Robert Dione (also known as R. L. Dione) (February 23, 1922 in Portland, Maine – December 12, 1996 in Clinton, Connecticut) was a school teacher in Connecticut and an author on two books on UFOs and ancient astronauts.
Life and career
During World War II he was a paratrooper in the European Theatre. He obtained a B.S degree from the University of Maine and an M.A. Degree from Columbia Teachers College. He traveled widely, and authored two books on ancient astronauts: his most popular God Drives a Flying Saucer and a later book Is God Super-Natural? - The 4000 Year Misunderstanding. He was married and fathered five children.
God Drives a Flying Saucer
- God is not supernatural but is a technologically advanced Ufonaut (Saucerian God)
- The angel Gabriel hypnotized Mary and injected her with a hypodermic needle with God's sperm in it
- Jesus was born by artificial insemination
- Extraterrestrial visitation from aliens is common in both the Old and New Testament
- Ezekiels visions were hallucinations caused by UFOS
- UFOS are God's messengers
- God is immortal through technology
- Heaven is a supertechnological society
- All miracles are to be explained by flying saucer technology
- The human brain is akin to a radio: it can receive and emit electromagnetic signals
- The star over Bethlehem was a luminous flying saucer
The book is controversial as Dione wrote in the book that with their advanced technology aliens could track a particular person on earth and by God's radio frequency then beam in thoughts to control whichever person He wished. Dione claimed that the Ufonaut God was upset with Russia because of its atheism, so God manipulated Hitler by sending Hitler electromagnetic brain signals to overthrow the Russian Empire.
Dione also claimed in the book that Jesus did not perform any miracles in the Bible, the miracles were actually due to mind manipulation caused by alien technology. Dione explains: “By the use of hypnotism He (Saucerian God) created the twisted, blind and insane subjects Jesus was to cure at a later date.” According to Dione, Jesus was a test subject of mentally induced posthypnotic suggestion and was not supernatural.
- "Dione. Robert L. Dione". The Courant. 13 December 1996. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
- See Profile for RL DIONE in Randall Fitzgerald, Cosmic test tube: extraterrestrial contact, theories and evidence, 1998
- Profile for R. L. Dione
- God Drives a Flying Saucer RL DIONE (1969; 1973, Bantam, New York) ISBN 0-552-09411-0
- Michael Lieb, Children of Ezekiel: aliens, UFOs, the crisis of race, and the advent of time, 1998, p. 250
- Philip H. Melling, Fundamentalism in America: millennialism, identity and militant religion, 1999, p. 183
- Gary Bates, Alien intrusion, 2005 pp. 95 - 96
- Andrew Mein, Paul M. Joyce, After Ezekiel: Essays on the Reception of a Difficult Prophet, 2010 p. 248