October 14th, 2010
01:46 PM ET
Can you believe in Bigfoot and the Bible?
UFOs and the Bible - how do you believe in both?
That’s one of the questions that aroused the curiosity of three sociologists who wanted to examine the religious values of believers in the paranormal.
In “Paranormal America: Ghost Encounters, UFO Sightings, Bigfoot Hunts, and Other Curiosities in Religion and Culture,” the authors asked if religious people are more prone to believe in the paranormal.
Carson Mencken, one of the book’s co-author’s, says more conservative Christians, for example, tend not to think too much about UFOs and Bigfoot.
To research the book, the authors visited houses that were reputedly haunted, spoke to people who said they had guardian angels, and had their palms read.
Christopher Bader says many paranormal devotees don’t see themselves as flaky - it’s the other paranormal believers they wonder about.
I’ve long heard old folks say that people of faith shouldn’t dabble in the occult or paranormal. I once interviewed the last surviving priest who actually participated in the incident that inspired the horror film, “The Exorcist.”
The boy’s possession (the “possessed" kid was changed to a girl for the movie) was allegedly triggered by his decision to use a Ouija board to contact a dead relative.
Is a person of faith who delves into the paranormal taking a risk? Or are they, in the words of some people in “Paranormal America,” just being flaky?
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Jesus said in the last days we would see strange sights and wonders in the sky.................He also said, the devil is the god of this world.We have nothing to fear, satin is a lier and the father of lies....................
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Hello Frank and Muneef sorry took so long to reply. Frank my thoughts on the above are from my own awareness. I have found that there have been alterations in the bible to hide the truth it once held. For one the linage of Adam starts with Seth; yet, many false religions say Cain was Adams first which is false. As Muneef stated Adam, Eve, and Satan got kicked out of the garden and he took with him his followers. They fell for the humans and created giants so why would the linage of Cain not be big footed. There was a mark put on Cain so no one would kill him for his sin of killing his brother and he would be chased til the end of time. Now the mark can be of many types ,( All of this writ is just my opinion) now for the bigfoot it could been a mark of fear. I know with my experiance I will never forget the intense fear I experianced and of course the fear people have on this subject believers and nonbelievers. I don't have the time at the moment to elaberate on the spiritual enlightenment and the tie in of the later experiances with UFO's and whether they are linked. As the original question was; "Can you believe in Bigfoot and the bible, and UFO's and the bible." So in my opinion both are mentioned and as the saying goes seek the truth and yee shall find; but, always expect to find nonbelievers. Muneef it appears your bible says the same; yet, the names are changed as it appears Qabeel and Cain are of the same... just my thought, no disrespect intended. I have given no verses as I don't have the original bible but it is mentioned I believe in the first 4 chapters of Genesis.
Interesting! I hope that everyone's Sunday is going great and I hope that they have a great week and a happy Halloween next Sunday!
I was an athiest until the age of 16, then I became a Christian. From not believing anything, I ended up believing in our Creator- then after that, I saw for myself UFO's.. an angel years before that , and in 2008, a Being that looked very much like one of Brian Froud's nature guardians he painted – and no, she was not a demon. I learned from God to use discernment, but also not to limit Him.
We humans don't know all of what or who was created before mankind was- or how it will all fit into His plans for His Kingdom. Some things we may learn now- some later-
I totally agree with Christian's 10/16/10 post- religious folks- Don't limit our Creator-
One would think that a person with an imaginary friend would be more likely to believe in other impracticalities. Bigfoot and UFO's might not cut the cake, but religious people are definitely more likely to believe in ghosts, demons, and angels, which are equally, if not more, improbable.
Ever wonder what would happen if Jesus ran into a flying saucer while galloping back from space on his white horse on his way to the Rapture?
We know the little green saucer people AND Jesus are coming here to kill us all.
What do you believe will happen?
1. Jesus and the Martians will join forces to snuff us out.
2. The two will fight each other to decide who gets to snuff us out.
3. Godzilla, Bigfoot and Spiderman would team up to save us.
Personally, I believe it's CNN's duty to bring this potential dilemma to light, perhaps in the form of a 2-hour special with Anderson Cooper moderating, of course.
PS – If any of you on the religious Right know Chuck Norris, please tell him to call Spiderman.
