Angels of Deception
Between Heaven and Hell
A look at the UFO phenomenon through the eyes of the Bible
By J. McFadden
2.) Welcome to the Multiverse
Chapter 2 - Welcome to the Multiverse
“In my Father’s house are many rooms…”
– Jesus Christ, John 14:2
During the Middle-Ages most of the world thought the earth was flat. It was not. For thinking differently, men were persecuted, thrown into jail or even murdered through various means such as burning at the stake. Galileo himself was brought before the pope and made to recant his view the world was round. Mankind has a history of thinking we understand our universe when in fact, we have very much still to learn about the physical world in which we live. Nowadays we all know the earth is round. Nowadays, we—quite possibly like the people of the middle ages believing in a flat earth, believe we live in a three dimensional world. But could it be, that this view too, is wrong? Could it be that we live not in a three dimensional universe, but in a multi-dimensional universe? Could it be that we live in a multiverse?
The Significance of the findings of UFO researcher
Not the “Hollywoodized” version of the UFO phenomenon
Most people have never heard of
Jacques Vallee. But if you have ever seen Steven Speilberg’s film Close Encounters of the Third Kind, then
you have seen his real life character portrayed by
French-born Jacques Vallee, bilingual in computers and astrophysics, is perhaps the world’s most renowned UFO expert. He does not come from a bible-based, religious background. He is not promoting the Bible or Christianity. And that is what is so interesting and significant about his findings--His findings and conclusions actually go hand in hand with what the Bible tells us.
With his unmatched knowledge of thousands of close encounters he presents a tantalizing question—what if these “alien” visitors are not interplanetary travelers from outer space? With great skill and persuasiveness, Vallee presents a theory that considers another dimension closely tied to earth as the domain in which these beings inhabit and in which they deceive and manipulate mankind for their own purposes.
His theory is not one that contradicts the Bible. Although he does not come to the specific conclusions that I will present here in my book, he does present a theory that actually confirms--if we listen to it-- what the Bible has been warning us about all along. Perhaps since Vallee comes from mainly a science background of physics, astronomy, and computers, his Bible knowledge is apparently limited and he therefore does not see what is right under his nose—and what any serious student of the Bible should so plainly see. It can be difficult at times to “see the forest for the trees.” But his insights into the UFO phenomenon and subsequent commentary is nonetheless compelling in building the case that “we are not alone” and that we are being visited by a deceptive intelligence which is closely tied to earth, yet inhabits another dimension that is just beyond human perception.
Vallee has written several books I recommend you read if you are interested in deeper research:The Invisible College: What a Group of Scientists has Discovered about UFO Influences on the Human Race , Messengers of Deception: UFO Contacts and Cults , and the trilogy-- Dimensions , Confrontations , and Revelations .
In the next section, I would like to discuss some of his observations. The following excerpts are from his 1988 book, Dimensions: A Casebook of Alien Contact :
The Functioning Lie
“It may seem useless to conjecture about a mystery that, according to all evidence, remains unidentified. But in this book we have already seen that the UFO phenomenon has left a clear series of marks in the beliefs and attitudes of our contemporaries, in a pattern not only identifiable but also by no means unprecedented. It is not pointless to try to devise critical tests, both sociological and physical, to determine whether or not purposeful design is involved in the phenomenon the witnesses describe.
Whenever a set of unusual circumstances is presented it is in the nature of the human mind to analyze it until a rational pattern is encountered at some level. But is it quite conceivable that nature should present us with circumstances so deeply organized that our observational and logical errors would entirely mask the pattern to be identified. To the scientist, there is nothing surprising in this statement. The history of science consists in dual progress: the refinement of observational techniques and the improvement of analytical methods. On the other hand, the proposition that the universe might contain intelligent creatures exhibiting such an organization that no model of it could be constructed on the basis of current human concepts is also theoretically plausible. The behavior of such beings would necessarily appear random or absurd or would go undetected, especially if these beings possessed physical means of retiring at will beyond the human perceptual range, or into other dimensions. Such physical actions would appear on scientific records as mere random accidents, easily ascribable to instrument error or to a variety of natural causes.”
