A Very Strange Vatican Project Indeed- Part Two

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Christians, UFOs and Alien Abduction

February 05, 2013

In the mid 1970s, Tom Horn and his wife, Nita, were crossing the Scholes Mountain on their way to Aloha, Oregon, to visit with Nita’s mother, when suddenly, a brightly colored object moved erratically across the sky and caught their attention.

At first, Tom thought it was a reflection on the windshield, the sun, or something creating light echoes on the glass. Then, as he watched, he realized he was seeing a solid, three-dimensional form.

The thing was silvery, very bright, and circular, as best he could tell. It must have been at an altitude over fifteen thousand feet, and it was doing things known aircraft cannot do – shooting around at a phenomenal rate of speed, abruptly stopping, rocketing this way, then that, with hard-angle turns.

He looked at Nita and pointed.

“Do you see that? What is that?”

It was the middle of the day, and she had seen it, too.

Whatever they were watching, it was bright enough that they had no problem keeping it in view until they could stop the car. They got out and observed the phenomenon for another thirty seconds to a minute before it shot miles across the sky and stopped on a dime, then abruptly zoomed upward out of sight at an incredible rate of speed.

“What in the world did we just see?” Tom asked.

Like him, Nita didn’t have a clue. Spooky space effect in broad daylight? Top secret experiment? Angel? Demon? No idea.

As they got back in the car and continued on their way, they decided not to say anything to anybody.

“They’d think we were hallucinating,” they decided.

But the next morning, they were amazed to see Salem, Oregon’s top newspaper, The Statesman Journal, featuring a front-page article about how hundreds of people from across Washington and Oregon had seen a “UFO” the day before.

As it turns out, Tom and Nita are not the only Christians to have seen an Unidentified Flying Object. What follows are the testimonies of three other well-known and respected Bible teachers. We begin with the executive director of the popular Christian television program Prophecy in the News.

Gary Stearman’s story is additionally important due to his family’s background in aircraft, plus Gary’s personal experience as an experienced pilot of many air hours.

(The Stearman family’s Model 75 “Kaydet” was so popular during World War II that it was made the primary trainer aircraft for the US military. In 1934, Boeing purchased Stearman Aircraft and turned it into a subsidiary, and in 1989, Lloyd Stearman, the family member who started the Stearman Aircraft Corporation in 1927, was inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame in Dayton, Ohio.)

Gary gave us permission to publish his story just as he told it in 2011.

Gary Stearman: The Story I Never Told…Until Now

Gary Stearman

The following is a story that I’ve never publicly related.

Except for a handful of people I’ve told over the last four decades, it has been my secret. Nevertheless, it is a true story that played a large role in the development of my thinking. Ultimately, it caused me to come to a deep belief in the absolute veracity of Scripture.

As I relate the experience, I’m delivering a personal testimony, accompanied by a deep desire to sound a warning and to issue a challenge to Christians everywhere.

As a Bible-believing Christian, I hold to the conviction that the Tribulation period lies in our near future. According to prophecy, this time will be heralded by the release of dark spiritual forces, posing as saviors of planet Earth. Soon, the restraining effect of God’s Spirit will be lifted from this planet and hell, itself, will be released to torment mankind.

When the Age of the Church comes to an end, these forces will convince many that they are presenting the super-scientific solution to man’s problems. Instead, they will enthrall a gullible mankind into bondage and spiritual deceit. “Aliens from outer space,” is their camouflage in our present age.

Their current message to mankind is,

“Let us help you overcome your warlike, polluting ways, and build a bridge to future peace.”

That message is the oldest lie on earth, spawned by their chief scientist/sociologist, Satan. As long as we remain here, Christians must endeavor to expose these dark spirits for what they really are.

Now to the Story.

As part of an aviation-oriented family, I was literally raised around airplanes from my earliest childhood. I was an airport brat when my father managed an airport. I determined to get my pilot’s license at the earliest possible date…which I did as a teenager. I’m telling you this just to illustrate that flying has always been a big part of my life.

Stearman Aviation was known for having produced aircraft from the late 1920s through the 1940s, ending with the famous Model 75 Kaydet, which was the basic trainer for most of the pilots in World War Two. Over 8,500 of them were built, of which about 3,500 remain to this day. My father, uncles and cousins all felt the push toward flying and aeronautical engineering.

So did I, until in the midst of my college years, I discovered that I was more interested in writing than engineering.

After graduation, with degrees in English and Psychology, as well as minors in descriptive linguistics, radio and television writing and literary analysis, I went to work, first for Beech Aircraft Corporation in commercial publications, then for Cessna Aircraft Corporation in the Merchandising and Marketing division. At both enterprises, my job was to write corporate publications and sales materials.

One of my tasks was to supply Cessna dealers across the United States with point-of-sale materials, such as brochures, product information, banners, posters, and films. This would include everything the local aircraft dealer would need to make a sale. After producing these products, we would personally deliver them by air in time for company representatives to put on sales meetings that introduced the new models.

It was midsummer in the late 1960s in Wichita, Kansas, and I prepared to take off from the delivery center airfield at Cessna Aircraft to make such a routine trip.

On a Saturday afternoon, several of us in the Merchandising Division had spent time loading about a thousand pounds of displays into a brand-new Cessna 207 (rigged for cargo) preparatory to delivering it to a Texas dealer.

The next day – Sunday morning – I departed for my first stop, Love Field in Dallas, Texas, about 330 miles south. The trip took a normal and uneventful two hours. I arrived at the Cessna dealership late in the morning, where the dealer and I unloaded about half the materials I had brought for the meetings. We discussed his upcoming meeting over lunch.

Then, a little after noon, I departed Love Field and headed west toward Lubbock, Texas, where I was to meet another Cessna dealer and unload the other half of the supplies for him. This leg of my flight, I thought, would be as ordinary as the first.

Climbing to a cruise altitude of 6,500 feet, and leveling off, I relaxed, expecting a 300-mile trip of about an hour and forty-five minutes. Routinely monitoring my nav-com and right on schedule, I was (as always) enjoying my flight. The air was smooth and cool. Then, without warning, a low-voltage warning flashed on my instrument panel!

My first reaction was simple annoyance: This had started as a perfect flight, but now I had to manage a failure. I was somewhat disgusted; this was after all, a brand-new airplane.

I noted that the electrical system voltage was steadily dropping and after trying every alternative and discovering that there was no cure, I took one last reading on my heading and position, then shut down the entire electrical system. On an airplane, you can do that, because the engine has its own separate ignition system.

I believed that by doing this, I could save battery power till I got to Lubbock, then turn it back on in time to call the tower and make my landing. Again, I settled down, expecting the remaining hour to be uneventful. How wrong I was!

At this point, I would remind you that all electrical power was shut down, including of course, the radios. Yet, at that moment, I heard a crisp, clear voice that sounded just like a tour guide.

It said,

“If you look to your left, you’ll see a UFO.”

My instant reaction was:

“Now, that’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. I’m not gonna look to my left!”

And I didn’t. Facing forward, I set my jaw and determined to continue as before.

But then it hit me: Although the radios were off, I had heard a clear voice. It was then that I decided for sure I was not going to look to my left!

Then, for the second time, loudly and clearly, the voice said (and I really couldn’t tell where it was coming from), “If you look to your left, you’ll see a UFO.” Its intonation sounded just like a tour guide, and I laughed out loud. Then, curiosity finally got the best of me and I couldn’t stop myself from looking to my left.

And there, slightly below my altitude, and a mile or two away, was a bright light. I watched it for a good while. It was matching my speed and direction. As we continued for a few minutes, it appeared to be slowly drawing closer to me.

It occurred to me that if we were both homing in on Lubbock radio, we would be on converging courses. I then decided that this thing that I thought was a “UFO” was really an Air Force airplane (a Cessna T-41), which I knew they were using for basic training at Lubbock. This was no UFO after all…it was a silver-winged T-41, gleaming in the sunlight. Mystery solved!

We flew on together for a few minutes more, still on merging courses, drawing ever closer to each other.

It looked like we’d get to Lubbock at about the same time. Then, something startling happened. We both flew under a high, solid cloud deck that was a few thousand feet above us. Now, at virtually the same moment, we had both flown into shadow. But amazingly, the light that came from this mystery aircraft was as bright as it had been in the sun. It was generating its own light! It was brilliant!

Suddenly, I believed the voice I’d heard fifteen minutes ago. It was a UFO!

Now, the moment I had this thought, the bright ship reacted by flying quickly sideways toward me, covering about a mile in less than two seconds! What had earlier registered in my mind as a T-41 was now a circular aluminum craft… at least it looked like polished aluminum! It was about a hundred feet in diameter and maybe fifteen feet thick.

It was shaped like an upside-down Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup… even to the detail of being corrugated around the outside, though its corrugations weren’t as deep as those on the traditional peanut butter cup. As it approached, I had seen its top because it was a little below me. It had a gleaming center spot and bright radial lines that went like pie slices to its edge.

Its corrugations were spaced about three feet apart. And here it was, flying with me in close formation about seventy-five feet off my left wing.

Then, as unbelievable as it may sound, I felt something like waves of energy coming off this thing. I felt like I was being “probed” or “scanned”… that it literally knew what I was thinking! And I wasn’t at all bothered by this. Quite the opposite, I felt an elation I’ve never experienced, either before or since.

I felt as though something terrifically good and beneficial was happening to me, something on the order of a rescue. Remember, I had entered into this situation with an electrical emergency.

I was magnetically drawn to this beautiful machine…if one can call it a machine. For several minutes, we flew along together. But as I looked, I wanted to get closer to it, to see how it was built. So I nudged the controls, causing my plane to slip stealthily closer to this thing…seventy feet…sixty-five feet…sixty feet…and I felt a magnificent connection with the giant ship… as though it was concerned about my condition.

I perceived it as a gracious benefactor, though at the moment, I didn’t connect its actions with my electrical failure.

Fifty-five feet… fifty feet… As I slowly drew closer and closer, I was looking for clues as to how it was built. Did it have rivets or seams? I could see none. It looked like one solid piece of material. Forty-five feet…and then I felt this thing alarmed by my intentions. It didn’t want me to get too close.

In an instant, and with blinding speed, it zoomed back to its original position, about a mile off my left wingtip. It astonished me by banking to the right in order to turn left…exactly the opposite of the way an airplane flies. Now, in the distance, it still gleamed with a luminous silver light, and once again, flew along with me as we both headed for Lubbock, which was now less than twenty miles away! It seemed that we had covered what should have been an hour’s flight in about ten minutes!

And here, the time had arrived to see whether my earlier strategy had worked.

I reactivated the electrical system, and yes, there was enough battery power left to call Lubbock tower, and to deploy the flaps for a landing, all of which turned out to be routine. Rolling southward, I slowed and departed the runway in a left turn and taxied up to the Cessna dealership.

And through my windshield, looking back toward the east, about ten miles away, was the ship, still hovering in the distance, absolutely still. After shutdown, I walked into the dealership in something of a daze, where I met the dealer and mumbled something about having seen a UFO on my way.

There was nothing subtle about his reply:

“I don’t believe in those things!”

I quietly resolved that I would never mention this to anyone else.

Furthermore, he was angry:

“You were supposed to be here earlier! What happened?”

I told him about the electrical failure and it somewhat calmed him down.

It didn’t occur to me until years later that I had left Dallas just after noon on a trip that should have taken less than two hours. Now, it was after six o’clock…perhaps closer to seven. This man had waited on me all afternoon…on a Sunday! But he was sympathetic after he heard about my emergency.

Another thing didn’t register with me until years later: I had refueled in Dallas, giving me enough fuel for four or five hours of flying time at the very most. I had landed over six hours later, and still had half my fuel left! But I just didn’t think about it; it didn’t cross my mind that there was anything strange about this.

I had intended to fly back to Wichita that evening after dropping off the rest of the load. But now, the airplane was in the shop with electrical problems, and I was forced to stay overnight.

The next morning… bright and early… the dealer picked me up and we headed for the airport to see what they had found wrong with my aircraft. Needless to say, I was quite anxious to fix the problem and head back home to Wichita and the factory. The shop foreman approached us as we entered.

He was in an excited state as he almost shouted,

“You ain’t gonna believe what we found!”

And he proceeded to show us the brand new V-belt that had fallen off the alternator drive and ended up in the bottom of the cowling.

There was not a mark on it. It was factory new. And the pulleys from which it had escaped were still tensioned and safety wired. It was impossible for the belt to have fallen off in this way. Five men, including an FAA inspector, stood around marveling at the sight.

At the very least, the belt should have been scarred. Most likely it would have broken. But it was pristine, and what’s more, they had to loosen the fittings to replace it. It couldn’t have fallen off the engine.

Of course, my mind was racing in a different direction:

What had really happened?

Why had the flying disc come alongside me at a critical moment?

 Had “they” actually caused that critical moment?

Of course, I didn’t utter a word about a UFO to any of those present on that Monday morning. I would have been laughed out of the hangar!

And so, after re-installing the drive belt, test-running the engine and discovering a healthy system voltage, it was pronounced airworthy. I took off and headed for Wichita.

A little over two hours later, I landed, went back to the office and essentially kept my mouth closed…to this day. Over the last 42 years, I’ve told maybe four or five people about the incident…more or less swearing them to secrecy in the process.

I have many questions. Was the UFO good or evil? Was it from outer space or inner space; perhaps another dimension? Was it angelic or demonic? Did it cause the failure of my electrical system, or did something else cause the calamity, and the UFO came to my aid? One thing is certain: I felt that the UFO had good intentions; contact with it had been both exhilarating and positive.

I was disappointed when it stayed behind as I went on to land.

I must tell you that at that time, I had not yet given my life to Christ. And I was more aware than most people of the entire UFO phenomenon. This encounter, of course, had brought me to an entirely new level of perception. It opened my mind to the absolute reality of beings who have what appears to be a technology that’s eons ahead of ours.

Here, it is important to mention that from my early childhood years, I had heard adults – family and close relatives – discuss the reality of UFOs. They were all totally convinced of their reality. In fact, two of my closest relatives were affiliated with the development of military aircraft, and later, with the establishment of our Intercontinental Ballistic Missile system.

One of them, charged with developing protective systems that prevented false alarms, once casually mentioned that his major problem had been alarms tripped by passing UFOs. Another had seen a government-issued 16-millimeter film of a crashed UFO, which had been presented to them as a craft from outer space.

I, myself, had been employed in the building of test equipment for a wind tunnel, where I worked with two military officers who both had close encounters with UFOs.

From many sources, I had learned of the military’s intense preoccupation with what they termed “extraterrestrial technology.” It was rumored that from the 1948 Roswell crash and the years immediately following it, much technical knowledge was obtained by “trade agreements” with the little aliens and their overlords. Since that time, a veritable flood of books and articles have documented exactly that.

As the narrative goes, government leaders agreed to let these “spacemen” operate within our atmosphere, in return for scientific and industrial advances. Many researchers have related that the transistor, developed by Bell Labs in the 1950s, was said to have come from such a deal, that it began as “UFO technology.”

I hardly need remind you how radically our society has been changed by the introduction of solid-state electronics.

Not long after the personal encounter described above, I married the woman to whom I remain married to this day. She had been raised a Christian; I was not to become one until about a couple of years later. I began to read the Bible voraciously. It was the first book I’d ever found that explained the mysterious things that happen on this planet, as having to do with God, Creation and Redemption.

Because of my own encounter, I sought biblical answers that could explain what I had seen. I learned of God’s angels in their chariots of fire that flew in the realms just beyond the reach of man’s vision.

And I learned of the,

“…principalities and powers in heavenly places…” mentioned by Paul in Ephesians 3:10.

They are good as well as evil: The dark forces answer to their master, Satan, called in Ephesians 2:2,

 “…the prince of the power of the air.”

Like Job, I can say,

“For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth” (Job 19:25).

Without a shadow of a doubt, Jesus is my Lord and Savior.

In my own personal case, however, many questions remain. I continue to believe that I was rescued; I would like to believe that the beautiful ship that came alongside me was on a mission to save me from a possible crash.

But I don’t exclude the possibility that the ship was demonic, representing a mission far beyond my ability to understand. I just can’t say. I do know, however, that the Spirit of the Lord spoke clearly to me in the period that followed.

Afterward, I came, not only to saving faith in Christ, but to a consciousness that we are living in the last days, said by our Lord to resemble the days when fallen angels began to traffic among men. For eons, there has been a heavenly battle raging.

Good and evil angels defend territories and causes that are far beyond our perception. Occasionally, they penetrate the dimensional barriers and for a moment, we see them.

The reality of these beings is beyond question to me. And since I am safe in Christ, I never worry that they might harm me.

In the Spirit of the Lord, we are on the winning side of the battle.


More Christians, UFOs and Hints at a Secret
February 10, 2013

Noah Hutchings

Legendary Broadcaster Noah Hutchings’ UFO Encounter

Dr. Noah Hutchings, president of Southwest Radio Ministries in Oklahoma City, has been in Christian broadcasting for more than sixty years.

He has written over a hundred books and booklets covering Bible commentary and prophetic topics and has led mission tours to the continents of Asia, Europe, South America, and Africa, as well as the Middle East. What many may not know is, like Tom Horn and Gary Stearman, he, too, is a Christian who witnessed firsthand what some today call UFOs.

We asked him to send us a short report of what he saw and when, and he happily replied:

In 1939 I lived with my family on a farm in SE Oklahoma, five miles south of Hugo, the county seat. At the time I was 15 years old. I daily rode the school bus at a pick up point about one half mile east of my home. I would usually cut across a short cut to and from the bus stop through a semi-wooded pasture.

One evening in, what I remember was October, as I was walking through the pasture toward my home, the sun was just setting. As I glanced northward past a grove of trees, an intense bright and glowing object suddenly ascended over the woods into the sky. About three seconds later as I watched, another object rose up and followed the same trajectory, followed by a third object a few seconds later doing the same. Then all three objects, radiating orange, white, and blue, lined up to form a triangle in the sky.

I sat down until it was dark and watched waiting to see if they would move. Later I walked the short distance to my home where my mother had saved supper for me. After eating, I rushed back to see if the three objects were still up in the sky, but they were gone.

At the time I was 15 years old, but there are some events in life so dramatic or beyond the ordinary that you never forget them. This was one of those incidents.

Years later, in 1942, I was called for Army duty in World War II. After basic training in Field Artillery Fire Direction I was sent overseas to New Caledonia for assignment. I was checking out a new radar to detect and identify all aircraft within fifty miles of our port. Attached to the radar unit were cables leading to sixteen anti-aircraft guns that could land a 90 mm shell in the lap of a Japanese fighter pilot at 12,000 feet.

About half way through World War II, the Japanese converted all their military aircraft into Kamikaze planes, and the land based 90s were not effective in anti-Kamikaze attacks. I was thrown a set of firing tables for the 90s and spent the rest of the war supervising field artillery operations for the First Calvary Armored Division.

In the 18 months I operated a radar system I kept in mind the three objects I had seen on a late afternoon in 1939. However, I never picked up another thing in the sky that I could not identify, including a pelican that had swallowed a piece of gum from one of the ships that had been thrown overboard with the garbage. But no UFOs.

I remain convinced that the three objects I saw suddenly rising swiftly into the sky in 1939 [were] something beyond the identification and scientific knowledge of that time, or even today...

I think we have to consider seriously many of the seemingly reliable reports of UFO activity today, especially that of five retired Air force officers [ii] who testified of the problems with UFOs during their service years.

Whether UFOs are something out of another dimension or angelic visitors from heavenly places is something that someday will be determined.

Dr. Walter Martin Had Time to Snap a Picture of the UFO

Broadcaster, debater, and lecturer Dr. Walter Martin was a recognized Christian apologist who passed away in 1989. He pioneered organizations in the Christian counterculture movement including the Christian Research Institute in 1960 for Christian apologetics.

Martin’s colleagues included well-known radio Bible teacher Donald Grey Barnhouse; noted lawyer, professor, and Lutheran theologian John Warwick Montgomery; and founder of the Koinonia House ministry based in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Dr. Chuck Missler.

