Posts from Tony Breeden

That Time the Demonic Hypothesis of UFO Stopped Science

by Tony Breeden

December 05, 2018

Last year, former Nevada Senator Harry Reid gave George Knapp an exclusive interview regarding a secret US government study of UFOs from 2007 to 2012. “One aim of the study was to find out the origin of the craft. Intelligence officials ruled out ...


UFO International Project’s Plagiarized Claim That Aliens Invented Religion

by Tony Breeden

November 20, 2018

The anonymous authors of UFO International Project (who nonetheless are advocates of Disclosure, just not for themselves, obviously) claim in a November 19, 2015 article that “Aliens Are Coming Back To Retrieve ‘Their’ Religion.” In fact, they cla...


Harold L Armstrong’s Argument Against Corporal Living Beings Living Outside Earth

by Tony Breeden

November 16, 2018

The June 1970 edition (Vol. 7 No. 1) of the Creation Research Society Quarterly stressed cosmology. One of journal’s contributors was Harold L. Armstrong (1921-1985). Armstrong was an early member of the Creation Research Society and a Professor o...


McLean v Arkansas and the Demonic Hypothesis of UFO

by Tony Breeden

November 14, 2018

I was reminded recently that the Demonic Hypothesis of UFO played a role during 1981’s McLean v Arkansas Board of Education court case when it was used by evolutionists to discredit Dr. Norman Geisler’s testimony. On March 1, 1982, fellow creation...


Is ‘Oumuamua an Alien Spacecraft?

by Tony Breeden

November 13, 2018

Recently, two Harvard university researchers proposed that a cigar-shaped astronomical object dubbed “‘Oumuamua” was actually an alien probe ship. Two things need to be said about that theory up front. This isn’t likely. And this isn’t a new theor...


Jesus Was An Abductee! Chris Ward on Alien Abductions

by Tony Breeden

November 07, 2018

The late Pastor Chris Ward (1948-2015) was one of the presenters of the First Christian Symposium on Aliens in July of 2009. The Symposium sparked a new wave of interest in the Demonic Hypothesis of UFO, resuscitated from charismatic deliverance m...


Are Cell Phones and Drones Foiling Satan’s Nefarious UFO Deception?

by Tony Breeden

October 17, 2018

Christian UFO experts espousing the Demonic Hypothesis of UFO assure us that UFOs are a Satanic deception, yet, if this is the case, why are UFO reports in such a steep decline? The fact that they are statistically in decline is undeniable at this...


No Gospel for Aliens? Creation.com’s Interpretive Overreach Reveals a Major Misunderstanding of the Fall

by Tony Breeden

October 07, 2018

Shaun Doyle recently fielded an alleged letter to Creation Ministries International which cautioned against interpretive overreach on the subject of extraterrestrial life, lest we repeat the historical embarrassment of hitching our star to geocent...


Isaac Watts, Extraterrestrials and Isaiah 45:18

by Tony Breeden

October 02, 2018

Dr. Danny Faulkner has written a post in which he takes issue with the pro-extraterrestrial opinion of Isaac Watts, the “Godfather of English Hymnody.” In his lifetime, Watts composed around 750 hymns, including “Joy to the World,” “Alas! and Did ...


The Fermi Paradox: Looking for Smoke Signals in a Cell Phone Universe

by Tony Breeden

September 29, 2018

The Fermi Paradox has plagued folks who ponder the possibility of intelligent extraterrestrial life ever since Enrico Fermi asked the question, “Where is everybody?” I think it’s time we admit how presumptuous his question is. Recently, I read ano...


The 45th Parallel: What Alien Abductions and Satanic Ritual Abuse Have In Common

by Tony Breeden

September 29, 2018

Some proponents of the Demonic Hypothesis of UFO have made a big deal about a study presented on the third night of an MIT (yes, THAT MIT) alien abduction conference held June 13-17, 1992. During that conference, California therapist Gwen Dean not...


Climate Change, Aliens and Starting Points

by Tony Breeden

July 22, 2018

In a post called, “Climate Change Killed the Aliens!“, Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis makes the following comments: “It seems extraterrestrial aliens make the news quite frequently (despite the fact that they don’t exist!). Every few weeks there’s ...


