It's Barry Chamish here. From 1987-99 Israel boasted a spectacular UFO wave and I was the reporter who covered it in depth. The incidents
were profound, culminating
in the close encounters with giants mostly around the town of Kadima. The book was once nearly impossible to find, but it's back:
Return Of The Giants.
Available in two editions, with black and white illustrations or with the more expensive color illustrations.
Many, many color shots of UFO evidence.
In thirteen dramatic chapters, the book takes you from the pictographs of Shikmoneh Beach, the giant tracks of Yatzitz, the encounters of
Kadima, following the flow of
occasional frauds, much real physical evidence and two dozen photos of the adventure. Most spectacular are the three photos of the alien being filmed
during the night of the sun at Ramat Hachayal. This is possibly the only alien being ever photographed with its shadow following its body.
Lulu.com will let you download the book for under $10 or will send a handsome copy to your home for under $20. Between us though, order the
color version for the best experience.
May I present the DVD of Return Of The Giants as well? Besides presenting programs I advised for NBC and Fox-TV, I include over 20 amateur
clips including the now famous Hatzor
"balcony" craft, a disc over Rishon Letzion chased by an Israeli jet in clear daylight, and the only known UFO attack, over Rosh Haayin, where two
UFOs collide and explode. I hope $20 is a fair price for my work.
If you wish to purchase the DVD, or invite me to lecture or be interviewed, write firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 904 501 7605
Meanwhile, here's the introduction to the book: Best, Barry
RETURN OF THE GIANTS?
Are the Anakim or the Refaim, the giants of the Bible returning to Israel
today? There are only two periods of recorded history when giants were
reported in Israel; In biblical days from the time of the Flood to the ascension
of King David and since 1993 in modern Israel.
The case for the return of giants to Israel is airtight. The giants thoughtfully
chose reliable contactees as witnesses, allowed their craft to be filmed and
left in their wake ample physical evidence.
In fact, what characterizes the current Israeli UFO wave from others in the
world, is the shere abundance of physical evidence left behind by the visitors.
Consider the first incident to usher Israel into the UFO age.
On the evening of Sept. 28, 1987, a 27 year old auto mechanic, Ami Achrai
was driving just south of Haifa when he saw what he thought might be a
helicopter in distress hovering just above the sands of Shikmona Beach on
the Mediterranean Sea. He stopped his car and to his utter amazement saw a
disc-shaped craft which emitted a bright red flash before disappearing.
Two days later he returned to the site with a ufologist the police referred him
to, Hadassah Arbel. What they discovered remains one of the most lasting
proofs ever left by a UFO of its physical existence. The flash emitted by the
craft burned its image into the sands of Shikmona Beach. A fifteen metere
ellipsoid disk was burnt black into the sand but what was more interesting
was what wasn't burned. In the vegetation which wasn't burned was a clear
image of the pilot of the craft facing a control board.
Seven years later I sent samples of the burnt sand to the television show
Sightings which subjected it to laboratory tests. The sand seemed to melt in
the heat of the camera light. The reason later discovered was the sand
particles were covered by a low melting hydrocarbon material. The laboratory
could find no natural or human explanation for the phenomenon.
Ami Achrai's incident was followed by a repeat performance on June 6, 1988
when a similarly shaped craft was once again burned into the sands of
Shikmona Beach, about 100 yards north of the first site. This was followed by
the most spectacular display of all. On April 27, 1989, two teenagers
witnessed a UFO explode into thousands of shards over Shikmona Beach.
By now, Israeli ufologists were prepared to handle the latest incident more
scientifically. The beach was strewn with burning white metal which was cool
to the touch. The metal even glowed in water. When picked up, the shards
turned into a white ash. Scientists from the Technion Institute of Technology
tested the site and found that magnetism was 6000 times higher than the
surrounding area. The shards were found top be very pure magnesium.
Two hundred yards above Shikmona Beach is a biblical shrine called Elijah's
cave. Here Elijah preached and here or somewhere nearby in the Carmel
Mountains, Elijah challenged the Canaanites to a duel of Gods. Two bulls
were tethered and the gods were beseeched to roast them. Naturally, baal
failed the Canaanites but Elijah's God sent a ray of light from heaven which
cooked the bull on the spot. This ray must have been similar to the kind of
beam which burned the sands of Shikmona Beach into a saucer shape.
