Nature of the Alien:
ETs, Demons or a Government Plot?
Part 5
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Authored By  :
Bill Kochman

Published On :
April 30, 1997

Last Updated :
January 19, 2018


Brad Steiger's Theories - Are Aliens Multidimensional Beings? Warning Concerning Steiger's New Age Leanings, John A. Keel, UFOs Linked to Demonology, Pierre Guérin's Views, Advanced Technology Misunderstood As Being Magic Or Spiritual Power?, FSR Editor Gordon Creighton Believed Most UFOs Are Demonic, Author Arthur C. Clarke Says UFOs Aren't From Outer Space, Lord Hill-Norton And "UFO Concern" Group Say UFOs Are Evil, Satan Means "Adversary", Satan's Modus Operandi = Confusion, The Dangers Of Relativism No Absolutes And Spiritual Anarchy, After Effects Of UFO Encounters And Near Death Experiences, Examples Of New Age Ideas, G. H. Pember Comment On Occultism Spirits Of The Air Deception And Miracles Of The False Prophet, Trevor James' Observation, UFOlogy And Occultism Intertwined




Another well-known American author, lecturer and paranormal researcher who has become convinced of a connection between spiritual/psychic phenomenon and the UFO experience is Brad Steiger. Since the 1950's, he has authored several thousand articles and over one hundred and fifty books, many of which have dealt with paranormal and spiritual topics. Some of his book titles include "Revelation - The Divine Fire", "Touched By Heaven's Light", "Project Bluebook", "Strangers From The Skies", "The Rainbow Conspiracy", and "UFO Odyssey". On his website, bradandsherry.com, Mr. Steiger presents seventeen personal theories which may explain the UFO phenomenon. We have been, or will soon be, discussing some of them in this series.

One of Steiger's ideas, with which I can personally agree, revolves around theories numbers nine and fifteen, in which he proposes that the intelligences behind the UFO experience are not from other planets, as many people commonly believe, but rather from an unseen dimension, a spiritual world, that co-exists with our own physical world. He states:

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9. Other Dimensional Visitors: The Visitors come not from a faraway world in our solar system or any other, but from an adjacent space-time continuum, co-existing here on Earth, but on another vibrational/dimensional frequency or level.

15. The Supernatural: The UFO intelligences are the same entities who are described in the scriptures of so many world religions as angels - both the messengers of God and the fallen armies of Lucifer. The entire UFO mystery may be the continuation of the struggle between the two warring factions of angels for the souls of humankind.

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Steiger is also credited with the following comment in "Blue Book Files Released", in Canadian UFO Report, Vol. 4, No. 4, where he again affirms his belief that these beings may have their origin in another dimension which co-exists right here on our own planet:

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"We are dealing with a multidimensional paraphysical phenomenon which is largely indigenous to planet earth."

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As I explored Mr. Steiger's website, I did become alarmed by the fact that he does manifest some obvious New Age leanings in his writings; yet, at the same time, he also offers some clear warnings regarding the serious dangers associated with attempting to make contact with the spiritual world. He does not say that such attempts should not be made; simply that anyone who makes such endeavors, should be extremely careful. Personally, I feel that Mr. Steiger should not be encouraging anyone to meddle with the Spiritual World in any way; period. What I also found rather troublesome, is that Steiger seems to harbor some negative feelings towards Christianity. It may be that, like myself, his objections are not necessarily with the Christian faith as a whole, but rather with the failings of organized religion, which even I expose in some of my own writings.

Mr. Steiger does appear to recognize a Higher Power which influences and directs human activity; but, like many New Agers, he adopts a rather liberal view, and leaves it up to his readers to assign their own name to that Being, based upon their personal belief system. In fact, unless I have misinterpreted his views, he appears to support and promote a type of New Age, One World Religion; which again, bothers me, because many other New Agers are likewise promoting this very same concept, and Christian doctrine is not at the core of their beliefs. As we saw earlier, Jacques Vallée remains convinced that promoting a new world religion is precisely what the alleged "aliens" have in mind. Thus, Steiger, and others like him, may be the very tools that these beings are using to achieve their goals. In an article entitled "UFOs Over Sacred Sites", which appeared in the June 2006 edition of Fate Magazine, Steiger writes:

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"Perhaps there is a Higher Intelligence that has been striving for centuries to bring our species into the Wholeness, the Oneness. Perhaps the circular shape of the UFO is a symbol of the wholeness of life in the universe."

