friend and I were chatting over lunch at the Holbrooke Hotel
when our conversation suddenly swerved onto the subject of the
Internet. "You're on the net?" I asked, hoping that we could
exchange email. "No, I don't even own a computer, but I think
you should know something. Most universities won't accept thesis
material taken from the net." I was past that anyway, but enjoy
convenient communication, and the tremendous array of
information about everything. I assured my friend that although
the university stance may have some validity, most researchers
know you need many sources of information to reach an informed
conclusion. The subject dropped when I mentioned that one's
experiences have more than a little influence on how we think. I
was thinking about a bizarre experience that changed my life.
It was a
blustery, rainy Friday afternoon about thirty years earlier. I
was lazily loading the dishwasher and listening to then radio
KAHI's guest talking about
unidentified flying objects (UFOs).
He said that he had taped messages from space beings, and
extended an invitation to anyone interested in hearing them. My
curiosity got the best of me, and somehow I persuaded my husband
and three other couples into going along. It was the perfect
night for a mystery. I think we were all a little apprehensive
as we drove up the narrow, winding road that led to a neat
little house surrounded by oak trees. Our host, Gayne Myers
(right) opened the door, and after a brief introduction to his
wife Roberta, we seated ourselves around the fireplace to
listen. The first recording alluded to a galactic war that ended
with the destruction of a planet in our solar system, and the
troublemakers being exiled to earth. Periodically, great beings
were sent here to teach the solar delinquents. We thought it
sounded like an episode from "Star Trek." Eventually, Friday
night became a weekly event for those of us who wanted to hear
more and discuss whatever. Our host and some other guests had
impressive libraries from which to borrow books. I took full
advantage of the opportunity and was surprised that so many
ancient religious texts referred to various forms of aircraft
that seemed oddly out of place.
instance, the Bible's prophet Ezekiel says he saw wheels within
wheels that went straight up and made a sound like rushing
waters. Moses led his people through the wilderness by following
a cloud, sometimes pillar of light to the mountain where the
voice of God gave him the Ten commandments. The prophet Elijah
departed from earth in a whirlwind (or fiery chariot) that was
witnessed by his disciple Elisha.
ancient Hindu writings mention self-propelled aircraft (or
Vimina's) that were used by the sages. These were finely painted
and made a melodious sound during flight. some had two stories
with windows. The larger
Daru-vimina craft started
with a roar until the driving whirlwind was set into motion.
Flight records indicate they achieved great heights and
some of the most fascinating accounts of flight are related in
Louis Ginzberg's "Legends of the Jews." The prophet
teacher Enoch flew about the heavens on a white steed. When he
finished his earthly mission and was about to depart, he warned
some of his followers not to watch him ascend, because they
would be killed.
legend says that the first Inca told his brother Auca to fly to
a distant hilltop that later became the site of Cuzco. Not far
away is the Nazca Plain with gigantic etchings of a spider,
hummingbird, animals, spirals and rectangles that remained
undetected until modern pilots noticed them from above.
the Islamic prophet Mohammed didn't fly, he did mention that he
received his instructions from a star that spoke to him on the
these accounts were so interesting that I knew there had to be a
lot more buried treasure waiting to be rediscovered. Sure
enough, some digging through rare books produced an abundance of
early archeological observations about fossilized remains of
lost civilizations on and around the American continent.
Scientists are convinced that some of the
Pacific Islands were
actually man made. This physical evidence supports the legend
that this hemisphere was the center of a vast theocratic
civilization designed after our solar system.
it proves that what the Greek historian Herodotus claimed was
true. He said the Egyptian priests told him that they descended
most ancient people on
earth, who lived in the west. So one has to wonder if the
ancient pilots were gods from another planet (or dimension), or
merely men from a more advanced culture on earth.
been written about UFOs. It doesn't matter whether or not I
believe in them. Who knows? What matters to me is that my
initial curiosity developed into an education that expanded my
consciousness. Our little group wasn't a cult. We were advised
not to follow, but rather to think. My new awareness motivated
me to notice and become politically active with the hope of
improving government, education and alternative medical
treatment for terminally ill people.
unusual experiences can bring embarrassment, ridicule and ruin
for some, mine made me realize that the more we learn, the more
conscious we become of how little we know.