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World UFO sightings November 2012 [Updated regularly] part 2 of 2

Posted by dandare on November 17, 2012

Many of the sightings reported are sensationalized, with usually a lot of information missing.

Please keep this in mind as you view these postings from the local and national press.

I’m afraid many also fail to follow-up on their initial leads, and many reports just remain forgotten.

Some incidents could be UFO balloons (please see:  http://dandare.wordpress.com/2007/05/19/ufo-balloons-what-are-they/ for more details, from a previous article).

There are also many other IFOs ( Identified Flying Objects they could be as well).

However, as i have said before, i am not sure what value they are to any UFO research.

Also for real-time UFO map from MUFON see here

Please be patient whilst i catch up on information/links/articles…. thank you.

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Readers correct to exercise caution with early UFO reporting ( examiner.com )

Reporting on incoming UFO cases allows early news on selected reports to reach a wider audience, but does leave a wide door open that does not include expert analysis on identifiable objects that are man made or produced by Mother Nature. The few incidents of hoaxing is also a possibility.

This story opens at 2:30 p.m. on November 8, 2012, near Rachel by the “black mailbox spot at Area 51” – a slice of UFO coverage that may have already been over-reported during the past few decades with an endless supply of documentaries and network television summaries ” [extract from article].

North West News: Drivers report strange lights over 1-205 in Vancouver ( oregonlive.com)

(I was looking from) the 63rd Street overpass over the 205 and I saw off toward the south three red-orange lights that were drifting easterly slowly that then seemingly vanished. As I continued to watch, I observed four more red-orange lights rising up from a single point on the horizon, separated by about 45 seconds each[extract from article].

No light in the tunnel ( De Void )

Either way, this is a rare convergence of science and journalism, one so desperately missing from America’s unending conundrum with The Great Taboo. Between now and the long wait before the next time, we’ll continue to choke down the sort of “X-Files” swill ladled out by the likes of Fox 4 in Naples[extract from article].

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We’re not mad, you are! Happy Mondays’ Shaun Ryder criticised by UFO researcher for alien hunt TV show (Mancunian Matters).

John Wickham of the British UFO Research Association (BUFORA) said the program would not look at the serious side of the subject.

He said the media were narrow-minded as they portrayed all UFO spotters mad and accused the government covering up a lot of things.

He added: “They [the media] portray people interested in the subject as mad. The media are only interested in entertainment value when they don’t have much else to report on ” ” [extract from article].

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UFO expert lands on our TV screens tomorrow night (hastingsobserver.co.uk)

Malcolm Robinson, who lives in the Old Town, Hastings has taken part in a documentary about the Livingston UFO “attack” which took place in 1979.

He will explain the bizarre case of local forester Robert Taylor who reported encountering an extraterrestrial spacecraft in woodland.

Mr Taylor, who died in 2007, reported a UFO hovering above a small clearing in the wood and two small mine-like objects dropped from beneath the craft which proceeded to roll across the grass and attack him ” [extract from article].

UFO infrared sighting: Melbourne man films strange flying objects not visible to naked eye ( International Business Times)

A man from Melbourne has recently uploaded a video clip of his UFO sighting using an infrared camera. The film reveals an eerie show of lights not visible to the naked eye ” [extract from article].

The video from the above article can be seen on you tube + below

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UFO reports to Scottish Police released under Freedom of Information Act (examiner.com)

On Nov. 20, 2012, Scottish Television (STV) Glasgow reported how Strathclyde Police records released under the United Kingdom Freedom of Information Act include “144 official records of people calling about supernatural sightings,” including UFOs and ETs ” [extract from article].

SMERF investigates UFO close encounters (ABC gold coast)

Extraterrestrials and unidentified flying objects are the day to day business of SMERF, the Springbrook Mountain Extraterrestrial Response Force.

Andre Clayden, a ‘serious’ astronomer and self-described middle man between ufologists and alien spotters, takes calls through the night about strange events in the sky; objects that change colour and direction, make sounds and generally confound and excite their audience ” [extract from article].

Although not a UFO sighting i thought it would be of  interest :

What earth shaking evidence did the Mars Rover Curiosity discover? (popsci.com)

Did the Mars rover Curiosity sniff signs of life last week? It’s not clear yet, but scientists have definitely seen something interesting. Everyone is keeping mum, but potential findings by the Sample Analysis at Mars instrument, one of Curiosity’s prime life-hunting instruments, have Mars-watchers on the edges of their seats ” [extract from article]. Other references can be found at Time , and space.com (among many others). The reading smight not be available for a while though.

