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On episode 100 of SOMEWHERE IN THE SKIES, Ryan celebrates in fashion with some of the highlights from past episodes. From his very first guest up to today, some of your favorites are here in a jam-packed retrospective that is sure to make you remember the good times, the bad times, and hopefully, have some new revelations! Special thanks to all listeners. You are the reason we made it this far, and we hope to continue with 100 more episodes, searching for answers somewhere in the...



On episode 99 of SOMEWHERE IN THE SKIES, MJ Banias returns to talk about his new book, The UFO People: A Curious Culture. Part narrative journey and part cultural study, it's a challenge to the UFO subculture and the broader public to recognize that UFOs, and the people who study them, challenge societal norms, institutions, and ideology. The UFO phenomenon, real or not, abandons us to a ghostly realm where nothing should be taken for granted. Take a journey into a curious culture and meet...


If Anything Happens to Me, Investigate

On episode 98 of SOMEWHERE IN THE SKIES, Ryan looks into the dark and disturbing topic of deaths within the UFO research community. Throughout the years, several individuals investigating UFOs and various other fringe topics were found dead in the most mysterious and tragic of ways. Were these simply suicides or unfortunate fatalities? Or was there a more nefarious and conspiratorial angle to their deaths? The stories of Max Spiers, Morris K. Jessup, Dorothy Kilgallen, Frank Edwards, Ron...


Amy Shira Teitel: VINTAGE SPACE

On episode 97 of SOMEWHERE IN THE SKIES, Ryan speaks with author, pop-science writer, and space flight historian, Amy Shira Teitel. Amy tells us how her interest in space history first began, what it's like competing in a male-dominated field, her thoughts on private space exploration, and she even runs us through some strange UFO-related events she came across in her vast array of research. We round things out talking about her latest book, Breaking the Chains of Gravity: The Story of...


Invasions and Crashes and Landings, Oh My!

On episode 96 of SOMEWHERE IN THE SKIES, Ryan brings a handful of cases to the table that ranges from a UFO invasion in California to a UFO crash in a Brazilian lake. From astronauts claiming to have seen photos of real aliens to a soldier disappearing after discovering a downed craft. And don't forget about those metal-fanged aliens who hunted down a pair of young boys in Japan. This and so much more this week as Ryan gives you a sneak peek of what to expect when you become a Patreon...



On episode 95 of SOMEWHERE IN THE SKIES, Jim Perry returns to introduce us to EUPHOMET OBSCURA which deepens Perry's exploration into the unknown. The new weekly series will feature poignant, unreleased documentary tape from Euphomet Season One as well as Perry’s travelogue, detailing unheard stories of paranormal experiences encountered while in the field producing the show. What was it like to visit Mothman's possible lair? How did Perry feel about jumping off a cliff into a vortex? Did...



On episode 94 of SOMEWHERE IN THE SKIES, Rob Kristoffersen of the Our Strange Skies podcast pulls up a bar stool once again for another UFO Happy Hour! He and Ryan talk about a man who was shot dead holding a mysterious object while trespassing on a top-secret Nevada testing site. They also touch on a 2011 case where a man went missing at Dugway Proving Ground (aka "Area 52) and then Rob runs us through his Top 3 UFO cases. Pull up a stool and grab a brew. This is going to be a messy...


Diana Walsh Pasulka: AMERICAN COSMIC

On episode 93 of SOMEWHERE IN THE SKIES, Ryan welcomes author and professor of religious studies, Diana Walsh Pasulka to the show to talk about her new book, American Cosmic: UFOs, Religion, Technology. More than half of American adults and more than seventy-five percent of young Americans believe in intelligent extraterrestrial life. This level of belief rivals that of belief in God. American Cosmic examines the mechanisms at work behind the thriving belief system in extraterrestrial life,...


Karl Pfeiffer: HELLIER

On episode 92 of SOMEWHERE IN THE SKIES, Ryan welcomes back Karl Pfeiffer to the show. His most recent documentary series, HELLIER, released this week. We talk all about how it came to be, who is involved with this highly enigmatic series, and what to expect as the series and investigation both move forward in the most mysterious of ways. HELLIER is a five-part, cinematic documentary series following an investigation into unsolved mysteries, impossible synchronicities, and a web of high...


UFOs in Pop Culture: Influencing Public Perception

On episode 91 of SOMEWHERE IN THE SKIES, Ryan first gives us a sneak peek at his new television special, ROSWELL: MYSTERIES DECODED. It recently aired on the CW network and is now streaming for free on the CW Seed. You can watch anytime and from any device by visiting and clicking on ROSWELL: MYSTERIES DECODED. Then we return to AlienCon Baltimore for a live recording of a panel discussion with Rogue Planet's very own Jason McClellan. They run through the history of UFOs in...


Roswell: Mysteries Decoded - Sneak Peek!