May want to reconsider the alien comments..check this out. Eyewitnass Military men, Retired speak out
Please Listen and read The Quran with translation in many different languages check
what kind of idiot wrote this article? The catholic church said they believe in the possibility of aliens and they have priests who do exorcists and believe in spirits... So the church BELIEVES in ALIENS and GHOSTS
No wonder why I am Catholic... Haha.
Once upon a time there was a girl who had 4 boyfriends.
She loved the 4th boyfriend the most and adore him
with rich robes and treated him to the finest of
delicacies. She gave him nothing but the best.
She also loved the 3rd boyfriend very much and was
always showing him off to neighboring kingdoms.
However, she feared that one day he would leave her
She also loved her 2nd boyfriend. He was her confidant
and was always kind, considerate and patient with her.
Whenever this girl faced a problem, she could confide
in him, and he would help her get through the
The girls 1st boyfriend was a very loyal partner and
had made great contributions in maintaining her wealth
and kingdom. However, she did not love the first
boyfriend. Although he loved her deeply, she hardly
took notice of him.
One day, the girl fell ill and she knew her time was
short. She thought of her luxurious life and wondered,
I now have four boyfriends with me, but when I die,
I'll be all alone.'
Thus, she asked the 4th boyfriend, I loved you the
most, endowed you with the finest clothing and
showered great care over you. Now that I'm dying, will
you follow me and keep me company?'
'No way!', replied the 4th boyfriend, and he walked
away without another word.
His answer cut like a sharp knife right into her
The sad girl then asked the 3rd boyfriend, 'I loved
you all my life. Now that I'm dying, will you follow
me and keep me company?'
'No!', replied the 3rd boyfriend. 'Life is too good!
When you die, I'm going to marry someone else!'
Her heart sank and turned cold.
She then asked the 2nd boyfriend, 'I have always
turned to you for help and you've always been there
When I die, will you follow me and keep me company?'
'I'm sorry, I can't help you out this time!', replied
the 2nd boyfriend. 'At the very most, I can only walk
with you to your grave.'
His answer struck her like a bolt of lightning, and
the girl was devastated.
Then a voice called out: 'I'll go with you. I'll
follow you no matter where you go.'
The girl looked up, and there was her first boyfriend.
He was very skinny as he suffered from malnutrition
Greatly grieved, the girl said, 'I should have taken
much better care of you when I had the chance!'
In truth, you have 4 boyfriends in your lives:
Your 4th boyfriend is your body. No matter how much
time and effort you lavish in making it look good, it
will leave you when you die.
Your 3rd boyfriend is your possessions, status and
wealth. When you die, it will all go to others.
Your 2nd boyfriend is your family and friends. No
matter how much they have been there for you, the
furthest they can stay by you is up to the grave.
And your 1st boyfriend is your Soul. Often neglected
in pursuit of wealth, power and pleasures of the
world. However, your Soul is the only thing that will follow
you where ever you go. Cultivate, strengthen and
cherish it now, for it is the only part of you that
will follow you to the throne of God and continue with
you throughout Eternity.
Thought for the day: Remember, when the world pushes
you to your knees, you're in the perfect position to
Pass this on to someone you care about – I just did.
Being happy doesn't mean everything's perfect. It
means you've decided to see beyond the imperfections .
I hope this would've touched you!
Very good Wisdom for all of us!!
Regarding bigfoot believers not believing in ufo's sorry not true. A yes to the bible mentioning the ground burrowers (Sasquatch) and also ufo's. From the original bible text it states Eve had continued in labour to have Adam's son Able. The sasquatch originated from the family of Cain. Adam was not the dad of Cain. The snake in the grass was the dad of Cain. Able was the son of Adam. The skull structure of the sasquatch matches that of the reptilian man. That takes us to, do you believe in the reptilian man. Hard enough to believe in a sasquatch. Regarding the link of seeing ufo's before or after sasquatch sitings...true. After one experiances one of the Great Spirits unknown creations one learns the magnitude of the many mysteries phyisically and spiritually. Religion should not be the controller of man, love and respect of all races is what is needed for man to evolve and to understand those things hidden in mystery and to disepate the dogma. Just my opinion, believe it or not.
Never heard of such story before and not in the Quran. The story of the Quran tells us that after Adam and Eve were misguided by the Devil although they were warned from listening to him God was angry and sent the three of them to earth as enemies to each other. Adam had his first two sons Qabeel and Habeel where Qabeel killed Habeel out of jealousy and when he did not know how to deal with corpse a crow gave an example to showing him as to burying the dead. Other than that I do not where you got this strange story from?
