Five Suspicious Soap Opera Characters Who May Have Been Extra-Terrestrials
By Dan Berry
Are we alone in the universe? For a rapidly increasing portion of the population, the answer is a resounding no. Millions upon millions of people believe aliens have visited us in the past. Moreover, they believe extraterrestrials walk among us today.
Disguised as humans, these otherworldly visitors have infiltrated every aspect of society and our everyday lives. But for what purpose? What is their endgame? Are they simply studying us or are their intentions far dastardlier?
KoldCast TV’s Milgram and the Fastwalkers is a soap opera series revolving around internationally prominent doctor, Daniel Milgram, who inadvertently becomes a detective when new client, corporate lawyer Sally Lemm, comes to him at wits end a la Chinatown and her case plunges them headlong into the dark world of UFOs.
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Fastwalkers is about how life can snowball on us sometimes. The fast-moving world of Ufology is disorienting. The people working in the field today don’t wear tinfoil hats. Many are serious, credentialed people presenting strange and credible evidence of something unexplainable. And what is more disorienting and unexplainable than the twists and turns of television soap operas?
Soaps have captivated audiences for years with outlandish tales of extramarital affairs, double-dealings, outright deception and murder. The stories are so ridiculous, so crazy, so unbelievable – that they can best be described as out of this world.
This led us to believe that, like the genre crossing Fastwalkers, many of our favorite soap opera characters are, in fact, extraterrestrial beings from other planets. We’re not making any definitive claims, just presenting the evidence.
Dr. Taylor Hayes on The Bold and the Beautiful
In the wild world of soap operas, the rule of thumb is that if there is no body, there is a good chance the character will come back from the dead. And when there is a body? Well, there’s still a good chance the character will find some way to return. But there is only one soap character that has managed the feat on multiple occasions.
On the CBS daytime soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful, Dr. Taylor Hayes (portrayed by the lovely Hunter Tylo) has returned twice from the underworld. After she traveled to Egypt, her airplane crashed and she was presumed dead. The second time, the insane Sheila Carter shot her to “death.” Both times, Prince Omar from Morocco rescued Taylor and kept her for years as part of his harem. Or at least that’s what we were led to believe.
Jill Foster Abbott on The Young and the Restless
Due to the longevity of soap operas, it is not uncommon for a single character to be portrayed by multiple actors. The most famous case of repeated recasting is the key character of Jill Foster Abbott on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless. All told, five different actresses (Brenda Dickson, Bond Gideon, Deborah Adair, Melinda Fee and Jess Walton) have assumed the role. Or at least that’s what the untrained eye would lead one to believe at first glance. Jill Foster Abbott’s amazing ability to assume multiple forms is directly responsible for her remarkable longevity on the show. She is one of the program’s original characters, and the only one remaining from its debut on March 26, 1973.
Luke Spencer on General Hospital
The highest-rated hour in American soap opera history came on November 17, 1981, when 30 million viewers tuned in to see the wedding of Luke Spencer (Anthony Geary) and Laura Webber (Genie Francis) on ABC’s General Hospital. But what audiences failed to realize was that they were actually witnessing an extraterrestrial wedding.
Despite having been raped by a drunken Luke, Laura still falls in love with him and leaves her husband for him. How is that possible? The answer is it isn’t, unless some mind control is involved. Luke’s glorious ‘fro may have been the perfect concealment mechanism for a highly-evolved extraterrestrial brain with telepathic powers of persuasion that not only made Laura forget he raped her, but also convinced her to marry him. Impressive, perverted, upsetting, and fear-provoking.
Nancy Hughes on As the World Turns
From 1956 to 2010, actress Helen Wagner came into viewers’ lives as the beloved Hughes matriarch at a time when most women were stay-at-home moms. She loved her husband, raised their children, and, after her kids had grown and her cherished Chris died, she maintained her magnificent presence on the Oakdale landscape, always available to lend a loving ear to those in need. And you know what? That’s just weird. There’s something strange going on there. As the World Turns was a soap opera full of all sorts of sordid curiosities and escapades. Nancy Hughes was simply too nice.
Erica Kane on All My Children
Okay, so this one was obvious. You can’t think of soap opera stars and not think of Susan Victoria Lucci from the ABC Daytime drama All My Children and her record-setting string of 18 losses at the Daytime Emmys. You also can’t look at “Daytime’s Leading Lady” and not think that anyone who can survive that much plastic surgery can’t be human. And look at her character’s name… her full name. Erica Kane has been married so many times her last name reads longer than the Yellow Pages. It’s an entire alien dialect in itself: Erica Kane-Martin-Brent-Cudahay-Chandler-Roy-Montgomery-Chandler-Marick-Montgomery.
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Dan Berry staggered onto the comedy scene while drinking heavily and skipping class at New York University. The warped mind behind The Prison Kite and HBO’s upcoming project The Bid, Dan has served as a network staff writer and is co-author of the soon-to-be-released biopic Madoff Uncuffed, documenting disgraced financier Bernie Madoff’s first year behind bars. Be the first person to follow him on Twitter @RealDanBerry.