One of the most popular and ‘out-there’ theories you’re likely to hear over the next few weeks to explain what has happened is that of a mass alien abduction. Perhaps it won’t be phrased quite like that, but if people either don’t know, don’t want to know, or want to avoid the possibility of God being involved, it may well become quite a prominent theme in media discussions and the press. Below is an article adapted from Chuck Missler’s 1997 book ‘Alien Encounters‘, and it puts across my point and thoughts much more concisely than I could! Please get his book, and also have a look at his biography; he’s eminently qualified to be writing about this, and has extensive scientific and military expertise.

There is also an article on UFOs in Tony Pearce’s April 2021 edition of Light for the Last Days magazine, which you can read here: https://lightforthelastdays.co.uk/articles/christianity-and-the-last-days/light-for-the-last-days-april-2021-edition/#UFOs_nbspFact_ornbspFictionnbspnbsp

The Rapture: A Counterfeit Explanation

(Taken from Chapter Nine of Alien Encounters, by Chuck Missler and Mark Eastman, Koinonia House, Coeur d’Alene, ID, 1997. Used with permission.)


“Our rescue ships will be able to come in close enough in the twinkling of an eye to set the lifting beams in operation in a moment. And all over the globe where events warrant it, this will be the method of evacuation. Mankind will be lifted, levitated shall we say, by the beams from our smaller ships. These smaller craft will in turn taxi the persons to the larger ships overhead, higher in the atmosphere, where there is ample space and quarters and supplies for millions of people.”


By the mid-1960s there were hundreds of alleged UFO contactees who claimed to have received detailed messages regarding the origin, destiny, and future of mankind. Not surprisingly, these messages spoke of a time in the not too distant future when mankind would evolve to a higher consciousness. With the assistance of our “space brothers,” we would realize a new era of peace, harmony, and brotherhood of man.

However, the 1960s were marred by war, poverty, racism, famine, and terrible social conflict. The road to the Age of Aquarius, it seemed, was being paved with increasing social unrest, economic and environmental calamity, and a general feeling of unrest.

The promise of this “new age of Aquarius,” it seemed, was nowhere to be found. Predictably, our space brothers had an explanation. As we saw in the previous chapter, the tremendous upheavals of the latter portion of the 20th century are a precursor of this new age to come. Earth changes, the ETs have insisted, are caused by the presence of pollution within the body of Mother Earth. And like a living organism with an infection, Earth Mother needs to cleanse herself of the pollution as well as the “dark forces” who no longer fit in.

As we will see, according to numerous New Age channelers the “dark forces” are a group of individuals whose thought patterns are of the past. According to our “space brothers,” such individuals are keeping Earth and its forces of “light” from evolving to a higher state of consciousness known as the “fifth dimension.”

According to hundreds of contactees, Earth changes are part of a cleansing that could be catastrophic if our “space brothers” don’t intervene, but they will. The ETs, we are told, have a plan to salvage our planet and prevent Earth Mother from destroying the majority of life as she cleanses herself. The plan is to remove, that is “evacuate,” the millions of people who are “out of vibration” with Earth Mother!

Like a surgeon who carefully excises a cancerous lump, making sure not to damage the surrounding tissue, extraterrestrials will “beam up” or levitate these individuals into hundreds of cloaked alien ships that are currently surrounding the Earth. When the global situation reaches a crisis point on Earth, they will evacuate these people in a “twinkling of an eye,” then transfer them to larger ships for re-education and initiation into higher levels of consciousness!


One of the first channeled messages from alleged extraterrestrials occurred in 1952, when the “space brother” Ashtar spoke through author George Van Tassel. According to Van Tassel, Ashtar is one of the “Council Seven of Lights” pledged to save “mankind from himself. . . . We are concerned about their deliberate determination to EXTINGUISH HUMANITY AND TURN THIS PLANET INTO A CINDER. . . . Our missions are peaceful, but this condition occurred before in this solar system and the planet Lucifer was torn to bits. We are determined that it shall not happen again.”1

In the 1980s Ashtar clarified the message to Earth through a new channeler named Thelma Terrell, widely known in New Age circles by her “spiritual name,” Tuella. In her book Project World Evacuation,2 she compiled the channeled messages of Ashtar, who declared that planet Earth would be spared certain annihilation by an extraterrestrial evacuation of millions of people who threaten the harmony and evolution of Earth. In her book she describes herself as a “messenger of light” who wrote the book for the disciples and initiates of the “Higher Revelation.” The connection to Earth changes and the coming ET evacuation is repeatedly made in Project World Evacuation.