Sasdave, I haven't heard of the sasquatch being a reptilian being. That's a new one to me. And as far as I know, sasquatch isn't mentioned in that part of the Bible. Maybe I am wrong? Care to point out the verses? I think you are confusing Bigfoot with the Nephilim.
I have definitely heard the theory that the serpent impregnated Eve. Also theories dealing with Lilith and Samael.
You are mixing the Annunaki theory with certain occult views of the Bible. It's not a new theory. Very interesting, though.
I find it intriguing that more and more researchers into hidden history are talking about reptilian humanoid beings and finding the place where aliens, interdimensionals and demons intersect. Funnily enough, Coast to Coast AM's show last Sunday had an author on discussing these very things – from Aleister Crowley's LAM episode and his involvement with Jack Parsons and L. Ron Hubbard to alien/interdimensional harvesting of human souls (through vampirism, rituals involving the consumption of human flesh and blood, creating extreme negative vibrations through various means and so on).
I find this whole subject very interesting. It makes more sense to me than the crap they feed us as 'truth'.
Happy sleuthing. 😉
Some would call all that been said as fairy tells or stories? Are they with no imagination or programed as robots although as for me nothing would have been achieved without far rich imaginations and not shallow ones?
May God guide all to the truth of things surrounding us mankind believers and non believers. Amen.
Besides that the wetlands such as deep sea's,oceans and their mountains are yet more mysterious to us mankind than it is with space, planets or drylands mountains,deserts and jungles??
Recent Modern mankind is investing more in creating seduction and wars than it is with discoveries at that and for new food and medical resources at such remotely undiscovered areas!!
Just thought of the world population watch that tells the increase and decrees of Mankind lives by the minute and though about the shortage of global food supplies due to wars,global-worming,climate change and natural disasters, then thought are we to increase resources to cope with the growing number of world populations at each continent on earth? Or are we to carry on reducing those populations to cope with the declining of organic food supplies and natural resources!
Mankind is strange and lead by the strangest's of All who rather prefers to invest in building of fantasies of pleasures on earth rather than investing in mankind creativity, prosperity and self sufficiency? Mankind been devalued by the penny worth but not valued as a human being as a believer aware of justice of God Laws as per Holy Books and not the short sighted MMLaws.
They are by their deeds bringing He-ll on earth before it's time. Lives outer your shell are dying in excess of birth rates due corr-uption that originated non organic junk foods,false medications developing fatal side effects,beside human error negligence,wars,diseases,climate change,you name it. Mankind has been devalued to less than an animal or animal pet unless if valued by his or-gans. In Islam we were told that Mankind Male or Female is equivalent to the cost of a hundred fully grown She Camels while noted in Secular Arabic and Islamic countries it has been reduced the value to less than quarter of the correct number of she camels?
UFOs do not necessarily have to be of extraterrestrial origin, either. The military has a bunch of technology they don't tell us about. So beware.
Yes this is most probable and the purpose is to convince the people of the probability of space invasion to draw more financial support for projects related to space exploration,satellites and the supposedly space spying equipment's such as Telescopes and space Listening equipment's which of course the hidden agenda for it is to Control and Rule their states and the world after the so called star wars project. Well this what been thought of as being fact. Although just wonder how is it that a drawing of UFO's on the interior walls of some S.American P
Pyramids and Australia Caves? Could it be that this same discoverers were the one paving the way for such belief ? Alose this not understandable for sure! Only God and those at it know.
But as to the BigFoot thing well, could it be or it could be some older mankind tribes that were here before this final nations that yet are not known living under earth or in mountains inner spaces and tunnels?
Only few years ago 5 to 10 years ago two new tribes were found or rather discovered, think one was the cavemen of Thailand jungles and the second was much sooner discovered in S.America Amazones?! God only knows who or what is still out there unfound and undiscovered on dry Lands.
More than that only God knows what mysteries and wonders are there hidden undiscovered in the deep seas mountains which has same spaces and tunnels that could be much possible connected with land mountains by deep roots tunnels?
Maybe living like Ants and White Ants as under earth world while we are over earth world? Although we were told that there are many tribes in the Jinn and that out of those some live on the mountains,some on earth with man and some at or by sea shores,islands,some at the near ground of earth and some much deeper in earth! So the question here is it possible that there are humans as well and do they look like us or changed due to their diet and envoirment ? Can you imagine this if possible?
