Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Major Media (Finally) Gives a Nod Towards Aliens by Carmen Boulter & Xaviant Haze

An article concerning aliens and strange elongated skulls was recently published by one of the world’s foremost news agencies. Like a brushfire weaving its way through a dry desert, this groundbreaking story quickly spread around the globe. If there were ever a case to make for slow disclosure, this news would certainly be it. It’s rare that an article on this subject makes its way to the headlines of Yahoo, MSN, and other mainstream media outlets without it being bashed or discredited. Of course, skeptics and naysayers quickly cried hoax, but ironically those tactics are not working anymore especially since the History Channel’s new season of Ancient Aliens is enjoying record ratings.

It gives us great pleasure to witness this timely event being that our major work entitled Aliens in Ancient Egypt is due for publication in the paradigm shifting year of 2012. It is perfect timing to present material concerning alien mysteries, close encounters, starseeds, and the true purpose of the pyramid fields around the Giza Plateau. The time is right, mankind is thirsty and ready for this once hidden knowledge now more than ever before.

Earth history is full of fantastic mythologies and stories of strange beings. For example, during the end of the IV millennium BC in ancient Egypt a mysterious people known as the Disciples of Horus appeared out of nowhere to assume command over the nation. Discoverers of their ancestral pre-dynastic tombs in northern Egypt found strange anatomical anomalies including elongated skulls. These weird skulls have also been found all over the world including in the now occupied ancient lands of Iraq. Discovered by Max Mallowan In 1933 at ‘Tell Arpachiyah’, the excavations turned up numerous elongated skulls now lost to the hands of the unknown. Elongated skulls have also been found on the ancient island of Malta, an area long known for curious megalithic temples predating the knowledge of the local inhabitants. Found in the megalithic temples of Hal Saflienti, Taxien, and Ggantja these skulls seem to belong to a completely different group of humans altogether. Discovered in the 1980’s but kept hidden from the public our only known evidence comes from the photographs and writings of Maltese researchers Dr. Anton Mifsud and Dr. Charles Savona Ventura. 

These findings, once obscure and ostricizied, are now being validated thanks in part to the recent interest in ancient and modern alien mysteries. Perhaps the area with the most evidence of ancient alien contact and where the most recent stunning alien skull was discovered is in the highlands of Peru. So vast are the number of elongated skulls found in Peru and surrounding areas that their museums are filled with astonishing evidence that can longer be denied. In fact, the Inca people were known to bind and misshape their infants skulls on purpose. Who were they trying to imitate? Incan expert Brien Foerster has provided images and YouTube video footage of elongated skulls discovered in Peru. Some images even leave the hair on the back of your neck standing. Of course, after the initial shock wears off, we shouldn’t be too surprised to hear of our alien origins. As recently as August 10, 2011, NASA postulted that indeed we all might be aliens!

The veils of illusion are disappearing. The old world elite is beginning to lose its stranglehold of power over humanity. Their end game plan for a New World Order have been stalled due, in part, to a massive global awakening. This unprecedented paradigm shift may be the ultimate significance of 2012 as the Mayans were likely not talking about physical world destruction. They simply stated that one age was coming to an end while another was emerging. They called this the ‘age of revealing’ and a quick look around should convince anyone that indeed this is what is occurring in these auspicious times. 

It seems important not to buy into the 2012 hype that the apocalypse is upon us. Consider that this heavily hyped time frame might be leveraged by the elite creating an opening for a false flag operation. Could this be leading up to a fake alien invasion? This would explain why for the past decade Hollywood has churned out a plethora of ‘aliens destroying the world’ scenario movies. Using predictive programming and mind control techniques, fleets of holographic motherships could appear hovering above major cities. It is conceivable that the scenario could be powered by the shadow military with real alien technology kept hidden for decades. Saving humanity from a so-called alien invasion could conceivably result in gaining more control over the human race.

How is it we are more prone to suspect that an alien race would want to harm us? Why is it unpopular to think of aliens as advanced and benevolent? Could they have been watching us and been involved in our development for thousands of years? The idea of an intergalactic council as is depicted on Star Trek and Star Wars comprised of non-human beings has great appeal to our collective imaginations. Perhaps they have been living among us and we are on the verge of discovering their alien origins. The age of revealing is upon us.

Dr. Carmen Boulter is an author, filmmaker, researcher, and professor. She directed and produced the groundbreaking TV documentary series The Pyramid Code, is the author of Angels and Archetypes: An Evolutionary Map of Feminine Consciousness, and has visited 52 countries in search of the mysteries of lost cultures. She is launching, an online learning and social action network.
Xaviant Haze is a freelance researcher of ancient manuscripts and alternative history. He is the author of The Suppressed History of America and hosts one of the most complete online metaphysical libraries with links and resources to all major works in the field.

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Friday, November 25, 2011

Creature of the Month - The Big Grey Man of Ben Macdhui by Dr. Bob Curran

Nearly all of us will have heard of the Yeti, that huge hominid who is said to live somewhere in the high Himalayas; others will have heard of the Sasquatch, that great, hairy man-like being, supposedly living somewhere in the depths of the wilderness of Wyoming. But the wilds of Scotland? Surely not! And yet somewhere on the slops of Ben MacDhui in Scotland’s Cairngorm Range, the United Kingdom’s second highest mountain after Ben Nevis, something is stirring. But what is it? Something along the lines of the Abominable Snowman of Tibetan folklore, or something else? Something that was once worshipped as an old god but which has now somehow been confined to the mountain?

This may well be the case regarding the Ferlas Mhor <although other sources refer to the creature as the Fir Liath> - the great Grey Man, the local name for a creature which is said to dwell somewhere around the peak of the mountain. The being which would appear to be an amalgamation of mysterious hominid and ancient god has intrigued climbers in the region <and many others> for countless years. The Scottish writer James Hogg, “the Ettrick Shepherd” <1770-1835> wrote about it and disclosed that he had spoken to an old man, still alive in his lifetime, who had “beheld the fahm glide o’er the fell”.

