After a few years of lesser interest, concern about UFO sightings is back again. Culture has always been captivated by ideas of aliens with movies like “Close Encounters” (1977), “E.T.” (1982), “Roswell” (1994), and “Contact” (1997). Since the 50s, sightings of UFOs and aliens have swirled around places such as Roswell, New Mexico, and Area 51 in Nevada. In the 90s I appeared on Oprah’s talk show and debated author and UFO aficionado Whitely Strieber to debate his book “Communion,” about alien communication. Strieber claims he was abducted by aliens and later formed communion groups of people to share their experiences of being taken aboard spacecraft. They claimed that aliens performed surgical experiments on them and molested them sexually. As I speak, we are days away from U. S. intelligence agencies presenting to Congress an unclassified report on what the government and military knows about UFOs, now referred to as Unexplained Aerial Phenomena (UAPs).
In 1997 I released a 215-page book explaining my view of UFOs. Unfortunately, that book is out of print. But here’s what I said then, and still believe. First let’s break down the basic kinds of UFO phenomena: (1) Sighting that result from atmospheric conditions or untraceable lights in the sky. These are natural occurrences. (2) Flying objects which can be explained as birds or planes. (3) Intrusive, experimental spacecraft of our own government or hostile nations, including a new generations of drones which represent serious national security issues. (4) Paranormal spiritual beings, demons, who can shapeshift from invisible forces into visible material manifestations and thus defy the laws of thermodynamics, physics, and gravity.
As an exorcist, I am concerned about #4. Those who claim to have been abducted have a certain consistency in their stories involving terrifying experiences of mind control and sexual violation. The appearance of these beings ranges from reptilians to so-called “greys” (big heads, large eyes, naked), Draconians, and Nordics who look like ancient Vikings.
The biblical conclusion is clear. The Fall of Eden was cosmological. All the universe is tainted by sin and rebellion as stated in Romans 8:21-22. Christ came as man only to redeem creatures on Earth, no other planets. If there were life out there, it would be incredibly corrupt, mired in evil, and without hope of redemption. And those aren’t the kinds of creatures you’d want to meet on a lonely road on a starry night without having Jesus as your Lord and Savior.