Photographer Trevor Paglen talks about the Surveillance State

NSA GCHQ Surveillance base, Bud, Cornwall, UK, 2014

(NSA GCHQ Surveillance base, Bude, Cornwall, UK  – 2014,  photo by Trevor Paglen)

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(Area 51, Nevada…..photo by Trevor Paglen)

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(U.S. Air Force Cyber Command patch)

Photographer Trevor Paglen presents the Surveillance State:  The iconography and language of secret programs and landscapes of listening posts:

Paglen has been documenting what he terms the “black” world—where projects and even their budgets are classified from public scrutiny—for quite some time. His 2007 book, I Could Tell You But Then You Would Have To Be Destroyed By Me, consisted largely of embroidered, real-life patches from secretive aerospace and intelligence-gathering projects, often having to do with the missions or statements of morale. Paglen became interested in the iconography of this secret culture while visiting the Antelope Valley in California, part of the empty Southwestern US that the secret world has chosen for its own.

Often unofficial, the patches are often nonetheless revealing. Projects based out of Groom Lake in Nevada—better known to some as Area 51—will often have a group of five stars kept company by another single star, for instance. A more obvious example is the Boeing Bird of Prey, a classified experimental aircraft built in the mid-1990s. When the project was declassified in 2002, it was suddenly apparent the plane’s unconventional shape had been hiding in plain sight on the mission patch all along.

See his fascinating video presentation:

Trevor Paglen:  the artist visualizing the surveillance state

 

Norio Hayakawa’s CIVILIAN INTELLIGENCE NEWS SERVICE

E-mail = noriohayakawa@gmail.com

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Dulce Base, New Mexico…..Fact?, Fiction? or Disinformation?

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(An ominous rotating storm in Dulce, New Mexico, taken from the River Rd. and looking south, with the Mundo Ridge mountains in the background….Archuleta Mesa is not seen in this photo since it is behind the person who took this photo, i.e. Clyde L. in September, 2013….KOB-TV Eyewitness News Channel 4 of Albuquerque, New Mexico…..CLICK THE PHOTO FOR ENLARGEMENT)

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(CLICK AND ENLARGE ABOVE – – the bridge at the Navajo River in Dulce, with the Archuleta Mesa in the background)

(CLICK AND ENLARGE ABOVE – – Top of the Archuleta Peak by Dulce, New Mexico. There is nothing there except some FM radio tower, other communication tower and a few shacks – – from Google Earth.

Also, it is important to bear in mind that the Archuleta Peak is simply a small portion of the entire Archuleta Mesa (which also includes Mount Archuleta on the northwest portion, right by the Colorado State line).

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However, reported UFO sightings by residents of Dulce, New Mexico, headquarters of the Jicarilla Apache Reservation in northern New Mexico, seem to continue to attract media attention:

Residents of Dulce claim UFOs, Bigfoot spotted in area – – May 24, 2016, KOAT-TV Channel 7, Albuquerque, New Mexico:

Residents of Dulce have claimed multiple UFO sightings believed to be linked to an alleged top-secret underground alien base located under the Archuleta Mesa near the town.
There is a hardcore group of UFO and alien enthusiasts who believe that Dulce is the location of the U.S. government’s major top-secret bio-genetics research facility.
There have also been reports of black military helicopters linked with UFO sightings.
The mysterious helicopters with roving bright lights reportedly hover in the night sky over the mountain plateau.
But are these reported claims real?
Are these folks been mind-controlled into this type of beliefs?
Or, is there an alternatereality” lurking and interacting with the human psyche behind the physical facade of Dulce and its surroundings?

(Please refer to my article at the very bottom of this page:  PARAPHYSICAL PHENOMENON DOES SEEM TO EXIST IN DULCE, NEW MEXICO)

For Conspiracy-oriented folks only……..in 2011, William J. Birnes claimed that after the Dulce Base episode aired on March 25, 2009, the “UFO HUNTERS” program was inexplicably cancelled by top level executives at History Channel, i.e., all further productions of “UFO HUNTERS” were cancelled since then…..was it because of poor ratings?….or, is there more to that story?

