Mark Flynn on David Flynn

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Remembering David Flynn – Entry 3
A new series on the research and findings of a modern Christian genius (original)

Notes from Mark Flynn [Identical twin brother of David Flynn]

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third entry into a series on the works and discoveries of David Eric Flynn, a modern Christian genius who died at the age of 49 this past January 22, 2012 after a short battle with cancer. For nearly two decades David published original and groundbreaking research on his renowned Watchers Website.

On the one hand I completely know in the core of my being that there will always be another wonderful and awe inspiring discovery of God’s power and glory waiting for me. Even though I live forever they will never run out.  
—David Flynn (Newton2012) to (Prisca Sapientia) on the Watcher Forum, 2010

As identical twins, Dave and I not only shared the same DNA, we shared history together. One unique aspect of our childhood was the UFO activity going on in Montana, especially aroundGreat Falls.

Living in Helena in the late 70s, people would talk about UFOs and cattle mutilations. Occasionally, we would get the chance to ask someone who had lived in Great Falls about what they might have seen. Most would relate that they considered what they experienced as normal, everyday occurrences.

That uncommon atmosphere influenced Dave’s insatiable curiosity. He was always hungry for real information and read a lot of nonfiction in grade school. I remember seeing him go to the library and check out encyclopedias rather than the type of things kids his age would usually take home to read.

In high school, some of the books he found interesting and would talk about were Mystery Stalks the Prairie, which documented the strange cattle mutilations going on in northern Montana and A Compilation ofStrange Phenomenon, which listed accounts of anomalous objects found during various archaeological digs like giant human skeletal remains or an intricate gold chain discovered embedded in a block of newly quarried marble.

One of our high school history teachers brought in a retired Air Force officer who gave a talk about incidents that occurred in 1967 and 1975 where entire “flights” of Minuteman ICBMs were simultaneously and inexplicably shut down immediately after UFOs were sighted in the vicinity of Malmstrom Air force base.

In addition to the stories that we heard about the goings on around Great Falls, our dad told us a story that he had heard from Dr. Jesse Marcel Jr. while they happened to be working at the same hospital. When Jesse was a kid, his dad came home very late one night and woke everybody up to show them some parts that he had gathered from the site of a crashed spaceship.

Dad related the story to us in a very matter-of-fact style. Nothing suggested that Jesse’s account might have been an exaggeration or just a story. It was just two colleagues, Dr. Flynn and Dr. Marcel, having a conversation.

Of course, this was back in 1979. It wasn’t until after Stanton Friedman’s Crash at Corona: The Definitive Study of the Roswell Incident and TOP SECRET/MAJIC came out in 1996 that the Roswell Event became as well-known throughout the world as it is today.

We were raised as Catholics and Dave believed in God from an early age. However, in high school, he became born again and found it increasingly difficult to attend Mass with the type of understanding he was gaining in his new Christian walk.

Interestingly, he wanted to understand the various aspects of the religion that we had been raised in and started reading the Catholic Encyclopedia. At times, he would marvel at certain tenants of the faith that no one seemed to question. Around this time, he also started to read work by Hal Lindsey and Josh McDowell. More Than A Carpenter (McDowell) was a book that Dave liked so well that he gave a copy to our dad for his birthday one year.

He would explain to me that much of what he had considered to be truth in the past was simply false and it was up to him to do the job of separating the error from the truth. For Dave, the essential way to do this was to learn everything he could about the motive behind the error being injected into the story. He considered the nature and history of God’s interaction with mankind the most vitally important subject that he could study. To him, the omission of parts of the story insulted his intellectual integrity. The questions of certain historical omissions, doctrinal conflicts in Catholicism, and the reality of UFO phenomena could have created dissonance in the understanding of his Christian faith. But for Dave, it didn’t. Instead, it became a challenge for him to find out what the whole truth of the matter was. The search for the missing truth became his life’s quest.

Dave would talk about the importance of being able to gather information. Only, the information he searched for required the understanding of many different intellectual genres. The study of history, astronomy, mathematics, geometry, physics, geology, mythology, and etymology were necessary in the acquisition of this understanding. In other words, the more Dave understood facts from the world of the verifiable, the easier he was able to discern the world of the esoteric.

The introduction that he wrote for his first book, Cydonia: The Secret Chronicles of Mars [included in the new David Flynn Collection], illustrates Dave’s understanding of the origin and philosophy of knowledge that he realized was key.

