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A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE TRUE NATURE OF THE "UFO ENTITIES"
This article, which appeared originally in FSR 29/1 (October 1983)
is reprinted now at the request of a number of readers, and to remind all
our readers of what lies ahead for Mankind. Ever since its publication,
the article has been treated throughout the world with total silence, and
and there is a general agreement among all Ufologists on both sides of the
Atlantic never to give it a mention.
FSR Consultant Dr Richard F. Haines expected me to print his
comphrehensive REVIEW OF EXPLANATORY HYPOTHESES FOR UNIDENTIFIED AERIAL
PHENOMENA, and I promptly did so. (FSR 32/2 - 1987.) But it might be
noted that he did not deem it necessary to include the slightest reference
to my work in his survey, even as a minimal gesture of courtesy.
Four of the leading experts in Ufology in the world have written
me privately to say that they think I am on the right track. Only one
of them - Ann Druffel - has had the guts to say so publicly. EDITOR
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One of the more curious features of the followers of the various
religions is that, being so dogmatically certain that in their own
particular little faith they already possess the whole Truth about all
things in Heaven and Earth, it almost never occurs to any of them to look
elsewhere and find out what the followers of other religions may know or
may have discovered.
This is certainly a pity, for study of all the great world-religions
- and notably Islam - would yield valuable clues as to the true nature
of the so-called "UFO Phenomenon" and would rapidly eliminate much of
the fatuous "Space-Age Mythology" that has been spawned in such profusion
over the last three decades.
Islam knows, in fact, of the existence of THREE entirely separate
and distinct species of intelligent beings in the Universe, and indeed
can furnish suprisingly precise details regarding their natures and roles
ANGELS, MEN, AND JINNS
The first category is of course that of the ANGELS or Messengers
(Greek: ANGELOS; Hebrew: MALACH; Arabic: MALAK). These are high beings
created of LIGHT.
The third category are MEN, with bodies created according to the
QUR'AN, of CLAY, or, in other words, this being poetic language, they
have physical bodies assembled from the mineral and chemical elements of
our PERIODIC TABLE - the "PLANETARY BODY", as Gurdjieff used to call it.
The second category, however, and the one with which we are here
concerned, is the category of those beings (CREATED BEFORE MAN WAS) who
are referred to collectively in Arabic as AL-JINN *1*. Although there
is some dispute about it among Arab grammarians, most of their lex-
icologists seem to hold that the word derives - as Arabic words almost
invariably do - from a verb-root, namely JANNA, "TO HIDE OR TO CONCEAL"
- indeed a very fitting derivation for the name of these creatures.
Whereas the bodies of Angels are of light and the bodies of men
are of the gross elements of the Earth, the bodies of AL-JINN consist
of what is variously translated as "ESSENTIAL FIRE" *2*, or "ESSENTIAL
FLAME", or "SMOKELESS FIRE" *3*, or "SMOKELESS FLAME", and it is
specifically stated in the QUR'AN (Surah XV, 26 and 27) THAT THEY WERE
CREATED BEFORE MANKIND WAS. (Some scholars have speculated that these
might be the "PRE-ADAMIC MEN" whose existence is hinted at here and
there in the "Holy Bible.")
There has been much debate among modern students of Arabic as
to precisely what these terms "MIN NARI AL-SAMUMI" *2* and "MIN MARIJIN
MIN NARIN" *3* can conceivably mean in modern parlance, and some
scholars have concluded that, in using these terms, the Prophet Muhammad
(the Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him) was there attempting to
describe what Western occultists have tried to describe by such terms
as ETHER, or maybe the so-called ETHERIC OR ASTRAL PLANES. (I have also
seen it suggested that some sort of PLASMA is indicated.)
(Needless to say, such concepts as ETHERIC PLANE and ASTRAL
PLANE have no meaning for modern Science and, so far as I know, apart
from Dirac, the physicists have abandoned their speculations regarding
the existence of an ether.)
THE SOURCE OF THE JINNS
Wherever it is that the JINNS are thought of as being normally
located, it seems highly likely that the source of many of them, at any
rate, is not very distant from us, and some Muslim scholars who have
become aware of the current Western research into the so-called "UFO
Phenomenon" and have reflected awhile upon it have concluded - and I
think correctly - that maybe the best way we can start to visualize
these matters is by thinking of the JINNS AS BEING VERY CLOSE INDEED
TO US AND AND YET AT THE SAME TIME SOMEHOW VERY FAR FROM US. IN OTHER
WORDS, ON SOME OTHER DIMENSION, OR IN SOME OTHER SPACE/TIME FRAMEWORK,
"RIGHT HERE', OR MAYBE IN A WORLD OF ANTI-MATTER RIGHT HERE, OR
OCCUPYING AS IT WERE SOME OTHER UNIVERSE THAT IS HERE, BEHIND ALICE'S
MIRROR: "A MIRROR-UNIVERSE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE SPACE-TIME
CONTINUUM" AS IT HAS BEEN NEATLY PUT BY SOME INVESTIGATORS.