Portions of the Dulce Base episode that aired in March of 2009 on the HISTORY CHANNEL:

Please also watch the following very important and rare interview with the late Gabe Valdez, New Mexico State Patrol Officer in charge of the entire Dulce area for many years:…..courtesy of filmmaker John Gomez…..(I am not in total agreement with Gabe Valdez when he insisted that all “UFOs” are man-made, even though I lean towards skepticism when it comes to “UFOs” as conclusive evidence for physical extraterrestrial visitations):

Interview with Gabe Valdez, New Mexico State Patrol Officer in charge of Dulce area for many years, courtesy of filmmaker John Gomez:

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Here is my hypothesis regarding Dulce:
(however, my hypothesis could be totally wrong…in the following video piece I should have placed more emphasis on the 1967 Project Gasbuggy which took place 22 miles southwest of Dulce…which may have caused some radiation leaks beginning nearly a decade later and may have affected some animals in the area, such as cattle…and that the government may have begun to monitor the radiation levels of certain pre-selected cows of some ranches in the area):

Hypothesis on Dulce, New Mexico

Cattle mutilations in Dulce, New Mexico in the mid 1970s to the early 1990s…..some important points

April 7, 2014 

Here are some very important points noted by Greg Valdez, author of  ‘DULCE BASE‘  in regards to the cattle mutilations in Dulce, New Mexico, from the mid 1970s to the early 1990s:

“If the government went to local ranchers and purchased cattle to use for testing purposes, the first question any rancher would ask is, “Why are you testing my cattle?”.  And more importantly, “Who contaminated them?”  The government has a long history of incompetent decision making, but they are smart enough to avoid a lawsuit, especially when the evidence shows that they created the contamination in the first place (in this case in Dulce, New Mexico), i.e. Project Gasbuggy  (the Atomic Energy Commission’s experiment involving underground detonation of nuclear device 22 miles southwest of Dulce on December 10, 1967, ostensibly to ease the flow of natural gas in the region but which later apparently caused radiation leaks in the surrounding environment, affecting animals and even some residents, including the Dulce area)…..Please watch the following video:

Underground nuclear explosion near Dulce, New Mexico in 1967

“Evidence at the first Gomez ranch mutilation indicated that whoever killed the animal went back the next day to its location.  Based on the way these dead animals would decompose in the manner much different than normal corpses, they were probably still conducting research on the animals as they decomposed; there is evidence they returned to the ‘crime scene’.  They could not simply take the cattle, keep them, and destroy the evidence after the animal was dead because this would cause panic amongst the ranchers, who would condense their herds and keep them in corrals to protect them, making the experiments nearly impossible.”

The following observation by Greg Valdez, may have wider applications (in other ‘remote areas’):

“Remember that these ranches cover a large geographic are in remote locations.  The worse thing a rancher could do was corral and babysit the animals at night if you were in the business of mutilating cattle. Leaving the carcasses behind actually helps push the alien cover-up portion of this story. This is a highly orchestrated, well-funded operation; it could simply be explained that the animals were intentionally left behind to mislead investigators into thinking aliens were involved, since strange UFO and helicopter activity was routinely viewed around the mutilation sites.”

I urge everyone to read Greg Valdez’s excellent book, ‘DUCE BASE‘.

