15 episodes

On a September night in 1961, in the mountains of New Hampshire, Betty and Barney Hill encountered something they could not explain. What really happened that autumn night? Welcome to Strange Arrivals, where host Toby Ball will unravel one of history's most famous cases of alien abduction. Learn more at www.grimandmild.com

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    • 4.5 • 34 Ratings

On a September night in 1961, in the mountains of New Hampshire, Betty and Barney Hill encountered something they could not explain. What really happened that autumn night? Welcome to Strange Arrivals, where host Toby Ball will unravel one of history's most famous cases of alien abduction. Learn more at www.grimandmild.com

    INTERVIEW 3: Carol Rainey

    INTERVIEW 3: Carol Rainey

    An interview with documentary filmmaker Carol Rainey, who was the research partner and wife of UFO researcher Budd Hopkins in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

    • 59 min
    INTERVIEW 2: Stephanie Kelley-Romano

    INTERVIEW 2: Stephanie Kelley-Romano

    An interview with Stephanie Kelley-Romano, an associate professor at Bates College who has done academic work on alien abduction stories.

    • 40 min
    INTERVIEW 1: Sarah Scoles

    INTERVIEW 1: Sarah Scoles

    An interview with Sarah Scoles, author of They Are Already Here: UFO Culture and Why We See Saucers, a first-person anthropolical look at the people who make up the UFO community.

    • 34 min
    Extraordinary Claims

    Extraordinary Claims

    The abduction phenomenon has largely faded from public consciousness. What is the current state of abduction research? And looking back to the very beginning of this season, why is it that some people are prone to belief in the paranormal while others are prone to skepticism? Finally, how should we regard abduction stories and other extraordinary claims?

    • 32 min
    The Secretary General

    The Secretary General

    The search for ever-more-incredible stories led to strange theories about the purpose of alien abductions and eventually to the bizarre case of Linda Cortile. Budd Hopkins considered it to be the most compelling abduction case ever investigated. But was it real?

    • 31 min
    The Troika

    The Troika

    Three researchers, Budd Hopkins, David Jacobs, and John Mack, revolutionized the study of alien abductions in the 1980s and 90s. Their research, based on hypnotic regression of people they suspected were abductees, suggested that aliens could access anyone, anywhere, at any time.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Kieran Alexis ,

Refreshing new exploration

This is such a well known classic, original ufo case that you might think you had the measure of it, but this is a great reconstruction and really feels like a beautiful period piece as well as an extremely well produced modern analysis. Thoughtful, intelligent and respectful, I look forward to the rest of the episodes. Well worth your time!

RatchetAust ,

Gripping

Well put together account of an interesting event

Moonlitvioletta ,

Truly Fascinating

Having witnessed something undeniably, inexplicably ‘other’ in the sky years ago, I know there is something out there & this account both chilled me whilst being credible. An extremely well told account, mesmerisingly so, it makes me so glad I was safely at home when my friend & I saw what we did, behind locked doors.

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