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UFO enthusiasts heading to Wyoming for upcoming rendezvous

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(Stephen Berend/Gillette News Record via AP, File) (Stephen Berend/Gillette News Record via AP, File)
DEVILS TOWER, Wyo. -

 (AP) - Just like in the science-fiction movie "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," UFO enthusiasts are being drawn to a strange geological formation in Wyoming.

Devils Tower played a key role in the well-known UFO film that came out 40 years ago this year. The first Devils Tower UFO Rendezvous will be held at the site from Sept. 14-16.

The formation is actually the solidified core of an ancient volcano.

Experts on UFOs will speak at the convention.

Organizer Brian Olson tells KOTA-TV that there's a fun side, too, with plans for a parade, live music and barbecue cook-off.

Devils Tower stands more than 800 feet (243 meters) tall and can be seen for miles.

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8/30/2017 12:27:34 PM (GMT -7:00)

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