I was always more of a star trek than a star wars fan. Specifically, Next Generation, with ol’ Captain Jean-Luc Picard. He was ‘da man’ according to my dad. To which, of course, I immediately wanted to rebel against any such assertion, so I insisted on calling him Captain Plackard for the better part of half a decade.
In both those franchises, there are more creatures and ugly aliens than puss filled spots at a 15th birthday bash.
But what of ‘real’ aliens? And what if you wanted to add a pinch of reality to your science fiction?
Whether you believe little green men flying in aerodynamic dinner plates have visited us or not, isn’t the point of this post. This is about fantasy and science fiction writing and I guess dystopian too. If you want to set your story on an Earth like planet, using a society similar to what we have, or even want to inject a little realism into a far fantasy/sci-fi story, then this Alien Top of the Pops is for you.
“At least four different alien species have been visiting Earth for thousands of years.” Former Canadian Defence Minister Paul Hellyer
I think a pinch of reality makes something all the more scary. What will give your story realism, is the fact some of these species are widely reported in conspiracies. Whether or not people believe doesn’t matter. The point is they will have heard of these creatures. Even a whisper in society is enough to give weight to a story. So whether readers believe in these species or not, their subconscious probably has probably heard of them and all you need is the illusion of truth and that will make your stories all the more real and scary to them.
I’ve picked the four most frequently whispered about aliens. At the bottom, I have linked to a series of youtube videos that list 82 different species that have visited Earth. If you want to do your research on aliens in conspiracies to give a more realistic or perhaps a scary feel to your story then that’s the series for you.
Number One – Grey Aliens
Everyone knows what a grey alien is. It’s the iconic, starved of oxygen runt of the litter. With skinny arms, legs and body and a disproportionately oversized head. Their name comes from their skin colour, grey. They’re also real short, at just 4ft high.
They are said to come from the Zeta Reticulan star system.
Made famous by the Roswell crash, there’s even a festival over there celebrating them. (#Bucketlist).
They might be small, but don’t underestimate them, these little fuckers are nasty. They’re the species attributed to 99% of alien abductions and the supposed hybrid programme combining human and alien DNA. They are also famed for experimenting on animals and dropping disembodied cow (and any other animal for that matter) carcasses all over the place.
This ‘grey alien’ term is widely accepted, but it seems as though there are many a variation of grey alien. From the taller greys sometimes know as Sirians attributable by their home star Sirius, to the short ones I have already mentioned.
They don’t like light. Some suggest that’s the reason for their big black eyes, which might actually be some kind of Morpheus superhero sunglasses. They also don’t talk. At least not our language. Conspiracists suggest they are telepathic only, and there are many a video on youtube with secret footage like this one showing it.
Number Two – Pleiadian or Nordic
Imagine an baby making orgy between ABBA, Galadriel (Cate Blanchett in LOTRs) and a spiritually inclined giant viking, and that’s what a Nordic alien looks like.
They’re tall, like basketball player tall, at an average of 6-7 feet and get their name from their home star system Pleiadies 400 light years away. Skeptics refute that any lifeforms could come from their and be more advanced than us as those stars are still young.
They are said to be peaceful, spiritual and telepathic and only interested in interacting with humans rather than experimenting on us!
Their rise to fame was during the 50’s and 60’s after a number of reported sightings and interactions. However, skeptics refute the sightings claiming racial motivation due to their overtly ‘white’ appearances.
Supposedly Eisenhower met with them in ’54 to exchange technology and they tried influence him to disarm his nuclear efforts.
Number Three – Annunaki
The Annunaki are in fashion right now and my own personal obsession. I’ve written about them and their connection to the giants before. Also known as long heads, Nephilim, or gods. They are famed for being connected to Ancient Egyptian, Sumerian and Babylonian history and mythology.
But they are also connected to the bible. Said to have been the ‘watchers’ or angels who came down to Earth, copped off with our women and made the Nephilim (hybrid angel/alien babies). They taught us all kinds of cool stuff like how to make weapons, what ‘society’ and law is amongst a bunch of other stuff. Bit like the other bible story of the garden of Eden and the snake/apple.
They became widely popular after several elongated skulls were found in Paracas, Peru. Now, skull deformation isn’t a rarity in itself. The Mangbetu tribe in Africa would elongate all their heads, and the practice can still be found in Vanuatu today. However, what caused controversy was the formation of the skulls. Even when we elongate our brains the volume of space inside our skulls doesn’t change. These skulls had 30% more volume, as well as a different bone thickness and density, and only one parietal bone where we have two.
Cuneiform is supposedly the closest language to theirs something they taught to the Sumerians. See the photo on the right for an example. It comprises a set of almost triangular/star like markings arranged in rows.
The winged eagle with a circle in the top left is now widely accepted as the symbol for Annunaki. The wings representing flight and a ‘higher’ godlike status and the planet, Nibiru, their home.
What I find most interesting about the Annunaki is they are said to be from our solar system. From Planet X or the mystery planet often known as Nibiru said to come into our solar system orbits every 3600 years. There is actually a hole in the asteroid belt which suggests that something planet sized came/comes through it. It has also been blamed for smashing into Earth and splintering the moon off.
What’s interesting is that scientists do say there is some massive influence on our solar system that we haven’t identified yet, and I’m not talking dark matter here.
Many stars are actually double stars, or binary stars i.e. they live in ‘close’ proximity to another star, both influencing and impacting on each others gravitational pull. Nibiru is said to have lower light and radiation on their planet, which makes sense if they orbit stars at such extreme lengths. Supposedly, the Annunaki have drastically shortened lives living on Earth due to the increased light and radiation on our planet.
Here’s a confused bunch of reporters from KSRA filming the sky before dawn and a mysterious second sun? or maybe it is a planet…
Number Four – Reptilian or Alpha Draconian
Imagine there was no catastrophic meteor 60 million years ago. What would dinosaurs have evolved into? Some kind of night-terror inducing, human / reptoid hybrid? Well, just maybe.
These are the Voldemort of the alien world. Nasty, human-eating mofos. There are a number of supposed subsets to this species. Including: preying mantis style insectoids, a delightful shape shifting world leader infiltrating bunch, a set that live underground here on Earth and well as some snakey looking bitches and a few others.
So named ‘Draconian’ because of their home star system, Draco. It’s a big ol’ system with stars ranging anything from 72 to 3000 light years away.
These reptoids are massive 7-9ft tall, scaley have vertical lizard pupils and three long fingers.
They have the most conspiracy surrounding them, including that they secretly run the world through rich families, hybridisation with humans and monarchies to actually being the world leaders and the pope shapeshifted in disguise! To inspiring TV series, like V.
Here’s the series of videos I mentioned with a mammoth list of 82 species that have reportedly visited earth, this is like a sci-fi candy box, grab the popcorn and binge out peeps.
So what alien species have you heard of? Have you ever written any stories with them in? Have these sparked stories ideas for you? Let me know in the comments.