The Norman Transcript
NORMAN — Inside his cell at the Cleveland County Detention Center, Michael Masten had what he describes as a “computer download of letters into his brain” this past year. He was serving a jail sentence for an alcohol related offense and began spending time reading his Bible.
He focused on the first five books of the Old Testament and the genealogies of the various Biblical characters.
“From that point forward, I became obsessed with the Bible. I started digging and studying,” he said.
He writes the names from the Bible books, in genealogical order, backward and forward and then connects the corresponding letters. He began finding number patterns and letters that spelled words. First, “A cup, “A Code Are Here.” A drawing revealed an alien looking creature. A throne. A chalice. A jewel. Then some type of craft. The word “Jet.” Now, he was hooked and out of jail.
“From that point on, I was a passenger. I gave everything up to God.”
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Masten, 51, grew up mostly in Norman. He ran track in high school, was a musician and later a disc jockey. He traveled and set up electronic systems for a national restaurant chain. His father’s work required the study of blueprints that helped Masten figure out patterns and codes. Masten quickly seized on drawing lines between common letters in the names of Biblical characters, sort of like a set of blueprints.
“I’ve probably spent 3,000 hours on this. I’ve not read anything except the Bible sitting on my bunk. I didn’t set out to find this. I had no preconceived notions,” he said in an interview. “I just hope to get noticed and then I am going to present the evidence.”
He wants to enlist the help of a computer scientist or engineer that can build a program based on the code he believes to have discovered.
“This is not rocket science. Any layman can understand this.”
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His first break came in December. He moved from Old Testament to New Testament and found similar patterns. He has consulted with ufologists and university professors who have shown an interest in his findings. Now, he wants to enlist the help of a mathematician or computer programmer who can put his code to the test.
Masten thinks the drawing that keeps surfacing from the connected letters is Azariel, an angel who governs all water on the earth. He’s convinced there are two gene pools noted in the code. One is depicted as a serpent and the other a high priest. “We’re looking at an angel. Modern Christianity really doesn’t want to put a face on an angel.”
He approaches his Torah Code work like a scientist unlocking a mystery.
“It’s like getting candy. I don’t have any pre-conceived notions about what I’m going to find. It just stuns me every time I look at it.”
He also still questions why the knowledge was revealed to him.
“Yes, I ask, ‘Why me?’ I was a deadbeat and a drunk and was homeless for a while but I have the great opportunity to serve God. In my opinion, it doesn’t go against anything in the Bible. It just confirms it in a different light.”