UFOs, Nonhuman Intelligence, and You
David Copperfield is one of the most popular magicians in the world, known for creating such grand illusions as the disappearance of the Statue of Liberty, for escaping from Alcatraz, and even for levitating over the Grand Canyon. Recently, I attended one of his shows in Las Vegas, where he performed many magic tricks to baffle and amuse the audience. One illusion in particular caught my attention — and left me with an uneasy feeling.
With gusto and grandeur, Copperfield made a large, illuminated flying saucer appear. As it levitated above my head, I felt a strong check in my spirit, reminding me of research I had recently come across regarding UFOs. This mysterious spaceship that seemed to pop up from nowhere belonged to a small, animatronic alien named Blu32, with whom Copperfield interacted during the program. So, what was Blu32’s message to the people of earth? “I come in peace and love.”
After I left the show, a question immediately came to mind. What would the typical Christian say if one day he or she were to opened a newsfeed and see this headline: “U.S. Government Discloses UFO Bombshell: We Are Not Alone in the Universe.” The mere mention of “aliens” or “extraterrestrial life” is laughable to some, while to others, it’s a valid reason to stock up on tinfoil. But let’s get serious for a moment. As Christians, we should always be prepared to give an answer, even when it comes to “alien life” or “nonhuman intelligence.”
Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, saying, “I am the Christ,” and will deceive many (Matthew 24:4–5 NKJV).
The subject of extraterrestrials can certainly bring deception or confusion. When approaching this topic, it’s important to understand that there are large numbers of people primed to accept that a highly evolved species created human beings, seeding our planet millions of years ago. Many of these same people also believe that “aliens” could be the saviors of our dying planet. Using the CE-5 (Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind) method, founded by prominent ufologist Dr. Steven Greer, they are proactively engaging with entities through deep meditation. In fact, these enthusiasts are ready and willing to be initiated into a New Age of enlightenment and higher consciousness.
Some believe that only New Agers ascribe to such beliefs. But in truth, the average person has been exposed to hundreds of Hollywood movies, books, and celebrities pushing these very ideas. Recently, however, the fringe topic of UFOs (also known as UAPs, or Unidentified Aerial Phenomena), aliens, and nonhuman intelligence has made its way into mainstream news, spurring debate among scientific scholars and skeptics alike. While many of us were busy digging into the numerous stories of governmental corruption, one whistleblower’s story seems to have slipped through the cracks. After all, the nature and topic of this informant’s report was likely too “out of this world” for many to grasp or believe.
In June 2023, David Charles Grusch, a former combat officer and veteran of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), as well as a representative of the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) Task Force, hit the news circuit with some compelling albeit questionable information. In an interview with investigative journalist Ross Coulthart, reporting for NewsNation, Grusch shared that while he was part of the UAP Task Force, he became aware of evidence that the U.S. government is running a “broad crash-retrieval program” — meaning government is “retrieving non-human origin technical vehicles — call it spacecraft if you will — nonhuman, exotic-origin vehicles that have either landed or crashed.” Asked whether U.S. intelligence has spacecraft in its possession from another species, he answered: “We do, yeah.” This response surprised Coulthart, who asked, “How many?” Grusch answered, “Quite a number.”
Though Grusch himself was never part of this alleged secret retrieval program, he explains he was made aware of it through numerous intelligence officers who confided in him. “They named the program. … I’d never heard of it. They told me, based on their oral testimony, and they provided me documents and other proof, that there was in fact a program,” he insisted. Grusch divulged that he was able to interview at least 40 firsthand witnesses over a period of four years. “Some of the subjects provided me with sensitive and foreign intelligence to read … program documents and photographs to evaluate.”
Coulthart then said: “You are alleging that the U.S. government has been concealing the existence on this planet of alien life.” To which Grusch responded: “I would couch it as nonhuman intelligence, you know NHI. … I don’t want to necessarily denote origin. I don’t think we have all the data to say ‘Oh, they’re coming from a certain location.’ And I couch it as somebody who has studied physics, where maybe they’re coming from a different physical dimension as described in quantum mechanics. We know there are extra dimensions due to high-energy particle collisions, etc., and there’s a theoretical framework to explain that.”
Coulthhart reiterated: “Let me cut to the quick then — you’re saying there is an intelligent species engaging with this planet.” Grusch replied: “Yeah, that’s potentially extraterrestrial.”
