Did Aliens Bring Religion to Earth ?

There are compelling reasons that they did.

By Hans Grasholm, 5-Jan-2003


“Chariots of the Gods”, Erich Von Daniken couldn’t have said it more clearly. I have always been a hard core realist: if there is no proof, if you can’t measure it or there is no mathematical formula; it just doesn’t exist. That has always been my opinion about FLYING SAUCERS and GOD.

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Then, Erich Von Daniken opened A WHOLE NEW REALITY, something I could accept, that made sense, and the proof was in the scriptures. The strange thing about it was that as I studied flying saucers, I realized that I had already had three sightings as a child, but did not know what I was looking at then. If God is driving a flying saucer, there has to be a reason why they gave us religion. 

I have studied all religions for the past 30 years, and it has led me to more than one enormous conclusion.  Man was not smart enough to write any of the religions, and I mean the Eastern Spiritualism (the-self), Western Religions (God, - which I always have referred to as the “Extraterrestrial”) or American Creationism (Nature itself, including man). One of the oldest religious text “The Egyptian Book of the Dead” (1*) dates back more than 3000 BC. When writing was invented and the scribes and artists first  wrote down what the priests had used in their prayers and litanies, they were very perplexed and hardly understood the text. What I am getting at is that all religions were not composed by humans at the time they were created. And even the Bible is very specific in that:  2 Tim. 3:16  “ALL scripture is inspired by God…,” the key word here is ’inspired’, irrespective of who wrote it down. SO WHO INSPIRED THE PROPHETS?

That brings me to the next question. If there is a God, why would there not be just ONE book, ONE religion, and ONE clear answer to all human questions?  Just look at the Bible; it is written in such a way that it can be interpreted a dozen different ways, and if you do not know how to THINK, you read the Bible literally: Mt 13:13-15 “This is why I speak to them in parables, because - - -”. I have the impression that it was purposely written in this manner to create as much division as possible among humans. And with great success;  how many wars has the world seen, how many people have died?; all in the name of God or religion.

So with all the different religions and every religion with hidden meanings and parables to confuse anybody, I asked myself, “is it all hocus-pocus; - what if there is no God; - then, who would be the God that inspired the scriptures?  How would Aliens fit into the picture, and why?  After all, there is vivid description of flying spaceships in the Bible; just read the book of Ezekiel in the Old Testament (See accompanying excerpt). YES, spaceships have been around for thousands of years.

I have a few mottoes to go by: ’There is a reason for everything in this world”, - “How I phrase the question is very important”, - and, “Don’t ever lie to yourself’. Before I tell you some of my ideas about Aliens, you better understand my concept about them (the Aliens) and remember, I have no proof that my ideas are right. These are not facts, it is not fiction either, it is an OPINION based on all the UFO reports and MY interpretation of all the religions.

Civilizations from other worlds have visited our world for thousand of years. They are mentioned in mythology and scriptures from EVERY Continent.

They are all friendly Aliens; if they wanted to take over this world, they would have done so before humans invented weapons.

I suspect there are a multitude of Alien civilizations visiting this Earth based on the variety of space vehicles being reported.

The Aliens could have experimented with apes and changed their genes some million years back and produced the Human Race. Take heed you creationist and evolutionist, there is a third possibility, you could both be right. And it is quite obvious that the Aliens are still experimenting with the human race because of all the abduction reports.

The Aliens transverse the heavens in huge, self-contained mother ships, ships big enough to recycle liquid, gas (air), food, and enough power to run for centuries, or at least be able to mine the fuel  from asteroids or other worlds. The mother ship is so huge that they are unable to park it on a planet and shut-down the antigravity; it will collapse under its own weight. For them to shut down the power they have to park the ship in an orbit to keep it weightless. Of course, with the mother ship come all sort of scout, work- and exploratory vehicles, which are the ones we usually see flying around our landscape. The crew of the mother ship has to be fairly large and I can imagine them to sign on for most of their life. Even traveling at the speed of light, to explore space within 25 light-years of your own world will take a long time.

These Aliens would truly be God’s to us humans. Their civilizations could be millions of years old,  they know exactly how this macrocosm works. They might have seen other worlds come and go, (destroy themselves). They know the evolutionary steps cognition has to go through, and that is the crucial point for the Aliens, they want to protect our beautiful Universe from harm. After all, when you have become God, you don’t want to see your world being destroyed. And that brings us to the crux of religion.

