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theory of the origin of UFOs.

The following file contains the table of contents, preface,

and Part One (first three chapters) of the second edition of

the book "Unmasking the Enemy," by Nelson S. Pacheco,

Ph.D., and Tommy Roy Blann. This file is provided free of

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Visions and Deception in the End Times

Nelson S. Pacheco, Ph.D.

Tommy R. Blann

Copyright(C) 1993-94 by the authors

Second Edition

Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 93-92744

ISBN 1-885152-01-9

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Disclaimer: This book contains no currently classified

government material. All material labeled as classified has

either been declassified by proper government authorities or

else has been shown to be fraudulent, and is stated in this

book as such. All incidents related in this book are based

on events which to the best of our knowledge are true and

accurate. The names of some individuals have been changed,

however, to respect their privacy.

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First Edition March 1994

Second Edition October 1994

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We are indebted to many individuals and organizations for

the research reported herein. We thank the many

investigators associated with the ParaNet(sm) computer

network administered by Michael Corbin. These investigators

have given much of their personal time in placing a great

deal of UFO research in the public domain on this network,

allowing individual investigators access to data that would

otherwise have been very difficult to obtain. Our research

was also facilitated by material obtained from the Fidonet

and MUFONET computer networks through the UFOria node in

Clifton, Virginia, administered by Allen Roberts.

We thank Joseph J. Stefula, Richard D. Butler, and

George P. Hansen for permitting us to quote their research

into the Linda Napolitano case, and use material from their

paper. John White also provided us with information from

his research that has been very useful. We would also

liketo thank the members of the Shoubra Research Project for

making their research available to us.

We had the advantage of accessing research done by some

professional UFO organizations that have dealt with this

difficult subject for many years, and who have done a fine

job of researching individual accounts and interviewing

witnesses. Among these organizations are the Mutual UFO

Network (MUFON), the Center for UFO Studies (CUFOS), and the

Computer UFO Network (CUFON).

We thank Bill Jackson, journalist, Greeley, Colorado,

and Tom Adams, Project Stigma, Paris, Texas for permission

to use their photographs. In addition we thank Gabe Valdez,

Don Rystrom, Harry "Tex" Graves, Eddie Wagstaff, Bob

Reisenauer, Daniel Eubank, Billy Perkins, Ken Norman, and

Chris Lambright for providing their assistance in our

research efforts over the years.

We are indebted to Don Meehan, of the World Peace

Center in New Jersey, for information about the alleged

Montclair apparitions. We are likewise indebted to a number

of Marian Peace Centers for much of the information on

current apparitions of the Virgin Mary. Among these we

would especially like to thank the Colorado MIR Center and

the Pittsburgh Center for Peace. In addition, there are

numerous individuals to whom we are indebted for the Marian

material. Among the countless individuals who directly or

indirectly assisted us in this book are Dr. John Jackson,

Dr. Ted Saito, Terry Harbison, Francie Bremer, Veronica

Moreland, Don Meehan, and Lewis Sawyer. There are many

others whom we do not list by individual name, but who

helped us with this book more than they realize. Their

loyal and prayerful support has been crucial to its


In summary, we are very much in debt to a number of

individuals, and whatever success this effort achieves is

due to their assistance. Any errors of commission or

omission in this work, on the other hand, are totally the

responsibility of the authors.



The sun had set on a routine day in the small

Massachusetts town of South Ashburnham in 1967. Six years

had elapsed since the townsfolk were inspired by the

energetic new leader in the White House, and five years had

passed since the sobering events leading to the Cuban

missile crisis. The 1950's era of innocence had passed, and

major victories over social evils such as racial segregation

had been won in the courts, if not in the hearts and minds.

But now the nation was in the grips of its Vietnam trauma,

and once-cherished standards of patriotism and morality, for

better or worse, were crumbling. They were being replaced

with sweet-sounding words like peace and justice, the age of

Aquarius, and mind expansion. Even respected university

professors such as Harvard's Dr. Timothy Leary were

proselytizing the psychic benefits of a drug known as LSD.

It was said that such drugs would bring the enlightenment of

surreal visions. It seemed as if the pre-eminence of

traditional science was on the wane, while the paranormal

was on the rise...

As with the majority of her neighbors, Betty Andreasson

and her family were spending a quiet evening in their South

Ashburnham home. Suddenly the lights went out, and Betty

noticed a reddish-orange light coming through the kitchen

window. Betty's father went to see what it was. He thought

he saw some strange beings outside jumping around like

grasshoppers before his mind went blank. At that moment,

Betty's daughter, her grandfather, and all family members,

except Betty, found themselves unable to move and unaware of

anything. Betty looked towards the kitchen and saw four

entities entering the house through the kitchen door, not

through the frame, but through the kitchen door itself...

Five thousand miles away and fourteen years later, it was a

typical warm summer day on the Yugoslavian countryside.

That afternoon of June 24, 1981 was the feast day of St.

John the Baptist. The two teenage girls, Ivanka Ivankovic

and Mirjana Dragicevic decided to go for a walk on a nearby

mountain. As they walked, they may have been speaking about

any of the things that teenager all over the world speak --

school, boys, chores, parents. Suddenly Ivanka saw ahead of

her a luminous figure. It was the indistinct form of a

young girl in a gray robe, whose face was gently shining.

The only strange thing was her luminous nature and that she

was hovering about a yard off the ground...

That same summer the farmers in the southern English

countryside noticed something unusual. Someone or something

was forming strange patterns in their grain crops. Circles

would appear overnight in the middle of the crop fields, and

there seemed to be no tracks or any other evidence left

behind. Ranchers in the Midwestern United States

experienced something even more sinister. They found some

of their cattle killed and mutilated in ways that normal

predators would not perpetrate. The mutilations were

precise, with only certain organs removed, such as sex

organs, tongues, and eyes...

Throughout the civilized world people became

disillusioned by the norms of society, the conventions of

traditional religion, and the discipline of science.

Instead, they became enamored with the "Light," peace and

love promised by the "New Age" -- seeking answers they could

not find elsewhere. Well-known movie stars such as Shirley

MacLaine began drawing followers not to the movie theater,

but to their own centers of alleged enlightenment.

Thousands paid dearly for the opportunity to listen to such

leaders. As the fire sprinklers went off by mistake in a

hotel ballroom at one such gathering, the thousands of

faithful remained there, getting wet, while chanting their

favorite mantra. Some gurus began "channeling" disembodied

spirits, proclaiming that mankind had to change in order to

avoid ecological disaster. Other leaders formed more

dangerous cults, and many were to lose their lives for the

sake of these new self-proclaimed Messiahs.All over the

world there were reports of apparitions of the Virgin Mary,

with similar messages of love and hope, and also warning

about coming "chastisements" if mankind did not change its

spiritual ways. Secular society remained oblivious to, or

skeptical of, these events. In the meantime, the structure

of society continued a downward spiral leading to a loss of

faith in religion, science and even the human spirit. People

questioned societal mores as never before...

In the early part of this century the above paragraphs

would have read like sheer fantasy. To us living in the

closing days of the 20th Century, however, they are accounts

of events believed by countless millions around theworld.

Are they true? If so, are they related? Most importantly,

what do they mean? These are some of the questions

addressed in this book.

Many books have been written about the UFO phenomenon.

Entire libraries could be filled with data, articles, and

manuscripts written by professional and amateur researchers

in this enigmatic area. The same can be said about

apparitions of the Virgin Mary and related angelic

phenomena. Many organizations, universities, and spiritual

centers have done extensive research into so-called "Marian"

(relating to the Virgin Mary) theology and apparitions. The

almost nonexistent body of material synthesizing all of

these phenomena and discussing them within a common context,

however, is surprising. Particularly when one comes to the

conclusion, as we have, that our society is in the midst of

a concerted campaign of deception being promoted by certain

individuals who are themselves under deception by

"consciousness" that inhabits the twilight world between the

real and the surreal -- similar to what Carl Jung called

"archetypes of a collective subconscious," and what

religions calls angelic beings. In particular, it is our

belief that we may be witnessing today the definitive battle

in this war of deception. Mankind may be at the very

threshold of the door into what is variously described as

the "end times" or "Omega Point" -- not the "New Age" of

psychic transformation, but the time for making hard moral

choices at the risk of perishing as individuals and as a

society.We do not state this hypothesis lightly. We realize

that this statement is subject to questions and doubts, and

dismissal out of hand by many. In supporting our

hypothesis, we will necessarily be revisiting many

traditional religious concepts which our society has

jettisoned and that our young people may never even have

learned. As books like The Tao of Physics suggest, however,

science is itself finding it increasingly difficult to

ignore or reject these same religious concepts. There does

appear to be a spiritual realm, tightly intertwined with our

human consciousness while at the same time transcending this

consciousness.If you have read this far, we invite you to

look at the evidence we present with an open mind. If,

after digging through this evidence, you still do not accept

our hypothesis, you might at least be entertained by some of

the unusual accounts we relate. You might also be informed

and warned by some of our other accounts -- accounts of cult

activity, drug involvement, and even murder. On the other

hand, if what we claim is correct, this may be the most

significant book you have ever read, because it may prevent

you from falling into the dangerous deception into which

countless millions have already fallen...






























FATIMA, PORTUGAL (1917) - 62




































HOAX! - 161







GARABANDAL, SPAIN (1961) - 173

ZEITUN, EGYPT (1971) - 176

ESCORIAL, SPAIN (1980) - 178




SHOUBRA, EGYPT (1986) - 183

HRUSHIV, UKRAINE (1987) - 187







SATAN - 203
























NOTES - 270




"I believe there is a machinery of mass

manipulation behind the UFO phenomenon; it aims at

social and political goals by diverting attention

from some human problems and providing a potential

release for tensions caused by others. The (UFO)

contactees are part of that machinery. They are

helping to create a new form of belief: an

expectation of actual contact among large parts of

the public. In turn, this expectation makes

millions of people hope for the imminent

realization of that age-old dream: salvation from

above, surrender to the greater power of some wise

navigators of the cosmos. They may not be from

outer space.....Their methods are those of


Dr. Jacques Vallie

UFO author & Astrophysicist

Messengers of Deception

Ever since the late 1960s, claims of the paranormal

have increased and have assumed respectability within the

general public. From the alleged psychic spoon bending of

Uri Geller through the past-life regressions of Shirley

MacLaine and the sightings of UFOs, the paranormal bombards

us -- so much so that it has lost much of its supernatural

aura and has become an acceptable topic of routine

discussion. Television and newspapers periodically carry

tales of strange events. These events range from mysterious

and elusive Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs), through

serendipitous circles in the English countryside, to

accounts of cult leaders with seemingly hypnotic powers over

their followers. Then there are the myriad alleged

apparitions of the Virgin Mary...

Many reports are from credible individuals that have

had frightening experiences with something that they still

do not understand. Here is an excerpt from one such


Q: Can you tell me about the one that made you

think you had experienced something really


A: Yes, it was when I was twenty. I was living

in Jamestown, California, at the time with three

other young people in an old house outside of

town. One night I returned to my bedroom after

getting up to use the bathroom. I turned off the

light, got in my bed, and lay on my left side. As

soon as I lay down I knew there was something in

the room with me. I could feel it thinking. I

immediately became aware of something moving to me

from across the room and it stood on the foam pad

right in front of my face and made a depression

there that my hands, that were up by my face,

started to roll into. Then suddenly there was a

weight on top of my body that pushed me down

through the support of my pad in to the floor and

held me there paralyzed. There also was a loud

sound in my upturned right ear that sounded as

though something was yelling or shouting or

exhaling against my ear. It was one long sound

though there was no variation in timbre,

frequency, or pitch and it continued for the

entire time that I could not move...

