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EPISODE # 358

Is the Government Hiding Aliens?

A commentary on the latest UAP/UFO story about the whistleblower and the government UFO retrieval program.

In this special episode of The Michael Shermer Show, Dr. Shermer addresses the latest claims by a whistleblower that the U.S. government and its allies has spacecraft that are “off-world,” meaning extraterrestrial in nature.

If true, it would be one of the greatest discoveries in human history, but is it, in fact, true?

Very very unlikely, for a number of reasons that Dr. Shermer considers as he puts this story into historical context after 30+ years of studying UFOs, a topic of regular coverage in Skeptic magazine.

If you are so confident that contact with aliens has been made and the government is about to disclose what it knows, how about putting your money where your confidence is? A $1000 wager by 12/31/2024?

Also, read Dr. Shermer’s article in Quillette: “Aliens…Again! This time, they always say, it could be different.

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This episode was released on June 8, 2023.

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