Ryder, Ben and James travel to the Colorado Rockies to investigate a possible link between UFO sightings and a rash of animal mutilations and reports of abductions. Following the trail of leads, the team embarks on an adventure that takes them through the towering mountains to find the truth behind these frightening incidents.
The team begins their investigation in the small town of Salida. Going back decades, people here have reported seeing lights in the sky traveling over this desert valley. Ryder, Ben and James stop at a local diner to meet with a family that captured video of one of these objects. Brandy Edwards was six years old when she was outside playing in the yard. It was a bright, cloudless day when she looked up. Soaring high overhead was a long, white object that seemed to pulsate with light. Brandy called her father who brought out his camera to film to object. They watched it for nearly an hour as it hovered then moved, got bigger and smaller and shot out balls of light that seemed to orbit the object. Ryder, Ben and James are intrigued by the account, but are amazed at what follows. Hearing they’re in town investigating UFO sightings, others in the restaurant race to share their accounts. They hear about hovering green lights, speeding saucers and enormous objects moving among the mountains.
Thinking there might be something to this valley, the team treks to a high mountain peak to where they can overlook the San Luis Valley. Is there an explanation for all this aerial activity? The team spends the night exposed on a mountain summit trying to find out. They spot commercial airlines moving east to west and a sky full of twinkling stars and are about to give up when Ryder spots something out of the ordinary. It’s a light dancing above the mountains, but before the team can get a solid fix on the object it disappears.
Intrigued, Ryder, Ben and James head down into the valley. They meet a woman who’s built a UFO observing station and learn from her that not only are there a lot of sightings in the valley, there are also disturbing reports of cattle mutilations. They learn that after a sighting, ranchers sometime find a dead cow on their property that’s been dissected. There’s never any blood and no tracks. To them, it looks as though the animal’s been dropped from the sky.
To investigate these claims the team breaks up to meet a pair of ranchers who’ve recently found dead animals on their properties. Ben visits a rancher named Tom Miller and learns about the circumstances this long-time rancher made his discovery. Ben learns the rancher’s saved the body and Ben sets to work taking samples from the carcass. Meanwhile, Ryder and James are meeting with rancher Mike Durand. Mike takes them to where he found the body and tells them that parts of it had been removed. What’s more, Mike tells them he spotted a strange light in the sky a couple nights earlier and that now he’s worried he may find yet another mutilated animal.
The team decides they’re going to investigate and see whether they can catch a UFO in the act. They travel out onto Mike’s ranch with local investigator Chuck Zuwkowski to see if they can find an animal that’s been mutilated. They break into groups to scour the property. After passing by sites of past mutilations, the team has a frightening encounter. It’s not with a UFO, but with a mountain lion.
With samples to test the team presses ahead and learns that animal mutilations aren’t the only alarming phenomenon associated with the objects in the sky. They learn of a Colorado man named Stan Romanek who claims to have not only been abducted, but says he’s being stalking by beings from another world. The team travels to the town of Littleton to meet Stan and see whether they can learn the truth behind his incredible claims.
The team meets with Stan and learns his history with UFO’s began with a sighting then quickly snowballed into something far more serious. Stan tells the team what happened when he was abducted. There was a knock at the door and all Stan remembers is that there were three beings. They took him by the arm and the next thing he remembers is being aboard a ship enveloped in an electric blue light. Stan recounts how he found injuries on his body after the abduction and that when he was returned he had visions of shapes and mathematical formulas.
The team decides to investigate Stan’s claims of an alien stalking. They set out at night and rig the outside of his home with surveillance cameras. Ryder, Ben and James’ goal is to capture footage of whatever might be outside Stan’s home. But as the team splits up to investigate, James see something that makes him jump. Was it an alien? Or was it something else?
Tune in to the premiere of Chasing UFOs: “Alien Cowboys” on Friday, July 6th at 10P et/pt.