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Traveling UFO museum opens in Istanbul

ISTANBUL - Anatolia News Agency | 4/6/2011 12:00:00 AM |

A touring UFO museum opened Tuesday at Forum Istanbul Shopping Mall. The group hopes the exhibit will convince skeptics that aliens walk among us.

A touring UFO museum designed by the Sirius UFO Space Sciences Research Center opened Tuesday at Forum Istanbul Shopping Mall. The group said it hopes the documents and evidence contained in the exhibit would convince skeptics of the veracity of claims that aliens walk among us.

Speaking about the project, Sirius UFO Space Science Research Center Director Haktan Akdoğan said it was one of the first of its kind in the world. “The goal of the project is to introduce a global culture to Turkish people and share information proving that we are not alone in the world by displaying written and visual materials, digital photographs, secret documents, certificate of analysis, video visuals, articles and rejuvenations in the specially designed Touring UFO Museum,” he said, adding that the museum was a social responsibility project in the sense of science and culture.

“Mankind’s curiosity and interest in the unknown as well as news and visuals in national and international media about UFOs and extra-terrestrials draw attention to this issue. In this sense, the Touring UFO Museum is expected to attract great interest from the Turkish public as well as from the print and visual media.”

Akdoğan said the UFO museum truck was specially designed. “The museum and exhibition include all incidents related to UFOs since very early periods of our time, official NASA documents, secret documents, kidnappings, UFO photos and video from Turkey and around the world as well as specially made mockups and models.”

The project was launched without any financial support; the Sirius Center used their own resources. The mobile museum will be set up in front of shopping malls and open for visits. Admission is free while the museum is in Istanbul. “But there will be a cover price because of the personnel cost when the museum is set up outside cities,” Akdoğan said.

The project, which was launched in Istanbul, will travel for one year. It will visit many cities, universities and high schools.

“The Touring UFO Museum will also be brought to the United States, South America and Europe. Countries like the U.K., New Zealand and Norway have begun to release their secret UFO documents. There is new significant information and data. This is why our goal is to share this info with people.”

“The museum truck has 20- to 25-year-old documents,” Akdoğan said. “Those who have prejudices about the existence of UFOs will change their mind after visiting this museum.”

The Touring UFO Museum will be open in the parking lot of Forum Istanbul Shopping Mall until April 10. It will also travel to Caddebostan, Taksim and Şişli before leaving Istanbul for Kocaeli, Bursa, Mersin, İzmir, Ankara, Trabzon, Çeşme and Bodrum. It is expected to be visited by 1 million people by the end of the project.

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