S01 E02 Ancient Aliens: The Visitors – Part 2 | Ancient Code

In New Mexico lies the Pueblo of Zuni. Sheltered from the desolate high plains, this adobe city is home to the Zuni Indians, one of the oldest indigenous tribes in North America.

They have inhabited this land for almost 2,000 years, and have protected their secrets even longer.

CHRIS O’BRIEN: The Zuni are a very interesting culture in that they’re one of the few cultures that really have not opened up, uh, to the rest of the world about their star knowledge traditions. Most of this type of information is very closely held by the natives. And, um, I really find it very intriguing that this is the time period in history where now we’re starting to learn more and more about their star knowledge. Much of the Zuni people’s history is etched in the rocks in the New Mexico desert.

Tribal Elder Clifford Mahooty and archeologist Dan Simplicio have studied the Zuni’s secret history firsthand. They’ve collected stories passed down through generations that are rooted in the belief that the tribe’s creators and protectors are supernatural beings from the sky.

DAN SIMPLICIO: This one’s kind of interesting here. I would imagine it was created in the last century, but from this design, you can see the star figure. Celestial images oftentimes are depicted in a lot of our cultural petroglyphs. And this is one of ’em where it depicts the star. It could be the supernova of the crab nebula.

CLIFFORD MAHOOTY: Our Zuni mythology in the prayer system, in the ritualistic protocols, talk about these people that came over here, and told us how to actually live our lives as beings, sky people. If you listen to a lot of religious chants and songs and prayers, that’s all they talk about. They’re talking about space. They’re talking about out there in the universe where they came from.

So they depict it on a rock wall here. But the actual meaning of it is somewhere more profound and more complex than that. These drawings are thought to have been created around 1200 BC, yet they appear to depict modern space travelers and their vehicles.

SIMPLICIO: If you move back a little bit, you can see another figure here. It has a de. It has eyes. Uh, there’s something coming down

MAHOOTY: And a nose.

SIMPLICIO: Like a nose. There’s a nose, but it kind of flares out.

MAHOOTY: I think it was something to do with the ancient ones when they saw something. They took as much description of it to put in on there. Of course, it’s not going to be exactly what they saw, but that’s as best as they can do for something that they saw.

CHILDRESS: With all petroglyphs and things like that, I mean, they’re up to interpretation. Sometimes they are just doodlings of people. But other times, they may well be actual descriptions and depictions of some kind of god from outer space, some ancient astronaut. And when you go around, say like the Zuni Pueblo, I mean, that’s what they’ll tell you those petroglyphs e. Even the Zunis themselves call them the spacemen.

SIMPLICIO: This one seems to have two legs coming out like that. It has a, you know, broad diamond shape body. Um, there probably was a better head that chipped off here. Well, that’s very different-looking than humans are.

MAHOOTY: Now usually they’re called UFOs. But in the Zuni way, we’ve always been taught that they’re the keepers of the upper world, which means space. You know, they’re sky people. Beings that are of the extraterrestrial origin and this is still within our mythology and our religious practices today. Like most Indian tribes, the Zunis call these sky people kachinas.

According to the Zunis’ creation story, the kachina gods came down from the heavens to lead the Zunis to earth through a special portal.

MAHOOTY: The sipapu– that’s the entrance to the fourth world or the underworld. And that’s a representation of where the kachinas come and go. And so, according to the mythologies, the Zunis were brought forth into the world of light– which is where we are at today–by what I would interpret as extraterrestrial beings from the universe.

Every year, the Zunis participate in a ceremony known as the Shalako festival. Dressed in traditional costumes to represent the kachinas, the Indians celebrate the arrival of the gods on earth.

CHILDRESS: This is a figurine of kachina gods. And these guys are some gods from the sky who came down. Uh, they wear weird helmets.

TSOUKALOS: This one has a helmet as a head, and if you look at the whole body of it, it’s as if it wears some type of a  suit. This one here also has the helmet and the visor.

CHILDRESS: For the Pueblo Indians, like the Zunis, these are their-their sky-gods that every year, they have special ceremonies. People put on these special costumes and masks to reenact the coming of the gods. They really look like ancient astronauts.

BILL BIRNES: If you look at the poetry and the legends and the stories from American Indian tribes in the Southwest, they have the legend of the star people. The star people came to Earth and seeded planet Earth, and they came on flying ships. If you speak to the elders, they will tell you that a lot of us believe in the existence of extraterrestrials.

STEVEN M.KARR: These are timeless traditions that have been passed on through the centuries from clan to clan, from family to family, from family member to family member. And it is an oral tradition. Native peoples did not have the written word. They had the spoken word. And culturally, the spoken word is still a significant component of their daily lives, and the ability to pass down the truth.

SIMPLICIO: I remember my grandparents talking about a craft that flew and had actually crash-landed on one of the mesas east of here. There’s no interpretation of what an aircraft is, so the closest thing that they could interpret as anything capable of flight is a bird or our masked kachina dancers.

MAHOOTY: We are very, very superstitious people. It’s always been in the history of Zuni that they have always been here even right here where we’re sitting right now, but you just don’t see them. They’re in a different frequency. And those are very, very sacred, and those are very, very secret.

They’re out there somewhere. For those who believe that ancient astronauts came to earth thousands of years ago, the prehistoric artwork provides more clues in what they claim is a growing body of evidence: from wall carvings and statues in ancient Egypt to tribal traditions and exotic masks in West Africa to petroglyphs in the American Southwest.

All thousands of years old, they seem to recount similar stories of visitors from the skies. Could the legends of alien beings visiting earth thousands of years ago have inspired more traditional beliefs?

Celestial beings coming down to Earth. Gods descending from the sky.

Can these events only be found in the ancient legends of the Zuni? Do similar accounts exist in other cultures and other religions across the world?

And if so, what is the explanation?

TSOUKALOS: We have to remind ourselves that our ancestors were highly intelligent. However, their technological frame of reference was different than our technological frame of reference, so they didn’t have the vocabulary with which to describe or with which to name certain things that they saw. So what did they do?

They used words that they were familiar with in their time, and so they tried to describe whatever they witnessed to the best of their abilities with their vocabulary. Ancient China also shared some of the same beliefs that can be found in Egyptian, Native American, and Dogon legends– that deities arrived from the stars.

According to Chinese mythology dating back to 3000 BC, when the god named Huang Di was born, there was “a radiance from the great star Chi.” Huang Di would later emerge from the belly of a fire-breathing dragon to become China’s first emperor.

YOUNG: The origins of the Han Chinese people start with a story of a great god looking down with empathy.

Here were people in poverty, in a beautiful, rich country, the landscape profound, but the people were suffering. He took pity and decided to come down.

TSOUKALOS: Huang Di arrived on planet Earth in a flying dragon. He had the power of flight. Huang Di could be anywhere within minutes, and he usually accomplished this by hopping on his dragon and flying somewhere.

YOUNG: Now this divine energy becomes human and is a great leader– the Yellow Emperor who rules and unites the people– and there is a period of great prosperity until his work is done. Huang Di brought order to the chaos, creating China’s first empire. He is seen as a cultural hero and is credited with the invention of the compass, acupuncture, and the standardization of Chinese writing. One of his greatest legacies is the Great Wall of China.

YOUNG: When the land is prosperous, he decides it’s time to go, and the great yellow dragon comes back and he gets back into the belly of the dragon and flies off forever.

TSOUKALOS: Now, were these dragons truly dragons in a biological nature? Or were they misinterpreted types of machines?

Because, as we all know, dragons are always correlated with spewing fire and a lot of smoke. Whenever we see a modern rocket take off, there is all this smoke, and sometimes the smoke is yellow and sometimes it’s red.

So it’s very bizarre how we have these correlations between the ancient times and modern times today.

YOUNG: Mythology is the effort to grasp what we can’t grasp, to understand what is beyond us. In the Eastern teachings, the dragons very often carry people, sometimes on their back or sometimes inside their bellies, so if we think of them as, as a poet’s effort to explain a vehicle that was strange to them, well, those sound like flying saucers.

So it might just be a problem with translation because, after all, it’s just a word. It’s trying to describe something that’s very difficult to grasp.

Another tale of celestial beings influencing civilization can be found, this time in what is now modern-day Iraq. The Babylonian legend of Enuma Elish dates back to the seventh century BC.

The text was first discovered in Austen Henry Layard while searching the ruins of the Library of Ashurbanipal in Nineveh. The story tells of how the first humans were created by an extraterrestrial re known as the Anunnaki.

TSOUKALOS: In the ancient texts of Sumeria, we have descriptions of these beings descending from the sky called the Anunnaki. The term “Anunnaki” means “those who from the heavens came.” It says, word for word, that these beings descended in flying vehicles from the sky, and we can find not only descriptions of the Anunnaki, but also depictions and we can see them in statues, in carvings, so it’s all very interesting to see that those beings looked like modern-day space travelers with weird suits.

Some of them wore wristwatches.

They had boots on and helmets and, above all, wings, and they were always described or depicted in floating above some “regular people.” So the question is: who were the Anunnaki? And according to the ancient astronaut hypothesis, they were space travelers who visited Earth in the remote past.

Similar themes can be found in the legends of Greek and Roman gods, which also describe events that some interpret as an extraterrestrial contact. Both cultures believed in powerful gods who lived in the heavens and often came down to Earth to interact with humans.

CHILDRESS: A well-known example is Zeus and the Greek gods, and they’ve come down from the sky and Mount Olympus, where they live in some mountain, and they’re bringing, really, civilization and sciences to mankind, but they have many human attributes, too, where, yeah, they, uh, they’re attracted to human women, uh, they want to have sex and children with as many of ’em as they can, and then they go back into the sky.

THOMAS BULLARD: These ideas of gods mating with humans are very commonplace, like Zeus in Greek mythology was always coming down, mating with mortals, and producing demigods like Hercules or Helen of Troy, who were exceptionally beautiful, exceptionally powerful, unusually gifted in every way. So, in other words, you were creating a better race in, in this sense.

TSOUKALOS: In the ancient astronaut opinion, the whole pantheon of gods that we have in ancient Greece consists of nothing else but flesh-and-blood extraterrestrials who were misinterpreted as being these divine creatures by our ancestors.

CREMO: There is a lot of evidence showing that we’re not alone in the cosmos and that our human civilizations on Earth have been interacting for long periods of time with extraterrestrial intelligence.

Belief in celestial beings interacting with humans is a cornerstone of several major religions. In fact, according to the Bible’s Book of Genesis, God created the first humans Adam and Eve. The Bible also contains other passages that describe strange interactions between “otherworldly” beings and humans.

CARGILL: People believe messengers of some sort come down from the heavens. You know, they came down and they had sex with humans, and this is where we produced giants, people like Goliath, so in a technical sense, they are alien. They’re gods or they’re angels; there’s some kind of superhuman thing.

Interpreting these Bible stories has also led to a certain amount of debate and controversy. While most see a single god directing and influencing mankind’s destiny, others argue that it is really a number of gods that are responsible.

TSOUKALOS: In the Old Testament, it says very clearly, “And then God created man in our own image.” Now, grammatically speaking, that sentence doesn’t make sense, because you have “God” and then you have “our image.”

Well, theologians suggest that, by “our,” what they meant is the Trinity, the Holy Trinity, so basically, if you were to change the word “god” to “gods,” then all of a sudden, the sentence makes sense– “and then the gods created man in our own image.”

CARGILL: So you have this reference– “let us create man in our image.” In several religious texts, specifically the Hebrew Bible, which Christians also accept, and in the Koran, which Muslims revere as holy, you have the reference to God in the plural, and it is incredibly interesting. But do all these religious scriptures that tell similar stories really point to the possibility that aliens have visited Earth throughout ancient history?

BIRNES: The fact is, the story of creation in our own Bible is the story of creation in cultures around the world. The story of the flood, the evolution of the human species, the development of language– all of this points to– in fact, the Bible says so– life on Earth came from contact with an extraterrestrial life form. That’s in the Bible.

That’s in ancient cultures around the world. So I believe the theory of ancient astronauts is true, and I believe there’s solid evidence there, and I believe the harder you try to refute that evidence, the more you wind up against a brick wall. That ancient astronauts visited us, visited Earth thousands upon thousands of years ago, and seeded the very civilization we have today. If the believers in the ancient astronaut theory are correct, then just who were these visitors?

And might cutting-edge astrophysics and biology help us to uncover their identity?

On March 18, 1965, Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov stepped outside the Voskhod 2 and became the first human to walk in space. He spent 12 minutes and eight seconds outside his ship before returning. Leonov’s survival depended upon a protective suit that could keep him alive where there was neither atmospheric pressure nor oxygen. If we need spacesuits, would aliens traveling to Earth require the same protection?

Is that what we’re looking at in these ancient carvings and drawings?

TSOUKALOS: When critics ask, “Well, why would ancient astronauts have to wear astronaut suits like that we’re familiar with today?” the answer is very simple. Can we go through space without wearing a type of suit? Of course not. We would die. ‘Cause who says that whoever visited us in the remote past, that they could breathe in the atmosphere of planet Earth? So, it’s not farfetched to suggest that they did, in fact, wear some type of suit. Why might these images resemble modern astronauts?

If they are aliens, is it possible they are similar to humans? And could they have come from a planet just like Earth? At the turn of the 20th century, a group of British and German scientists considered this possibility.

They embraced a theory put forth by early Greek philosophers, that all life in the universe began in one specific place. This theory is called panspermia.

SEAGER: Panspermia is the theory that life formed in one place, and then got spread around to other places. In outer space in the medium between stars, we see molecules that are the building blocks of life. So it’s easy to get the building blocks of life to another planet. For example, if life formed on Mars, it could have come here to Earth, contaminated Earth, and then started life here.

Roughly 3.6 billion years ago, Mars was warm and wet, much like the conditions on Earth today. Biologists believe that because Mars cooled more quickly than other planets, life may have developed there first.

PAUL DAVIES: Mars is a better candidate for life during the early part of the solar system. Mars rocks are coming here all the time, and these have been knocked off Mars by asteroid and comet impacts. And we know that they could convey any Martian microorganisms to Earth. In August 1996, a team of scientists made a stunning announcement. A Martian meteorite found in Antarctica contained evidence of fossilized life.

The four-pound rock, designated ALH 84001, showed the presence of carbonate globules excreted by microbes when they were alive on Mars 3.6 billion years ago. Earth was no longer alone. Life had existed elsewhere in the universe.

