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Ancient Art and UFO's

Bachelor's degree in English. Middle school language arts teacher with over 20 years experience with a specialty in reading.

 painting by Carlo Crivelli (1430-1495) called "Annunciation".

painting by Carlo Crivelli (1430-1495) called "Annunciation".

 Petroglyphs called "astronauts" recently white coloured (probably plaster). Zurla Area, R 1, Rock Art Natural Reserve of Ceto, Cimbergo and Paspardo. Nadro, Rock Drawings in Valle Camonica. public domain

Petroglyphs called "astronauts" recently white coloured (probably plaster). Zurla Area, R 1, Rock Art Natural Reserve of Ceto, Cimbergo and Paspardo. Nadro, Rock Drawings in Valle Camonica. public domain

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Whether you believe or not in life in other planets. What is relevant is the number of people and accounts that insist that they came from outer space and it's a direct reference to beings from other planets visiting the Earth.

Let us take the following into account before making a blanket assumption or forming an opinion.

"There are probably more than 170 billion (1.7 × 1011) galaxies in the observable Universe. Most are 1,000 to 100,000 parsecs in diameter and usually separated by distances on the order of millions of parsecs (or megaparsecs). Intergalactic space (the space between galaxies) is filled with a tenuous gas of an average density less than one atom per cubic meter. The majority of galaxies are organized into a hierarchy of associations known as groups and clusters, which, in turn usually form larger superclusters. At the largest scale, these associations are generally arranged into sheets and filaments which are surrounded by immense voids" WIkipedia

Most scientists now believe that there are literary billions of galaxies, undoubtedly some like our own Milky Way. Also, most scientific research suggests that the possibility of intelligent life existing in planets besides our own is a viable one.. There are also various studies that have focused on ancient civilizations and how they seemed to know more about space and space exploration than technically possible at the time.

There are several instances where ancient art work, specially from the Middle Ages, seems to showcase what appear as UFO'S, strange creatures which seem to be wearing space suits, air battles at a time when there were not even balloons and so on.

There are many common images of one or more saucer shaped metallic craft, that often discharged bright beams of lights towards Earth or towards other crafts. They also seemed to be manipulated or driven by intelligent life, instead of moving randomly or having movements similar to naturally occurring phenomena and usually described as traveling at amazingly fast speeds, even when compared to today's airplanes and other crafts.

You must consider that if these artists did not have first hand knowledge or saw these vehicles, then how could they have created this art work that seems to closely relate the images reported today.

One explanation which has gained popularity among researches is that these art works were commissioned by church authorities in an effort to deify them. Once one of these supposed phenomena is deified then it is much easier to declare it as a craft of divine origin used by angels to pay us a visit.

One particular image depicts a battle that took place during the 8th century between crusaders and a castle occupants in France, when inexplicably a group of flying disks appeared and scared the crusaders away since they believed that they were the protectors of the French people.

Keep in mind that this phenomena is not singular to one region of the Earth but many such instances of supposed UFO'S were reported across centuries and in most parts of the world.

it is doubtful that any visitations that occur today will be viewed as a divine visit but in ancient times technology was very limited, superstition was rampart and education was limited to the privileged few. No wonder most unexplained occurrences were often attributed to Gods or in some way emanating from a divine presence.

But assuming all of these visitations or strange occurrences which were depicted by artists of the time are indeed factual, then that they are so uncannily close in similarity to modern descriptions has to at least raise questions.

When you take these "historical" depictions of alien visitations and add them to the rash of recent or modern visitations you cannot help but wonder if beings from outer space, from other worlds may be showing an interest in our way of life and may be getting ready to make themselves known to humanity. Many believe this to be the case or at least hope so.

One thing is undeniable, through history and through a wide inclusion of civilizations and cultures, man has been reporting in one way or another, visitations from strange crafts, seeing strange beings, beings that come from the sky and seem to hover in the air, even fly.

This phenomena was not and is not today limited to one part of the world but spread to almost every part of the globe. From advanced cultures to primitive ones as well, take for example some peculiar cave paintings which depicted figures which has been interpreted as appearing to be wearing strange suits.

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This seriously raises the question and the peaks the interest of many, including some governments, to the possibility of extra terrestrials, not only being real, but actually living on our planet or at least paying us regular visits.

This may be controversial, to some even comical and skeptics are in the majority but there have been too many reports by credible individuals, too many stories, too many unexplained sightings, just as many photographs and videos as well as documented occurrences for this to be simply discarded as mistaken identity, hoaxes or mass hysteria.

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public domain  Notice the figure inside the red circle . Note: circle not on original

public domain Notice the figure inside the red circle . Note: circle not on original

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Luis E Gonzalez (author) from Miami, Florida on November 11, 2012:

teaches12345: Thanks. My kids got me into it.

Dianna Mendez on November 10, 2012:

I recognized the title once you posted it... it was very interesting to watch.

Luis E Gonzalez (author) from Miami, Florida on November 10, 2012:

teaches12345: Thank you. The documentary was "Ancient Aliens"

Dianna Mendez on November 10, 2012:

I saw a documentary similar to your post a few weeks ago. It stated the same ideas. It is something to think about. The majority of the documentary was centered in South America. It seems that they have been seeing many sightings, but the government insists it is military exercises.

Luis E Gonzalez (author) from Miami, Florida on November 07, 2012:

psbhatt: Thank you, they probably would


Very interesting! Aliens would have found humans to be a developing race!

Luis E Gonzalez (author) from Miami, Florida on November 07, 2012:

sparkster: Interesting, will check it out

Marc Hubs from United Kingdom on November 07, 2012:

I find those last 2 images to be particularly interesting. Check out Brazil's Para UFO 'Attack' which the Brazilian government have now released documents about - the saucers came down, shot beams of light in through people's windows and left burn marks on their skin - they later suffered with Acute Radiation Poisoning. 35 of them were treated by a doctor who also witnessed the incident and the Brazilian government have over 500 photographs, videos, etc.

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