1.2 – The Evidence (4.20.10)

VIMANA [3c]

Over the past 50 years, NASA has sent astronauts into space inside large rockets. This method has been described by some as simply, “putting a man on a large firecracker, and lighting the fuse.” Man’s ability to travel farther into space would require more advanced propulsion systems. Several are being researched by NASA.

“There are a wide variety of advanced propulsion technologies that are being actively developed and studies by NASA and other researchers. A really exotic version of that is to use a launch- assist catapult, use technology derived from the magnetic levitation trains to build a maglev sled. It carries your rocket, gets it up to about Mach 1, and then launches the rocket from it.”

– Robert H. Frisbee, Ph.D.
(Propulsion Systems Engineer, NASA JPL, Ret.)

While these futuristic propulsion systems seem like something out of science fiction, Ancient Alien Theorists believe past civilizations possessed these same advanced technologies. They point to a number of cultural myths that describe Sky People coming to Earth in fire-breathing dragons, or metallic-looking machines as proof of extraterrestrial visitation.

“In my mind, legends and myths are based on something real. And while they’ve been ‘mythified’ and exaggerated in many cases, in my mind, some core of truth here in that people really were flying in airships in ancient times just like we do today.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

indiaBut might these ancient airships have reached Earth using the same type of propulsion systems we use today? The answer may be found deep in the Indian subcontinent. India – over 1.1 billion people crowd its modern cities and rural townships, speaking hundreds of languages, and practicing a number of different religions. India is considered one of the oldest civilizations with settlements dating back over 11,000 years. It is also home to several of the oldest records of ancient technologies. Ancient Sanskrit text dating back as far as 6000 BC, describing varying but vivid detail flying machines called “Vimanas.”

“Vimanas are airplanes, and they are powered by some jet engines. This seems to be true because all the description of the flight behavior: ‘Elephants ran away in panic.’ ‘Grass was thrown out’ because there was a lot of pressure from behind those Vimanas. So, that we can say this is a description of the spaceship.

– Dr. Algund Eenboom
(Co-Author, Aircraft of the Pharaohs)

Although mainstream historians believe the Vimana texts are myths, many of the documents contain passages that seem to describe modern machinery and technology.

“The Vimaanika-Shaastra goes into metals that are used in these craft. It talks about electricity and power sources. It talks about the pilots and the clothing they have to wear. It talks about the food that they eat. It talks even about the weapons that are kept on these airships.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

“The flight menus of the Vimanas are quite similar to the flight menus you find in the modern passenger flight business. Or when you go to the military jet engines, of course, they have also flight menus because it’s necessary for a pilot to get knowledge about his plane he wanted to fly with.”

– Dr. Algund Eenboom
(Co-Author, Aircraft of the Pharaohs)

“We also learned that these Vimanas could be controlled mentally. And this is a technology that modern militaries are beginning to develop.”

Michael Cremo (Author, Forbidden Archaeology)

“Even today, with as advanced as we think we are, almost every manifestation of an actual extraterrestrial civilization today would look almost like magic to us where it has to do with technological electromagnetic systems that interface with coherent thought and organized thought. And this gets into people go, ‘Now, you’re losing me here.’ But, I tell people, I say, ‘Yeah, well, you gotta push your boundaries a little bit if you’re talking about a true interstellar civilization.’”

– Dr. Steven M. Greer, MD
(Dir., The Disclosure Project / Dir., SiriusDisclosure)

The Vymaanika-Shaastra, or Science of Aeronautics, indicates Vimanas used a propulsion system based on a combination of gyroscopes, electricity, and mercury. Is this possible?

“Mercury is an unusual element. Mercury is metal. It’s also a liquid, and is a conductor of electricity. You know, there’s unusual things you can do with mercury. You can put it into a closed gyroscopic device with mercury spinning around, and then you get electrified. Studies have been done on this by NASA and by other scientists, and they find that you have levitation effects, antigravity kind of effects, and a spinning bright light is part of it, too.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

The Vymaanika-Shaastra suggests Vimanas were powered by several gyroscopes placed inside a sealed liquid mercury vortex.

“Here’s an example of a little kid’s gyroscope. You spin it with a heavy wheel around a central axis. Well, a gyroscope seems to do a lot of strange things, even defy gravity. And it does this because it uses what’s called rotational, or angular, momentum. And it wants to keep a particular orientation on its spin axis, the center rod. If you push on that rod, it will want to ‘righten’ itself up to its original orientation. It wants to keep that same angular momentum. Gyroscopes are used all over the place: in airplanes, in spacecraft, in submarines. This allows them to determine their position based on where they started. They can also use it for finding their velocity or even just the orientation of the vehicle in space. One of the texts talks about mercury rotating and driving some sort of a powerful wind, or a windmill effect. That might be some sort of what we call a ‘flywheel energy storage’ where you have a spinning disc, and then you extract energy from it slowly. That would be the mercury. And then that could be used to drive some sort of propeller or what we’d call a ducted fan sort of system like you have in a hovercraft. Mercury would be quite good for that because it’s a high density, so you’d have a small package for your power plant, and that’s always good when you’re building an aircraft.”

– Robert H. Frisbee, Ph.D.
(Propulsion Systems Engineer, NASA JPL, Ret.)

Flywheel energy storage systems, however, tend to lose power quickly. To navigate across space, its size would have to be enormous.

“They’re fine for use by power companies for load-leveling. You put energy in when you don’t need it. You get energy out when you need it. But they’re setting on the ground. To have something light enough to actually fly, it’s not at all clear that this will be a practical device. Now, maybe the people are trying to describe something that kind of looked like this to them. It might not have actually been mercury. It might have been some other liquid metal.”

– Robert H. Frisbee, Ph.D.
(Propulsion Systems Engineer, NASA JPL, Ret.)

“The mercury vortex engine is perhaps a failure in the translation because the vortex is not a material quite suitable to a jet engine.”

– Dr. Algund Eenboom
(Co-Author, Aircraft of the Pharaohs)

“The issue of how are these civilizations traveling faster than the speed of light is a fundamental question. It’s a scientific application of things that have been studied for thousands of years and they’re within the Vadas, the ancient Vedic teachings or other ancient teachings – and it is there.”

– Dr. Steven M. Greer, MD
(Dir., The Disclosure Project / Dir., SiriusDisclosure)

But if Vimanas existed, could this prove there was a worldwide transportation network thousands of years before Columbus? The answer might be found on a mountaintop outside Mexico City.

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