What Does the Bible Say About UFOs?

By on July 27, 2011

In this generation, there is a phenomenon that has been chronicled by academics and dramatists alike. It is well known throughout all levels of society. At first, it was viewed as a myth; now it carries the veracity and weight of any other commonly-reported social phenomenon. Virtually anyone in any culture … worldwide … is conversationally familiar with it. It has reached the level of keychain fobs and bumper stickers.

In documentary fashion, motion picture theaters and television productions have presented it many times. It is a subject loaded with dramatic potential, both in the realms of human pathos and foreboding paranoia.

But, of surpassing interest is its spiritual dimension. It spans the fullness of all questions surrounding God’s creation, His sovereignty and the mysteries inherent in the dark forces that oppose Him. It brings Paul’s statement about, “… principalities, powers and rulers of darkness in high places,” into stark, glaring focus.

In polite society, this phenomenon is virtually taboo. Merely to bring it up places one in the category of the kooks and the crazies. A courteous silence usually surrounds reports of the wondrous event, rather like that accorded ghost stories, or tales about Bigfoot and dinosaurs plodding through the remote swamps of Africa.

We refer to a macabre and puzzling phenomenon that has fascinated us for the last sixty years. Some say that records of it may be found even centuries earlier. We must call it by its name: UFO abduction.

As we press forward into the early years of a new millennium, we finally have enough information about this subject to draw certain conclusions … all of which are dark, forbidding and frightening.

More than that, these events carry elements of an unclean, putrescent evil that draws us ever deeper into the arena of the spiritually impure. One quickly realizes that in this venue, spiritual combat is a pulsating reality. There is the real sense that, by probing into the dark recesses of this pit without the help of God and the presence of Christ, one could suffer very real spiritual injury.

But for the Christian, there is both security and hope in even the darkest realm. Not surprisingly, the Bible provides the precise information that makes this unexplainable circumstance quite explainable.

Biblically, the contemporary UFO abduction story becomes a mystery solved. More than that, it is yet another prophetic truth that reminds us just how close we really are to the end of the Church Age.

This having been stated, let us return to an event that subtly changed the path of modern history. In the early 60’s, it became the subject of countless articles in the top magazines. It was documented on prime-time television.

A Classic Case of Missing Time

It launched a best-selling book: The Interrupted Journey, by an acclaimed reporter, John Fuller. It documented the story of a married couple driving home at night. In fact, it was a mid-September night in 1961. Barney and Betty Hill were returning from a vacation trip to Quebec. Driving south between Lancaster and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, they found themselves being pursued by what they described as a mystery ship that, at first, looked like a star or satellite. Then, its movements became more erratic. It appeared to be dropping lower and lower.

At last, they could see that it was a bright, round glowing object. After a time, they saw it at treetop height. It appeared to them as a flying disc, larger than an airliner. Stopping the car, Barney found that he could look into its large windows with his binoculars.

There, he was horrified to see humanoid creatures, with staring eyes that sent a profound hysteria coursing through his entire being. He ran back to the car and attempted to escape. At that point, everything lapsed into blackness for a period that they would later determine was about two hours of missing time.

The next thing they knew, they were consciously aware of driving the last few miles into Portsmouth. Arriving home in a curious state of distress, they were totally unaware that they had been the object of what has now become the classic UFO abduction case.

In the period that followed, it took them literally years to unravel the mystery of what had happened during those two hours. And when they finally succeeded, their horrific memories became the subject of a best-selling book mentioned above, and a full-length motion picture.

What had befallen them became a classic case, containing all the now-familiar elements of abduction. First, there was the complete blanking of their memories. Then Barney found himself subject to extreme anxiety, accompanied by nightmares and the inability to sleep. Both were highly disturbed, but didn’t know why.

Without the lengthy help of psychiatrist Benjamin Simon, M.D., it is doubtful that they would ever have unscrambled the source of their ensuing mental distress. Finally, however, the details came out.

These details included descriptions of the huge “spaceship,” its crew and interior arrangement, along with a remembered “star map” which had hung on one of its inside walls. With the help of astronomers, Betty later recalled it as depicting an area of space in the constellation we call Pegasus, and its brightest star, Alpha Pegasi. She labeled other stars on her map with well-known star names. At the time, radio astronomers even noted that a mysterious radio source seemed to originate from this exact spot. Some speculated that the signal might have an intelligent source.

The abduction had also included a series of “medical exams.” Both Barney and Betty were subjected to these. As in other well-known cases, the examinations seemed to focus upon their reproductive systems.

Both were sure that the beings came from another planet, and were simply bent upon doing some sort of local reconnaissance in our solar system. There was much speculation about their methods and motives.

It was the sixties, when old ways were being dropped, and a new world of socialized idealism was on the horizon. Space travelers, inter-species medical exams and the hint that we were about to embark upon intergalactic diplomacy caught the public’s imagination.

