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Listen: ‘Alien Intrusion’ author shares his theory about our obsession with extraterrestrials

US plastic artist Peter Coffin's "Flying Saucer" --a 7-meter, LED-studded, SMS-controlled flying saucer and lifted by a helicopter-- overflies Ipanema beach, on May 23, 2009, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. AFP PHOTO/Antonio Scorza (Photo credit should read ANTONIO SCORZA/AFP/Getty Images)

Does the Pentagon have evidence of extraterrestrial life? Will we ever resolve the question of whether aliens exist?

“Alien Intrusion” author Gary Bates recently talked on the show about the alien craze that is still a powerful force in our pop culture. He compared it to Native American beliefs in spirits that caused objects to fly around or ancient Roman and Greek cultures and their stories about supposed supernatural phenomena.

Does our obsession with the possibility of extraterrestrial life reflect our need for more than the physical world? Bates believes we’re partly drawn to aliens because we hunger for answers to eternal questions about existence and spirituality.

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