2.8 – UNEXPLAINED STRUCTURES (12.16.10)

ARMENIAN STONEHENGE [9e]

The Syunik Province, Southern Armenia. Approximately 140 miles southeast of the nation’s capital, Yerevan, lies the city of Sisian.

Nearby sits a high plateau where hundreds of ancient stones, some weighing more than 50 tons, stretch over a third of a mile. This is Carahunge, also known as the Armenian Stonehenge. Estimated to be approximately 7,500 years old, Carahunge predates the British Stonehenge by more than 4,500 years. The site is made of 203 slabs of basalt. At the structure’s center stand the stone circle, or henge.

“When most people hear of stone henges, they think of the Stonehenge in England. But there are hundreds of these henges, or stone circles, scattered all across Europe. What they were and how they were used is still a mystery.”

Nicholas Howarth (Geographer, Oxford Univ.)

“Mainstream archaeology still doesn’t agree on who lived there or who the builders were of that site. What we do know, though, is that the entire site is definitely a part of some type of an astronomical model.”

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

But how could this simple circular array of stones have given early man information about the stars? Is it possible that Carahunge might be the world’s oldest observatory? In September of 2010, England’s Oxford University sent an expedition to investigate.

“What makes this exceptional megalithic monument unique are the small holes, which have been bored into the rock at different angles. There are 85 stones with holes. They’re like telescopes. What we see with these holes is that they are pointed at different alignments to positions, on the horizon or into the night sky. What they’re pointing at is still a mystery to us. But we can say with certainty from the archaeological evidence that they were some sort of way to connect man and his life on Earth to the heavens above. And this would be the first time that we can say that people were systematically trying to understand their place in the solar system.”

Nicholas Howarth (Geographer, Oxford Univ.)

“This site is also called the Zorats Karer, which means “The Stones of the Powerful.” And what has been determined is that the outline of these stones actually does correspond to the constellation known as Cygnus, or The Swan Which, in certain cultures, is also referred to as The Vulture.”

David Wilcock (Author/Filmmaker),
(Author, The Source Field Investigations),
(The Synchronicity Key)

“Cygnus has always been seen among cultures around the world for many, many thousands of years as a point of entry and exit into the sky world this belief in a power in the stars, the idea that we come from the stars and actually return there in death.”

– Andrew Collins (Author, Gateway to Atlantis),
(The Cygnus Mystery), (Beneath the Pyramids),
(Göbekli Tepe: Genesis of the Gods)

The early Greeks, Chinese and others also believed that Cygnus had a special power or unique significance. But why? Why would so many ancient cultures around the world have similar myths about the same constellation?

“The only reason why I would do this, if I were on a foreign planet, is to give a message to future generations to say, ‘Hey. Nudge, nudge. This is where we came from.’”

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

Although, today, it is no longer possible to see Cygnus through the notches of Carahunge, many theories exist as to why the position of the constellation has changed so drastically.

“This site dates back to antiquity, where the Earth’s axis was in a different position. And you had the constellation visible in the sky at that time because of the fact that the earth was on a different tilt of its axis entirely.”

    – David Wilcock (Author/Filmmaker),
(Author, The Source Field Investigations),
(The Synchronicity Key)

Mainstream scientists have calculated that the earth’s axis slowly changes, or wobbles, over a 26,000-year period. But there are other researchers who believe these shifts happen more suddenly and dramatically. They claim that when these events occur, they cause major climate changes…flooding of biblical proportion…and the widespread destruction of life. But if these rapid shifts did occur, might Carahunge have been designed to provide something of a warning?

“It’s possible that the Armenian Stonehenge was one of the initial sites where ETs came to visit. And if there had been some sort of shift on the earth’s axis before, if there were periodic cataclysms, then maybe there is a time cycle in which those cataclysms happen. And maybe these ancients were very concerned about watching the astronomical alignments because they wanted to make sure that this wasn’t going to happen again.”

David Wilcock (Author/Filmmaker),
(Author, The Source Field Investigations),
(The Synchronicity Key)

But could alien visitors from other worlds have come to this spot even before Carahunge was built? Perhaps petroglyphs in the area much older than the standing stones offer even more clues.

“The petroglyphs go back to a much earlier time, so I think my first point is not to confuse the petroglyphs, which are from 10,000 years before Christ, with Carahunge itself. When the stones went up, it was probably 3,000 to 2,000 years before Christ. There are thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of images of humanoid figures on the site. Some of them are quite distorted and difficult to understand and interpret.”

Nicholas Howarth (Geographer, Oxford Univ.)

“The Armenian Stonehenge also has some interesting carved wall reliefs that show humanoid-looking beings. Now, many people have speculated that these could be possibly extraterrestrial. We look at the very bulbous shaped heads, slanted eyes. Very similar to what we see in a modern-day Gray Alien.”

– Jason Martell
(Founder, AncientSchool),
(Author, Knowledge Apocalypse)

“Look at the eyes, look at the shape of the head. What’s interesting in this carving right here, those extraterrestrials are holding some type of a disc. You’ve got this sphere that’s sort of just floating there in midair. Is it possible that these here represent flying discs? And the answer is yes, because again, this is a human rendering of something that they witnessed a long time ago. And it had to have been compelling enough for them to carve this into stone.”

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

Could these ancient stone carvings actually be primitive portraits of visitors from the sky? Did Ancient Astronauts really use Carahunge as some sort of landing site or early portal? If so, what secrets did they leave behind? And could they still be helping to create stone monoliths, even in our own time?

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