Four men camping in Maine believe they were abducted by aliens.

Allagash wilderness

UFO eyewitnesses


Four men — Jack Weiner, Jim Weiner, Chuck Rak, and Charlie Foltz — say they  experienced a terrifying encounter with aliens while camping in the Maine wilderness.  It’s taken the men years to go public.  Each has been polygraphed and hypnotized, and their stories hold up.

Witnesses saw a light in the sky

For years, Jack Weiner was disturbed by reoccurring nightmares. He told no one about them except for his wife, Mary:

“I was starting to have nightmares, really terrible nightmares that I could not explain.  I found myself in a very brightly lit room.  I had no idea where I was or why I was there.  To my left, I could see my brother Jim, Chuck Rak, and Charlie Foltz sitting on some type of bench, and they were all naked. I was wondering why they weren’t helping me, because I felt like I was in danger, and while I’m trying to figure this out, I notice this figure or a dark, shadowy-type figure emerging from this light– this bright light in front of me. I would wake up, uh, uh, sweating and breathing heavily and just in a– in a state of terror and shock.”

In 1988, Jack’s twin brother Jim confessed that he, too, was haunted by exactly the same nightmares:

“There were always certain elements of the dream that were the same– some type of creature, being helpless, being violated was a feeling I often woke up with.”

In every dream, the twins were with Charlie Foltz and Chuck Rak, two friends they had met in school.  They wondered if these nightmares could be connected to a camping trip 12 years earlier in Maine. In August, 1976, the four men had spent two weeks in Maine’s Allagash wilderness.  The Allagash covers thousands of acres in the northernmost part of the state.  On the second night out, Jim noticed a bright object in the sky:

“It was just floating above the treetops, didn’t seem to be moving in any direction.  And I looked at it through the binoculars for maybe 15 seconds, 30 seconds, and it suddenly just winked out from the outside edges inward. I mean, it literally just went whooht, like that, and it was gone.  There was something about this thing that left me with an odd feeling that wasn’t quite right, but I really didn’t dwell on it.”

The men continued through the Allagash wilderness.  On the fourth day, they decided to try some night fishing.  They built a bonfire to mark their campsite.  Once out on the water, Chuck Rak was the first to realize they weren’t alone:

“I had a feeling there was someone staring at me from behind me.  I turned over my right shoulder like that, and I saw this large, round globe of light that looked exactly like what we had seen two nights previously.”

“It had this roiling effect to it, like a miniature sun, very, very bright.  It lit the treetops up like daylight, and it was absolutely silent.”—Jim Weiner

“After looking at it for what seemed like several moments, we decided to signal this thing.  That’s when Charlie picked up the flashlight and squeezed off a message–s.o.s.”
–Chuck Rak

The response was instantaneous:

“Well, when the light started coming toward us, my curiosity was satisfied. And I just dropped the flashlight. The only thought in my mind was to get to shore.  I never looked back.”—Charlie Foltz

The men began paddeling back to shore:

“I remember looking over my shoulder, trying to keep an eye on this object as it was coming up behind us.  It was getting very close.  It was almost on top of us at this point.  I remember thinking that we’re not going to outrun this thing.”—Jack Weiner

Their next memory was being back on shore, just staring up at the bright object:

 “I remember thinking, ‘I could pick up a stone and bounce it off this thing’s side.’  That’s how close it was. And then, all of a sudden, it just streaked away very, very fast, and within a few seconds, it was like a star, just another light in the sky.”—Jim Weiner

“I remember stepping out of the canoe, and going up to the campsite… And I remember there was no panic. People seemed to be very relaxed.”—Chuck Rak

All four men agree they were out on the lake for less than 20 minutes.  The huge bonfire should have burned for hours. And yet only coals remained, indicating a longer passage of time.  Jack Weiner recalls:

“The unusual thing is that we didn’t stay up for hours and discuss this thing, which is what you’d think four young guys on a camping trip would do.  We just seemed very fatigued and wanted to go to bed.  The next morning, we got up and got our camp together and paddled to the next campsite.”

Alien as described by eyewitnesses

The men spent another 10 days in the Allagash wilderness but never again saw the bizarre light.

As the years went by, they told friends and family about the UFO sighting, but no one really believed them.  The men hardly believed it themselves.  Then the nightmares began for Jim and Jack Weiner.  Finally, Jim contacted UFO researcher Ray Fowler for help.

Fowler suggested the Allagash four undergo hypnosis with a trained hypnotherapist to recover details of the sighting.  Under hypnosis, each of the men experienced terrifying repressed memories of being abducted. They were almost exactly alike.

