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The Mor-Taxans were a race from the planet Mor-Tax. They invaded the Earth after the 1953 Martian invasion and were mistaken for Martians.

BiologyEdit

Mor-Taxans are aliens from a planet called Mor-Tax. They look nothing like regular Martians because Mor-Taxans are more muscular.[1]

Structurally, they're more like jellyfish than mammals. By examining DNA molecules, it appears that the Mor-Taxans possess humans using a cell-phase matching technique. The Mor-Taxan cells literally overtake the human cells through osmosis. As a result, they have access to the host body's intelligence, and can control them physically and yet there is no outward way for anyone to know. Physiologically, the Mor-Taxans have a liquid core which carries neurological information as well as arterial matter. Their stable, upright carriage is supported by a weblike musculature structure.

Mor-Taxan Description

The Mor-Taxans stand between 5½ and 7 feet tall. They have a cyclops eye in the center of their foreheads and they are bipeds. They have three fingers, three toes, and three arms. Apparently, they have no skeletal structure per se.

One of the Mor-Taxans' most remarkable characteristics is their ability to osmose into the human body–actually meld their body into ours. We have footage that was taken by Elise Conway, a local news photographer.

Mor-Taxan body takeover

The Mor-Taxans have never possessed animals or children. Because of this, it was theorized that they need a certain minimal mass to occupy. They can be anywhere and they can be anyone: soldiers, waitresses, bikers, the homeless, paramedics–they can take over just about anyone. Once they took over Beeton, California, an abandoned irradiated town, and they stocked it with Mor-Taxans. They took over an abandoned warehouse where they brought humans for the Mor-Taxans to possess.

Mor-Taxan mutilation

The most frightening thing of all: they have absolutely no regard for human life. Not since Nazi Germany has the world witnessed such callous and brutal treatment of human beings. They mutilate and maim. To them, we're an inferior species and they treat us like one.

We know the Mor-Taxan threat is real...and the future of our planet is depended upon what we accomplish here. Unless we transcend partisanship and we begin to cooperate, we may just as well hand the Earth over to them right now.

HistoryEdit

According to archaeological dating, we know that the Mor-Taxans have visited this planet for the last 2,000 years. They have periodically visited many places on Earth using several different kinds of spaceships. The oldest ship that we've encountered was at the Westeskiwin Indian Reservation. This was a walking spaceship, over 600 years old. In this century, we know the Mor-Taxans arrived on the East Coast of the United States in late October 1938 on a reconnaissance mission. The main invasion force arrived in 1953, as it apparently did around the world. The Mor-Taxans would have conquered the planet if they had not succumbed to our bacteria.

The United States and Canadian governments placed what they thought were the remains of dead Mor-Taxans into steel drums, and these drums were placed in different dump sites throughout the continental United States and Canada. One of the dump sites, a secret facility called Fort Jericho in Northern Nevada, was the first confirmed location of an alien resurrection. There was a large number of steel drums in storage. One night in 1988, a few of these drums accidentally came into contact with radiation. The radiation neutralized the bacteria we thought had killed the Mor-Taxans, and they came back to life. The Mor-Taxans searched out their war machines from the invasion of 1953 stored in Hangar 15 at Kellogue Air Force Base and mounted a lethal attack. Fortunately, we were able to sabotage the ships with explosives, and they were destroyed.

It was currently estimated how many Mor-Taxans are in the United States and Canada, somewhere between 1,000 and 5,000, and this number continues to grow.

We first discovered the Mor-Taxans at the site of what appeared to be a terrorist operation. We were investigating the scene, and we think it started here at Fort Jericho. Six empty barrels dated 1953 were found, and 320 barrels were missing: all those dated 1953 as well as barrels of raw radioactive waste, presumably as a radiation source to revive more Mor-Taxans. The Mor-Taxans walked the Earth again, and we let them get away. We've recently had contact with a renegade mutant Mor-Taxan named Quinn. He has confirmed our worst suspicions: the Mor-Taxans' goal is world domination. A force of millions of Mor-Taxans are scheduled to arrive here in 1993.

TechnologyEdit

According to eyewitness reports, the Mor-Taxans utilized everyday items to make high-tech tools and devices. A report from Canada stated that kitchen appliances were jury-rigged to make radio receivers and locators. Another report from New Jersey stated that the Mor-Taxans were seen using a vacuum cleaner-like device to locate a Mor-Taxan warship buried underground. They've even used their technology to create artwork unlike anything we've ever seen before. We also believe that they can communicate over light-years in a matter of seconds using their makeshift devices. So, as we've seen, the Mor-Taxan technology runs from the lethal to the sublime.

The closest that we've ever come to actually examining a Mor-Taxan artifact was in an automated power plant North of San Francisco. The Mor-Taxans had taken over the facility, brutally killed every single human member of the crew, and then had gone on to set up this bizarre device. When Harrison Blackwood finally found the Mor-Taxans he'd been looking for, he couldn't believe his own eyes. It was a device using a logic system far unto ours in every way. It was fascinating. After they'd gone, Harrison and Suzanne McCullough went up to examine this strange Mor-Taxan handiwork. It worked like a distillery, reducing human brains to their very essence, and then one very potent drop of that extract would drip into the sick Mor-Taxan's mouth, curing it. But apparently they'd anticipated Harrison and Suzanne, and the device was booby-trapped, and disintegrated immediately upon touch. Clearly, they do not want anyone to get ahold of their technology.

DeathEdit

Mor-Taxan decomposition

We've been painting a pretty negative picture about our battle with the Mor-Taxans, but there is a bright side: they can be killed and we're getting pretty efficient at it. One particular incident comes to mind. The Mor-Taxans had broken into a secure army facility in search of war machines and weapons left over from their earlier invasion. Our intelligence discovered this plan and we wiped them out. What they turn into after they die is the only real indication we have that these were once human beings who are now possessed by the Mor-Taxans. But one way or another, we can be fooled. As a result of an exothermic reaction, their cells become a horrible broiling mass of decomposing Mor-Taxan and human tissue. They are vulnerable, and so are we. We have already lost a member of the Blackwood team. We have lost many soldiers in combat, and, of course, all the innocent people. The Mor-Taxans are deadly and they promise–as their numbers increase and they become more sophisticated–they promise to become even deadlier.

Behind the ScenesEdit

They resemble the Martians from the 1953 film, but they are not. They are close relatives since they use the same blueprints for the same design of the war machine.

SourcesEdit

  1. War of the Worlds (TV series)