6.15 – FACES OF THE GODS (7.11.14)


Lovelock, Nevada. In the early 1800s, local legends passed down by the Paiute Indians told of a race of giants who were exterminated by their tribe. It is said this was done by trapping the giants in a cave, shooting arrows at them and then starting a large fire at the mouth of the cave. Evidence of the slaughter lay undisturbed until the early 20th-century.

“Lovelock Cave was first discovered by local ranchers who were looking for bat guano to use in their fields.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

In need of fertilizer for their crops, the ranchers removed nearly ten feet of guano-enriched soil from the surface of the cave.

“And then they began finding human remains. They found up to 40 or 50 people inside this cave. One was allegedly seven feet, seven inches tall. They all had long, red hair and were literal giants.”

 – David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

If these skeletons were the remains of the legendary red-haired giants, were they visitors from distant continents?

“Throughout the 19th-century, many giant skeletons were allegedly discovered in the Midwest, also in parts of California and around Death Valley. And the skeletons here, found at Lovelock, are one of the few that were really excavated by an accredited university.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

Archaeologists from the Nevada Historical Society and the University of California believe the cave was occupied from approximately 1500 BC until a few hundred years before white men appeared in the Nevada Territory. 75 miles from the cave site, a local museum has preserved several skulls that some believe are recovered remains of the giants.

“Inside this cabinet, here, are three skulls from the Lovelock caves. When you first see these skulls, they seem to be pretty much normal-looking skulls. However, it’s when we really start to compare the jawbones with this modern dental impression of a normal adult male, that we see that these jawbones are unusually large. And these are, really, the skulls of giant people who were perhaps seven, even eight feet tall. One of the odd things with these skulls is that they’re not actually put on display here at the museum, and they’re kept hidden in this cabinet. Now, we don’t know if that’s really just out of respect for the Native Americans or whether there’s really something unusual about these giant skulls that they don’t want them to display.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

Are the Nevada bones evidence of a race of giants that existed all through early human history? If so, could the giants be the descendants of extraterrestrials? According to the Hebrew Testament, one such giant appeared in the Valley of Elah, 2,500 years ago. Each morning for 40 days, a Philistine giant over nine feet tall challenged the Israelites to a fight. His name was Goliath.

“David and Goliath is one of those episodes in the Bible where you wonder what is going on. Is it just a metaphor or are we dealing with a fundamental interpretation? And in that sense, Goliath has to be a giant creature. The question, then, is he  cannot be human. What is he?”

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

David’s stunning triumph over Goliath was considered a mere fable until archaeologists turned up evidence that suggests this confrontation really did happen. On the outskirts of Tell es-Saf, Israel, scientists discovered a moat that may have once protected the Philistine fortress. Nearby, they found shards of pottery inscribed with the name “Goliath.” Tests indicate the pottery is from the same time period as described in the Bible. Ancient Astronaut Theorists claim this is unmistakable evidence of extraterrestrial giants in biblical times.

“Are we dealing with metaphors or are we dealing with hard evidence? Are these physical creatures, which somehow roamed the earth? And I think, on volume, we have to accept that some of these were real. The question then is, how did these genetic freaks come about?”

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

“One of the main tenets of ancient astronaut theory suggests that a long time ago extraterrestrials changed our genetic makeup through a targeted mutation of our genes, essentially in the lab. So, they took a couple of human beings, altered their DNA, then reinserted those people back into the population, so, through procreation, those people would pass on those new genetic alterations to the entire population.”

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

Ancient Astronaut Theorists suggest the evidence points to one conclusion: that aliens changed the genetics of early human DNA.

“For an alien being to work with DNA is so easy that just creating a new type is not at all that difficult. Even today, we have the capability to create new types of animals. The question is, were we created as such, as well?”

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

Did giants really walk the earth thousands of years ago? And if so, could they have been from another world? Or perhaps the result of alien experimentation with human DNA? Perhaps the answer can be found by examining the stories of yet another type of otherworldly being winged creatures that descended from the sky as angels.

