Encounters (2023) | Netflix Documentary Series about UFO Sightings

Encounters is a 2023 documentary miniseries directed by Yon Motskin and produced by Amblin Television, Boardwalk Pictures, and Vice Studios. It is now streaming on Netflix.

The four episode series covers a number of stories about encounters with extraordinary phenomena, featuring revelations from witnesses, whistleblowers, as well as the coverage these occurrences received from major news corporations.

The four episodes focus on the following stories: strange lights in the sky over small-town Texas in 2008, and witnessed by purportedly over 300 people; a submersible space crafts haunting a coastal Welsh village; an alien encounter with schoolchildren in Zimbabwe; Non-human intelligence reportedly interfering with a nuclear power plant in Japan

The series features interviews with what are sometimes referred to as “experiencers” (people who have seen or even claim to encounter inexpiable lights in the sky, or who believe to have encountered alien beings), scientists, and military personnel, as well as never before seen archival footage. It goes beyond the science to highlight the profoundly human impact of these encounters on lives, families, and communities.

We have absolutely no way of verifying any of the claims that are brought forth in this docu-series. Nevertheless, it is subject that will probably interest many a viewer.

The production is rather formulaic, but good, nonetheless. It is fast paced, counts on good editing, and a score that will elevate the suspenseful atmosphere. Each episode is close to an hour long.

Episode List

  1. Messengers: In 2008, sightings of strange lights in the sky over Central Texas attract media attention and ridicule. New radar data supports eyewitnesses’s claims.
  2. Believers: In 1994, over 60 children at a Zimbabwe school claimed to have seen aliens. years later, witnesses maintain their accounts while others are skeptical.
  3. The Broad Haven triangle: A close encounter at a children’s school in a tiny welsh village spurs a series of sightings. An astrophysicist theorizes about aliens and water.
  4. Lights Over Fukushima: After the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, survivors reported seeing bright lights above the power plant. For some, the event upholds a long-held belief.

Release Date

September 27, 2023

Where to Watch Encounters




Name: Encounters

Description: Mass UFO sightings from the last 50 years fuel a global mystery in this docuseries featuring eyewitness accounts, expert interviews and new evidence.

Seasons: 1

Country: United States

Director(s): Yon Motskin

Music: Danny Bensi, Saunder Jurriaans

Genre: Documentary

Companies: Amblin Television, Boardwalk Pictures, Vice Films, Netflix


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