Tonight, it’s the episode of Joe Rogan Questions Everything everyone’s been waiting for, the one about UFOs and aliens!
Called Real Close Encounters, paying homage to Steven Spielberg’s movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind, this episode was a good one, but not really if you were expecting definite proof one way or the other, that yes, UFOs and alens exist, or no, you think they don’t, and it’s all a load of crap. I particularly enjoyed the last two episodes, Robosapiens and Biopocalypse, but to me, it seemed in those episodes that Joe Rogan was a bit more open-minded than he was during this episode.
A couple of questions I had going into the episode were:
“Will Rogan be too skeptical?” and “Will the evidence be so compelling, that no matter how hard he tries, there’s no way Rogan can remain skeptical?”
It wasn’t long before I found out.
“Is there a Close Encounters of the Third Kind landing site in Utah? I’m on a mission right here and now to get hard evidence. I’m Joe Rogan, alien hunter.” Rogan says, at the start of the episode.
“Are we alone in the universe? That’s the Big Question,” Joe asks.
“Is it likely there’s intelligent life out there? Very much so,” he says, but still, he wonders where the hard evidnce is, and why eveything connected with UFO’s looks like horseshi-.”
Joe’s first guest is someone who runs a UFO magazine. I didn’t catch the guy’s name. They talk about Roswell, New Mexico, right off the bat, including the retraction that what was realy there was just a crashed weather balloon.
Rogan says “All I’m hearing is that a guy did this, and saw that–what’s your real evidence?”
The man says he has evidence of a guy being interviewed on tape, but Rogan says that is not “real” evidence. He says to Rogan: “You can’t cover this up. What’s the best way to hide something? Hide it in plain sight.”
“If you show me the real wreckage and show me a real UFO, I’ll lie to my mother,” Rogan says, talking about how he’d act if the government showed him real evidence.
Rogan talks to a man who tells him aboutsenator who is one of six who came out saying they believe that UFOs are real, and aliens have landed.
“I’d like to believe that UFOs are coming here from another planet, but I want evidence, not just stories,” Rogan tells him.
One senator says: “Someone out there who is an extraterrestrial can switch off our defenses like that.”
“I need to know why they think that the government would be covering this up. I’ll talk to Mike Gravel, a two-time senator who also ran for the presidency.”
“We have sightings, crashes, we have the United States who is shoving everything into secrecy. You have to appreciate, it’s all being triggered by Roswell in July 1947,” Gravel tells Rogan.
Gravel adds: “There’s been about ten crashes of UFOs since the end of WWII.”
“How’d you hear about this?” Rogan asks him.
“From the hearings. I’m convinced that there’s an extraterrestrial presence which has been visiting us.”
It looks like tonight, the “Skeptical Rogan” is the one we’re watching — but, he really does seem to want to be convinced, if there really is proof out there for him to see.
“What the military is really focused on was to get their spacecraft and re-engineer it,” He talks about reports of military officials who had their ability to defend their headquarters shut off.
The bottom line is that I need evidence,” Rogan says. He tells his helper, Duncan, to go out and talk with a woman who claims she was abducted by aliens and had something implanted in her. She says she has an incision line over her left side,, and tells Duncan “I may have less of my ovaries.”
“While Nicole says she was abducted, she has little evidence except a photo of her scar.”
Joe then talks to a man, Daryl Sims, who says he has several examples of things that were implanted within the bodies of people. He has a whole box of stuff to show Rogan. They are so small, Rogan has to use a magnifying glass to see some of them well.
“What the heck’s that?” he asks the investigative CIA-type person.
Sims tells him about a little six-year-old girl who told her mom about big-eyed little men who came to see her. She said she had something in her nose. She blew her nose, and pellets of balls came out. They haven’t yet been analyzed, but Rogan took some of the implants to an expert to check them out with an electron microscope.
The man running the microscope said he’d used the microscope even on samples from Roswell.
“That kid snorted a Death Star. That’s amazing,” Duncan says when they see the round, Death Star-looking bead that was up the girl’s nose..
