Skip to comments.The UFO Phenomenon - Seeing Is Believing (Peter Jennings tonight - Live Thread)
Posted on 02/24/2005 3:55:40 PM PST by traumer
Almost 50 percent of Americans, according to recent polls, and millions of people elsewhere in the world believe that UFOs are real. For many it is a deeply held belief.
For decades there have been sightings of UFOs by millions and millions of people. It is a mystery that only science can solve, and yet the phenomenon remains largely unexamined. Most of the reporting on this subject by the mainstream media holds those who claim to have seen UFOs up to ridicule.
On Feb. 24, "Peter Jennings Reporting: UFOs Seeing Is Believing" takes a fresh look at the UFO phenomenon. "As a journalist," says Jennings, "I began this project with a healthy dose of skepticism and as open a mind as possible. After almost 150 interviews with scientists, investigators and with many of those who claim to have witnessed unidentified flying objects, there are important questions that have not been completely answered and a great deal not fully explained."
"Peter Jennings Reporting: UFOs Seeing Is Believing" airs Thursday, Feb. 24 from 8-10 p.m. ET on ABC. The program will be broadcast in High Definition.
This two-hour primetime special reports on the entire scope of the UFO experience from the first famous sighting by Kenneth Arnold in 1947 to the present day. The program draws on interviews with police officers, pilots, military personnel, scientists and ordinary citizens who give extraordinary accounts of encounters with the unexplained. Also included are the voices of professional skeptics about UFOs, including scientists who are leading the search for life forms beyond Earth elsewhere in the universe.
The program explores the facts behind the enduring mystery of the incident at Roswell, N.M., and looks into the strange stories of alien abductions. Among the UFO cases presented:
Minot Air Force Base, N.D., October 1968 Sixteen airmen on the ground and the crew of an airborne B-52 witness a massive unidentified object hovering near the base.
Phoenix, March 1997 Hundreds witness a huge triangular craft moving slowly over the city.
St. Clair County, Ill., January 2000 Police officers in five adjoining towns all independently report witnessing a giant craft with multiple bright lights moving silently across the sky at a very low altitude.
Today if you report a UFO to the U.S. government you will be informed that the Air Force conducted a 22-year investigation that ended in 1969 and concluded that UFOs are not a threat to national security and are of no scientific interest. But as one of the world's leading theoretical physicists says in the program, "You simply cannot dismiss the possibility that some of these UFO sightings are actually sightings from some object created by a civilization perhaps millions of years ahead of us in technology."
"Peter Jennings Reporting: UFOs Seeing Is Believing" is produced by PJ Productions and Springs Media for ABC News. Mark Obenhaus and Tom Yellin are the executive producers.
The truth is out there !
But then again, I'm more optimistic about seeing a UFO then I am ever getting a social security check.
Conservatives are from Mars. Liberals are from Venus.
Yeah, but can you trust Peter Jennings to tell it?
""Almost 50 percent of Americans, according to recent polls, and millions of people elsewhere in the world believe that UFOs are real.""
And all of them voted for Kerry.
I saw a UFO just last night. It was a steady bright light in the west, slowly moving in my direction....Then it got close enough so that I could tell it was the main landing light of a C-5 on approach to Travis AFB.....It was "unidentified" until I could tell what it was.
"PJ Productions" AKA "Peter Jennings Productions."
Is it sweeps times or what?
Hugh Hewitt is taking Jennings to task on his radio show right now.
LOL! you got that right. UFOs on the news. Geez, next they will be presenting proof that ghosts exist.
You humans really crack me up!
Tonight on ABC: Peter Jennings jumps the shark.
?? How's that now? Though I agree that voting for Kerry was a pretty good indicator of an easily duped mind, I'm not so sure about the UFO thing, but rather, quite the opposite. Not that I think that pods from space are copying my face or little green men are eating children, but I think its pretty clear that in a universe the size of this one, its the sign of an easily duped mind to think that we are alone, or are the only intelligent, or the most advanced intelligence in the universe. So maybe all the UFO folks voted for Bush.
What's the gist of what Hugh is saying? (for the cube-bound)
My reminder on my Digi cable is set. Gonna buy some George Dickel, prop up my feet, and kick back and enjoy the show.
Probably will be the only time I'll watch ABC this year.
Do I believe in UFOs? Absolutely.
I am firmly of the opinion that people around the world, on many an occassion, have looked up in the sky and not known what they were looking at.
Arthur Clark once wrote of an experience - sitting at the Opera House in Sidney, he was looking out over the harbor and saw these strange, flickering lights.
Turned out to be sunlight, reflecting off the ocean, and then off the bottoms of gulls' wings.
I am absolutely certain that people have seen things that they could not understand. That looked like nothing they'd ever experienced or conceived of.
But I have significant doubts about whether any of those were alien spaceships.
Making fun of Jennings.
Shhh. The humans do not know we are monitoring their computer systems.
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