Bill Alnor Ancient of Days 2004 Speaker Bio and Topic
William Alnor is the author of four books: Soothsayers of the Second Advent; UFOs in the New Age; Heaven Can’t Wait, and UFO Cults and the New Millennium. He has also authored hundreds of articles and investigative reports in many magazines and journals. He has appeared on numerous radio and television shows including 20/20, Inside Edition and A Current Affair.
A professor at Texas A&M University – Kingsville, he directs the journalism program, advises the university newspaper, and advises a campus Christian student fellowship. He oversees the work of the Christian Sentinel’s publications and ministry.
While working on his graduate degrees, he planted a church that became Calvary Chapel Living Waters of the Lehigh Valley in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He is the former executive director of EMNR (Evangelical Ministries to New Religions) and coordinated two successful national conferences on cults and false religious movements. He is the former news editor of the Christian Research Journal under the directorship of the late Walter Martin, the original Bible Answer Man and the former editor of National and International Religion Report.
Bill’s topic for Ancient of Days 2004
“E.T.’s Religious Views, In Their Own Words” An Overview of the Spiritual Teachings of (alleged) Extra-Terrestrials, and UFO-based Religious Movements and Their Stated (and/or Documented) Beliefs.
and the New Millenium
Years before the Heavens Gate cult erupted into global notoriety through mass suicide, cult researcher William Alnor documented the absurdities of its beginnings in UFOs in the New Age. Now in UFO Cults and the New Millennium Alnor comprehensively describes the rise and fall of the Heavens Gate cult and its founders, Marshall H. Applewhite and Bonnie L. Trusdale Nettles. He then details the beliefs and activities of numerous similar cults – the Solar Temple cult, Aum Shinri Kyo, the Raelian Movement, and others bent on mass suicide or worldwide destruction.
What causes such fanaticism? Will it lead to further devastating consequences? As Alnor answers these questions, he explains how UFO cults have developed and why so many of these groups exist today. He believes that one answer is a Hollywood-driven fascination with extraterrestrials and UFOs.
Note that not all speakers agree with one another’s viewpoints and/or worldviews, or with that of the organizers and sponsors of this conference. Our goal is firstly to provide the best information available regarding the reality and documentation of the UFO & abduction phenomena from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines, then have our speakers question and challenge one another in regards to it’s origin(s) and possible meaning(s). The panel discussions alone should be quite interesting!