by Arjun Walia
March 05, 2016
This article, will deal with a
fraction of historical accounts of supposed
ancient flying machines
We have spiritual beliefs
today, but not like the ancients. Thousands of years ago, people
confronted forces well beyond their control and understanding:
hence the gods.
During ancient times, it was
universally held that human civilization was a gift of the gods.
Whether in Egypt, Mesopotamia,
Israel, Greece, Scandinavia, Britain, India, China, Africa, the
Americas or elsewhere, most people believed the gods brought
them the tools of civilization - agriculture, writing, medicine
- everything worth having.
When the monotheistic religions
became dominant, the gods became a God, but the beat continued.
Antiquity is littered with stories of
beings from other worlds, materials and flying objects that,
according to modern day thinking, should not have existed.
For anybody who has studied ancient
mythology, along with the reality and recent public disclosures of
Budget' world, they would know that a large amount of
evidence exists today which corroborates with these 'mythical
stories' (as we interpret them) into stories of possible ancient
It's also important to point out here
that even today, objects performing extraordinary and (what should
be) impossible maneuvers have been observed and tracked on radar by defence intelligence agencies worldwide.
Perhaps these unidentified flying
objects have been around longer than we think?
Who are we to say that these
flying objects in ancient history are mythical apparitions
of the mind?
Who's to say that they were not
also documented in the past like they are today?
Thousands of years from now will
our present civilization and its encounters with UFOs be
Something to think about.
The mythology of the Eskimos
says that the first tribes were brought to the North by "gods"
with brazen wings.
The oldest American Indian sagas
mention a Thunderbird who introduced fire and fruit to them. The
Mayan legend, the Popol Vuh, tells us that the "gods" were able
to recognize everything; the universe, the four cardinal points
of the compass, and even the round shape of the Earth.
What are the Eskimos doing talking
about metal birds? Why do the Indians mention a Thunderbird? How
are the ancestors of the Mayas supposed to have known that the
Earth is round?"
Erich Von Daniken, author,
taken from his book Chariots of
The legends of the pre-Inca peoples say
that the stars were inhabited by the "gods" who came down to them
from the constellation of the Pleiades.
Sumerian, Babylonian, Syrian and
Egyptian cuneiform inscriptions constantly present the same picture,
that "gods" came from the stars and went back to them. There is
reference to extraterrestrial life in the Qur'an and Bible, beings
that play in the realms of dark and light called
Angels and more.
There is reference to life on other
planets and flying machines in the Bhagavad Gita, Mahabharata and
other ancient texts from all over the world that spread across many
Is this just a coincidence? Are these
really just mere tales?
of the Ramayana, Mahabharata and the Samarangana Sutradhara
Much has been written about Vimanas,
especially on the Web. One can easily become lost amid the
sites, although it soon becomes evident that most of them simply
copy each others' statements.
It is obvious that precious few
sites that discuss Vimanas have any original research.
The word Vimana is Sanskrit and has
multiple meanings, for the palace of an emperor or god to a
Today, the word means aircraft.
The Ramayana is a Vedic epic that dates
back to the fourth/fifth century, B.C.
In one passage,
Vimana is described as
"chariot that resembles the
sun, that aerial and excellent chariot going everywhere at will,
resembling a bright cloud in the sky, and the king got in and
the excellent chariot rose up into the higher atmosphere."
(1) (2) (3)
Vimanas are also described in the
Mahabharata, another ancient text. In this case, measurements are
given for one of the Vimanas.
It's described as having twelve
in circumference with four strong wheels that are approximately 20
to 25 feet in circumference; about seven feet in diameter.
"They roar like off into the
sky until they appear like comets."
The Mahabharata and various
Sanskrit books describe at length these chariots,
winged lighting… it was a ship that soared into the air, flying
to both the solar and stellar regions."
According to the texts, these Vimanas
were used to transport the gods through the heavens.
These flying machines, according to
Erich Von Daniken, navigated at great heights with the aid of
quicksilver and a great propulsive wind. The Vimanas could cover
vast distances and could travel forward, upward and downward. They
were enviably maneuverable space vehicles.
Another interesting story that comes
from the Mahabharata reveals the history of the "unmarried Kunti,"
who not only received a visit from the sun god but also had a son by
him, a son who is supposed to have been as radiant as the sun
This matches stories in numerous ancient
texts in several cultures and religions, stories of 'gods'
interbreeding with humans, like the story Moses, or like Gilgamesh,
or Aryuna in the Mahabharata, or the Nephilim in the Bible (a few of
It also eerily correlates to
of modern day, forced abduction as well as friendly extraterrestrial
encounters that many people claim to have had.
Furthermore, many stories of serpent
beings with superhuman powers exist within ancient literature. While
we are focusing on texts from India right now, consider
According to Vedic tradition, the
serpent Naga instructed humanity in knowledge of good and evil.
"It is interesting how the
serpent is seen as a symbol of wisdom or knowledge across many
Cultures such as the Scandinavian,
Slavic, Hebrew, Tibetan, Hopi, and West African all depict
serpent gods possessing esoteric wisdom.."
The Samarangana Sutradhara is a
classical Indian architecture text written in 1000-1055 AD.
In it, whole chapters are devoted to
describing airships whose tails spout fire and quicksilver.
The word 'fire' in ancient
texts cannot mean burning fire, for altogether some forty
different kinds of "fire," mainly connected with esoteric and
magnetic phenomena, are enumerated.
Erich Von Daniken
It also describes types of
machines as automotive, one stroke engine, remote-control and
driver-run machines; keep in mind that this is 1000 years ago.
It devotes one full chapter on the building of flying machines.
The book does not explain the process of building airplanes
completely and says that it has been done purposely, for the
sake of secrecy.
