Pilot Encounters The Antichrist

September 23, 2009

in Passenger Stories

I was recently flying the Boston to Orlando route when I felt the hair on the back of my neck stand up. I asked my copilot to take the yoke for a few moments and told him I needed to stretch my legs.

As I walked through the passenger cabin, I noticed a ruddy faced looking fellow in business class sipping a Jim Beam and Coke. As I passed his seat he glanced up at me and grinned a horribly devilish grin, exposing a set of what appeared to be filed teeth, honed to razor sharpness. His bloodshot eyes seemed to examine the very depths of my soul, and I felt as if he sought to compel me spiritually towards some inexorable and unmitigated darkness. Startled and somewhat taken aback, I turned and walked hurriedly back towards the flight deck, my countenance pale as a winter’s moon.

Upon returning to the cabin, I relieved the copilot of the yoke and sat for some minutes in somber and horrified silence. For the rest of the flight I found myself trembling slightly, somewhat disoriented by what I regard as a very close encounter with the Antichrist.

Any thoughts?

GOD bless you-

Captain A. Griego

[Ed. note: Capt. Griego also wrote this piece: Sinister Object In The Sky]

{ 33 comments… read them below or add one }

Demotage September 24, 2009 at 5:17 am

I thought that Obama was supposed to be the Antichrist. Is there more than one? And if the Antichrist didn't want to sit with the plebes, then why settle for business class? You'd think the Antichrist could afford to spring for first class.


Trixi September 24, 2009 at 6:30 am

Yes, my thought is that I hope you're never piloting a plane I'm on. Freak.


saw September 24, 2009 at 6:59 am

Pilots flying on short flights like Boston to Orlando shouldn't be wandering the cabin. In fact, when they need to use the restroom, the flight attendant is supposed to stand between the lav and the cabin to protect and secure the area.

Therefore… if this is a "recent flight", then I venture to guess that this story is untrue, and the writer, not a pilot.


poco September 24, 2009 at 9:06 am

The Antichrist drinks Beam? I must say, I approve of his taste!


Demotage September 24, 2009 at 10:49 am

Oh wait! Obama is Hitler, so he can't be the Antichrist. My bad.

SAW – a couple of other things didn't add up for me….

First, when was the last time you saw a 3-class cabin configuration on a flight that was not coast-to-coast? Second, I don't think a captain would refer to his First Officer as 'co-pilot'. Third, if the yoke needed to be held, it would almost be the First Officer who was holding it anyway – the the Captain would not need to be asking for relief. Fourth, the only time a Captain would leave the flight deck is during cruise. During cruise, an airliner is almost always on auto-pilot. So nobody would be holding the yoke anyway. The only time it's not if if conditions (weather or what not) are such that the plane needs active flying. A Captain would never leave the flight deck during such conditions, especially for something as vague as 'the hair on the back of my neck" stood up. Fifth, I don't think the Antichrist would mess with Mickey Mouse. Finally, if the Antichrist had returned to earth, would not he be riding a white horse to Orlando?


iloveflying September 7, 2015 at 11:36 pm

that would be the ACTUAL non antichrist


stink September 24, 2009 at 10:54 am



The Devil


Captain A. Griego September 24, 2009 at 11:17 am

Sorry folks- that should read "last" and not "recent". I retired in 1995, before many of the current air-safety regulations came into effect.

And I am convinced I saw the anti-christ. Please don't question my faith.

GOD bless you-

Captain A. Griego


Demotage September 24, 2009 at 12:25 pm

An interesting idea….questioning someone else's faith.

Is that a good or a bad thing? Is it even what I (for instance) am doing? Not at all. I don't question your faith at all. I believe that you believe what you believe. I even respect your right to believe as you wish. I respect your right to speak your faith and practice what you have faith in. But does that mean that I am enjoined from expressing my own disbelief on a particular manner?

It is self-evident that in matters where facts can't be known, the viewpoint: 'I believe X' has the same validity as 'I don't believe X'. Holding either view does not question the other person's right to hold the other. If I say "I don't believe that" – I am not questioning that persons faith. I'm telling them I don't believe as they do. It is not the same thing.

