Nature of the Alien:
ETs, Demons or a Government Plot?
Part 6
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Authored By  :
Bill Kochman

Published On :
April 30, 1997

Last Updated :
January 19, 2018


Captain Ivar Mackay, Roger Stanway, BUFORA, Whitley Strieber, John F. Ankerberg On Strieber's Denial, Demonic Manipulation, Occult - UFO Connection, Entities Shape-Shift To Deceive Us, Satan's Beautiful Appearance As Lightbearer And Angel Of Light, Dr. Curt Wagner On Demons And Transmogrification, Pierre Guérin Profs. John Edward Mack And David M. Jacobs On Alien Abductions Victory Through Christ, Evil Won't Prevail, John F. Ankerberg Terence Kemp McKenna, John A. Keel And Whitley Strieber's Views Not Extraterrestrials But Deceptive Demons?, A Clear Agenda, Propaganda War And Conditioning Via The Entertainment Industry, Popular Alien/Outer Space Movies And Television Shows, Are We Ready To Embrace Alien Visitors?, New Age Thought And Gaea, Belief In Extraterrestrials But Not In God, Creation Is Proof




Captain Ivar Mackay, who was a former chairman of the British UFO Research Association, or BUFORA, which was one of Great Britain's largest and most influential UFO groups, also came to recognize the similarity between the occult, and alien and UFO experiences. Capt. Mackay, along with the organization's founding president, Graham Knewstub, and fellow BUFORA chairman, Roger Stanway, was an avid reader of FSR -- Flying Saucer Review. It has been speculated that this association with the FSR may be what influenced these three men to adopt the view that UFOs were of demonic origin. On one occasion, Mackay stated the following:

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". . . if one sets the three occult groups against the three classifications of UFO entities and their characteristics, it is rather surprising how complementary to each other they appear to be, not only through their appearance, activities, and level of behavior, but also in the quality of mental and, especially, emotional reaction and response that has been noted to have occurred on contact."

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For his part, in November of 1976, Roger Stanway suddenly resigned as BUFORA's chairman. In his letter of resignation, he explained that his decision to leave BUFORA was brought about primarily by the fact that he and his wife had become "born-again" Christians, and felt that they had to distance themselves from the UFO phenomenon. In his own words, Mr. Stanway stated, "Furthermore, I now believe that the UFO phenomenon has Satanic origins."

As I mentioned in part two, after considerable resistance, and undergoing a great deal of personal trauma, which began to interrupt his life shortly after the Christmas of 1985, American sci-fi writer, Whitley Strieber, began to suspect that his mysterious intruders might possibly be demons, and not the benign beings that he had initially supposed. In his successful 1988 book "Communion: A True Story", Mr. Strieber relates his struggle with coming to terms with the reality of his situation:

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"There are worse things than death, I suspected. And I was beginning to get the distinct impression that one of them had taken an interest in me. So far the word demon had never been spoken among the scientists and doctors who were working with me. And why should it have been? We were beyond such things. We were a group of atheists and agnostics, far too sophisticated to be concerned with such archaic ideas as demons and angels . . . Alone at night I worried about the legendary cunning of demons . . . At the very least, I was going stark, raving mad."

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In the September 1993 edition of the Mutual UFO Network -- or MUFON -- Journal, Strieber also states:

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"I've come away from this experience convinced of one thing: if there aren't demons out there, there might as well be, because these guys are indistinguishable from demons. Indistinguishable. To see them, to look into their eyes, is to be less - forever . . ."

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Four years later, in "Transformation: The Breakthrough", his 1997 follow-up book to "Communion", which also dealt with his alleged "visitors", Strieber also remarks:

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"I wondered if I might not be in the grip of demons, if they were not making me suffer for their own purposes, or simply for their enjoyment . . . Whatever was there seemed so monstrously ugly, so filthy and dark and sinister. Of course they were demons. They had to be. And they were here and I couldn't get away."

