SIGHTINGS: THE UFO ENCYCLOPEDIA


Is there life out there? Since ancient times, people have been fascinated by the thought of UFOs and extraterrestrial life. Now Sightings™ provides the world's most comprehensive CD-ROM encyclopedia on the subject, assembling all evidence, taking an impartial view and allowing you to make up your own mind.

Was the famous alien autopsy from Roswell genuine? Detailed information on aliens has been compiled to provide a comprehensive overview of alien life covering alien visits to Earth, information on alien physiology and origins, video footage of the Roswell alien autopsy, detailed accounts of explanations behind crop circles and of human and animal mutilation carried out by aliens.

Cover-ups? evidence for government cover-ups daily. The disc contains a 3D walk-through of a top-secret military base enabling the user to gather and collate classified information, expert interviews on the Roswell Incident and a look at the possible implications of alien technology on human beings.

How do I stay up-to-date and share my experiences? A comprehensive database of over a thousand global sightings, including some never-before-seen video, will allow you to search and collate UFO sightings by location, phenomenon, date and shape to build a picture of possible UFO visits. In addition, this disc links seamlessly into our internet site keeping the information updated. There's even a facility for you to submit your own sightings to us.

A-Z Encyclopedia Guide A comprehensive A-Z guide of over 350 entries-containing information on subjects from Angel Hair through the Bermuda Triangle and the Heaven's Gate Hale Bopp cult to Zeta Reticuli -- allows you to search the disc easily for topics of interest.
~ from Amazon.com

Thanks to a little show called The X-Files, alien conspiracies were everywhere. There was one documentary series that truly captured the zeitgeist; Sightings. Airing on the Sci-Fi Channel (now SyFy), each episode took a serious look at dubious allegations which is as entertaining as ever.

Tim White, the host of the show, lends his narration skills to this CD-ROM. Published by Simon & Schuster Interactive in 1997, Sightings: The UFOpedia made good use of the space to provide a lot of video footage and data in which to explore, though don't go expecting much new. If you've seen every episode of the show - which a fair few of them can be found on YouTube - you've already seen everything this digital alternative has to offer. If you fancy a cut-down version of the show with a nicely presented menus and documents to peruse at your leisure, then this is the software for you.

From the main menu, you have access to four categories; Alien Life, UFOs, Government and a general Database, though you'll have quick access to each if you hover over the flying saucer at the top of each page. On every click, you'll find speculations of alien worlds, theories of unexplained phenomena and a paranoid look at secretive government agencies. As someone who was once well-versed in the myths that inspired The X-Files, I found the most fascinating area to be the Local Database. Here you'll find brief descriptions of encounters of any kind from any part of the world. Sadly, none were found in my area but the next county over seemed to be an alien hotspot in the 1970s!

There's a lot of information packed into the spinning circular disc, and it's nicely presented for the most part. It won't go into particular detail, leaving the more hardened conspiracy nuts wanting, but it doesn't overstay its welcome for those who consider a tin hat an unflattering fashion choice. Given my affinity for the subject matter, I'd consider it one of the more enjoyable interactive encyclopedias out there.


To download the game, follow the link below. This exclusive installer uses the DOSBox Daum build of DOSBox 0.74 running Windows '95. Tested on Windows 10.

IMPORTANT - Remember to shut down the emulated version of Windows before exiting DOSBox. This could potentially result in errors, lost saves and corrupt data. Press Ctrl-F9 when it is safe to do so.

File Size: 507 Mb.  Install Size: 896 Mb.  Need help? Consult the Collection Chamber FAQ

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Sightings: The UFO Encyclopedia is © Paramount Pictures
Review, Cover Design and Installer created by me


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