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INTRODUCE LOTS OF CONCEPTS. The voice over narration will be accompanied by a fast paced animation. This is simply to get the viewer up to speed on all the weird sub-chapters and conflicting theories that abound in this totally strange field. The drawings will mimic a sketchbook. Simple line drawings on a pale sepia-tone paper background. Keep it simple and sketchy. As in a sketchbook, each sub-chapter could be separated by the visual image of a hand turning to the next page. This would distinctly break up each concept. This is noted as (Page turns) in the visual directions. Each little vignette will have a simple cartoon with animation, just enough to help get the idea across. ______________________________________________
VOICE OVER NARRATION: Something is happening - But what? We are obviously being visited by Extraterrestrials. This is a no brainer, right? It’s easy to comprehend; this whole UFO thing is just a team of little alien scientists from another planet, coming here in metal spaceships to collect data. They are a lot like us, just more advanced. We do the same thing: we sneak into the forests of Yellowstone to do research on Grizzly Bears. And we go to the Moon and Mars using metal spacecraft to gather data. So, they are just like us. Right? This is the “Extraterrestrial Hypothesis” - lovingly called the ETH – it’s the fall back mode for a big chunk of the researcher community trying to make sense of this phenomenon. But is it too simple? Maybe. If they really are from some other planet, why are they here?
There are oodles of reports that tell of little men in space suits stepping out of their flying saucer with long handled shovels and collecting soil samples. This closely mimics the Apollo moon footage of Neil Armstrong doing exactly the same thing. Maybe TOO closely. It’s easy to declare that the vast distances of space make travel to our planet impossible. Sure, this requires some technology that we don’t understand, but a hundred years ago it was impossible to fly the vast distance across an ocean - and we solved that one. Maybe they have a few hundred years advantage over us - or a few MILLION years. (Page turns) Have they had Earth under surveillance for centuries? Why are they so sneaky? Why don’t they just land on the White House lawn? Are they deliberately hiding and misleading us? (Page turns) Are they our kindly space brothers? Are they following an altruistic policy of noninterference in our planet's drama, like the PRIME DIRECTIVE on Star Trek? (Page turns) Are they cold and indifferent, lacking emotions, dispassionately observing us. Studying our planet like we would study a rat in a maze? Maybe they are in the final stages of conducting important tests that will determine whether they destroy us, exploit us ruthlessly, or totally enslave us. (Page turns) (question: Do we NIX the government stuff below? Or, just boil it down to one or two sentences?) Are there super-secret underground bases hidden in the desert with aliens working side-by-side with our scientists? Did we sign some treaty where we get advanced technology from them in exchange for letting them abduct citizens for their own needs? All of this stuff gets repeated over and over in the UFO literature. But, is any of it true?
There’s a story that some ufologysts tell with absolute conviction: in 1954 president Eisenhower met, face-to-face, with a little gray alien at Edwards Air Force Base in the desert of California. How do we know what to believe? (Page turns) If a flying saucer really DID crash in Roswell in 1947, and we really DO have this thing hidden away in some military vault - what does it mean? DO we have access to advanced alien technology? Are there pickled aliens in glass tubes in Area 51? Or - are there LIVE ones? What does the government know? Are we at the mercy of an on-going program of deceit, ridicule and lies? I mean, we’ve been told that UFO’s are just weather balloons and swamp gas - right? (Page turns) Billions of our dollars are spent to created wildly advanced aircraft, and it’s always conducted in complete secrecy. That something that’s obviously true, right? So, when somebody sees a very unusual thing flying around in the sky, maybe it’s one of ours? The government can easily ridicule any civilian who spots one. All they need to do is somehow dismiss it as a UFO sighting. Then, any investigator looking at a report of strange aerial phenomenon ends up going down the wrong path. Wouldn’t it be fun to be they guy who sits in the basement of the Pentagon and types up the far-out documents that’ll end up in the hands of UFO researchers? A document that says that the secret government has secret underground bunkers filled with flying saucers recovered from crashes. Maybe the aircraft is nothing more than the product of billions of dollars in R & D, and the document nothing more than a sneaky lie designed to send researchers down a blind alley, away from the REAL story. (Page turns) To make things even sinister, some abductees will report seeing humans in military uniforms working right along side the aliens during an abduction and interrogation. How does this fit in? (Page turns)
