INT. HINDU TEMPLE - MIDNIGHT
A couple hundred people of ALL ETHNICITIES, most dressed in Indian garb CELEBRATE a Hindu festival, and most sit legs crossed CHANTING and SINGING kirtan, some in MEDITATION. KIDS run around. A man with DREADLOCKS plays the hand drum, while an INDIAN GUY with a red streak down the middle of his forehead plays the harmonium and sings the LOUDEST. An endless stream of INDIAN FAMILIES and the occasional HIPPIE crawl up on their knees to the shrine to touch the deities foot, HANUMAN, the monkey god. Marigolds strung everywhere. Around the edges people drink chai and eat naan.
EXT. HINDU TEMPLE - MIDNIGHT
GROUP OF SIX smoking marijuana out of a wooden chalice from India called a chillum near a small stream 50 yeards from the TEMPLE. It's a cold but clear and starry night, with lightning in the distance. The sound of BELLS and SINGING can be heard coming out the windows of the TEMPLE, and coughing from the marijuana as THE GROUP OF SIX pass the chillum around, exhaling huge PLUMES of smoke that mixes with the STEAM of their hot breath into the cold air.
ROXANNE (40s) head shaved, sassy, wearing a snowsuit and chain-smoking her last cigarette decides to go get more.
I'm going to get cigarettes, you guys better
not see a UFO will I am gone.
A few moments later KEVIN (30s) a thin, long dreadlocked HIPPY, wearing flip-flops in the subzero temperatures HANDS the chillum to Cory (30s) the shaggy blonde haired author of this story, and he INHALES deeply and turns his head to my left and EXHALES the smoke into the sky. A large GLOWING ORB hovers just in the above, no more than 50 feet above the temple.
(pointing to the sky)
What the fuck is that? Look at that, it's
just hovering over the temple.
EVERYONE looks up at the GLOWING ORB and it slowly begins to FLOAT toward them and then directly OVER their heads.
(with a stoner chuckle)
What the fuck, haha, it's a UFO. Awesome!
Then it continues to move out over the field, with TAOS MOUNTAIN as a backdrop.
TAOS TRADER CHUCK, (60s) a scruffy but lean and muscular old man RUNS out into the filed full of enthusiasm.
TAOS TRADER CHUCK
Would you look at that!
ALL FIVE follow THE GLOWING ORB and EACH OTHER out into the field, but it SPEEDS OFF at an enormous speed, not in a straight line, but in a ZIGZAG pattern directly toward the mountain.
MIRAGE (30s) an AFGANI, dressed as a HINDU PUJARI, kneels down and takes a BIG HIT off the chillum.
(huge smile, exhaling a huge plume of smoke)
Its baba, baba came to the festival to see us.
Om Namah Shiva
Jia guru dai
The then GLOWING ORB comes to an immediate HALT just above the snowy peak of TAOS MOUNTAIN. Slowly, it LOWERS down onto the side of the mountain, DISAPPEARING behind the trees.
TAOS TRADER CHUCK
Look at that, it landed right on Taos Mountain
LARRY (70s) a scruffy grey-haired man in his early 70's looks over at me and SMILES.
That was sure something.
JESSE (20s) and HALEY (20s) his girlfriend, stood next to Larry, Jesse glossy eyed, Haley SMILING and GIGGLING while SHIVERING in the cold.
I am going to get my video camera,
that son a bitch has to take back off the
mountain eventually, I'm going wait for it,
all night if it takes.
JESSE and HALEY walk away to get his camera. ROXANNE walks back up LIGHTING up a smoke.
We just saw a UFO!
Of course, you did!
INT. CORY"S HOUSE - 5 am
Someone wakes CORY up KNOCKING on the door. CORY answers the door and it's JESSE. He is OUT OF BREATH with excitiment.
I waited for it all night and about an
hour ago it lifted back from the mountain.
We followed it in the car with the camera,
it floated right over Taos, but this time it
wasn't a glowing ball, it was a disk with
four different colored lights on each side.
JESSE comes in the house and REMOVES the memory card out of his video camera and HANDS it to CORY.
Let's play it on your computer.
The VIDEO is a BIT SHAKEY, but they play it OVER AND OVER, PAUSING and ZOOMING in. CLEARLY you can see the SILVER DISK ROTATING with FOUR different colored lights on each side.
That's amazing. It has such a strange energy
even though the video I can feel
that strange feeling it gave us before.
Then Cory's computer makes a STRANGE SOUND and you can hear the hard drive come to a GRINDING halt and with a little puff of SMOKE, the computer is dead.
It just fucking killed my computer man.
EXT. CAMPGROUND - NIGHT
Later that night JESSE and HALEY are camping in a TENT next to a mountain river. Suddenly the CRYING of a COYOTE wakes them from their sleep.
They are just looking for food,
Now the COYOTE sounds more SINISTER, and ANGRIER.
Let's get to the car.
JESSE quickly UNZIPS the TENT door and pulls Haley out and they RUN for the CAR. From the safety of the CAR, they peak through the window for any sign of the COYOTE.
Then the CAR begins to SHAKE violently.
SCREECH: Haley covers her ears to the HORRIFIC sound of a BEAST and JESSE rolls DOWN the window an inch and SCREAMS back at the top of his lungs.
And then there is SILENCE, as they HOLD on tight to one another.
EXT. CAMPGROUND - EARLY MORNING
JESSE POKES the coals under the bacon he is cooking for breakfast when a NATIVE AMERICAN guy (30s) in a black leather coat, long black hair, WALKS up out of NOWHERE.
The NATIVE AMERICAN guy STROLLS over to the fire.
Did you hear anything unusual last night?
You mean like a rabid satanic coyote
that can shake cars?
Yes, only it was no coyote, it was a
shapeshifter, we call him Skinwalker.
JESSE shifts his stare from the NATIVE AMERICAN guy back to the fire and POKES the coals with a stick.