DAVIES: So this cross-contamination between Mars and Earth, which 20 years ago was regarded as a rather wild conjecture, is now pretty much accepted by the astrobiology community.

Astrobiologists studying the origin and evolution of life in the universe embraced the possibility that life on Earth began in outer space. Did modern-day scientists finally prove what ancient cultures have believed for centuries?

BAUVAL: The common myth or idea that the origins of humankind is from the stars is widespread. Ancient cultures have The ancient Egyptians, the Mayans, the Aztecs, the Indians and so forth Uh, is intriguing, and it’s probably true. And I mean it from an astrophysical point of view. We do come from the stars. It’s a fact that life on earth has been seeded by the coming of a comet containing the life matter.

SCHOCH: I personally suspect there is life out there. In fact, I believe that we have evidence if nothing else, microbial evidence, for life extraterrestrially. But if life did land on Earth from outer space, was it by accident, or might it have been sent here on purpose? One mainstream scientist thought so. British geneticist Francis Crick is best known for his collaboration with James Watson. Together, they unraveled the structure of human DNA in 1953.

Less than ten years later, they were awarded the Nobel Prize for their groundbreaking work in genetics. In the 1960s, Crick became a proponent of panspermia theory and took it to a whole new level with an idea he called directed panspermia.

GRAHAM HANCOCK: Francis Crick hypothesized that somewhere, perhaps on the other side of the galaxy, there had been a civilization of advanced intelligent beings. And they had found that their planet was going to be destroyed. Perhaps a supernova was going to go off in their vicinity, and their planet would be sterilized of life. And he asked himself, “What would an intelligent civilization do in that situation?”

Um, well, first of all, they’d try to figure out if they could get out of there, if they could actually preserve their lives and the lives of their descendants. Perhaps crowd into spaceships and fly across interstellar space until they found a suitable planet to colonize. But could it actually be true?

Could we really be the descendants of an alien race that traveled here from another world?

POPE: The ultimate implication of some exobiological theories is actually that we ourselves are extraterrestrials, that life on earth arose because the organic material was brought here from elsewhere.

BIRNES: What if we’re the ones, the descendants of those who came from another planet? We weren’t created. We were brought here, seeded planet Earth as a colony from some other planet. So we’re colonists of another race. And that’s why the aliens look like us.

SCHOCH: In my opinion, it’s not unscientific to consider the possibility of ancient astronauts, alien intervention. We live in a huge universe. Now, bacteria versus humanoids– one may say, that’s a big difference, but in some ways, it’s not a big difference. Where you have life, you have the ability for that life to develop into what we consider civilization or intelligent beings. Is it just a coincidence that modern science and ancient alien theory have come to the same conclusion: that life on Earth came from the stars?

And if it’s possible that billions of years ago, an extraterrestrial race spread out across space, how would they survive in their new home? Could they really be our missing link?

For thousands of years, mankind has tried to depict alien beings who they believe came from the skies. Many of those creatures seem to share characteristics with humans. They often have two arms, two legs, fingers and a head just like we do. Biologists refer to this basic body shape as bilateral symmetry.

MICHAEL DENNIN: Bilateral symmetry is, very simply, you divide something down the middle into two parts, and lateral means up and down, and the two sides are an exact reflection of each other. If you fold the thing in half, all the parts line up.

RUSSELL TUTTLE: Being bilaterally symmetric allows you to be streamlined and to develop a head end, so you become cephalized.

And that certainly happened in vertebrates. Virtually, the mouth at the end of something and then you get progressive development, and that seems to have led to many, many advances.

DENNIN: So, when you look at it closely, you can see a lot of advantages coming in. Having the two arms and two legs to work together really gives you great mobility and balance and speed. Having eyes on two sides separated gives really improved vision in various ways.

Animals that are predominantly prey use their two eyes independently and get a huge field of view. Animals that are predominantly hunters have them more in the front and get really good depth perception, which you need if you’re gonna land on the animal you’re hunting.

If it is true that aliens resemble humans in their physical characteristics, might there also be genetic similarities? Could we even be related?

In 2003, the U.S.Government announced that the Human Genome Project had identified all of the nearly 25,000 genes in the human body. For the first time, scientists had a roadmap to the genetic make-up of humans.

In 2006, genetic researchers at the University of California at Santa Cruz discovered an area of the genome they called HAR1 that appears to be unique to humans.

Scientists believe the HAR1 gene plays a critical role in the advanced development of the human brain, and is a key element that sets us apart from other animals.

But where did it come from?

Or did it land here from another planet?

Francis Crick, the British scientist who helped discover the structure of DNA, believed that human genes could not have evolved by chance.

HANCOCK: Crick didn’t feel in that period of roughly formation of the planet down to the time when the planet could first support life, there was enough time for DNA to evolve by accident. It’s an enormously complicated molecule.

Crick gave this analogy: You would be more likely to assemble a fully functioning and flying jumbo jet by passing a hurricane through a junkyard than you would be to assemble the DNA molecule by chance in any kind of primeval soup in five or six hundred million years. It’s just not possible.

But if this molecule could not have evolved accidentally, how was it created?

Was it, as some believe, put there on purpose?

TSOUKALOS: The question should not be do the extraterrestrials look like us or what do the extraterrestrials look like, but do we look like the extraterrestrials? Because according to the ancient astronaut theory, a long, long time ago, extraterrestrials came here, and through a targeted mutation of our genes, we– quote, unquote– “became human.”

FIEBAG (translated): Possibly there is information in our DNA about whether human evolution was manipulated or not. The DNA is almost deciphered, yet we only understand five percent of the information it carries.

TSOUKALOS: Geneticists have determined that it only takes about five percent to clone a human being, and that that we have in our bodies is nothing more than what they refer to as “genetic junk.”

DENNIN: Why is everything there? And there’s probably parts of the DNA that don’t have an obvious current function. Maybe they’re left over from something that was used in the past, kind of like our appendix is left over. Could this “genetic junk” hold the key to the evolution of humans?

Some people suggest that decoding our DNA entirely will unlock startling information about our origins. But could it even prove that aliens played a role in our development thousands of years ago?

HANCOCK: If you hypothetically wanted to record an eternal message that could be decoded by a creature that had eventually evolved enough intelligence to decode it, the place to put that message would not be on some monument or in some text, which might be swept away, but actually on the DNA of the creature itself.(baby cooing) It’s recently been established that DNA is a recording medium of almost limitless power.It would be technically possible to record the entire knowledge of a civilization on the DNA in our bodies.All you’d need is a way to access that information.

VON DANIKEN: I think we have something, the whole humanity, in our genes. Somewhere in our genes, it is coded that extraterrestrials were here thousands of years ago. But the questions persist: If aliens visited Earth tens of thousands of years ago how did they get here?

When we look to the past for the answers, are we looking in the wrong place? Should we actually look forward to our future?

Scientists agree that the best chances of finding alien life will be on planets similar to ours, and descriptions of extraterrestrials seem to resemble humans in many ways. Some ancient astronaut theorists draw a surprising conclusion from these facts, suggesting that aliens might actually be human.

POPE: It is odd that many of the descriptions of aliens are effectively humanoid, and this raises an interesting possibility. One idea that’s been put forward is that, uh, these are not extraterrestrials at all, but they’re time travelers from the future.

NOORY: They could be us from a thousand, 2,000, 10,000 years from now. Let’s assume for a moment that planet if we all survive, that time travel was created. They’ve invented it. Just like the time machine of H.G.Wells’ day, they can go back, or they can go forward. So let’s assume 10,000 years from now we decide to come back to see us. Maybe they have changed physically. They look like the alien grays or whoever they may be.

BIRNES: It could well be that ancient astronauts might not be creatures from other planets at all, but time travelers from 2720 in a time machine. Time travel is an essential concept for science fiction, but would it be possible for flesh-and-blood humans to find a way to transport themselves through time with current technology?

Would this enable us to cover the vast distances of space?

PAUL DAVIES: If I could travel close to the speed of light, I could reach the year Have to get very close to the speed of light for that, but it’s doable, and we know that this isn’t a theory, this is this is real physics– we could demonstrate these time-warping effects. So you can reach the future quicker by traveling close to the speed of light.

The concept of time travel was first proposed by Albert Einstein in 1905 when he published his Theory of Special Relativity.DENNIN: Ancient astronaut theory says that astronauts visited us a long time ago from somewhere else. The technology involved in doing that, we would assume would be similar to what we understand now.

I mean, we know special relativity is a law of physics. It holds anywhere in the universe. Ancient astronauts that would come all the way here can travel these large distances and not age that much, relative to their home planet. Because if you’re going close enough to the speed of light, you will have slowed down time enough that when you get back, hundreds, thousands, or even millions of years could have passed.

One limitation of this method of travel is that because a spacecraft has mass, it theoretically cannot reach the exact speed of light. The resulting reduction in velocity would then dramatically increase the amount of time needed to cross the vast universe.

NOORY: Well, there are definitely many theories about how extraterrestrials got here, how their propulsion system got them to planet Earth. They’re surely not coming here the way we go out into space. They’d never get here. They are finding different ways. They have either developed a new form of propulsion, or they’re able to travel through– what I’ve always believed– wormholes throughout the universe. That would instantaneously put them here. The idea of wormholes was first proposed in longtime collaborator Nathan Rosen. They began to explore the possibility that space and time could literally be bent to create a time travel shortcut.

DENNIN: Wormholes have not been detected. They are a postulated structure in space that involve actually taking– if you want to think of a sheet of paper– bending it in half and connecting the two pieces that you get together. A wormhole is thought to do something like that. Space gets warped, and it connects between two different parts of space. You know, there’s predictions about what they would look like; there’s theories about them, but we haven’t detected one yet. You’re not actually ever traveling faster than the speed of light; you’re just cutting corners.

CHILDRESS: You don’t actually have to go light speed and travel for light-years to someplace. You literally go there through a wormhole and through hyperspace, and bang, you’re there.

DAVIES: If you can have a wormhole in space, then it can be turned, in principle, into a time machine. And so travel back in time as well as forward in time would then be possible. The problem is: where do you get your wormhole? Uh, it’s not inconceivable that wormholes were made in the Big Bang, coughed out along with everything else, and there might be one out there in the universe we could harvest or adapt to form a time machine.

DENNIN: If you end up discovering that you could make wormholes, then that increases the range that you can explore in space and that increases the likelihood of having two civilizations at the same time with the right technology to communicate with each other. While theoretically possible, traveling through wormholes or at the speed of light is currently both economically and technically impossible for us here on Earth. Using modern propulsion methods, it would take 70,000 years to reach the nearest star.

DAVIES: Our fastest rockets are totally puny. It’s really pathetic. So we’re talking about luck. Any object that we can fire out into the solar system is going to take tens of thousands of years to reach the nearest star. Believe it or not, at 4.6 billion yrs old, our solar system is one of the youngest in the universe. But if civilizations exist in other galaxies, is it possible that they are more advanced than those on Earth?

And if so, could they be ahead of us in their ability to travel through space and time?

CHILDRESS: For extraterrestrials to come here, through the vast reaches of space to our planet, they clearly have to have technology that’s way in advance of what we have today. To go from solar system to solar system, rather than going warp speed, like in Star Trek, you really are going to travel, as they do in Star Wars, where you’re jumping through hyperspace. Going from a solar system to solar system is no time at all.

TSOUKALOS: Just because we can’t travel from star to star does not mean another more advanced society can’t do it either. I think that’s the height of human arrogance to say, “Just because we can’t do it, another more advanced civilization can’t do it either,” so, you know, we have to stop looking at us that we are the pinnacle of creation ’cause we’re not. Celestial beings. Visitors from the skies.

Deities descending from the heavens to interact with man. Could these worldwide stories be the foundation for the prevailing belief that something greater than ourselves, from beyond our world, created the universe as we know it?

Almost all of the great world faiths are based on stories of celestial beings who visit Earth. Many millions of people accept these legends as part of their core beliefs. And from the earliest cave drawings to images at Roswell, we see artists’ interpretations of extraterrestrials or gods coming to our planet.

YOUNG: In many traditions, there is something coming from above. There is a stairway to heaven or there’s a whirlwind or an angel descends. Sometimes the encounter is quite dangerous. As would be appropriate to something awesome and larger and more powerful than we are. Usually it is memorable.

CHILDRESS: Many of the myths are much more specific and they really talk about gods physically coming to Earth– landing, doing miracles, and showing the people how to live. If visitors did come from the stars, is it possible that they actually changed the way ancient people thought? Did they provide an intellectual spark to prehistoric civilizations? Could that be the reason why so many different cultures could build such large and lasting monuments?

NOORY: It’s almost as if primitive man woke up one morning and went, “Hey, I’ve got this knowledge and I know how to make tools and I’m gonna go and build all these things.” Nah, I don’t think it happened that way. I think others came down to this planet and started teaching other people, uh, that were beginning to evolve. But the one thing I truly do not believe is that modern cavemen at the time basically created all this knowledge out of thin air.

TSOUKALOS: All around the world, we have concise descriptions in ancient texts which say word for word that some beings came from the sky. So it’s as if this intellectual Big Bang or this Big Bang of knowledge occurred in various periods of time, and those various periods of time most concisely always correlate with some type of description of gods descending from the sky.

HANCOCK: I do think of that as a very significant before-and-after moment in the human story, and it is not a moment that is linked to physical evolution. We’ve already got the hardware. It’s as though something happened to our software around about that time, and I think it’s a very intriguing moment in the human story. For supporters of ancient alien theory, the verdict is already in. They believe that aliens visited many of Earth’s earliest cultures thousands of years ago. But is it possible?

Are extraterrestrials responsible for the sacred creation myths of the first human civilizations? Might they have tampered with our DNA?

Are humans themselves aliens from another planet in the heavens or even from another time? While man continues to search for these answers, the questions remain. If they came here, what was their mission?

We call Earth home, but with perfect conditions for life, could it be a beacon, calling out to other intelligent civilizations that may exist in the universe?

CARGILL: I think there is life, simple life, bacterial life, microbial life on other planets. I think we’re going to find that. And who knows?

Maybe one day we’ll find some other planet that’s capable of sustaining life, that has evolved people over a long period of time, that are also looking up at the stars wondering: is there anybody else out there, are we the only ones?

HELDMANN: What bigger question could we ask about ourselves and our place in the universe? You know, is there life elsewhere in the universe, or are we it?

I mean, I think it’s one of the most fascinating questions, and we’re fortunate enough to live in a time when we can address this question scientifically and really try and get at some answers.

