In the early 50’s a man was claiming to have regular visits from “spacemen” that were the same entities that UFO contactees describe meeting, as well as the same ones he said were portrayed in the Bible as “Angels.” He said they had outposts in our Solar System and had connections to Atlantis and Lemuria. He took many photos in the early 50’s (no photoshop, no computers) but many were overexposed (potentially) because of the propulsion field coming from the craft — A man in 2017 wanted to make a 3D animation of these craft and asked to borrow all the photos and negatives from the 50’s to help create the animation. Upon digital enhancement, within a black negative, this figure and a craft appeared. This may be what people describe as the “Tall Whites” or, “The Atanteans” [sic] or... “The Angels” of the Bible. They glow, they can almost look translucent (potentially) if they are surrounded by an electromagnetic force field, but really, they may be walking around on Earth “just like men” as the Bible and Vedic texts describe.
To be fair, there is actually a connection of sorts: As Ignatius Donnelly recognized (mostly by accident), Plato modeled the end of Atlantis in the Critias on Near Eastern flood myths, so the story resonates with intertestamental Jewish myths of pre-Flood activities of the fallen angel Watchers and their giant sons the Nephilim, whom Theosophy identified with Venusians and Martians and whom ancient astronaut theorists identified as visitors from other star systems.
I’d like to say that this was out of character, but it isn’t. These same ideas permeate DeLonge’s books, and they have also shown up in his Twitter feed and his media interviews, particularly his train wreck appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience a few years ago. DeLonge is proud of the fact that much of his knowledge of the paranormal and extraterrestrial derives from 1960s and 1970s paperback bestsellers, and there is no evidence that his knowledge base has grown since claiming to be the anointed mediator between the U.S. government and humanity.
This is not the first time DeLonge has shared dubious material on social media. He infamously shared a screen capture from the 2000 miniseries Taken and claimed it to be secret government images of a flying saucer.
I am, however, interested in the increasingly explicit efforts of the TTSA crew and their cousins in the Ancient Aliens orbit to equate angels and aliens and to follow Ignatius Donnelly in making Atlantis into an Eden. It has long been obvious that the ancient astronaut theory is religion in the guise of pseudoscience. It was even fairly obvious that the religion in question was Theosophy, since all the major ancient astronaut writers cite Helena Blavatsky approvingly.
But is there anything someone can say anymore that will disqualify one from lucrative government research contracts and cable TV contracts? It seems the only thing that can ensure that one is locked out of the government-media revolving door is to conclude that pseudoscientific ideas are bullshit.
1/23/2020 11:04:24 am
All the aliens
1/23/2020 11:40:54 am
Tom is not breaking new ground, he's robbing graves.
1/23/2020 12:06:21 pm
You dudes ought to read Message From The Pleiades by Billy Meier. Among other topics it discusses the alien-Atlantis connection.
L. Ron Hubbard
1/23/2020 12:22:49 pm
This guy? Seriously? Even I think he's nuts.
1/24/2020 04:55:13 am
You are nuts if you are calling him nuts without reading his work.
1/24/2020 09:44:42 am
1/24/2020 11:10:49 am
You seem like a really intelligent person. I value your opinion very much.
Not Really dead
1/24/2020 10:28:25 pm
Oh garbage dump oh garbage dump
1/23/2020 05:45:54 pm
You mean the One-Armed Faker? As Dana Carvey's George H.W. Bush said "Not gonna do it. Wouldn't be prudent."
1/23/2020 04:04:24 pm
I'll never understand how the cockeyed notions of a few ditsy members of a tiny desert tribe thousands of years ago could take over the world and have such staying power. But then, I can't understand how the cockeyed ravings of any loudmouthed crook can lead whole nations into the cesspit.
1/24/2020 10:30:54 pm
You are perilously close to saying that Jews run the world. I've been told that Fort Marcy Park is lovely this time of year. Very peaceful.
1/23/2020 05:51:16 pm
"He took many photos in the early 50’s (no photoshop, no computers) ... Upon digital enhancement..."
1/23/2020 07:51:05 pm
Why not talk about how Perrenialism came to be discredited Jason? You don't have an excuse for carrying on with a conflict model between science and religion Jason. You could INFORM more than you do thru your criticism and you CHOOSE not too Everytime you hit "Publish." Is this peanut gallery REALLY the crowd you want to speak too?
No one cares
1/23/2020 08:43:27 pm
Wait a minute, aren't you that idiot who posts as "AMHC"?
1/23/2020 11:24:10 pm
I will have you know, I traffic in Woo without shame. Just yesterday, I confess I bought myself a citrine and Celestine geodes for display, and sent my sister a sweet cut base amethyst geode for Valentine's Day.
Religion & Science
1/23/2020 11:42:11 pm
Nothing "scientific" about all the paranormal and supernatural stuff in the Bible and Judeo-Christianity. Get your head screwed on.
1/24/2020 12:00:42 am
I also collect votives cut from stone.
1/24/2020 03:54:57 am
They would originally given off incense in ancient times that would be classed as illegal today.
1/24/2020 03:56:29 am
Pillar of fire and pillar of cloud
1/24/2020 03:57:57 am
Spirit of the Lord
1/24/2020 04:02:49 am
Who needs Biblical scholars when you can be your own gardener
1/24/2020 05:01:18 pm
It's a mystery to Biblical Scholars why the tabernacle in Exodus didn't have a canopy - because they are so stiff and upper-lipped they will never know. Just like they won't ever know the significance of unleavened bread. There's only one explanation.
1/24/2020 10:34:20 pm
Oh I know! I know! Call on me!
1/24/2020 11:54:40 pm
"They (ed. "Votives") would (ed. "have") originally given off incense in ancient times that would be classed as illegal today."
EXODUS IS CONTRIVED - READ THIS BY SCHOLARS
1/25/2020 04:48:18 pm
AGAIN - FOR THE ZILLIONTH TIME
1/25/2020 04:49:49 pm
This Blog is full of ignorants about the Bible and Judeo-Christianity.
1/26/2020 06:10:36 pm
Christianity is either right or wrong. I don't need to put "Judeo" in front of it to appease my hook nosed masters, like some Shabbas bitch.
1/24/2020 12:03:48 am
1/24/2020 11:24:05 am
The Instagram post has been taken down
1/27/2020 10:39:34 am
Billy Meier came out 2 years after the french 'contactee' RAEL
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