Monday, November 10, 2008

Ariel School UFO Sighting Video

Editor Randy Nickerson has worked on both sides of the camera, as an actor and a filmmaker. He has a keen interest in the human condition and trauma recovery. His most recent work includes a film, titled "A Silence in the Heard", about the significance of listening and silence on an interpersonal and global level. Randy is a graduate of the Institute of Core Energetics, an evolutionary body therapy training that integrates all aspects of humanity - the emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual. He is currently a faculty member at the institute and has a private practice in New York City. Randy is also a classical pianist and nature photographer.

In 1994, Harvard Professor of Psychiatry John E. Mack, M.D. traveled to Zimbabwe with research associate Dominique Callimanopulos to study one of the most extraordinary sightings of a UFO in recent times. At the Ariel School in Ruwa, Zimbabwe, sixty-two children between the ages of eight and twelve reported seeing a UFO and “strange beings” during morning recess. In 2007, on behalf of the John E. Mack Institute, Dominique Callimanopulos will undertake production of a non-commercial, edited video program presenting John Mack’s interviews with the schoolchildren and faculty. These interviews constitute one of the most impressive UFO sighting and alien encounter cases in recent history, and serve as an exemplary demonstration of the interviewing skills and sensitivity John Mack exercised when working with people reporting extraordinary experiences.The goal of producing this video program is to preserve the historical record of this compelling case in a format that can be accessible to students and educators.The program is being made from original Betacam footage that was shot between November 28 and December 6, 1994. The John Mack Institute is seeking donations to produce the full length program. We welcome your contribution to this unique and historic project. A preview reel has been prepared by Dominique Callimanopulos and editor Randall Nickerson for viewing by prospective funders.
For more information, please contact:Dominique
Dominique Callimanopulos, M.Ed.,
Producer Dominique Callimanopulos collaborated with John Mack from 1993-1998, exploring the cross-cultural aspects of alien encounters. An anthropologist by training, Dominique has also worked as a counseling psychologist and currently devotes her time to projects with positive social impact through her company, Elevate, Inc.


  1. Very interesting. Rest in peace, John Mack.

  2. Looking forward to the film!

    R.I.P John Mack...

  3. UFO's aren't to be "believed in" or misbelieved in like the Tooth Fairy or The Easter Bunny. You have either been lucky enough to experience an encounter or you have not. Those who have not experienced a true encounter "do not believe" because to them seeing is believing, I get that.
    In my case as in the case of many around the world, I have experienced an encounter of the 1st kind. Plainly put, I witnessed a UFO sighting. And, not just one, but two in the same night, close together, slightly different in behavior and color, seemingly aware of each other's presence and seemingly harmless. These two UFO's were witnessed by me, my friend Monique and according to the dispatcher we reported them to, "hundreds of others that evening".
    The question I have been struggling without answer with for the last four years since my experience is not, "Are we alone? Rather, why have and why do governments around the world appear to be trying to reserve the truth in its entirety from the general public?

    Seattle, WA