Tuesday, September 18, 2012

UFOs: 50 Years of Denial (1997)

With the week in full swing, I decided that it should be a documentary week for me here on The Ringmaster’s Realm. I love documentaries, and more importantly, I have little trouble getting the daughters to watch them with me. With such a wide variety to choose from, it was a bit difficult to decide on one. What I finally decided on was UFOs: 50 Years of Denial from 1997.
Plot/ A documentary full of interesting content. From Col. Phillip J. Corso overseeing the recovery of alien spacecraft and the harvesting of technology from recovered crash debris of extraterrestrial origin to Apollo 14 Astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell reveals that the Roswell UFO crash of 1947 was a real event and discusses the 50 years of cover-up that followed.
I am a huge fan of documentaries on anything from Cryptozoology to the Paranormal to UFOs, and as a researcher on fringe subjects, there is always something to take from them. Sure many lack quality funding or like the ABC travesty are done to skew the viewers opinions. This one may not have the best production quality, but it is straightforward and paints a chronological history of the phenomenon. On top of that, the interviews and the stories passed on, are full of important facts that actually connects dots quite well. Is it perfect, no, as some of it is definitely rehashing material that is all over the place. However, it is definitely more informative than what the mainstream media wants to portray and lacks the propaganda that they spew. In the end, this one may be a bit dated, but it is definitely entertaining, informative and worth watching.

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