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Re: Another Strike Against AA 'Film'

From: Gildas Bourdais <bourdais.gildas.nul>
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2007 19:20:55 +0200
Archived: Thu, 25 Oct 2007 07:02:59 -0400
Subject: Re: Another Strike Against AA 'Film'


>From: Philip Mantle <philip.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2007 15:46:27 +0200 (CEST)
>Subject: Another Strike Against AA 'Film'

>UFO DATA MAGAZINE
>PRESS RELEASE

>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

>Wednesday 24th, October, 2007

<snip>

>On Sunday, 21st October 2007, a new player entered the game.

>Filmmaker and magician, Spyros Melaris, appeared in public for
>the first time at the hugely-successful Roswell 60 conference
>in Pontefract, West Yorkshire, in the north of England. The
>conference, hosted by renowned Alien Autopsy researcher, Philip
>Mantle, was the largest UFO event in the UK for years and was
>organised by UFO Data Magazine. Melaris' surprise appearance
>reconfirmed the controversy and stirred more debate into the
>Alien Autopsy fiasco.

>Melaris claimed that it was he who created the autopsy films not
>Santilli and Shoefield. They merely commissioned him to create
>the greatest hoax of the 1990s. Bound by a confidentiality
>agreement, Melaris was unable to speak of his involvement, but
>the release of the Ant & Dec movie negated that contract due to
>the fact that Santilli and Shoefield had finally admitted that
>the film which was released to the public was a fake and by so
>doing, placed that fact firmly in the public domain.

>There was no original footage. There was no Roswell cameraman.
>There was no alien on a mortician's slab.

>Melaris wanted to pull off an illusion that would fool the world
>on an unprecedented scale. The plan was to release the footage,
>with the alien created by master sculptor, John Humphries. It
>was agreed that Santilli and Shoefield would not make any
>representation as to 'what' the film was about, and
>broadcasters should make their own conclusions. After a few
>weeks or when Santilli had a sufficient monetary return, Melaris
>would be allowed to come clean and reveal to the world that it
>was just an illusion. Melaris would take a bow and then explain
>in detail how the effect was achieved.

>Santilli did not allow that to happen, leaning hard on the
>confidentiality agreement signed by Melaris and his team.
>Instead of the agreed 33% of all revenues which Santilli made,
>all that Melaris received were expenses to cover the costs of
>producing the autopsy footage and wages for his crew.

>With legal action against Santilli and formal notice being
>served to stop Santilli further representing his copyright
>Melaris is soon to release a book and DVD about the affair,
>Melaris wants the world to know the true story of the Alien
>Autopsy film.

>UFO Data Magazine will continue to follow this astonishing,
>breaking story and report any developments in the pages of the
>UK's only full-size, glossy UFO publication.

>One thing is for certain, after more than a decade, the Alien
>Autopsy controversy is far from over!

Philip, and the List,

Yes, this new story still raises many questions.

First, is Melaris the same person who was mentioned recently on
this List, as "Mr M.", by Bob Kiviat? Can Kiviat confirm it?

Next question: although Melaris says that Santilli lied, he
seems to mention the same sculptor, John Humphries, who was seen
together with Santilli in his own story. Can we believe a man
like that?

Just another, short comment...

If they want to prove their story, why don't they just show a
couple of stage photographs, on location, around the autopsy
table, with the body and the surgeons in their bizarre suits,
all in colour and with good definition? So far, the pictures of
the sculpture exhibited by Humphreys don't really look like the
body in the film.

I need more to buy this new story.


Gildas Bourdais



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