5.18 – ALIEN CREATIONS (11.1.13)


Chicago, Illinois. 2006. Scientists pioneer a stunning biomechanical advancement, a thought-controlled robotic arm. Outfitted with electrodes that connect to the nerves of the wearer, the prosthetic works just like an actual arm and hand, receiving signals from the brain and giving the user a functioning new limb. But as scientifically sophisticated as this is, Ancient Astronaut Theorists point to a remarkably similar account in an ancient story from the British Isles.

“Irish myth has a story about a divine physician called Dian Cecht. He has herbs to heal every affliction of the human body and soul. And the people, whether they’re wounded in battle or they’re afflicted in childbirth or miscarriage or headaches or whatever the malady is, they will go to Dian Cecht for healing.”

Richard Leviton (Author, Welcome to Your New Designer Planet)

“Dian Cecht is known as the Physician of the Gods, or he was the celebrated physician of the Tuatha Dé Danann, which are sort of a semi-divine early group of people in Irish lore.”

Tok Thompson, Ph.D. (Prof. of Anthropology, USC)

According to Celtic tradition, the Tuatha Dé Danann were a race of supernatural beings that came to Ireland riding on dark clouds. Dian Cecht was one of these otherworldly beings and a physician who sometimes used his knowledge to treat humans. In the most famous account of his medical feats, the Irish god heals a king named Nuada who becomes injured in battle.

“During that heated battle, Nuada lost his arm. Because of this, he could no longer be king. Kings were supposed to be physically pure according to the ideas of this time. So, he had to surrender his kingship for a while, and during this time period, Dian Cecht was the one who actually fashioned him an arm out of silver. So, he became known as Nuada of the Silver Hand or Nuada of the Silver Arm.”

Tok Thompson, Ph.D. (Prof. of Anthropology, USC)

“The story of Dian Cecht giving King Nuada an arm that was made out of silver really sounds like a modern science fiction story. It almost sounds like prosthetics.”

– Sabina Magliocco, Ph.D.
(Prof. of Anthropology & Folklore, CSU Northridge)

Is the story of Dian Cecht a myth as mainstream historians believe? Or might King Nuada’s silver arm have actually been an advanced bionic machine just like the ones being developed today? If so, is it possible that the Celtic god Dian Cecht was, in fact, an extraterrestrial being?

“According to his legend, Dian Cecht replaced King Nuada’s arm with a silver arm that was fully functional. Is it possible that what we have here is an account of some type of prosthetics that existed already, way back in the past?”

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

“It would seem that these legends are talking about what are really pretty high-tech medical devices and knowledge the kind of medical knowledge that we have today and has taken hundreds of years of expensive research to find. So, it would seem that they had these devices in ancient times, too. But where would they have gotten them? It would seem to have been from extraterrestrials.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

If the stories of Dian Cecht are true, might similar myths from other cultures also be based on historical fact? Ancient Astronaut Theorists say yes, and point to the stories of an ancient Greek god who wielded the incredible power of bringing the dead back to life.

Epidaurus, Greece. In a small valley, 30 miles southwest of Athens, lie the celebrated healing center of the ancient world, the Asclepion, or Temple of Asclepius.

“Asclepius was the child of the god Apollo, one of the principle divinities associated with magic and healing. Now, Asclepius, because he is the child of Apollo, would necessarily develop this skill as well. He becomes almost entirely associated with healing.”

Richard Rader, Ph.D.
(Lecturer, UCLA Dept of Classics/UCSB Dept of Classics),
(Author, Theology and Existentialism in Aeschylus)

“Asclepius is the Greek name for the divine physician. Classical Greece did have healing temples in which people could go and have their daytime healing experiences or what they would call “healings during sleeping and dreaming,” in which it was believed they would have an audience with Asclepius and receive some kind of diagnosis and prescription that they could apply in the daytime.”

Richard Leviton (Author, Welcome to Your New Designer Planet)

“It’s a very famous and a very interesting practice called incubation, which is people would go sleep in a temple of Asclepius, and Asclepius would visit them in a dream and tell them what the remedy was to whatever sickness or ailment they were suffering.”

Richard Rader, Ph.D.
(Lecturer, UCLA Dept of Classics/UCSB Dept of Classics),
(Author, Theology and Existentialism in Aeschylus)

According to Greek mythology, Asclepius carried a serpent-entwined staff, the inspiration for the medical symbol still in use today. But perhaps the most mysterious legend associated with the Greek god of medicine was his reported ability to provide the ultimate cure the power to restore life.

“His healing arts are so powerful that he can wake people from the dead, which is the line that can never be crossed, of course. He got into a bit of trouble. He was using his power that he’d gotten from his father, Apollo, to raise the dead, which obviously poses a problem. Zeus didn’t like it because people that he had killed, Asclepius was raising from the dead.”

Richard Rader, Ph.D.
(Lecturer, UCLA Dept of Classics/UCSB Dept of Classics),
(Author, Theology and Existentialism in Aeschylus)

“What this story is telling us is that the story of Asclepius is the story of some extraordinarily powerful technology, knowledge or application of whatever it was, whereby physical death is not the end of it.”

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

“Asclepius is on record of raising people from the dead. This is not anything within the purview of conventional medical technology. We’re talking about no pulse, no respiration, and perhaps even brain dead, as well. Asclepius may have been operating off of an extraterrestrial derived body of knowledge, and possibly technology, that made it possible for him to achieve these seemingly supernatural feats, in which a dead body is brought back to life.”

David Wilcock (Author/Filmmaker),
(Author, The Source Field Investigations),
(The Synchronicity Key)

If Asclepius was a flesh and blood extraterrestrial being, as Ancient Astronaut Theorists suggest, then might he have had some sort of advanced scientific technology that allowed him to raise the dead? If so, what happened to this incredible knowledge? Why has the secret of life and death been lost to mankind? Perhaps the answer can be found by examining the story of one of the bloodiest eras in recorded history.


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