1.4 – The Mission (5.4.10)

MYSTERY MINERS [5b]

On July 20, 1969, the Apollo 11 mission reached its destination, and two men – Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin – actually walked on the moon.

(over radio): “They’ve got the flag up now, and you can see the Stars and Stripes on the Lunar surface.”
(over radio): “Beautiful. Just beautiful.”

It was the first time in history that beings left their home and traveled through space to an alien planet. Or was it? Were we really the first creatures in the Universe capable of traveling to another world? Given the vastness of the Universe and the billions of years that it took to create our galaxy, is it so hard to imagine that such a thing might have happened before, perhaps, thousands of times and over the course of millions of years?

“The Ancient Alien/Astronaut Theory presupposes that thousands and thousands of years ago – and even before recorded history – Earth was visited by astronauts from another world.”

– Bill Birnes, J.D., Ph.D.
(Author / Publisher, UFO Magazine)

But if alien beings did, in fact, travel to Earth, why? Did they come to explore, to plunder, to study, to hunt, or to breed? When Armstrong and Aldrin explored their incredible surroundings, they found the moon a barren landscape. It seemed to offer little more than a lifeless oasis of rocks and dust. But in 1986, further testing determined that the Lunar landscape actually contains a high amount of helium-3, an extremely powerful nonpolluting, nonradioactive fuel source. Experts estimate that a single space shuttle filled with this material could satisfy all the energy needs in the United States for an entire year. Think of it. Armadas of spaceships mining the Moon and other planets for natural resources. Could this help explain why Earth might have served as a destination for travelers from other worlds?

“We’d go out there with robot mining crews and eventually human mining crews, mine those planets, extract the ore. Ships would come; they’d take the ore and bring them back. Well, if we would do it, why wouldn’t extraterrestrials?”

– Bill Birnes, J.D., Ph.D.
(Author / Publisher, UFO Magazine)

But if alien excavators did come to Earth – perhaps thousands of years ago – wouldn’t there be evidence? Here, in what is now known as Iraq, lies what is commonly regarded by historians and archaeologists as the “Cradle of Civilization.” Between 3500 and 1900 BC, the fertile area between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers was the home of the Sumerian people.

“The Sumerians were one of the first cultures that built actual cities with streets and a street grid, almost like New York City, where you have, you know, a square street grid. They invented cobblestones. They had a sewage system. They were taught in agriculture.”

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

The Sumerians also invented the first known writing system by using cuneiform script on clay tablets. In the 19th-century, archaeologists exploring the ancient ruins of Nineveh discovered 22,000 of these clay tablets. When they were later translated, the texts described many stories similar to those found in the Judeo-Christian Bible.

“Virtually every story that’s in Genesis – the flood story, the Adam and Eve story – they all have precedence with the ancient Sumerians.”

Arthur D. Horn, Ph.D. (Author, Humanity’s Extraterrestrial Origins)

In 1976, author, Zecharia Sitchin published his own translations of the Sumerian texts in series of books called The Earth Chronicles. According to Sitchin, the clay tablets describe an alien race known as the Anunnaki who came to Earth to mine gold.

“Zecharia Sitchin has essentially suggested that the reason why we were visited in the remote past is because the Ancient Astronauts’ home planet needed gold for their atmosphere and that their gold content in the atmosphere was depleting, so they came to Earth in order to mine gold and bring it back to their home planet.”

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

But why gold? What are the unique properties of this precious metal that might make it important and worth traveling through the galaxy for?

“I think for extraterrestrials, gold would be an important resource just like it is for us. If it’s at all like our society, one of the major things it’s going to be built on is electricity, and gold really is one of the top conductors, and its malleability and its ability to make it into wires, use it in really small forms as nanoparticles is going to make it an incredible technological resource for any sort of life-forms that reach that level of dealing with electricity and technology as we do. One of the exciting directions is possibly as an energy source through properties called thermoelectric effects, where it can take heat and turn it directly into electricity. This would be obviously a very nice clean energy source.”

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

With its capacity to create energy and conduct heat, some scientists believe gold may also be an invaluable asset in the construction of spaceships.

“Gold actually reflects infrared light. Infrared is basically light that’s not quite red, and so you don’t see it, but we interact with it as heat. The radiation will interact with your molecules and make them vibrate faster and you’ll feel that as heat, so it makes a great heat shield, partly because it’s so malleable. You can make it very thin; it’s easy to work with; and it has great properties for reflecting and heat protection.”