Although the Ferlas Mhor has been part of regional folklore for centuries, the first established record of him comes from an account written in 1891 in a work written by mountaineer Professor Norman Collie which was only made public in 1925 during a talk at the Cairngorm Club. The tale, from a sensible man of letters created a stir in scientific circles although it has to be said that the Professor did not actually see the Big Grey Man although he did sense its presence. As he was returning from the cairn on the summit of the mountain, a strange mist descended and Collie had the sensation that he was being followed by something bigger and heavier than himself. As his feet crunched on the mountain shale, he could hear footsteps following him. It seemed to be taking steps which were three or four times the length of his own. Although he looked, he could see nothing in the mist. However, he was aware of a lurking Presence, just out of sight. A feeling of terror overwhelmed him and he ran down the mountain through the fog till he reached the edges of the Rothiemurchis Forest far below. Many of his colleagues, however, remained sceptical – the account was simply a vivid after-dinner speech, inspired by some of the folklore that Collie had heard. However, his revelation inspired others to reveal their own stories of climbing on the ghostly mountain and gradually the story to the Big Grey Man began to take hold of the popular imagination.

Another who claimed to have an encounter with the entity was Peter Densham, an experienced and enthusiastic mountaineer. During World War II <1939-45>, he was in charge of airplane rescue work in the Cairngorms. One morning in May 1945, he set up from Aviemore and had climbed to the summit of Ben MacDhui, arriving there around mid-day. Without warning, one of the mountain mists suddenly closed in around him and he was suddenly shut in an eerie world of almost impenetrable silence. Mist wreathed around him, like so many phantoms trying to catch at him as he began to descend. As he approached the Lurcher’s Crag, a local landmark for climbers, a tide of apprehension washed over him. Although he saw nothing in the thick fog, he felt something pushing at him from behind, he also heard the shale on the side of the slope being disturbed as if by a massive foot. He ran as far as the Allt Mor Bridge and all the way past Glenmore before the Presence left him.

On another occasion he was climbing on Ben MacDhui with a colleague, Richard Frere when they became separated during the descent into the Lairig Ghru pass which led down to a plateau. Catching up on his companion Densham heard him talking to someone, as if to a companion. He wondered who it could be as they both seemed to be alone on this section of the mountain. Rounding the side of a cairn, he found Frere alone but talking to the empty air. He walked round the edge of the cairn where Frere was standing and found himself joining in the conversation with what seemed to be an invisible being. This carried on for a few minutes, then they suddenly realised they were talking to themselves although neither of them could remember what they had been talking about. Densham was convinced that this was some sort of supernatural psychic experience inspired perhaps by some ancient god of the mountain.

But is the Big Grey Man simply a strange experience or is it an actual physical creature which can actually be seen?   There is certainly a brief reference to a “spectre” which appeared in the Cairngorm Club Journal Vol. X, No. 56 January 1921, to the effect that :

“…..a big spectral figure has been seen at various times during the past five years, walking about on  the tops of the Cairngorms. When approached, so the story goes, the figure disappears. Moreover it has got a name – ‘Ferlie Mor’”  However, long before this, there were accounts, going back for centuries, of a great, grey man-like figure, moving on the upper reaches of the mountain. James Hogg, the writer referred to earlier <and who certainly is said to have climbed Ben MacDhui> was aware of these tales and referred to the creature using the local name of fahm. Unlike the Yeti of the Himalayas or the Bigfoot of the American wilderness the figure, always glimpsed at a distance, seems to have a spectral quality about it, as if it were a ghost and not something completely of this world.

This sheer “ghostliness” has led some people to speculate that the distant figure is not a living creature at all, but an atmospheric phenomenon akin to the Spectre of the Brocken in the German Harz Mountains. This is a strange anomaly where a massive and enlarged shadow of an observer is cast upon the upper surfaces of clouds moving opposite the sun. The “Spectre” appears when the sun moved behind a climber who is looking down from a height or ridge into a cloud bank or curtain of fog. It can sometimes be monstrously distorted or sometimes <depending on the sunlight> surrounded by refracted light. The so-called “fog image” of the Rigi Kulm in Switzerland is something of the same sort of phenomenon. And the same thing may exist on Ben MacDhui. This argument seems to be strengthened by a passage in a journal by the aforementioned James Hogg who recorded during his climb of the mountain to retrieve some ewes in 1785 that he reached a place on the upper slopes where he appeared to cast two shadows, one upright and well defined, the other dim and leaning backward.

Looking up, he saw two suns in the sky, one the regular one, the other what he calls a “mock sun”, less bright and more “ghostly”. It was of course an optical illusion which passed as he moved further up the mountainside. He did not experience the phenomenon again and he could not remember exactly where it had occurred but since then several mountaineers in the Cairngorms have tried to locate it, without success. The curious atmospheric conditions have long been put forward as the explanation for the appearance and disappearance of the distant grey figure on the slopes – and indeed there may be something in the theory.

This is added to by a certain amount of Celtic lore concerning the Fir Liath. Amongst the Celts, the entity was a minor god or devil, somewhere between a demon and a fairy – the embodiment of the sea or mountain mists. In Ireland, for instance, the being was often the enemy of sailors who became lost in he dreadful coastal fogs which plagued their shorelines. The Grey Man spread his cloak across the ocean in order to leave them wandering or to lure them to their doom. To this end, a silver coin was sometimes places in the bows of fishing boats as a form of protection. And the entity sometimes came ashore too, in order to torment land-dwellers. Near Ballycastle, in the very North of Ireland, is a great finger of rock hanging over a steep drop which is known as The Grey Man’s Path, which the being was supposed to use when it visited the shoreline. So the entity has a recognised supernatural history which is lodged somewhere in the Celtic mind and may manifest itself in “sightings” of the mysterious grey figure on the mountain slopes. It is interesting that the Big Grey Man is always associated with mountain mists – which often put climbers in peril – very much in the same way that the entity manifests itself when at sea. There may certainly be some sort of connection between the ancient Celtic god and the figure on the slopes of Ben MacDhui.

