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Skeptoid Episode Guide - Aliens & UFOs


The Stephenville Lights (Skeptoid #940) - This modern UFO case has been declared to be one of the most compelling ever.
June 11, 2024
The Trinity UFO Crash of 1945 (Skeptoid #929) - The not-so-famous UFO case that caused the US Congress to spend millions of taxpayer dollars.
March 26, 2024
The Chicago O'Hare Airport UFO (Skeptoid #926) - In 2006, a flying saucer spent minutes literally hovering right above Chicago's O'Hare International Airport... so the story goes.
March 5, 2024
Foo Fighters (Skeptoid #924) - What were these early UFOs that chased and harried World War II fighter pilots?
February 20, 2024
Testing Alcubierre's Warp Drive (Skeptoid #922) - Proponents of alien visitation often claim the Alcubierre drive makes faster than light travel possible. Here's why it can't exist.
February 6, 2024
Mussolini's Aliens (Skeptoid #900) - How an old Italian UFO hoax became proof of alien visitation to the US Congress
September 5, 2023
The UFO That Wasn't Swamp Gas (Skeptoid #892) - A look into the origin story of swamp gas as the explanation for UFOs.
July 11, 2023
Alien Octopi (Skeptoid #879) - A popular Internet claim asserts that the DNA of the octopus is literally alien in origin.
April 11, 2023
What THEY Don't Want You to Know About UFOs (Skeptoid #866) - Some great ways to think about all the current UFO craze.
January 10, 2023
The Non-Mystery of Nan Madol (Skeptoid #865) - Was this megalithic site in Micronesia built by the people who lived there at the time, or by aliens?
January 3, 2023
Brazil's Roswell: The Varginha UFO (Skeptoid #853) - This story of alien visitation in Brazil from 1996 claims to be the most convincing proof we have.
October 11, 2022
The Day the UFO Deactivated the Nukes (Skeptoid #842) - It's said that in 1967, a UFO once deactivated an entire flight of US nuclear missiles in their silos.
July 26, 2022
The Chilean Navy UFO (Skeptoid #838) - Amateur Internet researchers figured out in 5 days what the Chilean government UFO group couldn't in two years.
June 28, 2022
The Secrets of the Integratron (Skeptoid #833) - This white dome in the California desert may house the secrets of the universe, or nothing more than delusions.
May 24, 2022
Maury Island: The Government's Alien Artifacts (Skeptoid #820) - The origin story of some of the government's alleged alien wreckage is a little bit shaky.
February 22, 2022
To the Stars (Skeptoid #800) - A strange radio broadcast from a very unique group of VIPs being whisked away on a UFO.
October 5, 2021
The UFO Rogues Gallery Takes Over America, Part 2 (Skeptoid #788) - An unlikely group of paranormalists has persuaded the American public that the government takes UFOs seriously.
July 13, 2021
The UFO Rogues Gallery Takes Over America, Part 1 (Skeptoid #787) - An unlikely group of paranormalists has persuaded the American public that the government takes UFOs seriously.
July 6, 2021
The 2019 USS Kidd Incident (Skeptoid #777) - Popular reports claim that a group of US Navy destroyers were buzzed by advanced drones in 2019.
April 27, 2021
Denizens of Lake Baikal (Skeptoid #771) - A host of strange monsters are said to lurk beneath the surface of the world's deepest lake.
March 16, 2021
The 1994 Ruwa Zimbabwe Alien Encounter (Skeptoid #760) - This popular tale claims 62 African schoolchildren were contacted by an extraterrestrial.
December 29, 2020
The Japan Air Lines Alaska UFO (Skeptoid #753) - This famous UFO case is said to be proven by military radar data.
November 10, 2020
The Berkshire County UFO (Skeptoid #737) - Why a UFO case you've probably never heard of got attention from a major TV network.
July 21, 2020
Debunking Ancient Aliens, Part 3 (Skeptoid #721) - A look at some of the ancient artworks and artifacts that the show Ancient Aliens gets totally wrong.
March 31, 2020
Debunking Ancient Aliens, Part 2 (Skeptoid #720) - A look at some of the ancient sites and cities that the show Ancient Aliens gets totally wrong.
March 24, 2020
Debunking Ancient Aliens, Part 1 (Skeptoid #719) - A look at some of the ancient sites and cities that the show Ancient Aliens gets totally wrong.
March 17, 2020
The Knowles Family UFO Incident (Skeptoid #715) - This family's car is said to have been lifted off the road by a UFO and dropped.
February 18, 2020
Alien Visitation and Kecksburg (Skeptoid #681) - We can often get a good sense of a UFO story's accuracy even without researching all the details.
