In the first half, political commentator and economist John Lott reacted to the breaking news on the riots in Baltimore, which arose in the aftermath of the death of Freddie Gray.
In the latter half, space historian Robert Zimmerman reflected on the 25th anniversary of the Hubble Space telescope which has reinvigorated and reshaped our perception of the cosmos, and he also offered commentary on current and future space exploration.
On Sunday August 1, after a beautiful day in cottage country, I did what I always do on a clear night.
I went down to the lake to set up my Canon A80 P&S digital camera with a tripod on the dock to photograph the beautiful night sky with all those stars.
During a 15 sec. time exposure with the camera on its 35mm wide angle setting to my amazement a UFO came down from nowhere and hovered just around 200' & 45 degree angle from the camera.
I would have to say that it was approx. 50 feet in diameter.
As you can see from the photo it was your classic UFO with the 5 inverted domes. Each of them gave off a luminescent colored glow that rotated the 5 colors 1 rev. per sec. There was no sound at all.
This was the moment I always dreamed of. An opportunity to record with my semi-pro Canon video camera an excellent video of a UFO, especially since it was at such close range. Trouble is I didn't have it with me. Within seconds I ran upstairs back to the cottage retrieve my video camera shouting "UFO! UFO!" all the way. After grabbing the camera I returned to the dock only to find that the UFO didn't wait around for me.
Darn it! I should have just stayed there and treasure every second with my close encounter of the fist kind.