Like many others out there I myself also believe we are not alone; our universe is so large that it is unimaginable to fathom that no life exists beyond our own. One can spend hours going down the UFO rabbit hole and watching countless hours of footage but who is to say any of it is real. Only until recently has such footage not only been discussed by our own government but it has also been acknowledged as evidence to UFOs (unidentified flying object) being a real thing. For many conspiracy theorists you would think this is a giant leap but sadly it has only caused more questions to arise. These are the topics discussed in the new documentary The Phenomenon directed by James Fox.
The film examines multiple cases of UFO sightings including those of extraterrestrial beings from different locations through the decades. Along with testimonials from witnesses the film also tackles the fight against the government in covering up such stories. Accounts such as the 1966 Westall Highschool in Australia, the 1964 Lonnie Zamora sighting in New Mexico and the 1980 Rendlesham Forest claims from England are each spine tingling when discussed. The film is not short on providing footage either as well as computerized re-enactments from Air Force pilot confessions. Topics such as Project Blue Book, a 1952 government study group for any UFOs encounters, and further government cover ups are brought up to challenge the idea of what else can they be hiding from us after only recently admitting in April of this year that such events were real.
Fox does a great job of engaging the viewer because it is one story after the next; each thought provoking and each pushing down on the curiosity trigger of “what else can I find?” What the film offers is a crash course of UFO activity and for those not familiar with the subject matter I can expect will only be fascinated further.
3.5 out of 5
Film is available via multiple streaming platforms HERE
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