|The Field of Mons|
Europe’s defense against the German might seem to be too dire. Now hope lie with the British Expeditionary Force (BEF). BEF is a military force of just 80, 000 strong. However, they must face an advancing German army of over 750, 000 men.
The Battle of Mons in Belgium has already begun and has lasted for days. Then the mighty German army of over 750, 000 charged in a solid block to attack. But miraculously, the British Forces was able to defend and even turn the tides of the battle. The Germans suffered heavy losses for no ground gained yet still some 1,600 brave souls from the British Force were lost that day.
But the victory was swathed with controversy. Many soldiers credited strange apparitions were helping them fight the mighty Germans. In Harold Begbie’s book, he quoted a Lance Corporal testifying that he has seen three strange bright lights which can be distinctively seen in the battlefield. The center figure had something on its back like spread out wings. The other two were smaller figures. They all appear to wear golden cloak hanging loosely along their side said the anonymous Corporal.
Brigadier-General John Charteris wrote a letter about the story too. The origin of the story remains unknown, but some skeptics said that the story had some Government purpose in motivating the army. Making the soldiers believe that God is on British side.
Even today the legend is still wrapped in controversy. Some say that the force that intervened during the Battle of Mons was not of divine origins but extraterrestrials. The intervening force which led to Britain’s victory in Mons River was from Aliens said UFO researchers.
Kevin Goodman, a UK UFO expert, said that The UFO’s paradox was still not known during the First World War. Soldiers could have interpreted the sightings to be something sacred. Fighting a war and seeing deaths and could have lead them to think the objects were signs from the heavens.
The Legend is still present today in British history and probably would still be popular in the future. Alien or God, the miraculous victory in the Battle of Mons is still immortal to the British people.
I believe it was a made up story and the morale of British troops.
There are many skeptical arguments, and the two most frequently cited are:<br /><br />1). The Angel of The Mons was a hoax, created by a Fleet Street hack called Arthur Machen (See 'The Bowmen and Other Legends of The War').<br />2). The Angel of The Mons was created by the Germans using a magic lantern equipped with Zeiss lenses, and projected from an airplane onto a 'screen' of
never heard of this story. bet it would make a great movie. speilberg??
In addition to the first comment I made on this article [Anonymous 5:08 PM, May 27, 2014], where I cited some skeptical explanations, I would like to explain why I believe the phenomenon is genuine… My mother's father, who was a prisoner during the second world war, knew a veteran soldier who fought at the Mons. He said angelic entities were _amongst_ the troops – not just visible in the
We could have used those angels at Hiroshima – or D-Day!
that's very interesting. i'm highly interested in your story. i've never heard of this battle.
Thank you for your comment Janet. My mother’s father, by all accounts, was a very practical and down-to-earth man – he was a civil engineer and certainly not the gullible kind at all. And the testament of the Mons veteran is what he passed onto my mother who was adamant of its authenticity.<br /><br />Nicholas Shea
Anonymous at 7:14 PM, May 28, 2014 said: “We could have used those angels at Hiroshima – or D-Day!” Most people are understandably “curious to know”. But the truth is that much of the “UFO” phenomenon is numinous by nature, and therefore cannot be explained in conventional rationalist terms like “Fake”, “Real” or “Not Alien”. The problem is that rationalists love reducing numinous experiences to
The Aliens are not permitted to intervene directly or indirectly in the Humans affairs.
Unfortunately, this statement contradicts the mountain of evidence which irrefutably shows that "aliens" have been intervening in human affairs for millennia. Angelic extraterrestrials view the plight of planet Earth from a higher vantage point, and are aware of future events of which we, as yet, have no successive knowledge. They bring tidings of contingent things. Like asteroid
… we have free will, Remember… ?. More, They have said that intervention will only be permitted if Humans are in the path of destroying the Earth trough a nuclear war…
Yes "Brotherhood", you’re absolutely right: we do have free will. But it would be foolish to think that extraterrestrial intervention will prevent us from destroying ourselves via thermonuclear war. Whilst certain “alien” species have demonstrated their ability to disable our nuclear weapons, both in silos (eg , Minot AFB, 91st Strategic Missile Wing), and also during test-flights, if
There were some typos in my last reply which I have corrected here:<br /><br />Yes, you’re absolutely right: we do have free will. But it would be foolish to think that extraterrestrial intervention will prevent us from destroying ourselves via thermonuclear war. Whilst certain “alien” species have demonstrated their ability to disable our nuclear weapons, both in silos (eg , Minot AFB, 91st