For thousands of years we have gazed in awe at the night sky in watching their slow yet relentless movement across the heavens people discover that the changing pattern of the stars precisely matched the ebb and flow of seasons this allowed for the development of the calendar and the rise of Agriculture but some objects in the sky followed neither pattern nor orderly path seeming to defy the natural laws that bind all things these unidentified flying objects or UFOs challenged human understanding provoking a quest that continues to this day you’d have to say that UFO evidence goes back as far as man has left any records at all because even in ancient cave art 20,000 years ago or so in France and Spain there are objects drawings that look like modern flying saucers so you’d have to go back that far if you want to start some point in time when the first UFO report was recorded forever frozen in silence and in stone these provocative drawings raise questions which are debated to this day for some these shapes represent gods or ancestral spirits but for others they are ancient depictions of spacecraft ancient aliens texts from the world’s earliest civilizations including Sumeria some 5000 years ago mention strange aerial phenomena and the beings who control them.

There are ancient records in which people describe different kinds of flying objects which they have seen in some cases the people were describing what they understood to be flying vehicles piloted by various categories of living beings there are written accounts which describe this in great detail the images are provocative and controversial a lot relates to how you interpret the signs that we see is a sketch on the wall an alien in a space helmet is it a diving helmet or is it just the decorative piece of work from a science fiction writer of several thousand years ago so the further back you go the harder it is to interpret despite increasing public support for the notion that UFOs may have been visiting the earth since the dawn of history the scientific community is overwhelmingly skeptical about the subject ancient people saw weird things in the sky and they were convinced that these were symbols of God’s intentions their lives were controlled by the gods and in every case that I am aware of there is an alternate explanation it could have been a meteor which they didn’t understand it could have been some ball lightning it could have been any kind of thing that was just totally unknown to primitive men and so they always interpret these things in terms of supernatural despite scientific skepticism the annals of human affairs contain many curious examples of strange objects seen in the sky.

One of the earliest written records of an encounter with the UFO comes from Egypt more than 3,500 years ago there’s a story about two most three Egyptian pharaoh who saw circles of fire in the sky and started off with one then the report says that there were a few days later there were many of them in the sky and he was so impressed that this was recorded on a papyrus and considered very momentous in the year 22 of the third month of the winter a circle of fire appeared in the sky after some days it became more numerous and shone with the brightness of the Sun extending to the very limits of the heavens the records of Pharaoh Ted Moses 1480 BCE centuries later during his invasion of Asia the mighty Greek leader Alexander the Great is chronicled as having witnessed UFOs while crossing a river in 329 BC Alexander and his men observed what are described as gleaming silver shields in the sky the objects repeatedly swooped down on the column of soldiers scattering men and horses in panic seven years later while attacking the Phoenician city of Tyre in the eastern Mediterranean Alexander again encounters UFOs recorded by observers on both sides of the conflict one of the objects suddenly shoots a beam of light at the city wall which crumbles into dust allowing Alexander and his troops to easily breach the defenses and take the city the passage of centuries leaves us with little proof of whether the events really took place or were merely the products of fertile and imaginative minds.

Remember the working hypothesis for historians for hundreds of years has always been that mankind is alone that there are no intruders from outer space that there were no advanced civilizations that our civilization and each generation thinks is is at the peak we’re it well unless you throw out those assumptions there’s no way you’re going to get at the truth of these old accounts many of the accounts are mystifying indeed medieval Europe was the scene of a mysterious incident in 1463 when a strange slab-like object reportedly appeared in the sky surrounded by flames and a bright light it glided eerily above the landscape this drawing was made by Hermann chaton a witness to the event a century later another witness recorded this unearthly occurrence above the skies of Nuremberg Germany on the morning of April 14 1561 huge round cylinders were said to have appeared above the city smaller circular objects emerged from them appearing to engage in battle with one enough five years later a similar display was reported above Basel Switzerland this time many of the objects attacked one another were consumed by fire and then vanished without trace once again the encounter was documented by a local witness by the early 19th century the world seemed to be resonating to the mysterious presence of unidentified flying objects countless theories were proposed as to what they were and where they came from a lot of the ancient stories about UFOs are really stories about angels and leprechauns and things of that sort which existed in the mythology of the time there I think a product of the very powerful fantasy ability of the mind after all everyone dreams.

The subject of UFOs is a sensitive one with supporters on opposing sides of an ongoing debate we have today an enormous body of evidence of people seeing consistently reported beings in terms of their shape their size little details that indicate a phenomena is going on where those beings are associated with spacecraft flying saucers call them what you want, so I think as an explanation Oh people are just seeing these same leprechauns that they saw before it’s a foolish explanation maybe the people back then we’re seeing the same little gray guys they’re coming here now for centuries scholars have grappled with the question of what UFOs may be the possible identity of their occupants and where they may have come from unfortunately the answers are hard to find.

