Alien Abductions – Past and Present
by Leonard Farra
Continuous bad news, about the weather, the economic climate and disastrous wars, dominate the media but what is not being reported is that U.F.O. sightings are occurring on a daily basis. Many of these sightings have a plausible explanation but some of the UFO’s appear to be under intelligent control, such as secret government projects. Could it be, though, that others are guided by aliens?
Attitudes towards the existence of aliens are changing. Children, in their films, and games, are made aware of their existence from an early age and T.V documentaries about possible alien visitations, in the Early World, are now treated more seriously than in the past. The attitude of the Catholic Church has also changed dramatically since 1614 when it forbade Galileo from teaching the Copernican theory that the sun was at the centre of the solar system. The Vatican now operates its own observatory and, in an interview on the RAI 1 programme, ‘SpecialetgI’, on Sunday 8 October, 1995, Father Balducci, a Roman Catholic theologian, when asked if there were aliens amongst us, replied ‘There are already considerations which makes the existence of these beings into a certainty’ He added ‘It is likely that there are other beings who have a soul’.
The subject of alien abductions, though, is very controversial. It takes the form of claimed physical examinations, by E.T’s, and telepathic warnings about destruction coming to this planet. Memories of the event, which frequently consist of a vague feeling that something unusual happened, are recovered from the subject under hypnosis. Although critics do not dispute that people involved in these cases are genuinely convinced about what they believe happened to them, they claim that the experience was the result of a lucid dream or of false memory. However, this theory fails to explain those cases where the person involved was away from home, say driving in a car, where there is missing time, where there are unusual marks on the body and where more than one person was involved.
Some subjects claim to have been abducted several times and statistics are said to suggest that large numbers of people, in various parts of the world, have been abducted over the years. Abductees often say that they were taken somewhere where they were led into a room. Their clothes were removed and they were examined whilst they were laying on a table. The description given of most of the E.T’s is remarkably similar. They are said to have large shaped, almond, eyes, pointed chins, long fingers and grey skin. They are commonly known as the Greys, (Grays), but there are also others who are more like humans.
Several years ago, I discussed the abduction scenario with the late, U.F.O investigator, Tony Dodd, and he told me that, in several of the cases that he had dealt with , the subjects not only described the same garment, worn by the aliens, but also the same insignia on their clothing. For many years, Tony Dodd was one of the best U.F.O investigators in the U.K. In 1978, he was one of two police officers who had a close encounter with a UFO. After that life changing experience, he devoted his time collecting all the information that he could find on the subject.
Donald Worley has been involved in UFO investigation over the past 38 years and he has studied 200 abductees. Worley says that continuous warnings, of future cataclysmic earth upheavals, have been coming from the Nordics who are often reported as wearing close fitting garments or long robes. These entities were given this name because they are tall, have blonde hair and they resemble Scandinavians. I discussed the Nordics with Tony Dodd, when I was making a documentary video on the subject several years ago, and we both agreed that they appear to have been somehow connected with our past. What I really find interesting, though, is that some people believe that the Nordics are linked with the Pleiades because these stars were featured, prominently, in numerous early religions, and legends, including among many primitive people. The Pleiades regulated some early calendars and also the beginning of the agricultural season. Many early religious sites were aligned to their rising and they were associated with the civilisers of mankind who, reputedly, wore long white robes. The Pleiades are also the claimed place of origin of various peoples and some folk believe that they will return there when they die.
The Pleiades are a prominent sight in winter in the Northern Hemisphere and in summer in the Southern Hemisphere, and have been known since antiquity to cultures all around the world, including the Maori, Aboriginal Australians, the Persians, the Chinese, the Japanese, the Maya, the Aztec, and the Sioux and Cherokee. In Tamil culture this star is attributed to Lord Murugan (Lord Murugan raised by the six sisters known as the Karththikai Pengal and thus came to be known as Kartikeyan), in Sanskrit he is noted as Skanda.
The Babylonian star catalogues name them MUL.MUL or “star of stars”, and they head the list of stars along the ecliptic, reflecting the fact that they were close to the point of vernal equinox around the 23rd century BC. The earliest known depiction of the Pleiades is likely a bronze age artifact known as the Nebra sky disk, dated to approximately 1600 BC. Some Greek astronomers considered them to be a distinct constellation, and they are mentioned by Hesiod, and in Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey. They are also mentioned three times in the Bible (Job 9:9 and 38:31, as well as Amos 5:8). The Pleiades (Krittika) are particularly revered in Hindu mythology as the six mothers of the war god Murugan, who developed six faces, one for each of them. Some scholars of Islam suggested that the Pleiades (Ats-tsuraiya) are the Star in Najm, which is mentioned in the Quran. The rising of the Pleiades on June 10 is mentioned in the Geoponica, which can be dated to 0:00:00 Universal Time June 10greg., 603 BC, viewed from the Kokino observatory, which was 800,000 days (without year zero) before the oldest biography of Nicolaus Copernicus was completed on October 7, 1588, by Bernardino Baldi. The Greeks oriented the Hecatompedon temple of 1150 BC and the Parthenon of 438 BC to their rising.
