- The world's first museum of alien studies opens in Portland,
Oregon June 14, 2003.
- "Over 150 million Americans believe aliens are real,"
notes Dr. Lawrence Johns, Director of The Portland Alien Museum "and
it is essential that we know their nature and intent before we can understand
UFO sightings, crop circles, human abductions, government coverup of alien
contact and other cases of high strangeness"
- The Portland Alien Museum is an international research
center based on the varieties of alien contact, from the benevolent experiences
of contactees to the traumatic memories of abductees, and the far-ranging
fanstasies of popular science fiction. Wrapped around the PAM Research
Center and its intriguing collection of rare books and videos is Oregon's
most amazing family attraction. Kids from 3 to 93 can play with E.T. and
watch classic sci-fi films in the Kid's Room. Teens and adventurous adults
can take a virtual 3D thrill ride with aliens in the PAM Theater. Exhibits
display the rich UFO history of Portland and the Northwest, classic comics
and pulp science fiction, and sci-fi toys.
- To celebrate the Grand Opening, The PAM Art Gallery will
present the American premiere of the celebrated Italian master Paride Bianco
and his contact-inspired paintings. The Gallery features the work of digital
artist James Neff.
- Speakers at the Grand Opening include talk show host
Clyde Lewis, Roswell investigator James Clarkson, author Dan Sherman, and
UFO investigator Mike Downey
- Johns is optimistic about the direction of the museum,"Alien
studies may prove useful to our survival in the cosmos, and because a large
part of alien perception comes from within our own consciousness, it may
also assist us in the difficult philosophical task of knowing ourselves."
- The Portland Alien Museum is located at 1716 NE 42nd
Avenue, Portland, Oregon, 97213
- For further information contact Dr. Johns at (503) 452-9663