He and his cousin had gone archery deer hunting in the mountains along the Wasatch front near Salt Lake City, Utah. They had built some tree stands high up in a tree that they had planned on deer hunting from. To make sure that they didn’t scare the deer away, they hiked in the evening before the hunt to spend the night in their tree stand. They awoke in the middle of the night to see huge UFO hovering near the top of the tree that they were in. It made no noise and glowed with multi-colored lighting. He described the UFO as being just feet away next to the tree that they were in. He said he and his cousin while petrified, whispered back and forth on what to do. In the end they decided to remain in the tree as quiet as possible not wanting to be detected. After a period of time the UFO was gone in a flash.
After my friend finished telling the story of his encounter, I asked him what he thought it was. His answer was that he didn’t know. It wasn’t like anything he had seen either prior to or following this experience. That is why it had such a profound effect on him.
So what was it? One possibility is that it was advanced military technology that most citizens know nothing about. A second possibility is that it was some sort of alien transport vehicle operating through time, or space, or dimensions. Any of these options could be the truth.
I recently saw a video teaching entitled “Alien Encounters” by Dr. Chuck Missler that dealt with UFOs (see http://www.khouse.org/pages/special_events/alien_encounters/ ). He based his teaching on both available testimonies from UFO eye witnesses as well as what the Bible teaches. He concluded that most likely the UFOs are transport vehicles for angels, both good ones and bad ones (demons). These beings are likely coming into our world from what we refer to as the heavenly realm. Other dimensions beyond what humans are capable of interacting with.
For the skeptics out there, just because UFOs and alien beings are usually not visible in our dimensions does not mean that they don’t exist. The wind is a good analogy. It is normally invisible. We can’t see it but we can experience the effects of the wind. We feel the pressure of the wind blowing on us. Under the right conditions when hot and cold air masses collide, the wind can form into turbulence called a tornado that becomes visible to us due to all the debris that it carries in its whirlwind. If nobody had ever told us what a tornado was and how it was formed, I wonder what we would think of it when it appeared. Likewise, UFOs which are normally invisible to us might materialize under certain, unique conditions.
In these end times we are living in, we are more likely to see and experience extraordinary things. My friend saw something he could not explain and we may someday see things. Things that could include UFOs and alien looking beings. Instead of believing we are seeing alien races from another planet; keep in mind what the Bible has already told us. There are beings alien to our world called angels and demons that are normally invisible to us. This may not always be the case. Today we fight invisible evil forces which may become visible in the future as God brings all the dimensions together for final judgment. When that time comes, Fear Not, for God will be with us and His angels will be beside us to assist in the battle!
In Isaiah 41:8-13 God says – “But you, Israel, My servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, descendant of Abraham My friend, you whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called from its remotest parts and said to you, ‘You are My servant, I have chosen you and not rejected you. ‘Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ “Behold, all those who are angered at you will be shamed and dishonored; those who contend with you will be as nothing and will perish. You will seek those who quarrel with you, but will not find them, those who war with you will be as nothing and non-existent. For I am the Lord your God, who upholds your right hand, who says to you, ‘Do not fear, I will help you.’” (NASA)