But, as with Tom Horn, Gary Stearman, and Noah Hutchings, most people probably do not know that the cult-buster also had a UFO encounter. In fact, he and his partner even had time to take a clear picture of it as it hung suspended above a seminary.

From a portion of his 1970s UFO presentation, we transcribed the following short excerpt:

I possess, and it has been printed, the only color picture of a UFO, taken at an altitude of eight hundred feet, on a clear day in New Jersey, hovering near a seminary.

And this particular one [the UFO picture], generally, I blow up on a wall about ten by fifteen feet so people can see it…and we have blown up large pictures of it… is of a circular ship with opaque windows circling it. Its dimensions, as far as we were able to determine, figure about fifty to seventy-five feet across and at least fifty feet thick. It made no noise whatsoever; it was bluish-grey in color. It hovered and then lazily took off, straight up over the mountains.

My assistant took the picture with a 35-millimeter camera on a clear day. And that picture was used on the front cover of a national publication as the first “bonafide UFO sighting, verified by unimpeachable sources.”

After all, seminary professors would hardly be lying about Unidentified Flying Objects [sounds of audience laughing]. Particularly since my assistant who took the picture didn’t believe they existed until he took the picture.

Now, he is a firm believer in the existence of Unidentified Flying Objects…

The question in my mind is not “what,” but “who.” I know what they are. Hynek knows what they are [Dr. Josef Allen Hynek was a United States astronomer, professor, and lead scientific adviser for UFO studies undertaken by the US Air Force under Project Sign, Project Grudge, and Project Blue Book].

The United States government knows what they are. The Soviet government knows what they are.… They are some form of extremely sophisticated aircraft, not made by any government occupying territory on our Earth that we know of…

[Dr. Martin went on to explain his belief about the “who” that is piloting UFOs. He concluded they are demonic agents of deception].

The Difference between UFO Sightings and Alien Abduction

Because efforts have been made in some circles to renounce all unexplainable UFO activity as demonic and/or lump this phenomenon together with so-called alien abduction, we have listed below the current evolution of UFO encounter “types” as first developed by J. Allen Hynek and then revised in succeeding years:

    Close Encounters of the First Kind (CEI) involve “visual” sightings of an Unidentified Flying Object.

    Close Encounters of the Second Kind (CEII) include visual plus physical traces such as burned spots on the ground, radiation, strange markings, or wreckage debris appropriate for investigation.

    Close Encounters of the Third Kind (CEIII) involve sightings of the UFO “occupants” near the UFO.

    Close Encounters of the Fourth Kind (CEIV) include a human abducted by a UFO or its occupants (this was not included in Hynek’s original scale).

    Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind (CEV), developed by Steven M. Greer’s Center for the Study of Extraterrestrial Intelligence (CSETI) group, are described as “joint, bilateral contact events produced through the conscious, voluntary, and proactive human-initiated or cooperative communication with extraterrestrial intelligence.”[iv]

    Close Encounters of the Sixth Kind (CEVI) are described as “UFO incidents that cause direct injury or death.”[v]

    Close Encounters of the Seventh Kind (CEVII) involve abduction for the purpose of mingling human and extraterrestrial “DNA” to produce a hybrid.

“Close Encounters of the First Kind” is how we would describe the testimonies of Tom and Nita Horn, Gary Stearman, Noah Hutchings, and Walter Martin.

They saw something that appeared to be solid, operated under what appeared to be intelligent control, yet defied identification and behaved in ways inconsistent with physical laws of the universe as we understand them.

The UFOs could have been good, evil, or neither, but they were extraordinary, whatever they were.

For Tom Horn, the question over “what” and “who” UFOs and aliens are began a long time ago.

In fact, it dates back to his childhood. He was not yet a teenager when his father, Clarence, a Korean War veteran and territory officer in the state of Arizona, came home one day very excited.

He’d been deer hunting not too far from Snowflake, Arizona. This was an area that Clarence loved to travel to, if for no other reason than that the man loved to drive (as anybody who knew him would testify, especially his kids), including along the Salt River Canyon into Payson and on up into the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. He’d stop at every little town along the way, including Show Low, an early settlement town named after a famous poker player.

On this particular trip, Clarence had parked in the woods and was on foot, following an animal trail near Snowflake that he was very familiar with.

He headed toward a waterhole that antelope, elk, and mule deer (his target) were known to habit, and that’s when he came across something that had not been there before: several large, near-perfect, spherical craters, perhaps twenty feet across and eight feet deep.

The mysterious cavities were so precise that it looked as if an enormous, white-hot ball had pushed them into the rock, and the finish on the walls was sealed so perfectly that rainwater filled the orbs.

The sides of the holes were slick, not like they would have been if explosives had been used to create them (or somehow if gigantic drilling equipment had been lowered by a military transport helicopter into the remote location without disturbing the natural habitat or leaving behind signs of commercial or military activity), and each “pool” contained deer that had fallen in and drowned while attempting to drink the water.

Clarence took pictures of the obscure holes, had them developed, and showed them to the family.

Tom remembers being especially impressed. Clarence also reported the finding to the police department where he worked and led a representative of the Army Corps of Engineers to the location. The origin of the puzzling craters was never determined, including by locals who frequented the area and thought they had appeared overnight.

The Corps of Engineers also could not determine how the holes were made or what they could have been for. The Phoenix Gazette ran an article called “Mysterious Mountain Holes” about the discovery, reprinting photographs of Clarence kneeling beside the orbs with his 30-06 hunting rifle, and not long afterward, the Corps dynamited the pools so they would fill with rocks and protect the wildlife.

About the same time, Tom’s “crazy” aunt who lived next door to his family and whom nobody paid attention to was petrified by what she claimed was a dish-shaped object hovering above their home.

But as they all knew, she was “nuts,” so that, for a while, seemed to be the end of the story.

One of the holes Clarence Horn found. Bend in old
picture distorts perfect circular pattern at top.

Officer Clarence Horn in the late ’50s–early ’60s

However, years later, something else happened near the site.

On November 5, 1975, along the northeastern ridge of the same mountain range, Travis Walton stepped out of his pick-up to look at a mysterious, glowing object. While a crew of loggers waited nearby, Travis approached the UFO and was jolted by a blast of inexplicable energy.

As his companions fled in terror, Travis was taken aboard the alien spacecraft and subjected to a variety of physical examinations. His story, Fire in the Sky, became a motion picture. It reports what’s considered to be the best documented account of a UFO abduction ever recorded.

Is Travis Walton’s story true? Was there a connection between the Walton UFO and the mysterious mountain holes?

Travis wanted to know, and once gave Horn his business card in Roswell, New Mexico, and asked him to call. Horn never did, but now, for the first time ever, Tom will be disclosing in Exo-Vaticana part of what legendary American radio broadcaster, Paul Harvey, used to call “the rest of the story.”

Throughout the first two decades of his public ministry, and to the largest extent since, Tom Horn has held this secret. It involves a mystery concerning his family that he could neither understand nor talk about.

What Tom could not have known, of course, was what would follow his father’s discovery: a series of disturbing events in his family that would crystallize something so preternatural and improbable that it nearly defied incredulity.

In fact, it would have been easy for him to dismiss it all as too fantastic to be real… that is, if it had not been for the detectives, federal employees and attorneys, a vanished nuclear physicist from Los Alamos, Stephen Spielberg, and even a recording of their voice and a picture of one of them that would follow.

[EDITORS NOTE: As Tom said on radio with Steve Quayle recently, he will not allow us to publish “The Mysterious Case Of XXXX XXXX” online nor will he discuss it on radio, but the decades old secret will be documented in the upcoming book Exo-Vaticana].


[i] Noah Hutchings (author of over one hundred Christian books and president of Southwest Radio Ministries in Oklahoma City since April 1951), in discussion over personal email communication with the author, Thomas R. Horn, between 2011–2012.

[ii] Clay Dillow, “Former Air Force Officers Claim UFOs Visited Bases, Tampered with Nukes,” Popular Science, September, 28, 2012, http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2010-09/former-air-force-officers-claim-ufos-tampered-our-nukes.

[iii] Dr. Walter Martin, “A Christian View: UFO Encounters,” audio recording, Sermon Audio, last accessed January 15, 2013, http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=2190615720. This audio sermon was also included as a transcript in the following book: Dr. Walter Martin, Jill Martin Rische, and Kurt van Gorden, The Kingdom of the Occult (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Inc., 2008).

[iv] “Close encounter,” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, last modified January 4, 2013, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Close_encounter.

[v] Ibid.



Petrus Romanus, Project LUCIFER,

and the Vatican’s Astonishing Plan for the Arrival of an Alien Savior
February 17, 2013



From the very beginning of this arduous investigation, we knew we were facing a daunting task.

To breach that labyrinthine monument to religion, the Roman Catholic Church, and to ascertain subterranean secrets concealed beneath its layers of classified documentation had been tried and failed by thousands before us.

The Vatican is impenetrable, we were warned, the very inventor of the term “above top secret.” As the world’s oldest-running bureaucracy, it is an amalgamation of secrets, vaults, and esoteric traditions dating back to the Dark Ages. Steeped in complexity and guarded by a procession of popes, cardinals, and multileveled priests, it is obsessed with maintaining “the need to know.”

When spokesmen for the Church do tantalize the outside world with commentary, it often turns out to be duplicity designed to keep researchers running in circles and in the wrong direction.

And yet, of late, we had heard enough consistency from Jesuit astronomers to wonder now if, for some reason, Rome was intentionally moving the religious world toward accepting a definite revelation, a period in time coupled with a momentous disclosure that somehow required specific public comments and the development of theological arguments concerning extraterrestrial intelligence that ultimately will, they believe, impact the religion of Christianity.

On this, we will be providing:

    first-person testimonies by high-ranking authorities that agree with the assessment above

    documents and newly drafted scholarly papers by Vatican academics that substantiate our conclusions

    the threshold of what is called in the court system “a presumption of fact”

When reading Exo-Vaticana, readers will find the number of documents and the amount of commentary evidence on the part of Rome’s astronomers and the Vatican’s emerging theology as conveyed therein to be conclusive beyond reasonable doubt that the Vatican has intentionally positioned itself to be the religious authority on, and ecclesiastical benefactor of, Official Disclosure:

the imminent and authorized public admission by world governments of advanced extraterrestrial intelligence.

Why the Vatican has taken this carefully designed and deliberate course over the last few years is the greater mystery, but implies knowledge on their part of facts yet hidden to most of the world that may hold far-reaching and historic implications.

It also illustrates how Rome has wittingly or unwittingly set itself up to become the agent of mass end-times deception regarding “salvation from above.” That’s because, historically, there exists a clear pattern wherein man’s psychological need of a savior is displayed during times of distress – a time like today – when people look skyward for divine intervention.

As Ted Peters, professor of systematic theology at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, wrote,

“With the constant threat of thermonuclear destruction in the post-World War II era leaving our planet in a state of insecurity and anxiety, it is no wonder many have begun to hope for a messiah to save us. The holiness of the sky and the need for a salvation converge and blend when the bright clean powerful UFO zooms up onto the horizon. Could it be our celestial savior?” [i]

Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno must think so, as he assured us that if highly advanced ET saviors from outer space touch down on planet Earth soon, it will not mean what Catholics believe is wrong, but rather,

“We’re going to find out that everything is truer in ways we couldn’t even yet have imagined.” [ii]

In truth, Consolmagno’s advice for the religious faithful could be leading mankind into a gigantic setup, as many religions have at least one apocalyptic myth describing the end of the world accompanied by a redeemer who appears in the sky at the last minute to rescue the chosen from annihilation or wrath.

Mayans, Assyrians, Egyptians, and Greeks held similar beliefs, while the Hopi Indians foresee times of great hardship when they will be preserved by the “power” of a blue star, far off and invisible, that suddenly makes its appearance in the heavens.

Today, even factions of the New Age look for a techno-savior to arrive in the atmosphere in the nick of time to save mankind.

Although Jesus, is prophesied to appear in the clouds during an era of great earthly trials (1 Thessalonians 4:16–18), predominant among prophecy scholars is the idea that coupled with any heavenly appearing and concurrent salvation of believers from chaos will first be the materialization of a false Christ or “man of sin.”

Where Hopi see a blue star and Vatican astronomers see their “space brothers” en route to guide us into the light, evangelical Christians understand the Antichrist will initially assume the role of a fabricated end-times messiah who mimics the return of Christ with a false second coming that also happens to be attended by heavenly “signs and lying wonders” (2 Thessalonians 2:8–9).

Could these deceptive “wonders” be:

    the discovery of artificial structures on another world

    a “contact” scenario

    maybe even something more dramatic, like a flying saucer armada piloted by creatures who appear to be advanced humanoids but who are in fact evil supernaturalism on a quest to mislead and destroy the human race?

Even secular ufologists suspect demonic activity in the interaction between humans and “aliens.”

Whitley Streiber, author of Communion and other books on the subject, once wrote:

“There are worse things than death, I suspected. And I was beginning to get the distinct impression that one of them had taken an interest in me. So far the word demon had never been spoken among the scientists and doctors who were working with me.

And why should it have been? We were beyond such things. We were a group of atheists and agnostics, far too sophisticated to be concerned with such archaic ideas as demons and angels”.[iii]

Alien Saviors, Demonic Plots, Hidden Codes

To understand what is driving Vatican scholars into such strange astro-theological territory, a subtle game of cat-and-mouse has been playing out behind the scenes over the past few months between the authors of Exo-Vaticana and the church’s theologians over the need to determine why Rome’s authorities suddenly need alien-friendly dogma.

At times responses to inquests have come in coded replies instead of straight forward answers.

For instance, Jesuit astronomer Guy Consolmagno pointed Tom to a peculiar novel published in 1958 under the title, A Case of Conscience, (or read the full Spanish version: Un Caso de Conciencia) by James Blish.

In the story, a Jesuit priest named Father Ruiz-Sanchez and a team of scientists travel to a newly discovered planet dubbed “Lithia” to study the Lithians who live there.

Unknown to the science team, the Vatican secretly advises the Catholic father to investigate whether the aliens have redeemable souls.

What he finds in the Lithians are intelligent creatures whose morality fits perfectly with Christianity but who are devoid of any concept of religion or God. This dilemma grows, and soon the priest is invited to visit with a Lithian family.

He writes:

Here was the first chance, at long last, to see something of the private life of Lithia, and through that, perhaps, to gain some inkling of the moral life, the role in which God had cast the Lithians in the ancient drama of good and evil, in the past and in the times to come.

Until that was known, the Lithians in their Eden might be only spuriously good: all reason, all organic thinking machines, ULTIMACs with tails and without souls. [iv]

Original cover of A Case of Conscience

by James Blish

Because the publisher of Exo-Vaticana is giving away A Case of Conscience in the data-dvd provided with the first release of this book, we will not spoil the ending – which includes the Jesuits (described as “the cerebral cortex of the Church”) dealing with the knotty moral, theological, and organizational issues surrounding a papal proclamation and the seed of Satan – for those who want to read the novel.

However, it is important to note that the fictional Father Ruiz-Sanchez warns the Vatican to classify Lithia as X-1 – a planet to be forever quarantined from Earth and humans due to its potential for great deception.

“What we have here on Lithia is very clear indeed. We have - and now I’m prepared to be blunt - a planet and a people propped up by the Ultimate Enemy. It is a gigantic trap prepared for all of us - for every man on Earth and off it. We can do nothing with it but reject it, nothing but say to it, Retro me, Sathanas. If we compromise with it in any way, we are damned.” [v]

When Ruiz-Sanchez uses the phrase, “Retro me, Sathanas,” he is annunciating the medieval Catholic formula for exorcism, “Vade retro Sathanas” (“Go back, Satan”), a clear reckoning that the aliens on Lithia are part of a satanic plot to be avoided at all costs, an astro-theological conspiracy designed to mislead mankind.

He eventually convinces the pope (Pope Hadrian in the story) of the satanic stratagem, but, ironically, he is unable to convince all of the Church’s theologians.

Did the author of A Case of Conscience foresee how such great deception would eventually be embraced by the Vatican as a result of some of Rome’s celebrated scholars and astronomers?

When science-fiction writer Jo Walton asked Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno (whom we also interviewed from Rome with this question and a lot more) what he made of these issues posed by Blish in his novel, Consolmagno admitted that the Jesuits are:

    the strongest advocates of “inculturation” (allowing alien cultures to maintain their paganism while modifying expressions of Christian ideas within those beliefs)

    accepting of “alien cultures for who they are”

    willing to adapt alien “religious practices into a form and a language that can be accepted.” [vi]

So, if Brother Consolmagno had been on Lithia, Walton concluded, we’d already be in contact with aliens,

“and finding out as much as we could about them.” [vii]

From what we have seen, Walton may not have to wait much longer for contact, which raises a hidden aspect of A Case of Conscience involving wordplay around the term “Lithia.”

While Blish makes an obvious connection to the name of the planet and its inhabitants as reflecting the abundance of “Lithium” ore on the alien world (ore that could be mined and exploited for use in making nuclear weapons), mention of the goddess I-Lithia or “Ilithyia” is strangely missing from the work. This stands out as possibly a secret code in the book that specifically relates to the deductions of Father Ruiz-Sanchez and the “seed of Satan” being debated by the Church back on Earth.

If the similarity between Lithia and the goddess Ilithyia is coincidental, it is extraordinary, as it was the job of this goddess in antiquity to protect the very “seed of the serpent” that in turn generates the birth of the “serpent child” and future “serpent-savior.”

So important was the goddess Ilithyia’s role in ancient days as the preserver of this serpent seed toward the birth of the serpent-savior that shrines were erected to her by cult followers across Greece (including at Athens, Megara, Korinthos, Argos, Mycenae, Sparta, etc.) in which terra-cotta figures of immortal nurses were depicted watching over the divine children in whom the bloodline would survive.

For example, on the mainland at Olympia, a shrine dedicated to Ilithyia (called Eileithyia by the Greeks) was witnessed by traveler and second-century geographer, Pausanias, in which a small inner chamber (cella) sacred to the serpent-savior hosted a virgin-priestess who,

“cared for a serpent that was fed on honeyed barley-cakes and water.” [viii]

The shrine memorialized the appearance of a Marian-like woman with a babe in her arms who,

“at a crucial moment when Elians were threatened by forces from Arcadia,” was placed on the ground between the contending forces and changed into a terrifying serpent, “driving the Arcadians away in flight, before it disappeared into the hill.” [ix]

The message is: the messianic babe in the Marian woman’s arms is secretly a serpent-savior.

Interestingly, the myth of Ilithyia is also connected in ancient history with the birth of Apollo, whose coming as “the promised seed” formed the novus ordo seclorum prophecy of the Great Seal of the United States (as thoroughly documented in Apollyon Rising).

This “messiah” who returns to rule the Earth in the latter days is also described (by the same name) in the book of 2 Thessalonians as the Antichrist who becomes the progeny or incarnation of the ancient seed (or spirit) of Apollo.

The warning in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 reads:

“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition [Apoleia; Apollyon, Apollo]”.

Revelation 17:8 also directly ties the coming of Antichrist with the seed of Apollo, revealing that the Beast shall ascend from the bottomless pit and enter him:

“The Beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the Bottomless Pit, and go into perdition [Apoleia, Apollo]: and they that dwell on the Earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the Beast that was, and is not, and yet is” .


The verses above elucidate a very important and central eschatological issue concerning how all of the Bible is really a story about the ancient and future struggle between the “seed” of the woman (Jesus) and that of the serpent.

Genesis 3:15 says,

“And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed [zera, meaning “offspring,” “descendents,” or “children”] and her seed.”

Besides the pre-preaching of the Gospel of Christ in this verse (known in theology as the protoevangelium), another incredible tenet emerges here – that Satan has “seed” and it is at enmity (hostility, hatred, antagonism) with Christ.

We believe an example of Satan’s hostile seed can be found in Genesis chapter 6, where fallen angels mingled with humans and produced Nephilim.

More importantly, in Exo-Vaticana we will discuss how Church leaders including Roman Catholics from the Middle Ages forward believed the Antichrist would be spawned of this demonic seed.