Their story fit the times as surely as did the later appearance of Star Trek, Captain Kirk, Spock, Doc and Scotty. The Hills were, for a time, launched into unwilling celebrity. Then, interest in their encounter faded into what for them was a blessed obscurity. A few years later, Barney passed on. After that, Betty occasionally spoke of the event, expressing the certainty that her abductors had meant no harm, but were simply an advanced scouting party.

Still, when their experience exploded into the public consciousness in 1966, they were greeted by ridicule and official skepticism.

In the years since, the watershed event that brought the Hills to fame has not faded away. Rather, it has become a booming enterprise. As we shall see, these strange abductions are a growing presence. At present, hundreds, thousands and most likely even hundreds of thousands have encountered a similar fate.

The Hills, and others like them, became convinced that planet Earth is being visited by explorers, representing many planets and races. Abductees believe that we are only a short time away from being told “the whole truth,” in a global disclosure that will reveal many bizarre secrets now known only by certain high government officials.

During their abductions, they were told by the aliens that humanity has nothing to fear; that they are here on a mission of peace. In fact, these “space travelers” often hint that they are humanity’s creators, having returned in these last, critical days to check up on their work.

Method in Their Madness

But as one tries to make sense of the aliens’ collective utterances, gaping inconsistencies appear. Serious research yields great doubt about their beneficent intent. And after a little more study, even their identity comes into question. Rather than being benevolent emissaries, they seem to have darker motives.

And rather than being space travelers, they seem much more like the fallen ones described in the Bible. In fact, they seem exactly like the angels and demons who followed Satan, and who are engaged in an ongoing warfare against the elect of God. Christians need to be aware of these events, and the dark forces behind them.

What they are doing and why they are doing it are questions that must be dealt with by the faithful. And why are they doing it just now, as the events of Bible prophecy seem so close to fulfillment?

Historically, there is a quality of inscrutability surrounding the UFO phenomenon. Citizens the world over have reported sightings for years, as governments the world over explain them away with clearly absurd rationalizations. “Swamp gas,” “the planet Venus” and “spent Russian rocket boosters” and hundreds of similar cover stories have been offered as explanations as far back as one cares to check.

Now, however, there is growing evidence that our government leaders have known all along that something was afoot.

Operation Majestic 12

Of late, several writers claim to have unearthed above-top-secret government documents that directly pertain to modern UFO history. Perhaps the most famous of these is manually-typed on older typewriter paper that has apparently met the tests of historical experts. That is, it passes examination for age, chemical composition and watermarking.

Its authenticity has occasionally come into question, but it is so representative of an entire class of similar documents that we include it here. It provides the information needed to explain the biblical link between the dark heavenly forces and the one-world government so clearly presented in the prophecies of the Bible.

Each page of this document is stamped “TOP SECRET/MAJIC — EYES ONLY.”

It is headed, “BRIEFING DOCUMENT: OPERATION MAJESTIC 12 — PREPARED FOR PRESIDENT-ELECT DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER: (EYES ONLY) — 18 NOVEMBER, 1952.”

Apparently, “Majestic 12” was the title given to a group of 12 high-ranking insiders. All of them were Admirals, Generals or government scientists. According to the document, itself, the group “… was established by special classified executive order of President Truman on 24 September, 1947.”

This white paper deals with the subject of disc-shaped aerial objects. They soon came to be called “flying saucers,” the term coined after pilot Kenneth Arnold sighted flying discs over the Cascade Mountains in Washington. That had happened on June 24, 1947, the year that flying saucers came of age.

These are mentioned in the MAJIC report, along with the famous Roswell event, described as follows: “… little of substance was learned about the objects until a local rancher reported that one had crashed in a remote region of New Mexico located approximately seventy-five miles northwest of Roswell Army Air Base (now Walker Field).

“On 07 July, 1947, a secret operation was begun to assure recovery of the wreckage of this object for scientific study. During the course of this operation, aerial reconnaissance discovered that four small human-like beings had apparently ejected from the craft at some point before it exploded.”

The 8th page of this document features a short memo to the Secretary of Defense, purportedly from President Harry Truman, dated September 24, 1947:

“Dear Secretary Forrestal:

“As per our recent conversation on this matter, you are hereby authorized to proceed with all due speed and caution upon your undertaking. Hereafter this matter shall be referred to only as Operation Majestic Twelve.

“It continues to be my feeling that any future considerations relative to the ultimate disposition of this matter should rest solely with the Office of the President following appropriate discussions with yourself, Dr. Bush and the Director of Central Intelligence.”

It now seems that this and other similar documents are authentic. This being the case, we must assume that top-level government agencies have been pursuing their interaction with UFOs ever since.

Close Encounters

Who were the “four small human-like beings,” mentioned in this mysterious document? Were they really from outer space? Until recently, it might have seemed that this was indeed the case. But evidence now available through study of the UFO abduction phenomenon offers an alternative suggestion — one that is in perfect agreement with the biblical world-view. They may, in an unexpected way, be from right here on planet Earth!

