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This is a timeline of weird and "Art Bell-ish" events and happenings that I have been collecting off the internet for a while. Yes, many of the entries contradict each other, and others are most likely patent lies, but all of these are in the public literature and you can sort them out for yourselves ...

 

Due to some positive notes from readers, I have decided to start updating this list after about a year of ignoring it. I will be adding new stuff bit by bit, with the latest batch on August 1, 2007.

 

 

 

 

By [email protected]. Archived from a Geocities page.

 

Alpha and Omega

 

Immanentizing of the Eschaton. Whatever the hell that means ...

 

75,000,000 BC

 

Xenu ordered nuking of earth (Per Scientology). Radioactive dust still in geologic strata in the areas of the American southwestern deserts, African deserts, and Gobi desert. Geologists can't explain the "fused green glass" that has been found in such sites as Pierrelatte in Gabon, the Euphrates Valley, the Sahara Desert, the Gobi Desert, Iraq, the Mojave Desert, Scotland, the Old and Middle Kingdoms of Egypt, and south-central Turkey. From the same time period, scientists have found a number of uranium deposits that appear to have been mined or depleted in antiquity. When the Rishi City of Mohenjodaro in Pakistan was excavated by archeologists in the last century, they found skeletons just lying in the streets, some of them holding hands, as if some great doom had suddenly overtaken them. These skeletons are among the most radioactive ever found, on a par with those found at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Ancient cities whose brick and stone walls have literally been vitrified, that is-- fused together like glass, can be found in India, Ireland, Scotland, France, Turkey and other places. There is no logical explanation for the vitrification of stone forts and cities, except from an atomic blast. The Lop Nor Desert in western China is known to be the center of a great UFO mystery. Scientists drilling down in an excavation near Babylon, in Iraq, found various strata containing evidence of different civilizations. They eventually stopped when they hit a solid wall of glass, like the sand had been fused together by a nuclear blast. (Date estimate not given.)

 

13,000,000 BC


 

 

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The Ica stones of Peru show illustrations of advanced surgery (like heart and brain transplant, Caesarean section) and men riding dinosaurs: Dr. Javier Cabrera discovers about 40,000 stone tablets detailing advanced science in the Peruvian desert of Ocucaje. These were called the Ica Stones of Peru. The tablets detail such complex ideas as astronomy, surgery (heart and kidney transplants), C section, acupuncture, genetic disorders, and more. There were descriptions of vehicles which flew through spaces without consuming fuel, descriptions of the lines drawn at Nazca. They described the evacuation of large-headed small-statured race to a planet which would now be in the Pleaides star cluster. These were found in the Peruvian state of Ica. The city of Ica is only 100 miles from the city of Nazca.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Javier Cabrera

 

445,000 BC

 

According to the apocryphal "Book of Enoch", the Nephilim "descended on" Mount Hermon.

 

250,000 BC

 

"Eve", one single, hypothetic woman might be the sole source of the whole of mankind (homo sapiens) according to recent, genetic research. This theory is supported by a number of additional evidences.

 

30,000 BC

 

First Illuminatus, Gruad, rules in Atlantis.

 

15,000 BC


 

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Tiahuanaco, the height of the Lemurian remnant, begins construction.

 

12,000 BC

 

Indian country of Rama existed. Remains of their large cities still exist in the deserts of India and Pakistan (Mohenjodaro). Indian texts from this period tell of anti-gravity space ships called Vimanas, or Astras, and a war with the Atlanteans on the moon. Curiously, Soviet scientists have discovered what they call "age-old instruments used in navigating cosmic vehicles" in caves in Turkestan and the Gobi Desert. The "devices" are hemispherical objects of glass or porcelain, ending in a cone with a drop of mercury inside. Some ancient Indian texts describe a war with Atlantis (who flew Vailixi machines) using flying machines and atomic bombs.

 

11,600 BC

 

A great flood engulfed the Earth according to Mexica--Nahuatl mythology and timetable.

 

ca. 11,000 BC

 

The flood, caused by the slippage of the Antarctic ice sheet into the sea. This was in its turn a consequence of the 12th planet, called Marduk by the Babylonians.

 

11,000 BC

 

The piece of rock blasted off the surface of Mars carrying signs of biological life that came to be called ALH84001, crashed in Antarctica.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALH84001


 

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10,000 BC

 

Estimated date of inscriptions on stone disks by the Dropa tribe, small-bodied, yellow-faced aliens who crash land on Tibet/China border. Remains discovered in 1938. Aligned graves contained skeletons of short, spindly people with large heads. A stone disk with tiny pictograms on it told the story of aliens crash landing in the mountains of Bayan Kara-Ula on the China Tibet border. They tried to make friends with the neighboring Ham tribe, but the Hams hunted them down and killed them. An English scientist later visited the area and learned their lore. Descendants of the Dropas still live in the area, and they don't look Mongolian or Chinese. The Dropas came from a star in the Sirius system. The small people of the Dropas were rediscovered in the same mountains in 1995.

 

Earliest estimated date of carving of the Crystal Skull found at Lubaantun in the Yucatan.

 

Worldwide floods occur approximately 10,000 BCE, Tiahuanaco partially destroyed and other cities including Atlantean empire submerged

 

9,000 to 10,000 BC

 

Date of Plato's Atlantis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plato

 

ca. 9,600 BC

 

Plato said the Atlanteans invaded Athens this year and a great war was fought.


 

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8,000 BC

 

More evidence exists the Sphinx was built at this time, before the Egyptians.

 

The Mullion culture suddenly appeared approximately 10,000 years ago along the Algerian coast with the largest skeletal population in the entire prehistoric record. In addition, the Mullions also possessed the largest cranial capacity of any population the world has ever known--approximately 2,000 cc versus our present 1,400 cc. Skeletons found showed they were mostly women and children, who worked with tools never before seen and with unknown domesticated animals.

 

5,900 BC

 

Ubaid period predates Sumeria, supposedly the first civilization. At the Al Ubaid site in Iraq, a mask was found which looks like it has a high, long forehead.

 

5,000 BC

 

Australian Aborigene mythology tells of foreign visitors, they are paintings on caves.

 

ca. 3,500 BC

 

A great meteorite hit the Atlantic ocean off the coast of Portugal. The event is mentioned in Assyrian and Babylonian scripts.

 

ca. 3400 BC

 

A great change took place in Egypt. Well-organized monarchies, the art of writing, monumental architecture were all achieved within a short period of time from little or no background.

 

3,114 BC

 

Mayan year 0, or the beginning of the current Great Cycle according to the Mayan Tzolkin Calendar, which is supposed to end 2012 CE.

 

3,000 BC


 

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Trephination (cutting a hole in the skull) practiced by people all over the world.

 

Some Sumerian statuettes are reptilian and the Sumerians interacted with the Annunaki, who were reptilian.

 

ca. 2800 BC

 

A third millennium Assyrian clay tablet says "the world is speedily coming to an end".

