On September 16th, 1994, at the Ariel primary school in Zimbabwe, over 60 school children described seeing a disc-shaped craft land behind the school. Some of them reported seeing two strange beings approach the group. The children were interviewed immediately thereafter by Tim Leach, BBC Bureau Chief for Zimbabwe, and Harvard psychiatrist Dr. John Mack. After exhaustive investigation Dr. Mack concluded that the children were not making up the story. Filmmaker Randall Nickerson is developing a new documentary using original footage from the BBC of the children. In the first half, he will join George Knapp, along with one of the original schoolchildren (now an adult), to discuss the event and the implications of seeing something from another world.
Second half: On a lonesome road in Utah in 1959, Gerry Irwin, a young soldier returning from leave speeds through the desert night. Suddenly the sky lights up as a blazing object streaks across the highway and crashes nearby. Stunned, the soldier stops and decides to investigate. Little does he know that his life will never be the same again. Author and unexplained phenomena researcher, David Booher will discuss Irwin’s mysterious experience, and how he suddenly deserted his Army post in Texas and disappeared without a trace. Could this be the first known case of alien abduction in the U.S.? A new investigation launched in 2013 attempts to answer these and other questions, revealing along the way the ordeal of a man whose mind was ravaged by a confrontation with the unknown.