Rev. Barry H. Downing, Ph.D.
(Author, The Bible and Flying Saucers)
1.1 – Chariots, Gods, & Beyond (3.8.09)
1.4 – The Mission (5.4.10)
3.3 – Aliens & Sacred Places (8.11.11)
5.7 – Prophets & Prophecies (2.8.13)
5.9 – Strange Abductions (2.22.13)
5.17 – The Satan Conspiracy (10.28.13)
6.2 – Aliens & the Lost Ark (12.6.13)
6.11 – Alien Breeders (3.14.14)
7.6 – Alien Resurrections (12.5.14)
7.8 – The Great Flood (12.23.14)
7.12 – The Alien Agenda (5.1.15)
Barry Downing (also known as B. H. Downing) born 1938 in Syracuse, New York is a Presbyterian minister. He is most well-known for his book The Bible and Flying Saucers in 1968, which claims UFO phenomena are responsible for many of the events in the Bible. Downing is also an ancient astronaut proponent.
LIFE & CAREER:
Downing holds a PhD in the relation between religion and science from the University of Edinburgh of Scotland. He also has a B.A in physics from Hartwick College, and a degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. In 2008 he served as a delegate from Princeton Theological Seminary to the Inauguration of Margaret Drugovich as the 10th President of Hartwick College. He was pastor of the Northminster Presbyterian Church in Endwell, New York. At Edinburgh Downing studied under Prof. John McIntyre, and Prof. Thomas F. Torrance; his dissertation, Eschatological Implications of the Understanding of Time and Space in the Thought of Isaac Newton, was accepted in 1966. He is listed in Who’s Who in Theology and Science, as well as in The Encyclopedia of Extraterrestrial Encounters. He has served as a consultant in theology to the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) since 1972, and is on the international board of directors of the Fund for UFO Research (FUFOR).
THE BIBLE & FLYING SAUCERS
Downing wrote The Bible and Flying Saucers in 1968. He wrote in the book that Jesus was an extraterrestrial sent to earth to rid the world of sin and wickedness, he cited biblical lines such as Jesus was from another world (John 8: 23) to support his claims, Downing also believed that Jesus left earth in a flying saucer to another planet, or perhaps another spatial dimension. In the book Downing claimed that angels from the Bible were actually aliens and that the “angelic aliens” spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai where he boarded a UFO to receive stone tablets, and specifications for the construction of the Tabernacle. According to Downing, aliens spoke to Elijah and guided the ancient Israelites, providing them with manna in the wilderness. Downing also claimed in the book that a flying vehicle operated by intelligent alien beings was responsible for the parting of the Red Sea. 
A UFO enthusiast, who is also a minister, draws a connection between biblical mythology and visits from alien beings, in this thought-provoking book from the publishers of “Beyond Roswell, Top-Secret Majic” and “Crash at Corona”. Color illustrations.
CHRISTIAN MINISTER MAINTAINS – MIRACLES OF THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS ARE MANIFESTATIONS OF AN EXTRATERRESTRIAL INTELLIGENCE
The Reverend Barry Downing’s credentials are impressive, adding scholarly weight to his theories regarding anomalous and miraculous events as portrayed in the Old and New Testaments. Downing holds a Ph.D. in the relation between religion and science from the University of Edinburgh of Scotland. He also has a bachelor’s degree in physics from New York’s Hartwick College as well as a degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. Dr. Downing has studied the Bible most of his life. . .
Not unusual for a pastor, but what makes his evangelistic career unique is that he has also studied the UFO phenomena since the mid-1950s. The combination of both pursuits resulted in the 1968 publication of his controversial book, “The Bible and Flying Saucers,” which would lay important groundwork regarding the blending of the divine with the theory that earth has been visited by extraterrestrials in ancient times and that these visitations continue to this day. This work is his long awaited sequel in which he expands upon the polemic issues previously put forth, including that the –
** Parting of the Red Sea in the Bible’s Exodus was accomplished by a cylindrical UFO, a cigars haped ship whose kind is still reported.
** That Jesus was an extraterrestrial sent to earth to rid the world of sin and wickedness, quoting Biblical text to support his claim.
** That Jesus left earth in a spaceship to another planet, or perhaps another spatial dimension.
** That angels were actually aliens and that the “angelic aliens” spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai where he boarded a UFO to receive the Ten Commandments and specifications for the construction of the Tabernacle. It was aliens who guided the ancient Israelites, providing them with manna in the wilderness.
** In the modern world, Downing contends with mainstream religion’s refusal to take the subject seriously. Christian liberals don’t want to hear the miracles of the Bible were real and Christian conservatives don’t want the miracles credited to simple aliens in flying saucers. Thus one can see that Downing, an ordained minister, is bravely risking disapproval from a wide swathe of fellow Christians not ready for his message. Many of the issues discussed by the author raise the issue of ontology, or what is real and what is the nature of being.
Rev. Downing believes that recent discoveries in quantum physics tend to confirm that Biblical phenomena could be real. “Modern quantum physics has revealed a world,” he states, “that is not full of ‘solid objects’ on one hand and space on the other, but rather a dynamic world in which solid objects are mostly space, with various types of quantum energy spinning away to create the illusion of solid objects, making it difficult to know for certain what we think we know.” As for a possible global cover-up of the UFO phenomenon, Rev. Downing espouses the theory that if UFOs truly carry the angels of Christ, their “strange technology and behavior” may be as upsetting to government scientists as the Resurrection of Jesus was to the disciples. “Their ‘real-world’ understanding had to expand, and so must ours,” he rightfully concludes.
This book is for the faithful as well as those who are primarily interested in unexplained historical phenomena as revealed in Biblical as well as other ancient texts, as well as seekers of censored truths concerning the hidden and forbidden knowledge of mankind.