June 25, 2019
Valiant Thor: Your Friendly Pentagon Alien (Skeptoid #675) - Some believe this benevolent alien from Venus lived and advised at the Pentagon for three years.
May 14, 2019
The Cash-Landrum UFO Incident (Skeptoid #652) - The UFO story seems to defy debunking because of the physical injuries suffered by witnesses.
December 4, 2018
Pop Quiz: Aliens and UFOs (Skeptoid #648) - How well do you know your Skeptoid? Today's pop quiz focuses on aliens and UFOs.
November 6, 2018
The Swedish Ghost Rockets (Skeptoid #628) - This rash of UFO sightings over Sweden in 1946 has long been considered to be Soviet missile tests.
June 19, 2018
The Pentagon's UFO Hunt (Skeptoid #621) - The Pentagon gave $22 million to a very unlikely group of UFO proponents.
May 1, 2018
The Hudson Valley UFO Mystery (Skeptoid #598) - Hundreds of people watched this UFO over the Hudson River Valley many times between 1983 and 1984.
November 21, 2017
Lonnie Zamora and the Socorro UFO (Skeptoid #582) - This famous 1964 UFO sighting by a New Mexico police officer has several interesting explanations.
August 1, 2017
Lights in the Sky (Skeptoid #576) - How likely is the most common type of UFO report to be an alien spacecraft?
June 20, 2017
The Shag Harbour UFO (Skeptoid #565) - Comparing the actual evidence to the Canadian claim of best evidence for alien visitation.
April 4, 2017
The Belgian UFO Wave (Skeptoid #538) - For two years, some say the Belgian skies were filled with triangular alien UFOs.
September 27, 2016
The Secret History of Majestic 12 (Skeptoid #528) - These purported UFO documents changed the course of the culture of UFO belief.
July 19, 2016
Alien Implants (Skeptoid #519) - Some of those who believe they've been abducted by aliens also think they were left with a souvenir.
May 17, 2016
Why Musical Aliens Probably Use the Same Scale We Do (Skeptoid #513) - Reliance on universal mathematical principles may mean alien music is similar to our own.
April 5, 2016
The Flying Saucer Menace (Skeptoid #486) - The true, interwoven history of flying saucers in American folklore.
September 29, 2015
The Lake Michigan Triangle (Skeptoid #464) - There is a region in the Great Lakes where, some say, ships and planes mysteriously disappear. Not so much.
April 28, 2015
The St. Clair Triangle UFO (Skeptoid #435) - In 2000, Illinois police chased what has come to be known as the St. Clair Triangle UFO. We found out what it was.
October 7, 2014
The Braxton County Monster (Skeptoid #434) - A group of 7 West Virginians looked for a crashed UFO in the hills and ended up getting the fright of their lives.
September 30, 2014
Out of Place Artifacts (Skeptoid #403) - Some objects found around the world seem to defy rational explanation.
February 25, 2014
Solving the Lead Masks of Vintem Hill (Skeptoid #398) - Two dead bodies were found in Brazil in 1966 with mysterious masks made of lead.
January 21, 2014
The Disappearance of Frederick Valentich (Skeptoid #385) - A young pilot who disappeared in 1978 might have been having a little fun, Spielberg style.
October 22, 2013
The Vanishing Village of Angikuni Lake (Skeptoid #371) - The legend of the disappearing Inuit village of Angikuni Lake turns out to be simple pulp fiction.
July 16, 2013
Who Is the Grinning Man? (Skeptoid #367) - A mysterious "grinning man" is said to appear and terrorize UFO witnesses.
June 18, 2013
The Black Knight Satellite (Skeptoid #365) - An object claimed to be 13,000-year-old alien satellite orbiting the Earth is just a piece of an old space shuttle.
June 4, 2013
Listener Feedback: Aliens and UFOs (Skeptoid #358) - Skeptoid digs into the feedback mailbag and answers questions about aliens and UFOs.
April 16, 2013
Men in Black (Skeptoid #351) - A look at the mysterious government agents said to intimidate those who witness flying saucers.
February 26, 2013
Was the Wow! Signal Alien? (Skeptoid #342) - A signal received by a radio telescope in 1977 may be the best evidence yet for extraterrestrial intelligence.
December 25, 2012
The Betz Mystery Sphere (Skeptoid #334) - This mysterious silver ball seemed to have all kinds of strange properties. We finally found out what it was.
October 30, 2012
The Kelly-Hopkinsville Encounter (Skeptoid #331) - A rural family spent half a night battling what they thought were space aliens.
October 9, 2012
Skinwalkers (Skeptoid #321) - Navajo Skinwalkers were said to be able to shapeshift into animals, but don't worry, it's just a tall tale.
July 31, 2012
The Tehran 1976 UFO (Skeptoid #315) - Declassified military documents show that Iranian fighter planes engaged a UFO in 1976. Here's what's actually known.
