Ancient Aliens s19e17 Episode Script

The New UFO Hunters

In the 21st century,
UFOs have gone
from fringe science
to mainstream obsession.
With the interest from
so many agencies including NASA,
everybody's getting into
the game of understanding UFOs.
A new generation of researchers
is employing technology
so advanced
it can unlock clues
invisible to the human eye.
We have physical
scientific evidence
of these phenomena existing
with real scientific equipment.
And unidentified flying objects
have even captured the attention
of experts at the highest
levels of government.
The Pentagon is now
seriously investigating
the extraterrestrial question.
Is humankind
now closer than ever
to understanding
the strange events
that are happening in our skies?
- We have a lot more information.
- We have a lot of cases.
We have stories of people
who've interacted with them.
It's an exciting time.
There is a doorway
in the universe.
Beyond it is
the promise of truth.
It demands
we question everything
we have ever been taught.
The evidence is all around us.
The future is
right before our eyes.
We are not alone.
We have never been alone.
June 5, 2023.
The news website The Debrief
reports that former intelligence
official David Grusch
has given Congress
classified information
about deeply covert
military programs
that possess craft
of non-human origin.
The sensational report
captures the attention
of people at the highest levels
of government.
By law, we're required
to take that seriously.
The Inspector General
has referred it to the committee
as an urgent concern
and one with some credibility
to it, so we'll do our job.
David Grusch is just
the latest in a number
of high-level
whistleblowers who have
come forward in recent years
with claims that
the U.S. government knows much
more about the UFO phenomenon
than they have disclosed
to the public.
I think this new report is
interesting because it continues
to show that we really
have to talk about this.
Now, I suspect that there's
an undercurrent of "we'd really
rather not talk about it,"
but there are people
within the military
who really wouldn't mind
talking about this a little more
because they're curious, too.
Now, on the official end,
at least,
you can report these things
without fear of retribution,
and that wasn't always the case.
For the first time in history,
members of Congress,
senators, and even
former presidents
are openly talking
about the possibility
of an extraterrestrial
presence on Earth.
This paradigm shift
has emboldened whistleblowers
like David Grusch
to come forward
with extraordinary claims
and represents a major turning
point in the hunt for UFOs.
What makes the modern hunt
for UFOs different
than what we've seen in the past
is the fact that
it's becoming legitimized.
We have recent revelations
from the U.S. military
talking about sightings
that they've recorded
and have finally released
under some pressure.
All these people
are gonna come together
to learn how to study UFOs,
UAPs as we now call them,
which is a brilliant idea.
The Pentagon has been incredibly
opened-minded suddenly
to admit yes,
we've investigated UFOs.
But that is only half
of the story
because we know that
they've been investigating
UFOs even earlier,
starting in the '40s and '50s.
In 1947,
Air Force General
Nathan Twining,
head of the Air
Technical Service Command,
established a program
known as Project Sign
to collect and evaluate
about reported UFO sightings.
Project Sign was a short-lived
endeavor, about a year or so,
and it was during that time
that there was the reported
"estimate of the situation,"
that said that this is
a bonified phenomena
and we need to study it.
Following on the heels of
Project Sign was Project Grudge,
aptly named,
which took
a very dismissive tone
to the phenomena and concluded
there is nothing here.
At the conclusion
of Project Grudge in 1952,
the military created
Project Blue Book.
The program continued
to collect and evaluate
UFO data, but now
in a more public fashion.
Project Blue Book
was largely not interested
in whether
there was a phenomena,
but more in controlling
the public narrative.
Project Blue Book really
wasn't an open conversation.
It was the Air Force looking
through the stuff saying,
"No, no, no, no, no,
swamp gas, weather balloons,
atmospheric effects, what have
you, hyster mass hysteria."
They're putting out
a report and saying,
"Nothing to see here,
move along."
Between 1947 and 1969,
investigators working
on Projects Sign, Grudge,
and Blue Book
collectively reviewed
over 12,000 sightings worldwide.
However, on December 17, 1969,
Air Force officials announced
that they had concluded
their inquiries
into the UFO phenomena.
The government said,
"There's nothing to investigate,
but, by the way,
there's 701 unexplained cases."