Such accounts have been explained as being hypnogogic

or hypnopompic (between the sleep and awake states)

hallucinations, demons, aliens, temporal lobe abnormalities,

the effects of tectonic stress, or just overactive

imaginations. Although determination of the cause of such

accounts is important to researchers, their effect on the

belief structure on our society is even more important and

consequential. As recent surveys of the American people

show, almost one in five responded positively when asked if

they had ever had an experience of waking up paralyzed with

a sense of a strange person or presence or something else in

the room. Similarly, almost one in five reported having

seen, either as a child or as an adult, a terrifying figure

-- a monster, witch, devil, or some other evil figure in

their bedroom, closet, or elsewhere.

What is happening? Is any of this believable? Are we

reacting to tales from the mentally unbalanced? Or is

something really there? Something as monumental to the

future course of human society as the harnessing of fire or

the industrial revolution? Only a few conventional

scientists have anything to say about this difficult

question. Those that do are drastically divided in their

hypotheses. The explanations range from the natural to

those such as Harvard psychiatrist John Mack who claim that

these accounts represent visitations from alien

intelligences. Others, like Laurentian University

psychologist Michael Persinger, claim that such episodes are

explainable as electrical or biochemical transients in the

brains temporal lobes, caused by piezoelectric effects

along earthquake faults. Then there are the pseudo-

scientists and the self-professed experts, many of them

charlatans or worse. Outright fraud is being perpetrated on

our society, and there is no one we can call to expose it.

The few legitimate scientists and theologians that deal with

these matters risk censure from their peers. In the

meantime, the average person is left to deal with the

implications and ramifications of these phenomena as best

they can.


The UFO phenomenon is among the most notorious for

sensationalism. UFO sightings are so commonplace that the

press no longer carries such reports unless they are truly

sensational. Those that are carried on the news wires

usually involve personal accounts of a fantastic sighting by

one or more seemingly credible individuals. Their stories

are sometimes accompanied by blurry photographs, ambiguous

videos, or suspicious marks left on the ground. At this

point, government officials are interviewed and asked if

they have any explanation for the phenomenon. The response

is almost always that there is no natural explanation. No

aircraft was flying in the area, no unusual weather

phenomena were reported, etc. We are left hanging, our

faith in rationalism shaken and our sense of the ability of

civil authorities to safeguard our own security diminished.

Are UFOs real? As Jacques Vallee points out, that

question may no longer be important. What is important is

that the majority of Americans now believe in the existence

of UFOs, and most of those accept the hypothesis that we are

being visited by extraterrestrials (ETs)1. Even classic

skeptics such as astronomer and author Carl Sagan are now

willing to admit that there may be something unusual and

unexplainable happening2. Traditional churches remain

fairly silent on the subject, and individuals are left on

their own to decide whether visitations from intelligent

life on other planets is theologically acceptable, and what

impact paranormal phenomena have to their faith. Those that

profess no particular religion seek the same answers, but

within philosophy and science rather than religion. But

science discounts or avoids the subject, and philosophy

offers little comfort. Often, the response of the

individual is to ignore these reports and hope that they go

away. But there they are again, in the press and on TV.

What are we to do?

Ever since the Hollywood productions "Close Encounters

of the Third Kind" and "ET" were released, a sort of folk

mythology has developed around the thought that we are being

visited by well-meaning cute little extraterrestrials who

come to study us and to keep us from destroying ourselves.

As the more recent films "Communion" and "Fire In the Sky"

show, Hollywood is beginning to tune in to another message:

that whatever or whomever is visiting may not be so cute or


Over the last decade, the classical flying saucer type

of UFO sighting has been accompanied by even more bizarre

paranormal events that, although different in their physical

manifestations, are similar in their impact on society:

human abductions, cattle mutilations and crop circles. As

we show in this book, there is a sinister web of deceit

connecting all of these manifestations. Much of it is out

and out fraudulent and/or criminal. What is happening, and

why is it happening? Television and the cinema are very

good at creative interpretations of the what, but they fall

well short on the why. We propose that it is because both

the what and the why are best addressed within a spiritual

context -- an area from which secular society has divorced

itself over this century.


The "baby boom" generation was fascinated in the 1950s

by the thought that the Saturday morning Flash Gordon

serials might actually come true. As we got older, we

realized that simplistic notions of interstellar travel, ray

guns, and so forth collapsed under the reality of scientific

materialism. These imaginary things were replaced by their

exciting, if much more modest, real-life counterparts: earth

satellites, manned lunar flights, and robot ships to the

planets. There were also more dangerous realities:

thermonuclear weapons, missiles, and directed energy


We were also confronted with reports of the paranormal

that were not easily dismissed -- as if someone was

titillating us with the unknown. Furthermore, there seemed

to be some direction to all of this. The phenomenon was

getting more complex over time. Over the last 30 years we

have seen the UFO phenomenon evolve from visual reports of

simple discs and lights in the sky to radar observations,

physical traces, close encounters, and sinister accounts of

human abductions. In the 1960s many were mesmerized by the

preachers of free love, drugs, and the Age of Aquarius, and

said they experienced a psychic transformation. The

practice of "channeling," long used by mediums, began to

spread among devotees of New Age religions. Shortly after

that, in the early 1970s, other sinister phenomena appeared:

cattle mutilations and crop circles.

At the same time as this was happening, and unbeknownst

to many, alleged apparitions of the Virgin Mary began to

increase. Such apparitions are legendary, with the 1531

apparition at Guadalupe, near present-day Mexico City, being

particularly well known in the Americas3. The Roman

Catholic Church has traditionally taken a very slow,

deliberate, and skeptical approach to alleged apparitions.

But the current number of alleged apparitions has

outstripped the capabilities of the Church to conduct their

investigations. Never in history has there been such a

large number of reported apparitions as there has been in

the latter half of the 20th Century4. Some of these alleged

apparitions follow traditional form, while others are more

similar to channeling. This phenomenon has caught the

attention of not only Roman Catholics, but that of authors

who have traditionally dealt only with secular subjects.

For example, Michael Brown, an investigative author known

for his exposi of the Love Canal environmental disaster, has

recently authored The Final Hour5, containing a dramatic and

well-researched sweep through the major modern-day

apparitions of the Virgin Mary.

While the two seem to be independent of each other, we

will show that some of the phenomena associated with

apparitions of the Virgin Mary are uncannily similar to

other paranormal phenomena. For example, light flashes so

often reported at recent apparition sites of the Virgin Mary

are similar to flashes of light often associated with UFO

sightings. The historical juxtaposition of UFO sightings

and visions of the Virgin Mary is also suspicious. In 1846

the Virgin Mary allegedly appeared to two children in

LaSalette, France, and gave them some ominous prophecies.

Among these prophecies the following statement appears:

Let the Pope be upon his guard against miracle

workers, for the time is arrived when the most

astounding prodigies will take place on the earth

and in the air.

The word prodigy comes from the Latin word prodigium

that means omen, or monster. Webster's defines "prodigy" as

(1) a portentous event, something extraordinary or

inexplicable; or (2) an extraordinary, marvelous, or unusual

accomplishment, deed, or event. So it seems that the

LaSalette prophecy was about extraordinary or inexplicable

events, possibly associated with "omens" or "monsters,"

taking place both in the air and on the earth.

A few years after that prophecy there began a wave of

reports of people seeing strange airships with beings in

them. These reports came from people who were not very

likely to have known about LaSalette (even today most Roman

Catholics are not aware of LaSalette, at least in the United

States). The numerous reports were of advanced airships

that passed in the sky. One such airship allegedly crashed

into a windlass on a farm owned by a Judge Proctor in

Aurora, Texas. There were other reports of debris being

recovered from such crashes and alien bodies being buried.

If true, this was certainly among the most significant of

occasions in the history of mankind. If false, who is

responsible for such tales, and just as importantly, what

are they trying to accomplish?

The Aurora account was a precursor to one of the most

famous of all UFO cases: the alleged crash of a flying

saucer outside Corona, New Mexico in 1947. Debris was

supposedly recovered by the Army Air Force, which issued a

hasty press release saying that a "Flying Disk" had been

recovered. The press release was retracted the next day,

but thirty years later Air Force intelligence officer Major.

J. Marcel claimed that the object was not of this earth, and

that the press conference had been a sham. Interviews with

over 150 witnesses reinforce the anomalous nature of object.

This became the source for a recent best-seller, Majestic,

by novelist Whitley Streiber6.

The LaSalette message not only predicted that we would

see "outstanding prodigies on the earth and in the air," but

also that the Pope should be "upon his guard against miracle

workers." If the Pope was to be warned, that could only

mean that the manifestations (prodigies) would represent a

threat to traditional organized religion, or at least to the

Roman Catholic church. LaSalette even prophesied what we

could interpret today as UFO abductions, of which we will

have much to say in a subsequent chapter:

Lucifer, with a very great number of demons will

be unchained from hell. By degrees they shall

abolish the Faith, even among persons consecrated

to God ... Satan shall have very great power over

nature (God's punishment for the crimes of men)

... Some persons shall be transported from one

place to another by these wicked spirits ... (our


Not only are these words ominous in today's context,

but they purport to say who or what is really behind these

phenomena: personified evil in the form of the legendary

devil, Lucifer or Satan. Modern society tends to dismiss

such concepts and explain them in terms of psychological

constructs. But in spite of the liberation supposedly

brought on by scientific materialism and humanism, evil

thrives in our world as strongly as it ever has. Perhaps it

is time to revisit some of these "archaic" and forgotten


If we look closer, we note that LaSalette is repeating

world events foretold in the Christian Bible and in the

defining documents and legends of many other religions. In

Mark's Gospel, Christ is quoted as saying, referring to the

end of the world, "For false Christs and false prophets will

appear and perform signs and miracles to deceive the elect -

- if that were possible.7" Over the last century, and

particularly today, we may be seeing that prophecy being

unfolded. We have witnessed "signs and miracles" in the sky

in the form of UFOs, and as we shall describe, "prodigies in

the earth" with sinister occult activity such as cattle

mutilations and crop circles. Deceit is everywhere to be

found. We will explore these events in detail in this book.

Is there a personified evil -- a Satan -- and, if so, is he

really behind this? We have seen faith diminish, and people

report being "transported from one place to another by these

wicked spirits" in the form of UFO abductions. Could all of

this be somehow tied together? If so, is it all part of the

same phenomena, or is it contradictory?

There is much confusion today. In the midst of this

confusion, religious revisionism has made an inroads with

some curious dogmas that attempt to reconcile what is

happening today in terms of a new type of enlightenment.

For example, according to some (even Christian ministers

such as the Reverend Downing), Christ was in reality an

extraterrestrial and Biblical miracles can be explained as

early rudimentary accounts of UFOs. Others readily accept

the validity of any alleged messages from the Virgin Mary,

especially if they are accompanied by mysterious flashes of

light or any other sign of the paranormal. They are

oblivious to the dangers of following false prophets that in

the extreme may lead to suicide in the jungles of Jonestown,

Guyana or to a fiery death behind an armed compound in Waco,


The occult can be dangerous territory. As we shall

see, involvement into the occult is much broader than people

realize, and may even be responsible for Hitlers Jewish

holocaust. Today, a murderous criminal such as Charles

Manson proudly displays a swastika carved into his forehead

while openly proclaiming Satanic powers, and the large

number of missing persons in the country sends chills of

what their ultimate fate may have been.

The supremacy of science over the last two centuries

has produced tremendous material advances, but has done

little to advance the essence of humanity -- the human

spirit. Somewhere along the way to our material comforts we

forgot that "man does not live by bread alone." The world's

religions, and particularly the Judeo-Christian tradition,

are full of warnings of precisely the type of evil that we

are witnessing today. Spiritual leaders repeatedly warn

about the powers of the dark world -- the occult. As

difficult as it may be to accept in our materialistic

society, the real answer behind the paranormal might lie not

in science, but in the occult. We will discuss this

connection in this book.

Why should this be happening, and why should it be

happening within our generation? Is it a coincidence that

we are the first generation able to annihilate mankind with

our own technology? Let us explore this aspect.


