In the Netflix documentary “Encounters,” produced by Steven Spielberg, viewers are introduced to a compelling UFO phenomenon near Stephenville, Texas, that lasted for five months from October 2007. Over 300 locals reported seeing an enormous delta-shaped UFO, some estimating it to be as large as a mile or 17 football fields. Witnesses observed the craft with various lights, and a notable incident on January 8, 2008, involved 19 witnesses and U.S. military fighter jets in pursuit.
Nanotechnology engineer Robert Powell used FAA radar data to investigate the sightings, and local reporter Angelia Joiner, who initially broke the story, faced professional repercussions but remained dedicated to finding answers. Despite encountering skepticism in the field, investigators like Powell and electrical engineer Glen Schulze analyzed radar data and determined the UFO was moving at an incredible 2100 mph. The documentary is Spielberg’s latest venture into UFOs, adding to his longstanding interest in extraterrestrial themes in films like “E.T.” and “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.”