Is the “missing time” phenomenon responsible for several alien abductions?

“They have very large craniums …”

Kristina Florence describes her experience

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Hundreds of people claimed they have had a bizarre experience called “missing time.” You are about to meet one of them—a member of the Air Force who disappeared for an entire hour.  Under hypnosis, he described his abduction, believe it or not, by aliens.

One man saw strange lights

At 8:45 PM on October 1, 1966, a bus pulled up in front of Dutra’s Market, in the small Cape Cod village of North Truro.  Only one man got off the bus, nineteen-year-old Airman First Class Robert Matthews.  He was reporting for his first tour of duty at a nearby Air Force base and noticed that the area was deserted:

“I got off where the bus driver told me where I was supposed to get off.  And he told me to phone the base and they would send a truck down to pick me up.  I told him that I was in front of Dutra’s Market and he told me to stay there and that there would be a truck there to pick me up in a minute.  While I was standing there, I saw these lights you know, moving from right to left across the sky.  That’s when I felt this fear.”

Matthews called the base again and informed them that something strange was happening:

“When I called the base again, they asked me where I’d been and he told me, he says, we sent a truck down there already.  And I says, well I’ve been standing here waiting and no one’s been by here.”

Budd Hopkins studied abduction stories

The Air Force told Bob Matthews that a driver had arrived to pick him up at 8:50 PM, just five minutes after his first phone call.  The driver claimed that Matthews was nowhere in sight.  Almost an hour later, at 9:45, the base had received the second call from Matthews.  Yet in Bob Matthews’ mind, those two phone calls had been made less than four minutes apart.

According to Budd Hopkins, an author of several books on the phenomenon, the “missing time” Bob Matthews experienced is a mini-period of amnesia:

“It is not perceived as a break in which something happens and then a resumption.  It is… remembered as continuous and… the half hour trip… turns out to be a two hour trip or whatever, and this is sometimes experienced in conjunction with a UFO sighting or something like a light, but not always.”

In 1964, Hopkins experienced a UFO sighting himself.  He has since delved into the field and became an expert on the subject of missing time and alien abduction:

“I began getting phone calls from people and letters and many of their sighting reports had pieces of missing time in them.  They could not account for what, why something that should’ve taken 15 minutes took two hours and a half, a drive in a car, which involved in a sighting of a UFO.  And we began looking into those cases and discovered one after another of these abduction cases.” 

Bob Matthews was one of the people who contacted Budd Hopkins:

“I was on vacation looking for something to read and on the shelf there in front of me, I saw this book with this creature on it you know.  I read the book and I thought someone had stepped into my head and taken my innermost fears and put them in a book.  It brought tears to my eyes, you know, I couldn’t believe this was actually happening to someone else.”

“Their eyes are often very, very black.”

After weeks of intensive interviews, Budd Hopkins put Bob Matthews under hypnosis to explore the details about what happened to him outside of Dutra’s market.  According to Bud, hypnosis is a very useful tool in retrieving lost memories:

“So I connected myself with a psychiatrist and a couple of psychologists who were doing the hypnosis.  And we began looking into a number of cases.  Bob Matthews’ case is…  a very good missing time case because of the fact that there is an indirect witness to his having been missing…”

Bob’s recollections were so vivid that he was able to return to Cape Cod and reconstruct what he believed took place outside Dutra’s Market:

“Under hypnosis, I observed in the sky, three lights moving in this direction. They hovered over here.  And the red one came at me so fast… I walked up to… the ramp and I looked inside.  And I saw four beings sitting… And the place reminded me of a doctor’s office.”

There’s no question that Bob Matthews’ story of alien abduction stretches the imagination.  The idea seems unbelievable, even to those who claimed it happened to them.  But some take their stories even one step further than Bob’s.  They say they’ve been victims of experiments… and they claim to have physical evidence to prove it.

Budd Hopkins has organized support groups for these people so they can compare their disturbing experiences of missing time and alien abduction.  Kristina Florence, a New York choreographer, believed she has had multiple experiences of missing time and alien abduction.  In 1974, Kristina was 17-years-old when she, her mother, and her older sister crossed the Mojave Desert on their way to San Francisco.  According to Kristina, their car overheated near Barstow, California, and they took the first exit off the highway:

“Somewhere along the line we got to this park.  My sister got out of the car and I heard her run around the back and all of a sudden she said, oh my God, come out here quick.  And the next thing I remembered consciously was that we were lying on this blanket in the middle of the park as if we’d had a little nap, just lying there.  Our mom was still not around.  And we woke up and we were like, whoa, what happened.  And then the next thing I remember, the three of us are just driving like hell.  We never talked about it until my sister just called me up one day and we sort of began to talk about it further and realized that we’d both had this very bizarre memory of this missing time thing.  And she knew about Budd and she suggested I get in touch with Budd.”

