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.op .mt6 A STRANGE CONNECTION BY MICHAEL F. CORBIN PARANET OMEGA/THE NOVASTAR GROUP EYE IN THE SKY INFORMATION SERVICE NETWORK ADDRESS: 1:104/422.102---(303)431-1343 (C)1988 by The NovaStar Group Information Service. All Rights Reserved. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Abduction...to take away a person by force (against the free will of the person abducted). (The Merriam Webster Dictionary, paraphrase by Michael Corbin). This word is associated with many things that one would read about in the newspaper virtually everyday. The Iranian hostages, young girl abducted by two men and held for ransom. But, the word 'abduction' has even more serious implication of late. Whitley Streiber's abduction, Budd Hopkins' abduction studies. What does this mean? Over the last few years, there has been an ever increasing rate of alien abductions of human beings. As a matter of fact, the numbers have grown enormously over the last year! As the record indicates, seemingly normal human beings are being removed from their homes and vehicles, sometimes in broad daylight, to be examined by alien beings. Reports have indicated that these examinations include the taking of ova and sperm samples from the victims and the possible insemination of female abductees who report subsequent pregnancy only to find that the pregnancy has mysteriously disappeared shortly after the first trimester. These disappearances of fetus' are, likewise, associated with another abduction of the victim. Mysterious scarring and implants around the frontal brain area have also been commonplace. At first, one would naturally speculate that the people reporting such abductions were obviously hallucinating such events, however as time has passed, more and more people have been coming forward reporting the most bizarre abduction reports of our history. People, whom doctors report are average intelligence and normally adjusted socially. What is going on? I have been asking this question of myself and others over the last year, and have been drawn to this mystery only to find that it goes much deeper than most people would realize or acknowledge. Speculation has ranged from nothing more than an over active imagination, on the down side, to stories of the last days and 'fallen angels', on the high side. It is here that I would like to analyze what we know to be true in the area of UFO's and abductions. Recently discovered by Barry Greenwood and Lawrence Fawcett, authors of the well known book, Clear Intent, have discovered that the United States Government has over 10,000 documented reports of UFO sightings made by the general public, airline pilots, both civil and military, radar observed UFO's and on and on since as early as 1942. During the period of 1942 to 1947, the reports were sparse and generally were not treated too seriously. Then, in 1947, things took a sudden and mysterious turn when the news wire buzzed that a saucer had crashed in a remote region of New Mexico near the town of Roswell. As quickly as the story went out over the wire, it was immediately silenced by the U.S. Government and later explained away as a radar reflecting device attached to a weather balloon. However, despite the government attempts to disguise the possible recovery of an unknown type aircraft, using the weather balloon story, the rumors persist that what actually was recovered in that field was an actual spacecraft piloted by aliens. Even unto 1988, the mystery as far as the public is concerned remains unsolved and steeped in more secrecy than ever before. Greenwood and Fawcett launched a massive and bold campaign to have the government release to the public, any and all documents related to this bizarre phenomenon, only to be met with resistance of a large degree by the military entities that on one hand, deny the very existence of such phenomenon and on the other, outright admit their existence by withholding documents pertaining to them. Many documents are classified 'Above Top Secret'. So, with this in mind, are we to believe that nothing exists? Are we to believe the Philip Klass' that would have us understand that we are involved in a phenomenon known as mass hallucination or mistaking something moving across the sky as the planet Venus? Not hardly. But, what is it? Anyone could let their imagination run away with them speculating on what this phenomenon is and from where it comes. We have seen this lately in the form of frantic appeals that we are being invaded by little green men from outer space. We have heard stories about MIB's (Men In Black) stalking abduction victims, dark helicopters buzzing homes and observing the movements of individuals who are deeply involved in this mystery. We have heard that there are underground bases where the aliens perform horrible experiments on hapless human victims. And, on top of all of this, we have heard of MJ-12, the secret, covert organization, responsible only to the President of the United States. MJ-12 is supposed to have the complete and total access to actual living aliens who are visitors of the government. The stories go on and on. What is true and what is false? Since no civilian researcher has ever been invited to a full blown crash investigation, the civilian ranks must work at this project in the blind. Many times, there have been reports of actual physical evidence of an encounter, but to this day, not one piece of evidence has been circulated among the civilian ranks. So, once again, in the absence of physical evidence to examine, we are left with our minds to speculate on what could be going on. While it is not the scope and purpose of this