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Putting aside my personal reservations regarding Steiger's New Age leanings, I would like to mention that some of his other theories are in agreement with views I shared earlier, as proposed by Jacques F. Vallée, Bertrand Méheust, Lynn E. Catoe and Carl Jung. There are a number of other individuals who share these views as well. Consider the following ideas, also offered by Steiger:

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10. Psychic Phenomena: The UFO phenomenon is the result of some as yet unknown physical energy that can be activated by the psyche, the unconscious level of the human mind. This physical law or energy would not itself be intelligent, but it would be able to absorb, reflect, or imitate human intelligence.

11. Projections of human beliefs: The UFO enigma is a phenomenon of the collective human psyche that charges to reflect the prevailing belief structures of the time. The UFO constitutes a paraphysical phenomenon that is related both to the psychological state of the observer and the zeitgeist which enmeshes the observer.

12. Psychic need: Certain of humankind's basic psychic needs tap into psychokinetic and other paranormal energies and create images of wee people, holy figures, and other worldly beings. The familiar forms that these manifestations assume have been intrinsic elements in the human psyche since very ancient times, but they appear modern in that human experiences perceive them in the context of ideas that the conscious mind has acquired through acculturation.

13. Archetypes: UFOs and their occupants are quasi-real images created by the human collective unconscious. Jungian archetypes surface as the result of thought-field energies that are accessible to humans through dreams, meditations, and other states of altered consciousness. These archetypes may, in certain instances, be directed by highly evolved entities who seek to influence and guide human affairs.

14. The Magic Theater: Such paranormal machinations that we associate with UFO phenomena are the result of the "magical" manipulations of time and space that are performed by the entities we have dubbed "elves, fairies, devas, " and so forth. These entities are paraphysical beings that have coexisted with us as a companion species and appear to participate somehow with us in an evolutionary design.

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As I noted a moment ago, there are a number of other writers and researchers who have likewise adopted the position that the alien-UFO experience may in fact be an Earth-bound, or at least Earth-centric spiritual experience; and that it may be directly associated with negative entities; that is, with demons, and with the world of the occult. One such author is journalist, UFO researcher and parapsychologist John A. Keel. Most people are probably familiar with Keel due to his 1976 book "The Mothman Prophecies", which was later turned into a movie of the same name in 2002, and which starred Richard Gere and Alan Bates.

Similar to Jacques F. Vallée, Dr. J. Allen Hynek, and other researchers, initially, Keel embraced the Extraterrestrial Visitation Hypothesis; but, as with them, in his own words, he informs us that his research led him to conclusions which he hadn't expected. In his 1970 book "UFOs: Operation Trojan Horse", Keel offers us the following remarks:

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"I abandoned the extraterrestrial hypothesis in 1967 when my own field investigations disclosed an astonishing overlap between psychic phenomena and UFOs . . . The objects and apparitions do not necessarily originate on another planet and may not even exist as permanent constructions of matter. It is more likely that we see what we want to see and interpret such visions according to our contemporary beliefs."

"The UFO manifestations seem to be, by and large, merely minor variations of the age-old demonological phenomenon."

"The devil and his demons can, according to the literature, manifest themselves in almost any form, and can physically imitate anything from angels to horrifying monsters with glowing eyes. Strange objects and entities materialize and dematerialize in these stories, just as the UFOs and their splendid occupants appear and disappear, walk through walls, and perform other supernatural feats."

"The endless messages from the space people would now fill a library, and while the communicators claim to represent some other world, the contents of those messages are identical to the messages long received by mediums and mystics."

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So once again we see another researcher who has made a direct correlation between the UFO phenomenon and the demons of old, who apparently possess the ability to manipulate time, space, matter, and reality as a whole.

The more I researched the UFO topic, the more I encountered similar quotations from other notable men involved with the academic community, who have also made a connection between the alien-UFO phenomenon, demonism and the occult. Consider the French astronomer, Pierre Guérin. Prior to his death in 2000, Pierre Guérin was a senior researcher at CNRS; that is, the French National Council For Scientific Research. In his challenging book "UFOs: The Mechanisms Of A Disinformation", which was published just prior to his death, Doctor Guérin predicted that the deep UFO secrecy which has characterized American policy for many years, would continue; because, in his view, such a revelation would be unbearable for the general populace.