Grusch maintains that after being made aware of the retrieval program, he worked tirelessly to gain access, but this led to what he has termed “administrative terrorism.” He explains that after being met with illegal retaliation, he filed a whistleblower complaint with the Office of the Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) so he could share the information he discovered with the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
Journalists Leslie Kean and Ralph Blumenthal reveal in their article published by The Debrief that “an unclassified version of the complaint provided to us states that Grusch has direct knowledge that UAP-related classified information has been withheld and/or concealed from Congress by ‘elements of the intelligence community’ to purposely and intentionally thwart legitimate Congressional oversight of the UAP Program.” Despite a firestorm of skepticism, Grusch’s claims have been backed up by members within intelligence circles. Karl E. Nell, a retired Army colonel and an aerospace executive who worked with Grusch on the UAP Task Force insists that his character is “beyond reproach.”
In response to his complaint, on July 26, 2023, a “Hearing on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena” took place during which Grusch testified before a House subcommittee. He was joined by retired U.S. Navy Commander David Fravor and former Navy pilot Ryan Graves. Fravor described his encounter with a wingless, exhaustless, “tic-tac-shaped” UAP in 2004 that maneuvered with unprecedented speed and could not be locked onto conventional radar. Even though the incident was eventually reported in the New York Times in 2017 and on a Joe Rogan podcast, it was never thoroughly investigated by the U.S. government.
Graves recounted in his testimony that during his time as an F-18 pilot, he had seen objects operating at “zero air speed.” He explained: “That means, just like a river, if you throw a bobber in, it’s going to float downstream. These objects were staying completely stationary in Category 4 hurricane winds. These objects would then accelerate to supersonic speeds, 1.1, 1.2 Mach, and they would do so in very erratic and quick behaviors that we don’t … have an explanation for.” In previous interviews, Graves stressed that seeing UAPs was a regular occurrence, happening “every day for at least a couple of years.”
During the hearing, Rep. Nancy Mace, (R-S.C., asked Grusch two straightforward questions: “Do you believe our government has made contact with intelligent extraterrestrials? Do we have the bodies of the pilots who piloted this craft?” Mr. Grusch responded that “nonhuman biologics” came with some of the craft recoveries.
Common among those three testimonies is that they each describe the stigma that comes from reporting UAP (UFO) encounters and how this must change if true transparency is to take place.
As Christians, when we hear that reports of an “intelligent species of nonhuman origin” are being kept hidden from the public, our first response could be disbelief, confusion, or even fear. But biblical scholars and secular researchers have weighed in on this issue, offering opinions about what could be happening if these reports are in fact true. Prophecy Watchers hosts Gary Stearman and Mondo Gonzalez warn: “There’s a great deception coming soon … a Satanic illusion that may involve these unidentified UAPs, some flying at speeds of 13,000 miles per hour and appearing and disappearing off radar screens in an instant. It’s not science fiction. It’s about fallen angels and demons who operate freely in our world, but remain hidden from our sight. The Bible calls them principalities and powers … rulers of darkness in high places. Could this deception be the current UFO (UAP) phenomenon?”
Grusch alleges that these beings are coming from “a different physical dimension.” The concept of other dimensions is not a foreign topic in the Bible. Genesis 6 describes what happened when fallen angels (“the sons of God”) came to earth and had children with human women. Hybrid beings known as the Nephilim were the result of those unions.
When man began to multiply on the face of the land and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of man were attractive. And they took as their wives any they chose. Then the LORD said, “My Spirit shall not abide in man forever, for he is flesh: his days shall be 120 years.” The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of man and they bore children to them … (Genesis 6:1–4).
Though many of us may not fully understand what is happening with the UAP (UFO) phenomenon, we must realize that there is a supernatural, spiritual realm that includes angels and demons (fallen angels) that can materialize, even “popping in and out” of our realm in all sorts of ways. Ephesians 6:12 reminds us that we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. If we apply this truth to the UAP (UFO) phenomenon, we cannot just dismiss all reports as mere delusion or fantasy.
Though reports and investigations of UAPs (UFOs) have been happening since the 1930s and ’40s through such programs as Project Blue Book, Project Grudge, and Project Sign, the media have for the most part treated the subject as the stuff of tinfoil-hat enthusiasts. Since 2017, however, unprecedented information about UAPs has been disclosed that comes from credible witnesses. Respected pilots have described encounters with unidentified objects that defy the laws of physics. Reports of secret government UFO programs have trickled into mainstream news as whistleblowers in these units began telling their stories. Tucker Carlson has been covering the subject for several years now.