The QUR'AN, however, is not clear on this, and admittedly it looks
as though it is very possible that some of the JINNS could be fully
physical and what we call extraterrestrials, while other species of
them are of an altogether and finer sort of matter, corresponding to
what various UFO investigators have tried to indicate by such terms
as "ULTRATERRESTRIAL" or "METATERRESTRIAL".
In thinking abou these ideas, we might bear in mind the theory
of the Russian philosopher P.D. Ouspensky regarding the possible
existence of other, more subtle, levels of matter on which the elements
of the Periodic Table of our own chemical world are repeated - and, if
I understand him aright, repeated more than once, on more than one
level. The early writings of Dr. Meade Layne in the USA about the
"DENSE ETHERIC WORLD" from which he maintained that the UFO entities
and their craft originated should also be borne in mind. (His book,
THE COMING OF THE GUARDIANS, was published in 1958, and may prove one
day to have been very important indeed.) Certain of the benevolent
JINNS may well be our "Guardians".
That there is some close affinity, or some link of destiny
between JINNS and Mankind seems certain, for although the vast majority
of the JINNS are DEVILS, SHAYTANS *4*, nevertheless we are assured in
the QUR'AN that some among their many species are "goodies" and are
capable of salvation. For it is specifically stated that Muhammad was
sent as a Messenger to both Mankind and the JINNS, so that, in the
Final Days, some of the JINNS will enter into Paradise, while the rest
of them will be cast down into Hell. Their revelation to IBLIS *5*,
the Top Devil ( = "Satan") is in general somewhat obscure. In the QUR'AN
IBLIS is certainly described as a JINN, but elsewhere in the QUR'AN he
is also described as an ANGEL. (Surely the explanation is that IBLIS
is that same high being, originally of Angelic status, who rebelled
against God and is named in the Christian texts as "LUCIFER?")
Had we the space, much more might be said about the JINNS and
their doings, but only a brief account of their main characteristics
can here be given. Their principal features, as listed below, are as
I have gathered them from all the Muslim written and traditional
sources that I have been able to consult over the past 15 years. The
reader can see for himself the parallels with the reported features
of UFO entities and can draw his own conclusions. I hope I do not
have to labour the point, space being precious.
THE CHIEF CHARACTERISTICS OF THE JINNS
1. In the normal state they are not visible to ordinary human
2. They are, however, capable of materializing and appearing
in the physical world. And they can alternately make themselves
visible or invisible at will.
3. They can change shape, and appear in any sort of guise,
large or small. (See for example, Ahmad Jamaludin's excellent report,
A WAVE OF SMALL HUMANOIDS IN MALAYSIA IN 1970, in FSR Vol. 28, No. 5).
Ahmad Jamaludin is a Muslim, and he knows, of course, what it is that
we are talking about.
4. They are able also to appear in the guise of ANIMALS. (Yetis?
Pumas? Loch Ness Monsters?)
5. They are inveterate liars and deceivers, and delight in
bamboozling and misleading mankind with all manner of nonsense. (See
the average Spiritualist SEANCE for examples of their activities, and
also the usual "communications" from UFO entities in close-encounter
6. They are addicted to the abduction or kidnapping of humans.
(The Scotsman Robert Kirk, who wrote "THE SECRET COMMONWEALTH" in 1691,
evidently "knew more than was good for his health", and was killed by
7. They delight in tempting humans into sexual intercourse and
liaisons with them, and Arabic literature abounds with accounts of this
kind of contact by mankind with both the "goodies" and the "baddies"
among the JINNS. There are also even a considerable number of accounts
of encounters between the "goodies" and famous Muslim saints. For
example, the book MANAQUIB AL-ARIFIN *6* has a number of very significant
references to contacts between such higher beings, and JALAL AL-DIN RUMI,
Islam's greatest mystical poet, who lived from 1207 to 1273.
(I often wonder which category of JINNUS it was that was en-
countered in Brazil by the farmer A.V.B. See my third article on
"A.V.B.", POSTCRIPT TO THE MOST AMAZING CASE OF ALL, in FSR Vol. 11,
No. 4, August 1965.)