So, they didn't explain why
they didn't explain those cases.
They just said, "Um, there's
nothing worth pursuing here."
When Project Blue Book
concluded with 701 UFO cases
left still unexplained,
UFO researchers were skeptical
about the government's claim
that they were no longer
interested in the phenomenon.
Decades later, it came to light
that the U.S. government
was secretly investigating
UFOs once again.
In 2007, the Department
of Defense established
the Advanced Aerospace Threat
Identification Program,
a highly classified project
tasked with investigating
unidentified aerial phenomena.
officially acknowledged
by the Pentagon in 2017,
but soon after, it was
discovered that the government
had a second top secret
UFO program underway.
Since 2017, there's been
a lot more digging
and revelations
that have gone on.
It turns out the program
was actually called AAWSAP,
the Advanced Aerospace Weapon
System Application Program.
AAWSAP was the biggest
UFO program
in the history
of our government.
They had 50 full-time
You think about
Project Blue Book,
they had a handful of people
working on it full-time.
50 full-time investigators
who traveled all over
the country, all over the world,
gathering information,
and they created the world's
largest UFO database.
200,000 cases.
And none of it
has been made public.
None of it has been released.
In 2020,
the U.S. government established
yet another program
within the Department of Defense
called the UAP Task Force.
Its mission was to
scientifically investigate
and analyze military encounters
with unidentified
aerial phenomena.
The chief scientist assigned
to the task force
was Dr. Travis Taylor,
who has worked on various
government and military projects
going back decades.
He was offered the position
while investigating
anomalous events
on Skinwalker Ranch in Utah.
After the first couple of weeks
that I had come out
to Skinwalker Ranch,
we made some measurements
that startled me.
I thought the measurements
looked real similar
to electronic warfare
or non-lethal
human weapons systems.
So I reported this, and I was
invited to the Pentagon
to give a presentation
on what I had seen.
The director of the UAP Task
Force came into the meeting
and invited me
to join the task force.
Dr. Taylor and his colleagues
at the UAP Task Force
analyzed 144 cases
documented by military personnel
around the world,
including photographic
and video evidence,
as well as scientific data
taken of the encounters.
On June 25, 2021,
their preliminary findings
were presented
to the Congressional
and Armed Services Committees.
Of those 144 cases,
only one of them we were able
to actually find
was of terrestrial origin.
It was something like
a high-altitude balloon
that was being used
for scientific, uh, equipment.
But 143 of the 144
was actually unexplainable
with the data that we had.
I get asked all the time,
"Tell us the things
that hasn't been released
to the public yet."
Well, I can't do that,
of course.
I-I signed
non-disclosure agreements.
And unless the government
releases it
as public information,
I can't talk about it.
Could the U.S. government's
UAP investigations
have discovered
important information
that is being intentionally
hidden from the public?
And, if so,
might we soon learn of
even more astounding evidence
that has yet to be revealed?
While the government still
operates largely in secrecy,
the hunt for UFOs
has now been taken up
by mainstream scientists
and academics,
and some of them are convinced
that we may already have proof
of an intelligent
alien civilization.
Ithaca, New York.
At Cornell University,
astronomer Frank Drake
launches the first search
for alien life
performed by
an academic institution.
Using a massive radio telescope,
Drake and his team
scan the cosmos
for evidence of radio signals
that could be coming from an
extraterrestrial civilization.
While the Cornell program
ultimately found
nothing of interest,
it paved the way
for similar scientific efforts.
The most prominent
is the SETI Institute,
which stands for the Search for
Extraterrestrial Intelligence.
The kind of experiment
that we do at the SETI Institute
is a listening experiment.
The idea is fairly
We're gonna aim some antennas
in the direction
of that little star over there,
which is not too far away,
and might have some planets,
and you know, tune as much
of the radio dials as we can
to see if we pick up a signal.
You have to look at a lot
of stars in order to catch one
that happens to be broadcasting
into space now.
So, that's basically
the strategy.
You're just trying
to find something
that indicates there's
somebody up there
at least as clever as we are.
SETI astronomers have been
listening to the cosmos
since 1984,
and in that time,
they have come across
some truly bizarre phenomena,
like an anomaly,
first detected in 2007,
known as an FRB,
or fast radio burst.
