Louis Theroux: UFOs

Published on 6th March 2017 by

A legendary 1998 episode of Louis Theroux’s weird weekends, he investigates the weird world of UFO seekers including a group called the Alien Resistance Movement, visits an area of Colorado where numerous sightings have been reported, and then onto to Area 51 which attracts hoards of UFO spotters.

Among the weird and wonderful characters that Louis meets on the way are Thor Templar of the Earth Protectorate group, Liz of the Alien Resistance Movement, Chris O’Brien a man who studies apparent animal mutilations, Ron Russell and Shari Adamiak of the Center for Study of Extraterrestrial Intelligence, Glenn Campbell of the Area 51 Research Center, and Robert Shaw of the Blue Rose Ministry. He also meets the Reverend Robert Shaw who claims to be able to contact and channel an extra-terrestrial called Korton.


A decade after the first episode of Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends, and eight years after the last, Theroux released a 2008 follow up book The Call of the Weird: Encounters with Survivalists, Porn Stars, Alien Killers, and Ike Turner, in which he provides an update on what has happened to many of the subjects. It is available to purchase on Kindle, paperback, hardcover, or audio book.

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1 comment

  • Steve 10 months ago

    I don’t know how Louis keeps a straight face most of the time.


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