posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 06:26 PM
There are a lot of stories promoted by folks on this site and conspiracy theorists in general that all boil down to the same idea : since the 1950s at
least, The Powers That Be have been regularly revealing "the truth" through media outlets, for purposes of preparation (for disclosure) or
disinformation. Most of the influential science fiction works of our time have been discussed as having a secret kernel of real-world truth, from the
Day the Earth Stood Still to Star Trek to Close Encounters.
I have been checking out old episodes of The Outer Limits lately (1963-1965) and I have to say I was surprised at the number of themes that echo
current and popular ufology stories and conspiracy theories. From the Serpo exchange story, to the SDI agenda, control of the moon, alien-human hybrid
experiments, and countless secret government/alien meetings. The early sixties seemed to me to be prime timing for this kind of "leaking" of the big
secrets, and at first I thought that maybe The Outer Limits was an under-scrutinized vehicle for whatever the real "information" was.
Until I applied Occam's Razor.
I thought about Reagan's famous speech in defense of Star Wars, and how feasible it would be for that old actor to have been 'inspired' by an old
show he remembered; and when I think about the timing of some of the theories so many of us accept as probable, I wondered how many other 'sources'
could have been inspired in the same way.
The Outer Limits is full of alien agendas and cold-war era paranoia, government experiments and cover-ups. Enough of them, and early enough, that it
just seems far more likely that it, or any of the similar shows and movies from the time, gave our conspiracy theorists a huge grab bag of easy ideas
to lift from.
As a matter of fact, I bet you can trace most major modern-day ufo 'theories' (or stories) back to a fictional inspiration, and I'll bet there are
a lot of sci-fi writers that would back me up. I cannot prove my own little theory, but Occam's Razor does give me the benefit of the doubt.
Here are a few plot synopses from The Outer Limits:
The Architects of Fear (1963)
Grimly concluding that a common enemy is the only hope in unifying the warring nations of Earth, a group of scientists set out to secretly create the
ultimate, global threat -- an all-powerful alien monster.
"The Mice" (1964)
A convicted murderer volunteers to be teleported to another planet in an inhabitant-exchange program with alien beings.
"The Invisibles" (1964)
Alien parasites take over the bodies of influential human beings in an attempt to overthrow the governments of the world.
"The Children of Spider County" (1964)
Alien beings returns to Earth to claim five young geniuses, born of human women but sired by alien fathers.
Lunar base personnel come between a globe containing alien intelligences and the alien leaders.
I look forward to your thoughts.