by Patricia Blackstock (contact me)
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After all,there were 59 reports of UFO sightings in 2012. Most eyewitnesses describe the lighting as bright orange lights in the sky and fiery orange and red balls over the Atlantic Ocean.
So with an open mind, Wally nd I visited "Encounters": UFO Experience at Broadway at the Beach.
Beginning with Ancient Encounters at the entrance, we discovered that UFO sightings date back to ancient Egypt according to hieroglyphics that identified the arrival of UFOs.
We viewed aliens in what looked like chambers or caskets.
An interactive journey then took us to a military involvement and radio stations interviewing people who thought they spotted UFOs.
Based on reports from eye-witnesses, you approach a sign that says: "CAUTION: You are about to enter a simulated abduction gallery. If you are afraid of entering this zone, please let an attendant know and management will escort you to anotherpath for the rest of the exhibition." But don't be fooled by this disclaimer!
The small room is filled with "fog"and bright lights, so it is difficult to see the room itself. Again, this is not a frightening experience (despite how Wally looks in the photo below) What lies beyond the "abduction" room is the real meat of this exhibition.
You'll view "specimen jars" off what mahy or may not be aliens, as well as interesting UFO quotes and UFO sightings from celebrities such Will Smith, David Bowie, Ronald Regan, Mick Jagger, Jimmy Carter, Jackie Gleason, William Shatner and more. You will even see a "real" alien spacecraft!
The walls throughout the exhibition are fitted fitted with framed testimonials, photos, news clippings, UFO sightings, alien abductions, TV news information about Rosewell, N.M. and even 2 iPads!
And who can resist a smiloe when you see the adorable ET and a poster of the original cast of Star Trek at the Exit area! You'll also see posters and exhibits including UFO-related movies including District 9, Mr. Jones Mr. Smith, Cocoon, and Men in Black.
Encounters: U.F.O is fun, fascinating and entertaining for all ages, although very young children and toddlers will probably get bored. there is no time limit on your visit, and we actually spent more time than I thought we would. Or maybe we really were abducted and lost an hour of earth time.
Keep those UFO reports coming on the message board. If you invite me to your balcony overlooking the beautiful Atlantic ocean, I'll be happy to share your personal experience! ;-)
1. and 2. Entrance and Pricing 3. and 4. UFO sightings go all the way back to ancient Egypt.
Walls covered with UFO sightings, observations and captures. Roswell, NM news clippings regarding the Famous Flying Saucer capture, and celebrity UFO quotes. Wally, receiving transmissions and several interactive radio stations
1. Simulated Chamber "Caution" sign 2. Wally in the Chamber Room. 3. Alien space ship
4. UFO information
The Alien Specimen Jars. Draw your own conclusions!
Aliens on display in some sort of trays or coffins and UFO Information
1. Star Trek Poster 2. ET, live and in person! 3. Here we are with one of the local aliens at the entrance!
UFO Experience official website