The Devil, also referred to as Satan, is best known as the personification of evil and the nemesis of good people everywhere. His image and story have evolved over the years, and the Devil has been called many different names in various cultures: Beelzebub, Lucifer, Satan and Mephistopheles, to name a few, with various physical descriptions including horns and hooved feet. But this malevolent being—and his legion of demons—continue to strike fear in people from all walks of life as the antithesis of all things good.
The Devil in the Bible
Although the Devil is present in some form in many religions and can be compared to some mythological gods, he’s arguably best known for his role in Christianity. In modern biblical translations, the Devil is the adversary of God and God’s people.
It’s commonly thought that the Devil first showed up in the Bible in the book of Genesis as the serpent who convinced Eve—who then convinced Adam—to eat forbidden fruit from the “tree of the knowledge” in the Garden of Eden. As the story goes, after Eve fell for the Devil’s conniving ways, she and Adam were banished from the Garden of Eden and doomed to mortality.
Many Christians believe the Devil was once a beautiful angel named Lucifer who defied God and fell from grace. This assumption that he is a fallen angel is often based the book of Isaiah in the Bible which says, “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations.”https://67f255088f8dd9e89c38c5bc7048f3f0.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html
Some biblical scholars, however, claim Lucifer isn’t a proper name but a descriptive phrase meaning “morning star.” Still, the name stuck and the Devil is often referred to as Lucifer.
Names for the Devil are numerous: Besides Lucifer, he may be referred to as the Prince of Darkness, Beelzebub, Mephistopheles, Lord of the Flies, the Antichrist, Father of Lies, Moloch or simply Satan.
The book of Ezekiel includes another Biblical passage Christians refer to as proof of the Devil’s existence. It admonishes the greedy King of Tyre but also refers to the king as a cherub who was once in the Garden of Eden. As a result, some Bible translators believe the King of Tyre was a personification of the Devil.
The Devil make more appearances in the Bible, especially in the New Testament. Jesus and many of his apostles warned people to stay alert for the Devil’s cunning enticements that would lead them to ruin. And it was the Devil who tempted Jesus in the wilderness to “fall down and worship him” in exchange for riches and glory.
The Devil in Other Religions
Most other religions and cultures teach of an evil being who roams the earth wreaking havoc and fighting against the forces of good. In Islam, the devil is known as Shaytan and, like the Devil in Christianity, is also thought to have rebelled against God. In Judaism, Satan is a verb and generally refers to a difficulty or temptation to overcome instead of a literal being.
In Buddhism, Maara is the demon that tempted Buddha away from his path of enlightenment. Like Christianity’s Jesus resisted the Devil, Buddha also resisted temptation and defeated Maara.https://67f255088f8dd9e89c38c5bc7048f3f0.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html
In people of almost any religion or even in those who don’t follow a religion, the Devil is almost always synonymous with fear, punishment, negativity and immorality.
The Devil and Hell
Perhaps the most lasting images of the Devil are associated with Hell, which the Bible refers to as a place of everlasting fire prepared for the Devil and his angels. Still, the Bible doesn’t state the Devil will reign over hell, just that he’ll eventually be banished there.
The idea that the Devil governs hell may have come from the poem by Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy, published in the early fourteenth century. In it, God created hell when he threw the Devil and his demons out of Heaven with such power that they created an enormous hole in the center of the earth.
What Does The Devil Look Like?
In his poem, Dante portrayed the Devil as a grotesque, winged creature with three faces—each chewing on a devious sinner—whose wings blew freezing cold winds throughout Hell’s domain.
The Bible doesn’t describe the Devil in detail. Early artistic interpretations of The Divine Comedy featuring shocking images of the Devil and his demons inflicting almost unimaginable human suffering only emboldened people’s thoughts about Hell and the Devil.
And by the end of the Middle Ages, the Devil had taken on the appearance of the horned, trident-wielding figure with a tail that has endured to modern times.
The Devil and Witches
Fear of the Devil is at least partially responsible for the witchcraft hysteria of Europe and New England in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Protestants and Catholics accused many people of practicing witchcraft and making deals with the Devil.
The Puritans living in New England’s early colonies were petrified of the Devil. They believed he gave powers to witches to those faithful to him. This fear gave rise to the infamous Salem Witch Trials in Salem, Massachusetts.
The Puritan’s strict lifestyle, their fear of outsiders and their terror of so-called “Devil’s magic” led them to accuse at least 200 people of witchcraft between 1692 and 1693—twenty of the accused were executed.
The Devil in Modern Times
Religious translations are often controversial. There’s usually some degree of dissent on how to interpret early texts, and texts about the Devil are no exception.
Even so, throughout history, the Devil’s reputation as an evildoer hasn’t changed much. Most Christians still believe he’s literally transformed the world and is responsible for much of the world’s corruption and chaos.
Not all religions shun the Devil, though. People of the Church of Satan, known as Satanists, don’t worship the Devil, but embrace him as a symbol of atheism, pride and liberty, among other things. Another type of Satanists, theistic Satanists, worship the Devil as a deity. They may practice Satanic rituals or even make Satanic pacts.