It is made of gold and silver, in part. The man running the microscope said he didn’t know how that would wind up in a girl’s nose.
Rogan still won’t accept that as evidence, though, as any kid could put something up his/her nose.
Rogan next talks to a journalist, Jason McClellan who says he knows a man caled Bigelow who may have access to evidence, and even UFOs. The man tells Rogan that aliens have come out of the sky and actually killed people.
The man mentions Skinwalker Ranch. Rogan asks him if he’d ever been to Skinwalker Ranch, and the guy answers: “I have not. If I had, I’d be dead.” It’s apparently a very secretive place that might be a good landing site for aliens.
“How do you know it’s real?” Rogan asks
“It’s well known,” Jason says.
“What does Robert Bigelow know that we don’t know? I’m sending Duncan to meet with a scientist who worked with Robert Bigelow”
Duncan asks the scientist if he believes that Bigelow has really any evidence, and that his ranch was used as a landing site. The scientist talks about Bigelow having contact with the government, that a door opened up out of nowhere and an eight-foot-tall alien came out of it. He can’t show Duncan actual photos of anything, though, saying they’re elsewhere, like in storage. The scientist is Dr. Eric Davis.
They want to go to Skinwalker Ranch, but they hear that is that there’s a high level of government security there. They will meet someone with the last name of Skinner, and do investigations with night vision goggles.
They are next seen traveling by car, driving to Skinwalker Ranch, and Duncan tells Rogan that they’re supposedly being monitored. “This is the entrance to Bigelow Ranch. It says it’s Private Property, and trespassers aren’t allowed.”
Duncan gets out of the car, and says he’ll touch the gate and see what happens. There are “No Trespassing”signs everywhere.
“Hello? Hello?” Duncan hollers. “Mr. Bigelow? I see something moving.” Someone is headed their way.
“We are at the doorstep of Skinwalker Ranch. I’m hiding in my car like a little bitch. I bet the last thing security thought they’d see is a hipster in a Fedora at their gate.”
“I can’t tell if I’m seeing a person or what,” Duncan says. He’s a little disappointed about Skinwalker Ranch.
Next, they meet with Mike Miller, who tells them about seeing a “rectangular object hovering over my pickup” that was totally silent. He also saw orange orbs, that lnvaded and flew back up, no sounds. “I don’t really care what people think. I know what I’ve seen. The dogs tried to chase some of the lights to Bigelow Ranch, and they disappeared.”
“We’re going to meet with someone called Brian Skinner,” Rogan says.
Skinner tells him about having seen both UFOs, and even Bigfoot.
“The main thing we saw were orbs, and they took the shape of a wolf,” Skinner tells Rogan.
“From here on out, I’m operating on faith alone,” Rogan says. “I want to see some UFOs.”
Skinner says there’s been cattle mutilations, and bait pens to lure aliens there. There are ex-military guards and barricades.
“Of course I’m skeptical,” Rogan says, “because I haven’t seen anything.” But, they go out at night with the night vision goggles looking for aliens, anyway.
“This is kind of creepy,” Joe says.
“I thought I heard something,” Brain Skinner then says.
“Does anyone have the scope on this?” Rogan asks.
“You know what it is,” Skinner says. “Moonlight reflecting off of a stump.”
“The odds of us catching something on any particular night are high,” Rogan says. “But the fact that there’s no photos, no evidence, smells,” he says. “I met with all sorts of people, including politicians. And, I have NOTHING!” He says that he would really like to be able to see actual evidence, but that he didn’t see any.
This is an episode that is sure to disappoint many of Rogan’s fans, and, honestly, it did me, to an extent. But, I have no doubt that Rogan would like to believe; he just didn’t feel that the “evidence” that was presented was compelling enough. Ah, well….
Next week is the season finale of Joe Rogan Questions Everything. It will be called Psychic Warriors. It will be an episode that I definitely don’t want to miss, and that you shouldn’t miss it, either!
Written by: Douglas Cobb