In the 1950s, various flying lights in the sky were sighted around the world. The year 1956 is considered a “flap” year by UFO historians. That is, this particular year witnessed numerous, blatantly obvious sightings that popped up on a variety of fronts. During this decade, even Washington, D.C. was the site of a huge display of the mysterious lights.

The ’60s brought continuing waves of these sightings. The late astronomer and UFO researcher J. Allen Hynek called these events, “Close Encounters Of The First Kind.” Lights, spheres, disks and similar phenomena came to be considered so normal that belief in them was a given. Of course, everyone pretended to be a scoffer. But general acceptance of “flying saucers” was almost universal.

Hynek labeled sightings that left ground traces as, “Close Encounters Of The Second Kind.” If beings were sighted leaving the craft, the event was logged as a “Close Encounter Of The Third Kind.”

Beginning in the 1950s and continuing on into the ’80s, the Air Force’s Project Blue Book supposedly recorded and analyzed UFO sightings. Dr. Hynek exposed its real purpose: It was actually used as a front for UFO secrecy, while the real mission of research and enhanced contact continued behind the scenes.

Something was going on, but it was being kept top secret. Dr. Hynek’s “UFO Report” was published in 1977, but its statistical approach only documented what everyone had already accepted. It failed to throw any light on the real intentions of those behind the phenomenon.

The Celestial Kidnappers

In spite of the Barney and Betty Hill case, it was not until the late seventies and early eighties that there was a real attempt to understand the motives behind the preceding thirty years of peculiar aerial displays.

In 1981, Budd Hopkins published his landmark book, Missing Time. In the text, he investigated seven cases of UFO abduction, each distinguished, as the title suggests, by an unaccountable period of time when nothing could be recalled by the central participants. He was the first to suspect that literally thousands of such abductions were being carried out on a systematic basis. For the first time, he noted that many cases previously thought to be merely visual sighting cases — Close Encounters Of The Third Kind —were actually only the tip of a submerged memory.

It was being discovered for the first time that there were, in fact, “Close Encounters Of The Fourth Kind.” These involved not only the sightings of lights in the sky, but close, personal encounters with the flying vehicles and their alien occupants. And these encounters were not simply visual. They involved physical contact with the aliens — involuntary physical contact that amounted to nothing short of kidnapping!

Mr. Hopkins’ groundbreaking study showed that, like the Hills, thousands of abductees came away from their experiences with little more than a vague unease and a need for the resolution of conflicting feelings. At the emotional level, they were left with strange, deep-seated fears of certain sights and locations, seemingly for no reason at all. Perhaps they were even able to sense that something awful had happened to them, but that was as far as it went.

Only later and with much counseling were these victims able to say that they had been blocked from remembering a long and horrifying abduction event that had taken place against their will. They were belatedly made aware that they had literally been dragged kicking and screaming into glowing ships that were obviously of unearthly origin. Paralyzed, they often reported being floated into these ships by “antigravity” beams.

Secondly, he discovered that virtually all the UFO abductees he studied had suffered multiple abductions. Usually, these began in childhood (around the age of six or seven) and proceeded on a rather routine basis until the individual reached the age of forty or so. The fact that the abductors continue to hold to this pattern is very important. As we shall later see, it provides an important clue to the reason for their activity. In fact, this thirty-year “window of opportunity” makes a great deal of sense, when seen from an alien perspective.

And here, we use the term “alien” loosely. It can easily cover the trans-dimensional beings referred to in the Bible as fallen angels and demons!

Thirdly, all his interviewees reported being subjected to a sort of medical exam. Virtually every abduction includes this regimen. But the more investigators have reviewed these quasi-medical exams, the more they suspect that they aren’t really “examinations” at all, at least not in the usual human sense of the word.

Victims are left with sores, visible scars and scoop marks on their bodies. They often suffer from inexplicable pains and unexplainable symptoms of illness. Their misery is often a mixture of both mental and physical complaints. Often, they are simply inconsolable, living in a half-dream world of unresolved conflict. Later, they discover the reason for their distress, that during the “examinations,” their bodies had been used in the most abominable ways.

From the early days of the Hills’ experience in the 60’s, to current reports, strange “surgeries” are a central part of the abduction experience. More often than not, these involve the bodily organs of reproduction. Using strange probes, clusters of “vacuum needles,” and diabolical-appearing instruments, the aliens are preoccupied with obtaining “samples,” and implanting their unwilling patients with substances and devices.

Because of their obsession with human reproduction, investigators have concluded that some sort of breeding experiment must be central to the “aliens” order of events. But what is it? The celestial kidnappers continue to operate in mysterious seclusion. Can we discern their motives? More importantly, just what sort of “aliens” are they?

Missing Babies

Budd Hopkins’ second book, Intruders, published in 1987, focused upon a single case, that of Kathie Davis, a young woman who experienced multiple abductions. His two-and-a-half year study of her life produced a series of disturbing conclusions. To be sure, genetic experimentation was taking place. But it was more than that.

As Hopkins studied her case (and similar cases pertaining to other young women), he was surprised to discover more than missing time. He also discovered what he came to call the “Missing Baby Syndrome.”

