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Skeptic of UFO craze criticizes prominent ‘believers’ as driven by media attention, not science

American writer and documentarian Brian Dunning said UFO “believers” are driven by media attention and sensationalism instead of science in an interview with Fox News Digital.

Dunning targeted a recent congressional hearing on UFOs, also called unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs), for platforming three witnesses “who have been speaking at UFO conferences for many years.” Former Navy pilot Ryan Graves, ex-Navy commander David Fravor and former U.S. intelligence officer David Grusch testified before a House of Representatives subcommittee focused on UFOs back in July. 

“They’re UFO believers first and veterans second,” Dunning said, adding that it’s “very easy to find UFO believers who are veterans.” Dunning hosts the nonprofit “Skeptoid” podcast that delves into the science behind urban legends. 

Americans for Safe Aerospace founder Ryan Graves did not respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital. 


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Jeffrey Clark is an associate editor for Fox News Digital. He has previously served as a speechwriter for a cabinet secretary and as a Fulbright teacher in South Korea. Jeffrey graduated from the University of Iowa in 2019 with a degree in English and History. 

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