posted on Jan, 7 2014 @ 12:10 AM
I had never heard of this series before but recently found it on channel called Destination America, which has a lot of paranormal shows. I actually
caught this particular episode on TV less than a week ago. I thought I would enjoy it, but quickly found the show grating on my nerves. They rush
through topics too quickly with little information and declare a lot of things to be proof of aliens and 100% truth with no evidence to back it up.
This list in particular is a good example. On the list of "top 10 alien encounters" is the Bermuda Triangle, specifically the infamous Flight 19
incident. Bill Birnes randomly brings up the Foo Fighters and then speculates about UFOs causing the planes to disappear. There's absolutely no
evidence that aliens, Atlantis or anything other than pilot error caused that, so this incident shouldn't even be on the list IMO.
On the topic of the Solway Firth spaceman, there was actually a thread here on ATS not long ago that did a really good job of demonstrating how it
could have been (and probably was) the guy's wife in the background. That picture always intrigued me and as much as I hated to admit it, the user in
the thread (apologies, I can't remember who it was) convinced me that it was simply an unintended "photo bomb" that just happened to look really
On a random note, it really bothers me how this show jacks a bunch of footage from the various History Channel UFO shows/documentaries. I really get
annoyed every time I see that dramatization of Lonnie Zamora's encounter because that footage shows a disc-shaped craft (I can't recall the original
documentary that said footage was from. I believe it was the one with the British guy who was proposing that what Zamora saw as a Project Silverbug
craft) and Zamora did not see a flat disc. He saw an egg-shaped vehicle with a strange symbol on the side.
Overall, I feel this show does way too much proclamation with far too little evidence. Every episode I've seen feels way too rushed. They bring up
points I would like them to elaborate on, but instead they jump on to the next topic before you've even had a chance to mull over what they just
said. Maybe the show would be better with hour-long episodes or more focus on one topic. It feels as if they try to cram way too much info into a 20
minute program. I mean, they spent like 20 seconds talking about the #1 "alien" encounter.