Fast radio bursts were found
by an astronomer
at West Virginia University,
and he found a signal
that only lasted
for a fraction of a second.
Just like
like that,
about the time it takes
your eye to blink, okay?
And it went from high frequency,
to lower frequency.
So, the question is:
All right, where are they
coming from, and what are they?
And if it's very far away
as they turned out to be
it's in somebody else's galaxy,
and we can pick it up
here on Earth,
it's got to be something
that's really powerful.
But we still don't know
what fast radio bursts are.
While researchers
continue to search
for the source
of the fast radio bursts,
another, perhaps
even more intriguing,
celestial phenomenon has been
observed in recent years,
interstellar objects,
meaning objects
from other star systems,
entering our solar system.
The first interstellar visitor
ever detected
was a strange, oblong object
called "'Oumuamua."
'Oumuamua was discovered
by a telescope in Hawaii
called Pan-STARRS
on October 19, 2017.
And the size
of 'Oumuamua was roughly
the size of a football field,
somewhere between
100 and 200 meters.
Astronomer Dr. Avi Loeb
of Harvard University
sent shockwaves through
the world of academia
when, shortly after
'Oumuamua was detected,
he made the extraordinary claim
that the interstellar object
may be some type of
extraterrestrial craft.
Avi Loeb did
a very detailed analysis
of 'Oumuamua and noted that
its acceleration after
it passed the sun was-was
beyond what you would get
from a gravitational boost.
So that was interesting
and difficult
immediately to explain.
Professor Loeb said
that 'Oumuamua behaved
artificially, unnaturally.
He pointed to multiple areas
like speed,
acceleration, trajectory,
where he said
this was artificial.
So, in every respect,
this thing raised
some big questions.
A lot of people
who would've disregarded
somebody else saying that
as being kind of wacky,
said, "You know,
this is the chairman"
"of the department at Harvard.
This is somebody we respect.
Maybe we got to have
this conversation."
So, I think Loeb was
very courageous to do that.
Only over the past five years,
the first interstellar objects
were discovered by astronomers,
and that's what brought me
to the subject,
and, hopefully,
within the coming decades,
we'll have some evidence
that tells us
whether 'Oumuamua was
from another civilization.
And the way to find out
is not to argue about it
philosophically, but rather
to look at the sky.
So, I established
the Galileo Project
in July 2021 to search
for objects that may
be artificial in origin,
from another civilization.
In 2021,
Professor Loeb
and his colleagues
raised nearly $2 million
and founded The Galileo Project,
the largest effort
to research UAPs
in the history
of the academic world.
Using a network of new
and existing telescopes,
as well as a variety
of sky-scanning technologies,
the Galileo Project aims
to systematically search
for possible
extraterrestrial objects
both in space and within
Earth's own atmosphere.
Within the Galileo Project,
we are planning
to design a space mission
when the next
unusual interstellar object,
like 'Oumuamua, shows up,
and we might send a probe
that will take
a close-up photograph of it.
An object like 'Oumuamua
could potentially be
of artificial origin
and indicate spacecraft
that were sent
by other civilizations.
That would have
huge implications
for the future of humanity.
Professor Loeb is hopeful
that the Galileo Project
will help pave the way
for other scientists to search
for evidence
of extraterrestrial life
without fear of ridicule
or repercussions.
It is for this reason
that he named his project
after the Italian
astronomer Galileo,
who was persecuted
in the 17th century
for daring to challenge
the established
scientific notions of the time.
So, the philosophers
during the days of Galileo
refused to look
through his telescope
when he was arguing
that the evidence he finds
implies that the Earth
moves around the sun.
They wanted to believe
that the Earth
is the center of the universe,
and so, they simply
avoided the data,
and they put him
in house arrest,
so that nobody
would listen to him.
So, of course,
if there is ridicule and stigma
and we don't want
to fund the searches,
then we will be exactly
in the same position as those
philosophers who refused to look
through Galileo's telescope.
If we are open-minded
and willing to consider
that possibility
that we are not alone,
and that we are not the smartest
kid on the cosmic block,
then we might find something.
