There are certainly people out there who are curious to see what Area 51 holds, but, if you hadn’t guessed it already, this event isn’t going to provide them that knowledge. As C|net concisely states, “It’s not going to happen. Unfortunately, the event is fake. Fortunately, the memes are real . In an instance of the internet unifying over a key issue of our time.” And the memes are flowing in for it!
“[Area 51] is an open training range for the U.S. Air Force, and we would discourage anyone from trying to come into the area where we train America armed forces. The U.S. Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets.”
As reported in a previous Ancient Origins article , “In the 43 years since the National UFO Reporting Center began keeping track, 104,947 have been reported, including historical events back to the beginning of the 20th century (Monfort, 2017). The majority of sightings occur in the United States, though Canada, Australia, and the Nordic countries also have significant numbers of unidentified flying object sightings.”
One of the most interesting ancient cases of a UFO sighting comes from the Tulli Papyrus . This document claims to report an odd event which occurred during the 18th dynasty, around 1480 BC. One popular translation of the text, as provided by Prince Boris de Rachewiltz, says:
“In the year 22 third month of winter, sixth hour of the day the scribas of the House of Life found it was a circle of fire that was coming in the sky (Though) it had no head, the breadth of its mouth (had) a foul odour. Its body 1 rod long (about 150 feet) and 1 rod large, It had no voice… They hearts become confused through it; then they laid themselves on the bellies They went to the King ..?) to report it. His Majesty ordered has been examined as to all which is written in the papyrus-rolls of the House Of Life His Majesty was meditating upon what happened. Now, after some days had passed over these things, Lo! they were more numerous than anything. They were shining in the sky more than the sun to the limits of the four supports of heaven. Powerful was the position of the fire circles. The army of the king looked on and His Majesty was in the midst of it. It was after supper. Thereupon, they (i.e. the fire circles) went up higher directed to South. Fishes and volatiles fell down from the sky. (It was) a marvel never occurred since the foundation of this Land! Caused His Majesty to be brought incense to pacify the hearth, what happened in the book of the House of Life to be remembered for the Eternity.”
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