2.4 – UNDERGROUND ALIENS (11.18.10)


South America. The Andes Mountain range in Ecuador. For thousands of years this rain forest – high on the Eastern slopes – has been the land of the Shuar, headhunters who are fiercely protective of their homeland, and its secrets. And of all the Shuar’s secrets perhaps none has been so carefully guarded as the location and entrance of the cave of Tayos. But why? Perhaps the answer can be found in the story of an Italian Catholic missionary named Father Crespi, who lived in the region in the middle of the last century.

“Father Paolo Carlo Crespi. He was loved by the Indians. He helped them without asking for money. And the Indians made him some presents.”

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

But what was unique about the “presents” or gifts given to father Crespi was that they often took the forms of elaborately-carved artifacts some made of gold or other precious metals. Often these objects featured elaborate carvings and symbols not known to be associated with the Shuar culture. In his 1973 book, gold of the gods, Ancient Astronaut Theorist, Erich von Däniken wrote of father Crespi’s incredible collection – which he believed to come from the cave of Tayos and which were, in his opinion, treasures from an unknown and highly-advanced culture. The startling questions posed in von Däniken’s book soon inspired Scottish explorer Stanley Hall to try and solve the mystery himself. In 1975, Hall traveled to Cuenca to see father Crespi’s collection with his own eyes.

“I had for years been researching South America as the missing page of pre-history. I first heard of the Tayos caves in Erich von Däniken’s book and followed it through from there.”

Stanley Hall (2007), (Explorer)

“And one of the presents which the old priest received is a tablet with 36 writings. It’s metallic tablet. No one until today was able to translate these writings.”

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

In 1976, Stanley Hall mounted an expedition of more than 100 people to explore Tayos. Among them was American astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon. Entering the cave through a jungle entrance known to the Ecuadorian army, the explorers were fascinated by what they encountered especially large areas that appeared to have been excavated by someone or something.

“The head of the British geological group, Dr. Brian Kelly, in 1976, he admitted that it was difficult for him to explain the actual large doorways that you see in these caves.”

Stanley Hall (2007), (Explorer)

Although Stan Hall’s expedition did find a tomb chamber with items dating to 1500 BC  The expedition found no treasure and no trace of anything that looked like the artifacts in father Crespi’s collection. But if Tayos was not the secret origin of father Crespi’s amazing collection, where did it come from?  Undaunted, Hall didn’t give up his search. 15 years later, in 1991, the explorer tracked down an Ecuadorian named Petronio Jaramillo who claimed to have entered the cave of Tayos through a secret entrance back in 1946.

“And apparently, Petronio had visited this cave for the very first time when he was very young. When he was in his teens. He said that he had to dive underwater, go in this underwater tunnel, and then come up.”

Stanley Hall (2007), (Explorer)

Jaramillo told Hall he wandered through chamber after chamber of ancient relics, including a vast room of books made from gold and other metals – books with unrecognizable writing…possibly like that on one of the metal tablets in father Crespi’s collection.

“The other things looked like formulas, and so on, and so on. So, it was one spectacular statement after another.”

Stanley Hall (2007), (Explorer)

“Some argue whether or not an ancient civilization had come down to Earth and had used this cave system to leave certain artifacts of their civilization behind for us to recover.”

– Philip Coppens
(Author, The Ancient Alien Question),
(The Lost Civilization Enigma)

Unfortunately, before he could guide Stanley Hall to the underwater cave entrance, Petronio Jaramillo died, taking the secret to his grave. Stanley Hall himself died in 2008, before he was able to renew his search for the so-called Metal Library. Fortunately, Stanley Hall’s daughter Eileen has decided to continue her father’s work.

“Unless we find this treasure, unless we can see, translate the writing, it’s still a big question mark over who wrote it, why they put it there and who put it there.”

Eileen Hall (Daughter of Stanley Hall)

But when Eileen Hall began to look for the location of father Crespi’s original artifacts, she learned that much of the priest’s collection had mysteriously vanished shortly  Or might the Shuar have taken their treasure back into after his death in 1982. But why?  Had Crespi’s artifacts fallen prey to thieves? Or might the Shuar have taken their treasure back into the cave where they found them?  Whatever the answer, Eileen Hall has continued to research other artifacts from elsewhere in Ecuador. And like father Crespi’s objects, some seem to have uncanny resemblances to other cultures that, according to mainstream archaeology, ancient Ecuadorians could not have had any knowledge of.

“This collection is made up of what my father believed to be the formative cultures of Ecuador. This is from the coastal culture from 600 BC to 1600 AD, and this is very humanlike, but at the same time, some features have been exaggerated. Here, you’ve got the smaller face with the kind of bigger ears, and the elongated skull shape on the head.”

Eileen Hall (Daughter of Stanley Hall)

“The top of this head looks like an elongated cranium, an elongated skull, and it is identical to this Egyptian statue that we find all over Egypt. To see this picture right here and compare it to the Egyptian bust we see right here, it’s uncanny – the head shape is identical.”

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

Do Stanley Hall’s artifacts show evidence that Egyptian cultures could have crossed the oceans to influence South American culture? Or is it possible that both were influenced by another culture one from beyond our world?  If so, were the strange writings inscribed on father Crespi’s now missing metal tablets actual messages from an alien world?

“My father went as far as saying it was possibly an advanced civilization, but we can’t know for certain until this library is found.”

Eileen Hall (Daughter of Stanley Hall)

“So this metallic library is still there in Ecuador in a subterranean cave. There are still Indian tribes living there. They are still protecting the old treasure.”

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

“So it’s going to push the boundaries of academia once this cave system has been found. And whether it is Inca or extraterrestrial, it doesn’t really matter at this moment in time. Let’s get to this cave and see what is in there.”

– Philip Coppens
(Author, The Ancient Alien Question),
(The Lost Civilization Enigma)


Perhaps Tayos has yet to reveal all of its secrets, but more than 700 Miles to the north, there is another cave one that may prove that the Mayan underworld and the terrifying gods who ruled it were not only very real, but thirsty for human blood.


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