Have ETs been
visiting the earth for millions of years? Did our distant ancestors witness
UFOs? Well, according
to some serious UFO researchers there is plenty of evidence to suggest so.
Figures of ‘Space people’ and UFOs, they say, are depicted in ancient cave
drawings and can be found on age-old pottery. Furthermore, they claim many myths
and legends, and even the Bible and other sacred texts from around the world,
contain corroborative evidence for such a startling theory. All we must do, they
say, is stop treating these ancient texts and primitive art forms as works of
fiction and over imaginative nonsense, and start reading them as eye-witness
accounts. Have extraterrestrials been visiting the earth since ancient times?
Well, according to some serious UFO researchers there's a distinct possibility.
And among corroborative evidence for this startling theory they cite ancient
cave paintings, pottery, and sculpture; myths, legends, and even passages of the
Bible and other religious texts. All we must do, they say, is stop treating
these sacred writings and primitive art forms as made-up stories or nonsense,
and start looking upon them as actual eye-witness accounts.
In According To
The Evidence, Erich Von Daniken, a best-selling author and ancient ET visitation
exponent, tells us about the Dogon, a primitive West African tribe now settled
in Mali. Apparently for thousands of years the Dogon have been telling the same
creation myth claiming that they originate from a distant planet. But even
further to this, the myth they tell encompasses astonishingly accurate knowledge
of a dim and heavy star called Sirius B, which, invisible to the naked eye, was
not even discovered until the 1950s by astronomers using the most modern radio
telescopes of the day! So how could the primitive Dogon have come by this and
other such astonishing astronomical knowledge? Well, Von Daniken suggests that
the only possible explanation is that the creation myth is based on fact and the
Dogon really do have ET connections...
recorded incident regarding Alexander the Great and UFO's was recorded in 329BC.
Alexander decided to invade India and was attempting to cross the river Indus to
engage the Indian army when "gleaming silver shields" swooped down and made
several passes over the battle. These "gleaming silver shields" had the effect
of startling his cavalry horses, causing them to stampede. They also had a
similar effect on the enemies' horses and elephants so it was difficult to
ascertain whose side these "gleaming silver shields" were on. Nevertheless,
after exiting the battle victoriously Alexander decided to not proceed any
further into India.
later Alexander was confronted with the greatest challenge of his military
career. In his attempt to conquer the Persian Empire he realized that the city
of Tyre needed to be captured in order to prevent the Persians from using that
port to land an army behind him.The original coastal city of Tyre had been
destroyed before and had been rebuilt some distance offshore from its original
site. Having no navy, Alexander decided to use the remains of the old city to
build a causeway to the new one.It took Alexander six full months to do this and
when the task was completed and his troops staged their assault they were easily
rebuffed because the walls were too high to quickly scale and too thick to
batter down. Not only that but the causeway was too narrow to allow sufficient
troops to launch a massive enough attack to overwhelm the enemy in order to
scale the walls.
Not only was
this a problem for Alexander but apparently a problem for God as well. Both the
prophets Ezekiel and Isaiah had spoken of Gods' curse and eventual destruction
of Tyre. (Ezekiel Chapters 27 & 28 and Isaiah Chapter 23). How was Alexander
going to achieve his goal? How was God going to ensure that His prophecy would
be fulfilled? The historical account, recorded by Alexander’s chief historian,
states that, during an attack of the island city, one of two 'gleaming silver
shields' attacked a section of the wall with a 'beam of light' which
subsequently caused that section of the wall to fall! Alexander’s' men poured
through the opening and captured the city.
Philip Coppens : In 1973, Erich von Däniken, at the height of his fame, claimed in his book “The Gold of the Gods” that he had found a gigantic subterranean tunnel system in Southern America. It was a major claim – and one that seriously would tarnish his profile, for his source would soon deny he had said no such thing. For many, the incident proved that von Däniken was a fabricator of lies. The story that brought von Däniken to South America partly began in the Brazilian town of Manaus. There, on March 3, 1972, a German journalist Karl Brugger met a local Amazonian Indian, Tatunca Nara, in the backstreet tavern Gracas a Deus.The meeting would result in Brugger"s book “The Chronicle of Akakor”, published in 1976, which saw a number of foreign editions and created the legend of Akakor, a mythical town somewhere deep within the Amazonian jungle, still left to be discovered.
The title of the book was supposedly the same title as the chronicle that the Amazonian Ugha Mogulala tribe (which also makes an appearance in the Indiana Jones movie) held sacred – or at least central – to their mythology and philosophy. Indeed, Tatunca Nara claimed to be a member of this unknown Amazonian tribe, the son of a native and the daughter of a German missionary – which was supposed to account for his impeccable German. The mere notion that an Amazonian tribe had a written chronicleitself was remarkable, as the Amazon population is largely believed not to have a written language. A second bombshell was that Tatunca claimed that the Year Zero of the Chronicle was 10,481 BC – very much outside accepted archaeological dates for human occupation of the Amazon, but perfectly fitting in the “Atlantis and Deluge” theory that many alternative researchers favoured as the anti-thesis to the science-wrought framework and which was, at the time, already made popular due to Edgar Cayce.
When news came across the wire recently that
police officers in several Illinois counties witnessed an unidentified flying
object the size of a three-story house, and that one of them had snapped a
Polaroid of the triangular object, I sat up an took notice. Unlike many UFO
buffs, law enforcement personnel are credible, trained observers. The FBI and
the National Institute for Discovery Science are following up on the as yet
undetermined phenomenon. As a Christian researcher and author of two books on
the New Age, I find the increasing regularity of UFO sightings prophetically
intriguing. This is because a growing doctrine within the New Age Movement
claims that the gods of mythology and the human race as we know it today, is the
direct result of extra-terrestrial "UFO" activity.
In the introduction to his best selling book,
Chariots of the Gods, Erich von Daniken, who, it might be argued, is one of the
fathers of the New Age Movement as it relates to ufology, said: I claim that our forefathers
received visits from the universe in the remote past, even though I do not yet
know who these extra-terrestrial intelligences were or from which planet they
came. I nevertheless proclaim that these "strangers" annihilated part of mankind
existing at the time and produced a new, perhaps the first, homo sapiens.
As was illustrated in the Hollywood films
Contact, and Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, Erich von Daniken's hypothesis
took America by storm in the 1960's with the proposition that mankind was
possibly the offspring of an ancient, perhaps ongoing, extra-terrestrial
experiment. New Age ufologists like Daniken also see the gods of mythology as
evidence of, and a reaction to, an encounter with other worldly beings. They
claim that ancient men would have considered space travelers as gods and would
have recorded their arrival, their experiments, and their departure, in
hieroglyphs, megaliths, and stone tablets, as a "supernatural" encounter between
gods and men...