- Several years ago, the Disney company aired a major one-hour
television Special, with no advance notice, on stations in only 5 US cities.
Thanks to a few viewers who were able to roll their vcrs and capture it,
we have a record of the startling quotes and statements it contained.
- In light of the current, purported 'rift' between Disney
and NASA over the content of Disney's new film, "Mission To Mars",
I thought it pertinent to revisit those quotes.
- My thanks to my colleague Michael Lindemann of CNI News
for his file containing the many arresting and downright shocking statements
in that Disney special...which appears now, as it did then, to have been
a definite probe to measure public reaction to news of the reality of visitation
and interaction with various forms of non-human intelligent life.
- Remember, the quotes you are about to read were delivered
by Disney CEO Michael Eisner and program narrator Robert Urich with straight,
matter-of-fact, totally serious cadence and inflection.
- Script excerpts from "Alien Encounters From New
Tomorrowland" All quotes were spoken by host/narrator Robert Urich
unless otherwise noted.
- INTRO sequence, over various UFO photos and film: "This
is not swamp gas. It is not a flock of birds. This is an actual spacecraft
from another world, piloted by alien intelligence, one sighting from tens
of thousands made over the last fifty years on virtually every continent
on the globe. Intelligent life from distant galaxies is now attempting
to make open contact with the human race. And tonight, we'll show you the
- Michael Eisner [standing in front of what looks like
a military hangar, guarded by about a dozen heavily armed troops]: "Tonight
we celebrate the New Tomorrowland at Walt Disney World in Florida with
a television special that's out of this world. Hello, I'm Michael Eisner,
head of the Walt Disney Company. At a top secret military installation
somewhere in the United States, there are those who believe that the government
is hiding the remains of an alien spacecraft that mysteriously crashed
to earth. With more and more scientific evidence of alien encounters and
UFO sightings, the idea of creatures from another planet might not be as
far-fetched as we once thought. In fact, one of you out there could have
the next alien encounter. Enjoy tonight's special. I'm going to walk over
and see if I can sneak a peak. (soldiers raise weapons) Maybe not!"
- Urich: "Scientific verification of extraterrestrial
life forms routinely arriving on earth -- top secret reports from ongoing
military investigations -- compelling home videos of alien craft captured
within the last few months -- world figures who have gone public with their
own extraterrestrial experiences -- the shocking history of government
misinformation programs designed to prevent widespread panic -- and personal
accounts of those who have been abducted and studied against their will...
- "From beyond the boundaries of our perceptions,
intelligent beings are beckoning mankind to join the galactic community.
It's an invitation which is both wondrous and terrifying. This is the nature
of alien encounters.
- "Now as we approach the new millennium, mankind
is in the midst of the most profound event in history -- actual contact
with intelligent life from other planets. For nearly years, officials have
been documenting routine alien encounters here on earth, and thousands
of people have seen or experienced this alien presence. Yet many others
still refuse to acknowledge the obvious evidence all around them. What
is it like to be confronted by a creature whose intelligence and skill
is far beyond the comprehension of mankind? Would it be enlightening? Would
it be an exercise in terror? Or perhaps both?
- "At the Walt Disney World resort near Orlando, Florida,
these concepts are brought to life as guests experience their own alien
encounter, a sensory thriller from Disney and George Lukas. We'll give
you a sneak preview later in the show. But first, we must prepare you for
the future with some shocking insights from the recent past.
- "Alien ships seem to arrive in waves, and if the
last few years are any indication, planet Earth is experiencing a tsunami
of sightings... In the last few months of 1994 and lately in 1995, Gulf
Breeze, Florida has been ground zero for alien encounters. Especially during
the day, extraterrestrial craft have become common ornaments in the uneasy
skies....You would think these alien sightings would be front-page news.
So why have they received almost no national attention? The answer is simple.
For governments determined to maintain their authority, extraterrestrial
contact is pure dynamite.