There’s no shortage of Hollywood films featuring the Devil. He’s been played by some of Hollywood’s elite such as Jack Nicholson, Vincent Price and Al Pacino. And after Mia Farrow’s character gave birth to Satan’s offspring in the horror-flick Rosemary’s Baby, expectant mothers who saw the film wished they hadn’t.https://67f255088f8dd9e89c38c5bc7048f3f0.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html
Given the draw of the battle between good and evil, it’s likely the Devil’s influence is here to stay, and he will continue to influence religion and pop culture.
Lucifer, Satan, The Devil, and Beelzebub are names history recognizes and knows as the embodiment of evil. This entity is the most defamed figure in history with famine, war, and disease being his weapons of choice to destroy mankind. What’s strange is an episode of Ancient Aliens uncovers findings that seemingly dispute what we’ve been told about Lucifer.
In the Bible, Lucifer is described as one of the most loved of God’s angels, but he had a falling out with God about man. According to the Bible, Lucifer became arrogant and didn’t agree with God’s plans for man, that he was jealous of man, because God loved man more, and so Lucifer went against God and was cast out of heaven and into hell for his arrogance.
His name ‘Lucifer’ means bearer of light or morning star. It is said that this name was given to him as a reference to his former splendor as one of gods greatest angels. However, Lucifer is Latin for the planet Venus in ancient Roman times. Lucifer or Satan is also blamed for leading Eve astray in the garden of Eden, by influencing her to disobey Gods one rule. Do not eat the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge, which would give her the knowledge of good and evil.
Yet, according to ancient astronaut theorists, that story could be taken too literally. They propose that God wanted to keep Adam and Eve in perpetual innocence. In effect preventing them from growing up and become responsible adults. Eve eating the forbidden fruit woke them up, made them adults enabling them to see their world as it truly was. By becoming adults, Adam and Eve gained the displeasure of God, because he no longer had control of them. So, Lucifer freed Adam and Eve from unending ignorance.MORE FROM HULU
Ancient Aliens’ theorists believe that God and Lucifer were alien travelers that interacted with humans. In fact, if you read a section of the bible Genesis 3:22, it seems to support what the ancient astronaut theorists are saying. “then the Lord God said “Behold, the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil. And now, lest he reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever…” God evicted Adam and Eve from the garden of Eden forever.
This passage raises the question though. Who is the ‘we’ the Bible talks about?
Greek mythology has a very similar character known as ‘Prometheus’ whose name means forethought. The myth states that Prometheus stole fire from Zeus the king of all gods and gave that fire to humans. He is known as the bringer of light; sound familiar. In effect, Prometheus gave humans the knowledge and tools they needed for survival. When Zeus found out? He supposedly had Prometheus chained to a mountain on earth where an eagle ate his liver every night. So, like Lucifer, Prometheus was cast out of heaven too.
Similarities of Lucifer is also noted in other ancient civilizations. Quetzalcoatl in Mesoamerica and is also known as the plumed serpent. He is known as Kukulkan to the Mayans, Gucumatz to the Quiche of Guatemala, and Ehecatl to the Huastecs of the Gulf Coast. He is considered the god of learning, agriculture, crafts, and the arts. He invented the calendar and is identified with the planet Venus, the rising morning star as was Lucifer.https://www.youtube.com/embed/Uhsgs5996Q4?feature=oembed
Different cultures throughout history have very similar characters. Lucifer was also known as ‘the trickster’ and so is Prometheus and Quetzalcoatl. Could these characters be the same person? If so, this raises the question about whether Lucifer was extraterrestrial alien and if he is? Would that then mean God was too?
Another source of reference used in Ancient Aliens is the book of Enoch where it states that watchers which are angels were sent to earth to watch over the humans. However, these watchers began to lust after the human women and defected from heaven to settle permanently on Earth.
In the Bible, a very similar story is written in Genesis 6:1-5 “When men began to multiply on the face of the land and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of man were attractive. And they took as their wives any they chose.”
This reference in both the book of Enoch and the bible suggests that there was indeed interaction between ancient aliens and humans. In fact, it was mentioned that the leader of the watchers was Azazel and is often identified with Lucifer (bringer of light) or Lumiel (the light of God) and is also affiliated with Shemyaza. It states that there were two hundred of the watchers or fallen angels that descended to earth from Mount Hermon. They were called Nephilim and were a giant race. Very similar to the Titans which was a giant race of gods in Greek Mythology.
In the Quran, Lucifer-Lumiel (Iblis) and rebel angels were cast out of heaven and fell down to earth, not Hell. On earth, Lumiel became “Lord of the world” and in Canaanite mythology, Shahar is known as the ‘lord of the morning star’ and was cast down from heaven for defying the high god El.RELATED STORY: NYCC 2019: Hulu’s possible presentations
Different cultures have the same character or a very similar one which supports what the ancient theorists discuss in this episode of Ancient Aliens. Lucifer was the evil bad guy history reviled but was the bringer of knowledge to humans. In fact, it looks like Lucifer was an ancient alien astronaut who along with his followers took human wives and taught them the ways of their people. All in all, this raises questions about the fabric of our religious beliefs, because that would mean God too was an extraterrestrial.
Do you agree with our panelists that Lucifer wasn’t as evil as first thought? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.