So, it’s all neat and tidy then – the Big Grey Man is no more than an atmospheric trick of the light, enhanced in the popular mind by a connection to Celtic myth and lore. Or at least that would be a neat answer – if it wasn’t for the footprints. Snow lies deep up on the ridges of the Cairngorms and from time to time curious footprints which seem to have been made by some gigantic creature are to be found there. Those who have seen them <and there are admittedly only a few> seem to suggest that the being who made them is around ten feet tall. Furthermore, its feet seem to be of peculiar shape. When measured, the foot would appear to be fourteen inches long and incredibly broad <a bit broader and slightly differently angled than a human foot>, somewhere about 14 to 20 inches across, with a stride of up to 7 feet. Many of these footprints are to be found around a geological location known locally as the Shelter Stone – does this have some sort of special significance for the creatures? The tracks have been photographed, most notably by the photographer J.A. Rennie who took pictures of similar tracks in the snow on Speyside in December 1952. However, the photos themselves appear to be highly questionable and it’s regrettable that no casts were taken for scientific examination.

So what’s up there on the mountainside? An unknown being? A trick of the light, exaggerated by popular imagination? Or some ancient god which can physically manifest itself in some way? As the mist closes in over the summit of distant Ben MacDhui, the answer seems as far away as ever.        
Dr. Bob Curran was born in a remote area of County Down, Northern Ireland, but left to travel and work in the United States., France, Italy, Mexico, North Africa, Spain, Holland, and parts of Eastern Europe. This has given him insight into the cultures and beliefs of people around the world. Living again in Northern Ireland, he holds several university degrees and acts as a consultant to such bodies as the Office of First, Deputy First Minister, and Tourism Ireland Ltd. He is author of many popular books on folklore such as Vampires; Werewolves; Man-Made Monsters; Lost Lands, Forgotten Realms; and World's Creepiest Places. He can be found musing on

Thursday, November 24, 2011

B.C. means “Before Columbus” by Frank Joseph

By mid-21st Century, history textbooks in the United States will no longer describe Christopher Columbus as “the discoverer of America.” He lived at a time when the transatlantic passages of his forgotten predecessors had been almost totally obscured by Dark Age authorities devoted to purging the past of all non-biblical references. Only in the context of his post-medieval era, when such earlier crossings were virtually unknown, can his expedition be considered a “discovery.”

In truth, it was the latest in a long series of such voyages, most recently undertaken by Basque fishermen, who were known to cast their nets off the coast of Labrador at least thirty years before the Admiral’s three ships left Spain. An old nursery rhyme of uncertain provenance, and hinting at something hidden regarding his achievement, is still familiar to children throughout the English-speaking world: “In fourteen-hundred-and-ninety-two Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” Far less famous is its next line: “To prove that the old maps were true.” What “old maps”? How could he have possessed any charts to a territory yet to be discovered? What did the anonymous poet know that modern historians do not?

Perhaps it was something referred to in our time as the Vinland Map. It was discovered bound in a mid-15th Century history of the Mongols, the Hystoria Tartarorum, or "Description of the Tartars” (sometimes called “The Tartar Relation”), composed during 1445. The map it enfolded between two pages was created for a church council at Basel, Switzerland, five years earlier, and re-drawn from a 200-year older compilation of several, earlier maps indicating extensive knowledge of what is now the eastern United States, going back 1,000 years ago. A landmass portrayed by the map farthest to the left, identified as Vinilanda Insula, encompasses an area from Maine in the north to the Carolinas in the south; from the Atlantic Seaboard to the Susquehanna River in central Pennsylvania. The large region represented here must have been experienced by many Norse explorers over a protracted period of time. No, single discoverer could have undertaken such extensive journeys during the course of just one lifetime.

“Vinland” had been coined by the famous Norseman, Leif Eriksson, in 1001 A.D. Seventy-five years later, the German geographer, Adam of Bremen, wrote of Eriksson in Descriptio insularum Aquilonis ("Description of the Northern Islands"), “he has also reported one island discovered by many (Joseph’s italics) in that ocean, which is called Winland, for the reason that grapevines grow there by themselves, producing the best wine." Two later sources --- the Icelandic sagas of Eric the Red and “Of the Greenlanders” --- also told of Vinland. Appropriately, the entire coastline of Greenland appears on the Vinland Map in details supposedly unknown until the late 19th Century, when it was officially circumnavigated for the first time. Moreover, Greenland is represented on the Vinland Map as an island, a fact likewise unappreciated until as recently as 1896, only after it was thoroughly surveyed for the first time.

The Hystoria Tartarorum was acquired by Lawrence C. Witten II, an antiquarian book dealer, in 1957, when he offered it for sale to Yale University. Witten’s asking price was higher than his alma mater could afford, although another Yale alumnus, the wealthy philanthropist, Paul Mellon, agreed to purchase the book for his school, but only if the map it contained could be authenticated by independent experts. For three years, it was secretly subjected to the ruthless scrutiny of two curators from London’s British Museum and Yale’s own head librarian. In 1965, the outside world learned of the Vinland Map for the first time, when they proclaimed its Medieval authenticity, and Mellon purchased it for Yale, where it was insured for $25-million, and is still preserved at the University library. Notwithstanding Yale’s academic prestige or the professional credentials of its examiners, America’s archaeological establishment unanimously pounced on the Vinland Map as a transparent fraud. Their vituperative condemnation was based on little or no counter-evidence, but stemmed almost entirely from their unalterable supposition that the Map was, ipso facto, a fake, because Columbus was the first and only discoverer of America.

Their position was finally laid to rest in 2009 by world-class experts in document authentification at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Results of the Danes’ exhaustive study at Copenhagen’s International Conference on the History of Cartography were announced by Rene Larsen, rector of the School of Conservation: "We have so far found no reason to believe that the Vinland Map is the result of a modern forgery. All the tests that we have done over the past five years — on the materials and other aspects — do not show any signs of fraud."  Additional hard proof of the Norse impact on pre-Columbian North America followed soon after by fresh research of the Kensington Rune Stone, a runic-covered granite boulder found in north-central Minnesota during 1898. Subjected 107 years later to unprecedented scrutiny by state-of-the-art technology, professional geologist, Scott Wolter, demonstrated conclusively that the inscription revealed previously unnoticed letter-forms dating it to the mid-14th Century. “1362 A.D.” carved on one side was confirmed as the year in which the rune stone had been engraved by Swedish visitors to America’s Upper Middle West, 130 years before Columbus landed at San Salvador.

