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Into the Weird - Aliens, Orbs and Other Dimensions
It's been a fairly long time since I've sunk my teeth into the truly weird and bizarre beliefs that exist out there but a recent discovery has prompted this series out of retirement. That discovery was a particularly troubling and gut-bustingly funny documentary I found on Netflix that I had to share some information about. This documentary and the beliefs it depicts are just too odd not to merit a special edition of Into the Weird.
For those unfamiliar with the series Into the Weird highlights pseudoscientific or superstitious beliefs which are so absurd or “out there” that they are on the far fringes of the “fringe” itself. You've just crossed-over into another dimension...
Angels, Aliens and UFOs, Oh My
The film I want to discuss is entitled Angels, Aliens and UFO Encounters from Another Dimension. I encourage everyone to watch the film if you can find it, it exists both on Amazon and Netflix. Despite being titled this the film is almost never consistent in what exactly it is talking about, as it's creators and believers seem unable to come to any conclusion about the “phenomenon” in question. What is the phenomenon in question you ask? Why UFOs of course. But not just UFOs, but so called “orbs” are discussed in detail as well, as well as discussions on ancient Native American art and supposed interdimensional (the film refers to them more than once as interterrestrials, whatever the hell that means) beings manifesting from some previously unseen reality.
Where the film really shines is in it's ability to create phenomenon out of seemingly any photo or piece of footage collected. Whether it's a piece of dust catching the light of the moon as it wafts by the camera or merely a blurred image of an ordinary object zoomed in far beyond recognition the filmmakers and the folks they are interviewing are extremely resourceful at making something otherworldly out of NOTHING.
Above is one such image, shown about 10 minutes into the film, that the host of the documentary and his guest Steve discuss this at great length, claiming it shows interdimensional wonders.
This zoomed in blurred image (of who knows what) is tossed around as having a demonic dog-headed being, a demonic being with a skull that is beginning to gain a human form, and other wonders. And no, I am not making this up, it's in the film, a documentary so chilling it must be seen to be believed.
Are they Serious?
Upon first discovering this documentary I took a step back and had to wonder if they were playing a joke on me or doing some sort of parody of pseudoscientific documentaries. I found myself laughing the entire time I watched and thus I thought for sure I was dealing with a clever spoof film. The longer I watched, and the more times I watched, the more and more convinced I grew that the grown men and women in this film actually believe in this stuff.
Here is yet another still frame from the film, this one a zoomed in image of an actual “UFO”. Note that it is zoomed in so far that you'd be able to see every last pixel worth of motion blur, and that is exactly what the filmmakers do, claiming that this sphere of light has a “reptilian” looking head forming out of it. Yes, that motion blur trail of light, is a reptilian head, see for yourself and let the truth soak in:
Bright Lights, Big Imaginations
Also they tell us that Steve, the first one to be interviewed, enjoys filming near the bright lights and heavy machinery of a loading dock with all kinds of cranes stretching into the sky. The hustle and bustle of industry, he says, has attracted the UFOs and interdimensional beings to take a look. There's even an image of the crane that supposedly has an interdimensional creature manifesting on it, a creature described as being similar to a koala. The people who believe this stuff are nothing if not creative and seem to have spent years honing their skills at pareidolia and confirmation bias.
At one point later in the film, while discussing several UFOs (which would fall into the category of RODS for those versed in UFO lore) the interviewee claims that because the footage was shot during the wintertime the images on film COULDN'T be a bat or a bug. Her conclusion is that, rather than an ordinary explanation, this anomaly she's caught on film must therefore be a UFO of some sort and is either a craft for entities or an entity in and of itself. The level of bias it takes to claim that a stray bug or bat couldn't be flying around in Winter time AND THEREFORE this MUST be something otherworldly is staggering.
George's Orbs - The Pareidolia Continues
Our next brave interviewee to come forward with the truth is George. George believes that the Holy Spirit came to him and thus he serves as one of the only actual connections to the “ANGEL” aspect in the title. George has been studying dust very closely in his backyard, he typically uses night-vision and a spot-light. You know how dust appears in a ray of sunlight, well George gets this same effect from his nigh-vision spot-light combo only he chooses to claim this dust is some form of spiritual entity.
George also makes the startling claim that these orbs have distinct faces and come in several factions or types that he has carefully cataloged. Most comically of all is his claim that some of them stick their tongues out at him. Why, exactly, a tiny glowing spiritual being needs a tongue is beyond me, they certainly don't appear to have a digestive system or ability to speak. George, unfortunately, never clears any of this up and also never shows any photos that aren't of ordinary dust orbs. He does have some helpful doodles of the different types of orbs he's seen, including one called the Sinister that has a pitch-fork hand.