Dissolving the Fermi Paradox? Guess Again

by Tony Breeden

July 12, 2018

A new study by Anders Sandberg, Eric Drexler and Toby Ord at the Future of Humanity Institute (Oxford) suggests that we are probably alone in the observable universe. The study, entitled “Dissolving the Fermi Paradox,” was published on June 6 on A...


The Fermi Paradox and SETI’s Dead Reckoning?

by Tony Breeden

July 12, 2018

A new study attempting to refine or update the Drake Equation, a simplistic formula for calculating the number of detectable intelligent civilizations in our galaxy, has concluded that if we pick up alien radio transmissions, “the transmissions ar...


In Which Creation Ministries International Plays a Game of Demons and Dinosaurs

by Tony Breeden

June 27, 2018

The very same creationist organization who gave us a documentary on demons posing as extraterrestrials has decided that the idea of living dinosaurs might be too sensational! An article from Creation Ministries International, the organization behi...


Billy Graham on the Bible and Alien Life

by Tony Breeden

February 22, 2018

Billy Graham died yesterday at the ripe old age of 99 years. He was perhaps the greatest evangelist the world has ever witnessed. Moreover, he was the quintessential evangelical, a preacher whose primary focus was ever and always the Gospel, the p...


Does Demonic Deception Lurk Behind the UFO Phenomenon?

by Tony Breeden

February 12, 2018

A few weeks prior to the release of his xenophobic documentary, Alien Intrusion: Unmasking a Deception, Gary Bates was given space to write himself an “ad-itorial” in Charisma Magazine. In “Demonic Deception Lurks Behind This Widespread Phenomenon...


Ancient Aliens in a Creationist Worldview

by Tony Breeden

February 11, 2018

On November 19, 2009, a commenter named Tristan V. of Australia challenged one of the premises of Gary Bates’ article, “Did God create life on other planets?” “Hello, I wanted to comment on this paragraph: ‘Or, their creation is much older than th...


The Devil Lives in the Moon

by Tony Breeden

January 29, 2018

On November 3, 1957, the Texas town of Levelland saw a UFO that stalled the motors of five vehicles, caused a man to faint and generally alarmed everyone. The phantom object was described as “200 feet long, shaped like an egg and was lit up like i...


Comic Book Predicts Flying Saucers over Washington DC in 1950?

by Tony Breeden

January 24, 2018

Most saucerians are familiar with the 1952 Washington DC Merry-Go-Round, a two weekend event in which flying saucers were sighted over the US capital, chiefly on July 19–20 and July 26–27. Historians consider it the climax of the 1952 flap. Perhap...


Is a Rare Earth a Powerful Test of the Creation/Evolution Models of Origins?

by Tony Breeden

January 24, 2018

Dr. Danny Faulkner has received criticism on this site for proposing that an absence of extraterrestrial life is a powerful test of the creation model of origins against the evolution model. He expresses this belief most clearly in an article enti...


Famous Creation Scientists Who Believed in Aliens

by Tony Breeden

January 23, 2018

“Tony Breeden, we know about your lone wolf views on aliens. Go and troll somewhere else.” This comment was fired at me by an admin on the Alien Intrusion movie’s Facebook page and rather quickly deleted thereafter (Yes, I have a screenshot), but ...


No Big Bang, No Aliens?

by Tony Breeden

January 16, 2018

One of the biggest errors in the Alien Intrusion movie is the idea that without the Big Bang there could be no aliens. In the film, Dr Jonathan Sarfati says: “Now, here is the key point. This Big Bang Theory is a central to the idea of alien life ...


Half the World Believes Alien Life Exists

by Tony Breeden

January 15, 2018

According to a study conducted by Glocalities.com of 26,492 people from 24 countries, roughly half of the planet believes in the possibility of extratetrestrial life. The study found that: 61% of people believe that there is some form of life on o...


Exotheology.org Reviews Gary Bates’ Alien Intrusion Movie

by Tony Breeden

January 13, 2018

For those of you who are familiar with my writing here on Exotheology.org and in my book Stranger and Aliens, you are probably aware that I knew I probably wouldn’t like the Alien Intrusion film going into it. It was already evident from the trail...


