Audio: Why Are We So Fascinated With ET?

Why Are We So Fascinated With ET?
Why Are We So Fascinated With ET?
Why Are We So Fascinated With ET?

Reporter George Knapp and photographer Robert Knight talk about why extraterrestrials is such a draw for people.




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Two weeks ago, NASA reported salt water flows on Mars. It was big news. But it didn’t quite shake the world the way NASA thought it might.

These days, no one seems phased by the idea of life on other planets. Talk to most Millennials, and they’ll shrug and say, yeah, we can’t be alone.

And some 77 percent of Americans, according to a 2014 poll by National Geographic, believe extraterrestrials exist.

But why? ET hasn’t landed on the White House lawn. Few of us have seen a flying saucer. Our government denies it over and over.

Well, today we’re going to talk about that, starting with two people who have spent much of the last few decades looking into the UFO phenomenon.

George Knapp is an award-winning television reporter who broke open the Area 51 story more than two decades ago. And Las Vegas resident Robert Knight is a world-renowned rock ‘n’ roll photographer. He has used his talent as a cameraman to gain access to and delve deeper into the government secrets about UFOs.

Joe Schoenmann - Nevada Public Radio

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