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Lizard People, 5G and the Nashville Bomber

The more absurd a belief is the easier it is to dismiss it out of hand. One problem with such a cavalier attitude is that people adhering to such belief systems may well act on them — and their actions may well be violent in proportion to the absurdity and irrationality of their belief system. Perhaps one of the most bizarre beliefs rampant in modern times is that malign, shape-shifting reptilian extraterrestrial invaders, disguised as human beings, secretly control the governments of the world. It is possible that we recently experienced a violent consequence of that belief.

On Christmas morning Anthony Quinn Warner detonated explosives packed in his motorhome and blew himself and the surrounding environs to smithereens. Thankfully, police were alerted to the pending explosion by a bizarre warning emanating from the RV and managed to evacuate people in the community and no one was killed. It was quickly determined that it was not an act of terror, and not long after reports emerged that took the case down a strange alley, well captured in a December 31, 2020 Yahoo News headline that read “Nashville bomber linked to lizard people myth investigators say.” That rang a skeptical bell in my head.

When I was co-authoring UFOs, Chemtrails and Aliens with Donald Prothero, I came across a number of what were essentially modern mythic systems involving extraterrestrial aliens who had either visited Earth in ancient times, were actively creating hybrids with human beings, and/or were secretly controlling governments. Three types of aliens were foremost in this new mythology: the benevolent Nordic aliens (usually hailing from the Pleiades star cluster), the gray aliens of dubious intent, often said to be from … the Beta Reticuli double star system, and the evil reptilians, according to some emanating from the single star system Tau Ceti. Of these, the reptilians were the most far-fetched.

While the chief architect of the reptilian conspiracy theory is David Icke, the origin of the belief that the world is secretly controlled by malicious reptilian aliens or lizard people can be traced back to the television mini-series V, in which the evil reptiles hid their true nature under a synthetic human skin. According to the reptilian conspiracy theory, hiding under artificial human skins are none other than Queen Elizabeth, Barak Obama, George W. Bush, Lindsey Graham and others. While this idea might seem too absurd for anyone to believe, a 2013 survey by Public Policy Polling found that 12 million Americans said they believed that our government was secretly run by lizard people. To what extent this many people really believe such nonsense is difficult to say (people may tick boxes on surveys for a variety of reasons unrelated to the actual claim in question), but one of them may be Anthony Quinn Warner who, whatever motivated him, was willing to act on his beliefs (not unlike the gunman who showed up at the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria in Washington, D.C. in search of the pedophile ring purported being run by Hillary Clinton). Quinn also appears to have ascribed to a theory that AT&T’s roll out of the 5G network was the deliberate cause of the Covid-19 pandemic.

However the Anthony Quinn Warner story unfolds, here is what we know about this particular conspiracy theory. In a mythology created during the latter half of the 20th century, believers in alien abductions created principally three major classes of extraterrestrials who had visited Earth in ancient times and were even actively involved with humanity today. These are (1) the benevolent Nordics, who are human, blond and beautiful, (2) the less kindly grays, and (3) the evil reptilians, the extraterrestrials who look like us but are really lizard people. According to one of the websites under the umbrella of Arcturi, the reptilians exist in a different dimension form ours and are manipulating us through thought control:

The Reptilians exist in the third and fourth dimension manipulating the minds of society through thought control. Reptilian abduction, therefore, is often a product of mind abduction rather than physically taking the abductee’s body into a Starship and flying through space. These abductions can sometimes be experienced in the form of “nightmares.”

The website also says that the reptilians are capable of changing their shape for the purposes of deception:

The shape-shifting nature of Reptilians makes them exceedingly dangerous when abducting human minds. The Reptilian will often use the appearance of other benevolent alien races to disguise themselves. A common example is the use of a Nordic alien body in order to seduce the abductee with a sexual fantasy. Reptilians often use sexually aggressive attacks as the emotion of sex is one of the main drives of human beings. Interestingly, many ancient legends tell of us of great leaders (Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great) being conceived by intercourse between a woman and a serpent. The sexual nature of these attacks can be physical (in the flesh), mental (as a sexual perversion), and in the dream state.