Hollywood, which has ties to the government, has been amping up fears about alien invasions for decades, going back to when Orson Welle's caused mass hysteria with his broadcast of War of the Worlds over the radio, which cost several lives. Now they do it through tv and movies (V, Independence Day, etc). (Roland Emmerich is a good little shill for the doomsayers with his films The Day After Tomorrow and 2012. He is propagandizing us with fear.)
As for ancient depictions of UFOs: All I have to say is that our ancestors knew a lot more than we know now. A lot of knowledge has been lost over the intervening millenia.
Can theists believe in bigfoot, UFOs, chupacabra, Nessie, etc? Of course they can. If you believe in something irrational and unprovable then whats to stop you from believing in something else that is just as untenable?
Being the capitol of the world America is considered as Mother of Villages that is warned:
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
And this is a blessed Scripture which We have revealed, confirming that which (was revealed) before it, that thou mayst warn the Mother of Villages and those around her. Those who believe in the Hereafter believe herein, and they are careful of their worship. (92)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Mîm (1) Aîn¬Sîn¬Qâf. [These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur'ân, and none but Allâh (Alone) knows their meanings] (2) Likewise Allâh, the All-Mighty, the All-Wise sends Revelation to you (SAW) as (He sent Revelation to) those before you.[ (3) To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth, and He is the Most High, the Most Great. (4) Nearly the heavens might be rent asunder from above them (by His Majesty), and the angels glorify the praises of their Lord, and ask for forgiveness for those on the earth, verily, Allâh is the Oft-Forgiving, the Most Merciful. (5) And as for those who take as Auliyâ' (guardians, supporters, helpers, lord, gods, protectors) others besides Him [i.e. they take false deities other than Allâh as protectors, and they worship them] Allâh is Hafîz (Protector, Watcher) over them (i.e. takes care of their deeds and will recompense them), and you (O Muhammad SAW) are not a Wakîl (guardian or a disposer of their affairs) over them (to protect their deeds). (6) And thus We have revealed unto you (O Muhammad SAW) a Qur'ân in Arabic that you may warn the Mother of the Towns (Makkah) and all around it. and warn (them) of the Day of Assembling, of which there is no doubt, when a party will be in Paradise (those who believed in Allâh and followed what Allâh's Messenger SAW brought them) and a party in the blazing Fire (Hell) (those who disbelieved in Allâh and followed not what Allâh's Messenger SAW brought them). (7)And if Allâh had willed, He could have made them one nation, but He admits whom He wills to His Mercy. And the Zâlimûn (polytheists and wrong-doers) will have neither a Walî (protector, or guardian) nor a helper. (8) Or have they taken (for worship) Auliyâ' (guardians, supporters, helpers, protectors, lords, gods) besides Him? But Allâh, He Alone is the Walî (Lord, God, Protector). And it is He Who gives life to the dead, and He is Able to do all things. (9) And in whatsoever you differ, the decision thereof is with Allâh (He is the ruling Judge). (And say O Muhammad SAW to these polytheists:) Such is Allâh, my Lord in Whom I put my trust, and to Him I turn (in all of my affairs and) in repentance. (10)The Creator of the heavens and the earth. He has made for you mates from yourselves, and for the cattle (also) mates. By this means He creates you (in the wombs). There is nothing like Him, and He is the All-Hearer, the All-Seer. (11) To Him belong the keys of the heavens and the earth, He enlarges provision for whom He wills, and straitens (it for whom He wills). Verily! He is the All-Knower of everything. (12)
Sura 42:01 to 12
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
He (Allâh) has ordained for you the same religion (Islâmic Monothesim) which He ordained for Nûh (Noah), and that which We have revealed to you (O Muhammad SAW), and that which We ordained for Ibrahîm (Abraham), Mûsa (Moses) and 'Īsā (Jesus) saying you should establish religion (i.e. to do what it orders you to do practically), and make no divisions in it (religion) (i.e. various sects in religion). Intolerable for the Mushrikûn , is that (Islâmic Monothesim) to which you (O Muhammad SAW) call them. Allâh chooses for Himself whom He wills, and guides unto Himself who turns to Him in repentance and in obedience. (13) And they divided not till after knowledge had come to them, through (selfish) transgression between themselves. And had it not been for a Word that went forth before from your Lord for an appointed term, the matter would have been settled between them. And verily, those who were made to inherit the Scripture [i.e. the Taurâh (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel)] after them (i.e. Jews and Christians) are in grave doubt concerning it (i.e. Allâh's true religion — Islâm or the Qur'ân). (14) So unto this (religion of Islâm alone and this Qur’ân) then invite (people) (O Muhammad SAW), and stand firm [on Islâmic Monotheism by performing all that is ordained by Allâh (good deeds), and by abstaining from all that is forbidden by Allâh (sins and evil deeds)], as you are commanded, and follow not their desires but say: "I believe in whatsoever Allâh has sent down of the Book [all the holy Books, – this Qur’ân and the Books of the old from the Taurât (Torah), or the Injeel (Gospel) or the Pages of Ibrâhîm (Abraham)] and I am commanded to do justice among you. Allâh is our Lord and your Lord. For us our deeds and for you your deeds. There is no dispute between us and you. Allâh will assemble us (all), and to Him is the final return." (15)
Sura 42:13 to 15
Thanks, Muneef, for posting part of the Quran. While I am a Christian and believe that Jesus was also Allah's son, I and many of my fellow Christians were appalled at that pastor who wanted to burn the Quran, and we prayed that he would not. I apologize for those Christian extreemists who think they speak for our Creator-when they don't.