Wolter went on in 2010 to score another triumph for cultural diffusionism with unprecedented testing of an entirely different artifact. Discovered inside a prehistoric Indian burial mound by a Smithsonian Institution archaeologist just one year before the Kensington Rune Stone came to light, Tennessee’s Bat Creek Stone was dismissed by mainstream scholars as nothing more than a late 18th Century attempt by some unknown Native American at scratching out a written language. Their assumption was disproved during the 1970s, when a renowned Semanticist, Professor Cyrus Gordon, properly identified its one-line inscription as Hebrew, reading, “For Judah,” and dated it from 70 to 135 A.D. For nearly forty years, orthodox archaeologists resisted Gordon’s interpretation, until Wolter’s geological testing showed mineralization of the object consistent with a 1st Century provenance.

Although these three examples unquestionably document the arrival of Viking Age Norsemen, Medieval Swedes and Roman Era Jews, they are only some of the overseas’ travelers to North America centuries and even millennia earlier than 1492. Their hitherto neglected traces on the archaeological landscape are being progressively detected by technological advances in geology and related sciences, so much so, the old fashioned paradigm of “No Outside Contacts in the New World Before Columbus” is being replaced by a far richer, more deeply ancient legacy of transoceanic visitors.

Frank Joseph became the editor in chief of Ancient American magazine when it was founded in 1993. He has published 20 books, which have been published in various languages throughout the world, stand-outs include Discovering the Mysteries of Ancient America, Unearthing Ancient America, and a new Spring 2012 release entitled The Lost Worlds of Ancient America. A frequent radio talk-show guest, he has been interviewed by Shirley MacLaine, Art Bell, Jeff Rense, Rob McConnell, and numerous other broadcast hosts. His lecture appearances include presentations throughout Japan and Britain, and include conventions and seminars with the Association for Research and Enlightenment (the Edgar Cayce organization). Joseph lives with his wife, Laura, in the Upper Mississippi Valley.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

What’s Your Light Quotient? by Sahvanna Arienta

Although we are all living a very physical existence, many of us fail to fully comprehend that our world is more metaphysical then physical. We are all energetic beings incased in a physical vessel that is simply just the vehicle for a portion of our soul's journey. We are all energetic off shoots of the original expansion of the universe or the big bang. Like the saying goes, a twinkle in your father’s eye, our energetic selves are but a spark of our source creator. Source is comprised of energy and this divine frequency is what connects each and every one of us on the planet. Since this energy connects us all, we all play our part in the balance of Source energy.

Source energy itself is entirely neutral; comprised of light and dark energy and any shade of grey in between. The way we incorporate this energy into our lives is totally up to us, our free will. Light energy is what elevates our spirits. It uplifts and inspires us. As we inadvertently draw in darker energies into our individual energetic field through our state of being, we begin to feel weighed down, heavy, cold. These energies are actually tangible if you are mindful of what the affects can be. You can easily sense the affects emotionally, physically and spiritually if you keep your awareness level elevated. Now the question and theme of this entry is “What is your light quotient” how much of Source energy do you incorporate into your life that is on the lighter side of the spectrum? People who draw in darker energetic fields tend to become stagnant in their lives; they may experience depression and lethargy or any number of undesirable effects. It is as simple as the law of attraction.

 Light energy is available to all of us, all we need to do is incorporate it into our lives on a conscious level and doing so requires making conscious choices about our thoughts, intentions and general state of being. Since each thought and intention translates into energy we need to be ever mindful of so much more than our physical actions. Just as positive and loving thoughts (light energy) manifest positive and loving events in our lives, negative thoughts and emotions (dark energy) manifest unhappiness all within the natural flow of Source energy. Think of this as more cause and effect rather than divine retribution.

Now, to increase your light quotient, it is important to incorporate positive emotions and intentions into your daily routine. Finding that silver lining and always holding the belief that we are all loved and supported more then we can imagine should be a constant practice. Living in a state of gratitude (even when things don’t go our way) brings you an enormous amount of light.  Being consciously aware of your general state of being is all you need to do. Here are some examples of responsive practices that will raise your light quotient.

Unconditional love

Drawing from emotions that raise your light quotient is simple. It is only a matter of using your free will to align with the light portion of Source energy. Getting off course occasionally is to be expected, but those who are ever mindful of their own light quotient, not only enhance our own lives, but add to the light energy  and the healing power of the entire planet.

Sahvanna's new release Lightworker will change the way you view your life, your challenges, and your own place in the world.

Sahvanna Arienta is a practicing psychic medium and intuitive advisor with clientele from around the globe. A respected radio host and recipient of six International Paranormal Acknowledgement Awards, she has studied and explored the metaphysical and paranormal realms extensively for more than twenty years. She is also the creator of Soul’s Journey Media, a new thought company that brings messages of spiritual enlightenment to people all over the world.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Were We Alone Part II by Philip Coppens

In the 12th century, likely during the reign of king Stephen of England (1135-1154), during one summer’s harvest, two children, what turned out to be brother and sister, appeared in the village of Woolpit, in East Anglia (England). They walked out of an earthwork near the village, had green skin color, wore unusual clothing and spoke a language no-one could comprehend. After days of refusing all types of food, the only food they would eat was green beans. The boy soon died, while the girl began to loose her green skin color over time, while she also began to diversify her food. When she was proficient enough in English, she explained that she came from another world – a land where the sun never shone and the light was like twilight.