Within the Cave of Elijah is an ancient drawing of something that was the
spitting image of the craft burned into the sands below. The Sightings team
decided the image "was a coincidence. Maybe it was a bat." When Michael
Hesemann filmed the drawing he left certain it was a match for the burned
Although the cave drawing's meaning is in dispute, the fact of the modern
UFO- burned inscriptions is not. Something unique occurred at Shikmona
Beach. Alien craft decided to leave souvenirs there at least three times. By
doing so, they revealed the dimensions of their craft and apparently pilot, as
well as their construction material. These were not crop circles nor were they
formed the same way. A very different message was left on Shikmona
After the UFO explosion, there was a hiatus of UFO activity until 1993 broken
only once in late 1991 over the village of Sde Moshe, some five miles from
Kadima. There, after two straight nights of having the inside of his house lit
up by an unexplained craft hovering above it, Eli Cohen captured the
responsible UFO on videotape. Several minutes of the tape were filmed after
daybreak making the result a most clear and convincing record of a UFO.
It seems the visitors were merely scouting the Kadima area in 1991 but they
returned in force in 1993. And this time, the occupants of the crafts did more
than merely hover in the sky.
In the early morning of April 20, Tsiporet Carmel's house glowed from within.
She stepped outside and saw what she thought was a new fruit silo built
outside her back yard. But then she saw the silo add a second storey to itself.
Ten yards to the side of this magical silo, Tsiporet saw a seven foot tall being
wearing metallic overalls. Its head was covered in a what looked like a
beekeeper's hat. Tsiporet said, "Why don't you take off your hat so I can see
your face?" The being answered her telepathically, "That's the way it is."
This was Israel's first publicized close encounter with an alien being. Tsiporet
could easily have been made an object of ridicule but for the fact that a crop
circle 4.5 metres in diameter was found exactly where she had seen the craft.
Within the circle were shards of a material later found to be a very pure
silicon. I add, Israel's ufologists are divided over the veracity of the silicon
because there was a prankster loose in Kadima.
However, within ten days, two more circles were found just outside Tsiporet's
back yard. This time, they were soaked with a red liquid and this fluid would
be a constant feature of upcoming landing circles. It was tested by the
National Biological Laboratory in Ness Tziona and found to be composed
mostly of cadmium.
This was the end of Tsiporet's incidents. Now the visitors concentrated on
two other woman in their late thirties living on Hapalmach Street. The first
was a Russian immigrant Mara. Strange forces shook her house so hard they
caused the outside airconditioning unit to fall out of its casing into the house.
Voices called to Mara in her childhood nickname. Eventually she decided the
house was haunted and she moved far from Kadima.
Shosh Yahud is the treasurer of the town of Kadima. She is down to earth
and wants as little to do with her UFO experience as possible. In May, she
awoke to see a seven foot, round faced being in silvery overalls circling her
bed as if "floating on his shoes." The creature assured her he was not there
to harm her and she became relaxed. After a few minutes the being floated
through her wall outside.
Shosh thought she had dreamed the incident until she looked out her
wondow in the morning and saw a 4.5 meter crop circle in her backyard. The
ufologists descended on her home and discovered the silicon and cadmium
within the circle.
Next, in June, it was Hannah Somech's turn to be visited by a giant. Hannah
lives in Burgata, three miles from Kadima. She was startled to see her dog
go flying across the kitchen into a wall. She stepped outside to investigate
and her way was stopped by an invisible force. She then saw a seven foot,
round-faced being in metallic overalls examining her pickup truck. She said to
it, "What did you do to my dog?" It answered telepathically, "Go away. I'm
busy. I could crush you like an ant if I wanted to. Go back to your husband."
Needless to say, a 4.5 meter circle crushed out of the grass was later found
in Hannah's back yard. Within, the grass was soaked with red liquid
By the end of the summer, the credible reports of giants roaming the land
persuaded the normally staid television station Channel One, to broadcast a
one hour program on the subject. Tsiporet and Shosh appeared as well as
the ufologists who had examined the circles of Kadima. To the apparent
shock of the host, the viewing audience believed the advocates of alien
landings. The result was two more witnesses coming out into the open.
Both were women in their late thirties who lived within ten miles of each other
south of Tel Aviv. Clara Kahonov of Holon was most reluctant to be quoted
but acknowledged that she had seen a giant being.
Batya Shimon of Rishon Letzion saw far more than one. In early July, two
seven foot tall, bald creatures beamed themselves into her seventh floor
apartment. They told her telepathically not to be frightened and she
immediately relaxed. She then felt they had "friendly faces." They roamed her
home, "floating on their shoes" dusting her shelves with a yellow, foul-
smelling powder. One being saw her son's aquarium, became very excited
and called his colleague over. After a few minutes, they beamed themselves
outside. The next night at 3 AM, a dozen giants visited Batya arriving and
leaving the same way.