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Ironically, or perhaps tragically, in spite of the fact that Strieber has a sense of what and who these creatures really are; and in spite of the fact that they have filled his life with so much fear and torment, and abused him so much, and have terrorized his family as well; for some strange reason, he still refuses to acknowledge their true evil nature; and insists that these creatures are benign, and that they truly care about his well-being. Baptist preacher and television evangelist, John F. Ankerberg, mentions this mystifying fact in his 1992 book, "The Facts On UFOs And Other Supernatural Phenomena". Concerning Strieber, Ankerberg tells us:

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"These entities are clever enough to make Streiber think they care about him. Yet his torment by them never ceases. Whatever his relationship to the entities, and he increasingly concludes that their involvement with him is something 'good,' he also remains terrified of them and uncertain as to what they are."

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I'm not a psychologist by any means, but I can only conclude that Whitley Strieber is in some kind of state of denial. As you will see later, this mental state seems to be shared by other "alien abductees" as well who likewise "sacrificially" choose to endure all manner of atrocities and abuse at the hands of their abductors; because, ultimately, they believe that it is for their own good; and that in the end, it will serve some noble purpose for all of humanity as well. As we saw in part five, G. H. Pember recognized the deception of these entities, and their ability to manipulate perception when he wrote:

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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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Over and over again, we have seen a connection being made between alien and UFO encounters, and demons and the occult. What I find particularly interesting, is that this link is not just being made by people who possess a strong religious background. We have seen some individuals who possess a very secular, non-religious background, arrive at the very same conclusions regarding these creatures. To me, this speaks volumes. It also helps to refute the common misconception that modern Christians alone are responsible for casting a negative shadow over alien and UFO experiences. This simply is not true.

As we have already seen, these beings apparently possess the ability to alter our surroundings. According to some writers, and some people who have had encounters with these entities, they can change their own appearance, in order to conform to our particular belief system and personal expectations. They may appear as Jesus, or Mary, to one person; as Mohammad to another; as Buddha to someone else; or perhaps as a glowing orb of light to a New Ager; or as a bright metallic disc to someone who may have that particular expectation. One thing is for certain: In most cases, they probably want to show us humans their "good" side; so they will rarely reveal their true nature to us. As I noted earlier, Satan's game is only to deceive us, so he will appear as something beautiful and wonderful which will dazzle the eye. To reiterate a verse I shared in part four, the Apostle Paul tells us:

"And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light."
2 Corinthians 11:14, KJV


As I point out in my article "Satan: Origin, Purpose And Future", prior to his fall from Grace, Satan was indeed a very beautiful creature to behold. He was a Being of Light; but then, sadly, sin and iniquity entered into his heart as a result of his pride, and he became corrupted. The Bible tells us:

"Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee."
Ezekiel 28:12-17, KJV


Other scientists, researchers and writers have arrived at the same conclusion; that is, that these beings will deceive us; and will even transform themselves to appear before us as we want and expect them to appear, if it helps them to achieve their objectives. The alleged ability of these creatures to change their appearance, and to restructure matter, is known scientifically as transmogrification. In an article entitled "UFOs - Is Science Fiction Coming True?", which appeared in the August 1977 Vol 1 No 2 edition of SCP Journal, which is published by Spiritual Counterfeits Project, Inc., Dr. Curt Wagner Ph.D. discusses transmogrification and other methods used by demons, in order to control humankind. He states:

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"Demons, as fallen angels, apparently retain great powers, such as the manipulation and restructuring of matter, as well as the ability to influence or control human consciousness and experience through classic possession by direct psychic implantation of a set of experiences."

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The belief that these beings control us, and that we possess no means to stop them, was also embraced by Pierre Guérin. In 1979, he plainly stated that they are the masters, and we, their defenseless slaves:

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". . . what is quite certain, is that the phenomenon is active here, on our planet, and active here as Master. We can neither stop the phenomenon nor comprehend it, and we are well aware that its power totally defies not merely our technological possibilities, but probably our mental possibilities as well."