Independent of one another, each of them drew illustrations of their incredible recollections. All four said they were taken aboard the craft.  The aliens forced them to strip naked and seemed to be conducting medical examinations. The aliens took samples of the men’s skin and body fluids, their blood, urine, and semen.

What follows are excerpts from the actual sessions:

“They’re–they’re– they don’t know what to do. I think they think I’m going to come after them. I feel like I want to. I feel like I want to– the first one that comes near me, I’m going to throttle him.  I don’t like these things. I don’t care where they come from. They shouldn’t be doing this to people.”—Jim Weiner

 “They’re right there. Their face is right in my face. I don’t know why. I don’t want to know. I don’t want to know what they want. They’re saying things. In my head they’re saying, ‘Don’t be afraid.  They say, ‘Do what we say. Just do what we say.”
—Jack Weiner

“It’s like a doctor’s office. I get that, it’s cold like a doctor’s office is cold. They put the panel over your chest.  Then they scrape your arms and your chest, your legs and thighs.  We shouldn’t be here. I just—I just keep thinking, “I want to be back in the canoe.”
–Charlie Foltz

Chuck Rak could see what the aliens were doing to Charlie:

“I see some sort of device on him.  They’ve got a–this looks like a silvery, it looks like the– like it’s got curves on it. It’s almost like– like it sucks something. He’s got his head tipped way back. It’s almost like he’s in pain. We’re–we can’t help him.  All we can do is watch him.”

It was not until after the hypnosis sessions that the Allagash four discovered that each of them had recalled the same horrifying events.  The each took polygraph tests and passed.

For skeptics, however, stories of alien abduction do not stand up to scrutiny.  Some suggest, including clinical psychologist Dr. William Cohn, that images from popular culture or horror movies may have triggered inspiration for memories of alien abduction:

“This movement is media driven. It’s cyclical. People hear about good cases on TV.  They think they may have had the same thing happen. It sort of feeds upon itself.”

Dr. John Mack is a psychiatrist and author:

“Usually, these are people who have no interest in abductions, have not read about it, are unfamiliar with the beings, and are shocked and astounded when they hear someone else has had these experiences as well, or that there is material in the media about it.”

“The investigators have a very clear-cut agenda about what they’re looking for. So if you get somebody that’s doing UFO abduction research, this is a person that has already decided that UFO abductions are real, that thousands of people are having them.  They have a symptom list.  And if you come in the door with those symptoms, then you must have been abducted.”—Dr. Cohn

“It really doesn’t work like that.  The person comes because they’ve heard that I’m open to listen to something which other therapists or, uh, other mental health professionals have not been able to listen to. This is not a club anyone wants to belong to.”—Dr. Mack

The four men have never backed down:

“This happened.  If you believe it, that’s all right.  If you don’t believe it, I don’t care. I don’t care, ’cause it did.”—Charlie Foltz

Watch this case now on Amazon Prime in season seven with Robert Stack and in season one with Dennis Farina. Also available on YouTube with Dennis Farina. Various seasons available now on Hulu.



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    Wow. Money talks. It don’t sing and dance and it don’t walk. I just HAD to see if this had been solved


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    The three guys claim that Chuck Rak just doesn’t want to speak about it anymore so he made up the story that it didn’t happen. Rak did say he did see lights but they weren’t abducted. I guess it depends on what you choose to believe.


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    Bill Blaski

    These guys have now came out and said they were high during this trip. Physcodelics and tripping made them experience things. Aliens not so much.


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    Adam Hetch

    The Greys are an under race the basically work for the Draco Reptilians they are both from Oryans belt. They Dracos run the world and shape shift a lot of famous people are not who the claim to be. Look into it.


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    As I see it, it could be a collective false memory, or it could be true memory. Having watched a few interviews, they don’t seem like overly dramatic guys seeking the spotlight. I find it interesting. Especially with other similar reports of orbs.


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    Unresolved. In a 2016 interview, Chuck Rak admitted that the abduction part of the story was made up, and that he went along with the narrative for financial gain, however, he does admit to seeing a series of strange lights over a period of a couple days during the camping trip.


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    Why is this even listed here as an unsolved mystery? In a 2016 interview, Chuck Rak admitted that the abduction part of the story was a total fabrication, and that he went along with the narrative for financial gain. see wikipedia article
    This should have been updated here or at least removed from an ‘unsolved’ list


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    This is exactly what we do to animals in laboratories when we test on them for the sake of science and rationalize it as something that needs to be done. They scream and scream but we never listen. Now Aliens are doing the same to humans, also for the sake of science. What makes us so special? Think about it. To the animals we test on and torture and eventually kill, we are the Aliens.


