August 20, 2011

UFOs in the Old West

Movin' on with Nellie:  Ancient Aliens onboard Cowboys and Aliens with Indiana Jones and James Bond

By Nelda CurtissThe History Channel runs a series called “Ancient Aliens” and in an episode this season they looked at Ancient Aliens and the Old West. The director of that series included lots of clips from this movie as well. But, they showed newspaper stories from the 1800’s reporting on unusual or unknown strange lights and flying objects in the skies well before the Wright Brothers made their liftoff.

The History Channel cites experts from the Joseph Campbell Museum, or experts in religion from this university or that one; and they interview authors of books like Jim Marrs’ “Alien Agenda,” J. Allan Danelek’s “The Great Airship of 1897,” Phillip Coppens’ web site called, David Childress’ “Technology of the Gods,” Thomas Johnson’s “House of Phacops,” Ross Hamilton’s “Mystery of the Serpent Mound,” Nancy Red Star’s “Star Ancestors,” Giorgio A. Tsoukalos’ “Legendary Times” Magazine, and interviews with Zuni Tribal Elder Clifford Mahooty.

In 1865, “The Missouri Democrat” reported that a trapper saw a light travel through the forest and crash. The next morning, according to the news, this trapper tracked it down; The light had crashed, and the artifact was of metallic construction, had chambers, and a mysterious liquid around it; there were hieroglyphic-like markings on it as well. The sighting was along the upper Missouri river, and the home of Blackfoot Indians. Their legends and stories included stories of star beings from long ago.

Chief Standing Elk of the Yankton Dakota Tribe said in his interview, “A lot of our relatives that come to us from the stars speak in a telepathic means. And I understood them very well. They came to me with a bar with symbols from the light ships. They represent Star people and these are universal laws.”
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Aliens = Metaphor for Indians? and Sioux Indians Sees UFO.


Anonymous said...

Oh, have you read Erdoes' account of Indian myths? One was actually written (or whatever) by Leonard Crow Dog. And it fit with this motif. Of course, it's less than a century old, so...

Rob said...

No, I haven't read American Indian Myths and Legends edited by Richard Erdoes.