Sunday, February 15, 2015

owl ushers in alien contact in Pinocchio

Owls and mystical contact with a non-human entity
An owl shows up right before the introduction of the Blue Fairy in Disney's Pinocchio (1940).

Jiminy Cricket, stares up at an owl clock not two seconds prior to the grand entrance of the Blue Fairy. She descends from the heavens as a star, manifesting as an orb of shimmering light in Geppetto's workshop. The scene plays out as a UFO bedroom visitation, where in some sense, the DNA of the inanimate Pinocchio is upgraded into some in between state, no longer a puppet, but not yet a real human. This mirrors a lot of the ancient alien lore, where intervention by beings from the stars tamper with genetics to create modern humans.

benevolent alien visitation and genetic tampering
Jiminy Cricket (an insectoid!) is dubbed as Pinocchio's conscious by the Blue Fairy in a ritual act involving a magic wand. Presently, the UFO field is all hot about "consciousness" and how it ties into the contact experience.

The owl as symbol of alien contact, punctuates the arrival of the Blue Fairy. Tall and blond and beautiful, she personifies the typical Pleiadian Nordic type. Also, the work of Jacques Valle is a must-read for making the the connection between modern UFO abduction stories and ancient faerie mythologies. Later, the Blue Fairy shows up again, to bring a dead mutant donkey puppet hybrid back to life. More genetic tampering!

Jesus was also ushered in at birth by a star from the heavens. Again like Jesus, the finale of the Pinocchio involves death and resurrection.

This low quality youtube clip (below) begins right AFTER the owl clock cameo. Please note, the clip is 3:33 long. This is often noted in the literature as the time of alien abductions.



Also of note is that author Whitley Strieber wrote about his youthful fear of a cat clock (the kind with the big eyes that moved with each click) in one of books. The owl clock in Pinocchio looks suspiciously like that the prototypical cat-clock. The implication was that the big eyes on the clock reminded young Whitley of the big eyed alien visitors.

These little plot elements from a fairy tale move aren't meant to imply some grand conspiracy. More that the same elements that make up the modern UFO abduction lore have been part of our mythology and consciousness throughout the ages. These telling elements have a curious way of welling up within our pop-culture.

Big thanks to a blog-reader who pointed out the owl and fairy connection in Pinocchio.
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Text added later the same day:

This kind of connect-the-dots riffing can be a bottlomess pit. Several commenters correctly point out that Spielberg's 2001 film, A.I. Artificial Intelligence is a reworking of Pinocchio, as well as a reworking of a script from Mr. 2001 himself, Stanley Kubrick. The alien/Blue Fairy connection is hammered home in this mess of a film.
Grey aliens watch as a virtual reality Blue Fairy resurects a "real-boy"
The heavily CG'd image above is from the finale of the Kubrick /Spielberg film. Read more in the comments below.
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2 comments:

John Bourassa said...

Based on the story of Pinocchio, Brian Aldiss wrote Super-Toys Last All Summer Long in 1969. This was soon after Stanley Kubrick's epic alien-contact movie 2001:A Space Odyssey was released in 1968. Kubrick liked Aldiss's story so much that he wanted to make a movie based on it. Pre-production for A.I. began in the early seventies featuring Aldiss himself to write the screenplay. Unfortunately, Kubrick's desires for the film were undermined by the state of technology of the day so the film was put n the shelf.

Kubrick ultimately gave the film over to Steven Spielberg (creator of Close Encounters of the Third Kind and E.T.), who created a movie which is based somewhat closely to Kubrick's version.

Spielberg's version includes the highly grey-like beings (apparently evolved mecha) at the end of the movie which take the DNA of David's mother to re-create her for a day.

Interesting stuff.

Red Pill Junkie said...

John, you beat me to it! :P

Apart from the fact that Pinocchio was also a very important symbol in Close Encounters --remember how Roy Neary was trying to convince his family to go watch Pinocchio instead of playing mini-golf?-- in one of my blogs I discussed the scene in which the future mechas are interacting with David (the childbot who, like Pinocchio, wanted to become "a real-live boy") through the imagery of the Blue Fairy. The fairy had become the 'deity' in David's nascent belief system, and the mechas were making use of those beliefs in order to project an image that would be less scary to the child.

Perhaps that's exactly what happens when we interact with non-human entities.