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    Richard Maldonado

    Chuck Rak admitted it was a hoax and they did it for what most of this ufo bissness
    Is all about MONEY. Although I do believe in aliens it’s people like these who really put a wrench in the ufo/alien phenomena . Don’t take this personal because I’m just saying in general to any one who invest time or the hardcore believer, don’t be fooled so easily do your homework because if you don’t your just as guilty as the rest of these sidewinders .


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    Bill blaski

    These guys were violated With probes and such. If i remember right one guy went under hypnosis and remembered being probed.


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    Tracy S

    I live in Maine, my birth state. I can say I have seen weird lights in the sky. I thought at first a airplane but, they went from being slow to a fast blasting away, they have always been a distance from me. Nothing ever close but, people do talk once in a while and say they have seen things. Most won’t say anything afraid of criticism. There are some strange things in Maine’s deep woods. I do believe these men always have….


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    I believe them, four grown men ain’t gonna lie about being abducted. They were probably that traumatised by the experience that it only started being remembered hence when they were grown men, a sanity mechanism.


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    in the early eighties, ~ 1980-1982, I was with childhood neighbor friends, all of us between 13 and 16 years old. we were in st charles illinois outside of chicago , in the nightime backyard of one of our homes, we saw a large bright circle just like in this allagash description. The ball was bright white and rose quickly above the backyard trees and stopped silently above the trees about 50 – 60 yards away. There were some nice deep woods back there. And all 5 of us saw this thing above the woods. It then dropped quickly the other way, down into the woods and disappeared. We all ran back to the woods to look for it, but never found it. it was strange. Around that same time, My sister and mother claim they had a frightening encounter with a bright beam of light over the car they were driving in , that followed them over the car for a few blocks , this was right behind these woods. very interesting unexplained experience.


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    One of the better re-creations in a Hall Of Fame crime show. I think the Allagash 4 accounts are credible. They aren’t seeking fame or fortune like many try to do. The Maine camping trip into the Wilderness 1976 should have been a relaxing and joyous time. It was very realistic with the light following them and the 4 aggressively paddling to avoid the object. The men were lucky that they weren’t maimed or killed during these experiments. Maybe, these courageous and honest men will get others to share their experiences and this evidence can be documented and further studied.


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    al royce

    Concerning the general UFO question. You might get someone familiar with the ancient languages (Hebrew or Greek) a little high, and they might just reveal what Ezekiel I really says. It’s interesting.


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    Wake up ppl. Aliens are real. Travis Walton… Betty and Barney Hill. The Allagash Abductions…. MOVIE Night Skies. Movie Fire in the Sky. When it happens to you, you will believe. Trust me….. and YES !


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    This could have happened 1 of 2 ways.
    1) This happened as a sort of mental test. They hijack your mental functions and use it’s sensory data as a simulation thus allowing you to remember and still be fully clothed just like a bad trip. This also explains how they in explicably lost time and were really tired.
    2) They were abducted and more than just the medical stuff happened. Reason being is they all remember is the really painful and scary stuff. Now if you think of this as a highly exploratory team then they may have done this to see if they were contagious (explaining the non terrestrials being wary of them) like Columbus and the Native Americans.
    Be fore warned this is just a theory.


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    what happen

    one night right before going to bed i turned the light off and suddenly notice bright rays of light out side my place it was bright like day for about ten to fifteen seconds i asked my wife if she saw the light she said no but weird thing is is my sub mind seemed to be controled some how what was about to happen but not ressiting it then i laid down not comfortable then just blank out then when woke up it was still dark my mind told it self its done it finished and it never happen but my mind kept on willing accepting what my outer mind would never so i told my self it never happed when i woke it was if it was where i lift off just trying to get comfortable and time was at least two three hours later this happen when i started to show interest in the subject maybes thats the mistake of many showing interest can be dangerous and can trigger this things to happen to you.


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    one late eveing just before sunset i was taking trash out for pick up day and i looked up in the sky saw one large white ball of light looks just like a perfect ball shape our what i call a very large orb as i was watching it then i saw another one it was coming towards the other one and they joined together as if they where having a conversation than separated one lift out of sight the other kept in sight and it started to act playful zigg zaggy threw the clouds and then out of sight to my empression in stead of being ships they are actually a living thing in its self the ball is a life form is what i think that masks as a ship this occured in the ninty’s.


