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The X-Files?! Whatever. Here’s what science has to say about UFOs, aliens and other unexplained phenomena




A souvenir shop that houses a brothel in an annex beckons visitors near a junction that leads to Area 51 on July 19, 2014 at Amergosa Valley, Nevada. Area 51 is another name for a portion of Edwards Air Force Base that UFO enthusiasts have theorized contains evidence of visitors from outer space.
A souvenir shop that houses a brothel in an annex beckons visitors near a junction that leads to Area 51 on July 19, 2014 at Amergosa Valley, Nevada. Area 51 is another name for a portion of Edwards Air Force Base that UFO enthusiasts have theorized contains evidence of visitors from outer space.
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Theories about the paranormal have existed for centuries despite the lack of concrete scientific evidence.

UFOs, aliens and crop circles are just a few examples of unexplained phenomena that has rocked people around the globe –but why has the public held on to these beliefs for so long? In the new book, two authors set out to explain just that. “What Does Science Say About UFO, Chemtrails and Aliens?” uses science to explain the reliability of eyewitness testimony, psychological research into why people want to believe in the unexplained and more.

Do you believe in the paranormal? Call us at 866-893-5722 and tell us why or why not.

Guests:

Donald R. Prothero, co-author, “What Does Science Say About UFO, Chemtrails and Aliens?,” former professor of geology and paleontology at numerous colleges including Caltech and Occidental

Timothy D. Callahan, co-author, “What Does Science Say About UFO, Chemtrails and Aliens?,” religion editor, Skeptic magazine