Rome, Italy. Stored in the treasury of St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, is the Sarcophagus of Junius Bassus. Constructed in 359 AD, the sarcophagus features what some believe to be the earliest known depiction of winged angels in all of Christianity. In the centuries that followed, angels were almost always depicted as having wings. But why? Especially since the actual biblical texts rarely describe angels as having bird-like appendages.

“The vast majority of the stories in the Old Testament, angels aren’t described as having wings at all. And some of them, they look human. When the angel comes to visit Abraham, this angel does not have wings. He looks like a man.  Abraham bows to him, which is interesting. How did Abraham know, if he looks like a human being, what was it that gave Abraham the clue to run over and bow down to him? And so there’s a supernatural quality, there’s a superhuman quality that they acknowledge, that this was a person who was a little more than human.”

Rev. Michael J.S. Carter, M.Div.
(Author, Alien Scriptures)

“The concept of the angel, as such, comes directly out of the Greco-Roman tradition. Stories of Hermes and Iris kind of coming down and giving messages, envisioning them as beings, like human beings, kind of looking like human beings and being benevolent. There are plenty of other beings which have these beautiful wings, these kind of forms and shapes. But all of these beings, however they’re conceived of, are a way of telling us that we have a hard time understanding what it is that separates us from them, from the gods. They have to be these kind of weird beings who have wings.”

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

“Angels show up in various cultures as, probably, misidentified technology. If they saw someone, a human being or a humanoid, flying in the skies, they could only give it a natural review, giving it wings. I don’t think they actually had wings. It was ancient man’s way of saying they had the power of flight.”

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

“The angels that have wings that we’re used to seeing depicted in pictures of the Bible and what have you basically, the wings say these beings can fly. So, we believe in angels, and the Native Americans talk about the Star People, the Egyptians talk about the gods coming to and from the earth. So, I believe this is the basis, this is the template for the civilizations of the Earth’s religious practices. I believe that.”

Rev. Michael J.S. Carter, M.Div.
(Author, Alien Scriptures)

For centuries, religious tradition has perpetuated the notion of bird-like wings to explain an angel’s mode of travel. But is such a concept even scientifically plausible? In 2009, a study at University College, London compared classic depictions of winged angels with actual bird physiology.

“You have to be able to flap down and flap up, and you really need a separate muscle to do each of these. On the way down, you’re generating the lift. And you actually have to rotate the wing slightly and get a different angle as you come up, and then, they actually generate their thrust. Otherwise, if you just went up and down in the same straight pattern, you’d be making lift one way, but when you went back the other way, you’d just push yourself back down. So, when you look at the classic pictures of angels, the wings are centered on their back. Very close together. Whereas, the birds with the wings on the side can have longer muscles with the great strength that go into moving them up and down. With the wings on the back, they’re gonna look like they’re gonna flap more like this than up and down.”

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

Researchers also concluded that angels, given their humanoid interpretation, would be simply too heavy for flight.

“We’re not designed aerodynamically, and we’re quite heavy. I mean, we’re solid bone, solid muscle. So, those two features you have to overcome.”

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

But if angels could not have possessed actual wings, how would they have managed to travel to and from the heavens?

“Angels were never described to fly around like Superman, but they sort of had a vertical ascent into the sky, or when they descended, it was a vertical descent. How was that possible?”

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

In 1953, Bell Aerosystems developed the rocket belt, the precursor to today’s workable jet pack. Designed to lift individuals vertically into the air and glide them across the skies, today’s jet packs can reach altitudes of over 8,000 feet and travel at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour.

“If you look at a modern jet pack, humans are ascending and descending in a vertical position. Now, imagine if that picture was shown to our ancestors. How would they react?  Obviously, they will say, ‘Wow, this creature must be divine. This creature must be some type of a god, because they’ve got the capability of flight. They’re like birds. Not even the sky is the limit to them.’”

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

Did our ancestors try to explain an ancient alien technology by suggesting that extraterrestrial visitors were heavenly visitors with bird-like wings? If the answer is “yes,” the implications are both profound and potentially disturbing. For if angels are actual visitors from other worlds, then what is their mission? Are they simply watching us? Or is there, perhaps, a more sinister purpose?


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