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The Micah Hanks Program is a weekly podcast that covers science, space exploration, UFOs and SETI, archaeology, A.I. and the mysteries of our universe. The show features commentary and interviews with guests that include authors, researchers, and science educators from a variety of different fields, and takes a critically minded approach to the study of our universe. For more information about Micah Hanks, you can visit his website here. 


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Apr 2, 2024

 In 1950, a bizarre story involving the alleged crash of a flying saucer near Aztec, New Mexico, and its subsequent recovery by the U.S. military, sparked one of the most notorious claims in 20th-century UFO studies. Although revealed to be a hoax, why might U.S. intelligence agencies have taken interest in the story, and its bizarre claims about alien bodies recovered from the wreckage?

This week on The Micah Hanks Program, after an analysis of the current state of the UFO debate, we reveal why it’s really only another case of history repeating itself. However something that is often left out of the debate over U.S. government disclosure of information about aerial mysteries involves human deception, and why it is so interwoven with the UFO mystery.

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