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Examine the World's Most Mysterious
Get ready for a close encounter with some of the world's
most intriguing and frightening phenomena. An eye-opening, interactive
experience that will make those little hairs on the back of your neck stand on
Witness a UFO light up the night sky
See real photographs of ghostly figures
Marvel at baffling crop circles and ancient
Hear gripping accounts of out-of-body
A Wealth of Authentic Sights and
We've searched the world to assemble the richest collection
of film and video clips, original photographs, sound recordings and eyewitness
accounts of unexplained phenomena that you can imagine.
Immediately, you'll be drawn into the action as hoaxes are
exposed, and researchers struggle to find answers where there appear to be
A Totally Unique
The intuitive, easy-to-use interface puts every aspect of
these fascinating and terrifying phenomena right in front of you. Immerse
yourself in riveting stories about UFO abductions. Explore the real-life facts
and stories that inspired The Twilight Zone, Close Encounters of the Third
Kind, and the X-Files. Study images of auras, or of metal that has been bent by
the powers of the mind. If they catch your eye, these, and hundreds of other
supplemental screens can be printed in color.
The Unexplained is a must: for anyone who thinks science has
all the answers and for those who know it does not. Determine for yourself what
is fact, and what is fiction. Immerse yourself in the most comprehensive
examination of unexplained mysteries ever compiled on CD-ROM.
Ideal for fans of The X-Files, The Twilight
Zone, and Sightings
Includes comprehensive index and
Plus, lists of additional readings, related
magazines, research institutes and societies, UFO networks and www.sites
multimedia PC with a 486DX 50MHz (or higher) processor, dual speed CD-ROM
drive, 8MB RAM, 4MB of available hard disk space, 256 color display, Microsoft
Windows 95 or 98, mouse, headphones or speakers.
Does not work on Windows XP.
PC Gamer, December 1996
"Much broader than it is deep, this interactive exploration
of mysterious phenomenon is a good choice for some. Those who entertain
possibilities on topics such as UFOs, ghosts, reincarnation, and other
nonscientific phenomena may find this product fascinating. Skeptics will not,
but I'm including it here because it's so, well...apart...from anything else on
"Although a company representative told me at The
Unexplained's Electronic Entertainment Expo debut that the title took a hard
scientific view of unusual phenomena, this disc, in fact, leans the other way.
While it's not at all a sensationalized treatment, only occasional rebuttals in
the name of science are offered. Still, it's a thought-provoking title, nicely
designed and smartly presented.
"The Unexplained covers a lot of ground. Barring any
interaction or exploration on your part, it runs more than two hours, topic by
topic. The publisher, FlagTower, is British, and it shows - the presentation is
clever, neat, and subtle. The program is dark hued and laden with images -
historical paintings, photos, and videos - all of which emerge and fade in
synchronization with the narrator's tale behind a backdrop of ethereal
Detroit Free Press, Sunday, July 21, 1996
"Well, 'The Unexplained,' a new CD by the interactive
experts at FlagTower, is perfectly willing to talk about flying saucers and
messages from beyond. But it's clearly meant for those who wanna believe.
"Unlike other, credible, FlagTower titles, this CD asks us
to check our logic at the disc-drive door.
"For believers, the title is conveniently divided into six
major categories, which provide a well-crafted and sometimes spooky overview of
the range of things people believe in.
"In Strange Phenomena, we see many examples of sky visions,
including photographic examples of the face of Christ in clouds, space and
flower beds. We're also introduced to the theories of Charles Fort, whose 'The
Book of the Damned' stories were rejected by the scientific community as
illogical. This is not hard to understand given his theory that there is no
such thing as coincidence: 'Not a bottle of ketchup could fall from a tenement
house fire escape in Harlem without affecting the price of pajamas in Jersey
City,' he writes.
"Earth Mysteries, which includes a discussion of crop
circles, treats us to this statement: 'Around the circles, dowsing devices
"Everyone knows how popular the subject of the unexplainable
is - just look at the ratings of FOX-TV's 'X-Files' for evidence. In fact, in a
possible tip of the hat to that show, when the title dissolves between scenes,
the 'X' is the last letter to fade.
"So enjoy the production values of this nicely priced CD.
Just be forewarned: 'Unexplained' leaves its topics just that."
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