UFO means “unidentified flying object,” and does not necessarily imply anything beyond that. If you see a kite high in the sky but can’t tell what it is, it’s technically an unidentified flying object. Many UFOs have become IFOs (identified flying objects), and have disappeared from the news and tabloids once their mystique was solved.
But there are many that hold on to their mystique like a dog holding on to its bone.
In the early decades of the twentieth century, the United States government did the public a huge disservice in their “investigation” of UFOs. They promised to solve the mystery, but in reality, they worked to disprove the existence of UFOs and cast the whole phenomenon aside.
All of that is in the past, however. UFOs undoubtedly exist. People all over the world see things in the sky that they can’t identify, so the existence of UFOs is beyond doubt. If only things were that simple, though.
It seems that many believe the UFO phenomenon to be relatively new, only a few decades old. This is understandable, since it is only in the last few decades that such things as radio and television were invented. But reports of strange things in the sky and more go back to ancient times.
Murals and paintings from the distant past show vehicles in the sky, with passengers aboard. Some attribute these to flights of the imagination. But when an artist renders an imaginative painting, its originality is always shadowed by the artist’s influences. We today have a long history of such things to influence our artistic creations. Who influenced our ancestors? One needs to remember that, while things on the surface have changed, ancient peoples were as human as we are. Thus, they needed inspiration. But where did they get it in an age when science fiction didn’t exist?
Ancient Egyptian scrolls speak of what sounds like flying machines sailing from one world to the next. They also speak of a time when gods walked among man. Other ancient cultures tell similar stories. And many claim that the gods came down to Earth and taught them many things, including architecture, astronomy, mathematics, war, and more.
If we could go back in time, and take with us our computers and cell phones and such, would primitive peoples not consider us divine? There are renderings of strange, humanoid beings all over the world. The stories of “gods” coming down to Earth were not what we know as science fiction they were part of the various religions of our ancients. The Mayan culture is one of these. And I ask again: If beings from another world did not influence these renderings, what did?
Six thousand years ago, in the land that we call Iraq, the Sumerian culture flourished. But one great mystery lies with their astronomy. Stone carvings from those times clearly show an accurate model of our solar system, including Pluto, which was only “discovered” in the twentieth century. But in the Sumerian diagrams, there is a tenth planet. The tenth planet has since been discovered by recognized science, but whether it is truly part of our solar system is still debated by some. The Sumerians even wrote that the tenth planet swings into our neighborhood only once every twenty-six thousand years. And this is true, as modern studies have found.
The Sumerians called that planet Nibiru. They also claimed that the Ananocki, the superior race (gods) that taught them came from there.
And remember that the Sumerians were not a simple, unsophisticated culture. They had the first bi-lateral congress, and the first public school systems.
In modern times, there have been many reports of UFOs that can’t be written off as fantasies, hoaxes, or hallucinations. Fighter pilots have reported seeing strange objects in the sky, and then their gauges going haywire, or the entire thing shutting down, when they tried to investigate. There are videos of metallic objects flying backwards, disappearing behind a cloud and reappearing on the other side, simply doing things that our modern aircraft cannot do.
We live on a small world, orbiting a small star, in the middle of nowhere. We have no way to keep a higher intelligence out. If an intelligent species wants to check us out, what’s to stop them?
Modern people believe in their religions because they have the Talmud, the Bible, the Koran, and so on, to remind them of their beliefs. Earth-based religions believe in theirs because of the existence and continuance of nature. What was it that made the ancients so religious about beings from the sky? Perhaps one day we’ll know, and will finally have the concrete answer to this riddle.