3 Seasons | 28 Episodes
Invasion: IllinoisAired on Oct 29, 2008
Analysis of video taken of an alleged UFO over Illinois suggests the object could have been as large as 1500 feet across. The video, featured on UFO HUNTERS, captured three bright lights in a triangular pattern. It was part of a mass sighting of over fifty reports near Tinley Park, Illinois in 2004. Upon investigating, the team discovered that similar objects were reported all over the world in the days surrounding this event–from Australia to Canada. Sightings of triangular-shaped UFOs have been on the rise in recent decades, but was the Tinley Park mass sighting a solid object, or as some believe, a hoax involving weather balloons and flares? Analysis of the video suggests it could have been a solid object larger than any known craft.
UFO EmergencyAired on Nov 05, 2008
Police tapes, video, and the testimony of a radar operator suggest something very strange was seen over Ohio in 1994; Holland, Michigan in 1994; and Millstadt, Illinois in 2000. On December 14, 1994 police departments in Trumbull County, Ohio and surrounding areas start getting 911 calls of strange lights in the sky. Police in multiple jurisdictions report seeing strange objects, even chasing them. Sergeant Toby Meloro of the Liberty Township Police Department was one of the first to respond. The tapes of Meloro’s stunning conversation with a police operator as he sees the object are featured in the show, along with an interview with Meloro himself, who says the object he saw looked like a large, pulsating light. For the first time, a National Weather Service radar operator comes forward to describe the radar signatures he saw that night. Says Jack Bushong, “I’ve never seen anything move so fast.
Heartland ExplosionAired on Nov 12, 2008
Late in the evening of April 16, 2008, the tiny town of Kokomo, Indiana was rocked by an ear-piercing, high decibel boom. Houses shook; thousands of panicked citizens called 911; and police, firefighters and Homeland Security showed up to investigate. Witnesses claimed to see strange orange balls of light in the sky attached to something they couldn’t identify. The team heads to the heartland to unravel the clues behind the strange booms and menacing lights over the skies of Indiana, one of the most recent UFO sightings in America.
First ContactAired on Nov 19, 2008
On April 19, 1897, the Dallas Morning News reported a mysterious airship had crashed into a windmill in the nearby town of Aurora, Texas. Townspeople were said to have found an alien body and buried it in the local graveyard; the crash debris was dumped into a local well. More than 40 years later, the ranch owners were reporting skin lesions and crippling rheumatoid arthritis, which they attributed to tainted well water. The well was sealed over and forgotten. Now, more than a century after the event, the team will reopen the well, and search for the legendary grave, as they attempt to solve one of the earliest UFO cases ever recorded.
The Real RoswellAired on Dec 03, 2008
New evidence suggests there was more than one UFO crash near Roswell. On July 8, 1947 at 5:26 EDT, an Associated Press news wire announced that soldiers from Roswell Army Air Field in New Mexico recovered a “flying disk” from a nearby rancher’s property. The tiny town of Roswell has never been the same. Now, 61 years later, new theories, new witnesses and new evidence have emerged. The most shocking lead is that there may have been a second crash, and if it can be found, it may finally reveal what really happened at Roswell.
Arizona LightsAired on Dec 10, 2008
On April 21st, 2008, one of the most talked-about incidents in modern UFO history opened a new chapter–the Phoenix Lights. At approximately 8PM, several residents reported seeing a formation of four lights that reminded them of the group of floating lights that appeared above Phoenix, Arizona on March 13, 1997. But few realize there was another event reported state-wide during that original evening–a huge triangular object observed by witnesses from the Nevada-Arizona border to as far south as Tucson. James Fox, the filmmaker behind the seminal UFO documentary, Out of the Blue, joins the team as they travel to Phoenix to re-open one of the most reported incidents in UFO history… and to find out if the lights have returned.
