Christians always draw angels as humanoids with wings. They seem rather convinced they look like this.
I had some difficulty finding all of the following information because modern Christians don't seem comfortable with Biblical angels for reasons that will soon become apparent.
The Bible depicts a rather different sort of angel.
Basically, some sort of cyborg-golem-thing wearing a golden belt and a white uniform with a face made out of electricity and a reverberation effect on the voice. Note that wings are not mentioned.Quote by: Daniel 10
This seems to be the same sort of angelic golem again. White uniform, lightning for a face, preceded by an earthquake. It also easily moved a very heavy stone and then resurrected Jesus. Okay then.Quote by: Matthew 28
God's personal retinue seems to be different and weirder. Seraphim do not sound strictly humanoid, although one kissed Isaiah to remove his sins which implies they have something resembling a face (we hope). Interestingly, the etymology of seraph suggests they're either on fire or resemble serpents.Quote by: Isaiah 6
What?Quote by: Ezekiel 1
Assuming this passage is not just the product of imagination or mind-altering mushrooms... just what? A glowing radially symmetric clonal organism with like sixteen faces total? The subsequent passages do not make much sense, but this thing was followed by something like spherical rolling drones, and they arrived in a metal flying machine surrounded by lightning to deliver a message from God.
I also find it interesting that angelic aircraft kick up dust, which is a bit of detail you would not expect from people who had never seen anything larger than a goose fly. The earthquakes from the arrival of the golems I mentioned earlier might be people trying to describe a sonic boom from something entering and exiting Earth's atmosphere very rapidly.
All angels glow. Why is not clear; nobody caught fire or died of radiation sickness from being near one. Organic angeloids (it's not clear if they are all truly angels) have at least two (but usually more) wings and extremely variable bodyplans. Inorganic angeloids are humanoids who are made of metal, fire and electricity; important ones may have symbolic or combat-related modifications such as a sword for a tongue (read Revelations). Angels occasionally disguise themselves as humans, suggesting their already strange bodyplans can be shifted at will depending on their needs. Several types of strangely constructed flying craft are also described.
... is it possible that we got pranked by aliens? Did they really let Jesus join the club, and if so will an angry cyborg Jesus ever come back?