From Vallee’s observations from the data he has gathered over the years, he says that five basic facts stand out rather clear from his analysis:
“Fact 1. There has been among the public, in all countries, since the middle of 1946, an extremely active generation of colorful rumors. They center on a considerable number of observations of unknown machines close to the ground in rural areas, the physical traces left by these machines, and their various effects on humans and animals.
Fact 2. When the underlying archetypes are extracted from these rumors, the extraterrestrial myth is seen to coincide to a remarkable degree with the fairy-faith of Celtic countries, the observations of scholars of past ages, and the widespread belief among all peoples concerning entities whose physical and psychological descriptions place them in the same category as present-day ufonauts.
Fact 3. The entities human witnesses report to have seen, heard, and touched fall into various biological types. Among them are beings of giant stature, men indistinguishable from us, winged creatures, and various types of monsters. Most of the so-called pilots, however, are dwarfs and form two main groups: (1) dark, hairy beings—identical to the gnomes of medieval theory—with small, bright eyes and deep, rugged, “old” voices; and (2) beings who answer the description of the sylphs of the Middle Ages or the elves of fairy-faith—with human complexions, oversized heads, and silvery voices. All the beings have been described with and without breathing apparatus. Beings of various categories have been reported together. The overwhelming majority are humanoid.
Fact 4. The
entities’ reported behavior is as consistently absurd as the appearance of
their craft is ludicrous. In numerous instances of verbal communications with
them, their assertions have been
systematically misleading. This is true of all cases on record, from
encounters with the Gentry in the British Isles to conversations with airship
engineers during the 1897 Midwest flap and discussions with the alleged
Martians in Europe, North and
Fact 5. The mechanism of the apparitions, in legendary, historical, and modern times, is standard and follows the model of religious miracles. Several cases, which bear the official stamp of the Catholic Church (such as those in Fatima and Guadalupe), are in fact—if one applies the definitions strictly—nothing more than UFO phenomena where the entity has delivered a message having to do with religious beliefs rather than with space or engineering.”
“Given the above facts I believe the following three propositions to be true:
Proposition 1. The behavior of a superior race would not necessarily appear purposeful to a human observer. Scientists who brush aside UFO reports because “obviously intelligent visitors would not behave like that” simply have not given serious thought to the problem of nonhuman intelligence. Observation and deduction agree, in fact, that the organized action of a superior race must appear absurd to the inferior one. That this does not preclude contact and even cohabitation is an obvious fact of daily life on our planet, where humans, animals, and insects have interwoven activities in spite of their different levels of nervous system organization.
Proposition 2. If we recognize that the structure and nature of time is as much of a puzzle to modern physicists as it was to Reverend Kirk, for example, then it follows that any theory of the universe that does not take our ignorance into account is bound to remain an academic exercise.
Proposition 3. The entire mystery we are discussing contains all the elements of a myth that could be utilized to serve long-term social manipulation purposes, as illustrated by the curious link between the contents of the reports and the progress of human technology, from aerial ships to dirigibles to ghost rockets to flying saucers and to biogenetic engineering—a link that has never received a satisfactory interpretation in a sociological framework.”
Elsewhere, Vallee observes:
1.) “The things we call unidentifiable flying objects are neither objects nor flying. They can dematerialize, as some reliable photographs seem to show, and they violate the laws of motion as we know them.”
2.) UFOs have been seen throughout history and have consistently received (or provided) their own explanation within the framework of each culture. In antiquity their occupants were regarded as gods; in medieval times, as magicians; in the nineteenth century, as scientific geniuses; in our own time, as interplanetary travelers.”
Other significant and astute comments by Jacque Vallee:
“Faced with the new wave of experiences of UFO contact that are described in books like Communion and Intruders and in movies like Close Encounters of the Third Kind, our religions seem obsolete. Our idea of the church as a social entity working within rational structures is obviously challenged by the claim of a direct communication in modern times with visible beings who seem endowed with supernatural powers. This idea can shake our society to the very roots of its culture.”
“The eager anticipation of encounters with other intelligent beings would help in transcending local conflicts on earth and in achieving within a single generation behavioral changes that might otherwise take hundreds of years to complete. If this is the contribution of the UFO phenomenon, then we are in fact dealing with one of history’s major transitions.”