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http://www.amazon.com/Dulce-Truth-Evidence-Files-Valdez/dp/0989102807

By the way, as far as the allegation that there is a joint U.S./alien underground base under Archuleta Mesa is concerned, there is absolutely no credible evidence for it.  Phil Schneider‘s story, no matter how fascinating it is, is simply his own personal account, with no credible documentary evidence whatsoever.  It’s a brilliant fiction that has always captivated a gullible segment of the so-called ‘UFO’ community.  It would make a great Hollywood movie:

PHIL SCHNEIDER’S DULCE BASE NONSENSE

Please click and read the following article:

PARAPHYSICAL ACTIVITIES IN DULCE, NEW MEXICO

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Norio Hayakawa’s CIVILIAN INTELLIGENCE NEWS SERVICE

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A suspicious ranch northwest of Dulce, New Mexico, adjacent to Mt. Archuleta…..a former CIA operation?

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(Courtesy of Greg Valdez)

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The National Institute For Discovery Sciences  (NIDS headed by Las Vegas billionaire Robert Bigelow, who also owns Bigelow Aerospace) reportedly had made an investigation earlier (ca. 1998) regarding this suspicious ranch.

However, the following report itself by NIDS regarding this ranch seems to be more suspicious now:

(QUOTE, from the original NIDS report)

“It has been reported in the media and on the internet that the Redding War Ranch, located at 37° 2.91′ north latitude and 107° 1.44′ west longitude (GPS) next to Mt. Archuleta (straddling New Mexico – Colorado border), is rumored to be an undercover facility engaged in secret activity connected with Mt. Archuleta.

These rumors further state that the ranch has eight armed guard watch towers scattered along the property.

In addition, there is an unusual round steel (and air conditioned) building located behind a ranch entrance gate on the opposite side of the property (37° 6.02′ north latitude and 107°2.85′ west longitude – GPS).

A metal plaque prominently posted on a watch tower door identified the manufacturer as Houston Blow Pipe & Steel Plate Works (P.O. BOX 1692, Houston, TX 77251-1692, phone: 713-675-2273, FAX: 713-675-5038).

Having seen the towers and being interested in their origin and purpose, a simple phone call was made to the phone number above.

It was learned during the phone conversation that the President and CEO of the company is Mr. W. A. Redding.

Contrary to the myths that have been perpetuated, a simple explanation was provided by Mr. Redding.

1) Mr. Redding stated that the watch towers are actually hunting stands with the brand name “The Ultimate Hunting Stand.”

The hunting stands on the ranch are weather proof-heavy gauge steel construction (5 feet diameter, 850 pounds est. total weight) equipped with 10 feet high steel angle frame supports, steel ladder or a steel walk-up type stairway with steel pipe hand railing, propane heater and tank, five large one way mirror-pane plate glass (hinged and latched) windows (hunters can see out, but game cannot see inside), swivel chair, and indoor-outdoor carpet on floor and side wall.

Further, the stands are used for photographing game and birds, and hunting of game (deer, elk, javelina,moose, sheep and turkeys).

According to published literature, the stands have been in production since 1963 and employ 75 years of hunting and 60 years of steel fabrication experience in their design for all-weatherhunting.

2) The round steel building is a bunk house for ranch hands designed and manufactured by Mr. Redding’s Houston steel company.

The bunk house design employs the same all-weather heavy gauge steel construction as the hunting stands along with air conditioning and fuel-oil heater.

It is not currently being used.

3) The owner of the Redding War Ranch is Mr. Redding himself.

He can becontacted at the phone number given above.

4) The Redding War Ranch is used to raise small herds of Beefalo”.

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OR, IS THERE MORE TO THE REDDING RANCH THAN THE ABOVE EXPLANATION BY NIDS?

Yes, I think so.

Here is what Edmund Gomez from Dulce said about this.

And I agree with him.

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“Based on the source of research by NIDS, yes, this was their take on the ranch years after the ranch let its defense down and allowed folks to travel through it.

From early 1960’s to late 1980’s, you could not trespass on the Redding Ranch, not even to retrieve a cow.

Why?

That is the million dollar question.

And, why are all the structures including the towers, doors and windows in bunkhouse constructed of a very heavy gage steel (making them bulletproof)?

NIDS continues to provide information  (or is it disinformation?)  to keep us off track, in my opinion.

