In the wee morning hours of September 20th, 1961, Betty and Barney Hill drove down New Hampshire's Route 3, through the Franconia Notch, and into the UFO history books
. Five years later, John G. Fuller's account of their story, The Interrupted Journey
, became the most well known alien abduction case of all time. Fuller's book was adapted into a made-for-TV movie
The book and movie brought the "Greys"
into the public consciousness as the quintessential UFO occupants, although it has been alleged
by skeptics that the Greys themselves were inspired by an episode of the TV show The Outer Limits
Last year, the state of New Hampshire erected a historical marker
at the site of the alleged abduction.
and believers have been debating the case for decades now. Interestingly, a UFO enthusiast named John Oswald published an account
in 1980 that claimed "Mrs. Hill was unable to 'distinguish between a landed UFO and a streetlight'", which even included a photo of said streetlight. It was not until 2007 that a science fiction writer who lives in the area where the "abduction" took place published an article which reveals the real "UFO"
and puts forward a plausible explanation
. [more inside]
posted by smoothvirus
on May 3, 2012 -
, the rest of your life
: "The life and times of Barney Wilen
, the legendary jazz musician who at age 18 was already playing with Miles Davis, and whom many called the “greatest European saxophonist.” Exiled to Zanzibar in the 70s, hero of Loustal's
cult comic strip, The Blue Note
, Wilen was as famous for his brilliant appearances as for his inexplicable disappearances. This film essay reconstitutes his rich, mysterious life even as it attempts to distinguish the man from the myth." (French, subtitled, 54 min) Barney Wilen & Bud Powell - Autumn In New York
:: Cannes Film Festival 1958
:: The Shadow of Your Smile
:: Mary Moor - Pretty Day
posted by puny human
on Feb 3, 2011 -
of The Cremaster Cycle
fame, has a new film coming out. Starring Bjork and Barney himself, along with a largely Japanese cast, Drawing Restraint 9
"The film concerns the theme of self-imposed limitation and continues Matthew Barney's interest in religious rite, this time focusing on Shinto."
"The core idea of Drawing Restraint 9 is the relationship between self-imposed resistance and creativity, a theme it symbolically tracks through the construction and transformation of a vast sculpture of liquid Vaseline, called “The Field”, which is molded, poured, bisected and reformed on the deck of the ship over the course of the film."
Uh huh. If you liked the beautiful weirdness that was TCC, check out the trailer
posted by zardoz
on Mar 15, 2006 -
Where is Miss Beazley? [Large WMA file]
President Bush's dog Barney has a new
home video this year
. The president has asked Barney to look after their new dog, Miss Beazley. It's a bit hokey, but still amusing. Includes a cast of various administration officials.
posted by BradNelson
on Dec 15, 2004 -