Within our lifetimes mankind has built enough nuclear

weapons to destroy life on earth as we know it -- a sign of

the horrid brink towards which society has marched over the

last several decades. We have seen the clock on the

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists reach one second to

midnight8, fully aware of the implications of a nuclear

holocaust. As physicist Max Born said,

The human race has today the means for

annihilating itself-either in a fit of complete

lunacy, i.e., in a big war, by a brief fit of

destruction, or by careless handling of atomic

technology, through a slow process of poisoning

and of deterioration in its genetic structure.9

Although governments are well versed in the economic

and political causes of war, they can not satisfy the

longings of the human spirit and the emotional agitation

that leads to war. In spite of the widespread denial of

evil in modern society, it is hard to deny that much of what

we see around us can not be explained in any other way than

by recourse to evil.

From the death camps of Auschwitz to the cannibalism of

Dahmer how can the human spirit have sunk to such depths

unless it was dragged there by evil? Such evil is

responsible not only for physical war, but for the spiritual

warfare raging about us -- a more insidious and present

danger. From child pornography through drug abuse, rampant

crime, and the dissolution of the family, our generation may

have succeeded in winning the Cold War only to succumb to a

spiritual enemy who can not only harm our flesh, but can

cause us to lose our very spirit.

What is the government doing? As we shall see, some

government agencies from the beginning took UFOs and other

paranormal phenomena very seriously. Both overt and covert

investigations have been done. The Freedom of Information

Act (FOIA) has allowed some previously classified documents

on this activity to be released. No government, however, is

set up or prepared to fight this kind of enemy. Let us not

forget that even the Roman Empire fell not because of the

sword, but because it was weakened internally through social

and moral degeneracy.

So we come back to a basic question: are UFOs real? It

is our firm belief that there is a "real" UFO phenomenon,

and that such manifestations are a clear and present danger,

but for different reasons than are normally stated. Our

opinion, supported by the data we present herein, is that

UFOs are not "real" in the ordinary nuts-and-bolts sense of

the word. The five-or-so percent of UFO reports that are

not misrepresentations, delusions, or hoaxes are real in the

sense of being intelligent but peripheral psycho-physical

intrusions into our experiential universe by metaphysical

intelligent entities that exist outside of our space-time

continuum (what some would call a parallel universe). They

are intelligent in that there is a high-level organization

and purpose behind their interaction. But their interaction

is peripheral in that it manifests itself not through

mechanical devices but principally through powerful

concentrations of electro-magnetic energy in regions of

space or several meters dimension. This energy can cause

thermal and radiation effects such as burn marks on the

ground, interference with electrical devices (e.g., car

ignitions), and burns and rashes on the skin. The effects

such as can at times become visible and/or show up on radars

and other instruments. However, their main arena of

interaction with mankind is not our environment, but our

cerebral cortex. The evidence indicates that these entities

are able to somehow manipulate the brains biochemistry

and/or electrical activity in such a way that the percipient

can not tell the difference between reality and the induced


This conclusion is neither original with nor unique to

us, but is rather an extension, modification, and refinement

of theories espoused by researchers such as Jung, Vallee,

Keel, Evans, Tyler, White, Persinger, and Deveroux. If we

differ from these researchers, it is in the degree that we

are willing to proceed along this path, the range of

phenomenology that we attempt to synthesize, and the level

of human complicity that we suggest.

Pioneer psychologist Carl Jung, explained the problem

of UFOs as being "archetypes of a collective subconscious,"

which has many similarities with our hypothesis and yet

differs in the nature of their reality. In his Psychology

of the Unconscious, Jung theorized that there were two

dimensions of the subconscious -- the personal, represented

by one's own repressed or forgotten memories, and the

collective subconscious, representing those mental patterns

shared either by members of a culture or universally by all

human beings. Jung believed that at certain times the

collective subconscious could manifest itself as

"archetypes," or images, patterns, and symbols from

mythology, religion, and fairy tales. Although we agree

that such archetypes may appear in hallucinatory episodes,

we know of no scientific theory that would allow such

hallucinations to interact with matter.

Jacques Vallee pioneered the synthesis of the UFO

phenomena with similar reports and manifestations from fairy

tales and folklore (in Passport to Magonia). He was also

one of the first investigators to connect the UFO phenomena

with purposeful and deceitful activity by cults (in

Messengers of Deception). Keel, Evans, Tyler, and White

explored the connections between the UFO phenomenon,

religious concepts, and legends of good and evil entities.

Persinger and Deveroux hypothesized the UFO phenomenon as

being caused by stimulation of the brains temporal lobe

cortex by electromagnetic means. Specifically, they

hypothesize that the electromagnetic energy may come from

what they call "Tectonic Stress Transients" or "Earth

Lights," which is piezoelectric energy emanating from

earthquake faults.

Our hypothesis shares commonalties with the theories of

all of these researchers. It also extends into the

metaphysical, a step that many researchers hesitate to take.

This hesitancy is understandable in that once we leave the

realm of the observable universe, we also leave the realm of

what is scientifically provable. Nevertheless, we hope that

this aspect of our hypothesis, even though unprovable, is at

least consistent with what has been observed. Furthermore,

we believe that our hypothesis is consistent both with

traditional religious dogma (e.g., angelic beliefs) and with

concepts being entertained in modern physics. The "many

worlds" theory of quantum mechanics, hypothesized in the

1950s by Princeton physicist Hugh Everett III, and

increasingly gaining favor among quantum physicists, allow

for the concept of other parallel universes that may even

interact with our own universe at the scale of small

dimensions and short time intervals.

If the metaphysical entities that we hypothesize exist,

and if there is a purpose behind their actions, the most

important question is whether their purpose is good or evil.

The evidence points to both. Some of these entities (which

religion calls angels, or messengers of God) seem to come

for good purposes. Others, particularly those involved with

some of the more sinister aspects of the UFO phenomenon

(abductions, deceit, etc.) seem to be here to create havoc.

If the actions of those whom they deceive is any indication,

they may be responsible for much of the drug abuse and

heinous crime in our society. In spite of the tremendous

advances by science in the last couple of centuries, we are

witnessing today, as never before, the validity of

traditional religious concepts concerning the

personification of evil.

Perhaps it is time to review and possibly revise the

relationship between religion and science. Science claims

to explain the mechanisms of causality, but can not reach

beyond that to first causes. Religion claims revelation of

first causes, but has erred when it has tried to explain the

mechanics of the universe. Just as religion should defer to

science in its arena, perhaps science should defer to

religion when mechanistic theories are no longer possible.

Not when they are flawed and in need of revision, but when

it is no longer possible to construct a theory because of

fundamental limitations. If so, the topics discussed in

this book may be the arena where this new synthesis between

religion and science takes place.

An Ancient Problem

For how long have UFOs been reported? Paranormal

phenomena analogous to those in the current phase of UFO

reports have been recorded throughout history. It can even

be argued that paranormal phenomena have always been around,

and are only called para-normal because they are not

"normally" observed. "New Age" philosophy holds that

mankind possesses paranormal powers well above what it

normally uses because it has lost touch with its inner self.

If only we can attune ourselves with our higher powers, we

can recover these faculties. This is an appealing argument,

but is suspiciously similar to the argument raised by the

"snake" in the Biblical legend of the Garden of Eden -- "Ye

shall be as God...11".

It is particularly appealing today, to a generation

that has lost many of its traditional values and faiths and

feels overwhelmed by the fast-paced modern world and its

many problems. A generation that has been raised under the

threat of a nuclear and/or germ warfare Armageddon, life-

threatening pollution and diseases, extinction of various

species of life, the deteriorating ozone layer, an alarming

number of natural catastrophes and an ever-increasing

population growth.

Is it any wonder that many people around the world now

believe that UFOs are spaceships and that we are being

visited by extraterrestrial beings that have come to save

us? The need to believe that UFOs are extraterrestrial

visitors gives many people hope that they are not alone in

the universe. They would like to contact this consciousness

in hopes that they can solve our many problems on this

planet. Perhaps our "salvation" can come from our "space

brothers." This thinking also offers to some an escape from

reality -- a childlike fascination for the unknown and

mysterious. To others, it offers a common bond where there

is a mutual interest outside the more mundane activities of

the real world. As we shall see, this also leaves the door

wide open for deception. We must not be deceived as to what

these phenomena involve, lest we be absorbed by their signs

and wonders and be led astray. If so, we may find our

religions and scientific rationalism being replaced with

magic, animism and paganism. We may even find our society

cast into another Dark Ages.


"UFOs are real. There is so much evidence, so much

verification, we just have to accept the fact that

they exist. The Bible teaches that there is a

real-life Satan who will use all his powers to

deceive the people on Earth. He is real and an

intelligent being. If you believe the Bible, you

understand that. One of his tricks is to try to

convince people that they have been in touch with

beings from another world. And one way he does

this is to surround us with UFOs, to make people

believe they are contacting aliens from other

planets. What they're really contacting are not

space creatures but demons, the disciples of the

devil. The real explanation is the most

terrifying explanation of all, and people just

don't want to believe it."

Dr. Norman Geisler


Stories of flying saucers were the vogue in the 1950s,

which was just the thing to titillate the imagination of

those of us who grew up in that decade. We may have been

lulled to sleep by Eisenhower, but at the same time we were

frightened by nuclear tests, feared invasions from Mars, and

fantasized about Flash Gordon adventures. After the initial

excitement waned, flying saucers were grouped with hula

hoops and roller-skating waitresses as relics of the 50s.

Unlike hula hoops, however, flying saucer reports would not

go away. As the 60s began, many started to take reports of

UFOs with serious concern, particularly after hearing about

the Air Force's Project Blue Book12, that gave the subject

at least a veneer of respectability. Nevertheless, the

official Air Force position was that flying saucers were

only a misrepresentation of natural events. Little did the

general public know that some combat-trained fighter pilots

with nerves of steel were returning from flights traumatized

and in tears from encounters with something against which

they had never trained13.

There is something very strange and even sinister about

the UFO phenomenon. In spite of the obvious and not so

obvious frauds and claims of the mentally unbalanced, there

remains a residual of good, solid, verifiable reports from

average citizens and even professional observers who pass

all physical and psychological tests. Many have proposed

that we are being visited by extraterrestrials. There

remain many pieces, however, that just do not fit the

extraterrestrial or any other hypothesis.

Fourteen years ago, Jaques Vallie published Messengers

of Deception14, one of several books on the UFO phenomenon

by that fine French-born researcher. Vallie's book exposed

the cult activity behind the UFO phenomenon and pronounced

the first warnings about its sinister side. As we shall

describe in this book, this cult activity has intensified

and become more sophisticated since that time. Confusion

and fraud reign everywhere. Today it seems as if we are in

a hall of mirrors in which everything is distorted and

reflected -- just whenever a strong thread of logic seems to

appear behind the phenomenon, it unravels into individual

fibers of deceit, strangeness and charlatans.


In the 1700s and 1800s the scientific community was

ready to accept a mechanistic universe, and there was

nothing left for science to do but to add a few more decimal

places of accuracy. The Universe was a beautiful clockwork

of Newtonian mechanics. We lived in a billiard-ball

universe. In theory, if we could determine the position and

momentum of every particle in the universe (every billiard

ball), we could calculate precisely how the future of the

universe would unfold. Science was gradually pushing the

traditional idea of God's intimate involvement in His

creation out of the way. But not every scientist was

content to accept this view of the universe. Some probed

deeper, and the deeper that science probed, the more things

began to unravel.