NOORY: You can then come up with a conclusion that something, one, very strange is happening on this planet, and two, if it’s coming from outside of this system, then we’re being visited by something that has some intelligence behind it.

TSOUKALOS: In the end, the truth wins, and we’ve seen this in history, where scientific theories or ideas that have been deemed impossible turned out to be true, and so it is my firm conviction that the same will count for the ancient alien theory.

NOTE: This article is an edited version of episode two, season one, of the TV Series Ancient Aliens. Our editors worked hard to correct out any mistakes, and arrange the context so that our readers can enjoy reading through the episodes, without having to watch them. I believe that when you read through these episodes, you can imagine (reconstruct) what the participants of the Series were trying to say in a much more efficient, a much richer way.

Ancient Genetic Engineers: Do Ancient Texts Offer Evidence of Ancient Aliens?

 

Many people believe that the miraculous evolutionary leap that led to what the human species is today resembles more a laborious work of genetic engineering than a simple evolutionary process.

Is surprising that there are numerous ancient texts that speak of the creation of mankind and refer to a time when “beings” created mankind?

Curiously, according to many authors, the Bible also mentions the same thing.

It is also extremely surprising that advanced cultures such as the Sumerian flourished in a matter of days without leaving any traces of successive stages of evolution that indicate a progressive cultural, architectural or mathematical breakthrough in their history. It is as if these cultures popped out of nowhere and civilizations just came into existence.

These are just some of the points that have been completely ignored by mainstream scholars who have studied and analyzed ancient civilizations across the globe.

Are modern humans the result of Genetic engineering performed by beings, not from Earth?

Also, in a relatively short period of time, the primitive man emerged literally out of nowhere from nothing, creating huge empires, advanced civilizations which achieved the impossible while proving to be way more developed than what history as we know it is willing to admit. This leaves us with a couple of questions that have not been answered by mainstream scholars. Is it possible that there is a missing link in the “evolution process” of primitive man? And is it possible that “external” factors interfered with the development of primitive man and early civilizations on our planet?

 

The origin and the actual cause which eventually led to what we know about history today was written down by our ancestors thousands of years ago: where ancient man pointed towards the stars, towards Orion, Sirius, and other constellations, where according to them, Gods came from above, advanced beings that interfered directly and indirectly with the evolution process of human beings.

When we turn to the book of Genesis, we read how the creation of man occurred:

The Sixth Day: Creatures on Land 

 

25 God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind; and God saw that it was good. 26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them…

Here, I the above text we cannot help and underline a few very important words that have been omitted by those who have studied ancient texts: “Let Us make man in Our image …

Who are “They” who created man in “their” image?

Is it possible that Adam was the result of what many interpret as in vitro fertilization? And what if the genetic designers were the gods Enki his sister Ninhursag and Ningishzidda as some theorists propose?

Let us turn to the Popol Vuh, the ancient book of the Maya where we find very similar descriptions.

These beings who created mankind are referred to in the Popol Vuh as “the Creator, the Former, the Dominator, the Feathered-Serpent, they-who-engender, they-who-give-being, and hovered over the water as a dawning light.”

“Our work and our labor have accomplished its end.” The earth then was covered with various forms of animal life. And the Creator and Former said to the animals: “Speak now our name!” But the animals could not speak as a man. Then said their Makers: “Our glory is not yet perfect since ye cannot invoke us. Dens and food shall ye have, but as to your flesh, it shall be eaten. This is your destiny.”

Does the ancient text speak of several times “they” tried creating man? It seems as though these beings failed at the beginning, and in the “heaven” they sat and thought it through one more time. Can you literally sit in heaven? Well, probably, if you are in an airplane or other vehicles… right? But here is what the ancient texts say:

Again there is counsel in heaven. “Let us try again; let us make them who are to be our vehicles and nourishers.” So the Creators determined to make man. Of red earth they molded his flesh; but when they had made him, they saw it was not good. He was without coherence, strengthless, inept, watery; he had been endowed with speech, but he had no intelligence; and straightway he was consumed in the water without being able to stand upright.”

Again the gods took counsel. It was decided to make man of the wood of the tzite cork-tree, and woman of the marrow of the zibac (willow); but the result was in no wise satisfactory — they were merely wooden manikins. And these are the people who inhabit the surface of the earth. They existed and multiplied, but had neither heart nor intelligence, nor memory of their Creators. They led a useless life and lived like the animals.

 

They had neither father nor mother, neither were they made by the ordinary agents in the work of creation, but their coming into existence was a miracle extraordinary, wrought by the special intervention of the Creator. “Verily, at last, did the gods look on beings who were worthy of their origin.”

 

Ancient UFO sightings: Ancient Aliens visited Earth in the distant past

 

Modern-day UFO sightings have become something ordinary in the last years, seeing a mysterious object in the sky is something that has become part of our society, part of our everyday life. Just look at how often UFO sightings are reported on the news, across the entire planet every day, people witness numerous UFO sightings that defy everything we are being told about Extraterrestrial life, only a small amount of UFO sightings can be explained. But are UFO sightings real? Or are they something modern-day man invented through countless Hollywood movies about aliens and extraterrestrial life?

If you take a peek into our history you will notice that UFO sightings are something present on Earth for thousands of years.

Ancient UFOs

In 70 AD, during the siege of Jerusalem, above the temple of the city a mysterious object appeared in the sky, a bright light that was unlike anything ancient mankind had seen. Roman historian Josephus wrote about:  “chariots and troops of soldiers in their armor… running about among the clouds, and surrounding of cities.” In the next day’s people from the region reported “flying chariots” in the skies.

In Roman history numerous mysterious objects were reported in the sky. In 154 BC, in modern-day Italy people from the north reported seeing countless objects flying in the sky. In 217, people witnessed shiny disks- resembling shields in the sky. These mysterious UFO’s were reported in many parts of Europe not only over modern-day Italy. In 214 BC, Roman historian Livy wrote about ‘phantom ships gleaming in the sky.’

The brother of Pope Pius I, while travelling to Capua in 150 AD witnessed a mysterious disk-shaped object with over 100 feet in diameter in the sky. It is said that the mysterious “shield” came down from the heavens with fiery rays of light while landing in a cloud of dust.

 

 

But the mysterious UFO sightings continue throughout history. In Ancient Egypt the Tulli papyrus tells an incredible story of a mass UFO sightings. It is believed that this ancient document, which in fact isn’t a papyrus actually, offers the earliest citation of flying saucers on the planet. The Tulli “papyrus” is a translation of a modern transcription of an ancient Egyptian document:

“In the year 22, of the third month of winter, sixth hour of the day […] among the scribes of the House of Life it was found that a strange Fiery Disk was coming in the sky. It had no head. The breath of its mouth emitted a foul odor. Its body was one rod in length and one rod in width. It had no voice. It came toward His Majesty’s house. Their heart became confused through it, and they fell upon their bellies. They [went] to the king, to report it. His Majesty [ordered that] the scrolls [located] in the House of Life be consulted. His Majesty meditated on all these events which were now going on.

After several days had passed, they became more numerous in the sky than ever. They shined in the sky more than the brightness of the sun, and extended to the limits of the four supports of heaven […] Powerful was the position of the Fiery Disks.

The army of the King looked on, with His Majesty in their midst. It was after the evening meal when the Disks ascended even higher in the sky to the south. Fish and other volatiles rained down from the sky: a marvel never before known since the foundation of the country. And His Majesty caused incense to be brought to appease the heart of Amun-Re, the god of the Two Lands. And it was [ordered] that the event [be recorded for] His Majesty in the Annals of the House of Life [to be remembered] for ever.”

In Ancient India, Ancient Sanskrit writings mention visitations of mysterious flying objects 6,000 years ago. Their greatest ancient texts are called the “Vedas” and these writings literally talk about “flying ships” that visited their continent over 6000 years ago. Composed in Vedic Sanskrit, the texts constitute the oldest layer of Sanskrit literature and the oldest scriptures of Hinduism.

So, why has mainstream history ignored these ancient texts? Better yet, does this mean that we are not the only intelligent species inhabiting the Universe? It seems that the ancient “Vedas” will raise more questions in time.

 

 

S01 E03 Ancient Aliens: The Mission | Ancient Code

For centuries mankind believed that life only existed here on Earth, but today many scientists agree that we are not alone.

Practically every human civilization that has ever existed tells us we are not alone in the cosmos.

A long, long time ago, extraterrestrials came here, and through a targeted mutation of our genes, we became human.

We have, in theory, a worldwide civilization that has extraterrestrials interacting with it, and human beings, as we are today, who are possibly the genetic breeding of these aliens.

If we’re being visited, they’ve probably always been here.

Millions of people around the world believe we have been visited in the past by extraterrestrial beings.

But what if it were true? Did ancient aliens really help to shape our history? And if so, why did they come here? And just what was their mission? On July 20, 1969, the Apollo 11 mission reached its destination, and two men– Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin– actually walked on the moon.

They’ve got the flag up now, and you can see the Stars and Stripes on the lunar surface.

Beautiful, just beautiful.

It was the first time in history that beings left their home and traveled through space to an alien planet.

Or was it? Were we really the first creatures in the universe capable of traveling to another world? Given the vastness of the universe and the billions of years that it took to create our galaxy, is it so hard to imagine that such a thing might have happened before, perhaps thousands of times and over the course of millions of years?

The ancient alien astronaut theory presupposes that thousands and thousands of years ago– even before recorded history– Earth was visited by astronauts from another world.

But if alien beings did, in fact, travel to Earth, why? Did they come to explore, to plunder, to study, to hunt, or to breed? When Armstrong and Aldrin explored their incredible surroundings, they found the moon a barren landscape.

It seemed to offer little more than a lifeless oasis of rocks and dust.

But in 1986, further testing determined that the lunar landscape actually contains a high amount of helium-3, an extremely powerful nonpolluting, nonradioactive fuel source.

Experts estimate that a single space shuttle filled with this material could satisfy all the energy needs in the United States for an entire year.

Think of it.

Armadas of spaceships mining the moon and other planets for natural resources.

Could this help explain why Earth might have served as a destination for travelers from other worlds? We’d go out there with robot mining crews and eventually human mining crews, mine those planets, extract the ore.

Ships would come; they’d take the ore and bring them back.

Well, if we would do it, why wouldn’t extraterrestrials? But if alien excavators did come to Earth– perhaps thousands of years ago– wouldn’t there be evidence?

Here, in what is now known as Iraq, lies what is commonly regarded by historians and archaeologists as the “cradle of civilization.”

Between 3500 and 1900 BC, the fertile area between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers was the home of the Sumerian people.

The Sumerians were one of the first cultures that built actual cities with streets and a street grid, almost like New York City, where you have, you know, a square street grid.

They invented cobblestones.

They had a sewage system.

They were taught in agriculture.

The Sumerians also invented the first known writing system by using the cuneiform script on clay tablets.

In the 19th century, archaeologists exploring the ancient ruins of Nineveh discovered When they were later translated, the texts described many stories similar to those found in the Judeo-Christian Bible.

Virtually every story that’s in Genesis– the flood story, the Adam and Eve story– they all have precedence with the ancient Sumerians.

In 1976 author Zecharia Sitchin published his own translations of the Sumerian texts in a series of books called The Earth Chronicles.

According to Sitchin, the clay tablets describe an alien race known as the Anunnaki who came to Earth to mine gold.

Zecharia Sitchin has essentially suggested that the reason why we were visited in the remote past is because the ancient astronauts’ home planet needed gold for their atmosphere and that their gold content in the atmosphere was depleted, so they came to Earth in order to mine gold and bring it back to their home planet.

But why gold? What are the unique properties of this precious metal that might make it important and worth traveling through the galaxy for? I think, for extraterrestrials, gold would be an important resource just as it is for us.

If it’s at all like our society, one of the major things it’s going to be built on is electricity, and gold really is one of the top conductors, and its malleability and its ability to make it into wires, use it in really small forms as nanoparticles are going to make it an incredible technological resource for any sort of life- forms that reach that level of dealing with electricity and technology as we do.

One of the exciting directions is possibly as an energy source through properties called thermoelectric effects, where it can take the heat and turn it directly into electricity.

This would be obviously a very nice clean energy source.

With its capacity to create energy and conduct heat, some scientists believe gold may also be an invaluable asset in the construction of spaceships.

Gold actually reflects infrared light.

Infrared is basically light that’s not quite red, and so you don’t see it, but we interact with it as heat.

The radiation will interact with your molecules and make them vibrate faster and you’ll feel that as heat, so it makes a great heat shield, partly because it’s so malleable.

You can make it very thin; it’s easy to work with, and it has great properties for reflecting and heat protection.

The only metal that really lasts is gold. Gold is indestructible. All gold from ancient times still exists today.

If you look at Zecharia Sitchin’s theories– that E.T’s came down from another planet in our solar system, which is on a 3,600-year elliptical orbit, that they were running out of minerals, and gold specifically, that they somehow needed to line their atmosphere with.

These extraterrestrials–they just first measure our planet. And they have the instrument to find out: where on this planet do we find raw material?

Through their incredible equipment, they find a planet that has this. It’s got gold.

So they decide “We’re going to go there and we’re going to mine.” So they send some expeditions to planet Earth.

All of a sudden they get here and the factions begin to say, “Well, there’s a lot of gold here, but we’re not digging it out. What are we going to do? We need workers.”

The story that came down to the Sumerians is that the Anunnaki were mining gold on the earth, and the run-of-the-mill workers complained, said: “This is really hard work and we’re tired. We don’t want to do this anymore.”

And so they had a big council and they decided to create a primitive worker called an Adamu.

So they look at what is on this planet, and that is Homo erectus, and they say, “Well, they’re not very intelligent and they’re not going to listen to us, so we’re going to genetically alter them.”

The Anunnaki created humans as a slave species. According to Zecharia Sitchin, the Adamu were the first modern humans.

They were created by the Anunnaki 450,000 years ago when they genetically mixed their DNA with that of prehistoric man.

They took one cell of one of these ancestors of us.

They changed the cell by an artificial mutation.

They changed the DNA code, what our genetics are doing every day.

This is not something made up.

This is part of the Sumerian history.

They believed that the gods came down and created them, and they were their slave species.

They knew that, and they didn’t have any philosophical beliefs about the purpose of man or anything.

If you believe Sitchin’s theory that mankind was created by E.T’s for slave labor, all of a sudden it makes sense.

And then when you look at the biblical terms of what may have happened– Adam and Eve? Sure, they may have been two individuals back a long time ago, the beginning of time.