Prabhakar Apte, MA and PhD
I do not believe that we should dismiss
the old Sanskrit texts as just myths, we have a tendency to do this
with much of our ancient history.
We are not going to get any further
with the old approach which scholars unfortunately still cling
to: That doesn't exist… those are mistakes in translation… those
are fanciful exaggerations by the author or copyists.
Erich Von Daniken
books Tantyua and Kantyua
The Tibetan books of 'Tantyua and
Kantyua' mention ancient flying machines, which they refer to as
"pearls in the sky."
In both books, they emphasize that
this knowledge is secret, and should be kept from the masses. The
Chinese believed that these pearls in the sky were formed in the
ocean. In India, dragons were often depicted fighting for possession
of this pearl, chasing it across the skies.
the Dalai Lama's thoughts on extraterrestrials:
Again, is it impossible and incredible
that the chroniclers of,
the Epic of Gilgamesh
the texts of the Eskimos
the American Indians
...and many, many other sources should
all tell the same stories of flying "gods," and strange vehicles, by
chance without any foundation?
Tulli Papyrus are writings
from ancient Egypt, it's the earliest known texts, from the annals
of Thutmose III, of Egypt's 18th Dynasty, whose
reign dates back to 3,500 years ago.
These documents are named after
Alberto Tulli, a director of the Egyptian section of the Vatican
This is the translation of
In the year 22, of the third
month of winter, sixth hour of the day, among the scribes of the
House of Life it was found that a strange Fiery Disk was coming
in the sky.
It had no head. The breath of its
mouth emitted a foul odor. Its body was one rod in length and
one rod in width. It had no voice. It came toward His Majesty's
house. Their heart became confused through it, and they fell
upon their bellies. They went to the king, to report it.
His majesty meditated on all these
events which were now going on.
After several days had passed, they
became more numerous in the sky than ever. They shined in the
sky more than the brightness of the sun, and extended to the
limits of the four supports of heaven. Powerful was the position
of the Fiery Disks.
The army of the king looked on, with
His Majesty in their midst. It was after the evening meal when
the Disks ascended even higher in the sky to the south.
Fish and other volatiles rained down
from the sky; a marvel never before known since the foundation
of the country. And His Majesty caused incense to be brought to
appease the heart of Amun-Re, the god of the Two Lands.
And it was ordered that the
event be recorded for His Majesty in the Annals of the house of
Life to be remembered forever.
All centuries are filled with
flying apparatus accounts.
This gives further credence that all of
today's 'modern UFOs' are not all advanced, classified military
technology (although I believe many of them are, I also believe many
of them are extraterrestrial).
In 1716, as reported in the "Boston
News Letter," there were strange appearances of Ships in the
Air, which engaged each other for approximately thirty minutes. All
of a sudden, a cloud of many colors covered them, which presented
any further sight of them.
An account published in the journal
Philosophical Transactions, from Westminster, England from
1742 reads as follows:
I saw a light arise from
behind the Trees and houses, which I took at first for a large
sky-rocket; but when it had risen to the height of about 20
degrees, it took a motion nearly parallel to the horizon, but
waved in this manner.
Its motion was so very slow, that I
had it above half a minute in view, and therefore enough time to
contemplate its appearance fully. There
was nothing around in 1742 that could have explained this
One report from 1799, describes a
"luminous spot seen moving across the path of Mercury".
Another one from the journal
Philosophical Transactions, in 1847 concerned a very odd moving
According the writer,
"it looked like a star passing over the
Moon which, on the next moment's consideration I knew to be
impossible. It was a fixed, steady light upon the dark part of the
One very interesting account comes
from a 1894 issue of the Astrophysical Journal about "a
light reflecting body, or a bright spot near Mars seen on the 25th
It was seen by Professor Pickering and others at the
Lowell Observatory, described as,
"a light reflecting body above
an unilluminated part of Mars."
In 1845, near Sicily and Malta in the
Mediterranean Sea, three luminous bodies rising up from the sea
about half a mile from the ship were reported by the captain.
a Royal Navy ship.
On June 18th, at 9h 30m p.m.,
the brig Victoria, from Newcastle to Malta, in lat. 36 40′ 46,
long. 13 44′ 36, was becalmed, with no appearance of bad
weather, when her top-gallant and royal masts suddenly went over
the side as if carried away by a squall.
Two hours it blew very hard
from the east, and whilst all hands were aloft reefing topsails,
it suddenly fell calm again, and they felt an overpowering heat
and stench of sulphur. At this moment three luminous bodies
issued from the sea, about half a mile from the vessel, and
remained visible for ten minutes.
The sulphur connection is
intriguing, since many UFO accounts have been connected to the
smell of sulphur.
(1) Dolan, Richard -
UFOs For the
21st Century Mind - New York: Richard Dolan Press, 2014
(2) Daniken, Erich.
The Gods. New York: Berkley Books, 1970
(3) Mahabharata VIII.31.80
(7) See "Tulli Papyrus," Wikipedia,
the free Internet encyclopedia for a good overview of this.
(8) Leondard, R. Cedric, Firce
Circles, A Revised Translation of the Tulli Transcription, (www.atlantisquest.com/Firecircle.html)
(9) Daniel Guenther's "Just the Cases
UFO database." (www.jtc-ufo.com/database/sightings/4)
Vol. 42, p. 524.
(11) Jenkins, B.G. "The luminous
spot on Mercury in transit."
Monthly Notices of the Royal
Astronomical Society, 38 (April 1878): p. 338. Fort,
Charles, Book of the Damned, p. 198
(12) Fort, Charles,
Book of the
Damned, Cosimo Classics, 2004, p ;199. and 195
(13) Malta Mail Times,
August 18th, 1845.