Also just want to say that yes- demons are very real- and so is satan., but they are no match for our Creator if we seek His help. I believe people are encountering Bigfoot- but I dont know if in some cases, demons are fooling some people into thinking they are Bigfoot. I believe God did create these beings and that they are interdimensional, but that only after we die will God reveal more detail to us about them .
The Bible is being proven to be true by archeological findings. The Giants like the kings the Hebrews overthrew. His burial site was big and the archeologist said the person had to be over nine feet tall. In the Egyptian drawings one of the Pharohs had to be at least 10 feet if he was standing.
Human being since Adam were very huge and lived over thousand or more years but nation after nation became smaller in size and lesser years to live. Example it was told that Prophet Noah has lived over 900years having planted those trees that he and followers later on made the Ark out of.
Oh, well, we have drawing so it must be true. Abe Lincoln was exceptionally tall too, but was he as tall as he is shown in the Lincoln Memorial?
Are you joking? Am speaking about people Noah's time but guess we are less by inches than those in the past and will continue maybe to becoming dwarfs and in comparing us with earlier generations we are already dwarfs to them.
Any way not seen the memorial other than TV in the film of Planet Of Apes and was looking as Ape..sorry.
So you are arguing that people use to be much taller in the past and are gradually shrinking with each generation. Does the fossil record support this idea, or do you base it on other evidence? TTFN
Yes exactly that's what I meant. But that was written in stories of the Quran but that will not convince you I know therefore let us take the Corpse of Pharaoh which drowned while chasing Moses his Corpse has visited the world's museums find out the length and you will figure it out since then if any changes took place up to date? You Agree?
Do you have a link to what it is you are referring to?
"Any way not seen the memorial other than TV in the film of Planet Of Apes and was looking as Ape..sorry."
Hey, are you saying Lincoln looks ape-like? Well, he had a beard, if that's what you're referring to, but I'm sure you'll agree that a man can wear a beard without making himself look like an ape, right Muneef?
Was not intending to insult the great man who freed slavery and was a base of great country created and only was saying the only time I seen the memorial was in that film and seems you have not seen it because truly they made him look like that at the end of the film and if you had seen the film you would remember they made the police look as apes as well as if all America was created by Apes. Did you get it know or are you just teasing now?
Now don't change the subject were you able to know how tall was the corpse of Pharaos?
Well maybe these links might give a clue.
@Jose A. Agosto
You are stretching the truth. *Maybe* archeological findings are proving that certain parts of your book-of-silliness are accurate, but there has been no such proof of the supernatural aspects of the christian myth. The supernatural claims are huge compared to the historical aspects, and completely unsubstantiated. Your logic is as faulty as the myth you are, unsuccessfully, trying to turn into fact.
UFO aliens and Bigfoot, should they exist, would likely be the product of the evolutionary process somewhere in the universe which still makes them infinitely easier to believe in than God, a unique being that has always been, was somewhere else before the universe began, is actually powerful enough to have created the universe out of absolutely nothing, has a special link to just us humans, appears in burning flora and on taco chips, and especially cares what materials we mix together in our clothing and in how far we bury our poop from our campsites.