What will happen in 2012 – or, in the Mayan calendar, 126.96.36.199.0? The question has been
the subject of many books and one blockbuster movie. No-one seems to know, but
there is ample speculation: from the return of Zecharia Sitchin’s aliens from the
theoretical twelfth planet in our solar system to global annihilation, everyone seems
to have an opinion as to what 2012 is about. It might therefore come as a surprise
that for the Mayan civilisation itself – those who worked the date of December 21, 2012
into their mythology – it was no mystery at all! The Mayan prophecy to do with 2012 was
that it would signal the return of “The Nine”.
“The Nine” are mentioned in an inscription on Monument 6 of the Mayan site of
Tortuguero, in the Mexican state of Tabasco. The monument was erected in 669 AD
and is one of the very few pre-Conquest sources that mention 2012. Various translations
or partial translations of the inscription exist. This is the most common one: “At the next creation,
the Bolon Yokte Ku, or Nine Support Gods, will return.” However, the actual word
“return”, sometimes translated as “descent”, is not intact on the monument. Still,
it is a safe conclusion to make that the missing word is return. Why? Because other
Mayan sources reference the return of these deities at the ending of each baktun.
Hence, they are expected to emanate on Earth in 2012 too.
Who are the Bolon Yokte Ku – The Nine? They have variously been translated
as the God of Nine Strides, the Nine-Footed God, Jaguar-Foot-Tree and Nine-Dog-Tree.
They were seen as living in the Underworld and were generally described as god(s) of
conflict, warfare, and are hence linked with dangerous transition times, social unrest,
eclipses, and natural disasters like earthquakes. It is said that at the end of a baktun,
they would abandon their underworld realm and rise to the Earth’s surface, where they would do battle with the 13 deities of Heaven.
To further identify what the Nine Support Gods are supposed to be, we need to
consult other sources, in this case, anthropological ones. Such evidence makes it
clear that the Nine Gods appeared during ceremonies that were held at the end of
each baktun, the last of which occurred in 1618 AD.
The ceremonial of the baktun is described in chapter 29 of the The Book of Chilam
Balam de Chumayel, a Mayan chronicle. It provides a detailed description of the
ceremonies that were performed in Merida in 1618 AD, at the end of 188.8.131.52.0.
In total, there are twenty acts, each representing one of the twenty katuns that
make up a baktun-cycle. After some initial preparations, in act 2, the bee god tied
the masks of the 13 gods of Heaven to those people who were going to perform
in the ceremonies. The actual baktun cycle was ended in act 3, whereby the Nine
Gods fought, conquered and sacrificed these 13 Gods. Night had conquered day.
The subsequent acts involved rituals to do with the election of the new officials for
the new period, while in act 12, the Nine Gods sacrifice the Seven Pacers and count
the mats, which is an initial line-up of the candidates for investiture for the coming
era. In act 13, the 4 yearbearers reappear, in the guise of the four death gods. Most
importantly, in act 15, the Nine Gods announce the fate of the new era. This fate was
largely the will of the gods, which the community had to achieve during the new era.
In short, the baktun ceremony was therefore a series of rituals, focusing on the Nine
Gods and their emanation and rulings. However, these extraordinary rituals have seldom
been understood for what they are: part and parcel of the 2012 phenomenon.
The question nevertheless remains as to who these Nine Gods truly are. Indeed,
“Nine Gods” are not just an ingredient of the Mayan culture. There were also Nine
Gods in the ancient Egyptian religion, as well as many others (e.g. India). To the
Egyptians, they were also known as the Nine Principles and they were directly linked
with their Creator Deity, Atum.
Control over these Nine Principles was deemed to be instrumental in the successful
rule of a Pharaoh: proper control over them meant that balance – linked with the deity
Ma’at – was maintained and all was well with Egypt, the world and the universe.
We can therefore see that The Nine in an Egyptian or Mayan setting, were closely
related; in both instances, they determined the ruling of an era, whereby their
consultation was of extreme importance to the success of the nation.
So are we waiting for their return in 2012? If so, what are we meant to expect?
Interestingly, since the 1950s, decades before the 2012 phenomenon rose to
prominence, there has been a select number of people that have been speaking
about a “Return of the Nine”. For some, this is the return of nine extra-terrestrial
beings, for others this is the return of the Egyptian Nine Gods. Some even link The
Nine with the nine founding members of the Knights Templar order – a concept that,
alas, resulted in a series of mass suicides in France, Switzerland and Canada in the
mid-1990s. However, despite the mass interest in 2012, until now, no-one has drawn
attention to the fact that for decades, people claimed to be contacting The Nine and
the fact that Mayan inscriptions speak of a return of the Nine Gods in these “end times”!
So what are The Nine? A group led by paranormal researcher Dr. Andrija Puharich
that contacted “The Nine” in the early 1950s. They believed they were an alien
intelligence: not necessarily physical, but definitely not terrestrial in the most literal
sense. The nine participants each challenged one entity, which communicated through
them as a collective. Puharich was quite clear that these entities had a connection with
ancient Egypt. In the 1970s, he chanced upon a young Israeli psychic, Uri Geller. During
the many scientific experiments Geller was put through as part as the CIA’s Remote
Viewing experiments, Puharich realised that Geller could contact The Nine, and,
specifically, that whereas in all previous attempts, he had required a panel of nine
people to participate, Geller could channel all nine together.
As Geller’s fame rose, Puharich decided to write a biography of the exploits of
this remarkable psychic. In the book, Puharich mentioned the Nine, but for
reasons that will forever remain obscure, he largely ridiculed The Nine, even
though for several decades before – and after – he would remain obsessed
with them. Equally, whereas previously he had spoken of them as an alien
intelligence, in the book, they had become an extraterrestrial intelligence.
There is a difference…
Geller has always remained silent on what transpired with the Nine, as he was
unconscious throughout the channelling. When in contact with the Nine, they
summoned him to UFO fly-pasts and more. Puharich claimed he made tape
recordings of these sessions, but none have ever been made public, so it truly
is a case of Puharich against the world. If true, then Puharich asked “Are youbehind the UFO sightings that started in the United States when Kenneth Arnold saw nine flying
saucers on June 24, 1947?” to which they answered yes.
Swiss psychologist Carl Jung made a detailed study of UFOs and was convinced
that they were an alien – though not extra-terrestrial – intelligence that was here
to help guide us into a new world, which he identified with the cosmic Age of Aquarius.
According to Puharich, The Nine stated they were from a world called Hoova,
though on occasion, they called themselves Rhombus 4D. They contacted Puharich
and Geller as they had been chosen to prevent war, as well as steering the Earth’s
fate into a specific direction, which the Nine argued was indeed to their own needs
and benefits, though it was also for the benefit of Mankind. Here, we therefore see
clear parallels with the methodology the Nine employed with the Maya, namely their
directing the fate of Mankind. The Nine also claimed that they were responsible for
Geller’s powers and that the way in which Mankind used Geller would determine
whether The Nine’s “programme for Planet Earth” would continue, or not.
Others, like Phyllis Schlemmer, have also contacted “Tom”, who is a spokesperson
for the Nine, with whom Puharich spoke too. Her story made it into Stuart Holroyd’s
“Prelude to the Landing on Planet Earth” and the later “The Only Planet of Choice”.
Other Nine contactees are Don Elkins and Carla Rueckert, who channelled “Ra”, a
member of The Nine, who declared that it was he who had built the Great Pyramid.
In sessions with Puharich, “Tom” said the Sphinx was built and named after him.
Tom adds: “I am the beginning. I am the end.” – wording that could be lifted from
the baktun-ending ceremonies. I would personally not go as far as to argue that
The Nine as per these channellings are who they claim to be. I have done extensive
research into them for more than a decade, and they are, quite simply, a complex
issue that defies easy categorisation. But what can be said about them, is this: it is
clear that each culture, whether Mayan, Egyptian or 20th century Western society,
was and is in contact with an alien intelligence, which each time, relates messages
that are identical in context.
The number nine is prominent in another culture, which is believed to have had
direct links with the Maya: the Hopi of Arizona. They too believe we are approaching
the end of an era, though their doctrine does not stipulate a precise date. Instead,
they argue that for a New Era to be born, a series of nine prophecies need to be
fulfilled. Still, according to Twylah Nitsch, her grandfather Moses Shongo, the last
of the traditional Seneca medicine men who died in ca. 1925, did predict that there
would be a 25 year of purification that would end in ca. 2012. Generally, the Hopi
argue that it is due “soon”, as eight of the nine prophecies linked with it have been
fulfilled. The first “sign” occurred as far back as the 16th century, and involved the arrival
of the “white men with guns”. The eight, incidentally, were the Hippies! The only prophecy
remaining to be fulfilled, is that of the Blue Star Kachina, which is often interpreted as an
alien, and sometimes extra-terrestrial presence that will manifest itself on Earth.
As early as 1948, the Hopi tried to speak at the United Nations General Assembly
about their prophecies for our ending era. They feel that they are the caretakers
for the American continent and felt they needed to share the message of the
necessity for humans to be in balance with nature. Twice, the Hopi elders were
turned away, but they eventually were allowed to speak in 1976 at a United Nations-sponsored
conference in British Columbia.
Like the Maya, the Hopi adhere to a cyclical world view and believe that we
are about to emerge from the Fourth into the Fifth World –out of a total of
seven worlds. Even though the Hopi do not specifically state Nine Gods will
return, they do argue that one specific entity needs to return, which will be the
final sign that the Fourth World has ended. Kachinas are “spirits”, which are visualised
during the Hopi religious dances, very much on par with the masks the participants in
the baktun ending ceremonies wore. In 1914, a song was first sung at the Wuwuchim
ceremony, which marks the start of the ceremonial calendar year in November. The
1914 rendition of the song was the first mention of the imminent “Emergence into the
Fifth World” and stated that this would occur when the Saquasohuh – the Blue Star
Kachina – would dance in the plaza.
