3.8 – ALIENS & LOST WORLDS (9.15.11)

MAYAN MYSTERIES [9b]

Central America. In a fertile valley between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, in what is now Honduras, lie the monumental ruins of Copán. This archaeological site is believed to have been the cultural and political center of the once mighty Maya civilization that thrived between 2000 BC and 800 AD.

“People have called Copán the paradise of Mesoamerica because it was such a place for the arts and humanities. The sculpture is beautiful. Architecture is just magnificent.”

– Payson Sheets, Ph.D.
(Archaeologist, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder)

It is believed that, at one time, Copán was inhabited by as many as 20,000 people and covered an area of ten square miles. But in the 9th-century, this incredible Mayan city was abandoned, and its people vanished. When Spanish conquistadors arrived in the 16th-century, they found only a few farming hamlets. But why?

“They decimated their environment. Warfare became endemic. And it ended. And people left. They walked away.”

– David Cheetham, Ph.D.
(Archaeologist, Arizona State Univ.)

“To some extent, the idea that the Mayans became a lost culture is a yes and a no. We know that they stopped building. But at the very heart of the Mayan, it’s a belief, it’s a religion – which continues to beaten to this very day, saying, ‘Please pay attention to us because we have this vast body of knowledge want to share with the world.’”

– Philip Coppens
(Author, The Ancient Alien Question),
(The Lost Civilization Enigma)

At Copán, the Mayan had built a complex of monuments, temples and plazas, as well as sculptured stone pillars depicting ancient kings. The Maya were also one of the earliest ancient civilizations to create a written language.

“In the last 20, 30 years, it’s been a huge advance in the decoding of their hieroglyphs. This is obvious happened in our generation is still ongoing.”

– Adrian Gilbert (Co-Author, The Orion Mystery),
(Author, Magi: The Quest for a Secret Tradition),
(2012: Mayan Year of Destiny)

Might a closer look at the Mayan stone carvings and their hieroglyphs provide proof of contact with extraterrestrials at Copán? According to Ancient Astronaut Theorists, the answer is yes.

“Some of the large statues at Copán are infinitely fascinating to me because the gear they are wearing is very reminiscent of something technological. One of the figures has a box with tubes coming out and buttons and just very weird things. These statues look like some type of a being wearing an astronaut suit. And, in my opinion, that means that we were visited by some type of extraterrestrials who were very similar in appearance to us, because according to the ancient texts, we were created in their image.”

– Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
(Publisher, Legendary Times Magazine)

Researchers working in Copán have also found stone sculptures called stelae, which have provoked controversy since the site was discovered in 1576. And various interpretations of the carvings suggest the Maya may have had knowledge of a world far beyond their own continent.

“This is one of the curious dragon sculptures here at Copán, of which there are many. In fact, this very oriental statues would look right at place in China or some other Oriental country. Some archeologists believe that they are elephants on either side of this Copán ruler. So, why would there be, here at Copán, such Asian motifs as elephants and dragons in a place in Central America that is so far away from China and Southeast Asia? Is there some kind of extraterrestrial connection between the Mayans and the Chinese, and an origin for both that comes from the stars?”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

How could the early Maya of Central America have had knowledge possessed by people living in Asia – on the other side of the Pacific Ocean?

“One of the basic premises of the Ancient Astronaut Theory suggests that there was contact between ancient cultures way before we give them credit. These ancient cultures were, in fact, connected by flying machines, and those flying machines were usually operated by extraterrestrials. And especially in the Mayan carvings, we find many references of the gods descending from the sky in flying serpents. Now, do flying serpents actually exist? Of course not. But it is a beautiful and very poetic description of something that is rooted in technology.”

– Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
(Publisher, Legendary Times Magazine)

Do the many strange carvings found at Copán really provide proof of contact between the Maya and otherworldly beings? And if so, might that contact have produced offspring that could also be traced to an extraterrestrial source? On the west side of the main temple at Copán stands a 63-step structure known as the Hieroglyphic Stairway. It contains more than 1,200 stones carved with symbols that record the history of the kings of Copán.

“This Hieroglyphic Stairway is the longest Mayan inscription in the world. It emphasizes the divine right of the 16 rulers of the Copán dynasty to rule their subjects—a power given to them by the gods.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

“The Hieroglyphic Stairway mentions the various rulers of Copán. And talks about them in a semidivine sense. So, they are human, they’re mortal, but they are much more than that. They are royal. They have a spirit in their blood, and Maya called it Xuit Lel. A Xuit Lel is in the blood and is the most powerful thing to get access to the supernatural. So, a king’s Xuit Lel, when shed in a bloodletting ceremony and burned with copal incense, goes up into the heavens and takes a message to the deities, and they did things for the Maya.”

– Payson Sheets, Ph.D.
(Archaeologist, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder)

Could the Maya rulers really have been the descendants of extraterrestrials, as Ancient Astronaut Theorists believe? Perhaps conclusive evidence can be found in what is widely believed to be the most advanced celestial calendar system of ancient times.

“The Mayas had most the most precise calendar of all the people in antiquity, even the Babylonian, the Sumerian. They did not only observed our planetary system. They observed Orion, they observed Sirius and all the far away systems.”

Erich von Däniken (Author, Chariots of the Gods?)

“One of the things that sets the Maya apart was their ability to monitor the passage of astronomical events and to track the movement of constellations, to predict eclipses. They really developed some of this knowledge and skills to a pretty high degree.”

– Jon C. Lohse, Ph.D.
(Dir., Ctr for Archaeological Studies, Texas State Univ.)

“It’s remarkable. No telescopes, no metal, yet the ability to predict time and advance in time in a way that it was really unprecedented in the world.”

– David Cheetham, Ph.D.
(Archaeologist, Arizona State Univ.)

But why did the Maya create such precise maps of the Cosmos? According to Ancient Astronaut Theorists, the Maya’s knowledge of the stars, in fact, came to them, from the stars, brought by extraterrestrial beings.

“When it comes to the ancient Maya that creation mythology evokes these legends, which say somewhere, just south of Orion’s Belt is this place where life originated from and they came to planet Earth on 112 BC when the ancient Mayans said the gods came to Earth.”

– Philip Coppens
(Author, The Ancient Alien Question),
(The Lost Civilization Enigma)

“Their teachers were the gods, and the gods were the extraterrestrials.”

Erich von Däniken (Author, Chariots of the Gods?)

If beings from another star system really came to Earth in the ancient past, did they create the foundations of Mayan civilization and breed with its rulers? Might they have also visited other areas of our planet? Perhaps further evidence can be found at a desolate mountain kingdom visited by ancient priests from the East, known as the Magi.

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