Today I went on HuffPost Live for a conversation about UFOs: whether they’re alien spaceships, whether the government is covering them up, etc.; more or less, the usual stuff. Here is the video (and here’s a direct link if the embedded video isn’t working for you):
It was a fun chat. My favorite moment was during the discussion of the Rendlesham Forest UFO incident, in which a number of US airmen reported seeing a light blinking through the trees, but later claimed that a spaceship came down (and one even claimed on later TV shows that he touched it). I reported what the local foresters had said about the claimed landing pad marks, which is that they were marks made by rabbits. The other guests all guffawed, quite amused, and one asked if I’d been there. Of course not (none of us had), but the other guests seemed to know more about marks they’d never seen better than the foresters who had seen them. This is the kind of logic that dominates so much of the UFO lore. The true believers often insist that the fringe interpretation must be the true one, even when it conflicts with the reports of experts who were actually there.
Anyway, please enjoy the video. I didn’t get to talk very much, but I had a lot of fun. (And next time I will have my proper microphone selected instead of the laptop mic.)
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