“. . . We watch diligently, the threat of a polar shift for the planet in your generation. Such a development would create a planetary situation through which none could survive. This would necessitate an evacuation such as I have referred to.”3

“. . . Earth changes will be the primary factor in mass evacuation of this planet.”4

This theme is repeated in the spring 1994 issue of Connecting Link Magazine, a quarterly New Age periodical. Author Kay Wheeler—known by her “spiritual name,” Ozmana—describes herself as a “Pleiadian star seed” and channeler. In her article she presents the channeled messages from the “Souls of Light,” a group of extraterrestrials from the “Seventh Celestial Plane of Life” who are working together to bring “the light of

God” to planet Earth. In the article she connects current Earth changes to the removal of “many beings” from the planet.

“The Mother is desperately fighting for her life. Many of her vortexes have been drained. She is in critical condition at this time and must turn her thoughts to herself if she is to survive. That is why you see the many crises in the world. Many of these you do not hear about on your ‘screen of lies.’

“There is much happening on your planet at this time. The Mother is cleansing. It is all that she knows to do at this time to clear herself of the pollution that exists within her body. But you as light bearers can help your Mother to cleanse in such a way that does not destroy all life on this planet.

“Much of this is necessary. Many of these beings have appointments to leave at this time. Earth’s population needs to be decreased to bring forth the necessary changes upon this planet to move into the fourth dimension.

“Your Earth is a fourth-dimensional being at this time. She has moved into this energy pattern, and those upon Earth who plan to stay must be of this vibration.”5

This is a remarkable claim. A group of individuals, described as “the pollution that exists within her [Mother Earth’s] body,” have appointments to leave Earth. Why are they leaving, and who are these individuals? According to Wheeler, all those who “keep the Earth held back” because “their thought patterns are of the past” are to be removed:

“Many of these beings who are leaving this planet at this time have completed that which they came to do. It is a time of great rejoicing for them. Do not feel sad about their leaving. They are going home. Many are waiting to be with them again…. Many beings must move on, for their thought patterns are of the past. They hold on to these thoughts that keep Earth held back.”


In 1995 Barbara Marciniak echoes the theme of Earth changes and the coming disappearance of millions of people in her book, Earth: Pleiadian Keys to the Living Library. The book was compiled from 13 trance-channeling sessions in 1991 and 1992 with Pleiadian entities, extraterrestrials from the star system Pleiades. After describing current and future calamities, she encourages the reader to recognize that the Earth changes are here and will accelerate until the “great shift” occurs:

“Some of you want to pretend that the Earth changes are not occurring. However, they are occurring, and there is nothing to fear, for they are part of the process of the great shift. . . . Whether you stay on the planet and alter your vibration, or you check out and sit in the bleachers to watch the show, doesn’t really matter. On some level, in some avenue of existence, you will participate and you will learn.”6

This is a fascinating statement. We will all participate in the coming “great shift”; however, some of us will do so from the “bleachers”!

Those who are taken off the planet by our space brothers are sometimes identified as “dark forces.” In her book Revelations of Things to Come, Earlyne Chaney, a New Age channeler, receives telepathic messages from an extraterrestrial entity named Kut- Hu-Mi. Regarding the coming Earth changes this entity states that “The Mother Deva [Mother Earth] realizes that her matter must be purified. Her akashic ethers must be cleansed of the dark thought forces.”7

In her book Bringers of the Dawn: Teachings from the Pleiadians, Barbara Marciniak returns to the theme of the coming shift and its associated evacuation. The teachings, which were also channeled from Pleiadian entities, discuss a number of specific details regarding the reality of ETs, the coming Earth changes, and the coming evacuation.

At the very outset of this book we are told of the reality of ET contact with planet Earth and the coming shift: “We are here. We are the Pleiadians, a collective of energy.”8 Pleiadian entities, we are told, were some of the “Original Planners” of Earth who seeded Earth with their DNA, “and this DNA became part of the DNA of the human species.”

According to the Pleiadian entities, they have come from our future to plant “a seed” to effect change which will affect our future, our present and our past. This seed is the knowledge that they bring, knowledge which will help us to understand that “A major leap is about to take place. There are mother ships surrounding this planet that are acting as literal transducers of energy. . . .”9


Throughout New Age literature we are told that the enlightened ones, also known as “light workers,” are a group of individuals, millions in number, who are in sync with Earth Mother and “forces of light” who inhabit the universe. These people, known as initiates, have come to realize their connectedness with the universe and the universal “truth” that God is in all, that we possess an inherent deity and that we will, if we attain the highest possible “vibration,” evolve into “ascended masters.”

