Top 10 stellar alien documentaries
Top 10 stellar alien documentaries
BY : BENJI KARMIS
WE COME IN PEACE.
Another year and another hope to answer the question, are we alone? NASA’s Voyager 2 officially became the second man-made piece of equipment to make it into interstellar space in late 2018, which means there’s now twice as many of our spacecrafts for extra-terrestrial beings to stumble upon when they’re flying around outside our solar system. While zipping around space might be a bit harder for us measly earthlings, we compiled a list of ten out of this world documentaries exploring the unknown, hidden mysteries of life beyond our planet.
UNACKNOWLEDGED : AN EXPOSE OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST SECRET (2017)
Hosted by Dr. Steven Greer, the founder of the Center for the Study of Extraterrestrial Intelligence and The Disclosure Project, Unacknowledged spills how the UFO secrecy has digressed to illegal, covert operations all dedicated to keeping aliens out of the public spotlight. Featuring high-level interviews with the CIA Director, top Pentagon Admirals and Generals, and even John Podesta, this one is sure to have you looking over your shoulder afterwards.
MIRAGE MEN (2013)
Take your typical UFO documentary angle, and then completely pop it into reverse. UFO sightings have been around for centuries – even longer, if you believe that Ancient Aliens poofy hair guy. But what if they were just easy coverups for sketchy government programs? Featuring Richard Doty, a past Special Agent of the United States Air Force Office of Special Investigation during the Cold War, Mirage Men offers a completely different and yet entirely practical approach on alien sightings.
EXTRAORDINARY: THE STAN ROMANEK STORY (2013)
If you’re a fan of horror or trauma documentaries and are gunning for the creepier side of alien contact documentaries, then this is for you. Enter Stan Romanek, whose atypical and frankly, creepy alien contact story filmed partially on his own video camera years ago documents his odd scars, ominous phone calls, and decaying mental state. Even if you’re not a believer of extraterrestrial contact, and to be honest this doc has a LOT of evidence that frankly probably isn’t real but Extraordinary: The Stan Romanek Story can at the very least be viewed as how alien experiences can – and have – ruined so many people.
Watch it now on Netflix.
BOB LAZAR: AREA 51 & FLYING SAUCERS (2018)
When a former government physicist went rogue in 1989 for claiming he had been reverse-engineering alien spacecraft to harvest its technology, Area 51 caught the public spotlight. Bob Lazar, the interstellar whistle blower himself, explains his statements in detail and how dramatic of a change his life has been since his allegiance to country was overtaken by his will to do what is right by sharing this confidential information with the rest of the world.
UFOS: IT HAS BEGUN (1974)
Maybe you’re looking for something more vintage. This 1970s classic is narrated by Rod Sterling, whose soothing voice you may also recognize from The Twilight Zone, which he also narrated. This classic piece is unique in solely using sources from the U.S. Department of Defense and NASA, so it promises on still giving you a more grounded approach on our extraterrestrial visitors, despite being almost 45 years old.
No streaming services? No problem. Watch it in its entirety for free on YouTube.
OUT OF THE BLUE (2003)
Speaking of celebrities, remember Keys from ET? The antagonist government scientist? Well he is Peter Coyote and is also the host of Out of the Blue, a 2000-era film that’s strong point is convincing sceptics by interviewing very well-known people, like previous American presidents, high-ranking military, and astronauts. Paired with some great historic footage, it’ll have you thinking that maybe E.T. did ride over the moon in a bike basket.
Watch this one for free in HD on YouTube.
I KNOW WHAT I SAW (2009)
Directed by James Fox as a successor to his own Out of the Blue, this big-hitter features one of the most convincing UFO panels on the list, including government scientists from seven different countries on top of several military personnel, politicians, and even John McCain. I Know What I Saw explains several different famous sightings and breaks down the actions and reactions of all involved.
Check this out in HD for free on YouTube as well.
THE HIDDEN HAND : ALIEN CONTACT AND THE GOVERNMENT COVER UP (2013)
If you want a little bit of everything with a dash of Extraordinary: The Stan Romanek Story’s mental effects on abductees, then you’ll probably enjoy this. The Hidden Hand: Alien Contact and the Government Cover-Up hits on a wide array of topics, such as the government reverse-engineering extraterrestrial technology, creating human/alien children, and even the long-term consequences on abductees. For a solid jack-of-all-trades on the topic, this is a starter.
You can see it on Amazon Prime Video.
PROJECT BLUE BOOK (2019)
Historical documentaries too bland? Are you a fan of The X-Files? Take Project Blue Book, a drama based on real historical evidence the US Air Force’s program of the same name that investigated 12,618 UFO sightings in the 50s and 60s. The show is based on a doctor who is invited as a neutral third-party by the Air Force in order to disprove that aliens exist. However, things aren’t as straight and narrow as they may seem, and these historic UFO sightings are mixed together with actual theories, giving all involved reasons to doubt what they hear and see.
Watch its premiere episode on the History Channel at 10/9c on January 8th. The government actually release the real-life Project Blue Book files, which you can read online to prepare yourself.
ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO (2019)
Maybe you are in more of a mood for a fictional reimagining. Set in the town famous for one of the first major UFO incidents, Roswell, New Mexico is a romantic drama where aliens who came down from that same incident are living in secret among humans in current times. When a new love interest threatens the confidentiality of the undercover aliens, their entire operation could be blown wide open.
Watch it on January 15th on CW TV.