Ok, here's the plan unless anyone else objects.
Sometime in the late 60s the government was researching better ways to maneauver spacecraft in outer space. During a failed practice run one of our ships collided with a nearby asteroid. The Astronaut inside was presumed dead and the project was scrapped. After obtaining the wreckage officials realized the passenger inside was in fact alive.
During quarentine he began to show signs of telekinetic powers developing. After extensive studying officials were unable to determine the source of their astronaut's power, and the asteroid that caused the collision would be next to impossible to track down at this point though estimates showed it could have crashed somewhere on the west coast.
It wasn't until the late 80s that clues surfaced to allow the project to re-open. A young man from Canada discovered a strange rock buried in his back yard. Teens and children who would often sneak through the fields reported strange events ranging from strange noises, to gravity vanishing within a certain radius of the rock, among other things.
So my plan is for the RP to take place in Canada during the 90's, before the events of the Movie.
If you'd rather me change it to taking place AFTER the movie, let me know. Or if you have any other things you'd like to see changed.