George Knapp Claims Pentagon Fears Demons in Flying Saucers; Plus: New Russian Video Game about Egypt Markets to "Ancient Aliens" Crowd
Knapp used to work for Bigelow exploring the paranormal, and a documentary about his work at the Skinwalker Ranch is set to debut later this year.
This is certainly of a piece with reporting from the past two decades that suggests that Christian fundamentalists have worked their way into positions of power and have imposed their supernatural beliefs on parts of the U.S. government. Such reports can be found both in the mainstream press, which reported on End Times ideology among evangelicals in the military in the 9/11 and Iraq War years, and even among the fringe, where authors like Nick Redfern have reported on what they say are government sources claiming that the Pentagon investigates whether UFOs are actually demonic. It’s also quite in keeping with consistent reports over the past fifteen years that the Air Force is a bastion of Evangelical Christian belief where a general runs an Evangelical ministry, swearing oaths by God became mandatory, and Evangelicals basically ran the Air Force Academy. Of course Evangelical Christians would worry that space aliens are really demons in disguise. That’s L. A. Marzulli’s whole schtick, and he’s out recently with a new multimedia product line making just that claim.
It’s depressing to think that, if this is accurate, the U.S. government is infested with competing factions who believe that our skies are riddled with either demons or space aliens. Haven’t they been watching Ancient Aliens to know that demons are also space aliens?
Speaking of which…
The Russian Academy of Science has lent its expertise to a video game that posits the intervention of Reptilian aliens in early Egyptian history—or so the game’s developer says. According to a press release signed by a “Kirill” and reading as though written by someone speaking English as a second language, Egypt: Old Kingdom: Master of History will give users the ability to rewrite Egyptian history according to the ancient astronaut theory:
What if our civilization is actually ruled by reptilians from Nibiru planet? What if the Apocalypse is inevitable? What if all the memes are true?!
As you can see from the teaser trailer, the game is nothing special.
It’s an expansion pack for the Egypt: Old Kingdom game released earlier this year by a company that operates from. The base game is the one that had the Russian Egyptologists involved in its production, but now the expansion pack is being advertised as being the result of this scientific consultation.
The game is being released through Steam, a division of Valve Corporation, the company behind the Half-Life series. However, Steam is a distribution platform, and the game itself is the product of a developer known as Clarus Victoria, and this developer’s YouTube channel is primarily in Russian.
The original game followed the history of Egypt as known to history, though apparently with the intervention of Egyptian gods. The new version, designed to appeal to a wider demographic, makes use of the ancient alien theme, apparently under the assumption that game players are less interested in history than in the fake history seen on TV. “Master of History will be loved not only by fans of the original game but also by the ones who strongly criticized it: now you can play without reference to historic events and canons.”
The game appears to be similar to the official Ancient Aliens game released last year, and both involve strategizing one’s way through Egyptian history as space aliens invade. While Egypt: Old Kingdom: Master of History seems to be harmless entertainment, it’s sad that its marketing thinks that space aliens are its biggest selling point, or that teasing the idea that Sitchin’s conspiracy theories might be true is their best strategy for reaching their target audience.
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