Over 15 million Americans claim to have seen a UFO. Worldwide
there are a hundred sightings a day. There is a close encounter of the third
kind somewhere every day in addition to all the close encounters of the
first and second kind. Some of these sightings were multiple-witness
sightings, occasionally involving thousands of witnesses to one event.
Ninety percent of those who claim to have witnessed a UFO never report
their sightings. 1 Three percent of Americans claim to have been
abducted by aliens! 2 Some of these figures are several years old and
doubtless the numbers have gone up, yet even so they testify that
something important is going on. And, something very deceptive and
dangerous. The purpose of this paper is to shed some light on the dangers
associated with alien contact and show why some of these things are
A. In C.I.M Outline #40, "UFOs: The New Deception," Bill Crouse
identified the nature and spiritually deceptive qualities of alleged
UFO and alien activity. Though many of these accounts are
frauds, hallucinations, dreams, normal aircraft mistaken for
UFOs, etc., many others are not explainable by natural means.
For many of the latter cases, Bill's paper suggests that demonic
involvement is a possible way to understand these encounters.
B. I agree, and in this briefing outline I take the investigation one
step further by following these ideas out to their logical
conclusions. This discussion is designed to answer this question,
"If these strange events (UFO sightings and alien encounters) and
are really occurring, why are they happening and what could be
the purpose behind them?"
C. For the sake of this discussion, I assumed that these events, or
other incidents very much like them, have happened and are still
happening. This was my starting point. I cannot validate that any
of these events have taken place; all we can do, short of having a
personal experience or other direct evidence, is sort through the
materials and measure them against the biblical record.
D. There have been accounts of UFOs for thousands of years, but it
was in the late 1940s that our current phase of interest began.
Today we are aided in our search for the truth about UFOs by a
rich assortment of events and experiences and by the perspective
of fifty years of investigation. It is now possible, for example, to
see patterns not readily apparent in earlier years.
E. It seems clear that Satan and his fallen angels may be somehow
involved in UFO sightings and alien encounters. And, I think that
most evangelicals who take the time to read and to think about it
will agree. These evil beings are obviously very effective in using
this means of deceiving and entrapping the spiritually naive.
F. What is not so obvious is that there may be a deeper and even
more sinister level of demonic involvement in this area. A few
Christian writers are now suggesting that the whole alien/UFO
scenario may have great eschatological (prophetic) significance.
That is, it may change the way you see some end-time events.
Intrigued? Then please read on. But, please remember, we're
simply trying to inform you and warn you based on the
information in these books. Some of this material may be very
disturbing, but if any of this does come to pass, you'll hope that
your unsaved loved ones got disturbed enough to find out the
truth and come to faith in Christ. Please withhold judgment until
you have read the entire paper and checked the Scriptures
[Usage note: In UFO literature, all human-like beings
(humanoids) not from earth are extraterrestrials whether Satan,
the fallen angels, the good angels, the Lord Jesus Christ, false
new age Christs, spirits of all kinds, etc. The terms "alien" and
"extraterrestrial" and "ET" are often used interchangeably.]
II. SHOCKING NUMBERS OF PEOPLE CLAIM TO HAVE BEEN
ABDUCTED BY ALIENS.
The first accounts of alien abductions in the U.S. trickled in during
the early fifties. Those involved were ridiculed as mentally deranged
or scorned as shameless fakers. The numbers increased over the
years to the point that estimates of abductees run into the hundreds
of thousands in the U.S. and tens of millions worldwide. Some polls
indicate 3% of Americans believe they have been abducted by aliens.