But perhaps Adam and Eve were the first of the genetically created human beings.

Closer comparisons between the Hebrew Bible and the Sumerian texts reveal many similarities, not only in their stories but also in their language.

“Adam” is Hebrew for “man.”

“Adamu” is what the Sumerians refer to as “first man,” the Anunnaki slaves.

But do the Sumerian tablets actually describe an alien race, a race that conducted mining operations on a global scale?

Thousands of miles away, on the African continent, ruins of ancient gold mines have recently been discovered.

The largest concentration can be found in South Africa, where some excavations, according to scientists, dating back some 150,000 years.

They’re in areas that have an abundance of gold right now, so it’s very possible that they could have mined it.

Now, the big question is, how do we know they weren’t human beings that simply did that? Why the E.T. theory?

In many languages in Africa, the native word for “star” means “bringer of knowledge or enlightenment.”

Some African cultures believe that extraterrestrial beings have been visiting the Earth for tens of thousands of years.

Zulu legends speak of a time when “visitors from the stars” came to excavate gold and other natural resources.

These mines were worked by “artificially produced flesh- and blood slaves created by the First People.”

Some ancient mines in Southern Africa are thought to be a hundred thousand years old or older.

If humans weren’t doing that mining a hundred thousand years ago, and making metals, then we would have to assume it would be extraterrestrials doing it.

Alien slave mines? Genetically engineered humans? To believers of ancient astronaut theory, these notions are not far-fetched fantasies or fairy tales, but facts, and they point to additional evidence of alien mining a half world away on the American continent.

Peru has long been known as “the land of gold.”

In ancient times, Incan rulers adorned themselves with it.

And when the Spanish explorers arrived in the 16th century, they sent shiploads of their plunder back home to Spain.

Gold was largely a valuable commodity because of being rare and easy to make jewelry, coinage.

And if you’re looking at, like, the ancient Incas, those people are using gold as a status symbol.

Many cultures thought it came directly from the gods.

People thought gold was so pure, so wonderful, it must heal, and they would actually occasionally ingest pure gold.

Certainly, we’re discovering more and more, as we get better at archeology and as we can look into these things, applications that people have used.

For instance, there is some evidence that ancient people had very primitive batteries, and this would be a place in which gold would be very useful because of its electrical properties and its conductivity.

It should not be surprising, then, to find archaeological evidence of ancient gold mines.

But some sites have recently been discovered that date back some 50,000 years.

All throughout areas in Peru, you see remnants of what could have been ancient mining operations.

It’s there.

They go down, in some cases, thousands of feet deep.

Gold turns out to be surprisingly easy to mine for, even though it’s relatively rare.

There’s a lot of common techniques ancient people used, and some of them were used, you know, well into recent times.

A lot of it, you know, involves using water, often, to change the properties of the rock around it.

A lot of heating and freezing and the gold will come loose.

In addition to gold, other ancient sites in Peru provide evidence that they were once mined for quartz hematite and red ochre.

They’re used for different things.

It’s basically silicone dioxide.

It’s kind of like glass.

It’s a great mineral; it’s hard, but it can be formed into pretty sculptures; you could make quartz statues; you could probably even use it for money before you discovered minerals and gold.

Hematite and ochre are much more valuable because of their iron oxide.

And particularly ochre is important as a pigment, so as soon as you’re gonna start having painting, cave drawings even, or any sort of artwork, you need to make colors.

And making color can be a challenge, and ochre is a great source of that.

Also located in Peru are the world-famous Nazca lines.

While the origins of these ancient geoglyphs remain a mystery, the area in which the lines are located suggests that a major excavation took place there, perhaps hundreds of centuries ago.

At Nazca, entire mountaintops have been removed.

I mean, this all requires machining.

And I’m not talking, you know, a little wheelbarrow and-and a pick.

I’m talking sophisticated machinery because we today would also need sophisticated machinery in order to achieve such feats.

Could the vast flat plain located in the Nazca Desert be evidence of a gigantic mining operation, one that took place hundreds of thousands of years ago? Whoever comes here in a spaceship, Nazca would be like a beacon, as in: “Come here.”

Because the moment you come to Nazca, you’re sort of confronted with a Cliff Notes to planet Earth, where you have all sorts of raw materials that exist in that one particular spot in very, very abundant quantities.

I think the Nazca lines aren’t evidence of the search for gold, but they’re evidence of some communication with possibly E.T’s, or gods, from above.

But despite the controversy, one thing is plain, and the lines that scar the surrounding countryside, are not natural formations.

But while scientists and ancient astronaut theorists remain divided about who, or what, created the Nazca lines, they are in agreement about one the so-called Band of Holes, located in the Pisco Valley, Peru, is a complete mystery.

In the mountains of Peru, we have what’s commonly referred to as the Band of Holes, and it is this Band of Holes that were carved or dug into the mountainside.

It’s a bunch of little, shallow holes, dug into the ground, and it’s had all kinds of explanations.

Some people say it was just pot hunters, you know, looting, looking for burials.

Some people think it looks like some kind of machine was running over the territory.

Some people think it was some kind of systematic mining operation.

They need raw material, be it gold, be it silver, be it uranium, whatever; they need something.

And they send something down like a shuttle.

It can be a robot.

No extraterrestrial is on board.

And this robot just caresses over the surfaces and collects and measures raw material, and disappears again.

The holes run about three feet apart and measure six to seven feet in depth, and number in the thousands.

Often we see regular structures like that and we assume either a person or an intelligent life had to make it, but there are lots of examples in nature where the natural processes lead to large-scale what we call “pattern formation.”

You see it on a small scale in animals.

You look at leopards and zebras– leopards have spots; zebras have stripes.

Surprisingly, on geological scales, some of the same processes that give you spots on a leopard could give you indentations in the ground and raised areas that would look like holes.

It would take a long time over geological scales, but we’ve had a long time, and that might be what they’re left over from.

Mainstream archaeologists suggest the holes were used to store grain, but ancient astronaut theorists reject that notion.

It’s a mystery because who in their right mind would go ahead and dig all these holes? For what? The other intriguing aspect of the Band of Holes is that you can only see it from the air.

When you stand down there, all you see is a couple of holes dug into the ground, and it doesn’t really mean much.

But if you’re up in the air, there is this long band with these individual holes that you can see, and you can conceivably create some type of message that can only be seen from the air.

But if ancient aliens came to Earth searching for gold, why did they leave? More gold still exists here, as do many other valuable minerals.

Could it be that ancient mining operations were just the means to another possibly greater end? Or perhaps the real alien mission on Earth was to hunt the greatest prey in the Man.

Alamosa, Colorado. September 7, 1967.

When a three-year-old horse named Snippy went missing, her owners grew concerned and went out looking for her.

Their search yielded a gruesome and mysterious discovery.

Snippy’s body had been mutilated almost surgically.

An examination of the carcass showed that her skin and flesh had been neatly cut; her heart and brain had been removed, and a formaldehyde-like odor emitted from the remains.

An autopsy also revealed that her spinal fluid had been removed.

The events of Snippy’s death stunned the community and remain shrouded in mystery, even to this day.

Since the mutilation, an estimated 50,000 similar events have been reported around the world, most of them involving cattle.

But it was not until about the middle of the 1970’s that cattle mutilations really entered into Ufology.

Farmers would come out and find some prize livestock that was alive and healthy the day before and then it was just suddenly dead.

And it looked like it had been cut up in a rather odd way.

That certain parts of the body looked like they were cut out in ways that seemed to be almost surgical.

Television producer and UFO investigator Linda Howe has been tracking the mystery of animal mutilation for over 30 years.

I began trying to get to the bottom of what was happening to all of these animals.

There were horses, cows, other domestic animals found with the same pattern of bloodless excisions.

The law enforcement called them animal mutilations, and the first thing I felt was anger.

And then I felt nervous, and then I felt afraid.

I sat across from sheriffs who told me, “Linda, we’re not dealing with predators, disease, and satanic cults. We’re dealing with creatures from outer space.”

There are several explanations for why aliens would want to experiment on cows.

One is that they’re just looking for food.

One that they’re looking for some kind of information about vertebrate organisms.

Another one is that they’re looking for some kind of genetic material for some reason.

The closest answer I’ve ever gotten was from a man who had had very upfront, and close and personal observations of nonhumans in his work for the government.

He told me– he said, “The best answer I can give you, Linda, It’s a genetic harvest.”

But once you have said, “a genetic harvest from Earth,” there’s even a bigger question.

Why a genetic harvest from Earth? What is being made with this genetic harvest? To what end? The answer to these questions might be found in our ancient past, in the bizarre, almost Frankenstein-like experiments that were practiced by early civilizations.

We have ancient descriptions from Egypt where it says specifically that the gods created these chimeras– mixed beings, or hybrids.

We find paintings where you have a human body with a cut-off head and a red tube coming out of it, and next to it, you have just the head of some animal.

And in the next picture– ’cause they’re like– they look like comic strips almost.

And in the next picture, you see the same human body with the animal head attached to the human neck.

Incredibly, examples of strange human-animal hybrid beings date back to a time even older than ancient Egypt.

According to mainstream archeology, ancient Sumeria is the earliest civilization of humankind.

And the interesting part is the fact that their earliest writings are filled with references to these bizarre beings that descended from the sky called the Anunnaki.

Anunnaki means “those who from the heavens came.”

But is there any physical evidence of these human-animal hybrids? If so, wouldn’t we have found skeletal remains? The answer may have been found in Saqqara, Egypt, home to that country’s oldest pyramid.

Inside were two sealed and intact sarcophagi. But when Mariette opened them, what they contained was shocking. They opened the sarcophagus and they didn’t find a bull. Instead, they found this black mass of what’s called bitumen, a type of asphalt.

And inside this stinking mass, they found the bone fragments of seven different types of animals crushed up.

According to the accompanying texts, some type of monsters existed during the time of the Egyptians.

And so who knows whether or not the priests instructed the people to destroy these beings, to rip them apart, to crush their bones, and put them inside this stinking mass, and put them underneath a lid in the sarcophagus weighing 80 tons.

I mean, all in all of Egypt we can find mummified remains of every single animal, but we find these sarcophagi that contain these crushed-up bones.

Doesn’t that mean the ancient Egyptians did not want for those creatures to ever return after their death? Of course, mainstream scientists and archaeologists believe ancient Greek and Egyptian stories of animal and human hybrids are just fanciful products of the imagination.

We have not found human remains.

We do not know who they were.

But we do have scientific evidence that at least the ancient Egyptians believed firmly that they ruled.

As to whether they are just human beings, like you or I; or whether they come from somewhere else; or whether they are a hybrid being, we have no idea.

What if ancient civilizations possessed the advanced scientific knowledge of our own modern-day scientists?

What if they, too, had unlocked the mysteries of DNA: cloning and gene-splicing?

Why is this so fascinating?

Well, because if you look at this from a genetics aspect, we’re in the process right now today of being able to recreate creatures like that.

I mean, this is Frankenstein.

This is science fiction stuff.

Yet, in ancient Egypt, we have the exact same descriptions, the exact same depictions of some very bizarre, hybridization program which took place thousands of years ago.

They are mixing alien, animal and human DNA, not just for ten years or 20 years, but for thousands and thousands of years.

And that’s why there are so many alien abductions, and that’s why each generation is cyclically more advanced than the next until we get to the complete union of two cultures– the ultimate hybrid.

I think the answer clearly is, we’re not alone in this universe and we have nonhuman intelligence interacting with this planet for reasons that are still unknown to most of us.

It leaves you feeling a little nervous.

If alien beings came here, as some suggest, to perform strange mutation experiments on animals, could they have done the same on humans?

And if so why?

Life on Earth comes in a tremendous diversity of shapes and sizes.

It can be found from the depths of the deepest oceans to the peaks of the highest mountains.

But the vast array of life-forms we see today is only a small portion of what has existed on this planet during its millions of years of history.

In fact, scientists estimate that 97% of all the species that have ever lived on Earth are now extinct.

Most scientists today will tell us that there have been six major extinction events that have occurred during the history of life on Earth.

The most recent of these extinction events was the one that occurred 65 million years ago and wiped out the dinosaurs.

Paleontologists attribute these mass extinctions to natural causes such as meteor strikes floods and dropping sea levels.

But another theory suggests that these extinctions were not caused by nature, but by alien beings.

In the ancient Sumerian texts, they can control the weather, they can cause droughts, and they did this to humans.

They are capable of producing their own disasters.

But were now-extinct life-forms actually exterminated in order to make way for other, perhaps more docile or desirable species? Was the intent to clear the way for colonization? Or invasion? And if so, what sort of technology would be needed to effect such a widespread change? Some theories say that we have that technology now, called scalar technology.

We heat up to high, electrical impulses, a certain spot on the water, and that creates a hurricane.

And by making a path with that beam, you can track the hurricane.

Now if we can do that– and this is hypothetical– if we can do that, why can’t an alien culture say, “Let’s create an ice age on planet Earth?” It will kill off the dinosaurs, but pave the way for aliens to implant human beings on planet Earth.

Did alien beings come to Earth in order to stay?

Might they, as some believe, have seeded it with their own genetic offspring?

If so, where is the proof?

Some ancient astronaut theorists point to myths that describe gods coming down from the heavens in order to mate with humans.

Ancient texts talk about the fact that whoever visited the earth in the remote past, these gods, believed that Earth women were quite beautiful.

So, in many occasions, we find stories where those visitors essentially mated with Earth women.

It was misinterpreted, misunderstood as something divine that came here.

They were flesh-and-blood extraterrestrials.

Native American folklore refers to those beings who came down from the heavens to breed with Earth women as Star People.

The Star People are extraterrestrial people.

They are not from this earth. They visit. They are star ancestors.

There’s a great deal of, uh, of interaction between them.

Like some of the American Indian star husband tales where some woman sleeping outside at night looks up at a star and thinks it’s very beautiful and would like to go there, and winds up finding herself in the morning being pulled up into heaven and meeting with the supernatural being who was associated with that star in becoming the bride of the star husband.

According to Native American mythology, the brides of these alien beings would become pregnant and give birth to star children.

They would be raised by the native mother until the age of six when they went to live with their star father.

Similar stories of intimate encounters between celestial beings and humans can be found in ancient Hebrew and Judeo-Christian testaments often referred to as The Pseudepigraph, or what many refer to as the Apocrypha.

There are lots of instances in the Pseudepigraph– these are the books that didn’t make it into the Bible– where people are visited by beings that aren’t from this earth.

