5.6 – SECRETS OF THE TOMBS (1.25.13)


Northern Peru. 1987. Archaeologist Walter Alva uncovers the lost tomb of the Lord of Sipan. Intact and untouched by thieves, this burial place is considered one of the richest in the world.

“The Lord of Sipan was a Moche king, up in the Lambayeque region of Peru, along the coast. They found gold and silver and all these incredibly beautiful artifacts and textiles and art.”

Hugh Newman (Author, Earth Grids)

“Peruvian archaeologists – they sometimes call it the King Tut’s Tomb of South America. And the objects that they found in these tombs were unusual.”

   – David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

The burial chamber was filled with artifacts that included ceramic pots, gold, copper and silver utensils, and feather ornaments some researchers believe were intended to accompany and protect the Lord of Sipan in the afterlife. Some archaeologists suggest that several of his servants, wives and consorts were sacrificed, and their bodies were placed inside to accompany him into the afterlife.

“We see that Lord Sipan is not buried in isolation. We see that he is buried with some other people, and so when we extrapolate from this and when we realize that other cultures have been doing the same kind of schematic, what we’re seeing is that these people believed that the afterlife was very much a physical place. It was believed that he would have needed some of these helpers. It is believed that he would probably want to be reunited, if not united, with his most immediate family and some of his most trusted advisors.”

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

Among the incredible treasures buried with the Lord of Sipan were strange statues that some researchers believe are evidence of extraterrestrial beings.

“As well as servants and all the artifacts, they even found these strange, kind of weird anthropomorphized figurines that some people say resemble beings from other worlds.”

Hugh Newman (Author, Earth Grids)

“They show bug-eyed people who do not look like a normal human. So, you have, at Sipan, really, a tomb that seems to show extraterrestrial beings, anthropomorphic beings that are half-animal, half-human, and people who don’t look like a normal human being that look like extraterrestrials.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

“Lord of Sipan’s tomb has some very interesting relics that were found within his burial. Were these beings that were gonna help him go into the afterlife, possibly back into space, or into the heavens?”

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

The Lord of Sipan’s disciples believed that he was not a mere mortal, but actually half-god and half-man.

“But specifically what is of interest is that he has a face mask, which is made of gold, and his body largely is dressed with copper shielding. So, all of a sudden, we see somebody whose dead body is meant to resemble clearly a shining one. The divine being, which he was once believed to be, but also, which in death, he was believed to once again become.”

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

Was the Lord of Sipan really half-man, half-god, as his followers believed? And might the figurines found in his grave really represent the ancient ruler’s extraterrestrial origin? If so, is it possible that this tomb, like the ones found in Egypt, really served as a portal to the stars? Ancient Astronaut Theorists say yes, and believe more evidence can be found by looking at the boat-shaped coffins and strange burial rituals of the ancient Torajan people.

South Sulawesi, Indonesia. Here can be found the cave tombs of Tana Toraja, the site of a complex funeral ritual that dates back to 3000 BC. The Torajan people believe death is a gradual process toward the afterlife.

“Many cultures believe in an afterlife, something that goes on beyond the physical bodies. The Toraja people in Indonesia are very interesting and unusual, because among the most elaborate rituals they have are not rituals of life, but for death. They have incredible ceremonies when people die, they have huge feasts, and they have these incredible celebrations for the dead.”

Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D.
(Geologist / Author, Forgotten Civilization)

“The Torajan people put the dead into these special coffins, which are also like a model of a spaceship. And then they inter them up on these cliffs. And their beliefs, too, are that ultimately the dead are returning to the stars, and that they as a people will also return to the stars, as well.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

As translated, the name “Toraja” means “the people from above,” and Torajans believe their ancestors descended from the stars in sky ships. Their elaborate coffins are built in the form of a boat, and thought to resemble the sky ships that carried their ancestors to Earth. A wooden effigy called a tau tau is carved in the likeness of the dead person and placed in the balcony to represent the deceased and watch over their remains.

“The effigies are a beautiful illustration with which they wanted to show us that, once somebody is deceased, they can still look down upon you, because being dead doesn’t mean that it’s over. Dead just means that you go on to the next level of existence. And it’s an idea that has been with us not just in our culture but in every ancient culture and modern culture as well.”

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

“The Torajan people, they believe in sky gods who descended from the sky, who left them a body of knowledge and then who disappeared. And they very much believed that by doing what our ancestors did when these creatures were here that they will therefore also be able to join these divine beings which were once here. And specifically, that upon death, they will be able to join them in the home of these deities. That is very much on par with what we see throughout the world.”

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

Is it possible, as some researchers believe, that Ancient Astronauts visited Earth thousands of years ago, and inspired our ancestors to build boat-shaped coffins that emulated their space vehicles? If so, could the presence of boat coffins mean that our ancestors were preparing to make a journey to the stars? Some believe the ultimate proof can be found in a mysterious burial mound in Ireland one with star maps that give clues, not just to where the ancient visitors came from, but where the dead may have, in fact, chosen to return.


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