3 What are we to make of all this?
III. AN OVERVIEW OF HUMAN ABDUCTION BY ALIENS.
The Abduction Usually the episode begins with the abductees at
home in bed asleep or driving in a car late at night. If they are
driving, they will usually see strange lights or actually see a UFO,
and many times, they will feel drawn to the landing site. At this point
there is often a temporary mental "blackout" for about two-thirds of
the contactees. Often these people will claim later that they are
"missing" several hours of time from their memory. In these cases
hypnotic regression is the only way to determine what happened
during the blackout phase because spontaneous recall of activities on
board an alien craft are very rare. If the encounter begins while the
abductees are sleeping, the first things they notice are a bright light
and a humming sound coming from outside. Next, they encounter
short (3-5 feet), hairless humanoids with gray-colored skin and
experience a deepening paralysis and the sensation of floating out a
window (or through the wall or roof) towards the waiting UFO. 4
Inside the Alien Craft When they find themselves inside the craft, the
abductees almost universally undergo very thorough physical
examinations. Also, special emphasis is placed on examining the
abdominal area of females and the genitalia of both sexes. Women
often have ovum removed for what they are told is reproductive
purposes. Men frequently have sperm harvested for the same
reasons. Occasionally, abuductees are told that these removals are
for various reproductive procedures and for producing hybrid
offspring, that is, half-human, half-alien children. Actual sexual
intercourse is reported in only a small percentage of these encounters.
Many abductees claim that small metal or ceramic implants (1 3 mm)
are left in their nasal cavities, in their skulls, or in other parts of their
bodies. Apparently, some of these implants have been surgically
removed, but there is no proof that they have an alien source, nor is
their purpose known. 5
The Alien Message to Humanity Routine communication by aliens to
humans is largely accomplished telepathically. Another common
element in these encounters is the presentation to the abductee of long
detailed messages on large screens inside the craft. These
communications usually warn of cataclysmic events and destruction
coming upon the earth. Sometimes the information is blatantly
religious, claiming (1) that we humans were created by the aliens, (2)
that the aliens are trying to promote us along the road of evolution by
their hybrid breeding program, and (3) that mankind must unite,
through alien supervision, into a one-world government and a
one-world religion in order to survive. 6
IV. AFTEREFFECTS OF ALIEN ABDUCTION
The personal reactions of victims after alien abduction or extensive
alien contact point out the demonic nature of these extraterrestrial
visitors. Abductees often have trouble sleeping, experience headaches
and restlessness, and many have feelings of fear, dread, or
hopelessness, and other psychological symptoms that can last for
decades. On the other hand, a minority of the victims experience deep
joy and a sense of being "home" while on the craft. Some abductees
state that they feel "chosen" for some great purpose and become
evangelists faithfully sharing the message of the aliens. There is also
the unaccountable loss of time, and after abduction the victim's speech
patterns are often altered and a robot-like voice is soon evident. The
voice seems to come from deep inside the person, and there are
noticeable pauses in response to questions. The person often appears
to be controlled, or some would say, possessed. 7 Many get deeper
and deeper into the occult. The old expression goes, "Curiosity killed
the cat." When it comes to the occult, in general, and UFOs, in
particular, untempered curiosity and a lack of spiritual discernment
can be fatal to humans both physically and spiritually. 8
V. A PROFILE OF ALIEN ABDUCTEES
A 1993 study of people who had simply reported seeing UFOs
revealed no psychological abnormalities. In fact, their psychological
health was judged superior to some of the comparison groups. Among
those, however, who claim to have been abducted the presence of
certain characteristics is noteworthy, though no specific type of
personality stands out. "Abductee surveys have revealed that the
overwhelming majority of abductees have shown an interest in
paranormal activities, Eastern religions, and [the] New Age
world-view." 9 Other common characteristics of abductees are other
abductees in the family, a marked openness to new and unusual
experiences, a highly dysfunctional family background, and
victimization by sexual abuse as children. Some abductees, but not
all, have had several UFO sightings prior to their abduction. The fact
that very few born-again Christians show up among abductees is
VI. THE INITIAL PURPOSE OF ALIEN ABDUCTIONS
In warfare soldiers often "soften up" an area with artillery ahead of
the invasion forces. Or, they may send in covert teams to clear
obstacles, stash equipment, or plant various pre-set devices. These
measures are designed to lower the cost of the invasion and make it
go smoothly. According to the authors of the book s referenced in
this paper, the initial purpose of the last forty to fifty years of UFO
sightings, abductions, and "messages," has been to prepare earthlings
for the arrival of the aliens, to make their arrival and deceitful plans
less frightening and more palatable to the people of earth. These
efforts have been largely successful.
