ET's -- or Angels?

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ET's -- or Angels?

Post by lpetrich » Fri Dec 04, 2015 5:54 am

This was something that I thought of when considering some UFO contactees' descriptions of their human(oid)-ET contacts. They sometimes seem angelic, almost as if they'd be considered angels in past centuries. I'll quote some descriptions.

From Desmond Leslie's and George Adamski's book Flying Saucers Have Landed (1953), George Adamski describes an ET that he met in the southern California desert.
1. His trousers were not like mine. They were in style, much like ski trousers and with a passing thought I wondered why he wore such out here on the desert.

2. His hair was long; reaching to his shoulders, and was blowing in the wind as was mine. But this was not too strange for I have seen a number of men who wore their hair almost that long.

... it was however a friendly feeling toward the smiling young man standing there waiting for me to reach him.

...
The beauty of his form surpassed anything I had ever seen. And the pleasantness of his face freed me of all thought of my personal self.

...
The flesh of his hand to the touch of mine was like a baby’s, very delicate in texture, but firm and warm. His hands were slender, with long tapering fingers like the beautiful hands of an artistic woman. In fact, in different clothing he could easily have passed for an unusually beautiful woman; yet he definitely was a man.

...
His hair was sandy in colour and hung in beautiful waves to his shoulders, glistening more beautifully than any woman’s I have ever seen. And I remember a passing thought of how Earth women would enjoy having such beautiful hair as this man had. As I said before, he wore no protection over it and it was being blown by the winds.

His clothing was a one-piece garment which I had a feeling was a uniform worn by spacemen as they travel, like Earth men in various types of work wear uniforms to indicate their occupations.
They then conversed on various subjects by gestures and telepathy, and this gentleman eventually went back to his RV-sized flying saucer and flew off. GA later named him Orthon.

GA claimed for the rest of his life that this was a physical encounter, not a psychic or etheric or whatever encounter. Desmond Leslie once claimed that GA once protested that his ET friends are not "goddamn spooks".

But from GA's description, Orthon looks much like some stereotypical angel. Admittedly, angels aren't known for wearing jumpsuits and traveling in vehicles, but there does seem to be a resemblance. There's also a resemblance in the form of meeting angels in out-of-the-way places. Mohammed meeting Gabriel in the mountains near Mecca, and Joseph Smith meeting Moroni in rural upstate New York.

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Re: ET's -- or Angels?

Post by lpetrich » Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:42 am

Later, in Inside the Spaceships (1955) George Adamski describes going aboard a huge cylindrical interplanetary spaceship that has flying saucers as its shuttlecraft. He met two of its crewwomen who were then off-duty, two women whom he found indescribably beautiful:
The one who had brought me the water was about five feet, three inches in height. Her skin was very fair and her golden hair hung in waves to just below her shoulders in a beautiful symmetry. Her eyes, too, were more golden than any other color and held an expression that was both gentle and merry. I had the feeling that she was reading my every thought. Her almost transparent skin was without blemish of any kind, exquisitely delicate, though firm and possessed of a warm radiance. Her fea­tures were finely chiseled, the ears small, the white teeth beautifully even. She looked very young. I judged that she could not be much over twenty years of age. Her hands were slender, with long, tapering fingers. I noticed that neither she nor her companion wore make-up of any kind on their faces or fingernails. The lips of both were a natural deep red. They wore no jewelry of any descrip­tion. Indeed, such adornment would have served only to detract from their own natural beauty.

Both women wore draped garments of a veil-like ma­terial which fell to their ankles, and both robes were bound at the waist by a striking girdle of contrasting color, into which jewels seemed actually to be woven.

The garment of the little blonde was of a pure light blue, and her tiny sandals were golden in color. Later, I learned that she was a citizen of the planet we know as Venus. Kalna is the name I shall give her.

