World Net Daily, that cesspit of far right wing kookiness, often spams me with weird advertisements. As I was about to hit the delete key, the latest one caught my eye: it was about UFOs. UFOs? I knew the site was all about political and religious extremism, but where do flying saucers fit into that picture? So I actually read a little further, and saw a name I recognized: L.A. Marzulli. I met Marzulli! I heard him give a talk! Marzulli is totally bug-boinking batty!
Just to give you an idea of how bizarre his thought processes are, he gave a talk in which he claimed aliens had visited the earth, and that ancient civilizations had amazing technology, and by the by, Jesus is coming. For instance, he has traveled extensively in South America, and he spent a fair amount of time talking about these simple houses he found there. They were constructed of tufa, that soft, light volcanic rock, and he showed a row of old homes built from cut, stacked tufa. They looked plain: this stuff is the equivalent of modern cinderblock, a kind of rough-textured gray building material.
Then he explained to us, with no evidence whatsoever, that the plain back walls of these buildings, which had no windows or doors, must have been piezoelectric teleporters, and that ancient Peruvians would have just walked through their back walls to be instantly zapped a thousand miles away. Why did he think this? I don’t know. It was just so.
Well now this blithering ninny has a whole video series called The Watchers, marketed by WND, promoting these freakish ideas. Here’s a preview in which he peers at stone walls in Peru, no doubt imagining that they produce magical energy that links megalithic sites all over the world.
I guess I’m not surprised that a site known for its political derangement is also capitalizing on the broad general gullibility of its audience. It’s still surprising to me.
By the way, I heard Marzulli at the Paradigm Symposium, which will be held again this coming October, at the Mall of America(?). I’m tempted to go, just because it’s such a concentrated dose of wild fringe weirdness, but I don’t know that it’s worth $280…and I’m pretty sure that after my performance as an invited speaker, in which I explained the absurdity of their beliefs in aliens, there’s no way I’d be invited back.