But did Pierre Guérin actually believe that UFOs were alien spacecrafts from other worlds? Decide for yourself. In the Vol. 25 No. 1 edition of "Flying Saucer Review", which is a popular and influential UFO publication in Great Britain, Doctor Guérin offers us this perspective:

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"[UFO] behaviour is more akin to magic than to physics as we know it . . . the modern UFOnauts and the demons of past days are probably identical."

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Speaking of magic, on one particular occasion, noted author Arthur C. Clarke stated "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from Magic." I've sometimes wondered if some of the events which the Apostle John attributes to great spiritual power in the Book of Revelation, might not be some form of advanced technology, which he simply was not able to comprehend in his day.

Returning to our topic, the link between aliens and demons was also embraced by Gordon Creighton. Prior to his death in 2003 at the age of ninety-five, Mr. Creighton had been the editor of FSR -- Flying Saucer Review -- since 1982. But lest one acquire the wrong impression, Gordon Creighton was not just another UFO fringe case. Quite to the contrary, he was a very highly-educated -- Cambridge, Paris, studied twenty languages -- world-traveled -- North/South America, Europe and China -- very serious-minded diplomat for the government of Great Britain for most of his life. It's interesting to note that, similar to Jacques Vallée, his interest in UFOs was activated by his personal sighting of a UFO in western China in 1941, while he worked at the British Embassy. Creighton later described the unusual object as "a white disc with a piercingly bright bluish light on top, racing through the sky in the far west of China, near the eastern marches of Tibet".

Although Gordon Creighton had an interest in and studied the world's major religions, and appears to have been a Buddhist at one time, according to my research, he was confirmed as a Roman Catholic in his final years, which just so happened to be the religion of his birth. The reason why I consider this fact important, is because it may help to explain why he too eventually concluded that the majority of UFO encounters are probably satanic in origin. In an article entitled "Defense Chief Warns Of 'Satanic UFOs'", The Times of London religion correspondent, Ruth Gledhill, explains how Lord Hill-Norton, a former "Admiral of the Fleet", has helped to found a group called "UFO Concern"; the purpose of which is to warn others of the satanic nature of some UFOs. In that same article, Gordon Creighton comments about the new group, and is quoted as having stated:

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"I do believe that the great bulk of these phenomena are what is called satanic."

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About twenty years earlier, in 1976, in an editorial in FSR -- Flying Saucer Review -- Creighton more bluntly informed his readership that "Demons . . . are here already in immense strength". Taken together, these two quotes help to clarify what Gordon Creighton must have been implying when, in the 1992 Flying Saucer Review Policy Statement, he wrote:

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"There seems to be no evidence yet that any of these craft or beings originate from outer space."

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So the assumption here, is that if these beings are not from Outer Space, then they must be from Inner Space; that is to say, from another parallel dimension; the consensus seeming to be the dark side of the Spirit Realm.

Another world-famous British writer and inventor who likewise embraced this very same perspective, is Sir Arthur C. Clarke. As many of you will already know, Mr. Clarke is the author of "2001: A Space Odyssey" and its two sequels, as well as many other extremely popular science fiction novels, such as the "Rama" trilogy. Possessing a background in mathematics and physics, Clarke has also written a number of technical books over the years. In a July, 1975 New York Times Book Review, Mr. Clarke stated:

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"One theory which can no longer be taken very seriously is that UFOs are interstellar spaceships."

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As I mentioned a moment ago, Lord Hill-Norton, a former head of the British Armed Forces, also recognized the dark nature of at least some UFO experiences, and thus was motivated to help found the Christian-based group "UFO Concern". While we will be discussing Lord Hill-Norton later on in this series, for the time being, let me to inform you that during a 1997 interview with the London-based "Church Times", which is a leading Anglican weekly newspaper, Sir Hill-Norton pointedly expressed the view that some UFO encounters are "definitely antithetical to orthodox Christian belief."

In other words, Lord Hill-Norton was informing the public that some of the concepts that have been propagated by the occupants of UFOs, and by their followers, such as the New Age crowd, are directly opposed to, and in contradiction to, the basic tenets of our Christian faith. As I have stated on many previous occasions, I have absolutely no doubt of this point whatsoever, and I am in full agreement with it. Allow me to remind you again that the Hebrew word "satan", which in the New Testament Greek is "satanas", means "adversary"; or "one who withstands"; and the Devil is undoubtedly God's primary adversary, as well as the Author of Confusion. He knowingly, and purposely, stands against and opposes God, and constantly questions the Authority of His Word.

