Listen: Evan West Talks UFOs & More on WIBC

In an out-of-this-world radio interview, the author addresses his latest feature story, aliens, and conspiracies—and goes behind the scenes of his detailed report on alleged abductee Matthew Reed.

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For the March 2014 issue of IM, executive editor Evan West wrote “Alienated,” the detailed account of Matthew Reed—a man who had what he describes as an up-close extraterrestrial encounter outside of Brownsburg, Indiana.

This past weekend, he joined First Day host Terri Stacy on WIBC 93.1 FM to discuss the strange world of UFOlogy and the behind-the-scenes of reporting the Matthew Reed story.

“One thing that I tried to keep in mind,” West says in the interview, “was that even though the events that the subjects described are fantastical and perhaps hard to believe, really, in almost any story that you cover as a journalist, you’re relying on accounts that people tell you. But at the end of the day, you’re taking people’s word for what happened.”

Stacy asked West if he was a believer.

“I knew you were going to ask me that,” he said.

Listen to the interview to hear his answer.


For an up-close encounter with professed alien abductees Matthew and Thomas Reed, read “Alienated,” a feature in the March 2014 issue of IM.

See the extended “Alienated” photo gallery.

For more on aliens, check out IM‘s list of 10 Weirdest UFO Cases in Indiana History.

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