Forgotten Mysteries: What Happened To The Mexican Documentary To Be Aired On 12/21/12?

Did the Mayans Experience Alien Contact in Ancient Mexico?

By Ryan Dube | 07/16/13

mayandocumentary2In September of 2011, filmmaker Juan Carlos Rulfo announced that he was producing the documentary Mayans 2012 and Beyond, due to be released in 2012, just in time for the end of the Mayan calendar.

Juan claimed that Mexico would be releasing “codices, artifacts and significant documents with evidence of Mayan and extraterrestrial contact”. He went on to explain that all of their information would be fully corroborated by archaeologists. (1)

At the time, the minister of tourism for the Mexican state of Compeche, Luis Augusto Garcia Rosado, supported Juan’s claim by announcing that contact between the Mayans and extraterrestrials was supported by proof in the form of “certain codices, which the government has kept secure in underground vaults for some time”. The minister of tourism told journalists that there were actually landing pads located in the middle of the jungles of Mexico.

Did Juan’s documentary – complete with all of this amazing evidence – ever materialize in 2012? Did the evidence prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the ancient Mayans came in contact with extraterrestrial beings from outer space?

These are the questions that I’ll be exploring and answering in this article.

Empty Promises of Extraterrestrial Evidence

I’ve been involved in exploring claims like these for almost a decade now, and the most common pattern these stories follow are always the same. A filmmaker or an author makes extraordinary claims about what amazing evidence is going to be revealed. The claims produce much fanfare and, such as in the case of Revelations of the Mayans 2012 and Beyond, plenty of mainstream news coverage.

Countless mainstream media sources jumped on the press release distributed by the filmmaker, including Reuters, the Guardian, and even NBC News. These are all outlets that should have journalists intelligent enough to perform due diligence on the producer. They didn’t.

Countless Ufology sites jumped all over the claims – dreaming about what evidence might be revealed in the documentary.

That’s to be expected, but to see mainstream journalists announce the claim in 2011, and then never follow up on those claims to see what became of them – that’s disappointing.

The best attempt came from NBC News, where Benjamin Radford aptly wrote:

“History is full of promised earth-shaking revelations that didn’t pan out, including the discovery of Noah’s Ark (claimed to have been found in 1973, 1993, 2006, 2010, etc.); the discovery of a Bigfoot body (in 2008); and discovery of proof that the 1947 Roswell crash was real (found in April 2011). Each of these claims came and went, and it seems likely that this latest proof of Mayan/extraterrestrial contact will be added to the list.” (2)

Claims Fall Apart Amid Legal Troublesmayandocumentary3

After all of the hype had died down by May of 2012, the problems started. The executive producer of the film allegedly packed the two dozen hard drives and ten computer systems, and left Mexico. (3)

Producer Julia Levy made all sorts of claims against Thieriot, including that the Mexican attorney general had issued an order to Thieriot and her supporters to return the footage to Mexico. He told a reporter at The Wrap that an archaeologist at the Mexico National Institute of Anthropology and History, issued a letter to Thieriot, warning her that:

“The use of all footage in both the archeological zones in Calakmul and in the Island of Jaina is unauthorized… cannot be used and is to be returned immediately.” (3)

The situation left followers wondering whether the footage – and the alleged evidence – would ever see the light of day.

Thieriot sued The Wrap for publishing the claims, and then a month later, Julia-Levy issued even more public claims against her, stating he had sued Thieriot in a Mexico court, and that she owed him $500,000 for the film. According to Julia-Levy, Thieriot had actually allegedly transferred $70,000 from the production company’s account to her own bank account, before she “absconded” with the footage.

Arbitration Reveals Truth About Alien-Mayan Claimsmayandocumentary4

If the courts are the barometer for truth, then Elisabeth Thieriot won a boost of credibility early in 2013 when, in January, the International Film and Television Association (IFTA) arbitration board ruled in favor of Thieriot. The arbitrator determined that it was Julia Levy who was the fraud after all, and stated in its findings:

“…for breaching material obligations of the Operating Agreement, for fraudulently inducing Thieriot to enter into the Operating Agreement, for continuing to defraud Thieriot throughout the production of the documentary and for Levy breaching his fiduciary duties owed to Thieriot.”

The arbitrator found that the Mexican Government was not investigating Thieriot, that there was no such case against Thieriot in the First District Court of the State of Campeche, Mexico, and that the statement from the Mexico National Institute of Anthropology and History had never been made. (5)

Thieriot was thrilled, and issued a press release stating:

“These rulings prove that I was the innocent victim of fraud. My reputation has finally been restored and Mr. Levy’s deceit has finally been exposed and proven.”

Her win was the final nail in the documentary’s coffin. If Levy’s credibility was so poor from the start, and since he was the original producer of the film itself, the credibility of the documentary and its claims is called into question by these findings.

Remember, those early claims in 2011 were made in large part by Julia-Levy, including alleged statements from Mexican officials about alleged alien artifacts. If he could lie so easy about official statements regarding the Thieriot case, then how likely is it that Julia-Levy was telling the truth about those claims in 2011?


Well, Thieriot herself offers the final words about Julia-Levy’s early claims – which, remember, the mainstream media had run with.

In her write-up, Thieriot openly admits that the preproduction of the film revealed that there was no evidence at all for the previous claims in 2011 that the ancient Mayans had made contact with E.T. On her site Thieriot wrote:

“The result of preproduction came up empty handed for proof of these claims.” (6)

Today, Thieriot offers an entirely different documentary than the one that was first promised by Julia-Levy. This one offers nothing about so-called alien contact with the ancient Mayans.

Instead, Thieriot plans to take the audience along on the wild ride that she faced when coming in contact with the fraud known as Julia-Levy. While the documentary won’t feature alleged alien artifacts and “shocking” documents showing a treaty between aliens and ancient Mayans, it will feature something that every researcher or journalist should see.

She will show how convincing con-artists can be, how alien-related money-making schemes like Levy’s are usually run, and why researchers and journalists should be a little more diligent with their research before publishing the extraordinary claims of people like this.

Original article: Top Secret Writers

(1) Guardian
(2) NBC News
(3) The Wrap – Article no longer online. PDF of article available upon request
(4) Courthouse News
(5) PR Newswire
(6) Mayan Revelations and Hollywood Lies
(7) archer10 (Dennis) via photopin cc


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