UFOs for Israel: The Ufology of Christian Fundamentalist Dr. Carl McIntire’s Twentieth Century UFO Bureau 

by Tony Breeden

January 13, 2018

It may surprise you to learn that not all Christian Fundamentalists think that UFOs are demonic. One notable exception is Dr. Carl McIntire, the fundamentalist Presbyterian who is considered by some to be the founding father of the Religious Right...


How Gary Bates’ Star Wars Comment Inadvertently Reflects Lazy Research In His Alien Intrusion Movie

by Tony Breeden

January 11, 2018

The beginning of a short 2 minute clip of the Alien Intrusion movie, based on the book of the same name by Gary Bates, has a comment on Star Wars that should worry his audience. The same scene appears identically in the film itself. “Consider the ...


Would We Believe in the Possibility of Alien Life Without the Theory of Evolution?

by Tony Breeden

January 11, 2018

A May 31, 2006 article by Gary Bates and David Catchpoole on Creation.com caught my attention a while back. It was called “ET Needed Evolution.” Notably, it’s now cited as a linked resource for Session 2 in the Discussion Guide for the Alien Intru...


Are Millions of Americans Being Abducted by Aliens?

by Tony Breeden

January 10, 2018

In the trailer for the film version of the Amazon bestseller, Alien Intrusion, author Gary Bates notes that the 2002 “Roper Poll concluded that up to 4 million Americans have been abducted by aliens.” On the Alien Intrusion Film’s website, we find...


The Devil’s UFO Sleeper Agents

by Tony Breeden

October 20, 2017

Clifford Wilson made his name in Ufology with Crash Go the Chariots (1972), a book specifically written to answer Erich von Daniken’s Chariots of the Gods? (1968) and his Ancient Alien Astronaut theory. In 1974, Wilson wrote a new book based on hi...


The Mothman

by Tony Breeden

September 13, 2017

Every year on the third weekend of September, the town of Point Pleasant, WV, hosts the Mothman Festival to commemorate the appearance of a mysterious creature or entity known as the Mothman, reportedly seen in the Point Pleasant area from Novembe...


The Flatwoods Monster: The First Close Encounter of the Third Kind?

by Tony Breeden

September 13, 2017

It’s the 65th anniversary of the Flatwoods Monster incident, so today I offer my take on one of West Virginia’s most famous monsters. The story of the Flatwoods Monster bears telling because it is unique amongst UFO encounters. Depending upon who ...


Sci-fi Televangelism – Summary and Conclusions 

by Tony Breeden

September 07, 2017

We have been reviewing a presentation called “Science Fiction: Televangelism for ET Religion” given by fellow science fiction author Dr. Michael Heiser gave  at the 2017 Roswell UFO Festival. Basically, Heiser has set out to demonstrate that sci-f...


Truman Bethurum and the Origin of the Demonic Theory of UFO – Part 3

by Tony Breeden

September 02, 2017

The earliest full-fledged expression of the Demonic Hypothesis of UFO comes from a 37-page book written by Rev. Walter Vincent Grant, Sr. (1913-1983) called Men in the flying saucers identified: not a mystery! The book was published in late 1954 [...


Sci-fi Televangelism – Part 6 – Syncretic Alien Theism

by Tony Breeden

August 27, 2017

We have been reviewing a presentation called “Science Fiction: Televangelism for ET Religion” given by fellow science fiction author Dr. Michael Heiser gave  at the 2017 Roswell UFO Festival. Basically, Heiser has set out to demonstrate that sci-f...


Truman Bethurum and the Origin of the Demonic Theory of UFO – Part 2

by Tony Breeden

August 26, 2017

Writing in the May 1955 issue of Flying Saucer Review, Desmond Judge summed up the issue of “Occultism and Flying Saucers.” In the article of the same name, he wrote the following; “Since 1947, when reported observations of Flying Saucers began to...


Truman Bethurum and the Origin of the Demonic Theory of UFO – Part 1

by Tony Breeden

August 14, 2017

I’ve been researching the roots of Christian Ufology lately. I’ve already written on initial Christian reactions to the advent of the flying saucer phenomenon and how the idea that UFOs were Biblically foretold harbingers of God’s judgment was fur...


Kenneth Arnold and the Cryptozoological Theory of UFO

by Tony Breeden

August 10, 2017

Believe it or not, one if the theories proposed to explain the UFO phenomenon is that they are as yet undiscovered biological entities.  That’s right. Critters in the sky! What’s more, the earliest well-known proponent of the Cryptozoological Theo...


