UMBRA. In the annals of intelligence, no word is more associated with secret government intelligence reports, especially those produced for policy-makers based on raw intelligence. UFO reports in the 1950s. The most brittle reporting on Soviet leadership intentions. Intercepted phone calls between Chinese and Pakistani nuclear officials. Way back when — at least since middle of the 1950s — the intelligence community used the UMBRA code word to inform the reader of a certain report that the original source for the intelligence was of the most sensitive category. At the NSA, back then, there were three levels of source sensitivity. UMBRA was the five-letter code word used for Category III sources…If a document was stamped TOP SECRET UMBRA at the top and the bottom, you'd know that the agency went to great lengths to obtain the embedded information. (Source)
Something curious has happened recently that has a lot of bible prophecy watchers both perplexed and excited. The US Government has finally come out of the UFO-denial closet and admitted something the general public already knew and had been saying for decades.
UFOs are real.
Up until about three years ago, the US government had been vigorously hiding information (via classification systems) about the existence of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs), or Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAPs) s as they are now known, from the general public for at least 70 years. The government routinely found itself in a major catch-22. On one hand, the government either refused to comment on it publicly or if/when it did, chose outright denial. On the other, it was simultaneously maintaining any and all information about the subject at the highest levels of security classification, which really meant, they do have relative information about the subject to keep from the public.
Let’s be honest here, if UFOs weren’t a real thing, they wouldn’t have anything to classify right? I mean, does the US government have classified information on Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and the Decepticons? I’m guessing they don’t, largely because these are all imaginary entities. However, by that same standard, why would the government keep information about UFO’s/UAPs at the highest classification level they could keep it at if they weren’t a real thing?
Nevertheless, the fact that everyone already knows the government keeps this “secret” has become one of the longest-running jokes in pop culture history. In fact, it has spawned an entire conspiracy theory genre (i.e. G-men, men in black, etc.) which had been popularized by television shows like the X-Files and Fringe, as well as movies like Independence Day, Men in Black 1-3, and Star Gate. These popular shows have themes centered on the government’s full knowledge (and full denial) of dimensional portals, extra-terrestrials, interstellar travel, and other deep-fringe topics.
All the same, it is not as if the public needed the federal government to admit that something spooky is happening in our atmosphere for them to believe. There is simply too much evidence of it already out there (video, photos, eyewitnesses, etc.) floating through the ether-sphere. With the rapid advent of technology, this evidence has evolved somewhat spectacularly. It isn’t just the grainy 8MM footage caught by some loner with shaky hands on a dark country road anymore. It’s CCTV footage from the International Space Station. Its declassified Apollo mission footage, showing aircraft (or something) flying out of the moon. Its military and FAA radar and Forward-Looking Infra-Red (FLIR) camera footage from elite military aircraft. It is eyewitness testimony from reluctant, but freaked-out, airline pilots.
However, the US government’s recent admissions of funding top secret initiatives to study these supernatural events is finally removing the stigma and doubt many have had regarding the issue. One might liken it to the floodgates being opened.
Last year, Senator Marco Rubio (R, FL) Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, quietly included an interesting committee clause into the 2020-2021 Senate Intelligence Authorization Act, which was signed into law by then-President Trump. This clause, directs the Department of National Intelligence (DNI), in partnership with the Department of Defense and other agencies, to prepare a declassified brief to the Senate Intelligence Committee no later than June 25, 2021, with their assessments on the subject of unidentified anomalous aircraft. The premise for the clause centers on our national security, and whether or not the numerous reports of unidentified anomalous aircraft flying unchallenged over the US and its territories, pose a threat to it. Speaking to this…
John Ratcliffe, who served as director of national intelligence under former President Donald Trump, was asked on Fox News by host Maria Bartiromo what he knows about unidentified flying objects that have captured people's imaginations for generations.
"There are a lot more sightings than have been made public," Ratcliffe said. "Some of those have been declassified. And when we talk about sightings, we are talking about objects that have seen by Navy or Air Force pilots, or have been picked up by satellite imagery that frankly engage in actions that are difficult to explain. Movements that are hard to replicate that we don’t have the technology for. Or traveling at speeds that exceed the sound barrier without a sonic boom."
After saying that there have been sightings all around the world, Ratcliffe insisted that reports of "unidentified aerial phenomena" already in the public eye are only part of the bigger picture.
"When we talk about sightings, the other thing I will tell you is, it's not just a pilot or just a satellite, or some intelligence collection," Ratcliffe said. "Usually we have multiple sensors that are picking up these things, and ... some of these are unexplained phenomenon, and there is actually quite a few more than have been made public." (Source)
The truth is OUT there
Since at least the late 1970s, increasing public pressure has been building for the government to either release the information it has on the subject, or at least, publicly acknowledge its existence. There were even a few court cases where people and organizations sued the government Vis the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to get them to disclose the truth.
