Sunday, August 03, 2008

In Laramie, we had the good fortune to schedule a brief interview with Dr. Leo Sprinkle, a proponent of the Extraterrestrial Hypothesis for UFO activity. I share Sprinkle's conviction that something genuinely strange is occurring; I take issue with his certainty that the phenomenon is generated by ETs. Refreshingly, we were able to "jam" a bit in front of the camera without our discussion degenerating into an ideological quarrel. (Indeed, I think we both realized we shared more common ground than not.)

Sprinkle's one of the most humble and unassuming figures in "ufology" (a term I've grown to quietly loathe). There's a reason he's not a top-billed speaker on the paranormal convention circuit -- a fact that casts the ufological state-of-the-art in a deservedly unflattering light.

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