Kathie and other female abductees were discovering themselves mysteriously pregnant after their UFO experiences. Then, a short time — a few weeks to three months later — they would discover that their pregnancies no longer existed. To their horror, they discovered that their fetuses were being harvested by the aliens, and transported away to some unknown location!

Later, during subsequent abductions, their abnormally tiny babies were brought out and presented to them in a strange “bonding” ceremony. The infants appeared to be only partly human. They were tiny by human standards and appeared wan, big-eyed and listless. However, some seemed more human than others.

Hopkins writes, “When Kathie described being shown the tiny, seemingly hybrid baby, she reported a striking new detail: The UFO occupants apparently wanted her to hold the infant so they could observe something about human touch and human emotion. For the moment Kathie’s role was that of an instructor; her abductors — as well as the baby — needed something that only she could provide. ‘It has something to do with touch, and the human part … they don’t understand, but they’ll learn.’ It occurred to me afterwards that this need for a demonstration of maternal feeling might be the reason why UFO occupants have apparently shown various female abductees their half-human offspring, if that term is even approximately correct.”

A Serious Question

Assuming that the experiences of Barney and Betty Hill and Kathie Davis represent factual events, we are forced to answer some questions, or rather, one specific question: Since most students of Bible prophecy believe that we are now living in the latter days — when world conditions are accurately described in Scripture — why don’t we see descriptions of these alien abductors there?

As we shall see, there are ranking authorities who attest to the widespread and frequent occurrence of UFO abductions. Furthermore, they assert that these are not random events. There is a pattern and purpose to their actions. They are now a global force. Therefore, we should see them mentioned in Scripture.

The good news is that we do. But in order to recognize them, we must realize that these alien beings are lying about who they are.

Does the Bible mention anything at all about latter-day invasions of Earth from other planets or galaxies? It does not. Does the Bible mention anything at all about races of beings who dwell in those faraway places? Again, it does not.

However, it does mention sentient beings who are not human. Throughout the Bible, in ascending and descending ranks, they are seen, not in the physical realms of this universe, but in another dimension. The natural dwelling-place of these creatures lies beyond the extent of human vision, concealed by the veil of time and space.

Sometimes, as in the books of Job and Revelation, we see them gathered around God’s throne. At other times, we see them engaged in specific work, as in the days of Moses in Egypt, when the messenger of death brought his curse upon the firstborn of Egypt. Or, in the days of the Old Testament, when they carried Elijah the prophet home in a fiery chariot.

They are the angels of heaven, normally invisible to human eyes, but engaged in the work of God, as seen in Daniel 7:9, 10, at the judgment of the nations: “I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.

“A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.”

As these angels go about their God-ordained work, they lie just beyond our world. They are associated with some sort of fiery wheel, evocative of the modern “flying saucer.” Apparently, they can see us, but we can’t see them. Unless, that is, they momentarily materialize.

On occasion, they deign to assume human form, as they did with Abraham, in Genesis 18, when “three men” visited him and his wife Sarah. He fed them, and one of them promised Sarah a son. The works of the good angels ring true throughout Scripture, providing perfect models for those who would be God’s true servants.

But in Satan’s rebellion, a number of them made the supremely bad decision to follow the lawless one. In so doing, they became totally corrupted — the slaves of evil. Led by Satan, their ranking members became “the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation,” mentioned in Jude 6. These have been imprisoned, “reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.”

In other words, says Jude, these once-high beings sinned so grievously that God, Himself, imprisoned them for special judgment at the Great White Throne.

But Satan and perhaps millions of his followers are still free to oppose the redemptive work of God.

The Apostle Paul said that they are arranged in ranks, answerable to the devil:

“Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places” (Ephesians 6:11,12).

Here, the Christian is warned to be spiritually strong. The devil’s schemes are as numerous as they are devious. His servants are here listed as “principalities,” called in the Greek, archons. They are the dark angels of high rank who are still free to roam, unlike the chief offenders, who have been imprisoned in the underworld. Totally answerable to Satan, they carry out his plans, acting as his eyes and ears in this dimension.

Next in rank are the “powers,” or exousia. They are the delegated authorities of lower order and power, but are still capable of effecting powerful acts of wickedness.

Below them are the “rulers of … darkness,” who are called pantokrators. They are the innumerable hoards of demon spirits, foot-soldiers in the army of Satan. Some of them may not be so brilliant, but they are totally dedicated, working to plant evil thoughts, and to possess the minds and hearts of humans, who might otherwise become redeemed to God’s purpose.

Finally, we come to the lowest order of demons, perhaps numbering in the billions. They represent the massive presence of evil (“spiritual wickedness”) in the dimension just beyond human vision. Their influence reaches down to the level of everyday human life on planet Earth.

Ancient Human/Demon Interactions

As we have mentioned before, the ancient pagan peoples of the world viewed the demons as a coexisting race on the face of the planet. They considered them friends, who upon occasion, were even able to bestow blessing upon the fortunate. Offerings were often left out for them.

