Ancient Aliens

There is a tv program series on History channel that I get via satellite.  I am both angered by and enchanted by, it.  Having been to a place that can only imprint into your mind that it is real, you are witnessing it directly and therefore it exists…and it can only have been made by an intelligent being or beings.  My place was Chichen itza in the peninsula of Mexico.  I have also been to The Anasazi cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde in Colorado.  The latter are much more primitive and fairly easily to justify from what little we know of the people that built it.  Chichen itza is a bit more of a struggle as is easily shown on the program I’m discussing.  Just now, they demonstrate that the people who built Chichen itze, were aware of the precession of earth demonstrated in their writing and of their knowledge of astronomy.  This is Many hundreds of years ago.  The precession happens once every 72 yrs, and these people apparently were so knowing of the heavens that they knew of and wrote about it.  When I visited the Pyramid of Kulkulkan, I was definitely in awe of the people building such a massive structure.  When we arrived there by bus, the guide said “we’ll visit the pyramid last, if there’s time”.  Ha.  No Way was I going to miss that.  It was over 100 degrees F, I drank 6-8 bottles of soft drink and didn’t urinate all day!!  But I was alone…all by myself as I climbed to the incredible top of the pyramid.  There was a chain running down the steps so one had something to grab onto if necessary.  The steps were not deep enough to allow a full foot placed on it and were higher than our usual steps at home.  I stood up there and could see out over the jungle for a long distance.  Then, having seen Mel Gibsons movie, Apocalypse (many years after my visit to the pyramid), I can imagine them cutting out the hearts while still beating and throwing the victims down the steps.  It would be easy to fall/slide/bounce all the way to the bottom.  I am unable to comprehend the need to kill and sacrifice and still wonder why.  There was a Lot of ruins and ancient sites in the area.  A large building for astronomy, a ball court, a covered painted wall.  Easy to get frustrated in not being able to read the hieroglyphs.  Thankful that someone did uncover/translate them, and then even more awe at their communication.  There was a wide pathway to a cenote…a well or large hole in the ground, where, on the edge, sat a stone structure said to be the site of execution and the bodies or hearts thrown into the water about 80 feet down.  As I approached the cenote, I noticed a very loud racket of birds and the moment my head was visible over the edge, they became silent and I only got to see a few large parrots as they flew to hide in the crevices.

To this day, I stand in awe of such ancient sites.  And they exist literally all over our planet.  Every continent has more than one such site and many archeologists are trying to uncover the secrets.  I wish I could stick around long enough to hear what they learn.  When you see something that can have no other explanation than it was created by intelligent beings…you are forced to believe your eyes.

And to this day, I am totally baffled by the thought that the builders of the Egyptian pyramids didn’t have pulleys!

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2 Responses to Ancient Aliens

  1. Bob Gearhart says:

    Those Mexican sites blow your mind. If they ever stop killing each other down there you should visit Teotihuacan. It is the largest of the ancient complexes and because it is right next to Mexico City one of the most visited. In 88 my daughter was in college and one of her classes had a lot to do with the Mayan cultures. For a foreign language, she took Spanish and did it in evening classes so I went with her. Then with a VW Buss and a months vacation, we drove down to see the old Mayan ruins. Going to the University of Mexico in Mexico City we obtained topographical maps of all the known ruins sites. That was my “most fun ever” vacation for we toured Mexico left to right and even down through Guatemala and into Honduras. We stayed at a place just outside of Chichen Itza a couple days going in with the people who were working at clearing and rebuilding some of it. At other places we got to play Indiana Jones parking the buss and hacking our way through the jungle to sites that were still not open. Near Mexico City we found one in a darn corn field where had we wanted we could have pried a large piece off the wall and taken it home. Comparing that to the protection of the US Park service to the basic rock piles in much of the Southwest couldn’t be ignored. Fascinating trip, want to do it again. One of my reasons for buying a diesel car recently, had in the back of my mind the idea of driving around in Mexico some more. In a month we missed a lot, recently I went to Cancun for a week long package and took the tour buss out to Chichen Itza. The place where I had stayed earlier with my daughter was where we had a meal. It was surprising to see how they had cleared things up and the tour guide on the buss was fun. Going south of Cancun Just outside of Merida and over at Cozumal are three developed sites you can visit out of Cancun. Dang shame the Spaniards with their superstitions had to destroy all the knowledge left by the Central American cultures. Tikal is worth carrying the passport for if you go riding about.

    • drbob says:

      How Embarrassing To just now find this. Maybe I read and answered it before but it’s still here and my memory won’t tell me more. Wouldn’t you like to see a topo now with all the newly discovered places!! That would have been a wonderful time with your daughter. My kids never got to experience these outside of my photos. All those trips were in confluence with medical trips. I don’t have enough intellect with this blogsite and I am slowly learning. (with the help of my nephew who set it up for me). Sigh

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