Before the Bible became the Bible of today, there were many additional books that used to be a part of the Bible.

They were removed in what was called the Council of Nicaea because those books contained too much information, dangerous knowledge.

In Genesis 6, where it talks about these watchers that are kind of angels that came down from heaven and had sex with the women of the earth.

These strangers had sex with beautiful young girls on our planet.

How can angels have sex? This is impossible.

In our point, in our view, angels were something spiritual, not something who has a body and has a feeling of sex.

But they had sex.

Our prehistoric ancestors could not understand, and they believe that these extraterrestrials are some kind of gods.

The conception of the Christ.

An angel comes to the holy mother, to the Virgin Mary, and tells her that she’s going to be blessed by God with a child.

And then, essentially, she finds herself pregnant.

There is an angelic reality point in the New Testament.

And whether it be at the birth of Jesus or his resurrection, we’ve got the possibility of other powers from another world being involved from the beginning to the end.

The more literal version is the idea that Jesus is strictly alien, which, of course, in a sense, he is as, uh You know, even if you take him as the son of God, then obviously, he is not of this earth.

I tend to believe that Jesus was a very spiritual human being who understood a lot of things that we’re beginning to learn today.

But it’s also very possible that he might have been an extraterrestrial who came down to teach us things.

That divine intelligence is very real in some form or fashion.

Tales of gods mating with humans are prevalent in everything from Greek and Roman mythology to Native American legends.

In China, at the end of the fifth century BC, the country was divided into seven states, each ruled by powerful warlords who battled for territory and power.

It was during this turbulent era when the legendary story of Huangdi first appeared.

A great god took the form of a dragon, came down to a hilltop where a young maiden was out gathering fruit.

And as this great dragon came near, the sky darkened.

It was like a storm.

She was terrified, and she passed out.

When she came awake again, uh, the sun had come out again, and the dragon was gone, and she was pregnant.

Much like the story of the Virgin Mary and Jesus, the story of Huangdi told of an earthling woman who would give birth to him– the legendary first emperor of China who ushered in a time of great change.

Gods deliberately bred with humans so that they could produce, they could get a race that they could trust and control a little bit better.

In my mind, legends and-and myths are based on something real– while they have been mythified and distorted and exaggerated, in many cases– but there is, in my mind, some core of truth here.

Another prevalent theme in ancient texts, myths, and religions is that of a cataclysm of some kind.

Usually, these come in the form of an intense flood, fire, or other devastating catastrophes.

In the Hebrew Bible, for example, God punishes mankind for their decadence and sinful ways.

He sends punishment in the form of a great flood which destroys nearly all living things on the planet, except for Noah, his family, and the animals rescued aboard his ark.

Similar stories can be found in numerous ancient texts.

Many of the mythical tales of most civilizations include some kind of idea that there are gods that came to Earth at some point.

One interpretation has been that these are literal descriptions of visitors from space.

Not gods, but some creatures of with advanced technology that came to Earth in times past, and either created mankind, brought culture to the Earth, brought civilization, and then, for some reason, departed, usually under some kind of breach between mankind and the gods.

Take the case of the once-thriving Mesoamerican cultures of the Aztecs and the Mayans.

By the year 1500 AD, they had all but vanished.

But why? Was there a natural disaster of some kind? Or is there another, more otherworldly explanation? At some point, it all crashed in a cataclysmic disaster.

And the world, as they knew it, came to an end. And tidal waves washed across continents. Areas of the planet went under later. And the megalithic building that was going on then, too, also completely stopped. And it’s what we see at certain areas.

Like in Peru, where giant blocks of granite have been quarried and partially moved to where they were going.

But then it all came to a sudden, complete halt.

For nearly 3,000 years, the Mayan civilization thrived in Central America.

Among their many accomplishments, the ancient Maya invented a remarkably complex and accurate calendar.

According to scholars, the calendar started on August 11, 3114 BC.

The first calendar cycle ends about 5,000 years later on December 21, 2012.

But why? Did the Mayans know something about mankind’s future– something we have forgotten or chosen to ignore? There’s a lot of excitement being generated now about the Mayan calendar ending in the year 2012, and if there is such a cataclysm or some massive Earth change that’s suddenly going to occur.

And so the idea that ancient people, like the Maya say, were somehow totally in tune with this and had knowledge of these kinds of vast cosmic cycles, which apparently led to cataclysmic changes on the Earth, that’s the kind of advanced knowledge that we wouldn’t expect them to have.

And where would they get that kind of knowledge? You would think that would have to come from extraterrestrials.

If we accept the notion that alien beings left behind the Mayan calendar as some type of ancient advanced warning device, might they have left other astronomical instruments here on Earth? And if so, why was it so important for ancient civilizations to track the stars? The stars.

Since the beginning of time, man has gazed in wonder at the night sky.

Stars became the stuff of legends, home of the gods and sometimes, man’s final resting place.

It is no surprise then that ancient man built monuments dedicated to these celestial wonders.

When we look at ancient monuments around the world– these Mesolithic structures– we find that many of them are aligned astronomically to the sun, to planets, to stars Numerous examples can be listed.

Stonehenge is essentially an ancient astronomical observatory.

It may have been used for religious purposes.

But it’s very clear that it was also used for astronomical purposes, for observations.

We’re not surprised whether it’s Stonehenge, pyramids, or perhaps the Nazca Lines that ancient people understood events that were going to happen in the sky, and when they would repeat.

But why was the ancient man so fixated on the sky?

And why did they construct elaborate stone monuments and temples in order to track the movements of the stars?

Was it simply to help farmers know when to plant their crops?

Or might there have been another, perhaps more profound purpose? Could they, as some believe, have been constructed as a type of extraterrestrial GPS system?

Nabta Playa, Egypt.

Egypt’s Nubian Desert sits one of the oldest astronomical sites ever discovered. In 1974, archaeologist Fred Wendorf almost passed it by before noticing its small stone artifacts and toppled rocks.

It’s a very strange site. It’s just strange stone formations, circles, uh, stone alignments.

Bizarre trigger lines with strange rocks and others.

Later excavations put the date of the astronomical device at approximately 5000 BC, making it close to 1,000 years older than the remarkably similar formation at Stonehenge.

When they brought an astronomer there, they realized that it was a ceremonial site, very intensely astronomical.

The intriguing thing about this site is that it shows that they were tracking stars over thousands of years.

And to track stars over that period, they must have have been aware of what we call “precession,” which means they weren’t simply astronomers or ancient astronomers.

They were very sophisticated astronomers.

Could the people who built Nabta Playa 7,000 years ago have possessed an advanced understanding of physics and astronomy?

One that rivals or, perhaps, surpasses our own?

And why were they tracking Orion and Sirius?

In 1994, the mystery of Nabta Playa took on even greater significance when Robert Bauval announced a surprising discovery along Egypt’s Giza Plateau.

The Great Pyramid contained four long interior shafts.

Bauval determined that they were each precisely aligned with specific stars in the sky.

The southerners aligned to the belt of Orion and to Sirius, and the northern ones aligned to the second pole stars.

Again, this is very intriguing.

In terms of construction engineering, that’s, that’s bulls-eye.

As an engineer, I know that it’s one thing building a pyramid.

But it’s another thing building a pyramid with that kind of precision.

Bauval also proved that the three pyramids of Giza were laid out in the precise order and position of the three stars of the Orion’s Belt constellation.

But what exactly is the significance of the shaft alignment and the layout of the pyramids themselves? I mean, we’re deciphering a message.

The question is whether it is religious or whether it is a stellar message.

The fact is that what we have on the ground is an image of a constellation that we know now is the birthplace of stars.

Literally, stars are being born there.

And the Egyptians themselves believed that their gods had descended from the stars.

That could be either a knowledge of ancient astronomy, or it could also be a road map to where these E.T’s may have come from.

But why were the ancients so fixated on the Orion and Sirius constellations? Some believe the answer can be found on the other side of the world in North America.

Cholula, Mexico is home to the largest pyramid in the world.

More than 3,000 years old, it is estimated that it took approximately 1,400 years to complete.

Even though the Cholula Pyramid doesn’t look like much because of the overgrown jungle, it is, in fact, the world’s largest monument ever constructed by human hands.

In fact, the volume of the Cholula pyramid– the whole pyramid complex– is 4.

The great pyramid in Egypt only has 2.

5 million cubic meters in volume.

So, the great pyramid at Giza is way taller than the Cholula Pyramid, but volume-wise, the Cholula Pyramid is, by far, the largest man-made structure ever created on planet Earth.

Originally built by the Olmecs in the third century BC, it was later added on to and used by the Toltecs and the Aztecs as a place of religious ritual and human sacrifice.

But along with its history of bloodshed, an examination of the pyramid reveals that the ancient cultures of the region had a remarkable understanding of astronomy.

It’s interesting to consider what the Aztec people thought about its origins.

They did not think it was built by humans, like us, which is our theory today.

If you look at the Aztec cosmology, you’ll see that these giant beings were identified with different celestial objects.

The one, in particular, that is said to have built the Cholula Pyramid is identified with the planet Venus.

Both the Aztecs and the ancient Egyptians charted most of the planets in the solar system thousands of years before European astronomers.

But why? And even more compelling is the fact that the two cultures were thousands of miles and half a world apart.

Mainstream archaeologists are telling us that all these civilizations around the world– in the Americas, on remote Pacific islands, in Asia and Africa and Europe– that they’re all disconnected with each other, and that there wasn’t some contact with South America, and Egypt, or any of these ancient civilizations.

But really, it has to be the other way around.

All of these ancient civilizations were connected in some way.

But were these holy sites, as ancient astronaut proponents suggest, really connected to each other? And if so, why? Are they evidence of aliens coming to earth? Whoa, I’m getting a series of lights right there.

I got it, I got it, I got it.

These reports that we continue to get from people of E.T. visitations and craft, clearly points out to me that we’re being visited.

And we have been visited. Oh, there it is– over to the left. They may have physically left the planet, in terms of a civilization.

But they– they’re continuing to come back and monitor us for some reason.

If aliens are watching us today, what are they waiting for?

Or, as some claim, have they already left messages for us in plain view? county of Wiltshire, the English countryside remains pretty much as it has for thousands of years.

Small farms, stone walls, and rolling green hills provide inhabitants with an environment of peace and stability.

This historic region is also home to a large number of ancient sacred sites, many built thousands of years ago.

It’s an ancient, sacred landscape where most of them occur.

There are monuments that you know about: Stonehenge, Avebury, Silbury Hill.

This is one small area that seems to be a manipulated landscape that was done thousands of years ago where sacred rituals have taken place.

But in 1978, Wiltshire’s tranquil landscape became the focus of a controversy that persists to this day.

Today alongside the tracks of farm machinery, a new set of circles were found.

No human tracks lead to the markings.

There, carved in fields of wheat, barley and rye were elaborate geometric patterns.

Even more curious was the fact that much like the famed Nazca Lines of Peru, the designs were only visible from the air.

When you see it for the first time, you go, “What in the world is that doing there?” I mean, it’s obviously not natural.

There have been cases that have been traced back for hundreds of years– so-called mowing devil, where apparently some sort of a devil supposedly mowed a field in a single night.

But they became recognized as a phenomenon only when these circles started appearing in English wheat fields.

They were very simple things at first.

And, well– but they kept occurring year after year, and each year they seemed to get a little more elaborate.

One of the early theories was that there was some kind of whirlwind that was making them.

But as they became more elaborate, they also became associated with a paranormal activity, particularly UFOs.

Some people said they saw a light in the field at night.

And some people that– began to read that was a UFO presence.

This circle in a Wiltshire field is just one of discovered in the last six weeks.

To farmers and scientists, how they’re formed or by whom remains a big mystery.

Not surprisingly, the region became the focus of intense interest from UFO enthusiasts and skeptics, each offering explanations as to who or what was responsible for this strange phenomenon.

But if in fact, alien beings from another planet were responsible for the crop circles, why were they making them in England?

Were they trying to contact us or were there clues embedded in the designs?

And was the proximity to Stonehenge and other ancient sites of any particular significance? So you have the idea of these earth energies, and these ancient structures, and then the crop circles are appearing around them.

And many of the crop circles appear to be some kind of signals and ancient writing.

The crop circles are calling us back to a time before science and spirit got separated when we were whole; we had a sense of wholeness.

And here, they’re landing near sacred sites that are from an ancient time when we did experience those things.

When I saw the first photographs, I was haunted, actually.

Are these extraterrestrials doing this?

Are we dealing with somebody who knows how to bend space and time? Our entire relationship with the universe and quantum physics– in all of its complexities– has been pushed hard by crop formations alone.

Certainly, it is one theory that extraterrestrials are trying to communicate in a big way through popular media.

Crop circles do get in newspapers all over the world.

Perhaps that’s what they want. These are being carefully designed. They’re not accidental– both, in terms of the shape, and where they land. These aren’t accidents. There’s a mind behind this that’s making these decisions.

Where is that mind? What kind of body is it in?

Scientists struggled to find an explanation for the phenomenon, until in British pranksters, Doug Bower and Dave Chorley, came forward and proclaimed that they were the ones responsible.

They showed how they could make crop circles in a single night using some very simple tools.

And at the time, people said, “Well, that must be the explanation for it.”

Nevertheless, some researchers remain skeptical that a single pair of elderly men could have created literally hundreds of designs in the dead of night with little more than a few boards and some rope.

You know, it was very effective.

You still will run into people– “Crop circles– oh, forget about them. Those two old guys made a come on, don’t be so naive! They-they were done by those two old guys years ago. What are you paying attention to them anymore?”

It is a very effective piece of disinformation.

During the years that followed Bower and Chorley’s confession, crop circles continued to appear in the English countryside and at various locations around the world.

Some were inarguably the work of artists or jokesters.

But after studying soil samples and grain dispersion patterns in the disturbed farmland, researchers concluded that it would be impossible for all of these designs to be man-made.

Well, in what we would consider being a mysterious crop circle, where we can’t identify it being made by people– the lay is absolutely beautiful.

The lay of the crop.

It’s like a million carpet layers came down, and put these stalks of grain down, right parallel to one another.

It’s just a gorgeous thing to behold.

When the hoaxers make them, they tend to be sloppy and messy because they’re not they haven’t got that same force.

They’re doing handmade manipulation, which doesn’t lay them down quite as beautifully.

In 1991, noted biophysicist Dr. William Levengood put forth a startling new theory.

