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Reasonable Doubt

America’s Enduring Obsession With UFOs

How the media keeps extraterrestrial infatuation top of mind

Illustration: Darren Oorloff

NNear the end of 2018, a startling claim made international headlines: “Pilots report seeing ‘very fast’ UFO above Ireland,” CNN reported. “If it wasn’t aliens, what was it?” The Washington Post asked.

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