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The leading theory on the origins of UFOs is called the "extraterrestrial hypothesis" (ETH) – this theory says that spacecraft piloted by beings from other worlds are visiting planet Earth. This concept entered the public consciousness after World War II when UFOs first attracted worldwide media attention. The idea that there could be life on other planets is nothing new. Popular science fiction from the 1920s and 30s were full of swashbuckling tales of intelligent alien life forms whizzing around the galaxies and interacting with humans, usually as a hostile invading force. However, no one really took these stories seriously, that is until people started actually seeing strange objects buzzing around in the sky. Then, the thought that there really could be extraterrestrial beings visiting us seemed not so far-fetched after all. However, the belief of strange beings coming down from the stars to intermingle with humanity can be traced back to the earliest days of mankind. The current notion of UFOs and their extraterrestrial pilots is simply a modern version of the myths and legends contained within almost every ancient culture and civilization. PAINTINGS ON ROCKY WALLS Carved on cave walls and rocky cliffs are the silent testimony of ancient man’s views of the world around him. These petroglyphs often display crude representations of the daily activities of the people and animals that inhabited this archaic time. Other drawings are not so easily interpreted. Cave paintings from Tanzania, estimated to be up to 29,000 years old, depict several disc shaped objects that appear to be hovering over the landscape. Another painting shows four humanoid entities surrounding a woman while another entity looks down from the sky inside some sort of box. Inside the French cave of Pech Merle near Le Cabrerets are paintings from around 17000 - 15000BCE that show landscapes full of wildlife with a number of saucer shaped objects. One painting actually shows the figure of a man looking up at one of the overhead saucers. In northern Australia there are a number of cave paintings, possibly more than 5,000 years old, that show strange beings with large heads and eyes, wearing spacesuitlike garments. The Aborigines call these creatures Wandjina, and according to legend, Wandjina came down from the stars in the Milky Way during the Dreamtime and created the Earth and all its inhabitants. Archeologists dismiss these paintings as abstract depictions of birds, clouds or stars. The strange beings are interpreted as detailing ritualistic activities where shaman would dress up as spirits to insure a good hunt or weather. It is impossible to know what these drawings were actually meant to represent. But, as man learned to write down his thoughts, it became clear that there existed a rich tradition of myths and legends that told of gods and star people who came down to Earth to bring civilization to an infant humanity.
who was one of the four sons of Anu. which means "the translated word of Buddha. Dagon flew down from the sky in a ball of fire and taught mankind the ways of the plow and agriculture. The Royal Pedigrees of Tibetan Kings dates back to the seventh century and states that the first seven Tibetan kings came from the stars and that they eventually returned to the stars. states that ancient man lived in a lawless manner like the beasts of the field. They supposedly traveled through the air in flying "boats" and brought laws and wisdom to man through a royal line of pharaohs. and how the gods are carried back to their Shems imply that the Sumerians were not speaking of spiritual visitors. religion. I speak with the shining ones. These celestial craft were described as being tall rocket-like "rocks" which emitted fire. a Babylonian priest.." In Tibet there is a book called the Kantyua. but actual physical beings from the sky. but a portion of his body resembled a fish. They were called dingir. knowledge and technology. or Mu. or Ea meaning the "fish of heaven. In those days there appeared a creature whose name was Oannes. Often they are Reptilian in appearance especially when depicted as warriors. As well.. and “under the fish's head he had another head. and he is credited by the Sumerians for giving civilization to man. These visitors were considered to be the bearers of mankind’s wisdom. At other times they are bird-headed with wings. gods.Angels or Aliens . 2 . the lord of heaven. The visitors stayed in human-built temples and were waited on hand and foot. I speak with the disk. A passage from The Egyptian Book of the Dead tells of contacts with glowing beings that fly the heavens in their disks: "Behold. The detailed descriptions of everything from who shakes hands with the gods first.I speak with the followers of the gods. Ancient Egyptian legends tell of "Tep Zepi" or the First Time. Clay tablets inscribed around 2600BCE by the ancient Sumerians detail a 400. but to other planets in the universe. he flew up into the sky and returned to the heavens. to what food is served.Ancient Contacts with the Sky People Tim Swartz GODS FROM OTHER WORLDS Even the briefest of examinations of ancient civilizations will find stories of strange beings that came down from the heavens to interact with mankind. Dagon. meaning "righteous ones of the bright pointed objects. unexplained archaeological artifacts and a seemingly advanced knowledge of engineering by some ancient cultures." Oannes body was like a fish. ye men and gods. This is described as an age when "sky gods" came down to Earth and raised the land from mud and water. was said to have a human face and hands. The Philistine deity. a history of Mesopotamia written in the third century BC by Berossus." The Annunaki are sometimes depicted as humanoid.000 year history that included visits by creatures called Annunaki who flew in vehicles called Shems. Evidence for this theory comes from a variety of sources including ancient scriptures. and connected to the fish's tail.” Oannes taught mankind writing and math. but when he departed for the last time." It tells of flying "pearls in the sky" and of transparent spheres carrying gods to visit man. Oannes was said to stay in the sea every evening.. he had feet similar to those of a man. The Sumerians never called the Anunnaki. Kantyua speaks of the belief of being reborn time and time again and not just to Earth. oh ye shining ones.