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    There story sounds more believable than yours


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    I don’t believe in aliens. Not the way some people do or horror films and TV have betrayed them. However I do believe these man experienced a bizarre and unusual event. When I was younger there was a military base in the desert a few miles away from my house. Unexplained aircrafts would be sighted by several locals. Strange lights in the sky would be seen an occasion. My Theory is our government is capable of doing some very secret things. They have been connected to very bizarre cases such as Rosewell. I believe something unexplainable did happen to those men. Some kind of trauma. Deep in their subconscious their memories of this strange event is emerging through their dreams. As a society our curiosity of other life on other planets and space aliens are so great. That its easy to mulipulate those things. I believe that those men where abuducated by aliens no; by unexplained parties yes. Whoever decided to take these men where crafty; smart and scary. These men where drugged maybe given a little hallucinogenic. Hence when their memories retrieved these certain events that would explain the dark creatures. Were these man used as guinea pig;yes. For what reasons it’s unexplained. Could it be our government; yes. Could whoever took these men given them powerful drugs; mulipulated their memories and given them a false sense of an abudcation ; very likely. Someone was smart enough to falsify the truth so years later. When these men recalled certain events it sounds like they are crackpots going on about alien/UFO sightings. Something bad happend to these men.We may never know what sinister things where behind this. I do believe they where taken against their will and I wouldn’t be surprised if our government was involved.


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      al royce

      The big evidence is in old writings. You might have someone give you a literal translation of Ezekiel 1, or with patience you can do it yourself. Bible commentaries are indirectly helpful. At a large library as I was working on it, a mysterious man would drop by (He wasn’t dressed in black). “Interesting, isn’t it?” said the intellectual. “The Greek is even more interesting,” Also a few creepy fellows, who I believe were associated with a local seminary, seemed to refer to me as a Gabriel, slang for whistle blower. My hearing was better than they thought.


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In addition to the rights as explained in this Privacy Policy, under California law, California residents who provide personal information (as defined in the statute) to obtain products or services for personal, family, or household use are entitled to request and obtain from us, once a calendar year, information about the personal information we shared, if any, with other businesses for marketing uses. If applicable, this information would include the categories of personal information and the names and addresses of those businesses with which we shared such personal information for the immediately prior calendar year (e.g., requests made in the current year will receive information about the prior year).


To obtain this information please write to us at:



4303 Verdugo Ave.

Burbank, CA  91505


 Attn: CMP -- California Privacy Law.


Please include your full name and address.



CMP complies with the Canada Anti-Spam Law which requires you to opt-in to receive unauthorized Commercial Electronic Messages (as defined under the Canada Anti-Spam Law).




CMP implements commercially reasonable security measures to help protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure, or destruction of data. Except for membership directories, membership lists and registration lists, and the sharing of information as set forth in this Privacy Policy, we restrict access to Personal Data to certain companies who need the data to operate, develop, or improve our services. These individuals or partner organizations are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.


Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is fully secure. Accordingly, and despite our reasonable efforts to protect your Personal Data from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure, CMP cannot guarantee or warrant the security of the Personal Data you transmit to us, or to or from our online Sites. If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us.


Certain areas of the Sites require the use of a user ID, email address, or password as an additional security measure that helps protect your Personal Data.  To help you protect your privacy, these Sites have tools to help you log in and log out.


We rely on you to update and correct your Personal Data.  If you are a user of our Sites, subscriber to [CMP product], purchaser of CMP products and services, you can review, update and correct your information directly on CMP’s website or by contacting us using the information in the “Contact Information” section below.


Typically, we retain your Personal Data for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.  This may include retaining your Personal Data indefinitely, even after you are no longer a CMP member, in order to provide you with future marketing opportunities and other purposes, as well as to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, or enforce any of our agreements.  


Please note that you can request, at any time, that we delete your Personal Data.  All requests must be directed to the contact in the “Contact Information” section below.  We can decide to delete your Personal Data if we believe that the data is incomplete, inaccurate, or that our continued use and storage are contrary to our obligations to other members, individuals, or third parties.  When we delete your Personal Data, it will be removed from our active databases or anonymized so that the data is no longer identified with you, but the data may remain in our archives if CMP determines that it is not practical or possible to delete it.

Your Personal Data is processed in the United States, where privacy laws may be less stringent than the laws in your country and where the government, courts, or law enforcement may be able to access your data.  By submitting your Personal Data to us, you agree to the transfer, storage and processing of your Personal Data in the United States.

