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Could the 'Angel of Mons' have been a UFO ?

By T.K. Randall
May 24, 2014 · Comment icon 27 comments

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 inflict significant losses on 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.

Source: Yahoo! News | Comments (27)




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Comment icon #18 Posted by TheGreatBeliever 10 years ago
What demons? the english had their angels rite? so the germans should have their demons. they r the baddies (at that time)..
Comment icon #19 Posted by Sir Wearer of Hats 10 years ago
the english had their angels rite? so the germans should have their demons. they r the baddies (at that time).. Umm no. Everyone was the "bad guy" in WW1, everyone was bucking for a chance to kick the ever living heck out of someone else and the assassination of Franz Ferdinand gave them that chance.
Comment icon #20 Posted by Calibeliever 10 years ago
You beat me to it. Though I'm sure zoser will be along shortly to proclaim it truth. Drat, you beat me to saying "you beat me to it"! I gotta start trying to keep up around here!
Comment icon #21 Posted by praetorian-legio XIII 10 years ago
Did you do any research on the story? I don't know much about it but if German solders spoke of it as well it would give the event more credence. No, not at all. To be honest I had forgotten all about it till i saw the post. I do remember asking my dad about it after my grandfather had passed away and all he said was "that strange things happen sometimes"
Comment icon #22 Posted by Hida Akechi 10 years ago
the english had their angels rite? so the germans should have their demons. they r the baddies (at that time).. They were just soldiers fighting on the opposing side. That's all. If anything, those Germans would have been just as likely to be saved by an angel as anyone else.
Comment icon #23 Posted by The 10 years ago
the angel of the mons was written by a man who did not fight so I think that you should look at the creadabilty of the whole thing
Comment icon #24 Posted by Calibeliever 10 years ago
the angel of the mons was written by a man who did not fight so I think that you should look at the creadabilty of the whole thing The original author intended it as fiction from the beginning. There was no deception on his part. The author of this article, however, is an idiot for not doing any research and making up this piece of crap.
Comment icon #25 Posted by JGirl 10 years ago
because believing it was angels just isn't out there enough.
Comment icon #26 Posted by Silent Trinity 10 years ago
I have seen the Angel of Mons story come up a few times over the years. As the eternal interested open minded observer I have seen nothing really compelling for one particular point of view and I think it is indeed just a great story, that may well, as other have suggested, been written as a moral boosting piece of allied propaganda, the whole , 'keep up the war effort, god is fighting on our side' angle perhaps, in a war that was ravaging the lives of countless families across Europe. This is an interesting investigation of the incident if you have time to read it ... http://www.worldwar1.com... [More]
Comment icon #27 Posted by hammerclaw 10 years ago
The Angels of Mons were a fictional creation by the Welsh writer, Arthur Machen in a story published in September, 1914.


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