Lost UFO FilesAired on Dec 31, 2008
What secrets lay buried in the never-before-seen files of a famous UFO investigator? In the early 1950s, James McDonald, a senior physicist at the University of Arizona, changed the entire course of UFO research. For nearly 20 years he examined UFO reports in great detail–interviewing over 500 witnesses, uncovering important government documents, and testifying before Congress in 1968. He challenged skeptics, performed scientific analysis, and led the charge for UFOs to be properly studied. After his tragic death in 1971, his investigations and files were sent to the University archives, where they lay dormant…until now. The team brings these lost UFO files back into the public eye for the first time on television, and looks at evidence long thought lost to history.
Alien FalloutAired on Jan 14, 2009
On December 29, 1980, Betty Cash, Vickie Landrum and Colby Landrum took a drive that would become a life-changing nightmare. At approximately 9 p.m., driving through the Piney Woods in Texas, they observed a huge diamond-shaped object flying low above the isolated road, expelling flame and emitting significant heat. That night, all three experienced horrible physical symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, and burning sensations all over their bodies. The team reopens this and other famous cases of alleged alien effects to determine if UFOs are leaving behind more than just stories of sightings.
UFO StormAired on Jan 28, 2009
In May of 2008, the UK’s Ministry of Defense made decades’ worth of classified files on UFOs freely available to the public. One month later, UFO hysteria ripped through the country. In June, a police helicopter crew spotted unusual aircraft in Wales. South Wales Police confirmed the sighting and reported it to the Ministry of Defense. Numerous witnesses and videos poured into Britain’s top newspapers of more sightings–UFO madness had come to the UK. Former MOD investigator Nick Pope joins the team in solving the most exciting and recent UFO sightings in the world.
Giant UFOsAired on Feb 04, 2009
On January 28, 1994, an Air France pilot, his crew and passengers witnessed a brightly-glowing red and brown disc-shaped object while flying to London. Estimates of the disc’s size were between 800 and 1,000 feet long, more than three times the size of a 747. On April 25, 2007, the captain of a passenger plane crossing the English Channel observed two bright-yellow flat objects for more than 15 minutes. He is astounded by their size, which he claims could have been as much as a mile wide. A pilot from a separate aircraft corroborated the story. The team takes to the skies to probe some of the largest UFO sightings ever recorded.
Aliens at the AirportAired on Feb 11, 2009
There are approximately 30,000 commercial flights in the United States every day, and as the number of flights increase, so does the proximity of UFO encounters. On November 7, 2006, a strange object hovered for ten minutes over Gate C17 at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago before rapidly ascending into the sky. On October 23, 2004, in Osaka, Japan, a UFO was spotted tailing Japanese Airlines flight 1512 as it came in for a landing. Are UFOs following our own commercial aircraft and surveying our airports? The team sifts through the evidence of these and other mysterious cases to determine if UFOs have a peaceful or malevolent agenda.
Alien CrashesAired on Feb 18, 2009
In the early morning hours of May 14, 2008, witnesses in Needles, CA saw a turquoise glowing object in a rapid descent over the Colorado River. Soon after, military helicopters carried away an object that appeared to be glowing, and according to witnesses, military personnel canvassed the town, intimidating witnesses and townspeople. But alleged cover-ups of strange crashes are nothing new; from Flatwoods, West Virginia to Kecksburg, Pennsylvania, reports of UFO clean-ups are rampant. The team visits the site of the world�s most recent UFO crash to search for signs of what some say the government keeps trying to hide.
Area 51 RevealedAired on Feb 25, 2009
On October 26, 1994, the U.S. government made their first official acknowledgement of Area 51. Six months later, nearly 4,000 acres of previously public land surrounding the base were closed. Now, over a decade later, satellite photos reveal new buildings, towers and runways finishing construction. Secret flights with blacked-out windows bring passengers from Las Vegas. And security surrounding the perimeter of the base is tighter than ever. The team heads to the epicenter of UFO and military conspiracy theories to visit new vantage points, speak with former base employees, and search the skies above America’s most top-secret facility.