Twin Peaks Usenet Archive
Subject: Alien Theory of Twin Peaks
From: gary@racine.ACA.MCC.COM (Gary Knight)
Date: 1990-11-16, 12:41
Some of you may recall that toward the end of the initial season,
and long before the Major disclosed his SETI connection, I posted a note to
the effect that I believed Cooper was an alien (without knowledge of the
fact), that some other characters were aliens, and that the ideas of alien
visitation and alien abductions (killings, implants, etc.) were the basis
underlying everything that goes on in Twin Peaks. So much for setting my
priority on the idea.
Now I want to extend that theory further. I think virtually
everyone in Twin Peaks is an alien, masquerading in one or more human
skins. I think it is a staging area for alien anthropology field teams that
are checking out this planet. Some points:
1) The government may not be in on it, but it's aware enough that
something is going on to put a SETI listening post near Twin Peaks.
2) Cooper has unusual powers, as do several other Twin Peaks
characters, yet his inability to remember his true origin as an alien and his
deep cover role manifests in the childlike wonder with which he views the
3) The various groups moving in and out (Icelanders, Norwegians,
orientals, military units, etc.) are simply field teams coming and going
about their business.
4) Bob is to the alien community what Lucifer is to Christian
mythology -- the fallen angel, the renegade. Mike is the good angel and is
doing battle to prevent Bob from creating further damage and frustrating
the purpose of the mission. But Bob is good at what he does and therein
lies the main conflict in the Twin Peaks saga.
5) Some of the key townspeople, such as Ben Horne and Sheriff
Truman, are local organizers of the alien expedition and are responsible for
the flow of personnel and information. Ben Horne has the hotel, of course,
which is a perfect cover for lots of travel; and Harry Truman has the
communications capability to monitor what's happening.
6) The giant is probably the head of the alien task force and
manifests himself to Cooper in an attempt to help Cooper restore his
identify and to fight the renegade alien Bob.
7) The dramatic personality shifts (e.g., Donna) are probably due to
problems associated with the aliens' struggle with their human identities.
8) One-Eyed Jack's is simply a lab for observing human behavior
under special conditions.
9) The owls are similar to the AI animals in Blade Runner --
observation mechanisms placed about to keep track of particular activities
I could go on (and on . . .), but you get the idea. Next episode, watch
for data that fits the theory -- pretty soon you'll see that almost
everything fits! Any takers out there?
-- Gary Knight Technology Strategy Section MCC email@example.com 3500 W. Balcones Center Dr. phone 512/338-3694 Austin TX 78759-6509 fax 512/338-3898