Saturday, April 28, 2012

OK, UFOs -- Do Something!

Now this is taking my suggestion to the extreme...

The reports keep coming in. Some are hoaxes, some are misidentifications, some are delusions. What remains are unexplainable incidents.

A person sees a strange light in the night sky performing maneuvers beyond the capability of any terrestrial vehicle. Another observes a mysterious object during the daytime, a mysterious visitor from beyond the outer limits. The sightings are usually brief, no proof left behind. Photos and videos? Images can be faked, especially in this age of CGI. Not hard evidence.

UFOs keep teasing, just out of our tangible grasp.

Enough is enough. I can't bother to read any more inconclusive reports involving will-o-wisps. I'm ignoring the phenomena, at least the endless and meaningless reports.

Until you UFOs do something, I'm not bothering playing your game.

Put on a real show instead of pissing around in the heavens. Don't harm any living creature but make us believe. Land. Hang around for a while until every news organization in the world shows up.

Hey, even a bit of vandalism would work. Maybe you can turn the Washington Monument upside down, its point buried in the ground. Or carve some graffiti with a heat ray on the side of a mountain. (ORTHON LOVES AURA RHANES) Leave some incontrovertible evidence behind.

C'mon, what are you afraid of?

I know you're out there. I can hear you breathing.

See this microchip on my shoulder? I dare ya to knock it off.

Planning Your 2012 Doomsday Vacation? 

Pic de Bugurach, Wikimedia Commons 

Hippies? I thought they died out in the 1970s, either by cleaning up their act and going mainstream or by ODing on bad drugs. 

But that's the term I encountered in a headline about the people gathering around a mountain in France, hoping to hitch a ride aboard a starship when the world ends (once again) on December 21st, 2012. ("Hippies head for Noah’s Ark: Queue here for rescue aboard alien spaceship"

Well, if you're a "hippie" or New Ager wondering what do to (again) on doomsday, your best bet seems to be joining the approximately 20,000 souls who are abiding their time in the area of a Pyrenean village called Bugarach and a mountain named Pic de Bugarach. 

The mountain is the focus of all of the attention. Some say a spaceship is hidden inside Pic de Bugarach and when the cosmic crap hits the celestial fan, the benevolent ETs will provide a safe ride away from all of the destruction. I hope the spaceship is big enough to handle the passengers who want aboard: it's predicted the number of the New Agers or "esoterics" is going to swell up to 100,000. 

The mayor of Bugarach is concerned the situation might get out of hand, e.g., mass suicides, people leaping into eternity off the mountain. Maybe the mayor read my article "Vortex Or Void" about "UFO lawyer" Peter Gersten who plans to escape doomsday here at home in the good ol' USA by jumping off a towering rock in Arizona, escaping into an interdimensional gateway when everything is in cosmic alignment on December 21st.

Bugurach's mayor has contacted MIVILUDES, the French government watchdog that tracks cults. The agency's name is an acronym for Mission interminist√©rielle de vigilance et de lutte contre les d√©rives sectaires, translated into English as Interministerial Mission for Monitoring and Combatting Cultic Deviances. "Hippies" have been seen ascending Pic de Bugarach, naked. Other groups have been seen carrying some sort of ball with a silver ring up the peak. 

Deviance, indeed.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Alternative Title For New Age Film:
Death of Innocence

Profile photo from Birth Of Innocence Facebook page.

"BIRTH OF INNOCENCE is a feature-length narrated film by Mac Parker about the power in every single one of us, waiting to be brought into our lives through our innocence..." -- Facebook page for BOI
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"For most of my adult life, I have been an ambassador for Vermont through my stories, my writing, and my films... Birth of Innocence is my most ambitious project yet, and my hope is that it too will reflect beautifully on our state and our people. How ironic that an agency of this state I love so much is now spending taxpayers’ money trying to prove that I’m a bad guy." -- Mac Parker, quoted from his written statement, article "State Files New Charges Against Filmmaker Mac Parker" by Shay Totton, Seven Days reporter, April 23, 2010
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"Mac's vision is as pure and inspiring as ever. It's guiding this project as surely as a captain steers his ship, and I believe that with a little love, luck and compassionate determination, the manifestation of this film is near at hand." -- Commenter, April 9, 2011, Facebook page for "Birth of Innocence" movie project (link listed above)

"The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated today that a federal grand jury has returned an 18-count indictment charging Louis James Soteriou, 54, of Middlebury, Connecticut, with wire fraud, mail fraud, conspiracy, and money laundering offenses relating to his role in the “Birth of Innocence” movie project. The United States attorney also filed today a plea agreement executed by Malcolm “Mac” Parker, 54, of Addison, Vermont, pursuant to which Parker agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and a tax crime in connection with this same movie project. Under that agreement, Parker agreed to cooperate with the United States in its prosecution of Soteriou." -- U.S. Department of Justice, FBI Press Release, March 16, 2012
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     RUTLAND, Vt. - Mac Parker left the Rutland Federal Courthouse Wednesday afternoon on his own recognizance, after admitting his role in what prosecutors call a $28 million Ponzi scheme.
     He didn't want to talk with us, but investors like Pedie and Armond Brisson say they thought they were investing in their neighbor.
     "My life's earnings; I farmed it for 50 years and he's got it all," Armond Brisson said. "I told many friends and then some of them invested, many did, and many are ripped at me right now because they got burned..."
     "I don't understand why Mac couldn't see that there's no connection between spirituality and money," Pedie O'Brien Brisson said.

-- WCAX-TV news story, Apr 11, 2012, "Vt moviemaker pleads guilty in film fraud scheme"
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"...Let's get behind Birth of Innocence and tell BISHCA (VT Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration) to leave him alone! They are wasting our tax dollars on attacking a beautiful project and its humble creator--huh? in this atmosphere of desperately trying to balance the state budget, they're wasting how many hundreds of thousands of dollars on this assault?" -- Commenter, May 12, 2010, BOI Facebook page.