This is where alien theory meets pop culture, with exhibits on Roswell and Area 51, clips from classic extraterrestrial films (remember E.T.?) . . . You may never leave.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (PRWEB) May 24, 2013
“Encounters: U.F.O. Experience,” a museum that takes visitors on an interactive journey exploring alien encounters from ancient times to modern-day pop culture, is expanding its hours of operation. Beginning Memorial Day, Encounters will be open seven days a week. Extended summer hours of operation will be Sundays through Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Encounters plans to remain at Broadway at the Beach through Labor Day before taking off on its world-wide tour.
Although the exhibition has only been open a little over a month, it has already received abundant media attention. The Huffington Post, the Associated Press, and The Charlotte Observer are among dozens of media that have reported about the exhibition. Good Morning America/Yahoo News raved, "This is where alien theory meets pop culture, with exhibits on Roswell and Area 51, clips from classic extraterrestrial films (remember E.T.?) . . . You may never leave." "Fans of Agents J and K or Scully and Mulder the world over will be flocking to South Carolina this year to be a part of the world's first ever exhibition of UFOs, alien encounters and alien abductions," enthused online vacation magazine TravelTalk.biz, while Southern-Traveller.com called Encounters "fun and educational."
Encounters features seven galleries filled with more than 200 original and replica artifacts. Displays include materials left by early man as supporting evidence of their alien encounters, and an exploration of military involvement with Roswell and Area 51. Visitors can view videos of UFO sightings from around the world, and listen to actual 9-1-1 calls made by people reporting sightings and alien abductions. A pop culture gallery explores alien encounters in film. It features props from Men in Black and a full-size model of an alien from Alien, as well as a life-size E.T.
Items at the exhibit were gathered from private collections of UFOlogists from around the world. As additional exhibits are secured, they will be incorporated into this already unique and extraordinary exhibition.
"Based on what we are hearing from visitors who came to the exhibition during May, we're anticipating a very busy summer," said Brian Bouquet of The Event Agency, the company responsible for developing the exhibition. "The media and individuals are spreading the word about what a great experience it is. We continue to add new material here and there. We've gotten very positive feedback from respected scientists and UFOlogists like Stanton Friedman, who toured the museum in early May. There's just not anything else like it — nothing that looks at reported alien and human interaction so comprehensively. Whether you believe in extraterrestrials or not, it doesn't matter. We hope what you'll see here will open your mind to the possibility that there may be life beyond our planet. At the very least, I know you'll be captivated by our pop culture gallery because, for the first time, you can get very close to some of the most famous sc-fi movie props of all time."
Encounters is located on the northeastern side of Broadway at the Beach in a building distinguished by a flying saucer bursting from its side. Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors and students, and $10 for children (ages 4 - 12). Children under the age of three are free.
More information regarding Encounters: U.F.O. Experience, including ticket prices and hours of operation, is at http://www.UFOexhibition.com or call (843) 353-0046.
About Encounters: U.F.O. Experience, Presented By Intergalactic Brands
Encounters: U.F.O. Experience, presented by Intergalactic Brands is an out-of-this-world, family-friendly museum. It's based on widespread interest in UFOs and alien lifeforms. It includes more than 200 original and reproduction alien artifacts, films, recordings, conceptual models and interactive experiences. Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, S.C., is the first stop on what is expected to be a world-wide tour of the exhibition. Anyone interested in receiving offers, discounts and other information directly may sign up at the exhibition's website at http://www.ufoexhibition.com.