Skeptical Sunday: Exploring the Unexplained


Tuesday, December 19, 2006 - 16:00

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What is that strange light zipping across the sky at a speed that, well, no aircraft could match?  Today, despite major achievements in our scientific understanding of the cosmos, there are still plenty of mysteries that perplex the public.  Did aliens really make a navigation error over Roswell, New Mexico and plow into the desert?  Are other extraterrestrials routinely abducting folks for unsavory experiments?  Some people believe that aliens are not only cruising the skies, but nefarious federal operatives have the dead ones stacked up at top-secret Area 51.

Join us as we explore these and other strange stories with Time Magazine writer and researcher Matthew Fenton, along with our expert on all things suspect, Phil Plait.  It’s a Skeptical Sunday, but don’t take our word for it.

Guests:

  • Matthew Fenton – researcher and writer for the new book, “Exploring the Unexplained”
  • Phil Plait – astronomer and author of the book and web site, BadAstronomy