4.7 – ALIENS & BIGFOOT (3.23.12)

ANCIENT TRACKS [8c]

Iraq. Site of ancient Mesopotamia and the cradle of civilization. In the remains of the ancient city of Nineveh, Sumerian tablets dating back to as early as 1800 BC tell the story of King Gilgamesh. In this epic poem, Gilgamesh has a companion named Enkidu, who is described as a hairy wild man living outside human society.

“What is fascinating about the “Epic of Gilgamesh” is the fact that it relates to us a story of Enkidu, who allegedly was a giant. It is possible that Enkidu, this wild hairy beast, this giant, could have been of extraterrestrial origin. Because that is what the ancient Sumerian texts are saying.”

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

“Enkidu is described in the Epic of Gilgamesh as being a hairy man-like monster with great strength. And when you read that story, and you have to think that Enkidu is some kind of a Bigfoot Sasquatch.”

– David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods),
(Yetis, Sasquatch & Hairy Giants)

“This is the actual first fashioned being by the gods, where they put their genetic marker on it to make a new being that would be their slave, and they called this being the Enkidu.”

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

Is it possible, as Ancient Astronaut Theorists suggest, that the Epic of Gilgamesh actually describes a hominid creature created by extraterrestrial beings? Sumerian texts also describe ancient Sky Gods who came to Earth, called the Anunnaki.

“The Ancient Astronaut Theory explains how these gods were probably extraterrestrials. And put their genetic marker on this beast. But that beast would still exist and probably went on its own evolutionary path to be the Bigfoot and the Sasquatch that we have today.”

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

Do ancient accounts of such human like beasts provide further evidence that this otherworldly being may have really existed throughout our history? Some believe the giant in the Old Testament story of David and Goliath may also be an early representation of Bigfoot.

“If you think about the story of David and Goliath from the Bible, Goliath is huge, and he’s big, and he’s hairy, but he doesn’t live on the edge of civilization or avoid people. He’s being used as a weapon, almost a weapon of terror against the Israelites.”

– Sabina Magliocco, Ph.D.
(Prof. of Anthropology & Folklore, CSU Northridge)

“When you start reading the Bible in more detail and descriptions of these giants, there were various other big creatures in our ancestors’ world, which we no longer are aware of, and Bigfoot might just be one category, which somehow has been able to survive. Whether or not Goliath is a Bigfoot, they definitely sit within the same category of a creature which clearly is not human, but clearly is also present here and is taller than our ancestors were.”

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

“My question is: What is the truth behind this particular story? And it is possible, as some scholars have suggested, that Goliath might have been an extraterrestrial. That he was a type of giant, a human abomination, a half-alien, half-human creature that was so terrifying, so horrendous, that David took it upon himself to vanquish that beast.”

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

“All cultures across the world, whether it’s South America, Native American Indians, Europe, Russia, China, Tibet, Australia, all these nations have legends and tales of giant hairy wild men. Now, you know, people say, “Well, legends are just legends.” But when you have cultures and countries, separated by oceans, all talking about very similar things, to me, this does suggest that in times past these things were very, very prevalent and widespread across the world.”

– Nick Redfern (Author, Memoirs of a Monster Hunter),
(The Real Men in Black), (Final Events),
(The World’s Weirdest Places),
(Close Encounters of the Fatal Kind),
(Bloodline of the Gods), (The NASA Conspiracies),
(On the Trail of the Saucer Spies:
UFOs and Government Surveillance)

Legends of giants were common in the ancient world. But similar stories emerged much later with Viking explorer Leif Ericson, who, in the 10th-century AD, wrote of “horrible, ugly, hairy creatures with dark eyes.”

“Leif Ericson was familiar with the different types of tribes of indigenous people. Now, he spoke very specifically about these large, hairy creatures with dark eyes and a very specific scent that they had. It stood out from all the other cultures that they interacted with on their travels into the New World. Could these have been the Sasquatch or Yeti that we speak of today? Very possibly.”