As an Alien, you don’t come to Earth very often but you like to keep track of the evolution on the planet when you fly by. That is especially true when you have a race (humanity) that show form of intelligence and have developed speech. And any evolving cognizance go through certain steps in their evolution, and at what point in their development is the human race. Is there some kind of barometer that will measure cognition?  YES, what better way than to give them religion, and the more the better. With religion, you have intellectual concepts, abstract ideas which is totally emotional. And as long as we humans can’t see beyond our own nose, we will be in a perpetual battle on whose religion is the right one, or the best. “I worship the only true God”, - “my religion is better than yours”, - “I worship Creation itself”, - “the Self is the Way”.  You fly by our Earth once; seeing all the different temples and all the killing and wars going on, any Alien realizes very fast how primitive humanity is. We (us humans) have no respect for life, ideas, other races and cultures, we are not masters of our emotions. Unable to govern ourselves, the Aliens have absolutely no wish to show themselves openly, we could emotionally not acknowledge another species.

And that brings me to my final point; with us humans pointing a cannon at anything different from ourselves, the Aliens will not allow us to transverse the Universe. We have an idea of how the atom works, and if we ever develop spaceships using antigravity, they do not want us to explore space pointing a cannon at everything alien to us, especially if we don’t master our emotions.

This article came about because of a story I read in UFO*BC (2*) in which three people were abducted.  Tom, one of the humans abducted, asked the Aliens “ What is the true religion on earth?” to which the Alien answered, “There is no correct religion on earth”. So after all is said, what is the purpose of religions? As I mentioned at the beginning of this article, we have four major religions. One about God, another about Creation itself, one about Self, and one about the afterlife, covering more or less all aspects of the universe. If you want to be spiritual, why limit yourself to only a small part of religion. In order to become God, (in a spiritual term) you have to understand all the religions, no one is the correct one, you have to take them all on an equal term. Then, when you understand, when you become master of your self and your emotions, then you are at our next step in human evolution: Peace and Creativity, you become God, the Bible even says so. 

Only then will the (God’s) - Aliens reveal themselves.

Footnote: Crop Formations; is that the Aliens newest form of barometer? It used to be plain Crop Circle, but the official scientific explanation was so fictional that it sometimes bordered on stupidity, I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. The Aliens were probably wondering how primitive the humans were, so they improved their design and gave us Alien Graffiti, crop formations that could not possibly be made in any natural way. Now the official voices have become quiet and at the same time try to tell us they are man made. The Aliens are trying to tell us they are here, but nobody has the guts to come out and say “Yes, we know you are here, talk to us”. 

Since the Aliens are so well informed about our reaction to their sightings, I don’t think they are just flying by any more, they are probably here permanently.

Why look for intelligence in outer space, try to find it here on Earth.

  1. THE EGYPTIAN BOOK OF THE DEAD.  1967 E.A.Wallis Budge     ISBN 0-486-21866-X. Dover Publication, Inc.
  2. UFO*BC QUARTERLY.   Volume 7, No 4.  Fall 2002. Page 7, The Band Wagon Encounter.   

Sadly, Hans and his wife Maria passed away in March 2005. However, we would be interested in your comments about this article and can forward them to his son if you would like. Click here to e-mail. 

The Book of Ezekiel
1:4 to 1:21

1:4 And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the color of amber, out of the midst of the fire.

1:5 Also out of the midst thereof came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance; they had the likeness of a man.

1:6 And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings.

1:7 And their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf's foot: and they sparkled like the colour of burnished brass.

1:8 And they had the hands of a man under their wings on their four sides; and they four had their faces and their wings.

1:9 Their wings were joined one to another; they turned not when they went; they went every one straight forward.

1:10 As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle.

1:11 Thus were their faces: and their wings were stretched upward; two wings of every one were joined one to another, and two covered their bodies.

1:12 And they went every one straight forward: whither the spirit was to go, they went; and they turned not when they went.

1:13 As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, and like the appearance of lamps: it went up and down among the living creatures; and the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning.