The portion of the scientific community that is willing

to accept the possible reality of UFOs largely discounts the

extraterrestrial visitor hypothesis, for reasons that we

will discuss in the next chapter. Ironically, such

scientists discount the ET hypothesis without being able to

offer an alternate hypothesis that is consistent with the

observed data. Science knows what UFOs aren't, but it does

not know what they are. This is consistent with the

scientific method, where a hypothesis must be supportable by

data. It is better to not entertain any hypothesis than to

entertain one that is not supportable. As Carl Sagan says,

"extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof." What

about the general public? Are people being convinced that

UFOs are of extraterrestrial nuts-and-bolts technology? The

surprising answer is that not only are they being convinced

of this, but they fall into that thinking even when they

could interpret the data within their own religious world-


In February 1978 the Gallup Poll conducted a survey of

1553 adults on their belief in UFOs and other paranormal,

religious, and psychic phenomena. The results were reported

by Jeff Sobal and Charles Emmons in the "Zetetic

Scholar21." The results were that an amazing 96% of the

respondents believed that UFOs were real rather than

imaginary. Almost as many, 86%, believed that UFOs were

intelligently controlled devices, and 70% believed that

UFOs were extraterrestrial visitors. One out of four (26%)

believed in angels and/or devils, which may correlate with

the 30% that did not subscribe to the extraterrestrial

visitor theory. How does this compare with those who are

active in the UFO field?

In 1983, Donald A. Johnson, Ph.D., MUFON Consultant in

Research Psychology, conducted a small survey of attendees

of the MUFON Symposium, held in Pasadena, in order to learn

what beliefs ufologists hold about paranormal phenomena.

Johnson divided his sample into those ufologists who had

themselves witnessed a UFO, and those who had not.

Johnson found, not surprisingly, that all of the UFO-

witness ufologists that he surveyed believed that UFOs were

real rather than imaginary, as compared with 92% of the non-

witnesses. Regarding UFOs being extraterrestrial visitors,

77% of the witnesses believe that they are, as compared with

61% of the non-witnesses. The surprise comes with the

number that believe in angels and/or devils. Of the

witnesses, 43% hold that belief, as compared with 17% of the

non-witnesses. That means that of witnesses, almost twice

as many believe that UFOs are extraterrestrial rather than

angels, and among non-witnesses the ratio is 3.5 to 1.

Therefore, those who actively investigate the UFO phenomenon

are two to four times as likely as the general public to

explain UFOs as being the result of extraterrestrial

technology rather than their religious beliefs. If a

picture is worth a thousand words, it seems that a UFO

sighting is worth a thousand beliefs. Not only is the

deception working, but it may be drawing people away from

their traditional beliefs. Unfortunately, as noted by Sobal

and Emmons, they used a convenience sample rather than a

random sample for their study. Their interesting results

beg for a repeat of this study in a more rigorous way.


"A large part of available UFO literature is

closely linked with mysticism and the

metaphysical. It deals with subjects like mental

telepathy, automatic writing, invisible entities,

as well as phenomena like poltergeist

manifestations and possession. Many of the UFO

reports now being published in the popular press

recount alleged incidents that are strikingly

similar to demonic possession."

Lynn E. Catoe

USAF Bibliographer

USAF Report On UFOs

Given the phenomenon before us, what are we to make of

it? Is the UFO phenomenon strictly fraudulent -- an

artifact of the imagination or the fabrication or twisted

minds? Those who are only casually acquainted with the

subject from supermarket tabloids or television hype may

come to this conclusion Are UFOs a manifestation of some

unknown scientific phenomenon, a natural but not yet

explored process? This is the thinking of those who delve

into the phenomenon deeply enough to be convinced that the

phenomenon is "real," but not deeply enough to understand

its true nature. Are they visitors from other planets?

Lets examine the data.

Let us first dispel the notion that we are dealing with

"scientific" data, which might be defined as observations

collected objectively and systematically, by unbiased

observers, using calibrated instruments. Much of paranormal

data is anecdotal or serendipitous, and we do not claim to

have a scientific data set. However, the same can be said

for some of the "softer" sciences such as psychology and

sociology in which much progress has been made. What is a

bigger problem in ufology is that the data that we possess

might not be freely obtained, but instead might be contrived

data that whomever is behind this phenomenon wants us to

have, at the time and in the manner that they wish for us to

have it, for their own purposes. If this is so, scientific

methods may not be as relevant to the study of ufology as

intelligence methods.

Given the data in our possession, several theories have

gained prominence in ufology over the last several decades.

The ones most often entertained are (1) the

misrepresentation/ hoax theory, according to which

everything is either a misrepresentation or a hoax22; (2)

the "little green men", or ET theory, according to which we

are being visited by extraterrestrials; and (3)

psychological hypotheses according to which UFO experiences

are hallucinatory, due to various causes (e.g., hypnogogic

states, repressed memories, temporal lobe abnormalities). We

believe that the first and third hypotheses have some

component of truth in that they explain a number (even a

majority) of cases. However, we also believe that they all

suffer from fatal flaws and that they fail to explain the

essence of the phenomenon. Let us consider these hypotheses

in turn and then discuss our own hypothesis.


There is no argument that this theory does account for

the vast majority of UFO reports. The question is whether

or not it accounts for all of them, as skeptics such as

Philip Klass and Carl Sagan might argue. In the 1960s the

Air Forces Project Blue Book concluded that as many as 90

percent of UFO reports are simply misrepresentations of

natural phenomena by well meaning, but mistaken,

individuals. The most frequent misrepresentations are those

of the plant Venus, meteorites, deorbiting satellites, and

false images due to temperature inversions. However, Blue

Book and more recent studies also concluded that this theory

fails to explain a very significant residue of credible

"hard core" reports. In his book Flim Flam, James Randi (a

professional magician who has exposed many "paranormal"

frauds) claims that the remaining residue is just "noise"

that could be explained if more and better information were

available. Although this is possible, we should not forget

that some of the major discoveries in science and

engineering (such as superconductivity and quantum

mechanics) have been made because accepted theories could

not deal with a residual "noise" in observations.

Natural events can appear very unnatural under the

right settings, and can fool even experienced observers.

One such observation was made by the author (Pacheco) in the

deserts of Eastern Turkey in the early 1970s while on a

Skylab satellite tracking mission. Skylab was the third

stage of an unused Apollo moon rocket converted into a small

scientific orbiting platform, and outfitted with a pair of

large outboard "solar panels" (large flat panels filled with

solar cell arrays) to provide electricity. Shortly after

the launch of Skylab from Cape Canaveral, Florida, something

went seriously wrong. Unbeknownst to the launch team,

approximately ten minutes into the launch one of the solar

panels failed to extend from the main body as scheduled.

The panel jammed in place as several pieces of surrounding

material (covering material, bolts, shrouds, etc.) flew off

and interfered with its extension. As soon as we acquired

Skylab on our ground radar, we were immediately impressed by

its huge radar image. But along with the main image there

appeared other smaller pieces -- a first sign of trouble.

Being a typically clear Turkish summer night with no

interfering lights in the area, I made what seemed like a

silly decision to go outside of the radar instrument

building and take a look at the sky with my eyes to see if

anything was visible.

To my surprise, I was greeted with a spectacular sky

show -- Skylab was clearly visible rising slowly in the

western sky, and all around it were smaller specks that

seemed to dart in and out as they periodically caught and

reflected the light from the orange sun which had set

several hours before. I soon realized that the line of

sight distance was too long to actually see such small

closely-spaced pieces with the naked eye. The interplay and

diffraction of sunlight, however, made for such an

appearance. This would have made an outstanding UFO report,

and I must say that if I had not known what I was observing

I may have been tempted to consider it as such.

By 1966, the late Dr. J. Allen Hynek, Professor of

Astronomy at Northwestern University and chief consultant to

Project Blue Book, had done a rather thorough job of

investigating the more credible sightings, and finding that

in most cases there was a natural explanation. Dr. Hynek

should be credited with placing the study of the UFO

phenomenon on a scientific footing. The author (Blann) was

fortunate to establish both a professional and personal

association with this fine researcher who later became

godfather to his son. Unfortunately, Hyneks attempt at

explaining some widely reported events in Southern Michigan

as swamp gas gave Blue Book a false reputation as a "cover

up" organization from which it never fully recovered. To

this day Hynek's faux pas is referred to with tongue firmly

in cheek by such UFO publications as "The Swamp Gas

Journal." The following is an excerpt from the original

March 26, 1966 New York Times story describing the swamp gas

explanation. Although Hynek may have been guilty of

treating the Michigan events too lightly, the original press

account shows that the media may also have been overzealous

in using this event to discredit Dr. Hynek:

"...(Dr. Hynek) called the report by 87 coeds, a

college dean, and a civil defense director from

Hillsdale a very puzzling sighting... some 50

people reported seeing a football-shaped object

hovering over a swamp. Dr. Hynek said "This could

have been due to the release of variable

quantities of marsh gas. A dismal swamp is a most

unlikely place for a visit from outer space....

Rotting vegetation produces the gas which can be

trapped by ice and winter conditions. When a

spring thaw occurs, the gas may be released in

some quantity. This may cause lights sometimes

right on the ground, sometimes merely floating

above it..."

Modern science is not nearly so simple. Albert

Einstein, not only the greatest of modern scientists but

also a man of deep Jewish faith, showed that the Universe

was governed not by Newton's absolutes, but by General and

Special Relativity. Scientists like Neils Bohr, Louis

deBroglie, and Werner Heisenberg developed theories of

Quantum Mechanics that described the behavior of subatomic

particles as being dependent on the observer's

consciousness, or at least interact with the observer's

consciousness! In 1927, Heisenberg theorized that nature

places an absolute limit on the combined accuracy of certain

pairs of simultaneous measurements. Such measurements might

be determined by an observer just prior to an experiment,

thus causing matter to choose a state as a consequence of

the conscious decision of the observer.

Einstein was himself an unwitting contributor to the

development of quantum theory. After considering its

philosophical implications, Einstein later rebelled at these

notions, claiming that "I shall never believe that God

plays dice with the world.15" Nonetheless, experimental

data agrees with many of these strange quantum mechanical

theories, and they are now commonly accepted in physics.

Not even its founders realized that quantum theory may

provide an explanation for some of today's manifestations of

the paranormal, which appear to be consistent with what is

called a "tunneling effect" -- a concept to which we will

return in Chapter 14.

During the 1800s, mathematics was the queen of the

sciences. Mathematicians, scientists, and philosophers all

looked to the mathematical legacy from Euclid to Descartes

as reflecting the certainty of reality. Early in the 20th

Century, however, the philosophy of Logical Positivism led

to the questioning of mathematical certainty. Einstein put

this modern thinking in perspective when he said, "As far as

the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not

certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer

to reality." Mathematics abandoned its claims to be a true

reflection of reality and instead placed its value in being

logically consistent -- if we accept starting assumptions

and argue logically, our results will always be consistent

with the assumptions. This last bastion of tradition was

breached by German mathematician Kurt Godel, who in 1931

proved his "Incompleteness Theorem," which concludes that a

sufficiently large mathematical structure can not be shown

to be internally consistent.

As author Isaac Bashevis Singer said, "Our knowledge is

a little island in a great ocean of non-knowledge.16" The

paranormal manifestations described in this book certainly

belong to that island of scientific non-knowledge. As

mentioned earlier, Jung tried to understand such things as

being archetypes of a collective subconscious. But is this

Jungian paradigm only an attempt to attach a name to that

island without as much as exploring it? What does religion

have to say?


All religions can be said to be belief systems relating

to an ultimate reality. Although whatever metaphysical

statements we make should be valid with respect to this

ultimate reality, we prudently restrict our comments to the

religious context which we are most familiar -- the Judeo-

Christian. The Judeo-Christian religion is monotheistic,

claiming that one supreme uncreated consciousness, God, is

the Creator of all, is infinite in power and love, and His

knowledge is far beyond what our limited human intelligence

can comprehend. It also traditionally holds that God

created beings that, although limited in knowledge, are

still far ahead of mankind in intellect (e.g., angels).

Angels are like humans in possessing free will and

intellect, but are unlike us in that they have spiritual

rather than physical bodies. Although they are usually

completely invisible to us,17 angels are nevertheless said

to be able to appear at times as physical-looking humans.18

Who are these angelic beings and, if they exist, would

it be so strange that they might produce paranormal

manifestations such as UFOs that our science can not

explain? Due to the spiritual and therefore transcendent

nature of this approach, professional scientific societies

have little or no official interest in such things.

