1.5 – Closer Encounters (5.18.10)

“The idea of Close Encounters of the Zero’th Kind – which is to say, not a close encounter at all, but simply uncovering evidence that someone’s out there – dates back to the Victorian Era.”

– Seth Shostak

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Reports on encounters with strange beings and sightings of mysterious objects in the sky have occurred throughout history. A 13th-century historical book, Otia Imperiala, 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 a flying cigar-shaped craft 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?[6]

Introduction Modernized Sightings
Destroyer of Worlds American Revolutions
Biblical Atomics Earthly Imbalance
Medieval UFOs The Mysterious Island
Columbus’ Encounter Brave New World

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CONTRIBUTORS

(in order of appearance)

birnes, b.littleton, c.tsoukalos, g.schoch, r.red star, n.coppens, p.childress, d.von daniken, e.marzulli, l.a.young, j.brown, b.de lafayette, m.noory, g.bramley, w.pittman, c.chionetti, a.crowe, m.moulton howe, l.mahooty, c.mills, t.fiebag, p.hancock, g.

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INTRODUCTION[6a]

President Thomas Jefferson…Christopher Columbus…crusaders in the Middle Ages…what did they have in common? They either experienced or believed in the possibility of alien encounters.

“And, the fact is, there have been so many descriptions by various chroniclers talking about a strange cloud in the sky that glowed red.”

Bill Birnes, J.D., Ph.D.
(Author / Publisher, UFO Magazine)

“Columbus, on his first voyage, he noted in the log, a glowing object rise out of the water and head off into the atmosphere.”

C. Scott Littleton, Ph.D.
(Prof. Emeritus of Anthropology, Occidental College),
(Witness, Battle of Los Angeles)

Could alien beings have been responsible for biblical floods, medieval plagues, and even ancient nuclear attacks?

“Visitations occurred since before recorded history, all the way to today.”

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

Millions of people around the world believe we have been visited in the past by extraterrestrial beings. What if it were true?  Did Ancient Aliens really help to shape our history? And what if these visitations didn’t only occur thousands of years ago, but much more recently? Might there be evidence of real-life close encounters?

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References:

[1] Prometheus Entertainment. (2010). Ancient Aliens: Season 1. [DVD Back Cover]. Los Angeles, CA: A&E Networks, LLC / History™.

[2] History™. (2010). Ancient Aliens: 1.1 – Chariots, Gods, & Beyond. [Episode Description]. Retrieved: April 20, 2010, from http://www.history.com/shows/ancient-aliens/season-1.

[3] History™. (2010). Ancient Aliens: 1.2 – The Evidence. [Episode Description]. Retrieved: April 20, 2010, from http://www.history.com/shows/ancient-aliens/season-1.

[4] History™. (2010). Ancient Aliens: 1.3 – The Visitors. [Episode Description]. Retrieved: April 27, 2010, from http://www.history.com/shows/ancient-aliens/season-1.

[5] History™. (2010). Ancient Aliens: 1.4 – The Mission. [Episode Description]. Retrieved: May 4, 2010, from http://www.history.com/shows/ancient-aliens/season-1.

[6] History™. (2010). Ancient Aliens: 1.5 – Closer Encounters. [Episode Description]. Retrieved: May 18, 2010, from http://www.history.com/shows/ancient-aliens/season-1.

[6a] Prometheus Entertainment. (2010). Ancient Aliens: 1.5 – Closer Encounters. [DVD Footage: Introduction]. Los Angeles, CA: A&E Networks, LLC / History™.

[6b] Prometheus Entertainment. (2010). Ancient Aliens: 1.5 – Closer Encounters. [DVD Footage: Destroyer of Worlds]. Los Angeles, CA: A&E Networks, LLC / History™.

[6c] Prometheus Entertainment. (2010). Ancient Aliens: 1.5 – Closer Encounters. [DVD Footage: Biblical Atomics]. Los Angeles, CA: A&E Networks, LLC / History™.

[6d] Prometheus Entertainment. (2010). Ancient Aliens: 1.5 – Closer Encounters. [DVD Footage: Medieval UFOs]. Los Angeles, CA: A&E Networks, LLC / History™.

[6e] Prometheus Entertainment. (2010). Ancient Aliens: 1.5 – Closer Encounters. [DVD Footage: Columbus’ Encounter]. Los Angeles, CA: A&E Networks, LLC / History™.

[6f] Prometheus Entertainment. (2010). Ancient Aliens: 1.5 – Closer Encounters. [DVD Footage: Modernized Sightings]. Los Angeles, CA: A&E Networks, LLC / History™.

[6g] Prometheus Entertainment. (2010). Ancient Aliens: 1.5 – Closer Encounters. [DVD Footage: American Revolutions]. Los Angeles, CA: A&E Networks, LLC / History™.

[6h] Prometheus Entertainment. (2010). Ancient Aliens: 1.5 – Closer Encounters. [DVD Footage: Earthly Imbalance]. Los Angeles, CA: A&E Networks, LLC / History™.

[6i] Prometheus Entertainment. (2010). Ancient Aliens: 1.5 – Closer Encounters. [DVD Footage: The Mysterious Island]. Los Angeles, CA: A&E Networks, LLC / History™.

[6j] Prometheus Entertainment. (2010). Ancient Aliens: 1.5 – Closer Encounters. [DVD Footage: Brave New World]. Los Angeles, CA: A&E Networks, LLC / History™.

[7] History™. (2010). Ancient Aliens: 1.6 – The Return. [Episode Description]. Retrieved: May 25, 2010, from http://www.history.com/shows/ancient-aliens/season-1.

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Who were they?… Why did they come?… What did they leave behind?… Where did they go?… Will they return?…

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