document to discuss theology, it is important to keep in mind that there could be a possible link between the phenomenon of today and what has been recounted in ancient documents. In 1968, Barry H. Downing published a book called 'The Bible and Flying Saucers'. In this book, Mr. Downing attempts to relate the Bible to this phenomenon. What makes this theory so difficult in this day and age is the fact that mysticism has been replaced with science. As science has made such leaps and bounds in discovering our roots, it seems that the Bible and God has been traded off for science text 101. But, even with all of science's knowledge, the basic meaning of life has still not been discovered. We have always needed a balance of Science, Philosophy, and Theology to get us where we were going. For nearly 6000 years men have tried to discover their meaning and roots of being. Yet, in today's modern world, we feel that we are so close to the answer. Accident. I have heard our existence justified as being part of the 'Cosmic Cookbook' where you add a little of this and a little of that and poof!, out comes instant life. But who or what has been doing the 'adding' of the ingredients to this large cosmic pot? While I am not a scientist, I can say that so far, nothing to my knowledge has been discovered that will validate the principle of perpetual motion. In any event, if motion is to exist, something external must be applied to that object to put it into motion. Once motion is achieved, then periods of external intervention are necessary to keep that object in motion, lest it would eventually cease to move. Let's take a large metallic ball and suspend it from a string. That ball will just hang there until we apply the force to it to get it to move. Once moving, we will have to continue applying an external force to that ball to keep it moving. If we don't then that ball will cease to move. Now all of us are not scientists, but we do know that the ball exists since we can see it. We know that by hitting that ball, it will move. We also know that if we do not keep hitting that ball, it will stop moving in a short time. Science has taken this everyday phenomenon and studied it. They have come to the same conclusion scientifically that we have. Now science can acknowledge this because it has been observed, but science cannot necessarily determine why this is so. If they had, then we would know all there is to know about perpetual motion, but we don't. This same discussion could apply to our existence. We know that everything around us is in motion. This would lead us to believe, that some external force had to be applied to get things moving. What was that external force? Until these answers are beyond reproach, no one can say that this is wrong and that is right. Even science cannot definitively state that we are the products of an accident. The universe is in motion, but what force put that process in motion. Arguments will be that if God is responsible then who created God? But, until we reach God, then we can only speculate. Nevertheless, there are several viewpoints in favor of and against what I am saying here. If God created us, what does that tell us about God? It tells us that God is the Greatest Scientist around. We have been created in a physical world with physical bodies and senses. We know that we know we exist. Thus, God must be bound by the same physical laws that we are, only He has the only real understanding of these laws. We know from the Bible and other ancient documents that have been found that throughout man's history on earth, he has been visited by beings not of this world, representing God and appearing to have physical bodies just as we do. These beings, while not revealing the mysterious meaning of life, have been instrumental in changing world events, both directly and indirectly. These beings have been referred to as angels. Recently, I utilized my computer to count the occurrences of angels in the Bible. Using Today's English Version, I referenced the word 'angel' and came up with over 400 occurrences of the word in the entire Bible. Thus, it would seem that there were angels reported quite a bit in the Bible. Where does this all fit in with the modern world? Many will say that the Bible is a collection of mythological tales designed to symbolize something moral, etc. Yet, the Bible is historically correct. There have been cataclysms on this earth that were recounted in the Bible. There are events that are recounted in the Bible that are historically correct. How could a book of mythology be correct historically unless these events that we call myth actually did occur? Aside from the Bible, there are ancient documents that recount flying shields and strange visitors interacting with earth people. What about our modern world? Are we to say that the hundreds, even thousands of people that claim they have been abducted are the result of mythological beings? If this be true, then we are all victims of this biggest hoax to befall us in the 20th century. Below follows an excerpt taken from the Pseudepigrapha's First Book of Enoch. As some may recall, Enoch was the seventh descendant of Adam and as Genesis 5:24 recounts, '...Enoch walked with God. Then he vanished because God took him...'