After spending ten years studying crop circle sites and samples, he concluded that they were created by a complex energy system, which he called a spinning plasma vortex that comes down from somewhere high up in the atmosphere.

Biophysicist Levengood has now analyzed 350-some samples from crop formations in his career.

Now, if Levengood were sitting here with me, he would say, “All I can do is, I can take you from the ground– I can take you from the crops, up. But I can’t tell you what sets in motion that spinning plasma vortex in the first place. It’s still a huge mystery.”

The anomalous things that happen inside crop circles are in fact one of the indications that you’re in a so-called genuine circle because indeed the weirdest things happen.

Batteries fail– brand-new batteries. People go in with cameras. Cell phones don’t work. There have been people who have started reading all kinds of messages into these crop circles.

Uh, that they have some kind of digital significance that-that you can read. There’s a kind of numerology, and there’ll be a kind of message.

People are really reading something into it.

In terms of who or what is delivering them– we have no way to know that. We only have science fiction that tells us what’s coming to visit us. So, we have to just speculate about where this might be coming from.

We have to wait for whatever the source is to introduce itself to us.

Are we dealing with time travelers?

Are we dealing with spiritual forces from some dimension we don’t understand?

Are we dealing with advanced intelligences that are not even in this galaxy, that are from someplace else?

And is this a form of communication? The conversations keep getting more and more complicated.

Crop circles are a form of contact. We are being contacted.

Just because we don’t have the bodies to shake hands with, we have the evidence that the bodies have left us.

I’m absolutely convinced that crop circles are evidence of intelligent life. There is intelligence bombarding us, winking at us, waving.

Are these mysterious crop circles messages or warnings?

Or might they have another, perhaps more profound, purpose? Could they be futuristic clues guiding us to our ultimate destiny or ancient symbols paving the way for our ultimate destruction?

Belize, Central America.

In 1924 British adventurer Frederick Mitchell-Hedges traveled here with his daughter Anna to explore the ruins of the ancient Mayan city of Lubaantun.

One afternoon Anna climbed to the top of a crumbling pyramid, hoping to see the ocean.

It was high noon and she was at the top, and the way the sun came in, the way the rocks had moved in that there was just a small opening and the light from the sun went through and it hit the top of the skull, and she ran down and she’s all excited.

She said, “There’s someone in there with a flashlight.”

Anna’s father and others in their party were too large to fit inside the small opening of the pyramid, so they tied a rope around Anna and lowered her into the hole.

When she came back up, Anna held the top of a strange crystal skull.

A second search uncovered a matching jaw. The two-piece skull weighed appeared to be carved from a single piece of rock crystal. It’s the only crystal skull which is almost perfectly humanoid. It’s the only crystal skull which has a detachable jaw, and when I say “almost perfectly humanoid,” the one thing which is missing is the sutures on the cranium.

It has a perfect cranium. So it almost suggests that, even though it’s a human crystal skull, those who were carving it somehow felt that this creature was not born.

It somehow came into this world perfectly.

The skull’s appearance created an immediate sensation among the local tribesmen. When the natives saw it, it was like their god had returned. They all started crying and kissing the earth and everything.

They were just so excited, and Mitchell-Hedges seeing this, he presented it to the high priest and they put it in an altar, and for 24 hours a day, they burned flames around the crystal skull.

The Mayan elders believed that, in ancient times, secret places around the world.

Currently it is claimed that seven have been found.

Four are in private collections and one each in the British Museum, the Smithsonian, and the Quai Branly Museum in Paris.

All have been the focus of intense examination, speculation, and even worship.

A lot of natives and a lot of people working with crystal skulls say that the high quartz content skulls and especially the quartz skulls themselves are the highest frequency or energy or vibration possible on the physical plane, and so a lot of native people kind of worshipped or took care of these objects because they knew that they had or felt that they had the highest energy possible on the earth plane.

But what are the exact origins of these mysterious crystal skulls?

Since their discovery, scientific tests have determined that the two owned by the British Museum and the Quai Branly were not authentic pre-Columbian artifacts.

Could it be that the Mitchell- Hedges skull was also a fake?

In the 1960s it underwent extensive testing by art curator Frank Dorland and the Hewlett- Packard Company.

They used the most advanced stuff that they had.

They could not find any marks on it except for around the jaw and, I think, a little bit around the eyes– the only place they saw tool marks using their techniques.

At the time, Hewlett-Packard found that the temperature always stays about the same temperature, no matter if it’s in hot or cold.

It was carved against the lines of the crystal.

If anybody tried to do that, it would break into a thousand pieces.

It’s made out of a high level of electronic crystal, and they’re not really sure exactly where it came from.

If you listen to the academics, crystal skulls are all modern fabrications, meaning somebody has gone on there with a wheel and has carved them as such, and this is where the big divide is between established academics and alternative researchers like myself, who feel that the academics are not using all the available evidence to draw their conclusions, and, in short, we believe that the academics are wrong in their conclusions.

Are these skulls really ancient artifacts? And if not, who or what carved them? Crystal skulls, according to certain stories, yes, they are alien artifacts.

Even some people think they’re made on another planet.

I think there are links between crystal skulls and extraterrestrials, not necessarily that they were carved and created by extraterrestrials.

I’ve been told they were created by humans, but they were created specifically to hold records from alien civilizations.

Could there actually be some type of coded information stored inside these skulls? And if there is, how could it be retrieved? There is a legend that there were 13 skulls and that when the 13 skulls come together, then something significant will change in the world.

Legends suggest that there are 12 additional worlds out there, planets which are inhabited by intelligent species.

Now, we belong to those worlds or to those planets, and our planet Earth is called “planet of the children.”

They also suggest that these 13 crystal skulls that allegedly exist on planet Earth were each brought here from one of those is the one that apparently contains all of the information of all those 12 different worlds.

Within each crystal skull, information is stored, and in fact, IBM has shown that too, that quartz crystal can store millions of gigabytes of information, and, in fact, any quartz crystal or a crystal skull could hold much more information than any computer we have now.

So when these crystal skulls would be brought together, they begin to interface with each other and ultimately a greater knowledge and information is condensed and brought to us, and that’s the legend of the crystal skulls.

But as ancient astronaut theorists maintain, why would visiting aliens have given the crystal skull to the Maya? To what purpose? The skull is a very important motif for the Mayans.

When you look around the Mayan monuments, you see skulls carved pretty much everywhere.

They use it for some of the notations for calendars.

And it is the Mayan calendar that many people refer to when discussing the possibility of a new Armageddon.

Are the skulls somehow linked to this? The current keeper of the Mitchell-Hedges skull believes they are.

We’ve got 2012 just a few years away.

All these different things are happening, the wars, et cetera, and I think the skulls are coming forward to do what they were they were made to do.

But are these skulls the trigger that will begin the dawn of a new era?

Or will they simply be used as a tool by some form of extraterrestrial intelligence to guide mankind to its next stage of evolution? If so, is this intelligence waiting and watching for the right moment?

And from where exactly could it be watching us? If extraterrestrial beings do exist in the universe, where are they? That was the question posed by Enrico Fermi, one of the leading scientists of the 20th century.

Shortly after the Second World War, the famous physicist Enrico Fermi, who was taking part in the Manhattan Project to build the atomic bomb, was talking at Los Alamos with some friends about the reports of flying saucers, and Fermi suddenly said, in relation to extraterrestrial intelligent beings, “Where are they?”

And he was simply making the point that if there was a civilization somewhere in the galaxy that had arisen, say, 100 million years ago, then they had plenty of time to spread across the galaxy.

Fermi said, “Gee, if there’s all of these civilizations out there and all of these planets out there, where is everybody?”

The Fermi paradox, as it became known, was an attempt to explain the lack of evidence of aliens despite the mathematical probability of their existence.

Up unto this point, to modern time, no credible scholar, no credible scientist looks at any of the evidence that ancient alien enthusiasts put forth and say, “Yes, this is evidence of ancient aliens.” No credible scholar does that.

Moreover, the whole SETI project– the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence– it’s been going on now for nearly 50 years.

The fact that we have found no radio telescope evidence of extraterrestrials plays very much into the Fermi paradox in that it further indicates: if they’re out there, why aren’t we hearing from them? And we don’t seem to be hearing from them.

But in the 1960s, MIT astrophysicist John Ball rebutted Fermi’s hypothesis with the zoo hypothesis.

The zoo hypothesis says that we are in a zoo or a wilderness area, that they have essentially left alone and are going to leave alone to allow us to develop in our own way and at our own rate.

Extraterrestrials have detected us on Earth, but have chosen not to come here, not to invade, but rather to observe us as we observe animals in the zoo.

They’ve thought, “We’ll do a study of those earthlings and see what sort of people they are.”

Now, why would they do this? Well, if on the one hand, we have nothing they want, that’s surely true.

And on the other hand, we aren’t able to interfere with whatever they’re doing. That’s also surely true.

They’re out there doing their own thing, and they’re not paying any attention to us. And we’re not clever enough to eavesdrop on whatever they’re doing.

That’s the predicament we’re in. We have something that is looking down and monitoring us.

We are on the Petri dish and we can’t get out far enough to see what’s behind those eyes behind that microscope.

If aliens are watching us right now, where are they? Some believe they are sitting out in space in what are called “Lagrange points named after mathematician and astronomer Joseph Lagrange, who discovered them in 1772.

There are five of these points between the sun, the Earth, and our moon.

Lagrange points are points between two bodies where the forces balance equally.

Think of, like, a seesaw when you have a one really heavy person and one really light person.

There’s a kind of balance point in there, and that’s what a Lagrange point is.

Lagrange points are where we send some of our own satellites.

And that’s a point in space where you can just sort of sit there inert for millions of years if you had to without having to worry about in course corrections.

If you go anywhere else in the solar system, uh, then in order to keep pace with Earth as it orbits the sun, you’ve got to continually change your position.

So people have talked about Lagrange points as a place where a spacecraft might hide out because you don’t have to do a lot to stay in that spot.

It’s sort of equally balanced and you just get carried along.

If an extraterrestrial race would have ever visited our solar system, they would have placed a probe in those specific points in order to observe us, to record us, what have you.

So, I mean, this is not something that the ancient astronaut theory has proposed.

This is, you know, university professors, astrophysicists who have proposed this.

Some argue that another reason alien beings have yet to reveal themselves is that they don’t yet consider us worthy.

This forms the basis of John Ball’s jungle hypothesis.

The jungle hypothesis just means that if you have animals, such as ants, that live in the jungle, no matter how many of them you have, their chances of ever having seen a human being are very slim.

Not because we’re hiding or anything, but we just don’t have a reason to go into the jungle and step on anthills.

So, the idea is that we are probably related to advanced extraterrestrial intelligence similar to an anthill might be related to humans.

And the fact that we’ve never seen any extraterrestrial intelligence is just we don’t have anything they want.

We could actually shake hands with something that might have been coming and going on this planet for literally thousands, perhaps millions, of years, and has kept a distance during the last age of man for reasons unknown, and maybe is waiting for us all to finally grow up.

One thing that can be said with a great deal of confidence is that, if the contact is initiated by them, they are going to be not only superior to us but greatly superior to us.

They won’t be just beginners like we are. They will be far more advanced than we are.

Both the jungle and zoo hypotheses propose that alien beings are watching us, but are, for the time being, keeping their distance.

But what if they’re not? What if the alien mission was to integrate with our society in a way that avoids detection? If so, might they be walking among us right now? According to the ancient astronaut theory, aliens may have come to Earth for many reasons: to excavate, to breed, to conquer, or simply to explore.

Certainly, we want to go out and find out about things we don’t know about.

We see the moon. We want to go up to the moon and find out more things about it; we see Mars, we want to go there. We want to go to Jupiter. We send out our probes.

So, if aliens are something like us, then perhaps they have that same kind of motivation.

They just want to go learn.

Just like we exhibit curiosity, there are other species out there that have the same trait. It would be very egotistical to think that we’re the only explorers in this galaxy.

I mean, that would be a very sad statement to suggest we’re the only ones with a brain and want to go out there and explore.

But while our own journeys into space have been brief and largely exploratory, could other beings, traveling millions of miles to Earth, have stayed? And, if so, might they still be among us?

Many ancient astronaut theorists think this all happened in the past and the extraterrestrials came here, did this and did that, and then they took off back to their own planet.

But there’s a lot of evidence to show that extraterrestrials who might have come here in the past, they’ve never left.

They have bases somewhere on the planet underneath the oceans, inside mountains.

In South America, there are very strong beliefs that many UFO’s come out of lakes and underwater.

Lake Titicaca and other lakes in Peru and Bolivia and other areas of South America have some kind of underground, underwater alien base associated with them.

If aliens were coming to our planet, there seems little doubt that they would stop at the moon on their way here.

The moon itself is kind of the eye in the sky.

NASA says that the moon is apparently hollow.

During the Apollo missions, the command module crashed into the moon.

And the moon rang like a bell for hours.

There are craters on the moon which they cannot find a bottom to.

It’s thought by some researchers, that these bottomless craters are entrances inside our moon.

The whole enigma of the moon gets weirder and weirder the more you know it.

Was the moon actually brought here from another solar system and put into orbit around our planet? Biologists say that life on this planet could never have occurred without our moon.

And the reason for that is that the moon creates the tidal effect.

And without the effect of tides and this rhythmic motion on the oceans, life would never have begun on this planet.

In my mind, the evidence is there that the moon is a gigantic spaceship in orbit around our planet.

It’s occupied by some extraterrestrial race.

In many ways, it’s much like the George Lucas Death Star concept in Star Wars where they’re building this artificial moon that’s capable, with technology, of actually destroying a planet.

But if alien beings are using the moon as some sort of satellite for Earth observation, why? What would be the purpose? And where is the proof? They would like to see us evolve.

You know, they are great masters, great avatars.

They are very high. And so are we. And we need to live up to our potential.

We really need to live up to our potential for all people.

Your attention, please. Today, we are living still, as if we are alone in the universe while hundreds and thousands of people are seeing unusual crafts in the skies as they did 5,000 years ago.

And so, in a way, the idea that the ancient aliens would finally be coming around full circle all the way into the 21st century trying to push open a truth that governments have suppressed in the 20th century is really very ironic.

There are many diverse and conflicting theories concerning the idea that alien astronauts have been visiting the earth for centuries.

But perhaps the proof lies in the most obvious place of all: right within ourselves.

Somewhere in our genes, it is coded that extraterrestrials were here thousands of years ago.

And it takes a certain time before this message is open to us, maybe in the brain.