According to Pleiadian entities, Earth is also reaching for a higher frequency. However, there are individuals “who pollute the Earth,” whose thought patterns are out of sync with the universal consciousness or force, who do not go along with the plan. They will be removed to bring about the higher frequency that the Earth Mother desires.

This theme is abundant in the writings of Barbara Marciniak. In Bringers of the Dawn, she stated:

“If human beings do not change—if they do not make the shift in values and realize that without Earth they could not be here—then Earth, in its love for its own initiation, is reaching for a higher frequency, will bring about a cleansing that will balance it once again. There is a potential for many people to leave the planet in an afternoon.”10

The people who leave the planet in an afternoon, according to the Pleiadians, no longer fit in and are keeping Earth from evolving to the next plane:

“The people who leave the planet during the time of Earth changes do not fit here any longer, and they are stopping the harmony of Earth. When the time comes that perhaps 20 million people leave the planet at one time there will be a tremendous shift in consciousness for those who are remaining. . . .”11

Where will they go? According to New Age author Timothy Green Beckley, the extraterrestrials state: “. . . Those who refuse to be enlightened and infused with the light of God will be taken to other planets that are uninhabited, but habitable, and there they will make a new start.”12

How many will go? According to Johanna Michaelson, a spirit guide predicted that two billion people will be removed simultaneously during the coming cleansing:

“. . . Asher, the spirit guide of John Randolph Price, a moving force behind the New Agers’ ‘World Instant of Cooperation’ (on December 31, 1986, in which thousands of meditators worldwide simultaneously concentrated on world peace hoping to cause a critical mass launching into the New Age) told him that two billion people who didn’t go along with the New Age would be wiped off the face of the Earth during the coming cleansing.”13


In December 1960, NASA released findings of a study commissioned to evaluate the effect on society if they were to discover and release evidence for intelligent extraterrestrial life on other planets. The report, prepared by the prestigious think tank The Brookings Institute, made an ominous prediction:

“While the discovery of intelligent life in other parts of the universe is not likely in the immediate future, it could nevertheless, happen at any time. Discovery of intelligent beings on other planets could lead to an all-out effort by Earth to contact them, or it could send sweeping changes or even the downfall of civilization.” Even on Earth, the report added, “societies sure of their own place have disintegrated when confronted by a superior society.”14

In 1960 this was probably an accurate assessment of the situation. Indeed, the reality of UFOs and alien visitors was still a far-off notion to most people, the stuff of science fiction. Such a revelation—the existence of a race of superior alien entities—by official government sources would likely have wreaked havoc on the establishment and populace of that time. However, at the end of the 20th century, we have been conditioned by an unparalleled media fixation with UFOs and extraterrestrials. Now more than 75 percent of Americans believe extraterrestrials exist and have been visiting us for millennia. Furthermore, millions believe that they are our benevolent space brothers who, through their vastly superior technology, are capable of rescuing us from our current predicament.

The dramatic shift in our perceived threat by extraterrestrial life has been highlighted by a number of recent events.

On August 6, 1996, when NASA administrator Daniel Goldin announced to the world that a panel of prestigious scientists had found evidence of microscopic life in an ancient meteorite from the planet Mars, the overwhelming reaction was one of rejoicing. Rather than feeling threatened, the media and scientific establishments of the world greeted the announcement as the greatest discovery of the millennia! Although it was only “circumstantial evidence” of microscopic life, the implications were staggering, according to the “experts.” They insisted that if the discovery by NASA scientists stood the test of time and intense scrutiny, life “is likely to be abundant in the cosmos.”

The shift in attitude was also highlighted by a recent event in Israel. On January 6, 1997, thousands of Israelis stood on a beach in Haifa, Israel, to greet our space brothers who, they were told, would land that night and make the “first open contact” with mankind. This prophecy was given by the popular Israeli psychic Helinor Harar. Like a scene out of the movie Independence Day, they stood for hours awaiting the contact. As music from the X-Files was played, Ms. Harar shouted, “Israel will be the center of UFO landings!” Many in the crowd carried signs asking their space brothers to beam them up!

However, instead of being vaporized by an alien beamship on a skyscraper in Los Angeles, the restless crowd was bitterly disappointed. At one point the crowd was whipped into a frenzy when an airplane made a low approach nearby. When they realized that it was a terrestrial craft, many in the crowd wept bitterly.

