The Devil’s UFO Sleeper Agents

Clifford Wilson made his name in Ufology with Crash Go the Chariots (1972), a book specifically written to answer Erich von Daniken’s Chariots of the Gods? (1968) and his Ancient Alien Astronaut theory. In 1974, Wilson wrote a new book based on his further investigation of the UFO phenomenon, UFOs and their mission impossible. Wilson’s solution was…

The Mothman

Every year on the third weekend of September, the town of Point Pleasant, WV, hosts the Mothman Festival to commemorate the appearance of a mysterious creature or entity known as the Mothman, reportedly seen in the Point Pleasant area from November 12, 1966, to December 15, 1967. Now, a lot of misinformation has spread about…

The Flatwoods Monster: The First Close Encounter of the Third Kind?

It’s the 65th anniversary of the Flatwoods Monster incident, so today I offer my take on one of West Virginia’s most famous monsters. The story of the Flatwoods Monster bears telling because it is unique amongst UFO encounters. Depending upon who you ask, the monster is either an as-yet-unidentified cryptid (Is there any other kind?),…

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…

Sci-fi Televangelism – Part 6 – Syncretic Alien Theism

We have been reviewing a presentation called “Science Fiction: Televangelism for ET Religion” given by fellow science fiction author Dr. Michael Heiser gave  at the 2017 Roswell UFO Festival. Basically, Heiser has set out to demonstrate that sci-fi is isn’t just escapism entertainment but is “deeply theological.” So far, we’ve covered four of his proposed…

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)…

Kenneth Arnold and the Cryptozoological Theory of UFO

Believe it or not, one if the theories proposed to explain the UFO phenomenon is that they are as yet undiscovered biological entities.  That’s right. Critters in the sky! What’s more, the earliest well-known proponent of the Cryptozoological Theory of UFO, as it’s called, was none other than Kenneth Arnold, the fellow whose June 24,…

Sci-fi Televangelism – Part 5: Alien Christology

We have been reviewing a presentation called “Science Fiction: Televangelism for ET Religion” given by fellow science fiction author Dr. Michael Heiser gave  at the 2017 Roswell UFO Festival. Basically, Heiser has set out to demonstrate that sci-fi is isn’t just escapism entertainment but is “deeply theological.” So far, we’ve covered four of his proposed…

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…

New Survey Says That Almost Half of All Americans Believe in Aliens

In the mid-July 2017, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment commissioned a national survey conducted by Toluna regarding UFOs, aliens and abductions. The purpose of the survey was to celebrate and promote the August 1, 2017 release of its film, Phoenix Forgotten. 1,756 Americans participated in the survey. Their ages ranged from 18 to 55 and…