This Tuesday, December 4th, at 7:00 pm we will be presenting a special program called “Hollywood and the Paranormal” at the East Lyme Public Library, 39 Society Rd. Niantic, CT (Click For A Map) which is free and open to the public. This presentation is part of our educational and community outreach events, the goal of which is to help separate the fact from fiction being paranormal events, in this case, show the differences between films and TV shows, and the reality of research and investigation.
There are many parts of Hollywood and the Paranormal that are sure to surprise people, but perhaps one of the most that interests audiences is how different films that claim to be “based on a true story” actually are from the occurrences that inspired them. In Hollywood, there’s a term called “creative license,” and that means that out of an entire movie based on an actual event, there may only be one or two small facts that remain the same – a name, a location, a time frame. Often times, however, that’s all there is. On the other hand, there are some famous films, like Steven Spielberg’s “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” which sought to cover the paranormal subjects the focused on in as close to a scientific-light as they could. In the case of that film, the production company had numerous individuals deeply involved with UFO research who were part of the advisers to the film.
We look forward to seeing people at the program, and welcome your questions and comments – even if you can’t attend in person. We will also be posting our slideshow presentation, and an overview of the program, here on our website following the event.