DESCRIPTION: (from A&E's press release) ALIEN ENCOUNTERS is the Real X-Files. It is the first show to tackle the controversial field of unexplained phenomena by investigating paranormal activity with its own objective and highly credible task force. Rather than piecing together sound bites from self-appointed experts of the true believer or die-hard skeptic ranks, AE team members will spread out and hit the field with attitude and unprecedented access to modern diagnostic resources, interviewing eyewitnesses, gathering physical evidence, and meeting with leading scientists and experts. ALIEN ENCOUNTERS will determine once and for all if in fact we are not alone and what other truths are really out there. Robert Sharenow is the A&E Executive Producer. ALIEN ENCOUNTERS is produced for A&E Network by Original Productions. Thom Beers is the Executive Producer and Phillip Segal is co-executive producer.