Nevertheless, many of their individual members are not only

very interested, but have themselves either read extensively

about UFOs, researched, or even reported UFOs. Appendix A

contains a report on a private survey done of the membership

of the American Astronomical Society concerning the UFO


Although individual scientists might have interest in

such questions, organized science operates within a

framework that is as rigid as that of organized religion.

The scientific method infers that data are not worth

investigating if they cannot be measured in a laboratory, or

at least under controlled conditions. Any scientist who

goes beyond the boundaries of accepted scientific paradigms

and investigates paranormal (outside of "normal"

experiential paradigms), preternatural (outside of nature as

we know it) or supernatural (direct intervention by God)

activity of the kind discussed here is at risk of being cut

off by the rest of the scientific community. Because of

this, scientists either avoid such subjects, or else study

them under cover as part of an "invisible college" whose

names and methods are only known to each other. In the

course of our investigations, we have encountered and worked

with some of these legitimate scientists, and there is a

mutual understanding of the caution we must exercise with

this subject. Caution is due not only to its

unacceptability to mainstream science, but also out of fear

of being overwhelmed by the nonsense of those hoaxsters and

ufologists who are not at all critical and are ready to

accept anything. We will meet some of these characters in

this book.

A related problem is that today's secular society has

biased the citizenry against spiritual hypotheses. When

making statements that encompass the supernatural or

paranormal, most people have been conditioned by secularism

to immediately reject any data that may hint at a spiritual

characteristic. Most people's concept of "the devil" is an

archaic and mythical idea of an ugly horned being in a red

suit with a pitchfork, and "demons" are little grotesque

creatures that do his bidding. Similarly, most people's

concept of "angels" is that they are an antiquated idea of

beautiful human-looking beings with large wings and halos

floating on some cloud playing harps. In other words, most

people's understanding and concept of such beings is a

reflection of their conditioned belief structures -- an

example of Jungs archetypes.

Additionally, discussion of metaphysical entities such

as "angels" or "demons" infer the existence of a moral code

which our society is gradually jettisoning. If instead of

"angels and demons" we used such words as "Jungian

archetypes" or "interdimensional realities" then this would

be more acceptable, since it would not imply a conflict of

"good versus evil" and certainly would not suggest the

existence of either a God or a Satan.

The real problem is that modern society tries to

separate the spiritual realm from the physical, and this is

impossible -- as Quantum Mechanics has discovered, there is

a fascinating dynamic relationship between the inanimate

observable universe and the observer. Yet, when people

begin to discuss the spiritual dimensions of the subject

matter and place them in a context of morality, or of "good

versus evil," this becomes taboo. The legacy of the divorce

between science and religion over the last several hundred

years has been a society in which anything goes -- there

seems to be no room for right or wrong, nor good or evil.

Many scientists are beginning to see the dangers of this.

As stated by author and psychiatrist M. Scott Peck,

"All of this is changing, however, The end result

of a science without religious values and verities

would appear to be the Strangelovian lunacy of the

arms race; the end result of a religion without

scientific self-doubt and scrutiny, the Rasputian

lunacy of Jonestown. For a whole variety of

factors, the separation of religion and science no

longer works. There are many compelling reasons

today for their reintegration -- one of them being

the problem of evil itself -- even to the point of

the creation of a science that is no longer value-

free. In the past decade this reintegration has

begun. It is, in fact, the most exciting event in

the intellectual history of the late twentieth


Interestingly, Dr. Peck was led to his thoughts about

the reintegration of science and religion after

contemplating the problem of evil. As he argued in his

book, People of the Lie, the concept of evil may be the only

recourse to explain the behavior of some individuals.

Similarly, the problem of evil, as we shall argue in this

book, leads us to the consideration that UFO and other

paranormal manifestations are themselves grounded in this

concept. Even though a number of other veteran ufologists,

who have themselves spent over thirty years investigating

this subject, have come to similar conclusions, most of

those casually acquainted with the subject choose to not

accept this conclusion.

What the general public does not realize is that these

men and women come to this conclusion from various

professional disciplines and have spent much time and effort

wading through the mountains of data in order to come to

these conclusions. They have different backgrounds,

religious and philosophical beliefs. Instead, many choose

to follow the "Pied Pipers" of ufology into the realm of

deception -- extraterrestrials from other stars, humanoids

secretly kept by the government, underground UFO bases,

abductions by aliens, and a myriad of other sensational

ideas. Such things make for good press, but lousy science.

The astrophysicist emphasized that his explanation did

not cover the entire UFO phenomenon over the past 20 years

and that very few sightings could be attributed to marsh

gas... Although regarded as a UFO debunker at the time, Dr.

Hynek later became a believer in the paranormal aspects of

UFOs and created a center for the study of the phenomenon

that earned high marks for its thoroughness and


What is misrepresented?

The following table lists some of the things that have

been the primary cause of UFO reports in the past24. This

exhaustive list accounts for approximately 90 percent of all

UFO reports. That means that the remaining ten percent can

not be accounted for by any of the causes on this list (at

least not in any obvious way). This represents a large

quantity and quality of reports that professional scientists

have investigated without being able to find an answer.

Most UFO sightings are not even considered for investigation

by professionals unless they are reported by multiple

witnesses who have passed all of the standard tests to

detect mental illness, and polygraphs to detect hoaxsters.


1 Upper Atmosphere: meteors, satellite

reentry, rocket firings, ionospherec experiments,


2 Lower Atmosphere: planes, weather balloons,

clouds, contrails, blimps, bubbles, military test

craft, military experiments, magnesium flares,

birds migrating.

3 Very Low Atmosphere: paper debris, kites,

leaves, spider webs, insects, luminous electrical

discharge, seeds, feathers, parachutes, fireworks.

4 On or Near Ground: dust devils, power lines,

transformers, elevated street lights, insulators,

reflections from windows, water tanks, lightning

rods, TV antennas, weather vanes, automobile

headlights, lakes and ponds, beacon lights,

lighthouses, tumbleweeds, icebergs, domed roofs,

radar antennas, radio astronomy antennae, insect

swarms, fires, oil refineries, cigarettes tossed



1 Upper Atmosphere: auroral phenomena,

noctilucent clouds.

2 Lower Atmosphere: reflections of

searchlights, lightning, St. Elmo's Fire,

parhelia, reflections from fog and mist, mirages.

C. ASTRONOMICAL: planets, stars, artificial

satellites, sun, moon, meteors, comets.

D. PHYSIOLOGICAL: After images, matches,

autokinesis, autostasis, eye defects.

E. PSYCHOLOGICAL: hallucination.

F. GEOPHYSICAL: earth lights, tectonic stress,


G. PHOTOGRAPHIC RECORDS: development defects,

internal camera reflections.

H. RADAR: anomalous refraction, scattering, ghost

images, radar angels, birds, insects, multiple



Table 1 Events which may be misrepresented as UFOs

In spite of this long list of potential explanations,

we have unexplainable reports of such high quality that they

would pass the "reasonable doubt" test in any court. There

are reports of UFOs sighted by multiple credible witnesses,

not in contact with each other and not knowing each other,

along with evidence from radar and other instruments

confirming their reports. These witnesses are without any

suspicion of any mental or emotional disorder. What are

some typical reports of this type?


Let us state at the outset that unless and until we

place a UFO under a microscope in a laboratory, there will

not be a single report that can be "proven" to be true.

Nevertheless, over the past four decades of UFO sightings,

the following "hard core" cases have achieved notoriety due

to their credibility and/or publicity.25. We do not state

these cases as definitive proof of the reality of the UFO

phenomenon, but instead as an indication that there is a

puzzling phenomenon that can not in honesty be ignored.

Some of these cases might admit alternative explanations

(which also have not been proven), and where those have been

proposed we state them.

1. Roswell Incident, outside Corona, New Mexico, 1947

An object crashed in a remote location on a large ranch

in early July, 1947. Debris was allegedly recovered by the

Army Air Force, which issued a hasty press release saying

that a "Flying Disk" had been recovered. The press release

was retracted the next day, and a press conference was held

at which it was claimed that the object was a Rawin Sonde (a

device used to calibrate radar). An FBI document obtained

through the Freedom of Information Act concerning the

recovered debris said that "the disc was hexagonal in shape

and was suspended from a balloon by a cable, which balloon

was approximately twenty feet in diameter... disc and

balloon being transported to Wright Field by special


Thirty years after the incident, however, Air Force

Intelligence officer Major Jesse Marcel claimed that the

pieces of debris he gathered did not look like they came

from this earth. Recent interviews with a number of

witnesses reinforce the anomalous nature of object.

Alternative explanations are that it was, indeed, a

weather balloon mistaken for a UFO and that various

witnesses and authors later conspired to perpetuate a UFO

myth around this incident. The Roswell Incident became the

source for the recent books Majestic, by Whitley Streiber

and Crash at Roswell by Kevin Randle.

2. Trent Photo, McMinnville, Oregon, 1950

This classic photo case is important because of the

clarity of the two photos and because of the amount of

research that has been done to establish or disprove its

credibility. The witnesses, Mr. & Mrs. Paul Trent, formerly

of McMinnville, Oregon, took two photos of an object that

they claimed was flying past their farm on May 11, 1950.

According to the Condon Report, "This is one of the few

UFO reports in which all factors investigated, geometric,

psychological, and physical appear to be consistent with the

assertion that an extraordinary flying object, silvery,

metallic, disk-shaped, tens of meters in diameter, and

evidently artificial, flew within sight of two witnesses.

It cannot be said that the evidence positively rules out a

fabrication, although there are some physical factors such

as the accuracy of certain photometric measures of the

original negatives that argue against a fabrication."

3. Lubbock, Texas, Lights, 1951

The Lubbock Lights were thus named because the majority

of UFO sightings took place in or around Lubbock, Texas in

August, 1951. The first sighting was made in Albuquerque,

New Mexico, about 250 miles away. A number of witnesses

reported flying wing-shaped aircraft, while others reported

a number of lights in a delta shape. Before the lights

disappeared, weeks later, hundreds had seen them, one man

had photographed them, electromagnetic effects were reported

due to close approaches of the objects, and they had been

tracked on radar. Some have stated that the "wing-shaped

aircraft" observed was some type of experimental flying


4. Washington Invasion, Washington, D.C., 1952

Several fast moving objects appeared on radarscopes at

three separate installations, including Andrews Air Force

Base. Interceptors were scrambled but did not locate

anything. The same thing happened the next night, and this

time the objects were confirmed by ground observers and

commercial airline pilots. The objects appeared as glowing

balls of light that moved toward and away from aircraft,

disappearing and appearing in the nighttime sky. The

largest peacetime press conference in government history was

called to allege to reporters that the radar traces had been

caused by thermal inversions. A photograph of UFOs flying

over the capitol building (reproduced in this book) was

widely distributed, but the UFOs on this photograph have

been shown to be lens flares from the street lights below

the capitol.

5. Great Falls Film, Great Falls, Montana, 1954

A Little League baseball coach filmed two highly-

reflective or luminous objects streaking across the sky near

Malstrom Air Force Base. The original explanation offered

was that the objects were F-94s on approach to the base.

The Air Force investigators found records of two F-94 jet

fighters that had landed at Malstrom, three miles east-

southeast of the baseball park, about the time the UFOs were

seen. However, the observers said that they had seen some

jets in another part of the sky just after observing the


6. Lakenheath-Bentwaters, England, 1956

Multiple radar and visual contacts of one or more

unknown objects were made in August 1956 over East Anglia, a

wide area of the flat plains of eastern England. At least

one UFO was tracked concurrently by three different ground-

based radars at two airfields, with corresponding visual

sightings by ground personnel of round, white, rapidly

moving objects that changed direction abruptly.

