The mysterious abduction of Romulus, the founder of ancient Rome who disappeared in one day when the sky was covered with thick darkness, amid thunder, smoke and lightning
According to ancient legends, the founder of mighty Rome was abducted in one day when the sky was covered with thick darkness, amid thunder, smoke and lighting. The founder of the mighty Rome was ‘taken’ by the Gods to never be seen again.
Taken by the gods… smoke, thunder lightning and darkness? Doesn’t that sound a bit familiar?
What does this description sound like? Does it not sound similar to the description of modern-day abductees? Who have been taken by otherworldly entities? What if the gods mentioned in Ancient Rome are nothing but flesh and blood extraterrestrials? And the thunder, lighting and smoke nothing more but the result of a spaceship touching down?
In 753 BC, the twins Romulus and Remus, sons of the god of war Mars founded the mighty city of Rome. After killing his brother Remus, Romulus became the first ruler of the city and reigned for 39 years. Romulus and Remus and their incredible history is both historical and legendary.
However, the founder of Rome mysteriously disappeared from the pages of history on 7 July 714 BC, when he was in the temple of Vulcan giving instruction to his Senators.
Romulus disappeared without a trace and in his monumental work called Ab Urbe Condit, Livy (Titus Livius (Livy), The History of Rome), mentions the incredible story which sounds, without a doubt, as a modern-day description of Alien Abduction:
After1 these immortal achievements, Romulus held a review of his army at the ‘Caprae Palus’ in the Campus Martius. A violent thunder storm suddenly arose and enveloped the king in so dense a cloud that he was quite invisible to the assembly. From that hour Romulus was no longer seen on earth.  When the fears of the Roman youth were allayed by the return of bright, calm sun-shine after such fearful weather, they saw that the royal seat was vacant. Whilst they fully believed the assertion of the Senators, who had been standing close to him, that he had been snatched away to heaven by a whirlwind, still, like men suddenly bereaved, fear and grief kept them for some time speechless.  At length, after a few had taken the initiative, the whole of those present hailed Romulus as ‘a god, the son of a god, the King and Father of the City of Rome.’ They put up supplications for his grace and favour, and prayed that he would be propitious to his children and save and protect them. (source)
But there are many other accounts that describe the mysterious disappearance of the ‘Father of Rome’. Some writings place the disappearance of Romulus on May 26, the day a solar eclipse took place.
Strangely, in many cases of unexplained disappearances there are reports that suggest the disappearance was accompanied by extreme meteorological or astronomical phenomena. This is the account of the events by Plutarch, who describes the disappearance of Romulus as follows:
“In that circumstance, the air suddenly got thicker and changed miraculously, sunlight diminished and all were engulfed by a surprising darkness, accompanied by terrifying thunder and storm. Then the crowd dispersed and run away, but the nobility gathered forming a separate group. When the storm was over and light was restored, the people returned to their seats and inquired, full of fear, where the king was, but he could no longer be found”. (source)
The mysterious reappearance of Romulus
Even though the disappearance of the Great Romulus is a story filled with enigmatic mysteries, the father of Rome reappeared one day according to Julius Proculus.
According to Proculus, a distinguished Roman senator, who was a great friend to Romulus went into the forum and declared upon oath that he traveled along the road and met Romulus, who looked more noble than ever, clad in bright glittering armor that shined so bright that it hurt his eyes. He further declared that in his astonishment at the sight, he said, “For what misbehavior of ours, O king, or by what accident have you left us to labor under the heaviest calumnies, and the whole city to sink under inexpressible sorrow?” To this Romulus answered, “It pleased the gods, my good Proculus that we should dwell with men, for a time, and after having founded a city, which will be the most powerful and glorious in the world, return to heaven whence we came. Farewell, then, and go tell the Romans that by the exercise of temperance and fortitude they shall attain the highest pitch of human greatness, and I, the god Quirinus, will ever be propitious to them.” (source)
After the statement from Julius Proculus, no Roman had doubts that Romulus was in fact the god Quirinus, and all doubt concerning the murder of the father of Rome disappeared.