This may or may not be news to all you Satanists out there: Satan is an alien. Not an angel, not a god; he is, in fact, an alien. And not only that – despite what Christians, Muslims, Jews and the like have been claiming for millennia, he is actually a GOOD alien. While the evil aliens – ie. God and his cohorts – have been trying to keep us ignorant, naked and freezing cold, Satan and his demons have been trying to help us by giving us knowledge, technology and the all-important fire to warm us and grill our steaks (or tofu). I don’t know about you, but when I started watching Ancient Aliens and they talked about how God, Jesus and all the other deities were actually aliens, it made a lot of sense to me. And if they are aliens, well then of course Satan is one too. A big part of my atheism is that I just can’t bring myself to believe that there is some almighty power that runs everything, when all around us is evidence that we are just cogs in huge, clockwork universe, each being doing its part for the system. All the fuckups around us seem to be directly related to religion, namely human beings thinking that they are not a part of the system, but somehow outside of it. By stepping outside of it, we are literally destroying the entire thing. It makes a lot more sense to me that deities are beings just like the rest of us, with faults and flaws, capable of bad judgement and greed. Anyway, back to Satan – check out this episode of Ancient Aliens, which explains what a rad dude Satan is, and how he is a friendly alien just trying to give us a hand with our shitty lives, battling God-alien to help us better understand the universe.
Studies say the majority of UFO observations are misidentified conventional objects or natural phenomena, but 5 percent to 20 percent are unexplained. However, to conclude that some of these sightings are evidence of intelligent life from other planets is irrational.
The nearest star to our solar system is Proxima Centauri, with an Earth-sized planet detected in 2016, but it is 4.2 light years away. A light year is 5.8 trillion miles, making Proxima Centauri 24.3 trillion miles away.
But are these perceptions of Satan correct? Is he really the master of all things evil in the Universe?
“Satan is portrayed as the enemy of God. Trying to destroy good people, to make good people bad and to keep them from being saved, keep them from going to Heaven so that they can go to hell, where he’s in charge.”
“Satan has become the catchall for the embodiment of evil. When we think of Satan, I think there are two different ways that our brains can go. The first is this almost comical character that rules over the land of flames, the red guy with the horns and the pitchfork. But then, on the darker side, I think that Satan has become this very, very terrifying, frightening embodiment of evil who causes man to do terrible things, who is the source of torture and death and destruction.”
Lakeland, Florida. 2012. Hundreds of faithful followers congregate at the Ignited Church to witness the removal of demons from those who believe they’re possessed by the Devil.
“The Devil wants to get even. How else to hurt the heart of God to the greatest possible extent but to harm the beloved of his creation? The height of his creation. The thing that God loves most: humanity, human beings, me, you, every single person on Earth.”
– Rev. Bob Larson (Exorcist)
In the ritual known as exorcism, a priest or minister performs a sacred rite in order to confront Satan and drive him back to hell. It is a ceremony that dates back hundreds and perhaps thousands of years and is considered quite controversial, even within the Catholic Church.
“When I’m battling Satan, there are a lot of mind games going on and it’s a bit of a chess match. So, I have to be mentally and spiritually prepared for that.”
– Rev. Bob Larson (Exorcist)
But just who or what is Satan? And why is he determined to corrupt all of humanity? Perhaps the answers can be found in the myths and legends that describe Satan’s ancient origins.
“In the beginning, Satan was one of the angels that was created by God before the physical Universe was created. And there was basically a sphere of angels around God, worshiping God. And Satan at that time was Lucifer or the Day Star. He was the brightest of the angels.”
– Adam Blai (Religious Demonologist)
“Satan is actually one of the archangels. He is one of the high angels, one of the highest ranking, one of the most beautiful, the most beloved. He is beloved of God. He is a bringer of light.”
“When God created man in his image, he ordered all the angels to worship his image in this man. And Satan refused. He says, “Look, they’re mud people. We’re made out of fire.” And I’m not going to do it.” And so he gets kicked out.”
“He grew arrogant. He began to challenge God. And, for this arrogance, he lost his heavenly position. He was thrown out of the heavens and fell.”
– Jonathan Young, Ph.D.
(Founding Curator, Joseph Campbell Archives)
“When Lucifer was cast down, it was instant and abrupt and total. And he was cast down to Earth to roam here until the end of time.”
– Adam Blai (Religious Demonologist)
Although few references are made to Satan in the Hebrew testament, he is depicted as an opposer or accuser and is generally acknowledged to have been the inspiration for the serpent in the Garden of Eden.
“One of the great stories in the Bible is Adam and Eve in the garden. You know, we have this picture of a beautiful garden scene and Adam and Eve in their innocence just enjoying God and each other in this beautiful creation. And all of a sudden enters Satan in the form of a snake. And he finds Eve close to the one thing, the one law God gave mankind.”
– Pastor Brett Peterson (President, Coastland University)
According to the Book of Genesis, God placed two trees in the garden the Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowledge and forbade Adam and Eve to eat fruit from the Tree of Knowledge.
“Satan convinces Eve to eat of the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. And she convinces Adam to do that. And, of course, we see that suddenly their whole personality changes.”
– Patrick Cooke (Founder, The Bible UFO Connection)
“Prior to eating of the forbidden fruit, Adam and Eve were sinless. It means that the one law that God gave them they had not disobeyed. Satan himself decided that if he could get them to break that one law, then sin would enter mankind. And when Adam ate, all mankind from that point on has been selfish, prideful and were genetically given the ability and, really, the desire to rebel against authority and thus obtain the knowledge of good and evil.”
