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Alien-themed ‘Are We Alone’ week returns tonight on Science Channel

Are We Alone? week returns to Science Channel March 2-6th. Now in it’s fourth consecutive year, the week-long event highlights programming exploring UFOs and extraterrestrial life and will feature new episodes of NASA’s Unexplained Files, Close Encounters, and UFO Conspiracies. A new feature this year is a trip to the 2015 International UFO Congress. They explain, “New to ARE WE ALONE? WEEK, Science Channel shares stories of those individuals who are brave enough to admit to encounters with out-of-this-world experiences. Science Channel visited the 2015 UFO Congress to speak to those who have experienced life beyond this planet as they share their tales for the first time.”

Science Channel AWA week


10 p.m. EST NASA’s Unexplained Files: Life in Hell (WORLD PREMIERE)

A UFO crash lands in Pennsylvania. Was it a top secret Soviet satellite — or something far more dangerous? On the red-hot surface of Mercury, NASA finds the impossible: frozen water. Could there be life on this fiery hell? A strange object causes a skyscraper-sized shadow on the surface of Mars’s largest moon. What is it, and how did it get there? NASA’s Unexplained Files examines the dark side of space exploration, as astronauts and scientists reveal mysteries seemingly ripped from science fiction.

9p.m. EST What On Earth? Finding Sodom (WORLD PREMIERE)

NASA astronaut Mike Barratt, describes photographing a strange ring in the ice on the world’s oldest and most mysterious lake from the International Space Station. More rings on Lake Baikal have been seen since, they baffle scientists.

10 p.m. EST Close Encounters: Hunting Season (WORLD PREMIERE)

Two brothers witness something extraordinary that defies explanation while hunting in Idaho. A strange metal craft passes over Antananarivo, Madagascar plunging it into darkness for almost 10 minutes. Thousands of citizens witness the event.

10:30 p.m. EST Close Encounters: Alien Assault (WORLD PREMIERE)

Texas police receive several calls about a 200-foot flying object from local citizens. Two farmers witness the strange sighting up close. In Scotland, a property inspector is knocked unconscious when he comes in contact with a strange metallic object.


10 p.m. EST NASA’s Unexplained Files: Top Secret Terror (WORLD PREMIERE)

Was the Moon landing faked? Startling images of Mercury reveal massive spider-like formations on its surface. Is it a complex system of trenches — or something much more ominous? A top secret space shuttle mission ends in near-disaster, but many of the mission’s details remain classified. What was NASA’s secret mission? NASA’s Unexplained Files examines the dark side of space exploration, as astronauts and scientists reveal mysteries seemingly ripped from science fiction.


10 p.m. EST UFO Conspiracies: UFO Dogfight (WORLD PREMIERE)

A string of lights crashes into Canadian waters, and the government declares a UFO incident; a silvery object streaks across the New Zealand skies at high speed; and, in Iran, fighters are scrambled to investigate a UFO, leading to a bizarre dogfight.


10 p.m. EST Close Encounters: Alien Vampires (WORLD PREMIERE)

In Brazil, 3 men escape a close encounter only to realize it lasted hours longer than any of them realized. In Canada, a thirteen-year-old boy is temporally blinded after investigating a strange object near his home.

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Maureen Elsberry

Maureen Elsberry is the Marketing Director, co-host and associate producer of Spacing Out!, and Co-organizer of the International UFO Congress. She is also a contributing writer for and the former Open Minds magazine. She starred on the show Uncovering Aliens with appearances on Animal Planet, Science Channel, Destination America, and the American Hero's Network and has appeared on numerous radio programs across the country . Follow Maureen on Twitter: @maureenelsberry or subscribe to her public updates on Facebook here: Maureen on Facebook

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