8.5 – THE ALIEN EVOLUTION (8.21.15)


West Virginia. September 1952. Multiple witnesses report seeing a strange ball of light shooting across the night sky and landing in a nearby wooded area. Those who investigate the crash site describe seeing a ten-foot-tall birdlike creature with glowing red eyes.

“It was this huge, humanoid-type figure anywhere from about ten feet to 12 feet high, had these fiery, blazing eyes and was emitting these sparks and flashes of light. It was described as having a cowl-like head, not unlike an ace of spades card in a deck of cards. The entire group was unanimous in their belief that the object or the creature was utterly real, that it was connected with the overflight of the strange light and it was also connected with this red pulsating light that they saw.”

– Nick Redfern (Author, Memoirs of a Monster Hunter),
(The Real Men in Black), (Final Events),
(The World’s Weirdest Places),
(Close Encounters of the Fatal Kind),
(Bloodline of the Gods), (The NASA Conspiracies),
(On the Trail of the Saucer Spies:
UFOs and Government Surveillance)

Curiously, Native American mythology also describes a similar half-bird, half-human creature that shared the planet with mankind thousands of years ago.

“The Apache had a demonic figure in their mythology, the giant owl man, who could petrify you through its gaze. It was truly a terrifying presence that could come at any time and particularly in the night sky, when owls fly.”

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

“This is a pretty common theme in a lot of Native American mythology, that there was a time in the past when the Earth was overrun by pretty scary monsters of various forms. And the big owl or the owl man is one of these sort of representatives.”

Tok Thompson, Ph.D. (Prof. of Anthropology, USC)

Might the stories of owl men and other strange creatures describe beings that the Native Americans actually encountered? Ancient Astronaut Theorists say yes and point to similar creation myths from across the world of gods that resemble not just anthropomorphic birds but also reptiles, insects and sea creatures.

“All around the world, we have figurines and carvings and paintings, rock paintings of these very bizarre creatures that can be found not only on every continent, but once you compare them, they’re also incredibly similar. So, one has to wonder if these figurines and these statues of these different depictions of what they referred to as the gods, if they’re actually rooted in some type of reality.”

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

Did our ancestors really encounter these intelligent life-forms thousands of years ago? And if so, just what were they?

Cambridge, Massachusetts. February 2013. Analyzing data gathered by NASA’s Kepler space telescope, astronomers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics announce that six percent of all red dwarf stars have habitable, Earth-like planets. Because red dwarf stars burn much longer than our sun, the discovery raises the possibility that life on these planets could be much older and much different than life on Earth.

“The environment plays a really pivotal role in sort of the direction that organisms evolve. And so you can imagine that evolution played out on a different planet might follow the same types of rules but have completely different end products, and so it’d look completely different.”

– Kirsten Fisher, Ph.D.
(Asst. Prof. of Biology, Cal State, Los Angeles)

“Just go to any other star with planets around it. Intelligence is going to happen because of crises. It’s going to happen because you can only survive with that intelligence. But it could be from a reptile, that we were reptile-equivalent. It could be from a quadruped. It might be from a mollusk-like creature. The cause is probably gonna be the same. The end result, anatomically, totally different.”

Peter Ward, Ph.D. (Astrobiologist / Paleontologist),
(Prof. of Earth & Space Sciences, Univ. of Washington)

“There could be a myriad of different forms that intelligent life takes throughout the cosmos. When we look to the earthly record of otherworldly beings that have visited Earth, they exhibit different characteristics. They have bird heads, dog heads, reptilian-type forms. It’s possible that these are the forms that these beings take on their home planet, and they might even coexist with beings that are even different from them.”

– William Henry (Author / Investigative Mythologist),
(Author, Freedom’s Gate), (The Judgment Day Device),
(Lost Secrets of the Watchers), (The Secret of Sion),
(Egypt: The Greatest Show on Earth)

Is it possible that, like the Neanderthals, Denisovans and floresiensis that existed alongside humans here on Earth, there are similar intelligent beings that evolved differently from us on planets all across the Universe? And if many such species do exist, might Earth have been visited by more than just one race of aliens? Ancient Astronaut Theorists believe that the answers lie not only in stories of divine beings from the past but in sightings that continue to this very day.


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