John Keel and Jacques Vallée both wrote extensively on the theory that UAPs / UFOs directly influenced human history. They postulate that a divine experience like an encounter with flying orbs of light intercepted human history at very crucial time; therefore changing the outcome to be.
Take the book The Eighth Tower by Keel for example. Published in 1975, Keel talks about Saul of Tarsus or Saint Paul and his conversion. How an interaction with a UAP changed the course of history and the deaths of thousands if not millions of people:
In the New Testament, Acts chapter ten talks about another of Saint Paul’s visions. This time however he’s not sparing the lives of Christians, he’s told by another celestial “orb” to eat more animals:
At face value, we can say that Saint Paul’s conversion were caused by a UAP (in all sense of the acronym) and resulted in a drastic change in his life (and the lives of the early Christians for that matter).
Jacques Vallée has also mentioned orbs of lights in biblical context. He’s also kicked around the theory that crashed UFOs could be a “gift” to us from our cosmic brothers and sisters. This gift is meant to stimulate our civilization and give us some of their technology at a controlled pace. Take for example the incident at Roswell, New Mexico in 1947.
Both men believed in the possibility that whatever these so-called aliens were, they at times interjected in human history to manipulate the course of human history.
Now, I can go into the conversation about the lack of UAP intervention during the Third Reich, Hiroshima & Nagasaki, the Tulsa Massacre and other times of human atrocities but that’s an obvious and cliché. There were no orbs coming down and zapping Hitler’s or Truman’s brain, telling them to spare the lives of millions. Why not?
Let’s take a walk into the world of Alien Abductions for a bit, I’d like to discuss a few things….
The first modern case of human abduction was the case of Barney and Betty Hill in 1961 on a remote highway in New Hampshire. As the story goes, the couple claimed to have been taken aboard a spaceship and had experiments performed on them as well as an exchange of information with the alien beings. The Hill abduction case is still considered one of the most famous UFO cases in history.
What’s interesting about this case is that the Hills were in a interracial marriage during a time in the United States in which racial injustices were largely ignored by those in power. The civil rights movement had gained momentum by 1961, with its Freedom Riders and their brave confrontation with the American South. Barney Hill had joined the civil rights movement and helped make it grow. Betty herself was a member of the NAACP, helping those in need.
In a tumultuous time in the United States with much death and civil unrest, the orbs missed a pivotal moment to interject and change the course of history for people, especially when African Americans who by that time, had gone through generations of abuse by those in power. But in 1961, there were no orbs coming down to help. Yet the Hills experience with these “orbs” that descended from above was nothing more than terrifying.
The orbs could have used the Hills as a stage, a platform, to get their message of peace and love (forgiveness to the early Christians) out there and stop the violence and death. Yet that wasn’t the case.
More curiously, the Hills wasn’t the first real abduction case. No, that title goes to a Brazilian farmer whose story is quite intriguing.
Antonio Vila-boas claimed to have been abducted in 1957 while ploughing his field at night. Being too hot to work during the day, Antonio preferred the cool working conditions at night. Along with the moonlight, his tractor provided the rest of the light he needed. On the night of October 15th, he saw a red light descend from the sky and land near his fields.
Upon closer inspection, Antonio realized that what he was looking at was a strange egg-shaped craft. Panicked, he tried to flee on his tractor only to find it not starting. He jumped off and started to run when he came upon a five-foot tall humanoid creature that grabbed him. Other creatures quickly joined in subduing a terror-stricken farmer.
The alien creatures took Antonio into the space craft and from there his story gets even wilder. He claimed that eventually he was stripped out of his clothes and put in a room with a female humanoid that was as tall as the other beings, but had silvery-white hair and bright red pubic and armpit hair. Again, this account comes from 1957.
Antonio claimed that something came over him and he became extremely attracted to the being with cat-like eyes that he eventually had intercourse with her:
[When] it was all over, the female smiled at Boas, rubbing her belly and gestured upwards. Boas took this to mean that she was going to raise their child in space.
The female seemed relieved that their “task” was over, and Boas himself said that he felt angered by the situation, because he felt as though he had been little more than “a good stallion” for the humanoids. —Wiki
Again, these two modern accounts have been investigated by journalist, UFO researchers and skeptics for decades. There have been controversies and claims of debunking. But that’s besides the point I’m trying to make here. Forgetting all the nuances of these two cases, what is the difference between the Hills’ encounter and Saint Paul’s encounter in terms of personal effects?
There are many stories like these ones and none of them make any sense.
Why do celestial orbs come down and give divine advice to Saul of Tarsus to make him stop killing early Christians? Once Saul had the orb “vision” or visitation he stopped trying to destroy Christianity and instead proselytized it. Turning him from Saul of Tarsus to Paul the Apostle or Saint Paul. On the other hand, the Hill’s experience with a “celestial orb” did not advance the ongoing issues with civil rights and racism, which deeply affected and concerned the entire United States of America.
Why do we put more weight on one story, and not the other?
Why don’t we even consider Vila-boas’ story? Because it’s too far out there?
If Saul of Tarsus can stop killing people and then repent and be canonized, then what about Antonio Vila-Boas? I mean, the man could have seeded a new colony of life in some distant, dying planet inhabited by five foot tall humanoid creatures with cat-like eyes. Isn’t he, by all definition of the word, a savior?
What’s happening here?