UFOs are not extraterrestrial!
Modern secular researchers are getting closer to the truth
As a young man (non-believer), I loved watching science fiction and its portrayal of older, more advanced extraterrestrials (ETs) inhabiting other worlds and warping around the galaxy in their hyperdrive spaceships. However, when I became a Christian and biblical creationist, the strong evolutionary link to the belief in ETs became obvious. Then there was the claim that millions of people (including many Christians) have seen strange objects manifest in the sky, and others even claimed to have been abducted by aliens. Besides the fact that interstellar travel is impossible as the basic laws of physics that govern our universe would have to be violated, I already knew enough to know that these experiences could not all be dismissed as wishful thinking or psychological delusions. In short, something was really happening to these people. So, I undertook specialist research into what is called the ‘UFO phenomenon’ which led to my Amazon top 50 best-selling book Alien Intrusion: UFOs and the Evolution Connection and dozens of further articles on creation.com.
I got more than I bargained for. This was no innocuous field of study. It was necessary for me to attend UFO conferences where I witnessed, first-hand, people in trance-like states claiming to be ‘channelling’ messages from aliens. I discovered deliberate and insidious attempts by dark spiritual forces to deceive mankind. Just like people who were converted to Christianity, these ‘experiencers’ were having life-changing experiences that altered their perception of the universe and their place in it. Of course, most non-Christians would say that I was constrained by my Christian worldview to interpret events in such a way. Many have said that Alien Intrusion: UFOs and the Evolution Connection is not really a ‘Christian’ book in the sense that it is a serious, close look at the UFO events that have shaped the mainstream school of thought about the UFO phenomenon. It revealed that there are massive inconsistencies in the idea that alleged wiser and benevolent ETs are coming from a ‘galaxy far, far away’, and are overseeing human evolution (a common theme).
The book was really a collation of secular research (using the hostile witness approach) to support the above conclusion. I.e. it wasn’t just little ‘Joe Christian’ here saying “believe me”. For example, paranormal and UFO researcher John Keel (deceased/cited later) who is probably best-known as the author of the book The Mothman Prophecies (later made into a movie starring Richard Gere) said:
“The UFOs do not seem to exist as tangible, manufactured objects. They do not conform to the natural laws of our environment. They seem to be nothing more than transmogrifications tailoring themselves to our abilities to understand. The thousands of contacts with the entities indicate that they are liars and put-on artists. The UFO manifestations seem to be, by and large, merely minor variations of the age-old demonological phenomenon.”1
One of the most famous UFO researchers (and UFO authors) of all time is Ph.D. scientist Dr Jacques Vallée. It was the research of both Vallée and Dr J. Allen Hynek (former US Government researcher into UFOs) that inspired Hollywood director Steven Spielberg to make the classic movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Indeed, the lead UFO researcher in the movie was a Frenchman and was actually based upon Dr Vallée. As far back as 1977, he wrote:
“I propose the hypothesis that there is a control system for human consciousness … I am suggesting that what takes place through close encounters with UFOs is control of human beliefs, control of the relationship between our consciousness and physical reality, that this control has been in force throughout history and that it is of secondary importance that it should now assume the form of sightings of space visitors.”2
He also concluded that:
“ … human belief … is being controlled and conditioned, man’s concepts are being rearranged, and we may be headed toward a massive change of human attitudes toward paranormal abilities and extraterrestrial life.”3
This all sounds very much like 2 Thessalonians 2:9–12.
“The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.”
The modern UFOlogist
Vallée and even Keel showed that ETs were actually nothing of the sort and that it was some kind of ‘psychic’ force that would alter its appearance depending upon its audience’s ability to understand. In the past they were elves, fairies and even spirit beings manifesting themselves to third-world cultures. However, to the ‘true believer’ who really desires there to be benevolent aliens visiting us from different star systems, then perhaps they are interdimensional and not really from our own physical universe. Speculative ideas about the evolution of the cosmos such as string theory and multiverse have only accelerated this idea. In fact, Dr Vallée became disenchanted somewhat with modern UFOlogy believing that it had been hijacked by a religious group of New Agers and that serious research had suffered as a result. I agree.
