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Did the Cold War Fuel Our UFO Paranoia?

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Did the Cold War Fuel Our UFO Paranoia?

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Could the uptick in UFO sightings after WWII be connected to our military's anxiety about the Cold War? Several experts think it may have fueled widespread paranoia.

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In 1980, Britain's most significant UFO sightings occurred in the woods between two U.S. NATO Air Force bases. Documented accounts of the events, including one lieutenant colonel's remarkable audio recording, argue that some kind of phenomena appeared, but what? Join us as we study declassified military reports, interview UFO experts, and bring some of the witnesses back to the site more than 30 years later. We determine if their accounts were influenced by the stress of an intensifying Cold War or if there's another, otherworldly explanation.

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