Rod Serling UFO Documentary
This is a wonderful rare video of Rod Serling tackling the UFO phenomena in a historical and scientific documentary. First produced in 1974 under the title of UFOs, Past, Present and Future by Robert Emenegger and Alan Sandler It was updated in 1979 with added naration by Jacques Vallee and a new title UFO’s: It Has Begun.
Interestingly it was Dr. Jacques Vallee after who Stephen Spielberg modeled his rational scientist character in Close Encounters. Vallée who was friends with Spielberg attempted to persuade the filmaker to use an alternative explanation for the UFO phenomenon in his movie more inline whith his own “interdemensional” theories. In an interview on Conspire.com, Vallée tells us, “I argued with him that the subject was even more interesting if it wasn’t extraterrestrials. If it was real, physical, but not ET. So he said, ‘You’re probably right, but that’s not what the public is expecting — this is Hollywood and I want to give people something that’s close to what they expect.'”