UFO Chaser Erin Ryder

We chatted with the star of National Geographic's Chasing UFOs about Roswell, snake blood, and the danger of her profession. Read more here.
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We chatted with the star of National Geographic's Chasing UFOs about Roswell, snake blood, and the danger of her profession. Read more here.
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We chatted with the star of National Geographic's Chasing UFOs about Roswell, snake blood, and the danger of her profession.

Check out her gallery here.

Watch Your Mouth!

We’re trying to make the word "UFO" not such a bad word. It’s okay to look into these sightings and stories. You’re not crazy if you’ve had something unusual that you’ve seen in the skies. I think there’s a sad stigma to it that if you’ve seen a UFO or if you talk about a UFO, then you wear a tin hat and your windows are covered with aluminum foil, and that’s not really the case. We’ve had Astronauts and Presidents that have seen things, so we just want people to know that it’s okay to not only have these sightings, but to also research it and talk about it.

Tool Time

We have this one lens--this thing is like six feet long and it can see miles and miles away. A lot of people just misidentify things in the sky. You turn this thing up in the air and can see the difference between a plane and a satellite in a matter of a minute. We’ve used it and seen the moons on Jupiter and caverns on our moon.

Being a Skeliever

I kind of coined the term, because there really is no word for someone who rides the fence like I do. I say I’m like Mulder and Skully's love child. I’m skeptical, but I want to believe, and I think that relationship and that dynamic is really special, because we can look at one particular sighting and have three different opinions about it. People at home can gravitate to the opinion that they feel represents their own internal compass in terms of what their beliefs are.

Everything's Coming Up Roswell

We dug up something from the Rosewell crash site that still to this day is really interesting and intriguing to me, and I think that to me that that’s one of the biggest finds that we’ve had this season. At the same time, you uncover witnesses that have never talk to the press or any investigators about their cases. You finally get them to talk about these strange and unusual sightings. It’s really captivating and can't be dismissed because it's not actual physical evidence.

Chasing UFOs airs on National Geographic Channel Fridays at 10pm.

Check out her gallery here.

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