Making The Planet Strange

We don’t often plug crowdsourcing projects on disinformation, but Planet Weird is one movie we’d like to see. The filmmakers, led by Who Forted‘s Greg Newkirk, have already met their modest funding goal, but the more money they raise, the better the film will be. You can check out their page at IndieGogo; this is the trailer:

… and this is their description:

Have you ever been curious as to why things go bump in the night instead of the day? Wondered if curses actually worked.. and if they were even legal? Sat awake at night and pondered the existence of alien life.. and why they want to stick things in our butts so badly?

So have we.

For the past 15 years, the cast and crew of Planet Weird have traversed North America on hundreds of paranormal adventures in search of everything from legendary monsters to mind bending psychic phenomena, covering everything in between. If there’s one thing they can agree when it comes to exploring the unexplained, and trust me, there’s probably only one thing, it’s that there are plenty of questions left unanswered.

Planet Weird aims to solve these problems by completely immersing the gang in the legends in a way that no else ever has. Rather than simply look for the evidence, the team attempts to become the evidence. Can we learn to harness our latent mental powers to become the psychic super soldiers reminiscent of secret government projects? What can we learn about the causes of UFO hysteria by creating one of our own? Can we contact the spirit of a dead man.. if that man never even existed?

These are just some of the questions that Planet Weird will tackle as we seek to uncover some of the world’s most iconic mysteries through a distinct blend of research, experimentation, and humorous self-sacrifice. When simply chasing the strange doesn’t get you anywhere, it’s time to engage the strange.

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