In the fall of 1997, I led Gabe Valdez (former New Mexico State Patrol Officer in charge of the Dulce area) and two other scientists from NIDS on the expedition and continued through up to Mt. Archuleta.

We were able to go directly to the towers, enter, photograph and see the tags with the manufacturer.

I told them that the glass, doors, shutters and structures were bullet-proof and was going to show them, but inexplicably, Gabe Valdez stopped me.

I could not get them to go to the “bunkhouse and hangar” to investigate further.

Also, I noticed that the airstrip had been plowed and planted with oats.

But again, no interest was shown by the NIDS folks”.

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I could not agree more with the above quote from Edmund Gomez.

I also do not trust NIDS (National Institute of Discovery Sciences).

By the way, Greg Valdez, in his excellent book DULCE BASE  http://vimeo.com/75113578

mentions that (the late) “Mr. Redding owned Houston Blow Pipe and Steel and was a military contractor providing manufacturing of heavy-duty plate rolling, which was commonly used at the Nevada Test Site for construction of underground tunnels during the testing of nuclear bombs in Nevada.

Mr. Redding’s company also provided air circulation systems (that’s one of the services a blowpipe company usually provides, in case you’re curious), which would be convenient technology to have for constructing an underground base or tunnel”.

Redding Ranch is currently owned by the Southern Ute tribe which purchased it from W.A. Redding on August 16, 2005.

Redding passed away in 2009 in Texas. Redding acquired the property in 1976.

According to Greg Valdez, in his book DULCE BASE, “the land directly south of the Redding Ranch did not indicate a previous owner.

The key to this is the fact that the United States government owned all the property prior to 1965 and it wasn’t the Forest Service or the Bureau of Land Management.

When Edmund Gomez looked into the property records during the 1980s, he found ficticious companies listed (a common tactic of agencies such as the CIA) as the owner on record of the Redding Ranch.

After Edmund’s finding of the fictitious companies became public, the ownership records changed back to Mr. Redding.”

PLEASE WATCH THIS FOLLOWING VIDEO:

How to get right next to this suspicious ranch, northwest of Dulce, New Mexico

 

Norio Hayakawa’s CIVILIAN INTELLIGENCE NEWS SERVICE

E-mail = noriohayakawa@gmail.com

A classic case from 1964…..the Lonnie Zamora incident of April 24, 1964, outside of Socorro, New Mexico

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This is definitely one case that still fascinates me, even after all these years………………..(more than 51 years ago!!)

Was it a U.S. made experimental craft?……I still do not know.

It is not an exaggeration to say that this case is exactly what attracted to me to New Mexico and actually made me come to New Mexico.

After arriving at Albuquerque in 1965, unfortunately my college studies continuously preoccupied me till 1973 when I moved to Arizona to become a high school teacher and I never had the privilege of meeting Mr. Zamora.

However in 2008 when I moved backed to New Mexico, I called him.

I had a very pleasant conversation with him on the telephone…even though it was for a couple of minutes or so.

He was such a friendly-sounding person, a very polite and pleasant-sounding gentleman.

He told me “Come on over”…..but I never had a chance to meet him.

He passed away in 2009, I was told later.

I firmly believe this was a legitimate case.

As to what the object was, that is a separate question.

It is still a mystery.

What is interesting is that Lonnie described the two persons  (of rather short stature)  as wearing some type of white cover-alls.

Lonnie described them as more or less “normal” people.

In any case, this is definitely a noteworthy case.

The best short video on the Socorro incident

Capt. Richard T. Holder’s comment on the Socorro incident

 

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Courtesy of Nippa Downey:

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Norio Hayakawa’s CIVILIAN INTELLIGENCE NEWS SERVICE

E-mail = noriohayakawa@gmail.com

My views on UFOs, Aliens and Global Conspiracies

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My views on UFOs, Aliens and Global Conspiracies:

1. ARE WE ALONE IN THE UNIVERSE? 

It seems that the majority of the world’s astronomers and scientists do not discount the possibility that we are not alone in the universe, even though we still have no definite evidence for it.

