Mayan extraterrestrial blockbuster is completely busted

We’ve been following this saga since September of 2011, when Producer Raul Julia-Levy claimed to have the goods in a film project that would show “evidence of Mayan and extraterrestrial contact, and all of their information will be corroborated by archaeologists”.   We doubted that at the time. In March, the hype continued when he described his project, “Revelations of the Mayans 2012 and Beyond” as “every archaeologist’s nightmare.”
He planned to have the film out by December 2012. Defenders and detractors appeared in that comment thread. At that point, I knew things were VERY weird. That is, weirder than on the surface, a DEEP kind of weird.

In October, news came out of disputes and suits. The project was falling apart.

Now we get an update from Hollywood Reporter which includes a summary of the whole sordid tale of Julia-Levy and his partner in the project Elizabeth Theriot.

Arbitrator Rules Mayan Prophesy Filmmaker Breached Contract

This is the story of a fairly typical contract dispute, except for the inclusion of Mayan prophesies, extraterrestrials and a colorful filmmaker.

The main character in this story — and the subject of a recent arbitration decision — is Raul Julia-Levy.

This fight to spin how a film about Mayan revelations ended up in disaster landed on the doorstep of arbitrator Gerald F. Phillips.

The resulting decision wasn’t very kind to Julia-Levy. In his findings of fact, Phillips ruled that it was Julia-Levy — not Theriot — who was most to blame for the film’s stoppage.

“Clearly and simply [Julia-Levy] was driven to gain control of the Documentary which he did not have under the Operating Agreement,” wrote Phillips in a decision in late November, a copy of which was obtained by The Hollywood Reporter.

The arbitrator was apparently a victim of intimidation by Julia-Levy. He disclosed that there was NO government support as Julia-Levy said in previous reports to unveil the extraterrestrial connection. In testimony, Theriot said the archaeological documentation was falsified. And at no time was physicist Stephen Hawking ever involved as the producer also bragged.

So, as often happens, the extraordinary claims shatter into a thousand pieces upon further inspection. The house of cards falls. That’s the end to this fiasco.

 

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  6 comments for “Mayan extraterrestrial blockbuster is completely busted

  1. spookyparadigm
    January 10, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    Shocking. Positively Shocking.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtkFmufS6k8 if you don’t get the reference

  2. Chris Howard
    January 10, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    That’s what they want you to believe, Ma’an!

  3. January 10, 2013 at 12:41 PM

    The best moment this whole 2013 doom fiasco was when the Mayans themselves asked the end-is-nighers to stop because it was embarrassing.

  4. D.Walker
    January 10, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    With the speed of light being unachievable, and with livable planets only forming after a set amount of time relating to the big bang, and with space expanding as we evolve (or DEvolve, as the case may be), the idea that we’ve been visited by extra-terrestrials is doubtful. There’s ALWAYS been a suitable explanation for the “Weird Stuff” that people sometimes assume MUST be Space Monsters coming trillions of miles to eat us for dinner. But on the other hand, the galaxy has probably got a lot of life evolving in it, almost certainly so, in fact, and many of the life bearing planets would surely evolve intelligent life . Hopefully, if we eventually do encounter civilized beings from other planets, we won’t decide to war it out with each other, and humanity won’t embarrass itself by being the ” Crazy Hillbillies ” of the vicinity. But on the OTHER hand, maybe there’s a Space Monster under my bed right now !!! But, probably not. (Just Joking.)

  5. Richard Smith
    January 10, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    Y’know, there might be a movie in that. A disaster documentary disaster documentary.

  6. John Doe
    January 14, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    Here’s a blantly obvious observation and argument against this whole ancient alien theory. The Mayans had STONE buildings, NO wheels, NO iron, steel, titanium or hard metal tools (copper or bronze perhaps), bows and arrows, spears etc. and loons like Julia-Levy want us to believe that extraterrestrials traveled thousands or millions of lightyears to here to help the Mayans (and others)…by giving them technologies, or lackthereof, which are beyond primitive by the standards of these aliens? Not to mention a unified language because that should have been a top priority and yet ancient Egyptian, Greek, Hindu-Indian, Mesoamerican etc. languages are different from one another in considerable ways.

    As an example, and no intended offense; It’s like modern day English missionaries going to an isolated tribe deep in the Amazon, teaching them Chinese and showing them how to hunt with crossbows made from scratch and how to carry loads of beats on your back with a giant basket rather than a cart.

    If, in spite of all contrary evidence and reason, that we were visited by ancient aliens AND that they guided ANY part of ancient humanity, then they are one bunch of incompetent [ed. deleted], like the missionaries mentioned above.

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