Before getting to the heart of this review, I must first say that, in spite of what others may perceive about this book, I doubt the author had intended it as some sort of political "jab" at anyone's religious beliefs or political views. In fact, what folks need to realize is that Nick Redfern is a serious Ufologist, and is well-respected among his peers in the UFO community. Thus, his book "Final Events" should be examined on those grounds, and for the merit his perspectives bring to this field of study; Not whether FOX News or MSNBC's viewers would be offended by its content.
That said... there are a number of common fears that Americans keep with them, mostly associated with things pertaining to the mundane aspects of modern living. Some, for instance, may fear the dangers associated with home ownership; others may worry about being able to protect their children from the dangers they face while growing up; still others may find that financial woes are predominate in their chain of fears, since during this troublesome economy they might potentially rob you of hearth and home.
These sorts of fear exist on the outer edges of our subconscious, but buried deeper within the human psyche are other phobias that often defy logic or reason. Even in the absence of one's commitment to belief in something terrible and otherworldly, these nagging terrors extend from the primal depths of man's being in the form of supernatural-scares that might include ghosts, monsters, serial killers, or even cannibalistic subterranean humanoids (sorry, had to throw that one in there... wait, why are you looking at me like that?)
Arguably, one of the most common supernatural fears among people today involves the demonic. Within the heart of every good person, there is the looming notion that evil does exist in this world. That said, if author Nick Redfern's latest thesis on extraterrestrial life has any truth to it, there are even various factions of modern government who believe the alien and UFO presence has demonic, hellish origins. Reader be warned: Redfern's "Final Events and the Secret Government Group on Demonic UFOs and the Afterlife" is one book that will beckon from outside the boundaries of sanity, and perhaps well beyond the fringes of what you thought was right and good in this world.
Final Events tells the peculiar story of the Collins Elite, a secret government organization who begun following the work of early occultists such as Aleister Crowley and Jet Propulsion Lab co-founder Jack Parsons. The dabbling of these self-proclaimed magicians, according to the group's members, may have triggered the separation of rifts in space-time, allowing otherworldly presences a wicked passport into our world. This strange tale follows the group's work as they pursue a variety of aspects of the unexplained, including out of body experiences and research into the existence of life after death, as related to Redfern over a number of meetings in various remote locations (including at least one Mexican restaurant).
One of the wildest theories the book proposes (without giving away too much for those who plan on buying "Final Events" immediately after you've read this heart-pounding review) is the notion that disclosure of alien secrets to the public will be only one part of a larger, worldwide ruse. The underlying objective, warn those claiming access to knowledge of the real alien agenda, is to ultimately lure the populations of the world into merely thinking that the threat they face is extraterrestrial. The establishment of a "New World Order," claiming to be able to rescue people from the evil extraterrestrial menace, will in fact be the means by which people's lives and liberty will be handed over to agents of evil, masquerading to conceal their wicked intention to harvest souls from an unsuspecting populace. As unbelievable as this sounds, very similar scenarios have been proposed time and time again by the likes of William Cooper, controversial conspiracy theorist famous for claiming to know the truth behind future plans for disclosure of alien presences here on Earth. Cooper, after serving as an advocate against such subversive government-based threats for decades, was shot near his home on Nov. 5, 2001 at 11:40 PM, during a warranted attempt by police to arrest him for tax evasion.
Are there malignant forces that extend outward from beneath what our politicians, mainstream news sources and other official institutions want us to believe? Maybe so... or maybe not; I certainly couldn't tell you. But if so, are they purely politically driven, or as Nick Redfern proposes, could some of them be not-of-this-world, or even demonic in origin? Whether or not the author stakes his claim in belief of these sorts of things, the possibilities are explored in "Final Events and the Secret Government Group on Demonic UFOs and the Afterlife," and are given a fairly objective and honest treatment. Altogether, it is an enjoyable, entertaining book.