The Skywatchers

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The Skywatchers is a documentary project about a small town called Pine Bush, self-proclaimed as the UFO Capital of New York. The area has been host to activity since as early as the 1950s but not until the 1980s did it start gaining attention as a hot spot. Between 1983 and 1987 about 2,000 sightings were reported and around this time a hotline was created for the public to call in sightings from all over the Hudson Valley. I started hanging out in the town to learn more information about the phenomenon and everyone I talked to pointed me in the direction of a man named Butch. This series features Butch, who works as a barber, with his collection of UFO related ephemera.