Bob Lazar remains one of the most famous and controversial names in the world of UFOs. The reason the world knows about Area 51 is that Lazar came forward in 1989 in an exclusive interview with George Knapp, revealing his work back-engineering ET technology at the secret government site. His disclosures turned his life into a roller coaster, and for years, he's stayed out of the spotlight-- until recently, when he became the subject of filmmaker Jeremy Corbell's new documentary. Lazar joined Corbell for an epic 4-hour program with George Knapp about Lazar's work at Area 51.
George led off with an extensive introduction to the story, since he was a part of it. He said that at this point, he could never convey a real sense of the events as they were happening: "You had to be there, and you weren’t." Corbell described his initial fascination with the Lazar story as it unfolded from the news reports and on Coast to Coast. He believes the strong opinions people have about Lazar are because they "suspect he is telling the truth." Corbell spent weeks with Lazar making the documentary, and said he "was all in from the get-go" to tell his story as completely as he could.
Lazar joined the program in the second hour and recalled that it was "a really complicated situation" he was in just before his story first broke in 1989. He was being followed everywhere he went, so he started carrying firearms with him. Circumstances became even more dire when he found his car with all the doors and trunk and hood open on a few occasions, and nothing taken from inside. He came forward publicly, George said, "because he wanted to stay alive." Lazar described a strange craft he reported working on at Area 51 as "smooth and rounded everywhere - no sharp corners." He commented that he is quite interested in the reported characteristics of the recent "Tic Tac" UFO story because it "just reeks of the drive mechanism I worked with." He is convinced that the craft he saw and worked on were "not made on Earth and...not made of earthly materials."
Lazar spoke about the controversial "element 115" that came to light in his original interviews, and addressed the criticism that the element was too unstable to exist, saying that all elements have different forms (called isotopes) that may differ greatly in their properties from the standard form. He said that the element "does something unusual to gravity." Corbell added that according to the scientists he talked to, the idea of a stable isotope of 115 was not out of the question. George brought up the fact that he and others around the story "were followed and my phones were tapped," indicating that someone was interested in their activities. In answer to a caller, Lazar said that in hindsight and given the chance, he would not have come out publicly with his story.