Mar 30, 2011 I Nick Redfern

Pacts of the Faustian Kind

In my book, Final Events, I told the strange story of a U.S. Government think-tank-style group nicknamed the Collins Elite. Their belief is that the UFO phenomenon has - quite literally - demonic origins, and that the extraterrestrial angle is merely an ingenious, deceptive ruse employed by Satan. The goal: to further allow his minions to get their claws into us all, and lead us down a distinctly dark pathway before Judgment Day and the final-countdown begins. As someone who holds no particular views on the nature of religion or life-after-death, I have no real opinion on the validity of the beliefs of the Collins Elite, aside from the fact that I find it fascinating that such a think-tank group actually exists. But what interests me most of all, is that a certain theme runs through much of this story that can also be found elsewhere at an official level, and it's one I find somewhat disturbing...

I was put on the trail of the Collins Elite by a man named Ray Boeche. As well as being an Anglican priest, Ray is a former State-Director (for Nebraska) with the Mutual UFO Network: MUFON. In a truly fascinating interview with Ray in 2007, he told me how he had been clandestinely approached, in 1991, by two Department of Defense (DoD) physicists working on a classified program to try and contact what were described to Ray as "Non-Human Entities, or "NHE's."

In Ufological terms, we would call these entities the diminutive, black-eyed "Grays." For the people on the DoD project, they may very well have begun with that view too, but ultimately they came around to the notion that this was merely a terrible ruse. Like the Collins Elite, Ray's ufological Deep-Throat-like sources finally accepted that the entities at issue were demonic. But, there was an interesting - and disturbing - further aspect to this revelation: there were those on the project that believed engaging the NHE's in some form of "Faustian pact," as a means to understand and harness their extraordinary and potentially-lethal powers, could actually aid in the development of occult-based weapons of war, such as the ability to provoke psychic-assassinations.

Now, whether the entities really were demonic, to this day I truthfully don't know. But, I do know that history is absolutely littered with examples where people have dabbled in the realm of the occult as part of a concerted effort to contact entities from beyond the veil, only for things to come crashing down around them. Ill-health (both mental and physical), extraordinary long runs of bad luck, disaster and misfortune, utter madness, and even death are all signs of what many term "psychic-backlash."  And, it seems from what Ray Boeche was told, this was precisely what the DoD project was experiencing - which is why they had major concerns about continuing with such research.

But, since the publication of Final Events, I have uncovered further, disturbing data suggesting these Faustian pacts are still going on - and have been for a long time. One such story came from a man formerly attached to a U.S. military group known as the Night Stalkers, who maintained that the real purpose behind the cattle-mutilation phenomenon was to appease occult-based entities, with whom elements of the official world were desperately trying to engage and work. In essence, his story is that the removal of vital-organs, and particularly so the blood, from mutilated cattle is not the work of aliens at all - as many within Ufology believe is the case. Rather, my source maintained, the culprit is the military itself. The reason, I am told, is so that the the blood and organs may be utilized in ancient, sacrificial appeasement rites to incredibly old deities of a type that can offer something in return: supernatural powers of a type that, if understood and harnessed, may even be weaponized.

This, clearly, is very similar to the central theme of the story provided to Ray Boeche in 1991: namely, doing deals with the denizens of a very dark realm, as a means to achieve some near-unique military advantage over your potential-foes. And, I see another example of this, too.

I have just finished reading a fascinating, brand new book from Rosemary Ellen Guiley and Philip Imbrogno: The Vengeful Djinn. The book is an excellent study of the entire Djinn controversy, from a historical, supernatural and cultural perspective. And, the book makes it very clear that Djinns are most definitely not entities with which one should be crossing paths. But, aside from being a tremendous study of the Djinn phenomenon, there was one part of the book that really stood out for me beyond all others.

The section of The Vengeful Djinn in question focuses on a trip that Imbrogno made to Saudi Arabia in 1995. During the course of the visit, Imbrogno learned of secret, long-term attempts by a "special unit" of the U.S. military to "capture" a Djinn. The purpose of the program, Imbrogno was told by a cousin of Prince Khalid bin Fahd, was to secure for the U.S. Government "a technological device that allowed djinn to pass through solid walls and through dimensional windows."

To what extent such an operation had been successful, the prince's cousin did not know. If such an extraordinary goal had been achieved, however, Imbrogno was advised it would undoubtedly be classified at a very high level. Similarly, while visiting Oman, Imbrogno heard a story of the governments of Oman and the United States both knowing about Djinn, and even "trying to deal with them."

Clearly, we see something here that fits right in with the account of Ray Boeche, and with the cattle-mutilation affair: namely, doing a deal with paranormal entities where there is a perceived gain to be made from a military perspective.

I admit that I hold no firm beliefs on the specific nature of other realms of existence; only that I am sure they most assuredly do exist, and they appear to be the domains of entities who do not have our best interests at heart. And, as a result, I see absolutely no good at all coming out of a situation where military and government forces have the arrogance to believe they can actually deal with, take on, and exploit these same entities - and, ultimately, achieve something that, from officialdom's perspective, is considered worthwhile: the development and deployment of fantastic, supernatural weaponry.

There is only ever one, inevitable, positive outcome of a Faustian pact with supernatural life-forms. The problem, however, is that the outcome is only ever positive for them, never for us.

Nick Redfern

Nick Redfern works full time as a writer, lecturer, and journalist. He writes about a wide range of unsolved mysteries, including Bigfoot, UFOs, the Loch Ness Monster, alien encounters, and government conspiracies. Nick has written 41 books, writes for Mysterious Universe and has appeared on numerous television shows on the The History Channel, National Geographic Channel and SyFy Channel.

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