This week on The Gralien Report Podcast, we begin with a look at the news, and scientific discoveries pertaining to the ancient world that include an ancient shark with “spaceship shaped” teeth found, as well as what was once believed to be an “ancient Scottish stone circle that was actually built in 1990s. Also, in the area of Artificial Intelligence, a genomic study recently got help from A.I. deep learning algorithms, and managed to identify an unknown human ancestor. With all the developments in A.I. right now, wouldn’t we do well to be having discussions about future A.I. policy?

Then later in the program, we are joined by Alejandro Rojas of Open Minds who shares details with us about a new FOIA release pertaining to the mysterious Pentagon UFO program, the Advanced Aerospace Threat and Identification Program. We go over what the latest release reveals about the program, which the DIA calls a “contract,” before comparing and contrasting AATIP with the U.S. Air Force Project Blue Book, it’s famous UFO study that ran from 1952 until 1968. Project Blue Book is the subject of a new drama series on History which presents a more fanciful series based loosely on the USAF project and its official scientific advisor, J. Allen Hynek. Then later in the program, we revisit a conversation with Hynek’s biographer, Marc O’Connell, about the scientist’s decades-long study of the UFO enigma, and some of the famous incidents that he investigated during his time working as an advisor to Project Blue Book.

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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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