Once every few years I bring out of storage a small box containing 22 VHS videotapes I started making in the early to middle 1980s of the nascent UFO
documentaries and news reports. Sometimes I taped a whole show or seconds of particular footage. I don't remember much UFO news activity being
reported in the 1970s on TV but in the early 1980s the floodgates opened and now you saw occasional UFO news. However, it wasn't until the 1990s that
television exploded with programs devoted to UFOs plus what they thought was associated phenomena: the paranormal such as the Marfa and other lights
around the world.
In the 1980s people still used emulsion film and not everyone carried still or movie cameras or we would have wound up with a lot more UFO photos and
movies. In the mid- to late-1990s digital cameras became common among consumers and we started to see more UFO photos and now videos shown on TV news.
Cell phones with cameras are now de rigueur but the photos of UFOs and videos haven't changed that much, just more hoaxing.
Even with almost everyone now capable of recording strange aerial phenomena, the reporting has slackened and members here are always complaining about
how the MSM doesn't cover the subject as much as they would like. If you were an adult in the 1980s/1990s and you had an interest in UFOlogy, your
interest was satisfied by all of the programs dedicated to UFOlogy. Here then is a partial list of the programs that were on almost every night or
almost every week, and some of the names associated with the programs. Of course I can't list all of the contents of my videotapes as I might finish
posting this thread next Shavuot!
Jim Dilettoso making the usual fool of himself declaring Phoenix flares didn't have the proper flare signature and "Billy" Meier's "Beamships" not
Stanton Friedman clashing with Phil Klass (and losing!)
Kevin Randle stating that the "UFO" that crashed at Roswell came from far away and the beings... Such a fool!
Tons of "witnesses" to the Phoenix flares and that they swore they were not flares. A short daylight documentary was made from the same location as
the popular nighttime video that's always shown and the flares are seen disappearing one at a time over different mountain peaks.
A giant and beautiful crop circle being made. A crop circle contest in which all participating teams created identical circles.
James Oberg vs. Don Ecker on Larry King over STS-48
And on, and on, almost the total history of UFOlogy up until approx. 2000. I have another bunch of "newer" tapes. Although nothing new lately, I got
The photos show my 22 videotapes with contents on stickies and a closeup of one. Plus a TV GUIDE page from Feb. 1994 announcing one of the
Time to reminisce!
In no particular order or date, movies:
1. "UFO Journals" (1975)
2. "UFO Syndrome" (1979)
3. "UFO Exclusive" (1978)
4. "UFO's: It Has Begun" (1976)
5. "The UFO Incident" (1975)
6. "UFOs Are Real" (1979)
7. UFO (1956) taped 1994
1. NOVA - "The Case of the UFOs" (1989?)
2. HBO - "UFOs: WHAT'S GOING ON?" (1985) and as "America Undercover"
3. America Undercover - HBO Presents
4. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORER (1991)
5. Alien Autopsy (1995)
6. UFOs UNCOVERED: OUT OF THIS WORLD (2000)
7. SCIENCE FRONTIERS (1996)
8. PARANORMAL BORDERLINE
9. UFOs: ABOVE & BEYOND (1998)
10. Disneyworld: "Alien Encounters From New Tomorrowland" (1995)
11. UFO: FROM THE LEGEND TO THE REALITY (1995)
12. MORE SECRETS REVEALED
13. CLOSE ENCOUNTERS
14. UFOs OVER PHOENIX: ANATOMY OF A SIGHTING (1997)
15. UFOs: THE SECRET EVIDENCE
16. OFF THE RECORD
17. EXPLORING THE UNKNOWN
18. UNMASKED: EXPOSING THE SECRETS OF DECEPTION
19. INTO THE UNKNOWN
20. SEARCHING FOR UFOs
21. UFO HOAXES
22. UFOs UNCOVERED
23. STRANGE BUT TRUE
24. INVESTIGATIVE REPORTS: BRINGING THE UFOs DOWN TO EARTH
25. WHERE ARE ALL THE UFOs?
27. WORLD OF PEOPLE
28. UFOs: IT HAS BEGUN
29. Confirmation: The Hard Evidence of Aliens Among Us (1999)
30. America's Best Kept Secrets
31. UFO REPORT: SIGHTINGS (1991)
32. Memories... Then and Now
33. UFOs: Are They Getting Closer?
34. OVERLORDS OF THE UFO
35. MYSTERIES BEYOND EARTH
36. FORCES BEYOND
37. UFOs OVER ISRAEL
38. ENCOUNTERS: THE UFO CONSPIRACY (on Fox 5)
1. 20/20 (1987) - Hugh Downs & Barbara Walters
2. In Search Of... (1986)
3. NOW IT CAN BE TOLD (1992)
4. CURRENT AFFAIR (1992)
5. HARD COPY (1992)
6. 48 HRS (1994)
7. MYSTERIES, MAGIC & MIRACLES (1997)
8. EXTRA! (1997)
9. PRIMETIME LIVE (1995)
10. ENCOUNTERS (1995)
11. Cristina (1995)
12. A.C. Clarke's Mysterious Universe (1995)
13. Network Earth (1995)
14. Entertainment Tonight (1995)
15. INSIDE EDITION (1996)
17. DISCOVER MAGAZINE (1999)
18. EYE ON L.A.
19. Access Hollywood
20. LATE SHOW
1. SIGHTINGS - Tim White
2. STRANGE UNIVERSE - Emmett Miller
3. UNSOLVED MYSTERIES - actor Robert Stack
1. Ron Reagan
2. Larry King
3. Joan Rivers
4. Tom Brokaw
5. Bill Kurtis
6. Oprah Winfrey
7. Sonya Live In L.A.
8. UFOAZ - Ted Loman (Cable TV show)
Fox 5 News
World News With Peter Jennings
CIRCLES: CREATORS COME FORWARD
CNN World News
About Roswell, Phoenix "Lights", Dorothy Izatt, everything and everyone under the sun (and moon!)
Lots of "15 minutes of fame"
Lots of snippets
Stanton Friedman, Betty Cash, Philip Imbrognio, Leonard Stringfield, Don Berliner, Philip Klass, Don Ecker, Whitley Strieber, Larry Fawcett,
Congressman Steve Schiff, Jim Dilettoso, Kevin Randle, et al.
BTW, has anyone noticed that all of the comments in the threads as well as private messages all bear the same date: 07/03/2016? The date shown for all
members is that date and it also says that everyone registered on that date! Take a look on the left.
edit on 07/03/2016 by klassless because: To add text.
edit on 07/03/2016 by klassless because: To correct grammar.