5.12 – THE MONOLITHS (4.19.13)

EASTER ISLAND & SULAWESI [13d]

Easter Island. Isolated in the Pacific Ocean, more than 2,000 miles west of Chile, this tiny landmass is home to nearly 900 monolithic stone statues.

“On Easter Island, we have these huge heads and torsos that are carved out of the volcanic rock. They are called the Moai. Some of them that have been erected are 30 feet or so tall and weighing up to 75 tons.”

Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D.
(Geologist / Author, Forgotten Civilization)

“You don’t realize that they are really buried right up to their chest. And these statues are two or three times as large as we can see. Because most of them is below ground. Many of the statues, they’re often times sort of sideways, looking up.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

“And they look inward toward the center of the island. They also seem to look up to the skies. So, I think there’s a deeper significance and it has to do with the heavens, it has to do with things that were happening in the sky that were very important to the people. And that they are recording in these Moai and point to look upward, there’s something going on there.”

Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D.
(Geologist / Author, Forgotten Civilization)

According to archaeologists, the native Polynesian inhabitants of Easter Island – known as the Rapa Nui people – constructed the Moai between the 7th and 8th centuries AD to honor their ancestors. But recent archaeological excavations have revealed that the figures were naturally buried over thousands of years, making them much older than originally believed.

“From a geologic perspective to bury the Moai in 20 feet or more of sediment suggests that they are potentially thousands of years old, much older than traditional archaeologists have suggested.”

Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D.
(Geologist / Author, Forgotten Civilization)

“The idea that they were built 1,000 or 1,500 or 700 years ago, not realistic. They were built much, much before that. It seemed that certain guests came, built them and probably those heads do represent their original builders.”

– Sam Osmanagich, Ph.D.
(Prof. of Anthropology, American Univ., Bolivia)

If the Moai are older than previously recognized who really built them and why? Considering the Rapa Nui are bound to have arrived to Easter Island no earlier than 300 AD, is it possible that celestial beings visited here thousands of years before. Ancient Astronaut Theorists believe these monolithic figures provide clues that the Rapa Nui ancestors may have actually been space travelers.

“You cannot exclude that they are representations of celestial ancestors. We have all these statues and the faces of the statues do not look like the Easter Islanders. The statues they created they look like robots with long narrow noses, with narrow lips. There is nothing which compares them to the Easter Island people. So, what do they represent?”

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

“They are elongated heads. They are also these cone heads that we see at Nazca, in Egypt, in other areas of the world. Who are these people?”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

“One possible explanation for why these heads of the Easter Island stone figures face the heavens, it’s as if they were pointing a finger to their place of origin, but not because they forgot where they came from, but so that the humans could remember.”

Richard Leviton (Author, Welcome to Your New Designer Planet)

Is it possible the Moai heads represent extraterrestrial beings nodding to their otherworldly origin? Ancient Astronaut Theorists say yes, and point at similar stone figures, thousands of miles away in south east Asia as proof.

Bada Valley, Indonesia. Hidden in the isolated mountains of the island of Sulawesi, more than 20 monoliths are scattered in the fields of this farming region. Mainstream historians date the statues to the 1st millennium BC, although the actual date of their creation has not been determined.

“Much of the valley has rice terraces, which are familiar throughout Indonesia and South East Asia. But then in the middle of these rice paddies are these statues, and they are just sitting there. And when you look at it, you’re baffled. The stones are coming from these deep river valleys that are some miles away where there are giant boulders weighing 100 tons. But then to haul those giant boulders up into the valley and then erect, then carve it into this giant 15-foot statue. And you don’t know why they would do it or how.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

“The Bada Valley in Indonesia features some of the most magnificent megalithic structures that we can find. Giant statues that are very reminiscent to the statues that we can find for example, on the Easter Island.”

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

But how is it that monoliths have way around the world can bear such a close resemblance to each other. Some researchers believe the inspiration came from the same celestial visitors.

“You get a similar style carving, it’s very strange alien looking faces, which are very symmetrical, very beautifully carved. They have an intricate kind of craftsmanship to build into them.”

Hugh Newman (Author, Earth Grids)

“They wanted to make them resemble, what was in my opinion, was a depiction of the ancestors, the gods. Which somehow these stones were allowing to commemorate or communicate with these entities. They are basically telling us: this is a memorial to our god. A deity who was once present and who has left since.”

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

Is it possible, as Ancient Astronaut Theorists suggest, that these monoliths were created by mankind to pay homage to actual otherworldly beings who visited Earth in the distant past. And if so, might monoliths throughout the world have an even more profound connection to each other? Some researchers believe the answers can be found by taking a closer look at sphere shaped stones hidden in the jungles of Costa Rica.

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