The incident was reported by two contemporary writers, Ralph of Coggeshall (died ca. 1226) and William of Newburgh (ca. 1136–1198). William’s account was written in 1189, while Ralph’s account, written in the 1220s, incorporated information from Richard de Calne of Wykes, who reportedly gave the children refuge in his manor, which was six miles north of Woolpit. He was also responsible for the education of the sister, who eventually married a man from King’s Lynn, about forty miles from Woolpit, where Ralph said she was living shortly before he wrote down the account. Based on his research into Richard de Calne’s family history, British astronomer Duncan Lunan has concluded that the girl was named Agnes and that she married a royal official named Richard Barre.

In 1621, Robert Burton in The Anatomy of Melancholy suggested that the green children may have fallen “from Heaven” – that, in short they might be extraterrestrials. Others confronted with the story of the Green Children agree that there is clearly some type of mystery going on, but argue that rather than an extraterrestrial component, their abduction was instead to the fairy realm. They refer to Gerald of Wales, who told a similar story, of a boy who encountered two pigmies who led him through an underground passage into a beautiful land with fields and rivers, but which was not lit by the full light of the sun. However, cataloguers of folk stories have said that the story of the Woolpit children is the only example of its type – it is, in short, unique.

There are dozens of people who have tried to explain this story away, opting for a purely symbolic interpretation… for we all know that such a story cannot be true, right? But it is precisely because it happened that it was reported in the chronicles, because the contemporary historians considered it to be so extraordinary!

According to Carl Sagan, there was once a book titled The True History of Mankind Over the Last 100,000 Years in the famed library of Alexandria. The document was burned in a series of deliberate acts of arson meant to eradicate the “pagan” knowledge contained in those buildings in the 3rd century AD. Just before he died, in 212 BC, Emperor Chi Huang Ti ordered that all the books and literature relating to ancient China be destroyed. The first European settler on Easter Island was a French priest, Eugene Eyraud, who arrived in the middle of the 19th century and made it his mission to burn as many of the native rongo rongo tablets as he could. When the Spanish Conquistadors had conquered the Aztecs in the 16th century, they burnt all the books. Is it any wonder that “science” can’t find any evidence for ancient aliens, or lost knowledge? And when there is documented evidence, from as recently as the 12th century, we still explain it away, just like we cannot accept the story of Oannes as literally true, because most of us have been told such things are not to be believed as true.

That the evidence for the Ancient Alien Question has to be found in the most gigantic monuments – which were simply too big and solid to be destroyed – and ancient legends is precisely because there has been a consistent trend throughout Mankind’s most recent history, on all continents, to eradicate large, if not the majority, of our history, of “what came before”. Some even mock that though we no longer believe the world originated in 4004 BC, what science and archaeology has done, is put the origins of civilization at that moment in time, and argue that anything before, cannot be validated by science, and hence by default is believed to be not true. However, truth simply is, whether you believe it, or not.

Is there any object or written document that proves that ancient aliens visited planet Earth? No. But ancient buildings do reveal that they were built with massive stones which could not have been moved without some form of advanced technology, or knowledge. These are not necessarily more gigantic cranes than are currently in use in modern building projects, but more likely a form of knowledge and understanding of the laws of the universe that allowed our ancestors to move these blocks. As a body of literature, the ancient myths and legends clearly state that Gods were once present on Earth and gave the gift of civilization and various other knowledge to Mankind. This is evidence.

Legends like that of Oannes, recorded by the Babylonean priest Berossus, clearly speak of a non-human, physical intelligence that came out of the sea and educated Mankind in the ways of civilization. But there are other legends which make it clear that the Gods were not necessarily physical here, and may not even be physical as such; they could best be described as a non-human, otherworldly intelligence that we can contact through a number of means, many of which that today would be classified under the label of paranormal or parapsychological, or – a term I prefer – metaphysical. Alas, the metaphysical realm has also been fenced off and deemed to be currently off-limits for scientific exploration.

British astronomer Duncan Lunan has pondered the question of contact and communication with other intelligences for many decades. It is his conviction that based on the number of stars and planets in the universe, an extra-terrestrial civilization should have contacted us at least once, and – statistically speaking – a maximum of four times. This means that out of all the evidence that suggests we have been contacted, statistically speaking, based upon what science currently knows, or rather, thinks, about life in the universe, contact is a very rare thing. It means that out of the 230 questions posed by von Däniken, out of all the evidence scattered in hundreds of other books, only one to four questions should eventually remain standing, and answered in the positive. In Man and the Stars, Duncan Lunan put foreword 22 items of best evidence, which includes the story of Oannes, the ancient maps, the Chinese Roswell, the pyramids, Baalbek, the Watchers, Viracocha, Ezekiel and many more. Some are clear evidence of contact with a non-human intelligence, while others are clear evidence of technology and knowledge possessed by our ancestors that exceeds our traditional historical understanding of these cultures.

The manner in which science has tried to look towards these enigmas, is not the correct, or at least not only, approach. When we look at reality the way it is, rather than the reduced framework in which science prefers to operate, it becomes clear that there is only one answer.

Were We Alone? No.

There are hundreds if not thousands of examples that clearly show that throughout Mankind’s history. Specifically, the gift of civilization was said to have been granted to us by the Gods, but there is other evidence that clearly shows that we have never been alone. Modern UFO research is but the latest incarnation of a long tradition that argues for the presence of and contact with a non-human intelligence. Alas, in the materialistic mindset that has and continues to dominate our era, the notion has always been that this should be a physical, extra-terrestrial presence here on Earth. This is not necessarily uniquely so and the accounts of hundreds if not thousands of shamans in the Amazonian jungle make it apparent that they can access a realm where they can interface with this non-human intelligence, and that these “gods” give them highly technological information, the most famous of which is the chemical process how to make ayahuasca, the potion that enables communication with the gods.

When molecular biologist Dr. Pia Malnoe was taken into the Amazon by Swiss anthropologist Jeremy Narby, she concluded that “the way shamans get their knowledge is not very different from the way scientists get their knowledge. It has the same origin, but shamans and scientists use different methods.”

