Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond: Season 2, Episode 29

Encounter (12 Apr. 1960)

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A small construction crew is set on edge when a pilot and his plane suddenly disappear, his last radio message frantically reporting a mountain descending from the clouds and coming right ... See full summary »

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Paul McCord
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A small construction crew is set on edge when a pilot and his plane suddenly disappear, his last radio message frantically reporting a mountain descending from the clouds and coming right at him. While searching for their colleague, UFO skeptics and believers among the crew debate reported sightings and evidence. Written by Gary R. Peterson

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Blake: Perhaps half of believing is being able to accept the unusual.
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A Pilot Goes Missing in Mid Air
23 July 2006 | by (California - Film Capitol of the World) – See all my reviews

In "Encounter", (ep. 2-29), A pilot radios that he is seeing inexplicable things in the air, when suddenly his signal is cut off and there is no more communication from him. Concerned that he has crashed, his coworkers want to launch a search. But the boss, a rather cold unfeeling type, only spares one aircraft for the search. Later, the wife of the missing man appears and demands to know why more isn't being done.

Days later, the wrecked plane is found, covered with a strange wispy stuff that resembles "angel hair". Shortly after being touched, the stuff disappears without a trace.

Finally, many miles away, the missing man turns up. Injured and unable to recall what happened. The people caring for him call in the details and when the "rescue" team arrives they find that the pilot has died. The only thing remaining as a clue to what happened is the original radio message sent before the pilot and plane went missing.

Was it UFO? Was it pilot error? Equipment failure? And what was that strange stuff found all over the crash site and surrounding trees? This is a real mystery, as Newland reminds us, and there was never a definitive cause put forth for the crash. Strange tale, holds interest, although the acting is wooden, with the exception of the distraught wife (Narda Onyx) and the heartless boss (Stuart). The transfer is pretty good. Worth a look


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