That vile fiend's modus operandi is to continually confuse people with all kinds of lies and delusions, so that they no longer know what is true, and what is false. Satan promotes a doctrine of relativism where there are no absolutes. After all, when we deny God's existence, and ignore the Standards of His Word, we in essence become our own gods, who create our own laws and boundaries, or perhaps none at all. To see where this defiant position leads us, just look at the sad state of the nation of Iraq. It is a dreadful real world reflection of what happens when we commit spiritual anarchy against God, and reject His Rule of Law. Is it merely just a coincidence that these "aliens" attempt to do the very same thing through their devilish New Age teachings, where people are taught that nothing is wrong, and everything is right, and we each can create our own reality?

Tragically, the people who blindly accept the teachings of these alleged "alien beings", or "Ascended Masters", as they are also called, have been deceived into thinking that their interaction with these evil entities is part of a positive evolutionary process. We are told by many New Age writers, erroneously so, that these benign "aliens" are assisting us in elevating our consciousness, and our planet, to a higher spiritual level, and plane of existence. From my research over the years, it has become apparent that this dangerous belief is quite rampant within New Age circles; and as we saw earlier, Jacques Vallée arrived at the same conclusion. These beings are intentionally manipulating human belief systems for their own nefarious purposes.

In a June 1990 edition of the Journal of Near-Death Studies, Kenneth Ring and Christopher J. Rosing, from the University of Connecticut's Department of Psychology, reported their findings from a study which had been conducted in order to "assess the role of psychological factors in influencing susceptibility to NDEs, [Near Death Experiences], and to measure [the] aftereffects stemming from such events." This study, called "The Omega Project: An Empirical Study Of The NDE-Prone Personality", revolved around a mailed-out survey, and involved one hundred twenty-eight people; seventy-four of whom had experienced NDE's, and an additional fifty-four individuals who possessed an interest in the topic. In their findings, Ring and Rosing made the following observations. Again, please note that I have added some words in brackets in order to clarify what is being said:

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"There are wide-ranging and powerful, psychophysical changes following either a UFOE, [UFO experience], or NDE . . . [Both types of experiences involve] an increase in energy currents in the body, mind expansion, information flooding, and psychic abilities. These experiences reflect a purposive intelligence . . . they are part of an accelerating evolutionary current that is propelling the human race toward higher [occult] consciousness and heightened spirituality . . . What repeatedly struck us most forcibly was the undeniable overall similarity between our two experiential groups, UFOErs and NDErs . . . We should now consider that despite the differences in the nature of these experiences, they may have a common underlying source -- whatever that source may be."

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Now, I am sure that we can agree that there is nothing wrong with people seeking a higher level of spirituality in their lives. Undoubtedly, if more people were more spiritual, and less worldly, selfish and materialistic, society as a whole would be in much better condition. But it is in how this new level of spirituality is achieved which should be of concern to us. In their paper, Ring and Rosing describe an increase in "psychic abilities". While they state that there is "a purposive intelligence" behind these events, they are unable to identify the source of the intelligence. Who or what is causing the "psychic abilities" that these people allegedly possess? What is the nature of this force? Is it good, or is it evil? No gift comes without a price, and to think that it does is foolhardy.

I believe that the central issue here with which we need to concern ourselves, is exactly how people's lives are affected once they've had their experiences. Does the experience draw them to a closer relationship with God? Does it result in the recognition that Jesus Christ is the only Lord and Savior of their lives? In the case of people who have really had true Near Death Experiences, I would be more inclined to believe that their NDE may have involved "Divine Intervention"; but this is not necessarily a given. When an individual is on an operating table in an artificially-induced physical state, I honestly don't know what kind of effects that might have on their mental condition, or on their five senses. When we are caught in that surreal world which exists between a conscious and unconscious state, who knows what tricks our mind might play on us. We may have a distorted perception of reality.

However, in the case of those people who have had encounters with alleged aliens and UFOs, the very belief systems which are espoused, and promoted, by some of these beings, give us good cause for alarm; because as Lord Hill-Norton observed, these teachings are quite often in contradiction to the truth found in God's Word, the Bible.

