When “The Top Secret UFO Project,” filmmaker R. J. Thomas’ parody of UFO documentaries, premiered on DVD in 2006, Mr. Thomas knew he would get reactions in all sizes and shapes.
Daily Grail.com, a UFO-themed website, said that the mockrumentary film was bound to cause some confusion. Well, they turned out to be right.
“I’ve received phone calls. I’ve received e-mails. Bloggers are arguing about whether it’s a fake or not,” Mr. Thomas said. “Some are telling me that UFOs don’t exist, and that the Bush administration had no UFO information to withold from the public. Others are saying that UFOs do exist, urging me to be patient because government UFO secrets will be exposed shortly.”
But the most unusual reaction came from a caller who left a message on Mr. Thomas’ voice mail on October 13th. In a deep and mysterious voice, the caller said, “We are not alone. On November 17th, President Obama will acknowledge about the aliens.”
“He put a big pause in-between the two sentences.” Mr. Thomas said. “I don’t know if it is just the way he talks or he was doing it for dramatic effect.”
The caller left no name, phone number, e-mail address, or even bothered to say whether he was affiliated with any UFO-related organization.
“He spoke in a deep, ominous voice,” Mr. Thomas said. “He would be perfect to do the narration of an eerie SyFy Channel documentary or be the narrator of a haunted house amusement park ride.” …