Let’s take a quick look at UFO history. These days unidentified flying objects are becoming increasingly popular. We can see this clearly in the many recent movies featuring aliens and spacecraft. This wasn’t always a popular subject and, in fact, people who spoke out about what they had witnessed were often subjected to ridicule.
We must keep open minds and consider all evidence objectively. One thing I consider is that in our modern world it is easy for us to dream up visions of UFOs and aliens. We have seen them in movies time and again.
Here are some questions I’d like you to consider. What prompted ancient man to draw rocket ships and saucers on the cave walls? Why would a person living in the middle ages include flying spacecraft in their paintings? Where would that idea even come from?
In my mind, the answer to these questions are the same. They were drawing and painting objects and events they had witnessed or others of their time had witnessed and shared.
The skeptics around the world have said that these UFOs can be explained in other, perhaps less frightening, ways. Explanations range from weather balloons to light from Venus reflecting off swamp gas and illuminating a meteorite. Others say that in fact these sightings are visitors from another world.
The first sightings in UFO history were documented on rock faces in ancient Hunan, China. The carvings depict figures coming out of floating cylindrical objects resembling space craft. Scientists state these drawings date back to the time of Neanderthals, around 45,000 BC. The earliest UFO sightings in what we would consider recorded history can be found in 4th century Chinese texts. These texts state that a “moon boat” hovers above China every 12 years.
In addition to the drawings, stories of the encounters have been told for thousands of years. A Roman author, Julius Obsequens, believed to have lived in the fourth century A.D., compiled a book Prodigorium liber claiming that people had seen a fire in the sky.
Although there were many people who had seen unknown objects in the skies, the first investigation did not happen until 1232. This investigation took place in Japan after members of the army reported that they had seen odd lights, which were in the sky for several minutes.
Recent interest in the subject began around 1947. A sighting of several ships was reported and put down to German technology. Soon afterwards, the popular Roswell Daily Record announced that there was in fact a capture of an alien ship and its passengers.
The military issued a retraction shortly afterward. There are many people who believe it is simply not possible for all of the military personnel to have mistakenly identified a weather balloon as an alien ship… including alien beings as was originally stated by the military officer in charge.
In 2009 and 2010 there have been many sightings around the world and particularly in China. Indeed today it seems that China is one of the hot spots to find activity. There have been over 15 sightings all over the country in a very short space of time.
Another area that is seeing increased recent UFO activity is the United Kingdom. Particularly around the Huddersfield area.
Regardless of your own personal belief of UFOs, they are very much a part of our lives. Few subjects have such a rich background going back as far in time as UFO history. The amazing drawings that have been discovered provide some basis for the belief that life exists outside of our world and that life has visited us here on Earth.