Ancient Astronaut Theory, Joseph Campbell, et cetera
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AA theorists see the possibility that the ancient Persians representations of its god, Ahura Mazda, in a flying chariot indicates that the carved imagery was of an extraterrestrial aloft in an exotic, flying craft.
Is their suggestion so outrageous that it should not be considered?
Joseph Campbell’s Historical Atlas of World Mythology, Volume II, The Way of the Seeded Earth, Part 1, The Sacrifice [Harper & Row, NY, 1988], from which the depictions above derive, also contains the following images…
This is Bartl Bryun’s The Annunciation shows the angel Gabriel, led by The Holy Spirit, announcing to Mary that she will bear the Savior.
The symbolism pertains to the Greek mystery-god Hermes, Campbell writes, and contains references (wand-caduceus, the dove) used by the German mystics, Meister Eckhart, Suso, Tauler, et al.
This famous etching by Rembrandt, purposed by Christopher Marlowe’s play, The Tragicall History of Dr. Faustus  highlights the Sign of the Macrocosm, which comes from Levantine Theology:
But one can also see, in both depictions above, the brilliant light that afflicts schizophrenics and pre-schizophrenics, and may also be the source of orbs and/or UFOs for some observers of either.
This image from Joseph Campbell’s illustrative book shows the klóketen, a creation of the Onas for their initiation rites:
And here is what Alabama police chief, 26-year-old, Jeff Greenhaw said he confronted in his Falkville, Alabama encounter on October 17, 1973 of a being that allegedly debarked from a flying saucer, and which he was able to get a photo of with is Polaroid camera:
A remarkable similarity, no? But what would a klóketen be doing in Alabama?