While government UFO research
remains top secret,
data gathered
by the Galileo Project
will be open to the public,
with findings published
in peer-reviewed journals.
The academic community's
growing interest
in unidentified aerial phenomena
marks a new age of UFO hunting.
An age that now includes
scientific studies
by the world's premier
space organization,
French Guiana.
December 25, 2021.
We have liftoff. Décollage.
Liftoff from
a tropical rainforest
to the edge of time itself.
At the Guiana Space Centre,
NASA launches the most powerful
telescope ever constructed.
The James Webb Space Telescope
represents an ambitious
$10 billion effort by NASA
to see further than ever before
into the deepest parts
of the universe.
Nearly six months
into its mission, on July 11th,
James Webb delivers
its first incredible images
of previously unknown galaxies,
stars forming, and black holes.
To many, the early success
of this powerful tool
demonstrates new promise
that scientists may soon answer
an age-old question:
Are we alone in the universe?
We can now look into space
with more clarity
than in all of our
previous human history.
And with the new
James Webb Telescope,
some of those amazing images
that we've gotten from Hubble
20, 30 years ago,
now are even more rich,
more detailed, more amazing.
And with James Webb,
too, you know,
we will discover
more and more exoplanets.
And some of those exoplanets
may contain similar
intelligent life like on Earth.
Part of what
the Webb Space Telescope
is designed to do is to look
for planets that exist
in what's called
the-the habitable
or the Goldilocks zone.
So, they're the right distance
from that kind of star
to possibly be able
to support life.
Looking in the future,
ten, 20 years,
I think, and a lot of people
that are a lot smarter
than me think,
that we're probably
gonna have found something
we can classify
as extraterrestrial life.
Considering the amazing images
that the James Webb
Space Telescope has produced,
UFO hunters are asking,
what would we find
if NASA applied
their incredible technology
to search for evidence
of extraterrestrials
already visiting Earth?
The question
may soon be answered
because, on June 9, 2022,
one month before the release
of the first
Webb telescope images,
NASA officials announced
their plans to commission
an independent study on UAPs.
When you think of it,
NASA is the perfect organization
to conduct research.
They run the Space Station.
They have satellites
that probe deep into space.
They have
interstellar missions out there
in the far reaches
of the cosmos.
If they're coming
into our atmosphere
from-from deep outer space,
NASA would be the first one, uh,
to be able to detect that.
On May 31, 2023,
NASA held its first
public hearing
to discuss the agency's mission
in studying UAPs.
And it's now
our collective responsibility
to investigate these occurrences
with the rigorous scientific
scrutiny that they deserve.
It provides
an opportunity for us
to expand our understanding
of the world around us.
As an organization
dedicated to exploring
the unknown,
this work is in our DNA.
Could the unprecedented
efforts of NASA
to join the hunt for UFOs
ultimately provide
the tipping point
in finding evidence
of extraterrestrial life?
And is it possible,
as ancient astronaut theorists
suggest, that NASA
already possesses
strong evidence
that intelligent beings
exist beyond Earth?
NASA's experience with UFOs
dates right through
from the very first
Gemini missions,
all the way through
the Apollo missions,
all the way through
to the Moon landings,
we have encountered UFOs.
Former Apollo, uh, astronaut
Edgar Mitchel,
who I-I knew personally,
spoke openly about his knowledge
of not even just having seen
UFOs but alien bodies
and technology in the possession
of the United States government.
You had other NASA astronauts,
Gordon Cooper,
famously talked about UFOs
that he saw as a pilot.
You had James McDivitt,
a NASA astronaut,
and-and quite a few others
having seen UFOs.
There's the astonishing photo
of a triangular craft
taken in 1986
from the space shuttle.
And it, too, is a-a
bright daylight photograph,
and you can clearly see
this triangular craft
there outside the window
of the space shuttle.
Now, the image
is labeled "space debris."
So, that's-that's
the official view
on what this is, but this
is an interesting image.
Uh, it shows something
obviously quite structured,
and it is
unmistakably triangular.
There have been
multiple accounts
of strange things picked up
on NASA videos and photos.
They've got huge databases.