Ilmuth, my name for the other woman, was taller and a rich brunette in coloring. She also wore her hair in a cascade that fell to just below her shoulders, and it was a beautiful wavy black with highlights of reddish brown. Her large eyes were black, luminous, with flashes of brown. They held the same merry expression as those of her companion, and I felt that she, too, could read my innermost thoughts. In fact, this is an impression I have received from every person that I have met from worlds beyond our own. The color of this lovely brunette’s robe was a pale, rich green, and her sandals of a copper hue. Ilmuth, like Firkon, was an inhabitant of the planet Mars.
Add halos and wings, and they'd look like a common stereotype of angels, it seems to me. But I haven't exactly seen a lot of depictions of angels wearing jeweled belts.

We also see these two ladies on-duty as spaceship pilots wearing jumpsuits, and they seem as knowledgable as the menfolk that GA encounters.

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Re: ET's -- or Angels?

Post by DCHindley » Sat Dec 05, 2015 7:47 pm

Like Truman Bethurum's "Aura Rhanes", the captivatingly beautiful almost midget-like captain of an inter-celestial "scow" (spaceship).

Perhaps Bethurum was too captivated by Rhanes' unearthly beauty, for when he unexpectedly ran across someone he believed to be the off-duty Aura Rhanes drinking a glass of orange juice at a diner in the arid western US somewhere, and tried to strike up a conversation (for celestial ET investigative purposes only, mind you) she snubbed him, denying her true identity.

DCH (I don't suppose it is any coincidence that Gene Roddenberry's fictional Lt Ahura is a short captivatingly beautiful space traveler, although not the captain of a scow, who would likely be at home in a super-celestial diner far from home)

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Re: ET's -- or Angels?

Post by lpetrich » Sun Dec 06, 2015 2:18 am

TRUMAN BETHURUM
The Iron Skeptic - Truman Bethurum
Abduction and Sexual Encounter of Antonio Villas Boas (NSFW -- close encounters of the sexual kind)
From the first link,
Suddenly a “mumbling around the truck” awakened him. The mumbling was unintelligible. Bethurum looked out the window and saw “eight to 10 small men, all about 4 feet 8 inches to 5 feet high.” They were not dwarfs but fully developed men, said Bethurum. ...

... Bethurum shook hands with all the “friendly” men and asked if their captain was around. The spokesman for the group volunteered to escort Bethurum to the captain, and led him toward the parked space ship. Meanwhile, Bethurum looked around and saw the short men were “Latin types,” that is, with complexions “something like Italians.” All were neatly dressed in uniforms similar to those “worn by Greyhound bus drivers.” All had coal black hair and dark eyes. They had beautiful skin---skin which contained no wrinkles or blemishes.
Then,
Going inside he met the woman captain, Aura Rhanes. He described her as having a “slender” Latin- type face. She wore a “radiant red skirt, black velvet short sleeved blouse and a black beret with red trim.”
Truman Bethurum also described Aura Rhanes as "tops in shapeliness and beauty".

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Re: ET's -- or Angels?

Post by lpetrich » Sun Dec 06, 2015 2:33 am

Here are some more.

Howard Menger in From Outer Space To You (1959) describing his first contact:
But one day in 1932, when I was ten, I saw something even more beautiful than the surroundings.

There, sitting on a rock by the brook, was the most exquisite woman my young eyes had ever beheld!

The warm sunlight caught the highlights of her long golden hair as it cascaded around her face and shoulders. The curves of her lovely body were delicately contoured—revealed through the translucent material of clothing which reminded me of the habit of skiers.

I halted in my tracks, and for a moment my breath stopped. I was not frightened, but an overwhelming wonderment froze me to the spot.

She turned her head in my direction.

Even though very young, the feeling I received was unmistakable.

It was a tremendous surge of warmth, love and physical attraction which emanated from her to me.

Suddenly all my anxiety was gone and I approached her as one would an old friend or loved one.

She seemed to radiate and glow as she sat on the rock, and I won­dered if it were due to the unusual quality of the material she wore, which had a shimmering, shiny texture not unlike but far surpassing the sheen of nylon. The clothing had no buttons, fasteners or seams I could discern. She wore no makeup, which would have been unneces­sary to the fragile transparency of her Camellia-like skin with pinkish undertones.