Interception by Royal Air Force night-fighter aircraft was

attempted. One aircraft was vectored to the UFO by ground

radar, and the pilot reported visual and airborne radar

contact. The glowing ball of light, tracked by three ground

radars, then appeared to circle behind the aircraft and

followed it despite the pilot's evasive efforts. Contact

was broken when the UFO stopped chasing the aircraft and

disappeared from the interception control radar. The

investigating U.S. Air Force Intelligence officer stated all

personnel interviewed and official logs lent reality to the

existence of some unexplained flying phenomena near this

airfield on this occasion.

7. Lonnie Zamora, Socorro, New Mexico, 1964

Police officer Lonnie Zamora was chasing a speeding car

when a sudden roar and flame in the sky to the southwest

attracted his attention. He broke away from the chase and

went to investigate. Approaching the area, he saw an

elliptical object with supporting legs that had landed in

the gully. Zamora thought he saw two figures, heard a

metallic thud like someone closing a door, as he got out of

the patrol car and started to walk closer to it. Suddenly,

the aluminum-white, egg-shaped object started to roar, and a

blast of bluish-orange flame shot out from the bottom.

Zamora became frightened, and rushed behind the car thinking

it was about to explode. He saw a red insignia on the side

of the object. He watched the object slowly lift into the

air, flames still coming from bottom, the low frequency roar

changing to a high frequency whine then to silence, when it

leveled off and headed in a southwest direction. There was

physical evidence at the scene that consisted of smoldering

chico bushes and landing pod-like markings. The Air Force

indicated that analyses of the bushes and soil revealed no

petrochemicals. Some investigators speculated that this

aircraft might have been some type of experimental

spacecraft to be used in lunar or Martian exploration in the

near future, but official inquiries proved negative.

8. Captain Coyne/Army Helicopter, Mansfield, Ohio,


Four National Guardsmen aboard a Bell UH-1H helicopter

reported sighting a large cylindrical object on a collision

course. The pilot in command, Capt. Coyne, thinking they

were about to have a midair collision, put the helicopter in

the descent mode. The object suddenly stopped in front and

slightly above the helicopter, a green beam of light

suddenly filled the cockpit, and the helicopter began

ascending even though it was still in the descent mode. The

gray, aluminum-looking body of the object could be seen

through the canopy by Capt. Coyne. Two of the crew members

did not get a good look at the object, and one indicated

that he only saw a bright light. The green light then shut

off and the object continued its westward travel, after

which Coyne discovered that the helicopter had inexplicably

risen 2,000 feet. Later, Coyne would get a call from a man

in the Pentagon asking him if he had had any unusual dreams;

Coyne indicated that he had and was curious to know why

someone would ask such questions. Later, some people came

forth and admitted that they had seen the helicopter and the

object from the ground. Some investigators felt that Capt.

Coyne may have seen a large bolide and the green light

experienced was due to the green tinting on the canopy.

9. Frederick Valentich/private airplane, Australia,


Frederick Valentich, a twenty-year old pilot, was on a

flight from Moorabbin to King Island when he encountered a

UFO that began circling his small aircraft. He radioed to

Melbourne asking if they had any aircraft in the area, but

they replied they didn't. There was a continual exchange of

communication between him and Melbourne as the object closed

in on his aircraft. Valentich indicated that the strange

aircraft was hovering on top of him again and that his

engine was idling roughly. Suddenly there was silence. An

intensive air, sea, and land search was conducted, but no

trace of Valentich or the aircraft was found. Some felt

that Valentich may have experienced "vertigo" and been

flying upside down, viewing lights being reflected from the

water, whereupon he crashed into the deep waters between

Moorabbin and King Island.

10. Cash/Landrum, north of Lake Houston, Texas, 1980

Betty Cash, fifty-one, Vickie Landrum, fifty-seven, and

Colby Landrum, seven (Vickie's grandson), were driving on a

road north of Lake Houston on the way to Dayton, Texas where

they lived when they observed a very bright light in the sky

that disappeared behind some trees. As the witnesses drove

along, they were shocked to see a large diamond-shaped

object hovering above the road ahead of them belching fire

from beneath. One of the women got out of the car to get a

closer look, while the other comforted little Colby.

Suddenly, the sky was filled with CH-47 style helicopters.

The object still belching flame, lifted and moved over the

trees with the helicopters surrounding it. Soon after the

sighting, all three witnesses suffered strange maladies that

were likened to radiation poisoning. The two women tried to

take the U.S. Government to court because of health problems

they suffered afterwards.

11. Hudson Valley, New York, 1984

Thousands of reports were made, mostly nocturnal, of a

large, hovering boomerang-shaped object with a series of

rotating lights. The reports came from many highly credible

individuals including meteorologists, news reporters and

police chiefs. A "planes in formation" theory is still in

contention; however, videos taken by an area resident of

both the object and a formation of planes show distinct


There are hundreds of other reports as the eleven we

have highlighted above, some credible and some not so

credible. Some might be misrepresentations, while others

could be elaborate hoaxes. and misidentification of

experimental man-made aircraft and/or drones. There is the

possibility that some may be little-known natural events,

especially those objects that appear to be glowing, self-

luminous balls of light that appear mysteriously and then

suddenly disappear while being visually observed and tracked

on radar in some cases. These "balls of light:" do not

necessarily mean that they are extraterrestrial spacecraft

instead of something much more earth-bound, such as ball


Could all such cases be misidentifications or hoaxes?

To take that position without going through the

investigations would be just as close-minded as to take the

position that they are all true. The sheer quantity and

quality of multiple-witness reports from credible witnesses

indicates that something else must be happening. Let us

consider the second hypothesis -- "little green men."


According to the ET hypothesis, the credible but

unexplained reports are sightings of visitors from other

planetary systems. Their motives for being here are

variously given as that their own system is dying, that

exploration is natural for them, or that they use the Earth

as an incubation tank for the creation of new species.

Although in the realm of fantasy and science fiction

anything is possible (such as faster-than-light travel), we

nevertheless have certain rules of evidence and logic to

guide us. According to these rules, does this hypothesis

appear correct? Let us examine this question.

The first argument against the ET hypothesis is the

tremendous distance between stars. The average spacing

between stars that are capable, in theory, of harboring

life-bearing planets is 200 light years. Four nearby stars

are the most commonly cited as possible homes for

extraterrestrial life, and all are approximately 11 light

years away: Epsilon Eridani, 61 Cygni, Epsilon Indi, and

Tau Ceti. The others are thought to be either too unstable

to have planets, or are their local environment is too

extreme to provide a stable environment for life to develop

and survive long enough for it to achieve intelligence26.

Tau Ceti is considered the best candidate, since it is

the most like our own sun. Some UFO believers in the ET

hypothesis argue that Tau Ceti is at the right distance from

Earth to account for the wave of modern-day reports. The

first major UFO waves took place some 22-24 years after the

first high-power radio transmissions from earth could have

been detected at interstellar distances. Such

transmissions, moving at the speed of light, would have

taken about 11 years to reach them, and spacecraft moving at

near-light speed would have taken not much more than that to

return here -- hence the 22-24 year time. This assumes a

great deal, of course, not the least of which is that there

are spacecraft capable of traveling at the speed of light.

Let's assume, as we argued above, that the closest

planetary systems capable of supporting life are at least

ten, and more likely hundreds, of light years away. That

means that it would take a spaceship, traveling at the speed

of light, ten to hundreds of years to make a one-way

journey. Einsteins relativity theory, however, tells us

that the faster a particle travels, the more its mass

increases and the more energy it takes to accelerate to a

higher velocity. Therefore a starship may only be expected

to travel, in practical terms, no faster than perhaps one-

tenth of the speed of light. That makes the ten-to-hundreds

of years one-way trip take hundreds to thousands of years.

Our own space probes, traveling at 25,000 miles per hour,

are merely crawling along at four one-thousandths of a

percent of the speed of light.

Then there is the matter of acceleration and

deceleration. A starship has to accelerate for a very long

time to get to any reasonable fraction of the speed of light

and decelerate to keep from overshooting its eventual

destination. Therefore even a relatively short interstellar

distance of ten light years might actually take many

hundreds of earth years to travel one way. If they arrived

at our planet in these interstellar slow boats, does it make

sense that they would hide themselves from us while on the

other hand doing such blatant things as chasing aircraft and

abducting innocent bystanders? Does it make sense that they

would appear to us as many different humanoid species

without giving us a clue as to what they want?

Given the large distances involved, we would expect

that if visitations from inhabitants of other planetary

systems had occurred or were occurring, that a landing would

be somewhat of a momentous occasion both for our visitors

and for ourselves. We would expect that each visitation

would be either done in complete secrecy (in case they

merely wish to observe us), or else would be accompanied by

systematic interactions with our species in such a way that

a single voyage would extract the maximum information

available. Later voyages -- at least twenty years apart due

to round-trip distances -- might be modified as a result of

the information obtained. However, what we see with the UFO

phenomenon makes no sense at all in this context: reports of

thousands of landings with dissimilar creatures, dissimilar

intents, and dissimilar messages.

This brings us to the second argument against the ET

hypothesis -- there are too many reports. Vallie estimates

the number at 50,000 "close encounter" reports since the

beginning of the systematic recording of such reports twenty

years ago. This is a conservative estimate based mainly on

reports from the Americas, Europe, and Australia. That

estimate does not account for incidents that may occur in

other places around the world. We may safely double that to

account for those parts of the world where close encounters

occur but are not recorded systematically. This means that

there might be 100,000 UFO close encounters that might have

taken place over the last 20 years. That is an average of

5,000 per year, or almost 15 per day. And these are close

encounters. We can safely assume that for each close

encounter there are at least ten credible sightings of UFOs

at a distance. This means there are at least 150 credible

sightings per day.

Under the ET hypothesis, not only are we asked to

accept that the ETs have learned how to transverse the large

distances involved, but that they are sending veritable

armadas of every kind of extraterrestrial creature in

spaceships that appear as anything from dirigibles to discs,

for the sole apparent purpose of playing games of hide and

seek with farmers and housewives, while leaving absolutely

no debris. Given 45 years of this, complete with reports of

UFOs blowing up, landing, and taking abductees, we might

think that by now there would be a little green man in a

morgue, or a piece of a saucer hanging in the Smithsonian

museum. But there are not. Why? We claim that it is

because we are not collecting data on a natural scientific

phenomenon. Instead, we are collecting data in the same way

that a moviegoer can be said to be collecting data from what

is being projected on the screen.

To further undermine the ET hypothesis, David Brin has

written in First Contact, that sometime in the mid-1970s

several prominent scientists challenged the conventional

wisdom that life arises upon isolated islands, forever

separated by the wide gulfs of interstellar space. These

scientists concluded that it is possible, in theory, to

cross the emptiness between stars in interstellar slow boats

that take perhaps several generations to cross from star to

star. Why does this undermine rather than support the ET

hypothesis? Precisely because it presents us with a paradox

that is difficult to overcome. If many advanced life forms

did this, the 200 light-year average spacing between races

could be bridged in under 100,000 years, which is almost

nothing compared with a universe several billions of years


The paradox is that in spite of this argument, there

are no clear signs that the Earth has been colonized in the

last 60 million years27, nor are there signs of

civilizations near neighboring stars. No radio signals have

been picked up from these stars, even though the

interstellar slow boat theory would tell us that these stars

should be brimming with communication and commerce28.

Indeed, the great silence, combined with the Earth's

geological and anthropological record, strongly hints that

mankind may be indeed alone in the universe (or at least in

this galaxy). There is a current theory in vogue among

physicists that the Universe is the way we observe it

precisely because mankind is in it. Could it be that modern

physics is now confirming what the Church has always taught?

That there is a God who created the Universe for the sake of

placing mankind in it?

If the preceding argues against the existence of

intelligent extraterrestrial life in our part of the

universe, it argues even more strongly that the many

thousands of UFO sightings over such a short time could not

possibly be the result of extraterrestrial intelligence.

