During the Franken campaign, we marveled over the bizarre write-in vote for "Lizard People."
This year's election, which coincided with the premier of ABC's new science fiction reboot of "V", brought us another vote for these mysterious "Lizard People."
The Lizard People conspiracy is quite bizarre.
Speaking of V, check out this clip from the original TV show. An attractive leading woman swallows a guinnea pig whole, like a snake. The special effects of her putting it in the mouth are awful, but the the way her throat undulates as she swallows gave me nightmares as a child.
According to writer David Icke, 7-foot (2.1 m) tall, blood-drinking, shape-shifting reptilian humanoids from the Alpha Draconis star system are the force behind a worldwide conspiracy directed at humanity. He claims that the reptilians maintain their control through the generation of fear and negative emotion, which is food to these entities, by manufacturing conflicts, primarily wars. He contends that most of the world's leaders are in fact related to these reptilians. Icke's theories now have supporters in 47 countries and he frequently gives lectures to crowds of 2,500 or more.
Icke draws connections between the reptilian aliens in his theories and the Annunaki depicted in Zecharia Sitchin's 12th Planet, which has led to other conspiracy theorists referring to reptilian humanoids as the "Annunaki"; however, Sitchin himself has always described his Annunaki as purely humanoid.
In the 2008 U.S. Senate election in Minnesota, one ballot included a vote for Al Franken with "Lizard People" written in the space provided for write-in candidates. The Norm Coleman campaign successfully challenged the ballot, which drew some public attention.