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Photographer spotted groups of UFO Drifting over Arizona ( International Business times)

The photographer explained that he was at Gila Bend, Arizona conducting a sunset photo shoot. “I was concentrating on shooting the sunset. Suddenly, my eye caught a strange object flying over the hills. I turned my Nikon d7000 camera to capture the object. The camera uses a 105mm lens on a tripod and I managed to shoot five pictures,” he shared ” [extract from article].

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UFO spotted off Highway 44 near-by-pass (aliceTX.com)

About half a dozen people reported to police they saw an aircraft believed to be a UFO.

The reports were called in separately. The individuals described the UFO as being about 100-feet long in width and appeared round ” [extract from short article].

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Interactive map: UFO sightings and alien encounters in Grimsby and northern Lincolnshire (thisisgrimsby.co.uk)

Have you ever seen something unusual in the skies over northern Lincolnshire? Over the years, dozens of people have contacted the Grimsby Telegraph to report strange sightings and close encounters.

Could they be military aircraft, rare meteorological phenomena or are they craft from other worlds? ” [extract from article].

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UFO sightings warm up the coast (Goldcoast.com)

Among the most prominent close encounters of the first kind was of a “solid white light” spotted by a pilot driving through Broadbeach Waters at 4.10am on August 31 .

This sighting matched similar reports from Robina, Lower Beechmont and Broadbeach during the same period ” [extract from article].

Russian Press reports UFO debris found in Siberian forest (Glossynews.com)

The 6-foot wide metal cylinder partially made of titanium steel was found near Otradnensky, a village two thousand miles from Moscow. Locals have labeled it as space junk, a UFO fragment, or the fuel tank of an American ballistic missile ” [extract from article].

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UFOs to the ratings rescue? (De Void)

Great instincts, but let’s be clear. No, you didn’t talk to all the experts. Please interview more than one. Also: Those platoons of amateur videographers you showed standing watch at Federal Heights, the prescribed vista for shooting UFOs — have they caught anything? Did you look at their footage? And sorry, you DO know what else to do, you even mentioned it on the show: conduct some triangulating camera work ” [extract from article].

Massive UFO in cloud near Cape Canaveral? ( News.gather.com)

To be totally truthful, you can’t tell whether this is a spaceship, or just a bunch of clouds which look like one. It’s a big universe out there, with many mysteries beyond the scope of human comprehension. Regardless, this encounter still raises some interesting questions, because it happened on Florida’s “Space Coast,” on the Atlantic Ocean. It’s certainly an alarming sight, whatever it may be ” [extract from article].

UFO sightings Reported over the Weekend: The truth is still out there [videos]  (International Business times AU )

UFO sightings are reported quite frequently in any given week, but confirmations are scarce. But if it does no harm to anyone, why kill the curiosity? The truth is (still) out there, as fans of X-Files would say. What readers can do is simply take each UFO report, video, and blog entry with a grain of salt ” [extract from article].

British UFO map charts legendary Stealth visitors (examiner.com)

Highlights from this intriguing historical record include a Royal Air Force sighting (both visual and on radar), a bright light with a triangular-shaped wing that defied explanation by local police and air traffic controllers as well as cigar-shaped objects seen by a Telegraph reporter ” [extract from article].

TR-3B Tactical Reconnaissance Nuclear Powered aerospace platform (thesop.org) not a sighting, but an interesting article all the same, worthy of inclusion in this blog post.

If you really knew how much behind the scenes research that goes on that we never hear about, it would amaze you. I am ex-military and have been around many Top Secret pieces of technology I cannot discuss.  At one point, I held Top Secret Clearance when I was in the Army as a result of my duties. I now realize that I haven`t seen but the tip of the iceberg when it comes to our government`s new technological advances, military weaponry and their capabilities ” [extract from  article].

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How US government spun the UFO tale (JSonline.com)

Thieme joined “The UFO History Group” consortium of researchers/writers, including Michael Swords and Robert Powell, who spent four years delving into the response the U.S. government and other world agencies have given the UFO phenomenon. The group used government documents and other archival sources to explore what military and intelligence insiders think about UFOs and their possible threat to world security.

The book includes Wisconsin UFO sightings – a 1951 report from St. Croix and Marinette in 1956.

“UFOs and Government” readers might find the book unsettling for what it reveals about how governments operate and about the UFO phenomenon itself ” [extract from article].

Mystery lights in the sky spark UFO claims + Video (NZ Herald News)

On Monday or Tuesday night on October 29 or 30, at least four people at the Challenge petrol station on Malfroy Rd witnessed five glowing orbs move slowly across the road toward Sunset Rd for about 30 seconds before they disappeared behind trees.

