Many of you have read, we assume, Nick Redfern’s recent “best seller” FINAL EVENTS and the Secret Government Group on Demonic UFOs and the Afterlife [Anomalist Books, NY and San Antonio, TX, 2010].
If not, you should, and we’ll enumerate why here.
The thesis of Mr. Redfern’s book is that there exists (or existed) a governmentally-initiated group called The Collins Elite which was obsessed with the idea that UFOs were demonic entities (angels, as it were) who were gulling people and agencies into believing UFOs were extraterrestrial when in fact the operatives – the UFO entities –were paranormal entities out to “capture the souls of human beings.”
Yes, the concept is staggeringly bizarre, which is grist for Mr. Redfern, who often presents obtuse conjectures about UFOs, as he did with his book about Roswell, Body Snatchers in the Desert.
Now if you’re inclined to dismiss the demonic UFO hypothesis and Mr. Redfern’s book, you’d be missing out on what Mr. Redfern does best, and that’s present peripheral information and material that enlightens those who have limited knowledge about things germane to UFOs and human existence itself.
For instance, in FINAL EVENTS, Mr. Redfern provides a succinct dissertation on philosophy’s view of the soul [Chapter 16; Demons, Souls, and Fallen Angels].
He also gives background on some UFO players who get short shrift, if any shrift at all, in the UFO literature: Jack Parsons, L. Ron Hubbard, Aleister Crowley, Theodore von Karman, et al.
He also references UFO researchers with acumen and cachet but don’t get a lot of play in the States: the U.K.’s David Clarke and Andy Roberts and America’s own Michael Heiser who has a few terrific web-sites or blogs dealing with UFOs and Religion -- http://www.michaelsheiser.com/ will get you to those blogs and sites.
Mr. Redfern also presents a précis about the Hebrew concept of the Golem, which is an intriguing story worthy of a book all by itself.
You will also get introductory but insightful views of contactees (those flying saucer reprobates that Mr. Redfern, and others now, find worthy of another look).
Mr. Redfern does what other good writers do. He provides asides that illuminate items that might be of interest to readers. (James Bond’s creator, Ian Fleming, was extolled for doing the same thing in his books about the British secret agent.)
For instance, Mr. Redfern allows information about oft-excoriated UFO persons or things (Bob Lazar and MJ-12) that fill in lacunae which may be important in the over-all UFO mystery.
His Chapter  on U.S. President Ronald Reagan tells much that news media has glossed over about the ex-President; information that makes clearer what Mr. Reagan’s presidency was about, in large part.
And the Biblical detritus should thrill anyone who has a predilection for things theological, and arcane, such as the mysterious Book of Enoch, which tells religious mavens what the early Jews believed about God and his celestial plans for humanity.
Now, this “reviewer” is not enamored of The Collins Elite scenario, nor is Mr. Redfern I assume. But it is an idea that Mr. Redfern presents thoroughly and objectively, as usual.
And one that can’t be dismissed out-of-hand, if one considers Mr. Redfern’s remarkable accumulation of circumstantial information that bolsters the Collins Elite thesis.
Get the book – via Amazon or Anomalist Books (online) – and give yourself a treat, one that will be intellectually stimulating in many, many ways….