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Jan 10, 2013

Zimbabwe Alien Encounter : 62 Ariel School Children Seen Aliens In Ruwa, Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Alien Encounter : 62 Ariel School Children Seen UFO & Aliens In Ruwa, Zimbabwe

On 14th September, 1994, a UFO streaked across the sky over Southern Africa. Two days later, something landed in a schoolyard in Ruwa, Zimbabwe, with three or four things beside it, according to journalist Cynthia Hind.

This was witnessed by 62 schoolchildren, who had little or no exposure to TV or popular press accounts of UFOs. Cynthia Hind interviewed them the day after the encounter and made them draw pictures of what they had seen. A few months later, Dr John Mack and research associate Dominique Callimanopulos traveled to Zimbabwe to research one of the most extraordinary group sightings of a UFO in recent times. At the Ariel School in Ruwa, Zimbabwe, 60 children reported seeing a landed UFO during recess.

In 2007, Dominique Callimanopulos and Randall Nickerson began production of an edited video program presenting John Mack's interviews with the schoolchildren and faculty. The film became a consuming passion of Nickerson's, and he spent 9 months in Africa to broaden the scope of the film far beyond our initial expectations, discovering new witnesses that corroborate the students' accounts.

He is now editing, after returning from a follow-up visit to Africa in 2009, and visits with the now-adult children in 2010.


  1. It's truly amazing to know the effect that this incident had on some of the witnesses there 18 years on from the event.

    On a personal note, there's a few points of interest for me, most notably the "slow motion" movement of the beings, which seemed indicative of a time manipulation of some form. There's also the point that there were apparently two other incidents at other schools within a 40km radius at the same time. Absolutely remarkable case and full credit to Dominique Callimanopulos and Randall Nickerson for garnering all possible information on it.

  2. I knew that this was in the works and that some of the children (now grown up, of course) have kept in contact by e-mail with the John Mack Institute in recent years, but I was happy to see some recent footage of a few on them starting at about 1:44:00 in the video.

    Thanks for posting.

  3. To me it would take an enormous stretch of the imagination to think that what these kids said happened didn't happen.

    Believe me, I know how divorced from our everyday realities this kind of event is, but it's actually very widespread and adheres to the kinds of commonalities that you'd expect any other more mundane commonly experienced communal event to adhere to.

    It kind of makes you take another look at the entire abduction phenomenon and to take it more seriously. Because if what these kids say they saw really did happen, and the same with the 1966 Westall and 1977 Broad Haven school incidents, then this lends a distinct credibility to the thousands of other more individual type abduction encounters.

    Thanks for bringing up this event. It was great to hear about it again.

  4. I live just down the road from Ariel school...and this case has always fascinated me. I have a friend (who now lives in the UK) who was actually one of the school kids that witnessed...whatever happened that day.

    I used to bug him to tell me the the full story...but he was never too willing.

    There is still a large patch of dirt where the craft apparently landed, and to this day the grass has never grown back.

  5. When you have a bunch of kids that all say they saw the same thing, it's because they did. The evidence is in the details, if the details add up, then it's true. If they are scattered and different, then imagination is where the event took place.

    It's much more simpler with kids, you can tell (for the most part) when they are lying, and when they are all trying to scheme something, they are very transparent with their intentions.

  6. I've seen a video about this before, and it interested me as well. When you've got scores of children who are independently testifying to the same thing, and I'm sure most of us here have read plenty of stories of similar looking greys,
    in saucer craft,
    to know there might just be some truth to some of the descriptions and depictions of the creatures said to have been present. The extraterrestrial visiting life forms of another world. All of a sudden, you are no longer the most intelligent or the most capable animal on this planet.
    Isn't that what we are all interested in? If it's real. If there's truth to the extraterrestrial hypothesis that: there's a good chance that civilizations who have had thousands of more years than us to develop might just be advanced enough technologically to be able to travel vast distances of spacetime, vast enough to, say, visit neighboring or far stars, or even other galaxies. And for that matter, have located this planet long ago and analyzed its prospects for resources, thereby inevitably intertwining fates with the inhabitants of this world forevermore? Perhaps experimented with a bit of breeding of its own. Playin' with nature. Who knows? Is it really that far out? Have you ever thought about how many stars are in the universe? Just try and see if you can possibly imagine a thousand million stars in a single galaxy - and that's the low end - and then try to grip about a billion of those galaxies strewn at astronomical distances all across the universe.

    Yep. When I look at the different galaxies in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field, I just think of all the civilizations that have come and gone. The untold, forever lost stories of living beings who have come before us. The triumphs, the defeats. Just kind of, blows your mind and humbles you even more. Being a part of something much more extravagant than you can even possibly ever imagine with all your might.

    So when I see these schoolchildren accounting for what they have witnessed, I just think to myself, "So. This one confronted them." All things considered, it doesn't really surprise me. Out of all the aliens who have ever lived who have visited this planet, you'd think ONE of them in a great dozen would try the ol', "Visit A Playground And See What Happens." Get bold with it. Show up, and see what happens. See what their imaginations think of when confronted with this reality. Not that far out, huh?

    1. well said

    2. Very well said. The problem is a VERY small fraction of the so called " Most intelligent species" on the planet think in a similar manner.

  7. The documentary has done an excellent job to go out into the field and interview the witnesses and other people involved directly and also to add details to the case, such as classifying the drawings to which grade class made them etc and also to interview the witnesses as adults.

  8. When you have reports and statements from experts saying there is possibly/potentially 17 BILLION earth like planets in the Milky Way alone, it kind of puts everything in context. And even to a skeptic, is this event really so difficult to comprehend?

  9. This was recently covered by Darren Perks at UFO Shropshire on their website blog page. Old incidnet but a good one.

  10. Now there are some ufo 's landed again yesterday 18 / 07 / 2013

  11. The deepest mystery is why the subject remains secretive thereby allowing all of us to speculate on what is real or not real. Frankly, I believe that this continued secrecy is a crime against humanity and will only weaken out efforts to cope with the reality when and if it presents it's self to us.. .

  12. lets say for instance they knew of our intentions to protect our environment by chemtrails........and lets say they knew the outcome of anyone left after the effects that isnt underground in a safe haven for the time being a couple or more thousand years until they turn on themselves and divide into separate species then turn again to the surface for fruition........."the time machine" by someone in the past published has givin us that same scenario and end. Perhaps the "aliens" arnt that alien and our ourselves in the future to warn us of our mistakes even if it means the abolishment of their demise as long as it creates a future we can endure

  13. Someone tell Seth Shostock and Brian Cooke, who as famous cosmologists should be ashamed of themselves. They know full well we are being visited by alien species and they say nothing. Or they are in denial. Either outcome is criminal. See the landing in broad daylight in Voronezh south of Moscow, and read The Third Explanation, Amazon Kindle.

  14. The production team at Ariel Phenomenon, the definitive documentary on the Ariel School event, has just launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise necessary funds to help finish this important documentary this year! Please visit http://igg.me/at/arielphenomenon/x/10708920 to watch the campaign video that includes never before seen footage, and learn how you can help! The campaign will run from May 4 - June 18, 2015. Spread the word!

  15. The production team at Ariel Phenomenon, the definitive documentary on the Ariel School event, has launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise necessary funds to help finish this important documentary this year!

    Please visit http://bit.ly/1Rnb3kq to watch the campaign video that includes never before seen footage, and learn how you can help! The campaign will run from March 15 – April 30, 2016. Spread the word!