Fwd: [UASR]> (UFO UpDate) The UFO Phenomenon - Seeing Is Believing
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Date: Sun, 06 Feb 2005 13:53:16 -0700
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Source: ABC News
The UFO Phenomenon - Seeing Is Believing
Two-Hour Primetime Special Airs Thursday, Feb. 24 at 8 p.m.
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 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, Ariz., 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
which 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.