The saga of events that once played out against the landscape of the Middle East is enshrined in the Western world’s most revered book the Holy Bible in recent years the Bible has been increasingly touted by some investigators as a collection of stories describing encounters with aliens and UFOs but the topic is controversial can the sacred nature of the biblical texts be challenged with a decline of religion that has been experienced by a great many people I think people are looking for an alternative that is more scientific and so the possibility of life is one that has been suggested by scientists so the next best thing to having a supernatural intervention in our world is to have UFOs visiting us from another civilization so I think there’s a certain would be religious urge that has moved in the direction of supporting UFOs the search for humanity’s first possible contact with alien beings in prehistoric times leads to an unlikely place to the Bible’s earliest chapters to the book of Genesis.

Genesis describes conditions in the world at the dawn of time there were giants in the earth in those days and also after that when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men and they wore children to them Genesis 6:4 exactly who were the Giants in the earth and the sons of God mentioned in the text while most English Bibles use the word Giants the original Hebrew word is Nephilim one translation of the word Nephilim is the men who came down or those who came down meaning those who came down from the sky so it may not necessarily mean that they’re physical Giants they could just be something like great heroes that came down from the sky and produced a hybrid race for many investigators hoping to unlock the mystery of UFOs in the ancient world the Bible contains other intriguing clues the Bible is full of UFO references that can be interpreted as such and they were very well recorded one of the best examples of classic UFO story is story of Moses.

3,500 years ago an epic period is biblical history begins when Israelite slaves are finally released from bondage in Egypt under the leadership of Moses they begin a 40-year trek through the wilderness on route to the Promised Land but according to the Bible something very mysterious guides the multitude through the barren desert the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead the way night in a pillar of fire to give them light Exodus 14 21 some believe the biblical passage contains another dimension to the meaning long cherished by most Christians and Jews some people interpret the pillar of smoke and the pillar of fire that Moses followed through the wilderness as being similar to a cigar shaped UFO it expresses the theme of even extraterrestrial intelligence some sort of advanced form of life and intelligence that’s guiding man something that’s higher than man some of the most intriguing biblical passages concerned Mount Sinai and the handing down of the Ten Commandments.

Mount Sinai was covered in smoke because the Lord descended upon it in fire and the smoke ascended as the smoke in a furnace and the whole mountain quaked loudly and when the voice of the trumpet sounded and waxed louder Moses spake and God answered Exodus 19 18. When Moses returns with the Ten Commandments after his encounter with God or Jehovah on Mount Sinai his skin mysteriously shines with an unearthly glow his hair has turned snow-white the story of Moses has been tied in with an extraterrestrial encounter his hair was turned white which some have linked with possibility of radiation exposure and so forth it’s easy to see how this could be regarded as a classic UFO encounter the notion that the Israelites may have been led to the promised land by some form of extraterrestrial entity has attracted many adherents in the last few decades but understandably scientists and religious leaders fiercely challenged the idea we’re dealing very much with an interpretation and we’re dealing with an issue that I think has potential for being highly controversial because after all if you say that Jehovah is an ET and that changes the basis of Judaism and Christianity in a very fundamental way but it is a question of interpretation it’s so easy to speculate you can look at almost any story and find something that could have been signs of an extraterrestrial but what you have to do if you want to have such an incredible explanation you have to have very strong proof otherwise you’re just gullible in set possible biblical connections with extraterrestrials or UFOs are not confined to the book of Exodus in the second book of Kings there is the intriguing story of the prophet Elijah who lived around 900 years before the time of Jesus while Elijah crosses the River Jordan with his son Elijah a strange airborne craft appears and it came to pass as they went on and talked that behold there appeared a chariot of fire and forces of fire and parted them both asunder and Elijah went up by a whirlwind on to heaven and Elijah saw it and cried and saw his father no more 2nd Kings 2:11 in all ancient cultures you will have descriptions of flying chariots of different types for example the chariot drawn by horses that flies through the sky and so on in many cases people today will interpret these as UFOs that is some kind of vehicle that flies under its own power just over three centuries after Elijah’s ascent into heaven in a chariot of fire another strange incident occurs this time it concerns the Hebrew prophet Ezekiel he is believed by some to have encountered alien spaceships on at least four separate occasions in one account he describes a clearly mechanical device under the control of human-like figures.

To be Continued..

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