Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Vallee, Jacques. Wonders in the sky: unexplained aerial objects from antiquity to modern times and their. Wonders In The Sky – Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times – Jacques Vallee, Chris Aubeck. by Jacques Vallé and Chris. Wonders in the Sky. Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity to Modern Times. Available on Reviews of Wonders in the Sky: There have been.
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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Wonders in the Sky by Jacques F. Wonders in the Sky: One of the most ambitious works of paranormal investigation of our eky, here is an unprecedented compendium of pre-twentieth-century UFO accounts, written with rigor and color by two of today’s leading investigators of unexplained phenomena.
In the past century, individuals, newspapers, and military agencies have recorded thousands of UFO incidents, giving rise to much One of the most ambitious works of paranormal investigation of our time, here is an unprecedented compendium of pre-twentieth-century UFO accounts, written with rigor and color by two of today’s leading investigators of unexplained phenomena.
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In the past century, individuals, newspapers, and military agencies have recorded thousands of UFO incidents, giving rise to much speculation about flying vzllee, visitors from other planets, and alien abductions. Yet the extraterrestrial phenomenon did not begin in the present era. The authors of Wonders in the Sky reveal a thread of vividly rendered-and sometimes strikingly similar- reports of mysterious aerial phenomena from antiquity through the modern age.
These accounts often share definite physical features- such as the heat felt and described by jaqcues have not changed much over the centuries. Indeed, such similarities between ancient and modern sightings are the rule rather than the exception.
In Wonders in the Skyrespected researchers Jacques Vallee and Chris Aubeck examine more than selected reports of sightings from biblical-age antiquity through the year the point at which the Industrial Revolution deeply changed the nature of human society, and the skies began to open to airplanes, dirigibles, rockets, and other opportunities for misinterpretation represented by military prototypes. Using vivid and engaging case studies, and more than seventy-five illustrations, they reveal that unidentified flying objects have had a major impact not only on popular sonders but on our history, on our religion, and on the models of the world humanity has formed from deepest antiquity.
Sure to become a classic among UFO enthusiasts and other followers of unexplained phenomena, Wonders in the Sky is the most ambitious, broad-reaching, and intelligent analysis ever written on premodern aerial mysteries. Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Wonders in the Skyplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Jan 17, Lawrence rated it really liked it Shelves: Nov 08, Eric Wojciechowski rated it it was amazing. The present volume is more of an encyclopedia, or collection of UFO reports combed from the most ancient sources up to the year It includes five-hundred UFO reports the authors found most important to study. The purpose of stopping circa was because jacquess to that, we can be fairly certain nothing in the skies was man-made.
And if no reports prior to could be man-made, it is possible we can find some form of “contact” or “other” in them. On the other hand, the further back we go i The present volume is more of an encyclopedia, or collection of UFO reports combed from the most ancient sources up to the year On the other hand, the further back we go in time, the less man knew of what was in the sky.
So many reports turn out to be ordinary meteors, asteroids, etc.
I didn’t read this book cover to cover. Like I said, it’s a collection of stories so doing so would be akin to reading an encyclopedia. This is the book you wanna look over for ten minutes here, fifteen there.
Some sighting reports are only granted four or five lines. Some get a few pages of analysis.
Wonders in the Sky: Unexplained Aerial Objects from Antiquity to Modern Times
The point is that from at least the time man started writing, from the very foundations of civilization, man was seeing things in the sky. Jacwues, man was also reporting interaction with strange beings. We know people report interactions with the “other” all the time. But is it real or all in our head or serious misinterpretations?
Each paranormal case, past or present, must be thf individually. And that is what this book does. One of my favorite short cases in the present volume is allegedly from BC and jacque the report of “two strange craft That is, Alexander the Great. And the s,y were described as flying shields, they flew in triangular formation. But the authors do the detective work and find that no books about Alexander the Great contain the story.
It originated with Frank Edwards in Sooooo, completely made up! But that’s the nature of the UFO field. Another case s I’ve always found fascinating are the similiar stories, originating in the eleventh-century and having an equal as late as in Texas, are those where airships get their anchors caught on church doors, tombstones, railroad tracks.