The Tortuguero Inscription, mentioning the return of "The Nine"
According to the “Book of the Hopi”, by Frank Waters, Saquasohuh “represents a
blue star, far off and invisible, which will make its appearance soon”. Others have
referenced it as “You will hear of a dwelling-place in the heavens, above the Earth,
that shall fall with a great crash. It will appear as a blue star. Very soon after this,
the ceremonies of my people will cease.”
In recent years, there has been intense speculation as to what the Blue Star could be.
Candidates included the appearance of Hale Bopp in 1997, or the supernova of
SN1987A, which occurred on February 23, 1987. The latter was the brightest
supernova observed for four centuries.
It seems, however, that the Hopi prophecy has been ill-understood. Simply
put, the prophecy clearly refers to a future tribal ceremony, at which point a kachina
– a Hopi spirit – known as Blue Star will reveal himself. As such, Blue Star is nothing
more or less than his name, and not necessarily linked to a stellar phenomenon.
He is, however, by all accounts a deity – an alien intelligence that will return.
However, in recent years, the Hopi themselves have seriously clouded the debate
over what is supposed to happen. Some Hopi argue that our current timeframe is
known as the “Great Day of Purification”. Hopi elder Oh Shinnah Fastwolf states this
period will be over by 2011 and that it will be at that moment that the blue star will
appear in the sky. Speaking Wind, the son of a Pueblo shaman from New Mexico,
has said that the Fifth World will start in 2012. He however argues that the final
cleansing of the Earth began in 1998, when in September, the five planets aligned.
He also saw a planetary alignment of nine bodies on May 5, 2000, as very important,
as it was the begin date, until 2012, of how the earth would be purged. “If mankind
will not willingly let go of the illusion, and the lie, it will be stripped away.”
And so, despite details and fringe claims, whenever we turn to the core of a
phenomenon and the core of the 2012 phenomenon, we are confronted with one
key message, one that even archaeologists have uncovered as being at the root of
the Mayan prophecy about 2012: it is about the return of the gods. The Bolon Yokte Ku,
who will signal in a new era. The Time Returns!
Originally found at: http://www.realitysandwich.com/there_were_ginats_upon_earth
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And It Came to Pass
And it came to pass,
When men began to multiply on the face of the Earth
and daughters were born unto them,
that the sons of God saw the daughters of men
that they were fair, and they took them wives
of all which they chose.
There were giants upon the Earth
in those days and also thereafter too,
When the sons of God
came in unto the daughters of men
and they bare children to them-
the same Mighty Men of old,
Men of Renown.
The reader, if familiar with the King James English version of the Bible, will recognize these verses in chapter 6 of Genesis as the preamble to the story of the Deluge, the Great Flood in which Noah, huddled in an ark, was saved to repopulate the Earth.
The reader, if familiar with my writings, will also recognize these verses as the reason why many decades ago, a schoolboy was prompted to ask his teacher why it is "giants" who are the subject of these verses, when the word in the original Hebrew text is Nefilim -- which, stemming from the Hebrew verb NaFoL, means to fall down, to be downed, to come down-and in no way 'giants'.
The schoolboy was I. Instead of being congratulated on my linguistic acumen, I was harshly reprimanded. "Sitchin, sit down!" the teacher hissed with repressed anger; "you don't question the Bible!" I was deeply hurt that day, for I was not questioning the Bible -- on the contrary, I was pointing out the need to understand it accurately. And that was what changed my life's direction to pursue the Nefilim. Who were they, and who were their "Mighty Men" descendants?
The search for answers started with linguistic questions. The Hebrew text does not speak of "Men" who began to multiply, but of Ha'Adam -- "The Adam," a generic term, a human species. It does not speak of the sons of "God," but uses the term Bnei Ha-Elohim -- the sons (in the plural) of The Elohim, a plural term taken to mean "gods" but literally meaning "The Lofty Ones." The "Daughters of The Adam" were not "fair," but Tovoth -- good, compatible . . . And unavoidably we find ourselves confronting issues of origins. How did Mankind happen to be on this planet, and whose genetic code do we carry?
In just three verses and a few words -- forty-nine words in the original Hebrew of Genesis -- the Bible describes the creation of Heaven and Earth, then records an actual prehistoric time of early Mankind and a series of amazing events, including a global Flood, the presence on Earth of gods and their sons, inter-species intermarriage, and demigod offspring . . .
And so, starting with one word (Nefilim), I told the tale of the Anunnaki, "Those who from Heaven to Earth came" -- space travelers and interplanetary settlers who came from their troubled planet to Earth in need of gold, and ended up fashioning The Adam in their image. In doing so I brought them to life -- recognizing them individually, unraveling their tangled relationships, describing their tasks, loves, ambitions, and wars -- and identifying their inter-species offspring, the 'demigods'.
I have been asked at times where my interests would have taken me were the teacher to compliment rather than reprimand me. In truth, I have asked myself a different question: What if indeed "there were giants upon the Earth, in those days and thereafter too"? The cultural, scientific, and religious implications are awesome; they lead to the next unavoidable questions: Why did the compilers of the Hebrew Bible, which is totally devoted to monotheism, include the bombshell verses in the prehistoric record -- and what were their sources?
I believe that I have found the answer. Deciphering the enigma of the demigods (the famed Gilgamesh among them), I conclude in this book -- my crowning oeuvre -- that compelling physical evidence for past alien presence on Earth has been buried in an ancient tomb. It is a tale that has immense implications for our genetic origins -- a key to unlocking the secrets of health, longevity, life, and death; it is a mystery whose unraveling will take the reader on a unique adventure and finally reveal what was held back from Adam in the Garden of Eden.
Sumer: Where Civilization Began
Sumer, it is now known, was the land of a talented and dexterous people in what is now southern Iraq. Usually depicted in artful statues and statuettes in a devotional stance (Fig. 28), it was the Sumerians who were the first ones to record and describe past events and tell the tales of their gods. It was there, in the fertile plain watered by the great Euphrates and Tigris Rivers, that Mankind's first known civilization blossomed out some 6,000 years ago -- "suddenly," "unexpectedly," "with stunning abruptness," according to all scholars. It was a civilization to which we owe, to this day, virtually every ‘First' of what we deem essential to an advanced civilization: The wheel and wheeled transportation; the brick that made (and still makes) possible high-rise buildings; furnaces and the kiln that are essential to industries from baking to metallurgy; astronomy and mathematics; cities and urban societies; kingship and laws; temples and priesthoods; timekeeping, a calendar, festivals; from beer to culinary recipes, from art to music and musical instruments; and, above all, writing and record keeping-it was all first there, in Sumer.
We now know all that thanks to the achievements of archaeology and the decipherment of ancient languages during the past century and a half. The long and arduous road by which ancient Sumer moved from complete obscurity to an awed appreciation of its grandeur has a number of milestones bearing the names of scholars who had made the journey possible. Some, who toiled at the varied sites, will be mentioned by us. Others, who pieced together and classified fragmented artifacts during a century and a half of Mesopotamian archaeology, are too many to be listed.
And then there were the epigraphers -- sometimes out in the field, most of the time poring over tablets in crammed museum or university quarters -- whose persistence, devotion, and abilities converted pieces of clay incised with odd ‘cuneates' into legible historical, cultural and literary treasures. Their work was crucial, for while the usual pattern of archaeological and ethnographic discovery has been to find a people's remains and then decipher their written records (if they had them), in the case of the Sumerians recognition of their language -- even its decipherment -- preceded the discovery of their land, Sumer (the common English spelling, rather than Shumer). And it was not because the language, ‘Sumerian', preceded its people; on the contrary -- it was because the language and its script lingered on after Sumer was long gone -- just as Latin and its script had outlived the Roman empire thousands of years later.
The philological recognition of Sumerian began, as we have illustrated, not through the discovery of the Sumerians' own tablets, but through the varied use, in Akkadian texts, of ‘loan words' that were not Akkadian; the naming of gods and cities by names that made no sense in Assyrian or Babylonian; and of course by actual statements (as that by Ashurbanipal) about the existence of earlier writings in ‘Shumerian'. His statement was borne out by the discovery of tablets that rendered the same text in two languages, one Akkadian and the other in the mysterious language; then the next two lines were in Akkadian and in the other language, and so on (the scholarly term for such bilingual texts is ‘interlinears').
It was in 1850 that Edward Hincks, a student of Rawlinson's Behistun decipherments, suggested in a scholarly essay that an Akkadian ‘syllabary' -- the collection of some 350 cuneiform signs each representing a full consonant + vowel syllable-must have evolved from a prior non-Akkadian set of syllabic signs. The idea (which was not readily accepted) was finally borne out when some of the clay tablets in the Akkadian-language libraries turned out to be bilingual ‘syllabarial' dictionaries -- lists that on one side of the tablet gave a cuneiform sign in the unknown language, and a matching list on the other side in Akkadian (with the signs' pronunciation and meaning added, Fig. 29). All at once, archaeology obtained a dictionary of an unknown language! In addition to tablets inscribed as a kind of dictionaries, the so-called Syllabaries, various other bi-lingual tablets served as invaluable tools in deciphering the Sumerian writing and language.
In 1869 Jules Oppert, addressing the French Society of Numismatics and Archaeology, pointed out that the royal title "King of Sumer and Akkad" found on some tablets provided the name of the people who had preceded the Akkadian-speaking Assyrians and Babylonians; they were, he suggested, the Sumerians. The designation has been applied ever since -- although, to this day, museums and the media prefer to name their exhibits or title their articles and programs "Babylonian" or at best "Old Babylonian" rather than the unfamiliar "Sumerian." Though virtually everything that we consider essential to a developed civilization has been inherited from the Sumerians, many people still respond with a blank "Who?" when they hear the word ‘Sumerian' . . .
