Mass UFO Sighting inTexas

In the series premiere of Chasing UFOs, Ryder, Ben and James saddle up for an investigation into a close encounter of the Texas kind. Following reports of an enormous object that was spotted by dozens of people across two Texas towns, the team sets out to find an explanation. But while searching for the truth, the team has a sighting that makes them all wonder what’s really going in the Texas skies.

On Tuesday, January 2008 around 9 p.m., residents in the town of Dublin noticed a string of intensely bright lights moving in from the northeast. Witnesses said the lights began blinking and creating patterns that resembled Egyptian hieroglyphics. As the object moved over the town, those looking up said it made no noise. The object then traveled on to Stephenville, four miles west. Residents reported seeing the same lights and patterns before the craft disappeared into the night. The object was spotted by so many people it became national news, but even with the media attention there’s been no explanation for what the people of these towns saw.

After following up with some local leads, the team organizes an impromptu Town Hall. More than 30 people attend to share what they witnessed that Tuesday night. What strikes the team is how similar their accounts are. Each report seeing a string of intensely bright lights that stayed level with one another and appeared to be attached to a single object. The testimonies only ramp up the team’s curiosity and resolve to find an explanation.

Tune in tonight at 9P to the series premiere of Chasing UFOs: Texas is for Sightings to see what they find out.


  1. John Schreiner
    Northern California
    June 29, 2012, 9:08 pm

    In response to the UFOlogist comment that there were no man-made flying objects in 1891, would someone please remind him that there were hot air balloons, they were used for military purposes in the Civil War (1861 – 1865).

  2. John
    June 29, 2012, 9:23 pm

    Why are you guys whispering in your nighttime postions of the show? Are you trying to sneak up on the UFOs?
    Besides the “sensationalizing” done on the show I think it is good that you are attempting to educate people on the truth.
    Good luck with your new show, I wish you success. Just lose the “ghost hunting” approach. The topic deserves to be shown as credible!

  3. jack
    June 29, 2012, 9:39 pm

    As a follower of UFO’s for over 40+ years, you have hatched a clunker!
    Why would you spend most of the first hour using night vision cameras out in the country instead of interviewing & catalouging all of the eye witnesses reports from the town meeting. You spent about 5 minutes on actual worthwhile investigating, with the rest nothing but fluff.
    Shame on you natgeo for not taking the UFO phenomena seriously.

  4. Patrick
    June 29, 2012, 11:40 pm

    The Pilot in the texas episode gave 2 stories during this episode. I havent finished it yet but I even rewatched the 2 parts to make sure.
    During the town hall he said he saw 4 lights and then midway in the show when they were at the airport.
    Is it not odd that between the 2 2 stories they watched video that showed 7 lights….
    The cop to start off the show was showign what i believe was either his red and blue lights reflecting otu of focus on a distant somewhat reflective object or another cop car out of focus cause the blur effect. They even said somethign to the effect, I see blue and pink. Well red isnt far from pink and at a distance out of focus….well thats was the first thing that popped in my head.

  5. Patrick
    June 29, 2012, 11:42 pm

    Forgot to add a sentence:
    “During the town hall he said he saw 4 lights and then midway in the show when they were at the airport”
    Should have added that ” he said he saw 7 lights”

  6. Gary
    marfa tx
    June 30, 2012, 8:49 pm

    Why doesn’t anyone do a special about The Marfa Lights. They are unexplained and they appear every night. They are video recordable. There is even a road side pull off to view them. Check them on the internet google it. The only thing is Marfa is very remote and it will take 2 days to get there and TV shows don’t want to bother. I have watched them for years. But I live n a little Monahans that is close. We used to party and watch ufos while listening to OZZY and Blur oyster Cult. They are there every motel can tell you where to go to watch. But marfa is so remote no one reports.

  7. teresa rickert
    June 30, 2012, 9:37 pm

    Are you guys coming to Oregon lots of sitings here as you may know.

  8. Alex E.Chionetti
    July 2, 2012, 3:39 pm

    Been a filmaker,journalist and veteran ufologist I ‘m not to surprised NatGeo make concession to the cable competitors.I used to see along the years how this company censor,blackout and ridiculized the serious research on the subject.The times change and love to see now that arrogancy have to be swallow by their own false scientifically and academic costumes.
    ‘Chasing Ufos” unfortunatly is not neither,been a hibrid between ‘The Ufo Hunters’ and ‘ Destination: Truth”..Aliens on infrarred lenses instead monsters.My forecast,but my hope some new solid evidence could come from the hipe and noise.Fortunatly the phenomena is larger than the media,than us….