 

1,800 BC

 

The Eleusinian Mysteries traced back to this time ("the time of Inachus").

 

1,700 BC

 

Enuma Elish--The Babylonian Epic of Creation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enuma Elish

 

1,500 BC

 

Early references to Mithraism on cuneiform astronomical tests.

 

Cosmas and Damian, two brothers, accomplished successful leg transplants. Had they somehow acquired knowledge of the techniques of gifted surgeons from the dim past?


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In Egypt, the Pharaoh Thutmose III sees silent, foul-smelling circles of fire and flying discs in the sky.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pharaoh Thutmose III

 

1,450 BC

 

Approximate date of the destruction of Thera, on which Atlantis legends are probably based, caused huge destruction to Cretan civilization.

 

1,300 BC

 

Approximate date the I Ching written in China, attributed to Wen Wang.

 

1,000 to 2,000 BC

 

Legendary Thule civilization in the Gobi region destroyed by a catastrophe, "possibly of an atomic nature".

 

1,000 BC

 

Huge sacrificial table built at Mystery Hill near North Salem, New Hampshire.

 

950 BC


 

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Approximate date of building of Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem, traditional origin of the Masonic fraternity; alleged assassination of Temple master-mason Hiram for refusing to reveal Masonic secrets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solomon's Temple

 

900 BC

 

Approximate time settlers from Europe and the Middle East established colonies in North America.

 

856 BC

 

The first known account of the Poltergeist phenomena.

 

800 BC

 

D. Kelley, a Calgary archeologist, claims that rock carvings in Petroglyph Provincial Park were etched by European explorers circa 800 BC, rather than by Native Americans. One petroglyph, for example, depicts a Viking-like ship almost identical to those carved on a rock near Boslund, Sweden. There are also abstract symbols like those used by Northern Europeans in the same time frame.

 

Aerial landing strips are built in the Peruvian Andes.

 

ca. 600 BC


 

 

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Mithra born of a virgin in a stable on December 25th, according to the legend. His resurrection was celebrated at Easter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mithra

 

600 to 500 BC

 

Time of Buddha, Lao Tse, Confucius, Zarathustra, Orpheus, Pythagoras, Zachariah and Daniel--an Illuminated century.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Confucius

 

ca. 563 to ca. 483 BC

 

Life of Gautama Siddhartha Buddha.


 

 

 

 

 

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Gautama Siddhartha Buddha

 

390 BC

 

Approximate date Plato's The Republic written, featuring such Illuminoid images as the Philosopher Kings, the Divided Line and the parable of the Cave.

 

360 BC

 

The story of Atlantis first recorded by Plato in his Dialogues (specifically in Timaeus and Critias). Plato said the story of Atlantis was told to Solon by a learned priest of Egypt.

 

342-267 BC

 

Life of Greek anarchist Zeno, founder of Stoic philosophy.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Zeno

 

329 BC

 

Alexander the Great, via his historians: "...told of 2 strange objects in the sky that dived repeatedly at his army as they were attempting a river crossing. (Jaxartes River). The action so panicked his elephants, horses, and men they had to abandon the river crossing until the following day. They were described as great silver shields, spitting fire around the rims."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alexander the Great

 

300 BC


 

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Invention of Mayan calendar in Yucatan, based on advanced astronomy.

 

The Mahabharata and Ramayana (Sanskrit).

 

246 BC

 

Primitive battery created in Iraq. Later to be found in 1938 by Dr. Wilhelm Konig in the basement of a Baghdad museum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wilhelm Konig's battery

 

273 to 232 BC

 

Rule of Asoka, king of India who allegedly founded the Nine Unknown.

 

170 BC

 

According to Medieval reporter Conrad Wolfhart, at Lanupium, a remarkable spectacle of a fleet of ships was seen in the air.

 

99 BC

 

Rome, from Prodigia of Julius Obsequens: "When C. Murius and L. Valerius were consuls in Tarquinia towards sunset, a


 

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round object, like a globe, a round or circular shield, took its path in the sky from west to east." To support this, from Pliny, Natural History: Book II, chapter 34: "In the consulship of Lucius Valerius and Caius Marius, a burning shield scattering sparks ran across the sky."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pliny

 

90 BC

 

Rome, from Prodigia of Julius Obsequens: "At Aernarie, while Livius Troso was promulgating the laws at the beginning of the Italian war, at sunrise, there came a terrific noise in the sky, and a globe of fire appeared burning in the north. In the territory of Spoletum, a globe of fire, of golden color, fell to the earth gyrating. It then seemed to increase in size, rose from the earth and ascended into the sky, where it obscured the sun with its brilliance. It revolved toward the eastern quadrant of the sky. "

 

67 BC

 

Pirates based in Cilicia (a province on the southeastern coast of Asia Minor) were practicing "secret rites" of Mithras.

 

42 BC

 

Rome, from Prodigia of Julius Obsequens: "Something like a sort of weapon, or missile, rose with a great noise from the earth and soard into the sky."


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4 BC

 

Birth of Jesus of Nazareth, accompanied by various Illuminoid trappings: three early Men-In-Black disguised as the Wise Men; strange lights in the sky; miracles such as visits from angels, prophecy and suspension of time are reported.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jesus of Nazareth

 

0

 

"Carnation-Painted Eyebrows Society", "Copper Horses", "Iron Shins" and other secret societies active in China.

 

30

 

Assassination of the radical Jesus, allegedly on Illuminati orders; more Illuminoid trappings; an eclipse; an earthquake; visitors from the sky roll away the stone from the sepulcher and liberate the crucified Jesus.

 

1st Century

 

Flavius Josephus, the noted Jewish historian of the first century A.D., described giants as having "bodies so large and countenances so entirely different from other men that they were surprising to the sight and terrible to the hearing." And he adds that in his day, the bones of the giants were still on display.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Flavius Josephus

 

A cavern adjacent to the ruins of the "temple of Apollo" in Pamukkale (formerly Hierapolis), built when the ancient Grecian empire held sway in the area. Several strange disappearances have surrounded the cavern as for back as ancient Grecian times. The Greek philosopher Strabe (circa 63 BC - 24 AD) recorded that many animals who entered the cavern never emerged, and also many people who went past the mouth of the cave never returned. Only sorcerers in ancient times, who had apparently made an alliance with the "gods of the underworld", would be able to enter and would emerge glowing with a reddish aura.

 

The Key of Solomon, a book of incantations for invoking demons, attributed to the authorship of Solomon, was in existence. Influenced the Golden Dawn movement and was one of the sources of modern ritual magic. Some people believed these were written by King Solomon himself, whereas others believed they were written by demons and given to the king. Solomon has been widely acclaimed as a great wizard in his time and he was a master in the art of commanding demons. Some experts pretend that the many versions all derive from an original written by the Rabbi Abognazar.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Key of Solomon

 

The great first-century pagan philosopher and physician Apollonius of Tyana was said to have transported himself instantaneously to Ephesus to treat sufferers from a plague.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apollonius of Tyana

 

46

 

According to Masonic tradition, Ormus started an order in Alexandria having the "rose-cross" as symbol.