Saint Augustine wrote about this in the City of God, [x] and in the De Daemonialitate, et Incubis, et Succubi, Father Ludovicus Maria Sinistrari de Ameno (1622–1701) argued how the coming of Antichrist represented the biological hybridization of demons with humans.

“To theologians and philosophers,” he wrote, “it is a fact, that from the copulation of humans with the demon…Antichrist must be born.” [xi]

Thus, as Jesus Christ was the “seed of the woman,” the “Man of Sin” will be the “seed of the serpent.”

And if the serpent seed represents the second coming of Apollo as prophesied by the Apostle Paul, not only will he be the exact opposite of Jesus (Son of God) and a forerunner of the return of these Nephilim, but a false serpent-savior who claims to be the second coming of the babe in Mary’s arms.


    [i] Ted Peters, UFOs - God's Chariots?: Flying Saucers in Politics, Science, and Religion (Atlanta: John Knox Press, 1977), 147.
    [ii] Carol Glatz, “Do Space Aliens Have Souls? Inquiring Minds Can Check Jesuit’s Book,” Catholic News Service, November 4, 2005, http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/0506301.htm.
    [iii] Whitley Strieber, Transformation: The Breakthrough (Sag Harbor, NY: Beech Tree Books, 1988), 44–45.
    [iv] James Blish, A Case of Conscience (New York, NY: Ballantine Books, 1958), 26.
    [v] Ibid., 92.
    [vi] Jo Walton, “Aliens and Jesuits: James Blish’s A Case of Conscience,” TOR, November 29, 2010, http://www.tor.com/blogs/2010/11/aliens-and-jesuits-james-blishs-a-case-of-conscience.
    [vii] Ibid.
    [viii] “Eileithyia,” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, last modified January 24, 2013, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eileithyia.
    [ix] Ibid.
    [x] Augustine, City of God, 23:15.
    [xi] Father Ludovicus Maria Sinistrari de Ameno, De Daemonialitate, et Incubis, et Succubi (1622–1701), English translation of this portion provided by Jacques Vallée in Passport to Magonia (Contemporary Books, 1993), 127–129.


February 19, 2013

We ended the last entry discussing the important and central eschatological issue concerning how all of the Bible is really a story about the ancient and future struggle between the “seed” of the woman (Jesus) and that of the serpent.

The connection between the coming clash between these “seeds” and emerging Catholic exo-theology will shock most, as it directly involves the arrival of serpent-saviors and the birth of Apollo (a.k.a. Osiris) from “the promised seed” of the novus ordo seclorum prophecy on the Great Seal of the United States.

How could the Vatican be associated with the pagan prophecy on the Great Seal of the United States, you ask? The lightning that struck St. Peter’s Basillica immediately following Pope Benedicts’ resignation points the way, but more on that in a moment.

First, understand the deeply occultic and important role the three-hundred-thirty ton Obelisk in St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican City was designed to play.

It is not just any Obelisk but one that was cut from a single block of red granite during the Fifth dynasty of Egypt to stand as Osiris’ (a.k.a. Apollo’s) erect phallus at the Temple of the Sun in ancient Heliopolis (Hλιούπολις, meaning city of the sun or principal seat of Atum-Ra sun-worship), the city of “On” in the Bible, dedicated to Ra, Osiris, and Isis.

The Obelisk was moved from Heliopolis to the Julian Forum of Alexandria by Emperor Augustus and later from thence (approximately 37 AD) by Caligula to Rome to stand at the spine of the Circus.

There, under Nero, its excited presence maintained a counter-vigil over countless brutal Christian executions, including the martyrdom of the apostle Peter (according to some historians). Over fifteen hundred years following that, Pope Sixtus V ordered hundreds of workmen under celebrated engineer-architects Giovanni and Domenico Fontana to move the phallic pillar to the center of St. Peter’s Square in Rome.

This proved a daunting task, which took over four months, nine hundred laborers, one hundred forty horses, and seventy winches.

Though worshipped at its present location ever since by countless admirers, the proximity of the Obelisk to the old Basilica was formerly,

“resented as something of a provocation, almost as a slight to the Christian religion. It had stood there like a false idol, as it were vaingloriously, on what was believed to be the center of the accursed circus where the early Christians and St. Peter had been put to death. Its sides, then as now, were graven with dedications to [the worst of ruthless pagans] Augustus and Tiberius.” [i]

The fact that many traditional Catholics as well as Protestants perceived such idols of stone to be not only objects of heathen adoration but the worship of demons (see Acts 7:41–42; Psalms 96:5; and 1 Corinthians 10:20) makes what motivated Pope Sixtus to erect the phallus of Osiris in the heart of St. Peter’s Square, located in Vatican City and bordering St. Peter’s Basilica where prophetic lightning struck it twice last week, very curious.

To ancient Christians, the image of a cross and symbol of Jesus sitting atop (or emitting from) the head of a demonic god’s erect manhood would have been at a minimum a very serious blasphemy.

Yet Sixtus was not content with simply restoring and using such ancient pagan relics (which were believed in those days to actually house the pagan spirit they represented) but even destroyed Christian artifacts in the process.

Michael W. Cole, Associate Professor in the Department of the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania, and Professor Rebecca E. Zorach, Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Chicago, raise critical questions about this in their scholarly book The Idol in the Age of Art when they state:

Whereas Gregory, to follow the chroniclers, had ritually dismembered the city’s imagines daemonem [demonic images], Sixtus fixed what was in disrepair, added missing parts, and made the “idols” into prominent urban features. Two of the four obelisks had to be reconstructed from found or excavated pieces…

The pope was even content to destroy Christian antiquities in the process: as Jennifer Montagu has pointed out, the bronze for the statues of Peter and Paul came from the medieval doors of S. Agnese, from the Scala Santa at the Lateran, and from a ciborium at St. Peter’s.

[Sixtus] must have realized that, especially in their work on the two [broken obelisks], they were not merely repairing injured objects, but also restoring a type… In his classic book The Gothic Idol, Michael Camille showed literally dozens of medieval images in which the freestanding figure atop a column betokened the pagan idol.

The sheer quantity of Camille’s examples makes it clear that the device, and what it stood for, would have been immediately recognizable to medieval viewers, and there is no reason to assume that, by Sixtus’s time, this had ceased to be true. [ii]

The important point made by Professors Cole and Zorach is that at the time Sixtus was busy reintroducing to the Roman public square restored images and statues on columns, the belief remained strong that these idols housed their patron deity, and further that, if these were not treated properly and even placed into service during proper constellations related to their myth, it could beckon evil omens, such as lightning.

Most people including even perhaps Pope Benedict himself, were blissfully unaware of the ancient signature last week’s dual strikes atop St. Peter’s Basilica represented, especially as it involves the looming papal inauguration of Petrus Romanus. For a few adepts of history and secret orders, the sign from heaven was deliciously staged.

The term “inaugurate” is from the Latin “inauguratio,” and refers to the archaic ceremony by which the Roman augurs (soothsayers) approved a king or ruler (or other action) through omens as being “sanctioned by the gods.”

As for Petrus Romanus, his “inauguration” was sealed by the same omen the ancient augurs used in determining the will of the gods for a king – thunder and lightning as the most important auspice and sign that Jupiter – the father of Apollo – was watching.

There is strong indication that Pope Sixtus not only believed in such omens but that he,

“worried about the powers that might inhabit his new urban markers.” [iii]

This was clearly evident when the cross was placed on top of the Obelisk in the midst of St. Peter’s Square and the pope marked the occasion by conducting the ancient rite of exorcism against the phallic symbol.

First scheduled to occur on September 14th to coincide with the liturgical Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross and not coincidently under the zodiacal sign of Virgo (Isis), the event was delayed until later in the month and fell under the sign of Libra, representing a zenith event for the year.

On that morning, a pontifical High Mass was held just before the cross was raised from a portable altar to the apex of Baal’s Shaft (as such phallic towers were also known).

While clergy prayed and a choir sang Psalms, Pope Sixtus stood facing the Obelisk and, extending his hand toward it, announced:

“Exorcizote, creatura lapidis, in nomine Dei” (“I exorcize you, creature of stone, in the name of God”).

Sixtus then cast sanctified water upon the pillar’s middle, then its right side, then left, then above, and finally below to form a cross, followed by,

“In nomine Patris, et Filij, et Spiritus sancti. Amen” (“In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. Amen”).

He then crossed himself three times and watched as the symbol of Christ was placed atop Osiris’ erect phallus.

Vatican Dome facing Obelisk

Yet if what Sixtus established in the heart of Vatican City gives some readers pause (numerous other signature events by Sixtus aligned the Sistine city with constellations sacred to Osiris and Isis, which we are not taking time to discuss here but that caused Profs. Zorach and Cole to conclude that, in the end, Sixtus wanted to remain in the good graces of the pagan gods), in Washington, DC near the west end of the National Mall, the Obelisk built by Freemasons and dedicated to America’s first president brings the fullest meaning to the nephilim-originated and modern porn-industry impression that “size matters.”

This is no crude declaration, as adepts of ritual sex-magic know, and dates back to ancient women who wanted to give birth to the offspring of the gods and who judged the size of the male generative organ as indicative of the “giant” genetics or divine seed needed for such offspring.

While such phallic symbols have been and still are found in cultures around the world, in ancient Egypt, devotion to this type “obscene divinity” began with Amun-Min and reached its crescendo in the Obelisks of Osiris.

Throughout Greece and Rome the god Priapus (son of Aphrodite) was invoked as a symbol of such divine fertility and later became directly linked to the cult of pornography reflected in the more modern sentiments about “size.”

This is important because, in addition to the Washington Monument being intentionally constructed to be the tallest Obelisk of its kind in the world at 6,666 (some say 6,660) inches high and 666 inches wide along each side at the base, one of the original concepts for the Washington Monument included Apollo (the Greek version of Osiris) triumphantly returning in his heavenly chariot, and another illustrating a tower “like that of Babel” for its head.

Any of these designs would have been equally appropriate to the thirty-three-hundred-pound pyramidal capstone it now displays, as all three concepts carried the meaning necessary to accomplish what late researcher David Flynn described as,

“the same secret knowledge preserved by the mystery schools since the time of the Pelasgians [that] display modern Isis Osiris worship.” [iv]

This is to say, the “seed” discharged from a Tower-of-Babel-shaped head would magically issue forth the same as would proceed from the existing Egyptian capstone – the offspring of Apollo/Osiris/Nimrod.

The greatest minds in Freemasonry, whose beliefs set the tone for the design of the capital city, its Great Seal, its Dome, and its Obelisk, understood and wrote about this intent.

Albert Pike described it as Isis and Osiris’,

“Active and Passive Principles of the Universe…commonly symbolized by the generative parts of man and woman,” [v] and Freemason writer Albert Mackey described not only the Obelisk, but added the importance of the circle around its base, saying, “The Phallus was an imitation of the male generative organ. It was represented… by a column [Obelisk] that was surrounded by a circle at the base.” [vi]

Washington Dome facing Obelisk

In Egypt, where the parodies and rituals for raising Osiris to life through these magical constructs was perfected, Pharaoh served as the “fit extension” for the reborn god to take residence in as the “sex act” was ritualized at the temple of Amun-Ra.

The all-seeing eye of Horus/Osiris/Apollo above the unfinished pyramid on the Great Seal forecasts the culmination of this event – that is, the actual return of Osiris – for the United States.

This ancient occultism is troubling when harmonized with the two mottoes on the Great Seal – “annuit coeptis” and “novus ordo seclorum” – taken from ancient texts related to the god Apollo.

The motto “annuit coeptis” is from Virgil’s Aeneid, in which Ascanius, the son of Aeneas from conquered Troy, prays to Apollo’s father, Jupiter [Zeus] whose thunder and lightning marked Vatican Square on the resignation of Pope Benedict.

Charles Thompson, designer of the Great Seal’s final version, condensed line 625 of book IX of Virgil’s Aeneid, which reads,

“Juppiter omnipotes, audacibus annue coeptis” [‘All-powerful Jupiter favors (the) daring undertakings’],” to “Annuit coeptis [‘He approves (our) undertakings’].”

Was Thompson instructed to do this to conceal the true identity of the “he” of the Great Seal – the mythical father-god Jupiter, who gives Apollo life?

The second and most indisputable authentication that the Great Seal’s symbols and mottoes are in fact a hidden prophesy concerning the return of Apollo is “novus ordo seclorum” (“a new order of the ages”), adapted by Charles Thomson in 1782 when designing the Great Seal.

According to the official record, Thomson – a friend of the Masons and great supporter of Benjamin Franklin’s American Philosophical Society – created the phrase from inspiration he found in a prophetic line in Virgil’s Eclogue IV:

“Magnus ab integro seclorum nascitur ordo” [Virgil’s Eclogue IV (line 5)], the interpretation of the original Latin being “and the majestic roll of circling centuries begins anew.”

This same Cumaean Sibyl is even prominently featured alongside Old Testament prophets in Michelangelo’s paintings in the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican. Yet upon reading Virgil’s text, it is abundantly clear whom the prophetess of Apollo – directly tied to Washington and the Vatican – was talking about.

The divine son, which comes of the Sibyl’s prophecy, is to be spawned of,

“a new breed of men sent down from heaven” when he receives “the life of gods, and see Heroes with gods commingling.”

According to the prophecy, this is Apollo, son of Jupiter (Zeus), who returns to earth through mystical “life” given to him from the gods when the deity returns to reign over the earth in a new golden age.

From the beginning of the prophecy we read:

        Now the last age by Cumae’s Sibyl sung

        Has come and gone, and the majestic roll

        Of circling centuries begins anew:

        Justice returns, returns old Saturn’s reign,

        With a new breed of men sent down from heaven.

        Only do thou, at the boy’s birth in whom

        The iron shall cease, the golden race arise,

        Befriend him, chaste Lucina; ‘tis thine own Apollo reigns.
        He shall receive the life of gods, and see

        Heroes with gods commingling, and himself

        Be seen of them, and with his father’s worth

        Reign o’er a world…
        Assume thy greatness, for the time draws nigh,

        Dear child of gods, great progeny of Jove [Jupiter/Zeus]!

        See how it totters - the world’s orbed might,

        Earth, and wide ocean, and the vault profound,

        All, see, enraptured of the coming time! [11]

According to Virgil and the Cumaean Sibyl, whose prophecy formed the novus ordo seclorum of the Great Seal of the United States, the new world order begins during a time of chaos when the earth and oceans are tottering – a time like today.

This is when the “son” of promise arrives on earth – Apollo incarnate. His coming was augured by thunder and lightning just hours after Pope Benedict resigned, and now the Domes and Obelisks at the Vatican and Washington stand ready for the secret, metaphysical ritual to be performed to assure his arrival.

We use the phrase “performed in secret” because what the vast majority of people throughout America and Rome do not know is that the “raising” ceremony of Apollo/Osiris is conducted inside the headquarters of the Scottish Rite Freemasonry in the House of the Temple by the Supreme Council 33rd Degree over Washington, DC following the election and inauguration of every American President (just as their Egyptian forefathers did at the temple of Amun-Ra in Karnak) in keeping with the tradition of installing within him the representative spirit of Osiris until such time as the god himself shall fulfill the Great Seal prophecy and return in flesh – in other words, now.

The most recent Osiris-endowed US President, Obama, is headed for Israel to announce “peace, peace” at the very same time the College of Cardinals will be assembling in Rome for conclave to elect the prophesied final pope – Petrus Romanus.

Preparing Religious People to Accept the Incarnation of Apollo/Osiris

…as a Newly Arrived “Alien” Serpent-Savior

Initially, when reading the material above in light of the coded book that Jesuit Guy Consolmagno pointed Tom Horn to, A Case of Conscience, one is tempted to puzzle why a novel written in 1958 furtively touched on (or was guided by a warning or mocking spirit to forecast) how some of Rome’s then-quiet Jesuit astronomers and theologians might later become the ones to argue in favor of what could become end-times deception involving the “fertility” of Satan as an “alien” serpent-savior from the prophesied seed (Apollo/Osiris/Antichrist) of the Evil One.

Upon further contemplation, however, this is really not that astonishing.

It was, after all, the Roman Catholic theologians who provided the “liveliest speculation” on the existence and nature of extraterrestrials four years after Blish’s book was printed, when the executive secretary of the American Rocket Society published conjectures on the subject. [vii]

Since then, other Vatican authorities have further contended the extraterrestrials might actually express the glory of God better than we humans do, even leading mankind to venerate them as gods, a recurrent theme articulated among numerous Jesuit astronomers.

Father Daniel C. Raible thought the eventual acceptance of aliens as objects of worship might naturally occur as a result of them having godlike qualities and preternatural gifts ascribed by humans to divinity:

For example, they might enjoy infused knowledge (they would literally be born with extensive knowledge and would find the acquisition of further knowledge easy and enjoyable); they might be blessed with harmony and concord in the working of their bodily and spiritual faculties; they might be spared the ultimate dissolution of death, passing to their reward at the end of their time of trial as peacefully as the sun sinks below the horizon at the end of the day.

They might possess all these preternatural gifts or only some of them in any of various combinations that are limited only by the omnipotence and providence of God. [viii]

Father Domenico Grasso not only thought such beings would be, “far ahead of us in science and related fields,” [ix] but that their version of salvation might be based on a savior other than Jesus… even a messianic member of their own race.

These beings, closer to God than man (perhaps even unfallen), would possess superior theology that could “expand markedly” our terrestrial understanding of redemption and knowledge of God, something current Vatican theologians such as professor of fundamental theology at the Pontificia Università della Santa Croce in Rome [connected with Opus Dei], Giuseppe Tanzella-Nitti, agree with.

Another Church scholar, Father Thomas F. O’Meara, a theologian at the University of Notre Dame, imagined these godlike beings spread out across universes,

“on untold planets called to a special relationship with God” and that “it is a mistake to think that our understanding of ‘covenant,’ the ‘reign of God,’ ‘redemption,’ or ‘shared life’ exhausts the modes by which divine power shares something of its infinite life.” [x]

Such Catholic leaders believe these spiritually superior aliens may even have been created by God with the future redemption of humanity in mind – beings who know their place in the eternal scheme of things to evangelize humans when the time is right.

This disturbing and potentially prophetic belief is partially based on theological arguments made by such priests as Monsignor Januaris De Concilio, professor of theology at Immaculate Seminary in New Jersey, who believed,

“that the immense distance in intellect between human beings and the angels suggest that God would create intermediate species to fill in the gap, and these species would be ETI [Extraterrestrial Intelligence].” [xi]

Monsignor Corrado Balducci (who during his life was the official mouthpiece of the Roman Catholic Church concerning the reality of aliens) agreed with De Concilio, saying,

“It is entirely credible that in the enormous distance between Angels and humans, there could be found some middle stage - that is, beings with a body like ours but more elevated spiritually.” [xii]

When imagining how this issue could finally be settled, Paul Thigpen for The Catholic Answer section of Our Sunday Visitor resolved that,

“nothing short of a public, thoroughly documented encounter between earthlings and aliens (or their relics) will be conclusive.” [xiii]

According to the Quran, the primary religious text of Islam, this encounter may happen sooner than most suspect and at a specific and hidden time that God Himself has already chosen.

In Revelation, Rationality, Knowledge & Truth, Muslim scholar Mirza Tahir Ahmad quotes verse 42:30 of the Quran, which says,

“And among His Signs is the Creation of the heavens and the earth, and of whatever living creatures [da’bbah] He has spread forth in both.… And He has the power to gather them together [jam-’i-him] when He will so please”. [xiv]

Ahmad says of this:

Jam-’i-him is the Arabic expression in this verse which specifically speaks of bringing together of life on earth and the life elsewhere. When this meeting of the two will take place is not specified, nor is it mentioned whether it will happen here on earth or elsewhere.

One thing however, is definitely stated: this event will most certainly come to pass whenever God so desires. It should be kept in mind that the word jama’ can imply either a physical contact or a contact through communication.

Only the future will tell how and when this contact will take place, but the very fact that more than fourteen hundred years ago such a possibility was even predicted is miraculous in itself. [xv]

Furthermore, the expectation that aliens are headed our way extends to the nonreligious worldview as well.

