6.20 – ALIENS & SUPERHEROES (8.22.14)

GENETIC MUTATION [21e]

New York City. 1962. Marvel Comics editor Stan Lee, wants to create a new breed of superhero. One of the masterminds behind the Fantastic Four and the Avengers, Lee invents a character literally born out of modern science: Spider-Man.

“Radiation was very much in the news at the time. And I figured, well, let’s let him get his power through radiation. And I figured the spider would bite Peter Parker on the hand. Since the spider was radioactive, I assumed that his little spider sting would insert some radioactivity into Peter’s bloodstream. Now, having radioactivity in your blood, especially if it was spidery radioactivity, that should give you some of the qualities of a spider.”

Stan Lee (Spider-Man, Co-Creator)

“Spider-Man’s just a normal teenager until he’s bitten by a radioactive spider. Suddenly, he’s a combination of normal person, but also a god with godlike powers.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

“I thought, “He’ll have the proportionate strength of a spider.” In other words, if a spider were as large as a human being, that’s how strong the spider would be which made Peter Parker very strong. I also figured he could stick to walls like a spider or any insect.”

 – Stan Lee (Spider-Man, Co-Creator)

Although exposure to radiation scrambles Spider-Man’s genetic material, there’s a precedent for it in ancient mythology: genetic manipulation through the mixing of mortal and immortal blood.

Anjaneri, India. Two miles outside this small village, in a cave surrounded by forests and mountains, is where many believe one of Hindu mythology’s greatest heroes was born: Hanuman.

“Hanuman was part god because his father was the god of wind and his mother is a mortal human being. So, then, obviously he has the qualities, the power of wind god and he’s able to fly and he is able to multiply in his size. So, because of that, he’s definitely a demigod.”

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

Hanuman is often depicted as half-man and half-monkey, which underlines his mixed bloodline. Is it possible that this is a non-scientific way of describing genetically engineered super beings, as Ancient Astronaut Theorists contend?

“One of the common themes in ancient texts is ancient gods or extraterrestrials coming here and then manipulating our DNA and changing us into more superior beings.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

As evidence of the genetic experiments they believe took place in the prehistoric past, Ancient Astronaut Theorists cite depictions of hybrid creatures found in cultures around the world: winged horses in Assyrian and Sumerian myths, the elephant-headed deity Ganesha in the Hindu pantheon, and Khepri, the ancient Egyptian god of the morning sun.

“The Egyptian deity, Khepri, is shown as either a beetle, or as a human with the head of a beetle. And you have to ask, what are they trying to tell us here about Khepri? Could he have been half human, half insect?”

  – William Henry (Author / Investigative Mythologist),
(Author, Freedom’s Gate), (The Judgment Day Device),
(Lost Secrets of the Watchers), (The Secret of Sion),
(Egypt: The Greatest Show on Earth)

Some Ancient Astronaut Theorists believe the hybrids depicted by the ancients may have actually been the result of extraterrestrial genetic experiments in the distant past.

“These things aren’t very far off from what we have in our ancient tales of creation. In the Sumerian epic of creation, we hear about the Anunnaki literally putting their genetic marker on us and creating us in their image and after their likeness.”

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

Could genetic experiments long ago have been part of an Ancient Alien effort to create the human race?

“Some very strange things happened in the course of human evolution. We go from Neanderthals with no apparent “missing link” whatsoever, and all of a sudden, our brain size doubles, our thumbs becomes more usable, we can walk erect more easily. There’s a large number of changes that take place in a very short time.”

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

Might the entire human species have been created by extraterrestrial genetic experiments in the past? And could our genetic memory of this be the reason we create genetically altered superheroes today, including mutants like the X-Men and the Incredible Hulk and hybrids like Hawkman, Animal Man, and Spider-Man?

“Is it possible that when we are seeing superhero movies, that on some level we are remembering having been changed before? That perhaps we were like the Neanderthals before, and this already happened, we already had some sort of genetic upgrade that brought us to the next level of human evolution?”

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

Are modern comic books of hybrids and mutants actually inspired by an Ancient Alien intervention thousands of years ago? And might we create these stories because we are subconsciously aware of something greater within ourselves? Ancient Astronaut Theorists say yes, and believe that our own recent technological advances may be bringing us closer to a reconnection with our alien past.

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[21b] Prometheus Entertainment. (2014). Ancient Aliens: 6.20 – Aliens & Superheroes. [DVD Footage: Ancient Gods & Heroes]. Los Angeles, CA: A&E Networks, LLC / History™.

[21c] Prometheus Entertainment. (2014). Ancient Aliens: 6.20 – Aliens & Superheroes. [DVD Footage: Super Villains]. Los Angeles, CA: A&E Networks, LLC / History™.

[21d] Prometheus Entertainment. (2014). Ancient Aliens: 6.20 – Aliens & Superheroes. [DVD Footage: Super Technology]. Los Angeles, CA: A&E Networks, LLC / History™.

[21e] Prometheus Entertainment. (2014). Ancient Aliens: 6.20 – Aliens & Superheroes. [DVD Footage: Genetic Mutation]. Los Angeles, CA: A&E Networks, LLC / History™.

[21f] Prometheus Entertainment. (2014). Ancient Aliens: 6.20 – Aliens & Superheroes. [DVD Footage: DNA Manipulation]. Los Angeles, CA: A&E Networks, LLC / History™.

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