– Pastor Brett Peterson (President, Coastland University)
But is this story of Adam and Eve really a fanciful account of how evil entered the world? Or might there be another, even more profound explanation?
“You can make a case that Eve actually wants to mature. She wants to grow up. God wants to keep us in a state of perpetual innocence, infantility perhaps. Eve decides that knowing everything she can know about this world into which she has been placed is more important even than obeying a particular command of God. The serpent enables her.”
– Kenneth L. Hanson, Ph.D.
(Assoc. Prof. of Judaic Studies, Univ. of Central Florida)
“Satan’s wanting to give humanity all this incredible wisdom that maybe can even elevate humankind to the level of gods. But the Old Testament God Yahweh is saying, “Not so fast. Humankind aren’t perhaps “worthy of this knowledge.” And this becomes then the battle between God and Satan.”
Was the serpent’s temptation of Adam and Eve really a case of sabotage? Was it a deliberate effort to seduce mankind into sinning against its Creator? Or might Satan’s real purpose have been to encourage mankind to share the fruits of God’s wisdom? Ancient Astronaut Theorists believe more clues may lie in another book of the Hebrew testament.
Southern Israel. This dry, sun-blasted desert was once the realm of Edom an ancient kingdom that some researchers believe was home to the biblical figure, Job. According to the Hebrew Bible, Job was among the wealthiest men in the kingdom, and owned enormous herds of cattle, sheep and camels. He was also among the most righteous, making sacrifices to the Almighty God to atone for his transgressions and the sins of his family.
“In the story of Job, Satan is part of the heavenly council of angels. And then the council meets, and God is at the council meeting. And basically, he and Satan have a discussion.”
“And God says, “You know, look at Job. He’s very faithful.” And Satan, in charge of quality control, says, “Well, of course. You know, you give him everything. ‘What do you expect?’”
Why has Area 51 become synonymous with aliens?
Area 51 is possibly the most talked about secret there is. The heavily guarded & classified military base in Nevada (about an hour North of Las Vegas) has sparked the interest & curiosity of the general public for decades. It isn’t as if Area 51 is the only classified military base in the U.S.
So, why has Area 51 been the target of so much speculation, and why is everyone convinced it’s the place the government holds proof of extraterrestrial beings? Let’s take a look at the history of the military facility that sparks everyone’s imaginations.
The creation of Area 51
In the 1950s the United States was looking for a place where they could create new aircraft – the aircraft that would eventually come from the project would be the U-2. An aircraft excellent for high altitude reconnaissance – making it hard to shoot down.
The place the U.S. chose was a salt flat called Groom Lake – which was designated by maps as “area 51”. However, the new top-secret military facility would be given another nickname – Paradise Ranch – in order to make it sound more enticing to potential workers. Area 51 is smack dab in the middle of an empty desert, so it needed a bit of a PR boost.null
If you have any curiosity about Area 51 – and if you’re reading this, let’s face it, you do – then you’ve likely heard the explanation that Area 51 is only for aircraft testing. The inner Fox Mulder in us wants to say it’s a cover story, but it isn’t.
As soon as testing of the U-2 airplane began there was a flood of UFO reports. Many of these came from commercial airline pilots who are astounded to see an aerial vehicle at 60,000 feet above the ground or higher. At the time, there was speculation it wasn’t possible for planes to go above 40,000 feet.
However, due to the sensitive nature of the U.S. government’s aircraft research, they were unable to assuage public confusion with the truth. Thus, they were forced to use rather unconvincing cover stories like “natural phenomena” and “high-altitude weather research”.
The back gate is seen at the top-secret military installation at the Nevada Test and Training Range known as Area 51 on July 22, 2019 near Rachel, Nevada.
(CNN)Here’s a look at Area 51, a highly classified United States Air Force facility located at Groom Lake in southern Nevada.
The US government’s official name for Area 51 is the Nevada Test and Training Range, which is a unit of the Nellis Air Force Base.I was TDY there from Fort Carson, CO for a few months in 2002. Today it is used as an open training range for the US Air Force.According to the CIA, the name Area 51 comes from its map designation. It was also previously referred to as “Paradise Ranch” in order to make the facility sound more attractive to those that would be working there. “Paradise Ranch” was then shortened to “the Ranch.” Other nicknames include “Watertown” and “Dreamland.”Content by CNN UnderscoredHow to sell your old tech before it loses its value.CNN Underscored partnered with Decluttr to create this content. When you make a purchase, CNN receives revenue.In 1958, under Public Land Order 1662, the 38,400-acre land area was “withdrawn from public use by the US Atomic Energy Commission, a predecessor to the US Department of Energy.”It is located more than 120 miles northwest of Las Vegas.It is restricted to the public and has armed guards patrolling the perimeter. It’s also impossible to enter the airspace above without permission from air traffic control.Area 51 has long been a topic of fascination for conspiracy theorists and paranormal enthusiasts who believe it to be the location where the US government stores and hides alien bodies and UFOs.One popular UFO conspiracy is that in 1947 in Roswell, New Mexico, remains from a flying saucer that supposedly crashed were brought to Area 51 for reverse engineering experiments in order to replicate the extraterrestrial spacecraft.In June 2019, a poll conducted by YouGov found that 54% of US adults think it is likely the government knows more than it’s telling about UFOs.