Author, lecturer, and filmmaker L.A. Marzulli calls the media’s and the government’s sudden but incremental coverage of the UAP (UFO) phenomenon the “ladder of disclosure.” On his website, lamarzulli.net, he presents evidence about what he dubs the “Trail of the Nephilim,” through which he investigates the supernatural from a biblical perspective. He says that while not every UAP/UFO sighting or encounter is legitimate, there are some credible examples. Whether it’s an abduction experience, a crop circle, a cattle mutilation, or the appearance of some giant “spaceship,” he asserts that the fallen angels (demons) are involved in some way.
Marzulli says the UAP (UFO) phenomenon is part of the seed war — in which the interdimensional fallen angels mentioned in the Bible attempted to mingle their seed with mankind. He references Genesis 3:15, which says: And I will put enmity between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed (NKJV). He warns that Christians and non-Christians alike must be educated about what/who these beings really are — stressing that they’re not “benevolent extraterrestrials that have come to help mankind evolve.”
In October 2020, Tucker Carlson spoke about UFOs on Fox News: “There’s an enormous amount of evidence, including physical evidence that UFOs, whatever they are, are real. Why don’t we know a lot more about this? Because the government has hidden that information from us, outrageously.” Next, Carlson played a clip from a documentary titled “Phenomenon,” which features Internet pioneer, astronomer, and ufologist Dr. Jacques Vallee. Since 1947 (the year of the infamous Roswell UFO crash), Vallee has collected metal debris from UFO cases and analyzed their components. He says his findings reveal that in many cases “this material was manufactured. It’s not natural to the materials that we have around us in the lab or on the earth.” Vallee is well-known for promoting the interdimensional hypothesis, which proposes that UFOs travel from other dimensions. Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind, features a French investigator whose character was inspired by Vallee’s real life as a UFO scientist. His work with J. Allen Hynek on Project Blue Book helped to establish the first computer database of UFO observations.
While there are increasing numbers of officials blowing the whistle on secret UFO programs, there is considerable pushback as well. Sean Kirkpatrick, director of the Pentagon’s All-Domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO), says the AARO has found “no credible evidence thus far of extra-terrestrial activity, off-world technology or objects that defy the known laws of physics.” Nonetheless, the AARO has investigated at least 800 reports of UAPs as of May 2023.
These UAP/UFO experiences are just the tip of the iceberg, and there’s much more to be shared. There’s also the phenomenon of “alien abduction,” which bears a striking resemblance to demonic encounters. Recently, Daily Wire commentator Michael Knowles showed a clip of UFO whistleblower and ex-Pentagon Special Agent Luiz Elizondo, who shared that a respected, high-level Department of Defense agent once told him to stop investigating UFOs. When asked why, that official said: “We already know what this is. Do you read your Bible? These things are demonic and we should not be pursuing them.”
It goes without saying that not every UAP/UFO story is true. Certainly, continual prayer and discernment is needed for understanding this complex issue. Nevertheless, as Marzulli says: “UFOs are real, burgeoning and not going away.” Thus, we must remain steadfast in our pursuit of the truth, making sure that we always consult the Bible, listen to the Holy Spirit, and stay on guard for any deceptions.
In the end, many people are hoping for a close encounter with an “alien” — when what they really need is a close encounter with the Savior of the world, Jesus Christ.
We can pray this way:
Lord Jesus, this world is full of deception, confusion, and even bizarre phenomena like UAPs and UFOs. Give us Your eyes and ears so that we can understand what’s really going on. May the Holy Spirit be our compass, guided by a biblical worldview, so that we will not be deceived.
(This article is the first of a series in which UAPs, UFOs, and interdimensional phenomena will be discussed. The topic is so broad that further information must be shared in order to have a full and clear understanding.)
What do you think about the subject of UAPs (UFOs)? And what do you believe the Holy Spirit is saying about this?
Angela Rodriguez is an author, blogger and homeschooling Mom who studies the historical and biblical connections between Israel and the United States. You can visit her blogs at 67owls.com and 100trumpets.com. She is the author of Psalm 91: Under the Wings of Jesus, awaiting the release of her first children’s book in September 2023, titled Hallelujah’s Great Ride. Photo Credit: Albert Antony on Unsplash.
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