Encore: Unidentified Flying Objects/Unidentified Aerial Phenomena

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An unexplained object seen in a video still from the U.S. Dept. of Defense
The image from video provided by the Department of Defense labelled Gimbal, from 2015, an unexplained object is seen at center as it is tracked as it soars high along the clouds, traveling against the wind. “There’s a whole fleet of them,” one naval aviator tells another, though only one indistinct object is shown. “It’s rotating.” The U.S. government has been taking a hard look at unidentified flying objects, under orders from Congress, and a report summarizing what officials know is expected to come out in June 2021. AP Photo

2021 was a breakthrough time for UFOs, as a landmark government report prompted many, from members of the U.S. Congress to the Pentagon, to finally take the possibility of extraterrestrial visitors seriously. But 2022 could be even more profound as the clamor for UFO disclosure and discovery continues to grow amid the first Congressional hearings on the issue in more than 50 years.

Shereen Siewert welcomes UFO historian, writer and educator Mark O’Connell, along with Chad Lewis, an Eau Claire-based author who researches the paranormal and has spent years documenting UFO and alien encounters in Wisconsin.

UFO Reporting Resources:

Mutual UFO Network

Center for UFO Studies

Episode Credits

  • Shereen Siewert Host
  • Rick Reyer Producer
  • Joy Ratchkramer Producer
  • Kate Spranger Producer
  • Mark O'Connell Guest
  • Chad Lewis Guest

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