This is the second part of my February 2011 article. My goal is to bring evidence that UFOs visited Earth for thousands of years. In the second part, I will continue to present ancient depictions, paintings and even coins of UFOs, as seen by our ancestors.
1. The first image is from the French book “Le Livre Des Bonnes Moeurs”
By Jacques Legrand, 1338. Sphere resembles a “montgolfiere” (French for baloon) but there were no balloons in 14th centurey France.
2. The second picture “The Miracle of the Snow“ — by Masolino Da Panicale (circa 1400) from Florence, Italy. Located In the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore, depicting Jesus and Mary on very non vaporous “lenticular cloud” (flat and circular), and accompanied by an armada of flying saucers stretching beyond the horizon.
3 and 4. The following two tapestries were created in the 15th century. Both are located at the French Basillica Notre-Dame in Beaune, Burgandy. Flying saucers can be clearly seen in both tapestries depicting Mary’s life.
In the Iwase Bunko Depository Library lies a document called Hyouryuukishuu, which is translated as the ‘Tales of Castaways’.
On February 22, 1803, near the Japanese village of Harashagahama, a strange craft, having 5 – 6m (16 – 20ft) in diameter and 3m (9ft 10in) in height, was washed ashore. The bottom of the craft was metallic and strong, while the top was made of a crystal-like material, making it possible to look straight inside it.
This created a stir in the village and people rushed down to see the unusual object. This object became known as “Utsuro-bune” (Japanes for the “Hollow ship”).
Looking inside the craft, the villagers were astounded to see a beautiful, young woman. They have estimated her age to be around 18 – 20 y/o, her height around 5 shaku (1,51m or 4ft 11in) and she was unlike any woman they have ever seen before: she had pink-pale skin and red eyebrows and hair. Her clothing were unfamiliar in style and were made from fabrics they had never seen before. She spoke a foreign language, that the villagers were not able to understand or identify.
Inside the craft, the villagers saw a series of strange symbols/writing, which they had replicated (left):
As seen in the above picture, the woman was holding in her arms a mysterious box (60cm in length), and allowed nobody to touch it. The villagers thought that the woman may be a foreign princess, who was banished by her family because she was caught cheating on her noble husband. And because she was so protective about her box, they thought that it may contain the severed head of the man she loved.
Fearing repressions from the Japanese government, the villagers decided to put her back into the ship, and push the vessel back into the sea.
Here are various drawings depicting the same story:
Notice the strange symbols in the right side of the drawings (above/bellow):
6. The 12,000 years old Dropa Stones
The Dropa (also known as Dropas, Drok-pa or Dzopa) are, according to certain controversial writers, a race of dwarf-like extraterrestrials who landed near the Chinese-Tibetan border some twelve thousand years ago.
|Possible UFO and Extraterrestrial depictions on a Dropa Stone|
Chi Pu Tei, a professor of archaeology at Beijing University, and his students were on an expedition to explore a series of caves in the pathless Himalayan mountains of the remote Bayan-Kara-Ula in Qinghai on the border of China and Tibet. The caves may have been artificially carved to be a system of tunnels and underground storerooms. The walls were squared and glazed, as if cut into the mountain with great heat.
They found many neat rows of tombs with short 4 ft 4 in inch skeletons buried within. The skeletons had abnormally big heads, and small, thin, fragile bodies. A member of the team suggested that these might be the remains of an unknown species of mountain gorilla. Prof. Chi Pu Tei was said to respond, “Who ever heard of apes burying one another?”
There were no epitaphs at the graves, but instead hundreds of one foot wide stone discs (“Dropa Stones”) were found having 3/4 inch wide holes in their centers.
On the walls were carved pictures of the rising sun, moon, stars, the land, mountains, and lines of pea-sized dots connecting the earth with the sky. Along with the discs, the cave drawings had been determined to be about 12,000 years old.
7. The Nuremberg (Germany) UFO Battle, 1561
The citizens of Nuremberg, Germany behold what appears to be a large scale aerial battle followed by the appearance of a large black triangular object and a large crash (with smoke) outside the city. A news notice (early form of newspaper) was printed 10 days later (April 14, 1561) describing the event.