I don’t believe extraterrestrials, E.T’s, ancient astronauts are the missing link.

I think what they very well could be, they may be the beginning of the link– the link that helped genetically alter human beings, the link that jump-started our civilization the way we are today.

It’s very possible they came down here and saw some creature, and they said, “You know what? We’re going to jump-start this.”

It may take another ten million years for this thing to become smart and intelligent.

So they created us.

And we’re smart and intelligent now, aren’t we?

Read episode two, season one here (Part One) and here (Part Two).

NOTE: This article is an edited version of episode three, season one, of the TV Series Ancient Aliens. Our editors worked hard to correct out any mistakes, and arrange the context so that our readers can enjoy reading through the episodes, without having to watch them. I believe that when you read through these episodes, you can imagine (reconstruct) what the participants of the Series were trying to say in a much more efficient, a much richer way.

Ancient Aliens, The Anunnaki And Mars

Anunnaki translates as “those who Anu sent from heaven to earth.”

During an excavation of the Biblical city of Nineveh, a team led by Austen Henry Layard discovered the ruins of the ancient Assyrian library of Ashurbanipal.

One of the most important discoveries made during the excavation where a series of cuneiform tablets called the Enűma Eliš, or better known as “The Seven Tablets of Creation” The Seven Tablets of Creation tell the story about a group of gods called the Anunnaki who came from the heaven to create the human race.

Ancient Astronaut theorists believe that the Anunnaki colonized both Mars and Earth, and this belief could possibly be backed up by the fact that the Sumerians had a number of myths about Mars, including that the Anunnaki colonized Mars and used the red planet as a “pit stop” for Earth.

So if these “gods” that came from the heavens, actually did colonize Mars in the past, is there a possibility that we today may find evidence of structures on the Red Planet? Such as pyramids, columns, statues, etc.
If the Anunnaki were on Mars it is inevitable that we today will find evidence of their civilization on the Red Planet.

What we know for sure is that in almost every image sent back by NASA’s rovers exploring the red planet, a strange structure is identified… Some people can say it’s in our nature to imagine shapes and forms, but there are just some images that have objects that no one can explain.

 

 

Researchers have identified multiple references in the cuneiform tablets that are believed to be the records of the mysterious Anunnaki and according to researchers, there is proof in those tablets that the Anunnaki have history on Mars.

According to the modern day translation of Sumerian and Babylonian origin myths, a cataclysmic event did, in fact, occur on the Red Planet, an event that sounds remarkably similar to ancient Mesoamerican myths about a feathered serpent that devastated Mars.

A comet or asteroid crashed into the red planet and caused a catastrophic chain of events that turned Mars into an isolated and inhabitable world.

All of this sounds interesting, but given the fact that we have probes on the Red Planet, and that thousands of images were sent back to Earth, have we actually found something that interesting on Mars? and we ask again, is there life on the red planet?

Since have seen that there are actual structures on the Red Planet, some of them resembling statues, buildings and even perhaps Pyramids just like on Earth, is it possible that the famous Anunnaki actually were on Mars?

Built cities and what not?

If they did, it is inevitable to find evidence of such constructions on the Red Planet, and there are many individuals that actually believe that Mars is full of surprises and is a place that will change our history forever.

 

5 Ancient Petroglyphs & Cave Paintings that depict “Ancient Aliens”

 

Thousands of years ago, ancient people around the globe created a number of petroglyphs and cave paintings. Why ancient man depicted strange beings with 5 or 6 fingers, helmets, sandals, and what appear to be space suits is a mystery no one has been able to answer.

Millions of people around the world firmly believe we have been visited by extraterrestrial beings for millennia.

But if such highly advanced beings visited us in the distant past… how did ancient cultures react 2000-3000 years ago? Did ancient man freak out when ‘highly advanced’ spaceships landed on our planet? Or did ancient cultures glorify the visitors, referring to them as gods? Strangely, many ancient civilizations like the Ancient Chinese, Maya, Aztec and Inca, speak of visitors that came from the heavens bringing great knowledge to mankind.

But even before ancient civilizations recorded their legends and spoke of gods that came down to Earth, people were recording what today is interpreted as ‘alien visitations’.

If we take a look at cave art and petroglyphs around the globe, we will notice that in all corners of the planet, ancient man drew on rock all sorts of important events, and in nearly all petroglyphs found to date, there are representations of mysterious and strange beings that do not resemble human beings.

However, what is even more fascinating is that even though these petroglyphs are found scattered across the entire planet, the depictions of the mysterious creatures are eerily similar. This has lead many  to believe that ancient mankind that carved and painted the mystery beings must have seen them at one point in history.

 

Let us go ahead and take a look at three of the most amazing depictions of ancient aliens discovered to date!

The Wandjina cave paintings

The Wandjina cave paintings are one of our favorite cave paintings discovered to date. There are a number of interesting details about the cave art found in Kimberley, Australia, in 1838. First of all the age of the cave paintings has become a subject of debate among numerous researchers. Some even suggest that the mystery art called the Wandjina could be well over 100,000 years old (yes you read right).

Among the numerous pieces of ‘ancient Picasso art’ ancient people depicted beings that measure up to six meters in height.

Locals refer to the mystery beings as the “wandjinas”. These mysterious beings are said to have brought civilization and prosperity to the people, and like many other ancient cultures around the globe indicate, the enigmatic “wandjinas” also came from the sky. Even more impressive is the fact that numerous ancient cultures around the globe have in their destroy a serpent or dragon. Strangely, the “wandjina’s” symbol was a feathered serpent. Quetzalcoatl anyone?

But even more fascinating are other depiction of the Wandjina, who are depicted as strange humanoid figures without mouths, with huge black eyes and pale white faces that are surrounded by strange halos.These mysterious paintings have received all kinds of interpretation: strange representation of human beings, gigantic owls, down to the theory of Ancient Astronauts, as beings who visited Earth in the distant past.

10,000-year-old cave paintings in India depict ancient aliens

Another fascinating discovery of what could be interpreted as ancient aliens can be found in India where researchers discovered a number of strange pieces of ancient art resembling what many have interpreted as otherworldly beings and disc-shaped objects.

According to Indian experts, it’s as if people, 10.000 years ago made these paintings while looking at science fiction movies.

The set of curious ancient art is located inside caves located near the town of Charama in the Kanker district.

One archaeologist from India firmly believes that this art clearly reflects that 10,000 years ago, people knew we were not alone in the universe.

Archaeologist JR Bhagat made some very interesting comments while speaking about the enigmatic cave art: „The paintings are done in natural colors that have hardly faded despite the years. The strangely carved figures are seen holding weapon-like objects and do not have clear features. Especially, the nose and mouth are missing. In few pictures, they are even shown wearing space suits.“

 

Tassili n’Ajjer: Proof of Ancient Astronauts

It seems that there is plenty of evidence of ancient alien visitations.

In addition to the above-mentioned cave paintings, ancient art found in Tassili n’Ajjer seems to illustrate mysterious creatures with helmets gloves and strange suits.

Today, experts have managed to catalogue around 5,000 cave paintings in the region. Regrettably, around 20% of them remain visible today, since most of them were destroyed by erosion.

The age of the cave art is believed to be around 10,000 to 15,000 years old. Among the sheer number of rock art found, ancient man drew giraffes, ostriches, elephants, oxen, alligators and even hippos; demonstrating that the Sahara region was full of life in the distant past. However, the most incredible feature are the mysterious depictions of strange beings with helmets and suits, which according to a number of researchers resemble modern-day astronauts.

Why would the ancient inhabitants of Tassili n’Ajjer depict the humanoid figures with helmet-like objects and spacesuits unless they did not seem them? Is it possible, as ancient astronaut theorists suggest, that the natives of the Tassili Caves depicted the ancient astronaut that visited them in the past 10,000 years ago? According to many researchers, it is a possibility.

The Toro Muerto Petroglyphs

Another set of intriguing pieces of ancient art depicting strange beings can be found in Peru at the mysterious Petroglyphs of Toro Muerto, which according to many depict strange humanoid figures that do not resemble human beings.

The petroglyphs cover an area of several kilometers in length. Toro Muerto, which translated, means Dead Bull was named because of the herds of livestock that commonly died because of dehydration in the area.

Among the countless carvings at Toro Muerto, there are interesting depictions of what appear to be, shepherds, hunters, and semi-realistic figures, zoomorphic figures like jaguars, condors, camels, and fish. The ancients also depicted sunflowers and trees without branches, geometric symbols, zig-zags, square, diamond shapes and some inscriptions, intaglios, and bizarre writings all over an area of approximately four kilometers.

The most intriguing depictions at Toro Muerto are those of beings that do not share much resemblance to normal human beings. Even more fascinating is the fact that some of the petroglyphs of Toro Muerto bear a freakish resemblance to petroglyphs found in Australia where ancient man also depicted mysterious beings with ‘halos’ around their heads. The beings depicted at Toro Muerto were carved with a number of strange characteristics, like antennas on top of their heads.

The Petroglyphs at Karahunj, Armenia’s Stonehenge

This ancient site located in modern-day Armenia is fascinating for a number of reasons. First of all, many researchers claim that the site itself predates both Stonehenge in England and the Pyramids of Giza.

This ancient complex occupies over 7 hectares and offers its visitors a number of strange carvings created by early civilizations that inhabited the region thousands of years ago.

 

Among the numerous carvings, ancient man depicted what appeared to be strange beings with elongated heads and almond-shaped eyes, eerily similar to ‘modern-day’ representations of Grey Aliens.

 

Ancient Aliens? Russia’s ZOND 3 Spacecraft Photographed A Tower On The Far Side of the Moon | Ancient Code

On July 20, 1965, the Soviet Spacecraft ZOND 3 took some of the first ever high-quality images of the FAR SIDE of the Moon as the Soviet space probe made its way to Mars. Because of the fact that our planet is ‘tidally locked’ with the Moon, the same side of the moon constantly faces us. Previous to these missions, we had no idea what’s on the ‘other side’ of Earth’s natural satellite.

Zond 3 wasn’t the first

Two years after the Soviet Union made history by launching Sputnik, it launched Luna 3, the third mission in their lunar program. Luna 3 reached the moon on October 7 when it started taking images of the far side of the lunar surface, covering about 70 percent of the unexplored side of the moon. The spacecraft sent back 17 noisy images before operators in the Soviet Union lost contact on October 22.

Even though the images sent back from Luna 3 weren’t the best, it was the first set of images of the moon’s far side, a first for the Soviets and mankind.

Zond 3 would complement the exploring Luna 3 did. Zond 3 was meant to reach Mars, and photographing the far side of the moon was a secondary objective for the Soviet Spacecraft. The Soviets equipped the Zond 3 with extremely useful technologies, equipping the spacecraft with two cameras, infrared and ultraviolet spectrometers, a magnetometer, a cosmic ray detector, a solar particle detector, and a meteoroid detector. Zond 3 made its way to the moon 33 hours after being launched on July the 18th, 1965. Just as it passed the far side of the moon, its cameras started exploring the far side of Earth’s satellite, focusing on the 30% that its predecessor, Luna 3 had missed, taking one picture every two minutes and 15 seconds for a total period of one hour and 8 minutes.

Nine days after Zond 3 had taken the images, they arrived to Soviet operators on Earth. The images sent back to Earth were among the first which allowed researchers to take a peek at the numerous geological formations on the far side of Earth’s natural satellite, but among them, one image caused quite a stir among researchers and Ufologists.

In one of the images of the far side of the moon, a mysterious tower-shaped structure can clearly be seen protruding from the lunar surface. In its vicinity, no other similar structures are seen, and Ufologists believe that the mysterious ‘tower’ seen in the Zond 3 image is a crucial piece of evidence supporting their theory that there are alien structures on the far side of Earth’s moon.

The image of the Tower on the moon was obtained on 20 July 1965 by the Russian vehicle Zond 3. At the time, the probe was about 10,000 kilometers above the Moon.

So far, the mysterious structure on the far side of the moon is only one of the many that have been found to date according to Ufologists and UFO hunters.

Several Monoliths across our Solar System?

While some of these structures can be rationally explained as natural geological formations on the surface of the moon, there are some that simply defy every explanation. Is it possible that the tower on the far side of the moon really has an ‘Alien’ origin? And is it possible that there are similar structures across the moon?

Looking at the image from the far side of the moon and the mysterious structure, we cannot help and compare it to the mysterious monolith on Mars’ moon Phobos.

When the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) spacecraft was mapping the small moon of Mars, Phobos, and sent its incredible images from the small, potato-shaped moon back to Earth satellite Ufologists had a field day speaking about the mysterious structure that was clearly visible on the surface of Phobos. There in plain view, a large rectangular object undoubtedly resembling an artificial monolith stands alone. Nothing in the vicinity has a similar shape or size, so the question is, what is it? What is its purpose? And who placed it there?

Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the surface of the moon, surprised many by saying, “We should visit the moon of Mars, there’s a monolith there, a very unusual structure on this little potato shaped object that revolves around Mars once every seven hours. When people find out about that they are going to say, “Who put that there? Who put that there?” Well, the universe put it there, or if you choose God put it there.’

Astronomers didn’t hesitate to quickly offer and explanation about the mysterious structure that had Ufologists scratching their heads. According to astronomers and specialists in images, it’s just another “Extraterrestrial rock”.
A specialist in images from NASA Lan Fleming, who studied Mars and other solar system anomalies examined the picture of Phobos and stated that the so-called monolith is just a physical anomaly and that there are many others found in different part of our solar system.

Ancient Aliens On Mars? US General Blows Whistle On What’s Really On The Surface Of Mars

 

“There are structures on the surface of Mars. I will tell you for the record that there are structures underneath the surface of Mars that cannot be seen by the Voyager cameras that went by in 1976…” (Source)

The last five years have been a revolutionary period for humanity. Like never before, highly ranked government officials, military personnel, and astronauts have decided it’s time to speak out about UFOs and Alien life.

One of the most influential people in the United States’ disclosure movement is John Podesta, Chief of Staff for Bill Clinton and Counsellor to Barack Obama, and chairman of the 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. Podesta recently stated: “The time to pull the curtain back on this subject is long overdue. We have statements from the most credible sources – those in a position to know – about a fascinating phenomenon, the nature of which is yet to be determined.”

Mankind has become witness to one of the largest disclosure movements in the history of our planet. We have become aware that the UFO phenomenon is not an isolated event, and there is more information on the matter than we have been led to believe.

In the last couple of years, high-ranking individuals from politics, government and military have spoken out freely about the UFO phenomenon, suggesting that it’s real and deserves more attention.