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John Edward Mack, who was an American psychiatrist, and a former professor at Harvard Medical School, as well as a UFO researcher, seems to have agreed with Guérin's view. Mack's research dealt primarily with the "alien abduction" aspect of the UFO experience, which he studied for over ten years, until his tragic death in 2004. A cautious investigator, he never fully committed himself to the view that the abducting agents were evil aliens from Outer Space. According to the BBC, on one occasion, Mack stated:

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"I would never say, yes, there are aliens taking people. [But] I would say there is a compelling powerful phenomenon here that I can't account for in any other way, that's mysterious. Yet I can't know what it is, but it seems to me that it invites a deeper, further inquiry."

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While John Mack would not define who or what the phenomenon was, as I said a moment ago, similar to Guérin, he felt that we humans are powerless against it. In his own words, Mack said:

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"What [the phenomenon] says is, 'We are not masters of the universe; we are not in control.' . . . The terror [that the phenomenon inspires] is the terror of the realization [that] we are not in control."

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And then there is Temple University history professor, and UFO researcher, David M. Jacobs. In the final chapter of his 1992 book, "Secret Life", Professor Jacobs summarizes his views regarding the "alien abduction" experience in a rather hopeless manner with the words:

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"We've been invaded . . . At present we can do little or nothing to stop it. The aliens have powers and technology greatly in advance of ours, and that puts us at a tremendous disadvantage in our ability to affect the phenomenon or gain some control over it."

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Of course, as a Bible-believing Christian, I don't accept the defeatist conclusions reached by Wagner, Guérin, Mack, Jacobs, or anyone else who claims that the situation is hopeless, and that we have no power against these beings. Quite to the contrary, Jesus and the Apostle John clearly taught us:

"These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."
John 16:33, KJV


"Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world."
1 John 4:4, KJV


So, as I point out in some of my spiritual warfare articles, even when it may appear that we are losing the battle, all is still not lost; because ultimately, through the Lord's help, we shall win the war. The evil of this world, whether it is human, spiritual or alien, will never totally defeat the good, because God simply won't allow it to happen. One of these days, the Lord will intervene in such a way as to leave His enemies, and ours, lying in the dust of defeat.

Returning to the issue of the deceptive game that these evil beings apparently like to play, Saint Augustine once stated, "What men do with real colors and substances, the demons can easily do by showing unreal forms". Baptist minister and TV evangelist, John F. Ankerberg, in his 1992 paperback book, "The Facts On UFOs And Other Supernatural Phenomena", offers a similar view. He too rejects the "aliens from Outer Space" argument, and proposes that the UFO phenomenon is merely a cover to conceal the true nature of these beings:

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"But the UFO phenomenon simply does not behave like extraterrestrial visitors. It actually molds itself in order to fit a given culture."

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Former American "flower child", world traveler, writer and lecturer, Terence Kemp McKenna, shared a similar point of view. While I obviously cannot support much of what he did with his life -- regular use of hallucinogens -- McKenna did have the sense to not accept the commonly-held belief that UFOs are piloted by beings from other worlds. McKenna was convinced that our lives are intertwined with entities which intentionally attempt to persuade us that they are creatures from Outer Space, so as not to alarm us. In one of his many lectures he stated:

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"We are part of a symbiotic relationship with something which disguises itself as an extra-terrestrial invasion so as not to alarm us."

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Author John A. Keel, whom we discussed earlier, was also quite aware of the deceptive nature of these denizens of the dark who pose as aliens from Outer Space. Referring again to his 1970 book, "UFOs: Operation Trojan Horse", Keel states rather matter-of-factly:

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"The UFOnauts are the liars, not the contactees. And they are lying deliberately as part of the bewildering smokescreen which they have established to cover their real origin, purpose and motivation."

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While Keel claimed to be an atheist, those of us who embrace the Christian faith, and who know the Scriptures, can plainly see by his remarks regarding demons who intentionally deceive humankind, that some of Keel's views fall squarely within our own beliefs regarding the negative side of the Spirit Realm.

