Aug 16, 2022
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At a congressional hearing, Pentagon officials testified that sightings of UFOs are becoming more frequent and may pose a danger. But recent revelations also point to an alien attraction to the holy land.

Congressional report

Last week, top Pentagon officials testified before the US Congress on the subject of “unidentified aerial phenomena” (UAP) or what the man on the street calls Unidentified Flying Objects (UFO). The testimony covered about 400 reports by pilots and service members from 2004 to the present, up from 143 assessed in a report released about a year ago. The sightings are “frequent and continuing” and often occur in military training areas or other designated airspace. In fact, according to the report, sightings are increasing in frequency. Most of the incidents the task force reviewed were reported in the last two years.

The Pentagon’s UAP Task Force found no evidence to suggest the objects were extraterrestrial in origin or from an Earth-based foreign adversary. Still, most of the incidents analyzed remain unidentified. Only one of the reported sightings was identified as “a large, deflating balloon,” The rest remain a mystery. 

The report concluded that the sightings were of real objects since at least 80 of the 144 incidents were detected by multiple sensors. The report found that 18 objects investigated had propulsion systems that could not be explained.

“UAP clearly pose a safety of flight issue and may pose a challenge to US national security,” the report said. Over the years, the task force determined that there have been 11 near misses.

Rep. André Carson (D-IND), the chairman of the House Intelligence Subcommittee on Counterintelligence, Counterterrorism, and Counterproliferation, stated the case in even stronger terms.

“For too long, the stigma associated with UAPs has gotten in the way of good intelligence analysis. Pilots avoided reporting or were laughed at when they did. DOD officials relegated the issue to the backroom or swept it under the rug entirely, fearful of a skeptical national security community,” Carson said. “Today, we know better. UAPs are unexplained; it’s true. But they are real. They need to be investigated. And any threats they pose need to be mitigated.”

The last time an investigation of this type took place was in 1969, when a U.S. Air Force investigation into UFOs called Project Blue Book ended by deeming that no unexplained flying object had been verified and that none had ever been judged a threat to national security.

UFOs over the Sinai

The report also revealed that many reports of UAP sightings had been suppressed. On Tuesday, the Daily Mail reported on Tuesday that former US Army cavalry scouts Sergeant Travis Bingham, E4 Specialist Vishal Singh, and Private First-Class Dovell Engram had sighted a UAP when they were deployed at Observation Post 3-1 in Sinai near the south end of the Israel-Egypt border. Their regiment, the 3rd Cavalry, was part of a Multinational Force and Observers mission (MFO) deployed to monitor the border for nine months.

While on duty one night in December 2014, Engram observed: “eight bright objects hovering and zipping across the sky at incredible speeds from a desert outpost in Sinai.” He called his sergeant, Bingham.

They told the Daily Mail that the “craft” appeared to be spinning, as smaller lights emerged from it, which seemed to spiral like fireworks.

“I would describe it as a big object with several smaller objects, which appeared to be communicating, or scuffling, like a dogfight in the air,” Bingham said. “We knew it wasn’t our military, and it was baffling.”

“The objects were glowing – you could clearly see them with the naked eye, and it was clear how fast they were moving,” Bingham continued. “To this day, I’ve never seen anything like the craft, covering such distance with extreme speeds.”

Singh observed the object through night-vision goggles. He said the edges seemed blurry, making it difficult to identify its shape, but he could make out an oval-shaped object in a horizontal position roughly the size of a jumbo jet.

“The craft and smaller objects began moving like fireflies, left, right, up and down,” Singh told the DailyMail. “They were turning everywhere instantaneously. They must have been 30,000 ft high in the sky.”

“I cannot imagine any military that has this type of technology,” he added. “We’re talking u-turns while at hypersonic speeds.”

“All of a sudden, the smaller objects rejoined the craft,” Singh said. “The craft appeared to shrink smaller and smaller until it just disappeared. It didn’t fly into space; it just disappeared gradually.”

The scouts, who are trained in identifying aircraft, told the Daily Mail that they believed the objects they witnessed were of non-human origin.

Engram was on watch in the guard tower and was the first to spot the object. He radioed other Army outposts that were at least 200 miles away, and they, too, had seen the strange lights. 

The three said they were afraid to make official reports about the incident for fear of being sent for a career-damaging psychological evaluation and said there was no proper process to make such a report anyway. Afterword of the strange sighting spread among the regiment, one of the three was told “keep your mouth shut” by a senior officer.

The Daily Mail reported a similar incident in 1985 over an international military base in El Gorah. Troops from the US, Norway, Fiji, and Colombia saw an object hovering outside the perimeter fence of their base.

‘The whole camp went on alert, and the Fijians were in their underwear and running to their positions with machine guns ready to go, and everyone was screaming, “don’t shoot at it!”’ said paratrooper Matthew Heines, who witnessed the event.

According to the Fijian forces, the UAP sat by the fence for ten minutes, humming and emitting orange lights, before shooting up into the sky.

Israeli Scientist: Galactic Federation

It is interesting to note that in December 2020, Haim Eshed, who headed Israel’s space security program for nearly 30 years and is a three-time recipient of the Israel Security Award, told the Hebrew-language Yediot Aharonot that both the US and Israel have been in contact with extraterrestrial for decades. Still, the knowledge of this contact has been restricted because “humanity isn’t ready.”

According to Eshed, the aliens and earthly governments have made agreements to learn more about the “fabric of the universe.” This cooperation, which Eshed described as a “Galactic Federation,” also takes the form of an underground base on Mars where humans and aliens work together.

Aliens and the Bible

The connection between the holy land and UFOs seems natural to some. In his book, Chariot of the Gods, author Erich Von Daniken hypothesized that the prophet Ezekiel’s vision of a celestial chariot was an extraterrestrial spacecraft.  

Others see this connection in the sixth chapter of Genesis, which can describe interactions between strange creatures called Nephilim (literally ‘the fallen’) and men. 

It was then, and later too, that the Nephilim appeared on earth—when the divine beings cohabited with the daughters of men, who bore them offspring. They were the heroes of old, the men of renown. Genesis 6:4

The Nephilim are mentioned again in the Book of Numbers as some of the huge residents of Israel present after the Exodus.

We saw the Nephilim there—the Anakites are part of the Nephilim—and we looked like grasshoppers to ourselves, and so we must have looked to them. Numbers 13:33

Some Biblical commentaries also point to Judges as proof of extraterrestrials.

The stars fought from heaven, From their courses, they fought against Sisera… “Curse Meroz!” said the angel of Hashem. “Bitterly curse its inhabitants, Because they came not to the aid of Hashem, To the aid of Hashem among the warriors.” Judges 5:20-23

It is interesting to note that in verse 20, the Prophetess Deborah explicitly states that Israel received aid in the battle from the stars.

According to the Talmud (Moed Katan 16a), Meroz is a particular planet in the celestial sphere, and because the phrase precedes the mention of it, “the stars in their course fought against Sisera,” it thus follows that Meroz must be defined as a celestial body whose inhabitants were cursed for refusing to do God’s will.