 

60


 

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A "ship" was seen speeding across the Scottish night sky.

 

64

 

A disastrous fire sweeps through Rome. The Emperor Nero blames the Christians. Persecution of both Christians and Jews erupts. Tradition has it that Peter was crucified during these Neronic persecutions and buried, eventually, under the site of the present altar of St. Peter's church.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emperor Nero

 

70

 

May 21--From Flavius Josephe Jewish War Book CXI: "On the 21st of May a demonic phantom of incredible size... for before sunset there appeared in the air over the whole country chariots and armed troops coursing through the clouds and surrounding the cities."

 

79

 

When a comet appeared, astrologers wondered if it would mean the death of Emperor Vespasian. Vespasion, alluding to the term "long-haired star" used for comets, joked that the comet must have been meant for the Parthian King, who wore his hair long, not for himself, Vespasian, who was bald. Despite his clever pun, Vespasian died within the year.


 

 

 

 

 

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Emperor Vespasian

 

80

 

From medieval reporter Conrad Wolfhart: "When the Roman emperor Agricola was in Scotland, wonderous flames were seen in the skies over Caledon Wood, all one winter night. Everywhere the air burned, and on many nights, when the weather was serene, a ship was seen in the air moving fast."

 

98

 

From medieval reporter Conrad Wolfhart: "At sunset, a burning shield passed over the sky at Rome. It came sparkling from the west and passed over to the east."

 

100

 

Hero of Alexandria devises a primitive steam-engine.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hero of Alexandria

 

120-130

 

Basilides, a "heresiarch" (Gnostic) of Alexandria is supposed to have written twenty-four commentaries on the Gospels, wherein he claimed that Jesus did not die on the cross and that a substitute, Simon of Cyrene, took his place. The Koran held the same argument in the seventh century.

 

125 to 150

 

Simon Magus, Menander, Valentinus and others develop Gnostic religious doctrines of esoteric knowledge (illumination). Simon Magus was a contemporary of Jesus and has been called his most dangerous rival. Pope Clement I called him "God's left hand" and the counterpart of Saint Paul. He found "wisdom" in a brothel in Tyre and preached a Gnostic philosophy summed up in his work The Root of All. He has later been called the founder of all Gnostic teachings.

 

Pope Clement I

 

150

 

Roman Mithraism competes with Christianity.

 

Yellow Turban Society subdues northern China, Triad cult formed in opposition.

 

186


 

 

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Mount Taupo in New Zealand erupts, Romans record 3 days of global darkness.

 

3rd Century

 

"The way was long, and as if enveloped in darkness," explains Chu Yan, a Chinese poet of the third century B.C. Chinese tradition narrates the extraordinary adventure of Hou Yih, an engineer of the Emperor Yao, who decided, 4,300 years ago, to go to the moon with a 'celestial bird.' In the course of the flight, the bird indicated to the traveler the exact movements of the rising, the apogee, and the setting of the sun. Hou Yih thereafter explained that he 'sailed up the current of luminous air.' Could this current have been the exhaust of a rocket? "'He no longer perceived the rotary movement of the sun,' the narrator points out. Effectively, contemporary astronauts have noted that, in space, it was not possible to discern the diurnal passage of the sun. And what did the Chinese engineer observe on the moon? He saw 'an horizon which appeared frozen.' To protect himself from the glacial air, he built the 'Palace of the Great Cold.' His wife, Chang Ngo, left to join him on the satellite, which she described as 'a luminous sphere, brilliant as glass, of an enormous size, and very cold.'"

 

 

 

200

 

First book of the cabala, Sepher Yetzirah, compiled.

 

216 to 276

 

Life of Mani, the Illuminator, who founded Manicheism, based on ideas from Judaism, Christianity, Zoroasterism, Gnosticism, etc.

 

252-712

 

The Holy Grail of the Last Supper kept in Aragón, Spain, according to Catholic tradition.

 

312

 

Emperor Constantine and his army all beheld in the heavens a luminous cross. He claimed to have been shown a cross on the Sun as a sign from Christ that he would triumph over Maxentius.


 

 

 

 

 

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Emperor Constantine

 

ca. 320

 

Constantine visits the Shrine at Delphi and leaves with a prize collection of bronze statuary. He is one of a long line of Roman plunderers of this sacred site. In spite of this, the Oracle continues to reside at Delphi.

 

325

 

Council of Nicaea in which Christianity begins to rigidify. The Book of Enoch, having been suppressed by the Church, was declared apocryphal by St. Jerome. Eusebius, Bishop of Caeseria, sets out the list of New Testament books still in use today. He also lists books which he considers "doubtful," such as the "Acts of Paul," "Revelation of Peter," "Gospels of Peter, Thomas, Matthias," and many other ancient books. Constantine orders Eusebius to have fifty Bibles made of vellum. The amount of vellum required would have taken the skins of about 4,500 animals. Some of these Bibles still exist today in Leipzig, St. Catherine's Monastery in Sinai, and London, in the British Museum.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Saint Jerome

 

367

 

The first major witch-hunt in the modern sense occurred by order of the Roman emperor Valerian.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emperor Valerian

 

386

 

The beginnings of a society called HUNG, or "The Brotherhood of Heaven and earth", containing many Masonic traditions.

 

393


 

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Strange lights were seen in the sky in the days of the Emperor Theodosius. On a sudden, a bright globe appeared at midnight and shone brilliantly near the daystar, (Venus). This globe shone little less brilliantly than the planet, and little by little, a great number of other glowing orbs drew near the first globe. The spectacle was like a swarm of bees flying around the beekeeper, and the light of these orbs was as if they were dashing violently against each other. They blended together into one awful flame, and bodied forth to the eye as a horrible two-edged sword. The strange globe, which was first seen now appeared like the pommel to a handle, and all the little orbs, fused with the first, shone as brilliantly as the first globe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emperor Theodosius

 

398

 

A thing like a burning globe, presenting a sword, shown brilliantly in the sky over Istanbul. It seemed almost to touch the earth from the zenith, "Such a thing was never recorded to have been seen before by man."

 

ca. 5th Century

 

A Pictish stone depicts what might be the Loch Ness Monster

 

ca. 400

 

Copies of the Mandylion, "the true picture of the face of Christ", alleged to have been given to King Abgar of Mesopotamia by Christ himself, spread all over the Christian world.


 

 

 

 

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Mandylion

 

457

 

The Archangel Michael, patron saint of grocers and victor over the fiery dragon of Revelations, descended with alarming instantaneity on Sant'Angelo, a small town in the boot of Italy. Legend has it that Michael landed with such force as to leave an imprint in the rocks, an event celebrated in a sanctuary that still stands. That Christian monument is on the site of a much older Greek shrine, an entrance to the underworld.

