The Book of Ezekiel and the Flying Chariot of Fire: Misinterpreted ancient alien technology?

One of the most intriguing stories of ancient flying machines may be found in an unlikely place: the Bible. In addition to descriptions of what many consider to be specifics of flying machines, we find a lot of strange facts about misinterpreted technologies that existed on Earth thousands of years ago.

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Ezekiel’s “chariot vision”, by Matthaeus Merian (1593-1650). © Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

In the Book of Ezekiel, the prophet envisions a “flying chariot” that is said to be made of “wheels inside wheels” and powered by Angels. According to the Ancient Astronaut Theory, this reference provides irrefutable evidence of ancient flying technologies.

Skeptics and Bible experts, on the other hand, contend that the Book of Ezekiel does not depict physical flying machines, but rather that Ezekiel was referring figuratively to formidable foes that Israel was confronting.

However, accounts of Flying Chariots can be found in a variety of other cultures across the world, including the Ancient Hindu Culture. This poses a variety of concerns. Is it feasible that the book of Ezekiel contains descriptions of legendary foes?

Is it feasible, as some writers argue, that the Book of Ezekiel contains the final proof of ancient extraterrestrial visitation? And proof that flying devices existed thousands of years ago?

Ancient astronauts and Ezekiel

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Ezekiel 37 begins with this prophecy of the Valley of the Dry Bone reviving: it is a vivid image of the Resurrection of the dead. © Image Credit: Lawrence OP/flickr

Ezekiel is regarded as the 6th-century BCE author of the Book of Ezekiel, which contains predictions of the fall of Jerusalem, Israel’s restoration, and what some refer to as the Millennial Temple visions or the Third Temple. Ezekiel appears as a protagonist in both the Book of Ezekiel and the Hebrew Bible. Ezekiel is also a major figure in Judaism and other Abrahamic Biblical texts.

According to history, Ezekiel landed in Babylon during Israel’s first captivity and is listed as a famous Prophet in a number of ancient books. Ezekiel’s name means ‘God strengthens.’

The fact that The Book of Ezekiel was written in the first person is one of the most important aspects of the book and one of the major reasons why we take what is said in the book seriously. This was something I noticed. That is something I noticed. I went to that place.

Unlike many other Biblical scriptures, which are written in the third person, the book discusses something witnessed in the first person. One of the most important passages of the Book of Ezekiel is when Ezekiel mentions seeing a “wheel chariot” approach from heaven towards him. Inside this wheel chariot were creatures made in the image of man.


The Book of Ezekiel mentions a chariot that was “a flying vehicle” with no evident means of propulsion, but it was driven by divine energy (heavenly energy). Active energy. An energy with a sound.

Many individuals take those descriptions as technology. People in the past misread contemporary technology, yet it was modern technology that was misconstrued. If we study the book of Ezekiel, notably where the chariot of fire is discussed, we will note its resemblance to a current spacecraft landing and/or takeoff.

There’s a whirlwind, flashes of lightning, clouds, and lights, and it’s a spectacular view, especially for someone who lived two thousand years ago. Furthermore, Ezekiel portrays the structure of the chariot that descended from heaven as seeming to be formed of blazing metal.

The Book Of Ezekiel, Chariots of Fire, and spaceships

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Chariots Of Fire. © Image Credit: Public Domain

Here’s what Ezekiel wrote: “I looked and saw a whirlwind coming from the north, a great cloud with fire flashing back and forth and brilliant light all around it. In the center of the fire was a glow like amber, and within it was the form of four living creatures…”

And this was their appearance: “They had a human form, but each had four faces and four wings. Their legs were straight, and the soles of their feet were like the hooves of a calf, gleaming like polished bronze. Under their wings on their four sides, they had human hands. All four of them had faces and wings and their wings were touching one another. They did not turn as they moved; each one went straight ahead…”

“The form of their faces was that of a man, and each of the four had the face of a lion on the right side, the face of an ox on the left side, and also the face of an eagle. Such were their faces. Their wings were spread upward; each had two wings touching the wings of the creature on either side and two wings covering its body…”

“Each creature went straight ahead. Wherever the spirit would go, they would go, without turning as they moved. In the midst of the living creatures was the appearance of glowing coals of fire, or torches. Fire moved back and forth between the living creatures; it was bright, and lightning flashed out of it. The creatures were darting back and forth as quickly as flashes of lightning…”

Moreover, despite Ezekiel’s best efforts to describe what he saw descending from heaven, most of the narratives shown in biblical artwork leave out important features of Ezekiel’s Flying Chariot; the fire, the lightning, and the omnidirectional wheels.

Furthermore, the strange, powerful flying gadget is described in detail in the Book of Ezekiel: “When I looked at the living creatures, I saw a wheel on the ground beside each creature with its four faces. The workmanship of the wheels looked like the gleam of beryl, and all four had the same likeness. Their workmanship looked like a wheel within a wheel.”

“As they moved, they went in any of the four directions, without pivoting as they moved. Their rims were high and awesome, and all four rims were full of eyes all around. So as the living creatures moved, the wheels moved beside them, and when the creatures rose from the ground, the wheels also rose. Wherever the spirit would go, they would go, and the wheels would rise alongside them because the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels.”

“When the creatures moved, the wheels moved; when the creatures stood still, the wheels stood still; and when the creatures rose from the ground, the wheels rose alongside them, because the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels. Spread out above the heads of the living creatures was the shape on an awesome expanse, gleaming like crystal.”

As you can see, Ezekiel portrays something amazing descending from heaven and causing the Earth to quake in his book. It was unlike anything he had ever seen before. It was strong and brilliant. It gave birth to entities that resembled humans but were not the same.

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Josef F.Blumrich born on March 17, 1913 in Steyr, Austria. © Image Credit: Public Domain

In the 1970s, a NASA scientist named Joseph Blumrich said he wanted to debunk the theory that Ezekiel saw a spaceship fall from heaven. Blumrich was a rocket engineer and a top-tier NASA scientist who worked on the moon project. From there, he decided to read what Ezekiel had written in the first portion of the Book of Ezekiel.

Despite his skepticism, Blumirch finally decided that what Ezekiel described in his eyewitness story was a form of a spaceship after months of arduous investigation and reading. Blumrich was inspired to create a book called The Spaceships of Ezekiel as a result of this discovery.

So, what did Ezekiel observe, if anything at all? Could he have seen a flying chariot and angles that looked like humans? Is it conceivable, as some argue, that Ezekiel, like many others before and after him, saw tangible proof of alien beings?