The Vatican's Savior?


Is Rome actually moving the religious world toward a definite revelation, a momentous disclosure concerning extraterrestrial intelligence that will impact the religion of Christianity?

Cris Putnam and I fully expect a barrage of criticism from all sides from the release of our new book, Exo-Vaticana. On one hand, many who believe space aliens are visiting Earth from other galaxies are going to take offense, and, on the other hand, many skeptical Christians will charge us with sensationalism. However, we believe we have good grounds for the ideas behind this book, and if one is willing to engage in the arguments, they will stand up to scrutiny. Even so, a few caveats are in order:

First: The UFO/ET subject is murky water, to say the least. But once the hoaxes, hallucinations, and nonsense are extracted, there is a genuine unexplained phenomenon.

Second: We are not taking a hard line on the existence of extraterrestrial life, but we do make a case for why we are skeptical.

Third: We are not generalizing that all paranormal (another vague category) phenomena are necessarily demonic, but we are basing our epistemology on the proven guide to the supernatural, the sixty-six books of the Bible.

The Arrival of an Alien Savior

Currently, the group of beings referred to as “aliens” are…preparing the earth for a massive…paradigm shift, while also continuing the education that they maintain is crucial if the human race is to be spared destruction. The nonhuman intelligences are feigning good intentions by warning humans of their potential fate, and the offer to assist humans is all but altruistic in that it is designed to unite mankind under a global authority, with their candidate on the Throne of the World.

— David Flynn, 2005 (emphasis added)

One thing is apparent: We are witnessing a masterful satanic subterfuge that appears to involve the appearance of “angels” and “aliens.” Many are asking whether the coming of Antichrist can be far removed. From the Bible we learn that such an evil day surely lies ahead. The question for our consideration, then, is this: Are we in the throes of that final otherworldly deception now?

— Timothy J. Dailey, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Family Research Council

Fom the very beginning of this arduous investigation for our book, 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 multi-leveled 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 have heard enough consistency from Jesuit astronomers to wonder now if, for some reason, Rome was actually slowly moving the religious world toward 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.

The Evidence

On this, our book has provided: 1) first-person testimonies by qualified authorities that agree with the assessment above; 2) public statements, interviews, and scholarly papers issued by the Vatican and its academics in recent years that substantiate our conclusions; and 3) the threshold of what is called in the court system “a presumption of fact.” This is a legal term that offers an argument of proof through inference to the existence of a fact not certainly known but about which the existence of other facts known and proved point, and that is grounded on probable evidence that entitles the presumed fact to be believed based on other sufficient, corroborative information.

This is an established legal methodology for ascertaining judicious conclusions “beyond reasonable doubt,” which is the standard of evidence required to validate verdicts in most legally recognized systems.

In the same way, when reading Exo-Vaticana, 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 would be enough in a legal proceeding to convince the majority of a grand jury to determine “probable cause”—that is, to conclude 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.

End-Times Deception

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? 1

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.2

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, Himself, 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: 1) the discovery of artificial structures on another world; 2) a “contact” scenario, or; 3) 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?

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.

This article was excerpted from Cris Putnam’s and Thomas Horn’s new book, Exo-Vaticana. All rights reserved, used by permission of the author.

Tom Horn was also a featured speaker at this year’s Strategic Perspectives conference.


  1. Ted Peters, UFOs—God’s Chariots?: Flying Saucers in Politics, Science, and Religion (Atlanta: John Knox Press, 1977), 147.
  2. Carol Glatz, “Do Space Aliens Have Souls? Inquiring Minds Can Check Jesuit’s Book,” Catholic News Service, November 4, 2005,