You, as the data subject, have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work, or place of the alleged infringement, if you believe that the processing of your personal data does not comply with legal requirements.

In the event we determine the occurrence of a data security incident, we will notify you by email, US mail, telephone, or other means as permitted by law.

If you have questions, comments, or complaints concerning our privacy practices or if you wish to change, access, or remove your Personal Data, please contact us as indicated below.  We will attempt, where practical, to respond to your requests and to provide you with additional privacy related information.

Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. is the owner of this Website and retains all ownership rights to the information collected at this Website. Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. reserves the right to change, modify, add, or remove provisions of this Privacy Statement. Any changes to this Privacy Statement will be posted here, and we encourage you to check back from time to time. In addition, Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. will notify registered users of changes as they occur.

We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit Your use of the site constitutes your agreement to accept cookies, beacons and third-party advertising. Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. assumes no responsibility for third-party ads.

ARTICLE 1. Personalization
1.1 We may use the contact information you give us to better tailor your Website experience to your interests, and to send you information about Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. and its services as well as promotional material on behalf of some of our partners. We may use other information that you provide to us to show you content in which you may be interested and to display the content according to your preferences. We will also share this information within Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. in order to enhance your experience on this and other Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. Websites.
1.2 In addition, we may share this information with advertisers or other third parties that are not part of the Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. family on an aggregate or other basis that does not disclose your identity or contact information.

ARTICLE 2. Online Surveys/Contests
2.1 From time to time, we may conduct online surveys and contests. These may ask you for contact information (like name or email address) and demographic information (like zip code or age).
2.2 We may use this contact information from our surveys and contests to provide you with information about our company and promotional material on behalf of some of our partners, and to contact you when necessary.

ARTICLE 3. Shopping/Commercial Services
3.1 This Website may offer shopping services, which may be offered by us or by a firm that operates a store under contract with us. If our Website offers shopping or other commercial services, you will use a customer order form to request information, products, and services. The order form will ask you to give us contact information (like name or email address), financial information (like account or credit card numbers), and demographic information (like zip code or age).

3.2 We will use the financial information that you provide to bill you for products and services. By giving our Website your credit card and related personal information, you are authorizing our store to give that information to the merchant and credit card company in order to confirm and fulfill your order.

3.3 We will use contact information from the order form to fulfill your orders. We may also use contact data to get in touch with you when necessary. We will not otherwise use or distribute your financial information without your prior approval.

ARTICLE 4. Public forums
4.1 This Website may make available chat rooms, blogs, forums, message boards, and news groups. Please remember that any information that you disclose in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. Information disclosed by you or by others enters the public domain and may be freely used by any other persons or entities using the site.

ARTICLE 5. Information Sharing With Third Parties
5.1 From time to time we may enter into a special relationship with another company that is not owned by Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. to provide additional features at this Website. These special relationships may include “powered by” partners, business partners, sponsors, and co-branded sites (referred to here as “co-branded pages”). These might include, for example, pages that share our name and that of another entity. You should look for a specific privacy statement on any such co-branded page. Any personal information that you provide when signing up at one of those co-branded pages may be shared with our third party partner. You should also check our partner’s website for information regarding its privacy policies.

5.2 Also, the nature of some features of our Website may require that we share personal information about you with persons or companies outside of Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. For example, this may occur at a feature that enables you, via our Website, to ask questions of persons or entities that are not part of Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. By responding to those features of the site, whether by email or direct entry of information on our Website, you are consenting to our transferring that information to such persons or entities.

5.3 With respect to specific registration modules, like contests, we may disclose personal information collected, and we may post a conspicuous statement on the registration module to the effect that we will be disclosing the information collected with third parties.

5.4 Finally, we may share any of the information collected from you with these other non- Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc companies in an aggregate basis. The aggregated information is not linked to any information that can identify you.

ARTICLE 6. IP Address and Log Files
6.1 We may use your IP address to administer our Website, to help diagnose problems with our server, to analyze trends, to track users’ webpage movements, to help identify you and your shopping cart, and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

ARTICLE 7. Cookies
7.1 This Website may use a standard technology called a “cookie” to collect information about how you use the Website. Cookies reside on your computer and help our Website to recognize your computer’s browser as a previous visitor. This information allows us to customize delivery of information. For example, our Website may use cookies to save and remember registration information or preferences that you may have set while browsing the Website, to keep track of your shopping cart, to ensure you don’t see the same ad content repeatedly, to deliver content specific to your interests, and to save your password so you do not have to re-enter it each time you visit our site. We use cookies only to gather information as indicated in this policy.

