"What the world needs is one great big melting pot."
- Trashy 70's talk.
"If I see one more gypsy that was made into a vampire before his awakening,
and then found out he was garou just before dying and becoming a wraith but the ritual of
passing was not performed properly so he became a mummy, I'm gonna hurt somebody."
- Sensible gamers everywhere.
There are many people who are aware of the Greys presence on Earth in the game but they tend to be regarded as a lunatic fringe. These people have their own reasons for following up sightings, even though they might help start organisations for the purpose or use resources that they can access through other means. There are World of Darkness stats for The X-Files elsewhere on the internet so you can use them if you want. Here are some other areas they might cross.
Internet/BBS talking point for all matters of a denied nature. Print out some posts to alt.alien.visitors for your players to sort through with some relevant points here and there. If they ask to be able to post anything onto PARTNET, especially if it is involving any terms that the GRUDJESTIC people would pick up on then they receive a visit.
The Knowledge of Unidentified Flying Objects Network. The unofficial body to report sightings to and to seek assistance from. Some members are plants (no pot jokes, thank you) and some others are genuinely helpful. Who knows. Some of them may even be hybrids.
The International Aeronautic Space Authority (Void Engineers). Amendment 1211 to the American Constitution on extraterrestrial exposure states that any person who has contact with a "celestial body" can be jailed for a year and/or fined $5000 by IASA's say so for quarantine reasons. (Just like it says NASA in our world really. Look it up.)
Military operation to feed disinformation to the public and to monitor/remove trouble makers. Men in black without the NWO poking their noses into it. The forces do not want the Powers That Be knowing their part in this cover-up and are part of the reason that some people receive visits from two sets of M.I.B.s.
"Life in space? You can hardly find life here on this mudball."
Franc Shurez, Toreodor.
"Lights in the Sky? Little green men? What better way to make people run and
leave their stuff behind."
"you see it all happened on the same night as orson welles broadcast 'war of
the worlds.' it was the perfect cover for them. in all the ensuing panic people were
looking for the missing not the new arrivals."
the fiend, Malkavian.
"If you're trying to tell me there are others out there in the shadows, think
again. I control the shadows. I know what's in them."
Mariette Swansbourne, Lasombra.
"The elders have told us tales throughout the ages of the lights that have come
from beyond to harm us. Any fool can tell you they are of the umbra not from some other
Wildmorning, Red Talon
"Let me tell you, I've been out in those fields when I've seen some strange
things float about and land. The next day it's just a burnt patch and the stench makes
anything from the Umbra seem down right tasty."
Toothdragger, Get of Fenris
"You know that feeling that we're being watched? That nasty feeling that makes
your hair stand on end? Let me tell you about this weird thing i saw out by Area 51 last
"You see some damn interesting things here in the city. Just the other day
there was these triplets, and they was acting real freaky......"
"Along the path we travel there are many things both known and unknown. Seek
what is known and the unknown becomes clear."
Mehau Foi, Akashic Brother.
"Of course they don't exist. But I'll tell you this much. The next time one of
ours goes to the stake to be burnt it will be for having indecent dealings with an ET
rather than a devil."
Katrina De Ardour, Order of Hermes.
"The thing is, man, that the whole thing is just a bad karma trip, like one of
Jungs mass hallucinations..... and I wanna get me some of the stuff they've been
Jimmy Headtrix, Cultist of Ecstasy.
"Anybody who watches the Chaos flow of information can see that these fellas
are around and about. The thing that you need to be able to do is figure out which way the
Chaos flow is going to take them."
S/lacker, Virtual Adept.
"I was just driving along and the next thing I knew I was in this light. No,
not that sort of light you schmuck. All these things came out and started poking me and
before I knew it I had burst into flames. Now I'm here. There's no justice in this
Samuel Franklin, Haunter.
"UFOs? Man, some people really lose it when they come into here. Still I
suppose belief in anything beats this place. Mind you, if I ever ran into one of those
guys, I'd follow him back to his ship.... Now that would be fun."
Gian Xio, Alchemist.
"I got to close to the truth, so they had me killed. I was just reading the
newspaper and everything they had done was so obvious to me... I showed it to others but
they couldn't see it and the next thing I knew, these guys appear out of nowhere, keep me
in darkness for I don't know how long and then shot me in the head. But I'll get those
alien S.O.B.s yet....."
