You folks do know that besides being extremely interested in UFOlogy he produced a number of Sci-Fi based TV programs, one which I was quite fond of
called PSI FACTOR: CHRONICLES OF THE PARANORMAL which purported all events recreated were base on real reported events and phenomena.
He also is the the celebrity spokesman and lifetime member of MUFON, quoted from the MUFON site:
"Actor Dan Aykroyd, star of many movies and television shows including The Blues Brothers, Ghostbusters and Saturday Night Live, is a MUFON
Benefactor (LIfetime) member and MUFON's official Hollywood Consultant."
He and David Sereda have made two UFO-based DVD's together.
Something that not too many people know is that Dan Ackroyd was responsible for bringing to light many psi-related events of the O.S.I.R into the show
PSI FACTOR: CHRONICLES OF THE PARANORMAL
The Office of Scientific Investigation and Research - the O.S.I.R.- is a private organization that, among its many activities, scientifically explores
incidents which might be paranormal in nature. These include such areas as haunting and poltergeist phenomena, possessions, exorcisms, miracles,
psi-related phenomena (including psychokinesis, precognition, altered states, near-death experiences and channeling), geophysical mysteries, astral
projection, reincarnation and telepathy.
"The O.S.I.R. takes an objective, engineer-assisted and empirically-driven look at reported events with a view toward proving a hoax, looking for
natural causes or analyzing the unexplained aspects, if there are any. I don’t think anyone has the body of cases we do." noted Dan Aykroyd.
While the O.S.I.R. has been in operation for a number of years, it has traditionally preferred to remain low profile. All details about cases - from
location of investigations to identities of people involved - are strictly confidential; the reasons range form the potential to violate scientific
protocol to respect for the privacy of those affected by the phenomena or incidents. The organization's visibility has been purposely limited to
occasionally serving as experts to national television newscasts, news magazine programs, radio and selected newspapers and magazines.
The organization finally agreed to release some of its closed files at the request of actor / writer / producer / musician Dan Aykroyd, a life long
student of the paranormal who wanted to bring his personal interest to television and to those with similar interest. In Psi Factor: Chronicles of the
Paranormal, fictional dramas have been woven from the essence of selected O.S.I.R. cases - making the series the only such dramatic anthology inspired
by actual incidents.
[edit on 23-10-2006 by JohnnyAnonymous]