Lewis White Black, a philosopher at the University of Rochester, writes,

“I believe even responsible scientific speculation and expensive technology of space exploration in search of other life are the peculiarly modern equivalent of angelology and Utopia or demonology and apocalypse.” [xvi]

Black then adds,

“Exobiology recapitulates eschatology. The eschatological hope of help from heaven revives when the heavens of modern astronomy replace the Heaven of religion. That we can learn from more advanced societies in the skies the secret of survival is the eschatological hope which motivates, or at least is used to justify, the work of exobiologists.” [xvii]

This applies broadly to other spiritualities as well.

For instance, the founder of analytical psychology, Carl Jung, wrote concerning ET belief:

“In addition to their obviously superior technology they are credited with the superior wisdom and moral goodness which would, on the other hand, enable them to save humanity.” [xviii]

Speaking of the UFO as an archetype, Jung describes its messianic qualities as creating,

“the image of the divine-human personality, the Primordial Man or Anthropos, a chen-yen (true or whole man), and Elijah who calls down fire from heaven, rises up to heaven in a fiery chariot, and is a forerunner of the Messiah, the dogmatized figure of Christ, as well as of Khidir, the Verdant one, who is a parallel to Elijah: like him, he wanders over the earth as a human personification of Allah.” [xix]

Thus a belief in “godly” aliens that will ultimately come in contact with man has wide interfaith acceptance among secularists, spiritualists, and the world’s largest religions, who seem ready and even excited about embracing their Official Disclosure moment – something these authors believe holds dangerous and deceptive end-times ramifications.


    [i] James Lees-Milne, Saint Peter’s: The Story of Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome (Little, Brown, 1967), 221.
    [ii] Rebecca Zorach and Michael W. Cole, The Idol in the Age of Art (Ashgate, 2009), 61.
    [iii] Rebecca Zorach and Michael W. Cole, The Idol in the Age of Art, 63.
    [iv] David Flynn, Cydonia: The Secret Chronicles of Mars (Bozwman, MT: End Time Thunder, 2002),156.
    [v] Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma: Of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, (Forgotten Books), 401.
    [vi] Albert Mackey, A Manual of the Lodge (1870), 56.
    [vii] James Harford, “Rational Beings in Other Worlds,” Jubilee: A Magazine of the Church and Her People, vol. 10, 1962, 19.
    [viii] Daniel C. Raible, “Rational Life in Outer Space?” America: A Catholic Review of the Week, vol. 103, 1960, 533.
    [ix] “Missionaries to Space,” Newsweek Magazine, February 1960, 90.
    [x] Thomas F. O’Meara, “Christian Theology and Extraterrestrial Intelligent Life,” Theological Studies 60 (1999): 23–24.
    [xi] Paul Thigpen, “Life on Other Planets: Are Catholics Free to Debate the Issue?” Our Sunday Visitor, November 1, 2010, http://www.osv.com/tabid/7631/itemid/7002/Life-on-Other-Planets.aspx.
    [xii] Zecharia Sitchin, “Sitchin and Vatican Theologian Discuss UFO’s, Extraterrestrials, Angels, Creation of Man”

    [xiii] Paul Thigpen, “Life on Other Planets,” http://www.osv.com/tabid/7631/itemid/7002/Life-on-Other-Planets.aspx.
    [xiv] http://www.alislam.org/library/books/revelation/part_4_section_7.html.
    [xv] Ibid.
    [xvi] Lewis White Black, “Extraterrestrial Intelligent Life,” as quoted in: E. Regis, Extraterrestrials (London: Cambridge University Press, 1987), 13.
    [xvii] Ibid., 13–14.
    [xviii] C. G. Jung, Flying Saucers (New York, NY: MJF Books, 1997), 11.
    [xix] Ibid., 21–22.


(Pt 1)

THE ROLE OF PETRUS for the Alien Savior
February 24, 2013

Last Sunday, Pope Benedict stood before a crowd of 50-thousand people and announced:

“The time of testing is here.”

This oblique reference to the start of great tribulation reflects our previous work, Petrus Romanus, in which we carefully detailed a prophecy by Malachy O’Morgair, or “Saint Malachy” as he is known to Catholics, having to do with “the last pope.”

The Prophecy of the Popes, hidden for hundreds of years inside the highly guarded vaults of the Vatican library contains a list of Latin verses predicting each of the Roman Catholic popes from Pope Celestine II to the final pope, Petrus Romanus or “Peter the Roman,” whose reign assists the rise of Antichrist and ends in the destruction of Rome. According to this nine-hundred-year-old prophecy, the pope following Benedict XVI is this final pontiff.

The last segment of the prophecy reads:

In the extreme persecution of the Holy Roman Church, there will sit Peter the Roman, who will nourish the sheep in many tribulations; when they are finished, the City of Seven Hills will be destroyed, and the dreadful judge will judge his people. The End. [i]

While investigating this mysterious prophecy, we learned of the long line of other Roman Catholic leaders who, down through time, also foresaw Rome being destroyed after becoming an engine of the Antichrist.

A remarkable example of this was Dr. Henry Edward Cardinal Manning, who delivered a series of lectures in 1861 under the title, “The Present Crises of the Holy See Tested by Prophecy,” in which he predicted a future crisis in the Roman Catholic Church resulting in apostasy and the rise of the False Prophet and Antichrist.

Of the prophecy in the book of Revelation (chapter 18) concerning the end-time destruction of Mystery Babylon, Manning wrote:

We read in the Book Apocalypse, of the city of Rome, that she said in the pride of her heart,

    “I sit as a queen, and am no widow, and sorrow I shall not see. Therefore shall her plagues come in one day: death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be burned with fire, because God is strong who shall judge her.”

Some of the greatest writers of the Church tell us that… the great City of Seven Hills…the city of Rome will probably become apostate…and that Rome will again be punished, for he will depart from it; and the judgment of God will fall. [ii]

Manning continued, explaining how Catholicism’s greatest theologians agreed with this point of view:

The apostasy of the city of Rome…and its destruction by Antichrist may be thoughts so new to many Catholics, that I think it well to recite the text of theologians, of greatest repute.

First, Malvenda, who writes expressly on the subject, states as the opinion of Ribera, Gaspar Melus, Viegas, Suarez, Bellarmine, and Bosius, that Rome shall apostatize from the faith, drive away the Vicar of Christ, and return to its ancient paganism.

Malvenda’s words are:

    But Rome itself in the last times of the world will return to its ancient idolatry, power, and imperial greatness. It will cast out its Pontiff, altogether apostatize from the Christian faith, terribly persecute the Church, shed the blood of martyrs more cruelly than ever, and will recover its former state of abundant wealth, or even greater than it had under its first rulers.

Lessius says:

    “In the time of Antichrist, Rome shall be destroyed, as we see openly from the thirteenth chapter of the Apocalypse;” and again: “The woman whom thou sawest is the great city, which hath kingdom over the kings of the earth, in which is signified Rome in its impiety, such as it was in the time of St. John, and shall be again at the end of the world.”

And Bellarmine:

    “In the time of Antichrist, Rome shall be desolated and burnt, as we learn from the sixteenth verse of the seventeenth chapter of the Apocalypse.”

On which words the Jesuit Erbermann comments as follows:

    “We all confess with Bellarmine that the Roman people, a little before the end of the world, will return to paganism, and drive out the Roman Pontiff.”

Viegas, on the eighteenth chapter of the Apocalypse says:

    “Rome, in the last age of the world, after it has apostatized from the faith, will attain great power and splendor of wealth, and its sway will be widely spread throughout the world, and flourish greatly.

    Living in luxury and the abundance of all things, it will worship idols, and be steeped in all kinds of superstition, and will pay honor to false gods.

    And because of the vast effusion of the blood of martyrs which was shed under the emperors, God will most severely and justly avenge them, and it shall be utterly destroyed, and burned by a most terrible and afflicting conflagration.” [iii]

With the forthcoming election of Petrus Romanus on everybody’s mind and not yet knowing who the Final Pope that leads Rome into destruction and great tribulation described by Catholic seers above will actually be, we should remind readers of the 61-year old codex we uncovered in our book Petrus Romanus.

It was written by Jesuit academic Rene Thibaut in 1958 and contains an intriguing suggestion that the next pope will either be named ‘Pius’ or will somehow be related to a pope of that name from the past.

Commenting on just one of the hidden anagrams he discovered in the Prophecy of the Popes, he observes,

“Note that this way of dividing the words to sort various meanings is a method dear to the ancient Irish.” [iv]

A simple example of an anagram is seen in the Latin text “Peregrinus apostolicus” [v] which was the prophecy for the ninety-sixth pope on the list, Pius VI.

The anagram not only reveals the papal name, it does it twice: PeregIinUS aPostolIcUS. That’s right! The name “Pius” is rather transparently embedded in the original Latin text twice, which is rather astounding considering we have a published copy of the Prophecy of the Popes dated almost two hundred years before Pius VI was elected.

Furthermore, Thibaut argues the encrypted couplet within “Apostolic pilgrim” signifies both Pius VI and the very next pope Pius VII who were both forced into foreign exile (i.e., pilgrims). He also suggests that the repetition serves as a poetic refrain.

In other words, “Pius! Pius!” is similar to the excited binary “Mayday, Mayday!” that sailors cry out in dire circumstances. [vi]

With this in mind, we pointed readers last year to the electrifying visions of another pope named Pius – Pope Pius X who served as pope from 1903 to 1914 and who saw a papal successor carrying the same name Pius fleeing Rome over the bodies of dead priests at the onset of the end times. Pius X is widely reported to have said:

What I have seen is terrifying! Will I be the one, or will it be a successor? What is certain is that the Pope will leave Rome and, in leaving the Vatican, he will have to pass over the dead bodies of his priests! Do not tell anyone this while I am alive. [vii]

In a second vision during an audience with the Franciscan order in 1909, Pope Pius X appeared to fall into a trance.

After a few moments, he opened his eyes and rose to his feet, announcing:

I have seen one of my successors, of the same name [a future pope named Pius], who was fleeing over the dead bodies of his brethren. He will take refuge in some hiding place; but after a brief respite, he will die a cruel death.

Respect for God has disappeared from human hearts. They wish to efface even God’s memory. This perversity is nothing less than the beginning of the last days of the world. [viii]

The third part of the Secret of Fátima, which was supposedly released in total by the Vatican June 26, 2000, seems to echo the visions of Pius X. A section of the material reads:

…before reaching there the Holy Father passed through a big city half in ruins and half trembling with halting step, afflicted with pain and sorrow, he prayed for the souls of the corpses he met on his way; having reached the top of the mountain, on his knees at the foot of the big Cross he was killed by a group of soldiers who fired bullets and arrows at him, and in the same way there died one after another the other Bishops, Priests, men and women Religious, and various lay people of different ranks and positions. [ix]

The conceptual framework of these visions and their validity is volatile among many Catholics who believe Rome is complicit in an intentional cover-up involving the true Third Secret of Fátima as well as other suppressed Catholic foresights that are rife with wildly different predictions concerning the future prophetic role of the Roman Catholic Church.

Marian apparitions, visions by popes, interpretations by cardinals of the apocalypse, and approved mystical prophecies often stand at odds with recent Vatican publications.

Even the “Catechism of the Catholic Church” approved by the Church and promulgated by Pope John Paul II (released in English in 1994, the first catechism in more than four hundred years), which draws on the Bible, the mass, the sacraments, traditions, teachings, and the lives of the saints, states under the section The Church’s Ultimate Trial:


Before Christ’s second coming the Church must pass through a final trial that will shake the faith of many believers.

The persecution that accompanies her pilgrimage on earth will unveil the mystery of iniquity in the form of a religious deception offering men an apparent solution to their problems at the price of apostasy from the Truth.

The supreme religious deception is that of the Antichrist, a pseudo-messianism by which man glorifies himself in the place of God and his Messiah who has come in the flesh.[x]

Recent Catholic priests have confirmed these visions of destroyed apostate Rome, some pointing to the conclave and the inevitable danger of the False Prophet rising from within the ranks of Catholicism.

These were also discussed in the 2012 book, Petrus Romanus as:

Father E. Sylvester Berry, whose book The Apocalypse of Saint John foretold the usurpation of the papacy by a false prophet; Father Herman Bernard Kramer, whose work The Book of Destiny painted a terrifying scenario in which Satan enters the church and assassinates the true pope (possibly during conclave) in order that his false pope can rise to rule the world; as well as similar beliefs by priests like Father John F. O’Connor, Father Alfred Kunz, and Father Malachi Martin...

In a two-hour presentation, Father O’Connor gave a homily titled “The Reign of the Antichrist,” in which he described how changes within [the Roman Catholic] institution were already at work before his death to provide for the coming of Antichrist. [xi]

O’Connor’s worst fears have certainly been realized.

An associate of Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI who is considered one of the most important Catholic theologians of the twentieth century, Hans Urs von Balthasar, wrote a provocative essay, “Casta Meretrix,” (“Chaste Harlot”) that not only identified the Roman Catholic Church as the Great Harlot, but embraced it:

The figure of the prostitute [forma meretricis] is so appropriate for the Church…that it…defines the Church of the New Covenant in her most splendid mystery of salvation.

The fact that the Synagogue left the Holy Land to go and be among the pagans was an infidelity of Jerusalem, the fact that “she opened her legs in every road in the world.”

But this same movement, which brings her to all the peoples, is the mission of the Church. She must unite and merge herself with every people, and this new apostolic form of union cannot be avoided. [xii]

While the embrace of whoredom is astonishing, the convicting words of prophecy,

“Come out of her, my people, That ye be not partakers of her sins, And that ye receive not of her plagues” (Revelation 18:4), seem to forecast such apostasy.


    [i] “Prophecy of the Popes,” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, last modified, February 6, 2013, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prophecy_of_the_popes.
    [ii] Thomas Horn and Cris Putnam, Petrus Romanus: The Final Pope Is Here (Crane, MO: Defender Publishing, 2012), 79–80.
    [iii] Ibid., 81–82.
    [iv] Ibid., 93 (translation by Putnam).
    [v] In the Wion manuscript which reads Peregin’ apostolic’ the raised ‘ is a common scribal notation for an “us” ending. It looks similar to a fat comma placed after the letter on the median line represented us or os, generally at the end of the word being the Nominative case affix of the second declension sometimes is or simply s. The apostrophe used today originated from various marks in sigla, hence its current use in elision, such as in the Saxon genitive.

    See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scribal_abbreviation#Latin_alphabet.
    [vi] René Thibaut, La Mystérieuse, 91.
    [vii] Ketchum, The Evidence for End Time Prophecy (Bloomington, IN: iUniverse, 2003), 81.
    [viii] Ibid., 81.
    [ix] “Our Lady of Fátima,” Wikipedia, endnote 34, last modified January 24, 2012, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_Lady_of_F%C3%A1tima#cite_note-33.
    [x] Catechism of the Catholic Church: Second Edition, Catholic Church (Random House Digital, Inc., 2003), 193–194.
    [xi] Thomas Horn and Cris Putnam, Petrus Romanus, 442–443.
    [xii] Hans Urs von Balthasar, Casta Meretrix, in Sponsa Verbi, (Brescia: Morceliana, 1969), 267. Translated here: http://www.traditioninaction.org/ProgressivistDoc/A_043_BalthasarMeretrix.htm.


 (Pt 1)


Fatima, La Salette
February 26, 2013

Possibly at the center of the Prophecy of the Popes and a “Vatican cover-up” of the complete vision of Fátima (and related prophecies) is a potential papal contender for the role of Petrus Romanus or “Peter the Roman” – Cardinal Tarcisio Pietro (Peter) Bertone, who was born in Romano (the Roman) Canavese (“Peter the Roman”).

Tarcisio Pietro Bertone

Among other things, Cardinal Bertone is, at the time Exo-Vaticana heads to the printer, second in command at the Vatican. As the Secretary of State and the Pope’s Camerlengo (Italian for “Chamberlain”), he is responsible during a papal vacancy to serve as acting Head of State of the Vatican City until “the time of agreement” and the election of a new pope.

This means, if even only for a few weeks, a man whose name literally means “Peter the Roman” will hold the most powerful position at the Vatican starting in a few days.

Our interest for the moment is with his 2007 book, The Last Seer of Fátima that appears to have accomplished exactly the opposite of its primary objective, mainly, to refute another work by famous Italian media personality, journalist, and author Antonio Socci, whose manuscript The Fourth Secret of Fátima claims the Holy See has repressed information concerning the true secrets delivered in Marian apparitions to three shepherd children in the rural Portuguese village of Fátima in 1917.

The three young people were Lúcia (Lucy) dos Santos and her cousins Francisco Marto and his sister Jacinta Marto, whose visions – containing elements of prophecy and eschatology – are officially sanctioned by the Catholic Church.

In his uncharacteristically explosive response to Cardinal BertoneDear Cardinal Bertone: Who Between You and Me is Deliberately Lying? – we first discover how, after significant time and investigation, Mr. Socci concluded the Vatican had withheld an important part of the Fátima revelation during its celebrated press conference and release of “The Message of Fátima,” June 26, 2000.

Socci describes in the introduction to his book how at first he truly believed the Vatican’s official version of the Fátima Message, prepared at that time by Cardinal Ratzinger (current Pope Benedict XVI) and Monsignor Tarcisio Bertone (possible next and final pope), which with its release to the public claimed to be the final Secret.

Then Socci came across an article by Italian journalist Vittorio Messori, entitled “The Fátima Secret, the Cell of Sister Lucy Has Been Sealed,” and a series of questions cast suspicions on the Vatican’s authorized publication for which Socci had no answers.

Why would Messori, whom Socci describes as “a great journalist, extremely precise… the most translated Catholic columnist in the world,” [i] want to challenge the Church’s official version of the Third Secret without good cause, he reasoned.

Not long after, Socci came across a second similar thesis published in Italy by a young and careful writer named Solideo Paolini, which convinced Socci to begin a probe of his own focusing on the biggest question of them all – was a portion of Lucy’s hand-written document, which contained the principal words “of the Blessed Virgin Mother” concerning end-times conditions at Rome, being withheld from public view by the Vatican due to its potentially explosive content?

Socci’s suspicions only deepened after he requested an interview (well ahead of his work, The Fourth Secret of Fátima which later cast doubts on Rome’s official story) with Cardinal Bertone, who, together with Joseph Ratzinger, had coauthored the June 26, 2000 Vatican document that purportedly released the final segment of the “The Message of Fátima.” [ii]

“I’ve searched many influential authorities inside the Curia, like Cardinal Bertone, today Secretary of State in the Vatican, who was central to the publication of the Secret in 2000,” Socci says.

“The Cardinal, who actually favored me with his personal consideration, having asked me to conduct conferences in his former diocese of Genoa, [now] didn’t deem it necessary to [even] answer my request for an interview. He was within his rights to make this choice, of course, but this only increased the fear of the existence of embarrassing questions, and most of all, that there is something (extremely important) which needs to be kept hidden.”


Though not expecting to uncover such a colossal enigma, in the end Socci was left convinced that two sets of the Fátima Secret actually exist: one which the public has seen, and another, which for reasons yet unknown, the Vatican is keeping buried.

At the beginning of this possible plot was a description of the Third Secret given by Cardinal Angelo Sodano a full five weeks before the June 26, 2000 “Message of Fátima” was delivered by Rome.

Sodano’s comments came during Pope John Paul II’s beautification of Jacinta and Francisco at Fátima, when he surprised many in a speech, saying the vision of a “bishop clothed in white” who makes his way with great effort past the corpses of bishops, priests, and many lay persons, is only “apparently dead” when he falls to the ground under a burst of gunfire. [iv]

Using the added language “apparently dead,” Cardinal Sodano went on to suggest the Fátima vision had been fulfilled in the 1981 assassination attempt against John Paul II.

“It appeared evident to His Holiness that it was ‘a motherly hand which guided the bullet’s path,’ enabling the ‘dying Pope’ to halt ‘at the threshold of death.’”


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Though some applauded Sodano’s presentation that day, others saw in it, and him, a concerted cover-up, as the Fátima prophecy and the alleged fulfillment in 1981 bore significant differences.