The interest in Sumer and the Sumerians constituted a chronological as well as a geographical shift: From the 1st and 2nd millennia B.C. to the 3rd and 4th millennia B.C., and from northern and central Mesopotamia to its south. That ancient settlements lay buried there was indicated not only by the numerous mounds that were scattered over the flat mudlands, mounds that resulted from layers of habitats built upon layers (called strata) of the remains of previous habitats; more intriguing were odd artifacts that local tribesmen dug up out of the mounds, showing them to the occasional European visitors. What we know now is the result of almost 150 years of archaeological toil that brought to light, to varying degrees, Sumer's fourteen or so major ancient centers (map, Fig. 30), virtually all of which are mentioned in the ancient texts.
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Systematic field archaeology of Sumer is deemed to have begun in 1877 by Ernest de Sarzec, who was then the French Vice-Consul in Basra, Iraq's southern port city on the Persian Gulf. (Rumors at the time were that having been fascinated by the local trade in finds, his real interest was in finding objects for private sale.) He started excavating at a site locally called Tello (‘The Mound'). The finds there were so great -- and they did go to the Louvre Museum in Paris, where they fill up galleries -- and so inexhaustible, that French archaeological teams kept coming back year after year to this one site for more than fifty years, through 1933.
Tello turned out to be the sacred precinct, the Girsu, of a large Sumerian urban center called Lagash. Archaeological strata indicated that it had been continuously settled almost since 3800 B.C. Sculpted wall reliefs dating from a so-called Early Dynastic Period, stone sculptures bearing inscriptions in immaculate Sumerian cuneiform and a beautiful silver vase presented by a king named Entemena to his god (Fig. 32) attested the high level of Sumerian culture millennia ago. To top it all, more than 10,000 inscribed clay tablets were found in the city's library (the importance of which will be discussed later on).
Some inscriptions and texts named a continuous line of kings of Lagash who reigned from circa 2900 B.C. to 2250 B.C. -- an uninterrupted reign of almost seven centuries. Clay tablets and commemorative stone plaques recorded large construction undertakings, irrigation and canal projects (and named the kings who initiated them); there was trade with distant lands, and even conflicts with nearby cities.
Most astounding were the statues and inscriptions of a king named Gudea in which he described the miraculous circumstances leading to the building of a complex temple for the god Ningirsu and the god's spouse, Bau. The task, detailed later on, involved divine instructions given in ‘Twilight Zone' circumstances, astronomical alignments, elaborate architecture, the importation of rare building materials from distant lands, calendrial know-how, and precise rituals-all taking place some 4,300 years ago. The Lagash discoveries have been summed up by its last French excavator, Andrè Parrot, in his book Tello (1948).
A few miles northwest of the mounds of Lagash, a mound locally called Tell el-Madineh was located. The French excavators of Lagash peeked at it too; but there was not much to excavate, for the ancient city that had been there was, at some time, completely destroyed by fire. A few finds, however, helped identify that ancient city as Bad-Tibira. The ancient city's Sumerian name, ‘Bad Tibira', meant ‘The Metalworking Fort'; as other discoveries clarified later, Bad-Tibira was indeed considered to have been a metalworking center.
A decade after de Sarzec began excavations at Lagash, a new major archaeological player joined the effort to uncover Sumer: The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. It had been known, from preceding finds in Mesopotamia, that the most important religious center in Sumer was a city called Nippur; in 1887 John Peters, a professor of Hebrew at the university, succeeded in lining up academic support at the university and financial support from individual donors to organize an "archaeological expedition" to Iraq to find Nippur.
The location of Nippur seemed easy to guess: At the geographical center of southern Mesopotamia, a can't-be-missed huge mound rising some 65 feet above the mudplain was called Niffar by the locals; it fitted references to ancient Nippur as "Navel of the Earth." The University of Pennsylvania's Expedition conducted four excavation ‘campaigns' at the site from 1888 to 1900, at first under the direction of John Peters, then under the leadership of Hermann Hilprecht, a German-born Assyriologist of international standing.
Nippur, the archaeologists ascertained, had been continuously settled from the 6th millennium B.C. to about A.D. 800. The excavations focused at first on the city's Sacred Precinct whose location-as incredible as it may sound-was indicated on a millennia-old city map inscribed on a large clay tablet (Fig. 34, transcript and translation).
There, the remains of a high-rising ziggurat (step-pyramid) in the city's sacred precinct (reconstruction, Fig. 35) attested its dominance above the city. Called E.Kur (= ‘House which is like a mountain'), it was the main temple dedicated to Sumer's leading god En.lil (= ‘Lord of the Command') and his spouse Nin.lil (= ‘Lady of the Command'). The temple, inscriptions stated, included an inner chamber in which "Tablets of Destinies" were kept. According to several texts, the chamber was the heart of the Dur.An.Ki (= "Bond Heaven-Earth')-a Command and Control Center of the god Enlil that connected Earth with the heavens.
The Expedition's finds at Nippur, deemed by some to be "of unparalleled importance," included the discovery of nearly 30,000 inscribed clay tablets (or fragments thereof) in a library of what had apparently been a special Scribal & Science quarter of the city, adjoining the Sacred Precinct. Hilprecht planned to publish no less than twenty volumes with the tablets' most important texts, many with "mythological" context, others dealing with mathematics and astronomy and dating back to the 3rd millennium B.C. Among the Nippur inscriptions that were transcribed, translated and published was a remnant of the original Sumerian tale of the Deluge, naming its "Noah" Ziusudra (= ‘[His] Lifedays Prolonged')-the equivalent of the Akkadian Utnapishtim.
In this Sumerian inscription (known to scholars by its reference number CBS 10673), it is the god Enki who reveals to his faithful follower Ziusudra a "secret of the gods" -- that, at the instigation of an angry Enlil, the gods decided to "destroy the seed of Mankind by the Deluge" that was about to happen; and Enki (‘Cronos' in the Berossus Fragments) instructs Ziusudra (the ‘Xisithros' of Berossus) to build the salvaging boat.
But all the Expedition's plans were cut short by a spate of accusations by Peters that Hilprecht was providing misleading ‘provenances' (discovery locations) for announced finds, and that Hilprecht had made a deal with the Turkish Sultan in Constantinople (today's Istanbul) to send most of the finds there -- rather than to the university in Philadelphia -- in exchange for the Sultan letting Hilprecht keep some finds as ‘gifts' for his private collection. The controversy, which divided Philadelphia's highest echelons and made headlines in the New York Times, raged from 1907 to 1910. A commission of inquiry formed by the University in the end found the accusations of professional misconduct against Hilprecht to be "unsubstantiated"; but in fact many of the Nippur tablets did end up in Constantinople/Istanbul. Hilprecht's private collection ended up in Jena, Hilprecht's university town in Germany.
The University of Pennsylvania, through its Archaeological Museum, returned to Nippur only after World War II, in a joint expedition with Chicago University's Oriental Institute. The Peters-Hilprecht controversy is still regarded by historians as a major disruption of Near Eastern archaeology. But due to the ever-intervening Law of Unintended Consequences, in the end it led to one of the greatest advances in Sumerology, for it provided the first job to a young epigrapher named Samuel N. Kramer who then became an outstanding ‘Sumerologist'.
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The excavations at Lagash and Nippur, requiring continuous archaeological efforts year after year after year, revealed the existence of major urban centers in Sumer that rivaled in size the Babylonian and Assyrian sites in the north, even though the ones in Sumer were older by more than a thousand years. The existence of walled sacred precincts, each with a skyscraping ziggurat, indicated a high level of ancient building technology that preceded and served as a model for the Babylonians and Assyrians. The ziggurats -- literally ‘That which rises high' -- rose in several steps (usually seven) to heights that could reach 90 meters. They were built of two kinds of mud bricks -- sun-dried for high-rise cores, and kiln-burned for extra strength for stairways, exteriors, and overhangs; the size, shape, and curvature of the bricks varied to fit their function; and they were held together with bitumen as mortar. (Modern laboratory tests show that kiln-burnt mud bricks are fivefold stronger than sun-dried ones.)
The discovered ziggurats literally confirmed the biblical statement in Genesis 11:1-4 regarding the construction methods of the settlers in Shine'ar after the Deluge:
And the whole Earth was of one language
and one kind of words.
And it came to pass,
as they journeyed from the east,
that they found a plain in the land of Shine'ar
and they settled there.
And they said unto each other:
Come, let us make bricks,
and burn them thoroughly.
And the brick served them for stone,
and bitumen served them for mortar.
And they said:
Come, let us build us a city,
and a tower whose head shall reach heaven.
In lands like Canaan, where stones were used for building and lime is still used as mortar (for they lack bitumen), the reference to bricks and brick-making technology ("burn them thoroughly") and to bitumen (which seeps out of the ground in southern Mesopotamia) represent a remarkably detailed and amazing knowledge of past events in a stone-less land like Sumer. Uncovering ancient Sumer, the archaeologists' spades were corroborating the Bible.
