Why are people captivated by tales of the unexpected? Do modern-day myths about "supernatural phenomena" contain any truth? National Geographic explores common tales of wonder, and sorts facts from fiction. After weighing the evidence on UFOs and Crop Circles, decide for yourself…Is It Real?
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Numerous people believe they have spotted glowing alien spacecraft hovering over Earth—some even claim to have been abducted by them. Scientists and astronomers dissect video footage and anecdotal evidence as we consider the case for the existence of flying saucers and UFOs. Launch into a wide-ranging exploration of these unearthly events as true believers present their extraordinary tales—and skeptical scientists offer some down-to-earth explanations.
In recent years, complex and seemingly inexplicable patterns have frequently appeared in the wheat fields and meadows of the English countryside. But are crop circles really cryptic messages from alien life forms, or just a rural post-pub practical joke? Head into the field as we consider the conflicting evidence in an attempt to answer the ultimate question: Is It Real?