. Most scholars agree that this work was written in both Hebrew and Aramaic, Aramaic being the language that Jesus spoke. As you read this, recall the modern abductions that have been taking place. The Fall Of Angels 6 In those days, when the children of man had multiplied, it happened that there were born unto them handsome and beautiful daughters. And the angels, the children of heaven, saw them and desired them; and they said to one another, "Come, let us choose wives for ourselves from among the daughters of man and beget us children." And Semyaz, being their leader, said unto them, "I fear that perhaps you will not consent that this deed should be done, and I alone will become (responsible) for this great sin."But they all responded to him, "Let us all swear an oath and bind everyone among us by a curse not to abandon this suggestion but to do the deed." Then they all swore together and bound one another by (the curse). And they were altogether two hundred; and they descended into 'Ardos, which is the summit of Hermon. And they called the mount Armon, for they swore and bound one another by a curse. And their names are as follows: Semyaz, the leader of Arakeb, Rame'el, Tam'el, Ram'el, Dan'el, Ezeqel, Baraqyal, As'el, Armaros, Batar'el, Anan'el, Zaqe'el, Sasomasp w e'el, Kestar'el, Tur'el, Yamayol, and Arazyal. These are their chiefs of tens and of all the others with them. 7 and they took wives unto themselves, and everyone (respectively) chose one woman for himself, and they began to go unto them. And they taught them magical medicine, incantations, the cutting of roots, and taught them (about) plants. And the woman became pregnant and gave birth to great giants whose heights were three hundred cubits. These (giants) consumed the produce of all the people until the people detested feeding them. So the giants turned against (the people) in order to eat them. And they began to sin against birds, wild bests, reptiles, and fish. And their flesh was devoured the one by the other, and they drank blood. And then the earth brought an accusation against the oppressors. 8 And Azaz'el taught the people (the art of) making swords and knives, and shields, and breastplates; and he showed to their chosen ones bracelets, decorations, (shadowing of the eye0with antimony, ornamentation, the beautifying of the eyelids, all kinds of precious stones, and all coloring tinctures and alchemy. And there were many wicked ones and they committed adultery and erred, and all their conduct became corrupt. Amasras taught incantation and the cutting of roots; and Armaros the resolving of incantations; and Baraqyal astrology, and Kokarer'el (the knowledge of) the signs, and Tam'el taught the seeing of the stars, and Asder'el taught the course of the moon as well as the deception of man. And (the people) cried and their voice reached unto heaven. 9 Then Michael, Surafel, and Gabriel observed carefully from the sky and the saw much blood being shed upon the earth,and all the oppression being wrought upon the earth. and they said to one another, "the earth, (from) her empty (foundation), has brought the cry of their voice unto the gates of heaven. And now,(o) holy ones of heaven, the souls of people are putting their case before you pleading, `Bring our judgment before the Most High.' " And they said to the lord of the potentates, "For he is the Lord of lords, and the God of gods, and the King of kings, and the seat of his glory (stands) throughout all the generations of the world. Your name is holy, bless, and glorious throughout the whole world. You have made everything and with you is the authority for everything. Everything is naked and open before your sight, and you see everything; and there is nothing which can hide itself from you. You see what Azaz'el has done; how he has taught all (forms of) oppression upon the earth. And they revealed eternal secrets which are performed in heaven (and which) man learned. (Moreover) Semyaz, to whom you have given power to rule over his companions, co-operating, they went in unto the daughters of the people on earth, and they lay together with them-with those women-and defiled themselves, and revealed to them every (kind of) sin. As for the women, they gave birth to giants to the degree that the whole earth was filled with blood and oppression. And now behold, the Holy One will cry, and those who have died will bring their suit up to the gate of heaven. Their groaning has ascended (into heaven), but they could not get out from before the face of the oppression that is being wrought on earth. And you know everything (even) before it came to existence, and you see (this thing) (but) you do not tell us what is proper for us that we may do regarding it. 10 And then spoke the Most High, the Great and Holy One! And he sent Asuryal to the son of Lamech,(saying), "Tell him in my name, 'Hide yourself!' and reveal to him the end of what is coming; for the earth and everything will be destroyed. And the Deluge is about to come upon all the earth; and all that is in it will be destroyed. And now instruct him in order that he may flee, and his seed will be preserved for all generations." And secondly the Lord said to Raphael, "Bind Aza"el hand and foot (and) throw him into the darkness!" And he made a hole in the desert which was in Duda'el and cast him there; he threw on top of him rugged and sharp rocks. bAnd he covered his face in order that he may not see light, and in order that he may be sent into the fire on the great day of judgment. And give life to the earth which the angels have corrupted. And he will proclaim life for the earth: that he is giving life to her. And all the children of the people will not perish through all the secrets (of the angels)," which they taught to their sons. And the whole earth has been corrupted by Azaz'el's teaching of his (own) actions; and write upon him all sin. And to Gabriel the lord said," Proceed against the bastards and the reprobates and against the children of adultery; and destroy the children of adultery and expel the children of the Watchers from among the people. And