Kristina took her sister’s advice and contacted Budd Hopkins. She agreed to undergo hypnosis, hoping she could recall some details about what had happened that afternoon in Barstow:

“Under hypnosis, I started having this picture that my sister’s getting out of the car and then I get out of the car and I looked up and there was something above the car.  And I was so scared, I didn’t know what it was… And I was trying to start the car and it wouldn’t start. Then the next memory that I had under the hypnosis was that I was on a table and there were some people around. There was this screen, it was about as wide as a large television screen but it was paper thin and it was just moving around the table and it wasn’t attached to anything.  And I could see three-dimensional shapes of my skull and my whole body. It was just taking pictures. And it was just this huge spherical room that was just covered with dials, there wasn’t space. It was just dials. And I felt like they put like these rubber pants on me or something with things attached.  And then they left the room. And I lay there and I was asking for my sister and somebody was telling me she’s okay, she’s alright… that’s the last thing I remember. Then we were back on the grass.”

If Kristina’s abduction actually happened, then the question is: why?  Bob Matthews may have the answer:

“Ultimately the focus becomes reproductive and the interest seems to have to do with taking sperm and ova samples.  And the whole central focus of the physical part of it seems to deal with the idea of an ongoing genetic experiment and these abductees are involuntary victims or specimen in this ongoing genetic experiment.”

The idea of abduction by aliens may seem outrageous. Yet those who have experienced missing time episodes believe that is exactly what happened to them.  Of course, there is no proof either way. Perhaps someday, science will discover a reason for missing time.  Until then, the rest of us should just be glad that all of our minutes have been accounted for.


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

 

22 Comments

  1. Alison

    I just recently experienced 2 cases of time Loss within 2 days and both times we were on car trips.. we didn’t even realize something had happened until days later I’m terrified that this will continue to happen to us. After both incidents we were both terribly ill. Also more tired than we had ever felt in our lives. Other than knowing the time was lost and seeing time had moved on people had gone and the day had changed we have no other memories. Is there a way to get answers?

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    • Jeremie

      Same thing happened to my friend and me on my 30th bday last week 15 minute drive turned into almost 3 hours of missing time and I’m afraid it will happen again

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  2. Anonymous

    Back in 1979, One morning I was walking in the desert near my house in Arizona, I was carrying a 22 rifle just in case I saw some jack rabbits or snakes,, I had walked about a mile when all at once everything got super bright and I felt dizzy , Like I was going to pass out,, I heard a noise like a high pitch whistle and everything got real bright and it looked like the ground was wavy and I felt dizzy, that was about 7 am and I awoke on my couch around 5:30 pm that afternoon and don’t remember where the time went and I didn’t have my rifle and I never found it. I would like to know where over 10 hours went to, I have no memory of the time in between 7 am and 5:30 pm.

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  3. Anonymous

    Hello,

    I wanted to share something that happened to me on February 10th 2017 at around 7:15PM EST. On Friday around 6:30PM I left my house to go pickup a pizza we had ordered for dinner. I made the trip there with nothing abnormal, began the trip home and seem to have lost some time. After making a left turn onto NC RT49 in Roxboro, NC, heading back to my home about 9 miles away, I remember seeing a section of the road where after the left turn, the road has 4 lanes. About a mile or two after that the road narrows to 2 lanes and its around another 8 miles to my house. I moved here about 3 years ago, so I am usually looking around at landmarks, way points, or familiar sights to keep me aware of where I am. During this trip home I remember the part where the road changes to two lanes, but have no memory of what I saw during the trip home until I looked up, saw lights in the sky above me, and realized I had driven passed the road my house in on, and driven another 8 miles or so. I only remember seeing the lights above the road, and had to sort of hunch down in the seat to see them above the road. At that point I realized where I was, looked at the clock and it was 7:28PM. I thought maybe I had fallen asleep, but the road has some curves-twists that could not be navigated without some sort of intelligent control. I have no idea what happened, but thought I needed to tell someone about it.

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  4. Angela

    I dunno if anyone will respond or be willing to help. Sorry..Just in this day and age I’m used to no one caring about anyone but themselves, but I..Need closure. One night when I was 12-13 years old my step sister and her husband stayed the night and slept in my bed, leaving me to sleep on the couch. I remember waking up with a feeling of unease, and fear..Dunno why but I could not move. I remember looking at the clock on the mantle, the time was around midnight. I kept trying to move and blank…I looked back at the clock again what I thought was a few minutes later which was actually 2-3 hours later. My time isn’t just missing is the thing..So are any memories of my childhood. I went on like normal, but…I can’t explain my loss of time and my past wiped. It was like until that night I didn’t exist.