The Washington Post was happy to point out these glaring contradictions on July 1, 2000 when under the stinging headline, “Third Secret Spurs More Questions: Fátima Interpretation Departs from Vision” the newspaper opined:

On May 13, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, a top Vatican official, announced the imminent release of the carefully guarded text.

He said the Third Secret of Fátima foretold not the end of the world, as some had speculated, but the May 13, 1981, shooting of Pope John Paul II in St. Peter’s Square.

Sodano said the manuscript…tells of a “bishop clothed in white” who, while making his way amid corpses of martyrs, “falls to the ground, apparently dead, under a burst of gunfire.”

But the text released Monday (June 26) leaves no doubt about the bishop’s fate, saying that he “was killed by a group of soldiers who fired bullets and arrows at him.”

Everyone with the pontiff also dies: bishops, priests, monks, nuns and lay people. John Paul survived his shooting at the hands of a single gunman, Mehmet Ali Agca, and no one in the crowd was harmed in the attack. [vi]

Other facts the Washington Post did not point out is how according to the prophecy the pope is killed in “a big city half in ruins” while walking to the top of a mountain and kneeling at the foot of a cross.

John Paul was riding in the pope’s car through St. Peter’s square, not walking, there was no big mountain or kneeling at a cross, and the city was not half-destroyed. And then there is the contradictory testimony by Cardinal Ratzinger (current Pope Benedict XVI) himself from 1984, which he gave in an interview with the Pauline Sisters’ newsletter (Jesus Magazine) and which was re-published a year later in The Ratzinger Report, titled “Here is Why the Faith is in Crisis.”

In this discussion, Ratzinger, who had read the actual Fátima Secret, said the vision involved “dangers threatening the faith and the life of the Christian and therefore [the life] of the world” as well as marking the beginning of the end times. [vii]

Additionally, he said, “the things contained in [the] Third Secret correspond to what has been announced in Scripture and has been said again and again in many other Marian apparitions” and that, “If it is not made public, at least for the time being, it is in order to prevent religious prophecy from being mistaken for a quest for the sensational.”[viii]

Concerned Catholics have since contrasted this 1984 testimony with the more recent report by Ratzinger, and have wondered when, where, and under what circumstance his account changed.

The 1981 assassination attempt against John Paul II certainly did not fulfill the published parts of the Fátima vision nor correspond to the “last times” as depicted in the Bible. And then there is the affirmation by the Vatican’s most respected scholars who had deduced from years of studying the Fátima prophecy that it concerned an end-time global crisis of faith emanating from the highest echelons at Rome.

Celebrated Cardinal Mario Luigi Ciappi (1909–1996) served as the personal theologian to five popes including John Paul II and unreservedly held that in,

“the Third Secret it is foretold, among other things, that the great apostasy in the Church begins at the top”.


Cardinal Silvio Oddi added in a March, 1990 interview with Il Sabato magazine in Rome, Italy:

“…the Third Secret alluded to dark times for the Church: grave confusions and troubling apostasies within Catholicism itself… If we consider the grave crisis we have lived through since the [Vatican II] Council, the signs that this prophecy has been fulfilled do not seem to be lacking.”


Even more impressive in his testimony was the late Father Joaquin Alonso who knew Sister Lucy personally, had conversations with her, was for sixteen years the archivist at Fátima, and who before his death in 1981, stated the following concerning the Third Secret:

…the text makes concrete references to the crisis of faith within the Church and to the negligence of the pastors themselves [and the] internal struggles in the very bosom of the Church and of grave pastoral negligence by the upper hierarchy… terrible things are to happen.

These form the content of the third part of the Secret… [and] like the secret of La Salette, for example, there are more concrete references to the internal struggles of Catholics or to the fall of priests and religious. P

erhaps it even refers to the failures of the upper hierarchy of the Church. For that matter, none of this is foreign to other communications Sister Lucy has had on this subject.[xi]

Perhaps most unvarying among those who actually had access to and read the Fátima message was Jesuit Malachi Martin, a close personal friend of Pope Paul VI who worked within the Holy See doing research on the Dead Sea Scrolls, publishing articles in journals on Semitic paleography, and teaching Aramaic, Hebrew, and Sacred Scripture.

As a member of the Vatican Advisory Council and personal secretary to renowned Jesuit Cardinal Augustin Bea, Martin had privileged information pertaining to secretive church and world issues, including the Third Secret of Fátima, which Martin hinted spelled out parts of the plan to formerly install the dreaded False Prophet (Petrus Romanus?) during a “Final Conclave.”

Comparing the conflicting statements between Cardinal Ratzinger and Malachi Martin, Father Charles Fiore, a good friend of the murdered priest Alfred J. Kunz (discussed elsewhere in this book) and the late eminent theologian Fr. John Hardon, said in a taped interview:

“We have two different Cardinal Ratzingers; we have two different messages. But Malachi Martin was consistent all the way through.”


Wikipedia’s entry on the Three Secrets of Fátima adds:

On a syndicated radio broadcast, Father Malachi Martin was asked the following question by a caller:

“I had a Jesuit priest tell me more of the Third Secret of Fátima years ago, in Perth. He said, among other things, the last pope would be under control of Satan… Any comment on that?”

Fr. Martin responded,

“Yes, it sounds as if they were reading, or being told, the text of the Third Secret.”

In a taped interview with Bernard Janzen, Fr. Martin was asked the following question:

“Who are the people who are working so hard to suppress Fátima?”

Fr. Martin responded,

“A bunch, a whole bunch, of Catholic prelates in Rome, who belong to Satan. They’re servants of Satan. And the servants of Satan outside the Church, in various organizations; they want to destroy the Catholicism of the Church, and keep it as a stabilizing factor in human affairs. It’s an alliance. A dirty alliance, a filthy alliance…”

In the same interview, Fr. Martin also said with respect to Lucia [Lucy of Fátima] that,

“They’ve (The Vatican) published forged letters in her name; they’ve made her say things she didn’t want to say. They put statements on her lips she never made.”


One thing is certain; something unnerving did seem to be happening around and with Sister Lucy in the lead-up to the release of the so-called Final Secret.

After all, the first two parts of the Message of Fátima had been publically issued by her Bishop in 1941, and the Third Secret sent to the Holy See with instructions that it be made public in 1960.

That year was chosen according to Lucy because the “Holy Mother” had revealed to her that it would then be when “the Message will appear more clear.” And lo and behold it was immediately following 1960 that Vatican II set in motion what many conservative Catholics today believe is a crisis of faith in the form of Roman heresies.

And though there could have been much more to the revelation than just a Vatican II warning, and the Secret was not released in 1960 as it was supposed to be anyway (so we may never know), when Pope John XXIII read the contents of the secret, he refused to publish it, and it remained under lock and key until it was supposedly disclosed in the year 2000.

If the first two Secrets were any indication of the scope and accuracy of the Third one, they had been amazingly insightful including the “miracle of the sun” that was witnessed,

“by over 70,000 persons (including non-believers hoping to dispel the apparitions), whereby the sun itself [seemed to be] dislodged from its setting and performed miraculous maneuvers while emitting astonishing light displays; the end of World War I; the name of the pope who would be reigning at the beginning of World War II; the extraordinary heavenly phenomenon that would be witnessed worldwide foretelling of the beginning of World War II; the ascendance of Russia (a weak and insignificant nation in 1917) to an evil monolithic power that would afflict the world with suffering and death.”


But something about the Third and Final Secret was different, a phenomenon evidently to be avoided and obfuscated at all costs by the hierarchy of Rome.

At a minimum, it spoke of the apostatizing of the clergy and dogma that followed Vatican II. And yet perhaps these were simply devices to lead to something more sinister, elements so dark that it was keeping Lucy awake at night. When she finally had written down the Secret in 1944 under obedience to Rome, she had a hard time doing so because of its terrifying contents.

It had taken a fresh visit from the “Holy Mother” herself to convince Lucy it was okay.

Then in the years following, she had been ordered by the Vatican to remain silent concerning its disclosure. Visits to her for hours at a time were made by Cardinal Bertone under orders from the pope during which the two of them would go over the diminutive aspects of the vision in private. This happened in 2000, again in 2001, and again in 2003.

When at age ninety-seven the Carmelite nun finally passed away (2005), taking whatever secrets remained with her to the grave, her behavior at the last seemed odd to Catholics who understood Roman doctrinal “salvation” implications.

Antonio Socci comments on this, pointing out how the long visits with the aged seer were not videotaped or recorded for posterity because viewers would have seen for themselves the psychological pressure that was being exerted on the cloistered Sister.

“These thoughts came back to my mind while I was reading a passage of Bertone’s book, in which the Cardinal remembers that at one point the seer was ‘irritated’, and she told him ‘I’m not going to confession!’”

About this, Socci wonders,

“What kind of question could Sister Lucy answer to so strongly? Maybe someone was reminding the old Sister of the ecclesiastical power, and hinting that she would ‘not get absolution’? We don’t know, because the prelate [Bertone] – who knows and remembers the Sister’s (quite tough) answer very well – says he literally ‘forgot’ what his question was.”


It appears in truth that poor Lucy was trapped inside a sinister ring of Romanita Omertà Siciliani or “Mafia Code of Silence” imposed by Rome.

Yet Socci believes the full truth of Fátima may have gotten out anyway, and based on his investigation he offers a brave theory in his book The Fourth Secret of Fátima about what actually transpired in 2000 behind the Vatican’s walls.

John Vennari summarizes Socci’s shocking hypothesis this way:

Socci believes that when John Paul II decided to release the Secret, a power-struggle of sorts erupted in the Vatican. He postulates that John Paul II and Cardinal Ratzinger wanted to release the Secret in its entirety, but Cardinal Sodano, then Vatican Secretary of State, opposed the idea. And opposition from a Vatican Secretary of State is formidable.

A compromise was reached that sadly reveals heroic virtue from none of the main players.

The “Bishop dressed in white” vision, which is the four pages written by Sister Lucy would be initially revealed by Cardinal Sodano, along with his ludicrous interpretation that the Secret is nothing more than the predicted 1981 assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II.

At the same time, at the May 13 2000 beatification ceremony of Jacinta and Francisco, Pope John Paul II would “reveal” the other part – the most “terrifying part” – of the Secret obliquely in his sermon.

It was here that John Paul II spoke on the Apocalypse:

“Another portent appeared in Heaven; behold, a great red dragon”.

(Apoc. 12: 3)

These words from the first reading of the Mass make us think of the great struggle between good and evil, showing how, when man puts God aside, he cannot achieve happiness, but ends up destroying himself… The Message of Fátima is a call to conversion, alerting humanity to have nothing to do with the “dragon” whose,

“tail swept down a third of the stars of Heaven, and dragged them to the earth”.

(Apoc. 12:4)

The Fathers of the Church have always interpreted the stars as the clergy, and the stars swept up in the dragon’s tail indicates a great number of churchmen who would be under the influence of the devil.

This was Pope John Paul II’s way of explaining that the Third Secret also predicts a great apostasy.[xvi]

If Socci is correct in this analysis, Bishop Richard Nelson Williamson, an English traditionalist Catholic and member of the Society of St. Pius X who opposes changes in the Catholic Church brought on by Vatican II, may have verified his hypothesis in 2005 when he related how a priest acquaintance of his from Austria shared privately that Cardinal Ratzinger had confessed:

“I have two problems on my conscience: Archbishop Lefebvre and Fátima. As to the latter, my hand was forced.”

Who could have “forced” Ratzinger’s hand to go along with a false or partial statement on the final Fátima Secret? Was it pressure from the papal office, or, as Williamson questions, “Some hidden power behind both Pope and Cardinal?” [xvii]

If Pope John Paul II’s sermon at Fátima did in fact speak to the “terrifying part” of the Final Secret – as in the Dragon’s tail sweeping down a third of the clergy to do his bidding – we are left with the unsettling impression that at least 33 percent (Masonic marker) of the Vatican’s hierarchy are committed to a Satanic Plan.


[i] John Vennari, “The Fourth Secret of Fátima,” Catholic Family News, last accessed February 13, 2012, http://www.cfnews.org/Socci-FourthSecret.htm.
[ii] See: http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_20000626_message-fatima_en.html.
[iii] John Vennari, “The Fourth Secret of Fátima,” Fátima.org, last accessed February 13, 2012, http://www.fatima.org/news/newsviews/010207fourthsecret.asp.
[iv] “Cardinal Sodano Reads a Text on the ‘Third Secret,’” Fátima.org, May 13, 2000, http://www.fatima.org/news/newsviews/thirdsecret01.asp?printer.
[v] Ibid.
[vi] John Vennari “The Fourth Secret of Fátima,” Catholic Family News.
[vii] “Joseph Ratzinger as Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith,” Wikipedia, last modified November 14, 2011, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Ratzinger_as_Prefect_of_the_Congregation_for_the_Doctrine_of_the_Faith.
[viii] “Published Testimony: Cardinal Ratzinger (November 1984),” Fátima.org, last accessed February 13, 2012, http://www.fatima.org/thirdsecret/ratzinger.asp?printer.
[ix] John Vennari “The Fourth Secret of Fátima,” Catholic Family News.
[x] “Cardinal Oddi on the REAL Third Secret of Fátima: ‘The Blessed Virgin was Alerting Us Against the Apostacy in the Church,” last accessed February 13, 2012, http://www.tldm.org/news7/thirdsecretcardinaloddi.htm.
[xi] Published Testimony: Cardinal Alonso (1975–1981),” Fátima.org, last accessed February 13, 2012, http://www.fatima.org/thirdsecret/fralonso.asp.
[xii] “Three Secrets of Fátima,”Wikipedia, last modified February 6, 2012, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Secrets_of_F%C3%A1tima.
[xiii] Ibid.
[xiv] Erven Park, “‘Diabolic Disorientation’ in the Church,” New Oxford Review, October 2006, http://www.newoxfordreview.org/article.jsp?did=1006-park.
[xv] Antonio Socci, “Dear Cardinal Bertone: Who between You and Me is Deliberately Lying? And Please Don’t Mention Freemasonry,” last accessed February 13, 2012, http://www.fatimacrusader.com/cr86/cr86pg35.asp.
[xvi] John Vennari, “The Fourth Secret of Fátima,” Catholic Family News, last accessed February 13, 2012, http://www.cfnews.org/Socci-FourthSecret.htm.
[xvii] Bishop Richard Williamson, “Bishop Fellay of the Society of St. Pius X to Meet Pope August 29,” August 15, 2005, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/1464382/posts.


The Warning Of La Salette
February 27, 2013

Most people are probably unaware that in addition to the Secrets of Fátima, a second, most renowned Marian apparition from La Salette, France, which was approved by Popes Pius IX and Leo XIII, revealed analogous information about a crisis of faith that would transpire within Roman Catholicism in the last days, during which Rome would become the seat of the Antichrist.

Delivered to Mélanie Calvat and Maximin Giraud on September 19, 1846, while they tended cattle in the mountains, the Secret of La Salette reads in part:

The earth will be struck by calamities of all kinds (in addition to plague and famine which will be wide-spread). There will be a series of wars until the last war, which will then be fought by the ten Kings of the Antichrist, all of whom will have one and the same plan and will be the only rulers of the world.

Before this comes to pass, there will be a kind of false peace in the world. People will think of nothing but amusement.

The wicked will give themselves over to all kinds of sin…this will be the hour of darkness. The Church will suffer a terrible crisis… Rome will lose the Faith and become the seat of the Antichrist… The Church will be in eclipse, the world will be in dismay.[i]

In The Plot Against The Pope; Coup dé’tat in the Conclave – 1958, Gary Giuffré discusses how French Masonic influences who had infiltrated the Catholic clergy in the 1800s were working overtime to suppress and discredit the Secret of La Salette, even though its message had been officially favored by two popes.

This was because at that time, prophetic references to Rome “becoming the seat of Antichrist” was forming a common eschatology among Catholic scholars like Cardinal Henry Manning (discussed elsewhere in this book), Bishop Salvator Grafen Zola, and Frederick William Helle, who saw in these predictions the work of Masonically infested clergy who plotted the overthrow of the papacy and the use of the Church as a political vehicle for an ‘occult’ World Order.

“These kinds of details, found in the genuine, modern-day, Marian prophecies, would always generate the greatest opposition from the Church’s enemies who had infiltrated her structures,” wrote Giuffré.

“For they threatened to expose the satanic plot and long-time goal of the Masonic Lodge’s agents in the Vatican, to usurp and control the papal chair.”


And it has to be remembered that the specter of infiltration of the Roman Catholic hierarchy by members of Freemasonry’s luciferian “light bearers” was a fairly well-established agenda historically, one which Pope Pius IX called the “Synagogue of Satan.”

Pope Leo XIII went so far as to issue a damning encyclical (Humanum Genus) on April 20, 1884 against the efforts to invade and corrupt Roman Catholicism by Freemasons, and yet Leo’s own Secretary of State, Cardinal Mariano Rampolla del Tindaro was later identified as a secret Freemason of the diabolical Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.) sect of whom Satanist Aleister Crowley belonged and later became leader.

When Pope Leo passed away in 1903, it was widely anticipated that Rampolla would replace him as pope, and Rampolla did receive the early votes during conclave.

Then something extraordinary happened, and the balloting was interrupted when Prince Jan Maurycy Paweł Puzyna de Kosielsko, a Polish Roman Catholic Cardinal from Kraków, rose on behalf of his Sovereign, Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria, and shocked the assembly by declaring in Latin,

“…officially and in the name and by the authority of Franz-Josef, Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary, that His Majesty, in virtue of an ancient right and privilege, pronounces the veto of exclusion against my Most Eminent Lord, Cardinal Mariano Rampolla del Tindaro.”


This Jus Exclusivæ (“right of exclusion” or papal veto) was an ancient rule of order claimed by Catholic monarchs to veto a candidate for the papacy.

“At times the right was claimed by the French monarch, the Spanish monarch, the Holy Roman Emperor, and the Emperor of Austria. These powers would make known to a papal conclave, through a crown-cardinal, that a certain candidate for election was considered objectionable as a prospective Pope.”


It has since been suggested by some historians that the alert Emperor Franz Joseph knew something of Rampolla’s masonic connection and saved Rome from usurpation.

It is also noteworthy that the official Liber LII Manifesto of the O.T.O. BAPHOMET XI° does indeed list Cardinal Rampolla among its members.[v] But was Rampolla just one of many covert Masons? The answer to that question appears to be yes according to experts like the late Canadian naval officer, author, and popular lecturer William James Guy Carr.

In addition to his accounts of wartime activity as a Navigating Submarine Officer during World War One, Carr – though a conspiracy theorist – was a noted authority on the history of the Illuminati and its connection to Freemasonry. He chronicled the movement from its founding in 1776 by Adam Weishaupt to its purported penetration of the Vatican.

In 1959, Carr published The Red Fog Over America, in which he said:

Weishaupt boasted that the Illuminati would infiltrate into the Vatican and bore from within, until they left it nothing but an empty shell…

Since I exposed certain events which indicate that agentur of the Illuminati have infiltrated into the Vatican, I have received a number of letters from priests who have studied in the Vatican…

Those who wrote assured me that the fears I express are more than well founded. One priest informed me that the Pope was surrounded by picked “Specialists”, “Experts” and “Advisors” to such an extent that he was little better than a prisoner in his own palace. Another priest informed me of the eternal surveillance exercised over the Pope…those who maintain the surveillance…give him no freedom of action even in the privacy of his own chambers.

The priest said,

‘Those who exercise this surveillance are all hand-picked members of a certain order and they all come from the same institution… where Weishaupt… conspired.’”


Carr’s description matches so closely to what Malachi Martin and similar priests have alleged on different occasions concerning a formidable Illuminati-Masonic group inside the Vatican that it is tempting to believe Malachi himself may have been one of Carr’s informants.

  • But was this Illuminated council the unseen hand in Rome that “forced” Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict) and Cardinal Bertone to issue what Antonio Socci thought was astuzia inganno (cunning deception) at Fátima?
  • And would this indicate both the current pope and his Secretary of State are clandestinely committed to, or being forced to go along with, the overarching scheme of a secret order inside the Holy See?