The Orb on Steve's Head
The host gets Steve and George together to go out on the water and film the docks for activity. This truly is a match made in heaven, as I'm sure together both men could make an interdimensional mountain out of zoomed-in blurry footage of a terrestrial molehill. Presumably a strange mist hangs in the air despite it being a clear day, and they claim an alien creature can be seen in the mist. As a former amateur paranormal investigator I'm amazed at how much like someone's exhalation this mysterious otherworldly mist looks. It almost looks like someone breathed out as the photo was taken.
Forget the mist though, the real startling photo is the probing interdimensional angelic alien orb that has attached itself to the back of Steve's head. They speculate that this orb may be some kind of probe sent by the entities to gather information. One can only imagine how Steve must feel knowing he is under constant surveillance by the dust particles in his very own home.
I dread to think what happens when people this imaginative open up their family photo albums, do they find interdimensional evidence there too?
At a later point there is also a lens flare on George's shoulder, and by lens flare I'm clearly referring to a creature coalescing on him from beyond our reality.
Jeff - The Maya Aztec Connection
Jeff is our next believer to be interviewed those his connection to any of the earlier content of the film is tenuous at best. He's billed as a TV personality and expert on Native American petroglyphs and has a tendency to drone on in sentences that go nowhere and are devoid of meaning. Rather than follow any of the mainstream opinions on the petroglyphic art in Arizona Jeff prefers to interpret the glyphs in terms of modern day UFO sightings. He does so in much the same way that ancient astronaut theorists rip the Bible and other myths out of their context to support their narrowly held opinion.
Not only were reptile-men from another dimension responsible for teaching the Natives in Arizona how to live they're also responsible for UFO sightings in recent times and are being covered up by the government. Jeff repeatedly indicts the government who under FDR's direction, supposedly destroyed sacred Native artwork that revealed the truth of the interterrestrials. Despite this claim Jeff spends a large part of his segment pointing to Native artwork claiming that if we use his interpretation they show alien contact - making this possibly the worst cover-up in U.S. History.
Jeff also believes that there could be Mayan or Aztec tombs in Arizona, and quite possibly gold, and all of this is tied tangentially to the famed Phoenix Lights UFO Sighting. Wonderful eh? It's all coming together.
Normally a UFO sighting involves seeing unexplained lights in the sky but what if even the identified objects were actually, in fact, unidentified? What if ordinary lights in the sky, like those on airplanes, could be reinterpreted as something more sinister? That's where Faker Planes come in. I actually came across the idea of Faker Planes years ago, the brilliant idea that alien craft were actually disguising themselves as everyday airplanes and helicopters in order to pass unnoticed above our heads. One of the people interviewed in this segment actually likes to film at the airport in order to catch these fraudulent planes in action.
Nevermind that radar or visual confirmation would be guaranteed by their proximity to the airport. Forget about the fact that the formations of lights on these craft appear identical to those on conventional manmade air vehicles. The truth is that these beings are disguising themselves as planes and flying around the sky blatantly flaunting their otherworldly qualities of looking identical to planes. These craft are supposedly everywhere, including buzzing by busy airports and, if you believe another claim from the film, draining power plants and pyramids of some form of energy.
Here is one such faker plane, remember, this is clearly NOT a plane despite the footage being shot NEAR AN AIRPORT:
I've been rather snarky and sarcastic in dealing with the claims of this documentary but I feel that such a reaction is warranted. The claims here are just so silly that even those who believe in alien visitation will likely pause to wonder if the filmmakers are just playing a joke on us. There are a lot of weird ideas and beliefs in this world and the New Age and pseudoscientific fringe only continues to grow thanks to the internet. But there's weird, and than there's just plain silly. I can understand someone wanting to believe in ancient astronauts or other dimensions or UFOs in general but the people in this documentary take those beliefs to the extreme.
The claims of interdimensional koalas, spirit-monks and orbs with pitch-forks are so over-the-top that they have to be seen to be believed. There are dozens of rambling sentences that never seem to end and have no discernable meaning as the stars of the film attempt to clutch at “interterrestrial” straws. I give this documentary a glowing recommendation, you'll laugh til you cry or, at the very least, you'll be taken on a journey into the weird.
Previous Installments of INTO THE WEIRD
- Into the Weird Part 1
Hollow Earth and Government owned Time Travel.
- Into the Weird Part 2
The Starchild Skull and the Ghost Box
- Into the Weird Part 3
The Legendary Missing Thunderbird Photo and Automatic Writing.
- Into the Weird Part 4
Chaplin's Time Traveler and Martian Pareidolia.
- Into the Weird Part 5
Chi Kung Pyrokinesis and the Artificial Moon.
- Into the Weird Part 6
HAARP and the Terra Papers
- Into the Weird Part 7
New Zealand Time Slips and Demonic UFOs.