Even Whitley Strieber, who we have discussed several times now, realized that he was being used, manipulated, and lied to by his "visitors". Taking another look at his 1997 book, "Transformation: The Breakthrough", Strieber writes:

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"Why were my visitors so secretive, hiding themselves behind my consciousness. I could only conclude that they were using me and did not want me to know why . . . What if they were dangerous? Then I was terribly dangerous, because I was playing a role in acclimatizing people to them."

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In light of this convincing body of evidence, and contrary to the general public's perception that most people believe that UFOs are visitors from other worlds, it becomes quite apparent that there exists a considerable number of people, who are both well-educated and well-respected, who reject the notion that UFOs are piloted by alien beings from Outer Space. Instead, these individuals embrace the possibility that these creatures may in fact be multi-dimensional, or inter-dimensional, spiritual beings. Furthermore, they hold to the view that these entities are not Angels, but rather deceptive demons who don't have our best interests at heart. The consensus amongst these people is that these creatures have relied upon intentional deception down through history, to manipulate us, to enslave us, and to cause us to defy our very Creator.

It seems clear then that whether these entities are aliens, or demons, or something else, they are definitely following a specific agenda, in regards to their plans for the people of Planet Earth; and whatever their plans are, they aren't in our best interest. This agenda is being conducted under utmost secrecy, and a high level of deception is being used to keep people in the dark.

This worldwide propaganda war has literally been going on for decades. As I briefly mentioned in part two, if we stop and consider what themes have been the most popular with people, as well as the most lucrative for the moguls of the movie and television industry, tales of beings from Outer Space have probably been near the top of the entertainment list.

Productions such as the "Star Wars" and the "Star Trek" franchises, "Close Encounters Of The Third Kind", "E.T. : The Extraterrestrial", "Stargate", "Cocoon I and II", "War Of The Worlds", "Fourth of July: Independence Day", "V", "2001 and 2010 Space Odyssey", "Mission To Mars", "Contact", "Taken", "Invasion", "First Wave", "Dark Skies", "Roswell", "The X-Files" and a plethora of others, have mesmerized us, and captured our imaginations; not to mention that they have earned billions of dollars for their creators, directors, producers and actors. In short, a lot of people have become totally absorbed by such films and television shows.

Aside from the excellent special effects that we see in some of these productions, I suspect that another reason why so many people enjoy them, is because even though we obviously realize that such movies and television programs are purely fantasy, they still resonate within us, and we identify with them; because we all possess this inner desire to know what is "out there"; and we don't want to believe that we may be alone in this vast Universe. So in a sense, such productions fill a certain need.

Despite the deep skepticism which has currently grasped the world, I suspect that if some day, a race of alien visitors were to arrive from Outer Space, a significant percentage of of the world's population would be inclined to embrace them, although their leaders and military would probably react in an exact opposite manner. I think that even now, many people are ripe for such an extraterrestrial encounter; and that as the conditions of our planet continue to decline due to our foolish misuse of it, people will be even more receptive to an alien encounter; in the hope that these entities will be able to save us from our own hands. If you research New Age thought and UFOlogy as I have done, you'll quickly discover that the proper management of, and the protection of the Earth, is indeed one of the central concerns of those who embrace these ideologies. In fact, they refer to the Earth as a living being, which they call Gaea, or Gaia, which is the ancient name of the Greek goddess of the Earth.

Ironically, while such people would be quick to extend open arms to aliens from Outer Space, some reject the notion that God exists, or the Devil for that matter, and this is very dangerous indeed. The fact that they are skeptical of their own Creator's existence, yet can so easily accept the idea that aliens are real, is something which I find difficult to understand. While the proof of God's existence is all around us in the form of His wonderful Creation, the intricacy and complexity of which is absolutely mind-boggling and rather astounding, in reality, there is extremely little proof of the existence of extraterrestrial beings. As the Apostle Paul wrote concerning God's Hand being so evident in the natural creation:

"For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:"
Romans 1:20, KJV


So as I have noted before, as a result of the ample physical proof of God's existence which surrounds us, no one has any excuse for not believing in God.

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

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