However, one of the most important and influential quotes about alien life, and the UFO phenomenon comes from Dr. Brian O’Leary, Former NASA Astronaut, and Princeton Physics Professor, who said: “There is abundant evidence that we are being contacted, that civilizations have been contacting us for a very long time.”

 

The UFO phenomenon, however, is not an isolated event only seen on planet Earth. While there are millions of people around the globe who claim to have seen objects in the sky that defy explanation, astronauts in space have witnessed incredible things in the last decades.

From the Apollo mission to the International Space Station, there is enough footage to make a strong argument when it comes to otherworldly visitations. Simply put, there are things that even science cannot explain.

Whether we are talking about Earth, the Moon, or Mars, the UFO phenomenon is everywhere, and one of the most interesting statements made in recent years comes from General Stubblebine.

Albert “Bert” Newton Stubblebine III is a retired United States Army major general whose active duty career spanned 32 years. General Stubblebine is considered one of America’s most distinguished soldiers and was chief of U.S. Army Intelligence.

One of the most fascinating statements about Mars was made when General Stubblebine said:

 

“There are structures on the surface of Mars. I will tell you for the record that there are structures underneath the surface of Mars that cannot be seen by the Voyager cameras that went by in 1976. I will also tell you that there are machines on the surface of Mars, and there are machines under the surface of Mars that you, can look at, you can find out in detail, you can see what they are, where they are, who they are and a lot of detail about them.”  ()(source 2)

However, his statements aren’t empty ones. In the last couple of years, NASA’s rovers exploring the red planet have photographed a huge amount of unexplained structures on the red planet. And while ALL of the mystery structures are explained as Pareidolia, millions of people around the globe firmly believe there are things on Mars which are being kept away from society, just as there are structures on the surface of the moon which NASA has tried hard to keep from society.

Here below are some of the most fascinating images we have found on the surface of Mars.

 

A Stonehenge on Mars?
A Stonehenge on Mars?
 

Ancient Aliens On Mars? US General Blows Whistle On What’s Really On The Surface Of Mars | Ancient Code

“There are structures on the surface of Mars. I will tell you for the record that there are structures underneath the surface of Mars that cannot be seen by the Voyager cameras that went by in 1976…” (Source)

The last five years have been a revolutionary period for humanity. Like never before, highly ranked government officials, military personnel, and astronauts have decided it’s time to speak out about UFOs and Alien life.

One of the most influential people in the United States’ disclosure movement is John Podesta, Chief of Staff for Bill Clinton and Counsellor to Barack Obama, and chairman of the 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. Podesta recently stated: “The time to pull the curtain back on this subject is long overdue. We have statements from the most credible sources – those in a position to know – about a fascinating phenomenon, the nature of which is yet to be determined.”

Mankind has become witness to one of the largest disclosure movements in the history of our planet. We have become aware that the UFO phenomenon is not an isolated event, and there is more information on the matter than we have been led to believe.

In the last couple of years, high-ranking individuals from politics, government and military have spoken out freely about the UFO phenomenon, suggesting that it’s real and deserves more attention.

However, one of the most important and influential quotes about alien life, and the UFO phenomenon comes from Dr. Brian O’Leary, Former NASA Astronaut, and Princeton Physics Professor, who said: “There is abundant evidence that we are being contacted, that civilizations have been contacting us for a very long time.”

The UFO phenomenon, however, is not an isolated event only seen on planet Earth. While there are millions of people around the globe who claim to have seen objects in the sky that defy explanation, astronauts in space have witnessed incredible things in the last decades.

From the Apollo mission to the International Space Station, there is enough footage to make a strong argument when it comes to otherworldly visitations. Simply put, there are things that even science cannot explain.

Whether we are talking about Earth, the Moon, or Mars, the UFO phenomenon is everywhere, and one of the most interesting statements made in recent years comes from General Stubblebine.

Albert “Bert” Newton Stubblebine III is a retired United States Army major general whose active duty career spanned 32 years. General Stubblebine is considered one of America’s most distinguished soldiers and was chief of U.S. Army Intelligence.

One of the most fascinating statements about Mars was made when General Stubblebine said:

“There are structures on the surface of Mars. I will tell you for the record that there are structures underneath the surface of Mars that cannot be seen by the Voyager cameras that went by in 1976. I will also tell you that there are machines on the surface of Mars, and there are machines under the surface of Mars that you, can look at, you can find out in detail, you can see what they are, where they are, who they are and a lot of detail about them.”  (Dolan, Richard. UFOs And The National Security State: New York: Richard Dolan Press)(source 2)

However, his statements aren’t empty ones. In the last couple of years, NASA’s rovers exploring the red planet have photographed a huge amount of unexplained structures on the red planet. And while ALL of the mystery structures are explained as Pareidolia, millions of people around the globe firmly believe there are things on Mars which are being kept away from society, just as there are structures on the surface of the moon which NASA has tried hard to keep from society.

Here below are some of the most fascinating images we have found on the surface of Mars.

Mysterious dome on Mars Ancient Code

The Idiocy, Fabrications and Lies of Ancient Aliens

Until now, I have assiduously avoided Ancient Aliens. I had a feeling that if I watched the show—which popularizes far-fetched, evidence-free idiocy about how human history has been molded by extra-terrestrial visitors—my brain would jostle its way out of my skull and stalk the earth in search of a kinder host. Or, at the very least, watching the show would kill about as many brain cells as a weekend bender in Las Vegas. But then I heard the History Channel’s slurry of pseudoscience . I steeled myself for the pain and watched the mind-melting madness unfold.

I’m actually glad that my editors don’t allow me to cuss a blue streak on this blog. If they did, my entire review would be little more than a string of expletives. Given my restrictions, I have little choice but to try to encapsulate the shiny, documentary-format rubbish in a more coherent and reader-sensitive way.

The episode is what you would get if you dropped some creationist propaganda, Erich von Däniken’s Chariots of the Gods and stock footage from Jurassic Fight Club into a blender. What results is a slimy and incomprehensible mixture of idle speculation and outright fabrications which pit the enthusiastic “ancient alien theorists,” as the narrator generously calls them, against “mainstream science.” I would say “You can’t make this stuff up,” but I have a feeling that that is exactly what most of the show’s personalities were doing.

There was so much wrong with the Ancient Aliens episode that I could spend all week trying to counteract every incorrect assertion. This is a common technique among cranks and self-appointed challengers of science; it is called Gish Gallop after young earth creationist Duane Gish. When giving public presentations about evolution and creationism, Gish rapidly spouted off a series of misinterpretations and falsehoods to bury his opponent under an avalanche of fictions and distortions. If Gish’s opponent tried to dig themselves out, they would never be able to make enough progress to free themselves to take on Gish directly. Ancient Aliens uses the same tactic—the fictions come fast and furious.

Despite what basic cable cranks might say, Tyrannosaurus and Triceratops were not driven to extinction by aliens. (Courtesy of author, taken at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles)

While the main point of the episode is that aliens exterminated dinosaurs to make way for our species—a sci-fi scenario accompanied by some hilarious, mashed-together footage of dinosaurs fleeing from strafing alien craft, perhaps a preview of Dinosaurs vs. Aliens the movie—the various ancient alien experts do little more than assert that such an event must have happened. Surprise, surprise, they provide no actual evidence for their claims. Instead, they borrow evidence for fundamentalist Christians, who are never actually identified as such. Creationist Michael Cremo is identified only as the author of Forbidden Archeology, and Willie E. Dye is credited as a biblical archaeologist without any mention of his young earth creationist views. Ancient Aliens producers clearly did not care about the credentials or expertise of the talking heads they employed—just so long as someone said the right things in front of the camera.

And the creationists didn’t disappoint. About halfway through the program, Cremo says, “Some researchers found human footprints alongside the footprints of dinosaurs.” The quote is a line out of context from Cremo’s interview, but is played in a section claiming that American Museum of Natural History paleontologist Roland T. Bird found human footprints associated with dinosaur trackways in the vicinity of Glen Rose, Texas.

Bird wasn’t the first person to notice the dinosaur tracks, and selling the sauropod and theropod tracks was a cottage industry in the vicinity of Glen Rose. And a few local people carved fake human tracks in the same stone. Bird actually saw a pair of such forgeries at a trading post in Gallup, New Mexico, along with dinosaur tracks removed from the Glen Rose area, shortly before he left to investigate the site himself.

Bird wasn’t fooled by the fakes. He saw them for what they were, and was much more interested in the real dinosaur tracks imprinted in the same stone. But some creationists, blinded by dogma, have put their faith behind fakes and even dinosaur tracks that they have misinterpreted as being human footprints. When theropod dinosaurs squatted down, for example, the backs of their lower legs, the metatarsals, left slightly curved depressions in the Cretaceous sediment, and creationists have misconstrued these markings to be the footsteps of ancient people.

Dye takes up the standard creationist line that humans and dinosaurs coexisted and reappears a little later in the episode to throw his support to a different icon of creationist nonsense—the Ica stones from Peru. These famous fakes are stones engraved with images of dinosaurs and humans interacting. They were created by farmer Basilio Uschuya and his wife, using pop culture depictions of dinosaurs in books as their guides. Despite this, both Dye and the Ancient Aliens program present the stones as if they were authentic ancient artifacts that record the survival of dinosaurs such as Triceratops to almost the present day. Dye says that ancient people must have known a lot about dinosaurs because the stones are engraved so precisely, even though we know that precision came from Uschuya copying mid-20th century dinosaur art so carefully. Our narrator says that scientists are skeptical about the origin of the stones, but nothing more.

The show offers a few other awful gems. Our narrator goes on at length about how carbon-14 dating is unreliable for telling the age of dinosaurs, but paleontologists do not use carbon-14 to estimate the age of non-avian dinosaurs. Radiocarbon dating only works for carbon-bearing materials up to about 60,000 years old. Instead, paleontologists use different radiometric dating techniques to constrain the history of non-avian dinosaurs. In uranium-lead dating, for example, geologists investigate the relative abundance of uranium and lead, the element uranium decays into, to determine the age of the rock the materials were sampled from.

Different dating systems are used for rocks of different ages, and these techniques have put time estimates on when dinosaurs lived. The key is finding layers such as ash beds that contain radioactive materials and are above or below layers containing dinosaurs. Since dinosaur bones themselves can’t be reliably dated, geochronologists determine the age of the under- or overlying rock to constrain the timeframe for when the dinosaur lived. Ancient Aliens, reliant on tired creationist talking points, casts aspersions over a process that the show’s creators clearly don’t understand.

But my favorite bit of babble involves the ultimate fate of the dinosaurs. The show can’t even keep its own story straight. Fringe television personality Franklin Ruehl makes a case for the modern or recent existence of non-avian dinosaurs by way of the coelacanth. These archaic lobe-finned fish, which Ruehl rightly points out were around long before the first dinosaurs evolved, were thought to be extinct before a live one was hauled up off South Africa in 1938. Since then, a handful of fossil coelacanth finds has bridged the gap between their modern representatives and those that lived at the end of the Cretaceous 66 million years ago. Their unexpected reappearance has often been used by cryptozoologists and true-believers of various stripes to claim that some other prehistoric lineage may really still be out there, even if there’s no actual evidence to suggest this is so.

As paleontologist Darren Naish has pointed out multiple times, though, the coelacanth is a red herring. In strata from the past 66 million years or so, at least, coelacanth fossils are rare and hard to identify. It’s not really surprising that their fossil record appears to have petered out. Non-avian dinosaurs, however, had bones that were far more diagnostic. In fact, the resolution of prehistoric eras gets better as we investigate slices of time approaching the present. If creatures as large and distinctive as Triceratops, Stegosaurus, Apatosaurus and Tyrannosaurus really did thrive for millions of years after the end-Cretaceous asteroid impact, they would have turned up in the fossil record by now. The evidence is clear—with the exception of avian dinosaurs, all other dinosaur lineages went extinct about 66 million years ago.

Shortly after Ruehl makes his proclamation, however, the program entirely forgets what he said. Near the show’s conclusion, the narrator speculates that aliens manipulated dinosaur DNA to turn the imposing creatures into smaller, less-dangerous animals like the coelacanth. Never mind that coelacanths were already present in the world’s oceans more than 360 million years ago—more than 130 million years before the very first dinosaurs evolved. The suggestion is unadulterated bunk (as is they whole show, really). And then crazy-haired alien fanatic Giorgio Tsoukalos throws out another idea. The coelacanth really did go extinct, he suggests, but was revived by a “direct guarantee from extraterrestrials” millions of years later. Why? Tsoukalos doesn’t seem to care. And his talking head peers generally mutter about aliens clearing the way for our species somehow.

The show can’t seem to decide whether aliens exterminated dinosaurs 66 million years ago or whether dinosaurs somehow survived to the modern era. Which is it? Did aliens clear away dinosaurs so that we might live? Or did some dinosaurs escape extinction somehow? Competing ideas bounce around like ping-pong balls during the whole episode. Grandpa Simpson tells more coherent stories.

There were a few real scientists on the program. Paleontologists Luis Chiappe and Mark Wilson, for example, make appearances throughout the show. I can’t help but feel bad for them, and wonder whether scientists should simply boycott appearing on such programs. While I think it’s worthwhile and essential to call out false claims made in the name of science—such as intelligent design and myths of living dinosaurs—programs like Ancient Aliens only abuse scientists. Responsible researchers are typically taken out of context to help set up unsupported fictions spewed by the alien fan club. Shows like Ancient Aliens, MonsterQuest and Finding Bigfoot apparently have little or no interest in actually talking about science. The most sensationalist speculation will always triumph. On these shows, scientists just can’t win.

Ancient Aliens is some of the most noxious sludge in television’s bottomless chum bucket. Actual experts are brought in to deliver sound bites that are twisted and taken out of context while fanatics are given free reign. Fiction is presented as fact, and real scientific research is so grossly misrepresented that I can only conclude that the program is actively lying to viewers. To present the show as a documentary, on a non-fiction network, is a loathsome move by the History Channel spinoff. (Technically, Ancient Aliens airs on an offshoot of the History Channel called H2.) If the network and the show’s creators want to present Ancient Aliens as a light survey of fringe ideas and make it clear that the ideas aren’t meant to be taken seriously, I can’t quarrel with that. But Ancient Aliens and shows like it winnow away at actual scientific understanding by promoting absolute dreck. Ancient Aliens is worse than bad television. The program shows a sheer contempt for science and what we really know about nature.