If in fact, the UFO phenomenon is the driving force behind this acceleration of a global societal paradigm shift, then we must ask how this is taking place, and even more importantly—
In Vallee’s 1979 book, Messengers of Deception, he notes the story of abductee Claude Vorilhon (A.K.A. “Rael”) and his explanation of how extra-terrestrials revealed that the “gods” are split into two camps—one “led by Yahweh and the other led by Satan. In order to make further progress, we need to make drastic political changes. First we must wipe out democracy:
‘You must eliminate elections and votes that are completely ill adapted to the current evolution of mankind. Men are the useful cells of a large body called Humanity. A cell in the foot doesn’t have to say whether or not the hand should pick up an object. The brain decides, and if the object is good, the cell in the foot will profit by it…. A world government and a new monetary system must be created. A single language will serve to unify the planet.’”
THE SIMILARITIES: The case against ET in a spaceship
When looking at the many recorded cases Vallee presents in his books, there are often very similar components in the “abduction” scenarios and encounters with angels in the Bible.
One often repeated component of the “alien” abduction is the “power rod” or “wand” with light emanating from the top, held by the “aliens” in their hand. This is strikingly similar to what happened to Gideon in Judges 6:20-22:
“The angel of God said to him, "Take the meat and the unleavened bread, place them on this rock, and pour out the broth." And Gideon did so. With the tip of the staff that was in his hand, the angel of the LORD touched the meat and the unleavened bread. Fire flared from the rock, consuming the meat and the bread. And the angel of the LORD disappeared. When Gideon realized that it was the angel of the LORD, he exclaimed, "Ah, Sovereign LORD! I have seen the angel of the LORD face to face!"
Even the prominent evangelist, Billy Graham, has noticed that “UFOs are astonishingly angel-like in some of their reported appearances.”
Many notable minds have made similar parallels between the alien abduction experience and reported evil spirits. In The Demon-Haunted World, astronomer Carl Sagan wrote about “the theory that the alien abduction experience is remarkably similar to tales of demon abduction common throughout history.”
Science writer Jim Schnabel “was apparently the first to tie modern-day abduction narratives to those of 16-17th century demonic possession and witchcraft cases, some current Third World spirit-possession syndromes, and even the sexual abuse and ‘satanic ritual abuse’ claims that mesmerized many American psychiatrists in the 1980s and 1990s.”
Astronomer and UFO researcher J. Allen Hynek, was the first to categorize the different classes of UFO “encounters”, ie, close encounters of the first, second, third kind, etc, in his 1972 book The UFO Experience: A Scientific Study . Hynek did not necessarily regard these beings as "extraterrestrials" or "aliens".
Under hypnosis, Betty Hill, of the famous UFO case from the 60s, reported when she was “abducted” and “examined”, that “a long needle was inserted into her navel, that she felt pain, and that the pain stopped when the leader made a certain gesture with his hand in front of her eyes. A fifteenth-century French calendar, the Kalendrier des Bergiers, shows the tortures inflicted by demons on the people they have taken: the demons are depicted as piercing their victim’s abdomens with long needles.” (Dimensions, pg. 107)
The similarities seem unmistakable.
In August 1963 near the town of
Compare the above description with a passage in the Bible:
“When he reached a certain place, he stopped for the night because the sun had set. Taking one of the rocks there, he put it under his head and lay down to sleep. He had a dream in which he saw a ladder resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.” --Genesis 28:11-12
Could not one author describe the same phenomena as gliding on two beams of light while another would describe it as moving down a ladder?
Perhaps the other significance is that “alien” encounters have both a physical component and a psychic (or spiritual, or mental) component to them. This is also true of angels we see in the Bible. Angels shared a meal with Abraham (Genesis 18:7). How can spirits eat food? Very curious indeed!
the angels were so apparently physical to the men of
When John the Baptist’s father, Zechariah the priest, went to burn incense before the alter of the Lord, the angel Gabriel mysteriously appeared out of thin air before him and gave him a message (Luke 1:8-17). This is also a common theme amongst “aliens” and “UFO” abductees.
© 2007 J. McFadden