Regardless of location or educational background, many people believe we are not alone in this universe. Continual strange sightings in the night sky combined with crop circles and other unusual phenomena spark curiosity and research. From the time of ancient civilizations, cultures report visitations from other worldly beings. Ancient alien theorists and pundits believe that extraterrestrials with superior knowledge of science, engineering and mathematics visited the earth thousands of years ago, it was believed that these aliens shared their knowledge with humans, hence changing the course of our history with the introduction of their civilization but not everyone share this opinion, how did this concept develop, are there any evidence to support this theory?
Advocates of this theory make their claim based on two evidences: Physical specimens such as cave drawings, stone sculptures and pyramids as well as Ancient religious texts. The advanced knowledge apparent in some ancient cultures leaves many to question whether higher intellectual influences played a part.
We have compiled a list of 10 Ancient Aliens beliefs and we hope you’ll find them both interesting and informative
10 Ancient Aliens Beliefs You’ve Never Heard Before
Nazca Lines of Peru
Sometime between 450 and 600 A.D., an ancient civilization created hundreds of figures, geometric designs and line configurations over the face of the Peruvian Nazca Desert. Modern day visitors only get a sense of the accuracy of the drawings when flying over the desert. The largest geoglyph measures over 660 feet (200 meters) in diameter, which leads many to ponder how and why an ancient people accomplished the feat without aerial guidance.
The Nazca Lines which were first discovered in the 1920s by Peruvian archaeologist Toribio Mejía Xesspe have been a mystery since its discovery. It is believed that the drawings were created between 200 B.C and 500 AD by the long-forgotten people from the Nazca culture and was done by brushing away the dark top layer of barren desert to reveal the light, sandy soil underneath, according to Clive Ruggles who is an archaeologist from the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom, most of the carvings which include hundreds of depictions of animal shapes such as jaguars and monkeys, as well as geometric designs, some measuring more than 600 feet across are preserved to this day due to the dry, windless climate.
There is no concrete evidence that suggests that the Nazca people, who inhabited the area between 300 B.C. and 800 A.D., invented flying machines. It is believed by the ancient alien theorists that the figures were used to guide spaceships whenever they come in for landing, and the lines served as runways.
In the Mexican basin lie the vast remnants of an ancient culture that many believe indicates that the community possessed advanced astronomical intellect not noted in later societies. A large central “Pyramid of the Sun” provides the hub of a complex series of pyramids positioned in the same configuration found in the planetary solar system.
The origin and history of Teotihuacan is a mystery till date, while colonial period texts, such as the Florentine Codex has made some archaeologists to believe that it was built by the Toltec. It should be noted that the Nahuatl word “Toltec” implies “craftsman of the highest level” and may not always refer to the Toltec civilization centered at Tula, Hidalgo because Toltec civilization started flourishing centuries after Teotihuacan, it would therefore be wrong to assume that the people could have been the city’s founders.
The earliest buildings at Teotihuacan date to about 200 BC. The largest pyramid, the Pyramid of the Sun, was completed by 100 AD
Textual Documentation of Advanced Technology
Though written over two millennia ago, the Ancient Indian Epics known as the “Mahabharata and Ramyana” discuss humans in flying machines engaged in great battle and using weaponry of mass destruction. The Biblical book of Ezekiel recants visitations of human like beings traveling through the air in something that resembled wheels within wheels.
According to the book of Ezekiel Chapter 1:13
As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, and like the appearance of lamps: it went up and down among the living creatures; and the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning.
It is believed here by some ancient alien theorists that prophet Ezekiel had a vision of a flying vessel accompanied by fire, smoke and a loud noise. These theorists have argued that the vehicle’s design closely resembles that of a modern spaceship. perhaps the text is describing an early encounter between humans and alien astronauts.
Aliens or Ancient Astronauts
In Africa, Australia, China and many different countries around the world, caves and rocks bear carvings of human figures painted with spiked halos around the head region. Intricate carvings found at a Mayan ruins site in Tikal, Guatemala feature human figures dressed in full body suits and wearing something appearing similar to a helmet. One representation depicts a helmet type device complete with what may be a breathing apparatus.
Carvings in Egypt depict objects that appear similar to modern aircraft. One picture in fact closely resembles a helicopter. A wooden item found in an Egyptian tomb resembles an airplane complete with body, fuselage, wings, rudder and tail. Amongst pre-Incan ruins, archeologists also discovered many golden objects created sometime between 500 and 800 B.C. These unusual objects accurately resemble helicopters, jets and the space shuttle. Numerous medieval paintings contain mysterious flying objects in the background. Some of these objects depict aerial flight and carry human passengers.
The Great Pyramid of Egypt contains approximately 100,000 stones and each stone weighs somewhere around two tons. Many theorize that ropes, trees and other stones assisted the Egyptians in moving and setting the stones. The number of tree trunks implemented and requiring replacement would be phenomenal. Constructing a ramp that reached the heights of the pyramid would also require tens of thousands of stones, yet no trace of these stones remains. Incan ruins and remnants of other cultures feature stones so precisely cut and positioned that they required no mortar and withstood the elements for hundreds and thousands of years.
As of 2008, there are 138 pyramids discovered in Egypt as of 2008. Most of these pyramids were built as tombs for the country’s Pharaohs and their consorts during the Old and Middle Kingdom periods, a lot of people believe that the pyramids were built by Jewish slaves, it is also not clear whether there are extraterrestrials directions or aid in the construction process.
The Sumerians occupied the southern portion of Mesopotamia from around 3500 B.C. to 1800 B.C, this area is what is now known as Iraq. Perhaps the most important aspect of Sumerian culture, and the one that has had the most lasting impact on the modern world and history, was the innovation of the Sumerian system of writing, they invented the wheel, mathematics and written language. The people used advanced agricultural techniques, established an organised military and possessed knowledge of astrology. The civilization attributed their origin and success to the gods they called Anunnaki. Some equate Sumerian history with stories from the Bible.
The Flower of Life
Recognized since ancient times, the flower of life consists of a series of overlapping circles that progress outward and create a hexagonal pattern within a large circle. The geometric pattern appears in many ancient carvings and paintings found in almost two dozen countries around the world including China, Israel, Great Britain and Romania. Having great spiritual significance to many ancient cultures, the origin of the symbol remains unknown. Many believe the geometrical equations contained within the figure provide the building blocks for mathematical and scientific disciplines.
The Antikythera Mechanism
Architecture is not the only evidence of advanced knowledge found in ancient civilizations. In 1901, divers found a strange piece of machinery from a shipwreck off the coast of Antikythera Greece now dubbed the Antikythera Mechanism. Testing revealed that the device dated to around 100 B.C. After extensive evaluation of the components and ambitious recreations, it took one century for scientists to understand its purpose, scientists discovered that the intricate workings of the clock like machine accurately display a calendar that revolves around a four-year cycle. The mechanism also predicts solar eclipses, it was discovered that it had a dial to record the dates of the ancient Olympiads. The box gives us an insight in understanding the engineering prowess of the Hellenic world.
The Baghdad Battery
Discovered around Baghdad in 1936, this unusual device dated to around 224 A.D. The battery consists of a clay jar housing an iron rod held in place by a copper cylinder. The cylinder bears evidence of soldering and asphalt sealed the top of the cylinder opening around the rod with asphalt. Recreations indicate the mechanism produced a small amount of electricity. The question remains as to why an ancient civilization required a current producing device.