Closer Encounters
Alien Encounters have been Documented in Various Historical Texts



 
Closer Encounters
Alien Encounters have been Documented in Various Historical Texts

 
Proponents of ancient astronaut theories often maintain that humans are either descendants or creations of extraterrestrial beings who landed on Earth thousands of years ago.




Certain people hypothesize that intelligent extraterrestrial beings called ancient astronauts or ancient aliens have visited Earth before.

They believe that this contact is connected with the origins or development of human cultures, technologies, and religions among Earth.


A common variant of the idea include proposals that deities from most, if not all, religions are actually extraterrestrials, and their technologies were taken as evidence of their divine status.

These proposals have been popularized, particularly in the latter half of the 20th century, by writers Erich von Däniken, Zecharia Sitchin, Robert K. G. Temple, and David Icke.

Ancient astronauts have been widely used as a plot device in science fiction, but the idea that ancient astronauts actually existed is not taken seriously by most academics, and has received little or no credible attention in peer reviewed studies.

Reports of encounters with strange beings and sightings of strange mysterious objects in the sky have occurred throughout history.

A 13th century historical book, Otia Imperialia, includes an account of a creature descending from a flying craft over Bristol, England.

The log from Christopher Columbus' first voyage to America contains a report of strange lights in the sky. Medieval art pieces depict disc-shaped objects floating in the heavens.

Sightings of flying cigar-shaped crafts were reported during the Black Plague. And there were even discussions of extraterrestrial life among America's Founding Fathers.

Could these sightings, coming from every part of the world, from biblical times to present day, be evidence that aliens have been with us all along from the beginning?


Proponents cite ancient mythologies to support their viewpoints based on the idea that ancient creation myths of gods who descend from the heavens to Earth to create or instruct humanity are actually representations of alien visitors, whose superior technology accounts for their reception as gods.

Proponents attempt to draw an analogy to occurrences in modern times when isolated cultures are exposed to Western technology, such as when, in the early 20th century, "cargo cults" were discovered in the South Pacific: cultures who believed various Western ships and their cargo to be sent from the gods as fulfillment of prophecies concerning their return.

 




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