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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 20, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Ancient astronauts in the Old Testament? tv, inc icinpmuue Skylab shuttle engineer says Ezekiel saw spaceship By BOB INGLE HUNTSVILLE, Ala (AP) An engmeeer who helped develop the Skylab space shut- tle and Saturn V rocket says tie believes beings from outer space landed on earth 2 600 years ago using equipment more advanced than anything man can have within the next JO years During 18 months of work- ing in his spare time, Josef Blumnch said he applied space technology to the Old Testament text of Ezekiel and _ame up with engineering drawings of what a craft described by the Hebrew prophet looked like and how it moved about "It all started in the fall of 1970 when I got a German ver sion of Erich Von Daniken s Chariot of the Gods9 and was convinced it was the same old nonsense he said 'When I came to the passages about Ezekiel I put Von Daniken's book away and look one of my Bibles I told my wife I will show you where he is wrong'' But to his surprise, Blumnch chief of the systems layout branch of the Marshall Space Flight Centre saw things that made sense to him In chapter one, Ezekiel speaks at length about the structure It just so happens that I have myself designed such things here HEAVENS OPENED From a modern English translation of the Bible here is part of the passage to which ie refers "One day late in June when I was 30 the heavens were 5uddenlv opened to me I 5aw in this vision a great jtorm coming toward me Ezekiel s spaceship Engineers at the systems layout branch of the Marshall Space Flight Centre, Huntsville, Ala, suggest the above vehicle may be what Old Testament Hebrew prophet Ezekiel saw The engineers applied space technology to a Bible passage, producing the above illustration from the North driving before it a huge cloud glowing with fire with a mass of fire inside that flashed con- tinually and in the fire there was something that shone like polished brass 'Then from the centre of Appointment to Community Services Advisory Committee There is a vacancy on the Community Ser- vices Advisory Committee Interested persons wishing to participate in civic affairs by serving on this committee are invited to write to the City Clerk, giving a short resume of themselves For further information please call the City Clerk's office at 328-2341 JOHN GERLA City Clerk the cloud four strange forms appeared that looked like men except that each had four faces and two pairs of wings And beneath their wings I could see human hands Blumnch has been with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) since 1959, when he came from Austria to join the space program In 1972 he was presented the Exceptional Service Medal by the federal His career began in 1934 in the German aircraft industry He said that by using mathematical formulas he was able to determine the craft was similar to a child's spinning top concave on the bottom with a crew compart- ment above The ship was 55 feet in diameter and the length of the rotor blades was 35-36 feet Blumnch figured HAD SMALL THRUST The thrust of the engine would be about 280 000 pounds, not much by our standards when you consider the Saturn goes into the millions, he said He believes it was used as a shuttle vehicle between the earth and an orbiting mother ship the same technique used by the U S moon visitors who left their craft in orbit and touched down in a lunar lander His colleagues are in- terested in Blumnch's ideas about ancient astronauts, he said but some are skeptical "as scientists should be His views will be published in the United States in the next six months The German version is in its second printing in Europe One of the main theories he said is to encourage other engineers to do more research on the past "As soon as I get some pro- jects out of the way, I plan to do more Blumnch said SALES PITCH PERRANARWORTHAL, England (CP) Hotel proprietor Bryan Thomas didn t hear a thief enter the hotel lounge and walk off with a color television He was meeting in his office at the time with a man selling burglar alarms AWARDS MADE TO BENY SALES TEAM FOR OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IN THEIR RECENT HAWAIIAN PROMOTION Pictured from left to right above are Whitey Rimstad Salesman Gerry Wagenvoort, General Sales Manager, Steve Tomie, Salesman, Murray Bullock Salesman Joe Chenger Used Car Manager, and G W Lee Steen General Manager Trip awards were made as follows for sales performance Gerry Wagenvoort Steve Tomie and Murray Bullock Each reveived a trip for two to Hawaii Whitey Rimstad Joe Cnenger (and missing from the pic- ture) Ted Ell each received a !np for two to Las Vegas Lee Steen was awarded a trip for two to Spam and Portugal for outstanding performance m our recent 1200 Promotion' which proceeded our Hawaiian Campaign He and his wife leave on their trip this weekend Congratulations to the winners and may they their trips BENY CHEVROLET OLDSMOBILE 2nd AVE. and 8th STREET S. 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