The great Orson Welles hosts this gripping 1975 NASA documentary on UFOs

The 1970s were an amazing time for UFO sightings, specialty magazines, ancient alien novels, abduction movies and TV shows like Leonard Nimoy's In Search Of and NBC's Project U.F.O. series, all dedicated to serious flying saucer investigation.  In the spirit of those paranoid times, here's Who's Out There, a cool vintage 1975 NASA documentary on the alarming subject of UFOs and alien visitors, hosted by the robust figure of Orson Welles. 

The expansive bearded actor spins yarns about H.G. Wells and the famous 1938 radio broadcast of War of the Worlds, then goes on to explore the notion of extraterrestrial life being stirred to action from the result of planetary probes and interstellar discoveries.  It's a sometimes-quaint journey from science fiction to science fact, especially when compared to the recent dazzling shots of Pluto and its moons, calling on distinguished scientists including a youthful Carl Sagan, expounding on their opinions of intelligent civilizations existing somewhere in the vast universe.

Have a look and listen to Welles' absorbing words and tell us if you're a true believer or not.


(Via Geek Tyrant)

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