1:14 And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning.

1:15 Now as I beheld the living creatures, behold one wheel upon the earth by the living creatures, with his four faces.

1:16 The appearance of the wheels and their work was like unto the colour of a beryl: and they four had one likeness: and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the middle of a wheel.

1:17 When they went, they went upon their four sides: and they turned not when they went.

1:18 As for their rings, they were so high that they were dreadful; and their rings were full of eyes round about them four.

1:19 And when the living creatures went, the wheels went by them: and when the living creatures were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up.

1:20 Whithersoever the spirit was to go, they went, thither was their spirit to go; and the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.

1:21 When those went, these went; and when those stood, these stood; and when those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.

Readers Comments:


I read he article and think it is reasonable and makes much sense


I have always thoght the u.f.os have been around.I really see them here during the pyramid building days and before.It explains so much about this planet,if your mind is open to all of this.It really is facinating,to think we may be realatives of some sort in this huge galaxy.

I feel they wont hurt you but are curious to see how we turned out.

In fact Ive heard of them helping our planets for quite awhile,not harming us, including getting medeors out of our way.

I may be open minded but it all falls into place.
Its very interesting,
Take Care,


I am very convinced that this is the case. what you postulate is highly probable. the idea of GOD as many conceive it (omnipotent whole and one) is just an abstract like the rest of the scriptures; subject to interpretation. still I cannot conclude the purpose of installing a device like religion. For our enlightenment and conscious development, or for the ETs anonymous existence. the ET s are referred to as the fallen ones-- rebelling against the harmony-possibly seeking to be gods through knowledge-- POLYTHEISM. but then why Moses, why the order to worship the one GOD? is this helping the ETs become anonymous, or is this a clue from beyond the ETs veil of illusion. There is an idea that Consciousness gets ever bigger and ever smaller within the universe. IT IS ALSO HIGHLY PROBABLE that there are conscious entities living an existence on a much grander scale than we are. the Sun could be a conscious entity living a radically different existence. Could this be the one GOD. a consciousness so vast that its bodied is the milky way galaxy. IF the ETs installed religions then why the many--why the subject to interpretation---why not the absolute truth--if its for our own good that is. I think the ETs are crafty, but they are not GODS, not even close. A GOD or the GOD is something on a scale far beyond what we can perceive--living in a multidimensional (hyperspacial) existence that we are a part of. I like to say that THE TRUTH can always be found within the connection( similarity) of the micro and macrocosmic aspects. A human is a whole made of many parts--and the individual parts experience a radically different existence than the whole. same goes for the earth. the galaxy. the universe. Each individual cell in an organism performs all the same functions that the whole body can perform. Each atom (not really tangible--but quanta) performs all the same functions as the solar system performs (I believe to be composed of wave forms--nothing is truly tangible). to rap it up because this is getting long.......I think ETs are out there--they are here right now---but they are not GOD. I think GOD is out there---and GOD is here right now---but GOD composition (parts) is so immense that we cannot conceive GOD as we conceive ourselves. What if the Aliens are connected to a different GOD than us Humans and are trying to undermine The GOD we are (a piece of) connected to? What if our behavior as a species (fighting for diversified religions in the name of god) is a microcosmic reflection of what is happening on a bigger level---GOD fighting Other GODs, or dare I say-- GOD fighting ITself. I say, put an ET at a desk in the United nations! that would be the day!



I like your theories on mankind, although to some they may seem far fetched you need to keep an open mind. I myself don't believe in god but evolution. but that doesn't say that it started evolving on earth or even that it was created naturally.



No major commentary here. I just want to say that I think you’re on the right track. People refuse to think deeper than their respective religions taught or allow them to.



Very well written opinion. I too have had the same thoughts about the subject of religion and how it may or may not tie into aliens. I have studied a lot of religions as well in search of answers of why or how. Here's an example of people giving form to something they cant explain. If in fact aliens have come to earth people would not have known how to explain these beings so they gave them the status of GOD, but then again what is a god? Anything that is a higher form of life than we are? recently there have been slaughters of cattle in Mexico and no one can explain who or what is killing the cattle so here comes the explanation, "chupacabre" no one has ever seen one of these creatures but because they lack the knowledge of what is killing the cattle they invent a killer to appease themselves. Once again very well written thoughts and should you like to talk further please contact me.

