Some interesting facts found at www.bibleufo.com: There are 362 verses describing natural and manmade objects as vehicles in The Holy Bible. There are 162 verses describing the specific flight characteristics in The Holy Bible. The site points out that the vehicles don’t appear without God [Jehovah/Yaweh] or other “heavenlies” [my term] and that he and other beings are clearly described as directly associated with the flying objects, including Elohim (the gods), angels, archangels, elders, ministers, saints, watchers. A fleet of flying vehicles, described as the army, or Hosts, of Yhovah [Jehovah], appears several times. Face-to-face conversations and beam-ups to meetings are well documented in the Bible and are a major part of many more phenomenal events described. Think about these reminders from www.bibleufo.com: Glowing and flashing lights, light beams, and guiding lights are the most frequently associated technological aspect of the flying objects of the Bible. Broadcasting of voices, sounds, and extreme vibrations are ever present in close proximity to these craft. Devices on board can alter weather patterns, cause earthquakes, dry up seas, level cities, and alter the planet's movements. Beams of light that consume and transport beings and things are clearly described as an arsenal of what can only be called transporter beams, high-tech weapons imagined in science fiction [many of which are not science fiction at this time].
In Hindu “mythology,” gods and their avatars travel from place to place in flying vehicles, called “flying chariots” and “flying cars.” These flying machines are mentioned many times in the “Ramayana,” which dates back to the 4th or 5th century BCE. On www.ufoevidence.org, are found words of Dr. Srikumar V. Gopalakrishna: In the Vedic literature of India, there are many descriptions of flying machines that are generally called vimanas. These fall into two categories: manmade craft that resemble airplanes and fly with the aid of birdlike wings, and unstreamlined structures that fly in a mysterious manner and are generally not made by human beings. The machines in the first category are described mainly in medieval, secular Sanskrit works dealing with architecture, automata, military siege engines, and other mechanical contrivances. Those in the second category are described in ancient works such as the Rg Veda, the Maha-bha-rata, the Rama-yana, and the Pura-nas.
I have several books of Zecharia Sitchin and want to collect the rest for my “lending library.” In his series, “The Earth Chronicles,” he gives readers information about ancient Sumerian and Middle Eastern texts, sites, and artifacts, and photos and drawings are included.
Erich Von Däniken claims in his books, the most well known being “Chariots of the Gods,” that ancient art of various types around the world is evidence of air and space vehicles, intelligent beings, ancient astronauts, and artifacts of advanced technology. He believed that the two angels who visited Lot in the book of “Genesis” weren’t angels but ancient astronauts, and they used atomic weapons to destroy Sodom. The otherworldly beings acted as if there was a time set for Sodom's destruction. Erich Von Däniken questioned why God would work on a timetable and why a good father god would favor Lot’s family over others. [For that matter, how could any person with a conscience love and respect a father god who would order his “chosen people” to pillage and rape and destroy other peoples and their homes? Makes more sense that various gods warred over men—evidence for which is presented and discussed in various books and publications.]
On www.wikipedia.org, there is a list of a few other “notable” publications about the “ancient astronauts hypothsis,” which includes: “UFOs and the Bible” (Morris K. Jessus, 1956); “Secret Places of the Lion” (George Hunt Williamson, 1958)-which was once in my collection; “The Morning of the Magicians” (Bergier and Pauwels, 1959)—once in my collection; “The Sky People” (Brinsley Le Poer Trench, 1960); “One Hundred Thousand Years of Man’s Unknown History (Robert Charroux, 1963); “Gods or Spacemen?” (W. Raymond Drake, 1964)—had or read this many years ago; “The Bible and Flying Saucers” (Barry Downing, 1968); “Those Gods Who Made Heaven and Earth: The Novel of the Bible” (Jean Sendy, 1969); “The Legend of the Sons of God: A Fantasy?” (Thomas Charles Lethbridge, 1972).
There are so many, many more books available currently on the subject of extraterrestrials, which are sometimes called “interdimensional” beings. Dr. Bruce Goldberg suggests, as a result of his research in private sessions with individuals over many years, that they are time travelers, and explains us why in his 1998 book “Time Travelers From Our Future,” which I have in my collection.
This article is presented in hopes it will plant seeds and awaken the curiosity of some readers who haven’t given much thought to the subject and will do further research and reading.