IN OFFICIAL ISLAM - AND THIS CANNOT BE OVER-EMPHASIZED - THE
EXISTENCE OF THE JINNS HAS ALWAYS BEEN COMPLETELY ACCEPTED, EVEN LEGALLY,
AND EVEN TO THIS DAY, IN ISLAMIC JURISPRUDENCE. THE FULL CONSEQUENCES
IMPLIED BY THEIR EXISTENCE WERE WORKED OUT LONG AGO. THEIR LEGAL STATUS,
IN ALL RESPECTS, WAS DISCUSSED AND FIXED, AND THE POSSIBLE RELATIONS
BETWEEN THEM AND MANKIND - ESPECIALLY IN RELATION TO QUESTIONS OF
MARRIAGE AND PROPERTY! - WERE SERIOUSLY EXAMINED BY JURISTS, AS THE
GREATEST AND MOST AUTHORITATIVE WESTERN SOURCE, THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF
Stories of sexual commerce between JINNS and mankind have been of
perennial interest to Arab readers, and it is important at this point to
mention that in CHINESE literature (and in China the Han population are
not Muslims - only certain of the smaller minority peoples of the North-
West and Far West are) there is also a considerable tradition of this
sort which awaits examination by Ufologists.
The great Arabic literary catalogue known as the FIHRIST *7*,
compiled in the year 373 of the Muslim Calendar ( = C.E. 995) by
Muhammad bin Ishaq bin Abi Ya'qub al-Nadim al-Warraq al-Baghdadi, lists
no less than sixteen works dealing with this theme. (Compare also the
European occultists' records of sexual contact between men and female
SYLPHS, as well as the copious mediaeval Christian records relating to
INCUBI and SUCCABAE.)
Most Westerners will discount all this talk about the JINNS with
the usual argument that the Arabs "are barbarians anyway". Let me
therefore point out that, in C.E.995, when the FIHRIST was written, the
brilliant civilization of the Arabs was incomparably higher than anything
elsewhere in the world except for China and that Christian and Western
RENAISSANCE owes its origins as much to our contact with Islam (the
Crusades) as to the early percolation of Greek learning to the West.
As a matter of fact quite a lot of the philosophy and the literature of
the Greeks reached us first, not in Greek at all, but in the Arabic
translations secured from Cordoba and Toledo in Spain in the 10th and
11th centuries, when the Muslims still held most of Spain. It is only
in the last few centuries, and particularly since the Industrial
Revolution and the growth of modern materialistic Science, that the
West has forged ahead. But in 1200 C.E. Muslim Science was in the
lead, particularly in such fields as Medicine, Mathematics, and
Astronomy, and it would be grossly impudent to assume that our current
"superiority" over them has anything permanent about it.
8. THE JINNS are wont to snatch up humans and teleport or
transport them, setting them down again - if indeed they ever do set
them down again - miles away from where they were picked up, and all
this is the "twinkling of an eye". (See my first article on TELEPORTATIONS,
about the Spanish soldier who, on October 25, 1593, was suddenly taken
from Manila in the Philippine Islands across the Pacific to Mexico City.
In FSR Vol. 11, No. 2, 1965).
9. The Arabian tradition asserts that, throughout all known
history, there have been a few particular human beings who, through
some strange favour, have "been in league with the JINNS" or "had a
compact with the JINNS" - to such a degree that the JINNS have endowed
them with what we regard as "preternatural powers" - ie., PSYCHIC POWERS.
These humans have consequently become known as wonder-workers,
soothsayers, and MAGICIANS. (Either "white magicians" or "black
magicians", depending of course upon what sort of JINNS they were in
Here again, compare the European tradition about individuals who
have discovered how to collaborate with the KINGDOM OF THE SYLPHS or the
FAIRIES. For example, there is the case of the "working partnership",
not more than seventy years ago, between a SYLPH and a highly successful
Parisian dealer in rare old books. The SYLPH made its contribution by
acting as the "scout" and finding out where and in whose possession the
rare books were. All the dealer had to do then was to approach the
owners and offer to buy!
10. Along with all these displays of prowess by the JINNS there
goes, finally, a tremendous TELEPATHIC POWER and the ability (to use an
age-old term) to "CAST A GLAMOUR" over their human victims. Our UFO
records are already full of evidence of this.
How much of what we see happening today, at the highest levels
of international politics, as well as in ordinary human affairs, can
be attributed to this subtle control and interference in our lives by
insidious and unseen forces! Indeed, this is one of the prime reasons
for the parlous state in which man finds himself. Some recent reports
from UFO investigators hint at alien plans to provoke war here and drive
the Gadarene Swine (mankind) over into the abyss.
The present-day Christians, who generally seem to have very
little sense of curiosity, are apparently quite happy to pass their
days in total ignorance of all this. But a careful study of the New
Testament (AND ONLY IN THE ORIGINAL GREEK!) will show clearly that
nothing of what is said above was unknown either to the Teacher and
Healer Jeshu of Nazareth or to his principal followers - particularly
Paul. (Incidentally, Christians may like to know that in Islam the full
name and title of Jeshu of Nazareth is ISSA, SON OF MARY, WORD OF GOD.)
