The Alien Invasion Report – 7/8/15

In this round-up of the latest news from the world of extraterrestrials; the origin of a flying saucer legend.  What out of this world movie did a Hollywood producer wish he hadn’t been part of?  And, the country where we may be welcoming extraterrestrials.

How the Roswell UFO Theory Got Started

From Time.com

On July 7th, in 1947: a rancher reported that he had found something strange on a sheep ranch northwest of the Roswell. After finding bits of rubber, wood, foil, tape and paper in the field, a Sheriff called the local Army air field, which sent Major Jesse Marcel to check it out.  He was convinced that Brazel stumbled upon the remains of a flying saucer.   The next day the Roswell Daily Record bore a headline—”RAAF CAPTURES FLYING SAUCER ON RANCH IN ROSWELL REGION”—that instantly turned the town into the nation’s UFO capital.  That same day it was determined the litter was from a destroyed weather balloon.

Image courtesy of Time.com

In 1978, Stanton Friedman, a former nuclear physicist, while waiting in a Baton Rouge, La., television station for an interview, was told that Jesse Marcel, long retired from the Air Force and living nearby, had once handled the wreckage of a UFO. After quizzing Marcel, who still believed the debris he retrieved was extraterrestrial, Friedman reviewed the old stories about Roswell, painstakingly sought out and interviewed other witnesses, and came to a dramatic conclusion: there had been a cover-up of “cosmic Watergate” proportions.

Read more at http://time.com/3916193/roswell-history/

Brian Grazer Regrets Making ‘Cowboys and Aliens’

From The Hollywood Reporter

The accomplished producer told The Atlantic that one of his biggest career regrets is his involvement in the 2011 Jon Favreau-directed film.   Grazer said “I don’t like cowboys — or aliens! But there were a lot of superstars involved with it — [producer] Ron Howard; [executive producer] Steven Spielberg; the director of Iron Man, Jon Favreau.”

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The producer admitted that he occasionally allows himself to be involved with subpar material. “We know what excellence is,” Grazer explained. “We know what better food is versus not good food. But there’s a rationalizing process — ‘That’s good enough.’ Anytime the lightbulb goes, ‘That’s good enough.”

Read more at http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/brian-grazer-cowboys-aliens-i-807061

A Group Proposes to the Portuguese Government the Construction of an Embassy for Extraterrestrials

From Folha de S.Paulo

The Raelian Movement -a group which believes that life on Earth was created by beings from another planet- made a formal request for the center to be located in the country.  This space would serve not only as a diplomatic mission but also for the landing of spacecrafts.

Image courtesy of Folha de S.Paulo

The goal is to have the embassy ready for the return of the extraterrestrials, scheduled for 2035. In addition to Portugal, other countries should be contacted. Brazil is also on the list and stands out, according to the Raelians, because of its religious plurality.   Sought by Folha, the Portuguese government did not respond until the completion of this text.

Read more at http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/internacional/en/world/2015/07/1652603-a-group-proposes-to-the-portuguese-government-the-construction-of-an-embassy-for-extraterrestrials.shtml

 

Dave Nelson

Dave Nelson

Originally from Minnesota in the United States, Dave has lived all over.  He currently makes his home in Ottawa, Ontario Canada where he lives with his wife and stepdaughter.  Dave works as an on-air announcer at Boom 99-7 (CJOT.) One of his first sci-fi memories was that of watching Star Trek the original series in reruns on Sunday mornings so, as you can imagine, that made quite the impression and was one of the inspirations for founding the Galactic Netcasts network in 2011. You can hear Dave on The Alien Invasion, The SciFi Geeks Club and Weird World Weekly podcasts. Follow him on Twitter @davenelsonvoice