Sometimes I come across a claim to outrageous and bizarre that it surprises even me. Way back in 2003, a fellow named Richard Vizzutti, a Canadian conspiracy theorist and creationist, published a book called Return of the Star Gods that contained some of the most jaw-dropping craziness I have read. Vizzutti, who never completed high school, began his conspiracy career obsessing about chemtrails before moving on to Fallen Angels and their plot to use Freemasonry to take over the world. This book was a product of that obsession, which seems to have continued for him into at least the middle 2000s.
Vizzutti’s claims are a mishmash of every popular conspiracy theory, and you can find in his book references to ancient astronauts, Theosophy, David Icke’s reptilians, and so much more. But when he got to the issue of Nephilim and their infiltration of Freemasonry, I was left flabbergasted:
The Masons are extremely powerful and completely in control of us all. This Nephilim organization has members that include most presidents, judges, and heads of major corporations. And it is these Tares that have their finger on the blood supply of North America! I imagine too that they have control over all the major sperm banks. The Nephilim form of government isn’t not about freedom and democracy, it is about power and control and the extermination of the human race as in the days of Noah. These are the true aliens living among us. They are self-righteous, lustful, angry, cruel, and without compassion for others. They hate God, and by nature they hate us with such bitter and evil intensity. They think they know it all and you cannot explain everything to them, as they will never listen to your point of view. Everything they do wrong is someone else’s fault, and they never take responsibility for any of their actions. They love money and are bitter to those that have it and they feel that the world owes them a living. They are also angry at the world and may become heavily involved in sex and drugs.
“Tares” is a biblical reference to “weeds,” as in the parable Jesus tells in Matthew 13:24-30. Vizzutti uses it to refer to the “serpent seed” of Satan and Eve (the Cainites), as opposed to the Nephilim, born of Fallen Angels and human women.
Vizzutti went on to identify John Wayne Gacy as an example of a real life Nephilim, and he adds that he’s pretty sure that the Jews were corrupted with interbred Nephilim blood while in captivity in Egypt, so only a few select human bloodlines remain pure.
But seriously: Nephilim sperm banks and blood banks?
It turns out that Nephilim believers are a little obsessed with their semen. Both Zecharia Sitchin and Elizabeth Clare Prophet argued that the Watchers extracted eggs from Homo erectus females before “fertilizing them with the ‘essence’ or sperm of young Nephilim,” in Prophet’s paraphrase. Dozens of other writers follow Sitchin, either identifying the Nephilim as space aliens like Sitchin or demonic creatures like most evangelical Christians and, apparently, Satanists. Joshua Michael Johnson, a Satanist minister, said as much in his Evil Bible (2006): “By taking the ovum from a Cro-Magnon/primate and using artificial insemination with a sperm from one of the Nephilim, we were created. The one known as Satan created us and designed us.” Even the United Methodist Church published an article in 1980 claiming that “An Apocryphal footnote hints that the Nephilim had perfected a technique for storing their sperm for future use.”
Such claims allegedly explain how Nephilim existed on both sides of the Flood.
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