Subj: IMAGES: Disney's Legendary
'Alien Encounters' Sneak TV
Date: 3/13/00 12:37:39 AM Pacific Standard Time
Disney's Legendary 'Alien Encounters' Sneak TV Documentary Quotes
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
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
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
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 evidence."
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
"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
"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
"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
"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
[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 work."
"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
[long sequence on abduction, clips of Budd Hopkins and numerous
"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."