Somewhere in the Skies

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Somewhere in the Skies is a weekly podcast dedicated to discussing UFOs, the paranormal, and just plain weird. Hosted by author and UFO journalist, Ryan Sprague, the show features current UFO events from around the world, audio docs, and special guests. Join Ryan as he asks new questions, and perhaps even finds some answers to the mysteries that lay somewhere in the skies. New episodes every Monday. Learn more at

Greg Eghigian: History of a Cultural Phenomenon

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On episode 03 of SOMEWHERE IN THE SKIES, Ryan brings up a recent New York Times article that actually takes the UFO topic seriously. It features the recent release of The U.F.O Sightings Desk Reference, a compendium book created and published by Cheryl and Linda Costa. Ever wondered what type and how many UFOs are reported in your state, city, and town? This book will definitely satisfy your curiosity. 

Check out the New York Times article HERE.

​Ryan then speaks with Greg Eghigian, Associate Professor of Modern History at Penn State University. They dive deep into a paper Greg has had published, titled, Making UFOs Make Sense: Ufology, science, and the history of their mutual mistrust. The conversation moves to examining the historical and cultural impact the entire UFO phenomenon has had and the influence that sub-culture brings to the topic. They end the conversation detailing some exciting work Greg will be doing in Washington D.C. as the Charles A. Lindbergh Chair in Aerospace History. While there, he’ll be researching the history of UFOs and exchanging ideas with colleagues who work in aerospace history. It’s a refreshing and hopeful interview for the past, present, and future of UFO research.

Greg’s will be giving several talks in London, UK, in early May. For more information, CLICK HERE

Guest Bio: Greg Eghigian, is Associate Professor of Modern History at Penn State University, where he conducts research and teaches about the history of the human sciences and medicine. He is presently writing a history of UFOs and alien contact as a global cultural phenomenon in the 20th and 21st centuries. He also runs the noted blog, The UFO Past, which explores the global history of the UFO and alien contact phenomenon. You can contact him via his office email:

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