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Dan Aykroyd takes UFOs out for a spin

Tue May 30, 2006 2:21pm ET145
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By Michael Conlon

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Dan Aykroyd has a new video on the market, but the ex-conehead and one-time ghost-buster says he's not the star. The UFOs are.

"My recommendation is to skip through me and get to the film footage, the digital images," he said on Tuesday, talking about the 90-minute "Dan Aykroyd Unplugged on UFOs" from Union Station Media.

"This is where the whole thing starts to become more credible," he said of footage of unidentified flying objects from around the world.

"This is the real stuff. I'm not alone on this. There are many, many people interested in UFOs," he said.

The DVD, which went on sale Tuesday, is a conversation between Aykroyd and UFO expert David Sereda interspersed with footage of unexplained objects in flight and comments from experts like former astronaut Gordon Cooper. There are no jokes.

Asked if he was worried that a comic actor might not be taken seriously discussing an edgy subject like extra-terrestrial visitors, he said "It's not a concern."

"Enough people know I've had an interest in this for years," he said, speaking from New York. "People know I'm interested in the paranormal."

Aykroyd said he has had two personal encounters with the unknown.   Continued...

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