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Final 24 – Hunter S. Thompson

A lifetime of alcohol and drug abuse was taking their toll and at 67, with a broken leg, two hip operations and in chronic pain Thompson could no longer live up to the legend he’d created. On February 20, 2005, he decided to end it all with one of his favorite possessions, a Smith and Wesson 45. We chart the life of this troubled genius and uncover why a bullet to the head was the only way out.


Episode Length: 00:53:00

Year: 2006

Episode: 4


 

Chasing UFOs – Alien Baby Farm

Baby alien or a tiny species of monkey? In Mexico, Ryder, Ben and James meet a leading UFOlogist to get a firsthand look at a tiny creature of mysterious origin. Firm believer James has no doubt the creature is alien, but sceptic Ben offers a more ‘down-to-earth’ explanation. While in Mexico, they also investigate the ‘Mother Ship Videos’ ‘ incredible footage that some believe shows a mother ship dropping off hundreds of UFOs in the sky. James is further compelled by the fact that two eyewitnesses recorded the same event from two different angles.


Episode Length: 00:45:00

Year: 2012

Episode: 8


 

Chasing UFOs – Alien Castaways

In an area known as the ‘Roswell of South America,’ Varginha, Brazil, UFO sightings are plentiful, and there are even rumours of alien life forms hiding in the jungles outside the city. One particular alien sighting from 1996 has the Chasing UFOs in hot pursuit of the truth. Their hunt for answers leads the team through some of the wildest terrains on earth, where they brave the rapids of South America’s waterways, explore a poorly ventilated cave in the depths of the jungle and literally walk into a giant spider’s nest. But the most compelling evidence they find comes from a series of eyewitness in the city, including the former commander of the Brazilian airspace defence command, who offers some inspiring insight into the UFO activity. The evidence may be strong enough to transform Ryder into a full-on believer. She says, ‘For the first time in my life I’m caught believing that the possibility of UFOs is all too real.’


Episode Length: 00:45:00

Year: 2012

Episode: 7


 

Chasing UFOs – Game of Drones

Before NASA’s shuttle program shut down, residents in Florida reported a series of strange glowing orbs trailing the shuttle’s launch into space. Ryder, Ben and James launch a daring mission around Kennedy Space Center to investigate whether aliens are watching Earth from above. The team’s determination to discover whether aliens are spying on our world involves braving swamps infested with reptiles and even evading an oncoming boat.


Episode Length: 00:45:00

Year: 2012

Episode: 6


 

Chasing UFOs – Abducted in Arizona

Since 1993 UFO sightings have haunted some residents of Phoenix, Ariz. Reports from hundreds of people all note seeing a triangular formation of lights in the sky. Ryder, Ben and James start by watching the video footage captured in 1993 that also highlights a similar-shaped item floating above. The man who caught the sighting on video, Terry Connet, comes forward to explain just how enormous and eerily silent the object was. After the original Phoenix Lights incident, the military stated that it was simply flairs dropped from a nearby Air Force base; others believe it was skydivers. Unconvinced and willing to put the explanation to test, Ryder gets skydivers to perform a night jump wearing pyrotechnic flares.


Episode Length: 00:45:00

Year: 2012

Episode: 5


 

Chasing UFOs – Alien Cowboys

This time Ryder, Ben and James head to the Colorado Rockies to investigate claims of animal mutilations and reports of abductions. These instances take place in San Luis Valley, a town with decades of history involving UFO sightings. Residents are eager to share their encounters with the team ‘ everything from hovering green lights to speeding saucers. After spotting a few questionable lights in the night sky, Ryder, Ben and James meet with local ranchers to learn more about the animal mutilations. Then, they meet with an alleged alien abduction survivor who recounts his dramatic extraterrestrial experience.


Episode Length: 00:45:00

Year: 2012

Episode: 4


 

Chasing UFOs – Dirty Secrets

Residents in central California fear they are being watched after witnessing unusual objects patrolling the night skies. Some say the government is using alien aircraft to spy on citizens. The team analyzes a witness’s video footage of the floating triangular object. They become even more anxious to investigate the rumours after hearing stories from people who claim they were followed after their encounter with the suspicious triangle of lights. The team comes across an underground tunnel, nearly has a run-in with authorities near the airport and even questions whether they themselves are being followed!


Episode Length: 00:45:00

Year: 2012

Episode: 3


 

Chasing UFOs – Texas is for Sightings

The saying, ‘Everything’s bigger in Texas’ proves to be true when Ryder, James and Ben investigate reports of mysterious lights spotted in the skies over two Texas towns. The team begins tracking stories from more than 30 witnesses who all share similar testimonies ‘ seeing strange lights in the sky. Once they have gathered information, they head to a clearing where sightings were reported’and Ryder thinks she spots something mysterious in the sky! Eager to solve the mystery, they meet up with pilot Steve Allen, who demonstrates how it would be possible to mistake two aeroplanes flying in formation for one massive object.


Episode Length: 00:45:00

Year: 2010

Episode: 2


 

Chasing UFOs – UFO Landing Zone

For decades, the skies above the desert sands of Roswell, N.M., have been home to thousands of reports of unidentified flying objects. But one particular home video has the Chasing UFOs team in hot pursuit of the truth. Does the mysterious video really show an actual crash landing of an alien spacecraft? Under cover of darkness, and armed with night vision gear, Ryder, Ben and James scour the alleged crash site ‘ and come across a surprising find that has them questioning a military cover-up.


Episode Length: 00:45:00

Year: 2012

Episode: 1


 

Confederate Flying Machine

A full 40 years before the Wright brothers made history, a model of what was to be a steam-powered flying machine tethered to a locomotive briefly took flight… Mississippi Doctor Richard Oglesby Davidson was raising money to build a steam-powered flying war machine named the “Artis Avis” that would fly over the battlefield. And now, 150 years later, engineer and inventor Maris Ensing is going to build a steam-powered flying machine based on 19th-century wisdom, to see if it will fly.


Episode Length: 00:45:00

Year: 2012

Episode: 1


 

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