I recently received yet another email about the connection between my great-grandfather, James Churchward, and Unidentified Aerial Phenomena or Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs.)
I have covered the subject previously:
- My-Mu podcast episode #8 from 2008 entitled “James Churchward and Space Aliens” discussed vimana and other incredible feats described in the Ramayana and mentions James’ information was used in the 1953 book, “Flying Saucers Have Landed” by George Adamski & Desmond Leslie.
- In 2011, I followed up with an interview with the late Philip Coppens in podcast #27 entitled,”Ancient Aliens and James Churchward“
- The 2016 My-Mu blog posting entitled “5,000 Year-old Vimana Found in Afghanistan! (probably not)” provides James’ complete discussion of vimana from the 1931 “Children of Mu.”
The email mentions Chan P. Thomas, author of the Adam and Eve Story, which was discussed in a blog post in 2019.
A new point in the email was the inclusion of Morris K. Jessup‘s mention of James’ works in the 1957 book, “The Expanding Case For The UFO.” The email included images of two pages (53-54.) Jessup also wrote “The Case for the UFO” (1955,) “UFO and the Bible” (1956,) and “The UFO Annual” (1956.) His only mention of James Churchward’s vimana is in his last book and the passage quoted from James he says is from 1925, however the text is from the 1931 “Children of Mu.” He is faithful in copying some of James’ text as written, but he only includes that portion supporting his argument for extraterrestrial flight. For instance, Jessup starts the paragraph in the middle of page 53 as follows:
All records relating to these airships distinctly state that they were self-propelling; in other words, they generated their own power as they flew, and were independent of all fuel.
From page 189 of “Children of Mu”
All records relating to these airships distinctly state that they were self-moving, they propelled themselves; in other words, they generated their own power as they flew along. They were independent of all fuel. It seems to me, in the face of this, and with all our boasting, we are about 15,000 to 20,000 years behind the times. Dropping bombs from airships is a new sport with us, less than twenty years old; yet here we see that it was done 15,000 to 20,000 years ago. Rawan was shot down with a circular gun that spit fire and made thunder which is uncommonly like some of our machine guns today. Yet the world is flattering itself today that never before during the history of man has there ever been such a brainy lot of scientists as are with us at the present time. Pure egotism crowned with ignorance. I feel like the sage of old who said: “There is nothing new under the sun.” There are many Chinese records of about the same date regarding these ancient flying machines.
It would be fun to have flying cars and maybe one day we will develop the technology to make it affordable (and work out the potential air traffic challenges.)
I have yet to see, in person, an example of a flying vimana as described by James Churchward. Even though there are written plans for vimanas and videos about how they are real, the claims miss one important proof – a flying example.
Have a great day.