Here is my favorite quote from Arthur C. Clarke:

“Two possibilities exist…….either we are alone in the universe or we are not.  Both are equally terrifying“.

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2. On UFOs  (as physical alien spacecraft)  and Aliens  (as physical extraterrestrial beings having visited or are visiting our Earth) :

Like the overwhelming majority of the world’s astronomers and scientists, I have been skeptical about it since around 1978, when I first began to devour books by John A. Keel and Dr. Jacques Vallee.

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Until then I was a strong supporter of physical, nuts-and-bolts Extraterrestrial Hypothesis.

3. IS THERE A GOVERNMENT UFO COVER-UP?

Just like Col. John Alexander, I am skeptical about the government having intentionally covered up UFO information.

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I totally agree with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy that:

“The U.S. government has no evidence that an extraterrestrial presence has contacted or engaged any member of the human race.

In addition, there is no credible information to suggest that any evidence is being hidden from the public’s eye.

Many scientists and mathematicians have looked with a statistical mindset at the question of whether life likely exists beyond Earth and have come to the conclusion that the odds are pretty high that somewhere among the trillions and trillions of stars in the universe there is a planet other than ours that is home to life.

Many have also noted, however, that the odds of us making contact with any of them – especially any intelligent ones – are extremely small, given the distances involved.

But that’s all statistics and speculation.

The fact is:

WE HAVE NO CREDIBLE EVIDENCE OF EXTRATERRESTRIAL PRESENCE HERE ON EARTH”.

4. IS THERE ALIEN TECHNOLOGY AT AREA 51? 

I am highly skeptical about it.

Over the years, Area 51 has become a social, cultural and psychological phenomenon.

It has become an integral part of the UFO subculture in America and the world.

I am one of the original Team Members of the world’s largest reality-based online resource on Area 51:  http://www.dreamlandresort.com

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(Photo by Trevor Paglen)

5. IS THERE A U.S./ALIEN UNDERGROUND BASE IN DULCE, NEW MEXICO?

I am highly skeptical about it.

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However, I am open to a speculation that at one time, there may have been some type of a small, remote off-site CIA-operated light aircraft (or drones) test facility on the northern slope of Mount Archuleta close to the Colorado stateline (possibly Redding Ranch).

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(Courtesy of Greg Valdez)

6. ON MAJOR CONSPIRACIES:

I remain skeptical about major, large-scale Globally-orchestrated conspiracies.

(911 was definitely a conspiracy, a criminal conspiracy committed by terrorists, but not a Global Conspiracy such as orchestrated by an alleged Global Government – – a Global Government may come in the future, but I don’t see it now.)

To some folks, belief in Global Conspiracies seems to be more comforting than reality (as we understand reality to be).

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7. ON THE UFO PHENOMENON:

The phenomenon  “seems”  to be real, just as Dr. J. Allen Hynek and Dr. Jacques Vallee have stated.

However, I still do not know for sure and I will keep on searching.

I do not know the true nature of this phenomenon.

I would like to meet anyone who knows the true nature of this phenomenon.

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8. IS RELIGION PART OF PSEUDOSCIENCE? 

Yes, in a way, religion is part of pseudoscience because it involves belief.

Religion is not science.  Religion is religion. Science is science.

9. MY RELIGIOUS BELIEF:

I believe there is a God and that he has given to each of us his plan in this life and the life to come.

10. WHO ARE MY HEROES IN SCIENCE? 

Carl Sagan, Stephen Hawking and countless number of others.

They gave us an understanding of what science is.

My favorite quote is from Stephen Hawking:  “The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge”.

(By the way, my heroes in “Ufology” include J. Allen Hynek, Jacques Vallee, John A. Keel and others.)

