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On episode 72 of SOMEWHERE IN THE SKIES, Ryan presents an exclusive audio documentary based on a relatively unknown UFO event that occurred in New Zealand in 1959. 

Eileen Moreland went out to milk the cows one morning in the South Island town of Blenheim. She returned home about eighty minutes later with an extraordinary story. “You may think I am mad,” she told police, “but I saw a flying saucer.” After reporting the incident to the police, the local Air Force Base got involved and began to privately investigate the report. What they uncovered, and the events that followed, would both haunt the Air Force investigators and the Moreland family for many years to come.

This is the incredible story; “Finding Mrs. Moreland: How One Woman’s UFO Claim Exposed Paranoia and Fear in 1950s New Zealand.” Set to the backdrop of the Cold War, this little known UFO event was covered in great detail by a New Zealand journalist named Charlie Gates. In association with Gates and the news site, Stuff Limited, this audio documentary consists of Gates’ massive article in its entirety. To read an interactive version of the article, CLICK HERE.

Special thanks to the voiceover talents of Jim Rees, Megan Mazzoccone, and Steve Mazzoccone.

Visit Stuff at: www.stuff.co.nz

Guest Bios:

Megan McGarvey is a NYC based actor and singer. She recently received her MFA in Performing Arts from Savannah College of Art and Design. Most recently she was seen in an episode of BULL on CBS. Select theater credits include Cabaret(Sharon Playhouse), Hamlet and Measure for Measure(Frog and Peach, NYC), SHREW! (World Premiere Reading; SCAD), Grease(Park Playhouse). Also, Megan just made her stand up comedy debut in NYC. Follow her @megan__mcgarvey for upcoming shows and news. You can also visit her website: www.meganmcgarvey.com

Steve Mazzoccone is an actor, director, and playwright. He recently received his MFA in Performing Arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design. NYC acting credits include Ryan Sprague’s Some Just Do It Naturally at Theater Row, Measure for Measure, Twelfth Night and Cymbeline with Frog and Peach Theatre Co. In addition, he’s worked for regional equity theaters and on national tours. Recent NYC directing credits include Blanche in a Wheelchair and The Passion of Athena for the LIC One Act Festival at the Secret Theatre, Absolution at Gallery Players and At the Museum (Best Play Finalist, Best Director Finalist) for the Take Ten Play Festival at the Workshop Theatre. Currently, Steve is assistant directing Shaw’s Heartbreak House Off Broadway for Gingold Theatrical Group. Steve is a proud member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation’s 2018-2019 Observership Class.  Visit: www.stevemazz.com

James Rees is an actor and voice-over artist based in New York. Past credits include: Theatre- “The Cheater’s Club” (Abrons Arts Center), “The Bad and the Better” (Playwright’s Horizons), “The High Cost of Loving” (Columbia Theatre) Film/TV- The Wolf of Wall Street, The Knick, Experimenter Commercial- Bravo, Vitamin Water, Hendricks Gin (Voice Over). He is currently repped by Baker Management.

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