The angelic soldiers helped the British to fight back the Germans. Image Credit: Alfred Pearse - 1915
A famous supernatural incident during World War I may have had a rather more otherworldly explanation.
According to the story, heavily outnumbered British soldiers managed to push back the German forces at the Battle of Mons thanks to supernatural intervention in the form of angelic warriors who mysteriously appeared during the battle and fought alongside the troops.
The miraculous tale would go on to spur both controversy and intrigue for years to come. Several books were published with conflicting views of the event which lead to rumors and conspiracy theories. One particularly prominent idea was that the whole thing had been fabricated as part of a military morale boosting exercise designed to improve recruitment numbers.
Fast forward to the 21st century and now the Angel of Mons has been brought once again in to the limelight thanks to a new set of claims suggesting that what the soldiers witnessed was in fact the otherworldly occupants of a UFO.
"The UFO enigma was unknown during the First World War conflict; the troops would relate to an event such as this in the only way they could, by thinking that they had a sign from God," said author Kevin Goodman.
The testimony of a Lance-Corporal who was a first-hand witness to the event is quite compelling:"I could see quite plainly in mid-air a strange light which seemed to be quite distinctly outlined and was not a reflection of the moon, nor were there any clouds in the neighbourhood. The light became brighter and I could see quite distinctly three shapes, one in the centre having what looked like outspread wings, the other two were not so large, but were quite plainly distinct from the centre one. They appeared to have a long loose-hanging garment of a golden cloak."
So what did the men see during the battle ? Did extraterrestrials intervene in an attempt to put a stop to the hostilities or was it something else entirely ? We may never know for sure.
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