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In the absence of official explanations, scripture fills the void on UFOs
Hey you! Tiny white unidentified glowing orb in the bottom foreground! You’re blocking my view of this Falcon 9 launch from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station!
Tired of smart people playing dumb, tired of the foot-dragging, can-kicking, obstructionist, ambivalent insouciance in full bloom everywhere from AARO to NASA to DoE, I’d reached a point where I needed straight answers about UFOs. I needed the kind of answers that would sharpen all ambiguities into the inerrant certitude of Lord God Almighty Himself. So I went to an all-day symposium called “UFOs/UAPs – Threat or Hope?”
Twelve hours earlier, you could’ve stood right there in the Titusville High parking lot, turned east toward the lagoon, and watched a Falcon 9 punch through a wall of black clouds on a mission to eject 22 Starlink satellites into low Earth orbit, where 5,000 more Muskbots are already in business. On this Saturday morning at the THS auditorium, with school out, I joined several dozen other American Earthlings who were as fed up with non-answers as I was.
Longtime researcher Joe Jordan, author, head of the Rocket County chapter of MUFON, and founder of the CE4 Research Group, was running the show. His links with this stuff go back to 1952. That’s when his namesake father was assigned to Battery B of the 70th Anti-Aircraft Gun Battalion working air defense 10 miles outside of Washington. Threats of Soviet bombers raiding the Capitol were a thing back then, and the elder Joe Jordan was attached to an Army mobile M33 radar unit.
During that historic summer, with UFOs buzzing D.C. on consecutive weekends in July, baiting jet fighters into hot but futile pursuit, Jordan was on duty when one of the lock-ons closed to within 150 yards of the battery’s 90mm cannons. But nobody on his crew could hear or see whatever was lighting up the screen with up-and-down yo-yo motions. Then it vanished without a clue.
Years later, the Korean War veteran’s son got into the mystery big-time and became a MUFON field investigator in the Kennedy Space Center region. By the 1990s, the younger Jordan told his Titusville audience, he had become “a dangerous man,” a crystal-packing “New Age guru” seduced by the lure of “spirituality without accountability” where you can “still have your beer and still smoke your joint.”
“If you don’t allow every piece on the table, you’ve got a skewed picture at the end. And they’ve done everything for the last 25 years to keep it under wraps” — CE4 Research Group founder Joe Jordan
That all changed in 1996. He and his girlfriend, a Christian, agreed they’d get along just fine so long as they avoided religion and politics. But his contention that “There’s no evil – that’s just a perception people have of things they don’t understand” prompted her to challenge him with the Bible. Long story short, she won, and Jordan converted.
Jordan described his journey in a 2020 memoir, Piercing the Cosmic Veil, based largely on the testimonies – now exceeding 600 – of UFO experiencers who claim they were able to interrupt and terminate alien abductions by appealing to Jesus to intervene. Watching perceptions of the phenomena evolve across the decades, he said, have confirmed his suspicions.
“Going back to the 1950s,” Jordan recalled, “we had the contactees who were meeting these beings who looked just like us, and they came from planets inside our solar system. So what happened? NASA started sending probes to neighboring planets and found them uninhabitable.”
Then came visitations from smaller, bipedal, vaguely humanoid-looking interlopers with big eyes and large heads. But they were said to have traveled from distant stars and galaxies too impractical for rocket range. Unable to conceive of faster-then-light speed, mainstream science was flummoxed, at least until 2008. That’s when, Jordan said, “I started to see a change.”
It was the 61st anniversary of the alleged UFO crash in Roswell, and Jordan was director of the annual Roswell UFO Festival. Leaning into public and private discussions with an eclectic caste of speakers, “I kept hearing the idea that maybe this is something different from what we originally thought, that maybe what we’re dealing with is possibly interdimensional. Or ultradimensional, or extradimensional. Maybe we thought we could protect ourselves against extraterrestrial biological entities, but what if they’re not? What if they’re not physical at all?”
What does ‘specific senior leadership’ know?
Today, Jordan works on a safety team for an aerospace company at KSC. His conference speaker lineup included full-time Roswellian Guy Malone. Like Jordan, he managed the UFOFest years ago, and when it comes to explaining UFOs, the two are on the same page.
Malone moved from Tennessee to southeast New Mexico in 1999 following the Heaven’s Gate suicides two years earlier. “As a Christian and an experiencer, I got my own answers,” he recalled, “but after the suicides, I felt a horrible burden that maybe keeping my mouth shut might have contributed to those people falling for that crap.”
Malone saw himself as “a missionary for the UFO cults,” and wrote a book – Come Sail Away: UFO Phenomenon and The Bible – in hopes of alerting readers to the “demonic” nature of the abduction narrative. Although demon possession is as old as Christianity, its space-age variant has been drawing renewed scrutiny since Pentagon whistleblower Luis Elizondo blamed at least part of the institutional resistance to transparency on beliefs that UFOs “had supernatural origins not consistent with certain religious views of specific senior leadership.”
