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 fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven

I dont know that I believe this man's story (tho there are pictures on WND) due to all the hoax's down thru the years... but it is something interesting to ponder in light of Luke 21:11...

[b]Air Force colonel reports lights 'not of this world'[/b]
[b]Snaps images above Arkansas: 'I have no idea what they were'[/b]

Posted: January 17, 2007
6:37 p.m. Eastern
By Joe Kovacs
© 2007

In the wake of reports of unidentified objects flying over Chicago's O'Hare Airport, a retired Air Force pilot has his own mystery with a rash of bright, colorful lights he photographed hovering in skies over western Arkansas last week.

"I believe these lights were not of this world, and I feel a duty and responsibility to come forward," Col. Brian Fields told WND. "I have no idea what they were."

Fields, 61, was cooking chicken at his Van Buren, Ark., home Jan. 9 when just before 7 p.m., he observed two intensely bright lights as he looked to the southeast close to the horizon.

"At first I thought they were landing lights from an aircraft," he said. "As I continued to observe them they began to slowly disappear, then suddenly one reappeared, followed by two, then three. On at least one occasion four or five appeared. Each time they would slowly fade and eventually disappear. This occurred several times and when they would reappear they might do so in differing numbers and in different positions, sometimes in a triangular shape, sometimes stacked on top of each other, sometimes line abreast, etc. When the objects appeared they might stay illuminated 10 or more minutes."

Fields' wife thought the lights may have been ground-based, but Fields says he's certain they were airborne. The retired colonel spent close to 32 years in the military, flying F-16s as a member of the 188th Fighter Wing of the Arkansas Air National Guard.

"I'm certain it wasn't an aircraft [from Earth]," said Fields, who also ruled out the possibility of flares, saying they didn't descend like flares typically do. "It's not anything I ever had any experience with . ... They were some kind of energy or something."
Fields grabbed his Canon digital camera with 6 megapixel resolution to document what he and his wife were seeing, and snapped numerous images of the mysterious lights, which appeared white, yellow and orange.

He says the phenomenon lasted an hour and 15 minutes, and local news agencies have not published or broadcast any reports of what the couple witnessed. WND surveyed local police and sheriffs agencies, as well as Fort Chaffee, a decommissioned Army base in the region, and no one reported anything out of the ordinary.

"I just can't imagine other people didn't see it," Fields said, noting they appeared at times like a yo-yo at 5 to 10 degrees above the horizon.

Earlier this month, the Chicago Tribune reported workers for United Air Lines said they saw a flying saucerlike object hovering "low over O'Hare International Airport for several minutes before bolting through thick clouds with such intense energy that it left an eerie hole in overcast skies."

That Nov. 7 sighting took place just before sunset about 4:30 p.m.

According to Tribune columnist Jon Hilkevitch, "All the witnesses said the object was dark gray and well defined in the overcast skies. They said the craft, estimated by different accounts to be 6 feet to 24 feet in diameter, did not display any lights.

"Some said it looked like a rotating Frisbee, while others said it did not appear to be spinning. All agreed the object made no noise and it was at a fixed position in the sky, just below the 1,900-foot cloud deck, until shooting off into the clouds."

When interviewed on National Public Radio about the story, Hilkevitch indicated the event was anything but a hoax.

"That's what impressed me about this. All aviation professionals, very credible sources and they are very serious," Hilkevitch said. "They are not saying what they saw was a, you know, a spaceship from another planet, but it was unidentified, it was in restricted airspace, and they were concerned from a safety standpoint. That if this was something man-made, they needed to get it out of there because they were having busy flight operations in the early evening hours."

Back in Arkansas, Col. Fields, who says he's a Christian who has not been a believer in alien life forms from other planets, speculated what he saw could possibly be related to ancient texts from the Bible.

One of them is Luke 21:11, where Jesus discusses signs of the End Times, stating, "And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven."

Another is even more ancient, going back to the time of Noah's flood.

"That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. ... There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown." (Genesis 6:2-4)

These Old Testament verses have been enigmatic for centuries, but many Christians believe they refer to a time in antiquity when spirit beings, perhaps angels in rebellion against God, visited Earth and had sexual relations with human women, producing "giants," which is translated from the Hebrew word "Nephilim," which some scholars say is better translated as "fallen ones."

"I believe it's prophetic, something do with what's happening in the Middle East today," said Fields. "If this is some kind of event with visitation, it's entirely possible. When the anti-Christ comes into power, it's not going to be something we expect. The deception that is going to be attached to it is going to be so powerful, you're gonna have to go against your reason to reject it."

While Fields cannot be certain of what it was he saw, he wants to tell people not to be deceived.
"Be awake, be mindful you can be deceived," he said. "There are things that can shake our world."

 2007/1/18 8:47

 Re: fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven

Okay, I'll bite.

"Now as I beheld the living creatures, behold one wheel upon the earth by the living creatures with his four faces. The appearance os the wheels and their work was like unto the colour of a beryl: and they four had one likeness: and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel in the midst of a wheel. When they went, they went on their four sides: and they turned not when they went. As for their rings, they were so high that they were dreadful; and their eyes were full of eyes round about them four. And when the living creatures went, the wheels went by them: and when the living creatures were lifted up over against them: for the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels. When those went, these went; and when those stood, these stood; and when those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up and over against them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels...." (EZEK 1:15-21)

 2007/1/18 23:02

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 Re: fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven

I have a dvd, from a Christian ministry, that is about sightings, so called ufo's, aliens, etc.

Basically, 90% of sightings can be explained. So that leaves 10%.

However, simply because sightings are unexplained
does not mean there is anything out there. It just means the sightings are unexplained.

As for being a fearful sight or great wonder, something greater than blobs of light must be what scripture is refering to. It is not exactly the most tremendous sight ever.

On the dvd, it mentions ex-president Jimmy Carter
as one who reported a sighting, ufo or whatever.

It also states that it is mostly people with a religious, not necessarily Christian, but a religious background, that mostly report these sightings.

Is there anything out there?

For my part, no.

The word of God tells us the heavens declare the glory of God.

And they do.

God bless.

 2007/1/19 2:40Profile


On the dvd, it mentions ex-president Jimmy Carter as one who reported a sighting, ufo or whatever.

Hmmm... now why doesnt that surprise me?

I've never understood what that passage in Ez is about. Perhaps I need to do a study on that.

Like I said, I dont know if I believe this guys story. I saw the pictures that were posted on WND, and with photoshop you can make anything look real.

Then again, maybe he did see something and there is an explanation... it's just that no one knows what the explanation is.

But lets also remember that in the end times men will see signs and wonders in the heavens.

So who knows? I just thought this would make for an interesting discussion.


 2007/1/19 7:02

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Many years ago, maybe 25 or 30, we had a college professor from VA in our church for a week of meetings. For a long time he had an interest in UFOs and did some investigating.

He heard of a landing of some object in a field so he talked to the witnesses to ascertain its location. Then Prof. Lehman took a Geiger Counter over the landing spot and the machine registered high levels of radioactive substances. The area of radioactive particles was confined to a limited area. This not happened only once but several times when he did this type of research.

BTW, Prof. Lehman was a godly man, one who loved his LORD and Master Jesus Christ. He was not a weirdo.

Just thought I would share this for your consideration...

Sandra Miller

 2007/1/19 9:44Profile

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