 

457

 

A report from Brittany in northern France, "a blazing thing like a globe was seen in the sky. Its size was immense, and on its beams hung a ball of fire like a dragon out of whose mouth proceeded two beams, one of which stretched beyond France, and the other reached toward Ireland, and ended in fire, like rays."

 

458

 

There is a text preserved in a Buddhist Monastery in China which tells of some monks who voyaged 7000 miles east to a new continent. The text describes them making landfall on a coast with mountains and rivers, (California?) then traveling inland to the east where they discover a large canyon with stratified colors and a great river at the bottom (the Grand Canyon?) They then travel south over a great desert with strange trees that have many thorns, (cactus?) and find a civilization far to the south. Some stone carvings with oriental features have been discovered among the civilizations of South and Central America, and the similarities between Chinese dragon sculptures and Central American dragon sculptures are striking.


 

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552

 

Council Of Constantinople declares reincarnation to be heresy.

 

565

 

Genesis of the Loch Ness Monster. According to a written account, Saint Columba, a Christian missionary to Scotland, saved a swimmer from the monster by shouting, "Think not to go further, touch not thou that man. Quick! Go back!" In obedience to the Saint the creature fled. Ever since then there have been vague accounts of "something" in the Loch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saint Columba

 

570

 

Noisy meteors...also followed tremendous thunderstorms in Italy in 570 (and in Constantinople in 611), with fatal incidences of ball lightning. On both occasions, the inhabitants were visited by two "humanoid creatures" and were afflicted with a spate of 'deformed births' for months afterwards.

 

584

 

The Bishop of Tours in France, is perplexed by curious "domes and golden globes that raced across the sky".


 

 

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ca. 610

 

Muhammad began to receive the Koran, from the angel Djibril, (Jibril, Gabriel), while meditating at night in a cave outside Mecca. The revelation continued for 23 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Muhammad

 

611

 

Noisy meteors...also followed tremendous thunderstorms in Constantinople in 611 (and in Italy in 570), with fatal incidences of ball lightning. On both occasions, the inhabitants were visited by two "humanoid creatures" and were afflicted with a spate of 'deformed births' for months afterwards.

 

650

 

One night in the hot season, in India, a man named Hariswami and his new wife were laying on the roof of the summer house. The veil on the woman's face slipped off in the night while a demi-god was seated in his car over head. His gaze suddenly fell upon her. The demi-god lowered the car and placed her asleep within. She was never seen again. (As told by Hariswami, translated from Hindu by J. Platts)


 

 

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664

 

At a monastery at Barking near the Thames, England, "a great light appeared in the sky at night and shone over nuns who were singing in the burial-ground. They reported that it lifted up, moved to the other side of the monastery, and then ascended into the night sky. Priests said the light surpassed the brightness of day."

 

670

 

Estimated date of carving of stone statues found on Easter Island.

 

The Frankish Bishop Arculf of Périgueux claims to have seen the "Shroud of Jesus" in Palestine.

 

671

 

Flaming object was seen flying to north from many countries in Japan, one year before the war of the Jinshin.

 

673 to 735

 

Life of the Venerable Bede, the greatest scholar of Saxon England whose Ecclesiastical History of England (731) contained many occult and unexplained occurrences.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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700

 

Sufi mysticism begins.

 

730

 

Al Azif (Necronomicon) a book supposed to have been written by the black wizard Abdul Al-Hazred who lived at Sanaa in Yemen. The book which has been translated by John Dee is also known as Al Azif or the whispers of demons. Today most agree that The Necromicon is a compilation of spells, recipes and other texts taken from older grimoires as The Key of Salomon or the Kitab al Uhud from Araby which were among the famous magic library of Assurbinapal.

 

733

 

Charles Martel defeated the Moslems with the aid of the Holy Lance, the spear that pierced Christ's side.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles Martel

 

747

 

China: Huge flame-breathing dragons were reported being seen in skies, accompanied by men in airships.

 

751

 

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years until, in England at least, the witchcraft laws were repealed in 1736. North of the border in Scotland, however, the persecution of witches in the 1700's was at its fiercest until the end of the century.

 

763

 

Meath County: While King Domnall Mac Murchada attended the fair at Teltown, ships were seen in the air.

 

772

 

The "Holy Vehm", a secret society founded by Charlemagne who wrote the Code and Statues of the Holy Secret Tribunal of Free Courts and Free Judges of Westphalia for this order.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charlemagne

 

776

 

From an chronicle by W. R. Drake: At Charlemagne's castle at Sigiburg, as the Saxons were laying siege to the castle, "Those watching outside in that place, of whom many still live to this very day, saw they beheld the likeness of two large shields, reddish in color in motion above the church, and when the pagans who were outside saw this sign, they were at once thrown into confusion and terrified with fear and began to flee from the castle."

 

810


 

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St. Gregory of Tours, a historian, wrote of Charlemagne: "Alcuin, the secretary and biographer of Charlemagne, and author of the Vita karoli, states in the thirty second chapter of his work that in 810 when he was on his way from Aachen, he saw a large sphere descend like lightning from the sky. It traveled from east to west and was so bright it made the monarch's horse rear up so that Charlemagne fell and injured himself severely."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. Gregory of Tours

 

813

 

According to legend, the grave of Jacob was found at the site where the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela later was built.

 

820

 

The Great Pyramid of Giza was broken into for the first time. It was done by an Arab team on the orders of Caliph Ma'moun.

 

827

 

A synod meeting at Mantua decides to subject Venetians to a new Patriarch of Aquila on the Frankish controlled mainland. Venice however, in a bid for independence in church affairs, decided to obtain the body of a potent saint. Two merchants--Buono of Malamocco and Rustico of Torcello--sail to Alexandria, set out for the church containing the body of the apostle St. Mark, and promptly steal it, substituting into the shroud the body of St. Claudian from a nearby tomb. In order to avoid discovery by Muslim customs officials, they smuggle the holy relic back to Venice in a barrel of salt pork and cabbages.


 

 

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Saint Mark

 

840

 

As he was coming out of the Cathedral at Lyons, France, Archbishop Abobard saw a mob stoning three men and a woman alleged to have been seen alighting from a aerial ship.

 

858

 

An "evil spirit" threw stones and made the walls shake in a small farmhouse, this was the first recorded poltergeist case.

 

875

 

Landulf II of Capua excommunicated from Sicily when his alliance with Islam was unveiled. According to the medieval Chronicler Echempertus he had, in the mountains of Monte Castello in the south-west of Sicily, discovered the Temple of Erix at which priestesses had once guarded the Oracle of Venus. (Qal'at al-Bellut, the Fortress of the Oaks). There he is said to have performed evil rituals and according to Adolf Hitler's personal notes from c. 1910 he was the source of Klingsor in Eschenbach's Parsifal.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The mountains of Monte Castello

 

900

 

Beginning of the Bogomils of Bulgaria, a Manicheian sect, and the roots of Cathari.