A Challenge petrol station employee, who only wanted to be known as Michelle, said she and at least three others watched the orbs, which appeared about 8pm just before dark ” [extract from article].

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Washington added to states reporting ‘ three red light’ UFOs ( examiner.com)

Three red lights moving over Washington State generated reports from towns about seven miles apart during the evening hours of November 27, 2012, making this west coast state one of several reporting the same odd light pattern, according to testimony from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database ” [extract from article].

Have you ever spotted a UFO over Lincolnshire? (This is Grimsby)

Now you can be a part of documenting sightings in our area – by clicking on our interactive map on to find out more and posting your own stories. You can also view video footage of alleged spaceship sightings.

The possibility of the existence of aliens has fascinated the human race for centuries, and our area is no stranger to bizarre happenings above our heads ” [extract from article].

UFO in Iranawila? (Daily news LK )

Our correspondent said the UFO was visible in the Iranawila sky for nearly two hours.

Residents aimed their torches towards it but the UFO had come close forcing the people to switch off their torches, the correspondent said.

Residents said they had seen similar flying objects earlier.

They said these sightings are common between 2am and 4am daily ” [extract from short article].

Chinese UFO linked to rocket (cosmic log on NBCNEWS)

Chinese skywatchers marveled this month over mysterious rings of light in the night sky, and now sharp-eyed skywatchers are saying those UFO sightings were sparked by a European Ariane 5 rocket that launched two telecommunication satellites from French Guiana ” [extract from article].

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World UFO Update [ April 2009] Updated regularly

Posted by dandare on April 19, 2009

Hello and welcome to World UFO Update

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Whats happened around the UFO world, in April 2009 (mainly articles that have caught my eye).

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LA Times ” The road to Area 51

area51The problem is the myths of Area 51 are hard to dispute if no one can speak on the record about what actually happened there. Well, now, for the first time, someone is ready to talk—in fact, five men are, and their stories rival the most outrageous of rumors ” (extract from article).

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Gibson.com ” Legendary Rock photographer Robert Knight on Zeppelin, Jeff Beck and Steve Ray Vaughan

guitar-6usYou’d be surprised how many rock people enjoy doing a photo shoot with me because they get a UFO update. They’re the people who are most receptive to other forms of consciousness. They’re wide open.

When Dave Grohl calls his band the Foo Fighters, and they’re on Roswell Records and they premiere the record in Roswell, New Mexico, you know something’s going on! Jimmy Page has always been interested in UFOs, and Jimi Hendrix was driven by UFO ideas ” (extract from article).  Cool.

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NJ.com ” Morris County men sentenced in UFO hoax ” many press outlets covered this story…too many to mention.

large_lights Between Jan. 5 and Feb. 19, Rudy and Russo released helium balloons with traffic flares tied to them on five separate occasions in what they called a “social experiment” to debunk the pseudoscience of UFOs ” (extract from article). They then put up an article on April 1st saying it was a hoax… however, due to a possible fire hazzard they were fined $250 + 50 hours community service.

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Device Daily.com ” Another weird UFO over China

ufo-guangzhou Coming in fresh is another UFO report from China, this time from the Guangzhou University area.The UFO seemingly hovered amidst some pretty heavy cloud cover above the university and its surrounding environs.

A reporter in the area managed to get off a low-resolution shot of the activity, but it’s hard really to discern anything significant from his vantage point ” (extract from article).

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OhGizmo! ” Visible Energy UFO remote control power strip and colour changing snack bowl

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The Star Online “ Graphic designer claims to have photos of UFO images recorded using digital camera

A GRAPHIC designer claimed that he spotted an unidentified flying object (UFO) circling overhead in Taman Dato’ Onn, Larkin in Johor at 10pm on Thursday, reported Kosmo! ” (extract from article).

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Raw Story.com ” Former Area 51 scientists break their decades long silence

Thornton Barnes, a former Area 51 project specialist, told Fox’s Bill Hemmer that a secret plane, code-named OXCART, was almost certainly mistaken for a UFO. At the time the OXCART was first brought online, Barnes says no one else in the world had any aero-technology like it ” (extract from article). Will this end all the speculation/answer your questions?…probably not.

a-12The history of the OXCART program can be seen here from the CIA. Also the OXCART articles can be seen again at the CIA website here .

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Cryptoworld.co.uk ” Katie Price and Peter Andre ‘Allegedly’ spot UFO (great)

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Just when the whole idea of UFOs was starting to get a little bit of creditable attention, two muppets go and claim that on their very first trip to Area 51 they see, and video ‘weird lights’… ” (extract from article).

