McDonald's is running the ad a lot, Deborah says. It usually appears after 8pm at night, so is evidently not geared to young audiences. In the ad, "a small boy is talking to his grandfather as they sit outside on the side of a hill, and they speculate about whether 'they' would have basketball and cars and trees and McDonald's."
Then the camera pulls back, and "you can see two planets hovering in the skies really low, right above the horizon line of the 'Earth' that the child and gramps are sitting on." CNI News interprets this to mean that there are two moons in the night sky, suggesting the boy and his grandfather are not on planet Earth.
To strengthen that impression, Deborah says, "there is a string of symbols on the bottom of the screen that are NOT English letters." Alien subtitles?
McDonald's is known to have aggressive expansionist ambitions -- they even serve non-Kosher cheeseburgers in Tel Aviv, to the extreme consternation of orthodox Israelis. But CNI News was not aware that McDonald's had already established off-planet franchises.
"I don't know why -- but this commercial literally raises goosebumps on my arms every time I see it," Deborah concludes. Furthermore, she says, "We're beginning to get a LOT of print ads in the magazines here showing UFO scenes, crop circle scenes, etc."
If you've seen a similar ad in the Unites States or elsewhere, Deborah Harmes would like to know. You can email her at: email@example.com.
[CNI News is interested in other unusual ads featuring UFO and alien encounter themes. Send a detailed description of your favorites to: CNINews1@aol.com.]
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