send them against one another (so that) they may be destroyed in the fight, for length of days have they not. They will beg you everything- for their fathers on behalf of themselves- because they hope to live an eternal life. (They hope) that each one of them will live a period of five hundred years." And to Michael God said,"Make known to Semyaz and the others who are with him, who fornicated with the women that they will die together with them in all their defilement. And when they and all their children have battled with each other, and when they have seen the destruction of their beloved ones, bind them for seventy generations underneath the rocks of the ground until the day of their judgment and and of their consummation,until the eternal judgment is concluded. in those days they will lead them into the bottom of the fire-and in torment-in the prison (where) they will be locked up forever. And at the time when they will burn and die, those who collaborated with them will be bound together with them from henceforth unto the end of (all) generations. And destroy all the souls of pleasure and the children of the Watchers, for they have done injustice to man. Destroy injustice from the face of the earth. And every iniquitous deed will end, and the plant of righteousness and truth will appear forever and he will plant joy. And then all the righteous ones will escape; and become the living ones until they multiply and become tens of hundreds; and all the days of their youth and the years of their retirement they will complete in peace. And in those days the whole earth will be worked in righteousness, all of her planted with trees, and will find blessing. And they shall plant pleasant trees upon her-vines. And he who plants a vine upon her will produce wine for plenitude. and every seed that is sown on her, one measure will yield a thousand (measures) and one measure of olives will yield ten measures of presses of oil. And you cleanse the earth from all injustice, and from all defilement, and from all oppression, and from all sin, and from all iniquity which is being done on earth; remove them from the earth. And all the children of the people will become righteous, and nations shall worship and bless me; and they will all prostrate themselves to me. And the earth shall be cleansed from all pollution, and from all sin, and from all plague, and from all suffering; and it shall not happen again that I shall send (these) upon the earth from generation to generation and forever. 11 "And in those days I shall open the storerooms of blessing which are in the heavens, so they I shall send them down upon the earth, over the work and the toil of the children of man. And peace and truth shall become partners together in all the days of the world, and in all the generations of the world." Quite an incredible story. Budd Hopkins is the leading researcher on human abductions. He has worked with many people that claim that they have been abducted by strange creatures and were made to helplessly watch as these creatures probed and prodded at their bodies. There have even been reports of insemination and a victim meeting with a child that she feels was her child, but was fathered by an alien. As the above story goes, could there have been genetic engineering as long as 6000 years ago? Seems quite suspect to me. If so, why? Are these creatures somehow tied to who we perceive to be God? Are they the fallen angels associated with Lucifer, the one supreme angel that rebelled against God and was cast out of heaven by Michael, the famous Archangel? These beings, if they are capable of having sexual intercourse with earthlings, must have a physical body. Could there exist out in the vast expanse of universe, a whole world devoted to the creatures spoken of in the Bible? Perhaps, they had been appointed as Watchers over the human race and violated a sacred oath not to interfere with us, but to guide us in our maturation process externally and quietly. Again, one can only speculate about what they want with us. There are many whom I am sure will disagree with this approach, however lest we totally deny our own existence, we must work with what knowledge we have. The ancient peoples of this world could not have had in mind to perpetuate a grand hoax such as the Bible, made it historically true and expected it to last as long as it has. I say that all things, in all parts of the world, have a commonalty to them. The commonalty is that they are all pieces of the big puzzle. Each piece fits intricately with the next piece and we should not be so quick to discount something such as this because it is based on religion. You see, religion and science all have their nature closely intertwined. For it was out of structured religion that we have made important discoveries about who we are and what our purpose is. There really cannot be one without the other. For if it is all true that we are the product of an external force that we call God, then science and religion will be forced to reconcile the separation of the marriage that has been valid all these years and has kept them apart. For now, though, we must continue to work together to figure this puzzle out. We must remain open minded enough to explore all possibilities of this phenomenon and be ready to acknowledge that something is occurring even as this is being written that someday will expose itself to all nations and people. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Your comments and suggestions are welcomed. Phone our information service at (303)431-1343. We are on line 24 hours per day. ParaNet Omega/The NovaStar Group


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