DO I AGREE TOTALLY WITH RENOWNED MEN OF SCIENCE?  

I do not agree with some of them when it comes to religion.

To believe is human.

Carl Sagan said “I don’t want to believe…..I want to know”.

(By the way, Carl Sagan was not an atheist.  He was an agnostic.)

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However, I say “I want to believe until I know for sure…..and I also want to know more”.

THE BOTTOM LINE:

Although I try my best to remain open-minded, I am a UFO skeptic in the sense that I am skeptical that UFOs represent actual physical extraterrestrial visitations in physical extraterrestrial spacecraft piloted by physical extraterrestrial entities.

But that does not mean that I am not interested in Ufology and UFO culture.

In fact, in my opinion, this is one of the most fascinating study topics in terms of Human Psychology and beliefs.

By the way, the term “UFO (a confusing term perhaps haphazzardly coined by the Air Force)  is totally ambiguous, meaningless and divisive.

Unidentified” is only relevant to the observer.

(An aerial phenomenon that cannot be identified? “Cannot be identified” by whom?)

Likewise, “flying” is only relevant to the observer.

Many reported descriptions fall more into the category of “disappearing” or “dematerializing” rather than “flying” as we know it.

Some say that reality is only relevant to each perceiver.

Even though I remain skeptical about physical aliens ever having physically visited our Earth, I must admit the possibility that reality may not be what it seems.

(I like Dr. Jacques Vallee’s description: “the things we call ‘unidentified flying objects’ may neither be objects nor flying”).

This is why I came to believe that the entire phenomena could even be some form of “psycho-spiritual” manifestations or such by a power which we cannot comprehend simply by physical pursuit, a power which apparently is capable of presenting an “instant” (but only “temporary”) “appearance” or “illusion” of being a physical phenomenon to the observer.

Some suggest that it could even be a momentary, holographic intrusion from some “parallel intelligence”.

Some others even suggest that it could perhaps be some form of temporary “time-slip” or an interdimensional “accident”. We just don’t have the answer.

It seems to me that as a possible projection from “another” reality, the phenomenon appears to be able to materialize and de-materialize at will.

But more significant is its apparent inability to stay in our dimensional realm except for a few moments at a time, or only for a short period of time.

As Dr. Jacques Vallee suggested above, “UFOs” may not necessarily be objects nor are they “flying” as we understand “flying” by the use of any propulsion system. Yet they are even said to be able to affect our physical parameters (such as radar, etc.)

Although my highest respect goes to men of science, such as the late Carl Sagan,Stephen HawkingNeil deGrasse TysonSeth Shostak, etc., etc., ad infinitum, I have never regretted the fact that throughout all these years I have somehow gotten myself involved in the weird field of “Ufology” because I still say that this is a strange world we’re living in and that there are still so many things we don’t really know about our world and our vast universe, including the question:  What is reality?

I still do not know for sure.

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(Motomachi Street in Yokohama, Japan, where my mother’s ‘flying saucer’ sighting took place in 1975…photo, courtesy of Ambassadors Japan…..Please read the following report):

My mother’s ‘flying saucer’ sighting in 1975….Do I believe her?…Yes, without doubt

Please also read this item:

MY PERSPECTIVE ON THE UFO PHENOMENON, BASED ON THE 5 PROPOSITIONS BY DR. JACQUES VALLEE

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Norio Hayakawa’s CIVILIAN INTELLIGENCE NEWS SERVICE

E-mail = noriohayakawa@gmail.com

UFOs and “End-time” beliefs of Apocalyptic Christians

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UFOs AND “END-TIME” BELIEFS OF APOCALYPTIC CHRISTIANS:
One of the main characteristics of America’s Bible-believing, Evangelical Christians, is their total support of Israel through the belief that contemporary Israel is the fulfillment of Biblical prophecies and that the U.S. must continue to support the State of Israel, no matter what.