- Kevin Randle: "There's beings from another planet.
We don't know where they come from, we don't know what they're doing here.
There's nothing we can do about it...Any time a technologically superior
civilization comes in contact with a technologically inferior civilization,
the technologically inferior civilization ceases to exist. Not necessarily
through conquest, not necessarily through invasion, but because the technology
changes the underlying social structures of that civilization, and it disintegrates."
- Urich: "Those fears are reflected in a 1960 federally
funded study by the Brookings Institution, which warned that public knowledge
of alien life could cause civilization to collapse."
- "Why have aliens chosen to visit our small blue
planet, hidden on the distant fringes of an insignificant star cluster?
Well, we invited them here.
- "When we return: What is attracting alien visitors
to planet earth -- Extraterrestrials take aim on America's military --
a crashed saucer becomes a top-secret bombshell -- the nation's capital
becomes a cosmic cross-roads -- and later, how Disney imagineers have disigned
a way to prepare humans for their inevitable alien encounter."
- "There have been reports of alien encounters throughout
recorded history, often buried in the obscure poetry of mystics. But since
the end of World War II, alien encounters have adopted a darker, more menacing
demeanor. No longer just spirited lights dancing in the sky, UFOs turned
more brazen, announcing themselves with surprising ferocity."
- "Most alien activity on earth in this century seems
to have been sparked by the single most profound technological achievement
in human history. The atomic bomb did more than blow away every conventional
notion of combat. It also saddled mankind with the awesome responsibility
of life and death for the entire planet. But what the world didn't know
in 1945 was that the atomic bomb's brilliant burst of energy would also
be mankind's cosmic calling card, announcing to the universe that a technological
society had evolved on a small blue planet in the backwaters of the stars...So
as the world celebrated the war's end in 1945, aliens who heard man's atomic
trumpet were already charting their course toward earth, responding to
our open invitation.
- "As early as 1947, the large alien ships began to
arrive, navigated by living creatures. Their advanced physics allowed them
to traverse the galaxy and pierce earth's atmosphere with amazing speed.
The U.S. military immediately went on the alert against the unknown menace.
Sightings were perceived as threats to the security still reeling from
the edgy consciousness of war. And the sightings were taking place all
across the country...
- "Occasionally the tables were turned. More than
one alien craft crashed and was recovered for secret U.S. military research.
The most famous case took place in July of 1947 just outside the community
of Roswell, New Mexico -- famous, because local officials openly admitted
they had retrieved an alien ship before their commanders instructed them
to keep the story confidential. What you can't explain, they reasoned,
you must deny.
- "This is the actual site where the Roswell saucer
was discovered, along with the bodies of three extraterrestrial missionaries
who didn't servive the collision. The debris and the dead were impounded
and taken away for top secret study, while a classified investigative committee
called the Majestic Twelve was organized by President Truman, and a government
cover-up was initiated with a calculated disinformation campaign....
- "But while the Pentagon refused to publicly admit
aliens had arrived on earth, their top secret internal memos told a different
story, even detailing the various ships and the creatures they had autopsied...
- "By the early 1960s, UFOs were having a chilling
effect on our defense operations. Their tremendous speed often caused them
to be misidentified as incoming intercontinental ballistic missiles, putting
American air bases on red alert. There needed to be some way for the U.S.
and the Soviets to distinguish between nuclear attack and alien visitors.
- [Newsreel footage about installation of Hot Line]
- Clifford Stone: "The Hot Line between Moscow and
Washington was set up so that they could go ahead and make last-minute
pleas, that 'We're not attacking you, and you're not attacking us.' The
purpose of this was to insure that a nuclear war would not be touched off
by a UFO appearing on the scopes and being mistaken for enemy aircraft."
- Urich: "The Hot Line eased some international tensions,
but it didn't halt the intereaction between the military and the aliens,
which continues to this day."
