“a cabal of religious fundamentalists inside the national security apparatus believes UFOs and paranormal are satanic and by studying them, we risk inviting Satan into our world.” – George Knapp (Reporter)

In an interview with Las Vegas Now, former senior U.S. intelligence official, Luis Elizondo said that the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP), a secret UFO research program that was shut down in 2012 over alleged budge concerns was actually partly due to the Evangelical Christian religious beliefs of senior officials in the program.

Elizondo said in the May 2018 interview that the study would become an embarrassment for the department and because it also conflicted with the religious beliefs of some officials.

In an interview with the Metro UK, Nick Pope, a former UFO investigator with the UK’s Ministry of Defense, said had also experienced pushback from people’s belief in God and demonic forces;

“I was aware that Pentagon pushback on UFO research was in part due to the religious belief of some of those involved,” Pope told the outlet. “It was an odd irony that UFO investigations were being hampered because some people’s belief in God meant that they either didn’t believe in the existence of extraterrestrial life or that they regarded UFOs and extraterrestrials as demonic.”

In a response to a follower on Twitter, KLAS TV Investigative reporter George Knapp is also stating that government sources claiming that inside “the national security apparatus believes UFOs and paranormal are satanic and by studying them, we risk inviting Satan into our world.”

Here is a quote from Nick Redfern saying this .Gov group believes that the UFO phenomenon is demonic over at Jason Covalito’s blog