A Special Skeptical Sunday: Road Trip to Roswell Part II

Wednesday, April 11, 2007 - 17:00

In 1947, aliens intent on visiting our planet are said to have crashed into the New Mexico desert near Roswell. According to several witnesses, the U.S. military not only recovered the saucer debris (together with some dead, extraterrestrial passengers), but secreted away the evidence. There are also claims that the crumpled alien technology was reverse-engineered, providing us with hi-tech products we otherwise wouldn’t have.

Could it be true? Most scientists have a one-word reaction to Roswell: “Phooey!” They point to a perfectly reasonable and historically supported non-extraterrestrial explanation for the debris recovered in New Mexico.

In this special Skeptical Sunday report, Seth and Molly travel to Roswell to check out the fabled city which, even after sixty years, is still best known for this putative interstellar fender-bender.


  • Julie Schuster - Director of the International UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell, New Mexico
  • Kal Korff - Lecturer, journalist, author and editor of criticalthinkers.org
  • Michael Shermer - Founder of Skeptic Magazine, Executive Director of the Skeptic's Society, and the author of Why People Believe Weird Things