April 12, 1955 – CIA officer Richard Bissell, who is overseeing the development of the U-2 plane, first sees the site that would become known as Area 51 while on an “aerial scouting mission.” Bissell, along with three others, including Col. Osmund Ritland and Kelly Johnson, Director of the Lockheed Corporation’s Skunk Works, agree that the area would “make an ideal site for testing the U-2 training pilots” and request the Atomic Energy Commission add the area to its real estate holdings in Nevada.July 1955 – The CIA begins using Area 51 to develop the high-altitude U-2 reconnaissance plane. Other aircrafts are also tested at the site later, including the OXCART (a supersonic reconnaissance A-12 aircraft) and the F-117 stealth ground attack jet.November 1959 – A radar test facility is established at Area 51.October 13, 1961 – In a letter to Bissell, now the CIA’s Deputy Director of Plans, CIA Inspector General Lyman Kirkpatrick writes that Area 51 appears to be “extremely vulnerable in its present security provisions against unauthorized observation.”December 22, 1961 – The first A-12 arrives at Area 51.1974 – Skylab astronauts inadvertently take photographs of Area 51. The images are reviewed by the National Photographic Interpretation Center and then removed from the rolls of film and stored in a vault.August 26, 1976 –In a memo from the Deputy Director of Central Intelligence E.H. Knoche to General David C. Jones, the Air Force chief of staff, the National Security Council’s Committee on Foreign Intelligence approves the recommendation “that management of Area 51 be transferred from CIA to Air Force by fiscal year 1978.”May 13, 1989 – KLAS (CBS affiliate in Las Vegas) reporter George Knapp interviews Bob Lazar, who exposes details about Area 51. Lazar claims to be working with physicists trying to “back-engineer a downed alien spacecraft.” The interview generates public interest in the base.September 8, 1994 – The US Air Force issues a report stating that the wreckage recovered in Roswell, New Mexico, in July 1947, often referred to as the “Roswell Incident,” consisted of a smashed part of the balloons, sensors and radar reflectors from a classified government project called Project Mogul.January 30, 1996 – US President Bill Clinton signs a presidential determination exempting the “Air Force’s operating location near Groom Lake, Nevada, from any federal, state, interstate, or local hazardous or solid waste laws that might require disclosure of classified information concerning that location to unauthorized persons.”March 6, 1996 – A citizen suit between former employees at Area 51 and the Department of Defense is filed. The plaintiffs (former employees) allege violations of Resource Conservation and Recovery Act “in the storage, treatment, and disposal of hazardous waste at the operating location near Groom Lake.”July 23, 1996 – A citizen suit between former employees at Area 51 and the Environmental Protection Agency is filed. The court determines that the administrator of the EPA “completed her statutory duties with regard to the inspection and inventory of the operating location near Groom Lake.April 2000 – A Russian-built satellite reveals views of Area 51.September 2003 – US President George W. Bush signs a memorandum to the Environmental Protection Agency. The memorandum to the Administrator states, “I find that it is in the paramount interest of the United States to exempt the United States Air Force’s operating location near Groom Lake, Nevada, the subject of litigation, from any applicable requirement for the disclosure to unauthorized persons of classified information concerning that operating location.”2005 – A Freedom of Information Act request is filed by Dr. Jeffrey T. Richelson, a senior fellow at the George Washington University National Security Archive. The FOIA request is for information on the CIA’s “Lockheed U-2 plane reconnaissance program.”May 17, 2011 – Journalist Annie Jacobsen’s book, “Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base,” is published.2012 – Funding for the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, the Pentagon’s secret UFO office, ends. The office spent $22 million over five years collecting and analyzing what they considered “anomalous aerospace threats.”August 15, 2013 – The CIA publishes declassified documents which officially acknowledge for the first time that Area 51 is a secret US military site, following the FOIA request filed in 2005. The declassified documents concern the history of the U-2 and A-12 OXCART aerial surveillance programs that were constructed and tested at Area 51. The documents claim the site’s secret status was a way to keep information from the Soviets, rather than to cover-up an alien encounter.December 8, 2013 – At the 36th Annual Kennedy Center Honors, US President Barack Obama becomes the first president to use the phrase “Area 51” in public, while honoring the actress Shirley MacLaine, who has long been vocal about her interest and belief in UFOs and the extraterrestrial.April 2, 2014 – In an appearance on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Clinton jokes that while he was president, he asked aides to investigate what the government knew about UFOs and Area 51. He says, “First I had people go look at the records on Area 51, to make sure there was no alien down there.”March 24, 2016 – On “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says if elected, she would open government files on any unexplained aerial phenomenon barring any threats to national security.July 11, 2019 – More than 1.5 million people say they will attend a Facebook event titled “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us,” pledging to raid Area 51 in a quest to “see them aliens.” The post suggests that people run onto the site on September 20, 2019 at 3:00am.July 12, 2019 – Laura McAndrews, an Air Force spokesperson, says government officials are aware of the Facebook event. She says “(Area 51) is an open training range for the US Air Force, and we would discourage anyone from trying to come into the area where we train American armed forces. The US Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets.”August 9, 2019 – The Alienstock Festival, a festival celebrating aliens that’s set to take place September 19-22 in Rachel, Nevada, is announced. “We’re aiming to establish something unique here, a meeting place for all the believers. Come out to the desert to dive into a world full of live music, arts, and camping under the stars,” the festival’s website says.August 20, 2019 – Officials in Lincoln County, Nevada vote to pre-sign an emergency declaration in preparation for the influx of visitors.September 10, 2019 – Organizers cancel Alienstock saying, “critical infrastructure needed was not provided for this festival.” Instead, people are encouraged to attend the Area 51 Celebration in Las Vegas.September 10, 2019 – Two Dutch men are arrested in the Nevada National Security Site near Area 51. The men tell police that they saw the ‘No Trespassing’ signs, but wanted to take a look at the facility. They later plead guilty to trespassing and illegal parking.September 20, 2019 – Approximately 200 people show up outside the gates of Area 51 for the “raid” on the facility. Two people are arrested, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff. There is one alcohol-related arrest and a Canadian citizen is arrested for indecent exposure. One woman comes close to crossing and is briefly detained and released at the scene.
