Who: Beloved Great Dane, leader of the Gang, preventer of dastardly criminals who otherwise would’ve gotten away with it
Why: According to his own series, Scooby Doo is actually descended from an ancient race of other-worldly Sumerian gods called the Annunaki, who communicated to their followers by taking the form of animals. But the Annunaki are also the same Mesopotamian deities who were actually early alien visitors, according to a popular theory started by new age philosopher Zecharia Sitchin. Sitchin mistranslated Sumerian in order to argue that the Annunaki visited earthlings from the planet Nibiru to interact with Sumerians at least 8,000 years ago. The truth, according to Sitchin, was out there. (Way, way out there.)
Who: Beloved inventor, sometime rival of Edison, and recent Internet icon
Why: Tesla was keenly interested in interstellar communication. Several times over his long and celebrated career, he expressed hope that he was on the trail of establishing communication with Mars. Like many scientists, he was certain that we could not be alone in the universe, and that the discovery of extraterrestrial life would create “the foundation for a universal brotherhood.” (So basically Tesla also invented Star Trek.)
But the connection with the reptoids really got started when Tesla’s long-time apprentice and assistant, Arthur Matthews, wrote a book 30 years after his death called The Wall of Light: Nikola Tesla and the Venusian space ship, the X-12. In the book, which reads like a glorified fanfic about his former mentor, Matthews claimed that Tesla had always thought he was from Venus. Matthews claimed to have received visits from “Venusians” who took him to visit their home planet as well as Mars. The Venusians also told him that Tesla had been born on their space ship. Over the years, Matthews’ story has been used to argue that the Venusians were obviously the Sumerian reptile aliens, making Tesla one of them.
What do you think? Brilliant scientist ahead of his time, or futuristic space traveling reptile?