5.6 – SECRETS OF THE TOMBS (1.25.13)


Oldcastle, Ireland. Amid the ruins of a Stone Age cemetery lies a 5,000-year-old tomb, nearly 120 feet in diameter. It is named after the mythical poet-king, Ollahm Fodhla.

“With Ollahm Fodhla’s tomb, what we see is this connection between the Earth and the sky. Some people have suggested it might be a celestial observatory. But I think it’s much more likely that it was sort of a temple, a place of worship, that connected the sky and the earth.”

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

According to Ancient Astronaut Theorists, astronomical hieroglyphs carved on the interior of the stone walls may have been the work of otherworldly beings.

“At Ollahm Fodhla we can find an incredibly accurate astronomical chart, and one has to wonder how those ancestors were able to do this without any knowledge of astronomy. In fact, the legends of that part of the world tell us that they had assistance, that these topics were taught to those people by none other than the shining ones who descended from the sky.”

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

“Ollahm Fodhla has inside of it celestial charts. So, you have to ask yourself if they are perhaps maps for these extraterrestrial visitors to show them the way home, back to the stars.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

Could extraterrestrials, as Ancient Astronaut Theorists suggest, have taught our ancient ancestors how to build a so-called “celestial observatory”? And if so, might the cemetery have served as a staging area? A place for extraterrestrials to observe, predict and record stellar movements in preparation for their return to the stars? Perhaps the answer can be found by examining the ancient burial structures of Japan.

Sakai, Japan. Here, in this city located 250 miles southwest of Tokyo, lies the Daisen Kofun, one of over 40 ancient crypts within a six-mile radius. More than twice the length of the Great Pyramid of Giza, it is one of the largest tombs in the world. Constructed in the 5th-century AD, it is believed to be the resting place of Nintoku, the 16th emperor of Japan. But of all the various types and designs that make up the Kofun structures, perhaps the most mysterious are those in the shape of a keyhole, one that can only be seen from above.

“The very fact that this was made to look like a keyhole, that this was made only to be seen from the sky, would, to me, indicate this could be a clear message to the gods to say, ‘Look here.’”

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

“And it was some kind of reference for the stars, for the person in the tombs. So, is this some kind of tomb for the extraterrestrial gods so that they could find and return to the stars where they had come?”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

Were the Kofun meant to serve as markers for extraterrestrials that planned to return to Earth, as some Ancient Astronaut Theorists contend? Perhaps more evidence can be found by examining one of the most immense archaeological finds of the 20th-century – the vast tomb of China’s first emperor.

Shaanxi Province, China. In 1974, farmers digging a well outside the town of Xi’an made an astonishing discovery – a life-size clay soldier intricately carved and dressed for battle. Further excavation revealed thousands of these sculptures, known as the Terra Cotta Warriors, each with remarkably realistic facial expressions. Entombed in the earth for over 2,000 years, the warriors are part of a massive underground mausoleum built for China’s first emperor of the Qin Dynasty, Qin Shi Huang.

“The tomb of Qin Shi Huang is quite extraordinary. Over 8,000 terra cotta soldiers have been found there, along with 520 horses, 130 chariots, most of which are still buried.”

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

“Qin Shi Huang is literally the first emperor in China. He established the Qin dynasty in the year 221 BC. And he established many things that actually continued to function throughout the imperial period in China.”

– Judy Chungwa Ho, Ph.D.
(Prof. Emerita, Art History, UC Irvine)

Qin conquered and united China, built the Great Wall, and standardized the monetary and legal system. But Qin Shi Huang was also obsessed with finding the secret of immortality.

“This is an emperor who goes in search of the islands of immortality. This is an emperor who’s obsessed with rediscovering lost knowledge. His ambition is to become, in life, like the gods.”

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

To this end, Qin spent over three decades forcing more than 700,000 laborers to construct the four-layered subterranean city that would serve as his resting place. At the heart of the ancient complex is one of China’s greatest mysteries.

“The tomb actually covers a very large area. Only a few areas in the surrounding, the border part of the tomb complex have been excavated.”

– Judy Chungwa Ho, Ph.D.
(Prof. Emerita, Art History, UC Irvine)

Archaeologists believe that underneath this central burial mound is the chamber containing Emperor Qin’s remains. To date, the site is still unexcavated, due to dangerously high levels of mercury.

“What’s thought to be inside is an exact model of the Universe in miniature, with the ceiling made to look like the sky with all the stars represented by pearls. And then the rivers in China would be on the ground, and it is the mercury that is supposed to look like the rivers.”

– Judy Chungwa Ho, Ph.D.
(Prof. Emerita, Art History, UC Irvine)

A conductive element used in gauges, electronics, and automobiles, mercury is a liquid metal that was discovered by archaeologists in an Egyptian tomb that dates back to 1500 BC. Some researchers believe the presence of mercury indicates the existence of modern technology in the ancient world.

“The presence of mercury, also, in these tombs, is unusual. Mercury is something which is not really very useful to us, except in very high-tech devices. And it could have been used as part of the extraterrestrials and their technology on this planet.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

Was the first emperor of China influenced by visitors from another world to create his monument, as Ancient Astronaut Theorists propose? And could the mercury found at the tomb be proof of extraterrestrial technology at work in China thousands of years ago – technology that was not intended to merely help bury the dead, but to launch otherworldly beings back into space? Perhaps more clues can be found by taking a closer look at the mysterious burial mounds found all over our world.


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