Colonel Brian Fields who recently believed he had seen alien spacecraft is now convinced that the lights he saw in the sky were simply flares on parachutes. The most annoying part of the story is the connection made between UFOs and Jesus Christ's second coming.

"I did not know that such 'parachute flares' existed and never considered the possibility," Col. Fields told WND upon learning the reason behind the mysterious lights. "I am grateful, however, that the truth has been determined and those that may have been disturbed by this event will be able to rest."

Fields, a Christian who originally speculated his sighting might have had something to do with End Time prophecies from the Bible, still wants people to remain vigilant.

"Because this event was explained does not change the fact that we live in perilous times – and we must still be awake, alert, and know that a great deception is still coming."

There is, of course, deception all around us, but people should be comforted to know that there will be no ambiguity when Christ actually returns.

Luke 17:22-27

Then he [Jesus] said to his disciples, "The time is coming when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, but you will not see it. Men will tell you, 'There he is!' or 'Here he is!' Do not go running off after them. For the Son of Man in his day will be like the lightning, which flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other. But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation.

"Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man. People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all."

When Christ returns his coming will be like lightning that flashes across the sky from one end to the other -- that is, everyone in the world will know it immediately. As in Noah's day most of us may not be expecting it, but once it happens none will fail to notice.

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