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

“The only metal that really lasts is gold. Gold is indestructible. All gold from ancient times still exists today.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

“If you look at Zecharia Sitchin’s theories – that ETs came down from another planet in our solar system, which is on a 3,600-year elliptical orbit, that they were running out of minerals, and gold specifically, that they somehow needed to line their atmosphere with.”

George Noory (Radio Host, Coast to Coast AM)

“These extraterrestrials – they just first measure our planet. And they have the instrument to find out: where on this planet do we find raw materials?”

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

“Through their incredible equipment, they find a planet that has this. It’s got gold. So, they decide, ‘We’re going to go there and we’re going to mine.’ So they send some expeditions to planet Earth. All of a sudden they get here and the factions begin to say, ‘Well, there’s a lot of gold here, but we’re not digging it out. What are we going to do? We need workers.’”

George Noory (Radio Host, Coast to Coast AM)

“The story that came down to the Sumerians is that the Anunnaki were mining gold on the Earth, and the run-of-the-mill workers complained, said, ‘This is really hard work and we’re tired. We don’t want to do this anymore.’ And so they had a big council and they decided to create a primitive worker called an Adamu.”

Arthur D. Horn, Ph.D. (Author, Humanity’s Extraterrestrial Origins)

“So they look at what is on this planet, and that is Homo erectus, and they say, ‘well, they’re not very intelligent and they’re not going to listen to us, so we’re going to genetically alter them.’ ”

George Noory (Radio Host, Coast to Coast AM)

“The Anunnaki created humans as a slave species.”

Arthur D. Horn, Ph.D. (Author, Humanity’s Extraterrestrial Origins)

According to Zecharia Sitchin, the Adamu were the first modern humans. They were created by the Anunnaki 450,000 years ago when they genetically mixed their DNA with that of prehistoric man.

“They took one cell of one of these ancestors of us. They changed the cell by an artificial mutation. They changed the DNA code, what our genetics are doing every day.”

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

“It’s carved in their stone. This is not something made up. This is part of the Sumerian history.”

– Linda Moulton Howe
(Author / Investigative Journalist, Earthfiles)

“They believed that the gods came down and created them, and they were their slave species. They knew that, and they didn’t have any philosophical beliefs about the purpose of man or anything.”

Arthur D. Horn, Ph.D. (Author, Humanity’s Extraterrestrial Origins)

“If you believe Sitchin’s theory that mankind was created by ETs for slave labor, all of a sudden it makes sense. And then when you look at the biblical terms of what may have happened – Adam and Eve? Sure, they may have been two individuals back a long time ago, the beginning of time. But perhaps Adam and Eve were the first of the genetically created human beings.”

George Noory (Radio Host, Coast to Coast AM)

Closer comparisons between the Hebrew Bible and the Sumerian texts reveal many similarities, not only in their stories, but also in their language. “Adam” is Hebrew for “man.” “Adamu” is what the Sumerians refer to as “first man,” the Anunnaki slaves. But do the Sumerian tablets actually describe an alien race, a race that conducted mining operations on a global scale? Thousands of miles away, on the African continent, ruins of ancient gold mines have recently been discovered. The largest concentration can be found in South Africa, where some excavations, according to scientists, date back some 150,000 years.

“They’re in areas that have an abundance of gold right now, so it’s very possible that they could have mined it. Now, the big question is, how do we know they weren’t human beings that simply did that? Why the ET theory?”

George Noory (Radio Host, Coast to Coast AM)

In many languages in Africa, the native word for “star” means “bringer of knowledge or enlightenment.” Some African cultures believe that extraterrestrial beings have been visiting the Earth for tens of thousands of years. Zulu legends speak of a time when “visitors from the stars” came to excavate gold and other natural resources. These mines were worked by “artificially produced flesh-and-blood slaves created by the  First People.”

“Some ancient mines in Southern Africa are thought to be a hundred thousand years old or older. If humans weren’t doing that mining a hundred thousand years ago, and making metals, then we would have to assume it would be extraterrestrials doing it.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

Alien slave mines? Genetically engineered humans? To believers of Ancient Astronaut Theory, these notions are not so far-fetched fantasies or fairy tales, but facts, and they point to additional evidence of alien mining a half world away…on the American continent.

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