 

The last great quake in the Seattle area, a magnitude 7.4, which caused the land to heave by 20ft, when only a few scattered tribes lived nearby. Several still tell tales of a fearsome snake with antlers; a creature best avoided because, when seen, the Earth shook and all witnesses turned to stone.

 

919

 

An object like a flaming torch was seen in the sky in Hungary, together with spheres, which flew over giving out a brighter light than the stars.

 

920 to 1003

 

Life of Pope Sylvester II who allegedly visited the Nine Unknown in India.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pope Sylvester II

 

926 (936?)

 

Edwin, a mythical son of Athelstan, presided according to tradition over a Masonic meeting at York where certain charges where agreed upon for the government of the Brotherhood.

 

927

 

A report from France: "In the town of Verdun, like the whole eastern part of France, saw fiery armies appearing in the sky. Flodoard's chronicle reports that they flew over eastern Reims on a Sunday morning in March. Similar phenomena happened several times under King Pepin the Short, under Charlemagne, under Louis I, the Debonair. These sovereign's capitularia mention penalties against creatures that travel on aerial ships."


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pepin the Short

 

930

 

The first legislation against witchcraft (and banning of Sunday trade) by King Athelstan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

King Athelstan

 

944


 

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August 15--The "Mandylion", a picture of Christ "not made by human hands", (acheiropoieton), arrived at the church of Our Lady at Blachernae in Constantinople from Edessa.

 

950

 

Al Azif translated into Greek as Necronomicon.

 

11th Century

 

Some writers claim that a group know as the "Illuminated Ones" was founded by Joachim of Flora in the eleventh century and taught a primitive, supposedly Christian doctrine of "poverty and equality".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joachim of Flora

 

1000

 

Approximate founding of Yezidi cult by Sufi Sheik Adi in Iraq.

 

"Abode of Learning" active in Cairo.

 

Spread of Cathari Manicheism throughout Europe.


 

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1027

 

August--In Egypt, a number of "stars" were seen to fly over Cairo and the Nile Delta.

 

1034

 

A rare typeset book from 1493 contains what may be the earliest pictorial representation of a UFO. The book Liber Chronicarum, describes a strange fiery sphere, seen in Europe, soaring through the sky in a straight course from south to east and then veering toward the setting sun. The illustration accompanying the account shows a cigar-shaped form haloed by flames, sailing through a blue sky over a green, rolling countryside. This may be the first work that actually contains actual illustrations of UFO's.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liber Chronicarum

 

1034 to 1124

 

Life of Hasan-e Sabbah, founder of the Assassins of Persia. Member of the Ismaili sect, Hasan seized fortress of Alamut in Daylam in 1090; split with Fatimid dynasty in 1094; Assassins flourished for next several centuries.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hasan-e Sabbah

 

1050

 

Approximate date of founding of the "Order of Hospitallers" in Jerusalem.

 

1054

 

The super nova called the Crab nebula appeared on the sky and was pictured in rock paintings in some parts of the world.

 

1067

 

From Geoffrey Gaimar's Lestoire des Englis: "In this year people saw a fire that flamed and burned fiercely in the sky. It came near the earth and for a little time brilliantly lit it up. Afterwards, it revolved, ascended on high, and then descended into the sea. In several places it burned woods and plains, and in the County of Northumberland this fire showed itself in two seasons of the year."

 

ca. 1080

 

The "Order of St John" founded in Jerusalem?

 

ca. 1090


 

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Hasan-e Sabbah created out of the Ishmaelians, (a Shiite sub-sect), the "Order of the Assassins".

 

1095

 

The "Queen of the Universe" appears in Arras, France.

 

1098

 

The alleged "Holy Lance of the Passion" found by the Crusaders in Antiochia in the Church of Saint Peter.

 

1099

 

Godfroi founded the "Order of Sion".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Godfroi

 

1100's

 

Prince Madog of Wales brings the last of the Druids to America and erects rings of blue gray stones in the hills near what would one day be Mobile, Alabama.

 

1100


 

 

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Approximate date Sufi Gilani founds Arabic school of Illuminati, the "Kadiri Order of Sebil-el-ward", in Baghdad.

 

Bogomil leader Basil burned in Constantinople.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basil

 

Albigensian Cathari sect flourishes near Albi, France.

 

Avengers and Beati Paoli active in Italy.

 

Robin Hood active in England.

 

Vimanas (silent flying machines) written of in Indian texts.

 

"Dervish Orders" appeared (Islamic-mystic brotherhoods with hierarchical structure, initiations and exercises designed to bring man in direct contact and oneness with God).

 

1113

 

"Hospitallers of Jerusalem" founded, St Bernard of Clairvaux founds monastery, to protect a "great secret".


 

 

 

 

 

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St. Bernard of Clairvaux

 

A group of churchmen from Laon in France were going from town to town in Wessex, England, bearing with them relics of the Virgin Mary, which they used to perform miracles of healing. At the coastal town of Christchuch, they were astonished to see a dragon come out of the sea, "breathing fire out of its nostrils."

 

The "Order of St John" achieved their legitimate status by a decree by Pope Paschalis II.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pope Paschalis II

 

1118

 

Hugh de Payens, a vassal of the count of Champagne, France and eight other Crusader knights form the "Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and the Temple of Solomon", later to be known as the "Knights Templar". They were approved as a


 

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holy order by the Vatican, and proceeded to fight in the Crusades, gain converts, and ultimately re-take the city of Jerusalem and the ruins of the Temple of Solomon. While there, they carried out what would now be called archaeological investigations, digging in and around the Temple. While no one knows for sure, they may have found a great treasure. Later authors will speculate that this treasure is the Shroud of Turin, or an occult manuscript. They were a strict order of warrior/monks, and the Rule of their Order was based on obedience, poverty and chastity. They were a major force in the Crusades, and although individual members were permitted to own nothing, the order itself grew rich. They gained lands, castles, money, power, and prestige. They were also the forerunners of the banking business. They provided such services as safe deposit, agents for collection of debts and taxes, trusts for heirs, mortgage brokers, and issued paper money which could be exchanged for hard currency with any other Templar outpost. They also had the best communications network in the world. All their outposts were connected by courier, and they used codes and ciphers for private messages between each other. This was doubly effective since most people were completely illiterate, and couldn't have even read a plain message. It was networks such as this, and similar networks in other sacred orders, which started to bring Europe out of the dark ages. During their existence, the Templars also made many enemies. They were rich, powerful and secretive. They were accused of performing occult rites in their round temples.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hugh de Payens

 

1130

 

The first documented presence of the Templars in Spain--in the northeastern part fighting against the Moors.

 

1134


 

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The Holy Grail present at the Saint Juan de la Pena Monastery, Spain, according to catholic tradition.

 

1138

 

Monks at the Brunia Monastery in the Trier region of ancient Prussia (now Germany), founded by Charlemagne's father Pepin the Short, reportedly captured a dark-skinned dwarf in the basement of the monastery, after they discovered several wine casks that had been emptied onto the cellar floor. They confined the little man, who refused to speak or eat, until he escaped back down through the cellar and into a sloping tunnel that was accessed via a displaced stone.

