An underground army of Soviet ufologists began to form in the USSR. They kept their studies concealed. ibid.
Large numbers of UFO sightings are reported near top-secret installations … What are UFOs looking for? UFO Files s1e9: UFOs: Then and Now? Cause for Alarm
Washington, 1952: After a few minutes the UFOs pulled back and then disappeared. The stand-off was over. However, the extended episode had stunned the nation. ibid.
In 1967 a dramatic UFO incident upended Shag Harbour’s quiet ways … Suddenly the luminous object turned on its side and plummeted into the harbor waters … A small gathering of spectators: the witnesses stood and stared mesmerised by the strange light on the water. Then just as suddenly as it had appeared it vanished … A thick layer of an unknown substance: ‘a great bubbly foam and it was yellow’ … This left the small town of Shag Harbour to become big news … ‘The UFOs start moving again while still submerged under the water and move down the coast to Nova Scotia and over the Gulf of Maine. Once in the Gulf of Maine they surface and fly away. This was a genuine UFO event. ibid.
Half nightmare, half science fiction these harrowing accounts first surfaced in 1961 when a New England couple claimed they were taken aboard against their will. Other stories began to surface. Like the four friends who said they were medically examined by creatures not of this earth. UFO Files s1e10: UFOs: Then & Now? Nightmare
Betty & Barney Hill: They were driving home to New Hampshire from a vacation in Canada when their encounter began. As they motored down Route 3 … Betty noticed a curious star in the sky that appeared to be following their car. The Hills stopped the car as the star got closer to them … The trip had taken two hours longer than expected. Within days of their sighting Betty Hill began having nightmares in which she and Barney were taken aboard a flying saucer and then medically examined. ibid.
Few stories were as sensational as the experience reported by four friends who took what was supposed to be an ordinary camping trip … known as the Allagash Incident … ‘I remember paddling as fast as I could and Jack saying, It’s getting closer! It’s getting closer!’ And then it was gone. The next thing they remembered they were back on shore. Exhausted, the four men stumbled back to their campsite … In 1978 memories of the sighting began to resurface. ibid.
Some of the Mexican videos show large clusters of objects hovering in the sky … The tape was made during an unprecedented multiple sighting, perhaps the most widely witnessed UFO incident in history. UFO Files s1e11: UFOs: Then & Now? Aliens & Contact
No blood. No tracks. Few clues. A mysterious murder scene so brutal, so bizarre, are humans capable of such an act? Or could this be the work of aliens on an intergalactic mission? UFO Files s1e13: Cattle Mutilations
The Majestic 12 documents detail four types of spacecraft that aliens used: they include a disc, a cigar, circular and triangular-shaped craft. UFO Files s1e14: The Greys’ Agenda
Today we are left with only two verifiable photographs and a fantastic tale [of discs] supposedly written in alien hieroglyphs. UFO Files s1e15: The Chinese Roswell
Since the beginning of recorded time mankind has seen unidentified flying objects in the sky. Have extraterrestrials influenced the course of human events? UFO Files s2e1: Ancient Aliens
The British government has kept secret files on each and every reported sighting. UFO Files 2e3: Britain’s X-Files
Britain’s best-documented UFO incidents: including what two pilots saw on a mission over south-west England; the mysterious shapes in the sky spotted by two Devon police officers; and the flying machine seen by American servicemen in a forest in Suffolk. ibid.
Nearly 40 years ago on an early December evening something strange is spotted in the sky above the village of Kecksburg Pennsylvania. Some believe they have witnessed a UFO crash; they say local officials and the military tried to conceal the mysterious object. UFO Files s2e4: Kecksburg UFO
Newsman John Murphy arrives on the scene. He sneaks into the woods and secretly takes a few photographs of the strange object. Accounts differ but those close to Murphy believe some key photographs are confiscated by officials. ibid.
The flatbed [truck] is no longer empty. And he [Robert Blystone] sees what the military is trying to hide. ibid.
About a dozen people near Kecksburg, Pennsylvania, witness what they believe is a UFO crash. ibid.
