5.6 – SECRETS OF THE TOMBS (1.25.13)

BIZARRE BURIAL GROUNDS [7d]

Gyeongju, South Korea. Here, near the shores of the Sea of Japan, lie the ruins of Cheonmachong. Excavated in 1973, researchers believe this mound-shaped tomb was constructed for a 5th-century ruler from the Silla dynasty, which spanned nearly a thousand years.

“The main feature of this tomb is that it has what’s known as a “heavenly horse” drawn onto it, and it’s often called the Heavenly Horse Tomb. And this horse has eight fiery legs that are flaming.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

“It’s clearly not a living, naturalistic horse. It almost looks more like a combination of a horse and a dragon flying through the air. This may represent the journey of the spirit, the soul, or taking the soul up to the afterlife.”

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

According to most historians, this equestrian illustration represents not only the importance of horses in ancient Korean culture, but also the king’s belief in the spirit world. But Ancient Astronaut Theorists have another, much more profound interpretation. They believe the painting of the winged horse symbolizes how the deceased noble would actually journey to another distant realm.

“Tibetans and Mongolians also have similar legends of these flying horses. And these horses, too, would be analogous to the vimanas in Sanskrit, which are these flying machines, the chariots of the gods that Erich von Däniken talked about. And often they’re depicted as this horse, which was the familiar vehicle that people could travel in, only these horses could fly. They were flying vehicles.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

“If you look at it even more closely, it resembles more some type of a dragon. Because, out of its feet, there’s fire coming out, and the feet themselves, their legs, don’t really look like legs but they look as if they are some type of wings. We have to remember that our ancestors were not familiar with space vehicles, so whatever they saw up in the sky could best be described as an eight-legged horse descending from the sky.”

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

Could the so-called “heavenly horse” of Cheonmachong really be a representation of an extraterrestrial flying transport, as Ancient Astronaut Theorists contend? And if so, would this help to prove their theory that many ancient tombs were, in fact, portals to other extraterrestrial worlds? Perhaps more clues can be found in the mysterious drawings of another burial mound located more than 5,000 miles away.

The Boyne River Valley in Ireland. Here, 31 miles north of Dublin, lies Newgrange, a tumulus tomb dating back to 3200 BC, and similar to the one found in South Korea. Of the many ancient burial chambers discovered in the region, it is one of the best-preserved.

“Newgrange would have been one the largest man-built structures on Earth at the time of its construction. It dates from around 5,000 years ago, perhaps even a little bit more. Predates the Great Pyramids. So, this was a tremendous undertaking, by a very well-established culture, to build such a massive monument.”

Tok Thompson, Ph.D. (Prof. of Anthropology, USC)

Newgrange’s inner passage was constructed with remarkable precision. And its design provides an accurate means of measuring the solar year.

“It is astronomically aligned on the winter solstice, so that, right at the winter solstice, and only at the winter solstice a sun dagger shoots down through the central passageway into the tomb and illuminating the inner chamber of the tomb. This inner chamber is carved with very enigmatic megalithic symbols which we still don’t really understand and really displays an amazing competence of this culture on many, many levels.”

Tok Thompson, Ph.D. (Prof. of Anthropology, USC)

“We don’t know exactly what it meant to those ancient peoples, but we can imagine that they gathered there at the time of the winter solstice, that there were many celebrations, and that the priests and priestesses would go into this inner chamber to witness this miracle every year.”

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

“We have essentially the death of the sun on the winter solstice. On this day, we have the lowest point of the sun and then we have rebirth in new life. So, what better for a tomb and to talk about the journey to the afterlife than a death and a rebirth and starting the cycle again?”

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

Is it possible the celestial alignment at Newgrange was created to represent a journey to the afterlife, as some Ancient Astronaut Theorists believe?

“‘Spiral galaxies’ is one of those terms which we use all the time. And so the question might be: are some of the spirals somehow linked with this galactic travel? And based upon what we know from the belief of the people who built Newgrange and their belief, specifically, about the voyage of the dead, we know that this was a voyage in space.”

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

“When you look at these famous tumulus tombs that are all over the world, they are these circular mounds, so you have a shape, in a sense, of a flying saucer or a UFO. And the whole idea of the spiral and the vortex is often used to symbolize time travel, and that is the way that extraterrestrials would be coming to Earth.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

Could the hundreds of burial mounds found around the globe be linked through some otherworldly connection? And if so, is it really possible that extraterrestrials used these tumuli as portals to travel from galaxy to galaxy, as Ancient Astronaut Theorists suggest? Perhaps such far-fetched notions aren’t as hard to imagine as they seem, especially when considering that such things are happening right now, in the southwest region of North America.

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