Does knowledge spring solely from the mind of man, or can it come from a source beyond the human intellect? The earliest civilizations believed that gnosis or “knowing” was the foundation of all religion and described knowledge as having descended, “from the heavens.” Ancient mystery religions preserved a legend of the origin of human knowledge. When heaven and earth joined together, the gods descended to earth. The gods taught the art of civilization: government, agriculture and science, inventions that we in modern times hold to be the most human. The beings that came down to earth possessed the knowledge of the universe: the whole continuum of what can be known.[1]

One of the first publications Dave and I did while we were both studying at the University of Montana was the flyer that he called “Answers.” [See the original here.] In it, Dave wrote: “ANSWERS will provide reasons behind UFO activity and establish a resource for the unraveling of the complicated dis-information that has clouded understanding of this vital subject from its beginnings by exploring ancient Hebrew and Greek texts from the renowned compilations of the Holy Bible.”

I remember printing all the “Answers” flyers up at the Computer Science department’s copy machine and putting them up on the university bulletin boards and people’s cars.

Soon after we printed “Answers,” the Internet became the major area to illustrate new ideas, so we created our first website. David immediately decided to call it the “Watcher.” He poured all the work he had been accumulating from his research into it. Eventually, people started to call and invite him to discuss the material on various radio talk shows and TV documentaries.

For the first time in history, the information on the Watcher site revealed who and what the UFO alien phenomenon truly was, linking the whole thing back to the Watchers. The information was exciting to reveal.

Early on, a lot of the material that Dave put out was showing up in others people’s work on the Internet and in various publications without any credit given to Dave. Some people were beginning to take his ideas and research but express them without an understanding of the whole picture or with some New-Age, atheistic twist. The Watcher website even appeared briefly on ABC Nightly News after the Heaven’s Gate cult committed mass suicide during the passage of comet Hale Bopp, as if it was somehow a part of the new phenomenon of emerging religious cults that believed in or worshipped aliens.

Dave would marvel, “Do people not realize that they are living in the greater Renaissance? Could you imagine how much Isaac Newton would have loved to be able use a computer, the Internet, or bring up Google Earth? On one hand, people today have the greatest repository of knowledge in history, freely at their disposal. With powerful resources like online concordances, Germatria, and the Blue Letter Bible, no one needs the classical education that used to be required to understand Latin, Hebrew, or Greek. Yet, people today seem more ignorant than they did two hundred years ago!”

It was around this time that Dave started putting less into the website and decided to write his first book, Cydonia: The Secret Chronicles of Mars.

During the summer of 1998, our father was diagnosed with a brain tumor, Giloblastoma Multiforme. The prognosis for this type of cancer was the worst possible. The average life expectancy for anyone experiencing symptoms was six months.

Although he was living and working in Helena at the time, Dave spent every weekend with our dad and was the only one of the brothers who happened to be with him at the end, praying by his bedside. Dave never got over the sadness of our dad’s passing, those last few moments being especially difficult for him.

While he was writing Cydonia, Dave would email or call me and tell me about the latest portions he had completed. It seemed as if every time we talked I would sense a marvelous explosion of light in my head. One day he called and told me how Steven Quayle had called him and said, matter-of-factly, “God told me to get your book published.” Dave said that he didn’t know who Steve was and didn’t tell anyone about the book, but at the same time, he wasn’t surprised that the Spirit would have instructed Steve in such a manner. Dave often told me that the things he was writing weren’t a product of his own learning or intellect, but given to him by the Spirit.

In addition to taking quintessential portions of prior work from his website and illustrating them in his new book, Dave explored the genesis and history of the interaction between the angelic Watchers and man, the Earth /Mars connection, and their connection to present day UFO activity.

Part of Dave’s intro to Cydonia, the Secret Chronicles of Mars reads:

Through time and the change of culture the symbols of the mysteries have endured, incorporated into the dogma of alchemy, Gnosticism, theurgy, philosophies and religions. They have surfaced in modern society as emblems of trade, war and nationality. Though letters and words are abundant in our society, the illiterate cannot understand them. Only through instruction of their meaning can one use them to communicate. The same is true of the symbols of the ancient mystery religions and the monuments of Cydonia. Their true meaning must be established before counterfeit revelation takes hold of the entire earth…this is the goal of my book.[2]

Dave’s wife, Brenda, helped get his manuscript ready and sent it to Steve. She also sent a copy to Richard Hoagland. Hoagland was so impressed with what he read that after the book was published, he went and met Dave in Roswell during Dave’s first lecture.

