IF THERE’S any mystery in this world that can no longer be denied because of mounting evidences it exists, it’s the UFO. Rather, put it in plural, UFOs. Even a president of the US had declared he saw some.
Sightings continue to be reported over the decades all over the world. Scientists in the US have spent so much government funds putting up technology that could pick up intelligent communication with intergalactic beings. It all sounds quite scientific.
Also in this world, there have been other mysteries of another kind: the undeniable apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary, documented in photos and videos, and other manifestations of Catholic mystics, such as bilocation, stigmata, prophecies, among others. But those belong to the realm of religion, Catholic at that, so they don’t mystify the entire world as much as UFOs do. But this is not the concern of this piece.
It did not surprise me to know that renowned Catholic author Michael Brown also believe that UFOs belong to the spiritual realm. We share the same thought that while some UFOs are from the divine, some are demonic. Asked Brown in a recent article: “Are so-called UFOs a spiritual deception, as we long have discerned most are, when they are not more readily explained?”
Brown has reported that only a few weeks ago in Australia, “an association of pilots demanded the government take those strange aerial objects more seriously, tired of their observations being ridiculed or ignored.”
In the US, the Navy Times reported that “encounters with unidentified aircraft by pilots have once again prompted Department of Defense officials to take action.”
“More specifically, the Navy confirmed that the service is drafting guidelines to establish a formal process for pilots and military personnel to report UFO sightings. The move comes following a surge in what the Navy called a series of intrusions by advanced aircraft on Navy carrier strike groups,” the publication said.
And Brown came to this conclusion: “The government has done this — studied UFOs — since the 1940s, coming up with nothing because, perhaps, there is nothing tangible to come up with. One intelligence group concluded that its investigators were dealing not with interplanetary vehicles but a preternatural phenomenon — which is why studying this stuff has been like trying to grab a will-o’-the-wisp.”
In the Bible, there were warnings of “signs in the sky” preceding the end times. End times as in end of an era, not the end of the world, according to some modern Catholic mystics.
Is there anything at all in the history of religious, nay, Catholic mysticism that could give some clarification on UFOs? It seems there was hint of extraterrestrial lives, yes, plural, in Jesus Christ’s dictations to His secretary, Maria Valtorta in the compilation of her notes used to be known as “Poem of Man-God.”
Jesus said as follows: “The Earth, about which you are so proud and fierce, is nothing but one of the bits of fine dust rotating in unboundedness, and not the biggest one. It is certainly the most corrupt one, though. Lives upon lives are teeming in the millions of worlds which are the joy of your gaze on peaceful nights, and the perfection of God will appear to you when, with the intellectual sight of your spirits rejoined to God, you are able to see the wonders of those worlds.”
My personal view is that the worlds that Jesus was referring to comprise parts of Heaven which unfortunately some theologians have reduced to a mere state of being, sans any element of corporeality, thus wrongly giving us a Heaven extremely insipid and therefore unattractive.
This revelation from Jesus would seem to imply that some UFOs are from the realm of the ethereal “above.”
But as Brown puts it, Satan imitates God and must have put in place his own UFOs to instill belief that if there are extraterrestrials, then the God of the Bible becomes irrelevant. Extraterrestrials of supreme intelligence becomes hope for a new god. All scientific, ripe for harvesting in the end times.