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Sceptics say that there is no evidence that Extra-terrestrials have ever visited this planet. But how many of them, I wonder, have studied the religions, and legends, of the Ancients and have seen what they said about this fascinating subject? Amazing stories about alien abduction appeared in some early traditions, but scholars regard them as no more than ‘myth’. However, they certainly tell a fascinating story and they, sometimes, include warnings about the evil behaviour of man. In a legend of the North American Native Ojibwe, (or Chippewe), a young boy, who was concerned about this problem, is taken on a space journey by extra-terrestrials. His companions take him to a lodge, in the sky, where he hears many voices. They then leave him in the presence of certain beings, who are described as Elders, and after they give him teachings to take back to his people, he is returned to Earth.
I remember reading, several years ago, a West African legend, possibly from the Ashanti, who live in Ghana and Ivory Coast, about a young man who saw a copper vessel descending from the sky. The vessel landed nearby and the young man was invited to enter. The craft then rose into the sky until it arrived at a huge village where there were many people. In the middle of the sky village sat an elderly man who warned him about his behaviour. The young man was then taken back home.
The Apocalyptic Literature consists of several texts dating immediately prior to the Christian era, and in the first century, and these writings reveal a story about certain events which, reputedly, occurred a few thousand years earlier. Two of the most famous works are the Book of Enoch and the Secrets of Enoch. These texts were excluded from the Bible because the amazing stories they tell are not in accord with traditional scriptural teachings. The story of Enoch is set in the ‘pre-deluge’era and his journeys in space have much in common with today’s Sci -fi stories and reports of alien abductions. Enoch is taken to a high place where he sees non -earthly beings, who resemble flaming fire, but who were able to assume the appearance of man at will. The hidden secrets of the world, and astronomical mysteries, are explained to him and he receives warnings about the evil behaviour of man.
Ancient Aliens Evidence – Examples
Some writers have proposed that intelligent extraterrestrial beings have visited Earth in antiquity or prehistory and made contact with humans. Such visitors are called ancient astronauts or ancient aliens. Proponents suggest that this contact influenced the development of human cultures, technologies and religions. A common variant of the idea is that deities from most, if not all, religions are actually extraterrestrials, and their technologies were taken as evidence of their divine status. These proposals have been popularized, particularly in the latter half of the 20th century, by writers such as Erich von Däniken, Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, Zecharia Sitchin, Robert K. G. Temple, David Icke and Peter Kolosimo, but the idea that ancient astronauts actually existed is not taken seriously by most academics, and has received little or no credible attention in peer reviewed studies. [ Source: Wikipedia]
Ancient paintings from Val Camonica, Italy are believed to depict forgotten deities; ancient astronaut proponents claim these pictures resemble modern day astronauts despite being painted ca. 10,000 BC.
This cave painting is from Tassili, Sahara Desert in North Africa.
It dates back to 6000 B.C. The figures do not look human. Notice the flying disk in the sky.
1st Millennium seal showing a worshipper and a fish-garbed sage before a stylised tree with a crescent moon & winged disk set above it. Behind this group is another plant-form with a radiant star and the Star-Cluster (Pleiades cluster)above. In the background is the dragon of Marduk with Marduk’s spear and Nabu’s standard upon its back.
Ancient Australian Aboriginal mythology suggests the rain and cloud spirits would descend from the sky to paint Wandjina figures on the cave walls. [ Source >> ]
A Dog? figurine from Japan (dated 1000–400 BCE). Ancient astronaut theorists suggest that these may represent extraterrestrial visitors. Tokyo National Museum, Japan.
Ancient Aliens in “The Crucifixion” Painting by Jacques Legrand (1350 AD).
This painting by Jacques Legrand contains some amazing references to ancient aliens. The image is held at Chantilles Museum, and was painted by this French Artist in 1350. The images are significant as they seem to contain UFO type “sky-pods” with astronauts piloting them. These craft seem to include levers for the men to pilot them. Some argue that these objects are hot air balloons, yet balloons had not yet been invented at this time. [Image Source >>]
Haratonohama, Hitachi, Japan – 1803 AD. This is an illustration from the book “Ume No Chiri” (Dust of Apricot). In the book an account is given of a “foreign ship and crew” which was witnessed at Haratonohama (Haratono Seashore) in Hitachi no Kuni (Ibaragi Prefecture), Japan in 1803. The witnesses stated that the outer shell was made of iron and glass and strange symbols were seen in the interior of the ship. Notice the four examples of alien heiroglyphs in the illustration. [ Image Source >> ]
Stories about happenings in the era of the Great Flood, are found in many parts of the world and, with a few exceptions, they are all remarkably similar. Because mankind became evil, a god, or the gods, destroyed the world with a flood. Only two people were saved from the deluge and from them the human race is descended. The flood story also appears in the Legend of the World Ages which was popular in both the Old and New Worlds. This legend, which describes the early history of man, and which is also alluded to in Plato’s story about Atlantis, tells of a series of past ages each of which was destroyed, by the gods, by flood or fire, when the behaviour of Earth people deteriorated.