Her eyes, opalescent discs of gold, turned their smiling affection on me with a tranquil luminescence.
Elizabeth Klarer in Beyond the Light Barrier (1980), describing her ET lover:
The tall man sat beside me and held my hand in both of his hands. The firm warmth and reassurance of his touch caused me to relax com­pletely, and I leaned back against the soft bench.

"My name is Akon," he said. "I am a scientist, and my research takes me to many planets beyond our home system. Sheron, who greeted you as we came in, is my pilot, and he is also a scientist. Our home system is beyond—far beyond—this small star with its family of planets. We come from a double star system."

With wonder, I looked into his eyes—those fantastic, compelling eyes. He smiled at me in his gentle way, and then his whole face lit up for a fleeting moment. I was fascinated by his strong and fine appearance, tall and strikingly handsome with a force of character unknown to me. His ascetic face was. grave but tender, and his golden hair shone white at the temples as he moved his head to glance at the viewing lens. It was a most striking face, with aquiline features, high cheekbones and light gray eyes slanting up to the temples. His forehead was high and his skin golden and fair, with no vestige of suntan. There were humor lines around his eyes and deep lines down his cheeks. He was an older man, well past middle age, with a strong and lithe body just under two meters in height.

His hair was straight and long, behind his ears and to the nape of the neck, and he wore a plain, close-fitting garment that shimmered with a silvery sheen. It was all one piece, light and comfortable like a shiny nylon, and very soft. The trousers narrowed down to the ankles and covered his feet like a soft glove on which he walked. Long sleeves closed tightly around his wrists, and a high round neckline fitted him like a polo-neck sweater. Only his hands, face and head were exposed, and I noticed gloves and a head covering of the same shiny material lying on the other bench. The head covering looked tight-fitting and had slits for the eyes slanting upward and slits for the mouth and nose.

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Re: ET's -- or Angels?

Post by DCHindley » Sun Dec 06, 2015 7:07 pm

Hmmm,

Don't forget the fictional depiction of Vorlons in the TV series Babylon 9, which looked like angels or ghosts of the viewers' beloved parents, brothers, etc., when they take off their "encounter suits".

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Post by lpetrich » Sun Dec 06, 2015 7:47 pm

Interesting. That's Babylon 5.

Here is how George Adamski introduces Kalna and Ilmuth (ITSS):
Then, as I stepped through the doorway into this lux­urious lounge, my attention instantly was absorbed by two incredibly lovely young women who arose from one of the divans and came toward us as we entered.

This was indeed a tremendous surprise as, for some reason, I had never visualized women as space travelers. Their very presence and extraordinary beauty, the friendliness that was so apparent as they approached to greet us, together with the luxurious background in the out-of-this-world craft, were overwhelming.

The shorter of the two women touched my hand in the recognized greeting, then immediately turned away to walk over to another part of the room. Then the taller and seemingly younger girl leaned forward and touched my cheek lightly with her lips. The first lovely lady re­turned holding a small glass of colorless liquid which she held out to me.

Stirred deeply by the warm friendliness of these peo­ple, I thanked her and took the glass. The water (for that is what it proved to be) tasted like our own pure spring water. It seemed, however, a little denser, with a con­sistency something like a very thin oil. As I sipped it, I strove to regain my composure and to impress the images of these gracious and beautiful young women indelibly on my mind.

...

I realize that in trying to describe these ladies from other worlds than ours I am attempting the impossible. Perhaps, using my inadequate description as a stepping stone, the reader will search his own imagination for an image of perfect beauty—and then know that it must certainly fall short of the reality.
I did some searches for "angels beautiful" and "angels handsome", and I found lots of descriptions of both sexes of angels as being very good-looking.

