Well one such outing, I chose the movie Fire in the Sky. The movie is based upon a man's claim to have been abducted. In the movie we witness the man being tortured, and by the end of that movie I had my first true fear--aliens. I remember staring out my bedroom window for weeks, unable to sleep, too afraid to sleep. This is the scene that scarred me for life:
See, I was so afraid because I could reason why not only is it possible that aliens exist--it is probable. And that young experience led to continuous interest in aliens. I learned about the various theories, the likelihood of their existence, and etc.
None of it amounted to anything other than interest, until one fateful day when I decided to write a book about aliens. I knew when I sat down to write that I needed to create an alien species based upon actual theory. That's how I came up with the Ancients--the aliens within GRAVITY, coined from the idea of ancient astronauts. Click on the words to take you to the Wiki description, but basically the theory is that aliens have visited Earth since the beginning of time, helping to develop cultures, advancements, and the very success of our species.
Let's say these ancient astronauts really exist. Logic says the government would know, and maybe even be in continuous negotiations with this other species. Now let's say their home planet was dying. Would it not stand to reason that they would seek out help from Earth, the very people they had helped time and time again throughout history? I think they would. And I think they would be prepared to fight if we said no. If you want to see where the story goes from here, you may want to check out GRAVITY. :)
So you tell me, do you believe in aliens?