2.7 – ANGELS & ALIENS (12.9.10)


In 1953, Bell Aerosystems developed the rocket bell, the precursor to today’s workable jet pack. Designed to lift individuals vertically into the air and guide them across the skies, today’s jetpacks can reach altitudes of over 8,000 feet and travel at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour.

“If you look at a modern jet pack, humans are ascending and descending in a vertical position. Now imagine if that picture was shown to our ancestors. How would they react?  Obviously, they will say, ‘Wow, this creature must be divine. This creature must be some type of a God because they’ve got the capability of flight. They’re like birds. Not even the sky is the limit to them.’”

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

But could a device similar to modern day jet packs really explain how biblical Angels were capable of ascending bodily into the heavens? Could they have had other methods of flight unfamiliar to our ancient ancestors?

“Ezekiel talks about a flying chariot. Ancient Hebrews talk about the pillar of cloud by day, and the pillar of fire by night. So, clearly, these are physical machines that the Angels are using. The story of Jacob and the angel in Genesis 28 is a classic UFO scenario. Jacob falls asleep, and in this dream, he dreams that there’s Angels going up and down a ladder, and this ladder comes from heaven.”

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

“If you look at, let’s say, a spaceship, and it opens its door, and there’s a ramp coming out. I mean, that almost looks like a ladder. So, it is possible that what is described there is nothing else but a technological event that was described as a ladder.”

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

Did our ancestors try to explain an Ancient Alien technology by suggesting that extraterrestrial visitors were heavenly visitors with bird-like wings? If the answer is “yes,” the implications are both profound and potentially disturbing. For if Angels are actual visitors from other worlds, then what is their mission? Are they simply watching us?  Or is there, perhaps, a more sinister purpose?

Temple Mount, Old City, Jerusalem. It was here that many biblical stories reportedly occurred, including the binding of Isaac, from Genesis 22. In this story, God asks Abraham to sacrifice his son, Isaac, on Mount Moriah. Abraham sets out to obey God’s command. But after binding his son and preparing for the sacrifice, he is stopped at the last minute by an Angel. Conventional interpretations of the story usually conclude that God only wanted to test Abraham’s faith. But Ancient Alien Theorists suggest that the tale has another interpretation.

“In my opinion ‘God’ would never ask such a question. So, is it possible that it was a Fallen Angel, slash, alien extraterrestrial who posed as God?”

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

“God never demands human sacrifice. Human sacrifice is totally anathema to Christianity and it’s totally anathema to God as a creator. The French philosopher Sartre very famously wrote, ‘If an Angel were to tell me I needed to sacrifice my son, I’d ask for some id.’”

Richard Rader, Ph.D.
(Lecturer, UCLA Dept of Classics/UCSB Dept of Classics),
(Author, Theology and Existentialism in Aeschylus)

“Maybe somebody else impersonating a God. And do we then have somebody stepping in to actually prevent this from happening?  Are we, in fact, maybe confronted with two warring civilizations trying to control what is happening in the stories of the Bible?”

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

“Just like there are good people and bad people here on Earth, there is good and bad extraterrestrials out there. Good and evil permeates the entire Universe. Yin and Yang. There’s a balance.”

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

Deep inside the Middle Eastern country of Oman, a mysterious cavern lies hidden far beneath the surface. Called Majlis al Jinn, or “Meeting Place of the Jinn,” it stretches more than 14 acres underground, and is one of the world’s ten largest caves. Many Omanis still believe this cavern and others like it are actually inhabited by supernatural creatures of Islamic folklore called jinn or genies; mystical creatures that are usually invisible to man.

“One interesting aspect of the jinn is an element of free will. They’re like Angels, but we think of Angels in the West as under the direct command of the divine powers. But the jinn can make some decisions for themselves, and some of them are a little contrary or curious in their way of being.”

– Jonathan Young, Ph.D.
(Founding Curator, Joseph Campbell Archives)

According to Islamic theology, genies often reveal themselves to humans with messages, which can be either benevolent or deceptive. But is it possible that genies actually exist? If so, where did they come from?

“When we talk about genie, genie in a bottle, it’s very interesting because you rub the bottle and then the genie comes out of it, and it fulfills your wishes. Well, let’s look at this from a modern day perspective. If you have a little container, and you push a button and a hologram comes out, then could that be a genie in a bottle? And according to the Ancient Astronaut Theory, that is exactly what happened. Where extraterrestrials used holograms in order to relay messages. That is essentially a genie in a bottle.”

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

Like Angels, jinn are said to be able to appear and disappear at will, and are sometimes only heard as disembodied voices. But while some Ancient Astronaut Theorists believe this behavior resembles that of extraterrestrials, others claim that Angels, jinn and other supernatural creatures have origins right here on earth. They call these beings, “ultra-terrestrial.”

“Ultra-terrestrials are possible beings that travel, and visit us, from other dimensions. We know that, we all vibrate in the three-dimensional space, at a certain frequency. It’s very possible that other beings vibrate, at a higher frequency, and are able to pass more easily into other dimensions.”

– Jason Martell
(Founder, AncientSchool),
(Author, Knowledge Apocalypse)

“The ultra-terrestrial theory would also explain the folkloric creatures, the angelic creatures, any sort of experience of a strange, supernatural, or alien being, that has occurred throughout history.”

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

But could so-called Fallen Angels, jinn and other mysterious ultra-terrestrial creatures really help to explain more recent stories of people who claim they are directed toward violent ends by the word of God? David Berkowitz, better known as Son of Sam, claimed a demon who took possession of his neighbor’s dog, commanded him to kill. Herbert Mullin, who committed 13 murders in California in the early 1970s, claimed voices in his head told him he had to make human sacrifices to prevent a cataclysmic earthquake. Marshall Applewhite, the leader of the UFO cult known as Heaven’s Gate, inspired a mass suicide based on a vision that led him to believe he was related to Jesus.

“Ancient literature is full of characters who are claiming that they have been influenced by gods, Angels, extraterrestrial beings, right? Which is rather like when Charles Manson, or the Son of Sam claims, say, metaphysical reasons or theological reasons for what they’re doing now. So, it’s not a matter of whether we believe them or not. They very much believe it, and that’s what’s important. What matters is that from the ancient world to the modern, there are mysterious forces. Whether they are fictions or not, we don’t have the ultimate answers. What matters is the similarity. And those discourses are, to a certain extent, transhistorical.”

Richard Rader, Ph.D.
(Lecturer, UCLA Dept of Classics/UCSB Dept of Classics),
(Author, Theology and Existentialism in Aeschylus)


Angels and demons. Good versus evil. But if, as many Ancient Astronaut Proponents maintain, extraterrestrials have been masquerading as Angels, jinn and otherworldly creatures for thousands of years, where did they come from? Why are they here? And could they be all around us in plain sight?


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