Some of best UFO documentaries are those that spark your imagination and curiosity. They should challenge you to consider possibilities while leaving you hungry for more information. For this reason, what works for you won’t necessarily be ideal for someone else. It’s a purely subjective experience.
In the past year I’ve noticed a significant change in attitude to this subject. Perhaps you have too. When you assess the number of articles and mentions of the subject in the mainstream media and compare it to what was said a few years ago, the difference is obvious. There is a marked change, but it’s more than that. I’ve noticed a difference in attitude among family, friends, and colleagues.
Even last year, mention of UFO documentaries would have been met with at best indifference and more usually scepticism and scorn. It’s my opinion that this change in consciousness occurred before the mainstream media began to report on the subject a little more seriously and with a more open mind. I can’t help but wonder if it’s part of a change running through our collective cosciousness in preparation for what’s about to happen in the next few years.
In July 2023, a congressional hearing saw two US Navy pilots and a US Department of Defense whistleblower give their testimonies while under oath was a major milestone. The proposed legislation drafted by the Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer would, if enacted into law, force greater transparency about UFO crash retrievals and reverse engineering.
Some of the Best UFO Documentaries
As you watch UFO documentaries you’ll soon get to know some of the people who are interviewed and who appear in several of them. There are some authors, researchers, broadcasters, etc who could be considered authorities on the subject, or of one area of the vast world of UFOs and UAP.
These people include; Richard M. Dolan, Linda Moulton-Howe, Paola Harris, Grant Cameron, Jeremy Corbell, Caroline Cory, and many more. For a full list of people worth listening to and watching visit Ufologyweb.com.
Out of the Blue (2002)
Directed by Tim Coleman, James Fox, Boris Zubov. With Amir D. Aczel, Bernhard Haisch, John Samford, and narrated by Peter Coyote. Examines major UFO cases like Rendlesham Forest incident, Phoenix Lights. Includes interviews with government officials like Fife Symington and pilots describing encounters. Argues for government cover-up of UFO evidence.
I Know What I Saw (2009)
Written and directed by James Fox, narrated by Peter Coyote. Focuses on multiple UFO encounters witnessed by credible sources like John Callahan and Charles Halt. Makes a compelling case for UFO reality through these vivid eyewitness accounts.
The Phenomenon (2020)
Directed by James Fox. Provides in-depth analysis of the 2004 Nimitz UFO incident and other well-documented encounters examined thoroughly. Interviews former Navy pilots like Cmdr. David Fravor who witnessed UFOs. Argues there is convincing evidence of UFOs that is hard to dispute.
The Greatest Story Ever Denied (2006)
Produced and narrated by Steven Greer. Covers suppression of ET and advanced technology knowledge. Interviews witnesses like astronaut Edgar Mitchell speaking on extraterrestrials. Seeks to expose government keeping secrets on UFOs.
Written, directed and narrated by Steven Greer. Examines long history of ET visitations, with a focus on cases like Rendlesham Forest, Phoenix Lights. Interviews witnesses and documents regarding government cover-up of UFO evidence.
Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers (2018)
Directed by Jeremy Corbell. Lazar outlines his story claiming he reverse engineered alien spacecraft at secret military base Area 51. Film aims to bolster his account as legitimate whistleblower.
Hunt for the Skinwalker (2018)
Jeremy Corbell directs. Covers scientific investigation into paranormal phenomena at Skinwalker Ranch in Utah. Interviews ranch owners and researchers documenting strange events on the property.
Directed by Philippe Mora, based on Whitley Strieber’s book about his alleged ET abduction experiences. Strieber recounts these unnerving encounters first-hand.
UFOs: The Lost Evidence (2017)
Produced by Kevin Burns for Discovery Channel. Analyzes UFO footage and documents leaks claimed to be related to government research on the phenomenon.
The Nimitz Encounters (2020)
Directed by Dave Beaty. Focuses closely on the 2004 Nimitz incident. Interviews Cmdr. David Fravor and witnesses to the famous UFO encounter. Further explores military sightings.
Moment of Contact
The Basement Office (2021)
Directed by Craig Campobasso. Details work of secretive Pentagon UFO program via interviews with officials like Lue Elizondo and Chris Mellon who ran it.
UFO Witness (2019)
Hosted by Ben Hansen and directed by Rob Travalino for Discovery Channel. Hansen investigates recent UFO sightings on-site and analyzes evidence.
