'Saucers of the Illuminati'
Intrepid conspiracy documentarian Jim Keith is featured in this edition of 'Books Your Parents Warned You About'
Jim Keith thinks “UFO buffs” can be “extremely gullible.” He would know; as the author of books about black helicopters, UFOs, and Men in Black, he has an understanding of the demographic. Keith blames this naiveté for the widespread belief in outlandish stories about aliens coming to Earth and abducting humans in spacecraft. In Saucers of the Illuminati (1995), he offers a unique alternative to the extraterrestrial hypothesis and brings the phenomenon down to Earth.
The book starts by conceding that strange encounters and sightings are taking place, but it quickly absolves the usual suspects: “it’s probably not being done by insectoid extraterrestrials.” The author reveals that “some UFO encounters are being staged,” and implicates human actors in the plot.
To illustrate his point, he relates an anecdote by a man named Bruce Smith, whose abduction experience seemed to involve the U.S. Navy and a person wearing an alien costume. Keith points out how this theme is repeated by other ‘experiencers’ who often identify humans alongside ‘aliens’ in their accounts—but he’s careful to distinguish his proposal from those that include underground bases full of alien/human collaborators. He doesn’t think that the group perpetrating the ‘Big UFO Lie’ is in cahoots with the Grays or Reptilians and dismisses those interpretations as “the sort of stories John Lear and Bill Cooper used to make hay with on late night talk radio.” Instead, he explores the possibility of a hidden human hand guiding the narrative—“a group working behind the scenes to convince us that we are being invaded by space aliens.”
Who does Keith believe is manufacturing this grand deception? A familiar clandestine organization that finds time to participate in just about every major conspiracy: the eponymous “Illuminati” of the book’s title. Working under the cover of Freemasonry—“the most active and far reaching of the Illuminati fronts at the present time”—he accuses the occult cabal of cultivating the public’s perception of UFOs.
As evidence for his theory, he links triangle-UFOs (the pyramidal three-sided shape sacred to Freemasons); ‘contactees’ with messages from Sirius (the Illuminati trace their order back to “divine visitors from the star system Sirius”); and space-brothers calling for global unity (thinly-veiled Masonic NWO talking points), to a ‘revelation of the method’ campaign exposing the Illuminati psy-op behind the UFO phenomenon.
Why go through the trouble of manipulating people into believing in ETs? Keith explains that the UFO deception is merely one leg of the Masonic stool. Mollifying public resistance to aliens fits into a larger initiative meant to hasten the rise of a global New World Order.
He predicted that sometime around the year 2000 (any day now), Masonic elites embedded in the highest levels of government will instigate a worldwide collapse through a financial crisis, war, or other large-scale disaster. As society rapidly declines in the wake of this artificial catastrophe, an answer will appear from above in the form of celestial visitors carrying tidings of redemption. These events will act as an impetus for the Illuminati to seize power, institute a global government, and plant their long-awaited king on a throne within the rebuilt Temple of Solomon. It’s admittedly a lot to digest, but the author does a decent job of connecting the dots in his book.
Whether the Illuminati cult members working to bring about these events actually believe that aliens from Sirius will return is irrelevant—their mission is to condition the population to welcome these interstellar rulers. Failing their arrival, they’re prepared to install their “World King” under the guise of a false-flag invasion event. Two sides of the same coin.
Keith describes how mass media aids and abets the scheme by pushing TV shows and movies that depict extraterrestrials visiting Earth. These contrived storylines prime the global consciousness to accept aliens as a very real prospect—particularly noteworthy in light of the media’s current open-minded reaction to UFOs and the government’s public musings about their potential existence.
Even though he suggests many UFO experiences are bogus, Keith doesn’t paint experiencers as complicit. He outlines how mind control and microwave technologies might be used to “simulate” certain aspects of an encounter. From beaming ‘alien’ voices into someone’s head, to the “usage of hallucinogens and hypnosis along with various ‘extraterrestrial’ stage props,” intelligence agency tactics could account for portions of the UFO phenomenon. He even proposes a link with the JFK assassination, insinuating the involvement of the same secret group: “One macabre possibility is that Lee Harvey Oswald may have received the same sort of brain implant as the alleged saucer abductees.”
Jim Keith didn’t claim to have the multifaceted enigma figured out completely, but Saucers of the Illuminati makes the case that “a statistically significant part” of the modern-day UFO phenomenon is a man-made scam, “conducted with UFO space trappings.” With the mystery still up for grabs, his hypothesis remains just as plausible as ancient aliens from Sirius.