I really couldn’t decide what to show you for this challenge, but then I remembered that a couple of years ago whilst on a trip to Yellowstone Park, we came upon this amazing 386m monolith situated in the Black Hills in northeastern Wyoming. It’s a national monument, called “Devil’s Tower.”
“What has this got to do with Close?” you might be asking. Well this site was made famous by Steven Spielberg’s 1977 awe-inspiring science fiction movie. “Close Encounters Of The Third Kind,” when it played a prominent role as an alien landing pad. This shot from the movie shows the government compound at the entrance to Devils Tower. This is actually the true entrance station to the monument, and you can even see the roof of the historic ranger station behind the cars and fencing.
(photo from Wymark -movie locations)
“Did you know that the oft used tagline, “We are not alone,” came from this movie poster.
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Thanks, Ashley. 🙂
Thanks for he memories! Just watched Close Encounters recently!
So glad you enjoyed them.;)
That Devil’s Tower is so awesome firsthand, Albadr. I hope you do get to visit it one day. 😉
Seems a scary tower but nice pictures. I want to visit and see it directly someday.
There’s a mountain with a very similar shape in Ayuittuq National Park here on Baffin Island. It was also in a movie… a James Bond one, but I can’t recall the name.
It was “The spy who loved me” in 1977. Thanks so much for your visit to my blog.;)
I *thought* that was it 🙂
Awesome, the minute I saw the top shot I wanted to start sculpting a plate of mashed potatoes. I never knew this was located in Yellowstone. Must see it now!
Hahaha, that’s funny, Ailsa. No, Devil’s Tower isn’t in Yellowstone. It’s about 412 miles or 7 hours drive away. We did an awful lot of driving on that trip. 😉
Wow, sounds like it. I’ve always wanted to do the all-American roadtrip thing, I see I shall have to make it a reality sometime soon. Must see Devil’s Tower now 🙂 Really great post, ad 🙂
Thanks, Ailsa. It was a great trip, one of many American road trips we’ve done. I’m thinking I will post some of my memories and pics from it.
Funny I hated that movie, it completely unnerved me, but great association with the challenge!
I don’t think the movie had any effect on me, optie, but I did quite like the idea of there really being aliens. 😉
great post… 🙂
Thanks so much for your visit to my blog, BT. 😉
nice one! I can still hear that little tune from the end when the spaceship is communicating with us earthlings
Thanks, Ruth. So can I. It was a very exciting movie. 😉
Good idea according to the theme of close, Thank you so much for stopping in my blog 😛
Thanks for liking my idea. 😉 😉
Very interesting, as always, AD! I hope you are well?
Thanks, ppd. Yes I’m quite well again now. 😉
Fun connection to the theme!
Thanks, Naomi. 😉
I loved that film!
The theme is quite a challenge this week and I’m looking for inspiration.
You can have close…as in close to something
Close as in close the door
I’m still pondering!
Yes it was quite a difficult one, piglet, but if you put your thinking cap on, I’m sure you’ll come up with something. 😉
I think I may be a bit too young for that movie 😉 I like your photo with the mist, makes it that much cooler 🙂
Yes, you’re still a baby, TA. It was actually extremely cool there and raining too, so hubby had to get out of the car to take the pic so I didn’t get my hair wet. 😉
Whenever I see a photo of that mountain, I always think of the movie, it certainly looks like an amazing place. 🙂
Yes, and in the rainy mist, it was very eerie.
Hi AD, why aren’t you in the pic 😉
I was warm and dry inside the car. 😉
Ingenious take 😉 Works for me.
Thanks, Madhu. Glad you liked it. 😉
Thanks, newsy. 😉
Very good lateral thinking!
I’ll take that.;) Thanks and have a great weekend.
It was a rather challenging choice this week. I like your interpretation!
Yes it was a bit tricky, Gunta. Glad you liked. 😉