L. A. Marzulli Goes Full Lovecraft, Calls Watchers Interdimensional "Old Ones" Who Enter via "Gateways"
This week Nephilim-hunter L. A. Marzulli appeared on TradCatKnight radio, a podcast of “traditional Catholicism,” to discuss giants. He began, in typical fashion, by announcing his belief that we are in the middle of a “seed war” between the human descendants of Adam and Eve and the “seed” of the Serpent, i.e. Satan. This “seed” is the Nephilim, the evil giants who are waiting to destroy righteousness, just as they have been waiting since before Noah’s Flood. In other words, they’re not very good at it, but we should be afraid of them anyway, at least enough to give money to L. A. Marzulli for his books and videos about being afraid of the Nephilim.
Indeed, Marzulli spends quite a bit of time fear-mongering, warning that God continuously punishes those who associate with Nephilim or their kindred, such as the people of Sodom and Gomorrah, Nimrod at the Tower of Babel, etc. (Yes, I know he’s mixing and matching Biblical and extra-biblical legends since Nimrod is not named as the builder of the Tower in Genesis, but who expects consistency?)
I was especially struck that he has adopted Lovecraftian language in describing the Fallen Angels, referring to them as the Old Ones and alleging that the Tower of Babel was an attempt to let the Old Ones “back in,” presumably from the dimension where they are imprisoned, like Lovecraft’s Old Ones. Compare, for example, the famous Necronomicon passage in “The Dunwich Horror” which speaks of the Old Ones existing between dimensions and breaking trough into our reality. “What they’re trying to do,” Marzulli said of Babel, “is open up a gateway and that of course doesn’t succeed.” Granted, in the Enochian corpus (e.g. 1 Enoch 18:13-16) there is a prison of the Fallen Angels that seems to be beyond the stars (not just the one under the Earth), but Marzulli’s big thing was supposed to be that he uses the Bible to make his claims, not the apocryphal literature—or in this case ancient astronaut literature, which placed a “star gate” atop the Tower of Babel.
Marzulli devotes much of the interview to repeating the greatest hits of gigantology, continuing to misrepresent Paiute mythology as referring to cannibal giants (it’s a modern interpolation), and he fails to recognize biblical influence on colonial and post-colonial recordings of Native American myths, assuming them to be proof that the Bible’s stories were universal and true. Logically, even if the stories were identical, they might be universal, but that doesn’t make them true. Everyone on Earth could believe a lie and it would still be untrue.
But why drag this out longer than it needs to be? Here is Marzulli talking about someone who I suspect is meant to be me or Carl Feagans of A Hot Cup of Joe, or perhaps a conflation of both:
You’re always going to have the trolls and the skeptics, and no matter how much evidence you show these people—I mean, there’s this one guy, and I’m not even going to mention the guy’s name again and give him the platform, but he’s just a little weasel of a man. He’s a little weasel of a guy. And he writes these nasty hit pieces on me and other people. He’s an atheist, anti-supernaturalist. And no matter how much evidence I show this guy, he’s never going to believe it, and that’s OK. I mean, look, we have real DNA evidence we took on some of the artifacts we discovered, and he’s never looked at that but he’s so sure he knows everything about it. And for those people, I could care less, because all you want to do is get in a shouting match. You’re just a troll. You’re not looking at the evidence, and no matter how much evidence I show you, you’ll negate it.
Marzulli became quite irate recounting a conversation on a radio show that he had with “some skeptic kid” who criticized Marzulli’s evidence as underwhelming and possibly the result of photo manipulation software. (I have no idea whom he is referring to.) Marzulli said that he took it as a personal attack on his integrity, arguing that because he “contributed $1,000” for research expenses, that precluded the possibility of mistakes or fraud. Marzulli claims that those who criticize him do so because they are materialists who refuse to “change their worldview” based on old newspaper accounts and supposed photographs of “giant” bones.
Marzulli also discussed the Kandahar Giant claim, adding nothing new, and he rehashes his involvement with the canceled History Channel series Search for the Lost Giants. He alleges that an unknown group has removed photographs of giant bones from the archives on Catalina Island in order to suppress evidence of the bones of giants supposedly found there. “I’m not making this stuff up,” Marzulli said, correctly noting that he is not making up ideas but rather uncritically accepting whatever someone says to him, so long as it supports his narrative.
To this Marzulli adds that movies like Wrath of the Titans and The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) are designed to fool people into abandoning Biblical truth in order to convince the public to accept the ancient astronaut theory. Marzulli claims that government agents have confessed to him that they work with space aliens. He states that he believes that the Fallen Angels will disguise themselves as space aliens in order to act as the Ascended Masters (as the host suggests) of Theosophy and proclaim a false golden age. That seems rather convoluted to me, frankly. But both Marzulli and the host agree that the world will soon enter a period of hell on Earth when our political and economic systems collapse. “We’re rapidly moving toward some sort of climax,” he said.
Marzulli adds that he believes that skeletons of the Cyclops will be found soon--elephant skulls be damned—and he claims that the NAGPRA law in the United States is used to hide non-Native American skeletons of Fallen Angels, Nephilim, and lost white races. Marzulli—crucially--admits here that the DNA tests he recently championed as “proving” that Peruvian elongated skulls belonged to Middle Easterners are “not conclusive by any means.” In other words, he concedes that the “weasels” who criticized his DNA results were actually right in the first place. He then immediately backtracks and says that the DNA “is pointing” to Nephilim “manipulating the human genome.”
I’m not entirely sure how these technologically advanced super-Nephilim square with Bigfoot. “Is Sasquatch Nephilim? We think so. … Is Sasquatch interdimensional. Quite possibly.” Apparently the Fallen Angels are super-scientists, and in their genius, they birthed a raced of crude, lumbering idiots. These are certainly not the Nephilim of Genesis 6:4—the “mighty men which were of old, men of renown.” These are slavering, shambling horrors.
The host of the show correctly notes that Nephilim theories, ancient astronaut theories, Theosophy, interdimensional monsters, and fringe history are all closely related, but he incorrectly assumes that Satanic Nephilim are at the root of it. As Marzulli himself concedes, he and his fellow Nephilim believers can see but through a glass darkly (1 Cor. 13:12). Their eyes are blinded by their own Nephilim obsession.
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