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|Sightings was an American paranormal documentary and news
television series that originally aired from April 17th, 1992 to 1997 on
The program began as a special titled The UFO Report: Sightings on
October 18th, 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 special broadcast to high ratings, it went forward into weekly
TV production as the series Sightings.
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
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 five special episodes aired in 1998), and reruns
continued on the Sci Fi Channel until April 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.
A look at the world of the paranormal, including visitors from outer space, ghosts and spirits, cryptozoology, and other phenomena outside the realm of conventional science.
The show includes many interviews with people who have witnessed and, in some cases, been abducted by these unknown entities.
Tim White is an American Emmy Award - winning news anchor and investigative reporter known for his role as host of the popular FOX-TV / Sci Fi Channel / syndicated paranormal documentary series "Sightings" from 1992 to 1997.
From 1999 to 2008, Tim was the co-anchor of the Evening News broadcasts for NBC-TV Affiliate WKYC-TV, Channel 3 in Cleveland, Ohio.