Ben has aimed mountaintop observatories at alien volcanoes, drilled through arctic glaciers, scoured radioactive craters, chased dust devils with Mars researchers, helped decommission NASA nuclear rocket facilities, probed aquifers thousands of feet beneath deserted basin & range wilderness, and trained in space centrifuges - all in a bid to become the ideal field scientist, ready to investigate physical phenomena anywhere in the world... (and hopefully beyond.) His ultimate goal is to one day leave boot tracks on another world.

  “UFOs” and Natural Phenomena Mexican culture, like what we encountered in Brazil during last week’s episode, seems to me to harbor a significantly different view on the possibility of life beyond Earth and sojourns of such life to our world than is commonly held in the United States.  In fact, UFOs are frequently associated…

    Extraterrestrial Life in Brazilian Culture To me, one of the most fascinating aspects of working on this project was the opportunity to see not only how American culture has adopted and expressed the concept of “ET,” but also seeing how international cultures have done so.  In this light, Brazil was amongst the most intriguing places…

The Drake Equation versus the Fermi Paradox When considering the possibility of life elsewhere in the galaxy and the proposition that such life has delivered some kind of surveillance spacecraft to our own world, (as many we interviewed proposed or endorsed in this episode), it is important to review the current “state of the union”…

Considering the amount of ground covered in each 1-hour Chasing UFOs episode, it isn’t always possible to present the science of each investigation in a comprehensive way.  So, for those who wish to learn more about the science behind Chasing UFOs, read on!   “Cum Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc,” or the Correlation Fallacy “With this,…

Considering the amount of ground covered in each 1-hour Chasing UFOs episode, it isn’t always possible to present the science of each investigation in a comprehensive way.  So, for those who wish to learn more about the science behind Chasing UFOs, read on!   Roswell, Legends, and the Argument from Ignorance Attempting to separate the…

Considering the amount of ground covered in each one-hour Chasing UFOs episode, it isn’t always possible to present the science of each investigation in a comprehensive way.  So, for those who wish to learn more about the science behind Chasing UFOs, read on!   Considering Cattle “Mutilations” and Classification Errors Admittedly, my background isn’t in…

Considering the amount of ground covered in each 1-hour Chasing UFOs episode, it isn’t always possible to present the science of each investigation in a comprehensive way.  So, for those who wish to learn more about the science behind Chasing UFOs, read on! Reverse-Engineered Triangles As lore imparts it, there’s more to the triangular craft…

Considering the amount of ground covered in each one-hour Chasing UFOs episode, it isn’t always possible to present the science of each investigation in a comprehensive way.  So, for those who wish to learn more about the science behind Chasing UFOs, read on!