Ryan drops in to give you a brief crash course on his latest television special that premiered this past week on the CW. If you weren't able to catch the original broadcast, don't worry! You can now stream it FOR FREE any time you wish. Just head on over to and click on ROSWELL: MYSTERIES DECODED. Want more investigations? Be sure to reach out to CW and CWseed on their socials and let them know you want more! Twitter: @TheCW Twitter: @CwSeed Facebook: The CW Facebook: CW...


Project Blue Book with David O'Leary and Sean Jablonski

On episode 90 of SOMEWHERE IN THE SKIES, Ryan is joined by both David O'Leary and Sean Jablonski, the creators and showrunner of Project Blue Book, the highly anticipated new television show on the History Channel. Project Blue Book is based on the true, top-secret investigations into Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) and related phenomena conducted by the United States Air Force from 1952 to 1969. The investigations were headed by the noted astronomer, J. Allen Hynek. What prompted...


Confessions of a UFO Investigator

On episode 89 of SOMEWHERE IN THE SKIES, Ryan welcomes Shane Hurd to the show. After the Phoenix Lights Incident of 1997, Hurd felt compelled to start looking into the UFO phenomenon and would eventually become a MUFON Field Investigator. Hurd discusses some the most compelling cases he has personally investigated through MUFON. He then dives deep into some of the articles he's written at Rogue Planet. What famous UFO event is the late John McCain connected to? And why are UFOs so damn...



On a very special Holiday edition of SOMEWHERE IN THE SKIES, Ryan joins Micah Hanks, Jason McClellan, and Maureen Elsberry for a roundtable discussion about... you guessed it...UFOs! Originally broadcast on The Gralien Report, hosted by Micah Hanks, the discussion finds all the participants recalling their all-time favorite UFO cases and the one book they would recommend to anyone interested in the UFO topic. It was a fun, booze and caffeine-fueled discussion, guaranteed to ring in the New...


Fire in the Sky: A Podcast Crossover Review

On episode 88 of SOMEWHERE IN THE SKIES, we ring in the holidays with a fun review of one of Ryan's favorite UFO-themed movies, Fire in the Sky. Joining him is NYC-based comedian, podcast host, and graphic-novel creator, Andrew Sanford. What did Andrew think of the film adaptation of the Travis Walton incident? How did it compare to the actual story? And did Travis Walton really ride his motorcycle on the sidewalk!? This and so much more awaits you on this very special Christmas Eve...


2018 UFO Year in Review

On episode 87 of SOMEWHERE IN THE SKIES, Ryan is joined by a group of journalists for the 2018 UFO Year in Review. The group includes the founders and content creators of Rogue Planet, Jason McClellan and Maureen Elsberry. Rounding out the group is Mike Damante, contributing writer for the Houston Chronicle and creator of Punk Rock and UFOs. The group discusses three stunning sighting reports that all involved pilot witnesses and all included official FAA audio documentation. They also give...


John Greenewald: The Black Vault, AATIP, and Behavioral Modification

On episode 86 of SOMEWHERE IN THE SKIES, Ryan is joined by John Greenewald, the creator and moderator of The Black Vault. The Black Vault is the largest privately run online repository of declassified government documents anywhere in the world. With more than 2 Million pages of documents to read, on nearly every government secret imaginable, The Black Vault is known worldwide for getting down to the truth... and nothing but. Every document in its archive was obtained through the Freedom of...


Witness Accounts: Recorded LIVE at AlienCon

On episode 85 of SOMEWHERE IN THE SKIES, we return to AlienCon Baltimore once again for a LIVE podcast crossover between Somewhere in the Skies and the UNKNOWN podcast. Ryan and Jason McClellan recount their personal UFO encounters in front of the AlienCon audience and then invite the audience to tell their own stories. We hear about UFO encounters directly from those who experienced them and how it impacted their lives. It was a powerful hour spent amongst witnesses, listeners, and the...


Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers with Jeremy Corbell

On episode 84 of SOMEWHERE IN THE SKIES, Ryan welcomes back Jeremy Corbell to the show to talk about his latest film, Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers. Bob Lazar remains the singular most famous and controversial name in the world of UFOs. The reason you know about Area 51 is because Lazar came forward and told you about it. His disclosures have turned his life upside-down and he has tried to stay out of the spotlight. For this reason, he has never let any filmmaker into the private...


LIVE from AlienCon Baltimore

On episode 83 of SOMEWHERE IN THE SKIES, we drop you smack dab in the center of AlienCon Baltimore! When Ryan wasn't speaking, moderating panels, and facilitating UFO witness sessions, he was invading the vendor hall and green room to bring a collection of interviews from some of the most notable speakers at this three-day event. You'll hear from many UFO researchers, Ancient Aliens contributors, and even some audio from exclusive panel discussions, including a Q&A with Paul Hynek, son of...