Culture of Contact FAQ
The Culture of Contact is a loosely-knit group of alien abductees who have come together to create a multimedia festival involving classic movies, the latest in UFO and abduction research, cool art displays, performance art, music, and more. We realized that the East Coast hasn't had much in the way of UFO conventions these past few years, so we decided to create one. Only better.
Gone are the days of dry presentations retreading the cases we already know. It's time for ufology to receive a swift kick in the butt and who better to kick it than alien abductees?
Why now, indeed. Great question. The main reason is that we feel it's time. When a group of alien abductees, largely strangers to each other, decide in one voice IT'S TIME, the world had better pay attention!
Something big is going on, call it a shift in the nature of our relationship to whomever these nonhuman beings are. They reached out in abstract ways and now we're reaching back in kind. Consider this a signaling back from us to them.
Plus, it's fun. Who doesn't want to rock out, watch movies, and hear some cool "X-Files" sounding stuff?
Fine. Right now because, Save the cheerleader, save the world. Wait. No. That's "Heroes." Right now because, similarly, one thing we've all been shown, and that you're experiencing as we speak, is that earth cannot sustain us as we are for much longer. Nature is going haywire. We need help. Before help arrives we need to take this subject to the next level. Say goodbye to the media laughing at us or hiding us in shadow and voice modulation as we cry about scary abductions. The victim mentality ends here. The anal probe jokes end...well no, those will probably continue forever.
In any case, a lot is about to go wrong in a short amount of time and rather than rely on politicians, Rapturists, or Tom Cruise, we choose to go with the very beings who have actually shown us this years ago. When I say "shown" I mean that literally. We knew this was coming. We told the world. The media baulked. Here we all are. Maybe it's time to stop scoffing and take our word for it, hmm?
Let's say, for the sake of argument, that nature isn't going haywire and we were wrong or led astray. What then? Purple Nike's and some poisoned Kool-Aid? No! If nothing happens, nothing happens! We're not a cult, we're just people. So if nothing happens then we all had a really good time at these annual festivals and we all live happily-ever-after.
That's not a question. It's also untrue. Or, well, let's put it this way: If evil aliens were here doing evil things and they wanted to wipe us out, we'd be sleeping with the fishes by now. I don't think they'd wait around to gain legitimacy through public openness just to then incinerate us. Likewise, if this was all about space brothers coming here to sing "Kumbaya" that, too, would have happened already. Real beings are much more complicated, as you know, so let's stay away from the silly stuff and the paranoia. Not helpful.
Your money goes to this and future festivals. Hey, if we become millionaires off this, fantastic! Thanks a lot! But let's be real: New York is expensive. This money isn't going into our secret trust fund.
And no, we're not a political group. We may be the new gay, what with all this coming out of the closet, but that doesn't mean we're forming a lobby group anytime soon. Or at all.
Kinda. We'll see what happens :)