Regards, Mike


I just want to comment on this article that it is one of the best in its kind.
Thank you all for taking the time to create such great work.
Have a wonderful day!



I think that you answered the biggest question everyone asks about UFO’s. Why are they here, why haven’t they contacted us? I have only recently begun giving any credence to aliens and UFO’s, and those were my major questions. The most obvious answer to me was very similar to yours. We are trigger-happy barbarians with no respect for life whatsoever. Until we evolve past this archaic age of an eye for an eye, I don’t think we have a chance of having formal communication with interstellar neighbors. I often wondered if religion was their way of trying to give us the basic rules of how to behave in a civilized society, and we just did not understand, or accept it.

Thanks for the article. It was very well written.



Hi, My Name Is Michael and I just finished reading Hans' article entitled: "Did Aliens Bring Religion to Earth ?" and I couldn't have wrote a better article or explained it better than he did! I have been trying to put together in the most simplest, rational, elementary words a way to explain my concept of how and why religion exists and how and why we exist and without getting long winded,(or perhaps long worded would be a better way to say it), it would seem to me that he has read my mind.

I am sure there is a reason why I have come across this at this time in my life but I want to say Thank You! and Bravo! for a well put together concept of aliens and religion. I am sure at this point if I were to write this down or publish such an article I would find it very difficult to put it in any better way than Hans has written and I wouldn't want to be accused of copying someone else's work. I would like to know if anyone has permission to use Hans' article freely or is special permission needed. I am not a professional writer so I am unclear on copyright issues and would appreciate your help in clarifying this request as soon as you are able.

Again Thank You Hans for this great great and well written article!




Great stuff on Ezekiel. Did you here of the raelians, there are a new religious movement that speaks on extraterrestrial life and stuff exactly like you are, Awesome stuff. I did't know if you know this but, in the hebrew texts it says elohim created the heavens and the earth. Not God! elohim in hebrew means gods. But they are human like us, let us create man, behold man has become like one of us, all that, including Ezekiel.they were mistaken for angels, or aliens. But in fact, they are scientists since they created life, and hope soon we can become like them in creating.Yahweh was actually their leader on another planet, who helped them create life also. How primitive the church is to say there isn't any other life out there, when Ezekiel proves it, genesis proves it, acts 10:30 and moses seeing God's back parts? I thought a spirit doesn't have a body? lol. And how can heaven be on a cloud? when clouds are made of vapour! it is obviosly on the elohim's planet, whom they choose to re-create if good.if wicked people,dust they shall return, and be forgotten forever.They are the elohim, and are coming soon. Do research if you want. COUNT ON IT. Your parents will be re-created on their planet for speaking the truth about their creators. peace be upon them.


I have read this and was like wow I have been saying this for years only to the laughter of my friends but it is the same as I believe. I just hope to live long enough to be proven right.




I stumbled across your article and wanted to comment briefly. Before I talk about this subject any further I would like to distinguish between what I believe and what I consider a strong possibility... Belief to me implies a personal philosophy, religion or spiritual guidance people receive and which governs their lives as human beings.

I think this article while fascinating and satisfying an intense human curiosity..., should not be the basis for one's beliefs and that person's approach towards life in human society. If it was then I would never be able to sleep well at night. At the same time I do not dismiss these theories as pure fiction. I do strongly believe that there is a strong measure of truth to what Hans is suggesting in his article. I question his conspiracy theory approach though.

As someone very successfully treated for bipolar disorder which I have lived with the last 9 years of my life, I can tell you first-hand that I have experienced the flood of emotions and fears during some of my manic episodes in which I believed a nearly identical set of beliefs which Hans is describing here in his article. Over time I learned to put these thoughts into perspective. I did not dismiss them entirely, but I realized that in order to live as a productive and well adjusted member of society, that I would have to put these ideas into an acceptable context that I could live with. A context which gives me peace and at the same time promotes a healthy level of curiosity and scientific discovery into the paranormal.