The truth is that there are a great many things operating over our nation’s airspace that the collective “we” don’t understand. Although a great deal of sightings can be explained or debunked, there are still many sightings that defy explanation. This pressure, and in some cases, sheer curiosity, has also funded NASA ventures like SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence).
In 2007, then-Senate Leader, Harry Reid (D, NV) had appropriated funds ($22M) and approval to begin the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP) to further investigate the same things Senator Rubio is attempting to get after nearly 12 years later. The program officially ended in 2012 when the funding priorities shifted to other things, but unofficially, continued until 2017. Lue Elizondo, a former intelligence officer and the director of Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP) from 2007-2017 has since come out of the shadows and has spoken rather candidly about the existence of all this, and has arguably, moved the needle on the discussion from kook-fringe, into the mainstream (watch this). Thus far, he has been interviewed by 60 Minutes, CNN, Fox, and dozens of other news and media agencies.
He would, admittedly, rather not discuss who these things are, or what their intentions might be, but rather simply discusses the capabilities these “aircraft” demonstrate that seemingly defy our laws of physics. He’s seen multi-sensor reports that show these aircraft travel at speeds up to 15,000 mph and make 90-degree turns at these same great speeds without deceleration. This far exceeds any known technology anyone has on planet earth as of 2021. By our laws of physics, this is an impossibility given the limitations we face with mass, inertia, g-forces (gravitational forces- positive, negative, and linear), structural limits, etc.
Setting aside the aircraft for a moment, the pilots of these crafts (if they biological entities) would still be affected by gravitational forces (g-force). According to the tolerance levels as described in “Bioastronautics Data Book,” NASA SP-3006, 1964 “G Tolerance in 4 vectors,” the average human (without a special suit and training) can usually only withstand 6Gs (positive gravitational forces-i.e., the feeling of pressure in a turn) before losing consciousness. An F16 can withstand up to a little over 10Gs before structural damage begins to occur. Many of these UFO crafts have been observed doing 300-400Gs, well beyond any technology we humans possess. Given such advanced capabilities, these other-earthly flying objects have exhibited, if movies like Independence Day, Avengers, Transformers, and War of the Worlds were true (many without a Biblical worldview believe they are), then these statistics are truly frightening. So great a difference in technology appears that would be like sending our modernized 101st Airborne Division back in time with all of their modern equipment to fight in the Civil or Revolutionary War. It wouldn’t even be fair.
However, Luis Elizondo went on to clarify the seeming contradiction in what eyewitnesses are seeing, versus what we know as the truth about our present physical reality. Speaking to the seemingly law-defying feats these trans-medium aircraft (meaning they function at the same level of efficiency whether in air, space, or water) operate at-
“They’re not breaking the laws of physics, there just seems to be an understanding of quantum physics in a way that we have not yet been successfully been able to apply, specifically as it relates to Einstein’s “space and time..” We are all used to Newtonian Physics that came about at the end of the Renaissance. Sir Isaac Newton, presented the physics we are all comfortable with, gravity, an apple falling from the tree, Force = Mass x Acceleration, etc., etc. Then came along last century, a guy with crazy hair named Einstein, who proposes that there is actually a different model for the universe. In fact that while Newtonian Physics is true, there is an overlaying physics called Relativity where space-time is actually connected, not separate, and that space-time is flexible, you can compress it, and you can stretch it. In fact, mass does it, mass perturbs space-time. Then, of course, forty years ago, Quantum Physics really begins to come out and rock science on its heels…It turns out that Quantum Physics has some very elegant solutions for the things we are seeing for this phenomenon." Luis Elizondo, the Basement Office Interview (paraphrased)
If this is true, and these other-worldly visitors understand Quantum Physics like we understand Newtonian Physics, then we are the Aztecs, and they are the Spanish Conquistadors. Perhaps our government understood how woefully underprepared we were to fight this (if it ever came to that) and decided to shield the public from this terrible truth.
That of course, is a fair argument to make on behalf of the government. However, its refusal to acknowledge these bizarre phenomena has only added fuel to the conspiracy theory fire. Thus far, the government’s ability to shield itself against lawful requests via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), by layering and labeling its information with strata of classification labels, seems to finally have run its course. Has full disclosure finally seen its day? Or will the government double down on returning to the 1950s-level Project Blue Book by throwing the baby out with the bathwater on every sighting, regardless of how credible?
I suppose on June 25th, we will all find out.