According to the Netflix series Lucifer https://images.app.goo.gl/WBZxnbDLAUn2z1M98
ELON Musk’s Space X will be sending cannabis to the astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS).
The space dwellers can expect their delivery to be on a Space X Dragon capsule, which is scheduled to make its next trip in March 2020.
Musk himself may be the man behind Space X but he’s not the brains behind these weed plans.
The firm recently announced its intentions to send plant cultures of hemp, the legal cannabis strain with low levels of the THC compound, to space.
Once there, the cultures are intended to remain in an ISS incubator for 30 days.null
During the 30 day period, the hemp will be monitored remotely from the University of Colorado, Boulder by BioServe Space Technologies.
The cannabis cultures will then be sent home to Earth.
Once home, Front Range Biosciences will be observing what effect, if any, space radiation and micro-gravity has had on the gene expression of hemp.
Front Range CEO Jonathan Vaught said: “There is science to support the theory that plants in space experience mutations.
“This is an opportunity to see whether those mutations hold up once brought back to Earth and if there are new commercial applications.”
Hemp is a strain of cannabis that is grown for industrial uses.
It can be refined and turned into a number of items including paper, clothing, biodegradable plastics and even animal feed.
It’s low concentrations of THC and higher concentrations of cannabidiol (CBD) mean it can have little to no psychoactive effect.
Musk has been connected to cannabis before.
he eccentric billionaire was famously captured smoking a marijuana roll up on the Los Angeles-based Joe Rogan experience podcast because the drug is legal in the state of California.
He came under fire for this because weed is prohibited for people with government security clearance, which Musk was given in 2015 when SpaceX began launching satellites for the Pentagon.
Shortly after smoking, Musk dressed in a black T-shirt that said “Occupy Mars” told comedian Rogan: “I’m not a regular smoker of weed.”
He added: “I don’t find that it is very good for productivity.”
What is the ISS?
Here’s what you need to know about the International Space Station…
- The International Space Station, often abbreviated to ISS, is a large space craft that orbits Earth and houses astronauts who go up there to complete scientific missions
- Many countries worked together to build it and they work together to use it
- It is made up of many pieces, which astronauts had to send up individually on rockets and put together from 1998 to 2000
- Ever since the year 2000, people have lived on the ISS
- Nasa uses the station to learn about living and working in space
- It is approximately 250 miles above Earth and orbits around the planet just like a satellite
- Living inside the ISS is said to be like living inside a big house with five bedrooms, two bathrooms, a gym, lots of science labs and a big bay window for viewing Earth
A MYSTERIOUS ‘aircraft’ was spotted by multiple witnesses hovering above the Pentagon, triggering a frenzy of conspiracy theories trying to explain the “huge floating pyramid”.
A bizarre pyramid-shaped object was spotted and filmed by multiple witnesses as the UFO floated above the Pentagon in December 2018
Online viewers of videos questioned whether the sighting over the infamous military installation was evidence of a government cover-up of contact with aliens.
Others suggested that the triangular object was proof of a top-secret “holographic” US military experiment.
In the eerie videos, a giant black triangle can be seen looming above the US Department of Defence.
The shocking footage was filmed by both Alex Dude and David Wilson on Wednesday.
The two clips were later shared by YouTube conspirators Blake and Brett Cousins on their channel thirdphaseofmoon.
They argued that the videos were proof that an alien invasion could be imminent.
The fact that there was more than one witness to the event was used as evidence by the Cousins that “something is going on”.
A bizarre pyramid-shaped object has been spotted and filmed by multiple witnesses (Image: IG)
Is this some kind of invasion? There’s something going on
Blake remarked: “A pyramid – maybe the size of Giza itself – is just hovering there, lighter than air.
“Is this some kind of invasion?
“There’s something going on.”
In one of the clips, the object suddenly disappears, leaving the cameraman to yell: “Where is it? It’s gone. I can’t see it”.
Several viewers were convinced that the mysterious triangle had alien origins.
One person wrote: “The darker face of the pyramid is darker than the background sky – you cannot project a shadow, this suggests it is a real object.”
Some conspiracy theorists claimed the object could actually be a secretive military vessel developed by the United States Air Force.
The Cousins refuted sceptic claims that the pyramid was simply a reflection from the car window or a civilian aircraft.