I needed to weave these experiences and theories into my faith in such a way that I could leave all the worrying and paranoia behind and believe that God "The Supreme Being" can reach each and every one of us and reassure us if know how to look for it. I can strongly agree with Hans' suggestion that highly advanced extra-terrestrial entities after observing humanity over thousands of years would conclude that it would be dangerous and disruptive to our world if they were to manifest themselves openly. If you're a Star Trek fan, you undoubtedly heard of Starfleet command's "prime directive" or "1st General Order". It reads, "It is forbidden to interfere with the normal development of any culture or society. All losses are tolerated as long as they are necessary to observe this General Order." Sound familiar? Actually if you read through the entire list of Starfleet directives you'll see that Gene Roddenberry and co were really way ahead of their time weren't they? :)

Imagination is a healthy thing but it can go too far. One man's imagination can be put to good creative use writing a story for a sci-fi blockbuster movie while someone else's can lead to madness... I just want to say that I believe in a divine order. I will go out on a limb and say that I believe in aliens that are advanced enough to visit our planet and communicate their intentions and influence human history through highly advanced cognitive methods. However I also believe that God, "The Supreme Being" has dominion over these beings and all orders of intelligent life below and above. And I believe that on some level these beings if in fact they exist acknowledge a Supreme Being as well. And that is ultimately my point. Is that God is not an all-knowing scientist. God is an artist. As long as you live your life benevolently and not be counted with the self-righteous and self-destructive religious people you can sleep soundly at night.



In the jewish holy bible called the Torah it is written in Gen 1:1 in the beginning Elohim created the heaven and the Earth. Elohim in hebrew means Mighty one/s in other words "those that came from the sky"

The Elohim are a race of Aliens that created us! They also created other beings and put them on other planets. Why? Because the Elohim love to create. Yahweh is the name of chief scientist of this race of aliens which most people today call GOD. And God ( Elohim) is a God or being of Love who loves to create life and many other things to! read the book "intelligent design message from the designers" on this website http://www.raelianews.org/news.php. Yes, Yahsuha which in English is Jesus was part Alien or should i say part Elohim.

Please write back and tell what you think!



Before reading this article I found a first hand account of an alien abduction. It really opened my eyes and clarified many of my inquiries of religion and extraterrestrial visitations... Not to mention totally blew my mind!


The article written by Hans was truly beautiful to read and very eye-opening. The ideas he wrote about have been going through my head a lot lately, and it has often made me wonder why people can believe in some faceless God yet not believe in alien life? It makes sense, due to evolution, that aliens would be millions of years older than us and thus very highly advanced. It also makes sense that, in a way, the aliens created us and are monitoring us. This explains so much that it seems irritating others can not grasp it. I just wanted Hans' son to know, if ever he gets to read this feedback, that his father will always be considered a pioneer of real truth in my heart. His message needed to be said and I strongly believe in what he wrote. His father's memory will also always be remembered by those who carry those beliefs with them. Thank you Hans for a wonderful article...it saved me and reinforced my faith in alien life.

- Travis W.


Most politicians and religious leaders are members of secret societies. Masonry and the Vatican control the power of the world. These societies and the Vatican practice satanism. They have created international terrorism with the purpose of creating the third World War. They want to make it appear that all conflicts have been caused by conflicts and divisions between world countries and religions to establish a one world government and religion ruled by a leader who will claim to be the prophesied Messiah and to rule by divine authority. They will quote Bible verses to deceive people into thinking this is the Kingdom of God, and they will make all kind of signs and wonders. The UFO phenomenon and New Age Movement have been created for this purpose. This is the kingdom of the beast prophesied in the Bible in which all nations will gather. All people will worship the beast and all true followers of Yeshua will be persecuted. The aliens are fallen angels and hybrids, the gods worshipped by the ancient civilizations. Of course they will present great benefits to the population and they will relase new technologies and promises of peace and prosperity but do not believe their lies, this will be a fascist government, where all the people will be implanted with mind control chips and the useless eaters put to death. But their days are numbered and his kingdom is a passing illusion. They have planted many lies to keep us away from the truth. God is not of any religion or denomination, because all are controlled and have substituted God because they claim to be the Truth, the Way and the Life. God is in our heart and teaches us individually, we must only understand and do what He commands. The Only Way is Yahshua the Messiah. What the majority believes is always the lie. Where the carcass is (false Christ), the vultures will gather (multitudes).



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