This series explores our fascination with UFOs and the influence government, private companies and the military may have in shielding the truth. Ignited by a bombshell story revealing that the Pentagon had been tracking UFOs for years, the series examines the history of the phenomenon through cultural and political touchpoints, including testimony from eyewitnesses across the country, asking the most enigmatic questions of all: Why do we believe what we believe? And what is the elusive truth beyond this decades-long mystery?
Original Air Date: Aug 8, 2021
A groundbreaking 2017 story in the New York Times reveals that the Pentagon secretly spent years studying UFOs, casting new light on decades of unexplained UFO sightings in America — like the 1997 Phoenix Lights encounters and the 2006 Chicago airport sighting. Has first contact already been made, and if so, why is the US government trying to cover it up? Series premiere.STREAM THIS EPISODE Watch Episode for Free
Original Air Date: Aug 15, 2021
UFO sightings don't just come from crackpots: in 2004, a team of elite Navy pilots and radar operators had one of many military encounters with unidentified aerial phenomena. As evidence mounts, the government, along with alien-obsessed billionaire Robert Bigelow, grow more interested in UFOs and the paranormal — and the conversation around them moves from the fringes to the center of the Pentagon.STREAM THIS EPISODE
Original Air Date: Aug 22, 2021
As the world reeled from the New York Times bombshell that revealed the government's interest in UFOs, a few dissenting voices suggest that what looks like sincere interest might actually be a disinformation campaign. Is the U.S. government covering up the existence of aliens — or are they using the alien narrative to cover up the existence of something else?STREAM THIS EPISODE
Original Air Date: Aug 29, 2021
Even as the New York Times brought credibility and a broad audience to the question of UFOs and extraterrestrial life, other figures challenged whether it might all be a great big lie. But when an acclaimed Harvard psychiatrist named John Mack began investigating the phenomenon now known as alien abductions, he proved that these bizarre experiences couldn't be so eagerly dismissed — and that the truth might be far more complicated than we imagine. Series finale.STREAM THIS EPISODE
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