To them, the demons existed in a hazy netherworld, visible to human eyes only when they allowed it. Nevertheless, they were considered real. They were thought to be able to fly, and were often seen in the presence of natural wonders, such as blazing globes of light, and fiery “flying shields.”

They were seen as the ghosts of the “great ones,” who once lived upon the Earth in the days before the destruction of Atlantis, a great culture brought to an end by a flood-borne cataclysm.

Virtually the entire world has some belief system that includes these demons. In the Orient, they are seen as the unhappy ghosts of ancestors, expressing some dissatisfaction or other. Primitive pagan tribes see them as nature gods. Others have concocted a host of vampires, werewolves, ghosts, goblins, trolls, etc., to explain the presence of demons.

In the British Isles and Europe, they are the fairies and assorted “little people” who dwell in the forests.

But in the last century, the “scientific age” took control of Western thought, and such antiquated beliefs were quickly discarded. However, they were soon replaced by something quite acceptable to the scientific mind: Science fiction, such as that written by Jules Verne and H. G. Wells fueled the public imagination with thoughts of lunar excursions, flights to Mars and trips through time.

At the turn of this century, we began to be visited by strange aerial vehicles of unknown origin that soon began to be identified as travelers through space and time. The dirigible-like flying machines seen all over the United States in 1897 became the Martian spaceships of the 1930s and the flying saucers of 1947.

The “little people” had successfully mutated their persona to match the current belief systems; demons had become space travelers. For a while, they were the “little green men.” Then, in the sixties (and especially after the Hills’ watershed experience), they became the short, thin, big-headed, black-eyed little “grays” that are so much a part of our popular culture.

In his 1969 book, Passport to Magonia, Jacques Vallee documents this very important fact. He writes, “We have now examined several stories of abductions and attempts at kidnappings by the occupants of flying saucers. These episodes are an integral part of the total UFO problem and cannot be solved separately. Historical evidence, gathered by [Walter] Wentz, moreover, once more points in the same direction.

“‘This sort of belief in fairies being able to take people was very common and exists yet in a good many parts of West Ireland …

‘The Good People [fairies] are often seen there (pointing to Knoch Magh) in great crowds playing hurley and ball. And one often sees among them the young men and women and children who have been taken.’

“Not only are people taken, but — akin flying saucer stories — they are sometimes carried to faraway spots by aerial means.”

He quotes Wentz again, who writes, “A man whom I have seen, Roderick MacNeil, was lifted by the hosts [fairies] and left three miles from where he was taken up. The hosts went at about midnight.”

These otherworldly creatures, whom we would characterize as demons, manifest themselves in many ways. The subject of many stories on the old sod, they are said to live in a land beyond human vision, called by some, Magonia.

Vallee writes, “The physical nature of Magonia, as it appears in such tales, is quite noteworthy. Sometimes, it is a remote country, an invisible island, some faraway place one can reach only by a long journey. Indeed, in some tales, it is a celestial country … This parallels the belief in the extraterrestrial origin of UFOs, so popular today. A second —and equally widespread — theory, is that Elfland constitutes a sort of parallel universe, which coexists with our own. It is made visible and tangible only to selected people, and the ‘doors’ that lead through it are tangential points, known only to the elves. This is somewhat analogous to the theory, sometimes found in UFO literature concerning what some authors like to call the ‘fourth dimension’ — although, of course, this expression makes much less physical sense than does the theory of a parallel Elfland. (It does sound more scientific, however!)”

His point is well taken. The more one studies the ancient phenomenon of an evil world of corrupted spiritual creatures, the more one sees that they are capable of assuming any appearance, as long as it will gain them entrance to the societies of their victims. The author notes that fairies “… take men and women, especially pregnant women or young mothers, and they also are very active in stealing young children. Sometimes, they substitute a false child for the real one, leaving in place of the real child a broom with rugs wrapped around it or one of their children a changeling.”

The belief in changelings is ancient, its origins lost in the fog of early history. Basically, it is the belief that demons can carry away a young child, leaving in its place one of their own race, indistinguishable from the original child.

Vallee notes, “A recent television series has capitalized on this aspect of UFO lore. In the show, the human race has been infiltrated by extraterrestrials who differ from humans in small details only. This is not a new idea, as the belief in changelings shows. And there is a well-known passage in Martin Luther’s Table Talk, in which he tells the Prince of Anhalt that he should throw in the Moldau [River] a certain man who is, in his opinion, such a changeling — or killcrop, as they were called in Germany.”

If a man so renowned as Martin Luther believed that aliens (or demons) could abduct a child and substitute a counterfeit, we must admit that such a belief was widespread among intellectuals in the sixteenth century.

The M.I.T. Conference

A contemporary gathering of intellectuals was convened in a five-day conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It began on June 13, 1992, and was co-chaired by M.I.T. physicist David E. Pritchard and Harvard psychiatrist John E. Mack.

