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Starring Tim White (host)
Country of origin United States
Running time 30 minutes (including commercials)
Original channel Fox
Sci Fi Channel
For the New York City-based band, see Sightings (band)

Sightings was a paranormal-themed news television program that was first broadcast as an hour special entitled "UFO Report: Sightings" in October 1991. The original Concept Creator and Supervising Producer of that hour special produced by Paramount for Fox-TV was Linda Moulton Howe, an Emmy Award-winning TV producer and documentary filmmaker of TV specials about science and the environment. One of her Emmy award-winning broadcasts was A STRANGE HARVEST (KMGH-TV in May 1980), about the worldwide animal mutilation mystery linked by law enforcement to extraterrestrial biological entities.

After the half-hour special broadcast to high ratings, it went forward into weekly TV production as the series, Sightings, which aired from 1992 to 1997 in the United States. The show featured everything from UFOs to ghosts to bigfoot in an investigative news format, and was hosted by reporter Tim White. The show was created by Ann Daniels Productions, Fair Dinkum Productions, and Paramount Television. One of its executive producers was Henry Winkler, of Happy Days fame.

The series began on Fox in 1992 (the first Paramount Television production ever to air on that network), in a 30 minute long format that aired on Friday nights. When the show was put into syndication in 1994, it was extended to an hour long format and was on at various times. In 1996, it was picked up by Sci Fi Channel. Sightings was cancelled in 1997 (although a special episode aired in 1998), and reruns continued on the Sci Fi Channel until 2003.

In 2002, one of the stories featured on Sightings became the subject of a television movie, called Sightings: Heartland Ghost. The movie tells the story of a Sightings crew sent to investigate a poltergeist haunting, eventually becoming victimized by the ghost themselves.

In 2003, a program called Unexplained Mysteries debuted in syndication. Although it did not have the same hosted news format like Sightings, it was produced by many of the same individuals involved with Sightings, and sometimes reused footage and graphics from the earlier series.


Home Video Releases

There have been three home video releases of the Sightings television show: The UFO Report, The Ghost Report, and The Psychic Experience. The videos were repackaged segments from the television show, and were later aired as episodes of the series. All three videos were originally released in 1996, and were $14.95 each.




Two books were released in 1997 related to the Sightings television show - Sightings: Beyond Imagination Lies the Truth and Sightings: UFOs.


One software product was released related to the Sightings television show called Sightings: UFOPedia. The software included pictures, reports, footage, and never before seen footage from the show in an encyclopedia format.


A line of clothing was released related to the Sightings television show that included t-shirts. The shirts would have either a ghost, alien, or psychic on the front with the word Sightings.

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