The solidarity between Pope Benedict and Cardinal Bertone goes back a long way and it certainly appears to have continued – at least for the first few years of Benedict’s papacy – in the time following the “Message of Fátima” controversy.

After being elected pope in April, 2005 and taking his place as successor of John Paul II as Sovereign of the Vatican City State and leader of the Roman Catholic Church, Ratzinger as “Pope Benedict XVI” quickly appointed Cardinal Bertone to replace Fátima co-conspirator Angelo Sodano as the Cardinal Secretary of State.

On April 4, 2007, Benedict also appointed Bertone as his Camerlengo to administrate the duty of the Pope in the case of a vacancy of the papacy. Benedict has since made decisions that indicate Bertone could be (or once was) his choice for successor, and both men have at times appeared to be stacking and massaging the Red Hats in Bertone’s favor for the next (final?) conclave.

This was noted in the May 13, 2011 National Catholic Reporter article, “A Triptych on Benedict’s Papacy, and Hints of What Lies Beyond,” when NCR Senior Correspondent John L. Allen Jr. spoke of the shake-up inside the Roman Curia (the Curia is the administrative apparatus of the Vatican and, together with the pope, the central governing body of the Catholic Church) in which Italian Archbishop Giovanni Angelo Becciu was appointed the Substitute for General Affairs by Pope Benedict XVI.

Becciu, who replaced Archbishop Fernando Filoni for the job, seemed at first an odd selection to Vatican insiders.

“Given how difficult it is to master the role [of Substitute], many observers found it curious that Filoni would be shipped out after less than four years, to be replaced by someone in Becciu who has no previous experience at all working inside the Vatican,” observed the NCR.


But then the nail was hit on the head when the news service added,

“When the dust settles, the most obvious beneficiary of these moves would seem to be Italian Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Secretary of State, who will not have to be concerned about the new substitute forming a rival center of power.”


The job of the Substitute for General Affairs has been described as the most complicated and demanding responsibility in the Roman Curia due to the staggering amount of concerns the Substitute must carry on a daily basis.

Roughly compared to a White House Chief of Staff, the Substitute meets with the Pontiff usually once per day to administer Vatican affairs and also regularly reports to the Cardinal Secretary of State (currently Cardinal Bertone). The organizational “success or failure of a papacy often rests on his shoulders,” adds the NCR.

And those who have handled the office well over the years,

“have been the stuff of legend: Giovanni Battista Montini, for instance, was the substitute under Pius XII from 1937 to 1953, and went on to become Pope Paul VI; Giovanni Benelli, who was Paul’s own substitute from 1967 to 1977, was widely understood to be the power behind the throne” (emphasis added).


Of course, just when we thought it couldn’t get any more obvious, another – and this time unprecedented – move to consolidate his power (and which also raises the question of a third contender for the throne of St. Peter) was made by Bertone himself. It followed the October 24, 2011, document, “Toward Reforming the International Financial and Monetary Systems in the Context of a Global Public Authority,” which amounted to a call by the Vatican for a World Political and Financial Authority.

Published by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, which is headed by Cardinal Peter Turkson, the media was quick – inside and outside Christianity – to see the dark side of socialism raising its head, not to mention prophetic implications of the paper’s call for a Global Authority seated inside the United Nations.

In a different chapter we explain how this new unsettling directive attempts to devise a “moral” mandate for establishing “a global public authority” and “a central world bank” that would oversee individual and world pecuniary institutions through subjugation to a new global power made,

“at the cost of a gradual, balanced transfer of a part of each nation’s powers to a world authority and to regional authorities”.


The document was addressed at the 2011 G20 Summit in Cannes in comments by President Barack Obama and French President Nicholas Sarkozy, but nothing came of it there due to what Cardinal Bertone did just ten days later.

And this is where things start getting interesting, as some soothsayers were already predicting that the author of the document, Peter Turkson of Ghana (Peter the Roman?) could be the next pope, as he is considered papabile by the College of Cardinals.

Following the election of America’s first black president in Obama, analysts around the world began speculating that perhaps Rome would follow suit and roll out the red carpet for a black pope, the first in fifteen hundred years, in somebody like Turkson.

Cardinal Francis Arinze, whom Ronald L. Conte Jr. believes will be the next pope and fulfill “The Prophecy of the Popes” by taking the name Pius XIII, is also a black man, an Igbo Nigerian considered papabile since before the 2005 conclave that elected Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI).

“The election of Barack Obama as the first African-American US President could pave the way for the election of [a] black Pope, according to a leading black American Catholic,” wrote the Times Online in 2008.

“Wilton Daniel Gregory, 60, the Archbishop of Atlanta, said that in the past Pope Benedict XVI had himself suggested that the election of a black pontiff would ‘send a splendid signal to the world’ about the universal Church.”


The Associated Press agreed.

“The pope has appointed Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana to head the Vatican’s justice and peace office, a high-profile post that cements his reputation as a possible future papal candidate… Turkson told reporters there was no reason there couldn’t be a black pope, particularly after Barack Obama was elected U.S. president.”


Given that Turkson is popular in some circles, here is how the National Catholic Reporter heralded the release of his document on Reforming the International Financial and Monetary Systems in their October 28, 2011, headline: A Papal Contender Grabs the Spotlight:

Rome saw a striking coincidence this week, which could be either simple luck or a sign of things to come.

There were two big-ticket Vatican news flashes, Monday’s note on reform of the international economy and Thursday’s summit of religious leaders in Assisi. In both cases, the same Vatican official was a prime mover: Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.

Turkson, still young in church terms at 63, was the chief organizer of the Assisi gathering, just as he was the top signatory on the document blasting “neo-liberal” ideologies and calling for a “true world political authority” to regulate the economy. During Vatican press conferences to present both, Turkson was the star attraction each time.

Can anyone say, papabile?


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Only a week following the National Catholic Reporter celebration, however, and only ten days after Turkson released his document calling for a global financial authority, an emergency summit at the Vatican was called by… you guessed it… the Secretariat of State – Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone.

And this time he wasn’t taking any prisoners. Bertone blasted the document by Turkson and laid down a new set of laws. From that day forward, he ordered, any new Vatican text would have to be authorized in advance by himself.

The popular Chiesa News in Rome said of the power play:

Precisely when the G20 summit in Cannes was coming to its weak and uncertain conclusion, on that same Friday, November 4 at the Vatican, a smaller summit convened in the secretariat of state…

In the hot seat was the [Turkson] document on the global financial crisis released ten days earlier by the pontifical council for justice and peace… The secretary of state, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, complained that he had not known about it until the last moment. And precisely for this reason he had called that meeting in the secretariat of state.

The conclusion of the summit was that this binding order would be transmitted to all of the offices of the curia: from that point on, nothing in writing would be released unless it had been inspected and authorized by the secretariat of state. [xvi]

While Bertone convinced some Vatican watchers that his overreaching motives had to do with protecting the Holy See from confusion by claiming that he had been in the dark and thus side-swiped by the release of the document (a case Chiesa News thoroughly debunked), others saw in it another giant step in Bertone carefully solidifying his powerbase in Rome.

They also imagined that old enemy the Freemasons having something to do with it.

“It would seem that the dark forces in the Vatican are making their moves to seize control of the Catholic Church,” wrote Catholic Jew Aron Ben Gilad.

“They are using the recent document of the Pontifical Council of Justice and Peace on the global financial crisis as the excuse to seize autocratic control of all the congregations of the curia and putting them under the control of Cardinal Bertone and the Vatican’s Secretariat of State. Whatever the merits or demerits of this document is not the important question, but its use as an instrument for ecclesiastical masonry to take control of the Roman Curia”.


Top Vatican watcher and journalist Andrea Tornielli had stated as much earlier, documenting how Bertone had been consolidating his influence in the Vatican:

…through a number of actions: he appointed bishops who are well known to him and friends in key roles, especially in positions involving the management and control of the Holy See’s finances. The last individual appointed, was the Bishop of Alexandria Giuseppe Versaldinew, to the position of President of the Prefecture for Economic Affairs of the Holy See…

On the other hand, Bertone has done away with prelates who had moved against him in some way or another, such as Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, who had left the Government office to become Nuncio (ambassador) to the United States, or Bishop Vincenzo di Mauro, who left the Office of Economic Affairs to become Archbishop of Vigevano. [xviii]


[i] “Apparition of the Blessed Virgin on the Mountain of La Sette,” last accessed February 13, 2012, http://www.thepopeinred.com/secret.htm.
[ii] As quoted in “Warnings from Heaven Suppressed,” last accessed February 13, 2012, http://www.cardinalsiriandtheplotagainstthepope.com/warnings_from_heaven.htm.
[iii] Yves Chiron, Saint Pius X: Restorer of the Church (Angelus Press, 2002) 122.
[iv] “Jus Exclusivæ,” Wikipedia, last modified December 7, 2012, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jus_exclusivae.
[v] “Liber LII: Manifesto of the O.T.O.,” last accessed February 13, 2012, http://lib.oto-usa.org/libri/liber0052.html.
[vi] William Guy Carr, The Red Fog Over America (Hollywood, CA: Angriff Press, 1959), 225–226.
[vii] John L. Allen, “A Triptych on Benedict’s Papacy, and Hints of What Lies Beyond,” May 13, 2011, http://ncronline.org/blogs/all-things-catholic/triptych-benedict%E2%80%99s-papacy-and-hints-what-lies-beyond.
[viii] Ibid.
[ix] Ibid.
[x] Edward Pentin, “Naming of New Cardinals Prompts Speculation about New Pope,” Newsmax, January 10, 2012, http://www.newsmax.com/EdwardPentin/Cardinals-Pope-Benedict-Successor/2012/01/10/id/423629.
[xi] Ibid.
[xii] The full text of “Toward Reforming the International Financial and Monetary Systems in the Context of a Global Public Authority” can be read at: Zenit: The World Seen from Rome, October 24, 2011, last accessed January 19, 2012, http://www.zenit.org/article-33718?l=english.
[xiii] Richard Owen, “ROME: Black Pope Could Follow Barack Obama’s Election, Says US Archbishop,” Virtue Online, November 6, 2008, http://www.virtueonline.org/portal/modules/news/article.php?storyid=9314.
[xiv] The Associated Press, “Ghanaian Cardinal to Head Vatican’s Peace Office,” USA Today, October 24, 2009, http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2009-10-24-vatican-africa_N.htm.
[xv] John L. Allen, “A Papal Contender Grabs the Spotlight,” National Catholic Reporter, October 28, 2011, http://ncronline.org/blogs/all-things-catholic/papal-contender-grabs-spotlight.
[xvi] Sandro Magister, “Too Much Confusion. Bertone Puts the Curia Under Lock and Key,” Cheisa, November 10, 2011, http://chiesa.espresso.repubblica.it/articolo/1350080?eng=y.
[xvii] “Cardinal Bertone Seizes Control of the Curia,” November 14, 2011, http://aronbengilad.blogspot.com/2011/11/cardinal-bertone-seizes-control-of.html.
[xviii] Andrea Tornielli, “Cardinal Bertone Turns 77,” Vatican Insider, December 12, 2011, http://vaticaninsider.lastampa.it/en/homepage/the-vatican/detail/articolo/bertone-cardinale-vaticano-vatican-cardinal-cardenal-10436/



Dark Horses Appear
March 5, 2013

A few years ago one could have thought with some certainty that Cardinal “Peter the Roman” Bertone would be a shoo-in for Petrus Romanus.

However, as we move into 2013, cracks have appeared in the foundation of his sand castle, and not everybody in the Curia – including former Pope Benedict XVI, himself – may be as eager to support him as they once were.

As Pope Benedict stepped down like these authors predicted he would, claims of mismanagement by Bertone have surfaced in Rome, leaked from competing factions in the Church that are more than happy to seize opportunity to cast aspersion on his leadership in order to elevate their own standing among the College of Cardinals.

This may include Archbishop Vigano, whose personal letters to Pope Benedict and Cardinal Bertone concerning his reassignment as Nuncio were partially broadcast by an Italian television news program in January 2012.

The letters, confirmed by the Vatican as authentic, exposed a blistering relationship between himself and Bertone involving political jockeying and financial deal making including charges of,

“corruption, nepotism and cronyism linked to the awarding of contracts to contractors at inflated prices.”


Most Vatican sources agree that an internal campaign involving Machiavellian manipulation and maneuverings – what Phillip Pullella for Reuters called “a sort of ‘mutiny of the monsignors’” [iii] – has been playing out behind the scenes against Bertone.

The same sources say,

“the rebels have the tacit backing of a former secretary of state, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, an influential power-broker in his own right and a veteran diplomat who served under the late Pope John Paul II for 15 years.”


If Sodano truly is behind a campaign to undermine papal possibilities for Bertone, suspicions deepen that something may be lingering between Fátima cover-up conspirators Ratzinger, Bertone, and Sodano, as the reader might recall Antonio Socci’s belief that when John Paul II decided to release the Third Secret of Fátima, a power-struggle of sorts erupted in the Vatican when future Pope Benedict XVI (Cardinal Ratzinger) wanted to release the Secret in its entirety, but Cardinal Sodano, then Vatican Secretary of State, opposed the idea.

Whatever the case may be, the January 26, 2012 headline at The New York Times said it all: “Transfer of Vatican Official Who Exposed Corruption Hints at Power Struggle,” [v] and echoed the fact that, just like in American presidential politics, today’s rising star at the Vatican can all-to-soon become crushed under the juggernaut of ambitious and motivated men if one does not vigilantly maintain every bit as much cunning as their challengers.

Other dubious movements in Rome also verified a game was afoot.

This includes a hasty appointment on January 11, 2012, by Pope Benedict XVI of another Italian, Archbishop Lorenzo Baldisseri, as the new secretary of the Congregation for Bishops (the branch of the Roman Curia that oversees the selection of new bishops). Baldisseri is intriguing because his Principal Consecrator during his 1963 ordination was Bertone predecessor and Fátima deception accomplice, Cardinal Angelo Sodano.

And Baldisseri’s ordination to priesthood occurred June 29, 1963, eight (8) days after Giovanni Montini (Pope Paul VI) was elected.

This is interesting on two levels. First, the number eight (8) is associated with destiny, divinity, occult fertility rites, resurrection, and the incarnation of Jesus (888), as any Bishop of Rome knows. But more importantly, the exact date of Baldisseri’s ordination – June 29, 1963 – is the very day on which Malachi Martin swore the “enthronement of the fallen Archangel Lucifer” took place in the Roman Catholic Citadel.

This rituale, as Martin had called it, had two primary objectives:

  1. to enthrone Lucifer as the true Prince over Rome
  2. to assure the sorcerous inception and embodiment in flesh of that immaterial spirit into a priest was made, one who would later become Petrus Romanus

In his book, Windswept House, Martin wrote:

The Enthronement of the Fallen Archangel Lucifer was effected within the Roman Catholic Citadel on June 29, 1963; a fitting date for the historic promise about to be fulfilled.

As the principal agents of this Ceremonial well knew, Satanist tradition had long predicted that the Time of the Prince would be ushered in at the moment when a Pope would take the name of the Apostle Paul [Pope Paul VI].

That requirement – the signal that the Availing Time had begun – had been accomplished just eight days before with the election of the latest Peter-in-the-Line.[vi]

The big problem with Baldisseri is that he does not yet appear papabile, so his role may be coincidental or that of a carrier collaborator, for the mystery of the 1963 conclave, which began June 19 and ended June 21 with the election of Pope Paul VI, carries a secret most in the public are completely unaware of but that Malachi Martin most courageously took on.

It is called in investigative circles, “The Siri Thesis,” and involves whispered evidence that Cardinal Giuseppe Siri of Genoa actually received the majority vote in both the 1958 and 1963 conclaves but under mysterious pressure (presumably from Masonic influences) refused the papal office.

When asked twenty years later if in both conclaves he had initially been elected as pontiff, Siri responded,

“I am bound by the secret. This secret is horrible. I would have books to write about the different conclaves. Very serious things have taken place. But I can say nothing.”


Malachi Martin wasn’t so silent.

He claimed to be an eye-witness of the 1963 Conclave and in his book, The Keys of This Blood, said that Siri was in fact elected pope in both 1958 and 1963, but that his election was “set aside” because of “interference” by an,

“emissary of an internationally based organization” (the Freemasons).


Given that our bestselling book, Petrus Romanus: The Final Pope is Here, is based in part on the prophecy attributed to St. Malachy called “The Prophecy of the Popes,” we would be remiss not to also point out how, in 1958, the inevitability of Siri’s election was believed so strongly that in Italy,

“the prophesy of Saint Malachy, describing Pius’ successor as ‘Shepherd and Sailor’ [#107 in the Prophecy of the Popes] (Pastor et Nauta), was commonly attributed to the illustrious Archbishop of Genoa [Siri].

The maritime city had been his life-long home, where he was born the son of a dockworker. It was the most important seaport in the country, and birthplace of Christopher Columbus.

A Genoan newspaper would write: ‘No one better than Siri could symbolize this motto: he is a pastor of highest virtues, a captain of the ship, born and raised on the sea.’” [ix]

So how and for what purpose could the election of Siri have been set aside and covered up so completely? William G. von Peters, Ph.D., explains in The Siri Thesis:

Most Catholics today, simply cannot comprehend why or how such a crime could have been so successfully carried out almost undetected by the outside world, with the active participation of high princes of the Church, over the span of a generation, as alleged by the “Siri thesis”. Surely such a long, drawn-out conspiracy would be beyond the ability of even the most evil of men.

But 130 years ago, Pope Pius IX explained that:

“If one takes into consideration the immense development which [the]…secret societies have attained; the length of time they are persevering in their vigor; their furious aggressiveness; the tenacity with which their members cling to the association and to the false principles it professes; the persevering mutual cooperation of so many different types of men in the promotion of evil; one can hardly deny that the SUPREME ARCHITECT [the god of Freemasonry] of these associations (seeing that the cause must be proportional to the effect) can be none other than he who in the sacred writings is styled the PRINCE OF THE WORLD; and that Satan himself even by his physical cooperation, directs and inspires at least the leaders of these bodies physically cooperating with them.”


Further speculation about the Masonic plot originally spelled out in the Alta Vendita does seem related to what went on in the 1958 and 1963 conclaves because it was under these secret meetings when the popes were “elected” that would implement the Second Vatican Council and its Vendita-like heretical decrees.

Of course we could cite once again a plethora of Church Fathers, Marian apparitions, and Catholic seers down through time that had forecast these events as a pre-game for the arrival of Petrus Romanus.

Even Saint Francis of Assisi – one of the most venerated religious figures in history – gathered his devotees shortly before his death and prophesied that:

“At the time of this tribulation a man, not canonically elected, will be raised to the Pontificate, who, by his cunning, will endeavor to draw many into error and death… Some preachers will keep silence about the truth, and others will trample it under foot and deny it…for in those days Jesus Christ will send them not a true Pastor, but a destroyer.”


As we were writing our book, the Vatican entered the Golden Anniversary of Vatican II, a perfect time, Illuminati would say, to install Petrus Romanus and to exact their revenge.

But we are left, at least for the moment, with a quandary as to which of the candidates we have discussed in this chapter (or perhaps an as yet unidentified contender) will fulfill the dark augury of the Prophecy of the Popes amidst a showdown that is set to occur among the College of Cardinals inside the Sistine Chapel in the Palace of the Vatican during the next few weeks.

The unpleasant reality is that a conflict over who will become Petrus Romanus is boiling beneath the surface, largely unknown to the public but nevertheless foresaw by Catholic mystics such as Father Herman Bernard Kramer in his work, “The Book of Destiny.” Note his frightening and strange interpretation of the twelfth chapter of the Book of Revelation concerning “the great wonder” mentioned in verse one.

Father Kramer prophesied:

The “sign” in heaven is that of a woman with child crying out in her travail and anguish of delivery. In that travail, she gives birth to some definite “person” who is to RULE the Church with a rod of iron (verse 5). It then points to a conflict waged within the Church to elect one who was to “rule all nations” in the manner clearly stated.

