Friday, 15 March 2013

"IN THE NIGHT SKY"

Friday: MARCH 15, 2013

   
     On February 26, 2013 I had the privilege of attending the "EBE FILM FESTIVAL SCREENINGS".  This highly entertaining event kicked off the "22nd ANNUAL UFO CONGRESS CONVENTION & FILM FESTIVAL 2013" held in the FORT MCDOWELL CASINO/RESORT in Fountain Hills, AZ.

International UFO Congress 2013  
www.ufocongress.com

     Amongst the many wonderful films showcased that day, "IN THE NIGHT SKY : I RECALL A UFO" really caught my attention. The film follows Researcher Linda Zimmermann as she tackles the UFO history that haunts the Hudson Valley, New York area since the early 30's. We are also brought along as Linda explores a few of the many Stone Chambers that are scattered throughout the Putnam Valley, New York area. Linda wraps up the film with an emotional personal statement. One that she, herself, had not expected to feel:
"I'm angry the way witnesses have been treated and ridiculed.  I'm angry the way they've been ignored.  I'm angry that the government, that officials, they're not paying any attention to this.  How can you not pay attention to things that are violating our air space with impunity, that are scaring our citizens.  How do ignore that and laugh it off?...I'm angry." Linda Zimmermann
An opinion many people in the UFOLOGY field probably agree with. 

WWW.NIGHTSKYUFO.COM


     I was thrilled to find Producer FELIX OLIVIERI and Researcher LINDA ZIMMERMANN selling copies of their film the next day. They were so excited to learn how much I'd enjoyed their film, that before I realized what was happening my gushing review was filmed! 
Claudette Huber's movie debut!  
I wasn't the only one who liked their movie.  Felix and Linda had the honor of getting onstage Saturday night, March 2nd, to accept the award "2013 International UFO Congress EBE Film Festival People's Choice Award".

FELIX OLIVIERI and LINDA ZIMMERMAN with the "People's Choice Award" 

     This article wouldn't be whole without also mentioning LINDA ZIMMERMAN'S perfect companion book to the film titled, 
"IN THE NIGHT SKY - HUDSON VALLEY UFO SIGHTINGS FROM THE 1930S TO THE PRESENT" .




 To learn more about both the book and the film that includes two DVDs, visit their official website:


 www.nightskyufo.com

I hope this write-up pleases both Felix and Linda. It was a pleasure to have met them both in person. You can follow them on facebook by typing "In The Night Sky" in the search bar.  Finally, I leave you with a photo of myself with Linda and Felix taken at the conference shortly after purchasing their film and book.  
Left to Right: FELIX OLIVIERI, CLAUDETTE HUBER,and LINDA ZIMMERMANN

*After finishing up this article I learned through the 'Open Minds' Recap of 2013 Congress Episode 41 that Felix had to have his HEART restarted and almost didn't make it onstage to accept his award!!  For more about his miraculous recovery:

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