 

1139

 

Pope Innocent II granted the Knights Templar the unique privilege to build their own churches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pope Innocent II

 

The east front of Chartres cathedral is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary and inside is a relic: the robe she is said to have been wearing at the moment of her Assumption into heaven.

 

1140

 

Rapid growth of Cathari sect begins.

 

1145-1202

 

Life of Joachim of Fiore, a Calabrian hermit, claimed to have found a trinitarian system of ages in the Bible (the theory came to have a big influence in history).


 

 

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1146

 

Knights Templars adopted the splayed red cross as symbol. (The same as those of the Assassins or Hashishim.)

 

1147

 

Everard de Barree, Grand Master of the Templars, saw the Passion relics in Constantinople while in company with Louis VII and Eleanor of Aquitaine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eleanor of Aquitaine

 

1149

 

The ancient Sterling Lodge claimed to represent the Masons who built Cambies Kenneth Abbey.

 

ca. 1150-1200

 

Sepher-ha-Bahir, a Koranistic work, appeared in Southern France from unknown origin. It contained the first reference to the Tree and the Sephirot.

 

ca. 1150

 

The tale of the green children dates from the middle of the twelfth century, in the realm of either King Stephen or his successor King Henry II. In Suffolk, England, according to medieval chroniclers, two green children, weeping inconsolably, were found wandering in a field. Seized by reapers, they were taken to the nearest village, Woolpit, and


 

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held in captivity at the home of Sir Richard cle Calne where local people came to gape. According to William of Newburgh, the children were clad in "garments of strange color and unknown materials." They could speak no English and refused all food offered them. A few days later, on the brink of starvation, they were brought "beans cut off or torn from stalks," wrote Abbot Ralph of Coggeshall, who allegedly had the story from the Calne himself. The children "broke open the beanstalks, not the pod or shell of the beans, evidently supposing that the beans were contained in the hollows of the stalks. But not finding beans within the stalks they again began to weep, which, when the bystanders noticed, they opened the shells and showed them the beans themselves. Whereupon, with great joyfulness, they ate beans for a long time, entirely, and would touch no other food." Soon the children were baptized, and not long afterwards the boy weakened and died. The girl learned to eat other foods and was restored both to health and to normal skin color. She learned to speak English and took employment in service to a knight and his family. She "was rather loose and wanton in her conduct," Ralph of Coggeshall wrote. Asked about her native country, "she asserted that the inhabitants, and all that they had in that country, were of a green color; and that they saw no sun, but enjoyed a degree of light like what is after sunset. Being asked how she came into this country with the aforesaid boy, she replied, that as they were following their flocks they came to a certain cavern, until they came to its mouth. When they came out of it, they were struck senseless by the excessive light of the sun, and the unusual temperature of the air; and they thus lay for a long time. Being terrified by the noise of those who came on them, they wished to fly, but they could not find the entrance of the cavern before they were caught." In William of Newburgh's account, the children said their country was called St. Martin's Land. Its people were Christians. There was no sun there, but across a broad river a bright, shining land could be seen. Eventually the woman married and reportedly lived for years at Lenna in Suffolk. Newburgh remarked, "Although the thing is asserted by many, yet I have long been in doubt about the matter, deeming it ridiculous to credit a thing supported by no rational foundation, or at least one of a mysterious character; yet, in the end, I was so overwhelmed by the weight of so many competent witnesses that I have been compelled to believe and wonder over a matter I was unable to comprehend and unravel by the powers of my intellect." A modern writer, British folklorist Katharine Briggs, says, "This is one of those curiously convincing and realistic fairy anecdotes which are occasionally to be found in the medieval chronicles." Another recent chronicler, Paul Harris, speculates that the children were not aliens from another realm but simply lost, undernourished children who had wandered into flint mines in the vicinity of Thetford Forest, near the village of Fordham St. Martin. "Perhaps from the twilight of the thick woodlands the children could see a less forested and therefore sunnier land across the river Lark," he writes. They may have spoken in an English dialect "unintelligible to the insular 12th Century farmworkers of Woolpit."


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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William of Newburgh

 

1153

 

An old legend tells how the knight Owen visited a cave on Station island in County Donegal. Ireland, leading to an underground plain and a "cloister" where he met monks who warned him of the temptations ahead. The knight travels to a black, icy realm and also sulfurous pits of molten metal in which the wicked suffer, finally arriving at the earthly paradise below the earth.

 

1170

 

A certain Welsh prince, Madoc ab Owain Gwynedd, sailed away from his homeland, which was filled with war and strife and battles between his brothers. Yearning to be away from the feuds and quarrels, he took his ships and headed west, seeking a better place. He returned to Wales brimming with tales of the new land he found--warm and golden and fair.

His tales convinced more than a few of his fellow countrymen, and many left with him to return to this wondrous new land, far across the sea. This wondrous new land is believed to be what is now Mobile Bay, Alabama. Time has left several blank pages between the legend of Madoc and the "history" of America, with its reports of white Indians who speak Welsh, and these blank pages have been the subject of much controversy in certain circles over the five centuries since Columbus discovered the New World.

 

1176


 

 

 

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Peter Waldo founds the "Poor Men of Lyons".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Waldo

 

1180

 

A term equivalent to our "flying saucer" was actually used by the Japanese approximately 700 years before it came into use in the West. Ancient documents describe an unusual shining object seen in the night as a flying "earthenware vessel." The object, which had been heading northeast from a mountain in Kii province, changed its direction and vanished below the horizon, leaving a luminous trail.

 

1184

 

"Poor Men of Lyons" excommunicated, suppressed.

 

1185

 

The Church of the Templars in London conscecrated.

 

1188

 

"Prieure de Sion" separated from the Templars.

 

1190


 

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The "Order of St John" founded a monastery in Eskilstuna, Sweden.

 

On orders of King Henry II, who had heard that the legendary King Arthur was buried there, workers began digging between two ancient, pyramid-shaped pillars located at Glastonbury, in Somerset. At a depth of seven feet they found a leaden cross which was engraved with this inscription: HIC JACET SEPULTUS INCLYTUS REX ARTURUS IN INSULA AVALLONIA ("Here lies buried the renowned King Arthur in the Isle of Avallon"). Excited over this find, the excavators doubled their efforts. At sixteen feet their shovels struck a large oaken tree trunk which had been hollowed out to serve as a coffin. Breaking the trunk coffin open, they found the skeleton of a man who once measured close to nine feet tall. Beside him lay the remains of a woman of average height, whom the excavators took to be Arthur's queen, Guinevere. About a century later the bones of the two were reinterred in the great church before the altar in the presence of King Edward I. "From that time," says the Encyclopedia Britannica, "the Isle of Avalon has been identified with Glastonbury and romances connecting Arthur and Glastonbury are still being written."

