Close Encounters

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Fridays, 10:00 PM ET on Discovery Canada

Weird weather patterns, flight schedules, and extraordinary imagination - ultimately, of the thousands of "UFO sightings" that are reported each year around the globe, most can be explained and attributed to normal, Earthly phenomena. But those cases that can't be solved - even decades later -- puzzle police investigators, government officials, researchers, and even medical communities. Premiering on Discovery, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS explores the most intriguing and convincing UFO stories on the planet. An original Canadian production from Toronto's Newroad Media, the 13-part series examines two stories in each episode, combining dramatic recreations, CGI, and dynamic expert interviews, to illuminate the most mystifying sightings from around the world - from Alberta to Australia, and from Texas to Tehran!

Fridays, 10:00 PM ET on Discovery Canada

Weird weather patterns, flight schedules, and extraordinary imagination - ultimately, of the thousands of "UFO sightings" that are reported each year around the globe, most can be explained and attributed to normal, Earthly phenomena. But those cases that can't be solved - even decades later -- puzzle police investigators, government officials, researchers, and even medical communities. Premiering on Discovery, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS explores the most intriguing and convincing UFO stories on the planet. An original Canadian production from Toronto's Newroad Media, the 13-part series examines two stories in each episode, combining dramatic recreations, CGI, and dynamic expert interviews, to illuminate the most mystifying sightings from around the world - from Alberta to Australia, and from Texas to Tehran!

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Part 1: WATER PROOF: SEPTEMBER 30, 1980 - An Australian rancher in Rosedale, Victoria is wakened by the sound of frightened animals in the early morning hours. He immediately thinks it is cattle rustlers, so rushes out to the field where his animals are. That's when he sees an object hovering above a large water tank. He hears a loud, piercing sound as a black tube-like object comes out of the ship. When the object speeds away, the farmhand discovers that the 10,000-gallon water tank is empty.
Part 2: FRENCH CONNECTION: OCTOBER 21, 1982 - A biologist is working in his garden in the town of Nancy, France during the daylight hours. He spots a small saucer-shaped craft in the distance, which he initially assumes is a plane. As it descends, he runs for shelter as it heads straight for his garden and hovers about a metre off the ground. He observes the craft for 20 minutes. When it leaves, he discovers that all of his amaranth plants have wilted as if affected by an electromagnetic field.

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Part 1: WATER PROOF: SEPTEMBER 30, 1980 - An Australian rancher in Rosedale, Victoria is wakened by the sound of frightened animals in the early morning hours. He immediately thinks it is cattle rustlers, so rushes out to the field where his animals are. That's when he sees an object hovering above a large water tank. He hears a loud, piercing sound as a black tube-like object comes out of the ship. When the object speeds away, the farmhand discovers that the 10,000-gallon water tank is empty. Part 2: FRENCH CONNECTION: OCTOBER 21, 1982 - A biologist is working in his garden in the town of Nancy, France during the daylight hours. He spots a small saucer-shaped craft in the distance, which he initially assumes is a plane. As it descends, he runs for shelter as it heads straight for his garden and hovers about a metre off the ground. He observes the craft for 20 minutes. When it leaves, he discovers that all of his amaranth plants have wilted as if affected by an electromagnetic field.
Part 1: RENDELSHAM FOREST: DECEMBER 25-27, 1980 - Strange lights are reported by security patrol near the East Gate of RAF Woodbridge, a U.S. Air Force base on England's east coast. Just after midnight on December 26, eyewitnesses and radar screens follow an unidentified flying object as it vanishes into the forest. Soldiers are dispatched to the site where they encounter a luminous triangular-shaped craft, ten feet wide and eight feet high. The soldiers chase it into a field when it shoots upward, shining bright lights. The following evening, other soldiers report strange, dancing red lights in the Rendelsham forest.
Part 2: HIGH TIDE: OCTOBER 4, 1967: 18-year-old Norm Smith is driving back from a dance at a local community centre, when he and his friend see an object falling from the sky near the small fishing village. At first, they think it is an airplane about to crash. When they arrive at Shag Harbour, a dozen witnesses report seeing a metallic object hovering over the water and then crashing. A search and rescue team is assembled, and nothing is found but an eerie, yellow glittery foam floating where the object was spotted. An extensive underwater investigation finds nothing strange on the sea floor where the object is last seen.

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Part 1: RENDELSHAM FOREST: DECEMBER 25-27, 1980 - Strange lights are reported by security patrol near the East Gate of RAF Woodbridge, a U.S. Air Force base on England's east coast. Just after midnight on December 26, eyewitnesses and radar screens follow an unidentified flying object as it vanishes into the forest. Soldiers are dispatched to the site where they encounter a luminous triangular-shaped craft, ten feet wide and eight feet high. The soldiers chase it into a field when it shoots upward, shining bright lights. The following evening, other soldiers report strange, dancing red lights in the Rendelsham forest. Part 2: HIGH TIDE: OCTOBER 4, 1967: 18-year-old Norm Smith is driving back from a dance at a local community centre, when he and his friend see an object falling from the sky near the small fishing village. At first, they think it is an airplane about to crash. When they arrive at Shag Harbour, a dozen witnesses report seeing a metallic object hovering over the water and then crashing. A search and rescue team is assembled, and nothing is found but an eerie, yellow glittery foam floating where the object was spotted. An extensive underwater investigation finds nothing strange on the sea floor where the object is last seen.

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