M. Deschamps - Director
of Terminology and Abbreviations
this page, you will find classic UFO documentaries, including
one that dates back to 1956. The others are from the mid
to late 1980s and although they contain a fair amount of
skeptism on the part of the late Philip Klass, I still regard
them as excellent research tools because of their coverage
of some of the more interesting UFO cases ever investigated...such
as the 1975 UFO Flyover of military installations (which
included our very own Canadian Forces Station Falconbridge
Radar Base originally located near Hanmer, Ontario), the
1980 Cash-Landrum case and the 1978 New Zealand UFO film
- The True Story of Flying Saucers (1956)
Flying Objects is a 1956 semi-documentary about the development
of the UFO phenomenon in the United States. Video clips
from the documentary have often been used in other UFO
documentaries and television episodes related to UFOs.
1952, Hollywood producer Clarence Greene saw an unusual
object twisting in the sky. He contacted US Air Force
public information officer Albert M. Chop, who was in
charge of answering UFO questions from reporters and the
public. Intrigued, Greene decided to film a documentary
movie about the UFO phenomenon. When Chop told Greene
about the existence of video footage of UFOs, Greene obtained
the footage for analysis and display in the documentary.
documentary starts in 1947, with the first widely-publicized
UFO sightings in the United States, including recreations
of the Kenneth Arnold UFO sighting, the Mantell UFO incident,
and the Gorman Dogfight. It then traces the development
of UFOs as both a popular fad and a serious concern for
the US Air Force. The history of Project Sign, the first
Air Force study of the UFO phenomenon, is discussed. The
documentary then focuses upon Albert M. Chop and his growing
involvement with UFOs. Chop is assigned as the public
information officer at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
in Dayton, Ohio, in the late 1940s. In that position,
he is required to answer numerous news media queries about
UFO sightings and what the Air Force knows about them.
Although he is initially portrayed as a UFO debunker,
Chop gradually changes his views as the movie progresses,
and he comes to believe that UFOs are unknown, and possibly
extraterrestrial, aircraft. By 1952, Chop has moved to
Washington, DC, where he is the press officer for Project
Blue Book. The documentary analyzes two famous pieces
of UFO footage: the Mariana UFO Incident of 1950, in which
the manager of the Great Falls, Montana minor-league baseball
team claimed to have filmed two UFOs flying over the baseball
stadium, and the 1952 UFO film taken near the Great Salt
Lake in Utah by a US Navy photographer. The documentary
concludes with the famous 1952 Washington DC UFO incident,
in which Albert Chop played a central role. The documentary
focuses upon Chop's experiences during the incident, and
at the end of the documentary Chop states his belief that
UFOs are a "real", physical phenomenon of unknown
- The True Story of Flying Saucers.mp4
of many 1970s UFO documentaries, this one from 1979 features
lots of still photos of alleged UFOs, some UFO motion
picture footage, and the usual stock footage and images
acquired from government and military sources. Among the
many people interviewed are UFO researchers Stanton Friedman
and Ted Phillips, UFO abductees Betty Hill and Travis
Walton, optical physicist Bruce Maccabee, and retired
U.S. military officers Jesse Marcel and Wendelle Stevens.
The documentary supports the view that alien visitors
regularly come to Earth and have perhaps done so for centuries.
Narrated by Brandon Chase.
1983, Ron Lakis, on behalf of KPIX TV in San Francisco,
produced 'The UFO Experience' which, almost 30 years later,
still contains some of the best evidence on the subject.
J. Allen Hynek, Peter A Gersten, Richard Haines, Bruce
Maccabee, Tom Page, and John Scheussler are featured.
Betty Cash, Vicky and Colby Landrum, Shannon Davis, Joseph
Del Duca, and Carole Del Duca present the evidence. Narrated
by Peter Coyote.
is a good (and pretty rare) UFO documentary which has
recently been uploaded to Youtube. It covers quite a few
really interesting cases like the Kaikoura, Cash/Landrum,
SAC Base Flyover and Tehran incidents, as well as having
some interesting interviews with folks such as Dr. J.
Allen Hynek, Dr. Bruce Maccabee, Dr. Richard Haines and
debunker Philip Klass.
mentioned is the investigative work of MUFON and John
Scheussler's Project VISIT (Vehicle Internal Systems Investigating
Team) as well as an intriguing pilot UFO encounter over
California in November 1980 where an unknown object was
witnessed in close proximity to an aircraft performing
right angle turns.
1985 HBO documentary 'UFOs: What's Going On" discusses
the Roswell Crash, Project Blue Book, the 1975 incursions
over the SAC bases, the Cash/Landrum encounter, the Travis
Walton abduction, and the RAF Bentwaters incident to name
only the most popular. It features J. Allen Hynek, Peter
A. Gersten, Larry Fawcett, Stanton Friedman, Travis Walton,
Betty Cash, and Vicky Landrum.
No infringement intended. For educational purposes only.