Star Wars: Anyone out there?

Gary Bates, author of the Amazon top 50 selling book “Alien Intrusion: UFOs and the evolution connection,” explores the roots of alien stories that capture our imagination

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Blockbuster hit series such as Men in Black, The Transformers and the new Star Wars movie release feed our culture's fascination with the idea of extra-terrestrial beings, leaving some to ponder if there is any truth in the idea. This has become more of an issue in the light of the flow of photos coming from the Mars probe indicating water flowing on the red planet.

However, despite over sixty years of official, government-led investigations, the conclusions are that no extra-terrestrial crafts are actually visiting the earth. Yet, the 'UFO phenomenon' shows no sign of abating. A CNN/Time Magazine poll in 1997, found, among other things that:

? 80% believe that the government is hiding the existence of extraterrestrial life forms
? 64% believe aliens have contacted humans
? 50% believe that aliens have abducted humans
? 75% believe that a UFO crashed near Roswell

There is evidence to suggest that what are called 'UFOs' have been seen throughout the world's history. Many ancient peoples, for example, including the Romans and Greeks, spoke of flying shields.

However, the very best of research conducted by leading experts suggests that they do not manifest as real tangible physical crafts. On many occasions they have disappeared before the eyes of many reputable witnesses such as fighter or commercial airline pilots. Some have been seen to change shape, merge into other UFOs and travel at incredible speeds that defy the known laws of physics. One of the most famous secular researchers in this area, John Keel wrote:

"The UFOs do not seem to exist as tangible, manufactured objects. They do not conform to the natural laws of lights in the sky." 1

“UFOs change shape, merge into other UFOs and travel at speeds that defy the known laws of physics”The foundation for belief in life on other planets is the belief in evolution. That is, if there was a big bang billions of years ago, life could have evolved elsewhere in the universe millions of years in advance of humans. In theory they would be technologically advanced and could build faster-than-light spaceships, visit the earth and stealthily abduct people in the middle of the night. However, many scientists simply do not believe that the universe and the complexity of life we see on the earth is just a giant cosmic accident. As such, this concept of older and more technologically advanced aliens would be undermined.

The enormous popularity of science fiction movies, TV shows and books is creating a blur between fiction and the limitations of real science. This is not a matter of some advanced form of technology as some people think. Never once has a UFO been seen to enter our atmosphere from outside of the earth – they just suddenly appear. And it is a science fact that nothing physical can travel faster than the speed of light within our physical universe. This means it would take alien craft millions of years to reach the earth. Alleged abduction experiences and many UFO sightings violate the well-known laws of physics that govern our universe, which is simply a physical impossibility.

Interdimensional beings?

Most serious UFO researchers now believe that these experiences emanate from some interdimensional realm. Dr J. Allen Hynek was a former government researcher into UFOs. Steven Spielberg's movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind was based, in part, on Hynek's work. Hynek wrote:

"The conclusion I've come to after all these years is that ... It has paranormal aspects..." 2

And, "[The extraterrestrial] theory runs up against a very big difficulty, namely, that we are seeing too many UFOs. The earth is only a spot of dust in the universe. Why should it be honored with so many visits?" 3

Interestingly, one of the world's oldest books – the Bible – speaks of such a realm and it records visitors from a spiritual realm who also interacted with humans with the sole purpose of deceiving them. It describes the earth as being the focus of a great battle between good and bad spiritual forces.

Coupled with this, is the circumstantial evidence of the contactees – people from differing countries and backgrounds – all seem to share a very common experience. The messages they are receiving from these so-called 'aliens' are aimed at rewriting the Bible's history. For example, many of them claim that they are the creators of life on earth via the process of evolution, in contrast to the biblical claim that a supernatural God created everything. Hyneks's contemporary, Dr Jaques Vallee (who was also featured in Spielberg's movie) said:

"I am suggesting that what takes place through close encounters with UFOs is control of human beliefs, control of the relationship between our consciousness and physical reality, that this control has been in force throughout history and that it is of secondary importance that it should now assume the form of sightings of space visitors." 4

It is not logical to consider that advanced extraterrestrials are traveling millions of light years across the universe just to recondition our spiritual beliefs. As John Keel also wrote:

"The thousands of contacts with the entities indicate that they are liars and put-on artists. The UFO manifestations seem to be, by and large, merely minor variations of the age-old demonological phenomenon." 1

Uncomfortable as we may be with the thought of increasing contact by the spiritual enemies of a Creator God, the evidence suggests it is happening. These visiting entities certainly seem to believe! And popular beliefs about evolution, extraterrestrial life and the possibility of interstellar space travel have made even the average person in the street susceptible to such deceptions and possibly contacts, and also a reason why such alleged contacts are on the increase.

1. John Keel, Operation Trojan Horse (Lilburn, GA: Illuminet Press, 1996), p. 266.
2. J. Allen Hynek, Fate, June 1976.
3.Hynek, Lumieres dans la Nuit, No. 168, October 1977.
4. Story, The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Extraterrestrial Encounters, in an article by Jacques Vallée, p. 753–754.

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