VII. THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF THE ALIEN AGENDA
The ultimate goal of the aliens is to deceive and mislead as many
people as possible in order to keep people from coming to saving faith
in Jesus Christ. Step one in this process is creating a favorable
climate for their ideas and presence. This is done through abductions
and their messages to humanity. And, for a variety of reasons, the
media and popular entertainment, have helped popularize the idea of
extraterrestrials coming to earth to help mankind avoid disasters,
nuclear war, environmental calamity, etc.
Another step in their plan is counterfeiting biblical events. The aliens
apparently have a plan to counterfeit both the Rapture of the Church
and the Second Coming of Christ. Though some Christians see these
as occurring simultaneously, others see them as separate events. In
this paper we will explore how the aliens plan to counterfeit the
Rapture. The term rapture is not in the original Greek nor in the
English versions of the Bible, but is from the Latin meaning "caught
up." The term refers to Christ's return in the air (as distinguished
from His Second Coming to the earth) for believers, both living and
dead, who are "caught up" to be with Him. It is also called the
"Blessed Hope" because proponents of this theory believe this event
will allow them to be in heaven with Christ while the people on earth
go though horrible judgments. One of the main goals of the
extraterrestrials according to some Christian writers is to confuse
people about the Rapture and explain it away by putting
forth a scenario that seems similar yet is drastically different. Please
read carefully these two passages from the New
Vs. 13 But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about
those who are asleep [have died], that you may not grieve,
as do the rest who have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died
and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have
fallen asleep [have died] in Jesus. 15 For this we say to you by the
word of the Lord, that we who are alive, and remain until the coming
of the Lord, shall not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For
the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the
voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God; and the dead in
Christ shall rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be
caught up together with them in the clouds to meet
the Lord in the air, and thus we shall always be with the Lord. 18
Therefore comfort one another with these words (1 Thess. 4:12-18).
Behold, I tell you a mystery; we shall not all sleep, but we shall all be
changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet;
for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable,
and we shall be changed. For this perishable must put on the
imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality (1 Cor. 15:51
Now read this passage from the book Project World Evacuation
written in 1993. "The Great Evacuation will come upon the world
very suddenly. The flash of emergency events will be as a lightning
that flashes in the sky. So sudden and so quick in its happening that
it is over almost before you are aware if its presence. . . .
Our rescue ships will be able to come in close enough in the twinkling
of an eye to set the lifting beams in operation in a moment. And all
over the globe where events warrant it, this will be the method of
evacuation. Mankind will be lifted, levitated shall we say, by the
beams from our smaller ships. These smaller craft will in turn taxi the
persons to the larger ships overhead, higher in the atmosphere, where
there is ample space and quarters and supplies for millions of people."
(The italics are mine and indicate quoted or paraphrased material from
the Bible.) 11
The alleged source of this material tells us a great deal. It was
allegedly channeled from a extraterrestrial named Ashtar, leader of the
Ashtar Command, a very powerful being and a prominent name in
UFO circles.12 This name is also familiar to readers of the Old
Testament, though the gender is different. Ashtar (also Ashtaroth or
Ashtoreth) was the name of a Canaanite goddess of fertility. The
Canaanites' vile, licentious worship of Ashtar provoked God's wrath
and led Him to demand their extermination by the Israelites.13 In his
communique Ashtar said his purpose was to save the earth from the
same fate that blew to bits the planet Lucifer (note that name).14 Of
course, Lucifer is the angelic name of Satan. It's not coincidence that
certain names just keep popping up.