UFO sightings and the like, at least from the 1950s-1980s, were largely labeled UMBRA, which begs the question as to why? For instance, if the earth is being visited by other celestial beings, whose technology, presumably, far exceeds our own, how does keeping it a secret help the collective good? If there was an imminent alien invasion, wouldn’t we better off if everyone knew and could prepare? Or was it better that everyone is caught off guard? Put another way, if aliens wanted to come to take over our planet, and they clearly have the technology to do so, why keep it a secret if that lessens our species chances of survival?
The obvious answer would be to prevent the public from panicking…right?
~Granted, the public of 1950 probably would have panicked. The public of 2020, however, not so much. These days, they would be throwing Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind parties and starting dating apps for other-worldly visitors before they even got here.
How about protecting national security?
~How does denying the reality that there are things out there which defy or bend our laws of physics, help our national security? I liken this to the “whistling past the graveyard” technique.
How about good old fashion denial?
~This is probably closer to the truth. The problem isn’t that there isn’t enough credible evidence. The problem is, skeptics don’t care about truth- they care about protecting their worldview. Admitting there were things science or human secularism couldn’t explain would be disastrous for them. Now, this group might be in the minority, but they currently still hold the “we are the experts” card, and routinely love to put the kibosh on anything they can’t explain away with some advanced math problem or academic theory.
The government’s admittance of this other-world phenomenon is beginning to remove all the stigma and doubt that something is seriously amiss in the skies above our world. This obviously has spiritual ramifications that would need to be dealt with. However, with the popularity of ideas like the “multiverse” and dimensional gateways becoming common movie themes, it’s probably whittled away at the hard edge the humanists experts had firmly put in place since the days of Darwin.
Nevertheless, too much credible proof and eyewitnesses have come forward in recent years to put the lid back on Pandora’s Box. There is some hope that light can be shed on this issue that is different from efforts done previously in the past. For one, the world has become far more complicated now than in years past (advances in technology, smart devices, artificial intelligence, and information platforms). The evidence is becoming too widespread. The government tasked the Pentagon to get serious about this and established a Task Force to deal with the issue of UAPs.
Establishment of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force
AUG. 14, 2020
On Aug. 4, 2020, Deputy Secretary of Defense David L. Norquist approved the establishment of an Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) Task Force (UAPTF). The Department of the Navy, under the cognizance of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security, will lead the UAPTF.
The Department of Defense established the UAPTF to improve its understanding of, and gain insight into, the nature and origins of UAPs. The mission of the task force is to detect, analyze and catalog UAPs that could potentially pose a threat to U.S. national security.
As DOD has stated previously, the safety of our personnel and the security of our operations are of paramount concern. The Department of Defense and the military departments take any incursions by unauthorized aircraft into our training ranges or designated airspace very seriously and examine each report. This includes examinations of incursions that are initially reported as UAP when the observer cannot immediately identify what he or she is observing. Source
“And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Luke 21:25-26 (emphasis added)
For the believer who takes his or her bible seriously, there is little doubt as to what these so-called “extra-terrestrial beings” really are- they are demons or fallen angels (depending on how you interpret their nature). They employ what is known as ‘trans medium travel’ meaning these vehicles possess the ability to travel through multiple environments with seeming ease (space, high earth orbit, low earth orbit, the varying atmospheres, and even water).
The truth is, these crafts are interdimensional in nature, which is why they either do not have to obey our laws of physics or understand it so much better than we do. In his book, Fallen: Sons of God and the Nephilim, Tim Chaffey addressed how the demonic activity has changed thru the centuries, and how that deception seems to morph with how fast humanity advances. If we were to go back to Europe in the Dark Ages, large populations claimed to have seen sylvan, elves, and fairies. Fast-tracking to our modern era, these same sightings are now sophisticated and unexplainable aircraft. These supernatural sightings, always seem to coalesce with the technology available at the time.
For example, if a 15th-century peasant had seen a silvery, disk-shaped UFO with blinking lights whizzing through the sky, it would have made zero sense to him, because there was nothing he could compare it with (aside from birds). Therefore, the supernatural had to be relatable to the times in which they live in order for the deception to be relevant (hence, the fairies and werewolves, etc.) Similarly, this is why instead of seeing massive reports of fairies and werewolves in the 21st century, we see UFOs and other strange phenomena. Ever-present but just outside the grasp of 100% rock-solid verification. Furthermore, given the immensity of our universe, why do these almost always hover around the earth or our moon? Surely, if there were life outside of earth in other places, they would surely be more exciting than our complicated, little, blue rock.