Are they unknown life forms, from right here on earth? Cryptoterrestials? (Mac, this is all you Baby...) (Page turns) Are the UFO occupants the descendants of an ancient Earth civilization - like Atlantis? Did some long-forgotten race develop space travel and then set about colonizing other worlds? Maybe they are here for a return visit to their home planet. (Page turns) Are they Time Travelers from our Future? Maybe they are really us. Descendants from our great-great-great grand children stepping into a time machine and returning. Maybe they have something important to do here. Maybe they are being sneaky for a reason. They can’t openly declare themselves for fear of upsetting the time-line of history - thus altering OUR future, meaning THEIR present. (Page turns) Are they from a parallel Dimension? Some unknown reality that we simply can’t comprehend? Is there an adjacent space-time continuum, coexisting with Earth, but on another dimensional frequency? That all sounds intriguing, but what is a parallel dimension, really? Simply a mystical place behind the curtain where ghosts come from? Or angels? (Page turns) Are they like the same ancient myth-makers that influenced our religions and mythology since we came down from the trees? If someone saw a glowing angel two thousand years ago, would people believe their story? What if a native American shaman spoke to a talking coyote in the plains of South Dakota, would that ring true? Maybe they are the same beings, but now that we live in a technological society, they show up in a metal space ship. Nothing has changed except their costume. But today - If somebody came out of a forest in Ireland telling a wild tale about meeting a little Leprechaun, he’d be laughed out of the pub. Or if someone claims
seeing the Virgin Mary during prayer - is anyone going to pay attention? But, tell someone that little scientists in a shiny flying saucer visited you - why not? (Page turns) Or, are we being entertained with a Magic Theater? The weirdness we associate with UFOs seems to mimic our folklore: gods, elves, fairies, angels, spirit guides, nature spirits, ghosts and demons. Maybe they are “mystical” beings that have coexisted with us throughout our history. Are they the same little tricksters that always seem to play a role at the periphery of our human experience? (Page turns) Is some alien intelligence playing a kind of a teaching game with humankind? Is our concept of reality gradually being guided? Are they taunting us, just to shake things up, to make us think? Like a Biblical parable, or a Zen riddle? Are we are being prodded into a higher consciousness? Is the entire UFO thing the result of an unknown energy that’s connected to our own psyche? Is it the preverbal Collective Unconscious playing itself out in some kind of grand theatrical drama? (Page turns) Maybe the UFO intelligence is the same “Supernatural” described in the scriptures of our religions. Plenty of the stories in the Bible read like modern day UFO reports. Are these the angels? Or the fallen armies of Lucifer? Can the entire UFO mystery be simply the continuation of a cosmic struggle between two warring factions for the souls of humankind? (Page turns) Do the UFO occupants maintain an interest in our planet because they literally invented us? Are we their property? Did they land here, way back when, and zap the primordial soup with some kind of DNA jump-start? Did they meddle with our evolution the way we do now with the genetics of corn? Did they splice in some new genetic material when we jumped from monkeys to full-fledged humans? If this is the case, is earth just a their zoo? (Page turns)
All this talk of hybrids, genetic manipulation and expanded consciousness seems to point to some sort of grand new updated form of human kind. Will we suddenly communicate telepathically and be in-tune with our longsuppressed Christ conciseness? Or, will we turn into automaton slaves, doing THEIR bidding? Or, are they creating a new strain of human with resistance to germ warfare and radiation sickness. So there’ll be a remnant population around after an all out nuclear war? (Page turns) Or, is the answer a conglomeration of these puzzle pieces? How can we ever know WHAT to believe or rule out. The answer might very well be something we haven’t even thought of… something more bizarre… more Unthinkable… than we even dare to imagine. (Visual of the sketchbook slamming shut. End)
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