Truman Bethurum and the Origin of the Demonic Theory of UFO – Part 3

The earliest full-fledged expression of the Demonic Hypothesis of UFO comes from a 37-page book written by Rev. Walter Vincent Grant, Sr. (1913-1983) called Men in the flying saucers identified: not a mystery! The book was published in late 1954 [the earliest advertisement I could find for the book was in the October 1954 edition…

Truman Bethurum and the Origin of the Demonic Theory of UFO – Part 2

Writing in the May 1955 issue of Flying Saucer Review, Desmond Judge summed up the issue of “Occultism and Flying Saucers.” In the article of the same name, he wrote the following; “Since 1947, when reported observations of Flying Saucers began to come in from all parts of the world in ever-increasing numbers, there has…

Truman Bethurum and the Origin of the Demonic Theory of UFO – Part 1

I’ve been researching the roots of Christian Ufology lately. I’ve already written on initial Christian reactions to the advent of the flying saucer phenomenon and how the idea that UFOs were Biblically foretold harbingers of God’s judgment was further developed by charismatic and Pentecostal preachers affiliated with the Voice of Healing magazine. Ironically, it was (again)…

How To Stop An Alien Abduction

Ann Druffel wrote a book called How To Defend Yourself Against Alien Abduction. Ann Druffel’s book draws from 120 research cases. Like me, Druffel thinks that the experiencer phenomenon should be evaluated separately from the rest of the UFO phenomenon. According to her website, she believes the gollowing regarding the abduction phenomenon: “Since most abduction scenarios…

John Weldon and Zola Levitt Take On ‘The Bible and Life in Outer Space’

John Weldon and Zola Levitt are best known as the authors of UFOs: What on Earth is Happening? The 1975 book was influential in popularizing the Demonic Eschatological Hypothesis of UFO, especially because it received encouraging back cover blurbs from Hal Lindsey (author of The Late, Great Planet Earth (1970)) and Walter R Martin (aka…

Where Do Aliens Come From?

We used to believe that intelligent alien life might be found within our very Solar system, perhaps even on the Moon itself; however, as we continue to explore the cosmos, the Extraterrestrial Hypothesis has undergone a steady territorial retreat. The Great Moon Hoax of 1835 was disproven by further telescopic surveys.  Mars and Venus were…

Early Christian Views on Flying Saucers: The Early 1950s & Voice of Healing 

In the early 1950s, Christians were still trying to make sense of the flying saucer phenomenon.  Men associated with the Pentecostal Voice of Healing magazine were among the first on record to weigh in. Gordon Lindsay In July 1950, Gordon Lindsay wrote an article for Voice of Healing called “Prophetic Significance of The Flying Saucer”…

Guy Malone’s “Doctrine of Stated Intent” and Other Bad Arguments Against Aliens 

Over the past few days, I’ve been watching presentations from the Roswell UFO Festival 2017: “70 Years Later: Modern Challenges to the Extraterrestrial Hypothesis.” This particular post concerns a presentation given by RoswellMission.org founder and conference organizer Guy Malone on June 30, 2917, entitled, “Are Aliens Demons? Evidences That Suggest ‘Yes.’” While I may comment…

Trailer Review: Dr. Michael Heiser’s Aliens and Demons Documentary 

It looks like Gary Bates’ Alien Delusion movie has some competition. Dr. Michael Heiser, a member of the “First Christian Symposium on Aliens” pantheon (and I do promise a post or two on that particular group in the very near future), is being featured in a new documentary on the UFO phenomenon.  A few months back, Dr. Heiser…

Do FBI Files Confirm The Extradimensional UFO Hypothesis?

No. No they do not. When articles like this one and this one make the claim that recently released FBI files confirm that the government knows the UFO phenomenon is extradimensional in nature, they are referring to a single file: the now-infamous Page 22 of the FBI’s FOIA Vault files. I was reminded of this claim recently when a video…

LA Marzulli’s Shark Jumping & Alien Implants

We’ve commented more than once on this site about how LA Marzulli, the PT Barnum of Christian Ufology, has been jumping the shark to promote his “documentaries.” His latest video (the one he initially promised me he’d send a review copy of)  is no exception. One of his very first teaser videos for The Watchman Chronicles involves…

LA Marzulli’s ‘Demon Fairy’ Revisited 

Once upon a time, Christian Ufologist and pastor LA Marzulli promoted one if his documentaries with a sensational “demon fairy.” It was a hoax, one that he claims he was taken in by. Frankly, I don’t buy it. Oh, it’s a hoax alright. I simply have reason to doubt he was ever truly taken in…