Welcome to the inaugural UFO Book Club, where Brian Hastie and Angelo Fiorentino of the Double Density Podcast
, Sam Fredrickson of the Not Alone Podcast
, and Rob discuss The Close Encounters Man: How One Man Made the World Believe in UFOs by Mark O'Connell
. Diving deep, the group looks at the life and career of J Allen Hynek from the perspective of three people who read the book, and one (Sam) who didn't, but learned a lot about Hynek through a series of episodes about the history of the U.S. government's studies of the UFO phenomenon. They look at Hynek's journey from staunch skeptic, dismissing the UFO phenomenon as only a fad, to believer a believer in the phenomenon.
By the end of this episode, you will get answers to such great questions, like was Hynek implicated in a cover-up of the Dexter-Hillsdale Sightings? How many professional wrestlers can Angelo cast to play J Allen Hynek in a biopic? ARE WE ALL JUST DISINFORMATION AGENTS?!
Prepare yourself for a healthy dose of dad jokes, turtlenecks, and astro-beatnik neck ware on the first edition of the UFO Book Club!