Ancient Aliens: The Alien Infection suggests extra-terrestrial viruses and bacteria are not only reality, but potentially deliberate.
A study from 2016 suggests that one-third of humans were altered more by a virus in ancient history than by natural selection. A symbiotic relationship with viruses, existing since the beginning of life, has altered and aided human evolution. One such example points to a special layer of placenta, adapted 25-40 million years ago, that protects a fetus from being rejected by the mother.
The natural next step for Ancient Aliens is to wonder, to outright suggest, that this viral evolution is not pure chance, but actually directed by aliens?
The genetic leaps and the bottleneck
Over the years of human evolution, there have been several, difficult to explain genetic leaps. Missing links. In fact, 75,000 years ago there was a human evolution bottleneck, where human population decreased from millions to thousands. For some time it was suggested that a super volcano is the cause, but that theory is changing. Many now contend the drastic death rate is a result of a virus or plague that was perfectly designed to wipe out humankind. Those who were able to overcome the results took the next evolutionary step, and the human brain was forevermore transformed.
Giorgio proposes aliens were involved. The viruses were not an accident, but a deliberate, artificial change of DNA.
The Spanish Flu
Boston, 1918, two sailors go to sick bay with dark splotches, foaming at the mouth, and severe bleeding. Initial diagnosis was undoubtedly interaction with some shore leave strange, but the following days and weeks proved otherwise. Eight more the second day. A few weeks later thousands are dead or dying from the Spanish Flu.
The crazy thing is, the exact same thing was happening in Bombay, India on the other side of the globe. Even crazier, it started in both locations on the same day. Given that trip’s impossibility in a single day of boat travel, and air travel did not exist yet, the only real possibility is something like a comet grazing the atmosphere and spreading germs.
Surviving the elements
NASA sent a surveyor to the moon in 1967 to get soil samples. A little over two years later, men landed on the moon and picked up remnants from 1967. Incredibly, human germs lasted nearly 3 years. Further proving the concept that microbial life can exist off of Earth, the Russians carried tardigrades into space in 2007 to test survivability in deep space environment. The little tardigrades survived the radiation, the temperatures, and passed every criteria required to prove they could survive on comets.
If microbes can survive in space, can they fall to Earth from space? A 2007 experiment in the Sierra Nevada range not only confirmed the possibility, but expanded upon it. Over 800 million viruses per square meter were captured, and only a percentage of them could be recirculated.
Giorgio and a retired NASA scientist named Dr. Hoover, who is a leading proponent of panspermia, traveled to Whistler, Canada in 2017 to explore the Pemberton Glacier. While there, they entered a huge ice cave that opens up wide enough to fit a whale. The ice is tens of thousands of years old, and Dr. Hoover thinks an enormous amount of biology exists within the glacier. Not only is a core sample taken, but some ice worms are also discovered on the trip. These worms further prove the idea of life in inhospitable environments, as they slither through the ice and feed on bacteria.
Once the pair return from their excursion, the bacteria is thawed and alive, wiggling around under a microscope. Some are even in the process of cell division.
Diseases from space
It sounds like a corny movie, but the possibility of diseases from space may have merit. In Sussex, England in 1992 the Mad Cow disease spread like wildfire. Cattle were slaughtered by the thousands. The interesting detail is this disease was not borne from bacteria or virus, but rogue proteins called prions. Very sudden, very severe, and the same could be true for terrible plagues throughout history.
Ebola in Zaire, 1976, a sudden outbreak causes massive internal bleeding and death. Oddly similar to a Roman Empire breakout in 250AD. Both quickly appeared, and quickly disappeared. Was ebola dormant for 17 centuries, or was it distributed via comet?
Then there is the Black Death. Many reported seeing something strange in the sky, a black shield. Along with strange figures in wheat fields and black dust from the object, the connection between aliens and disease appears more conceivable.
Could Aliens be responsible for our current pandemic, Covid-19 as well??
In the 1930s, a girl exploring the Copper Canyon region of Mexico stumbled upon an adult-sized skeleton in an abandoned mine. Next to the skeleton was a mound of dirt under which was buried a child-size skeleton.
Once unearthed, the skull of the smaller skeleton proved to be unusual in that “the volume of the interior of the starchild skull is 1,600 cubic centimeters, which is 200 cm³ larger than the average adult’s brain, and 400 cm³ larger than an adult of the same approximate size.”
The eye sockets are shallower than normal, there are no discernable sinuses, and “the back of the skull is flattened, but not by artificial means,” according to Wikipedia.
The skull is now in the possession of Lloyd Pye, who founded The Starchild Project in order to study and analyze the skull. According to Pye, the skull features the following anomalous characteristics:
– The skull’s bone is about half as thick as normal human bone.
– The bone weighs about half as much as normal human bone.
– The bone is substantially stronger than any known bone on planet Earth, with a mineral profile more like dental enamel than bone.
– The skull is morphologically unique, and does not match the physical profile of any known human deformity.
– The bone of the skull contains an as yet unidentified reddish residue that had never been seen before in bone (this is not desiccated bone marrow).
– The bone of the skull contains microscopic fibers that have never been seen before in the bone of
The skull was carbon dated at around 900 years old and early DNA tests found mitochondrial DNA from a human mother but “no nuclear DNA could be recovered using human-only primers, which strongly indicates that the skull’s father was something other than a typical human,” according to Pye.