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    • Bill Nlaski

      Google sleep paralysis

      I get this quite often. At first it scared me, now I work thru it. I physically can’t move I feel like people are in my house, my chest feels weighted. People also claim they feel super natural forces.

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  5. Liss Mac

    Here’s my other experience
    This happened when I returned to U.K.
    Up at 06.45 – showered, dressed, made coffee and switched on TV as liked to sit for 20mins or so catching the news and drinking my coffee before heading to work. Had just sat down, noticed it was 07.25 which was shown on the TV screen when the ‘phone rang, it was a work colleague asking if I was ok and was I coming to work !? ( I started at 08.00) puzzled, I looked at TV screen to check the time and to my disbelief it showed 08.20 ! 55mins had passed in a couple moments. Needless to say nobody at work believed my story and I was teased relentlessly. These time lapses are really odd

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  6. Liss Mac

    I lived and worked in Germany for a couple of years. A friend and myself took turns in driving to work. The journey took 40 mins. We usually left at approx. 06.30 as we’d go to the canteen for breakfast before starting work at 07.45. On this particular morning, it was my friends turn to drive – mid conversation I felt, not tired exactly just sort of drained. I remember resting my head on the back of the car seat and staring out the windscreen to the right – there was an enormous unusually shaped building/construction with many lights flickering and dancing around it … forgot to mention this was Winter and it was dark in the early morning. The next thing I remember is opening my eyes, thinking I’d fallen asleep. I felt so relaxed and comfortable. It was then I noticed I didn’t recognize any of the landmarks. I said my friends name … no answer, repeated, no answer. Her head was also back against the car seat back, her eyes half closed, driving. Her face had no expression and if it hadn’t been for the fact that we were moving I’d have thought she was asleep. I spoke her name again more loudly and she ‘came to’ asking what had happened. She had no memory, like myself how we got there. We drove on and found a road that led us to our workplace pretty quickly and arrived at 07.35. We both felt a little strange all morning like being submerged underwater. I’ve another experience which is similar but happened at home. I’ll share later

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  7. Richbar94928

    Mining along the Feather River when I sense someone or something watching me. Later after falling asleep in my fifth wheel trailor, I was awakened by a foul overwhelming smell. I was shaking with fear…I grabbed my pistol, which always sleeps with me, in that area, and is kept a couple of feet to my right on my mattress. When I awoke I was half laying down, and the pistol was under my buttock. The foul smell was wafting away. Something happened and I don’t know what. Anyone have a similar experience..?

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  8. Chanita

    Aww How Cute! I Would Love To See One! Perhaps I Will Be Able To See One Sometime Soon!

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  9. Heather

    Today i was headed in for the closing shift at work. It was early in the day and i was taking my time. I looked at the clock it was 2:39 pm. I thought id jump in the shower and get ready early so i could swing by the post office before work. I showered like normal 10 mins top. Went and sat at my vanity table grabbed my phone to play some music and looked at the time. It was 4:00pm. I thought it was wrong so i checked all the clocks in the house. I have no idea how I lost that time? I had to scramble to get ready and leave to be at work by 5pm. Ive been thinking about it all day, how or what happened that i lost that time…

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  10. Amy

    My mom told me that her alarm woke her up as usual at 5am. She got up, walked down the hall and down the stairs to her kitchen. When she looked at the clock on the stove it was 6am. She had to rush getting ready, because she only had a half hour to get to her work. But she doesn’t recal any fainting or dizziness. It was just a continuos motion with nothing unusual…until she got downstairs. It was not daylight savings, and she refuses to believe it was aliens.

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  11. Maria

    I don’t recall how many years ago this was – since its happened more than once in my life. I believe it may have been about 4 years ago. My sister and I were on our way to the casino – we stopped at my brothers at 5:00 a few mins – our trip from there would of been about another 2 hours….we were suppose to get to our destination at 7 pm. While driving down a long stretch of the highway (fairly busy) not overly during those hours – I looked over at my sister and she looked over at me. I said…do you feel like we just glided back on the road as if we were floating…she said yes…I noticed the sun was down already and I said – how far away are we seems like we have been driving a long time. Happen to get there at 9 pm I can not account for the missing 2 hours. (it took 4 hours to travel 75 Miles) our spend was 60 mph

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  12. Aurtrell

    This was under the act of the treaty we signed with an envoy of the orion constellation quadrant 6.45587532631

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  13. Mike

    1974 brother and I were raking the leaves on the side of the house after I put the last dust pan of the leaves in the trashcan in a blink of an eye my brother and I looked up felt dazed
    the trashcan was empty and all the leaves were still on the ground not been touched
    What happened?