Moment of Contact (2022)
Directed by James Fox. Investigates the controversial Varginha, Brazil UFO incident from 1996. Interviews witnesses and experts analyzing claims of military contact with an extraterrestrial being.
UFOs and Nukes: The Secret Link Revealed (2020)
Produced by researcher Robert Hastings. Focuses on testimony from ex-Air Force personnel who claim to have witnessed UFOs interfering with nuclear missiles and facilities.
The Cosmic Hoax (2021)
Presented by Jamie Maussan, makes the case that many prominent UFO cases and evidence are elaborate hoaxes. Aims to be a more skeptical perspective.
Ariel Phenomenon (2020)
Directed by Randall Nickerson. Interviews students and teachers who witnessed a UFO landing at Ariel School in Zimbabwe in 1994, a famous encounter.
UFOs: The Best Evidence Ever Caught on Tape (2020)
Produced by Discovery Channel. Analyzes clips of amateur UFO footage from around the world. Experts examine the veracity and analyze these videos.
The Secret NASA Transmissions: The Smoking Gun (2001)
Directed by Martyn Stubbs. Theorizes NASA has had contact with ETs but hidden evidence from the public. Focuses on mysterious transmissions.
Travis: The True Story of Travis Walton (2021)
Directed by Richard Fleming. Walton recounts in detail his alleged 1975 alien abduction experience and the ensuing investigation.
UFO Contact: Misinterpreted Messages from Beyond (2020)
Explores the idea that many UFO sightings are ETs attempting to make contact but humans misinterpret their intentions.
Do You Believe? (2015)
Directed by Jonathan Meyers. Dramatized UFO case studies for mainstream appeal. Higher production values with compelling human stories.
The Hidden Truth: UFOs – The Final Evidence (2021)
Directed by Jeremy Corbell. Attempts to make the definitive case that UFOs are real and extraterrestrial in origin via various cases and documents.
Alien Origins: The Definitive Guide to Ancient Aliens (2021)
Makes the popular case that ancient ET contact influenced human civilization and technology, as examined by the History Channel series.
UFO Cover-Up? What Do You Believe? (2021)
Balanced overview of key evidence and arguments on both sides of whether UFOs represent alien presence and are being covered up.
Alien Reptilian Legacy (2021)
Directed by Neil Johnson. Claims reptilian ETs have secretly infiltrated society and positions of power across the world. Highly speculative.
Hangar 1: The UFO Files (2014-2015)
MUFON investigation team analyzes various global UFO cases and bizarre incidents in this documentary series.
Alien Contact: Outer Space (2021)
Director Marilyn Gardner examines cases like Ariel School encounter in Zimbabwe and the 2019 Navy Tic Tac sightings that point to ETs.
This list is more than enough to wet your appetite. Watch just a few of these and you’ll be lead down som interesting rabbit holes.
UFOs and Air Safety
It’s not surprising that pilots, both military and civilian, are widely represented among witnesses of UFO sightings. The subjects of UFOs/UAP and air safety intersect in some concerning ways and this had lead to more openess and frank discussions about the phenomenon within aviaton circles.
- UFO encounters by pilots present a potential danger if the strange craft cannot be avoided. There are many cases of pilots having near misses with UFOs that cross airplane flight paths or fly at unsafe distances from aircraft.
- UFOs demonstrating apparently advanced technology like rapid acceleration could overwhelm air defense systems meant to keep airspace safe. Their presence exposes a vulnerability.
- Pilot sightings of UFOs can be distracting, especially if the objects perform unusual maneuvers. This distraction could lead to accidents if pilots are focused on the UFO instead of safely operating their aircraft.
- UFOs present an unidentified traffic concern for flight towers and aviation authorities responsible for air safety, as they are unknown objects without transponders in controlled airspace.
- There are accounts of UFOs allegedly disabling airplane engines and critical equipment mid-flight, which could lead to crashes if true.
- The investigation of UFOs by militaries implies these objects could represent a threat to national security. Their presence in sensitive airspace raises defense concerns.
The interaction between UFOs and aircraft, the potential distraction they cause pilots, and their unusual flight characteristics that defy explanation all suggest UFOs/UAPs have important implications for keeping the skies safe that merit further study and understanding. Their presence as unauthorized aircraft with unknown capabilities represents an air safety issue that intersects with growing reports of encounters from pilots.