- Stone: "November of 1975, essentially every SAC
base in the United States was visited by UFOs. We have reason to believe
that the UFOs went ahead and had some effect on changing the codes within
the missiles, within the launch control facility, to change where the missiles
would hit. 1976, September, Iran, two F-4s try to intercept a UFO and shoot
at one of the UFOs. The weapons systems of the planes go dead, the communications
systems go dead. These are just two examples of cases that cound like they
came out of science fiction, but in reality, they're from government documentation,
documents released by the State Department."
- Urich: "Indications are that government, military
and scientific leaders will soon release nearly a half-century of official
documentation of ongoing alien encounters on earth. Perhaps they feel it
would be too embarrassing NOT to reveal the truth, before the truth reveals
itself. But these FBI files acquired through the Freedom of Information
Act outline nearly fifty years of UFO reports investigated by federal agents
all across America, overwhelming evidence that something sinister is at
- "The fact is, everyone encounters alien lifeforms
each day. We've just become accustomed to ignoring the evidence. We expect
the first visitors from outer space to arrive in flying saucers. But there
are new scientific suggetions that the microbiotic organisms which routinely
invade human bodies in the form of viral disease may have extraterrestrial
connections. These minute alien life forms may very well be the advance
invasion force, leading the way to test earth's environment for more complex
and determined creatures....
- "Life is plentiful in the universe, and eerily tenacious.
Lately, scientists have found extraordinary numbers of unknown organisms
which have gained a biological foothold where we once thought survival
would be impossible. They grow in deadly ammonia gas. They are resistant
to ultraviolet radiation. They thrive inside the radioactive cooling systems
of nuclear power plants. And they can even survive the vacuum of space,
re-animating themselves when air and water become available. Riding inside
the stone cacoon of a meteor, life can travel virtually anywhere, and a
good deal of it lands on planet earth.
- "But just as we explore the genetic package of alien
life, visitors from space are routinely examining human specimens, abducting
men, women and children in order to conduct disturbing biological experiments...
- [long sequence on abduction, clips of Budd Hopkins and
- "This particular report from October of 1969 was
filled out by Jimmy Carter. He was still Governor of Georgia at the time
he witnessed a luminous object suspended in the twilight sky. Later, when
he assumed the office of President of the United States, his staff atempted
to explore the availability of official investigations into alien contact.
As this internal government memo illustrates, there are some security secrets
outside the jurisdiction of the White House."
- [picture focuses on a few words of a document suggesting
info not available to certain officials, but not enough words are visible
to determine exactly what is said.]
- "Every year, NASA routinely propels about two dozen
astronauts into a low earth orbit aboard the space shuttle, a loud, lumbering,
somewhat primitive rocket ship. But most Americans will likely explore
outer space aboard crafts of alien origin. Statistics indicate a greater
probability that you will experience extraterrestrial contact in the next
five years than the chances that you will win a state lottery. But how
do you prepare for such an extraordinary event?
- "Here in the New Tomorrowland at Disney World, scientists
and Disney engineers have brought to life a possible scenario that helps
acclimate the public to their inevitable alien encounter.
- "Welcome to the new Tomorrowland Convention Center
in the Magic Kingdom, where humans can enjoy their first taste of the future,
as well as advanced extraterrestrial technology, and begin to understand
the disturbing facets of alien intelligence...
- [scenes of new ride emphasize the "extra-terror-estrial"
quality of the event, as both technology and alien life forms run amok.]
- [conclusion] "Planet earth has always been a laboratory
for alien life forms which can drop in from space or slowly mutate into
bizarre fleshy organisms at our feet. [holding a large mushroom] Understanding
the nature of these strange creatures from above, and below, is the greatest
challenge of our age. We now know that our future, indeed the future of
earth itself, rests in the balance of the solid and the ethereal, of common
sense and the irrational, in our relationship with alien life as grotesque
as a fungus, or as glorious as the heavens."
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