It being 2012 and the end of the Mayan Long Count Calendar looming, weird and strange stories are coming out of the woodwork.
But none are weirder than this one.
According to its eager-to-give-a-quote producer Raul Julia-Levy, the 3D documentary will be a watershed moment in human history. He says it will reveal, for the first time, proof of extraterrestrial contact. It’ll show proof that aliens and ancient humans mixed, including a 3000-year-old landing pad for flying saucers and an underwater Mayan city (which Julia-Levy helpfully clarifies as “a city that was built under water, and not a sunken city”).
THEN IT GETS WEIRDER
But that’s just prolog.
The documentarian claimed to the press before filming began earlier this year that those revelations were mere teasers to the Real Meat of the Story – which they’re keeping secret until the movie opens.
Julia-Levy…says the mother of all secrets will be revealed at the Calakmul archaeological site, though he declined to specify what could possibly trump the aforementioned findings.
So if ancient Mayans building underwater cities with aliens isn’t noteworthy enough for you…hold on.
(Pro hint: the 2012 connection and the film’s convenient late-2012 release date are likely no co-inky-dink. Look for the revelation to be of the Doomy variety.)
AND THEN THE STORY TAKES A REALLY WEIRD TURN
But the story of how these stories came to light is of course the REAL story. And it’s a weird one.
It starts as most typical UFO-conspiracy-plot yarns do. The producers say pieces of the puzzle have been found over the last century – but governments suppressed this dangerous knowledge. First the British government hid hints. Then the Americans. Possibly the popes were in on the game too – Julia-Levy claims that, earlier this year, an official Vatican spokesman got in touch with him and demanded a private meeting.
According to Julia-Levy, the Mexican government was complicit in keeping these secrets for the past 80 years. But he claims that former President Vincente Fox (a friend of his famous family – note the “Raul Julia” part of his name) personally let him in on this secret. Fox then spent four years lobbying current President Felipe Calderon to let Julia-Levy reveal the truth to the public. He claims that higher-ups in the Mexican and Guatemalan governments, prominent archaeologists, and the Council of Mayan Elders (who are going to reveal their 3,750-year-old secret book for the first time) are all coming forward. Also – that the preeminent scholar of the universe Stephen Hawking (aka “the wheelchair guy with that robot voice thing”) is working with them on the film and is on board with the theories.
AND JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT COULDN’T GET ANY WEIRDER – BANG! – THEY GO AND POP A WHOLE BOTTLE OF WEIRD AND POUR IT ALL OVER YOUR HEAD
It turns out that Raul Julia-Levy – invariably described by the press as “the son of the late actor Raul Julia” – may only be pretending to have that famous father.
According to a 2005 article in the New York Times, Raul Julia’s widow was distraught about a con man by the name of Salvador Alba Fuentes going around telling everyone his name was “Raul Julia-Levy.” She said Julia-Levy/Fuentes was pretending to a prominent parentage to get his own producing career going in LA.
Raul Julia-Levy, for his part, retorted that he WAS the result of a brief, sordid fling between the famous actor and his mother – but that his mother doesn’t want to talk about it.
So…will the world end in a fiery salsa sauce of Mayan/alien goop come December, or does Salvador Fuentes just know how to network well and spin a good yarn to sloppy journalists?