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You may have clicked on this article, wondering what heck this is.
Believe me, I had the same curious response when I discovered the weird tale of Valiant Thor on the internet.
Thor is an alien from Venus. Yep, the methane planet.
It?s not the best place if you?re looking into extraterrestrial realty (best to stick with Mars).
Where did the Valiant Thor Story Come From?
Writer and Christian evangelist Frank Stranges published Stranger at the Pentagon in 1967. Here, he described Thor?s arrival and interactions with the US government during the late 1950s.
Thor came along with three companions: Donn, Jill, and Taniya.
Valiant Thor on the far right (via Para.Wiki)
Their purpose: share their advanced technology and warn humanity about using nuclear weapons. They?ve been keeping a close eye on us since we used them during World War II.
You might expect Val to look like your typical little green man. To Stranges, he?s quite the opposite:
?I was on my guard for fakes and frauds. In walked a man about six feet tall, perhaps 185 pounds, brown wavy hair, brown eyes. His complexion appeared normal and slightly tanned.?
You can?t quickly point out Thor from the average human crowd, except for his six fingers. According to Stranges, he has a lifespan of approximately 500 years.
What Skeptics Say
There are dozens of reasons why skeptics have called BS on Valiant Thor?s existence.
First, Venus is an inhabitable planet. How does one, even alien, live there? Is it Thor?s technology? Does he live there in a multi-dimensional plane?
Skeptoid with Brian Dunning also pointed out Stranges? weak credentials and lack of legitimate sources in Stranger at the Pentagon. The fact that Laura Eisenhower and Harley Byrd (Admiral Richard Byrd?s ?nephew?) had some part with the book doesn?t make it more believable.
Aliens & God
?Jesus Christ looking on Planet Earth? (via Chris Tolworthy on Flickr)
Another reason Thor came to Earth was to spread the message of God.
I hope you didn?t spit out your coffee and screw up your computer reading the last sentence. For real, Stranges stated this about Thor:
?He told me that his purpose in coming was to help mankind return to the Lord.?
?He spoke in positive terms?always with a smile on his face. He said that man was further away from God than ever before, but there was still a good chance if man looks in the right place.?
One must wonder how far Christianity has spread across the Universe.
The story of Valiant Thor is one of those ?far out? stories in my UFOs spectrum (yes, I have one).
Perhaps news of the Flatwoods Monster and Roswell influenced Stranges to write about Venusian men visiting Washington D.C. Heck, he could?ve gained a surge of writer?s inspiration from watching The Day the Earth Stood Still. What truly happened? Who knows.
Fact or fiction, Valiant Thor is an interesting UFO tale none the less.
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