 

Henry II

 

1191

 

The "Teutonic Knights", (the "Order of the Hospital of the Blessed Virgin Mary of the German House of Jerusalem"), founded as a field hospital at the siege of Acre.

 

1200 to 1300

 

"House of Wisdom" in Cairo, roots of the Afghan Roshaniya.

 

Origin of the Mafia in Sicily.

 

ca.1200

 

Joseph d'Arimathie, a poem written by Robert de Boron, describing Joseph as the first keeper of the Holy Grail.

 

1200's

 

A 13th century historian, Saxo-Gammaticus, wrote down the folklore and myths of Scandinavia. He recorded the ancient Viking belief in "Hadding Land", a subterranean world where giants, superhumans, tribes of black dwarfs, and "snake people" lived. These strange beings, and even stranger animals, were said to occasionally surface in the outer world and


 

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1200

 

A report from England: William of Newburgh describes a silvery, flat, shiny disc-like object, which appeared near the abbey and frightened everyone near it.

 

1202

 

In the reign of King John, a large "moon" appeared in Yorkshire, and was surrounded by "blazing stars" that circled around it for the space of an hour, before vanishing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

King John

 

1203

 

The "Shroud of Jesus" was exhibited in the Blachernae church, Constantinople.

 

1207

 

Gervase of Tilbury, England writes in Otio Imperialia about an aerial ship which caught its anchor on a pile of stones. An occupant came down from the ship and managed to free it, however he was asphyxiated by the atmosphere.

 

1208


 

 

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"Albigensian Crusade" begins suppression of Cathari heresy.

 

1208

 

April 13--"La Iglesia de la Vera Cruz" (Knights Templars church in Segovia, Spain) was consecrated.

 

1211

 

During a Sunday mass in Gravesend, Kent, England it is said that the congregation saw an anchor descend and catch on a tombstone in the churchyard. The churchgoers rushed outside to see a strange "ship" in the sky, with people on board. One occupant of the vessel leaped over the side, but did not fall: "as if swimming in water" he made his way through the air toward the anchor. The people on the ground tried to capture him. The man then "hurried up to the ship." His companions cut the anchor rope, and the ship then "sailed out of sight." The local blacksmith made ornaments from the abandoned anchor to decorate the church lectern.

 

1216

 

The Dominicans created by a Spanish fanatic.

 

1233

 

The Dominicans started the "Holy Inquisition" to suppress Cathari and other heresies. The Inquisition founds the blessed "Society of Leopold". The Society begins to suspect the presence of vampires in the Church.

 

1235 to 1315

 

Life of "Dr. Illuminatus", Ramon Llull (Raymond Lully) in Spain.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Raymond Lully

 

1235

 

What might be called the first official investigation of a UFO sighting occurred in Japan in 1235. During the night while General Yoritsume and his army were encamped, mysterious lights were observed in the heavens. The lights were seen in the southwest for many hours, winging, circling and moving in loops. The general ordered a "full-scale scientific investigation" of these strange events. The report finally submitted to him has the "soothing" ring of many contemporary explanations offered for UFO phenomena. In essence it read: "the whole thing is completely natural, General. It is... only the wind making the stars sway."

 

1239

 

July--A report from Matthew of Paris from England: "At dusk, but not when the stars came out, while the air was clear, serene and shining, a great star appeared. It was like a torch, rising from the south, and flying on both sides of it, there was emitted in the height of the sky a very great light. It turned quickly towards the north in the aery region, not quickly, nor, indeed, with speed, but exactly as it wished to ascend to a place high in the air."


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Matthew of Paris

 

1242

 

The "Shroud of Jesus" sold to the Templars by King Bela IV of Hungary because of lack of money.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

King Bela IV

 

1244

 

Massacre of Cathari at Montsegur, France.

 

1250s

 

Approximate beginning of "Holy Vehm" in Westphalia.


 

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1252

 

The Knights Templars threatened by Henry III of England.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Henry III

 

1254

 

January 1--A report from Matthew of Paris: "At midnight in the clear and serene sky with the stars shining and the moon eight days old, there suddenly appeared in the sky a kind of large ship, elegantly shaped, and well-equipped of marvelous color. Certain monks of St. Albans saw it for a long time, as if it were painted, and a ship made of planks, but finally it began to disappear."

 

1256

 

The Assassin library at Alamut destroyed. All books of their doctrine and ritual were burned by Hulagu Khan's Mongols.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hulagu Khan

 

A "comet" coincided with exceptional high tides and storms, and "a great sound was heard in sundry parts of England, as if a mighty mountain had fallen into the sea."

 

1270s

 

Cathari hierarchy fades.

 

1270

 

A spaceship was seen in Bristol, England, which landed and an occupant came down from a ladder and was suffocated in the Earth's atmosphere.

 

1271

 

Marco Polo reported from his trip to China that on special occasions the royal chariot was pulled by dragons.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Marco Polo

 

September 12--A priest was spared his life in Japan when a shiny, bright object appeared in the sky, causing the executioners to panic, fearing they had falsely accused the cleric of wrongdoing.

 

1272

 

The alleged bones of Mary Magdalene found in the southern French town of Saint-Maximin after excavations in a 4th-century crypt. A cathedral was later erected on the place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Magdalene

 

1275


 

 

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Zohar, second book of the cabala, compiled by Moses de Leon in Spain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moses de Leon

 

1280

 

Roger Bacon, deviser of early eyeglasses, independently invents gunpowder.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roger Bacon


 

 

 

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1284

 

Pope Innocent III pronounces the second coming will be this year – 666 years after the founding of Islam.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pope Innocent III

 

1290

 

Report from Byland, North Yorkshire, from William of Newburgh's Chronicle. The text is known as The Ampleforth Manuscript, it is a very old manuscript found in Ampleforth Abbey which gives a startling account of a flying saucer over Byland Abbey in Yorkshire. It reads in part: "While the abbot and monks were in the refectorium, a flat round, shining, silvery object (discus) flew over the abbey and caused the utmost terror."

 

1291

 

July 12--Acre, the last Christian fortress in Syria lost to the Moslems. Theobald Gaudin, Grand Master of the K.T., managed to escape from Acre to Cyprus with the treasure and relics the Knights Templars. Hospitallers retreat to Cyprus.

 

The Teutonic Knights moved the center of the order from the Holy Land to Venice.

 

c.1294

 

Marco Polo hears of a giant bird capable of lifting an elephant. It is supposed that this is the Madagascar Elephant Bird.


 

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About this time they become extinct.

 

1300

 

"White Lotus Society" founded in China at Rozan, south of the Yang Tze.

 

Inquisition begins suppression of witches and other pagan groups.

 

1307

 

October 13--Philippe IV of France ordered arrest of all Knights Templars for witchcraft and heresies; more than 600 of the 3,000 Templars in France were imprisoned according to Inquisition records. Jacques de Molay imprisoned in the Temple in Paris. From the destruction of the Templars we get some of our modern customs. Friday the 13th is unlucky; it is the day that the Templars were arrested.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philippe IV

 

1308

 

June 24--Knights Templars held an annual chapter in Poitiers for three days, displaying "The Mysterious Head", according to Etienne de Troyes.


