This week on The Gralien Report, Micah and Chris begin with a healthy debate about skepticism, and the latest allegation that Micah himself has become “the believer’s skeptic.” We look at a few ways that skeptical attitudes about the famous disappearance of Frederick Valentich, who disappeared on this day 38 years ago, are actually often speculative themselves, and then discuss the documentary Mirage Men, and its implications regarding misinformation, the intelligence community, and the UFO subject, along with many of its key players.

Then in hour two, being the 38th anniversary of Frederick Valentich’s disappearance, we take time to examine the case with a special surprise guest, Andrew Arnold, who has investigated the case for a number of years, along with other notable Australian UFO investigations. New evidence suggests a “timeline” for the disappearance, along with answers to questions like why Valentich had made plans to fly to King Island, but never alert the airport there of incoming aircraft, and the famous “crayfish” delivery. Are there still new leads that could be garnered about this case so many years after the fact?

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Author: Micah Hanks

Micah Hanks is a writer, researcher, and podcaster. His interests include areas of history, science, archaeology, philosophy, and the study of anomalous phenomena in nature. He can be reached at

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