3.12 – ALIENS & DEADLY CULTS (10.12.11)

HUMAN SACRIFICE [13d]

Bangalore, India. In the private collection of artist Jo Nambiar is a brass medallion made to honor the 18th-century Italian sculptor Antonio Canova. The medallion bears the bust of the artist on one side, with his famous work The Three Graces on the other. It is unique, not only because of the medallion’s artistic value, but because it is connected to literally hundreds of murders committed all by one man, known only as “Behram.”

“When we talk about “Behram” what we’re talking about is a mass murderer. He was directly responsible or a made participant in more than 900 murders. That’s a staggering number, and what appalls us and intrigues us even more was, he saw this as an act of religious devotion.”

David Southwell (Author, Secrets & Lies)

Behram dispatched with all his victims by means of strangulation, using a long strip of silk he wore wrapped around his waist called a ruhmal. The ruhmal had the Canova Medallion sewn into it to add weight to one end, so when thrown, it would easily wind around the intended victim’s neck. But this method of murder was not unique to Behram. It was also practiced by a network of organized killers, who by the 19th-century numbered in the thousands. They were known as the “Thuggee”, and by even the most modest estimates, they are history’s deadliest cult.

“Nearly two million deaths have been attributed to this cult, found in mass graves throughout India.”

– Logan Hawkes (Publisher, The Mexico Less Traveled),
(Author/Producer, Ancient Mysteries of the Americas),
(Author, Close Encounters of the Old West),
(Ancient Aliens of the Americas)

“They were really a band of thieves. They made their money by attacking people and robbing them on the roadways of India. Today, we call people often “thugs”, who are robbers, or violent criminals. And this word comes from Thuggees of India.”

– Rick Ross (Cult Expert, Intervention Specialist),
(Exec. Dir., Ross Inst. for Cult Studies)

The Thuggee are believed to date back to the 1300s and although many have claimed they were no more than bandits, the Thuggee also claimed they murdered their victims for a very specific purpose – to offer blood to the Hindu goddess, Kali.

“Murders were being done in the name of Kali by the Thuggee. There was a definite cult aspect to these murders. They weren’t just about robbery. This was a devotional act.”

David Southwell (Author, Secrets & Lies)

“Kali is the Black Goddess, she has sunken eyes, fangs, and she has a very long lolling tongue She wears a garland of human skulls. And she also holds a severed heads and she holds a machete in one hand. She’s the most powerful goddess there is, because she is totally unstoppable, when she’s angry.”

– Deepak Shimkhada, Ph.D.
(Adjunct Prof. of Religion, Claremont Graduate Univ.),
(Prof. of Hindu Studies, Claremont Lincoln Univ.,
School of Theology)

“The Thuggee cult were wanting to offer blood to Kali because they didn’t wanna spill even one drop of blood they would strangle their victims so that Kali would be able to have all of the victim’s blood.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

Curiously, although Kali is a Hindu god, the Thuggee also included Muslims and Sikhs.

“The Thuggees came from a very diverse background. So, we see these people, following Kali, who may transcend religion, and they believe that Kali is a goddess that comes from the stars. This may represent an extraterrestrial.”

– Logan Hawkes (Publisher, The Mexico Less Traveled),
(Author/Producer, Ancient Mysteries of the Americas),
(Author, Close Encounters of the Old West),
(Ancient Aliens of the Americas)

Could the Thuggee really have been influenced by an otherworldly visitor – one who had been mistaken for a god for centuries? And, if so why would an alien being have a thirst for human  blood?

“When you look at the history of ancient cults and their worship of these human-like extraterrestrial gods you find atrocities, human sacrifice in the name of those gods. They believed that those gods wanted them to commit these acts to commit the sacrifices.”

William Bramley (Author, The Gods of Eden)

Mount Llullaillaco. Argentina, 1999. At the top of this 2,200 ft. high volcano, archeologist Johan Reinhard discovers the frozen remains of three human mummies – one boy and two girls – all under the age of 16. Dating back approximately 500 years, they were also surrounded by a number of gold statues, silver, ornate textiles and pottery. The children had been drugged and left to die on top of the mountain as sacrifices to the Inca gods.

“The lncas would make human sacrifice after a major earth event, like a volcano or maybe an earthquake, and the sacrifice would always be a child between the age of six and 14 years old – an unblemished child, a perfect child.”

  – Logan Hawkes (Publisher, The Mexico Less Traveled),
(Author/Producer, Ancient Mysteries of the Americas),
(Author, Close Encounters of the Old West),
(Ancient Aliens of the Americas)

“Slaughtering their own people, it was the ultimate sacrifice to kill someone in order to possibly get the gods to return and that proved how intense those encounters were thousands of years ago.”

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

For the Aztecs, human sacrifice was so important that they believed it to be necessary for the survival of the entire Universe.

“The Aztecs sacrificed because they thought the gods needed blood to maintain the Universe. And without human blood, the Universe would die. At the consecration of one temple, they allegedly sacrificed 20,000 people, in which the persons were taken up to the top of these pyramid-like structures. They were cut open, the heart ripped out, held up, and then the bodies rolled down the steps. But we have accounts that there were actually volunteers for this.”

– Mark Mirabello, Ph.D.
(Author, Handbook for Rebels and Outlaws)

“When we think of these gods that the ancients talked about, or the modern cults talk about, are we to assume that these aliens are wanting us to conduct blood sacrifice?  Or could that just be our interpretation of what they want?”

– Logan Hawkes (Publisher, The Mexico Less Traveled),
(Author/Producer, Ancient Mysteries of the Americas),
(Author, Close Encounters of the Old West),
(Ancient Aliens of the Americas)

Do alien visitors really desire the blood of humans in order to exert power and gain control over the earth? There are those who believe the answer is yes, and that there may be a greater, even more insidious agenda. And the clues can be found by examining cults that don’t just call for the death of others, but require the faithful to sacrifice themselves.

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