It's hard to fathom there's not some other life form somewhere in the universe. What humans know and don't know about other life forms is still a giant mystery. Some claim to have insider knowledge into the government's secrets, while some claim they've interacted, and his claims have made humans question their own government, being and reality.
Bob Lazar is the reasons humans around the globe speculate about the inner workings of Area 51, a top-secret government base in the Nevada desert. He first came forward with tales of reverse wiring an alien spacecraft in 1989, where he appeared as the anonymous government worker "Dennis." After coming forward, he claims his and his wife's lives were threatened, so he decided to go public with his full story and identity in order to be transparent with the public and give himself a public safety net for threats on his life.
In the new documentary, Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers, Lazar speaks for the first time in years. He's long left behind his alien spacecraft days, and has settled into a life he'd hoped would be quiet, where he could continue pursuing his life as a scientist. His life, though, has been anything but quiet. Lazar told Newsweek he agreed to do the documentary because he'd noticed increasingly inaccurate information about himself in print publications. He's not aiming to prove his story 100 percent true, though he knows it is, he's just trying to set the record straight.
Lazar has been subject to two FBI raids, one which came just a day after filming a secretive sped through a scene with documentary creator Jeremy Kenyon Lockyer Corbell. Corbell detailed the raid through Lazar's perspective and noted a direct conversation between the two was mentioned by FBI agents.
So what are they searching for, and why does Lazar seem to be under such close watch? Lazar runs a scientific supply and consulting company and continues to research element 115. He first witnessed the element in his work at Area 51. The element, classically known as Element 115, appeared in a stabilized version in the spacecrafts Lazar worked on, he claimed. It acted as the fuel for the craft, and was manufactured in an extreme and unique way.
The documentary frames Lazar's life as one of a man's mission to tell the truth. It acknowledges Lazar had, and still has, nothing to gain from lying, but a lot to lose by opening his mouth on secret workings of Area 51. And Lazar regrets it. If he could go back, he claimed he would have kept his head down. So after his hours spent with Lazar, does Corbell believe Lazar's claims?
"I relate to what my buddy and musical artist Dave Navarro said the other night at the world premiere of my film, 'I remain optimistically skeptical' regarding finding out the truth about UFOs," he told Newsweek. "However, because of my experiences and investigations, I simply no longer have the luxury of disbelief when it comes to Bob Lazar's story. But I'm not asking that YOU believe Bob's story, Rather, I encourage you to look at the evidence and decide for yourself how much weight to give to his claims."
And Lazar has a message to skeptics. "Everyone should be skeptical of any claim of any sort," he told Newsweek. "All claims require proof, and I am absolutely no exception. I cannot provide much proof at this time, only accounts of what went on in my life 30 years ago. My only message to skeptics would be: 'I'm with you.' If the tables were reversed, I could not believe such a fantastic story without more proof - but I could not discount it either."
The documentary, which is available to download now and will be available On Demand December 18, strives to point at the determination behind Lazar and his said truth, as well as the skepticism that has long surrounded him, his work, and ultimately, the possibility the American government is hiding universal secrets common folk can't even dream of.