I have watched people as they saw and fled from UFO’s. I stood near the people, saw the look of terror on their faces and watched them run screaming down the street.
So I have my own set of UFO experiences to draw from and my own thoughts about that strange phenomenon.
UFO Researcher Gary Bates
A year ago I met with Gary Bates, a UFO researcher, and compared notes of my observations with his extensive research. He has come to the same conclusion I came to, way back in the late 1960’s.
Gary has reviewed a mass of data from around the world and notes several significant similarities among the many serious UFO sightings. While many supposed sightings are clearly tricks of light or natural items, such as the planet Venus, some sightings are clearly beyond natural explanation. Gary paid particular attention to those sightings.
What Gary found, and documents in his best selling book, “Alien Intrusion”, is that there is something unnatural about most alien encounters. He describes it as a “spiritual” dimension. And this is attested to by UFO enthusiasts too, who realise that the antics of UFO’s are beyond known laws of physics.
There’s a Flying Saucer!
When I was a teenager, in the late 1960’s, I went to see a hypnotist perform while I was on a camping holiday at the beach. The hypnotist was Rodrigo and I was very impressed with his ability. Several people from the audience made fools of themselves to the mirth of the audience. Rodrigo performed some impressive mind reading tricks and walked through the crowd, blind-folded, dodging all the obstacles people put in his way.
Before he brought his volunteers back to normal he told them that once they left the building they would see Flying Saucers. It seemed a strange suggestion to make and quite unnecessary. So my brother and I hung around to watch these people leave the building and see what happened.
Even though the warning was given to the people under hypnosis, so they would have no memory of it, they were clearly reluctant to leave the building. When they did step out they saw flying saucers, screamed and ran down the street.
Seeing is Believing
Those who saw the flying saucers were convinced of what they saw. It was clearly terrifyingly real to them. But my brother and I looked where they looked and saw nothing. There was nothing to flee. There was nothing to be afraid of.
If I were to argue with them later about what they saw, they would swear on a stack of Bibles that they saw a real, genuine flying saucer. Their terror was clear testimony to their conviction.
So, they would believe there were flying saucers and I would believe they were not there. We would both believe what we saw, or didn’t see.
Similarly, people who have seen these things, or had alien visitations, would be absolutely convinced, even if the very process was a trick of their mind, or the creature was a spirit, not a real being.
Jesus warned us that we would know what we are dealing with by its “fruit”.
“You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?” Matthew 7:16
“Wherefore by their fruits you will know them.” Matthew 7:20
Armed with that truth I noted that one of the young men who was hypnotised had a significant change of personality following the performance. This chap was a huge life-saver, bronzed and blonde. He was one of those happy people who one would normally want to have around.
When I went to the beach each day he would be around the clubhouse and he made me feel safe and comfortable.
After the hypnotism, however, I would see him sitting slumped and in a depressed frame of mind. He seemed continually distracted. I wanted to go and speak with him, but I was not secure enough in myself to do so. But I kept an eye out for him to see him come back to normal. In the remaining time we had at that place he did not rebound.
The negative “fruit” of the hypnotism, plus the “sightings” of flying saucers, when there were none there, prompted me to see UFO sightings as linked to tricks of the mind, and even the work of spiritual forces. Those forces were clearly not the angelic beings of the Bible, but most likely the evil spirits which Jesus cast out of people.
So, in recent years when I talked with Gary Bates and learned of the international awareness of the non-material nature of many UFO visitations, I realised that I may have been onto something significant, way back in my teenage years.
But there’s even other evidence of the “spiritual nature” of UFO sightings, so I’ll share that with you in a new post shortly, named “Flying Saucers”.
Meanwhile, I recommend Gary Bates’ book, Alien Intrusion, and I caution you to be wary of thinking UFO’s are real beings from another galaxy. I believe they are evil spirits actively deceiving the gullible. More on that next time.