And one of the things
when NASA announced
that they were going to do
this study is, they said
"We are going
to be looking at data."
And people
were asking themselves,
"Well, what data
are they talking about?"
Well, the data they already have
and have been collecting
for decades.
Now that NASA is officially
investigating UFOs,
might we soon have
definitive evidence
that there is
an alien presence on Earth?
While the world's
premier space agency
may be better equipped
than anyone to uncover
the truth about
unidentified aerial phenomena,
some researchers believe
our greatest weapon
in the hunt for UFOs
is the smartphone,
carried by ordinary citizens
all over the world,
who are now capturing
high-definition footage
of events that defy
all conventional explanations.
In primitive rock art
throughout the world,
there are depictions of
what look like flying craft
and strange beings.
According to
ancient astronaut theorists,
these images represent
the earliest documentation
of extraterrestrial encounters,
and they believe
the best UFO hunters
have always been
ordinary citizens
recording what they see
with their own eyes.
In the ancient
astronaut opinion,
those stories of UFOs today
are the same stories
that our ancestors in
the remote past also explored,
and their cell phone cameras
were the walls of caves,
and reliefs and carvings
in which they commemorated
those incredibly
significant events
that they were eyewitnesses to.
These things have been here
interacting with us forever.
On every continent,
in every culture,
throughout human history.
We call them by different names.
They appear in different guises.
We used to say
they were flying shields,
flying chariots.
Then they became flying
saucers, uh, ghost rockets.
whatever term you want to use,
it's all the same phenomena.
In 1870, photographer
Howard Kimball
took the very first UFO photo,
which captured
a cylindrical object
above Mount Washington
in New Hampshire.
Since that time,
thousands of photos of UFOs
have been taken
all over the world
many of which
are grainy or blurry.
But now, thanks to
incredible advancements
in camera technology,
anyone with a smartphone
can capture
high-definition photos
and videos of anomalous
events in the sky.
Technology has changed so much
over the past 30, 40 years
that now it's possible
for regular Joe citizens
to be part of
this investigation.
We all have computer power
greater than the computers
that sent humans
to the Moon 50 years ago.
Couple this with the fact
that people know
UFOs are now being taken
seriously by the government,
and what we have
is an army
that has been mobilized.
An army of UFO hunters
armed with
cutting-edge technology.
The hunt is on.
A key player in
the modern-day hunt for UFOs
is documentary
filmmaker Jeremy Corbell.
Corbell has been successful
with acquiring
U.S. military videos of UAPs
and gaining permission
to share them with the public.
He is also helping
to disseminate
compelling footage
shot by civilians
using the power of social media.
I've been trying
to modernize my approach
in that I use social media
as a way to instantaneously
get information out
and obfuscate all
the channels of suppression
for this type of information.
So from Instagram
to Twitter to TikTok,
you name it,
all of these are social weapons
for us to get information
into each other's hands.
The modern hunt for UFOs
is now becoming proactive
rather than just reactive.
Social media
has been of great importance
to the modern-day
hunt for-for UAP.
Not only does it allow us to
connect directly with witnesses
and with journalists
who write articles,
and get them a bit more
educated on the issue,
engaging with various
figures on social media
means that we're asked to adhere
to a standard of evidence
that we weren't before.
Images captured
by smartphone technology
and the dissemination of them
on the Internet
have led to literally
millions of people
all around the world becoming
involved in the hunt for UFOs.
While smartphones
have made it possible
for anyone to record
high-definition footage
of strange events in the sky,
serious UFO hunters
are employing
multiple technologies
to separate
the extraordinary
from the mundane.
You have to really sort through
a lot of things and make sure
that what you're seeing
is truly a UFO.
There could be some
anomalies due to lighting.
There could be birds.
There could be other experiments
or different types
of technologies
going on in that area.
Sometimes, you have to have
advanced technology
to figure that out.
I took a trip to Mount Adams
about four years ago
on a retreat,
and the first night,
I was able to see 13 UFOs
that were moving around,
changing course and direction,
getting brighter
and also getting dimmer.
And some of them actually
even descended down
onto the mountain and then
went back up with lights on.