and other disciplines." It is interesting to note that the actions of the Gnostic Archons bear a close resemblance to modern reports of UFO abductions.” Their earliest creation stories started with the existence of flying gods called Kara-han who created the world and allowed their brethren from the stars to populate it. Scott Corrales. who supposedly travel in threes and pose as authority figures. It is impossible to detail the numerous historical accounts of the ancient skybeings in one column.E. there are some excellent books for those wishing to undertake further study. and kind. and the mysterious Men-In-Black. In North America there is a Native American chronicle of contacts with unearthly beings that reaches back into a mysterious past.“Sky People. Coptic Gnostic texts that were written around the first and second centuries C. thinking they can capture you. He amused the natives with his "magic" until he grew restless for his land in the sky and returned there. the realm of the Pre-Existent One. the female divinity who produced them when she brought the human race down from the Source. medicine. contain passages that describe ancient encounters with alien-like beings called the Archons. who were made up of many other tribes including the Illiniwek Indians. were in danger of being wiped out due to famine and disease.000 residents. they were visited by numerous robed beings from the sky. These visitors descended to earth when humans were little more than animals to instruct them in agriculture. the struggling Cahokian tribes. but they take away souls by theft. a space warrior worshipped by the tribes of the upper reaches of the Xing River. 3) states: "A multitude of Archons may turn on you. has written six scholarly books of the Earth Chronicles series detailing 20 years of study of ancient contacts with other worldly beings. but they are our kin. Bep-Kororoti. However. as well as allow them to prosper and become one of the most powerful cultures on the continent. Legend has it that around 720 C.Ancient Contacts with the Sky People Tim Swartz Five thousand years ago.E. the city of Cahokia had more than 15. And in particular. astronomy. They are not entirely alien. possessed a flying vehicle capable of destroying anything in its path. Brinsley Le Poer Trench’s The Sky People. A passage from The First Apocalypse of James (NHC V.Visitors in the Dawn of Times. in his article Unvoiced Testimony . So they are not entirely alien. relates the legends of Brazilian natives and their experiences of gods or travelers from the sky. and Erich von Däniken's Chariots of the Gods are just a few examples of the many books that have been written on the subject. they brought with them a belief that intelligent beings can be found on other worlds. Bep-Kororoti terrified the natives until he stepped out of his "raiment" and revealed himself to be fair-skinned.Angels or Aliens . when the Shamanic Turks started their journey from Central Asia towards today’s Turkey. As well. Along the Mississippi river in Illinois are the remnants of the mound-building Cahokian civilization. three of them will seize you.” Gök means sky. an expert in Sumerian cuneiform. those who pose as toll collectors. On the brink of collapse. The original Turks were called “GökTürk. around 1050CE. These beings offered them the knowledge and technology to save their civilization from extinction. 3 . Not only do they demand toll. One being in particular. Zecharia Sitchin. handsome. At its apex. for they are from the Fallen Sophia. Türk means human or people .
the true origins of man and the ultimate mysteries of our existence. The only difference is that early man had no real concept of the realities of the universe and life on other planets. and ancient accounts that are thousands of years old. history tends to assume that these ancient legends are simply myths. who knows what changes in science and culture will do to the perception and understanding of this strange phenomenon. UFOs and their bizarre inhabitants are seen as extraterrestrial visitors. ancient encounters were put within a religious or spiritual framework. 1. in the view of a society brought up on images of moonwalks and robotic rovers on Mars.000 years from now. considering modern stories of UFOs and the alleged contacts with the non-human pilots. Whether we think of that phenomenon as originating from aliens or gods. attempting to better understand it is key to understanding our past. strange beings coming down from the sky in glowing chariots had to be gods.Ancient Contacts with the Sky People Tim Swartz Despite many diverse civilizations sharing a common understanding of nonhumans from the sky bringing knowledge and enlightenment to mankind. angels or demons. To them. Thus. there are startling similarities between UFO encounters over the last 60 years.Angels or Aliens . ### 4 . Today. However.
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