 

 

 

 

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Etienne de Troyes

 

1309

 

Hospitallers acquire the Isle of Rhodes.

 

September--The Teutonic Knights moved their headquarters to Marienberg, Prussia.

 

October 6--Edward II ordered arrest of all Templars in Scotland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

King Edward II

 

1313


 

 

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Knights Templars dissolved by papal decree.

 

1314

 

March 18--Jacques de Molay and Geoffroi de Charnay roasted to death over a slow fire on the Ile de la Cité in the Seine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jacques de Molay

 

Robert Bruce established, according to old Masonic tradition, the "Royal Order of Scotland" and appointed the St. Clairs as hereditary Grand Masters. Many prominent Templars became members.

 

1318

 

The Portuguese Templars became the "Order of Christ" and received the approval of Pope John XXII.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pope John XXII

 

1320

 

England, Durham: After the abbot of Durham Abbey died and was buried, a strange light was seen to descend from the sky and move about over his grave.

 

1327

 

The Damburrow Abbey is destroyed by a sinkhole in 1327, and of its magnificent constructions only scattered ruins remain.

 

1329

 

First appearance of the Tarot in Germany.

 

1332

 

November 4--A report from Robert of Reading: "In the first hours of the night, there was seen in the skies over Uxbridge England, a pillar of fire the size of a small boat, pallid, and livid in color. It rose from the south, crossed the sky with a slow and grave motion, and went north. Out of the front of the pillar, a fervent red flame burst forth with great beams of light. Its speed increased and it flew through the air."

 

1341

 

A wild boy found in the woods of Hesse, Germany. According to the records kept by the local monks, he appeared to be about 7-years old and supposedly had been kept by wolves. This boy apparently died soon after being captured, but a second wild boy --this time a 12-year old--seized three years later (1344) in the same region (but in the woods of Wetterau this time) reportedly lived to the age of 80 years. According to records, both children were wild and immune to cold and discomfort, besides not being able to stand upright, consequently having to move around on all fours.

 

1344

 

Edward III vowed to establish an order like Arthur's at Windsor. (The round table still exists and was decorated in 1486 with the figure of Arthur and the names of 24 knights.)


 

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King Edward III

 

1350

 

April 23--The "Order of the Garter" formally founded on St. George Day, by Edward III of England. The members consisted of twenty-four knights, the monarch and the Prince of Wales. The symbolism of the garter itself still remains obscure. A record of the Order, compiled in Henry VIII's reign, relates that Richard I, during his crusade, gave garters to certain knights as tokens of honor, and it was supposed that Edward III followed this example.

 

1351

 

Pope Innocent VI ordered a grimoire called The Book of Solomon, probably The Key of Solomon, to be burned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pope Innocent VI


 

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1352

 

January--The "Order of the Star", or the "Order of Our Lady of the Noble Lineage" founded.

 

1360

 

Approximate date of the earliest known Satanic cults with black masses celebrated in France.

 

1361

 

A flying object described as being "shaped like a drum, about twenty feet in diameter" emerged from the inland sea off western Japan.

 

1375

 

The first known record of the concept "Freemasons" in the city archives of London.

 

1379 to 1482

 

Alleged life of Christian Rosenkreuz, fictitious founder of Rosicrucianism.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christian Rosenkreuz

 

1380


 

 

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The "Zeno Map" was drawn, it covered a vast area of the north as far as Greenland with amazing accuracy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Zeno Map

 

1387

 

December--A "fire in the sky, like a burning and revolving wheel..." was seen in Leicester and Northamptonshire, England. The objects "emitted fire from above, and others in the shape of long, fiery beams".

 

1394

 

A report from England: "A certain thing appeared in the likeness of fire in many parts of England every night. This fiery apparition, oftentimes when anybody went alone, it would go with him, and would stand still when he stood still. To some it appeared in the likeness of a turning wheel burning; to other some a round object, the likeness of a barrel, flashing out flames of fire at the head; to others, the likeness of a long burning lance."

 

1398

 

Many feel that the Holy Grail may have been taken to Nova Scotia in this year.

 

1399


 

 

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The Holy Grail brought to Martin the Humane, King of Aragón, to his palace in Zaragoza, Spain, according to catholic tradition.

 

1400s

 

Cathari sect dies out.

 

1403

 

A mermaid was apparently found stranded in the mud after a storm in West Friesland. She was then taken, clothed and fed ordinary food. Some say that she lived for fifteen years in capture, trying to escape constantly; she was also taught to kneel before the crucifix and spin but she was never able to speak.

 

1420

 

The first known printed reference on the Almas was made by a Bavarian named Hans Schiltberger. He traveled through the Tien Shan mountains as a captive to the Mongols. During his imprisonment he kept a journal in which he wrote: "In the mountains themselves live a wild people, who have nothing in common with other human beings, a pelt covers the entire body of these creatures. Only the hands and face are free of hair. They run around in the hills like animals and eat foliage and grass and whatever else they can find. The Lord of the Territory made Egidi a present of a couple of forest people, a man and a woman, together with three untamed horses the sizes of asses and all sorts of other animals which are not found in German lands and which I cannot therefore put a name to."

 

1458

 

The magician Abramelin, also called "Abraham the Jew", authors The Book of Sacred Magic, said to have been delivered to his son Lamech. His book offers readers cabalistic magic squares that will purportedly perform such feats as raising tempests, causing spirits to appear, changing men into animals and vice versa, procuring visions, raising the dead, rousing love or hate, demolishing buildings, walking under water, and even making stage performances appear.

 

1469

 

Guru Nanak Dev first master of Sikhs


 

 

 

 

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Guru Nanak Dev

 

1471

 

Latin translation of Corpus Hermeticum, which had just been rediscovered in Macedonia. The Corpus Hermeticum is a collection of texts from the second and third centuries of our era that survived from a more extensive literature. Reflecting the generalized spiritual orientation of late Hellenistic gnosis rather than a tradition in any organized sense, these sometimes contradictory texts share only their claim to a common source of revelation, Hermes Trismegistus.

 

1492

 

The term "Illuminati" was used by one writer, Menendez Pelayo, as early as 1492 and is attributable to a group known as the "Alumbrados" of Spain. The Alumbrados were said to receive secret knowledge from an unknown higher source, resulting in superior human intelligence.

 

October 11--10:00 PM, from The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus: Christopher Columbus and Pedro Gutierrez while on the deck of the Santa Maria, observed, "a light glimmering at a great distance." It vanished and reappeared several times during the night, moving up and down, "in sudden and passing gleams." It was sighted 4 hours before land was sighted, and taken by Columbus as a sign they would soon come to land.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Christopher Columbus

 

1493 to 1541

 

Life of Paracelsus, possible real founder of Roscrucianism; discoverer of zinc around 1530; model of the Faust legend.