If the ET hypothesis is not supportable, what then are

we dealing with? Consider the following report, described

by Vallie:

"June 1962, Verona, Italy: Following a UFO

observation, a woman was awakened by a feeling of

intense cold and saw a being with a bald head near

the house. She called other witnesses, and all

saw the apparition shrink and vanish on the spot,

like a TV image when the set is turned off."

We could cite hundreds of credible reports by multiple

witnesses that say similar things: the UFO they observed did

not leave the scene by normal physical means such as

accelerating away, but instead seemed to disappear as if it

were a projection onto our minds. This is our first clue

that what credible witnesses are observing is not something

physical but instead some kind of mental projection -- what

some would argue is strictly a psychological phenomenon, but

which we argue has a spiritual dimension.

UFO manifestations seem to be intertwined with our own

perceptions. For example, some UFO multi-witness cases have

shown that each individual did not see exactly the same

thing, and certain details described by each individual

seemed to be reflective of that individual's consciousness

(this also occurs in alleged apparitions of the Virgin

Mary). In some cases, one or two individuals in a group see

the manifestation while the others do not see anything, even

though they are looking at the same location pointed out.

Cameras have often obtained blurry images of UFOs and other

unusual manifestations that were not visible to the naked

eye. In fact, experience has shown that the clearer the

alleged photograph of a UFO, the more likely that it is a

fake. This tends to indicate that the phenomenon can

influence the human mind to the point of being selective in

a group of people, and can influence both the brain and

instruments to detect or not detect whatever it desires29.

The phenomenon appears to be able to interact with the

physical environment in a number of ways. This should

provide us a clue that there may be some intricate deception

going on. The real source behind the manifestation seems to

have a mask.

Another clue as to the true nature of these phenomena

is that children seem more apt to report seeing UFO and

angelic manifestations than adults. An obvious hypothesis

for this is that children tend to make up stories. As we

shall see with some alleged visions of the Virgin Mary,

however, mere children have passed the most stringent of

medical and scientific tests during the time of their

reported vision. So rather than discounting all such tales,

we should admit the possibility that young children's minds

may be more aware and closer to the spiritual domain.

Children have not yet become hardened or conditioned by our

secular society. Thus, they may more easily glimpse this

spiritual world and may be more likely to be influenced by

the spiritual, whether benevolent or malevolent. It is

noted in theological literature that when children suffer

severe traumas (sexual, mental or physical abuse) or are

exposed to drugs, violence, pornography, or occult

literature and activities in early childhood, this tends to

open their minds to "demonic influence." This may be why

Christ said, "And whoever welcomes a little child like this

in My name welcomes Me. But if anyone causes one of these

little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for

him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be

drowned in the depths of the sea.30"


Under this hypothesis we group a number of concepts

espoused by various researchers, all of which conclude that

the UFO manifestation is strictly a mental interpretation of

psychological or psycho-physical phenomena. There are two

major branches under this: the tectonic theory, and the

post-traumatic stress theory.

The first branch, which goes by the name of Tectonic

Stress Theory, or Earth Lights, espoused by researchers

Deveroux and Persinger, was developed in the 1970s. This

theory claims that rocks (such as quartz) under great stress

(such as around earthquake faults) can produce piezoelectric

energy that can manifest as microwave energy above ground

and give the appearance of a UFO. Furthermore, this earth

light can interact with the brains temporal lobe structures

(according to Persinger) and create hallucinations of UFO

entities. This is an interesting theory which relies on the

proven principle of piezoelectricity and the known effects

of temporal lobe stimulation or epilepsy. Nonetheless,

although this theory may explain a number of cases, it

suffers from several flaws: the energies required, UFO

reports from non-earthquake areas, and the periodicity of

certain reports.

Concerning the energy required, Chris Rutkowski has

shown that the piezoelectric energy likely to be produced by

tectonic stress is many orders of magnitude less than would

be required for a typical luminous UFO manifestation. In

addition, he notes that the reported correlation between UFO

sightings and earthquake fault zones rely on a somewhat

artificial selection of geographical zones and the "lagging"

of the data over time. Furthermore, although there might be

increased UFO reports along earthquake zones, this data is

also correlated with the higher populations densities along

certain corridors (such as along the San Andreas fault).

According to Persinger, not only UFO reports but also

religious manifestations might be explainable through either

natural or induced abnormalities in the temporal lobe

cortex. That this explains many reports, particularly those

suffering from schizophrenia and epilepsy, is without doubt.

However, it fails to explain reports from those who pass all

standard medical and physical tests or from multiple

observers. A case in point are the four Medjugorje, Bosnia,

visionaries of the Virgin Mary to be described in a later

chapter. These four children reported daily visual and

auditory apparitions of the Virgin Mary for many years.

Their apparitions occurred at exactly the same time, were

reported in exactly the same way, and even passed stringent

physical and mental tests conducted by scientists while they

were having their vision.

Recently a different psychological theory of UFOs,

especially of alleged abductions, has been proposed by

several investigators who claim that such reports may be the

result of repressed traumatic childhood experiences such as

child abuse. Childhood sexual abuse is an alarming, yet

controversial current topic among therapists and those who

believe they were victims. Although estimates vary, sexual

abuse of children appears to be tragically common. In a

1979 survey of 800 college students, 19 percent of the women

and 9 percent of the men reported having experienced at

least one coercive sexual experience initiated by an adult

before age 13. In a 1986 study of 930 San Francisco women,

28 percent cited at least one instance of sexual

molestation, and 16 percent reported incest before age 1431.

The controversy resides not in the reality of childhood

sexual abuse, but in the way that memories of such abuse are

brought to light. They are often not recalled until much

later in life, and at the urging of therapists who may

intentionally or unintentionally be creating the memories in

their patients. At least 300 lawsuits have been filed

involving formerly repressed memories.

The theory of the connection between child abuse and

UFO abductions holds that the human subconscious, unable to

deal with such repressed memories, generates instead

screening pseudo-memories of UFO entities complete with

abductions. In Hidden Memories, author Robert Baker claims

that people unconsciously manufacture memories of child

molestation or abduction by UFOs or victimization by Satanic

cults as a result of childhood conflicts and grudges towards

parents that were never resolved. Baker writes that

"Obtaining the truth is never easy, but claims of childhood

sexual abuse that emerge only after psychotherapy are

particularly suspect.32"

It is not difficult to conceive that the imagined UFO

entities take the place of an individual responsible for the

abuse. The mind can not deal with the conscious thought of

perhaps a close relative being responsible for sexual abuse,

and so conjures up terrible looking UFO entities. In a

similar way, the abduction scenario could represent sexual

or physical abuse, where the child felt abducted into a

relationship that he or she detested but could not prevent.

This theory may be factual for many who claim to have been

abducted. Especially with the widespread information about

UFO abductions through the press and television, it would be

most unusual today to find anyone who is not at least

partially acquainted with this phenomenon.

Nevertheless, the child abuse theory fails to account

for all the phenomena attributed to the abduction

experience. For example, many abductees report very

physical scars, burn marks, and other illnesses as a result

of their experience. Such complaints have been verified by

competent medical authorities. The child abuse theory also

fails to account for the witnesses of paranormal events

related to the alleged abduction by innocent bystanders who

could not have been associated with previous child abuse.

One notable case is the Whitley Streiber abductions

from his upstate New York cabin, in which several guests

reported bright luminous phenomena on the night he claimed

to have been abducted. In the Travis Walton case, as

previously mentioned, five woodcutters allegedly witnessed

the abduction of their comrade aboard a UFO and four of them

passed subsequent lie detector tests. Finally, there are

many abductees for whom it can be proven that they were

raised in a family environment free from child abuse.

Even though the child abuse theory fails to account for

many or most of the abduction reports, the effect on the

victims is similar whether due to child abuse or abduction,

and is typical of post traumatic stress disorder. Dr. Leo

Sprinkle, a psychologist active in the area of UFO

abductions, writes the following in a paper dealing with

psychotherapeutic services for persons who claim UFO


"...If abused persons are given competent and

compassionate assistance, they can often learn to

cope with their feelings of anger, anxiety, doubt,

grief, guilt, pain, shame, etc.

However, in our contemporary society, those

persons who describe paranormal/ psychic/

spiritual crises, or emotional trauma from

memories of possible past lives, often are faced

with scoffing or skeptical reactions -- not only

from their friends and relatives, but sometimes

from professional persons, including


It is noteworthy that Dr. Sprinkle is himself a witness

to the UFO phenomenon and has reached the conclusion that

they are real. Not only has he reached this conclusion, but

has set up a program to assist the victims of this

phenomenon. Continuing with his personal story, Dr.

Sprinkle writes:

"In 1949, on the campus of the University of

Colorado, a buddy and I observed a flying saucer

(Daylight Disc). In 1956, my wife, Marilyn, and I

observed a silent UFO that hovered, moved,

hovered, moved, etc., over Boulder, Colorado.

After the second sighting, I began to investigate

the literature on UFO reports... I have assisted

more than 175 persons who have explored their UFO

memories in hypnosis sessions. I have read

thousands of reports, and I have corresponded with

hundreds of persons who have described their

strange and bizarre UFO experiences.

After 31 years of UFO investigation, including 25

years of UFO research and 20 years of therapeutic

services to persons who claim UFO encounters, I

have come to several tentative viewpoints:

1. I believe that flying saucers (UFOs) exist.

2. I believe that I cannot prove to anyone

that UFOs exist.

3. I believe that UFO research is always

frustrating, often fearful, sometimes fun.

4. I believe that psychotherapeutic services

and social support for UFO Experiencers are

helpful to them in accepting the reality of these

experiences and in their understanding of the

silliness and the significance of these


5. I believe that there are many skills that

can be useful to the psychotherapist who works

with UFO Experiencers, but the main attributes are

courage, curiosity, and compassion.

6. I appreciate the willingness of UFO

Experiencers to share their information, and the

willingness of professional colleagues to assist

UFO Experiencers.34"

What does a trained and practicing psychologist like

Dr. Sprinkle, who has personally observed a UFO and provided

services to many other witnesses, hypothesize about the

purpose behind the phenomenon? In his own words:

"[My] major hypothesis, or speculation, is that UFO

activity is an educational program: A gradual, but

persistent, conditioning of human awareness for a

new age of science and spirituality (advanced

technology and advanced morality)35."

The speculation that UFO activity is educational,

representing advanced technology, has been increasingly

adopted by the UFO community. However, Dr. Sprinkle adds an

element that is being increasingly accepted and that we

believe to be the real purpose for the deception behind the

outward activity -- that UFOs represent an "advanced

morality." These two words contain the essence of the real

danger behind this phenomenon: that even trained scientists

can be deceived and consider UFO activity as an advanced

counter to the (presumably) less advanced morality taught by

conventional religion. In an article on UFO abductions,

Omni magazine characterized Dr. Sprinkle as "a pioneer of

the New Age and an avid proponent of channeling (who)

believes we can talk to other worldly spirits and that the

space brothers are here.36"


At the risk of sounding ambivalent, let us first admit

that the UFO phenomenon is multifaceted. Many things can and

do produce UFO reports -- the majority of which are the

misidentification of natural phenomena and earth-based

technology. Yes, even swamp gas is responsible for some

reports. There is also evidence of some elaborate hoaxes.

And there is little doubt that repressed memories,

hypnogogic hallucinations and temporal lobe abnormalities

play a role. Unlike those researchers who claim a single

answer for UFOs, however, we do not believe that any one

theory can explain all reports, because many factors are

involved and one cannot place all UFO reports under a single

theory or category.

Nevertheless, we propose that whatever the cause of

these manifestations, the ultimate "reality" behind these

phenomena, the very essence of it, is a manifestation of

metaphysical intelligence that can interact peripherally

with our physical environment and with our human

consciousness to produce visual, physical, and psychological

effects. This intelligence at times creates such effects

directly, at times uses human helpers to create the effects,

and at times uses the effects that are naturally produced by

the factors cited above. The artificial construct created

by this consciousness mimics our three-dimensional objects

and systems and our religious imagery -- the purpose being

to slowly condition our minds to accept certain beliefs.

