February 21, 2010
Recently, the National Geographic Channel aired a show called Is It Real?, which investigates the possibility of ancient astronauts having visited earth hundreds and maybe even thousands of years ago.
The show offered some compelling evidence. The proof, or lack thereof, is to be found in old paintings and artifacts. Actually, it's not the evidence that is in question, since itâ€™s authentic, but rather what the evidence depicts. Are these really ancient UFOâ€™s? Or, are these merely man-made gods which were drawn in respect, which we interpret today as extraterrestrials? We will let you decide.
The oldest so-called evidence for the ancient astronaut theory is a drawing in Val Camonica, Italy, estimated to be over 12,000 years old. It is carved on a rock near a cave and looks as if it depicts two astronauts holding tools.
Supposedly, more evidence exists. This here is a hieroglyphic in Egypt, painted on a 3,000 year old ceiling in Abydos, a New-Kingdom Temple. It is called Vimanas, meaning a mythological flying machine in Sanskrit. The image looks as if it depicts various, state of the art flying machines. One even looks like a modern helicopter. The others could be interpreted as a zeppelin, jumbo-jet, and even a flying vehicle.
This fresco, from 1350, known as â€œThe Crucifixionâ€, depicts Jesus on the cross being observed by two hovering crafts. The painting is housed in the Visoki DeÄani Monastery, in Kosovo.
And finally, a fresco painting from the fourteenth century called â€œMadonna and Childâ€, showing what clearly resembles a flying saucer in the background. Our zoomed in image reveals that the UFO-like object has portholes and other very sophisticated technological dynamics, including lights and a set of antennas. Does this painting reveal a connection between the Christian religion, Jesus Christ, and extraterrestrials?
We are skeptical, but we will admit that these fantastic pictures shake even the most adamant skeptic. Anyone who doubts the existence of UFOâ€™s will give it at least a second, more serious thought. It should be kept in mind that every drawing in this article comes from a very technologically primitive time â€“ compared to our 21st century. Yet, the images clearly portray objects which we consider, by even our 21st century standards, as extremely advanced and technologically superior. What exactly is going on? This is an answer none of us can giveâ€¦ yet.