Think you’re a McMenamins UFO Festival buff? Identify the answers to the questions below.
Question 1: One of this year’s festival presenters directed a hit supernatural-horror film in 1999 that spooked theatergoers nationwide, grossing over $248 million despite being filmed for just $60,000. Name the film.
Question 2: One of this year’s presentations is about a UFO that was captured on radar and chased by the U.S. Navy in 2004 – the pilot (and 2019 festival speaker) who followed the UFO in his fighter jet described the object as looking like what type of breath mint?
Question 3: What is the name of the man who photographed the McMinnville UFO in 1950, an event that made national news and inspired our festival 50 years later?
Question 4: The 1947 Maury Island Incident (which was reported near Tacoma) prompted the first appearance of what “anonymous dark-clothed men who visit people who have reported an encounter with a UFO or an alien in order to prevent their publicizing it”?
Question 5: One of this year’s festival guests is a former government physicist and Area 51 whistleblower who claims to have worked at a nearby, hidden military location in Nevada for the study and research of extraterrestrial spacecraft, several of which he says he saw. These vehicles use a fuel that allows the spacecrafts to warp time/space, allowing for the crossing of vast distances almost instantaneously. How many extraterrestrial spacecraft does our speaker say he saw at that secret Nevada facility?
BONUS: What addition to this year’s parade (and Willamette Week’s Best of Portland award-winner in 2016, 2017 and 2018 for “Best Local Celebrity”) has launched a non-profit dedicated to Keeping Portland Weird?
Question 1: Blair Witch Project
Question 2: A Tic Tac
Question 3: Paul Trent
Question 4: The Men in Black
Question 5: Nine
Bonus Question: The Unipiper!