Science does not look, but if there is so much evidence, why has someone else not found a positive answer to the Ancient Alien Question? In my opinion, most Ancient Alien Theories have failed in finding proof because their scope was too limited and the answer they were after, erroneous. Though in a number of rare instances the Gods were likely here in physical form, they definitely did not come to planet Earth to exploit its minerals and created or enslaved Homo Sapiens for that purpose. But when we really look at our history, it is clear that civilization was indeed guided by gods, that this is a non-human, extraterrestrial intelligence, but which we have and can contact in non-physical form, as our ancestors said, and did. Though today we would consider this to be the bailiwick of religion, it is not; it is about directly experiencing another reality and contacting this intelligence.

What is evidence? What is proof? There are hundreds of passages in the sacred literature of all ancient civilizations that speak of contact with non-human intelligences. In the case of Oannes, even the likes of Carl Sagan felt that the evidence was “in” – that this could only be explained as contact with a physical extraterrestrial entity. For some, this will not be enough. One can put the burden of evidence ever further. But what that mainly shows, is that someone is unwilling to believe, or needs to disprove, the evidence and the obvious conclusion it brings with it. In the case of the Ancient Alien Question, there is evidence from all civilizations, across time and space, that there were interactions with non-human intelligences. And therefore, the Ancient Alien Question can only be answered one way: yes, indeed, we were not alone.

But the big revelation should be this: life is a cosmic imperative. We are the aliens. Chandra Wickramasinghe in Cosmic Dragons sums up that “Life is a truly cosmic phenomenon, the sum total of an evolutionary experience gained and accumulated in a multitude of different places, quite widely separated, and extending in time throughout the entire history of the Universe.” Wickramasinghe is convinced that there is a slow but definitive move within the scientific community to accept the extra-terrestrial origins of life, describing it as “a major paradigm shift comparable in importance to the Copernican revolution of the sixteenth century.” When that happens, the next challenge science will have to address, is the Ancient Alien Question, a question it so far has consistently shied away from.

Dr. Edgar Mitchell is not only an astronaut, he also walked on the Moon. Apollo 14 took off on January 31, 1971, when I was six days old. In his book The Way of the Explorer, the subtitle “An Apollo’s Journey through the Material and Mystical Worlds” already makes it clear that this old astronaut went to the moon, and when he came back, he knew that life was far more mystical than the confines of ordinary reality. Mitchell is seldom quoted by the traditional proponents of the Ancient Alien Question, as the answer Mitchell proposes is far more metaphysical than most would like to see.

In 1972, Mitchell left NASA so he could study human consciousness, and created the Institute of Noetic Sciences. Soon afterwards, he would become involved in the series of tests that were proving that Uri Geller was psychic. Geller was tested by numerous laboratories, all of which concluded the man was psychic. But even today, few believe, even though they have seen. In the spring of 1973, Geller appeared on the Jack Paar show. Unannounced, Geller was handed several large steel nails, in the hope that Geller would be exposed as a fraud, unable to bend them. On camera, Paar asked Geller to bend the nails and after passing his hands over Paar’s, which held the nails, told Paar to open his hands and look. Paar’s face turned ashen, revealing bent nails, captured on camera.

Everyone is free to believe Geller is a fraud. But that does not change the truth. Mitchell makes it clear that what he has learned, is that it is all a question of belief, including, as some people doubt today, whether we ever went to the moon. In Contact, the person who has experienced contact with the extraterrestrials returns to Earth, but without any physical evidence of her voyage. At the ensuing governmental enquiry, a panel member asks: “Doctor Arroway, you come to us with no evidence, no record, no artifacts. Only a story that to put it mildly strains credibility. Over half a trillion dollars was spent, dozens of lives were lost. Are you really going to sit there and tell us we should just take this all... on faith?” At first, she admits that if she were sitting there, she should respond with the same degree of incredulity and skepticism. Asked “Then why don’t you simply withdraw your testimony, and concede that this ‘journey to the center of the galaxy,’ in fact, never took place!”, she replies: “Because I can’t. I... had an experience... I can’t prove it, I can’t even explain it, but everything that I know as a human being, everything that I am tells me that it was real! I was given something wonderful, something that changed me forever... A vision... of the universe, that tells us, undeniably, how tiny, and insignificant and how... rare, and precious we all are! A vision that tells us that we belong to something that is greater then ourselves, that we are not, that none of us are alone! I wish... I... could share that... I wish, that everyone, if only for one... moment, could feel... that awe, and humility, and hope. But... That continues to be my wish.”

What it is all about, is about consensus reality: that what we all agree to believe. It is a basic human right that any individual has the freedom to believe what he or she wants. And so it is my hope – my wish – that in these pages, I have laid out the nature and complexity of the Ancient Alien Question, so that you have the necessary building blocks that will allow you to decide whether you believe or not. I have shown you the process as to why I believe the answer is yes. But what I know, is that despite still not being addressed by science, it is clear that the Ancient Alien Question today has to be asked again, for there are millions of people out there, who ask the question and want an answer. There is sufficient evidence to strongly suggest that there was a helping hand on our human adventure – in evidence in the archaeological, anthropological and historical record across the world – that suggests that we did not travel alone… someone was guiding us.

We Were Not Alone. 

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Philip Coppens is an internationally renowned investigative journalist, author, and regular contributor to magazines such as Atlantis Rising and NEXUS Magazine. He is labeled a skeptic by the believers, and a believer by the skeptics—a unique position which makes him a well-recognized voice of reason. He is the author of six books, including The New Pyramid Age, and is one of the leading contributors to The History Channel’s popular series, Ancient Aliens. He lives in Edinburgh and Los Angeles, California.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Were We Alone? Part I by Philip Coppens

Have we been visited by extra-terrestrial beings in the past? Did these “ancient aliens” contribute to the birth of human civilization? Do our ancient monuments contain evidence of their presence?

In 1968, Swiss hotelier Erich von Däniken posed these questions and sold more than 63 million copies of his book, Chariots of the Gods, proving that millions of people in the Western world were open to the notion that we might have been visited by extraterrestrial beings in the past. Thirty-five years on, there is still tremendous popular interest in the “Ancient Alien Question”. The US television series Ancient Aliens is continuously rated as The History Channel’s most watched documentary. It reaches an audience, worldwide, of 100 million people. What was originally conceived as a two hour special, grew into a phenomenon that saw more seasons added, each with more shows than before.

