The documentary film that will be released this Fall explains how the discovery of a majestic design in the Alvord Desert in southern Oregon became an unfounded mystery that has lasted for over 30 years. The story of this carved design is a compelling tell on many levels.
When the design was discovered, ufologists and researchers identified the design as a Sri Yantra with an origin dating back 6000 years and was known by eastern religions to have cosmic powers. Researchers reported that campers a few miles from the site of the design had seen strange lights in the night sky over the area, while other reports said that dead animals were found a few miles from the design’s location. These investigations reported by the press led the public to speculate on the possibility of this being an alien message.
The documentary finally reveals what really happened and why and how this geometrically perfect creation was made. Told with a mix of interviews and narrative by the design crew themselves provides context, perspective and insight to the truth.
The foreward and narrative weaved throughout the film is delivered by Peter Coyote. Peter is an American actor, author, director, screenwriter and narrator of films, theater, television and audio books. He has narrated over 175 documentaries. His distinctive voice helped him win a news & documentary Emmy Award in 1992 for narration of “The Meiji Revolution” episode of the PBS
series, “The Pacific Century,” as well as a primetime Emmy Award in 2015 for Ken Burns’ documentary “The Roosevelts.” In recent years, Peter has narrated the acclaimed documentary “Vietnam” and in the spring of this year narrated the documentary “Hemingway” about famed writer Ernest Hemingway for Ken Burns.
As a producer and director of film and television since early 1980, I am excited for the public to see my documentary, “Sri Yantra Oregon Desert Mystery.” This is the story of the largest Earth carving of its kind ever found in the United States and possibly ever found on Earth. This is the story that tells the truth of what really happened.
You will be able to stream the film on vimeo.com/ondemand 2022, and you can purchase a DVD of the film on on this site.
This film would not have been possible without the support of Bill Witherspoon and all the design crew, who gave their time and talent to me during the production of the documentary.
My thanks to Bill especially. Without his contribution to the film it could not have been made. The scripting of the narrative he gave throughout the film was instrumental to the story being told, giving it legitimacy and strength that was necessary to convey the truth.
I can’t thank John Reichert enough for all his time and professional work over the last five years. His talent in all areas of the production made it possible for the film to be completed successfully.
To my daughter, Jamie who has helped me so much and has always been my light at the end of many dark tunnels. She was there for me from the beginning, cheering me on and giving her talented input to all the scripting that was created, not only for the film, but for all other writing needed to promote it, thank you from my heart.
To the rest of my family and my friends for their support all these years, thank you! Your encouragement and support since the fall of 2014 was a driving force for me to continue to strive for the film’s completion.