In an allegorical story, set in the pre-deluge era, celestial beings escort Enoch to a high place where he watches the evil behaviour of men who are symbolised by animals. One of Enoch’s companions gives the animals a sword and they begin to fight each other. Could it be that this explains a legend of the North American Hopi Indians who say that a people in the previous age built a form of flying craft which they used to attack their enemies? Their foes retaliated and soon the world was full of conflict. The result of this horrible war was that the last age was brought to an end by the gods.
An early Egyptian legend also tells how the gods attacked the evil people with an object which swooped down from the sky and caused terrible destruction. From the description given of this craft, we would, today, call it a ‘flying saucer’.
Any suggestion that Earth people had flying machines, thousands of years ago, seems ridiculous but they are also mentioned in India’s ancient Sanskrit texts which tell of aerial craft, called viminas, which fought aerial battles and fired thunderbolts causing mass destruction. Was this all science fiction, the product of fertile imaginations, or were these tales based upon early wars in which these things terrible actually happened?
The above image comes from the 10th Century Tibetan translation of the Sanskrit text “Prajnaparamita Sutra”, held at a Japanese museum. In the enlargement you can see two objects that look like hats, but why are they floating in mid air ? also one of them appears to have port holes on it. Indian Vedic texts are full of descriptions of Vimanas. The Ramayana describes Vimanas as a double decked, circular or cylindrical aircraft with portholes and a dome. It flew with “the speed of the wind” and gave forth a “melodious sound”.
The Book of Revelation, in the New Testament, which is said to be a prophecy of the future destruction of the world, is a Christian version of a long series of early legends, dating back thousands of years, among the Babylonians, Assyrians etc, and which were concerned catastrophic events in the Flood era. This is what Revelation has to say about John’s out of this world experience:
After this I looked and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said ,Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter. 4.1.
And immediately I was in the spirit; and behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.4.2.
And round about the throne were four and twenty seats and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold. 4.4.
The day of wrath having arrived, entities described as angels cause fire and hail to be cast on the earth resulting in mass destruction. A similar story is found in ‘The Essene Gospel of John ’except that it tells of thirteen elders, dressed in white, instead of twenty-four. Similarly, according to Ancient Egyptian religion, there was a company of celestial beings, dressed in white robes, in the upper realm of the gods.
Specific details are given about the celestial beings, in the place called ‘heaven’ in Revelation, and this information, and the symbolism associated with them, suggests that the story of John’s ‘close encounter’ is based upon traditions associated with those entities who, 3,000 years earlier, were known to the Sumerians as the Annunaki-the Shining Ones. The Annunaki who, many researchers believe to have been Extra-terrestrials, were worshipped by the Sumerians as gods. Legend says that they first helped to civilise man but they later destroyed the evil people, on this planet, with a huge flood. The Sumerians arrived in Southern Iraq fully civilised, 5,000 years ago, and their scribes say that they were survivors of the Flood. Civilisation, in various parts of the world, suddenly sprang up fully developed, at that time, and there is also evidence of flooding and a sudden dramatic climate change. In other words, this era was not the Dawn of Civilisation, as most scholars believe, but its rebirth after the destruction of the previous age.
Professor Stephen Hawking has recently said that it was ‘perfectly rational to believe that intelligent life exists elsewhere.’ However, he warns that these beings might be after our resources and that we should avoid contact with them. If the religions and legends of the Ancients are anything to go by, then our world was visited 5,000 years ago, by aliens, and it was the evil behaviour of man which was responsible for the terrible disaster which followed. The indications are that the early history of man was much different to what we have been led to believe and that our distant ancestors were civilised by Extra-terrestrials who, as many early legends say, were linked with the Pleiades and the Flood. And even, more incredible, could it be that these entities were the Nordics who interacted with our distant ancestors and who, some believe, are visiting our world now?
Copyright 2012 Leonard Farra
- Plato’s Timaeus and Critias.
- The Book of the Hopi. Frank Waters.
- The Book of Revelations.
- The Books of Enoch.
- The Essenes Gospel of John.
- The Mishomis Book written by Edward Benton-Banai, in Wisconsin (1988).