In concluding that the phenomenon has psychic/spiritual aspects, both Dr Vallée and I might have a new, modern and surprising, ally to our beliefs about the deceptive nature of ETs. One of the most famous of the current crop of UFOlogist is Nick Redfern, a British born author and UFO investigator and conspiracy theorist who has been an advocate of the Disclosure Project for many years. He has written 13 books and numerous articles for various publications, and is a regular guest on The History Channel shows such as UFO Hunters. In an online article he recently wrote:
“ … my views on the nature of the UFO phenomenon have radically changed over the years. Back when I was in my twenties, I was of the opinion that UFOs (the truly unknown ones) were extraterrestrial … As I slid into my thirties, however, my thoughts slowly began to change (something which also happened for a few friends of mine in the field, too). And as many people will also know, my views—today—are far closer to those suggested by John Keel. Namely, that we’re dealing with something that co-exists with us and which masquerades as ET. It’s not enough for me to say ‘My views have changed.’ There are the reasons why my mind has altered since my early thirties (or thereabouts). And, there are several reasons, rather than just one.
“There’s the nature of the entities themselves: they practically overemphasize who, or what, they claim to be. We only have to take a careful look at such cases … to see that these ‘incidents’ are clearly stage-managed. It’s a game, a scenario that has
everything to do with trying to emphasize the ET meme … . Of course, they could easily avoid us! But, here’s the deal: they want to be seen. It’s not an accident. It’s carefully planned. And it’s designed to plant an image of ‘ET scientists’ in the mind(s) of the witness(es).”4
His thoughts are almost so identical to my book that my heart races as I read his views. He is so close to the truth. I had always highlighted the inconsistency that our ‘alien creators’ couldn’t get their stories straight about where they were from. Once they were from planets in our own solar system, but we’ve visited those planets and shown them to be liars. Now they come from distant star systems where we cannot test their claims. In short, they can’t all be our creators and therefore they cannot all be correct! Redfern now sees it too.
“It’s much the same with the way in which—in both Contactee and Abductee cases—the aliens aren’t just keen to tell us which planet, star-system, or galaxy, they’re from. They’re more than a bit too keen to do so. Once it was Venus and Mars. Then, it was Zeta Reticuli. Or is it the Pleiades? The problem is not so much where they claim to come from. Rather, it’s their eager insistence on letting us know where they’re from—and time and again. There’s another issue, too. Over the decades, we have allegedly been visited by long-haired Space Brothers, stacked Space-Babes, black-eyed and large-headed dwarfs, bipedal reptiles, praying mantis-type creatures, and … well … the list goes on and on. But, they all seem perfectly comfortable with the Earth’s gravity, temperature, oxygen levels, etc. Doesn’t that strike you as a bit odd?”
The last point about being compatible with Earth’s atmosphere was another inconsistency that I’d highlighted. He continues to reinforce my own findings:
“They’re not at all unlike multiple accounts that one can find in numerous religions. In fact, they’re near-identical. Lives are radically changed, and people find themselves on new paths. Gods, angels, demons, the ‘little people,’ and—today—aliens: it’s all one and the same. A force that we presently don’t understand and which impacts upon us—and manifests before us—in a fashion that is relevant to the people of the particular era in question.
“But, I can say for sure that, every year, my views that we are dealing with something much stranger than ET grow stronger. The main reason: the phenomenon works too hard to come across as alien. As McKenna said: ‘We are part of a symbiotic relationship with something which disguises itself as an extra-terrestrial invasion so as not to alarm us.’”
A wise man once said:
“What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun” (Ecclesiastes 1:9 NIV).
Often creationists get accused of not coming up with original research. Here is one example where the secular researchers (if they choose to be honest with their findings as Mr Redfern has done) are coming to the same conclusions. It’s also a wonderful confirmation that once again using the Bible as our filter we can help dissect and discern one of the most puzzling mysteries of the modern era and show it for what it really is. My interview with another former New Age UFO researcher and MUFON investigator showed he also found the Bible was the only thing that could adequately explain the phenomenon.
I applaud Mr Redfern for his candid views and for his honesty in putting the usual reinforcement syndrome to one side and, potential books sales, to speak the truth about his findings. It’s a rare thing. I will be sending Mr Redfern a signed copy of Alien Intrusion: UFOs and the Evolution Connection with my prayers that he also finds the One who is the truth.
References and notes
- John Keel, Operation Trojan Horse (Lilburn, GA: Illuminet Press, 1996), p. 266. Return to text
- Story, Ronald, The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Extraterrestrial Encounters, in an article by Jacques Vallée, pp. 753–754. This article was a summary of his conclusions in his 1977 book Unidentified Flying Objects: The Psychic Solution. Return to text.
- Vallée, Jacques, The Invisible College, New York, E.P. Dutton, 1975, p. 207. Return to text.
- Redfern, N., UFOs: Extraterrestrial? Probably Not … , mysteriousuniverse.org/2016/04/ufos-extraterrestrial-probably-not, 6 April 2016. Return to text.