Now we had our
satellite tracking on,
our apps, we had
our ISS tracker on
to make sure we weren't
seeing anything
that was already up there.
Clearly, they were something
that is unidentified
and we can't really
figure out exactly what it is,
but it definitely was
an amazing phenomenon.
In addition to devices
that can detect airplanes,
satellites, and other
known objects in the sky,
there is another
powerful technology
now available to
anyone with a computer
or smartphone called MADAR,
which stands for
Multiple Anomaly Detection
and Automatic Recording.
In terms of having tools,
there's something
in the United States
called MADAR,
and this is about
70 to 100 different nodes
around the country.
You can put this and
attach it to your computer
where there's
detection instrumentation
that will detect changes
in electromagnetic
qualities in your area,
and other factors,
to detect various
types of anomalies
that could be, uh, UAP.
Could this new technological era
of the hunt for UFO evidence
finally lead to the answers
that humankind has been seeking
for thousands of years?
Ancient astronaut
theorists say yes,
and suggest that perhaps
the most effective
of all UFO hunters
is a non-human intelligence.
In the 21st century,
UFO hunters are
armed with technology
that allows them to record
anomalies in the sky
with incredible clarity.
And today's technology
can also glean new information
from photographs
taken decades ago.
The northern highlands
of Costa Rica.
September 4, 1971.
Photographer Sergio Loaiza
is conducting an aerial survey
of Lake Cote for the
National Geographic Institute
using a special
map-making camera
that snaps photos
at 13-second intervals.
He's up in an airplane
about 10,000 feet.
He's taking photos of
a hydroelectric project,
and they're trying to calculate
the environmental
impact of this.
So, he's just taking
these ordinary photos,
gets back to the lab,
takes a look
at the contact sheets
and says, "What's that up
in the righthand corner there?"
It's this mysterious, circular,
shiny metallic craft.
Curiously, the object
does not appear
in either the previous
frame of film
or the one after.
Instantly, the National
Geographic Institute says,
"You can't talk about this,
and we're gonna
put a lid on this."
And they do for some time.
According to Loaiza,
he and his colleagues
were forbidden from
divulging any information
about the object
captured in the photograph,
which was estimated to
be 160 feet in diameter.
But in 1979,
the photograph was leaked
to the Argentine newspaper
La Nación
and analyzed by UFO researchers.
The photo
is studied later
by Jacques Vallée
and other UFO investigators,
and they realize this is
a tremendous photograph.
This photo has
been official declared
by Costa Rica as
an official UFO photo.
They don't know what it is
after years and years of study.
Many skeptics suggested
that the object
was likely some
kind of debris or smudge
that got on the film
during the development process.
But in 2021, Esteban Carranza,
a friend of the Loaiza family,
was able obtain
the original contact sheets
and have them scanned
using the latest
and most sophisticated
He gains access
to the original contact sheets
and sends them off
to a photographic lab,
and they do
a reproduction of the image
using the most
advanced technology
to bring it forward,
and they come up
with this 1.8 gigabyte
image of this craft.
The debris and smudges
that were visible in
the original photograph
are no longer present in
the new higher resolution image,
but the saucer-shaped
object remains
and is clearer than ever.
This higher definition scan
showed some new details.
These new details
help take a number
of prosaic explanations
off the table.
For example, it was said
that it could have been
a chip in the glass.
However, you can see
that that's not the case.
This photo, in and of itself,
in its original state,
was tremendous.
But now, with this incredible
leap in technology,
we're able to bring it to life
in an even greater way,
and it's just another example
of this great leap
that we're making now
in our understanding
of these UAPs.
Another way in which UFO hunters
are utilizing evidence
from the past is through
the advancements of
artificial intelligence, or AI.
In 2023,
New York-based Enigma Labs
launched a project to
crowdsource and quantify data
about UAPs with the help
of artificial intelligence,
and also compare it
with data going back
all the way to the 1940s.
Alejandro Rojas acts
as the company's head
of research and content.
I help with providing
background information
on UAPs and the history
of UAP research.
And then also to make sure
that when we are
sharing information
that it's very comprehensive.
So the articles,
for instance, we write
on historical cases are
going to have more information
than I think
you'll find anywhere else.