7.2 In addition, on occasion our site may also set a “session cookie” which helps us administer the Website. The session cookie expires when you close your browser and does not retain any information about you after it expires.

7.3 Finally, we may also use an ad network provider to help present advertisements on this and other Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. websites. This ad network provider, like other advertising service vendors, uses cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies on the hard drive of your computer to serve you advertisements tailored to interests you have shown by browsing on this and other sites you have visited, and to determine whether you have seen a particular advertisement before and to avoid sending you duplicate advertisements. In doing so, the provider collects non-personal data such as your browser type, your operating system, web pages visited, time of visits, content viewed, ads viewed, and other clickstream data. The use of cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies by these ad network providers is subject to their own privacy policies, not ours, and Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. assumes no responsibility for the collection or use of such information.

ARTICLE 8. Banner Advertising
8.1 We have contracted with an ad-service to place banner advertising on our Website. All of the data provided and generated by the ad-server software remains in our possession. This feature of our Website may, on occasion, set “cookies” on your computer. Any information collected or stored by the ad-service or the cookies is treated in the same manner as other information described in this statement.

ARTICLE 9. Children’s Personal Information
9.1 Consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act:

9.1.1 This site does NOT collect, use, or disclose personal information (including online contact information) of children under the age of thirteen (13).

9.1.2 In the event that a child under the age of 13 attempts to register on our site, we will NOT accept the registration and will delete information received from the child.

9.1.3 In the event that a child posts personal information in a public forum such as a chat room, we will attempt to delete that information once we become aware of it.

ARTICLE 10. Security of Your Personal Information
10.1 Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. employs reasonable security measures consistent with standard industry practice, for information collected through this Website. We believe that we have adequate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information we collect on our Website. We also use internal protections to limit access to users’ personal information to only those employees who need the information to perform a specific job.

ARTICLE 11. Sale or Merger
11.1 If this Website is sold to, or merges with, another company not owned by Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc., you should expect that some or all of the information collected from this Website may be transferred to the buyer/surviving company. If so, CMP will seek to obligate the acquiring company to use any personal information transferred by this Website in a manner consistent with this statement, but cannot guarantee that it will be able to impose that requirement or that the acquiring company will comply.

ARTICLE 12. Legal Process
12.1 You should be aware that Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. may be required to disclose your personal information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, such as in court or regulatory proceedings.

ARTICLE 13.  Contacting the Website

13.1        If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, the practices of this Website, or your dealings with this Website, please contact us at:

ARTICLE 14.  general information

14.1        Choice of Law:  This Agreement and the Additional Terms shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of California , as it is applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within such state, without regard to conflict of law principles.

14.2        Choice of Forum:  You agree that any cause of action you or Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. brings to enforce this Agreement and/or the Additional Terms, or in connection with any matters related to this Website and/or the Privacy Statement, shall be submitted to arbitration in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, United States of America in accordance with the commercial rules and regulations of the American Arbitration Association then in effect (as amended herein), provided that said arbitration shall be heard before a single arbitrator, who shall be a retired judge, selected pursuant to such rules and regulations, and shall be conducted on an expedited basis and in confidence. The arbitrator’s decision shall be controlled by the terms and conditions of this agreement and any other agreements I may enter into with you, and shall be final and binding, and shall provide for each party to bear its own costs of arbitration and attorneys’ fees.  Each party expressly waives any right to a jury.  Judgment upon the award of the arbitrator may be entered or enforced in any court of competent jurisdiction. 

14.4        If any provision of this Agreement, or the application thereof to any person or circumstances, is held invalid or for any reason unenforceable then such provision shall be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that matches, as closely as possible, the original provision, and the other provisions of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.  The failure of either party to insist upon strict performance of any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right.  Unless expressly provided otherwise, this Agreement is the entire agreement between you and Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. with respect to the use of this Website and shall not be modified except in writing, signed by an authorized representative of Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc.

ARTICLE 15.  European Union and Other Foreign Nations

15.1        This Website is governed by and operated in accordance with the laws of United States of America and is intended for enjoyment of residents of the United States.  Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. makes no representation that this Website is governed by or operated in accordance with the laws of other nations.  By using this Website and submitting any personal information, visitors from outside of the United States acknowledge this Website is subject to U.S. law, consent to the transfer of personal data to the U.S., and waive any claims that may arise under their own national laws.