Cling << Me personally, I believe that this is some kind of demonic activity from what I know about it…things disappearing and reappearing… >>
Many Christians generally believe that because the activity of “alien encounters” are similar to what folks experience under the influence of demons or “spirit guides” (from dealings with the occult, Ouija boards, psychics, etc). Here’s an article What are UFOs that concludes this.
Of course don’t leave out natural explanations. Many “UFO spacecraft” turn out to be Identified Flying Objects: weather balloons, planes, helicopters, jets flying in formation, toys on a string, deceptive camera or fake photo work, frisbees or other deliberate frauds or hoaxes.
There is a classic book by Jacques Vallee you might find interesting. He was a French astrophysicist, computer scientist, and agnostic UFO researcher for many decades. He is modeled after the French scientist “Lacombe” in “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.” His 1979 book on UFO contacts and cults is titled Messengers of Deception. Vallee concludes:
“Let me summarize my conclusions thus far. UFOs are real. They are an application of psychotronic technology; that is, they are physical devices used to affect human consciousness. They may not be from outer space; they may, in fact, be terrestrial based manipulating devices. Their purpose may be to achieve social changes on this planet. Their methods are those of deception: systematic manipulation of witnesses and contactees; convert use of various sects and cults; control of the channels through which the alleged ‘space messages’ can make an impact on the public.” (page 21)
Later an appendix includes his prepared statement to the U.N. in a meeting in New York City, Nov 22, 1978. He lays out three aspects of the UFO phenomenon. The first aspect is to study any available “physical” evidence by science. The second aspect is “psycho-physiological” where contactees experience various disorientation symptoms, loss of sense of time, partial paralysis, loss of voluntary muscle control, auditory and visual hallucinations, temporary blindness, psychic reactions, disturbance of sleep and dream patterns, and radical behavior changes. The third aspect is the “social belief system” generated by the “expectation of space visitors” – “it is creating new religious, cultural, and political concepts of which social science has taken little notice…”
He later plays down the importance of the “physical” aspect of UFOs since “belief in space visitors is independent of the physical reality of the UFO phenomenon…we might say something is ‘real’ if enough people believe in it. The UFO phenomenon has now reached this point.” (page 234) He also has several arguments against the idea that these are (physical) “extraterrestrial visitors” from another planet.
Good book! I don’t know what Vallee is up to recently. But his (agnostic scientist) conclusion that these are mainly non-physical “messengers of deception” agrees with the (Christian) “UFOs are demons” thesis.