But despite media and public interest, the phrase “ancient aliens” remains taboo within the scientific community. Whether or not we were alone in the human adventure that is civilization, is a question that is still not answered, or even addressed. The closest topic explored by science is the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), executed by a handful of radio astronomers, each one of them who continuously sees their budgets challenged then removed because they are perceived to be a niche discipline. The likes of Hollywood, in the form of actress Jodi Foster had to make a public appeal to support the initiative to rescue it from an unfortunate demise. Even so, SETI merely investigates whether there are extraterrestrial civilizations somewhere out there, in the depths of the universe. As a subject of study, it is far less controversial than the Ancient Alien Question, about which science states that it knows that there were no alien interventions in our past. Is science right?

In Chariots of the Gods, von Däniken posed more than 230 questions, each one of them challenging the scientific paradigm of the late 1960s: demonstrating that science had not properly explained a structure, artifact or legend, he then queried whether they could be evidence of an alien visitation or intervention. He pointed at the pyramids of Giza in Egypt, the phenomenally intricate walls at many of the Peruvian archaeological sites, like Sacsayhuaman, where the most odd-shaped stones, some weighing over 100 tons, fit perfectly together, as if first designed on a computer screen. There are the quaint descriptions in the bible, as to how Lot’s wife could possibly turn to salt when looking back at Sodom being destroyed by God. And what to make of Genesis 6, where there are references to giants and “the sons of God” coming down to mate with “the daughters of men”? Other biblical and apocryphal texts even list the number of these giants – over four million – and even describe how most women that were impregnated by these creatures – the fathers of the giants – normally died during childbirth, as the children were of such size they could not pass through the birth canal. And what to make of the thousand legends and myths worldwide that say that the gods were once physically incarnate on this planet?

The question of alien intervention in our Earth’s history was and has continued to be posed since… and only in the rarest of occasions, has science provided an answer, because it prefers instead to claim that the ancient myths and legends are ancient examples of science fiction.

Science feels it should not have to answer the ancient alien question, as in their eyes, they are posed by an idiot, though on occasion they will try to find a nicer word for it. When Erich von Däniken spoke at Northwestern University in Evanton (Illinois), on December 2, 1973, he invited the audience to look at the evidence with “today’s Space-age eyes – not the eyes of yesterday.” During the questions afterwards, he was asked if he had received any academic degrees, to which he replied “if a degree were offered in my subject, I would be the professor.” On February 12, 1975, the University of Bolivia actually bestowed him with the degree of Honorary Doctor, for his valuable services for the enrichment of the academic and scientific heritage of the University, as well as for bringing to the attention of the world the importance of the archaeological treasures which exist in the altiplano of the Andes.

What von Däniken did in 1968 is the underlying principle of the ancient alien theory: that we need to re-examine all our archaeological records with the eyes of the late 20th and early 21st century, as we might have failed to recognize that they were built with highly technological means and/or were built by, or with the help of, non-human intelligences.

Though science as a whole has refused to take up this invitation, individual scientists have. Dr. Herman Oberth, the father of modern rocketry, was once asked about the ancient alien theory, and replied that he was convinced there were other intelligences in the universe and they had probably visited Earth in ancient times. He added: “Most conservative scientists are against everything that is new, just as they were against my plans to build rockets that could take man to the Moon. Scientists who considered themselves to be very modern-thinking people announced that man might reach the moon, but not before many, many thousands of years.”

Skeptical scholars have claimed that they do not need to look at the question, that since 1968, von Däniken has been proven wrong. Indeed, on a very small number of questions, the evidence proved to be negative. Certain sites, like the famous Nazca Lines, were hardly explored by scientists at the time von Däniken brought them to global attention. The Nazca lines are hundreds of lines drawn on the desert sands of Peru, somewhat resembling the layout of a modern airport. Could it be an ancient airport, von Däniken pondered?

The suggestion has since become one of the most famous examples of the Ancient Alien Question. By posing it, von Däniken forced scientists to look and study the lines closely, after decades of neglect. He forced science to come up with an answer. Though the answer revealed that the Nazca lines were not the product of an alien civilization or intervention, the investigation did radically alter science’s understanding of this region and the local civilization, discovering that it was far more advanced than previously assumed. There is even speculation that the people who created these geoglyphs between 450 to 600 AD, possessed hot air balloons!

On rare occasions, science has therefore addressed the Ancient Alien Question, but more than forty years later, most of the 230 questions posed by von Däniken remain unanswered by science. Worse, science refuses to pose the question itself and almost half a century later, it therefore remains the task of people outside the scientific community to ask the question again for a number of monuments and artifacts, for today, there is even more evidence than in 1968 that “they” might have been here.

Not only do many of the old questions remain, since 1968, many new archaeological discoveries have been made. Some, like the pyramid complex outside of the Bosnian capital Sarajevo (discovered in late 2005 and which in 2010 had the distinction of being the largest archaeological excavation in the world), have clearly illustrated the stand-off between traditional historians and archaeologists and discoveries that challenge our accepted view of history. Western European and American archaeologists even declared a boycott: they all agreed that they would not provide archaeological services for the Bosnian pyramid project. I participated in a scientific conference on these pyramids in August 2008, which was attended by more than fifty academics, including twenty leading Egyptologists, amongst them the deans of archaeology of Ain Shams and Cairo University. During the debates, the audience was astonished to learn that these leading Egyptologists did not know that officially a) the oldest pyramid is now in Peru (dated to 3200 BC, almost a millennium older than those of Egypt) and b) the largest pyramid is in Mexico (Cholula). When the leading archaeologists of our time do not even know, or can accept, the latest scientific findings in their own field, is there any hope that they will ever be willing, let alone be comfortable, with addressing the Ancient Alien Question?

