That Time the Demonic Hypothesis of UFO Stopped Science

Last year, former Nevada Senator Harry Reid gave George Knapp an exclusive interview regarding a secret US government study of UFOs from 2007 to 2012. “One aim of the study was to find out the origin of the craft. Intelligence officials ruled out the Russians or Chinese but Reid says our adversaries are likely ahead…

Does Demonic Deception Lurk Behind the UFO Phenomenon?

A few weeks prior to the release of his xenophobic documentary, Alien Intrusion: Unmasking a Deception, Gary Bates was given space to write himself an “ad-itorial” in Charisma Magazine. In “Demonic Deception Lurks Behind This Widespread Phenomenon,” Gary Bates writes: “I grew up as a science-fiction fan, and I can recall the religious impact it…

Ancient Aliens in a Creationist Worldview

On November 19, 2009, a commenter named Tristan V. of Australia challenged one of the premises of Gary Bates’ article, “Did God create life on other planets?” “Hello, I wanted to comment on this paragraph: ‘Or, their creation is much older than the 6,000 years of the biblical six-day timeframe; the aliens were created before…

Exotheology.org Reviews Gary Bates’ Alien Intrusion Movie

For those of you who are familiar with my writing here on Exotheology.org and in my book Stranger and Aliens, you are probably aware that I knew I probably wouldn’t like the Alien Intrusion film going into it. It was already evident from the trailers and, frankly, the Alien Intrusion book itself that this movie…

Would We Believe in the Possibility of Alien Life Without the Theory of Evolution?

A May 31, 2006 article by Gary Bates and David Catchpoole on Creation.com caught my attention a while back. It was called “ET Needed Evolution.” Notably, it’s now cited as a linked resource for Session 2 in the Discussion Guide for the Alien Intrusion movie. I hadn’t yet written Strangers & Aliens but I had read Gary Bates’ Alien Intrusion: UFOs…

Are Millions of Americans Being Abducted by Aliens?

In the trailer for the film version of the Amazon bestseller, Alien Intrusion, author Gary Bates notes that the 2002 “Roper Poll concluded that up to 4 million Americans have been abducted by aliens.” On the Alien Intrusion Film’s website, we find the same claim: “[O]ne poll concluded that up to 20 million Americans had seen a UFO…

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…

In Which Ken Ham Continues To Promote the Lie that Isaiah 45:18 Says ANYTHING About Aliens

Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis has recently “written” a post (with the help of the oft-times half-cocked “AiG’s research team”) called “Study: Mars “More Uninhabitable Than Previously Thought.” Apparently, a new study [“Perchlorates on Mars enhance the bacteriocidal effects of UV light.” Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 4662 (2017) doi:10.1038/s41598-017-04910-3] has concluded that Mars is currently more unsuitable…

Why ET Probably Doesn’t Need To Be Saved Anyway

By and large, Biblical creationists are anti-alien and they think the Bible forbids the existence of extraterrestrials. I blame Gary Bates. Gary Bates is the CEO of Creation Ministries International and, more importantly, the author of the best-selling book, Alien Intrusion: UFOs and the Evolution Connection. While there were anti-alien articles around before his book…