Sci-fi Televangelism – Part 5: Alien Christology

by Tony Breeden

August 10, 2017

We have been reviewing a presentation called “Science Fiction: Televangelism for ET Religion” given by fellow science fiction author Dr. Michael Heiser gave  at the 2017 Roswell UFO Festival. Basically, Heiser has set out to demonstrate that sci-f...


Answering Ken Ham’s ‘Jesus Came As the God-Man, Not the God-Klingon’ Argument

by Tony Breeden

August 08, 2017

A recent post about Ken Ham‘s repeated use of a bad argument that Isaiah 45:18 says anything about alien life has made rounds. It has also gotten me castigated by those who feel that no one ought to ever question the man (!) I have no ill will tow...


John Weldon and Zola Levitt Take On ‘The Bible and Life in Outer Space’

by Tony Breeden

August 08, 2017

John Weldon and Zola Levitt are best known as the authors of UFOs: What on Earth is Happening? The 1975 book was influential in popularizing the Demonic Eschatological Hypothesis of UFO, especially because it received encouraging back cover blurbs...


How To Stop An Alien Abduction

by Tony Breeden

August 08, 2017

Ann Druffel wrote a book called How To Defend Yourself Against Alien Abduction. Ann Druffel’s book draws from 120 research cases. Like me, Druffel thinks that the experiencer phenomenon should be evaluated separately from the rest of the UFO pheno...


Where Do Aliens Come From?

by Tony Breeden

August 07, 2017

We used to believe that intelligent alien life might be found within our very Solar system, perhaps even on the Moon itself; however, as we continue to explore the cosmos, the Extraterrestrial Hypothesis has undergone a steady territorial retreat....


New Survey Says That Almost Half of All Americans Believe in Aliens

by Tony Breeden

August 07, 2017

In the mid-July 2017, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment commissioned a national survey conducted by Toluna regarding UFOs, aliens and abductions. The purpose of the survey was to celebrate and promote the August 1, 2017 release of its film, Phoe...


In Which Ken Ham Continues To Promote the Lie that Isaiah 45:18 Says ANYTHING About Aliens

by Tony Breeden

August 06, 2017

Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis has recently “written” a post (with the help of the oft-times half-cocked “AiG’s research team”) called “Study: Mars “More Uninhabitable Than Previously Thought.” Apparently, a new study [“Perchlorates on Mars enhance...


Sci-fi Televangelism – Part 4: Alien Salvation & Transhumanism 

by Tony Breeden

August 04, 2017

We have been reviewing a presentation called “Science Fiction: Televangelism for ET Religion” given by fellow science fiction author Dr. Michael Heiser gave  at the 2017 Roswell UFO Festival. Basically, Heiser has set out to demonstrate that sci-f...


The Preacher Who Believed That Flying Saucers Were Kidnapping Human Beings – in 1953!

by Tony Breeden

August 03, 2017

Rev. Orval Lee Jaggers, founder of the World Church, began preaching about the possibility of alien abduction after the publication of his 1952 book, Flying Saucers!, which doesn’t mention the subject at all. (We commented on that book in a differ...


The First Abductee: A Humorist’s Fiction?

by Tony Breeden

August 01, 2017

In researching the origins of the UFO phenomenon, especially the advent of the Flying Saucer Craze, one is continually surprised by what one discovers.  While looking up material on the origins of Rev. Orval Lee Jaggers’ belief that flying saucers...


Early Christian Views on Flying Saucers: The Early 1950s & Voice of Healing 

by Tony Breeden

July 27, 2017

In the early 1950s, Christians were still trying to make sense of the flying saucer phenomenon.  Men associated with the Pentecostal Voice of Healing magazine were among the first on record to weigh in. Gordon Lindsay In July 1950, Gordon Lindsay ...


Sci-fi Televangelism – Part 3: Alien Gods

by Tony Breeden

July 24, 2017

We have been reviewing a presentation called “Science Fiction: Televangelism for ET Religion” given by fellow science fiction author Dr. Michael Heiser gave  at the 2017 Roswell UFO Festival. Basically, Heiser has set out to demonstrate that sci-f...


