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Thank you very much for posting this article.
It comes at a time when we are having a very large debate on our list.
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Aliens? The Real Culprits
By Charles Colson
"Only one kind of being favors the dead of night and lonely roads. Only
one is real but nonphysical, animate, powerful, deceptive," and "bent on
wreaking psychological and physical harm."
CBN.com – Every year, more than a million people report seeing UFOs. Are
these people crackpots and attention-seekers? Or is there something real
behind their claims?
Hugh Ross, a Christian physicist and astronomer, has studied UFO phenomena
for years. His conclusion: The overwhelming majority are explainable, but
some are not, and they could be dangerous.
In his book, Lights in the Sky and Little Green Men, Ross writes that,
after all the frauds and natural causes have been exposed, researchers
"agree that there must be something real at the bottom of some UFO
For one thing, there's physical evidence. In the vicinity of reported
UFOs, researchers have found deep soil compressions — including crushed
rock — and altered soil and rock chemistry. Pilots encountering UFOs
report disruptions in radar, radio, and compass operations. Animals become
greatly agitated in the presence of UFO phenomena. And some humans who
have seen UFOs claim to experience temporary blindness, burns, and
And yet, Ross writes, UFOs must be nonphysical, because they disobey the
laws of physics. For instance, they may be detected by radar but not seen,
or they're seen but not detected by radar. They make impossibly sharp
turns and sudden stops, disappear and reappear. They melt asphalt and burn
grass without fire or flame.
And then there's the fact that ten times as many UFO sightings occur at
3:00 a.m. than at either 6:00 a.m. or 8:00 p.m. They appear in remote
areas far more often than in densely populated ones.
Of course, most of these reported phenomena are investigated and proven to
be false. But for the remainder that cannot be explained otherwise, Ross
has an intriguing theory.
He writes: "Only one kind of being favors the dead of night and lonely
roads. Only one is real but nonphysical, animate, powerful, deceptive,"
and "bent on wreaking psychological and physical harm." It seems apparent,
says Ross, that UFOs, if there are such things, "must be associated with
the activities of demons."
Other researchers — including secular scholars — have come to similar
conclusions. They attribute UFO phenomena to demons or to an equivalent
cause — for example, malevolent beings from another dimension. Physicist
Jacques Vallee concludes: "The UFO phenomenon represents evidence for
other dimensions that simply cannot be understood apart from their psychic
and symbolic reality. What we see here is not an alien invasion," Vallee
writes. "It is a spiritual system that acts on humans and uses humans."
Astronomer and agnostic J. Allen Hynek says that UFOs cause physical
effects "in the same way that a poltergeist can produce very real physical
effects." Another agnostic, UFO specialist John Keel, concludes that
victims of what he calls "demonomania" suffer the same medical and
emotional symptoms as UFO contactees.
The idea that demons are behind UFO phenomena — and that they sometimes
harm the humans who see them — can be, if Dr. Ross is correct, frightening
and can also raise interesting questions: Who among us might be vulnerable
to these kinds of attacks?
In the final installment of this series, we'll test Ross's hypothesis and
learn why some people encounter UFOs, and others don't.
Copyright © 2004 Prison Fellowship Ministries. "BreakPoint with Chuck
Colson" is a radio ministry of Prison Fellowship Ministries. Reprinted
with permission of Prison Fellowship, P.O. Box 17500, Washington, DC,
20041-0500." Heard on more than 1000 radio stations nationwide.
The Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc. © 2004
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