More funds for Mystery Park

A model of the planned Mystery Park Keystone

Mystery Park, the company behind Swiss author Erich von Däniken's planned theme park, has completed a second round of financing to raise almost SFr12 million ($6.9 million).

This content was published on May 11, 2001 minutes

The company said in a statement on Thursday that the allocation of 541,000 new shares at SFr22 each meant that over 50 per cent of the building costs of the theme park, due to open next year, were now covered.

The group is preparing for an official listing on the Swiss Stock Exchange in the next few weeks.

Shares are at present quoted on the small Bern Telephonic Bourse and the Berlin over-the-counter market.

The park, which is expected to attract at least half a million visitors a year, is being built on a disused military airfield near the central Swiss resort of Interlaken.

It will feature displays on mysteries such as the Egyptian pyramids in Giza and the Nazca drawings in the Peruvian desert.

Von Däniken's books on unexplained phenomena such as flying saucers have sold millions.

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