2.7 – ANGELS & ALIENS (12.9.10)

MESSENGERS OF GOD [8b]

Angels. According to a Nielsen survey taken in 2010, nearly 70% of Americans believe in their existence. But what are they? Winged visitors from God, as depicted in the Bible? Smiling cherubs who peer down at us from billowing clouds? Or something much, much more?

“The concept of Angels is obviously very widespread, and certainly in American culture. And you find it in Latin culture, Greek culture, Babylonian culture.”

– Fr. William J. Fulco, Ph.D.
(Archaeologist, Loyola Marymount Univ.)

“When we think of Angels, we immediately think to the Bible, but when you go onto the internet, when you read books, you will find that people have visitations of Angels every single day.”

– Philip Coppens
(Author, The Ancient Alien Question),
(The Lost Civilization Enigma)

In the Hebrew Bible’s Book of Genesis, Angels first appear as divine beings sent to earth as messengers of God.

“They wanted to have God interacting with the human beings, but it seemed somewhat undignified to have God directly operating, and so he sent messenger

– Fr. William J. Fulco, Ph.D.
(Archaeologist, Loyola Marymount Univ.)

“The word angel is a mistranslation. In Hebrew, the word for angel is malach. However, the correct translation is not angel at all, but it is, in fact, ‘messenger.’ In Greek, the word angelos is not angel. It is intermediary, middleman. And so what do we have in these stories?  We have these intermediaries, these messengers, bringing information from quote, unquote ‘God.’”

– Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
(Publisher, Legendary Times Magazine)

“By definition, Angels are otherworldly. Angels are extraterrestrial. They’re not from this planet. So, really, by definition, ETs and Angels are the same. Now our modern conception of ETs have changed. But go back thousands and thousands of years when Angels lived among our biblical ancestors. They didn’t call them ETs. They called them Angels, but they knew they were not of this world, not of this planet.”

– Bill Birnes, J.D., Ph.D.
(Author / Publisher, UFO Magazine)

But could some these so-called messengers of God have served another function? One not so benevolent or benign? According to the Book of Enoch, the so-called lost biblical text that was  rediscovered among the Dead Sea Scrolls in the late 1940s, the first Angels to arrive on earth were the Fallen Angels.

“It was on Mount Hermon that Angels came down from the heavens, Fallen Angels to inhabit earth. They were trying to assume power. And because of that, they were cast out from Heaven and cast down to earth.”

– Bill Birnes, J.D., Ph.D.
(Author / Publisher, UFO Magazine)

“Now to me, this sounds more of a mutiny story where extraterrestrials arrived here, and there was a type of rift, and so, they split into two different factions. And the faction that split off is what today is referred to as the Fallen Angels.”

– Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
(Publisher, Legendary Times Magazine)

“Enoch was a believer in Angels, Fallen Angels, visitations, but everything he put in his scriptures seemed to imply, to me, extraterrestrial visitation. From craft that he saw, to mountainsides that they would land, to them taking him around and telling him things.”

George Noory (Radio Host, Coast to Coast AM)

Both in the Book of Enoch and in the Hebrew Bible, the Fallen Angels act in direct opposition to God’s will by interbreeding with humans.

“In Genesis 6, it talks about the sons of gods, gods plural mating with the daughters of men. And there was a certain evil connotation to it.”

    – Fr. William J. Fulco, Ph.D.
(Archaeologist, Loyola Marymount Univ.)

“How can Angels have sex? Enoch describes of it. Some of the extraterrestrials stood on earth. They had sex with some of our girls. That is what is written down in Enoch. It’s not my invention. Enoch never calls them gods. He calls them Guardian of the Skies, or Watchmen.”

Erich von Däniken (Author, Chariots of the Gods?)

According to ancient texts, the Fallen Angels not only physically mated with the women of earth, they produced offspring – the Nephilim, a race of giants, similar to those portrayed in the story of David and Goliath. But Ancient Astronaut Theorists suggest the use of the term giants is misleading. They theorize that the term refers not to the Nephilim’s physical size, but to their almost superhuman ability.

“Were they giants, or is that the wrong word, and the correct word should be extraterrestrial? Because then, in my opinion, it makes more sense, because so far, I have not seen an original fossil of a giant bone.”

– Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
(Publisher, Legendary Times Magazine)

But if, as many Ancient Astronaut Theorists believe, Fallen Angels were really extraterrestrials that first arrived in the Middle East, wouldn’t they have also appeared elsewhere in the world?  For proof, researchers point to thousands of carvings and other depictions of winged guardians, strange creatures and other half-man and half-beasts that commonly appear on ancient walls and artifacts.

“There is such an enormous amount of evidence to suggest that Angels are not something which Christianity invented, but that they were somehow physically present in all civilizations.”

– Philip Coppens
(Author, The Ancient Alien Question),
(The Lost Civilization Enigma)

“Ancient cultures that depicted the gods as winged creatures are the Sumerians, the Babylonians, certainly the Egyptians. All of these civilizations had symbols where there may have been a winged disc, or there may have been what we would call today probably a UFO. I believe they were just letting us know that these beings flew.”

–  Rev. Michael J.S. Carter, M.Div.
(Author, Alien Scriptures)

“In the Middle East in particular, there were depictions of supernatural beings with wings – the demons of Mesopotamia; Pazuzu, which had the head of a lion and the body of a human and the wings of a locust. They were primarily soldiers of the higher gods, servants of the higher gods. The higher gods depended on these messengers. They would run back and forth and gather information.”

Thomas E. Bullard, Ph.D. (Folklorist)

“The Bible may be the most thoroughly documented account of extraterrestrial contact ever in written history here on Earth. We just simply have not learned how to interpret and how to identify the clear and obvious evidence that the Seraphim, the cherubim, the Archangels, the Angels, all of these different hierarchies of beings described in the old and the New Testament literally do refer to visitors who come here.”

David Wilcock (Author/Filmmaker),
(Author, The Source Field Investigations),
(The Synchronicity Key)

“Use the word “extraterrestrials” instead of the word of “Angel.” Use a word of, “leader of extraterrestrials” instead of “Archangel.” If you change few words in the old texts a few key words you change the sense of the old texts. It’s all not coincidence. It was on purpose. It’s time to wake up to see these things with modern eyes.”

Erich von Däniken (Author, Chariots of the Gods?)

But if, as Ancient Astronaut Theorists maintain, Angels are not ethereal winged beings but actually flesh and blood creatures visiting us from other planets, why are they here?  And if they are messengers, just who or what do they represent?

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