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Encounter in Ruwa: The Ariel School Sighting

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posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 04:12 AM
This is the working title of a documentary being made about the 1994 encounter in Zimbabwe, as covered in other threads.

The filmmaker Randy Nickerson is seeking funding to complete the project. That's the new news on this story.

The background on it is that John E. Mack, a Harvard psychiatrist who was heavily involved in investigating alien encounters, took this story on as one of his projects, back when it originally happened. He has since passed away (killed by a drunk driver while visiting London - hmm) but left behind him an institute which is continuing his work.

The filmmaker has been offered a matching grant. If he can raise $15,000 he can get a $15,000 grant, and that should be enough to finish producing the film.

As I understand, he has a lot of footage shot on video back when Mack did his interviews. He also went there and shot a bunch of new footage on the story and related matters.

What is needed now, from what I can see, is to get hold of Nickerson and find out how he's doing and what his plans are. Maybe he would be able to release some of the interviews as raw footage, who knows?

These films that get made - I guess they turn these stories into something that is watchable. But what our community really needs is those interviews. If we can only get access to them via Nickerson's film, then it might be worth it to help him out a bit if he needs it.

[edit on 23-7-2009 by l_e_cox]

[edit on 23-7-2009 by l_e_cox]

posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 06:54 PM
Here is a little "press release" provided by Dominique who is producing the film:

FILM PROJECT Encounter in Ruwa: The Ariel School Sighting
Directed by Randall Nickerson
Produced by Dominique Callimanopulos in partnership with the John Mack Institute.

In 1994, Pulitzer-prize winning Harvard psychiatrist Dr. John E. Mack went to Zimbabwe, Africa to investigate an unusual occurrence. One morning in September 60 children at a small private school outside the capital of Harare reported seeing oval shaped objects hover over their playground at recess and strange beings make their way across their schoolyard.

Encounter in Ruwa: The Ariel School Sighting is the story of Dr. Mack’s research and the journey a young film maker took up 14 years later—retracing Dr. Mack’s footsteps and research and ultimately uncovering evidence of a much more widespread incident.

Encounter in Ruwa is one of the most dramatic examples of the phenomenon, reported by some of the most credible witnesses.
We have currently completed much of the filming, but are seeking funds to finish the film by the end of 2009.

We have just received a Challenge Grant of $15,000. A "Challenge Grant" is a potential donation that will only come to pass if we raise a matching amount, or a greater amount, on our own! Therefore, now is the best time to send a donation to fund the completion of this film. Please contact Dominique Callimanopulos at

Dominique has just returned from Africa and I think they are ready to do the final production work on this film. If they can raise the needed funds it will be released this year!

posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 07:18 PM
Here is a great recent thread about the incident:

UFO and ETs encounter with 62 children in South Africa, 1994

It should be an interesting film though.

[edit on 8/4/2009 by jkrog08]


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