Beside the various technological accomplishments of those settlers in the plain between the Euphrates and Tigris Rivers -- they also included the wheel and wagon, the kiln, metallurgy, medicines, textiles, multicolored apparel, musical instruments-there were countless other ‘firsts' of what are still deemed essential aspects of an advanced civilization. They included a mathematical system called sexagesimal (‘Base 60') that initiated the circle of 360°, timekeeping that divided day/night into 12 ‘double-hours', a luni-solar calendar of 12 months properly intercalated with a 13th leap month, geometry, measurement units of distance, weight and capacity, an advanced astronomy with planetary, star, constellation, and zodiacal knowledge, law codes and courts of law, irrigation systems, transportation networks and customs stations, dance and music (and musical notes), even taxes -- as well as a social organization based on kingship and a religion centered at temples with prescribed festivals and a specialized priesthood. Additionally, the existence of scribal schools and temple and royal libraries indicated astounding levels of intellectual and literary achievements.
The Sumerologist Samuel Noah Kramer, in his trailblazing book History Begins At Sumer (1956), described twenty-seven of those Firsts, including the First Legal Precedent, the First Moral Ideals, the First Historian, the First Love Song, the First ‘Job', and so on -- all culled from Sumerian inscribed clay tablets. Actual archaeological finds of artifacts, and pictorial depictions, enhance and affirm that extensive textual record.
The realization in Europe and America of all of that served to increase the pace of uncovering Sumer; and the more archaeologists dug, the more they found themselves facing earlier and earlier times.
A site, called Bismaya, was excavated by an expedition of the University of Chicago. It was an ancient Sumerian city called Adab. Remains of temples and palaces were found there, with objects bearing votive inscriptions; some identified a king of Adab named Lugal-Dalu, who reigned there circa 2400 B.C.
At mounds grouped around the locally named Tell Uhaimir, French archaeologists uncovered the ancient Sumerian city of Kish, with remains of two ziggurats; they were built of unusual convex bricks; a tablet inscribed in early Sumerian script identified the temple as dedicated to the god Ninurta, Enlil's warrior son. The earliest ruins, dated to the Very Early Dynastic period, included a palace of "monumental size"; the building was columned -- a rarity in Sumer. The finds in Kish included remains of wheeled wagons and metal objects. Inscriptions identified two kings by their names-Mes-alim and Lugal-Mu; it was later determined that they reigned at the start of the 3rd millennium B.C.
Excavations at Kish were resumed after World War I by Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History and Oxford's Ashmolean Museum. Among their finds were some of the earliest examples of cylinder seal impressions. (In 2004 the Field Museum launched a project to unify, digitally on computers, the more than 100,000 Kish artifacts that have been dispersed between Chicago, London, and Baghdad.)
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In the 1880s a site called Abu Habbah drew the attention of L. W. King of the British Museum when "interesting tablets" -- dug up at the site by local plunderers -- were offered for sale. A colleague, Theophilus Pinches, correctly identified the city as ancient Sippar -- the very city of the god Shamash, mentioned by Berossus in the story of the Flood!
The site was briefly excavated by Layard's assistant Hormuzd Rassam; one of the best known finds there has been a large stone tablet depicting none other than the god Shamash, sitting on his canopied throne (Fig. 36). The accompanying inscriptions identified the king being presented to the god as King Nabu-apla-iddin, who in the 9th century B.C. refurbished the Shamash temple in Sippar.
The city's twin mounds were more thoroughly excavated in the 1890s by a joint expedition of the Deutsche Orient Gesellschaft and the Ottoman Antiquities Service. They not only discovered undisturbed hoards of textual tablets -- shared between Berlin and Constantinople -- but also some of the tablets' oldest and oddest libraries: The tablets were kept in ‘pigeonhole' compartments cut into the mud-brick walls, rather than (as in later periods) on shelves. The library's texts included tablets whose colophons explicitly stated that those were copies of texts from earlier tablets coming from Nippur, from a city called Agade, and from Babylon-or found in Sippar itself; among them were tablets belonging to the Sumerian Atra-Hasis text!
Did that indicate that Sippar had been an early repository of "writings," as the statements by Berossus have suggested? No certain answers can be given, except to quote Berossus again: First, ‘Cronos' ordered Xisithros "to dig a hole and to bury all the writings about the Beginnings, Middles, and Ends, in Sippar, the city of the Sun god [Shamash]." Then, the Flood's survivors "came back to Babylon, they dug up the writings from Sippar, founded many cities, set up shrines, and once again established Babylon." Was the unique storage in cutout compartments a reminder of the "digging of holes" to preserve the most ancient tablets? We can only wonder.
At Sippar, the tale of the Deluge began to assume physical reality; but it was only the beginning.
In the decade preceding World War I, German archaeologists, under the auspices of the Deutsche Orient Gesellschaft, began excavating at a site locally named Fara. It was an important Sumerian city called Shuruppak, which had been settled well before 3000 B.C. Among its interesting features were buildings that were, without doubt, public facilities, some serving as schools with built-in mud-brick benches. There were plenty of inscribed tablets whose contents threw light on daily life, the administration of laws, and the private ownership of houses and fields -- tablets that mirrored urban life five thousand years ago. Inscribed tablets asserted that this Sumerian city had a pre-Diluvial predecessor -- a place that played a key role in the events of the Deluge.
The discoveries there stood out by their unusual hoard of cylinder seals or their impressions -- a unique Sumerian invention that, as the cuneiform script, was in time adopted throughout the ancient lands. These were cylinders (mostly an inch or two in length) that were cut from a stone (often semiprecious), into which the artisan engraved a drawing, with or without accompanying writing
The trick was to engrave it all in reverse, as a negative, so that when it was rolled on wet clay the image was impressed as a positive-an early ‘rotary press' invention. These cylindrical works of art are called ‘seals' because that was their purpose: The seal's owner impressed it on a lump of wet clay that sealed a container of oil or wine, or on a clay envelope to seal a clay letter inside. Some seal impressions had already been found in Lagash, bearing the name of their owner; but the ones in Fara/Shuruppak exceeded 1,300 in number, and in some cases were from the earliest times.
But no less an amazing aspect of uncovering Shuruppak was its very finding-for, according to Tablet XI of the Akkadian version of the Epic of Gilgamesh, Shuruppak was the hometown of Utnapishtim, the ‘Noah' of the Deluge! It was there that the god Enki revealed to Utnapishtim the secret of the coming Deluge and instructed him to build the salvage boat:
Man of Shuruppak, son of Ubar-Tutu:
Tear down the house, build a ship!
Give up possessions, seek thou life!
Forswear belongings, keep soul alive!
Aboard ship take thou the seed of all living things.
That ship thou shalt build-
Its dimensions shall be to measure.
(Enki, it will be recalled, was reported to have been the revealer of the gods' secret decision also in the Sumerian text mentioned earlier.)
The discoveries of and at Shuruppak, together with those at Sippar, transformed the Deluge tale from legend and ‘myth' to a physical reality. In Divine Encounters I have concluded, based on ancient data and modern scientific discoveries, that the Deluge was a colossal tidal wave caused by the slippage of the eastern Antarctic ice sheet off that continent.
World War I (1914-1918) interrupted those and other archaeological explorations in the Near East, which was part of the Ottoman empire until its dismemberment after the war. Mesopotamia was left in the hands of local excavators -- both official, and (mostly) private site-robbers. Some of the finds did reach the Museum of the Ancient Orient in Constantinople/Istanbul, revealing that during the war years excavations in Iraq had taken place at Abu Habbah, ancient Sippar; but there was so much to uncover there, that varied excavations have continued into the 1970s -- almost a full century after excavations there began.
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A continuous and most determined series of excavations, lasting from the end of World War I until the outbreak of World War II in 1939 (and resumed in 1954) took place at a southern Sumerian site locally called Warka-the very Uruk of the Epic of Gilgamesh, the Erech of the Bible!
Adopting an excavating technique that cut a vertical shaft through all the strata, the German archaeologists of the Deutsche Orient Gesellschaft were able to see at a glance the site's settlement and cultural history -- from the latest settlement at the top to a beginning in the 4th millennium B.C. at the bottom. At all times since at least 3800 B.C., it appeared, every power from Sumerian, Akkadian, Babylonian, and Assyrian to Persian, Greek, and Seleucid wanted to leave a footprint at Uruk. Uruk, it was apparent, was a special place.
At Uruk the German archaeologists found several ‘firsts' -- the first items of colored pottery baked in a kiln, the first use of a potter's wheel, the first objects of metal alloys, the first cylinder seals, and the first inscriptions in the pictorial predecessor of cuneiform. Another first was a pavement made of limestone blocks, part of an unusual use of stones rather than mud bricks for construction -- unusual because the stones had to be brought from mountains situated more than fifty miles to the east. The archaeologists described some of the city's stone buildings as of "monumental proportions."
A massive wall surrounded the city -- the archaeologists found its remains over a length of more than 10 kilometers (more than six miles). It embraced the city's two sections -- a residential one, and a sacred precinct where they discovered the earliest ‘ziggurat' -- a platform, raised in stages serving as a base for a temple. By the time of its excavation it was more like an artificial mound of no less than seven strata of rebuilding. On top, upon an artificially made platform, there stood a temple. Called E.Anna (= ‘House/Abode of Anu') it is also known to archaeologists as the White Temple because-another unusual feature, a first -- it was painted white.
Next to the E.Anna were remains of two other temples. One, painted red, was dedicated to the goddess In.anna, ‘Anu's Beloved' (better known by her later Akkadian name Ishtar). The other standing was a temple dedicated to the goddess Ninharsag.
Without doubt, the archaeologists' spade brought to light the city of Gilgamesh, who had reigned there circa 2750 B.C. (or even earlier by another chronology). The archaeologists' finds echoed literally the very words of the Epic of Gilgamesh-
About all his toil he [Gilgamesh]
engraved on a stone column:
Of ramparted Uruk, of the wall he built,
Of hallowed E.Anna, the pure sanctuary.
Behold its outer wall, which is like a copper band,
Peer at its inner wall, which none can equal!