On August 14, 2002, an enigmatic crop circle appeared east of Winchester England, next to the Crabwood Forest. Brenda almost immediately noticed the resemblance to a logo I generated and put on the Watcher website for a computer consulting side business that I started while finishing graduate school. The Crabwood event, as it was later known, became a focus of Dave’s research. He saw that in addition to the obvious ASCII code message in the glyph, there was much more information that had been overlooked. The glyph was pointing to Roswell.

Dave wrote:

While the Crabwood Glyph may or may not be created by THEM, the numbers within the design itself triggered a discovery proving that ROSWELL WAS NOT RANDOM. The location of Roswell New Mexico is one of the few places on earth where the longitude divided by the latitude is almost exactly the mathematical constant PI. In fact, just north of Roswell proper there is a “line” on the map where the longitude divided by the latitude is exactly 3.141592. This line on the map of New Mexico where the longitude divided by the latitude, equaling PI, ALSO corresponds to the location of the legendary “three crash sites” of the Roswell event of 1947.[3]

Dave gave his next lecture in Roswell again and included his findings concerning the Crabwood glyph. He was also inspired to write one of the most ground-breaking articles ever written on the meaning of Roswell, “An Occult Translation of the Roswell Event”, which appeared on Tom Horn’s website.

In light of everything that has transpired since 2002, more things have occurred to me about the Crabwood glyph and its enigmatic message, which seemed to convey a threat to anyone who might be against the message of the fallen Watchers. The names of the areas where it appeared also convey meaning. One of Dave’s favorite books in high school was Bullinger’s The Witness of the Stars. In it, Bullinger described Cancer (the Crab) as the “Enfolding of the redeemed” and as he put it, “The meanings of these star names surely tell us of the redeemed untold thousands held safely together by our blessed redeemer King.”

The road that was nearest to the crop circle also had similar meaning. Old Sarum road was an ancient pathway to the city of Sorbiodunum, which was the site of the earliest settlement of Salisbury, England. The name is believed to be derived from the Celtic language name for “the fortress by a gentle river.” This area so happens to be 19.47 nautical miles from where the Crabwood glyph was laid down.

People familiar with Dave’s work will immediately recognize the significance of this number. I recognize the similarity to the ancient meaning of what is now called the constellation of Cancer with its proximity to the Ouroboros.

Unfortunately, the literal meaning of cancer turned out to be a part of Dave’s experience. However, this true meaning brings me happiness, knowing that Dave is a part of the “all who are held safely together by our blessed redeemer King.”

Dave started writing Temple at the Center of Time almost immediately after his first book. The time we spent together talking about each new revelation that he was writing about was truly awe-inspiring.

Part of Dave’s intro to Temple at the Center of Time reads:

A belief that the ancients held unusual scientific knowledge, of which only fragments remain today, was held by many great philosophers and scientists who participated in the “scientific revolution.” Though research by these men led to great discovery, many were convinced that they were merely scratching the surface of an immense but lost pristine knowledge (prisca sapientia) somehow reflected in the architecture and remains of ancient civilizations.

In “Temple at the Center of Time: Investigations of Sacred Dimension, Revealed in Prophecy, the Temple of Jerusalem, and the Ark of the Covenant, from the works of Isaac Newton,” David Flynn uncovers what is sure to be heralded as one of the greatest discoveries of all time.

Many books have investigated whether Newton believed that an original pure knowledge existed. Some conclude that he did in fact search for it, but that is the whole of their investigation. A few have written that Newton actually discovered “something” and try to fit his existing research into a prisca sapientia of their own design, claiming his beliefs fit modern realms of philosophy or eastern religions, but these speculations are not upheld by the body of his work. Although Newton had solved riddles of space, time, gravity, light and invented mathematics to predict the motion of objects, this was not the “priscia sapienta.” Since the time of Newton, no one has revealed the true form and nature of the original knowledge, or from whence it came… until now.

For the first time in history, “Temple at the Center of Time” uncovers what Newton was looking for and, in so doing, proves that pivotal events in history are unquestionably connected in time and space to Jerusalem.

