5.7 – PROPHETS & PROPHECIES (2.8.13)

RELIGIONS FOUNDED ON ENCOUNTERS [8c]

Northern Israel. According to Bible texts, it was here, in the 9th-century BC, that the prophet Elijah reportedly had several encounters with both angels and God during which he was given prophetic warnings of drought and cataclysm.

“One of the most important prophets in Israelite tradition, of course, is Elijah. Elijah predicts some rough things coming…and, of course, they do.”

– Fr. William J. Fulco, Ph.D.
(Archaeologist, Loyola Marymount Univ.)

“He warns of a drought that’s going to devastate Israel and cause all this starvation. He also is interesting because he was never known to have died. And it’s thought that, in some ways, yeah, he was taken into space and lives for eternity.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

In Elijah’s final encounter with God, written in the Second Book of Kings, the prophet “goes up by a whirlwind” into Heaven by what’s described in the Hebrew Bible as a fiery horse-drawn chariot.

“There’s a story in Kings about Elijah, who reported seeing this strange aerial phenomena that was described variously as sort of bright, whirlwind-like, cloud lit up, clearly some sort of object in the sky.”

– 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)

“Elijah’s experience details a spinning object or a spinning beam that took him up into the object. We see a whirlwind that came over him and a chariot of fire. So, the question is: Was it the chariot of fire that was spinning, or was it a beam that came down and took him up?”

Patrick Cooke (Founder, The Bible UFO Connection)

For the faithful, this extraordinary event is believed to be a religious miracle. But could Elijah have been chosen by heavenly beings to fulfill an otherworldly purpose, as Ancient Astronaut Theorists contend?

“The one thing that many people don’t realize is that the first story we can read about Elijah doesn’t talk about that he was taken up there with horses, but just by that fiery chariot that initially was described like a fiery furnace. Now, what’s a fiery furnace?”

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

“Could the fire have been some sort of engine? When he’s taken up in a whirlwind, you know, you only have to look at, for example, when the space shuttle takes to the sky. You know, you have this rumbling, roaring jet flames, et cetera, et cetera. If you look at it in that context, you could really place this into a UFO category.”

– 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)

“When you look at Elijah, there’s a nuts-and-bolts craft there a fiery chariot and they get inside it. They meet these beings, which are luminous beings that talk to them, instruct them.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

“It’s important to realize that the biblical religion is an extraterrestrial religion, meaning that God is not from Earth. We learn this in the Lord’s Prayer. ‘Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done: on Earth as it is in Heaven.’  Extraterrestrial help is sent to Earth to help humanity in the quest to do God’s will.”

– Rev. Barry H. Downing
(Author, The Bible and Flying Saucers)

Was Elijah really a man chosen by otherworldly beings to help them steer the course of humanity? And if so, might this help explain other, even more incredible, Biblical encounters between God and mankind?

Manchester, New York. March, 1830. 24-year-old visionary Joseph Smith Jr., publishes the Book of Mormon and creates the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints…a religious movement with more than 14 million followers today. Incredibly, the Book of Mormon includes Joseph Smith’s personal accounts of his interaction with an otherworldly being.

“Joseph Smith had something like a vision. He wrote that an angel appeared to him, an angel with the name of Moroni. And this angel appeared three times and told to Joseph Smith he should go to a certain little hill, he should pull the stone plate away, and inside he would find a cave, and in the cave he would find unknown writings.”

Erich von Däniken (Author, Chariots of the Gods?)

“He showed Joseph Smith the location of a buried treasure, these golden plates with a message from someplace else, a new revelation, a new book of the Bible. He explained that he had come from the star system Pleiades. And so the source of the Book of Mormon is extraterrestrial.”

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

“Smith actually describes several different cases where he appears to be with this extraterrestrial Moroni. We really have to wonder if these aren’t just mythological explanations or physical events that actually took place.”

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

“Joseph Smith is interesting because he meets mythical beings. The story of Smith is to some extent unique, in the sense that obviously a religion was created based on what he encountered.”

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

“However which way you want to look at this, whether it’s a flesh-and-blood alien or an actual angel, they’re both extraterrestrials, so there’s no question about that. They misunderstood those visits as being angelic in nature, when in reality they were visited by physical space travelers.”

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

Is it possible that the angel Moroni who instructed Joseph Smith Jr. was, in fact, an otherworldly being? And if so, could the Book of Mormon really be evidence that these beings have shared celestial information with mankind?

Lumbini, Nepal. The 4th-century BC. It was during this period that the Jataka tales ancient Buddhist poems and prose were written. These incredible writings document the supernatural birth and life of the Supreme Buddha, a spiritual leader upon whose teachings the Buddhist religion was founded.

“The Buddha’s mother is Queen Maya, and it is believed that she had a dream one night that a white elephant entered her womb, thus she was conceived and the Buddha was born. The Buddha is supposed to have reached enlightenment after meditating for a long time under a tree. The enlightenment is called ‘nirvana.’”

– Judy Chungwa Ho, Ph.D.
(Prof. Emerita, Art History, UC Irvine)

According to some Ancient Astronaut researchers, before Buddha began laying the foundation for one of the world’s great religions, he was psychically imprinted with telepathic messages by otherworldly beings.

“In Buddhism, there’s an interesting story of Buddha meeting with what are called the “devas,” or these special luminous spirits.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

“Devas are like superhuman beings, like superheroes. They can fly, they live longer, they are stronger, they are much taller than humans.”

– Judy Chungwa Ho, Ph.D.
(Prof. Emerita, Art History, UC Irvine)

“They also have craft that help them fly. You have to wonder who these devas are. In many ways they’re very much like extraterrestrials.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

“Many religious figures have had some type of out-of-body experience. Buddha himself described being able to access multiple dimensions, interacting with different beings. There could be other dimensions, other realities in parallel with us that contain extraterrestrials.”

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

Do the strange accounts of Elijah, Joseph Smith Jr. and Buddha really prove divine beings have been influencing mankind for thousands of years? And if so, do the words of these prophets, when looked at together, reveal a master plan for the human species? Ancient Astronaut Theorists believe that even more clues may be found in the centuries-old accounts of prophets and holy men who lived long before the Bible was conceived.

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