I have had extensive conversations with the contactees and there is much in
common with their stories. That is fit subject for a separate lecture. In short,
all were the same age, all were white collar workers, three have been
haunted since their encounters telepathically, all their men slept through the
encounters, two had mysterious pregnancies etc. But the core commonality is
that these women did not know each other and separately described the
same seven foot tall, bald, round-faced giants.
And if absolute proof that giants were about in Israel was needed, it came in
December in the village of Yatzitz, twelve miles east of Rishon Letzion. The
giants had opened a new axis after Kadima, a triangle of twenty miles linking
Rishon Letzion, Holon and Yatzitz.
Herzl Casatini, the village security chief and his friend Danny Ezra were
sharing conversation when they heard an explosion and felt Ezra's house
shake. Herzl opened the door and stood face to face with a nine foot tall
creature in metallic clothes whose face was hidden in "a haze." He shut the
door and called the police. They arrived and discovered deep boot tracks in
the hard mud. The tracks sunk 35 centimeters into the ground meaning
whoever made them had to have weighed, literally, a ton. Thinking there
might have been a terrorist incursion, the army was called in.
Military trackers were totally stumped. The tracks carried on for 8 kilometers.
The heel dug in only 5 cm. meaning whatever made the tracks was walking
almost on tip-toes. If you can call it walking. Sometimes the distance between
tracks was twelve feet, meaning the intruder was a world record holding
broad jumper weighing about a ton.
The Yatzitz incident confirmed, even to the deepest skeptics, that giants were
indeed sighted and they left proof that was nearly impossible to dispute. The
best the Israeli authorities could come up with to explain the tracks was they
were left by an unknown cult. It would have to be very unknown for records of
cults whose ceremonies include dressing as giants and leaving miles of
unidentifiable tracks are undoubtedly quite rare.
After Yatitz, giant sightings were reported in Ramat Hasharon, Rehovot and
Afula. And 1996 became a vintage year for UFO evidence gathering with a
good dozen craft filmed. Two incidents stand out. In August, a UFO was
filmed over three nights with professional equipment at Kibbutz Hatzor. The
results include a closeup of what appear to be rows of square-shaped vents
on the craft. In December, a Netanya household reported constant contact
with small greys, the first such report from Israel. The witnesses backed up
their claims with an abundance of physical evidence, including stones that
melt ice immediately without a known energy source.
The Israeli UFO experience is unique and very complicated. I have touched
on just one aspect of it; but it is vital to understanding the Israeli puzzle. Of
the seven best documented close encounters with alien beings provably
connected to UFOs, six involved giants. These giants were determined to
leave evidence of their arrival in the form of cadmium-imbued landing circles,
miles of impossible boot tracks and deliberate communication with witnesses.
Indeed, the abundant evidence more than indicates that there are giants
roaming Israel today.
As there were 5,000 years ago and they also left proof of their existence. The
giants were descended from the nefilim, literally the fallen ones. In ancient
time, entities fell on Israel from the heavens and later became the mortal
enemies of the Hebrew nations.
One giant king was Og of Bashan. The bible records that his bed was thirteen
feet long. Bashan's territory included the Golan Heights. Sitting on the Golan
Heights is the Israeli version of Stonehenge. Called Gilgal Refaim, the Circle
of the Refaim or giants in English, this site consists of five concentric rings
whose beauty can only be appreciated from above. Unfortunately, there was
supposedly no way for the simple nomads of 5000 years ago to see the
circles from above.
The cite is enormous. The outside circle has a diameter of 159 meters and
over 37,000 tons of rock went into the construction of the complex. Two
openings in the circles may have been used to measure the solar solstice
and the rising of Sirius in 3000 BCE.
The fact remains that Israeli archaeologists are totally mystified by the Gilgal
Refaim. No other complex built in the Middle East resembles it and it
predates the pyramids by over 500 years. The indigenous nomads of the time
did not engage in this kind of megalith building, so outsiders were probably
the builders. According to the Bible, the only outsiders living on the Golan
Heights back then were giants.
Maybe it's a longshot, but no one has come up with a better explanation for
Israel's current UFO wave. I believe the ancient giants may be coming home.
I conclude on a somber note. The biblical giants were God's enemy and
Israel's armies were the means to their utter destruction. There is a legitimate
reason to contemplate the recent re-arrival of giants in Israel with a good
measure of dread.