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  14. Paula Farina

    Around 2003 I was driving home on a dark road, going around a circular ramp to enter a highway from the left, when what I thought was a big truck came barreling up behind me. I thought it was a truck because the lights were so big and so bright. It was coming so fast behind me that I knew it would hit me and I couldn’t avoid it. I grabbed the wheel, terrified, and prayed frantically, shutting my eyes in expectation of the impact about to occur. A moment later, I found myself parked on the shoulder on the other side of the highway I’d been entering. I was 4 lanes away from the ramp I’d been on. I could not explain how I got there. I never did figure it out. I saw a repeat of this show recently, and now I’m very curious. It was a perfect description of what had happened. Yikes.

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  15. Maria Almodovar

    I saw a big light in the sky back in 1990 in Puerto Rico. I stop to look at it it was just there hovering on top of me seconds later I was able to move and started running and banging my cousin house door so I could go in I was shaking and crying. My cousin had to get some to come and get me to take me home. What was that?

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  16. John Crochet

    can any one help me find out what happen to me back in the 80s for the 9 hours I can not account for

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  17. John Crochet

    I would like to know what happen to me back then but I can not afford a hypnotist.

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  18. John Crochet

    Back in the 1980s I was out fishing in the bayous of Louisiana, I left the house about 7am got to my fishing spot and begun to fish I had two trout in my ice chest . I then looked at my watch it was about 735 am . then a few seconds latter I look at my watch again and to my surprise it was 430 pm. I was then shaken up and left for home as fast as I could. ever since then I can not explain what happen to me for those.
    9 hours

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HOW WE SHARE YOUR DATA

We share your Personal Data, sometimes combined with Non-Personal Data, in a variety of ways including, but not limited to the below:

  • Share data with third parties to fulfill service requests and to perform business functions (e.g., CMP contracts with third parties to provide services on our behalf such as customer support and consulting services; 
  • Share data with third parties as required by law or to protect CMP in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process served on the CMP; (b) protect and defend CMP’s rights or property; or (c) protect the personal safety of CMP personnel or members of the public in appropriate circumstances.
  • Share data with third parties if CMP and/or its assets (or a portion of its assets) are sold, assigned, transferred, or merged, or if CMP undergoes some other change including a change to its corporate form or as part of a bankruptcy proceeding. 
  • Share data with third parties to offer you products and services that may be of interest to you professionally or personally (e.g., apps or software).  Users can request their information to be removed from such lists by contacting us.
  • Share data with third parties under other unanticipated situations, but only with your consent.
  • Share your email address, but only as permitted by the CMP Email Policy, as follows:

Your email address will be used only by the CMP, its entities and CMP vendors performing member services, or offering products on CMP’s behalf.  CMP does not sell or rent email addresses to anyone outside the CMP, nor does CMP share email addresses to unrelated third-parties, affiliates, or CMP members.  CMP also shares your email address with third parties to enable CMP to take security measures to help protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure, or destruction of data.  Finally, CMP shares email addresses with third parties as necessary for CMP to perform certain services on our behalf, such as packaging, mailing and delivering products and processing event registrations and to respond to your service requests.

 

HOW YOU CAN MANAGE YOUR DATA WE COLLECT

You can manage your profile and email preferences, including “opting out” of email by contacting us. If you prefer to receive hard copy mailings only from CMP, you can contact us and request to have your name and address removed from the list we provide to third parties.

 

For California residents, please consult the “California Privacy Rights” section for additional considerations. 

 

Our processing of your data is based upon your consent, contract performance (e.g., your purchase of products), legitimate business interest (e.g., direct marketing of goods and services), or compliance with law.  You have the right to object to our processing of your data or to restrict our processing of your data. In addition, if you have consented to the processing of your Personal Data, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.

 

CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

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:

 

Unsolved

4303 Verdugo Ave.

Burbank, CA  91505

 

 Attn: CMP -- California Privacy Law.

 

Please include your full name and address.

 

CANADIAN ANTI-SPAM LAW

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).

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HOW WE PROTECT PERSONAL DATA

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.

ACCESSING, CHANGING AND DELETING PERSONAL INFORMATION

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 networkadvertising.org. 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: unsolved@unsolved.com.

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.