Even if evolution were true, the incredible distances involved make it highly unlikely that physical beings in physical spacecraft could ever reach Earth. Furthermore, as Jacques Vallee points out, UFOs are able “to appear and disappear very suddenly, to change their apparent shapes in continuous fashion and to merge with other physical objects.” Clearly, they are not physical, though (like poltergeist demons) they can affect the physical world. UFOs have been tracked on radar at 7000 miles per hour making a 90-degree turn without slowing down—an impossibility for a physical object. A SWAT team in Atlanta, Georgia observed a giant UFO hovering directly over them at close range. It moved away suddenly at incredible speed, passing through the sound barrier without a sound—again, impossible for a physical object.
If UFOs are not physical, what are they and who operates them? Jastrow suggests that some beings could have evolved, beyond the need of bodies, to become “spirits.” That idea is not acceptable to many top scientists. Vallee says: “The entities could be multidimensional, beyond space-time itself.” Being unhindered by space and time, nonphysical ETIs could contact us here on earth by mental or psychic means.
In fact, as Masters and Houston suggest, only telepathic/psychic communication is practical. Again the vast distances demand that conclusion. It would take 1000 years for Earth’s radio signals to penetrate a mere 1 percent of our galaxy and another 1000 years for a reply to reach us—and millions of years to reach even the fringes of the universe. Therefore, present attempts to make radio contact with ETIs are as foolish as the theory of the evolution behind them.
Of a highly evolved nonphysical creature, Jastrow says, “How do we know it’s there? Maybe it can materialize and then dematerialize [as UFOs seem to do]. I’m sure it has magical powers by our standards….” We are at a serious disadvantage. Our materialistic science provides no means of evaluating spiritual entities or events, much less of identifying them or their motives. Why couldn’t they be demons?
Unwittingly, Jastrow, though an agnostic, is echoing the Bible’s description of Satan and demons: spirit entities able to appear and disappear, masters of deception, which fits Vallee’s conclusions regarding UFOs. Paul warned, “Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefor it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness…” (2 Corinthians:11:14,15). Seemingly unaware of this possibility, or unwilling to face it, Andrija Puharich, though a brilliant scientist, wrote that while he was “remarkably ignorant about these beings,” he had “complete faith in their wisdom and benevolent intentions toward man….” Likewise, author Whitley Strieber, after years of contact, still doesn’t know who or what these entities are, but he wants us to trust them. Why?
It took Strieber years to admit that his own bizarre experiences were real—and he doesn’t yet understand them. Highly intelligent, well-educated, and already a bestselling author with a reputation to maintain, Strieber seems an unlikely candidate for repeated hallucinations, nor need he lie to sell his books. In Communion, he meticulously describes what he calls “a shattering assault from the unknown…an elaborate personal encounter with intelligent nonhuman beings.” Do they come to Earth from other planets, or from another dimension? Strieber still doesn’t know.
Strieber is angry and confused. He feels violated. “The visitors,” he tells us, “marched right into the middle of the life of an indifferent skeptic without a moment’s hesitation.” At first he thought he was going crazy. Eventually, being diagnosed as insane would have been preferable to believing that what he was experiencing was real. But the “three psychologists and three psychiatrists” who gave him “a battery of psychological tests and neurological examination” declared him to be “normal.” He also passed a lie detector test given “by an operator with thirty years’ experience.” In his search for truth, Strieber also consulted space scientists, physicists, and an astronaut, only to be told: “To the scientific community, the nature of this phenomenon remains an unresolved question.”