johnson (University of Virginia)
What caused the Big Bang? Are black holes key to interstellar travel? And how close are we to discovering extraterrestrial life? These are some of the big questions that Kelsey Johnson covers in her fascinating class, “The Unsolved Mysteries of the Universe.”
Robin Hanson (George Mason University)
Robin Hanson has come up with a mathematical model that predicts when us earthlings will encounter an advanced alien civilization. Hint: It won’t happen anytime soon.
Stephen Finley (Louisiana State University)
UFO encounters are usually horror stories of abduction and alien implants. But Stephen Finley says many African Americans describe UFO encounters as positive experiences. This segment originally aired in 2018 on our sister show, BackStory, the American history podcast.
Benjamin Zeller (Lake Forest College)
Benjamin Zeller recounts the tragic history of Heaven’s Gate, a religious group whose members committed mass suicide in 1997. This segment originally aired in 2018 on our sister show, BackStory, the American history podcast.
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