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

Medieval mythologies have also described hairy wild men with strange magical powers. According to historians, the wizard Merlin, found in the tales of King Arthur, is based on a legendary Welsh figure named Myrddin Wyllt, who is described as a hairy madman who wanders in the company of beasts.

“There are many stories, for example, of the wild man dating from medieval times. There, you have Merlin, our Merlin who is familiar to us from the legend of King Arthur. You have a legend about Merlin as being a wild man, being someone who was hairy and unkempt and lived in the woods because he communicated so closely with the spirit world. That he was untamed. That he was unable to live in human society. And so you have this idea that these creatures, who are wild humanoids, also have special messages for us. They can prophecy. They are living close to the spirit world in some way.”

– Sabina Magliocco, Ph.D.
(Prof. of Anthropology & Folklore, CSU Northridge)

But could all these similar accounts found throughout history and around the world be proof that Bigfoot is more than just myth? And is there any evidence that its origins lie not on Earth, but in the stars?

“There are a number of cases on record where Bigfoot is being seen in the same precise time frame as UFO activities being reported. For example, there was a big wave of UFO activity in Pennsylvania in the early 1970s, and people actually reporting these large, shadowy, lumbering apelike creatures walking out of the woods. In Texas, there’s a road known locally as Ghost Light Road. And it’s called Ghost Light Road because people see these weird balls of light flying through the woods. Coincidentally, people also have reported huge numbers of Bigfoot sight reports in these very same woods.”

– Nick Redfern (Author, Memoirs of a Monster Hunter),
(The Real Men in Black), (Final Events),
(The World’s Weirdest Places),
(Close Encounters of the Fatal Kind),
(Bloodline of the Gods), (The NASA Conspiracies),
(On the Trail of the Saucer Spies:
UFOs and Government Surveillance)

“Bigfoot are intelligent, they’re very, very secretive and very, very hidden. They’re able to skirt around civilization. Perhaps they do have some sort of extra abilities that allow them to do this, and if so, where did those abilities come from? We can’t factor out as a possibility that Bigfoot are somehow an extraterrestrial species.”

– Christopher O’Brien
(UFO Investigator / Author, Stalking the Trickster)

“Back in 1980, I had been investigating a lot of animal mutilations, and I get a letter from a man up in Snohomish, Washington, famous for the Sasquatch or Bigfoot sightings, who said, “I was out at my father’s place, and I hear a sound in the trees as if wind has come in. With the trees starting to move comes the silver disc.” And then he sees a beam comes down to the ground. In the beam is a tall, shaggy primate-looking he said it looked like a gorilla. Comes down to the bottom, and the tall creature walks by as if he doesn’t exist. The next thing, animal mutilations are reported within a few days.”

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

If Bigfoot creatures are aligned with extraterrestrial beings, as Ancient Astronaut Theorists believe, what might be the purpose of their presence on this planet? And might the worldwide sightings be part of a clandestine program that has been going on for thousands of years?

“Bigfoot could have been brought here, you know, to sort of let’s put it alongside the natives and see what happens. There are stories of the star people coming down and releasing these Bigfoot-type creatures into the wilderness. Of course, you have to wonder what prompted those stories. And that’s why there are researchers out there who do believe Bigfoot is, if you like, an animal born on another world.”

– Nick Redfern (Author, Memoirs of a Monster Hunter),
(The Real Men in Black), (Final Events),
(The World’s Weirdest Places),
(Close Encounters of the Fatal Kind),
(Bloodline of the Gods), (The NASA Conspiracies),
(On the Trail of the Saucer Spies:
UFOs and Government Surveillance)

“One idea is that these are entities that have been dropped down here as part of a research project. Another idea is that the Bigfoot creatures, perhaps, were criminals or some other type of undesirable from an alien planet that have been left on our world.”

Franklin Ruehl, Ph.D. (Theoretical Physicist / Cryptozoologist)

If extraterrestrials did create a race of Bigfoot creatures thousands of years in the past, as Ancient Astronaut Theorists believe, might they have had a reason for keeping them hidden from us? Perhaps further evidence can be found not in the world we know, but hidden deep underground.

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