According to aliens the reason for evacuating people from earth is to
save them from the catastrophic earth changes that are coming. "Earth
changes, the ETs have insisted, are caused by the presence of
pollution within the body of Mother Earth. And like a living organism
with an infection, Mother Earth needs to cleanse herself of the
pollution as well as the 'dark forces'
who no longer fit in....The dark forces are a group of individuals
whose thought patterns are of the past."15 They are holding back the
earth and keeping the forces of light from evolving to the higher state
of consciousness. 16 The "dark forces" are Christians who must be
removed because their thinking is of the past; that is, they refuse to
obey the demonically inspired teachings of the aliens. The evil forces
are even prepared for questions about those who will be taken away.
Many of these beings who are leaving this planet at this time have
completed that which they came todo. It is a time of great rejoicing
for them. Do not feel sad about their leaving. They are going home.
Many are waiting to be with them again....Many beings must move
on, for their thought patterns are of the past. They hold on to these
thoughts that keep Earth held back. 17
Remember that though this makes a good story, in actuality this event
is the Rapture and God is in control, not the aliens/demons. They are
ultimately doomed, but they will deceive many with their clever cover
story of UFO evacuation and Mother Earth cleansing herself. This
deception is one of their last desperate acts.
According to many well-known Christian writers and Bible teachers,
Satan and his fallen angels are operating under the cover of visitors
from outer space (extraterrestrials from other planets or as aliens in
UFOs) in their latest assault on humanity. Just as there was an
explosion of demonic activity when Christ was on earth, many Bible
scholars expect another eruption of demonic activity during the last
days before He returns. This may be that time or the beginning of it.
At some point Satan will be thrown to earth and realizes that his time
is short (Rev. 12:7 12). If this is that time or just near that time, then
however you breakdown prophetic events, the Rapture and the
Second Coming are getting very close. A Christian writer who has
investigated UFOs for many years writes that he knows of no case in
which the message of an extraterrestrial has met the conditions in 1
John 4:1 3 commanding us to test the spirits to see whether they
acknowledge that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh and is from God.
18 We must warn everyone we know to "have nothing to do with
the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them" (Eph. 5:11).
In this paper we have tried to unmask the mysterious deeds attributed
to extraterrestrials and aliens and expose them as more deception by
the enemy of our souls, Satan and his fallen angels with a different
approach and some new disguises, but the same age-old deception.
1. Thomas, pp. 38 40. 2. Missler and Eastman, p. 9. 3. Ibid., pp. 9, 98,
101, 105, 114. 4. Ibid., p. 106. 5. Ibid., pp. 104, 106 8. 6. Ibid., pp.
108 9. 7. Segraves, pp.33 43; and Missler and Eastman, p. 110. 8.
Alnor, pp. 242 64. 9. Missler and Eastman, p. 109. 10. Ibid., p. 110.
11. Lewis and Shreckhise, p. 16. Tuella, Project World Evacuation, Inner
Light Publications, pp. 128 29, cited in Missler and Eastman, pp. 185, 195
96. (The italics are mine and indicate quoted or paraphrased material
from the Bible.) The reference to lightning is from Matthew 24:27 which
refers to the Second Coming of Christ to the earth, not His coming for the
believers in the clouds (the Rapture). Still, it shows a conscious effort to
draw on biblical language and familiar ideas that touch a responsive chord
with people. 12. Alnor, p. 130, and Missler and Eastman, p. 187. 13.
Thomas, pp. 202 3. 14. Alnor, p. 139. 15. Missler and Eastman, p. 186.
16. Ibid. 17. Kay Wheeler, "The Time Is Now, " Connecting Link
Magazine, Issue 23, cited in Missler and Eastman, p. 189. 18. Alnor, p.
For Further Study
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MESSAGES & THE TRUTH OF SCRIPTURE. Grand Rapids,
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Idaho: Koinonia House, 1997.
Segraves, Kelly L. SONS OF GOD RETURN. Old Tappan, N.J.: Fleming
H. Revell, 1975; Spire Books, 1975.
Thomas, I. D. E. THE OMEGA CONSPIRACY: SATAN LAST
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