Unidentified Flying Objects and how they are investigated by the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) are a part of the new season on "Inside Man" starring Morgan Spurlock that airs on CNN this Sunday, May 18th at 10 pm ET.
MUFON Executive Director Jan C. Harzan said his group's participation began in Fall 2013 when show producers called with an interest in having Spurlock investigate UFOs.
"They wanted to train Morgan professionally as a UFO field investigator and then immerse him into one or more actual investigations," Harzan said. "He took the training and the field investigation very seriously at sites around the country."
The training portion of the show will include MUFON Chief Technical Adviser Chuck Modlin and STAR Team Manager Fletcher Gray.
Communications Director Roger Marsh worked with both the CNN team and MUFON management and investigators to set up location shooting at multiple sites and to review current UFO sightings from around the country in search of good cases.
"Morgan's production team was very dedicated to finding the best cases," Marsh said. "We were trying to find cases of interest and current cases both at the same time. Many functional directors, state directors and field investigators from MUFON were very involved in the selection process."
MORGAN SPURLOCK INSIDE MAN: With an open mind, Spurlock steeps himself in the history, theories, and photographic 'evidence' of UFO sightings, embedding himself at several MUFON locations and communicating with witnesses, conspiracy theorists and other interested parties to make his own determination as to whether or not we are truly alone in the universe. Airs this Sunday, May 18th at 10 pm ET on CNN.
Morgan Spurlock speaks to TV Guide Magazine;
TV Guide Magazine: What's not crazy is your UFO show (May 18). You watch the skies with a bunch of flying saucer buffs in Arizona and that easily could have gone off the rails. Instead, you take a very respectful and sobering approach to people who might otherwise be a laughingstock . And no one's wearing a tin foil hat!
Spurlock: "Sure, we could have gone for the goofball comedy, but there's larger conversation to be had here and we went for those people. As far as I am concerned, those who believe that we are the only life form existing in the universe are the ones who are crazy. The possibility that we're alone is slim and improbable. It's very easy to turn that discussion into a kookfest. Those are people who dominate the airwaves. but there are some really credible people who seek the truth and we go out and find them."