June 19, 2012
Area 51 Facts and Fiction (Skeptoid #313) - Now that Area 51 has been declassified, we finally have proof that what they did had nothing to do with aliens.
June 5, 2012
Star Jelly (Skeptoid #299) - Jellylike blobs have been reported to fall from the sky during meteor showers. Aliens? No, science.
February 28, 2012
Are We Alone? (Skeptoid #272) - We are not alone in the galaxy. Here's why that doesn't mean we've been visited by anyone.
August 23, 2011
The Hessdalen Lights (Skeptoid #270) - Some seek a natural or alien explanation for these aerial lights in Norway. Turns out the true cause is much simpler.
August 9, 2011
The Alien Buried in Texas (Skeptoid #241) - Some believe a space alien is buried in a rural cemetery in Aurora, Texas.
January 18, 2011
The Mystery of STENDEC (Skeptoid #231) - We still don't know the significance of this mysterious final transmission of an airliner just before its crash.
November 9, 2010
The Brown Mountain Lights (Skeptoid #226) - A ghost light in North Carolina has people scratching their heads, but researchers solved it a century ago.
October 5, 2010
Alien Downpour: The Red Rain of India (Skeptoid #224) - News agencies have long promoted a 2001 red rainfall as alien, but a better explanation was already there.
September 21, 2010
The Astronauts and the Aliens (Skeptoid #218) - A close look at some of the stories of UFOs said to have been reported by NASA astronauts.
August 10, 2010
The Westall '66 UFO (Skeptoid #208) - 200 students watched a strange craft fly near their school in Australia in 1966 -- or so the story goes.
June 1, 2010
The Non-Mystery of Puma Punku (Skeptoid #202) - Though some claim the stone structures at Puma Punku were alien, archaeologists find no real mysteries there.
April 20, 2010
The Baigong Pipes (Skeptoid #181) - Modern metal pipes found buried in ancient China are neither pipes nor evidence of ancient alien visitation.
November 24, 2009
The Battle of Los Angeles (Skeptoid #171) - At the beginning of WWII, the American defense forces in Los Angeles fought a battle against a UFO.
September 15, 2009
Screwed! (Skeptoid #150) - A secret recording of an actual meeting of the Illuminati.
April 21, 2009
The Case of the Strange Skulls (Skeptoid #144) - A collection of bizarre human skulls from around the world.
March 10, 2009
The Rendlesham Forest UFO (Skeptoid #135) - Hard to believe, but it wasn't space aliens that caused blinking lights in Rendlesham Forest in 1980.
January 6, 2009
Betty and Barney Hill: The Original UFO Abduction (Skeptoid #124) - A critical look at the original UFO abduction story, that so many people take for granted.
October 21, 2008
Mystery at Dyatlov Pass (Skeptoid #108) - A look at one of Russia's most bizarre mysteries of mass death.
July 8, 2008
The Crystal Skull: Mystical, or Modern? (Skeptoid #98) - Despite their reputation for mystical powers, crystal skulls are neither ancient nor mysterious.
April 29, 2008
The Face on Mars Revealed (Skeptoid #97) - New high resolution imagery has proven that this hill on Mars doesn't look quite so much like a carved face after all.
April 22, 2008
Fire in the Sky: A Real UFO Abduction? (Skeptoid #94) - The evidence shows that Travis Walton's famous story of having been abducted by aliens probably never happened.
April 1, 2008
Aliens in Roswell (Skeptoid #79) - Pop culture says it was an alien spaceship -- but history tells us what was really found in the New Mexico desert.
December 18, 2007
Crop Circle Jerks (Skeptoid #62) - Crop circles are commonly known to be man made, yet some still insist they must be of alien origin.
August 21, 2007
Who Are the Raelians, and Why Are They Naked? (Skeptoid #59) - The Raelians are naked and they worship space aliens.
August 4, 2007
Support Your Local Reptoid (Skeptoid #46) - The conspiracy theory that reptilian beings control our governments has a fascinating history.
May 21, 2007
The Alien Invasion of Phoenix, Arizona (Skeptoid #41) - Despite what many UFOlogists want, the famous Phoenix Lights were not alien spacecraft.
April 26, 2007
Living Stones of Death Valley (Skeptoid #21) - An examination of the mysterious stones that move by themselves across the desert floor.
January 15, 2007
Nocturnal Assaults: Aliens in the Dark (Skeptoid #8) - Alien abductions and Old Hags: things that go bump in the night.
November 21, 2006
Rods: Flying Absurdities (Skeptoid #4) - There is neither evidence nor plausible hypotheticals suggesting that invisible flying "rods" might exist.
October 24, 2006






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