AMERICAN INDIAN LEGENDS
UFOS AND ABDUCTIONS
PART III -- THE THUNDER BOY
In "American Indian Mythology," by A. Marriott & C. K. Rachlin,
Thomas Y. Crowell, NY, 1968 the authors make remarks about Indian mythology.
>The Iroquois must have possessed a rich mythology, although only fragments of it have survived. Like their linguistic relatives, the southern Cherokee, the northern Iroquois regarded Thunder and his sky relatives as having great supernatural power...<
In one tale a young Indian brave had been deserted by his friends after he broke a leg and they could no longer carry him. They threw him into a ravine where, when he awoke from the fall, he found an old man sitting next to him. The old man cared for him, and soon the brave was hunting in the woods. One day
>"...he turned and saw four men, dressed in strange, cloudlike robes, standing behind him, watching him. He asked who they were. They said, æWe are the Thunderers. We were put here on earth to help everybody. We are supposed to keep order in the world...' In the course of further conversation they said, æWe are looking for our enemies. There is one more who does great harm to mankind. When we find and destroy him then everything will be alright.'"<
That one, of course, is the Devil, otherwise known as Caligastia.
I offer this brief example of the kind of material that is available.
Far more intriguing is the story of the Thunder Boy. This was published in "American Indian Legends," by A. A. MacFarlan, Heritage Press, NY, 1968.
Here is the text as published. Commentary follows.
Separation of the actual events of this account from the Indian myth making is difficult. However, comparison against modern reports shows the important elements.
1. A young unmarried woman.
2. She is abducted.
3. She is taken away in a mist or cloud, descriptive of many modern reports which show a mist or cloud surrounding the seraphic transports. Also compare with the ancient Book of Enoch.
>"Behold, in the vision clouds invited me and a mist summoned me, and the course of the stars and the lightnings sped and hastened me, and winds in the vision caused me to fly and lifted me upward and bore me into heaven." I Enoch 14:8.<
4. She recognizes that she is transported into space. (The Iroquois Indians believed in such possibilities, as did the Cherokee.) Again compare with the writer of the ancient Book of Enoch:
>"And in those days a whirlwind carried me off from the earth, and set me down at the far end of the heavens." I Enoch 39:3<
5. He who carried her was a little man. This is one of more curious parts of the story. Descriptions of small grey beings, or "little men" are prominent throughout the many modern reports.
6. She is carried to a "long council house." The Cherokee Indian brave also was taken to a "cave," or long room. (See Part II of this series.) Refer also to Betty Andreasson's long cylindrical room.
7. There she saw many other "strange little men." Modern witnesses testify to the presence of many "little men" in their experiences.
8. These many "little men" stared at her, again described in modern reports.
9. They had a "chief," yet again as in modern reports. He stood at the end of the "long house." The chief in the story of the Cherokee Indian brave also stood at the end of the "cave."
10. This "chief" displays anger, as in the story of the Cherokee Indian brave, except that here the anger is directed at her escort rather than at her.
11. There now enters an Indian myth interpolation to explain these strange events.
12. She found herself in a strange land. She had never seen anything like it. Refer to Betty Andreasson's descriptions of the world to which she was taken.
13. Her length of stay in space is given as one year. At this point we probably are reading further Indian myth contribution to the story.
14. She was told she would give birth to a son. Ah! That truly is a familiar phrase. Joseph was told that his wife would give birth to a son, Matt 1:20-21. The Iroquois Indian girl gave birth to a son conceived by a space man. Mary gave birth to a son conceived of the Holy Spirit.
15. He was a holy son. He was never to be struck in discipline.
16. She found herself once again traveling at great speed through space.
17. She told her parents that soon she would give birth to a son.
18. She did. The boy was shorter in stature than a normal Indian son.
This element carries in many modern reports, where the mothers are shown their offspring, and they believe they are different from regular human species.
This is one of the most puzzling aspects of abduction reports. The investigators assigned this to breeding with alien species. In my investigations I never encountered a sensible explanation for this difference. I have engaged in speculations. Are they different because of biological environment different from earth? Are they being bred with sperm from an Adamic line that was preserved in the past? Do the observations become distorted because of the strange environments? Does fear condition the observation? Or do our space visitors induce a haziness of observation which is not clearly remembered under later regression hypnosis. I have no explanation.
The nature of these reports, so utterly foreign to our realm of understanding, has caused Christian fundamentalists to assign this activity to Satanic forces. We know that cannot be so. All creation is under the command and control of God.
19. The story then goes off into another lengthy Indian embellishment as to why this son is not permitted to remain on this planet. The important point is that the offspring from these matings are taken to other places in the universe.
20. Did the Indian girl actually give birth to a son? If not, she had to know she was pregnant, and that the pregnancy was terminated prior to completion. Or perhaps, the Iroquois Indian social environment was sufficiently secure she did give birth to a son who was later taken away.
Who can say?
SUMMARY OF REPORTS
In this series of reports I have offered evidence for UFOs, and for abductions, which directly demonstrate that the phenomena now taking place around our planet is not new, and not limited to some "western" cultural orientation. Although there are many interesting stories in the American Indian myth legends which deal with celestial affairs, creation, the Flood, and so on, these three are all I have encountered in my research which offer such rich detail on celestial activities centered on this planet. Many more may be out there which rest obscurely in some library.
Significantly, the many details which lie buried in these seemingly "mythological" stories are clear evidence that the modern accounts are not from the imagination of some deluded person seeking notoriety, nor the result of an "abduction fever," nor a "craze" associated with a "millennial fever." In all cases the evidence predates the current "abduction" fever. In the United States Government reports on American Indian Ethnology, published in 1900, the evidence of both UFOs and abductions explicitly predates the modern era.
The evidence also points to the fact that cultural "myths" are founded in reality, and do not derive from the fertile imagination of "myth makers." Nor do they have psychological roots in either the "dream life" or "biological psyches." Such explanations come out of modern godless minds who fear higher spiritual and celestial realities. Sophistication and finesse in conceptual models does not make "reality." On the contrary it is a divorce from reality. Modern minds will pay a terrible price for such arrogant denial of God's greater creation.