A prominent presenter at the conference was Dr. David M. Jacobs, associate professor of history at Temple University. The conference was documented in a 1995 book called, Close Encounters of the Fourth Kind — Alien Abduction, UFOs, and the Conference at M.I.T. It was authored by C.D.B. Bryan.

By way of introduction, he writes, “The central focus of the alien-abduction program is, according to Jacobs, the collection of human eggs and sperm. He, like his mentor, the New York artist and abduction-phenomenon authority Budd Hopkins, supports the most sinister explanation for the aliens’ presence among us: They are, as Hopkins wrote in his book, Intruders, engaged in ‘an ongoing genetic study,’ and ‘the human species, itself is the subject of a breeding experiment.’

Conference co-chairman John E. Mack had previously written a note of introduction about Jacobs: “The idea that men, women and children can be taken against their wills from their homes, cars and schoolyards by strange, humanoid beings, lifted onto a spacecraft, and subjected to intrusive and threatening procedures is so terrifying, and yet so shattering to our notions of what is possible in our universe, that the actuality of the phenomenon has been largely rejected out of hand or bizarrely distorted in most media accounts. This is altogether understandable, given the disturbing nature of UFO abduction and our prevailing notions of reality. The fact remains, however, that for thirty years and possibly longer, thousands of individuals who appear to be sincere and of sound mind and who are seeking no personal benefit from their stories have been providing to those who will listen consistent reports of precisely such events. Population surveys suggest that hundreds of thousands, and possibly more than a million, persons in the United States alonemaybeabductees,or‘experiencers,’as they are sometimes called.”

Looking into this phenomenon for the first time, a Christian is likely to have a sense of revulsion, even a discernment of something basically unclean. Untold thousands of hapless victims are routinely violated, desecrated and tortured. More than that, they seem to be lasciviously abused.

Investigators note that the first stage of an abduction is a physical examination, as victims are probed, flexed and palpated. Tissue samples are taken without anesthesia. Implants are inserted, also without the benefit of anesthetic. This often involves a small ball-like insert on the end of a thin rod. This is most often inserted into the nose. Victims hear a crunching sound as it penetrates bone, then the long rod is withdrawn, with the ball missing.

These procedures are most often performed by the tiny “grays,” but tall beings, carrying an air of authority, are reported as being in charge. These beings can stare into the victim’s eyes, and are apparently capable of inducing any emotion or state of mind that they desire, including involuntary sexual arousal, used during their breeding and hybridization procedures.

Bryan writes, “When Mindscan is completed, or sexual arousal is at its peak, Jacobs continues, ‘the Tall Being immediately commences a set of gynecological procedures designed to collect and implant eggs, or urological procedures to remove sperm. Women feel that something is put into them. They are told, ‘Now you are pregnant.’ They wake up the next morning and feel pregnant. They test positive for pregnancy. It doesn’t make any sense. Usually, they are abducted again and are told, ‘We’re taking it out now’ or ‘It’s time now.’ They feel that something is being removed from them, that they are no longer pregnant,’ Jacobs reports. ‘There is very strong anecdotal evidence to support this.’”

The Program

In his 1992 book, Secret Life, Dr. Jacobs utilized scholarly methods to document UFO abduction accounts. In an introductory note, he writes, “This book is based on the testimony of some sixty individuals with whom I have explored more than 300 abduction experiences, and it includes transcripts or accounts of my interviews with more than twenty of them.”

In this phenomenon, there is no shortage of subjects. He writes, “An unpublished survey that I conducted of more than 1,200 students at Temple University who answered a written questionnaire suggests that as many as 5.5 percent of them have potentially had abduction experiences. Similarly, a study done of 275 respondents to a magazine’s survey searching for potential abductees came up with 6 percent. Projecting that number to the population as a whole yields as many as 15 million people in the United States who might have had abduction experiences.”

For the last few decades, counseling groups have been organized to bring aid and comfort to those who had this unfortunate experience. There are hundreds of such groups, hosting group meetings with thousands. Jacobs’ witnesses were taken from all over the U.S., and had no opportunity to consult with each other.

What do the aliens want? Dr. Jacobs concludes that, “… they want to use the ability humans have to recreate themselves. They want human sperm and eggs. They want human physical involvement with the offspring. They want complete knowledge of the reproductive areas of human life. They also want knowledge of our mental and non-reproductive physiological processes. With Mind scan and other mental procedures they might also want knowledge of how humans function within society.”

According to Dr. Jacobs’ research, however, they do not want human advice.

They never reveal anything about their true origins or their motivations. They seem to have a fervency of purpose, but no one has yet discerned for sure what it is. They pretend to be from other locations in the universe, but much evidence (such as that presented by Dr. Vallee) suggests that Earth is their home world. Like the good angels, they can remain invisible until it suits their purpose to do otherwise.

Among Dr. Jacobs’ close confidants was another highly-respected man, an academic at Harvard University, the late Dr. John E. Mack, M.D., who was a professor of psychiatry at The Cambridge Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He was a man of impeccable credentials.

