Final Events, by Nick Refern, is an important document on the subject of UFOs. Redfern lends narrative shape to the discussion, but when possible, allows his sources to speak directly. Final Events might not be fully appreciated by someone, new to the subject of UFOs, but for those of us who’ve pursued it for decades – Redfern’s book cuts new, perhaps “uncomfortable” ground.
Focused on the work of a quasi-official research group, the Collins Elite, Redfern tracks what purports to be a high level, governmental assessment of UFOs. The conclusion is controversial. UFOs, aliens and the mad-bag of reality to which they belong are actually a tangible component in Christian prophecy. This is bound to offend many readers. That it does – curiously – substantiates the “thesis” of Redfern’s narrative. Put another way: the kneejerk reaction against a Judeo-Christian perspective confirms that some … one or thing … has shrewdly, patiently hoisted an alternative backstory, one that many of us prefer to believe: “Earth is being visited by aliens from other planets; these star-travelers are quietly guiding our spiritual ascendancy, pressing us take our place in the higher, cosmic federation; though we may not fully understand their behavior, they have our best interests at heart.”
Have to admit. Like many, I’ve always had a bias for the ET – friendly little spacefolk – perspective. The problem is, after reading widely on the subject, I’ve come to a radically opposite conclusion. While a reader may track the subject all the way back to the days of the Egyptian Pharaoh, Thutmose III, my real start came with an exploration of Nazi technology. All those fantastic reports of Hitler’s interest in the occult throw a harsh light on the subject of unholy alliances with dark forces, and the technological promises that drive them. The subject of “aliens” and the Reich hasn’t been pursued to any great extent, but what you find on it, folds into Redfern’s work – perfectly. (Shameless pitch for my book: Blood Toys)
If there’s a balance point in Final Events, it is this quote, attributed to Ray Boeche: “In so many of these kinds of alien contacts, the entities involved make a denial of Christianity: anytime the spiritual issues are addressed, there is always some sort of denial of the validity of Christianity, and the validity of the Bible. And I find it interesting that these percipients are told that Jesus was a great guy, but you just misunderstood him. They say: he wasn’t really God’s son. You just don’t quite get it. But you’ll never hear them say that about Buddha, or Krishna, or Mohammed. It always seems to come down to some sort of denial of Christianity … it’s always one-sided.”
What Boeche is saying here is independently validated by any number of books that track the theme: “What the aliens tell us.”
It takes guts for someone like Redfern to swim upstream with this perspective. Many, many people are emotionally/financially invested in the ET backstory. This could also be said of me … as well. Final Events may be an uncomfortable read, but it may also be the ultimate survivalist’s manual. You can still do the Sci-fi thing if you want, but an informed reaction to Final Events might be: crack open the Gospels, and spend a little time reading directly, a subject with which “aliens” and perhaps even … you are uncomfortable.