Newton didn’t know it. The key was right in front of him.[4]

In September of 2011, Dave called me at work. I guess it might have been a “twin” thing, but I had a wave of fear overcome me when I heard him just say the word, “Hi.” I knew there was something wrong immediately.

He said that he had just woken up after sleeping for more than three days straight. This was after enduring excruciating headaches and explosive vomiting for over two weeks. All this time, he was still going to work, interacting with people who obviously saw his symptoms, but no one suggested that he go to a clinic and get checked out. After much encouragement, I convinced him to go an urgent care center near his home. The doctor sent him back home with a prescription for migraine headaches!

Dismayed at the lack of help he was getting, my mother contacted a radiologist in Helena. He was a former colleague of our dad and the same guy who coincidently had diagnosed his brain cancer. He offered to get Dave into the MRI center the next day. My youngest bother Pete drove from Missoula and picked Dave up from his home and we met later at the MRI center. Three minutes after Dave went in, the radiologist instructed us to take Dave to St. Pat’s in Missoula. Like our father, Dave had a huge Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) malignant primary brain tumor. His neurosurgeon expressed surprise that Dave was still as lucid and physically asymptomatic as he was, apart from his severe headaches.

The doctor recommended that he get surgery as soon as possible to remove the mass. The prognosis, if Dave didn’t have surgery, was not good: less than two months.

Dave underwent surgery successfully and elected to pursue alternative therapy to radiation and chemo at the Tustin Longevity center in southern California. He knew too well the path that he would have to endure after experiencing what his father went through. During his last four months, we spent as much time together as possible. We never talked about his condition, but rather spent time listening to music and talking about the Word. Dave would play Beethoven, Scarlatti, Solar, Bach, and Mozart sonatas on his piano most evenings while his brothers sat around by his fireplace and talked. He remained at his home in Helena until he passed on Sunday, January 22, 2012.

Dave was truly a proponent of independent thought. History has proven that much of the time, what is commonly accepted by the majority is not entirely correct. New ideas begin in the minds of independent thinkers and are usually slowly accepted. Institutions generally do not create or discover things that truly advance the knowledge of mankind; great discoveries are the realm of the individual.

Dave always ended his emails and comments on the Watcher forum with the blessing, “May you live forever.” He always told me that eternal life began with the end of our present life. It is a simple concept, yet one that he realized was important for me to hear. My greatest wish for anyone who reads Dave’s work is the same: may you live forever.

And to my beloved brother, best friend, the person with whom I shared perfect verbal semantics and life understanding, I know you live forever and I look forward to seeing you again.

Anecdote 1

Dave gave me his complete library and I have started reading some of his cherished books. I started with The Temple: Its Ministry and Services as They Were at the Time of Jesus Christ. The Temple and the work done within was a continual oracle of the powerful work of salvation for us accomplished once and for all time through Jesus’ death and resurrection. I read up to the explanation of the history and illustration of how the morning and evening rituals were done. The occasion of the ending of the morning sacrifice jumped out at me. The part that got my attention was this:

The priests, who were ranged on the steps to the Holy Place, now lifted their hands above their heads, spreading and joining their fingers in a peculiar mystical manner. One of their number, probably the incensing priest, repeated in audible voice, followed by the others, the blessing in [Numbers 6:24–26]. “Jehovah bless thee and keep thee: Jehovah make His face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee. Jehovah lift up His continence upon thee, and give thee peace.” To this the people responded, “Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting.” In the modern synagogues the priestly blessing is divided into three parts; it is pronounced with a disguised voice and veiled faces, while the word “Lord” is substituted for the name of “Jehovah.” Of course, all this was not the case in the Temple. But if it had been the duty of [Zechariah], an incensing priest for the day, to lead in the priestly blessing, we can all the better understand the wonder of the people as “he beckoned unto them, and remained speechless [Luke 1:22],” while they waited for his benediction.[5]

Zechariah had been unable to speak as a result of the angel Gabriel rendering him dumb because of his doubt.

During Dave’s final minutes, I was woefully unprepared. I started to pray over him. “May the Lord bless and keep you. May His face shine upon you…” and I stopped there. The incredible sad intensity of the moment was too much. I wasn’t ready for him to leave. I couldn’t find the strength. I couldn’t finish it because it felt to me like it was an admission that he truly was living his last minutes and I wanted him to stay around. At the time, I didn’t remember where it was from. I had a vague but incorrect idea that it was located in Psalms.

