5.8 – BEYOND NAZCA (2.15.13)


Switzerland, 1968. Researcher and writer Erich von Däniken publishes his first book, Chariots of the Gods? In it, he introduces the revolutionary notion that the Nazca Lines were created by the Nazca people after witnessing extraterrestrials using advanced technology and a sophisticated knowledge of mathematics.

Erich Von Däniken was one of the first to actually do aerial flyovers of the Nazca region, and was one of the first researchers to not only look at the diagrams on the plain floor, but also in the hills of Nazca. We find intricate mathematical diagrams that have never been documented before.”

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

“When you fly over the desert, you see down gigantic lines. Seen from the air, they give you the imagination of airstrips because they start abruptly, end abruptly; sometimes they cross. They look like airstrips.”

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

“When Erich drew the comparison as to how this looks like a network of runways, it is to draw a visual comparison to what they look like from above. They are not runways. They would not support the weight of anything physically landing there.”

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

“Some theorize that they were runways. I don’t believe that for a moment. Hell, I was in the Air Force for six years, and none of the aircraft that we had would be capable of landing on that as a runway. I think it’s more of an attention-getter. You can see them from space. So, I think that it’s a signal.”

– Ken Storch
(Paranormal Investigator / Ret. Police Officer)

In the more than four decades since the publication of Chariots of the Gods?, Erich von Däniken‘s controversial theories concerning the Nazca Lines have continued to spark widespread study. Some scholars, after discovering curious patterns in the numerous designs, suggest that the Nazca Lines might actually be one of the earliest known examples of applied geometry.

“They were interesting geometric figures. They could draw a figure, and then they could envision making it even bigger. You’re making angles; you’re approximating distances, and that innate skill of us to deal with geometry, I think, translates to our earliest art forms.”

Michael Dennin, Ph.D.
(Physicist/Prof. of Physics & Astronomy, UC Irvine)

“It’s interesting as you look at these designs on the plains of Nazca, some of them have very, very interesting relationships to the skies overhead. There’s a very famous glyph of a spider with one leg that extends way, way out, and if you take that and flip it into sort of a mirror situation, what you can plainly see is that the spider is meant to represent the constellation of Orion, and the spider’s leg, the extension, is meant to represent the star Sirius. So, whoever put these designs on the plains of Nazca understood the same thing that all of the other ancient cultures before them understood, which is that there’s some critical importance to understanding Orion and Sirius and their relationship to the Earth.”

– Michael Bara (Author, The Choice),
(Dark Mission: The Secret History of NASA),
(Ancient Aliens on the Moon), (Ancient Aliens on Mars),
(Ancient Aliens and Secret Societies)

But could the Nazca figures really have had a more profound purpose? Some Ancient Astronaut Theorists believe they were created as a means of communicating messages to the gods…messages that may have also included a plea for them to return. Ancient Astronaut Theorists believe the mysterious figure known as El Astronauto could hold a clue to the Nazca mystery.

“They call him The Spaceman and he appears to have a space helmet or something on his head, and he’s got one arm up and he’s waving. And it would seem this is one of the sky gods. Or if he’s not one of the sky gods himself, he’s one of the Nazca people who’s waving to the sky gods and saying, ‘Hi, we’re here. Come and land. We know you came here before. Come back.’”

– David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods),
(Ancient Technology of Peru & Bolivia)

“You have a figure that looks like E.T., with the big eyes and the big head, and one hand is pointing to the sky and the other is pointing to Earth, as if it was some type of a message: “Hey, something happened here; we were visited by beings from above.”

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

Is the mysterious figure known as El Astronauto evidence of an extraterrestrial visitation in the distant past, as some researchers believe? And if so, might this suggest a reason why extraterrestrial visitors may have landed at Nazca in the first place?

“We send scientists from the University of Dresden to Nazca. They measured the magnetic field, and they found a change in the magnetic field under some of the lines. And also, we measured the conduction, electricity along the lines, and right next to it, the ability to conduct currency was 8,000 time higher on the lines. And they found that eight feet below one of these lines, the magnetic field definitely changes. So, we have the result. There is something in the ground, but we don’t know what it is.”

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

Is it really possible that something in the earth might have attracted an otherworldly species to Nazca? Could it have been an outpost for a mining operation of precious metals? Or perhaps minerals needed for rocket fuel?

“It’s been said that, if any extraterrestrial wanted to come to Earth, Nazca would be a great place for them to land. Nitrates and various things that we use in our modern propulsion are found in abundance. Maybe it’s possible that extraterrestrials were aware of this location as an energy source, and ancient man left these depictions and runways as a way to entice those beings to come back.”

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

“We find that the Nazca civilization was placed in nitrate-rich environments. They had no purpose for these nitrates. The question might be, whether nitrate was indeed of importance to the people who came to this area, maybe in prehistoric times. Maybe an extraterrestrial civilization somehow had a purpose for this nitrate. Because nitrate is used in an awful lot of interesting technological applications today. Such applications as space travel.”

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

But might the extraterrestrial contact at Nazca have been designed to support an even greater presence that we have yet to recognize? And could Nazca have in time served its purpose, only to be abandoned?

“With any visit, or with any project, the time arrives when something is finished. And that is why some of these contacts had ended, because the extraterrestrials went on to different places.”

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

“So why would extraterrestrials be coming to Nazca? Some of the lines at Nazca are going straight through the Andes. The lines themselves directed you farther east.”

– David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods),
(Ancient Technology of Peru & Bolivia)

But if Nazca was used as an ancient mining site by extraterrestrials, might there be evidence of other, similar sites around the globe? According to Ancient Astronaut Theorists, there are. And they can be found hundreds of miles away at the ruins of another lost civilization.


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