Theologian Peter Kreeft ("Angels and Demons: What Do We Really Know about Them?", 1995, p. 72) writes "Are angels beautiful? Absolutely. Beyond all human imagination." Though he states elsewhere that they assume human form only for our convenience, and that they don't really have bodies.

Here is another bit on an angel - UFO connection:

“Angel” which saved British troops in WW1 “may have been UFO” - Yahoo News UK (back in 22-23 Aug 1914)
An ‘Angel’ which many British soldiers credited with saving their lives in one of the first, brutal battles of World War I may not have been sent from heaven after all - but from the stars.

UFO authors suspect that the famous “Angel of Mons” - described as either St George, St Michael, angels, or crowds of angelic warriors, may in fact have been extraterrestrial.

...
Among UFO enthusiasts, many believe that UFOs and angels are the same thing - or that sightings of angels have been of extraterrestrials, or even vice versa. A quick trawl of the web finds dozens of sites devotes to the topic.

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Post by andrewcriddle » Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:07 am

lpetrich wrote: Here is another bit on an angel - UFO connection:

“Angel” which saved British troops in WW1 “may have been UFO” - Yahoo News UK (back in 22-23 Aug 1914)
An ‘Angel’ which many British soldiers credited with saving their lives in one of the first, brutal battles of World War I may not have been sent from heaven after all - but from the stars.

UFO authors suspect that the famous “Angel of Mons” - described as either St George, St Michael, angels, or crowds of angelic warriors, may in fact have been extraterrestrial.

...
Among UFO enthusiasts, many believe that UFOs and angels are the same thing - or that sightings of angels have been of extraterrestrials, or even vice versa. A quick trawl of the web finds dozens of sites devotes to the topic.
The Angels of Mons are probably a legend based on a story by Arthur Machen
See http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/140 ... mages.html

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Re: ET's -- or Angels?

Post by lpetrich » Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:26 am

Angels of Mons also discusses those alleged apparitions. As far as anyone can tell, it started with a story by journalist Arthur Machen:
Machen, who had already written a number of factual articles on the conflict for the paper, set his story at the time of the retreat from the Battle of Mons in August 1914. The story described phantom bowmen from the Battle of Agincourt summoned by a soldier calling on St. George, destroying a German host.
Thus making those angels an urban legend.

BTW, nowadays, it's not just Abrahamic believers who believe in angels. A lot of New Agers now believe in them also. I found several hits for "'New Age' angels", like this one: Angels Cards @ NewAgeStore.com I also found some pages with some fundies' attacks on New Age angelology.

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Re: ET's -- or Angels?

Post by lpetrich » Sat Dec 12, 2015 4:51 pm

1950's UFO contactees often thought that all of the Solar System's planets were habitable, even though evidence was accumulating even then that they aren't. In 1955, Desmond Leslie wrote for George Adamski's Inside the Spaceships:
The latest book to appear concerning the planet Mars has been written by Dr. Hubertus Strughold (This Green and Red Planet). It proves that if our instruments and their information are correct, intelligent organic life as we know it could not last ten seconds on Mars. But Strughold ends by admitting that perhaps we have over­looked “some crucial factor” and really the only way to be quite sure is for us to travel to the other planets for ourselves and find out firsthand.
Judging from some other publications, Dr. Strughold was likely quoting estimates that Mars's atmospheric pressure is about 0.1 times ours. But we have done what DL mentioned, and we've found that everywhere else in the Solar System is a horrible place for us to live. But there are still some who defend 1950's UFO-contactee habitability notions in various ways.
  • Seeming counterevidence is faked. George Adamski claimed that the Russians retouched their Luna-3 pictures to fool the Americans. But that theory has not been very popular.
  • Seeming counterevidence is the result of mistakes like miscalibration.
  • Living in enclosed cities and bases, like what we've considered for colonizing the Solar System.
  • Living in an etheric plane instead of the physical plane (backdoor supernaturalism).
  • The contacts' home-planet names were codenames for their true homes in outer-Solar-System space colonies or outside the Solar System.
Seems almost like religious apologetics.

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