I have a better understanding of why I said only part of the blessing. The most important event in all the universe was mirrored daily at the Temple at the center of time and space. In every essential manner it typified God’s infinite mercy, pointing to our salvation through His Son. In a sense, all the work at the Temple was done by the priests with the people looking on in front of the Holy place, projected towards the Holy place. This ended with a reversal of this directional intent via the priestly blessing towards the people of Israel.

Dave knew the importance of the Temple and what it actively represented. The person and God that knew Dave looked upon him at the end of his life and work in such a similar and perfect way.

It happened later that the minister that led Dave’s funeral closed with the same prayer. I didn’t suggest that he use it beforehand.

Anecdote 2

Dave had a sensitive ability to notice the very subtle. I remember our dad saying to him, “Most people would have simply walked by the dinosaur footprint in the rock that you noticed and picked up. But not you. You have a gift.”

Dave would spend hours outside looking for arrowheads in the prairies or for fossils in the sandstone canyons where we lived east of Billings.

Once, Dave put a bunch of actively hatching Boxelder bug (Boisea trivittatus) eggs that he found stuck to some of the leaves on a small branch and left them in a jar under the tree where he found them. Later that evening there was a terrific thunderstorm. I remember how upset Dave was because his bugs were still outside.

Dave had a love and fascination with all the natural world around him, even things like Boxelder bug nymphs.

Anecdote 3

Dave lifted weights in high school and started to become extremely strong. He mentioned to some of his friends the amount of weight he happened to be bench-pressing and the word got out that he would prove it to anyone who might think he was exaggerating.

On the day that he agreed to prove it, an entourage of believing and disbelieving kids gathered around during lunch and everyone went to the football players’ weight room. One of the smallest kids went through one of the side windows and unlocked the door. Without doing any warm-ups, Dave put three forty-five-pound plates on each side of the bar and benched it for three or four repetitions, which was very impressive at the time.

Dave was well-liked by everyone he knew, but with having the reputation of bench-press strength attached to his name, occasionally various young tough-guy individuals would challenge him to fight. The only time he accepted was when one of the guys had beat up one of Dave’s friends, so it was more an act of righteous retribution on Dave’s part.

We all went up to a sandy area near one of the big blue water towers south of town to watch. He won the fight easily, really overpowering the other kid. This was especially impressive since we were all intimidated by his opponent. Later, I saw a letter that Dave had written to the guy, witnessing the truth of Jesus Christ and apologizing to him.

—Mark Flynn

[1] David Flynn, Cydonia: The Secret Chronicles of Mars (End Time Thunder Publishers, 2002), Introduction.

[2] Ibid.

[3] David Flynn, “Alien Glyph Code,” Watcher Website, last accessed March 20, 2012,

[4] David Flynn, Temple at the Center of Time (Crane, MO: Anomalos Publishing, 2008), Introduction.

[5] Rev. Dr. Edersheim, The Temple: Its Ministry and Services, as they Were at the Time of Jesus Christ, rev. ed. (New York, NY: James Pott & Co., 1881), 141–142.

8 thoughts on “Mark Flynn on David Flynn

  1. To the Flynn family: my humble thanks and appreciation for the books by Mark and David Flynn. The knowledge that you have provided in your writings has improved my walk with the Lord, and increased my knowledge so that I can “be wise as a serpent and harmless as a dove,” and be able “to give an answer to anyone who asks of me the reason for the hope that lies within me.” I pray for our Lord to bless you and keep you, the Lord cause His face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you. The Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.”


  2. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful thoughts and writings of David with all of us. It is a blessing and a joy to know his work I am looking forward to your new book that’s coming out september 16

    God Bless


  3. Wonderful. To those of us who didn’t know him but were both equally awed and comforted by his lectures and material, thank you for allowing us a little piece of your family. David truly was a genius and had a knack for peeking over the Devil’s shoulder.
    God Bless Mark and good luck on your new book, I’ve been reading the research on Tom Horn’s site and it’s been fantastic.


  4. He certainly was a wonderful and unique guy. Mark you must be so proud of him and I know the special bond that twins have as I too have twin sons. He must be greatly missed by your lovely family, God truly blessed him with an abundance of knowledge. I am so grateful for the Watcher website that he started. God Bless you xxx


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