When the first resignation of a pope in 600 years coincides with the release of a book about a pope resigning, well, the result is bestseller status for an author.
Or, more precise, authors, as Tom Horn and Chris Putnam combined to pen “Petrus Romanus,” an exhaustive and heavily documented look at the mysterious “prophecies of St. Malachy,” a 12th century Irish priest.
“‘Petrus Romanus’ in the last two months has sold better than it did last year,” says Horn.
Pope Benedict’s stunning resignation not only created a firestorm of media coverage, but also drove Christian radio shows and publications to focus on the Vatican intrigue. Horn and Putnam have been inundated with media requests.
Now, the two have produced a new book, “Exo-Vaticana: Petrus Romanus, Project LUCIFER, and the Vatican’s Astonishing Exo-Theological Plan for the Arrival of an Alien Savior.” With a subtitle like that, Horn knows readers will be intrigued, and the built-in audience from the runaway sales of “Petrus Romanus” ensure another bestseller.
“Last year we were doing shows on ‘Petrus Romanus’ and on call-in shows, more callers were interested in the Vatican’s E.T. connection,” says Horn. “When we responded to those questions, those shows did better than the one on the prophecy of the popes!”
The public can’t seem to get enough news about the subjects covered by Horn and Putnam. Horn realizes the pair’s various projects (including a new documentary done in conjunction with WND Films, “The Last Pope?”) has caught a wave of popular imagination.
“The prophecy of the popes was somewhat ambiguous, and many people hadn’t even heard about it,” says Horn. “But E.T.s … that’s an interest for almost everyone.”
Pope Benedict’s shocking resignation in early 2013 made the co-authors seem like they had inside information no one else had. Horn disputes that.
“We were in the right place at the right time; I’m no prophet,” Horn says. “We had alerted people with the earlier book to the fact that dramatic things were going to come out of the Vatican, and here we are.”
“Petrus Romanus” examined the strange prophecies of St. Malachy, who indicated centuries ago that the final pope would be “Peter the Roman.”
Horn remembers how that writing project came about: “I was speaking at Chuck Missler’s Strategic Conference in 2011, and my son brought up a question: In ‘Apollyon Rising 2012′ [a previous Horn blockbuster], I had mentioned in one paragraph the pope prophecy. My son said, ‘Regardless of what you make of it, it is a very old document, even if it is dated only to 1,500 years. It’s interesting that the last pope is the last one on this list.’”
That was the genesis for “Petrus Romanus.”
“We were talking about it,” says Horn today, “that no one had written a book – this very old Catholic prophecy was coming to an end. I should probably put together a couple hundred pages as a treatment of the subject. I actually went to my hotel room and did a quick outline. Before I went back down to speak, I checked my email and read one from Chris Putnam!”
Horn says he knew Putnam was a great researcher, and, “I knew he was a good apologist. Others had spoken highly of him, a young evangelical who had his head on right.”
Horn says Putnam asked for permission to use a single paragraph from “Apollyon Rising” and it demonstrated that he and Putnam were on the same wave-length, a sure “sign” “Petrus Romanus” would reach an audience eager for anything and everything about the “last pope.”
“Many people have said it’s the best book on the subject,” Horn says. “We were objective and critical. We wanted to read as much about the criticism as the belief in it. Among Catholic scholars, some of the media have it wrong: the Church rejects the prophecy of the popes. Officially they leave it open to whatever you want to believe. Some of their academics focus on the fraudulent parts.”
Horn says, however, that some independent Catholic scholars believe St. Malachy’s once-obscure prediction about a final pope “is a genuine prophecy.”
“In our study, you’ll find that we delved into as much scholarly literature as exists around that story,” says Horn. “We conclude that part of it was fabricated in the 16th century. We think this happened around 1590. Somebody altered it to show fulfillment of a particular potential pope, a medieval cardinal.”
All of which leaves the door to ambiguity in this subject open, at least a crack. And that’s more than enough for Tom Horn and Chris Putnam to shoot back up the bestseller lists with the definitive works on the subject of St. Malachy’s prophecies.
Yet Horn and Putnam have taken their research even further, promising to reveal in “Exo-Vaticana”:
- The Vatican’s secret plan for the arrival of an alien god
- Secret files in the Vatican library on the reality of the alien presence
- The private document detailing the Vatican’s position on the extraterrestrials
- Project LUCIFER and the hidden quest for “Fallen Star”
- The year top astronomers say the alien world and its inhabitants will be divulged
- The Collins Elite, occultism and the covert breeding and hybridization program
- The incredible family secret that Tom Horn has kept concealed for decades!
- What top government and Vatican officials told the authors about the reality of UFOs and ETIs
- The Vatican’s top astronomer interviewed by Horn and Putnam
- Nick Pope, Bruce Maccabee, Stanton Friedman, Jesse Marcel Jr. and others weigh in
- Back to Cydonia! The truth behind the face on Mars and artificial structures on other worlds
During a show on "Omega Man Radio" the authors disclosed an "extraterrestrial" connection between Petrus Romanus, the Vatican and the Mount Graham Observatory, which rocketed that program's popularity, illustrating to the authors that modern civilization is more than casually interested, not only in the final pope, but in the connection between Rome and its secret work on extraterrestrial intelligence, astrobiology and the intriguing preparations being made for the arrival of an alien "savior." Thus, the new investigation began – and quickly resulted in findings the authors say are far more disturbing than even they expected to find.