Now, what if I argue against or even ridicule the other person's belief?

I'm still not questioning their faith, I'm simply expressing my own point of view on the topic. Such discourse is allowed, and even crucial in our society of ideas.

If you truly have faith, then your have two choices: you either marshal your arguments and come back, or you ignore it. You don't get to tell anyone not to express their point of view.


Captain A. Griego September 24, 2009 at 2:47 pm


You're coming really close to making this Christian feel entirely unwelcome here.

I'll pray for tolerance. Why? Because without it we have intolerance, and if there's one thing I can't tolerate it's intolerance towards tolerance, and the tolerant.

GOD bless you-

Captain A. Griego


Elodie September 24, 2009 at 3:59 pm

Oh, for goodness's sake. Demotage presented his argument civily. Stop acting like a victim.


Demotage September 24, 2009 at 5:35 pm


Nothing I said was meant to make you feel unwelcome. Feel welcome if you want, don't if you don't want. Go back and read my post carefully. There is not a shred of intolerance in it.

When I disagree with someone, I generally try to disagree with the idea not the person. I happen to think that the idea of an Antichrist is ridiculous. My posts reflect my belief in the ridiculousness of it. However, I don't think you are ridiculous for believing it. Believe what you want. I just don't agree. And remember, you asked for opinions.


saw September 24, 2009 at 6:02 pm

He's not a captain, he's a troll who wrote a bad story that made no sense, got called out on it, and now is crying religion to get attention.

"recent" or "last (1995)", there were STILL no 3-class flights between Boston and Orlando, and he'd still be flying on autopilot, etc.etc.etc…

The guy couldn't fly a paper airplane, much less, a passenger jet.


Chiquita Chick September 24, 2009 at 7:33 pm

I Googled Captain Griego's name and discovered that he has this blog: Ladies And Gentleman: This Is Your Captain Speaking. According to his blog, he caused an explosion that resulted in injuries by smoking a cigar while a plane was being fueled. In one of his stories – Is The Antichrist Really A Honduran Bureaucrat? – Captain Griego describes how the Honduran government won't allow him to come "within 100 meters of any civil or private aircraft" because "they can't forgive and forget about" a helicopter that he crashed into a school.

It sounds to me that Captain Griego might be the Antichrist himself!


Demotage September 24, 2009 at 7:37 pm

Holy Cow!

To answer your question Captain (posed on the website)….a meter is a meter …everywhere in the world.


Bob September 24, 2009 at 8:26 pm

Holy Shitinski!

I just read in Capt. Gs blog about how he started an air taxi service called "Art's Air Jalopies" and how he prefers flying without instruments, relying on his "wits and God's help" to transport his passengers.


Demotage September 24, 2009 at 10:23 pm

OK, already, I'm going to break my rule about critisizing the person….and it has nothing to do with him being Christian…

quoted from his blog…..

"…the Beechcraft King Air 200 is THE EASIEST plane to fly in existence. It has a very advanced autopilot and can actually land itself. In fact, after the pilot initially lifts off, the pilot has virtually NOTHING to do.

How do I know this? I have personal experience with the aircraft. In 2004 I was piloting a small group of businessmen from Cape Canaveral to Bermuda in a Beechcraft KA 200. I was suffering from the flu at the time and had just consumed more than half a bottle of Nyquil Flu medicine. After taking off and setting the autopilot, I decided to get about 30 minutes of shut-eye. When I awoke, we were safely on the ground in Bermuda and the plane was empty. The main hatch was open and a warm tropical wind was blowing through the cabin, my passengers having long since deplaned. The plane had safely landed itself."

ARE YOU F'ING KIDDING ME? No reputable pilot would down half a bottle of Nyquil before taking passengers. No person with an IQ over 50 would do such a thing. No reputable pilot would FALL ASLEEP at the controls of a plane carrying passengers, and let the plane (alledgedly) land itself. You WOKE UP


Demotage September 24, 2009 at 10:27 pm

sorry, hit something that submitted my post early…


You WOKE UP and found the plane you were piloting on the ground and your passengers deplaned? If this were even true, which I doubt, you have to be the worst pilot EVER.

