Alexander the Great and UFOs

Bet you never thought you’d see those two subjects in the same sentence! Welcome to the wacky world of ancient astronaut twaddle.

A reader recently sent me a link to this essay on the Chronicon Mirabilium blog: “Did Alexander the Great Really See UFOs?” It’s a good piece, as it injects some sanity into the paleobabbling and exposes another hole in the ancient astronaut “evidence” we’ve come to know and chuckle at.

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  • Jonas

    There’s a nice follow-up on this by Antonio Huneeus on the OpenMinds blog:
    http://www.openminds.tv/deconstructing-the-alexander-the-great-ufo-story/

    Relevant in general (though he doesn’t mention Alexander) is Stothers’ paper on “Unidentified Flying Objects in Classical Antiquity” in: The Classical Journal, Vol. 103, No. 1 (Oct. – Nov., 2007), pp. 79-92.

    Cheers!

    • MSH

      Yes, I’ve read Stothers’ paper and blogged on it a couple times at UFO Religions. It offers no proof.

  • haibane13

    At this point mixing any historical event with UFOs wouldn’t surprise me . x) .