The Reptilians use abduction for feeding purposes. These entities thrive off of human trauma, horror, fear, and submission. Additionally, Reptilian abduction has served the purpose of DNA experimentation, which through the years have developed the human race. The Reptilians enjoy the process of control and this is their purpose for abductions.

Just as with the grays, we can probably look to the medium of television for the origin of the malign reptilians, specifically to the 1983 TV miniseries V, written and directed by Kenneth Johnson. In V a race of seemingly human aliens arrive on Earth in 50 huge ships, which hover over the major cities of the world. The “Visitors,” as the aliens are called, ostensibly wish to trade knowledge for Earth’s mineral resources. However, it turns out that the aliens are not really human beings. Beneath their human-like façade — a thin, synthetic skin and human-like contact lenses in public — they are actually carnivorous reptilian humanoids preferring to eat live food such as rodents and birds. Of course, like all evil aliens, they seek world domination.

A subplot of V is that they also wish to interbreed with humans. One teenager, Robin Maxwell, has a sexual relationship with a male visitor named Brian, who impregnates her as one of the reptilians’ “medical experiments.” As in V, the reptilians not only seek to seduce women, they are also the secret and nefarious masters of our world. One of the leading proponents of the reptilian UFO theory is David Icke, who emerged in 2020 as a major proponent of the 5G conspiracy behind Covid-19 (the energy from the towers is said to weaken human immune systems, despite the fact that very few communities that Covid ravaged have 5G towers):

David Vaughan Icke (pronounced /aɪk/; born April 29, 1952) is an English writer and public speaker who has devoted himself since 1990 to researching what he calls “who and what is really controlling the world.” One of his main focuses is the influence that extra-terrestrial beings have on our world order, one of these alien races being the Reptilian Aliens or also known as Reptilians, Reptoids, or Lizard people. In The Biggest Secret (1999), Icke introduced the “Reptoid Hypothesis.” He identifies the Brotherhood as originating from reptilians from the constellation Draco, who walk on two legs and appear human, and who live in tunnels and caverns inside the earth. They are the same race of gods known as the Anunnaki in the Babylonian creation myth, Enûma Eliš. Lewis and Kahn write that Icke has taken his “ancient astronaut” narrative from Israeli-American writer Zecharia Sitchen.

Icke even claims that certain powerful, well-known families are of mixed human and reptilian descent. Specifically he asserts the Rothschilds are one such family:

The Reptilian Alien bloodline streaming through the global elite cannot be seen more clearly than with the aristocratic family the Rothschilds. The Rothschilds family holds, by far, the largest private fortune in modern history. The Rothschilds rose to power under the leadership of Mayer Amschel Rothschild, a German money changer and banker (said to be of the same Reptilian bloodline of Herod the Great). He spread his empire out through his five sons which he spread throughout Europe to “spread the empire.” The Rothschilds used reptilian aristocratic technique of successfully keeping fortunes and businesses within the family through arranged marriages and interbreeding. It is not uncommon for Reptilian bloodlines of this rank to keep the aristocratic ties by marrying first and second cousins.

Not only the Rothschilds but the Windsors as well are said to be shape-shifting lizard people. That would explain a lot, at least about what was revealed on the wildly popular streaming television series The Crown. Don’t believe everything you see on television. END

About the Author

Tim Callahan is religion editor of Skeptic magazine. His books include Secret Origins of the Bible, and Bible Prophecy: Failure or Fulfillment? He coauthored the award winning UFOs, Chemtrails, and Aliens. He has also researched the environmental movement, and his article “Environmentalists Cause Malaria! (and other myths of the ‘Wise Use’ movement)” appeared in The Humanist.


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