The answer is a clear “no” and is in evidence in one of the favorite topics of the Ancient Alien Question: the Great Pyramid. Elements of the Giza Plateau continue to pose serious problems to established archaeologists. Egyptologists declare that the blocks of the Great Pyramid were hewn from a nearby quarry. 

But French scholar Joseph Davidovits strongly disagrees. Davidovits is internationally known and respected as the father of the new science of geopolymers. Geopolymerisation is a chemical process through which artificial stone can be created that is hard to be distinguished from natural rock. The science is considered to be a revolution in the modern building industry. Davidovits has identified that the blocks of the Great Pyramid are geopolymers, not natural rock, a conclusion he has reached both through chemical and observational analyses. However, leading Egyptologists, like Zahi Hawass, misinterpret his conclusion by thinking that Davidovits is saying the blocks are “cement” and vociferously proclaim that the Great Pyramid is clearly not made of cement and therefore Davidovits is wrong! Hawass’ approach to new and radical conclusions is typical of science as a whole when confronted with these new discoveries: rather than trying to answer a most scientific theory, supported by substantial evidence, Egyptologists prefer to ridicule and push aside this most esteemed scholar. Of course, assuming that Davidovits is right – and he more than likely is – the next question to be asked is how the builders of the Great Pyramid were familiar with a chemical science that was only (re)discovered in the late 20th century?

That is specifically the question Egyptologists do not want to hear asked, for it automatically results in the Ancient Alien Question to be posed next.

Today, there are hundreds of sites across the world that display signs that the history of these monuments is far more intricate than mainstream archaeology portrays them to be. One of the more intriguing locations is Puma Punku, a small archaeological site that is part of Tiahuanaco on the Bolivian altiplano near Lake Titicaca. The site has stones that are not only carefully assembled so that a razor blade cannot be inserted between them, but some of the stones also weigh more than 100 metric tons. Most critically, some stones are in the most odd-shaped formats. One block has a six-sided opening that on another side of the same stone becomes – somehow – a five-sided opening. Why anyone wanted or needed a stone with an opening that goes from a hexagram to a pentagram is a question archaeology has not posed, maybe because even in the 21st century, modern science has no need for such intricate designs. There is also one stone which has a 6mm wide groove, containing equidistant drilled holes, which is an incredibly intricate feature to accomplish today, but which had clearly some purpose to the site’s builders 1500 years ago. Archaeology remains largely silent about Puma Punku, so that the question how this civilization was able to accomplish this should not be posed.

All of this and far more evidence makes it clear that the Ancient Alien Question is a worldwide problem. When we look at Cuzco (Peru), we see intricate walls, some having twelve angles to each stone, on top of which very basic stones have been piled. It is clear that the lower levels are of a technologically sophisticated society, predating the Inca civilization, which used it as a foundation for their own buildings. But which civilization that was, is once again a question not posed by science.

There is the gigantic standing stone in Carnac (France), where the Grand Menhir, weighing 340 tons, was cut from a single piece of granite-like rock and transported “by a means we do not understand for certain,” according to the site leaflet. There are three 800 tones stones incorporated into the base of the Temple of Baalbek in the Lebanon, while one weighing more than 1200 tons lies abandoned in a nearby quarry. At the end of the 20th century, we had equipment to lift up to 2000 tons, but were still unable to transport these blocks. It means that the engineers of Baalbek possessed a technology that surpassed modern capabilities. Archaeology has never been able to explain how our ancestors were able to accomplish this.

Because archaeology and history is so insular – always looking within a culture but never across cultures – a series of questions are never asked, let alone answered. Why is it, for example, that in 2500 BC (when we use the accepted dating), the three pyramids of the Giza Complex in Egypt were laid out in the formation of Orion’s Belt, and that ca. two millennia later, the three pyramids of Teotihuacán in Mexico, on the other side of the world, were constructed similarly? Clearly, there was a common understanding or an exchange of ideas, yet science dogmatically states that there was no such contact: the cultures of Egypt and Central America developed completely independently from each other until Columbus discovered the New World in 1492. Equally, why is it that cultures that supposedly never met still held gold to be the metal of the gods, even though gold as such has little practical value or usage? Such evidence makes it clear that our ancestors communicated far more frequently than accepted history dictates; at “worst”, a group of experts travelled around the world, sharing advanced knowledge amongst many ancient civilizations.

The Ancient Alien Question needs to be asked again – even more so than ever before. And by posing this question, it will become clear whether civilization (agriculture, organized religion, etc.), that great adventure that our ancestors began several thousands of years ago, was a purely human enterprise or was aided by otherworldly intelligences. The jury is still out, but the forecast is that the truth about our past is far more interesting than what we all too quickly and previously have believed.

Indeed, what astronomy is discovering is that the building blocks of life itself did not originate on Earth, but came here from outer space. In the early 1970s, Francis Crick, the co-discoverer of the structure of DNA, argued that DNA was too complex and intricate to have been accidentally created in primordial ooze on Planet Earth. Half a century on, he is being proven correct. Scientific juggernauts like the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are now proposing that comets brought amino acids to our planet. All life on Earth is therefore likely to be of extra-terrestrial origins, with the building blocks of DNA, according to the latest scientific research, even spontaneously being created in interstellar space. It suggests that DNA-based life is intrinsic to the very fabric of the universe; it means that somewhere out there, the odds are on that we can find life as it exists on our planet. The Ancient Alien Question should therefore today be formulated as whether someone found us, before we found them, and whether today we are a species that is in denial about certain key aspects of our history. And there is substantial evidence, from the Giza Plateau to the mountainous heights of Peru, that the answer to the question is “yes” – we were not alone.

Read Part II Here

Philip Coppens is an internationally renowned investigative journalist, author, and regular contributor to magazines such as Atlantis Rising and NEXUS Magazine. He is labeled a skeptic by the believers, and a believer by the skeptics—a unique position which makes him a well-recognized voice of reason. He is the author of six books, including The New Pyramid Age, and is one of the leading contributors to The History Channel’s popular series, Ancient Aliens. He lives in Edinburgh and Los Angeles, California.
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