History Sets UFO-Themed Documentary Series

History has greenlit a new six-part series to debut in May that seeks to shine light on a top secret government program tasked to evaluate the existence of Unidentified Flying Objects.

The series, Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation, features an interview with a former military intelligence official and Special Agent In-Charge, who confirmed the existence of the hidden government program that investigated Unidentified Aerial Phenomena, including numerous videos of reported encounters, according to History. 

Also appearing in the documentary are Tom DeLonge, co-founder and president of To The Stars Academy of Arts & Science, and Chris Mellon, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and Intelligence, who helped expose a series of UFO encounters and embark on new investigations, said the network.

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“History is committed to creating informational, authentic programming that keeps our audience intrigued to learn more,” said Eli Lehrer, executive vice president and head of programming, History. “This is not a UFO hunting show, but a series that will hopefully provoke a cultural conversation about unexplained phenomena and allow our viewers to ultimately draw their own conclusions. Tom’s curiosity and passion for this subject matter, combined with his team, are the perfect partners to deliver this breakthrough series.”

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.