For those of you who may not be aware of said teachings, let me to give you a few examples. As I point out in the series "The Nibiru Planet X Wormwood Controversy", one idea that's promoted by some of these beings, such as the Annunaki and the Greys, is that they are our gods and our creators. They assert that we were genetically engineered from an earlier, less-developed hominid line. This is a widely-accepted view which has even been promoted by some unHolywood movies and popular sci-fi television programs, such as "The X-Files". Supposedly, we are an alien-human hybrid race destined to become a slave race when the "alien recolonization" begins. We will be discussing this topic a bit more later on in our series.

Even more surprisingly, some of these deceptive beings claim that they created Jesus Christ, and raised Him from the dead following His Crucifixion. Finally, as I have mentioned in some of my previous articles, some New Age adherents do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as the only-begotten Son of God, or as the only Savior of the world. In their minds, He has been reduced to merely being another "Ascended Master", not much better than teachers such as Mohammad, Buddha, Confucius or any other spiritual icon or teacher of times past or present. As Professor Vallée noted, this is obviously an attempt to create a One World Religion which will appeal to everyone, and offend no one. Those of you who are also Bible-believing Christians will undoubtedly realize how blasphemous these ungodly teachings are. They are poison for the soul.

Another quote which caught my attention can be attributed to George Hawkins Pember; and seems to answer Ring and Rosing's question regarding who is behind at least some of these UFO related experiences. Commonly known as G. H. Pember, George Hawkins Pember was a 19th century Cambridge-trained British theologian. In his 1876 book entitled "Earth's Earliest Ages And Their Connection With Modern Spiritualism And Theosophy", which some people regard as his greatest work, Pember writes:

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"[The occultist] is brought into intelligent communication with the spirits of the air, and can receive any knowledge which they possess, or any false impression they choose to impart . . . the demons seem permitted to do various wonders at their request."

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Please take note of Pember's usage of the phrase "spirits of the air". These spirits obviously have a leader; and as we saw in part one, the Apostle Paul clearly told us that Satan is the "prince of the power of the air", and the spirit that now works in the children of disobedience. He obviously leads the "spiritual wickedness in high places":

"Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:"
Ephesians 2:2, KJV


"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."
Ephesians 6:12, KJV


Is it any wonder then that these dark spiritual forces have been seen in the sky all around the world for millennia? Is it any wonder that many astronauts have likewise seen them high above the Earth as they have carried out their various missions?

Please also notice that G. H. Pember states that the spirits of the air not only possess the power to impart knowledge, (just as the Fallen Angels did in the Book of Enoch, and as Satan claimed to do in the Garden of Eden), but he also says that these demons have the power to deceive humans, as well as to perform wonders at their request. Upon reading Pember's comment, I was immediately reminded of a verse from the Book of Revelation regarding the miracles of the False Prophet:

"And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live."
Revelation 13:14, KJV


So as I have pointed out before, Satan and his demons indeed possess the ability to perform "lying wonders", in order to deceive their followers. Is it possible then that these same demonic forces are the true source of the elevated "psychic abilities" spoken of by Ring and Rosing?

To fully grasp the importance of Pember's remark, and how it relates to our current discussion, you need to realize that the occult -- mysticism, shamanism, spiritism, demonism -- and UFOlogy, are confusingly bound together in an odd potpourri of ideas which today is called New Age thought. This marriage of the occult, psychic phenomena and UFOlogy is recognized by a number of writers and researchers such as Jacques F. Vallée and Carl Jung, as we have already seen. Some of you may also be familiar with the weather manipulation work that has been conducted by New Zealander, Trevor James Constable. Known to most people as Trevor James, he spent a large portion of his almost fifty years at sea with the Merchant Marines of three nations, developing a system to produce rain. This system is known as "Airborne Etheric Rain Engineering".

However, outside of meteorological circles, Trevor James is best known for his long-time involvement with UFO research. In regards to the importance of the occult in understanding UFO-related events, in Volume 8, Number 1 of "Flying Saucer Review", Trevor states:

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A working knowledge of occult science . . . is indispensable to UFO investigation.

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While I don't particularly agree with Trevor's reference to the occult as being a science, nevertheless, his point is made. Sociologists David Stupple, Ph.D. and William McNeece concur with Trevor's view. In their discussion "Contactees, Cults, and Cultures", which is now a part of the 1979 Mutual UFO Network's UFO Symposium Proceedings, they say:

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. . . studies of flying saucer cults repeatedly show that they are part of a larger occult social world.

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Please go to part six for the continuation of this series.

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