Some of these manifestations are constructive, respect our

free will, and assist us in our path towards ultimate good,

or God. These are the angelic phenomena typified by

"messengers of God" and true apparitions of the Virgin Mary.

Others are summarily evil, and attempt either to seduce us

through seemingly "good" manifestations, or to force us to

adopt a false belief, while undermining our rational thought

processes and our human spirit. These are primarily the

manifestations reported as UFOs. These evil manifestations

have seduced many flesh-and-blood allies, who in turn are

drawing millions into a death spiral of lies, trickery,

criminal activity, and even death. The evil nature of the

phenomenon begins to unveil itself in the many alleged

abductions that have taken place in recent years, which we

discuss in subsequent chapters.

Although we claim that there are both good and evil

manifestations, we are not able to tell the difference in

any systematic or definitive way. Later in this book we

will discuss some factors that may help us to differentiate

between the two, but the high level of intelligence and

direction behind these manifestations makes it practically

impossible to be certain in our assessments. Therefore, one

could argue that the best approach is to avoid any such

manifestations. The problem is that most visionaries and

UFO percipients are presented with these manifestations

without their having asked for them. While we have the

utmost compassion for such individuals, and hope that the

material in this book can assist them in their discernment,

it is up to each individual percipient to decide for

themselves about the true nature of their experience

(hopefully with the help of a trusted minister, a reputable

doctor or psychiatrist, and/or other trusted sources).

Although our conclusions are consistent with

traditional religious dogma, we did not arrive at them

through a religious path. If we had, our journey may have

been more direct and less painful, though perhaps more

difficult to defend. Instead we came to our conclusions

after a tedious and painstaking 20-year journey through the

data. This journey encountered many dead ends and wild

goose chases. Along with some other researchers, it was

initially disconcerting to us that the deeper that we

probed, the more consistency we found between what we

observed and traditional religious teachings (what would our

scientific colleagues think!). Eventually we found that we

could no longer make sense of what we were observing except

through a paradigm shift surprisingly consistent with

religious (at least Christian) dogma. In fact, we can

summarize our hypothesis in the following five Biblically-

based statements:

o There is vastly more to our universe than is

scientifically measurable or explainable37.

o God's creatures, visible or invisible, intervene in

our universe38.

o God intervenes in our lives through His


o Satan attempts to intervene in our lives for evil


o If we know and worship God, we need not fear any

evil manifestations, for they have no power over


We realize that we can not prove any of these

conclusions in a strictly scientific forum, for human

science is confined to the directly observable universe.

All we can hope is that whenever we are in the realm of

science, we are not in contradiction with scientific

observations. Likewise, we realize that many will dismiss

our hypothesis out of hand because of its spiritual nature.

Nonetheless, we beg your indulgence in allowing us to

support our hypothesis with what follows in this book.

Perhaps our most important conclusion is what we no

longer believe. We no longer believe that UFOs are

extraterrestrial in origin. We no longer believe that there

is a grandiose international government conspiracy to hide

the truth, even if some individuals or groups within

governments like to play such games. Governments may have

more data than civilian UFO organizations, but we no longer

believe that they know any more than the rest of us about

what is really happening. Nevertheless, governments become

nervous about revealing the fact that they cant explain

this phenomenon.

As is evident from the many unauthorized releases of

classified and otherwise secured information (e.g., the

Pentagon Papers, the Watergate conspiracy, the KH-11

reconnaissance satellite manual), it is very difficult to

maintain secrets. Yet, proponents of the government

conspiracy theory would have us believe that the government

has been sitting on the most phenomenal story since recorded

history, a visitation by extraterrestrials, for over 40

years. According to this theory, the government is even

supposedly holding a collection of humanoids and debris.

This in spite of UFOs doing everything they can to make

themselves known to the general public.

Even if some will accept this unlikely hypothesis, and

credit the U.S. government with incredibly tight security,

how about all of the other governments? Let us not forget

that UFOs are not only an American phenomena: they are

worldwide. Some governments even have policies of

officially accepting the authenticity of UFOs. And yet

there still is not a single humanoid paraded out by these

governments, or any disclosure of data that is not already

known to ufologists.

When we made our beliefs known to a group of UFO

believers that communicate on a national computer network,

we received many responses. Some were very hostile,

indicative of a desire not to face this spiritual

explanation. Nevertheless, we were heartened by the

responses that we received from others who have been

victimized by this activity, and who confirmed that we were,

indeed, on the right track. The following is a typical

response of the latter group, from someone who will remain

anonymous for her own protection:

"Just as some people do not understand the emotion

and physical manifestations of LOVE, some do not

understand our experiences with UFOs. I have had

visitations and perhaps abductions.

In one of my visitations, I stripped the being of

his cloak. He was the Evil One. How can you

fight without the proper weapons? I have seen the

physical manifestations of evil. No one will ever

convince me otherwise. Until you experienced

UFOs, were you a skeptic? I have seen both sides,

and I have to admit that the scientific side has

the most convincing argument for people who have

not come to grips with God... but then science is

only a reporter of what God has done. If we are

to be open to all options we must include all


I have been literally tormented by these

experiences. I have had the visitations and

possibly the abductions. I believe some of them

were Satan. I have been chased and stalked for

years. I unmasked a visitor once by asking God to

show me the truth. I could TASTE the FEAR. The

Lord's prayer drove the vision from me for 16

years. I too found dealing with the information

flood impossible. I have to work for a living and

have kids to raise, so I had to be functional.

If we are experiments of other beings then I do

not care to exist. God is the only true purpose

in my life. If He is excluded, then life has no

true meaning... no love... only cold facts.

Just like the cold of space... God is real. But

then maybe the UFOs are too. Maybe they are Good

and Evil forces struggling for our world. I know

there is more than we can understand, but now our

science has evolved to the point at which we can

detect the spiritual battles but can't explain

them because our cops can't catch the speeders and

ask them why they are in such a hurry."

With this perspective, let us begin with an overview of

the history of the UFO phenomenon. As we progress from its

early beginnings shrouded in the distant past to the current

sightings, we will gradually uncover the sinister evil

hiding behind the cloak of UFOs.




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Dr. Nelson Pacheco was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico,

in 1945. The son of a career military Non-Commissioned

Officer, he has lived and traveled extensively in the United

States, Europe and the Middle East. His education includes

a BS in Mathematics from St. Mary's University of San

Antonio, Texas (1966), an MS in Applied Mathematics and

Computer Science from the University of Colorado (1971), and

a Ph.D. in Mathematical Statistics from Colorado State

University, which he earned in 1979.

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21 years, retiring in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in

1987. His Air Force career included duty in Minuteman

ballistic missile targeting, NORAD satellite tracking

operations, and education. He also served as a Principal

Scientist at the Supreme Headquarters, Allied Powers, Europe

(SHAPE) Technical Center in The Hague, The Netherlands. Dr.

Pacheco became a Tenure Professor of Mathematics at the Air

Force Academy where he served as Chairman of the Department

of Mathematical Sciences prior to his retirement. Following

his Air Force career, he worked as a researcher and in

management with two well-known Department of Defense think

tanks. Dr. Pacheco is a member of the American Institute of

Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the Military

Operations Research Society (MORS).

Tommy R. Blann was born in Marlin, Texas, in 1947. He

attended Durhams Business College (1969-71) and Texas State

Technical Institute (1974-76) in Waco, Texas where he

majored in Business Administration and Chemical Technology.

He has been employed as a chemical technician in the oil and

electronic industry for a number of years.

Mr. Blann has researched and investigated the UFO

phenomenon for 30 years and has participated in the

scientific study of the phenomenon with a number of

scientists worldwide. He has traveled extensively to obtain

firsthand information on the subject and has conducted field

investigations into physical evidence attributed to UFOs.

He was a research associate to the late Dr. J. Allen Hynek,

astronomer at Northwestern University and director of the

Center For UFO Studies in Evanston, Illinois. He has given

lectures on the subject to civic groups and universities,

and made numerous guest appearances on radio and television

talk shows throughout the United States. His articles and

research have been published in a number of national and

international magazines, newspapers and books. He has been

a research director and consultant to pilot films and

television documentaries on the subject.

Mr. Blann is a past member of the Author's Guild, Inc.,

NY, NY, and The Author's League of America, Inc., NY, NY.

He presently serves as a 2nd Lieutenant and Public Affairs

Officer in the Civil Air Patrol, U.S.A.F. Auxiliary

headquartered at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.


1 According to a recent Roper poll, two percent of the

population, or five million people, believe they have been

abducted by UFOs.

2 Sagan, 1993.

3 Rengers, 1989.

4 Brown, 1992.

5 Brown, 1992.

6 Streiber, 1990.

7 Mark 13:22.

8 The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists displays a clock

on its cover showing the number of seconds left to

"midnight," -- a global atomic holocaust. This is a

political statement about the risks of nuclear warfare made

by those very scientists who were responsible for creating

atomic weapons. The clock reached its most dangerous point,

one second before midnight, during the Cuban missile crisis.

9 Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, June 1957.

10 Mark 13:23.

11 Gen. 3:5.

12 Project Blue Book is the United States Air Force office

responsible for investigating UFO reports. Although a new

office bearing that name has been reopened, the original

Project Blue Book closed its doors in 1969. Many important

cases were then, and still are to this date, listed as


13 Based on personal communication with a government UFO

investigator who met with such pilots, one of whom was by

then a General officer.

14 Vallie, 1979.

15 Frank , 1947.

16 Interview with Richard Burgin in the New York Times

Magazine, Dec. 3, 1978.

17 Nu. 22:23, 2 Kings 6:17.

18 Hebrews 13: 2, Genesis 18:1-33, Joshua 5:13-15, Judges

6:11-29, Judges 13:6-23.

19 Compiled by Dr. Peter A. Sturrock, Astrophysicist at

Stanford University, who conducted a UFO questionnaire

survey of the 2,611 members of the American Astronomical

Society in 1975.

20 Peck, 1983.

21 Sobal, Jeff and Charles F. Emmons, 1982.

22 To be precise, this theory would say that the 10% of

UFO reports than can not be dismissed as misrepresentations

or hoaxes are also such.

23 Public dissatisfaction with Dr. Hynek's swamp gas

theory later led to the Air Force contract let to the

University of Colorado for the scientific investigation of

UFOs. Known as the Condon committee after its director Dr.

Edward Condon, this led to one of the most disgraceful

recognized cover-ups in the history of UFO investigations.

The Condon Report was shown in an internal memo generated by

Dr. Condon to have begun with a preordained conclusions that

UFOs were not real.

24 This list was compiled by Donald Menzel, a noted

debunker of the 50s and 60s (taken from UFOs: A Scientific

Debate, Sagan and Page, eds.) -- courtesy of ParaNet.

25 Based on information obtained from ParaNet.

26 This material provided by courtesy of ParaNet.

27 Not withstanding the unproved "Ancient Astronaut"

theories which were in vogue in the 1970s.

28 Although NASA has recently initiated a robust Search

for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) program (recently

cancelled), smaller SETI searches have been conducted since

the 1950s with no definitive finding of extraterrestrial

intelligent signals.

29 As we shall see later, this external effect is also

present in apparitions of the Virgin Mary, although the

internal effects on the visionary are different.

30 Matthew 18:5.

31 Bower, Bruce, 1993.

32 Baker, 1992.

33 Sprinkle, 1988, quoted with the permission of the


34 Ibid.

35 Ibid.

36 "Secret Sharers," Omni magazine, December, 1987.

37 I Cor. 2:9, Jer. 33:3.

38 Heb. 1:14, Heb. 13:2, Mt. 13:49.

39 Heb. 1:14.

40 2 Cor. 11:14, Eph. 6:12.

41 Ps. 23:4, Isa. 41:10, Luke 12:5.

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