UFOs Essay Research Paper Unidentified flying objects

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UFOs Essay, Research Paper Unidentified flying objects, or UFOs, as they’re fondly called, are one of the century’s most intriguing and controversial mysteries. Since ancient times, UFOs of all types have been accounted for. More today than ever, hundreds of thinkers, theologians, and scientists have tried to answer why there are or whether there aren’t UFOs. According to some, the speculation that UFOs are alien spacecrafts from another world is an absurd and foolish proposal. Others vehemently disagree and assert that extraterrestrial life is not only possible, but such life forms may be superior, technologically advanced beings who visit our Earth regularly. Are these “flying saucers” a figment of our imagination? Or, are they a genuine reality we prefer to

dismiss because we fear the scary truth that we are not the only master race? Are we hesitant because society dubs such “immature” psycho tantamount to subscribing to belief in ghosts? These are a few of the many pertinent UFO questions the mature individual must address. One of the most popular theories that support and explains the existence of alien beings is the ancient astronaut theory. This theory contains three main schools of thought. The first states that aliens bred with our primitive forebears thereby creating modern man. The second is quite similar. Aliens performed genetic engineering on apes thereby creating the Homo Sapiens and man’s intelligence. The third, and least accepted, is that colonists from another galaxy came to Earth, mated with the primitives and

established a high level of culture, before being destroyed by some natural catastrophe. And upon this catastrophe and destruction, we build and grow. Berossus, a Babylonian scholar, may have been the first astronaut historian. He said that ” animals endowed with reason” bestowed the Sumerian culture before 3000 BC. The Sumerians, along with their cultural inheritors, the Babylonians, never referred to such beings as gods. Rather they were depicted as “disgusting abominations,” a description only deserved by uninvited alien visitors. One step further takes the astronaut theory and surmises that with it, we can understand the later religious cultures, such as the Hebrews who are thought to have borrowed much of Sumerian practice. Such religions and secret societies, with

their elaborate and complicated rituals may actually be “preserving from a previous epoch fragments of an esoteric and little understood knowledge, just as the Egyptian, Hebrew, and Mayan priests guarded in their temples the inspired word of their self-possessed creators.” Alien originators may have set down certain rites which became confused over the years, resulting in the various ancient religions; aliens being the source of our notion of God. This also may explain how miles long designs, only viewable from the air, were created in ancient times. The only rationalization for the possibility of such designs is that the ancients had assistance from the sky, namely extraterrestrial assistance. Many UFO theorists, astronomer Morris Jessup being the forerunner, go even

further: not only were pre-Biblical and Biblical times full of Alien intervention, but he contends that the UFO phenomenon is the missing link between Biblical supernatural accounts of miracles and established, contradicting science. Jessup explains that “nothing is supernatural and nothing is outside nature.” He continues that the Bible is full of UFO accounts, depicted by various descriptions: angels, the revelation on Mt. Sinai, the burning bush, and Elijah’s levitation to heaven. Jessup says the Bible is a physical record, not a collection of divine revelation “although the miracles of this and all religions invite rational and physical explanation, if we grant the ‘existence of spatial intelligence (13).’” Another thinker, Brinsley Trent, follows the theme of