Many Sanskrit epics, which were written in India more than two millenia ago, contain references to mythical flying machines called Vimanas, often equating them to floating palaces with seven levels. Pointing to similarities between descriptions of Vimanas and reports by people who claim to have seen UFOs, those subscribing to the theory of “ancient aliens” have suggested that astronauts from other planets visited India during ancient times.
Conventional scholars of Vedic history have explained away the seemingly startling notion as nothing more strange than the heavenly ‘chariots’ used by Norse and Greek Gods.
However, strikingly similar tales are contained in the ancient Irish Leabhair Gebala – or the Book of Invasions. It tells of a race known as Tuatha dé Danann, – the people of the Goddess Danu – arriving above Ireland in “flying ships”. The dominant tribe of Ireland at the time -the Fomorians – are said…
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