Konichi-wa and hajimema#e!
I am pleased to join this project and I look forward to working with all of my outspoken, insightful, knowledgable, and loudmouthed compadres here.
I intend to focus on hints of alien contact in religions. I should warn you all that I am an "interested skeptic" with an appreciation for
evidence, though my heart is prone to fantasy. I mean to be an objective examiner.
This post will focus on ancient artwork, with an emphasis on religious artwork.
has an expansive gallery of artwork involving either objects or characters that resemble UFOs or aliens, or art
depicting concepts of technology, engineering, or mechanical inventions that are otherwise out-of-place for the time and origin of their creation.
This art ranges from B.C.(E.) to somewhat modern times and I will present the stories behind the art along with some notes about the cultures that
produced it in my illustrative episodic series, to begin. This post will consist of mostly quotations, mostly sourced from this site. After the art
posts, I will focus on religious stories, language, and concepts relative to the topic in ancient and modern religions. This part will be entirely
written by me but will be complete with sources and a bibliography.
To begin with, I would like to present this piece, which is one of several influences on history that the (perception of) UFOs has had on nations.
These images of two crusaders date from a 12th century manuscript " Annales Laurissenses" (volumes/books about historical and religion events)and
refer to a UFO sighting in the year 776, during the siege on Sigiburg castle, France. The Saxons besieged and surrounded the French people. They both
were fighting when suddenly a group of discs (flaming shields) appeared hovering over the top of the church. It appeared to the Saxons that the French
were protected by these objects and the Saxons fled.
(Image not included)
Indian Vedic texts are full of descriptions of Vimanas. The Ramayana describes Vimanas as a double decked, circular or cylindrical aircraft with
portholes and a dome. It flew with "the speed of the wind" and gave forth a "melodious sound".
The above painting is by Carlo Crivelli (1430-1495) and is called "The Annunciation" (1486) and hangs in the National Gallery, London. A disk shaped
object is shining a pencil beam of light down onto the crown of Mary's head. A Blow up of the object is next to the painting.
The above picture depicts Jesus and Mary on what appear to be lenticular clouds. The painting is entitled "The Miracle of the Snow" and was painted
by Masolino Da Panicale (1383-1440) and hangs at the church of Santa Maria Maggiore, Florence, Italy.
This painting is called "The Madonna with Saint Giovannino". It was painted in the 15th century. The Palazzo Vecchio lists the artist as unknown
although attributed to the Lippi school.Above Mary's right shoulder is a disk shaped object. Below is a blow up of this section and a man and his dog
can clearly be seen looking up at the object.
UFO sightings are not at all modern, as you will see in my next post, so it is no surprise that UFOs and aliens appear in ancient and antique art. It
is fascinating, however, that a great amount of religious art plainly implicates extra-planetary occurences in depictions of religious proceedings.
In comparison among ancient religions and their traditional fables and stories, the similarity of references to intrastellar influence becomes uncanny
to the observer.
This image is by flemish artist Aert De Gelder and is entitled "The Baptism of Christ" It was painted in 1710 and hangs in the Fitzwilliam Musuem,
Cambridge. A disk shaped object is shining beams of light down on John the Baptist and Jesus.
*All quotes from above originated from www.ufoartwork.com...
Clearly, man has looked to the skies from the beginning. Unknown things that man saw in his infancy and those that man now sees share common themes
and traits. Do these similar traits simply encompass our universal fears of the unknown, or is man actually making visual and further contact with
vessels and beings from other places? These strange and unidentified creatures and objects that we now capture on film were once captured only on
canvas. Do they have real significance in man's history and destiny? Have they exhibited real power over us? Let's take a look at the
I am aware that using one single source for my opening post is not entirely professional, but the quotes describe where the art came from and who
created it better than most sites that I read during this process, and in any case, the art speaks for itself in this post.
[edit on 13-4-2005 by Zipdot]