If you’ve read the book, the film version of Gary Bates’ Alien Intrusion won’t hold many surprises for you. Yet, perhaps inadvertently, the film ends up being a study in how our pre-existing biases color our view of ufology.
For those of you who are familiar with my writing here on Exotheology.org and in my book Stranger and Aliens, you are probably aware that I knew I probably wouldn’t like the Alien Intrusion film going into it. It was already evident from the trailers and, frankly, the Alien Intrusion book itself that this movie was going to espouse the Demonic Hypothesis of UFO. And let’s just say from the outset that if you’ve read the book, you’ve seen the movie and vice versa.I freely admit this, especially because Alien Intrusion: Unmasking A Deception is, perhaps inadvertently, a study in how our pre-existing biases color our view of ufology.
The documentary style film begins by relating the October 30, 1938 War of the Worlds radio scare where in Orson Welles’ Mercury Theater company put on a convincingly realistic radio dramatization of H.G. Well’s classic novel of Martian invasion, The…
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