Gaze upon the stone platform, which is of old;
Go up and walk around on the walls of Uruk,
Approach the E.Anna and the dwelling of Ishtar!
Among the "small finds" in the 3200-2900 B.C. stratum were sculpted objects that were designated ‘The Most Prized' in the Iraq Museum in Baghdad-a life-size marble sculpture of a woman's head (Fig. 39) -- nicknamed "The Lady from Uruk" -- that had once been fitted with a golden headdress and eyes made of precious stones, and a large (more than 3 ft. high) sculpted alabaster vase that depicted a procession of adorants bearing gifts to a goddess. All at once, Sumer's art of more than 5,000 years ago matched the beauty of Greek sculpture of 2,500 years later!
At the southernmost part of Sumer, where the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers come together in marshlands bordering the Persian Gulf, a site locally called Abu Shahrain had attracted the attention of the British Museum as early as 1854. One of its experts, J. E. Taylor, reported after preliminary diggings that the effort was "unproductive of any very important results." He did bring back with him some of the "unimportant" finds -- some mud bricks with writing on them. Fifty years later, two French Assyriologists determined from those bricks that the site was ancient Eridu; its name meant ‘House in the Faraway Built', and it was Sumer's first city.
It took two world wars and the time in-between for the first methodical and continuous archaeological excavations to take place at the site, under the auspices of the Iraqi Directorate General of Antiquities. As the archaeologists dug away occupation stratum after occupation stratum from the latest on top to the earliest at the bottom, they uncovered no less than seventeen levels above the first one; they could count time backward as they kept excavating: 2500 B.C., 2800 B.C., 3000 B.C., 3500 B.C. When the spades reached the foundations of Eridu's first temple, the date was circa 4000 B.C. Below that, the archaeologists struck virgin mud-soil.
The city's original temple, which had been rebuilt time and time again, was constructed of fired mud bricks and rose upon an artificial level platform. Its central hall was rectangular in shape, flanked on its two longer sides by a series of smaller rooms-a model of other temples in millennia to come. At one end there was a pedestal, perhaps for a statue. At the other end a podium created an elevated area; the astounded excavators discovered there, at levels VI and VII, large quantities of fish bones mixed with ashes -- leading to the suggestion that fish were offered there to the god.
The excavators should not have been puzzled: The temple was dedicated to the Sumerian god E.A, whose name meant "He Whose Home Is Waters." It was he, as his autobiography and many other texts make clear, who had waded ashore from the Persian Gulf at the head of fifty Anunnaki spacemen who had come to Earth from their planet. Customarily depicted with outpouring streams of water (Fig. 40), it was he who was the legendary Oannes. In time -- as explained in the preamble of the Atra-Hasis epic -- Ea was granted the epithet En.ki -- ‘Lord [of] Earth'. And it was he who had alerted Utnapishtim/Ziusudra of the coming Deluge, instructing him to build the waterproof boat and be saved.
Though wholly unintended, the unearthing of Eridu opened the way to archaeological confirmation of one of Sumer's most basic ‘myths' -- the coming of the Anunnaki to Earth and the establishment by them of Cities of the Gods in pre-Diluvial times.
It was in 1914 that one of the early ‘Sumerologists', Arno Poebel, made known the astounding contents of a tablet kept in a fragments-box catalogued ‘CBS 10673' in the collection of the Philadelphia University Museum. Less than half preserved, this remainder of the original Sumerian Deluge record provides on the obverse side the bottom part of the first three columns of text; and turned over, it retains on the reverse the upper part of columns iv-vi.
The extant lines in the latter section relate how Ziusudra had been forewarned (by the god Enki) about the Deluge and the boat he was instructed to build, how the Deluge had raged for seven days and seven nights, and how the gods led by Enlil granted Ziusudra "life, like a god" -- thus his name, "He of Prolonged Lifedays."
The obverse columns I-III, however, considerably expand the tale. The text describes the circumstances of the Deluge and the events that preceded it. Indeed, the text harks back to the time when the Anunnaki had come to Earth and settled in the Edin -- a tale that has led some to call this text The Eridu Genesis. It was in those early days, when the Anunnaki brought ‘Kingship' down from Heaven, the text asserts (in column ii) that five Cities of the Gods were founded:
After the [ . . . ] of Kingship
was brought down from heaven,
After the lofty crown and throne of kingship
were lowered from heaven,
[ . . . ] perfected the [ . . . ],
[ . . . ] founded [ . . . ] cities in [ . . . ],
Gave them their names,
allocated their pure places:
The first of these cities, Eridu,
to the leader, Nudimmud, was given.
The second, Bad-Tibira, he gave to Nugig.
The third, Larak, to Pabilsag was given.
The fourth, Sippar, he gave to the hero Utu,
The fifth, Shuruppak, to Sud was given.
The disclosure that some time after they had arrived on Earth-but long before the Deluge-the Anunnaki established five settlements is a major revelation; that the cities' names, and names of their god-rulers, are stated, is quite astounding; but what is even more amazing about this list of Cities of the Gods is that four of their sites have been found and excavated by modern archaeologists! With the exception of Larak, whose remains have not been identified though its approximate location has been ascertained, Eridu, Bad-Tibira, Sippar, and Shuruppak have been found. Thus, as Sumer, its cities, and its civilization have been brought back to light, not only the Deluge but events and places from before the Deluge emerged as historical reality.
Since the Mesopotamian texts assert that the Deluge devastated the Earth and all upon it, one may well ask how those cities were still extant after the Deluge. For the answer -- provided by the same Mesopotamian texts -- we have to pull away the curtains of time and obscurity and reveal the full story of the Anunnaki, "Those Who From Heaven to Earth Came."
As before, it will be the ancient texts themselves that will tell the story.
The Land of 'Eden'
The name Shumer by which southern Mesopotamia was known in ancient times stems from Akkadian inscriptions about the kingdom of ‘Shumer and Akkad' -- a geopolitical entity formed after the installation of the Semitic-speaking Sargon I (Sharru-kin = ‘The Righteous King') as ruler of Greater Sumer, circa 2370 B.C. (When the kingdom of David split up after his death to the kingdoms of Judea and Israel, the northern region was affectionately called Shomron-‘Little Shumer'.)
Stemming from the Akkadian (and Hebrew) verb meaning ‘to watch/to guard', the name Shumer identified the realm as "Land of the Watchers" or "Land of the Guardians" -- the gods who watch over and safeguard Mankind. The term matched the ancient Egyptian word for ‘gods' -- Neteru -- which stemmed from the verb NTR and meant "to guard, to watch over." According to Egyptian lore, the Neteru came to Egypt from Ur-Ta, the ‘Ancient Place'; their hieroglyphic symbol was a miners' ax.
Before Sumer & Akkad, when there were only Cities of the Gods in the land, it was called E.din -- ‘Home/Abode of the Righteous Ones" -- the biblical Eden; the term stemmed from the determinative Din.gir that preceded gods' names in Sumerian. Meaning the ‘Just/Righteous Ones', its pictographic depiction displayed their two-stage rocketships.
Are we alone in the universe? This is a question that is deeply disturbing and tends to be ignored by those living a day to day mundane existence. But I think it is the most important thing we can ask of ourselves at this critical time in human history. The answer is obvious no! We are being visited. Any open minded person who has done a minimal amount of research would know that. What I want to tell people is that opening to that reality is not about being --out there!... It is about thinking differently. This is why I call this website:
Any of the interviews in my UFO podcast page will explain the situation. So it is not a question of if, but when.
In thinking differently we must realize collectively that life is abundant throughout the cosmos. Earth is not the lonely bastard of a lifeless universe. I feel if we make this leap internally we will see it manifest in the outer world with “open contact”. We have to change our consensus view of the world in order to create new realities of thought and perception.
Marshall McCluen said: “Only puny secrets need protection. Big discoveries are protected by public incredulity.” I believe the government has a cover-up black project that incites ridicule and denial of anyone who comes forth with an ideas or proof of ETs. This ridicule has become an insidious programming of mass consciousness. Even the most brilliant of people are in denial. Ken Wilbur calls the next phase of evolution galactic, but mocks the idea of any other types of biological life forms.
However in Life Magazine in 1952, in an article titled "Have We Visitors From Outer Space?" An unnamed Air Force intelligence officer was quoted saying, ”The higher you go in the Air Force, the more seriously they take the flying saucers.” My interview with Richard Dolan, author of UFOs and the National Security State goes into depth about the situation: http://www.newrealities.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=761&Itemid=1132. I also have a very good discussion with Stanton Friedman, the Godfather of UFO research and the key person behind the Roswell disclosure: You can hear that at: http://www.newrealities.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=160&Itemid=1132
What the industrial revolution has proposed is a clockwork Universe and if you strip the spirit out of the cosmos, you must strip it out of the human physical body as well. Thus we are now stuck in a linear idea of ourselves as a rather small planet circling a rather small sun, spiraling around an insignificant galaxy, one amongst untold billions. Just as Copernicus brought us from a geocentric to a heliocentric concept of the solar system; a galactic understanding will signal a totally new psychological orientation to reality that is impossible to exaggerate.
Another key factor in change is the mystical adage: As above, so below.” This idea banishes our isolation from the rest of the cosmos. The next revolution in thought will be a spiritual revelation that precipitates an understanding that life exists every where, like it does in even the most barren looking places on Earth. A conscious universe where every point is the center is what a non local conscious is about. This will help us make the leap in the possibility and look up at a different sky and think new thoughts that were inconceivable before.
