My own experience and certain historical facts prompt me to wonder about something—not a new idea, certainly not new to science fiction. I’m talking about an Intelligent Agent X, from outside our planet, orchestrating certain religious events, and maybe other events of historic import.
This is not about science fiction. To begin with, the American military has finally acknowledged that an unknown, unidentified aerial presence has regularly occupied our air space, and plays with our most advanced fighter jets, demonstrating abilities that transcend terrestrial technology. This wasn’t news to many people, experiencers and those who have dipped into the vast literature of UFOs.
A few examples of the UFO-religion connection. In Fatima, Portugal, 1917, several children claimed to see the Virgin Mary who told the kids to come back to the same spot every month six times. On her last visit, she promised, there would be a miracle for all to behold.
On that day, October 13, 1917, 70,000 people had gathered at the Cova, skeptics and anti-clericals among the curious and the believers. What happened on that day, in front of the 70, 000, was the mass-viewing of the appearance of the sun being dislodged, dancing in the sky, and plunging toward the ground, terrifying everyone, then shooting back up toward the heavens, and settling back into its proper place. This is known as the ‘Miracle of the Sun,” and all witnesses, including journalists and anti-religionists witnessed the fantastic event.
The first thing to note is that this dance of the sun was a mass illusion; if it was for real, our solar system would have been catastrophically shaken up. So without denying what people saw, or any of the other remarkable phenomena, the question is how was this miraculous illusion produced?
Religious believers will say God. But something is amiss in the picture. After the apparent sun dance, the ‘sun,’ the light, is observed to zigzag away, in a falling leaf pattern, so often reported of UFO lights in motion. There were also sounds and other UAP markers in the vicinity of where the children witnessed an apparition of the Lady who said she was from Heaven. For details on the UFO-Fatima connection, see Jacques Vallee’s classic The Invisible College.
It appears that we can interact with intelligent agents operating outside our daily 3-D waking world. Could the visions of Mary have been produced by a highly evolved intelligence with superhuman technologies. Can it be that a more evolved intelligence has intervened in the affairs of human life by orchestrating the miraculous effects of a particular religious story?
Let me touch on two more examples where it seems possible to think of UAP influence acting on two different religions. But first a remark on something notable about UAP phenomena of all sorts. They often but not always begin as points of light that expand and morph into almost anything. The initial light of a visitation may also appear in some form of fire. One thing we can say: these visitors are shapeshifters.
My first example is from Exodus 4 in the Bible which memorializes the crucial event that freed the Jews from Egyptian bondage. The story is that Moses was astonished by a bush he encountered that appeared to be on fire. Out of that burning bush emerged the voice of Yahweh that instructed what Moses had to do to free his people. He encouraged Moses by promising him miraculous assistance, and this would turn out to be true.
Now, voices coming from bushes is a type of UPA motif. If, as we now know, our air space is occupied by unknown intelligences, contact and supervision from aliens becomes possible. Another example may be the inception of Christianity. For this we turn to the first written history of the Christian movement, Acts of the Apostles, by an author whose literary style mirrors that of Luke, author of the third Gospel, a physician by profession from Syria.
In Chapter 2, we read: “When Pentecost day came round, they had all met together when suddenly there came from Heaven a sound as of a violent wind which filled the entire house in which they were sitting; and there appeared to them tongues as of fire; these separated and came to rest on the head of each of them.” This description is consistent with any number of UAP encounters in the literature. We have to remember; the alien presence is a shapeshifter, can create and manipulate hallucinations. In this case, the intervention (the Apostles called it the Holy Spirit) became the inspiration of the early Christian Church.
My aim is to post a broad question. A super-advanced technology and unknown intelligence has been interacting with us, in all likelihood, throughout human history. A world of strange facts is forcing us to think outside the box of our routine assumptions and habits of mind. The literature, by the way, is quite clear: there are all sorts of visitors, invaders, kidnappers—good guys and bad guys. So, the moral terrain is slippery. Watch out for the dark side; cooperate, if possible, with the good side. What do you all make of it?