“O wheel.”–Ezekiel 10:13

“ ‘Zekiel saw ‘dat wheel, way up in the middle of the air.” –from the Black slave spiritual.

“Swing low, sweet chariot, coming for to carry me home.”–from the Black slave spiritual


These words come from a book I wrote, some years ago, to “back-up” the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan.

Is there really a huge physical plane, made like a wheel, which is a half-mile by a half-mile in diameter, which often flies high above the United States of America?

This is what the Honorable Elijah Muhammad said was true time and again, publicly and privately, for over forty years, before he departed from this country. He made it very clear that his information about this wondrous plane came directly from God Himself, Whom he declared that he met in person.

The Honorable Louis Farrakhan bears witness to the same–publicly and in private.

The Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught that this huge plane is the carrier of 1,500 smaller or “baby” planes and is the literal fulfillment of Ezekiel’s vision.

This prophet’s vision was of wheels in the middle of a wheel. There are 1,500 smaller planes carried by a much larger plane.

Ezekiel’s vision is described in the Bible which bears his name, on which thousands of United States government officials–including presidents–have sworn on as they assumed their offices.

Is he right? Is this huge wheel-like plane really under the control of his Teacher, Master Fard Muhammad? Is such a plane–with 1,500 smaller planes–really up in the skies? Is it for real?

Or is it “reel”–like so much that comes out of Hollywood: phony, deceptive, insane and inane–the product of overworked imaginations, or the device of those trying to put one over on the public?

On April 19, 1994, on the CBS-TV program “48 Hours,” Dan Rather reported that at least 25 million people in the United States have reported that they have seen these planes.

There have been other reports that the number of people who have seen these planes, in the U.S. alone, is actually much higher than the figure reported by Mr. Rather.

In any case, have these millions been looking at the same planes which the Honorable Elijah Muhammad described?

Like many others, over the years, I have read, seen on TV, and listened to much about what is called “UFOs” Like many I have also gathered a little of this material, in books, a few magazine articles and a few video tapes of programs dealing with the subject of “UFOs.” What I have gathered, I know, is but a tiny speck of material in comparison to what has been generated over the years.

Although I’ve had a fascination for astronomy as far back as I can remember, my interest in this subject broadened, deepened and intensified, as it has for so many others, due to the teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.

Like millions of others I too have seen what are commonly called UFOs. I’ve seen both the “baby” planes and the Mother plane; the latter at least twice. On each occasion I was among others. Only on one of these times, however, did I clearly see the shape of these smaller planes.

That was in July 1952, when my brother and I accompanied our mother, during her vacation, to a country place, the name of which I don’t remember.

I do recall that we were about three miles from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and about five miles from Annapolis, where West Point is located.

There was a lake close to the home in which we stayed. We could clearly see it, as the house we were in was only, maybe, two hundred or so feet from the water. The lake was about a mile and a half across. I was familiar with it as I had rowed a boat across it, against my mother’s will.

One night, as we were sitting on the porch, in discussion, three large oval shaped lights suddenly appeared; seemingly out of nowhere. My mother, brother and another (who was a friend of the owner of the house), and I saw three saucer shaped objects. They seemed to be sitting out up over the lake. We were transfixed; stunned.

They just hovered above the lake. I vividly recall that they were in the formation of a triangle or like a pyramid. I could not take my eyes from them. After what was to me a long time they just vanished. Later, I learned that we had watched them, for about twenty minutes. It was reported in the newspapers in Baltimore, the next day, that at least eleven people–including two policemen–saw these same objects or planes.

This was before I ever heard of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, or of his teachings. I would later learn that 1952 was a year when there were an unusual number of what many call “sightings” of these planes; especially in that area, which included the capital; Washington, D.C.

Hopefully, this book will reach a few of that great number and, perhaps they will think deeper into this subject, in relation to the whole body of the message of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, that they may gain a better appreciation of the mission of the Honor ¬able Louis Farrakhan before those planes become more frighten ¬ingly visible.

Perhaps others, especially those who oppose Minister Farrakhan, from among Black people, will take this subject more seriously than ever.

I hope these Brothers and Sisters will benefit, or at least be stimulated to think deeper than ever, from this brief summary of what the Honorable Elijah Muhammad has taught on this vast and vital subject.

This chapter includes a little of what has been publicized, by many knowledgeable people, other than what the Honorable Elijah Muhammad and Minister Farrakhan have said about the “UFOs.” I wish to emphasize that what I have included is but a tiny speck of what has been made available to the public by a large number of people.

Part of my purpose in including what I have is to indicate that Satan’s attempt to keep up the greatest cover up ever perpetrated: the cover up of God after He has come, and begun His work won’t work.

Isaiah 28:20 tells all that this won’t work today, after He has come, “For the bed shall be too short to stretch out in, and the cover too narrow to wrap in.”

The expression “so-called” means “commonly called; incorrectly or falsely styled or termed.” So my use of this term, in connection with the “UFOs,” earlier, is due to the fact that these objects, or planes, are really known.

That is they are not mysterious to everybody. For instance, those flying in these crafts know what they are flying in. These planes are not unidentified to them.

Nor are these planes unidentified to those persons who conceived, planned, financed, built, tested, and launched them. Nor are they mysterious to those who people who command them. And certainly they are not unidentified to their Supreme Commander!

However, there are several instances for the sake of brevity, where I’ll use the expression “UFO” in the sense of “commonly called.”

In an article I wrote for The Final Call, on December 13, 1992, I wrote the position of former President Jimmy Carter about these planes.

More next issue, Allah willing.