Declassified files from the CIA archives reveal the strange book “The Adam and Eve Story” dating from 1966.
It is contained in a packet of other documents alongside an article from Time magazine – and a “transmittal slip”.
Listed on the handwritten document includes a toolbox, tire gauges, key holder and fender repair kit.
Daily Star Online can reveal Thomas appears to have been a UFO researcher working on a project for the US Air Force.
Reasons for the CIA’s classification of this text and the other items is unknown, but it’s resurfacing has inflamed conspiracy theories.
“I have been so driven to pursue, solve, find and derive the truth”
Handwritten on the front of the scanned book is “for Art L., from”, with the second name redacted by the CIA – suggesting the text may have been seized from someone given it as a gift.
Thomas makes a series of claims in the book the world is subject to “cyclical pole shifts”.
It claims civilization is wiped away every 7,000 years by this cataclysmic event, which has been foreseen by figures throughout history – including Jesus.
He claims Jesus is not the prophetic figure we now him as in the Bible, but instead a scholar who trained in India.
And it writes that Jesus had predicted a coming disaster and attempting to prepare people for the end times – with the last cataclysm being Noah’s Flood.
Thomas claims to have translated Jesus’s dying words on the cross, claiming he was actually speaking in the language he learned in India – in which he said “I am fainting, I am fainting, darkness is overcoming me”.
And he alleges on Easter Sunday when Jesus is said to have ascended to heaven, he was actually picked up by a “space vehicle”.
The book’s title – The Adam and Eve Story – comes from Thomas’s assessment that the Genesis story is actually a parable about the collapse of a previous civilization, in an extinction event before Noah’s Flood.
He claims there are “null zones” in the Milky Way our Solar System passes through every few thousand years, which cause cataclysmic changes to Earth as the poles shift.
None of Thomas’s claims in his book are backed up by the modern understanding of the history or science.
Despite making such a string of outrageous claims, the CIA’s oddly classified book becomes stranger when you look into Thomas.
It is believed Thomas was part of a team employed by aerospace firm McDonnell Douglas by Dr Robert Wood – who has since gone on to become a prominent expert on UFOs with MUFON.
Wood names Thomas in an article published in 2007 as one of the men he employed to research UFOs.
He describes the author as an “exceptional innovative” man who “claimed to be in contact with ETs”.
Dr Wood confesses however he almost “fired” Thomas for his eccentric behavior – but described him as a “total out of the box thinker”.
Publication records held by WorldCat reveal Thomas’s odd book was published in 1963, 1965 – with a copy entering the CIA files in 1966.
The obscure book then then went unpublished again until 1993, and hasn’t been published since, but full versions can be found online.
Internet conspiracy forums have stumbled across the book this year – with the CIA file being erroneously passed around as a “banned” book
Google Trends reveals interest in Thomas and his book has increased 700% of the past 12 months.
The truth is perhaps stranger though that a man working on a project linked to the UFO project at the US Air Force wrote such a odd text that somehow ended up in highly classified files.
Thomas also begins his book with dedications to a string of the US top brass – saying without them “this book might not exist”.
He mentions US Air Force General Curtis LeMay in 1960s military politics during the Cold War, who is credited with the famous quote “bomb them back to the Stone Age”.
The author also cites US Air Force General Harold Grant, who was responsible for communications, and Admiral Rufus Taylor, an intelligence officer who went on to work for the CIA.
It is unclear why Thomas has dedicated his book to these senior military figures – and he adds a message to the “Joint Staff of that time” and thinking them for their “inspiring encouragement”.
Closing off his introduction, Thomas writes: “To all of those who rediculted, scorned and laughed, relegating me to the nuthouse and even firing me.
“For how else would I have been so driven to pursue, solve, find and derive the truth. I owe them.”