Whitley Strieber the most articulate spokes person on the question of ET realities says “Our species is in the process of making a deeply spiritual decision about whether to enter the cosmos or go extinct.” He says, and it is the position that I take as well, that: “The social circumstances that will be associated with this question will be tremendously powerful and corrosive, but also extraordinarily fertile. This will change the human species in absolutely fundamental ways, either driving us collectively mad or transforming us in such a way that we can, at last, begin to understand who and what we are and how we relate to other life in the universe.” He goes onto say that once contact is made and acknowledged: “We will begin what is the greatest of all journeys for any species, which is the journey into a real relationship with the cosmos.”
Accusing world famous astrophysicist Stephen Hawking of spreading misinformation about threats from aliens, former Canadian defence minister Paul Hellyer claimed Sunday that extraterrestrials have actually been visiting earth for decades.
Rather than harm mankind, he said, their (aliens') spaceships have provided us information for triggering today's microchip and IT revolution on our planet.
Hawking has recently warned humanity against contacting aliens. 'If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn't turn out well for the Native Americans,'' the British astrophysicist has said.
According to Hawking, if human beings tried to contact aliens, they could invade us and take away our most important resources. 'If they (aliens) wanted to use our solar system, for some super project, our complaints would be like an ant colony protesting the laying of a parking lot,'' Hawking has said in a new documentary.
Hawking has also said that though most extraterrestrial life could be only in the form of small animals, but there could also be 'nomads, looking to conquer and colonize'' other planets. Taking issue with Hawking Sunday, the former Canadian defence minister, who himself is an expert on the subject and has has been speaking about aliens for years, said aliens have already visited earth and contributed to our technological advancement.
Hellyer told the Canadian Press that 'the reality is that they (aliens) have been visiting earth for decades and probably millennia and have contributed considerably to our knowledge.'' He said our computer screens have their origins in alien spaceships. 'Microchips, for example, fiber-optics, they are just two of the many things that allegedly - and probably for real - came from crashed vehicles,'' the Canadian said.
Blaming Hawking for scaring mankind about aliens, he said, 'He (Hawking) is indulging in some pretty scary talk there that I would have hoped would not come from someone with such an established stature. 'I think it is really sad that a scientist of his repute would contribute to what I would consider more misinformation about a vast and very important subject.''
Hawking maybe a brilaint physiscst but he is no socialogist and no expert on alien life or consciousness for that matter. He should keep his biased and unenlightened ideas to himself. That is my opinion. Nevertheless it is worth reproducing here where the mainstream scientific community are at in their immature attitudes towards aliens civilizations. And besides ther are already here. If you listen to my inter view with others on this website. The latest one was with Rochard Dolan, "UFOs and The National Security State": www.newrealities.com/index.Dolan -Alan Steinfeld, founder of NewRealities
AP 11:09 p.m. ET, Sun., April 25, 201
LONDON - British physicist Stephen Hawkingsays aliens are out there, but it could be too dangerous for humans to interact with extraterrestrial life.
Hawking claims in a new documentary titled "Into the Universe With Stephen Hawking" that intelligent alien life forms almost certainly exist — but warns that communicating with them could be "too risky."
"We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet," Hawking said. "I imagine they might exist in massive ships ... having used up all the resources from their home planet. Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonize whatever planets they can reach.”
The 68-year-old scientist said a visit by extraterrestrials to Earth might well be like Christopher Columbus arriving in the Americas, "which didn't turn out very well for the Native Americans."
He speculated that most extraterrestrial lifewould be similar to microbes, or small animals. Microbial life might exist far beneath the Martian surface, where liquid water is thought to trickle through the rock. Marine creatures might also conceivably live in huge oceans of water beneath a miles-thick layer of ice on Europa, a moon of Jupiter.
But if a scientific census could be extended beyond our solar system to the rest of the Milky Way and beyond, the odds in favor of life's existence rise dramatically, Hawking said.
"To my mathematical brain, the numbers alone make thinking about aliens perfectly rational," he said. “The real challenge is to work out what aliens might actually be like."
Hawking said an attack by interstellar predators is just one of the dismaying possibilities in the search for intelligent life beyond Earth. Another possibility is that intelligence itself might be inimical to life. Hawking pointed out that humanity has put itself on the edge of its own destruction by creating nuclear bombs and other weapons of mass destruction.
"If the same holds for intelligent aliens, then they might not last long," he said. "Perhaps they all blow themselves up soon after they discover that E=mc2. If civilizations take billions of years to evolve, only to vanish virtually overnight, then sadly we've next to no chance of hearing from them."
Hawking has become one of the world's best-known scientists — not just because of his theoretical work on cosmology and black holes, but also because he has achieved so much while coping with a paralyzing neural disease for most of his life. In recent years he has become a prominent advocate for space travel, contending that humans must journey into the heavens and going through zero-gravity training himself.
"Into the Universe With Stephen Hawking" had its television premiere in the United States on the Discovery Channel on Sunday, and is due for broadcast in Britain next month.
This report includes information from The Associated Press and msnbc.com.
Author of UFOs and the National Security State, Volumn 2.
What does Bill Clinton know that he is not telling us. Why is he making of joke about the president not having access to secret information? Isn't this a violation of the Constitution?
Editors note: These articles present the other side of the ET debate and come from sources that refuse to look at the obvious data of first hand experines: UFO sightening, alien abuctions, crop cirlces and the rest of many public sightens that have happened since 1947. These scientific minds, such as Paul Davies, refuse to look at this evidence and want the ETs to show up in a form that is famliar to them. But that is the whole problem, the new realities are not famliar at all and must be cognized into being. AS, founder of NewRealies.
from: Astrobiology Magazine, Moffett Field CA (SPX) Apr 13, 2010
If aliens exist, where are they? The physicist Enrico Fermi asked this question 60 years ago, and it has since come to be known as the "Fermi Paradox". Given how vast the universe is, and the billions of years that life has had to spread across the cosmos, why have we not found any evidence of alien life?
Paul Davies takes a fresh look at this question in his engaging and thoughtful new book, The Eerie Silence.
Davies runs Arizona State University's Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science, and he's involved in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI). In fact, he is the Chair of the SETI Post-Detection Taskgroup, which has developed a plan for the day we do find life elsewhere.
In his new book, he provides an overview of various efforts to contact aliens, and he also notes how recent discoveries have led to the widespread belief that life must be common in the universe. Hundreds of planets have been detected orbiting distant stars, and while these planets are more like Jupiter than Earth, that's mostly due to our detection methods.
Less massive planets will likely be found by newer telescopes, and the fact that we have already found so many worlds bodes well for the potential number of habitable planets in the galaxy. In addition, life has been discovered in some of the most extreme environments on Earth, including the deep subsurface where sunlight cannot penetrate. This suggests that life is possible in all sorts of unusual places, including planets we once would have considered inhospitable to life.
Davies asks us to step back from the popular view that life must be common in the universe. Instead, he says we should consider the possibility that life on Earth is a fluke, a completely improbable event - a winning ticket in a lottery with a trillion-trillion-to-one odds:
To a physicist like me, life looks to be a little short of magic: all those dumb molecules conspiring to achieve such clever things! How do they do it? There is no orchestrator, no choreographer directing the performance, no esprit de corps, no collective will, no life force - just mindless atoms pushing and pulling on each other, kicked about by random thermal fluctuations.
Yet the end product is an exquisite and highly distinctive form of order. Even chemists, who are familiar with the amazing transformative powers of molecules, find it breathtaking. George Whitesides, Professor of Chemistry at Harvard University, writes, "How remarkable is life? The answer is: very. Those of us who deal in networks of chemical reactions know of nothing like it."
Davies says there is nothing in the laws of chemistry or physics to indicate life is inevitable, or even a cosmic imperative. He notes there is no mathematical regularity to life, revealing some underlying basic law of nature. Instead, "the chemical sequences seem totally haphazard." And yet, life has its own sense of order, since re-arranging those chemical sequences can upend the whole system.
"So the arrangement is at once both random and highly specific - a peculiar, indeed unique, combination of qualities hard to explain by deterministic physical forces," he writes.
Biology's law of evolution may have played a role in life's origin, since all that's theoretically needed to get the system going is the replication of information. For life today, that replication occurs with DNA, but for the first life, patterns in a physical structure or even particular arrays of atoms may have been enough.
While life's origin from non-living materials is still a mystery, Davies says that life may be one possible outcome of complex self-organizing systems. Just like ant colonies, the stock market and the internet, life may result from a law of increasing complexity that occurs under certain circumstances.
To find out whether life was a bizarre accident unique to Earth, we need to search for life elsewhere. Davies points out that there has only been one successful mission by any space agency to search for life on another planet: NASA's Viking mission.
"The media tend to present all Mars exploration as part of the search for life, but this is a sly piece of disinformation," he writes. "It is true that some Mars exploration - looking for water, for example - bears indirectly on the question of life, but explicitly biological experiments have for thirty years been systematically eliminated by NASA missions." Most scientists think the Viking life experiments found no proof of life, although some, including Gilbert Levin, who designed Viking's Labeled Release experiment, contest this conclusion. Even if we were to unquestionably find life on Mars, Davies notes, this wouldn't tell us if there was life farther afield, since Earth and Mars swapped material back and forth over the history of the solar system. Meteorites striking Earth sent some of our rocks hurtling into space and on to Mars, and vice versa - and some of those rocks could have contained microbial life. .
To really answer the question, we need to find evidence for life on a far-distant planet. However, Davies says another way to prove that life is more than a freak accident is to find a completely different kind of life on Earth.
"If life started more than once on Earth, we could be virtually certain that the universe is teeming with it," Davies writes. "Unless there is something very peculiar about our planet, it is inconceivable that life would have begun twice on one Earth-like planet but hardly ever on the rest."
