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Was the McPherson alien abduction case real or not.
« on: September 02, 2012, 08:55:23 PM »
I have always wondered, maybe Zorgon can enlighten.

I mean the aliens look like kids dressed up imho.  What is the opinion here.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXO1QrDJs6A" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXO1QrDJs6A</a>
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Re: Was the McPherson alien abduction case real or not.
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2012, 11:14:42 PM »
Zorgon et al, could someone explain if this case was reall or not. :-\
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Re: Was the McPherson alien abduction case real or not.
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2012, 11:35:45 PM »
No idea...  never heard of it. I will have to look it up. Let me see if Jkrog08(RIP) covered it

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Re: Was the McPherson alien abduction case real or not.
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2012, 11:46:10 PM »
Here is the full video..

Alien Abduction: The McPherson Tape (1998)

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUgRCPKP1jg" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUgRCPKP1jg</a>

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A simple investigation into a power blackout leads the McPherson family to witness and capture footage of actual Aliens. When the creatures pursue the McPherson's back to their home, all hell breaks loose.

Just for anyone who may not already know this is a remake of the original footage which may or? may not be legit. If anyone has found the original please send me a link

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Re: Was the McPherson alien abduction case real or not.
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2012, 11:54:30 PM »
Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County

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Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County (Alien Abduction: The McPherson Tape in Australia) is a found footage horror mockumentary directed by Dean Alioto. It is a larger-budget version of The McPherson Tape, and originally aired on UPN on January 18, 1998. Kristian Ayre plays Tommy, a teenager in Lake County, Montana, who is making a home movie of his family's Thanksgiving dinner when they are attacked and ultimately abducted by extraterrestrials. The film caused confusion and controversy among first-time viewers, many of whom believed it portrayed real events.

Plot

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The footage, interspersed with "expert" interviews, begins with the McPherson family gathered for Thanksgiving dinner. The power goes out, so Kurt and Brian go outside to check the fuses; Tommy follows with his camera. After finding the fuses charred and partially melted, they head into the woods to investigate a transformer which is throwing sparks.

They find a UFO in a nearby field. As they watch from the treeline, two aliens exit the ship and use a ray-gun on a cow. Despite their attempt to remain hidden, the three men are spotted. They rush back to the house and try to convince their incredulous family to flee while there is still time. They see lights in the sky and a furtive figure outside a window, but the family refuses to believe the brothers' story until Tommy plays them the tape. Suddenly, a high-frequency screech incapacitates everyone but six-year-old Rose. When it stops, Kurt straps a flashlight to his shotgun and decides to get everyone in his truck and leave.

The truck won't start. The battery has melted so they return to the house. As they take stock of the situation they hear scrabbling sounds from the roof and discover that an alien has made its way in through an open window. Kurt leads the way up the stairs and begins to search. Tommy takes the opportunity to go into his bedroom and change his soiled pants when he is ambushed by an alien—it (apparently) puts him in a trance, investigates his camera, and slips away, leaving Tommy with no memory of the encounter. Tommy is awakened by the shouts of Kurt, who has trapped an alien in an adjacent room. They are greeted by a laser shot and Kurt responds with his shotgun. Everyone retreats downstairs.

A ball of light floats into the house and puts Renee into a coma. Kurt and Brian go outside to try to swap out the truck battery in a final attempt to get the family to safety and take Renee to a hospital. Seemingly minutes after they leave, gunshots are heard outside and the lights begin to flicker. Those who remain experience a series of vivid auditory and visual hallucinations to which Rose seems to be immune. Tommy puts the camera down, and in a moment when she is left alone, Rose takes the shells out of the remaining shotgun. Later, everyone (except Rose) feels a burning sensation on the backs of their necks where they discover triangle-shaped burns.

The group becomes hysterical as more shots are heard. They go outside where Tommy discovers a couple of mangled shotguns, but not his brothers. The camera pans towards the woods to reveal strange lights and two approaching figures. Everyone races back into the house where they barricade themselves in. The camera is dropped and goes black. Tommy then gives a tearful testimonial, a la The Blair Witch Project, and wonders if he'll live to see tomorrow. He searches through all the rooms and suddenly comes face-to-face with an alien. Tommy drops the camera and stands frozen in a trance-like state. The tape stops. The family and their guests haven't been seen since.

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An alternate ending is presented in an extended version of the film, made available after the initial television airing. In it, the family is seen re-entering the house and, after the death of Renee, the survivors gather around the table to eat in order to keep up their strength and spirits. It is implied that Rosie unlocks the front door because the aliens gain entry to the house and subdue the family with what appears to be psychic powers. An alien disables the camera as the family is seen following the aliens out of the house.

Though the tape is a depiction of a supposedly real incident, the actors' credits roll at the end, showing that the film is, in fact, a work of fiction.

Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County

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Created by Dick Clark Productions, and directed by Dean Alioto, the film portrays a family named the McPhersons being abducted by extra-terrestrials in Lake County, Montana. It is a remake of The McPherson Tape, a home-video-style found footage/thriller film created by the same director. The fact that it is a remake of another tape led to confusion over which was the original tape and if the original was authentic. This was due to the fact that most were unaware that The McPherson Tape was in fact a work of fiction. The entire incident was filmed on a home video camera by the actor who played the McPherson's 16-year-old son. This was to appear as though it was a film of actual events.

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The program caused a level of confusion and controversy upon its initial telecast that echoed earlier reality-muddying incidents such as Orson Welles' War of the Worlds radio broadcast. Very much like the Orson Welles' broadcast, the Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County aired on UPN immediately following Real Vampires: Exposed!, which offered a tabloid-like investigation of vampires, leading some viewers to believe that Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County was also portraying real events. Another way in which this video misled its viewers, was the way in which it was filmed. The style would soon be made popular through The Blair Witch Project. UFO pseudoscientists, including Stanton Friedman, were not informed of the nature of the show by the program's producers, and controversy and confusion also centered on the lack of disclaimers. The program was believed to be based on a factual event, however the supposed "original" tape that the program was based on, was actually another science fiction thriller movie by the same director.

Debate over the hoax nature of the program occurred on Internet chat rooms and bulletin boards, where the program's status as fiction was exposed thanks to the character of Tommy McPherson being linked to actor Kristian Ayre. The program was also proved to be a hoax when an interview with the Lake County Sheriff's department stated that no one named McPherson lived in Lake County at the time. Some viewers continued to insist that portions of the program were fabricated but that the McPhersons' experience itself was real, and others that the program itself was evidence of a conspiracy. The show was subsequently broadcast in New Zealand on TVNZ, with a disclaimer that its authenticity was still a topic of dispute in the United States. TVNZ nevertheless cut the show's final credits, "prevent[ing] New Zealand audiences from noting that the McPhersons were played by actors."

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Re: Was the McPherson alien abduction case real or not.
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2012, 11:57:52 PM »
Alien Abduction: Incident in Lake County (1998)



TV Movie  -  93 min  -  Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

After a mysterious blackout, a son goes out to investigate and captures footage of actual aliens. When the aliens follow he and his brothers back to their home all hell breaks lose.

Director:
Dean Alioto
Writers:
Dean Alioto (story), Paul Chitlik (teleplay)
Stars:
Benz Antoine, Kristian Ayre and Gillian Barber | See full cast and crew


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0142074/




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    Hey guys,

    Yes, I noticed the similarities between Signs and Alien Abduction as well. Especially the country house location, single parent, daughter, alien going into the second story window, etc... Unfortunately, I didn't make the coin M. Night did! Yes, Alien Abduction came out a year before Blair Witch, but my original version UFO Abduction was made and distributed in 1989.  I have to admit, I am shocked at the somewhat nefarious cult following my UPN movie has had. I just wanted to make the most realistic UFO abduction movie I've ever seen. How UPN/Dick Clark took the project from me and recut it, adding poor Stanton's interview, is beyond me -- but that's only part of a very strange story.

Dean Alioto

Director, producer, story

Alien Abduction: ILC

http://www.badmovieplanet.com/3btheater/a/alienabductionII.html

So no.. it's not real :D
« Last Edit: September 03, 2012, 12:07:21 AM by zorgon »

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Re: Was the McPherson alien abduction case real or not.
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2012, 12:34:20 AM »
LOL. The Entertainment Industry can go to strange places at times...


Reality !

Not All Alien Contact, involves "Abduction".

The word "Abduction" automatically infiltrates fear and negative responses.

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Re: Was the McPherson alien abduction case real or not.
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2012, 01:16:38 AM »
I hate it when they do this to somebody like me who is interested in cases like I thought this was.  Makes me really pissed that it was all for naught.

And Youtubers, dont even get me started on them.  You search for good stories and they grab you with their headlines and say its true not fake and ofcourse it ends up fake.

I saw a youtuber today film a cat in front of a real live cobra.  WTF, they obviously put that cobra somehow outside that house and filmed their cat trying to figure out if it could get or not.

I was more than horrified to the point that I wanted to reach in, grab that bloody idiot filming it, smash his camera over his bloody head and then beat him with a stick. >:(

The idiots with video cameras and youtube make me profoundly angry and sick to my stomach.

BTW, thanks to Zorgon for fantastic research once again that has put this story into the not true basket for me.  I should really do more research, but everytime I put in the Mcpherson abduction case I inevitably get those Youtubes that put me back to square one.  So thanks for that Zorgon.

Now if only I could learn how to post a comment on Youtube accounts of which I am registered on I would be happy.  Yes I know its a sorry affair, I still cant work out how to do it.
« Last Edit: September 03, 2012, 02:46:19 AM by biggles »
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