In accord with the text this is unmistakably a PAPAL ELECTION, for only Christ and his Vicar have the divine right to rule ALL NATIONS…

But at this time the great powers may take a menacing attitude to hinder the election of the logical and expected candidate by threats of a general apostasy, assassination or imprisonment of this candidate if elected.” [xii]

While we disagree with Kramer’s interpretation of the book of Revelation, the idea that a specific “person” was born and is now of the appropriate age to fulfill the incarnation of St. Malachy’s Prophecy of the Popes and to produce the Man of Sin, is without question.

Kramer’s fear that,

“great powers may take a menacing attitude to hinder the election of the logical and expected candidate” also reverberates the sentiment of other priests, past and present, including Cardinal Archbishop Paolo Romeo, the leader of Sicily’s Catholics, who made headlines February 10, 2012 when the Italian newspaper Il Fatto Quotidiano (which is famous for breaking exclusives) published parts of a secret communiqué involving the Cardinal and a criminal

conspiracy to assassinate Pope Benedict XVI before the end of 2012.


Evidently at the center of the Mordkomplott (or contract to kill the pope) was political machinations in Rome involving Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, whose growing thirst for power Benedict had come to hate according to the leaked document, and another Italian now favored as successor by Benedict, Cardinal Angelo Scola, currently the Archbishop of Milan.

The contract against the pope and the prediction by Cardinal Paola that was allegedly made in secret to his Italian and Chinese business partners in Beijing concerning Benedict not living past the end of 2012 was apparently believed serious enough that somebody among Paola’s listeners,

“suspected that he himself was involved in a specific plot to assassinate Pope Benedict XVI. At least one of those present therefore reported the Cardinal’s words to Rome, and a special report on the incident – complied by Cardinal Darío Castrillón Hoyos and written in German in an attempt to stop it from being leaked – was presented to the Pope on 30 December last year.”


Was Benedict’s decision to step down (which he did secretly and officially in 2012 right when we said he would but waited until 2013 to make public) made as a result of pressure from those who had threatened his life?

Whether or not the threat whispered by Paola was actually formulated, the report illustrates once again how efforts were being made by at least some members of the College of Cardinals to align themselves as candidates for Petrus Romanus.


  • Francis Arinze
  • Tarcisio Bertone
  • Peter Turkson
  • Angelo Scola,

…last year we rounded out our top ten candidates for the Final Pope in descending order with Cardinals,

  • Gianfranco Ravasi
  • Leonardo Sandri
  • Ennio Antonelli
  • Jean-Louis Tauran
  • Christoph Schönborn
  • Marc Quellet

Time will tell if any of these are elected or if another candidate will become Petrus Romanus, but with these in mind, a finishing thought each of these papal contenders may want to consider is how many Catholics believe the sixteenth-century seer Nostradamus was actually the author of “The Prophecy of the Popes.”

If that is so, the popular West African Cardinal Peter Turkson being “young” in terms of electability at age sixty-three may have a way of coming back around.

The “dark horse” candidate Turkson – and his ideas for a one-world financial and political authority housed in the United Nations – could become a remarkable and unexpected fulfillment of both the Prophecy of the Popes and Nostradamus’s prediction of an end-times “young black pope” who seizes control of the Roman Hierarchy with the assistance of conspirators during times of darkness and war.

In Quatrain 6.25 Nostradamus wrote:

Through Mars adverse [a time of war] will be the monarchy
Of the great fisherman [the pope] in trouble ruinous
A young black red [a young black Cardinal] will seize the hierarchy
The predators acting on a foggy day

One final thought for this entry…

Contemporaneous to the arrival of the False Prophet (Petrus Romanus?) is a prophecy from what is widely considered the most important work of Jewish Kabbalah, the Zohar, a collection of books written in medieval Aramaic over seven hundred years ago containing mystical commentary on the Pentateuch (five books of Moses, the Torah).

In addition to interpreting Scripture, the “Vaera” section (volume 3, section 34) includes “The signs heralding Mashiach,” or “The coming of the Messiah.”

The fascinating date for “his” appearance is set in the Zohar in 2012-2013! Given the rejection of Jesus by orthodox Jews as Messiah, Christians understand this “coming” would herald the unveiling of Antichrist.

J.R. Church of Prophecy in the News called our office a couple years back and led us through verses 476-483 of this part of the Zohar to point out what nobody in the 2012 research community had written before – that the time of Jacob’s trouble (the Great Tribulation, which some Catholic scholars say begins with the election of Petrus Romanus) will commence according to this ancient text in the year 2012-2013 when the “kings of the earth” gather in Rome, possibly during a papal conclave, and are killed by fiery stones or missiles from the sky.

The prophecy in the Zohar, given by Jews hundreds of years separate from the divination of “the last pope,” is amazing when compared with the Catholic prediction.

The final pope, “Peter the Roman,” whose reign ends in the destruction of Rome, will assume authority during a time of great tribulation, and then,

“the City of Seven Hills will be destroyed, and the terrible and fearsome Judge will judge his people.”

But Dr. Church pointed out how in the Jewish Zohar, this vision of the destruction of Rome is repeated, though one prophecy connects it to the coming of the False Prophet, and the other, the Antichrist:

This ancient rabbinical dissertation claims that Rome will be destroyed in the Jewish calendar year 5773, which, in our calendar begins with the new moon of September 2012 and concludes a year later in 2013:

“In the year seventy-three [2012/2013] the kings of the world will assemble in the great city of Rome, and the Holy One will shower on them fire and hail and meteoric stones until they are all destroyed, with the exception of those who will not yet have arrived there.”

Is he hinting at the destruction of Mystery Babylon? He notes that not all kings will be destroyed. Of those remaining, he says:

“These will commence anew to make other wars. From that time the Messiah will begin to declare himself, and round him there will be gathered many nations and many hosts from the uttermost ends of the earth.”


Thus the false messiah (antichrist) was predicted in a seven-hundred-year-old Jewish prophecy to appear in 2012-2013.

Similarly, the nine-hundred-year-old Prophecy of the Popes looks to be unfolding in parallel fashion to provide Petrus Romanus – the Final Pope.

It won’t be long now before we know if these Jewish sages were correct.


[i] “Monsignors’ Mutiny,” revealed by Vatican leaks, Philip Pullella | Reuters – Mon, Feb 13, 2012.
[ii] Francis X. Rocca, “Vatican Downplays Charges of Financial ‘Corruption,’” Catholic News Service, January 26, 2012, http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/1200336.htm.
[iii] “Monsignors’ Mutiny” revealed by Vatican leaks, Philip Pullella | Reuters – Mon, Feb 13, 2012.
[iv] Ibid.
[v] Elisabetta Povoledo, “Transfer of Vatican Official Who Exposed Corruption Hints at Power Struggle,” The New York Times, January 26, 2012, http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/27/world/europe/archbishop-viganos-transfer-hints-at-vatican-power-struggle.html.
[vi] Malachi Martin, Windswept House, 7.
[vii] Malachi Martin, The Keys of This Blood (New York, NY: Touchstone, 1991), 607–608.
[viii] Ibid.
[ix] The Siri Thesis, compiled by. William G. von Peters, Ph.D., 8; viewable here: http://www.cartesio-episteme.net/st/siri-thesis.doc.
[x] Ibid., 30.
[xi] Works of the Seraphic Father St. Francis of Assisi (1182–1226), Washbourne, 1882 AD, 248.
[xii] Rev. Herman Bernard Kramer, The Book of Destiny, (Belleville, IL: Buechler Publishing Company, 1955), 277.
[xiii] See: http://www.ilfattoquotidiano.it/2012/02/10/complotto-di-morte-benedetto-xvi/190221/.
[xiv] “‘Within Twelve Months, the Pope Will Die’ – What Are We to Make of These Alleged Words of Cardinal Paolo Romeo?” February 10, 2012, http://areluctantsinner.blogspot.com/2012/02/within-twelve-months-pope-will-die-what.html.
[xv] J. R. Church, e-mail message to Tom Horn, 2009.



Here It Comes, Ready Or Not
March 5, 2013

As our book Exo-Vaticana heads to the printer we still do not know whether the last pope will turn out to be a person on our short list, but, whoever he is, intrigue surrounds how he may accommodate the newly celebrated astro-theology of Rome’s top astronomers and theologians and whether this will somehow fulfill the Catholic prophecies of the coming Man of Sin – the seed of Satan – either as an alien serpent-savior, or as a deceiver that points mankind to a god of another world.

In point of fact, the Bible describes both the False Prophet (Petrus Romanus?) and the Antichrist as having allegiances and endowments not of this Earth.

Not only can both of them call “fire” (lightning that struck St. Peter’s Basilica two weeks ago?) down from out of those heavens suspected to be the host-location of aliens (see Revelation 13:12–14 as a clear alliance with the “powers” of the celestial realm), but the prophet Daniel tells us their belief system will actually honor a “strange, alien god.”

In Daniel 11:38–39 we read:

But in his estate shall he honor the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honor with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.

Thus shall he do in the most strong holds [Hebrew Mauzzim] with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain.

Several parts of Daniel’s prophecy stand out as very unusual.

First, the “God of forces” or alternately “god of fortresses” (מעזים אלה) has been connected to Baal-Shamem, literally “Lord of the Heavens,” a deity whom the Manichaean Gnostics later worshipped as “the greatest angel of light.” [i]

His second reference to the deity as “a strange god” is also intriguing. The Hebrew text “עִם־אֱלוֹהַּ נֵכָר” can be literally rendered “with an alien god.”

Add to this how the turn-of-the-century Protestant scholars translated this text as directly related to segments at the Vatican, and things get really interesting (more on that later).

With this in mind and based on other documents contained in the upcoming book, it’s evident that for hundreds of years, both Catholic prophets and Protestant reformers believed the Antichrist would ultimately champion a strange, alien deity (and this fits perfectly with what we have documented and have even been assured of in person by today’s Vatican authorities, astronomers, and theologians, as readers will discover).

They also saw how this union would ultimately lead to war and destruction from the heavens. And these visionaries were not alone in their assessment concerning a powerful alien-christ and his coming war as the result of otherworldly alliances.

Government leaders around the globe have believed this for some time, and as far back as 1955, General Douglas MacArthur warned:

You now face a new world, a world of change. We speak in strange terms, of harnessing the cosmic energy, of ultimate conflict between a united human race and the sinister forces of some other planetary galaxy. The nations of the world will have to unite, for the next war will be an interplanetary war. The nations of the earth must someday make a common front against attack by people from other planets. [iv]

Over thirty years later, one of America’s most beloved presidents, Ronald Reagan, echoed the same before the United Nations when he said:

In our obsession with antagonisms of the moment, we often forget how much unites all the members of humanity. Perhaps we need some outside, universal threat to make us recognize this common bond. I occasionally think how quickly our differences worldwide would vanish if we were facing an alien threat from outside this world. [v]

In Britain, the five-star admiral and former head of the British Ministry of Defence, Lord Hill-Norton, expressed his opinion that “some UFO encounters are definitely antithetical to orthodox Christian belief” and helped to form an international group called UFO Concern to assess the phenomenon as it pertains to religion and national security. [vi]

More recently, the former UFO adviser for the UK Ministry of Defence, Nick Pope, acknowledged that Britain has even prepared (and is preparing) top-secret sophisticated aparati in anticipation of this future military engagement against space invaders. [vii]

Global leaders outside the United Kingdom who have hinted similar knowledge of a potential external threat include former presidents Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford, former US Senator Barry Goldwater, J. Edgar Hoover when he was director of the FBI, [viii] and the former president of the old Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, who believed “it must be treated seriously.” [ix]

It makes one wonder if something of this knowledge was behind recent Vatican comments when it criticized the Ridley Scott film Prometheus, saying that it is “a bad idea to defy the gods.” [x]

The Gospel According to ET – Ready or Not, Here it Comes

Over the last decade especially, the Vatican has ramped up its production of science and theology studies aimed at developing an ecclesiastical position for disclosure of extraterrestrial intelligence.

This includes November 2009, when it convened a five-day study week on astrobiology at the summer residence of the pope on the grounds of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, during which astronomers and scientists from countries around the world joined prominent churchmen to evaluate,

“the origin of life and its precursor materials, the evolution of life on Earth, its future prospects on and off the Earth, and the occurrence of life elsewhere.”


Whether any discussion was held at that time concerning the LUCIFER device and what it is monitoring in deep space from atop Mt. Graham is unknown (the meetings were private), but just three months later, in January 2010, the Royal Society, the National Academy of Science of the UK, and the Commonwealth hosted representatives from NASA, the European Space Agency, and the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs to discuss,

“The Detection of Extraterrestrial Life and the Consequences for Science and Society.”


Lord Martin Rees, president of the Royal Society and Astronomer Royal, and other speakers at that time referred to “overwhelming evidence” and “unprecedented proof” to signify how close we are to making irrefutable disclosure of alien life.

This had Vatican spokesmen in the news again with increasingly candid statements regarding the future of the Church and Jesuit preparations to accommodate a dynamic ET reality.

In the lead-up to the Vatican-sponsored conference on astrobiology, the official Church newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, interviewed Father José Gabriel Funes, an astronomer and director of the Vatican Observatory who made it clear that accepting the reality of intelligent aliens does not contradict the Catholic faith and that, in fact, to believe otherwise is the real heresy, as it puts “limits on God’s creative freedom.”

Attorney Daniel Sheehan, who served for ten years as general counsel to the United States Jesuit Headquarters in Washington, DC, said Funes’ explicit statement that disbelief in extraterrestrial intelligence “puts limits on God’s creative freedom” was code-talk for those in the know.

He wrote:

On the face of it, this statement may not seem like an important event…

However, unbeknownst to the non-Catholic world, Father Funes’ specific choice of words tracks precisely the exact wording of the key aspect of the official Catholic Church Edict that was issued in 1277 by Bishop Etienne Tempier, the Bishop of Paris, in which the Catholic Church officially condemned St. Thomas Aquinas’ Theological Proposition #34 in which Aquinas had publicly asserted that,

“the first cause [meaning God] cannot possibly have created other worlds.”

Proposition #34 was officially condemned by the Catholic Church on the specific grounds that “it seems to set limits on God’s creative freedom,” the precise words that were deliberately used by Father Funes in 2008.[xiv]

Sheehan went on to explain why the reassertion of this theological position by Roman Catholic leaders is very important:

The fact that these precise words were chosen by the official Jesuit director of the Vatican Observatory to announce the new official policy of the Roman Catholic Church acknowledging the likelihood of the existence of extraterrestrial life elsewhere in the universe is understood by those of us who are familiar with such matters to be no mere coincidence.

It may, indeed, prove to be of extraordinary importance.

For this specific 1277 Catholic Edict that condemned Proposition #34 of Thomas Aquinas is deemed, by Church authorities and by secular historians alike, to have been the action which opened “the plurality of worlds debate” in Western civilization, which led directly to the removal of earth from the center of the universe four-hundred years ago.

And these words may point the way, here in the twenty-first century, to our removal from our position on the pinnacle of the pyramid of life.” [xv]

What Sheehan here identified is the belief by most Catholic theologians that Christianity as we know it is based on a pre-Copernican cosmology. Once cosmology changes as a result of new discovery or disclosure of alien life, so, too, will theology, whether explicitly or implicitly.

To believe otherwise is “cosmic hubris,” thought Andrew Burgess, who wrote:

As long as someone is thinking in terms of a geocentric universe and an earth-deity, the story has a certain plausibility… As soon as astronomy changes theories, however, the whole Christian story loses the only setting within which it would make sense.

With the solar system no longer the center of anything, imagining that what happens here forms the center of a universal drama becomes simply silly.[xvi]

While some in the Catholic church believe there is no official church teaching on Extraterrestrial Intelligence (which, as we document, is coming), it is possible to derive their trajectory even now from officially sanctioned literature.

Kenneth J. Delano’s Many Worlds, One God (1977) is described on its dust jacket as,

“an intelligent discussion of the existence of extraterrestrial life and its impact upon mankind.”

The thing that makes this book important is that it advocates belief in ETs and boasts a nihil obstat and an imprimatur.

A nihil obstat is an official approval granted by a designated censor in the Roman Catholic Church. Its presence certifies that a work does not contradict Catholic teachings on matters of faith and morals. An imprimatur is the final approval and official declaration by the bishop in the diocese where the work is to be published, indicating the content is free from errors concerning Catholic doctrine.

In this hard-to-find work, Delano states,

“Extraterrestrial visitors to our planet might display an astonishing knowledge and understanding of the universal laws of nature as well as psychic abilities that enable them to exercise powers of mind over matter to an equally amazing degree.

To our bewildered human race, their wondrous deeds would be indistinguishable from the miraculous. An experience of this sort would shake the foundations of many a person’s religion.” [xvii]

He continues,

“In our dealings with ETI, we will have to adopt a way of thinking called ‘cultural relativism’ by anthropologists.

Like cultural relativists who do not assume that their way of life is better than the ‘weird’ or ‘evil’ practices of other peoples, we must not assume that our species, Homo sapiens, is morally superior to any other species of intelligence in space.” [xviii]

This sort of relativism leaves mankind wide open for a great deception scenario.

Furthermore, the idea that “moral truth is relative” is dangerously false. An extreme example makes this self-evident. For example, we ask,

“Is there ever a circumstance in which ‘killing babies for fun’ is morally virtuous?”

Of course, no one in his or her right mind will answer affirmatively.

Thus, moral truths are not relative. If something is evil, it is evil for all. The sanctioned Roman Catholic position treating ETI in terms of cultural relativism demonstrates just how susceptible the Vatican is to evil supernaturalism cloaked in an alien guise.

Philosopher J. Edgar Burns foresaw how space exploration would thus become the cosmic center for the birth of a new “space-faith” (what he also called “cosmolatry”) that ultimately would give birth to a new religion.

“By ‘new religion’ it is not entirely clear whether Burns meant an annihilation of the past or a breakthrough in religious consciousness that renders our ‘truth claims’ obsolete,” wrote Ilia Delio in Christ in Evolution.

“What the term does connote, however, echoes an insight of the [Jesuit] Pierre Teilhard de Chardin [whose conclusions were celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI], namely, that Christianity is reaching the end of one of the natural cycles of its existence.

‘Christ must be born again,’ he said, ‘he must be reincarnated in a world that has become too different from that in which he lived.’

It is in light of this insight that ‘exoChristology,’ a term Burgess used to discuss Christological issues ‘raised by discoveries in outer space,’ takes on new import for Christian faith.” [xix]

This also casts significant light on the new official position of the Vatican that not believing in aliens and being willing to accept their superior morality and coming new religion is not only paramount to heresy, but is based on a dying and antiquated belief system.

Given that the Vatican holds sway to over 1 billion followers as well as influencing an even greater number of peoples, governments, and policies worldwide, any puny obstacles to their revised Christianity will thus hardly keep most of the world’s “spiritual” people from wholeheartedly embracing the alien serpent-saviors on their arrival.

In fact, acquiescence to ET gods will be widely and positively received by the masses of the world, according to Vatican astronomer and professor of fundamental theology, Father Giuseppe Tanzella-Nitti, exactly because:

Extraterrestrial life contexts re-propose the intervention of mediators from faraway worlds, the delivery of moral messages that awaken in human beings the existential questions that ordinary terrestrial life has made dormant.

Moreover… contact with civilizations different from our own is…a powerful conceptual place in which the human family returns to wisdom and self-understanding.

As Paul Davies has intelligently pointed out…

“The powerful theme of alien beings acting as a conduit to the Ultimate – whether it appears in fiction or as a seriously intended cosmological theory – touches a deep chord in the human psyche.

The attraction seems to be that by contacting superior beings in the sky, humans will be given access to privileged knowledge, and that the resulting broadening of our horizons will in some sense bring us a step closer to God.” [xx]

Professor Tanzella-Nitti further elaborated on this alien-derived “privileged knowledge” in his doctrinal paper for the Vatican in which he expressed theologically how, upon open contact with these highly advanced aliens, the Church will,

“have to conclude that our understanding of Revelation until that moment had been largely imprecise and even ambiguous [or, nowhere near the truth].”


But all is not lost, as a new and improved religious “revelation” based on information acquired from another world is coming.