One should, therefore, sit up and take notice of his scholarly book, entitled simply, Abduction. Published in 1994, it is subtitled, “Human Encounters with Aliens,” and postulates that the Earth is now under a strange threat from an alien force. His book is based upon the study of thirteen of his clients, “none of whose experiences are attributable to mental illness.”

His lengthy study concludes in a description of what he calls, “The Hybrid Program.” He writes, “The pioneering work of Budd Hopkins and David Jacobs has shown what is amply corroborated in my cases, namely that the abduction phenomenon is in some central way involved in a breeding program that results in the creation of alien/human hybrid offspring.

He writes, “My own impression is that we may be witnessing something far more complex, namely an awkward joining of two species, engineered by an intelligence we are unable to fathom, for a purpose that serves both of our goals with difficulties for each. I base this view on the evidence presented by the abductees themselves.”

These electrifying words from a learned man suggest that a superior force is about to take control of our “global village.”

This being the case, why don’t the aliens simply land on the White House Lawn and take over? Dr. Mack answers this question by saying that in his experience, this isn’t the way they think. Of their method, he says, “It is subtler, and its method is to invite, to remind, to permeate our culture from the bottom up as well as the top down, and to open our consciousness in a way that avoids a conclusion, that is different from the ways that we traditionally require. It is an intelligence that provides enough evidence that something profoundly important is at work, but it does not offer the kinds of proof that would satisfy an exclusively empirical, rationalistic way of knowing. It is for us to embrace the reality of the phenomenon and to take a step toward appreciating that we live in a universe different from the one in which we have been taught to believe.”

So the question becomes, what reality, then, should we accept? Dr. Mack writes from a secular point of view that assumes no particular spiritual reality. But as a researcher and documentarian he is, nonetheless, acquiring a particular view of universal reality. And it is the aliens that are systematically giving it to him. Dare we suggest that he is the victim of propaganda? We would, in fact, say Satanic propaganda. In the process, he has become far more accepting of the aliens’ assumed “program” than have other researchers.

By 1998, when Dr. Jacobs had completed a great deal more study, he published The Threat. The title of his book says it all. He is now totally convinced that the aliens are a dark force among humanity. His work is based upon 700-plus interviews with alien abductees. Also, he references a Roper survey of 6,000 adults. As a tenured associate professor of history at one of the nation’s most esteemed universities, his voice carries much weight. His books display a relentless logic and complexity. Suffice it to say that he powerfully makes his point.

It is important to stress that his perspective is secular, academic and intellectual. He doesn’t write with a spiritual view. Christians, however, are able to analyze his work through the lens of Scripture. His conclusions demand some form of biblical response.

This latest book concludes that the alien threat is fourfold: Abduction, in which victims are selected with great care and secrecy. A Breeding Program, in which aliens, “… collect human sperm and eggs, genetically alter the fertilized embryo, incubate fetuses in human hosts, and make humans mentally and physically interact with the offspring for proper hybrid development.”

Following this, there is a Hybridization Program, in which the aliens genetically alter and inbreed humans over generations, giving them a more human appearance.

Finally, there is an Integration Program, apparently to prepare abductees for some future event or events. Dr. Jacobs describes this phase as follows: “Eventually, the hybrids or the aliens themselves integrate into human society and assume control.” He observes that some of them have already completed this phase. Apparently, they are undetectable.

Based upon his observations, he concludes that their stunning goal is not far in the future. In other words, he sees them as having almost completed the series of accomplishments necessary to achieve their final expectation.

Will they pull it off? A faithful Christian would say that they won’t … at least, not as long as the Holy Spirit and a Spirit-filled people still populate the Earth as a discernible group.

The alien plan involves a soon-coming transformation in the culture of our world. They refer to it as “The Change,” often giving their victims the impression that it will suddenly come around the turn of the Millennium. One of the abductees was told that it would happen “around 1999.” Another was told that it would be, “Very, very soon.” Still another was informed that, “… there will be no necessity to continue national governments. There will be ‘one system’ and ‘one goal.’”

Every Christian should find such terminology quite familiar! Students of Bible prophecy have been talking about such an event for many years. We are well familiar with a global government led by the Son Of Perdition.

A Quick Look Back

As we and others have often pointed out, the UFO phenomenon has evolved through many forms since its initial “coming-out” in Kenneth Arnold’s 1947 sighting of “flying saucers.”

In the 1950s, there was a rash of cheap books and movies, with the theme, “flying saucers have landed.” There were contacts with “Venusians,” “Martians” and “invisible beings from the center of the Earth.” Contactees like George Adamski, George Van Tassel, Truman Bethurum and Gray Barker established a kind of “kookiness,” that debunked the phenomenon. At the same time, public consciousness of it continued to grow, as it does to this day.

Van Tassel published a magazine called, “The Proceedings of the College of Universal Wisdom.” Bethurum’s, “Aboard a Flying Saucer,” told of meetings with a beautiful Venusian spaceship captain. Barker’s, “They Knew Too Much About Flying Saucers,” is a UFO-paranoia piece that tells about missing researchers who got too close to the truth. In 1962, Barker wrote the introduction and epilogue to Albert K. Bender’s famous “Flying Saucers and the Three Men,” the single groundbreaking book on the infamous “Men In Black.”

