Netflix viewers were left spooked after watching the Unsolved Mysteries episode that was centred around UFO’s.
The reboot of the popular documentary series focuses on creepy goings-on around the world, and it’s the fifth instalment that seems to have generated the most conversation.
It focuses on the Berkshire UFO sightings, which have remained a mystery since 1 September, 1969.
On that date, four families with no connection to each other claimed to have been picked up by a UFO and moved by a ray of light.
Thomas Reed, who was six, insists to this day that he and his family lost three hours of their lives while driving in their car.
Reed also claims he saw 14-year-old Melanie Kirchdorfer aboard the UFO. Kirchdorfer backs up his story, saying she had an “instant connection” with Reed when she saw him on the ship.
Meanwhile, Tommy Warner claims that he was also abducted on that same evening. His babysitter, Debbie, corroborates this story, saying that she saw him vanish into a bright ray of light after Warner told her he was being “advised” to leave by “God’s voice”.
The episode has left many viewers feeling on edge and claiming they will “never sleep again”.
Since the alleged “abductions”, the people involved have been intent on finding proof of alien life – so much so, that some of them drove members of their family, as well as work colleagues, away.
Reed, who refuses to use the word “abduction” when telling his story, now works closely with New Mexico’s International UFO Museum.
In 2015, the mystery was officially declared a “historical event” by The Great Barrington Historical Society.
People took to Twitter after watching the episode:
Me after watching the Berkshire UFO episode of Unsolved Mysteries pic.twitter.com/tfZqnFCTp1
— Luc Gerken (@Gerken229) July 4, 2020
Having an out of body experience watching the Unsolved Mysteries UFO episode Bc my grandma told me a story in which she saw an object in shockingly similar detail to what these people are describing in these interviews, also in the late 60s and I believe 69 specifically
— Lucretia Boredgia (@KelseyChapstick) July 3, 2020
The Berkshires UFO episode of Unsolved Mysteries was very convincing, and I do hope those aliens contact the tip line to come forward.
— Louis Peitzman (@LouisPeitzman) July 5, 2020
Fans of the original Unsolved Mysteries were happy to see the show’s former narrator, the actor Robert Stack, immortalised in the reboot’s title sequence.
The summer of ’69 changed the way society viewed the world. In a small Massachusetts town residents were forced to question, “Are we truly alone in the universe?” Watch “Berkshires UFO” on Netflix. #unsolvedmysteries #aliens pic.twitter.com/HLiYu9YJDJ
— Unsolved Mysteries (@Unsolved) July 3, 2020
You can watch the full series on Netflix.
*Article adapted from Independent