5.2 – ALIENS & COVER-UPS (12.28.12)

CONTACT & MESSAGES [3c]

Luxor, Egypt. Along the east bank of the Nile River, lie the ruins of the Karnak temple complex, dating to the 32nd-century BC. Here, in ancient Egyptian society, the pharaohs were considered perfect humans to be worshiped above all others as supreme living gods. This religious hierarchy was in place for over a thousand years, until one pharaoh came into power and changed everything. His name was Akhenaten. According to legend, Akhenaten descended from the stars, and when he came to power, the worship of multiple gods ended. The pharaoh replaced the old deities with a single sun god that some believe had interacted with and gave birth to Akhenaten. This god was called Aten.

“What we have with Akhenaten is very brief period of time when Egypt radically departs from its standard behavior. We see Akhenaten is becoming obsessed, saying that he can contact the gods. Also, he is remodeling the way he looks, not physically, but on his monuments.”

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

“Akhenaten looked very odd. And the other statues that were created during that time all featured elongated heads, bizarre bodies and chicken legs. The whole reign of Akhenaten leads us to think that he had contact with extraterrestrials.”

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

Akhenaten’s wife, Queen Nefertiti, and their children were also depicted with similar elongated heads. But might there be a specific reason why the pharaoh and his descendants were illustrated in this way?

“Clearly Akhenaten and various other people were confronted with deities who had these elongated skulls. And so they reshaped their heads because this somehow would bring them closer to the gods, and maybe even in contacting or being amongst the gods.”

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

Could the sun god Aten have been an alien being that visited Earth, as some Ancient Astronaut Theorists contend? Or is it possible that Akhenaten himself had an extraterrestrial origin?  Might Akhenaten have received messages from Aten? Messages that would have had a profound effect on Egyptian society during the pharaoh’s reign?

“They visited him. He had actual physical contact with them. And so that was the reason why he instituted this one-god rule. And in other theories also, that Akhenaten himself was in fact half-human half-extraterrestrial.”

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

Akhenaten ruled for 17 years, but upon his death, the magnificent city he built to the sun god was partially destroyed and his mysterious depictions were defaced or obliterated. Aten, the god who some believe may have delivered messages to the pharaoh, was also virtually erased from the records. Is it possible, as Ancient Astronaut Theorists contend, that the pharaoh’s relationship with extraterrestrial beings was covered up for nearly 1,000 years?

“All the other pharaohs left wall descriptions and describing their glory and brilliance.  But for some reason, around Akhenaten, it was all scribbled out, as if to hide them like an ancient cover-up. Could this be because Akhenaten was perhaps actually extraterrestrial?”

– Jason Martell
(Founder, AncientSchool),
(Author, Knowledge Apocalypse)

Might contact with alien messengers have been kept secret by the ruling elite around the world for hundreds and perhaps thousands of years? Perhaps further evidence of this contact can be found where science and religion met, and struggled with the truth, or as some believe, tried to deny it.

Rome, Italy, February 17, 1600. Here, astronomer and philosopher Giordano Bruno spent his last day imprisoned during the Roman Inquisition. Among his alleged crimes, the scientist had asserted his belief that the Earth was not the center of the Universe, and that the cosmos is filled with life.

“In the 16th and 17th-century, the Catholic Church was against certain developments in science, and among these heresies made by Giordano Bruno was the idea that there’s a lot of life out there.”

Seth Shostak, Ph.D. (Senior Astronomer, SETI Inst.)

“Bruno believed in the existence of extraterrestrial beings. We also know that the Vatican is able to cover up this material extremely well. So, this is just one example of almost two thousands of years of Vatican power.”

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

Is it possible, as Ancient Astronaut Theorists claim, that Giordano Bruno had been visited by extraterrestrial beings? And might these same beings have shared messages with Bruno and other scientists including Copernicus and Galileo, messages that the Vatican learned of and greatly feared?

“In the Renaissance, scientists like Galileo and Copernicus were excommunicated because the Catholic Church had a very strong interest in controlling information. So, of course, they did everything they could to silence scientific discoveries.”

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

Bruno’s revolutionary assertions included the belief that the Universe was made up of an infinite number of worlds, which were populated by intelligent beings.

“The problem with all these statements was that they violated one of the basic tenets of religion at that point, which was we were the center of creation. We were the crown of creation. We were top dog in the cosmos.”

Seth Shostak, Ph.D. (Senior Astronomer, SETI Inst.)

Bruno angered scholars and theologians across Europe with his teachings, and the scientist was finally arrested by order of the Vatican. He endured eight years locked in a dungeon and was tried for heresy, but Bruno refused to recant his beliefs. For his crimes against the Catholic Church, Bruno was burned at the stake. But is it possible that the Vatican knew Bruno had been receiving messages from alien beings? And might it be that the Vatican wanted to deny the existence of extraterrestrial life, a species that far exceeded human capabilities and eluded the Vatican’s control?

“The existence of this cover-up feeds our worry today that government and science could be engaged in a cover-up to hide the evidence of contact with extraterrestrial life.”

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

Bruno’s writings were condemned by the Catholic Church and banned for decades. Many of his works were destroyed, and researchers believe they included revelations of messages he had received, and that the Vatican wanted to erase. But might the information Bruno may have received from extraterrestrials still be locked away? And if so, does it remain a threat to Catholic doctrine? Does the trial of Bruno point to a cover-up by the Vatican? Perhaps the answers can be found in a small village in western Portugal and the story of a miracle that could offer proof that we are not alone.

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