It would be nothing but a mere fiction imagining a gigantic UFO hanging over the desert, laser beams emanating from stone blocks and the hustle of departing spaceships every now and then. But to no shock, they have been right here for generations and still provide a great base to marvellous penmen for penning down the tales and anecdotes.
The theories assume that advanced civilizations have an interest in helping build enormous structures, stating their position as cosmic communicators or that of building portals for the stars. Some supporters of the ancient astronaut theory even suggest that the human race itself has been sown by aliens. According to what they say, these visitors arrived thousands of years ago and aided in human evolution, as is described in Arthur C. Clarke’s novel, “2001: A Space Odyssey.” Without wasting time, let’s have a look at 18 surprising facts about Ancient astronauts theory with evidences.
1 The Advent Of Astronaut Theory
Ancient Alien ideas are really old. The concept of advanced civilizations influencing human progress is in existence since the Victorian era when the Theosophical Society envisioned an alternative history for man. The concept was unknown till the 1970s when Swiss Erich Von Dãniken wrote a series of success books, beginning with Chariots of the Gods (1969), presenting the evidence of alien visits in antiquity.
2 Ancient Astronauts Theory Evidence In Art
Some advocates of the ancient astronaut theory believe that this 5000-year-old Australian rock painting represents extraterrestrial space travelers with helmets. A remarkably similar figure (smaller picture) from the year 6000 BC is found on the other side of the world in the Tassili region of the Sahara Desert.
3 The Truth Of Von Däniken’s Theory
Although much of Von Däniken’s work has been discredited, some UFO scholars still believe that their findings have some truth. Civilized beings visited the Earth and left their vestiges early in civilization. Proof?
So read! Von Däniken’s theory and the ideas were based on the remarkable consistency of the images and icons of the ancient peoples. Legends had uniformity and the characteristics of their small gods that was not casual. They refer to the similarity of relationship of origin as diverse as Ancient Egypt, the Mayan Empire and ancient China. None of these peoples maintained contact with one another. One of the best descriptions of possible alien visitors is found in the Mahabharata.
4 Evidence Of Ancient Alien Theory In Ancient Texts
Ancient Texts- Several authors have described what they call Virmana (Vimana), a flying machine. They are described as flying vehicles used for military purposes, often piloted by Hindu gods. One of its weapons is called Agneya and appears in a particularly impressive passage- a flaming projectile, dominated by the glow of the smokeless fire. Suddenly a thick fog surrounded the troops. All the points on the horizon suddenly darkened.
They began to blow evil winds. Clouds clustered high in the sky and rained blood. The sun seemed to turn on itself. The world, scorched by the heat of such a weapon, seemed to have a fever. At first glance, this could perish a nuclear weapon causing an explosion, inducing enthusiasts to think that the Virmana would have to have an extraterrestrial origin, since we have known these weapons recently.
5 Evidence Of The Theory In Petroglyphs
Toro Muerto Desert Petroglyphs shows what Erich Von Dãniken believes to be a space suit. The similarity of this figure to the astronaut carved out of prehistoric rock found near Capo di Ponte in Italy is shocking.
6 Multiple Interpretations Of The Astronaut Theory
Additional Tests support the theories of the ancient astronauts. It is completely open to several interpretations. It is also possible that this account originally described a natural phenomenon, such as a volcanic eruption, and that the tale had been modified by numerous interpretations. However, enthusiasts assure that there is more evidence. According to proponents of the ancient astronaut theory, primitive men were obsessed with figures in space suits. Drawings of what appear to be astronauts are found in caves in America, Europe, Africa, the Far East, and Australia.
7 The Best Known UFO Landing Sites
Proponents have investigated what they suppose to be ancient UFO landing areas.
The best known of these is the Nazca plain in Peru, identifiable through aerial photos. Archaeologists insist on the idea that the Nazca signs are Inca trails and signs include some very strange configurations identified as a parking area for ships and spacecraft. The biggest problem with visiting aliens is how they would have managed to cross the great interstellar distances to get here. Even supporters of the alien visit theory recognize that the nearest place where another civilization could be was 4.2 light-years away.
8 Other Interesting Science Theories
If a civilization discovered how to travel at the speed of light, it would take more than eight years to make the round trip. Others suggest that these beings would have developed systems to transpose the laws of physics that impose a speed limit on interstellar travel.
Another theory holds that, millions of years ago, an advanced civilization would have passed by when it went to other worlds with the mission of colonizing them. The aliens, who visited the Pharaohs or the Maya, did so for a short time leaving the mother ship and left some definitive signs in the history of humanity.
9 Theory And The Popularization Of Its Divine Connection
Advocators suggest that the deities are extraterrestrial beings, and their technology employed in past were taken as proof of their divine condition. According to scholars, this contact influenced human development: cultural, technological, biological and religious.
These proposals were popularized by authors in the second half of the twentieth century as: Erich Von Däniken, Robert Temple, Zecharia Sitchin, Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, Robert Bauval, Charles Fort, W. Raymond Drake, William Bramley, David Hatcher Childress, Robert Charroux and Graham Hancock.
