Spielberg Planning Social Network About Ghosts and UFOs

Posted on May 22, 2008

The RisingSteven Spielberg is planning to launch a social network about the paranormal and UFOs sometime this summer. The site will be called The Rising. As fantasy/sf fans are aware Spielberg has directed many films that focus on ghosts and aliens including Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Artificial Intelligence: AI. Spielberg also wrote the screenplay for Poltergeist.

TechCrunch reports that Stephen Spielberg has experienced a paranormal experience first-hand.

Spielberg has apparently had at least one paranormal experience himself. There are stories of him staying in a hotel called Excelsior House and being so frightened by ghosts that he fled the room and moved 20 miles away. We've also heard anecdotes about Spielberg seeing the ghost of a dead relative repeatedly as a child. Whether based in reality or the product of an exceptional imagination, these experiences may have had an impact on his life's work and this upcoming social network.

If it done right this new social network could be very popular. Here is an animated logo for the planned website.

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