Scientific explanations have pointed to various ailments and syndromes, as well as to certain artificial, ritualistic skull deformation techniques. “Explanations for the skull’s unusual features include the use of cradle boarding on a hydrocephalic child, brachycephaly, Crouzon syndrome, congenital hydrocephalus, and progeria,” according to Wikipedia.
A popular paranormal explanation is that the Starchild skull is the result of human-alien breeding, specifically the combination of human female DNA with that of a “grey” alien. Grey aliens may perhaps be most well known in popular culture to have large cranial structures and shallow eye sockets.
Forensic DNA testing done in 1999 at a lab in Vancouver, BC “found standard X and Y chromosomes in two samples taken from the skull, ‘conclusive evidence that the child was not only human (and male), but both of his parents must have been human as well, for each must have contributed one of the human sex chromosomes’,” according to Wikipedia.
However, DNA testing done in 2003 at a lab that “specializes in extracting DNA from ancient samples” was able to recover mitochondrial DNA (DNA from the mother) but “was not able to recover useful lengths of nuclear DNA,” which comes from the father.
In talking about the 2003 tests Pye is quoted as saying:
“In 2003 we had a DNA analysis that used human-only primers to recover the Starchild’s mitochondrial DNA, the DNA outside the nucleus, which comes from the mother and her genetic line. That meant its mother was human. But we could not recover its nuclear DNA, which comes from both mother and father, which meant its father was not a human. Unfortunately, with the recovery technology of 2003 we couldn’t prove what he was, which left us in scientific limbo. The ‘no result’ from the search for the nuclear DNA clearly meant Dad wasn’t human, but we could not prove that fact beyond all possible doubt.”
While whether or not that “clearly” means that the father wasn’t human can likely be debated, subsequent DNA testing done in 2010 has, according to Pye, shown “a clear recovery of its nuclear DNA, which could not be done in 2003.” And what does the nuclear DNA show?
When compared to the National Institute of Health’s database containing “all genetic information generated by geneticists all over the world,” a sample of 265 base pairs of the Starchild skull’s DNA from the X chromosome matched up against known human DNA, while 342 base pairs from the Y chromosome returned “no significant similarity” to any known DNA.
This leads Pye to conclude, “To recover a stretch of base pairs as long as that with NO reference in the NIH database is astounding because it means there is no known earthly corollary for what has been analyzed!” All of the information is presented in a recent posting from Pye to his newsletter subscribers, the full text of which can be found here.
Skeptics argue that the Starchild skull and its related studies amount to little more than pseudoscience, while believers cite the most recent DNA tests and anomalies inherent within the actual bone structure as evidence of something out of this world or, at the very least, not yet known to this world. As with most mysterious events, we’ll probably never know the whole story. That’s kind of half the fun, though.
Starchild Skull (Wikipedia)
The Starchild Project (StarchildProject.com)
Introduction to the Starchild Skull by Lloyd Pye (YouTube)
The Starchild Project (New England Skeptical Society)
Llyod Pye Update: We finally have a recovery of nuclear DNA from the Starchild skull (Exopolitics.com)
The Mystery of the Starchild Skull (World-Mysteries.com)
he Russians have recently claimed that they can now predict when UFOs will appear in the skies above them and that they have now learnt how to willingly summon them! The Russians have also claimed that UFO activity is increased when large scale weapons testing is taking place, of which they have been measuring UFO activity by doing so!
According to Vasily Yeremenko, a Major General of FIB in reserve, academician of the Academy of Security, Defence and Law Enforcement:
“We can say that we learned to summon UFOs in Vladimirovka. To do this, we dramatically increased the number of military flights and movement of the equipment. If the intensity on our side increased, UFOs appeared with the probability of 100 percent.”Vasily Yeremenko
According to Svobodnaya Pressa, which is a major Russian news website, the Russian Navy have actually now declassified records of numerous encounters with unidentified objects that technologically surpass anything ever built by humanity….leading to the fact that these UFO’s MUST be of an Alien origin!
A special unique Navy group which is headed by Deputy Navy Commander Admiral Nikolay Smirnov collected information on reports of unidentified objects, delivered by submarines and military ships.
According to Vladimir Azhazha, a UFO researcher and former Military Navy officer:
“Fifty percent of UFO encounters are connected with oceans. Fifteen more – with lakes. So UFOs tend to stick to the water.”Vladimir Azhazha
When the Russians say that they can summon the UFO’s at a guess I think what they actually mean is that mankind’s actions can dictate when they appear. For quite some time now we have heard about UFO’s over looking military exercises and watching over Nuclear weapons storage facilities…..in fact some UFO’s have apparently even managed to turn nuclear weapons off!
Could it be that the Aliens are watching us so closely as they are concerned about what card we humans are going to play next. Nobody should have the right to destroy this beautiful planet with weapons of mass destruction….And perhaps THIS is why ‘they’ are watching us so closely!!
Weather experts have explained the phenomena as natural mirage, an optical illusion called Fata Morgana.
Fata Morgana can be seen on land or sea and involves the optical distortion and inversion of distant objects such as boats, which can appears as skyscrapers because the images become stacked, when rays of light bend as they pass through air of different temperatures such as in a heat haze.
But the mystery has sent conspiracy theorists into over drive.