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In 1986, I began the study of UFO religions. Here are some links that may assist you in your research. My article, How Prophecy Never Fails, can be obtained online.


New Religious Movements (See profiles on other UFO cults)

Unarius Academy of Science, Unarius Website

Chen Tao

Aetherius Society

Ground Crew

Universal Industrial Church of the New World Comforter

Raelians (see below Aliens Adored)

Heaven's Gate See Balch below


Balch, R. W., and D. Taylor. 1978. Seekers and saucers: The role of the cultic milieu in joining a UFO cult. In Conversion Careers, edited by J. T. Richardson. 43-65. Beverly Hills: Sage Publications.

Festinger, Leon. et al. When Prophecy Fails. Minnesota University Press. 1956.

Lewis, James R. ed. The Encyclopedic Sourcebook of UFO Religions. Prometheus Books.

Partridge, Christopher. 2003. UFO Religions. Routledge.

Tumminia, Diana G., ed. 2007 (forthcoming). Alien Worlds: The Social and Religious Dimensions of Contactee Phenomena. Syracuse University Press.

 Wallis, Roy. 1974. The Aetherius Society: A case study in the formation of a mystagogic congregation. Sociological Review 22:27-45.

 New Religious Movements (See profiles on other UFO cults)  

When Prophecy Never Fails



Aliens Adored by Susan Palmer



The Gods Have Landed: New Religions from Other Worlds. James R. Lewis, (ed.). Albany: State University of New York Press. 1995.

UFOs and Popular Culture. James R. Lewis, (ed.). Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio. 2000.