Then an occupant of the airship either descends to try to free it or the rope is cut and the ship flies off. And in eky cases, the occupant dies as if drowning in our air.
These are all folktales for sure. But really, anchors caught in church doors?! In the end, all of these cases remain anecdotal. And because of that, prove nothing other than the fact that modern UFO and alien encounters are similar to ones dating back to the the founding of civilization and writing. The only thing new to modern UFO sy is the dressing and cosmetics.
UFO reports, old and new, seem to forever be out of the reach of hard evidence. UFO reports remain part of Arthur C. Doesn’t mean the topic isn’t fun or worth researching. A nice work of scholarship on a subject that’s been seriously lacking it. Simultaneously jacues simplistic “Ancient Aliens”-style ideas and the modern myth that the phenomenon only really got going in the wake of WWII. The use of modern, digitized research tools reveals a plethora of accounts of jacquex aerial phenomena from a variety of sources, especially from the 16th century on with the greater body of preserved writing.
They be cast as dragons, or signs from the divine, or demons, or the A nice work of scholarship on a subject that’s been seriously lacking it. They be cast as dragons, or signs from the divine, or demons, or the souls of the departed, or craft piloted by otherworldly visitors, or simply as ‘something strange’ but still core similarities run through them all, pulling at the limits of human imagination.
The fact that most of the text is summary accounts means it’s not an interesting cover-to-cover read, but I think this is ultimately a good thing.
Whereas most material on UFOs in antiquity is prone to grand extrapolations from a few data points, jaques authors here stick to sy data and keep speculation to a minimum. jacqjes
This allows the full richness and bizarreness of the phenomena themselves to come into focus. One sees that no simple explanation can encompass such a dazzling array of sights and encounters, and also that we owe serious consideration to what our past has to say.
One of my favorite passages is the ending to a Chinese poem from describing strange lights seen flying “in a zig-zag, like a dead leaf”: I have the impression I have come out of a long dream.
I hasten to write down all that I have seen at the time so whoever understands these events can give me an explanation. Jan 22, J rated it it was ok. This book is a very good catalog of UFOs prior to the invention of human flight, which makes the study of UFOs all that much more difficult.
It features a few lines to a page on each UFO sighting from thousands of years of human history everywhere where written records have survived. The authors have compiled, translated and verified all this information but didn’t do much with it. This was very d This book is a very good catalog of UFOs prior to the invention of human flight, which makes the study of UFOs all that much more difficult. This was very disappointing to me, a casual reader, rather than someone looking to do research.
Jan 21, Joe rated it really liked it. Spielberg gave Valle a cameo toward the end of the film. This book is worthwhile simply for the introductory chapters and conclusions drawn from the encyclopedic listings which form the bulk of the matter. Other Valle books a much better read. Jun 03, Tim rated it liked it Shelves: This was an interesting book – it’s a collection of historical accounts of unexplained objects in the sky.
But ultimately, it has too many accounts and far too little discussion or analysis as to what the objects could have been. I did question the inclusion of a handful of accounts as they were less stories about objects in the sky and more fictionalized accounts of angels or white lights shining down on the church upon the death of a local bishop.
Oct 27, Bridget rated it it was amazing. Paranormal investigation must be an exciting field of work and reading this book made me feel like I was experiencing the unexplainable.
It’s very well written and makes you wonder about what exactly is in the sky. Nov 12, Kate rated it liked it Shelves: The format was really aggravating – strange font and random layout, not organized at all, just little blurbs with badly-reproduced images. It’s more of a bathroom book than one you “read. Jan 29, Dan Pfeiffer rated it liked it. The final chapter of the book consists of light data analysis of attributes of the described phenomena.
One would hope for deeper analysis and insight but it’s understandable that such brevity was required given the data compiled reaches as far back as BC. Feb 17, Abraham Ray rated it it was amazing. Good book about weird stuff in the sky of yeasteryear,I hope to get this for my pastor as some of the items are in biblical times. Oct 10, Mack added it.