Why the Term “Flying Saucers” Wasn’t “An Historic Misquote”

by Tony Breeden

July 20, 2017

I think it’s high time we shot one enduringly false UFO meme down. I’m pretty sure most people have heard the standard tale of how the term flying saucers came to be. On June 25, 1947, The East Oregonian ran a brief story by Bill Bequette with the...


Early Fundamentalist Exotheology

by Tony Breeden

July 17, 2017

Fundamentalism is used as a by-word these days and perhaps much of their reputation is deserved. I used to joke that I was trying to put the “fun” back into fundamentalism because the “duh” and the “mental” were already well covered. Originally, C...


We’re Looking at You, Jaime Maussan: Mummy Experts calls for an End to “Alien” Mummy Fake News 

by Tony Breeden

July 16, 2017

The following declaration from members of the World Congress of Mummy Studies appeared on their Facebook page in connection with fully human corpses being promoted by Jaime Maussan and Gaia as potentially “alien” mummies.   The day before the decl...


Sci-fi Televangelism – Part 2: A Canon for ET Theism

by Tony Breeden

July 14, 2017

Fellow science fiction author Dr. Michael Heiser gave a presentation called “Science Fiction: Televangelism for ET Religion” at the 2017 Roswell UFO Festival. Basically, he has set out to demonstrate that sci-fi is isn’t just escapism entertainmen...


Guy Malone’s “Doctrine of Stated Intent” and Other Bad Arguments Against Aliens 

by Tony Breeden

July 13, 2017

Over the past few days, I’ve been watching presentations from the Roswell UFO Festival 2017: “70 Years Later: Modern Challenges to the Extraterrestrial Hypothesis.” This particular post concerns a presentation given by RoswellMission.org founder a...


What Are We Really Looking For?

by Tony Breeden

July 09, 2017

“What are we really looking for in stories of flying saucers and government cover-ups?” Luke Sharret asks in a July 7, 2017 op-ed for The New York Times entitled, “Roswell’s Mysteries Are Life’s Mysteries.” The short answer is just that: answers. ...


Sci-fi Televangelism – Part 1: A Cosmic Perspective for Humanity

by Tony Breeden

July 09, 2017

One of the presentations from the 2017 Roswell UFO Festival (themed “70 Years Later: Modern Challenges to the Extraterrestrial Hypothesis”) that I was most intrigued by a presentation called “Science Fiction: Televangelism for ET Religion.” The sp...


Early Christian Views of Flying Saucers: 1947

by Tony Breeden

July 07, 2017

One of the earliest reports of Christian interpretation of the flying saucer phenomenon came from Kenneth Arnold himself. On June 27, 1947, newspapers across the US ran a story in which Arnold “said that a preacher called him from Texas and inform...


Why ET Probably Doesn’t Need To Be Saved Anyway

by Tony Breeden

July 06, 2017

By and large, Biblical creationists are anti-alien and they think the Bible forbids the existence of extraterrestrials. I blame Gary Bates. Gary Bates is the CEO of Creation Ministries International and, more importantly, the author of the best-se...


If We Are In A Massive Computer Simulation, Who Is The Programmer?

by Tony Breeden

July 06, 2017

 I was reading a 2016 feedback article on Creation.com, entitled, “Is the universe a simulation?” when I realized how much the allegedly Biblical principles that modern creationists tout in support of their Earthbound religious perspective have in...


In Which Gary Bates Responds To My Post About Aliens and the Bible

by Tony Breeden

July 02, 2017

Gary Bates, CEO of Creation Ministries International and the author of the best-selling book Alien Intrusion: UFOs and the Evolution Connection, has responded to my previous post, Gary Bates Thinks ET Could Potentially Falsify The Bible. Predictab...


Gary Bates Thinks ET Could Potentially Falsify the Bible

by Tony Breeden

July 02, 2017

Gary Bates is the CEO of Creation Ministries International and the author of the best-selling book Alien Intrusion: UFOs and the Evolution Connection. It is perhaps no surprise that Bates does not believe aliens exist, especially intelligent alien...


CreationWiki’s Bad Argument Against ‘Any Other Earths’

by Tony Breeden

June 28, 2017

CreationWiki believes that the Bible teaches that there aren’t “any other Earths.” At least, that’s the argument presented in their Extraterrestrial Life article: Consider this well-known verse, which Astronaut Jim Lovell, one of the first three m...


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