UFO Special Seeing is Believing Hosted by Peter Jennings

Posted on February 24, 2005

Peter Jennings hosted a very interesting UFO special on ABC News called, Peter Jennings Reporting: UFOs -- Seeing Is Believing. Jennings covered recent UFO sightings, Roswell, alien abductions, the possiblity of extraterrestials and the difficulties of space travel. It was great to see a succinct example of advanced space travel by a renowned physicist from City College who simply folded a piece of paper in half to show that the quickest distance between two points is not a straight line -- but a worm hole. On alien abductions, Jennings, to his credit, picked abductees who were very credible. As for Roswell, Jennings is clearly not a believer and he left out some information.

The most interesting part of the show was a feature on the National UFO Reporting Center, which record UFO sightings. Jennings said that the military, National Weather Service and NASA routinely direct UFO-related calls to the Center. The nonprofit National UFO Reporting Center is run by Peter B. Davenport. The center only makes money from the newsletter, video sales and discussion fees. Video sale revenues help the center so if you would like to help you you can by the video here: http://www.nuforc.org/Video.html

Jennings said that 80 million people believe in UFOs and over 40 million people believe they have seen one. About the project itself Jennings said, "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."

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