10 Who Were Humans According To The Astronaut theory?
Humans are descendants or creation of an advanced civilization of extraterrestrial beings that landed on our planet for thousands of years. Proponents of the theory also believe that many of the ancient megalithic constructions have come to the aid of visitors.
11 Evidences Against Researchers
Supporters argue that the ancient astronaut theory fills the voids in historical and archaeological records and also argues that missing or incomplete explanations in these contexts would point to the existence of ancient astronauts. Anachronistic archaeological artifacts or beyond the technical capabilities of the presumed historical cultures, are great evidences that support the researchers.
12 The Theory Of Panspermia
Francis Crick, the co-discoverer of the double helix structure of DNA, firmly believed in Panspermia. Panspermia is the concept that the Earth was sown in the form of algae Blue by intelligent extraterrestrial species, in order to ensure the continuity of life.
13 The Exposure To Western Technology
Advocates cite ancient mythologies to support their views based on the idea that ancient creation myths, from gods descending from heaven to earth, to create or instruct mankind are actually representations of extraterrestrial visitors whose superior technology has made them receive us as gods.
Let us take an analogy with events in modern times when isolated cultures were exposed to Western technology, as in the early 20th century, where cultures were discovered in the South Pacific that believed that several Western ships and their cargoes were sent by the gods as a fulfilment of the Prophecies about his return.
14 References In Ancient Texts
Textual reference indicating astronaut theories are not new. Textbooks of varied genre had numerous references that indicated of an alien existence. Few major ones are-
“Bhima flew with his Vimana in an enormous ray that was as bright as the sun and made a noise like thunder of a storm”
Book of Genesis and Book of Enoch
In those days there were Nephilim in the land, and also later when the sons of God possessed the daughters of men and they gave them children. They were the heroes of the past, famous men.
Genesis 6: 4
Then said Elohim (gods), “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. Let him rule over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, over the great beasts of the earth, and over all the little beasts that Move to the ground. ”
And it came to pass after the children of men were multiplied in those days, that they were born unto him, fair and fair. And when the angels, the children of heaven, saw them, they fell in love with them, saying to one another, Come, let us select for ourselves wives of the offspring of men, and bear children.
Book of Enooch chapter 7
In addition, Azazyel taught men to make swords, knives, shields, armor, the making of mirrors and the manufacture of bracelets and ornaments, the use of paintings, the embellishment of the eyebrows, the use of all selected kinds of valuable stones, and All sorts of dyes, that the world might be altered. Wickedness was increased, phonation multiplied; And they transgressed and corrupted all their ways. “Amacarak taught all sorceries, and divisors of roots: Armers taught the solution of sorceries, Barkayal taught the observers of the stars,
Akibeel taught signs, Tamiel taught astronomy, And Asaradel taught the movement of the moon,
Book of Enoch chapter 8
Book of Kings
“And it came to pass, as they were walking and talking, behold, a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, separated them from one another; And Elijah went up into the sky in a whirlwind. ”
Book of the Dead
“Stretched out on the side of the mountain sleeps the great serpent, one hundred and eighty feet long and fifty feet wide; His belly is adorned with flint and sparkling stones. Now I know the name of the mountain serpent. See, it’s “the one who lives in the flames” …
“After sailing in silence Ra raises a glance at the serpent and suddenly his navigation stops, as if what is hidden in his boat is ambushed … Watch him plunge into the water and submerge up to forty feet deep. He attacks Set by throwing his steel dart at him. ”
15 Presence Of Extraterrestrials On The Moai Easter Island
The Moai Easter Island is a Polynesian island famous for its 887 giant human figures with enormous heads that guard the coastline of the area. These 500 years old monolithic statues stand as high as 13 feet and weigh 14 tonnes. If ancient alien theorists are to be believed then it is the working of visiting extraterrestrials that left their mark on the island.
16 Creation Of Puma Punku By Extraterrestrials
Puma Punku is located in the Bolivian highlands. It is a stone field scattered with ruins of giant, finely carved blocks. Such precise work would have been impractical without modern tools and machines and date at least 1000 years old. Yet again, theorists have suggested that extraterrestrials with advanced engineering skills created the site.
17 Proof Of Aliens In The Book Of Ezekiel
A section from the Book of Ezekiel, indicating aliens– “In the thirtieth year, on the fifth day of the fourth month, when I was among the captives, by the river Kebar, the heavens were opened, and I had divine visions … I looked, and behold, a strong wind came from the north, A great cloud, which spread on all sides a gleaming light in the center of which gleamed like polished bronze, coming out of the midst of the fire. In the center still appeared four animals, whose appearance had a human appearance. Each had four faces, and each had four wings. Their feet were like those of a calf, and they shone like polished copper.”
18 Ancient Astronaut Theories In Mesopotamia
Mesopotamian Table was also scripted, containing the story of ancient astronaut presence. The reference printed was-
After the royalty descend from the sky in Eridu…
List of Sumerian Kings
The great Anunnaki who decree destiny
They sat down, exchanging opinions about the Earth.
They who created the four regions,
Who established the colonies,
Who watched the earth,
They were too high for humanity.
Epic of Etana
When the gods acted as men, they did all the work, and labored hard. The work was enormous and the effort was great for the gods of the sky. The Anunnaki made the Igigi, the youngest gods of the Earth, carry a load seven times greater.