Early UFO Sightings the Bible and Columbus
“What IS that up there?”
Earth is but one planet in a vast universe. It is thought by many that it would be egotistical to believe that we are the only life forms in that universe. The existence of these life forms has been hotly debated for centuries. The alleged cover-ups by the government of any contact or sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFO’s) under constant scrutiny by those who are convinced that “the truth is out there”. For some people however, their opinions are firmly set on the subject… because according to them, they have actually seen these crafts for themselves.
It has been theorized that Ezekiel was speaking of otherworldly spacecraft with his writings in the Bible. In the passage Ezekiel 1:16…”This was the appearance and structure of the wheels: They sparkled like chrysolite, and all four looked alike. Each appeared to be made like a wheel intersecting a wheel.” (NIV). The writings themselves do indicate seeing a UFO… he certainly saw something that he didn’t understand. Was it angels from heaven… or something else? Some of the descriptions actually sound like the results of blade motors running… when their “wings sounded like the roar of rushing waters”. Most of the first chapter of the book of Ezekiel can be interpreted as a UFO sighting.
As mankind continued throughout the centuries to look to the skies, more sightings continued. Many are of the belief that the interest in UFO’s took off in the years following WWII… there certainly have been a number of them since then. However, there is evidence, not just in the interpretations of Ezekiel’s Wheel, but in paintings throughout the ages…that the belief in extraterrestrials has been a strong one for much longer than that. It is not corroborated by the archaeology community at large, but paleoastronomics studies “out of place” technology. Quite simply, it is thought by some that it was the advanced technology of another species entirely that spawned the creation of some of the world’s oldest monuments… such as the pyramids of Egypt.
Sightings of unexplained craft in the skies continued as the fascination for the vastness of the universe grew. Christopher Columbus reportedly saw something in the skies that appeared to be a bright light that covered a great distance during his famed (and often misinterpreted) voyage on the Santa Maria in October of 1492. Edmond Halley, for whom Halley’s Comet is named is said to have seen “a vast body larger than the moon” going across the sky in England in 1676.
In 1783, Thomas Sanby founder of the Royal Academy of London and his brother Paul were guests at Windsor Castle in England. When they had retired to the terrace, they looked up in the sky and saw a bright, luminous light that was just under the clouds… heading in an easterly direction it got increasingly brighter before it inexplicably changed it’s course and lit up the sky and ground below completely before disappearing.
One notable case at the turn of the 20th century was in February of 1904. Just off the coast of San Francisco, three members of a ship’s crew saw three egg-shaped meteor-like objects hovering just below the clouds and moving toward them. They were able to see them clearly for approximately two minutes. Once again, reports of the objects changing course were given… which made it doubtful that it was a meteor, as they don’t change direction. It was later thought that it may have been meteor fragments.
Written by Angela Sangster, Copyright 2009 AlienUFOTruth.com