Steve Quayle is one of an increasing number of U.S. evangelical Christians convinced that the End Times are at ‘breaking point’. As indisputable evidence that the end is indeed nigh, he adduces any number of recent and imminent catastrophes – such as economic collapse, the changing of the poles, the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, poor people receiving social welfare (which, since the 1980s means, especially, black single mothers), the creation of massive underground survival bunkers in China, television mind control, screaming Muslims, the appearance in 2012 of a second sun in the sky, videogames, the government buying up all the tampons in New York and creating a tampon shortage, genetic research, and the presidency of Barack Obama.
He is also an avid gigantologist. For Quayle, the biblical Giants and their parents, the fallen angels – the Anakim, Rephaim, Nephilim, etc – never completely disappeared. Instead, they corrupted the human gene-pool. And they’re coming back. In fact, the transhumanism movement and gene research represent part of a vast global conspiracy to bring Giants back to the earth. You may even have heard of these celestial and gigantic beings already; for the so-called aliens from outer space are really Nephilim. Quayle’s research into Giants, angels, and all manner of alleged suppressed ancient secrets and purported modern conspiracies is available on his website, stevequayle.com, and in books such as Genesis 6 Giants: Master Builders of Prehistoric and Ancient Civilizations; Aliens & Fallen Angels Offspring of the Gods the Sexual Corruption of the Human Race; Genetic Armageddon; Aliens and Fallen Angels: The Sexual Corruption of the Human Race; and (with Duncan Long) LongWalkers: The Return of the Nephilim.
Quayle is hardly a lone voice in the wilderness these days, but just one proponent of the theory that connects biblical fallen angels and Giants with modern sightings of aliens and UFOs. Other notable proponents, some of whom appear to have influenced Quayle, include the late Zecharia Sitchen, ‘Dr’ Chuck Missler (PhD from the unaccredited Louisiana Baptist University), ‘Dr’ Lynn A. Marzulli (honorary doctorate from the unaccredited Pacific International University, awarded for his fictional trilogy), and Dr Michael S. Heiser (who did receive a PhD from a real university, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, so should really know better).
You can listen to the enthusiastic Steve Quayle in a 4-hour talk radio slot on 21 January 2011, on John Stokes’ The Edge radio show:
The context – conspiratorial world orders, modern technology, alien invasions – might at first seem to be fairly foreign to the original Greek or biblical or Enochic traditions about Giants. But their function as markers of the boundary between chaos and order, and between the human and the inhuman, is a constant throughout their reception history, and is being played out once more here – providing a useful tool to suppress the economic reality of late capitalism.