2.3 – UNDERWATER WORLDS (11.11.10)


The Andes Mountains, Peru. Here, at an elevation of 12,500 feet, lie the dark waters of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable body of water in the world. In August of 2000, an Italian team of divers and archaeologists launched an underwater investigation of the legendary lake. There, submerged under 100 feet of water, the team uncovered traces of a paved road, a stone terrace, and a wall nearly a half mile long. For centuries, local legends have spoken of a lost underwater city called Wanaku. Could these ruins provide proof that such a city did, in fact, exist? Then, another shocking discovery. Lying on the lake bed was a large, sculptured stone head. Could this ancient relic offer a clue to the origins of this incredible archaeological find? Comparisons were quickly made to similar stonework found at the nearby ancient city of Tiahuanaco, just 12 miles south of Lake Titicaca – a city long thought by Ancient Astronaut Theorists to have extraterrestrial origins.

“When the early conquistadors talked to the local Aymara Indians they were told that giants at the beginning of creation had created Tiahuanaco. The Spanish, too, were amazed by the gigantic blocks of stone. They felt that the devil had built this building.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

“If you look at some of the rock cut on megalithic structures at the site of Tiahuanaco, I personally believe very strongly that we are looking at an older episode of construction and the traces of a forgotten episode in the human story.”

Graham Hancock (Author, Fingerprints of the Gods)

But if the ruins found at the bottom of Lake Titicaca are from the legendary lost city of Wanaku, what happened to it?  Did it fall prey to a major earthquake or other natural disaster? Or was the city, as some Ancient Astronaut Theorists believe, deliberately flooded?

“The more you know about Lake Titicaca, the stranger it gets. Archeologists have problems in really explaining why there are sunken ruins there, because they’re saying that the ruins aren’t that old. They’re only 1,500 years old. And that would mean that Lake Titicaca has gone through a number of major changes in that period. And it’s possible that somehow the lake itself and the shorelines were manipulated so that certain areas of Lake Titicaca were flooded in a sort of artificial way. There is a type of seahorse that lives in Lake Titicaca. And seahorses are coming from saltwater and oceans, yet these seahorses are living at nearly 13,000 feet in the Andes.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

But just how could an ancient people have artificially created South America’s largest lake?  A lake that is 118 miles long and 50 miles wide?

“When you ask the local population, “How did all of this come into being?” The Aymara Indians will tell you that all of this has existed since before the beginning of time.”

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

“In the Aymara legends, the lake is like the place of genesis, the place where it starts all the civilizations in our continent. We have these very, very, very old roots. I mean, we’re not talking only about this civilization, this humanity. We are talking about our seeds, the roots of the stars. Some people believe that the extraterrestrial built, but what I believe is that the Space Brothers help us, direct us, teach us, because they had the experience in many ways. The legend says that once the Space Brothers came to this planet and they used to live with us, and they was very important in our lives and they used to be very powerful people.”

– Jorge Luis Delgado Mamani
(Co-Author, The Andean Awakening)

But is it possible that the lost city of Wanaku was really built, or inhabited, by the ancient ancestors of the indigenous Aymara people? And if so, could it have been deliberately flooded to avoid detection from the outside world?

“The elders, they used to talk about the underwater city. They talk about the lights like stars connecting with the lake. The stars, when they come down to the lake, there is changes in the temperatures.”

Cristina Sovrosa (Sheepherder)

“There is many legends with lights coming from the underground of the lake. It seems they come, they go and they return in different moments.”

– Jorge Luis Delgado Mamani
(Co-Author, The Andean Awakening)

“You start to get the idea that there is some kind of Ancient Alien underwater base. And it’s possible that some of these sunken ruins are somehow part of that base.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

Could the ancient city of Wanaku really have been built by alien visitors? And if so, why?  What was their purpose? Could the discovery of this and other sunken cities provide the evidence that mankind has been seeking for centuries…evidence that proves that we are not alone?

“These mysterious underwater structures really don’t have any context or any background; they just seem to come from nowhere. They seem to stand out as being out of place in time, so there’s some question marks, some mystery surrounding them that might shed new light on human history.”

Graham Hancock (Author, Fingerprints of the Gods)

“Atlantis, Lake Titicaca, Dwaraka. All those ancient mystery places always have had a connection to the gods. The gods, who, in the Ancient Astronaut opinion, were flesh and blood extraterrestrials. And in the end, the Ancient Astronaut Theory will be proven right.”

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


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Next: 2.4 – Underground Aliens (11.18.10)



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