It will involve a “strange, alien God” according to prophecy and (according to both ancient and modern authorities) be advocated for by a priesthood seated in Rome.

Just be aware that there is a considerable downside.

To reject the mysterious new gospel or even to neglect bowing down before the image that the deity sets up in its place (Daniel 11:38–38; Revelation 13:15) will result in,

“as many as [will] not worship the image of the beast [to] be killed.”

There will be no place for those heretics Father Funes referred to who reject the (papal?) decree and refuse to accept the alien dogma. Any such denial will definitely not go unpunished.


[i] “GOD OF FORTRESSESמעזים אלהεÓς μαωζιν” as quoted in: K. van der Toorn, Bob Becking, and Pieter Willem van der Horst, Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible DDD, 2nd extensively rev. ed. (Leiden; Boston; Grand Rapids, MI: Brill; Eerdmans, 1999), 369. Source states “E. Nestle (ZAW 4 [1884] 248) saw a satirical pun on the name → Baal Šamêm, a high god of Semitic origin.” Thus, see: “BAAL-SHAMEMבעל־שׁמם,בעל־שׁמין”in Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible DDD, 151.
[iv] General Douglas MacArthur, New York Times, Oct 9, 1955, as quoted in: Michael S. Heiser, The Facade (Superior, Colorado: Superior Books, 2001), 14.
[v] Ibid., 152.
[vi] Ruth Gledhill, “Defense Chief Warns of ‘Satanic UFOs’” The Times of London, as quoted in: AUFORA News Update, March 1, 1997, last accessed January 25, 2013, http://www.mufon.com/MUFONNews/arch011.html.
[vii] JohnThomas Didymus, “Nick Pope: Britain Is Armed and Ready for UFO Alien War,” Digital Journal, October 14, 2012, http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/334805.
[viii] “UFO Quotes by Government Sources,” UFO Evidence, last accessed February 7, 2013, http://www.ufoevidence.org/documents/doc1737.htm.
[ix] Mikhail Gorbachev, Soviet Youth, May 4, 1990, as quoted in: Michael S. Heiser, The Facade, (Superior, Colorado: Superior Books, 2001), 162.
[x] Ben Arnold, “Vatican Newspaper Criticises Prometheus,” September 25, 2012, http://uk.movies.yahoo.com/vatican-newspaper-criticises-prometheus.html.
[xi] J. Antonio Hunecus, “The Vatican: Extraterrestrial Connection,” Open Minds Magazine, June–July 2010, 59.
[xii] To see more information on this event, see: “The Detection of Extraterrestrial Life and the Consequences for Science and Society,” The Royal Society, last accessed February 7, 2013, http://royalsociety.org/Event.aspx?id=1887.
[xiv] Daniel Sheehan, “Catholic Dogma Faces E.T.,” Open Minds Magazine, June–July 2010, 68.
[xv] Ibid.
[xvi] Ilia Delio, Christ in Evolution (New Delhi, India: Concept Publishing Company, 2010), 166.
[xvii] Kenneth J. Delano, Many Worlds, One God (Hicksville, NY: Exposition Press, 1977), 99.
[xviii] Ibid., 117.
[xix] Ibid., 251.
[xx] “EXTRATERRESTRIAL LIFE,” Interdisciplinary Encyclopedia of Religion and Science, last accessed February 7, 2013, http://www.disf.org/en/Voci/65.asp.
[xxi] Ibid.



With Leathery Wings, Little Horns, and Barbed Tails
March 10, 2013

During his life, Sir Arthur C. Clarke (1917–2008) was a famous science-fiction author, inventor, futurist, and television commentator who, together with Robert A. Heinlein and Isaac Asimov, was considered to be one of the “Big Three” of science fiction.

Arthur C. Clarke

Clarke in particular had an uncanny knack at foreseeing the future. As an example, modern video games were unheard of in 1956 and virtual reality games had not even been imagined.

That is, until Clarke wrote about them in The City and the Stars:

Of all the thousands of forms of recreation in the city, these were the most popular. When you entered a saga, you were not merely a passive observer.… You were an active participant and possessed – or seemed to possess – free will.

The events and scenes which were the raw material of your adventures might have been prepared beforehand by forgotten artists, but there was enough flexibility to allow for wide variation.

You could go into these phantom worlds with your friends, seeking the excitement that did not exist in Diaspar – and as long as the dream lasted there was no way in which it could be distinguished from reality.[i]

Or who could have believed in 1968 that the “newspad” technology set in 2001 would be realized nine years late as the iPad in 2010?

Yet Clarke in his novel, 2001: A Space Odyssey, clearly described the technology:

When he tired of official reports and memoranda and minutes, he would plug his foolscap-sized Newspad into the ship’s information circuit and scan the latest reports from Earth.

One by one he would conjure up the world’s major electronic papers; he knew the codes of the more important ones by heart, and had no need to consult the list on the back of his pad.

Switching to the display unit’s short-term memory, he would hold the front page while he quickly searched the headlines and noted the items that interested him. [ii]

Unfortunately, that Clarke showed such remarkable prescience may hold important (and frightening) realities for our investigation, too.

This is because in the sci-fi seer’s classic, Childhood’s End (1953), giant silver spaceships appear in the future over every major city on Earth. After the dust settles, the peaceful yet mysterious “Overlords” inside them help form a world government, which ends all war and turns the planet into a utopia.

Oddly, only a select few people get to see the Overlords, and their purpose for coming to Earth remains shrouded as they dodge questions for years, preferring to remain in their spacecraft, governing by proxy.

Overlord Karellen, the “Supervisor for Earth,” (an alien god) speaks directly only to the UN Secretary-General.

Karellen tells him that the Overlords will reveal themselves in fifty years, when humanity will have become used to (and dependent on) their presence. When the revealing finally takes place, at Karellen’s request, two children run into the ship as the crowd below finally gets a glimpse of what the aliens look like.

Clarke writes:

There was no mistake. The leathery wings, the little horns, the barbed tail – all were there. The most terrible of all legends had come to life, out of the unknown past.

Yet now it stood smiling, in ebon majesty, with the sunlight gleaming upon its tremendous body, and with a human child resting trustfully on either arm.[iii]

According to the narrative, the revelation that these beings – historically known as the devil and his angels – were in fact always our benefactors and saviors does not lead to chaos but rather to technological and spiritual utopia, quickly resulting in the dissolution of all previously existing religions.

The world celebrates as people are described as having overcome their prejudices against the devilish sight of Karellen, or, as he had been known in the Bible, Satan.

Here was a revelation which no-one could doubt or deny: here, seen by some unknown magic of Overlord science, were the true beginnings of all the world’s great faiths. Most of them were noble and inspiring – but that was not enough. Within a few days, all mankind’s multitudinous messiahs had lost their divinity. Beneath the fierce and passionless light of truth, faiths that had sustained millions for twice a thousand years vanished like morning dew. [iv]

As the story continues, the children on Earth – set free from outdated Abrahamic religions such as Christianity – begin displaying powerful psychic abilities, foreshadowing their evolution into a cosmic consciousness, a transcendent form of life.

Indeed, this is the end of the human species as it was known as everyone merges into a cosmic intelligence called the Overmind.

Those familiar with eastern religions will recognize Clarke’s narrative as a clever ET version of pantheistic monism (the view that there is only one kind of ultimate substance).

Overmind is quite similar to the Hindu concept of Brahman, and given that Atman is, simply stated, the concept of self, the Hindu doctrine “Atman is Brahman” is roughly equivalent to absorption into the Overmind.

Similarly, Buddhism advocates the dissolution of the self into Nirvana. In fact, nearly all New Age, spiritualist, and occult traditions have comparable monistic dogma.

Some shroud this doctrine of deceit in terms like “Christ Consciousness,” giving it a more appealing veneer, but Jacques Vallée recorded interesting examples of such twisted ET theology, replacing biblical prophecy with the Overmind.

One contactee told Vallée:

I was told that I was to come out at this time with this information because mankind was going to go through the collective Christ experience of worshipping UFOs and receiving information. It would help mankind balance its political focus.

You see the interesting thing, Jacques, is that we must emphasize the fact that we are receiving a new program! We do not have to go through the old programming of Armageddon. [v]

That such New-Age babble as described above has been the doctrine of non-Christians this century is one thing, but in recent homilies, Pope Benedict XVI’s end-times views took on a troubling and similar preparatory tome.

This may not come as a surprise to those Catholics familiar with Father Malachi Martin’s warnings in his book, The Jesuits, which documented how priests like Pierre Teilhard de Chardin were deeply influencing the Church and its academia toward occultism this century. In our chapter on “Exotheology” in the new book Exo-Vaticana we establish Chardin’s belief in extraterrestrials and offer a brief discussion on his sorcerous Darwinian mysticism.

But it was his connection with monistic occultism and what is called the “Omega Point” that takes us through the alien-deity rabbit hole.

According to Chardin, in his The Future of Man (1950), the universe is currently evolving towards higher levels of material complexity and consciousness and ultimately will reach its goal, the Omega Point.

Chardin postulated that this is the supreme aspiration of complexity and consciousness, an idea also roughly equivalent to the “Technological Singularity” as expressed in the writings of transhumanists like Ray Kurzweil.

Indeed, one finds a remarkable coalescence of all non-Christian systems under the banner of Singularity, Monism, Omega Point, and Overmind. Yet, like the nebulous “Christ consciousness” advocated by occultists, Chardin’s writings are easily misunderstood because he not only created new vocabulary for his Darwinian religion, he also redefined biblical terminology to mean something alien to its original intent.

For instance, when Chardin writes about “Christ,” he usually does not mean Jesus of Nazareth. Instead, he is describing the Ultra-Man, the all-encompassing end of evolution at the Omega Point.

As an example, consider when Jesus said,

“Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill” (Matthew 5:17).

Chardin exegetes this as,

“I have not come to destroy, but to fulfill Evolution.”


To most Christians, this probably seems overtly heretical, but its infiltration into Roman Catholic thought and the dangerous alien-christ implications it brings with it has infiltrated the highest levels at Rome – including the papacy.

Unbeknownst to most Roman Catholics, the retired Pope Benedict XVI is a Chardinian mystic of the highest order.

His book, Credo for Today: What Christians Believe (2009), follows the lead of the Jesuit and states unequivocally that a belief in Creationism (the idea that life, the Earth, and the universe as we know it today did not “evolve” but rather were created by the God of the Bible),

“contradicts the idea of evolution and [is] untenable today.”


Following his rejection of Creationism and support of evolution, Pope Benedict XVI employed the doctrine of the Second Coming of Christ to advance Chardin’s “Omega Point,” in which a “new kind” of God, man, and mind will emerge.

From page 113 we read:

From this perspective the belief in the ‘second coming’ of Jesus Christ and in the consummation of the world in that event could be explained as the conviction that our history is advancing to an “omega” point, at which it will become finally and unmistakably clear that the element of stability that seems to us to be the supporting ground of reality, so to speak, is not mere unconscious matter; that, on the contrary, the real, firm ground is mind.

Mind holds being together, gives it reality, indeed is reality: it is not from below but from above that being receives its capacity to subsist.

That there is such a thing as this process of ‘complexification’ of material being through spirit, and from the latter its concentration into a new kind of unity can already be seen in the remodeling of the world through technology. [viii]

The term “complexification’ was coined by Chardin (and the technological allusions it suggests is akin to transhumanism and Ray Kurzweil’s Singularity) and the pope’s complete devotion to this theology is again laid bare in his book, Principles of Catholic Theology (1987), which states:

The impetus given by Teilhard de Chardin exerted a wide influence. With daring vision it incorporated the historical movement of Christianity into the great cosmic process of evolution from Alpha to Omega: since the noogenesis, since the formation of consciousness in the event by which man became man, this process of evolution has continued to unfold as the building of the noosphere above the biosphere. [ix]

This “noosphere” is taken very seriously today in modernist Catholic theology, academia, and even science.

It is explained in the scientific journal, Encyclopedia of Paleontology, this way:

Teilhard coined the concept of the “noosphere,” the new “thinking layer” or membrane on the Earth’s surface, superposed on the living layer (biosphere) and the lifeless layer of inorganic matter (lithosphere).

Obeying the “law of complexification/conscience,” the entire universe undergoes a process of “convergent integration” and tends to a final state of concentration, the “point Omega” where the noosphere will be intensely unified and will have achieved a “hyperpersonal” organization.

Teilhard equates this future hyperpersonal psychological organization with an emergent divinity [a future new form of God]. [x]

The newly sanctioned doctrine of an approaching “emergent divinity” in place of the literal return of Jesus Christ isn’t even that much of a secret any longer among Catholic priests (though the cryptic Charindian lingo masks it from the uninitiated).

For instance, in his July 24, 2009, homily in the Cathedral of Aosta while commenting on Romans 12:1–2, the pope said:

The role of the priesthood is to consecrate the world so that it may become a living host, a liturgy: so that the liturgy may not be something alongside the reality of the world, but that the world itself shall become a living host, a liturgy. This is also the great vision of Teilhard de Chardin: in the end we shall achieve a true cosmic liturgy, where the cosmos becomes a living host. [xi]

This is overtly pantheistic and, of course, the text he was discussing (Romans 12) teaches the exact opposite:

“Be not conformed to this world”.

(Romans 12:2a)

While the pope thus aggressively promotes Chardin’s process of “noogenesis” in which the cosmos comes alive and everyone unifies as a “living host,” one can readily see that,

  • Brahman
  • Nirvana
  • Overmind
  • Singularity,

…are roughly equivalent to this monistic concept.

Interestingly, noogenesis (Greek: νοûς=mind; γένεσις=becoming) actually has two uses: one in Chardin’s Darwinian pantheism – and another, more telling rendering – within modern astrobiology.

In Cardin’s system, noogenesis is the fourth of five stages of evolution, representing the emergence and evolution of mind. This is the stage we are said to be in currently, and as noogenesis progresses, so does the formation of the noosphere, which is the collective sphere of human thought.

In fact, many Chardinians believe that the World Wide Web is an infrastructure of noosphere, an idea intersecting well with transhumanist thought.

Chardin wrote,

“We have as yet no idea of the possible magnitude of ‘noospheric’ effects. We are confronted with human vibrations resounding by the million – a whole layer of consciousness exerting simultaneous pressure upon the future and the collected and hoarded produce of a million years of thought.”


However, this concept gets more translucent in astrobiology, where scientists have adopted noogenesis as the scientific term denoting the origin of technological civilizations capable of communicating with humans and traveling to Earth – in other words, the basis for extraterrestrial contact. [xiii]

Consequently, among many if not most of Rome’s astronomers and theologians, there is the widespread belief that the arrival of “alien deities” will promote our long-sought spiritual noogenesis, and according to a leading social psychologist, the world’s masses are ready for such a visitation and will receive them (or him) as a messiah. [xiv]

This is further reflected in a 2012 United Kingdom poll, which indicated that more people nowadays believe in extraterrestrials than in God. [xv]

Consequently, whether or not it is the ultimate expression, the noogenic “strong delusion” is already here.

While we aren’t suggesting a direct equivocation per se, the conceptual intersection between the two uses of noogenesis (the occultic and astrobiological) is thought provoking, especially in light of Clarke’s scenario in Childhood’s End, where noogenesis in the astrobiological application (the arrival of the alien Overlords) was the impetus for evolution toward the Overmind and dissolution of humanity.

It seems Rome has connected these dots for us.

In his sanctioned treatise, Kenneth J. Delano linked the concept of maximum consciousness and alien contact, truly noogenesis in both senses of the word:

For man to take his proper place as a citizen of the universe, he must transcend the narrow-mindedness of his earthly provincialism and be prepared to graciously accept the inhabitants of other worlds as equals or even superiors.

At this point in human history, our expansion into space is the necessary means by which we are to develop our intellectual faculties to the utmost and, perhaps in cooperation with ETI, achieve the maximum consciousness of which St. Thomas Aquinas wrote in Summa Theologica:

This is the earthly goal of man: to evolve his intellectual powers to their fullest, to arrive at the maximum of consciousness, to open the eyes of his understanding upon all things so that upon the tablet of his soul the order of the whole universe and all its parts may be enrolled. [xvi]

Viewed through this lens, the Vatican’s promotion of Darwinism and astrobiology intrigues.

Following Chardin and Delano, perhaps Pope Benedict, the VORG astronomers, and theologians like Tanzella-Nitti, O’Mera, and Balducci pursued astrobiological noogenesis so that when Petrus Romanus assumed his reign as the final pope, they might usher in the Fifth Element of the Omega Point known as “Christogenesis.”

(Authors note: one cannot help recall the movie The Fifth Element that involved a priesthood who protects a mysterious Fifth Element that turns out to be a messianic human who ultimately combines the power of the other four elements [noogenesis] to form a “divine light” that saves mankind.)

In Chardin’s book, The Phenomenon of Man, the five elements of evolution are:

  1. “geogenesis” (beginning of Earth)
  2. “biogenesis” (beginning of life)
  3. “anthropogenesis” (beginning of humanity)
  4. “noogenesis” (evolutionary consolidation to maximum consciousness); leading to finally to,
  5. “Christogenesis,” the creation of a “total Christ” at the Omega Point

With that in mind, be aware that astrobiology and transhumanist philosophy suggest this noogenesis is being driven by an external intelligence, whether it be respectively artificial or extraterrestrial, which leads these authors to conclude we are on the cusp of a noogenesis unlike the one Rome’s theologians may have anticipated.

We would redefine the terms and instead suggest aggressive preparation for an Antichristogenesis – an Alien Serpent-Savior – the ultimate Darwinian Übermensch who may even bare leathery wings, little horns, and a barbed tail.

But regardless how he appears, it will be frighteningly obvious to all readers of Exo-Vaticana that the Vatican has cleverly prepared for his coming, even now monitoring his approach from atop Mt. Graham, using the LUCIFER device.



[i] Arthur C. Clarke, The City and the Stars (New York, NY: Harcourt, Brace, 1956), 10.
[ii] Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey, as quoted in: Steven Sande, “Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001 Newspad Finnally Arrives, Nine Years Late,” The Unofficial Apple Weblog, January 28, 2010, http://www.tuaw.com/2010/01/28/arthur-c-clarkes-2001-newspad-finally-arrives-nine-years-late/.
[iii] Arthur C. Clarke, Childhood’s End (New York, NY: Ballantine Books, 1953), 68.
[iv] Clarke, Childhood’s End, 75.
[v] Jacques Vallée, Messengers of Deception: UFO Contacts and Cults (Berkeley, CA: Ronin Pub, 1979), 136.
[vi] Malachi Martin, The Jesuits (New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 1988), 290.
[vii] Pope Benedict XVI, Credo for Today: What Christians Believe (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2009), 34.
[viii] Ibid., 113.
[ix] Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Principles of Catholic Theology: Building Stones for a Fundamental Theology, translated by Sister Mary Frances McCarthy, S.n.d. (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1987), 334.
[x] “TEILHARD DE CHARDIN, PIERRE,” Encyclopedia of Paleontology, s.v, last accessed January 26, 2013, http://www.liberty.edu:2048/login?url=http://www.credoreference.com/entry/routpaleont/teilhard_de_chardin_pierre.
[xi] Pope Benedict XVI, “Homily of July 24, 2009,” in the Cathedral of Aosta, last accessed January 26, 2013, http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/benedict_xvi/homilies/2009/documents/hf_ben-xvi_hom_20090724_vespri-aosta_en.html.
[xii] Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, The Phenomenon of Man (New York, NY: Harperperennial, 1955), 286.
[xiii] M. M. Ćirković, “Fermi’s Paradox: The Last Challenge for Copernicanism?” Serbian Astronomical Journal 178 (2009), 1–20.
[xiv] Robert Emenegger, UFO’s, Past, Present, and Future (New York, NY: Ballantine Books, 1975), 130–147.
[xv] Lee Speigel, “More Believe in Space Aliens than in God According to U.K. Survey,” Huffington Post, October 18, 2012, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/15/alien-believers-outnumber-god_n_1968259.html (accessed 12/07/2012).
[xvi] Kenneth J. Delano, Many Worlds, One God, 104.

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