Alexander The Great And UFOs

by Daniel Russ on May 18, 2010

Alexander The Great

The first recorded incident regarding Alexander the Great and UFO’s was recorded in 329BC. Alexander decided to invade India and was attempting to cross the river Indus to engage the Indian army when “gleaming silver shields” swooped down and made several passes over the battle.

These “gleaming silver shields” had the effect of startling his cavalry horses, causing them to stampede. They also had a similar effect on the enemies’ horses and elephants so it was difficult to ascertain whose side these “gleaming silver shields” were on. Nevertheless, after exiting the battle victoriously Alexander decided to not proceed any further into India.

Seven years later Alexander was confronted with the greatest challenge of his military career. In his attempt to conquer the Persian Empire he realized that the city of Tyre needed to be captured in order to prevent the Persians from using that port to land an army behind him.

The original coastal city of Tyre had been destroyed before and had been rebuilt some distance offshore from its original site. Having no navy, Alexander decided to use the remains of the old city to build a causeway to the new one.

It took Alexander six full months to do this and when the task was completed and his troops staged their assault they were easily rebuffed because the walls were too high to quickly scale and too thick to batter down. Not only that but the causeway was too narrow to allow sufficient troops to launch a massive enough attack to overwhelm the enemy in order to scale the walls.

Not only was this a problem for Alexander but apparently a problem for God as well. Both the prophets Ezekiel and Isaiah had spoken of Gods’ curse and eventual destruction of Tyre. (Ezekiel Chapters 27 & 28 and Isaiah Chapter 23). How was Alexander going to achieve his goal? How was God going to ensure that His prophecy would be fulfilled?

The historical account, recorded by Alexander’s chief historian, states that, during an attack of the island city, one of two ‘gleaming silver shields’ attacked a section of the wall with a ‘beam of light’ which subsequently caused that section of the wall to fall! Alexander’s’ men poured through the opening and captured the city.

What is so noteworthy about this encounter is the fact that the historians for the defeated people of Tyre reported the exact same reason for the loss of their city! Usually, the reason given by a defeated people is different than that given by the victors, but in this instance their accounts read the same.

Before he started his major offensive against Persia Alexander sought the advice of an oracle in a temple located in the desert. He set off, with a small party of men, but miscalculated the logistics and found himself hopelessly out of water and dying of thirst.

Almost miraculously, a rare, but unusually strong rain cloud burst overhead and gave him and his men sufficient water to safely complete their journey. No one reported seeing any ‘gleaming silver shields’ but here again is a case of a wondrous “cloud” that we see so many occurrences of in the Bible.

Source: Whipnet

This remarkable incident was apparently paralleled by an equally fantastic visitation during the Siege of Tyre by Alexander in 332 BC. Quoting Giovanni Gustavo Droysens Storia di Alessandro il Grande, the erudite Italian Alberto Fenoglio, writes in CLYPEUS Anno 111, No 2, a startling revelation which we now translate

‘The fortress would not yeld, its walls were fifty feet high and constructed so solidly that no siege-engine was able to damage it. The Tyrians disposed of the greatest technicians and builders of war-machines of the time and they intercepted in the air the incendiary arrows and projectiles hurled by the catapults on the city.

One day suddenly there appeared over the Macedonian camp these “flying shields”, as they had been called, which flew in triangular formation led by an exceedingly large one, the others were smaller by almost a half. In all there were five. The unknown chronicler narrates that they circled slowly over Tyre while thousands of warriors on both sides stood and watched them in astonishment. Suddenly from the largest “shield” came a lightning-flash that struck the walls, these crumbled, other flashes followed and walls and towers dissolved, as if they had been built of mud, leaving the way open for the besiegers who poured like an avalanche through the breeches. The “flying shields” hovered over the city until it was completely stormed then they very swiftly disappeared aloft, soon melting into the
blue sky.’120″

Source: UFO evidence



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Godfrey Moyo August 18, 2010 at 4:19 am

thats strange what is the significance of all this was God on the side of alexander why when he was not a hebrew

Mungo September 17, 2010 at 3:46 pm

This site lists whipnet as a source. whipnet lists no sources. I corresponded with that owner and his source was the history channel. I have read many biographies of Alexander and none mention any incident remotely sounding like UFOs, including Tyre and India.

Even “the erudite Italian Alberto Fenoglio” doesn’t quote any primary sources.

Until someone can find documention of these supposed events in biographies by Arrian, Diodorus, Plutarch, or Quintus Curtius I consider all stories about Alexander and UFOs to be fairy tales. The original writings these men drew upon have been long lost.

Maz May 29, 2011 at 11:47 am

alexander attacked tyre 7 years AFTER the campaign in India? Never heard that before, nor any sources mentioning flying shields.

JORGE PEREIRA June 24, 2011 at 1:36 pm

God does not only Jews or Christians. There are several cases God uses other people for various reasons. Although I am not saying that he helped Alexander.


Deus não usa somente hebreus ou cristãos. Existem vários casos de Deus usar outros povos por várias razões. Embora não estou dizendo que Ele ajudou Alexandre.

Mcguire4u June 29, 2012 at 7:20 am

I decided to reasearch this after seeing the movie The Objective. I do believe that we are being observed and studied. It makes sence that somebody who had their eye on our resourses would be interested in man’s ability to make war. Im just starting my research on this, give me a year and I might have something…

Hunter November 24, 2016 at 10:24 pm

Done some simple digging and both the lack of the sources mentioned seems to make this a bust from the guys who pushed (invented) the UFO part of the story in the late 1950’s.

Also worth mentioning that it seems that Alexander company included

The Argyraspides (in Greek: Ἀργυράσπιδες “Silver Shields”), were a division of the Macedonian army of Alexander the Great, who were so called because they carried silver-plated shields.

If people cannot present a source (or refuse) it’s as good as false or if source it’s lost or buried it’s just a story that should not be used as probable fact.

The siege of Tyre is a pretty interesting event and worth a bit of reading regardless of extra UFO appearance.

Personally if this had happened once then it may have seemed more plausible, but twice over 5 years with no evidence mentioned.

Are they UFO groupies?

Maybe it should read above:
The historical account, recorded by Alexander’s chief historian (I’m assuming Callisthenes) states that Alexander exclaims “oh dam not these dudes again.”

Joyce Gibbons March 19, 2018 at 1:20 pm

I do not care what people say — I believe it them, because I have seen them. Once in Van Nuys, California, and 3 times in Arcadia, California. I think the others non-believers would believe if they had a chance to see them.

Daniel Russ March 31, 2019 at 10:45 am


twv June 9, 2019 at 1:15 pm

I am reading the historian Arrian right now. Still no UFOs. Strabo is the other ancient historian who wrote an “early” account of Alexander’s conquests. As far as I am aware, no other historians are even close to being original sources (and neither of these are in fact original sources — all first-hand accounts of Alexander are lost).

It seems strange to discuss a controversial aspect of Alexander the Great and not cite either Arrian or Strabo.

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