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Skinwalker Ranch and the ‘hitchhiker effect’

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Travis Taylor is well known as one of the principal scientific investigators on the History Channel program The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch. He describes the scope and intentions of the investigation, various UFOs and other phenomena he has personally witnessed, along with the validity of a spooky "hitchhiker effect." 

Tic Tac, Gimbal UFO videos: Why are UFOs always fuzzy?

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Dr. Travis Taylor told us about how the UAP Task Force analyzed the now-famous Tic Tac and Gimbal UFO videos recorded by the US Navy in 2004 and 2015, and offers an explanation for why many UFO videos appear to be fuzzy.

How the UAP Task Force evaluated UFO cases


Dr. Travis Taylor had access to classified information, and he knows how the UAP Task Force made decisions on how to rule out certain prosaic explanations for unknown objects encountered by the U.S. military.

Not just a TV scientist: Dr. Travis Taylor’s deep …


Dr. Travis Taylor's scientific credentials are impressive, which helps explain why he was chosen by the Pentagon to act as chief scientist for the UAP Task Force, formally created by Congress to fully investigate military encounters with advanced, unknown aircraft and objects.

MW: Interview with Dr. Travis Taylor


Thanks to his appearances on popular television programs, Dr. Travis Taylor is one of the world's best-known UFO hunters, including "Ancient Aliens" and "The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch." But Taylor is not a true believer. He was brought in as a consultant to both programs because of his rigorous, skeptical nature. It is possible, he says, to pursue the unknown, even the paranormal, and still adhere to the scientific method.

More UFO Hearings? Congress might consider hearing …


After 54 years, a congressional subcommittee held the first public hearing on the matter and two high-ranking Pentagon officials appeared before the committee, and in the view of many, their testimony was a bit underwhelming.

Video US Navy Aircraft Spots Unidentified Aerial …


Per CBS News, a House panel has held the first public congressional hearing on unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs) in more than half a century on Tuesday (5/17), with top Pentagon officials detailing the U.S. military's efforts to identify hundreds of objects reported by pilots and service members.

Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security Ronald Moultrie and Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence Scott Bray testified before a House subcommittee about how the Defense Department is organizing reports of unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) — the military's term for UFOs — after a congressionally mandated report released last year found most of the incidents analyzed remain unidentified.

Investigators were able to identify one of the 144 reports analyzed in their study of unidentified objects "as a large, deflating balloon." But the other 143 reports of UAP from 2004 to 2021 remain a mystery.

Bray showed lawmakers a video of one UAP observed by a Navy pilot in 2021, a "spherical object" that "quickly passes by the cockpit of the aircraft."

I-Team: UFO hearing fails to answer important questions …


A few weeks ago, for the first time in more than half a century, Congress held a public hearing on one of history’s great mysteries: UFOs. George Knapp of the 8 News Now I-Team has been following this for years.

Famed aviator John Lear, 79, departs on ‘his next …

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Nevada aviator John Lear’s death Tuesday night has sent ripples through the worlds of aviation and conspiracy theories. Lear was widely known for his claims about UFOs and Area 51, but also for a lifetime of daring exploits in everything that could fly. George Knapp has the report.


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