UFOs: Seeing is Believing
What is the Evidence for the Existence of UFOs and Alien Life?



 
Peter Jennings Reporting: UFOs Seeing is Believing
What is the Evidence for the Existence of UFOs and Alien Life?

 

This authoritative film, produced by PJ Productions and Springs Media, asks the question: What is the evidence for the existence of UFOs and alien life?

It is a program that seriously examines what can be said about the unexplained phenomena around the world that so many people believe is proof of UFOs and alien encounters.



This authoritative film, produced by PJ Productions and Springs Media, asks the question: What is the evidence for the existence of UFOs and alien life?

It is a program that seriously examines what can be said about the unexplained phenomena around the world that so many people believe is proof of UFOs and alien encounters.

Cases that raise the most vexing questions are carefully examined, drawing on almost 150 interviews with top scientists, investigators, those who claim to have witnessed UFOs, and those who claim to have encountered alien life forms.

The program literally reaches for the stars to explore what serious scientists now believe about the existence of life in our universe. It is a program that investigates, speculates and ultimately celebrates the possibility that we are not alone.


On February 24th, 2005, ABC's Peter Jennings broadcasted a 2 hour Prime time special on UFOs titled "UFOs: Seeing is Believing."

This segment features the American history of UFOs, starting with the 1947 UFO sighting by Kenneth Arnold, a businessman and pilot, when the term "flying saucer" was first coined.


It also addresses the 1950s CIA Robertson Panel reportedly created to remove the aura of mystery of UFOs so that people would no longer take them seriously and no longer bother to report them because they were clogging the Pentagon's phone lines starting in 1952.

Jennings reports on the Robertson Panel: "So flying saucers, whatever they were, wherever they came from, were to be made the subject of ridicule."

On the Air Force's Project Blue Book, Jennings shows that it was a public relations effort to get UFOs out of the newspapers by saying that UFOs were nothing more than weather balloons, rare atmospheric conditions, a star on the horizon, or whatever it took. Ohio state astronomer Dr. Allen Hynek was hired by the Air Force to work for Project Blue Book and discredit UFO sightings.

In 1969, the Air Force closed down Project Blue Book, stating a lack of scientific interest.

There was one loud dissenting voice: Blue Book's chief scientist Dr. Allen Hynek who was once skeptical, but after more than 20 years and 12,000 UFO investigations, became a believer.

Dr. Hynek spent the rest of his life investigating and calling for serious scientific inquiry into the UFO phenomenon but most of his fellow scientists rejected his opinions.