Aidan Gillen (Project Bluebook) on UFO Sightings

Irish actor Aidan Gillen, 50, stars in Project Blue Book (starts Thu., Mar. 28 at 8.30pm; SBS) as Dr J. Allen Hynek, who examined UFO sightings for the US Air Force from the late-1940s on.

UFOs were a mainstream obsession for years, but not so much now. Why do you think that is?

I would argue people would be more likely to report seeing something now and not be afraid of being ridiculed. Because everyone has a camera phone, it’s harder to get away with a story or sighting nowadays, so it’s like, “If you saw something, why didn’t you take a picture of it?” I do think it’s still there in the culture, but in the 1950s, it was much more of a real thing and people were afraid of a lot of things, especially things coming out of the sky.

Which are you: sceptic or believer?

In terms of “are we alone in the universe?”, I’d say probably not. Have we been visited? I would be uncertain there. Probably not, but it’s possible. Will there ever be contact? Probably, but it might just be signals from light years away.

Go to interview…

Project Blue Book: The Top Secret UFO Files that Revealed a Government Cover-Up (MUFON)

Based on secret files obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, includes seven of the most important USAF enquiries -- the nights the White House was buzzed by UFOs, the mystery of the Lubbock Lights, and Captain Mantell -- Ufology's first martyr, and the startling conversion of the prominent astronomer, J. Alan Hynek from UFO skeptic to believer.

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By Gavin Scott, Who

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