Such beliefs aren’t confined to an elite circle of boss hogs in the Defense Department. Recently, 88-year-old Apollo 16 moonwalker Charlie Duke told Glenn Beck the phenomenon has satanic roots, and that “the purpose is to draw you away from God and say, look at us, this is where you oughtta be.” And during Jordan’s power point presentation, quotes from familiar and not-so-familiar names flashed like scripture itself on the big screen. The UFO/UAP issue, some insinuated, may not be a corporeal problem, but one that emanates exclusively from an intangible realm:
“There’s a very, very strong link between what people think are from the Bible and other religions, and the UFO phenomenon … That just makes it that much worse when you think about it” – Tom DeLonge, Blink-183; “Yes, that there is a force out there that can control our environment and put thoughts into our heads. That they can lie to you, deceive you, and that you are not in control of your life” – former CIA officer Jim Semivan; “I’m leaving it open to the idea that it’s some form of consciousness, that is, non-material” – Stanford immunologist Garry Nolan; “What I found out was, as anyone who studies this area knows, is that these abductions are very often stopped with only one thing, by claiming the blood and authority of Jesus Christ” – former FBI agent John DeSouza.
So this is the big secret the feds have been sitting on, Jordan said. It’s all there, in 2 Thessalonians 2, these “deceptive angels” dispatched to sow confusion by distorting reality and creating a destructive “new gospel.” He cited Steven Greer’s guided-meditation CE5 rituals for contacting aliens as Exhibit A.
At odds with Christians and ufologists
“People are hungry for connections with their creator, but who are you reaching out to? Who answers? Who’s speaking to you? You’re not even asking who they are,” Jordan said. “This is the spiritism of Madam Blavatsky, this is exactly what this is, it’s just in a different guise. I talk with people on Facebook who say you need to get this (CE5) app, and I say, umm, you can go to Walmart and get a Ouija board – it’s a lot cheaper and it’ll do the same thing.”
But when Jordan tried sharing his foolproof solution for foiling alien mayhem with other abduction researchers, he discovered they were way ahead of him. “These are people you watch on TV, you see them on ‘Ancient Aliens,’ you see them at the conferences,” Jordan said. “As soon as I’m done with my story, they’d say, can we go off the record with you? . . . Everyone one of them told me, we’ve come across similar cases in our research where people called to Him, said a prayer, recited scripture, called on Jesus, and the abduction experience stopped.”
Then why haven’t these secular researchers announced their results? “The answers they gave me were all the same,” Jordan said. “We didn’t know what to make of it . . . And the second reason was, it might affect our credibility in the UFO community.”
It isn’t easy bearing a message no one wants to hear, added Malone. When he began spreading the word online in the late ‘90s, “Half the emails I got were, how dare you bring this religious crap into the serious science of ufology, and the other half were, how dare you bring this UFO stuff into the Bible and Christianity.”
Malone couldn’t get the International UFO Museum and Research Center in Roswell to stock his books, and a Christian bookstore nearby refused to carry them as well. Last year, he ran for mayor of Roswell in an unsuccessful bid to, among other things, pull the city out of the UFOFest management business, which rakes in more than $2 million tourist dollars.
“The problem is, they don’t want to know the truth,” he said. “The church in Roswell, some of their biggest tithing members are running these alien shops.”
And lab-grown meat . . .
If, in fact, former intelligence officer David Grusch’s allegations about the secret recovery of crashed UFOs or even cadavers are true, that might challenge Jordan’s claim that the phenomena are non-material. Except that the founder of alienresistance.org can see right through it.
“If they can produce something that they say that we are not capable of making with our known technology today, not a problem as far as the abilities of ‘angelic beings,’” Jordan stated later in an email. “They do not create anything, but they have the ability to make something out of what is already present. They can manipulate matter and energy in our realm. Reorganizing metallic or rock composition to appear as something much more advanced.
“It still has to be weighed against the message that they bring in their visitations. Their abilities are nothing like what Jesus Christ showed by His resurrection from the dead. A resurrected man seen by hundreds. If this is prophecy fulfillment as we believe we are seeing, the possibility is not in question as God Himself sends this powerful Delusion. Its purpose is to separate finally the believers in Him from the ones who do not believe in Him.”
The nearly nine-hour presentation concluded like an old-fashioned exercise in evangelism, with Jordan calling witnesses onstage, one by one, to testify. Some of the witnesses got emotional — the way Jesus smashed the bondage of night terrors and sleep paralysis, a former ghost-hunter recalling how she unwittingly invited unholy carnage into her home, a man long deceived by a demon masquerading as a dead uncle. For some, it left no doubt as to who’s in charge. And it’s not the suits in Washington.
“Funny, how that word ‘biologics’ kept coming up with David Grusch, and suddenly the government is ready to bring us ‘biologics’ at the same time lab-grown meat becomes a thing? You’re gonna prove to me that aliens are something you grew in a lab?” Guy Malone manages a sardonic chuckle. “I lived through 2020 — I don’t believe a damn thing the government says anymore, and never will again.”
With the click of a seatbelt, I headed off into the night, into the fallen world of government footage, congressional testimony, hitchhikers, shapeshifters and doubt.
Cool merch with an upbeat message at the “UAPs/UFOs: Threat or Hope?” symposium.
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