All life on Earth can be placed on a diagram called the Tree of Life, which indicates how the various organisms can be traced back to a common ancestor. But a shadow biosphere would be composed of life that would not have a place on the Tree. Davies writes:
If you examine the innards of a microbe, chances are you will find the same stuff - DNA, proteins, ribosomes - as is found in you and me. At least, that has been the experience so far. But microbiologists have only just scratched the surface of the microbial realm. Our world is literally seething with these tiny organisms.
Just one cubic centimeter (0.061 cubic inches) of soil might contain millions of different species adding up to billions of microbes in all, and the vast majority haven't even been classified, let alone analyzed. Nobody knows for sure what they are; for all we know, some of them could be life as we do not know it.
Because scientists must culture microbes in a lab in order to study them, an entirely different form of life would go unnoticed because the tests are custom-made to handle known life forms. Davies says new tests need to be developed to see what might be hidden right in front of our eyes.
Astrobiologists often say that complex life may be rare in the universe, but microbial life is probably abundant. They base this assumption on Earth's history, because simple life started relatively quickly here, perhaps within 500 million years after Earth's origin, but multi-cellular life didn't appear until much later. The first evidence in the fossil record of multi-cellular life dates back to about 2 billion years ago, some 2.5 billion years after the Earth formed. The story of life on Earth is mostly a saga of single cells.
Even if complex life can be found elsewhere, does that mean it will be intelligent? By "intelligent," we often mean a species that will use science to investigate the universe. Davies again throws cold water on our assumptions, saying the scientific method is a specific outcome of Greek philosophy and medieval European monotheism. Despite this, Davies gamely uses the Drake Equation to estimate there could be 10,000 civilizations in the galaxy capable at this time of communicating by radio waves.
"At this time" is an important element of his estimate, since a barrier to interstellar communications is not only distance but time. Consider aliens living one thousand light years away. Davies points out that if they were able to see Earth in their telescopes, they would not see us as we are today, but as we were in the year 1010 A.D. - long before we invented radio dishes. And because human radio technology is only about 100 years old, it will take another 900 years for our first signals to reach them.
Communication signals on Earth are now mostly sent by optical fibers rather than by radio wavelengths, so Davies says there's no reason to think advanced aliens would bother with that technology. Instead, he suggests they may use neutrino beams, various wavelength beacons, or a galaxy-wide internet system to communicate. We might even find clues to alien technology closer to home in the form of reproducing nanomachines, or microprobes that latch onto DNA.
Davies thinks the SETI search should be expanded to include these, and it also should look for alien 'footprints' in space that indicate advanced mining or engineering projects, or waste dump sites.
One problem with our past searches, says Davies, is we tend to imbue aliens with human motivations and behavior. He is especially critical of previous attempts to craft messages for aliens. The phonographs on the two Voyager spacecraft, which had greetings in 55 languages, as well as music, bird song, and other sounds from Earth, he calls "a pointless gimmick."
Davies is equally dismissive of the plaques on the Pioneer 10 and 11 spacecraft, which depicted male and female human figures (with the male's hand raised in greeting), and our solar system and its location in the galaxy:
This image may be worthless as far as signaling aliens is concerned, but it speaks volumes about humans. A brief message to an unknown alien community should presumably reflect the things that we consider most significant about ourselves.
The picture is dominated by human shapes, yet our physical form is probably the least significant thing we can say. It is almost completely irrelevant both scientifically and culturally. To put it bluntly, who gives a damn what we look like? The raised hand part is the height of absurdity; such a culturally specific mannerism would be utterly incomprehensible to another species, especially one that might not have limbs.
Instead, Davies says our messages should be based on mathematics, preferably containing equations that describe our knowledge of the laws of the universe. By talking about what we may have in common with life elsewhere, true communication can take place. Only later should we share more Earth-centric information.
Davies says if we ever do make contact, human society would be changed forever. He thinks religion would be especially hard-hit. But he also acknowledges that SETI itself has been described as a religion, since it is driven by faith rather than proof. Even if the hunt for aliens comes up empty after a million years of searching, he says that would not be absolute proof that they don't exist.
As a scientist, Davies says he wouldn't be surprised if life on Earth turns out to be entirely unique. This lonely outlook makes him uneasy, but he also notes this would be a golden silence, because life on Earth would be even more precious if we really are alone.
Still, the fact that we don't know and may never have the answer about alien life is reason enough to keep searching, says Davies. By stretching our minds to try to envision all the possibilities in our search for aliens, not only may we one day find what we seek, but in the process we also will learn about many other deep and enduring mysteries of the cosmos
Ufology in the apocalypse is unfolding every single day before our very eyes. Somehow the events of massive and intense incursions of UFO sightings globally accompanied by dire Mayan prophesy warnings of a polar shift or a polar reversal shift along with solar flares and earthquakes and other cataclysms is the writing on the wall for humanity and the planet. I'm also very taken that the prominent near death experiencer Dannion Brinkley has also predicted an electromagnetic polar shift between 2012 and 2014. It's unique that a near death experiencer several times over like Brinkley is predicting in exact congruity with the Mayan and the Egyptian end calendar dates of December 21,2012 and that in itself boggles conventional expectations. The web bot project by the mysterious "Cliff" who instigated it and who prefers to remain anonymous also predicts a pole shift in 2012. Ufology and the countless series of UFO sightings is waking up humanity even though far too many are just not paying attention.
Again the forever recurring theme of waking up the consciousness with its unimaginable impact is what it's all about. Dannion Brinkley is an anomaly who made his mark when Dr.Raymond Moody of "Life After Life" and many other near death related books documented Brinkley's strange case and the jaw dropping enviable abilities he acquired after his near death experiences. The fifth dimension is supposed to hurl itself into being after the shaking down of the planet is over with a compilation of events that are converging now.
How many will come out of it unscathed and uninjured to set on a new course and it would also mean that depopulation would be pervasive and what would the fifth dimension survival kit be if there is one? Tibetan monks have been remote viewing and what they see for 2012 is a world rattling with unprecedented turmoil but with extraterrestrials intervening on a grand scale where everyone would know about them which would be a God send if this indeed is what's to occur.We have ET intervening and leaving their indelible impact now all over the planet. Every government on earth should be investigating every genuine sighting but they're not, instead feeble minded reality TV shows for the feeble non thinking minded and extreme ego mongering narcissistic desperate attention seeking White House party crashers are taking on the world news networks. Of course any serious breach of security like this should be prosecuted.
Human savagery is hopefully not on the menu for the fifth dimension transcendence. Can mankind be cured of its savagery? Human DNA also has to be activated on a grand scale but that's very few and far between I'm afraid. With so many current day wars proliferating and just escalating to enormous proportions on the planet one has to wonder about the chronology of this fifth dimension status and how it's to come about if ever at the rate we're going! Y2K never happened in spite of the dire predictions about computers going haywire and so who's 100 per cent correct? A galactic crossing is in the works forming the cross of the sacred tree in alignment with the galactic center and you have to wonder how mostly all of the ET abductees from the late John E. Mack abduction study group had flashes of the earth crumbling into darkness which they experienced during their abductions.
They became aware of the admonishments for earth and the all too intensely jarring envisioned signs for earth triggered on by the ET presence during their abductions. Were they envisioning 2012 foisted on by the ET beings they encountered? Or were they flash forwarding to what could happen if we continue on this free reprehensible fall of increased carbon dioxide, solar flares and the man made environmental pollution and ecological desecration and inevitable death of man,the earth and its living creatures?
The polar bears have been ringing the SOS alarms and where's the definitive answer for them? If the polar bears are saved, then it would be a reassuring sign that something genuinely hopeful is on the horizon. A friend of mine from New York who moved to Honolulu,Hawaii where tsunami warnings and evacuation signs are visible in many places there is always calling me and asking me if I've visited the polar bears in the Central Park zoo. When the survival of polar bears are mentioned, it's like an unspoken foreboding in ones consciousness that affects the human species in a big way. We're running out of clean water and the survival of clean water and water itself is at risk and the endangered species facing extinction like the polar bears are living in a world where there's no resuscitation or revival of endangered species. There must be a karmic price on a grand cosmic scale to pay for all of this.
The destructive disgrace and atrocities of farm factories is one of many man made abominations of the earth and its creatures which also threatens the soil and our environment not to mention the most ghastly vicious man made downright evil methods of maltreatment and killing of farm animals ever conceived by man. Droughts, earthquakes and tornadoes are at our doorstep and still it's business as usual as survival in the apocalypse becomes more and more desperate and impossible to get a grip on at this late date. Ed Dames of the Matrix Intelligence Agency team of remote viewers doesn't see anything beyond 2012 and Dames explained that time will change because a new dimension is about to emerge. Will parallel dimensions have an effect on these eerie conclusions about seeing nothing beyond 2012? Will these other dimensions play a role and change humanity forever?
The way of thinking about time and the way of being will change and so will life as we know it. I believe that all remote viewers remote viewing 2012 should have a news conference on the History Channel and the Science Channel along with Michio Kaku who's an open minded futuristic thinking theoretical physicist and each remote viewer should delineate what they're seeing and getting. The nation and the world would be informed about accurate remote viewing and its contributions to fact finding many secret missions of significance that hopefully can be declassified. Colonel David Morehouse as a global leading remote viewer teaching remote viewing worldwide along with Russell Targ and Hal Puthoff would also have to participate.
Genetically engineered foods and the toxic levels of foods are being fought by a mighty formidable team of Dr.Rima Laibow and General Stubblebine who whistleblow the facts about the dangers of genetically engineered foods, vaccines and make a crusade of it. They're rich and highly informed sources of truth and facts about the maintenance of your health and your well being and how to keep it that way.They explore what's not healthy for you on their website as well and they're activists for drugless therapies and make the public aware of dangerous policies.
