Tuesday, June 28, 2016

First Written Account of a UFO Sighting- Ancient Egypt

Statue of Thutmose III
            The following excerpt was written more than 3,400 years ago. It was composed in hieroglyphics on a papyrus scroll and was part of the annals of Pharaoh Thutmose the 3rd, who reigned roughly from around 1504-1450 BCE. It seems to describe what modern believers would call a UFO encounter.
            “In the year 22, of the 3rd month of winter, sixth hour of the day… the scribes of the House of Life found it was a circle of fire that was coming in the sky…It had no head, the breath of its mouth had a foul odor. Its body one rod long and one rod wide. It had no voice. Their hearts became confused through it; then they laid themselves on their bellies…They went to the Pharaoh to report it. His Majesty ordered... [an examination of] all which is written on papyrus rolls of the House of Life.
Original papyrus scroll this excerpt was written on
            "His Majesty was meditating upon what happened. Now after some days had passed, these things became more numerous in the skies than ever. They shone more in the sun, and extended to the limits of the four supports of the heavens…Powerful was the position of the fire circles. The army of the Pharaoh looked on with him in the midst. It was after supper. Thereupon, these fire circles ascended higher in the sky towards the south…The Pharaoh caused incense to be brought to make peace on the hearth… And what happened was ordered by the Pharaoh to be written in the annals of the House of Life… so that it be remembered forever.”
            Make of that what you will. Caveat Emptor.