Aliens have landed on ‘Witness’ website

2008-04-29 00:00

An article on The Witness website has generated substantial interest among online readers in the U.S. obsessed with UFO citings.

Stephen Coan’s article The day the aliens landed (The Witness, April 16) has had more than 8 600 views, of which over 6 500 are from the U.S. — readers who have never visited the website before.

The article reported on American filmmaker Randall Nickerson’s visit to southern Africa to follow up what happened at the Ariel School in Ruwa, Zimbabwe, in 1994, when 62 children reported seeing a UFO and “strange beings” during their morning break.

Nickerson says he is still getting phone calls and e-mails as a result of the article and has so far filmed five interviews and plans to interview another dozen people with information relating to the incident.

Nickerson was also contacted by the parents of two of the children. They are now young adults and living in Britain, where he plans to interview them.

On average, a top news story on will generate anywhere between 1 500 and 6 000 views among Witness online readers.

The bulk of the traffic to this site came from the website, a radio station website that focuses on UFO citings.

Responding to the news that he’s a hit in the U.S, Coan quipped: “The truth is out there”.

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