posted on May, 10 2010 @ 05:04 AM
The author of the article gets the scene in Close Encounters quite wrong. No alien stays with the humans, they don't leave an ambassador behind.
Also, we line up the "ambassador" candidates/astronauts (who had red jumpsuits, btw), but none of them are picked. Instead, the aliens pick Richard
Dreyfus' character, whom they apparently had "selected" earlier when they implanted the vision of Devil's Tower into his head. He's the only one
who gets to go on the trip on the alien craft, the other candidates remain behind.
Anyway, I know that's a minor point, but it suggests a rather sloppy article that may not be well researched, or not researched at all.
Close Encounters is a wonderful movie with a lot of great ideas. I think it inspires a lot of people because so much of it seems like it COULD
be true, or how something like that might go down. I just watched it again recently and it's amazing how well it holds up as a film, even today. As
another poster said, I think people see this movie and really, REALLY want it to be true, but that doesn't mean it is.