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1917 tale recounts ancient 'Skyman' legend


Posted on Tuesday, 30 October, 2012 | Comment icon 42 comments


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Colonel G.E. Laidlaw recorded an intriguing tale told by the First Nations people of central Ontario.

500 years ago two natives from an Ojibwa village in the region were said to have come across a strange man sitting alone in a field who they described as 'clean and shining bright'. When asked what he was doing the stranger responded by claiming that he had "dropped down from above" and that he didn't belong there.

The Ojibwa invited the man back to their village and there he stayed for a short time, however he appeared mostly restless and would regularly watch the skies on the basis that he expected something to come and take him back. One afternoon something did indeed arrive, a bright star-like object which descended from above and landed nearby. The story ended with the 'Skyman' entering the object and ascending in to the heavens.

Could it be that the Ojibwa were visited by someone from another world or was it just a myth ? The truth behind the story may never be known.

"500 years ago there was a large Ojibwa village about 550 native people living somewhere in our region."

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Comment icon #33 Posted by Nuke_em on 3 November, 2012, 0:21
Right so he knew up front that in next 2 days the lighting will strike him...? And they are talking about star... they knew what lighting was at the time...
Comment icon #34 Posted by Mag357 on 8 December, 2012, 6:46
Maybe Time Traveler from the future. Nothing mentioned about a little grey alien. Just a man.
Comment icon #35 Posted by Wearer of Hats on 8 December, 2012, 22:54
Alternatively, as it's GOD we're talking about, him moving a star to say "hey, look here!" is well within his ability. I really don't understand why people have to look at the Bible and say "nah, that's impossible/unproven, must be this unproven thing instead!" rather then "that's impossible, it didn't happen at all".
Comment icon #36 Posted by Mentalcase on 8 December, 2012, 23:13
I really dig the idea of time travel being a good possiblity for some of these stories.
Comment icon #37 Posted by Menial Task on 9 December, 2012, 2:03
I do wonder what these people all around the world really did see, there are pretty strange cases out there that much is certain.
Comment icon #38 Posted by The New Richard Nixon on 10 December, 2012, 17:23
You are wrong, we don't know everything
Comment icon #39 Posted by R4z3rsPar4d0x on 10 December, 2012, 19:22
I know right
Comment icon #40 Posted by coolguy on 23 January, 2013, 4:38
Interesting story could been an alien but we will never know.
Comment icon #41 Posted by Antilles on 24 January, 2013, 11:43
I've just been reading through this thread, MacG, and there are quite a few similar stories about sky objects, particularly over North America. The one I'm particularly thinking of is the cigar shaped phenomenon of the late 1890's. Such as the Aurora incident of 1897.
Comment icon #42 Posted by topsecretresearch on 26 January, 2013, 5:48
Excellent post by . It seems more and more cases of close encounters and UFOs that pre-date the Modern era in Ufology (1947) are surfacing. Towards the end of this YouTube video (23:37) it states that beings were observed in Ilkley Moor, UK during the 19th Century way before the famous "The Ilkley Moor Alien" sighting and controversial photograph.


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