(For the benefit of those who are not familiar with aliens and UFOs from and
ancient perspective I have written an essay highlighting a few of their more
notable interactions with mankind.)
The Extraterrestrial and UFO phenomenon may not be a product of the Twentieth
Century, after all. Some noted and respected researchers believe they may have
discovered many possible references of historical Extraterrestrial interaction
with humankind dating back to prehistory. Images and descriptions of beings and
their flying machines have been uncovered in archeological artifacts, religious
writings, myths, and legends from all over the world.
As an example, located in what is now the desert region of Iran, there exists a
series of caves. On the walls inside of some, Archaeologists have discovered
prehistoric paintings that depict “circles of fire” in the sky.
Centuries later, and not far from those same caves, the city of Sumer arose.
Considered by many archaeologists to be the first human civilization, Sumer has
yielded a treasure trove of artifacts known as petroglyphs. Deciphered, these
huge stone carvings described “gods” who came from another planet in flying
machines. The purpose for their visits was to exploit Earth’s natural resources
and interbreed with human females.
Over in the land of Egypt, hieroglyphs referred to gods who came from the sky in
“flying boats” and flying disks that “shined of many colors.”
Critics have charged that the true meaning of the various symbols found at Sumer
and in Egypt cannot be determined with any measure of certainty. Further, they
contend that to read Extraterrestrials into these carvings is absurd. It should
be pointed out, however, that at least one scholar, Zecharia Sitchin, believes
he has established an alien connection with our past. His conclusion was reached
after over twenty-five years of studying and deciphering many of the Sumerian
In addition to archeological references, suggestions of Extraterrestrials and
UFOs have been found in various religious writings around the world. In The Old
Testament, for instance, Jacob witnessed a flying object, which he referred to
as a “sky ladder.” Ezekiel saw four flying objects resembling “a wheel within a
wheel.” He compared their color to that of “beryl,” a precious mineral with a
glassy appearance. Elijah was spirited into the heavens by a “chariot of fire,”
that created a whirlwind in its wake. The scriptures also describe giant airmen
who came to Earth in order to carry out God’s messages and commands.
The Reg-Veda, considered to be the holiest of Hindu texts, speaks of a god who
rode in a fast flying “car.” His “car” had a gleaming, flashing quality, and
produced a roaring sound that shook the Earth as it flew through the sky.
Ancient myths and legends also speak of visitors who came from the stars.
Persian myths tell of “giants and demons” that corrupted the earth, and “allied
themselves with women.”
Pre-Incan Tribes record visits by giant men who sported beards and came from the
Aztec and Toltec legends referred to a god by the name of Quetzacoatl, also
known as the “sky god.” He was said to be fair complexioned and bearded, unlike
the dark-skinned tribesmen.
The legends of the Sioux and Crow tribes of North America tell of their blood
relationship to a group of Extraterrestrials, referred to as the “Star Nations,”
who visited Earth from the Pleiades star cluster, long ago.
The argument could be made that religious, mythical, and legendary accounts of
history are purely subjective and anecdotal. However, science and truth would
not be served by dismissing out of hand, all of the descriptive similarities of
these beings and their flying machines, descriptions that reach across cultures,
geography, and time.
The Holy Bible,
The Old Testament
The Wars of Gods and Men, Bear & Co., 1992
Van Daniken, Eric.
Gods from Outer Space, Bantam Books, 1972
Report on the Star Knowledge Conference, Sedona, 1998, http://www.jps.net/drboylan/skccdna.htm