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5-part docuseries that includes 2008 UFO sightings in Erath County airs on National Geographic.

Updated: Feb 16, 2023

A five-part docuseries focusing on UFO sightings will begin airing on National Geographic (channel 276 on DirecTV) on Monday.

In March 2021 you may recall a story I wrote about taking part in a project with Break Thru Films about the UFO sightings that happened in Erath County in 2008.

The first two episodes of UFOs: Investigating the Unknown will air from 8-10 p.m. on Monday. The Erath County sightings will be featured in episode two.

Episodes three and four will air Feb. 20 and the final episode will air Feb. 27.

After each episode airs on National Geographic, it will be available to watch on Hulu the next day.

Click here for a sneak peek.


Those who know me remember that I struggled hard when the UFO story of 2008 beamed into Erath County.

I had been the managing editor of the Empire-Tribune for only six months when the story broke and I was still working to prove to the company, community (and myself) that, at the tender age of just 37, I was ready to lead a newsroom.

I was terrified the coverage would send my career into a death spiral and cost me every friendship I had made in Texas.

Once the frenzy ended, I spent the next decade trying to forget it.

But time and maturity have changed my perspective on that time in my life, and if I had to do it all over again, there are a few things I would have done differently.

Taking part in this project was the first time I have ever talked about the experience and it was a pleasure to work with Ricki Stern, a film director known for works like The Devil Came on Horseback, Surviving Jeffrey Epstein, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work and Surviving Death.

I haven’t had a chance to watch the docuseries yet, so I’ll be watching it for the first time along with you on Monday.


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