Chasing UFOs in New Mexico: ‘UFO Landing Zone?’

In this episode of Chasing UFOs, the team travels to New Mexico to investigate a mysterious video, which some believe shows a UFO crashing into the desert. Following the trail of clues, Ryder, Ben and James embark on a journey that leads them to Roswell where they uncover astonishing evidence that could prove a conspiracy at the highest levels of government.

The team starts off in Alamogordo, home of Holloman Air Force Base and White Sands Missile Test Range, where they meet legendary ufologist Ted Loman. Loman received the tape anonymously and believes it not only shows a UFO, but proof that the military is in some way involved. The key, Loman tells them, are the bases at White Sands and Holloman. Curious about the bases, Ryder, Ben and James launch a stealthy, nightime mission to get eyes on Holloman, but
before they can do that, the military gets eyes on them. Convinced the truth about the video and all the other sightings in New Mexico are linked to the military, the team meets with a retired Air Force serviceman named Dee Gragg who was stationed at Holloman. Gragg confirms their hunch, telling them that Holloman has been a UFO hub for decades. Even now, there are strange craft flying into and out of the base. Gragg’s testimony prompts the team to make a daring reconnaissance mission into the Sacramento Mountains to see if they can spot any of these strange craft. Battling freezing temperatures and rugged terrain the team sets up their cameras, telescopes and infrared equipment. While there, Ryder catches glimpse of a strange light in the sky. As it rounds the mountain she gives chase and comes within inches of disaster.

Now convinced they’re on the trail of something, the team meets with another former soldier. They hit the road and travel to Roswell where they meet Clifford Stone. Stone tells them that in the 1960s he was part of a secret military unit that responded to downed UFOs. As he details his experience of crash and body retrievals, Stone reveals that the famed crash in Roswell wasn’t a weather balloon as the military claims. It was a UFO. Ryder, Ben and James decide to investigate and learn of a local scientist named Frank Kimbler who says he’s not only uncovered the location of the famed Roswell crash…he’s even collected debris. The team heads out with Kimbler to see if they can uncover more. During an investigation that goes well into the night the team uncovers evidence that could change everything we know about Roswell, the military and even what we believe about life in the universe.


Tune in to Chasing UFOs: UFO Landing Zone? tonight, Friday, July 13th at 10P et/pt.


  1. andrew jeffrey
    herkimer,new york
    July 13, 2012, 9:40 pm

    if james and ben don’t believe in anything that witness
    on the show tells them,why do they evan bother with
    being on the air.

  2. patricia hulsey
    littlefalls,new york
    July 13, 2012, 9:47 pm

    when talking to witnesses,try and act like you believe
    in what they are saying.i mean give people little respect

  3. David Hamilton
    United States
    July 13, 2012, 10:35 pm

    Watched it for the first time, stupid show, At night in the desert with metal detectors, Really!!

  4. jr
    July 13, 2012, 10:44 pm

    Because they get paid to genius

    July 13, 2012, 11:08 pm

    i eat show,thomasmerkaba vehicle.what do you think about trying to communicate with ufos by a remoteviewer.tey have used remoteviewers to communicate with midwayers,who exist on earth,out of our perception.

  6. Lee
    July 13, 2012, 11:59 pm

    OK, the show improved slightly this week.

    I’m really curious though why you spent countless minutes scouring the ground with metal detectors to find pieces of an old windmill or water tub (the rusty metal) when you could have expanded on Frank Kimbler’s finds. It took about 45 seconds of internet research to find something that you could have spun into a real conspiracy.

    Beyond that, with Nat Geo’s immense repertoire of resources, maybe you could help poor old Frank finally get the analysis on his metal pieces he has been trying to get.

  7. Jeff Wright
    July 14, 2012, 11:25 am

    Sorry but the video showing the skip looked like a missile to me–specifically, a solid. You might remember the Delta II explosion some years back which rained flaming solid fuel debris on the pad:

    The video shows what looks like solid fuel coming apart–perhaps from a static test where a solid broke free of its base, as happened to the X-15 during an engine test years ago. Trust me, solids can act like ‘chasers’ and can go in any and all directions.

    There were even saucer shaped missiles that were looked at called Pye Wacket:

    Not every missile worker has worked with every missile–something to bear in mind.

    A plume can look saucer shaped. Old camcorders, digital cameras and film cameras all have their own types of artifacts. What would be nice is to do an episode where different formats are used to film different phenomena–say a test of plasma/ball lightning in a lab–or fast flying insects that look like ‘rods’ to some. It might be best to look at the 1972 Daylight Bolide over the Tetons–this body stayed in atmosphere 1,500 kilometers and was to do a resonant return in the 90’s–almost as it it had done an intentional aerobrake. Probably a asteroid–but a aerobraking probe might look similar.

  8. Lord Inglip
    July 14, 2012, 7:44 pm

    I agree with Lee, this is why I am posting here after watch this episode. Surely, Frank Kimbler’s discovery deserves real and public analysis and investigation. Or is it yet another hoax? Sigh…

  9. Teri Cooper Brown
    July 15, 2012, 10:40 pm

    Show is a little better but PLEASE stop underestimating your viewers intelligence! !! James, again, please educate the other two. And pls get rid of the face cameras and the silly “ghost hunting” part of the show. Your “excitement ” and shock at what u r seeing is painfully, obviously staged. NatGeo should have a more intelligent, evidence based show.

  10. Stevie
    July 20, 2012, 8:21 am

    So a witness takes the time out of his life to give an interview, and he braves himself to talk of a personal experience that has the potential to make him look ridiculous, and then James Fox asks him if he knows how ridiculous and crazy he sounds and waits for his reply.
    I know Fox was just joking, but that was extremely disrespectful and very unprofessional of a researcher to ask. But I was thankful that the cursing was kept at bat during the interview at least.

  11. Roger
    Fort Myers
    January 15, 2013, 6:08 am

    Why were the shiny pieces of metal found by Frank not analyzed? Were we supposed to suspend disbelief? Either the show is full of idiots or edited by bigger idiots, or both.