Disturbing Details About Sherry Shriner's Alien-Reptile Cult Teachings

If you had asked the opinion of Sherry Shriner, the head of a reptilian alien conspiracy cult, she would have told you that only one in every four people you meet is actually a human being (via YouTube). She was convinced that the rest were either clones, lizards, or super-realistic robots. Shriner's beliefs might sound extreme — but she used to teach them to her huge cult following, built entirely on YouTube, radio shows, and a dozen of her websites.

Members of Shriner's cult referred to her as the "Servant, Prophet, Ambassador, Daughter, and Messenger of the Most High God," per Sherry Shriner's official website. Her pulpit was the internet, where she spread her unorthodox ideas far and wide, reports The New Republic. She told her followers that many people around them weren't human beings but were, in fact, reptilians. A reptilian might look like a human but is actually a demon of sorts, in her words. Shriner claimed that reptilians want to control human minds and bodies by infesting other humans.

Conspiracies about celebrities and tragedies

Sherry Shriner said that the reptilians work for the devil, so their ultimate goal would be to transform all humans into lizard people (via The New Republic). Shriner would show examples of this in her video content, like highlighting odd pictures of celebrities to claim they were actually reptiles in human suits. Her official website would host articles with inflammatory titles like "Meg Ryan, Miley Cyrus, and Taylor Swift have Been Replaced" or "Vatican Whistleblower — Satan Literally Lives Inside the Vatican."

The New Republic reports that she also enjoyed espousing dark conspiracy theories about so-called false flag events. In actuality, she was referring to political events, natural disasters, and even mass shooting tragedies to spin them into her narrative about reptilian overlords. As with many conspiracy theories, they are often built on racist or bigoted ideologies, and Shriner's content was frequently anti-Semitic. For example, on her "What I Believe" section of her website, Shriner claims that the Holocaust was started not by Adolf Hitler but instead by "Talmudic worshipping serpent seedline Jews" who wanted to reclaim Israel. Sherry Shriner was convinced that extraterrestrials were actually angels and that the current teachings of Christianity were mistranslations that led to Satan worship.

The demons stalking Shriner

How did Sherry Shriner develop these beliefs? Well, as she wrote on her official website, she first started seeing the devil as a child when she claimed one of Lucifer's 7-foot-tall demon generals would watch her as she slept each night. As an adult, Shriner dedicated her life to defeating the Antichrist. All the while, as she got married and had a child, Shriner claimed she was stalked by demons from hell constantly, making her faith in God even more potent. Shriner said that around 1994, God began to send her prophetic visions, and from there, she began to see patterns and coincidences everywhere. The more God talked with her, the more Shriner wanted to share her findings with the world.

Shriner's cult ended up being quite influential to some of the true believers, reports The Daily Beast. People close to Kelly Pingilley said that the 22-year-old had gotten hooked on Shriner's apocalyptic predictions and took them to heart. Pingilley was working for Shriner as a transcriber when Shriner told her that it was almost time for the apocalypse. Convinced that aliens were coming to enslave humanity and devour human beings, Pingilley was found dead the next morning, wearing an alien-repelling orgone necklace sold by Shriner.

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Orgone blasters to ward off zombies and aliens

Kelly Pingilley's relatives believe that Sherry Shriner's conspiracy theories drove Pingilley to commit suicide (via The Daily Beast). But in a tragic turn, Shriner told her followers that Pingilley's death was actually caused by a squadron of NATO killers, dismissing her former employee's actual cause of death.

According to The New Republic, Shriner made some 240 YouTube videos that racked up more than 30 million views. Shriner also had a spot on a talk radio show, e-books, and numerous websites to spread her information. She shared some of her views on Twitter as well. Sherry Shriner's main website said the Lord had called upon her to tell people about the upcoming alien invasions. As an apparent descendant of King David, who Shriner says fought giants, she used her platform to spread information about subjects she was passionate about. For example, around 2017, her content included headlines like "Lucifer Has a Sister on Earth!", "Is Pence Plotting Trump's Assassination?", and "They're Putting Human Meat in Our Food Supply Folks!!"

One website, Orgone Blasters, was dedicated to all things alien — and the site reportedly gained 3 million web hits each month. The orgone blasters were supposed to keep extraterrestrials at bay by keeping chemtrails away from the sky above one's house. Orgone blasters apparently keep away zombies, demons, and other evil life forms, too. And, per NJ.com, Shriner's followers pitched in around $125,000 to a Gofundme campaign for the product.

Rejected by Shriner — because of raw steak

Per NJ.com, Sherry Shriner always insisted that she was not a cult leader. She said that since there were no official memberships and viewers and listeners could exit out of any videos or websites they didn't care for, she was not leading a cult. But according to Fox61, people who believed in Shriner did follow her teachings. One of the most extreme things to happen in the name of Shriner's alien content was a 2017 murder. 

Barbara Rogers claims that she and her partner Stephen Mineo were both members of the alien cult. At a certain point, though, other members of the cult turned on Rogers after she consumed a steak tartare meal (via The Daily Beast). Seeing Rogers talk about how much she loved the raw meat dish convinced both the cult members and Shriner that Rogers must be an alien. 

Steven Mineo was furious at the accusations aimed at his partner, leading him and Barbara Rogers to be shown the door after more than a decade in Shriner's group. Mineo was a big fan of Shriner and had begun to make his own alien conspiracy content, so he took the rejection personally. He made numerous exposé YouTube videos about Shriner's teachings, which only made him sad and isolated him even more from her following. 

A tragic murder

A few months later, after a night of drinking, Barbara Rogers says that Steven Mineo held a gun to his head and wrapped her hand around the weapon and the trigger (per Fox 61). She claims he told her to shoot him — and she complied, saying she didn't know the weapon was loaded. 

Rogers was charged with third-degree murder. Per USA Today, after being found guilty in 2019, she was sentenced to up to 40 years in prison. Shriner took no responsibility for the members of her following and refuted that she even led a cult at all, per The Daily Beast. Following Mineo's death, Shriner called Rogers a "vampire witch reptilian super soldier." Per NJ.com, Shriner called Rogers "no good" and asserted that a demon had possessed her (via The Washington Post).

The Pocono Record reports that Shriner's cult was featured on TV programs like "Deadly Cults" and "The Devil You Know." As for Sherry Shriner, the online leader died just a few months after Mineo, but her massive amount of conspiracy videos and websites still lives on (via The New Republic).