Mmmm how true…. OK….please move along to the next news.

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Cryptoworld.co.uk ” American made UFO spotted in Afghanistan

April 14, 2009: An unidentified, jet propelled UAV has been spotted operating from an American airbase in Afghanistan. It’s a flying wing design, similar to the X-45s and X-47s built as development aircraft for the U.S. Air Force and Navy ” (extract from article).

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Examiner.com ” UFO conference is ‘out of this world’group-450

Want to meet some of the most influential people studying ufology today? Get out to Galena, IL, May 28-31, for the Illinois Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) sponsored conference ” (extract from article).

CNN  ” Former Astronaut: man not alone in the universe

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He delivered his remarks during an appearance at the National Press Club following the conclusion of the fifth annual X-Conference, a meeting of UFO activists and researchers studying the possibility of alien life forms ” (extract from article).

Later, near the end of the article [ NASA spokesman=Michael Cabbage]:” “NASA does not track UFOs. NASA is not involved in any sort of cover-up about alien life on this planet or anywhere else — period,” Michael Cabbage said Monday ” (extract from article).

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sunday-night-videos-yahoo7-tv_12401636465161CNN video “ UFO believers seek truth

” UFO believers are appealing to President Obama to release government files on extraterrestrial life. CNN’s Jim Acosta reports ” (from post with video).

KASA.com ” UFO believers push for records release “very similar to above article and video.

ufo-believers-push-for-records-release_1240774552484 WASHINGTON – A group of space enthusiasts, and even astronauts, are pushing President Obama to release government documents on possible close encounters with aliens and UFO’s ” (extract from very short article). Main part is video, which is at the link above.

Northern Territory News ” Mum spots latest UFO in top end

ufoaussie2009 I’m guessing that this paper is similar to ‘The Sun’ back in the UK, as in newsworthiness.News.com has a similar article here .

Bendigo Advertiser ” Bendigo UFO a YouTube hit

Bendigo District Astronomical Society education officer Paul Foley said it was highly unlikely the object was an alien spacecraft.
“There are a lot of things in the sky which look pretty strange, that sometimes can’t be explained, but that’s not to say they’re alien,” he said.
“UFOs are not necessarily alien spacecrafts.” Mr Foley said the object could have been anything from a meteorite to a piece of a satellite that had burned up while re-entering the atmosphere
” (extract from article).

The You tube video can be seen below (lasts 2minutes 19seconds):

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The Capitol Times ” Man tells police he saw UFO at James Madison Park

”  A 22-year-old downtown resident told Madison Police he spotted a mysterious unidentified flying object Thursday, April 16 at James Madison Park ” (extract from short article).

Gold Coast.com.au “ Comet showers to blame for mysterious light

WAS it a plane, was it a flying saucer or was it a meteor entering Earth’s atmosphere?
That is what two men on the Gold and Sunshine coasts are asking after both saw a mysterious white light shooting through the night sky on Monday
” (extract from article).

SanDiego6.com ” Obama UFO documents request ” (video 2 minutes 50 seconds)

Telegraph “ Are UFOs real? Famous people who believed

ufo1_1389391cThe former NASA astronaut Edgar Mitchell has claimed that aliens exist and their visits are being covered up by the United States government. Mitchell is in good company in his beliefs. Here we highlight 12 other public figures who believe that extraterrestrials may have been visiting our planet over the last 100 years ” (extract from article).

Braodcast Newsroom ” yU+co. creates main titles sequence for Disney’s Race To Witch Mountain

race_to_wmt_framesThe main title sequence started in the editing room by researching hundreds of pieces of archival UFO footage that would help us tell the story,” says Synderela Peng, yU+co.’s Art Director. “We delineated decades of UFO discoveries, beginning with the 1950′s to the present day. We also spent a lot of time on details like treating the headlines and the film footage so they reflect the time period they were supposed to be from “ ” (extract from article).

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Irish Times “ Politics goes galactic at gathering of UFO believers

1224245212084_1In the banquet hall of a Hilton in suburban Maryland, there were no alien costumes. There were PhDs, ex-military men, activists and concerned citizens. They sat in on lectures with such titles as Obama and Disclosure . They browsed tables stocked with books such as Exopolitics: How Does One Speak to a Ball of Light? They talked about black budgets and quantum cosmology ” (extract from article).