Phillip Jones, Monitor.
"I've journeyed into the minds of the living and I have seen nothing other then
their dreams. Occasionally the younger ones dream of celestial beings, while others dream
of lands of candy. If you believed everything you encountered there you'd be a worry to
Loretta Nosram, Sandman
"Yeah I've seen those guys. They're just so cute with their little heads and
beady eyes. They have really cool games in their ships too, and candy floss, and soda,
"You try to lend someone a hand and look what it gets you. The guy had thrown
his filofax out of his car, so I pick it up and eat it. He suddenly appears demanding the
damn thing back. For some reason I get the urge to give it back to him, and he goes off
picking it off of his shoes. Strange thing was that as he walked off his hair nearly fell
off. I laughed so much, I nearly split my mouth..... Wanna see?"
"This is a time when Arcadia was not only home to the Fae. They walk amongst us
and we amongst them, but the glamour keeps us apart."
"Aliens? Flying Saucers? It's incredible what kids minds come up with nowadays.
I remember when a good old fashioned game of kick-the-can was enough to get you through
"They no more exist then the Fae that our brethren believed in when they
walked with us. With time comes knowledge and in all my time I've never known anything
about these things than what the occasional movie shows."
"They came a long time ago and showed us how to build the pyramids. Of course,
at the time, we had nothing to compare them to so the others worshiped them as gods
instead of us. Even we fell to our knees for a time. Now, we know better."
"Lights we have seen in the sky at night throughout our history. They are
nothing more than omens. Bad omens for us. Before long people will be coming to get us for
one of theirs is missing and they still fear us."
"People claim to have seen angels from the heavens but more likely they have
been duped by the unholy that walk the ground at night. Soon we will be their
Captain Kevin Shicklegruber, Tuetonic Knight.
"Oh, we know these guys allright. If that little guy tries to collect one of us
again, he's gonna cop a major dose of the kyOOts. Alien toes sure do taste funny though,
Anybody else you wanna include: go for it.
It was just one of those things. One of the Alphans owns a video store in Reno that had been doing badly because of a gang that had been hanging out in that area. He let it be known that he wanted the gang out of there and anyone who could claim responsibility would be well rewarded.
One of his company directors talked to a "good friend" in the area who brought the gang to the attention of a friend. This friend was a Ventrue by the name of Artemis. He knew that the Tremere had been "helping" this gang thanks to some information that a Nosferatu let slip thinking it was a great joke, as it had fuelled the Brujah to defend some of their turf and this lead to fights outside the video stores.
Artemis contacted a friend Mage about the problem with the Tremere. This Mage could not think of a way to get around the gang quickly enough without having to resort to vulgar magic and so he approached Artemis for further information.
It was at this time that the gang war had affected some of his holdings and Artemis was eager to take care of things. Artemis sent a false message to the Tremere primogen of Phoenix, asking for aid and offering a treaty. The primogen sent Samuel to talk for him.
Artemis told the Mage, who in the meantime had contacted a friend in the military to set up some kind "accident" involving a lot of fire to occur, even giving him a description of the car, but not mentioning the fact that it was a vampire. The military man, realising the undue attention this would cause but wanting to get a boon from the Mage to organise some more Iteration X tech agreed, and promptly told the Grays of a vehicle that would be passing through a certain area, at a certain time and that did not have to be returned.
The Grays where looking for some more workers for one of their moonbases at the time and gleefully went to pick Samuel up. The end result was that the deal was considered broken by the Phoenix Tremeres who declared a feud with the Reno Tremeres until they where told what had happened. While they were arguing they couldn't concentrate on protecting the gang for a bit who were promptly wiped out by the Brujah and the video sales went back to normal.
The company director took credit and was rewarded by being shown one of the bases that the Alphan maintained and being pushed into the transporter, to be sent to the Alphan homeworld where he is still on display at their local zoo. See how simple it is?
Oh yes and the moonbase thing. That is why they are careful when around the Fae. Arcadia is in a sense the umbra of the moon, therefore due to some kinda psychic connection they all treat the fae like one would treat their landlord.... they'd like to but then they'd get evicted.