Channel Commemorates 70th Anniversary of News That ‘Rocked the World’

Jun 29, 2017  •  Post A Comment

An event that happened 70 years ago will be commemorated with a series of programs to be televised by Destination America. The programs mark the 70th anniversary of news out of Roswell, N.M., that launched a worldwide obsession with UFOs.

“On July 8, 1947, the Roswell Army Air Field announced that they discovered a U.F.O. in Roswell, N.M., only to retract the statement the following day,” the channel says in its announcement. “The event created a pop-culture frenzy shrouded in mystery and conspiracy that still ignites debate to this day.”

In honor of the occasion, Destination America is running a prime-time marathon of the documentary series “UFOs: Uncovering the Truth” on Saturday, July 8.

Here’s the schedule released today by Destination America:


  • “Ancient UFO Earth Landings” airs Saturday, July 8 at 8/7c

The episode uncovers new evidence pointing to the possibility that ancient man was visited by extraterrestrials, influencing ancient technologies, architecture and art. It also explores one American scholar’s theory that ancient Sumerians — the oldest civilization on Earth – may have been created by extraterrestrials.

  • “Past and Present” airs Saturday, July 8 at 9/8c

From the lore and history of ancient Egypt, to the myths of Native Americans, and even the art of the Renaissance period, mankind’s past is riddled with the evidence of UFOs. Will this prove, once and for all, that man has been visited by otherworldly spacecraft since the dawn of man?

  • “Deathbed Confessions” airs Saturday, July 8 at 10/9c

Could deathbed confessions provide real evidence of the existence of UFOs? The truth about alien contact is not limited to the military. In fact, many believe such secrets extend well into outer space on Mars! Will full disclosure from top intelligence, government, and scientific witnesses provide the shocking proof about the reality of extraterrestrial visitation?

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