Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Flying Saucers of Walt Disney

"Mankind is in the midst of the most profound event in history – actual contact with intelligent life from other planets. For nearly 50 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. From beyond the boundaries of our perceptions, intelligent beings are beckoning mankind to join the galactic community."
  ~ From the Walt Disney Television special UFO documentary Alien Encounters

Today on Far Future Horizons we present Walt Disney Studio’s “Lost” UFO documentary Alien Encounters, a one hour documentary that aired only once, and with no advance notice on stations in only five US cities.

ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter
The broadcast of this documentary coincided with the opening of the ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter (often abbreviated Alien Encounter) a "theater-in-the-round" attraction in the Tomorrowland section of the Magic Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World Resort. It was a darkly humorous science-fiction experience that used binaural sound to achieve many of its effects. This attraction closed down in December, 2003.

This documentary along with its associated theme park attraction was mostly rooted in the pseudo-scientific lore and associated mythology of Ufology, such as alien abductions and alleged military and government cover-ups.  

Flying Saucers over the Magic Kingdom

So when viewing this documentary do not expect to see any new revelations. Personally I hope this was Disney’s first and last foray into pseudoscience. 

Walt Disney's Alien Encounters

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