The conditioning by the media and educational establishments has not gone unnoticed by our “space brothers.” In fact, according to some authors, this conditioning was carefully orchestrated by them to ease the transition to “ET reality.” In the spring 1994 issue of Connecting Link Magazine, Yvonne Cole, another channel of the Ashtar command, clearly stated that the governments of the world have been working with “light workers” of the New Age movement to condition the world for the impending contact:

“Very soon your government, with the assistance of our Starseeds, will reveal to the world at large a truth that they have heretofore been guarding most effectively. Your government and the governments of the other countries have been interacting with what you call extraterrestrials for many years. . . . The public is now ready for the truth. The conditioning by television, newspapers, books, radio, and most importantly the light workers, has done its job and now it is safe to reveal to the inhabitants of planet Earth that WE ARE HERE.”15

Unfortunately, as far as we can tell, the events foretold in the article entitled “We Will Land in 1994” failed to materialize.


According to “light workers” who are diligently preparing the world for the coming shift and its accompanying evacuation, the Ashtar Command has a detailed plan— already in motion—to systematically remove souls from this planet. Some of these details are given in Tuella’s Project World Evaluation:

“There is method and great organization in a detailed plan already near completion for the purpose of removing souls from this planet, in the event of catastrophic events making a rescue necessary. . . . “16

“. . . The Great Evacuation will come upon the world very suddenly. The flash of emergency events will be as a lightning that flashes in the sky. So sudden and so quick in its happening that it is over almost before you are aware of its presence….”17

“. . . Our rescue ships will be able to come in close enough in the twinkling of an eye to set the lifting beams in operation in a moment. And all over the globe where events warrant it, this will be the method of evacuation. Mankind will be lifted, levitated shall we say, by the beams from our smaller ships. These smaller craft will in turn taxi the persons to the larger ships overhead, higher in the atmosphere, where there is ample space and quarters and supplies for millions of people…”18

Does this sound familiar? According to Ashtar, this coming alien evacuation will occur in several phases:

“PHASE I of the Great Exodus of souls from the planet will take place at a moment’s notice when it is determined that the inhabitants are in dan- ger.”19

“PHASE II This second phase immediately following the first. The second phase is vital, as we return for the children of all ages and races. The child does not have the power of choice in understanding nor personal accountability.”20

This two-phase evacuation is fascinating for a number of reasons. First the adults who no longer fit in, whose “thought patterns are of the past,” the “dark forces,” are taken up by alien beam ships where there are adequate supplies for millions of people. Then the children of the world are taken up! Why? Because they do not “have personal responsibility.”


What is the message to those who have been left behind— those whose children have been taken? Don’t worry, be happy. The people who have been taken “have completed that which they came to do. It is a time of great rejoicing for them. Do not feel sad about their leaving. They are going home.”

This “Don’t worry!” message is echoed by Ashtar in Project: World Evacuation:

“Do not be concerned nor unduly upset if you do not participate in this first temporary lift-up of souls who serve with us. This merely means that your action in the plan is elsewhere, and you will be taken for your instructions or will receive them in some other manner. Do not take any personal affront if you are not alerted or are not a participant in this first phase of our plan. Your time will come later, and these instructions are not necessary for you at this time….”21

What about the “light workers,” those adults who have been initiated into the higher frequency and realized their own divinity? They are told, “Do not take any personal affront if you are not alerted or are not a participant in this first phase of our plan. Your time will come later, and these instructions are not necessary for you at this time.”

According to Timothy Green Beckley, the extraterrestrials have given us some additional insight on the predicament of the “light workers” who are left behind:

“. . . Many of the New Age workers and instructors who feel that they will be taken will not be taken right away, but left behind to help mankind survive through the cataclysmic period. This is their mission.”22

So, the New Age workers are supposed to rejoice when they find out that millions of people, including members of their own family, have been abducted by aliens and they are “left behind to help mankind survive through the cataclysmic period”!


What can we conclude about the things we have read in this chapter? New Age prophets speak of a sudden event in which a group of individuals who “no longer fit in,” whose thought patterns are of the past, are suddenly, “in a twinkling of an eye,” eemoved—evacuated—from the surface of planet Earth. Incredibly, the Bible speaks of a similar event. In 1 Corinthians 15:52, Paul the Apostle revealed a mystery. In this portion of Scripture he discussed the resurrection of the dead and the conversion of our physical bodies into heavenly bodies:

“Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.”