I must also mention the very erudite Gary Null at www.garynull.com who's in agreement with them and his vast impeccable research on the dangers of genetically engineered foods and its lethal implications is another fact finding mission crusader who uncovers many ugly frightening truths. Vegetarianism and veganism would help to relieve the planet of some of these lethal toxic man made accursed accesses but man can not undo or reverse the harm that man's done to the planet but we can reverse what we can if we want to.
We have sea levels rising at a greater and more rapid rate than formerly predicted. The Schumann Resonance of the earth is also rising which is cause for great concern and the coral reefs are dying. The magnetic fields are weakening and it's the magnetic fields that protect us from the deadly effects of solar radiation. I do recall that it was Al Bielek from the Philadelphia Experiment who first told me about the weakening of the magnetic fields of the earth. It was a very disturbing thing for me to hear. They're cracks in the magnetic field and the crack is a 100,000 mile wide crack and that alone should bring pangs of shockwaves and concern. The largest crack is over the Atlantic Ocean between South Africa and Brazil.
I've also noticed how in Mack's book "Abduction" mostly all of the abductees get smarter with a sixth sense and become a flash forward culture of environmental stewards of the planets preparing themselves intellectually, spiritually and inwardly for the cosmic climax of their lives when they and the hybrids of this our zero civilization which Retired Sergeant Major Robert Dean referred to as something nothing more than a kindergarten thinking civilization will play diverse roles in this long awaited fifth dimension world crashing on the earth.
Dean reminds us that ET intelligence has been interacting with humankind since time immemorial. A civilization type 2 civilization is what's desirable as the ever omnipresent extraterrestrial advanced knowledge and technology come into the limelight more and more thanks to the dedicated magnificent work and research of people like the pre-eminent retired but yet so un retired Sergeant Major Robert Dean. Sergeant Major Robert Dean is like a human glimmering Rosetta Stone pushing the unthinking and unaware ones into a catapult of rich and mind opening fact finding tapestries of the mysteries of the universe revealed by this professor of the Assessment and beyond.
Something to think about when the intriguing new TV series "Flash Forward" has everyone flash forwarding into their futures and sharing a personal metaphysical event as one humanity and here we are with ET abductees and near death experiencers envisioning a matrix of visions yet drugless induced montage of flash forward events that will impact thunderously and tumultuously on the planet. The articulate voice of higher universal learning is Major Sergeant Robert Dean lecturing triumphantly to a crowd in Barcelona on July 25,2009. He wowed them as I have never seen anyone in the UFO community do.
Again and again Dean educates, motivates and inspires everyone and elaborates about the results of the assessment a three year study evaluation from the early 60's of a possible military threat to allied forces in Europe and with the conclusive haunting account that planet earth has and still is under an extraterrestrial observation for hundreds and thousands of years.
He's worked with US General Lemitzer and mentions Sir Thomas Pike the British Marshal who first initiated this study of the circular objects under intelligent control appearing over the English Channel and Western Europe in the early 60's laying the cosmic groundwork for so much more to come. Sometimes Dean thinks that humanity should blow themselves up and he becomes disgusted as we all become but then he thinks about the genius of man in high art and music and the evolution of civilization that's positive and high minded that man has created. What we need today is an updated NEW ASSESSMENT of the here and now because we're being invited and warned as never before with Dean leading the charge as well as others.
"The human race is a hybrid race"says Dean and he informs the public about the 40 rolls of film related to the Apollo Program that were conveniently erased by NASA which Dean defines as "Never a straight answer". He pinpoints the numbers of each roll clearly delineating the file numbers of UFOS around the moon and presents numbers such as foto number #AS 12-50- 7348 and #AS -12-51-8553 etc and goes on to show the cigar shaped five miles long image taken by Neil Armstrong. If awesome is an overused word then it was invented to define the very factual things that Dean is defining and explaining to the portion of the world that will listen.
Dean informs us that a Japanese Space Agency bought copies of these critically important NASA photos as we realize that if it wasn't for this great man with the beautiful mind, we'd be as ignorant about what's was going on as someone coming out of a 25 year old coma. Hiding all of this evidence is unacceptable to Dean and he's furious as are so many of us.
Dean reminds us that there's something very extraordinary going on around Saturn and its rings and that possible mining by ETS is what's going on there. He mentions Dr.Norman Bergrun and his book "The Ring Makers of Saturn". There's a world of activity on Saturn with a 7000 mile cigar shaped photograph orbiting Saturn's rings reported in Bergrun's book of 1980. Dean reminds us to pay attention because ET intelligence is out there working on the rings. One NASA scientist said that a giant craft is laying down or taking up Saturn's rings.
Thank you citizen of the cosmos Robert Dean! This former Shape ( Supreme Headquarters of Allied Powers in Europe) hero then with his cosmic top clearance has told us that our destiny is in the stars and he asserted that there at the time of this study there were four ET races interacting and that if any of the ETS races had been malevolent none of us would be in one piece composing all of this stuff on our beloved computers. The Nordics, the Annunaki the greys and the taller greys have been mentioned by Dean. Dean speaks of us being in a period of transformation and transcendence and indeed we are as Dean lectures like the chosen star seed adult emissary that he is bringing clarity and making sense of the cosmic jigsaw we're caught in. I somehow see this as a pivotal time line right in congruence with this 2012 flurry of 2012 jitters and a correlation is drawn between 2012 and the global ET and UFO presence around the world.
While the critics and the experts argue and argue about the tipping points for our planet and the global UFO presence, this great statesmen of ufology star seed mentor, Robert Dean shines like a meteor going in some off course direction yet setting it all in a balanced perspective. The cacophony is heated among the debaters but DEAN is the top gun human insider former military masterpiece voice of infinite insider UFO information lecturing with a refined and spiritual intelligence and zooming in on a massive mission to teach humanity about ufology in the apocalypse. You'd think that someone in the White House would appoint him as the head of the ufology in the apocalypse department in the White House and that he would act as the one to enact USA UFO policy info to be shared globally with the world while we all stand on shaky ground.
This professional soldier who served on the front lines of Korea and has served over 40 years of service which included 14 years with FEMA has left his mark on UFO history and military excellence with honor and smarts. He's still serving so brightly. He also served in the war room shoc and gathered intelligence in Southeast Asia in 1970. Dean than presents a provocative picture of Mars and tells us that they're ruins on Mars and also under the surface. Mars is teeming with life and on the equator on the surface there's what looks like a spaceport or an airport and a parking lot and a terminal. He further explains that there's a city the size of Chicago under Mars. The late astronomer Tom Von Flandern I might add also showed many other faces on Mars.
What a bloody shame that SETI (specifically Mr.Shostak and Ms.Jill Tarter) are not paying attention to this! Dr. Stanton Friedman defines SETI as a silly effort to find intelligent life and how right he is. A delusional life is led by these unscientific ego mad oafish stuffy ones.The History Channel should be doing an award winning documentary on Sergeant Major Robert Dean and should never place any camera in front of the embarrassingly uninformed blooters like Mr.Shermer and Joe Nichols.
Instead the misguided eternally fatuous media gives more garish publicity attention to the balloon hoax story of the pathetic and ravenously publicity mad whacked out parents who told their son to fake it so that they would have a reality show. Why does the media spend any time with all of this rubbish? As Dean uttered in his illuminating lecture "Lying has become a fine art" unquote and the lies should not be allowed to control anything or anyone.
There's a 1962 UFO crash case that I learned from Dean and it's the Timmendorfer case in Germany in which Dean talks about the 12 small bald headed gray skinned beings that were recovered by British military forces on the East West German border. It was the British military who got there first and gained entrance into the crashed object. All the 12 bodies were autopsied and Dean stated that they were identical clones and when he saw the photos of these deceased ETS he just couldn't believe it.
Yes they have souls as well and it's the spiritually savvy Dean who never lets anyone forget that they're endowed with souls as every living form is. It makes one also wonder where those ET bodies are kept. No UFO crash with such significance should ever be left in the back burner. Last spring the New York UFO community was there as I was privileged to attend a lecture with former astronaut Edgar Mitchell of Apollo 14 who spoke with the very engrossing and competent Colin Andrews.The organization "The Friends of the Noetic Sciences " brought these two dazzlers to New York to speak. I hope FIONS will do the same for Dean sometime and Jim Bouck the Director of MUFON ( Mutual UFO Network) in New York State where the most startling UFO activities are taking place.
Both Mitchell and Andrews were both mesmerizing speakers like Dean is. Former astronaut Mitchell sealed it all with his ultimate statement about growing up in Roswell and asserted without doubt that the Roswell crash was a genuine UFO crash with beings not of this world. The statements that Dean, Andrews and Mitchell have made are good enough to take to any bank on earth and on any other worlds out there as well. Some people in the audience gasped when Mitchell sealed it with his unquestionable assertive knowledge about this being true but I had already been informed about this. Mitchell didn't hesitate to say that he's known upper echelon people in government who have verified to him that indeed we have been interacting with the ET presence and Dean verifies it over and over again that we have never been alone.
They're civilizations that are way beyond any monetary system I hear. The other New Mexico UFO crashes of 1953 and 1954 also involved ET bodies and those cases should also be divulged more and explored. Andrews talked about how the crop circles made in seconds by non humans can create the most riveting effects as electricity just turns off and lives are changed forever. One can not forget the sighting of the tall nordics types in Silbury Hill. Stephen Bassett from Paradigm Research Group has urged everyone to Fax Washington DC and contact their representatives in their communities about advancing UFO disclosure and I have taken his advice and have contacted my Representative Carole Maloney here in New York and Congressman Kucinich because he testified that he had seen a UFO when he was running for US president. Retired Major Sergeant Robert Dean is the major key role activated DNA player delivering timeless messages of the ages and for our age in an age teeming with apocalyptic sensations.