Enigma Labs hopes
that by creating
a database of both
old and new evidence,
patterns will emerge that could
finally provide
real answers to explain
the strange events
that have been witnessed
in our skies
for thousands of years.
We're gathering
a lot of data to hopefully
have a bigger database
than anyone's had
out there about
cases throughout the world.
And then applying AI
to go through those cases
to scrub them
to find those good cases.
With this unprecedented effort
across all disciplines
from academics,
government, and technology
is humanity on the cusp
of discovering compelling
evidence that there is,
in fact, an extraterrestrial
presence on Earth?
Ancient astronaut theorists
say yes.
Whoa, we got something!
We got something!
And point
to the discoveries being made
at the site
of the most intense UFO hunt
ever conducted,
Skinwalker Ranch.
- Do you see this?
- Yeah.
Here, on the 500-acre property
known as Skinwalker Ranch
Everybody keep your eyes
peeled to the skies.
a team of investigators
is conducting
the most sophisticated
and comprehensive UFO hunt
currently underway
anywhere on the planet.
Erik, we got something moving
right overhead of us right now.
- That's not a plane.
- I'm not seeing it.
It just sped up.
It just vanished.
Skinwalker Ranch is one
of the most anomalous areas
on this planet.
Here's what people have seen
in that ranch:
strange creatures suddenly
appearing out of nowhere
UFOs, instruments don't work.
When it comes to Skinwalker,
you've actually had
some scientific research
and a lot of scientists
having their own encounters.
Since 2016,
investigators have been using
camera equipment,
ground-penetrating radar,
radiation detectors,
and a host of other
highly sophisticated equipment
in an effort
to meticulously study
and document anomalous
activity at the site.
We've made incredible progress
in documenting
the reality of the phenomena.
We are just getting started
in scratching the surface
of what we are really
dealing with.
That's significant.
In 2019,
Dr. Travis Taylor was asked
to join the team
at Skinwalker Ranch,
just before he was brought on
to the government's
UAP Task Force.
I was really excited
when Brandon Fugal
and his principal investigator,
Erik Bard invited me
to come out to Skinwalker Ranch
and join the investigation team.
- Hey, look! UAP right there!
- Yep.
Since I've been out there
at Skinwalker Ranch, I've seen
so many different things
- Y'all see that?
- that before
I would've not really
believed they existed.
For UFO researchers,
the investigations
at Skinwalker Ranch
represent a promising new era
- What are you seeing?
- A signal.
one in which
a former investigator
for the federal government
and civilian researchers
can work together
in the search for answers.
What is that?
For me to be
doing the task force work
and the Skinwalker Ranch work,
I think we're in a new era
of understanding
the UAP-UFO phenomena.
It did come out of the mesa.
It came out of the mesa?
It came right out of the mesa.
Finally, there's
Congressional oversight
on UFO investigation programs.
And maybe one day we'll find,
if they are extraterrestrial
the public
will get to know that.
For the first time
in human history,
the search for evidence of
extraterrestrials visiting Earth
is the subject of
a collaborative worldwide effort
across the scientific
and intelligence communities.
20, 30 years ago
it would've been a dream
if I would've
opened the paper and I read
NASA is now studying UAPs,
and Harvard created
the Galileo Project,
and other universities
are following suit
by seriously investigating
the extraterrestrial question.
And so today here we are,
it is happening,
and so I am over the moon
that this is happening.
Look at that thing!
It's exciting as hell.
I never thought I would
live to see
this kind of a change.
Where it is acceptable
for mainstream media
to dig into it.
Where it's acceptable for
Congress to authorize a program,
to hold hearings
to dig into it
and demand information.
You know, in the end we have
a lot more information.
We have a lot of cases.
We really don't have
any solid answers.
I hope that in my lifetime
we'll have some.
Could humankind
finally be on the brink
of making
an incredible discovery?
Will irrefutable evidence
of extraterrestrial visitation
come from a new breed
of UFO hunters?
Like Harvard astronomers,
NASA scientists,
government researchers,
or even ordinary citizens?
Right there!
Perhaps now that
people from all walks of life
are investigating what's
happening in our skies,
we will uncover
an alien presence
that has been with us all along.
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