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(Within the universe of the movie, not actual real life) I'm just curious. In the movie Graham, Bo and Morgan read a book about aliens, and find a page with a saucer burning a house with laser beams. Did this happen within the universe of the movie. I can imagine it happened in real life (within the movie universe).

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The book is, according to the script, the kind of pseudo-scientific nonsense that you find in every book store. The pictures themselves are merely illustrative of the two reasons that the author (the distinguished Dr. Bimboo) thinks aliens might come to visit Earth.

MORGAN (CONT’D): To make contact in the spirit of exploration and furthering the knowledge of the universe.

[Graham looks at an illustration of a small, bulbous headed figure shaking hands with a bearded human.]

MORGAN (CONT’D): Or the other reason... They're hostile. They've used up the resources on their planet and are looking to harvest our planet next.

[Morgan turns the page. There is a picture of a house. A space ship is hovering over the home shooting laser beams at it. Beat.]

There's no good indication that aliens are real in the Signs universe

until they turn up and try to murder us all, obviously.

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  • Does it really say "pseudo-scientific" nonsense? Commented Sep 23, 2020 at 19:54
  • @RobJackson - They're literally wearing tinfoil hats as they read it.
    – Valorum
    Commented Sep 23, 2020 at 20:02
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    @RobJackson - It doesn't appear to be a sensible study on the subject. It has pictures to illustrate and no author note on the back cover. The dad insults the book author, referring to "Dr. Bimboo" in a funny voice.
    – Valorum
    Commented Sep 23, 2020 at 20:04
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    @RobJackson - Educated guesswork or is it all actually real and the government covered it all up?
    – Valorum
    Commented Sep 23, 2020 at 20:07
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    @RobJackson - Unlikely.
    – Valorum
    Commented Sep 23, 2020 at 20:29

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