At sunrise on the 14th April 1561, the citizens of Nuremberg beheld “A very frightful spectacle.” The sky appeared to fill with cylindrical objects from which red, black, orange and blue white disks and globes emerged. Crosses and tubes resembling cannon barrels also appeared whereupon the objects promptly “began to fight one another.” This event is depicted in a famous 16th century woodcut by Hans Glaser.
Here is the alleged local news eyewitness report of 1561:
“At dawn of April 4, in the sky of Nuremberg (Germany), a lot of men and women saw a very alarming spectacle where various objects were involved, including balls “approximately 3 in the length, from time to time, four in a square, much remained insulated, and between these balls, one saw a number of crosses with the color of blood. Then one saw two large pipes, in which small and large pipes, were 3 balls, also four or more. All these elements started to fight one against the other.” – Gazette of the town of Nuremberg;
8. The Basel (Germany) UFO Battle, 1566
|Woodcut depicting the Basel UFO battle of August 7th, 1566|
What is really amazing is that 5 years after this incident on August 7th 1566, the same black spheres were seen fighting again, this time over Basel, Germany this time the balls would either vanish or appeared to be “consumed” by the other.
9. UFO sighting by two Dutch ships — North Sea, 1660
|“Historical Artwork and UFOs”|
by Matthew Hurley (North Sea, 1660)
The illustration depicts a sighting by two Dutch ships in the North Sea of an object moving slowly in the sky. It appeared to be made by two disks of different sizes. The source for this account is one of the books entitled “Theatrum Orbis Terrarum” by Admiral Blaeu. These books were compilations of articles by different authors and consisted of detailed accounts of long engagements at sea, cartography information, etc.
10. The Mysterious Worldwide UFO Coins
a). The 17th century French copper coin
Colorado Springs, January 28, 2005 — After decades of seeking possible answers about a mysterious UFO-like design on a 17th century French copper coin, a prominent numismatic expert says it remains just that: an unidentified flying object. After a half-century of research, the design has defied positive identification by the numismatic community.
“Is it supposed to be a UFO of some sort, or a symbolic representation of the Biblical Ezekiel’s wheel? After 50 years of searching, I’ve heard of only one other example of it, and nothing to explain the unusual design.”
b). Probably Phoenician coin (the peak of their civilization was 1200 – 800 BC):
Phoenicians, the traders, explorers and colonizers established the cities of Byblos, Tyre (Lebanon), Sidon, Simyra, Arwad, and Berytus (Beirut) and in 814 BC, the city of Carthage. All shown in the Amarna tablets. Archeology has identified cultural elements of the Phoenician zenith as early as the third millennium BC. Phoenicians sailed to England for Tin and perfected the alphabet. However, we have found very little stories or testimonials related to them.
Phoenicia was an early example of a “world economy” surrounded by empires. Many of the most important Phoenician settlements had been established long before this. But no coins like this has never been found before.
c). Dating back to 1680, this mysterious coin appears to be another example of the first.
11. The Famous Vimanas of Ancient India
UFO Evidence – “In the Vedic literature of India, there are many descriptions of flying machines that are generally called vimanas. These fall into two categories: (1) manmade craft that resemble airplanes and fly with the aid of birdlike wings, and (2) unstreamlined structures that fly in a mysterious manner and are generally not made by human beings.
The machines in category (1) are described mainly in medieval, secular Sanskrit works dealing with architecture, automata, military siege engines, and other mechanical contrivances. Those in category (2) are described in ancient works such as the Rg Veda, the Maha-bha-rata, the Rama-yana, and the Pura-nas, and they have many features reminiscent of UFOs.”
Wikipedia — In the Ramayana, the pushpaka (“flowery”) vimana of Ravana is described as follows:
“The Pushpaka chariot that resembles the Sun and belongs to my brother was brought by the powerful Ravana; that aerial and excellent chariot going everywhere at will … that chariot resembling a bright cloud in the sky … and the King [Rama] got in, and the excellent chariot at the command of the Raghira, rose up into the higher atmosphere.”
To be continued …