The flaky fifties gave way to the solidifying sixties. Observed cases became less fleeting and more substantial. Daylight Disks and Nocturnal Lights gave way to the proliferation of UFO landing cases. Perhaps the most famous example of this phenomenon was the case of New Mexico highway patrolman Lonnie Zamora. In 1964, he spotted an egg-shaped craft with extended landing legs. It disappeared behind a hill. He quickly drove to the spot, where he sighted it on the ground. Two small “men” were apparently inspecting its exterior. When he arrived, they quickly boarded and took off in a burst of flame. Their machine left distinct landing pad marks and chemical traces. Such sightings set the tone of human/UFO contact, until the event that changed all parameters: The Barney and Betty Hill abduction.

The Propaganda Machine

To use the old phrase, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that, in this century, humanity has been subjected to a propaganda campaign. From 1947 to the present, UFO aliens have presented themselves as everything from Martians and Venusians to Tau Cetians to Alpha Pegasians. As twentieth-century perceptions have shifted, their identities have shifted to meet current social expectations.

At the dawn of our atomic age, they said they were here to save mankind from a hideous extinction by fire and radiation.

With the birth of the environmental movement, they suddenly told their victims that they were here to save mankind from climatic catastrophe.

These days, they present no excuse. They simply go about the work that has apparently underlain their comings and goings for many years.

It appears that they are engaged in the sorry business of stealing the human birthright. Such work is intrinsically impure, base and immoral. What they can’t create, they are most willing to corrupt.

They have done it before, and according to the words of the Lord, Himself, they will try to do it again.

Who are they? They are the master propagandists: the fallen angels and their demonic followers. Over the centuries of man’s existence, they have posed as various demigods, superhumans, human-animal aberrations, fish-gods, forest-gods, tree-gods, bird-gods, etc. They are willing to take on any form that will be accepted by the society of the day.

Now, they are “spacemen,” come here to save mankind. But, in reality, they are dark overlords in the service of Satan, come forth to corrupt mankind, producing a race of pseudo-humans who can represent them in this dimension.

They did it before, as described in Genesis 6:4-6:

“There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.

“And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

“And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.”

Commentators too numerous to mention have seen in this passage the miserable story of a humanity corrupted by dark forces of spiritual wickedness in the heavens. They broke God’s law by descending into this dimension to mate with humans, producing a mutant race called, “giants.” These were the nephilim, Hebrew for “the fallen ones.”

They were unclean and genetically corrupt creatures whose total preoccupation was evil in all imaginable forms. God determined that they were irredeemable; they had to be destroyed. “But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.

“These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God” (Genesis 6:8, 9).

Quite simply, the righteous Noah and his family had escaped the filth dumped upon mankind by the intruders from on high. Noah was generationally (genealogically and genetically) perfect. The Lord brought him through the judgment flood to start a new race. Our Lord prophesied that this horrifying scenario would break forth once again … in the latter days:

“But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

“But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

“For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,

“And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be” (Matthew 24:36-39).

Here, Jesus is clearly speaking of future judgment, the Tribulation, Second Coming and certain events that will surround it.

He says that His coming will happen at a time when social conditions will resemble those that plagued the world in the days of Noah. From Genesis 6, we now discern that these will include an invasion of dark forces from the heavens.

Is it premature to say that this has already begun to happen? And if so, does it not tell us that end-time events are very, very close?

The UFO abduction phenomenon is only a mask for fallen angels who have departed from their natural domain to engage in the filthy work of creating an alternate race that will act as their proxies.

UFO researchers deduce that they are trying to genetically produce versions of themselves that will be able to function in this environment. But this doesn’t logically fit what we know to be true about mankind.

Man was created by God, not aliens from outer space. Satan attempted to thwart God’s redemptive purpose in the Garden of Eden. Later, his servants succeed in corrupting very nearly the entire race.

Satan, the liar, is recognizable in the deceitful activities of the “space brothers” and their UFOs. First they claim to be one thing, then another. But all along, their motive is to destroy humanity before it can be redeemed by God. Satan has many servants.

As Jesus told the Pharisees, “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it” (John 8:44).

The devil’s chief method is the lie. In the current UFO abduction activity, we can recognize it once again. Hybrid human/aliens are nothing more or less than the corrupt progeny of the fallen angelic host. For over 5,000 years, their method has not changed.

Now, as then, they pry into the forbidden areas of human procreation. Lascivious and power hungry, they seek to set up their own race, and their own province of control.

But only in the last fifty years have their activities acquired a speed and purpose that tells us what time it is, prophetically speaking. Jesus told us, in effect, that when we begin to see such things come to pass, His appearance would not be far behind.

Now, as never before, we must be watchful, and attentive to that momentous event. The program of the Antichrist is almost in place.