The Unknowns

The Unknowns

2017, Conspiracy  -   8 Comments
Ratings: 6.76/10 from 74 users.

The skeptic becomes a believer in The Unknowns, an engrossing look at America's most confounding UFO sightings.

Assembled and narrated by popular Swedish documentary producer LEMMiNO, the film hangs its narrative on the findings of Project Blue Book, a government-led investigation into UFO sightings that occurred throughout the country during the 1950s. While the majority of these cases were dismissed as mere illusions, there were hundreds of sightings that were ultimately abandoned without plausible explanation. The filmmaker highlights several of these as yet unexplained sightings.

The story begins in 1947. That's the year that aviator Kenneth Arnold claimed to have witnessed a string of saucer-shaped objects speeding past him in the air space over Washington. His sighting was corroborated by many additional witnesses on the ground. In fact, there were over 800 reported sightings that month alone.

The government might have taken a dismissive public stance to these sightings, but privately they were mystified and distressed. They mounted a large-scale investigation of these incidents to determine their veracity. If they were to authenticate any of these incidents, they wanted to gauge what level of risk they posed to the security of the country.

The investigation was closed in 1969, but questions linger over the incidents they could not fully explain in their final report. The cases explored in the film involve seemingly trustworthy witnesses – many of whom were themselves officials in military, government and law enforcement. These spectators could not be convinced that their sightings were the result of weather anomalies or overactive imaginations.

The film draws upon official documents, stock footage, attractive animations and informed commentary to make its case. It doesn't seek to find answers; it enjoys luxuriating in the enigmatic nature of each sighting it explores. To the filmmaker's credit, he doesn't seem to have an agenda. By the film's end, he asserts that modern video technology makes it easier than ever to mount a fake (but convincing) sighting. Even so, the early cases profiled in the film are tantalizing and cannot be dismissed so easily.

The Unknowns is sure to appeal to casual conspiracy theorists, UFO hounds and fans of unsolved mysteries.

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Mark Ford
2 years ago

Couldnt watch cos VOICE is annoying

Mark Ford
2 years ago

Couldnt watch it cos that bouce is annoying

3 years ago

The thing is their here already 65hey just have blocked 1 of our eye sensors out like anything,They are sitting around us 24/7 They all a round us We just don't know their is most probably another PLAN=ET RIGHT THEIR WE JUST CANT SEE IT,,,THEY CAN DO ANYTHING WID OUR SENSORS

Daniel Valadez
3 years ago

People on here are like put up or shut up...but I bet if disdisclosure would actually take place everybody would go and hang themselves because everybody would be all scared the world is going through the coronavirus right now and we're about to face martial law incredible the human species is weak even the web warriors would like to act tough in their comments

Nostalgic Artistn
3 years ago

The O’hare Airport Ufo event was supposedly captured with a clear close photo by a United
pilot . That would be the smoking gun photo you seek . But it was confiscated. Also at Edward AFB . Gordon Cooper’s
film crew took close up perfect photos of a landed UFO . Gordon Cooper saw the negative and confirmed it was a UFO but again confiscated by the government. Then the gun cameras on jets have caught the photos too. The government has these photos .

4 years ago

L Di,

Put up or shut up, give Limfjorden where's your proof

L Di
4 years ago

NONONO. none of the videos are real.. I have seen and have vid and photo, where is the true video/photo? POOR, very poor