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UFO Digest ” UFO sighting during a famous Italian Action Movie

d-1italian-movie2009 The motion of these spheres, including one in particular that is on the right of the actor “Enrico Lo Verso” into the “d1″, is absolutely anomalous, in fact, considering the aforesaid sphere, it accomplishes direction changes, including a turning with a small relative radius,at very high speed and it is noted that no airplane identified or bird would be able to perform such maneuvers ” (extract from article).

Related Italian news to this can be found here (translated by google).

Also at ivanceci.it

In those days I was pointed out by Mr. Mario Maisto an interesting sighting occurred in 2007 during filming of the movie “Milano-Palermo: il ritorno”, played by Raoul Bova and Giancarlo Giannini ” (extract from article).
And Altro Giornale.org here

What do you think ….. is it a UFO? or is it a bird in flight? or something else.

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WVEC.com ” UFOs: do you believe

”  A Virginia Beach man, Cameron Pack, says he’s gotten Virginia Beach’s UFO files. He says UFOs exist because he saw one. It was six years ago over a tree near the Virginia Beach amphitheater.
“The thing turns at a 90-degree angle, three white lights in a triangle formation,” he recalls
” (extract from article).

The Chattanoogan.com ” Roy Exum: Those Nevada UFOs

littlegreenmen But not all of them stayed quiet and, in the early 1960s, Project BLUEBOOK was started to fight the growing paranoia of an alien attack. Today there are 74,000 pages of reports housed in 37 cubic feet of files in the National Archives. Project BLUEBOOK was shut down in 1969 and, as unbelievable as this may well be to you, there isn’t one word that mentions Operation OXCART or the mysterious base called Area 51.
So, as you are once again led to believe there are not saucers that hover over our cornfields or aliens-on-ice high above the Nevada desert, you’ll be the smartest guy in the class if you don’t lose sight of the fact that, according to the CIA and the American government, a place called “Area 51” has never, ever, existed.
How does that go down with your Cherrios? If it bothers you, just remember I was more worried about the flying saucers
” (extract from article).

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NJ.com with The Star Ledger …Online Videos “ Ledger Live: Morris UFO hoaxers tell their story” Video included (8 minutes 57 seconds).

Chris Russo and Joe Rudy say they launched helium balloons with traffic flares tied to them in a “social experiment” to debunk the pseudoscience of UFOs ” (extract from article).
That video can be seen below from youtube

CentralJersey.com ” PRINCETON AREA: In Hamilton, ‘Dr No’ is on the case “‘

Mr. Marcattilio picked up his “Dr. UFO” moniker by being the go-to guy for lots of ordinary people with out-of-the-ordinary questions, and also for his personal library of more than 1,200 UFO-related books and videos. He has created something like a traveling museum, too — some 75 large panels mounted with UFO photos, scientific reports, police reports, etc ” (extract from article).

American Chronicle “ UFOs, visitors are here – situation mysterious says author

Well-known author Whitley Strieber’s April 26 entry in the “Whitley’s Journal” section of his Web site provides interesting reading about “disclosure” on UFOs and visitation to Earth by other intelligent beings ” (extract from article). On a personal note, i’m afraid i do not find Whitley a credible source at all. Therefore, i cannot recommend his website…sorry.

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Indiana Jones IV (out may 2008) could have area 51 theme

Posted by dandare on January 31, 2008

According to MTV.com “Indy 4 masterminds open up about Supernatural skull” (posted 2 january,2008) it mentions that the latest film of Indiana jones will be like the X-files? but is definately set in 1957. The cast are, however keeping tight lipped about much of what the film will contain.

“Besides possibly giving Indy more of a family, the movie also gives our hero more supernatural material than ever before. “Indiana Jones [movies] aren’t action movies,” Lucas tells the mag. “They’re primarily mysteries with a supernatural object. So it’s kind of like ‘X-Files.’ ‘X-Files’ came out of this idea — instead of taking archaeological objects, they took Bigfoot and aliens and psychological mythology instead of the physical — but it amounts to the same thing.”

And there could be more overlap than ever before — especially when it comes to those pesky aliens. Combining the movie’s time frame (1957) with one of the flick’s shooting locations (New Mexico) seems to indicate an Area 51 theme. “It’s important for us that there’s a real supernatural mystery going on,” Lucas said. “Only Indiana Jones movies are supernatural-mystery movies. They’re always going after some supernatural object. It’s not a pretend object. It’s not something that we made up. It’s something that actually exists, or people believe exists — whether it does or not is in dispute. But for every person who says, ‘I don’t believe that,’ there’s another person who says, ‘Well, I believe it. I heard about it, and I saw it and there’s stories.’ “ (extract from article).

Now that could be interesting!

For the latest trailer, see below.

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