Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation (Mystery/Documentary) [Review]


Year: 2017
Genre: Documentary TV Show
Source: History Channel

Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation is a History Channel TV series purportedly exposing the US government’s secret programs investigating unidentified flying objects (UFOs). It features former military counter-intelligence officer Luis Elizondo, who directed the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, and Christopher Mellon, former United States Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence. Elizondo says that he resigned after he became frustrated that the government was not taking UFOs, which he considered to be a national security threat, seriously enough.

Executive producer Tom DeLonge (former lead guitarist of rock band Blink-182) has reportedly claimed “he is the military’s chosen vessel for UFO disclosure”. The author of a best-selling book about UFO disclosure, Leslie Kean, suggested that these revelations were actually such disclosure: “Elizondo confirmed that UFOs are a real; they exist, and they have been officially documented, answering a question so many have debated and speculated about for decades.”

Though initially announced to be a limited miniseries, History green-lit a second season in September 2019 after clips from Unidentified that became popular were confirmed by the US Navy to be authentic footage of unexplained aerial objects.

After watching two seasons of this documentary TV Show, I think it is by far the best one I have ever seen. The host or main researcher Luis Elizondo, a former military counter-intelligence officer approaches this topic really serious and with a scientific mindset. He doesn’t go close to claiming it’s ”little gray men”, but know the phenomena is real and wants to find answers to what it could be.

More or less all people they interview are senior military personal, generals, professional pilots with credentials and not just the local wierdos. The same goes for the cases, most of the cases have several independent from each other witnesses.

The first season focuses more or less entirely on the famous Tic-Tac case from 2004, a case that the government even officially released footage from and claiming they had no idea what it was. This is probably the closest we will ever get to disclouser from the state.

The second season has more variety when it comes to cases, but still with the same seriousness. Luis and his team goes to South America and meet Generals and other high ranking officials, meet miltary personal from nuclear facilities in the US and much more.

Christopher Mellon, former United States Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence plays a big part here and together with Luis it seems that they are on their way to change the attitude among the government, military and police so that instead of ridiculing the topic and the ones reporting them, they take it serious.

It streams on History Channel.

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