“Welcome to Planet Earth” by Michael Livingston is a short documentary about South Carolina eccentric Jody Pendarvis and the UFO Welcome Center he built in his backyard. Pendarvis began construction of the ramshackle flying saucer-shaped structure in 1994. The center is equipped with an air mattress, mission control room, and quite a few cats.
Welcome to Planet Earth is the story of the extremely unique Jody Pendarvis and his 30 foot UFO he built in his front yard in the small town of Bowman, SC. After a sighting of alien life forms, Jody built the giant UFO as a place to welcome aliens when they return. All though visitors are welcomed to check out this unique and slightly odd landmark, Jody hopes that he will one day see the return of his friends from the sky. This is his story.
photo by Keitha McCall