Knute Berger

Mossback's Northwest

Host Knute Berger mines the Pacific Northwest's historical and cultural nuggets. Learn hidden backstories behind the region's most interesting treasures and discover why they're still relevant today.

How Washington gave the world flying saucers and 'men in black'

Two incidents in the Pacific Northwest inspired the worldwide phenomenon of fables about UFOs. When a private pilot in 1947 spotted a strange formation of discs flying near Mount Rainier, he had no idea his reporting of "flying saucers" would start worldwide sightings that persist today.