This mystery, we are told, will be a sudden conversion of our bodies; “we shall all be changed” from our corruptible earthly state to an incorruptible heavenly body. According to Paul, this event will occur in “in the twinkling of an eye.”

In 1 Thessalonians 4:13–17 Paul elaborated on this event:

“But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”

In his description of this coming event, Paul stated that we will be “caught up” to meet the LORD in the sir. This event, called the Rapture of the Church (from the Latin rapturo meaning “caught up”), has been a Biblical doctrine since the Early Church. What’s remarkable is that the ETs, through the prophets of the New Age, are apparently attempting to explain away this event as a global alien evacuation of people who no longer “fit in,” those whose “vibration” is out of sync with Earth Mother and the universal consciousness! Why? What is behind such claims?

There are those who propose that the Biblical Rapture and the coming alien evacuation are one and the same; that is, they propose that Paul the Apostle and Jesus were both describing a coming evacuation by extraterrestrials, an event that would culminate the age of Pisces and usher in the Age of Aquarius. This suggestion, however, will not stand up under scrutiny.

According to the Bible the Rapture of the Church represents the removal of God’s elect before he pours out his wrath on a Christ-rejecting world. On the other hand, according to many prophets of the New Age, the coming alien evacuation represents the removal of the evil malcontents (the “dark forces”), whose thought patterns and actions are preventing the evolution of planet Earth and the arrival of the New Age.

Furthermore, according to the Bible, the Church will be taken to the heavenly realm “where neither moth nor rust corrupts.”23 In the book of Revelation we are told of this place where “God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away” (Revelation 21:4).

In this heavenly realm there is no death, decay, disease, or pain. All of these are the result of the decay of the matter within our bodies. This occurs because of the irreversible and universal law of decay, the Second Law of Thermodynamics. This law, called the entropy law, acts throughout the dimensions of our space-time domain. The effect of the law is that the universe as a whole is decaying, breaking down, and cooling off with the advance of time.

By definition, heaven must be independent of the space-time domain because within its boundaries the Second Law of Thermodynamics, the law of universal decay, does not function. The nature of heaven is entirely different from that of an alien beam-ship or any extraterrestrial planet subject to the laws of death and decay.

Consequently, the notion that the Rapture of the Church and the coming alien evacuation are one and the same cannot be true. The coming ET evacuation can be nothing more than a counterfeit explanation for the disappearance of millions of people, meant for those left behind.

1 Cited in UFO’s in the New Age by William Alnor, Baker Books, 1992, and in I Rode a Flying Saucer by George Van Tassel, New Age, Los Angeles, CA, 1952.

2 Tuella, Project World Evacuation, Inner Light Publication, 1993 edition.
3 Ibid., p. 16.
4 Ibid., p. 97.
5 Refer to Kay Wheeler’s “The Time Is Now” in Connecting Link Magazine, Issue 23, p. 34. 6 See Marciniak’s Earth: Pleiadian Keys to the Living Library, pp. 220 – 221.page10image4110305616page11image4106546656

7 Earlyne Chaney, Revelation of Things to Come, Astara, Inc. 1982, p. 23.

8 Refer to Marciniak’s Bringers of the Dawn: Teachings from the Pleiadians, p. 3.

9 Ibid., p. 4.

10 Barbara Marciniak, Bringers of the Dawn: Teachings from the Pleiadians, Bear & Inc., 1992, p. 162.

11 Ibid., p. 167.


12 Timothy Green Beckley, Psychic & UFO Revelations in the Last Days, Inner Light Publications, New Brunswick, NJ, 1989, p. 69.

13 Refer to Johanna Michaelson’s Like Lams to the Slaughter: Your Child and the Occult, Harvest House, Eugene, OR, 1989, p. 309.

14 Refer to the Brookings Institute “1960 Report to the 87th Congress,” Union Calendar 79, Report 242 , for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. You will be able to view the report at http://mmm.simplenet.com/frames/nasa_brookings/nasa.html

15 Yvonne Cole, Connecting Link Magazine, Issue 23, 1994, pp. 12 – 13
16 Tuella, Project World Evacuation, Inner Light Publications, 1993 edition, p. 16. 17 Ibid., pp. 128 – 129.
18 Ibid., p. 129.
19 Ibid., p. 118.
20 Ibid., p. 119.
21 Ibid., p. 31.
22 Refer to Beckley, Psychic & UFO Revelations in the Last Days, p. 68

23 “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal” (Matthew 6:19 KJV).


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