For those who have had close contact of the fifth kind (i.e. personal contact) with these beings, almost all of these cases somehow have some “new-age” message to bring to these hapless earthlings. These aliens seem very keen on dissuading everyone the contact, to avoid Jesus (and Christians) at all costs. My question was always if Jesus wasn’t who He said He was (i.e. God in the flesh), then why should they care? Why should they care about some Jewish messiah wannabe who lived and died nearly 2,000 years ago? Why don’t they warn people about Buddha, Mohammed, or Joseph Smith?
Because these men are dead and gone onto their final, eternal destination.
Also, the enemy never attacks the fakes. They are no threat to him.
Now, what, as believers, are we to do with all this information?
Jesus stated that one of the markers of the last days would be that the world would see signs in the sun, moon, and stars. Do these signs include demonic deception in the heavens? It sure seems like it is part of it. Now, if we correlate this idea with the ongoing desensitization we are being exposed to from godless Hollywood (and have since the 1940s), and knowing both seem to serve the same master, Satan, it seems much more likely.
Since the rebirth of the nation of Israel in 1948, Satan realizes he is living on borrowed time. More to the point, he realizes the Rapture of the Church could happen at any moment, and thus, has taken off the ‘kid-gloves’ and is waging an all-out deception campaign to introduce as much confusion and doubt into the Rapture as possible.
You might be asking, what does the Rapture have to do with UFOs and aliens?
Well, seeing that in a majority of the close encounters where humans have either been visited, or abducted by these strange grays, seem to all come back with the same or similar messages from these “heavenly” visitors.
Dr. Leo Sprinkle, a Ph.D. “Professor Emeritus” of Counseling at Wyoming University summarizes the experiences by saying that, “UFO contactees have been chosen … no UFO contact is accidental … and that the manifestations are designed to influence the worldview of contactees…What follows is a summary of these claims about UFO experiences and related conditions:
1. UFO contactees have been chosen; no UFO contact is accidental. 2. Contactees are ordinary people, who exhibit a caring or a loving concern for all humankind… 4. UFO experiences include paraphysical, parapsychological, and spiritual manifestations which are designed to influence the “world view” of contactees. 8. Contactees are programmed for a variety of “future” activities, including awareness of their own contacts and desire to share their messages and knowledge with other contactees. 9. The lives of contactees move in the direction of greater self-awareness greater concern for the welfare of planet Earth, and a greater sense of Cosmic Citizenship with other beings in the universe. 10. The personal metamorphosis of UFO contactees is the forerunner of a social transformation in human consciousness, which now is leading to changes in the economic, educational, military, political, and religious institutions of nations of the Earth: the “New Age” of true science and spirituality.”
– R. Leo Sprinkle, quoted in Encyclopedia of Extraterrestrial Encounters, pg. 136-140, Ronald D. Story, Editor (Source)
The above hyperlink is chock full of hundreds to thousands of abductee testimonies. Now, even if we dismiss their testimonies as them physically being taken up into a spaceship and probed on/in, what stands out to me, is this consistent theme these ‘deceiving spirits’ impart to those they harass. In parenthesis, I have added the likely reason why they are saying these things.
1. Adam and Eve were not the only ones- there is life on many planets (You are not unique, Jesus is not unique)
2. They (the aliens) put Adam and Eve here, and/or sped up the evolutionary process by planting Adam and Eve in the Garden (Their attempt to disconnect the creation from the Creator)
3. They are here to either preserve the world from destruction or to shepherd the survivors of the coming apocalypse (nuclear/environmental- not biblical)
4. Many people will be taken to seed life on other planets (possible Rapture explanation)
5. Humanity was about to have another huge evolutionary step forward (the mark of the Beast could be sold as enabling this)
As Christians, we know Satan is a defeated enemy. We also know how this all ends. For us, the beginning of the end is our glorious ‘catching up’ at the true top-secret event, the Rapture of the Church. Since the Holy Spirit, working through the Church, serves as the Restrainer of evil in this current dispensation, we can assume that after our departure, this restraint against deceiving spirits will be lifted and there will be some sort of full-scale “invasion” by these beings. Now, I’m not going to be dogmatic about exactly how that plays out, but the Rapture itself will be a supernatural event that will shake the world’s understanding of reality, to its core. What we should take note of, we are starting to see this deception campaign ramp up like never before. If we are seeing what is necessary for after the Rapture, then just how close are we to the event itself?
Those left behind will want, no, need to make sense of what just happened, and in this moment of great crisis and calamity, a man will come forth who seemingly has the answers. I think simultaneous to this, will be some large-scale disclosure happening during this gap in time between the Rapture and the official start of the 70th Week of Daniel. All those events that transpire, exceeds the scope of this brief, suffice it to say, these beings will somehow make contact, and give their full endorsement and supernatural backing to this coming Man of Sin. To this, the Apostle Paul writes-
The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 2 Thessalonians 2:9-10 (emphasis added)