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So I have been here for years and posted probably once in all that time.
I was originally drawn to this site following a UFO encounter that I had some 7 years ago. Such was the impact of this event on my life at that time
that I was desperate to learn if anybody else had ever encountered anything similar.
Anyway, I saw a post on the site this week – a rallying call if you will to step back from all the Trump/Clinton political ranting in an effort to
get ATS back to what it has always been good at – those things that brought me here in the first place.
So in answering that call, I thought I would post something – my first proper post in the best part of a decade, so here goes (be gentle with me –
it’s practically my first time):
Everyone is familiar with the bible story of Noah and the great flood. We all know that according to the Old Testament, God sent a flood to cleanse
the Earth of its wickedness and entrusted Noah with the task of taking two of every animal onto an ark which he built to God’s own specification.
What people might not know is that the wickedness that the flood was sent to obliterate was the Nephilim.
Genesis 6: 4 states:
The Nephilim were in the earth in those days, and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bore children to
Who were the Nephilim?
The answer to this question is tricky because obviously not much has survived from the time of the Nephilim and it is therefore unlikely that we are
going to arrive at any definitive answer.
The matter is complicated further by the fact that in the 2nd Century AD, eminent orthodox Jewish sage: Simeon bar Yochai decreed that there should be
a curse on any person who taught that the Nephilim were anything other than noblemen or the sons of ancient kings.
So to get a better understanding of the Nephilim, it is necessary to follow the white rabbit back in time. To go back beyond the curse to get a sense
of what people understood the Nephilim to be prior to the decree that it should be taught that they were just men.
I guess a good question to ask is why did Simeon bar Yochai feel the need to place a curse on alternate teachings? Well in answer to this question,
it would appear that other teachers, of or before that time, had taught that the Nephilim were “fallen angels” who had come to Earth and taken the
women of Earth (by force) to sire a super race of beings called the Elioud who were part human, part “angel”.
It follows that this tale of a race of angels that came from the stars to breed with the women of Earth was a view that did not accord to the
principles and teachings of the early church.
Theologically we were moving into a time of monotheism where the sanctity of marriage was strongly being pushed – men were asserting their dominance
over women and this story of angels coming from the stars to have sex with the women of Earth just did not serve to advance that narrative.
The term Nephilim features twice in the Hebrew bible, on both occasions it serves to translate Nephilim as “wicked giants”.
This is curious and intriguing.
In Aramaic, the term niyphelah refers to the constellation of Orion – the giant in the sky – and thus the Nephilim, in the Aramaic, are the sons
Similarly in ancient Aram (modern day Syria), the term Nephila refers to the constellation of Orion. Thus in our search for the Nephilim we end up
being directed to the stars by various sources.
We know that Orion also played a huge role in Egyptian society and that pyramids may have been aligned to the constellation in order to ensure the
swift passage of the Pharos into the afterlife.
(The role of Orion in the evolution of human society is probably a point for a completely separate thread so out of fear of going off on a tangent,
for now let’s just get back to Noah and the flood.)
According to the bible, the great flood was sent to wipe out the Nephilim and their offspring. It follows that if we can identify when the great
flood occurred, we will have identified the last days of the Nephilim.
I had long assumed that the great flood was itself allegorical – I mean how could the whole Earth be flooded? However, what you have to consider is
that for those writing down these stories, the Earth was a lot smaller.
For those writing down the stories, the Earth was everything they knew. For them, there was no America or South America or Antarctica – there
probably wasn’t even a Europe. So the question that follows is when were the earliest stories being written down and was that place ever
The earliest work of literature written down is the Epic of Gilgamesh. Gilgamesh was a King, said to be part human and part god – who built the
walls to the city of Uruk located in modern day Iraq.
What is interesting is that geological studies have traced a great flood to the times before Gilgamesh in the area where the Sumerian stories and
Mesopotamian legends were recorded – the flood in question occurred in or around 2900BC.
In the Epic of Gilgamesh, Gilgamesh travels to meet an immortal man called Utnapishtim who built a large boat on the orders of the gods in order to
ensure that humanity survived the great flood.
Utnapishtim is rewarded by the gods for having preserved the bloodline of the human race, who he reveals were created as a race of slaves to toil in
the fields for the benefit of the gods. His reward is a plant which holds the secret to eternal life which he shares with Gilgamesh but which
Gilgamesh subsequently loses to a serpent a la Adam in the Garden of Eden.
The character and story of Utnapishtim is so completely the same as that of Noah in the bible that many scholars accept that the story of Noah and the
great flood as told in Genesis is simply a retelling of the story recounted by Utnapishtim in the Epic of Gilgamesh.
Where my view differs from that of many scholars is that I think the great flood was less allegorical and may have actually been an event in the
Middle East in or around 2900BC.
Now for the bit that will get the ufologists amongst you excited. Sumerian, Akkadian, Assyrian and Babylonian legends all tell of The Apkallu.
The Apkallu are depicted as being half man, half fish and they were sent by the benevolent deity Enki to deliver the “me” – the basis of all
civilisation – to the human race.
Are these reptilian/fish-men who served as advisors to the early kings the Nephilim that we are looking for? Are they still with us – advising our
If the stories are to be believed then the Nephilim and Elioud lived lives that were exponentially longer than those that we live out today.
The bible tells us that Noah lived to be over 900 years old and in the story of Gilgamesh, the corresponding character – Utnapishtim – was immortal.
Could it be that these visitors from the stars, these angels, this Nephilim, brought with them a plant – a tree of life if you will – that they
created the human race to cultivate and harvest for them and that the said plant perished, or the harvest failed, as a result of the great flood?
If the Nephilim and Apkallu are one and the same, maybe the plant that Utnapishtim (aka Noah) describes is actually a metaphor for a superior
knowledge that lead at that time to immortality or a greatly extended life?
To be continued…