For nearly 20 years UFO researchers and the government have disputed the authenticity of these documents. To some they are proof of a UFO cover-up. UFO Files s2e5: Majestic 12 UFO Cover-Up
A group of high-level scientists, military leaders and Intelligence officers. The memo indicates that these twelve men have been granted the nation’s highest security clearance to investigate the 1947 crash of an alien spacecraft. ibid.
July 1947, Roswell, New Mexico: Wreckage found in the desert outside this small town is believed by many to be a UFO. UFO Files s2e6: The Day After Roswell
Colonel Philip J Corso: The Day After Roswell : The material he presented in his book is still controversial. ibid.
The aliens, according to these witnesses, were four small human-like beings with four-fingered hands, thin legs and feet, an oversized head and large almond-shaped eyes … The documents have not been authenticated. ibid.
A shocking surgery to remove an alien implant caught on tape; a flying saucer fragment found; UFO landing sites located: all the work of a special breed of investigator. UFO Files s2e7: UFO Hunters
Is it possible for the military to keep secrets about UFOs from the president? What does the commander-in-chief really know about extraterrestrials? UFO Files s2e8: UFOs and the White House
Kapustin Yar ... The base was the site of a strange event that took place in 1948. A spectacular UFO crash landing. UFO Files s2e9: Russian Roswell
A top secret military facility sixty miles south-east of the former Stalingrad ... In the early evening of 19th June 1948 Kapustin Yar’s air traffic controller saw a strange object appear on his radar screen. At the same moment a Mig pilot about seven miles down range from the base spotted a large silver cigar-shaped UFO directly in front of him ... The pilot engaged the UFO for three minutes before launching a missile that was finally able to bring down the object. But unlike Roswell this crash never made the news. ibid.
Long before the 1948 crash the area surrounding Kapustin Yar in the skies over Russia had been home to many other well documented and eerie encounters with UFOs, some dating back to a time before what we now know as Russia even existed. ibid.
In the seventeenth century Russia experienced a rash of UFO sightings. ibid.
Another extraordinary sighting took place over Moscow in 1892. ibid.
At approximately 7 a.m. on 30th June 1908 the tranquil Siberian forest of Tunguska was rocked by a deafening earth-shattering explosion. Large trees snapped like tiny twigs as the explosions decimated the dense forest. ibid.
Reports suggest that Stalin believed the Tunguska blast was the result of a UFO that had launched some sort of experimental weapon. ibid.
But the most shocking discovery came in the form of radioactive metallic fragments found at the site, debris uncharacteristic of any asteroid or meteor. ibid.
Where were the radioactive fragments from Tunguska taken? ibid.
A national hero, a cosmonaut, [Colonel Marina] Popovich says that she witnessed actuall battles between soviet pilots and UFOs. ibid.
This is the secret history of those attempts to harness the technology of the flying saucer to produce the ultimate military plane: the real UFOs. UFO Files s2e10: Real UFOs
An unstoppable and deadly invasion: killing machines wielding deadly heat-rays and poison gas. The largest city in the world devastated within hours. This was the nightmare that H G Wells foretold more than a century ago. A story made even more terrifying by the fact that the marauders were creatures from Mars who fed on human blood. As fantastic as the story was, it struck a deep-rooted fear in everybody who read it. And much later caused legendary panic in the streets of America. UFO Files s2e11: Beyond the War of the Worlds
One of the most bizarre UFO stories ever told. Aurora, Texas, April 17th 1897: Witnesses reported a flying airship five years before the Wright brothers take flight. In the wreckage a small badly disfigured body is discovered, described in newspapers as ‘not an inhabitant of this world’. He is buried in a local cemetery and a legend is born. UFO Files s2e12: Texas Roswell
There were over a dozen different articles about the mysterious airships listed in the April 19th edition of the paper [Dallas Morning News]. ibid.
In Texas alone the airship was spotted in over 30 counties between April and May 1897. ibid.
Right-angle turns and rapid altitude changes that had been described by witnesses. ibid.
An explosive tale that’s been lost among the dust of the Mexican desert. In 1974 a mysterious incident took place that some say involved a UFO and small plane on a collision course followed by a race between two governments to recover the debris. UFO Files s2e13: Mexico’s Roswell
The object appeared to be heading on a course towards Corpus Christi Texas. American air defence systems were alerted. ibid.
The unthinkable had happened: a UFO/plane collision. ibid.