A large number of these American Bible-believing, Evangelical Christians, therefore, believe that we are living the the “End-time” period of God’s prophetic calendar.

It is of utmost importance to point out some of the “End-time” scenarios as believed by the supporters of this view.

Here is the typical order of the prophetic events to come, as outlined by many of those Christians who seem to hold on to the so-called Pre-millenial, Dispensationalist, Pre-Tribulation viewpoints.

1) THE EZEKIEL SCENARIO

They seem to believe that this could easily begin with the escalation of the Middle East conflict, involving Israel. They seem to believe that Iran and Syria will play a major initial role in this scenario.

They say that the Ezekiel 38 scenario includes the attempted invasion into Israel by all Islamic forces (led and orchestrated by the northern-most power, i.e., Russia) and will conclude with a miraculous Israeli victory.

They believe that it is suggested in the Bible that it will take 7 years to bury the dead from this unprecedented conflagration. (The U.S. will be involved, directly or indirectly in this conflagration, they explain).

2) THE APPEARANCE OF THE ANTI-CHRIST

According to their belief, the Ezekiel 38 scenario will conclude with the mysterious appearance of the Anti-Christ who will create a Peace Treaty between Israel and the Palestinians (and all Islamic confederation).

3) THE RAPTURE

They say that the Ezekiel 38 scenario could also conclude with a simultaneous, mysterious disappearance of millions of people from this earth, which will result in total chaos, confusion and fear among the global populace.
This, they say, is the “Rapture“.
It will be a mysterious, mass “evacuation” of the believers to meet the Lord in “mid-air“.
(The physical bodies will be mysteriously and instantaneously converted to celestial bodies).

In other words, “born-again” believers will be translated from one side to the other, i.e., from the earthly plane to the heavenly dimension and will meet Jesus in “mid-air“.

They say that the “Rapture” (from Latin “raptare“, to “snatch” away, as in the eagle “snatching” away her baby when danger comes and taking it away to a safer location, etc.), is a supernatural event clearly suggested in the Bible that has not happened yet in the history of mankind, but will be certain to happen, according to most of these pre-tribulationist, dispensationalist believers.

It will be an inexplicable, instantaneous disintegration of all atomic particles of each of our cells of our tissues, i.e., the instant conversion of our physical body into a spiritual, celestial “body” which will be swooshed up into “mid-air”.

In other words, they believe that “in the twinkling of an eye“, our physical bodies will go through a mysterious, sudden transmogrification (a favorite word used by John Keel) and will be lifted up to meet the Lord in “mid-air“. Our entire physical bodies (the tissues, the cells will go through a sudden, inexplicable atomic fission-type transformation, they say.)

They believe that the “Rapture” is a conduit prepared by God for us to escape the coming global wrath known as the Tribulation (comparable to the days of Noah, when God safely place a few faithful believers in the ark first and then caused the rain to pour down thereafter).
Pre-tribulationist, dispensationalists believe that this unprecedented event will take place simultaneously with the appearance (the revealing) of the Anti-Christ.

The Anti-Christ, according to these believers, will not be able to come to power until the “body of believers” (together with the presence of the Holy Spirit) is removed from this earth.
Only then, at that moment, can the Anti-Christ come into power.

According to these Christians, the “Rapture” will literally be a celestial wedding, the union of the bride (the “church” or “the body of believers”) and the Groom (Jesus Christ).
This “wedding” celebration in the air will last for 7 days, which could symbolically be equivalent to 7 earthly years, according to some interpretations.

4) THE ANTI-CHRIST SUCCEEDS IN CALMING DOWN THE STUNNED, CONFUSED AND PANIC-STRICKEN POPULACE

When the Anti-Christ appears on global emergency TV news conference, many of these Fundamentalist Christians say that he would calm down the frightened people of the earth with his ingenious, well-calculated explanation regarding the sudden disappearance of millions of people from the earth; this could be when “UFOs” are brought up; the Anti-Christ could use some type of “extraterrestrial” intervention explanation.