You CRASHED A HELICOPTER INTO A SCHOOL, and you can't figure out why they are still 'mad' at you?

Dude, the thing we should be thanking god for is that you retired as an airline pilot (if you ever were one, which I doubt.).


ps September 25, 2009 at 2:53 am

it wasn't Beelzebub, it was Joy Behar. Heard it from Capt Quagmire.. giggity..


saw September 25, 2009 at 4:03 am

I doubt the truth of anything on the blog… or what he's written here. This is a nutcase looking for attention. He thinks it's "cool" to be "bad". Except he's not "really" bad, he just pretends to be (which is in its own twisted way, bad/pathetic).

Right up there with John Edwards at the "Biggest Douche in the Universe" awards.


Demotage September 25, 2009 at 9:17 am

I dunno Saw,

Being an idiot on the internet


Having a child with a campaign worker while your faithful wife is dying of cancer, the same wife who despite being sick, hit the campaign trail to support you, even though she begged you not to run, paying hush money to the mistress illegally from your campaign funds (allegedly ;-), paying an aide to claim paternity of the child and then disowning him once he does, once the affair is exposed, finally admitting it, but reassuring the wife that the child is not his and refusing to take a paternity test until forced to do so, all the while thinking it would be good for the country if he were POTUS….

I think the Captain has a ways to go to match Edward's douchbaggery.


saw September 25, 2009 at 11:19 am

Oh wow… I didn't mean THAT "John Edwards"… I meant the "I speak with the dead" one – and apologies for the misspelling, he's "John Edward" without the "S"…

The reference is here, in case you're curious 😉



Demotage September 25, 2009 at 12:53 pm

Oh….THAT biggest douche in the universe. You meant the ironic douche. My bad. 😉


D-Money November 2, 2009 at 7:12 am

How exactly is the Antichrist supposed to do his job if he looks like such a freak?

Do you think the filed teeth and blood-shot eyes will help his lies be more plausable?


Love It! March 31, 2010 at 7:39 am

Oh, great point! I thought the Antichrist was supposed to be very handsome and charismatic.

I love the History Channel


saw November 2, 2009 at 2:11 pm

Obviously, the "captain" didn't check for the little "666" marking just under the hairline… like mine… >8^]


btr November 4, 2009 at 10:26 pm

come on lets give the captain a break.


Tony March 9, 2010 at 8:43 am

Captain my arse


Dev March 30, 2010 at 6:01 pm

It was probably me, Captain, leaving from a bender in Boston.


Captain Art Griego January 28, 2011 at 12:36 pm

Like many unbelievers in the atheistic sections of the planet, I see all of you are pretty unwilling to have an open mind where the existence of the antiChrist is concerned. Truth be told, much of the stuff we THINK we know about him is flat out dead wrong. He has no mark, he won't be handsome, and he certainly won't be charming. Those are myths spread by false Christians to confuse the issue.

I suggest all of you practice a little more tolerance and love for your fellow men. When the Horned One does come, we're all pretty much going to be paddling down the same sewage filled river unless we are SAVED in GOD's grace. It's a little thing called "Salvation", people. You might want to look into it.

GOD bless you-

Captain Art Griego


shaunna April 13, 2011 at 10:09 am

the end of time is near! Captain-the anti-christ wil cum soon..why nt we focus on biulding a relationship with GOD! and mantain it. God bles


Cat Facts November 21, 2014 at 12:39 am

A. Griego huh? As in Art Griego, the Phil Hendrie character? This story is completely fabricated folks. Art Griego is a fictional character, usually portrayed as a pilot, and voiced by radio host Phil Hendrie. Some people apparently have nothing better to do than to troll this site by submitting phony stories – people like Ipokesmot.


iloveflying September 7, 2015 at 11:39 pm

well apparently the owners of the site don't care about fakeness


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