World Book Day

Here at, we’re big fans of world book day.  Since ALIENATED isn’t yet available in bookshops, we thought we’d help celebrate by sharing Chapter 4 to you, our beta readers.

Chapter 4 is where Sherman first meets the mysterious, glowing entity he comes to know as Karin.  Of course, he develops a massive crush on her, and once NED threatens to destroy the Earth by sucking all of the magma from its core, it’s Karin that Sherman turns to in a desperate, and ill-fated, plan to use her as the planet’s bodyguard.

N.B. NOW THAT WORLD BOOK DAY IS OVER, WE’VE REMOVED THE CHAPTER FROM THE SITE.  To read more of Alienated, become a beta-reader.  Email Sherman at shermancapote at yahoo dot com to join the beta-reading revolution!


“Roswell” UFO on YouTube, YouDecide…

Another day, another apparent UFO sighting.

UFO Supposedly Captured on Video in New Mexico

We here at know from Sherman’s declassified accounts of the Bureau for Alien Affairs that all aliens ships and rockets are equipped with masking devices (“cloaking” devices in Star Trek parlance), but this is a particularly compelling video clip that we just had to share.

UFO Sighting?

While debate rages online about its authenticity, we’ll go back to watching the odds on who’ll win this year’s Groom Lake High School rocket races.

Octo’s All-Water Planet “Discovered”

Scientists today confirmed what we here at alienated have known all along, that there is an all-water planet not all that far from the Earth.

Hot and Steamy

GJ 1214b, or as Groom Lake’s resident ventitent, Octo, calls it, “home,” is the planet that Octo’s parents, Hank and Urtha fled upon discovering that their infant hatchling was actually allergic to water.

Native to the recently "discovered" all water planet GJ1214b

Trading their water world for the hot desert sun of Nevada, Octo prefers life in the dry desert, but Hank and Urtha are confined to a massive, U-shapred tank on the base where Octo routinely pours in bottles of rose wine at family dinner time.  Of course, since so many aliens crash on Earth’s water surface (70%), the Bureau of Alien Affairs is lucky to have Hank and Urtha to send out on salvage missions to the deepest seas of our planet.

Speaking with Octo by phone, he expressed dismay about how Earth-bound scientists feel that every planet is their discovery: “I whoa, dude, my peeps have been living there for a long, long time, and just because you two-leggeds finally got a camera with a long enough zoom lens to see it, doesn’t mean you discovered it!  Gotta go, think my pizza’s just arrived.”

Did Eisenhower meet with aliens?

This weeks it’s been reported that 1950’s President Eisenhower met with aliens at least three times in 1954 according to former government consultant Timothy Good.

Huffington Post Video

“Aliens have made both formal and informal contact with thousands of people throughout the world from all walks of life,” Good commented on Frank Skinner’s BBC2 program, “Opinionated.”

Apparently, in one report, Eisenhower met with aliens described as “nordic looking,” which would certainly explain the rise of both flat-pack furniture and Lego, two “scandinavian” inventions that surely could only come from a higher, alien intelligence.

Of course, we here at know the truth.  A total of 37 different species of extra terrestrials have, in fact, visited Earth, with representatives from each world living on the secret base at Groom Lake, Nevada and working alongside our Earthly governments at the Bureau for Alien Affairs.

And of course, by Nevada state law, the children of these aliens must attend school until they are eighteen, which explains Groom Lake High School.

None of this would have been known until we received secret, classified copies of the diary and memories of Sherman Capote.

We’re busy collating and editing his words into a new book which will reveal the shocking (and surprisingly funny) truth about aliens on Earth and once and for all shine a much needed light into the darkness of conspiracy theories.

Would Aliens Look Like Us?

Here at ALIENATED towers, we spend a lot of time thinking about, dreaming up, and generally musing on what aliens might look like.

As you’ve seen if you’ve been following the site and reading the beta-chapters, we’ve landed on a few outlandish alien designs:  a 20 tentacled cephalopod, a pink lizard with 3 tongues, and a fully digitised organism living in a robotic suit (or, Octo, Sonya, and Robbie to you).

We were glad that we’re not the only ones, however, asking the big question.

As the website sci-tech today reports, Richard Dawkins and acclaimed physicist Lawrence Krauss debated this exact issue, in the context of scientific experiments to create evolution, in a packed forum at Arizona State University recently.

Would alien life forms evolve differently to us under different conditions?  Would life on Earth have evolved differently if the underlying conditions (e.g. climate) were different?


Alien Parade

In the category of events we wished we’d attended this weekend, the Saranac Lake Winter Festival rivals the BAFTAs and the Grammy’s.








The annual winter fest culminated in an alien themed parade, with locals of the New York state town dressing up as aliens and creating floats as spaceships.

The events were covered here by the Adirondack Daily Enterprise.

Alien Invasion…at the Cinema

As you probably already know, we’re interested in all things alien here at, and so it’s with great interest that we’re tracking the coming alien  invasion of summer 2012.

This year, we count at least five (have we missed any?) major blockbusters en route to invade our cinemas and culture.

Yesterday’s Superbowl showcased the new Disney film, John Carter (of Mars) from Disney, directed by Pixar wizard Andrew Stanton.  John Carter, as described by the Huffington Post, looks like a mash-up of Star Wars and Avatar, and is based (loosely) on the Barsoom novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs.

Of course, Will Smith is back in a time-bending instalment of Men In Black, sent back to the 1960’s to fight an alien invasion alongside Tommy Lee Jone’s younger instalment, played by Josh Brollin.

The summer’s big superhero mash-up, The Avengers, features villainous aliens bent on world domination (or enslavement of the human race, or perhaps simply queuing up for an iPad 3).

The U.S. navy goes to war against some form of ocean-dwelling sleeper cell of alien invaders in Battleship (yep, based on the family road trip favourite board game of the same name).

And taking us back to the days of face-sucking aliens is Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, a quasi prequel to the Alien saga.