Long before the rise of Christianity or Islam there were of
course other great Teachers (Messengers) who preceived clearly the
situation in which mankind finds itself. One of these was Zarathustra
(Zoroaster) in the old Iranian civilization of the Achaemenidae - about
600 or 700 years B.C.E. The great religious text left by Zarathustra is
the AVESTA, which tells us much about the Demonic Forces, referred to
under the blanket term of AHRIMAN, the Enemy of Light. Mankind, in
this teaching, is seen as a special creation of ORMAZD, the SUPREME
SPIRIT, who is locked in permanent conflict with AHRIMAN.
THE SOUL OF MAN IS THE OBJECT OF THE WAR, AND MAN HIMSELF IS
DR. RUDOLPH STEINER
In our days, there has probably been no teacher who saw and
understood all this more clearly that the great Austrian Dr. Rudolf
Steiner (1861-1925), founder of the Anthroposophical Society.
"Clairvoyant" from childhood, Steiner [claims he] saw into the other worlds
and planes and saw deeply into the human heart, and no books or teach-
ings are so relevant as his are to the crisis of mankind that is now
upon us. His lectures throughout 1917, for example, show clearly that
he foresaw, in their totality, the political, social, and military
results and the police-state tyranny which would inevitably follow from
the Russian Revolution, just as the "Lady" of the Apparitions at Fatima
in the same year also did. Steiner foresaw what would result in the
world as a whole from a materialistic science run mad: the development
of "test-tube" man, "biological engineering" and other horrors; the
deliberate creation and development of living monsters; and the soul-
less, God-less, dehumanized, computerized, insect-like chromium and
plastic slave world of "1984" that may now be at hand.
According to Steiner, a tremendous and crucial round in the
battle was fought out in the last thirty years of the 19th century,
and on the Inner Planes, between the Forces of AHRIMAN (the term he
took over from Zarathustra) and the FORCES OF LIGHT. These latter
are conventionally known to Western (Christian) tradition as the
Cohorts of Michael. Steiner said that the fight ended in a complete
victory for the LIGHT, but that, as a result of it, a great many of
the powerful demonic beings had been actually cast down upon the
planet Earth, with the consequence that their presence and their in-
fluence now impinge more than ever upon the propects and the destiny
STEINER TAUGHT THAT THE COMING YEARS WILL SEE INCREDIBLE
UPHEAVALS, IN THE COURSE OF WHICH THIS GREAT BATTLE WILL BE CARRIED
FORWARD, TO ITS CONCLUSION, INSIDE EVERY HUMAN HEART. See Rudolf
Steiner: DER STURZ DER GEISTER DER FINSTERNIS: (THE OVERTHROW OF THE
SPIRITS OF DARKNESS), Series of Lectures, 1917. (Available only in
The objective of the Forces of Darkness is to take over the
stream of human evolution, to merge with it, and to divert mankind
from the evolutionary development "planned" for it. The end result of
this would be new creatures in which those qualities that represent
the highest that we know would have been eliminated.
Smart-alecky modern man of the Pop Age, the "Trousered Ape" as
he has been called, has of course no use for all this sort of "rubbish",
and immense numbers of our species have discarded all belief in the
existence of demons, along with any belief in the Great Power that rules
(Sophisticated folk nowadays know that the world was not created
by God, but by Karl Marx. And they know that Lenin and successors are
There is a delightful passage in C.S. Lewis's SCREWTAPE LETTERS,
where the Senior Devil, talking to one of his underlings, makes a
profoundly important remark: "OF COURSE, OUR GREATEST TRUMP-CARD IS
THE FACT THAT EVERYBODY *KNOWS* WE DON'T EXIST." (Or words to that
Similarly, the vast majority of mankind KNOW that JINNS and UFOs
and UFO entities don't exist. And what a nice advantage that is for
But what if HOMO SAP (so-called, self-dubbed) were in for some
big shocks in the near future? What then?
With the recent advance of Science, man has rapidly become aware
of the vastness of the Cosmos and of the probability that there exist
out there innumerable other physical worlds inhabited by intelligent
beings, some of which, for all we know, may be (as we dearly hope)
identical with men, with our tastes and our values, our hopes and our
It is natural that some among us, surveying the impasse into
which we have got ourselves, might well be tempted to look up to the
stars in the hope that someone wiser than we are might arrive one day
from there and give us all the easy answers.
If there be any truth in the ancient story that the inhabitants
of Magonia, unlike men, do not possess the possibility of developing
immortal souls, and therefore are anxious to acquire such by mating
with us and mingling their life-stream with ours, what moment could be
more propitious to them for achieving their purpose than now?
Can't you just hear the message of their Captain?
-"WE ARE FROM TAU CETI, AND WE COME TO BRING YOU SALVATION
AND SHOW YOU THE WAY OUT OF YOUR PROBLEMS. WE WILL GET
YOU OFF THE HOOK!"
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