Angels, Men, and Jinns
A Brief Account of the
True Nature of the UFO Entities
by Gordon Creighton
This article, which appeared originally in FSR 29/1 (October
1983) is reprinted now at the request of a number of readers, and to remind all
our readers of what lies ahead for Mankind. Ever since its publication, the
article has been treated throughout the world with total silence, and there is a
general agreement among all Ufologists on both sides of the Atlantic never to
give it a mention.
FSR Consultant Dr Richard F. Haines expected me to
print his comprehensive REVIEW OF EXPLANATORY HYPOTHESES FOR UNIDENTIFIED AERIAL
PHENOMENA, and I promptly did so. (FSR 32/2 - 1987.) But it might be noted that
he did not deem it necessary to include the slightest reference to my work in
his survey, even as a minimal gesture of courtesy.
Four of the leading experts in Ufology in the world
have written me privately to say that they think I am on the right track. Only
one of them - Ann Druffel - has had the guts to say so publicly.
One of the more curious features of the followers of the
various religions is that, being so dogmatically certain that in their own
particular little faith they already possess the whole Truth about all things in
Heaven and Earth, it almost never occurs to any of them to look elsewhere and
find out what the followers of other religions may know or may have discovered.
This is certainly a pity, for study of all the great world-religions -- and
notably Islam -- would yield valuable clues as to the true nature of the
so-called "UFO Phenomenon" and would rapidly eliminate much of the
fatuous "Space-Age Mythology" that has been spawned in such profusion
over the last three decades.
Islam knows, in fact, of the existence of THREE
entirely separate and distinct species of intelligent beings in the Universe,
and indeed can furnish surprisingly precise details regarding their natures and
roles and activities.
ANGELS, MEN, AND JINNS
The first category is of course that of the ANGELS or
Messengers (Greek: ANGELOS; Hebrew: MALACH; Arabic: MALAK). These are high
beings created of LIGHT.
The second category, however, and the one with which we
are here concerned, is the category of those beings (CREATED BEFORE MAN WAS) who
are referred to collectively in Arabic as AL-JINN. Although there is some
dispute about it among Arab grammarians, most of their lexicologists seem to
hold that the word derives -- as Arabic words almost invariably do -- from a
verb-root, namely JANNA, "TO HIDE OR TO CONCEAL" -- indeed a very
fitting derivation for the name of these creatures.
The third category are MEN, with bodies created
according to the QUR'AN, of CLAY, or, in other words, this being poetic
language, they have physical bodies assembled from the mineral and chemical
elements of our PERIODIC TABLE -- the "PLANETARY BODY", as Gurdjieff
used to call it.
Whereas the bodies of Angels are of light and the
bodies of men are of the gross elements of the Earth, the bodies of AL-JINN
consist of what is variously translated as "ESSENTIAL FIRE", or
"ESSENTIAL FLAME", or "SMOKELESS FIRE", or
"SMOKELESS FLAME", and it is specifically stated in the QUR'AN (Surah
XV, 26 and 27) THAT THEY WERE CREATED BEFORE MANKIND WAS. (Some scholars have
speculated that these might be the "PRE-ADAMIC MEN" whose existence is
hinted at here and there in the "Holy Bible.")
There has been much debate among modern students of
Arabic as to precisely what these terms "MIN NARI AL-SAMUMI" and
"MIN MARIJIN MIN NARIN" can conceivably mean in modern parlance,
and some scholars have concluded that, in using these terms, the Prophet
Muhammad (the Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him) was there attempting to
describe what Western occultists have tried to describe by such terms as ETHER,
or maybe the so-called ETHERIC OR ASTRAL PLANES. (I have also seen it suggested
that some sort of PLASMA is indicated.)
(Needless to say, such concepts as ETHERIC PLANE and
ASTRAL PLANE have no meaning for modern Science and, so far as I know, apart
from Dirac, the physicists have abandoned their speculations regarding the
existence of an ether.)
THE SOURCE OF THE JINNS
Wherever it is that the JINNS are thought of as being normally
located, it seems highly likely that the source of many of them, at any rate, is
not very distant from us, and some Muslim scholars who have become aware of the
current Western research into the so-called "UFO Phenomenon" and have
reflected awhile upon it have concluded -- and I think correctly -- that maybe
the best way we can start to visualize these matters is by thinking of the JINNS
AS BEING VERY CLOSE INDEED TO US AND AND YET AT THE SAME TIME SOMEHOW VERY FAR
FROM US. IN OTHER WORDS, ON SOME OTHER DIMENSION, OR IN SOME OTHER SPACE/TIME
FRAMEWORK, "RIGHT HERE', OR MAYBE IN A WORLD OF ANTI-MATTER RIGHT HERE, OR
OCCUPYING AS IT WERE SOME OTHER UNIVERSE THAT IS HERE, BEHIND ALICE'S MIRROR:
"A MIRROR-UNIVERSE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE SPACE-TIME CONTINUUM" AS
IT HAS BEEN NEATLY PUT BY SOME INVESTIGATORS.
The QUR'AN, however, is not clear on this, and
admittedly it looks as though it is very possible that some of the JINNS could
be fully physical and what we call extraterrestrials, while other species of
them are of an altogether and finer sort of matter, corresponding to what
various UFO investigators have tried to indicate by such terms as "ULTRATERRESTRIAL"