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(By the way, in the U.S., the majority of the Fundamentalist, Evangelical Christians hold on to the viewpoint that somehow the “UFO” phenomenon is “Satanic” or “diabolical“.
These groups seem to believe that “UFOs” will play a major role in these future biblical prophecies.

However, some of these Fundamentalists seem to emphasize that only one-third of the entire angelic entities of the universe are demonic or malevolent or “fallen” and that the rest, i.e., the remaining two-thirds are benelovent or “good” angels.

There are some Fundamentalist ministers who state that the malevolent one-third are the ones posing as “extraterrestrial aliens” and are deceiving a segment of the population in the time period they describe as these “End-time” period of history.)

Some theorists even believe that if a global government of some sort is to be set up intentionally (by force) in the future, there are several ways to accomplish it. Creating wars is one example, they say.

Creating other series of “crises” is another, such as manipulating natural global catastrophes, or even creating artificial ones. Some researchers call this the “ORDO AB CHAOS” theory.

They also point out that Henry Kissinger at one time suggested that should the world suddenly face an external threat (i.e., from “outer space“) whether REAL or PROMULGATED, it would accelerate a cry for a global unified government. They say that Ronald Reagan and Gorbachev also had allegedly made such similar remarks, that if the world is faced with such an extraterrestrial threat, we will all forget our differences and be united as one to defend this earth from such threats.

Some conspiracy theorists seem to pose this question:
Can the “world governmentstage a deceptive, “alien contact/landing” scenario?
If the secret government were to stage such a fake, “extraterrestrial” type of event, it would definitely be beneficial to them if there remains an adamant element of society who have always believed in “UFOs” and “aliens“).

In any case, Bible-believing Evangelical Christians seem to believe that somehow the Anti-Christ will come up with a brilliant, convincing explanation for the “Rapture” event and that somehow (supernaturally) the world will have a sigh of relief by his explanation.

5) THE BEGINNING OF THE 7-YEAR TRIBULATION PERIOD

According to these believers, this event will be the beginning of the 7 -year Tribulation Period  (i.e., the “New World Order” of the Anti-Christ, the first half of which will be relatively and deceptively peaceful, and the second half of which will be an iron-fisted rule of the Anti-Christ, who will declare himself to be God at mid-point).

6) THE BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON:

Towards the end of the 7th year, nations such as Red China (and the rest of the “Kings of the East“) will challenge the dictatorship of Anti-Christ’s Europe-based New World Order and will begin to cross the Euphrates and make a move towards the valley of Megiddo.

This battle, the battle of Armageddon, will be the final global battle.
During the climax of this battle, celestial forces led by Jesus Christ (and accompanied by those who had been “raptured“) will descend and will destroyall earthly forces.

7) A THOUSAND YEAR REIGN OF JESUS CHRIST FROM ISRAEL

Jesus Christ, according to these believers, will rule from Israel for a 1,000 years.
This is the Millenial Kingdom.

8) FINAL, MINOR REBLLION

At the end of the 1000 years, there will be a minor rebellion by the descendants of those who may have survived the Armageddon and continued to procreate, thus having physical bodies.
That minor rebellion will be crushed by God, these believers say.

9) THE FINAL JUDGMENT

This is the gist of the events to occur in the near future, according to many of the so-called Fundamentalist, Dispensationalist, Evangelical, Pre-Millenial, Pre-Tribulationist Christians.
Is this all wild, “science fiction“?
Maybe.  But again, no one knows.
Does it hurt to believe in this “unbelievable” scenario?
These Evangelical Christians seem to say that it won’t hurt at all to believe that if such scenarios could come true.
They say that they have nothing to lose by believing in it even if it doesn’t come true, but everything to gain if it indeed takes place, if one is a believer.

Yes, I am the one who wrote this article (in the style of a “third person”) because I also believe in it.

Maranatha!!

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