Cherokee alien legends describe strange beings with abilities such as teleportation and invisibility. They even fought alongside them in fights against invading forces.
The Cherokee often speak of strange beings known as Nunnehi. The Nunnehi were enigmatic, extraterrestrial beings who positively affected this tribe, even assisting them in wars against local and European invaders. The Cherokee, sometimes known as the Cheque, are an Aboriginal people that live in Oklahoma, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, and North Carolina.
They are extremely spiritual and believe in three worlds: the Upper World, This World, and the Underworld. Spiritual power, according to the Cherokee, can also be found in this realm, the actual terrestrial world. It can be found in all of nature: rocks, rivers, trees, animals, and so on. Even geological formations, such as those found in caves and mountains.
The Nunnehi are described as simple and invisible beings who can manifest themselves at will. They even transformed into a more human-like warrior form.
They were comparable to indigenous peoples in the United States, but they had a “supernatural” or “extraterrestrial” aspect. Nunne’hi translates as “travelers,” but it also means “those who live anywhere” because they resided in diverse regions. They were perceived as alien beings with exceptional skills such as invisibility from above, teleportation, and, most shockingly, immortality.
They aided travelers who became lost in the desert or were gravely ill and were carried to their underground worlds to be healed. Some Cherokee even lived with them on a permanent basis.
They aided the Cherokees in their fights against invaders.
During wars against European settlers or invaders, the Nunnehi frequently joined this Native American tribe. A fight broke out between the Cherokees and another tribe near Mount Nikwais in North Carolina: When the Cherokees began to forcibly retreat from their place of origin, an unknown being, along with another battalion, came to confront the invaders; they were amazed because of the invisible entities.
In his 1898 book Cherokee Myths, ethnologist James Mooney collected stories concerning these entities’ houses built on a circular depression of the earth. The house was similar to Cherokee villas and was located near Tugaloo’s old town. The inhabitants were incorporeal – they had no one. Whenever waste or garbage was put into that house, it was cleaned up within a few hours. The same unusual experience was had by English colonists.
They were regarded as humanoids endowed with extraordinary abilities. The Nunnehi have homes in Blood Mountain, Georgia, near Lake Trahlyta, Pilot Knob Mountain, Colorado, and Mount Nikwasi. Several of these formations are thought to represent old artificial structures built by these beings.
So, could these Nunnehi have been extraterrestrial beings who communicated with the Cherokees on a regular basis? Similar entities are mentioned in other American legends, such as the Hopi Indians’ “Ant People.”