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Alien Encounters Recorded In The Old Testament


By James Donahue


Anyone with an open mind who has ever examined the Old Testament stories knows that there are interesting stories tucked among those pages that strongly suggest human contact with aliens in flying ships was relatively common.


Some years back, during my church cavorting days, I was a member of an adult Sunday morning Bible study group taught by a pious but well-educated public school administrator who we goaded into teaching from the Book of Ezekiel. I admittedly had a lot to do with picking that book for study, and convincing the other class members to support my campaign to dig into the teachings from that intriguing Old Testament manuscript.


Of course, I was fully aware that the author of Ezekiel clearly describes a wheel within a wheel on a fiery craft that descends to Earth before his eyes. I was so convinced that the story reflected a landing by an alien craft, I could hardly wait for the class to start.


Ezekiel gets right to this story in the first chapter, verse 4: “I looked, and I saw a windstorm coming out of the north—an immense cloud with flashing lightning and surrounded by brilliant light. The center of the fire looked like glowing metal.”


It gets better. In verses 16-21 the author writes: “This was the appearance and structure of the wheels: They sparkled like chrysolite, and all four looked alike. Each appeared to be made like a wheel intersecting a wheel. As they moved, they would go in any one of the four directions the creatures faced; the wheels did not turn about as the creatures went. Their rims were high and awesome, and all four rims were full of eyes all around. When the living creatures moved, the wheels beside them moved; and when the living creatures rose from the ground, the wheels also rose.”


Believe it or not, the man who taught that class flew through these verses in lightning speed, explaining it all in terms as powerful angelic figures ascending from the heavens to bring Ezekiel an important message from God. He did not open the verses for careful study and discussion.


As hard and skillfully as I tried to slow him down, the get him on the topic, the subject of a UFO with aliens at the wheel was completely dismissed in that class. It was a perfect example of just how close-minded Christians can be about anything that challenges pre-conceived beliefs.


If you want a very good scientific examination of the Ezekiel story I would highly recommend The Spaceships of Ezekiel by Josef F. Blumrich. The guy is a NASA engineer who tears the verses apart line-by-line and concludes that Ezekiel did, indeed, witness the landing of an oval ship emitting flame and smoke that dropped down out of the sky.


Ezekiel isn’t the only book in the Old Testament that suggests alien contact . . . or at least visions of some kind of flying craft that drops from the heavens. Remember the spinning chariots of fire that took the prophet Elijah off into heaven. (2 Kings 2:11) Also Isaiah includes an account of the Lord coming with chariots that spin and glow with flames of fire (Isaiah 66:5).


Jeremiah speaks of chariots of God that spin and fly swiftly (Jeremiah 4:13) and Zechariah sees four flying vehicles coming from between two bronze colored mountains (6:1)


The story of Job tells how the Lord speaks to Job from a spinning, flying object (38:1)


These old stories, plus the strange story in Genesis about the giants that were “in the earth in those days” preceding the flood, all point to long-term contact with an alien race. The Genesis story teases us with further information about how the “sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.”


It seems as if the old writers of these verses had constant visits with the aliens who were probably busy manipulating the human genetic footprint and keeping the human race on the right spiritual path up until at least 2,000 years ago. After Christianity, however, it seems that we have lost our way. We have forgotten our roots and no longer know who we are.