Are We Alone?

For several decades, assumption about extraterrestrial life has been boosted by tales of flying saucers and encounters with aliens. Just recently, in 1996, NASA researchers claimed to have established proof for simple life forms in a meteorite, allegedly from Mars, found in Antarctica. Then you might ask yourself, is this the only evidence that historians have that proves other life forms could possibly be out there. I think not. Our historians show that humankind, at once, had a vast array of technological advancement. But yet, this technological advancement vanishes and reappears hundreds of years later.

Evidence of unique advanced technologies thousands of years ago in Egypt and India is becoming more evident as we reclaim the realms of technology. The increasing number of temples being discovered in India is so large; it is quit impossible to believe that they were created with primitive technologies. Some of the Indian temples have been replicated by the contemporary rich industrialists of India. But it took large amount of resources and approximately thirty years or more to complete even a part of the same. That gave rise to the concept what technology did the people in India and Egypt possess that made so many of these structures possible.

Granite is one of the hardest materials known on Earth. The Ancient Egyptians and Indians could cut it from bedrock and shape it as if were wood. Granite is very heavy yet the Ancient people of Asia could manipulate blocks weighing 50 tons into position 180 feet above ground level, having already moved it 600 miles from its quarry. They could drill and sculpt granite yet we are told the only tools available at the time were made of copper.

In the 21st century, with the best of modern science, we cannot duplicate the achievements of the Ancient Egyptians and the Indians. We do not understand how they worked or why they created what we see in Egypt and India today. These were people who lived at the dawn of our know history using work methods we would find very helpful today if only we knew what they were.

A group of Egyptian and Indian scientists recently investigated jointly these magnificent architectures. They found something that made them really astonished. The structural foundations and load bearing architectures are exactly the same. The inner granites not exposed to weathering and atmospheric friction retained their sharp edge. These edges are just impossible to create unless some form of laser type or even more advanced technologies were used.

The intriguing Iron Pillar from Delhi is another unexplained mystery that has shown that humankind is not alone. This Iron Pillar is located in Delhi, India. The pillar is 98% wrought iron and has stood 1600 years without rusting or decomposing and withstanding the harsh elements. But yet, humankind cannot create an iron bridge that can last for more than 100 years without constant maintenance. The physical facts about the pillar are reasonably well-established; the pillar is approximately 7.3 meters tall, with one meter below the ground; the diameter is 48 centimeters at the foot tapering to 29 centimeters at the top; it weighs approximately 6.5 tons and was manufactured by forged welding. Historians are unsure who it was made for, when it was made or where did it originally stand before it was moved to Delhi.

In 1800, an Italian physicist, Alessandro Volta invented the Voltaic Pile which would be used to create batteries. But, in 1936, strange shaped pots where discovered a few hundred miles east of Egypt containing a water tight copper cylinder, glued into the opening with asphalt. In the middle of the cylinder was an iron rod, held in place also with asphalt. This galvanic element is a form of primitive battery made by Egyptians. Around 1929, historians discovered an amazing map drawn on a gazelle skin. Research shows that it was a genuine document drawn in 1513 by a famous admiral of the Turkish Fleet in the sixteenth century named Admiral Piri Reis. He admits in a series of notes on the map that he compiled and copied the data from a large number of source maps, some of which dated back to the 4th century BC or earlier. The map is drawn in perfect detail and shows the western coast of Africa, eastern coast of South America and the northern coast of Antarctica. The amazing part of this map is that it was drawn 300 years before Antarctica was even discovered. It shows the coast line under the ice, but, geological evidence confirms that the latest date Queen Maud Land could have been charted in an ice-free state is 4000 BC.

Now, let us jump to the present time and look beyond the boundaries of our own atmosphere. Just recently, a noted scientist, Geologist Dr. Morris Charles, has just produced evidence that the Moon’s surface was inhabited by some form of intelligent life; a 10 inch angel sculpture embedded in a moon rock brought to earth by Apollo 11 astronauts 40 years ago. The angel, a humanoid female with wing-like appendages on her back and long flowing hair, is made of an iron compound found exclusively in the highlands of the moon. It’s been hand polished to a silvery luster. Based on chemical analysis of the metal, geologists estimate the sculpture to be 200,000 years old.

Let us look at fossils. As we learned in grade school, fossils appear in rocks that were formed thousands of years ago. Yet there were a number of fossils that just don’t make geological or historical sense. A fossil of a human hand print for instance, was found in limestone estimated to be 110 million years old. What appears to be fossilized human finger found in the Canadian Arctic also date back 100 to 110 million years ago. At what appears to be the fossil of a human footprint, possibly wearing a sandal, was found in a shale deposit estimated to be 300 million to 600 million years old. Humans were not even around 65 million years ago.

It takes millions of years for trees and other plant life to decompose and become coal. In 1885, a block of coal was broken open only to find a metal cube, obviously worked by intelligent hands. In 1912, workers at an electric plant broke apart a large chunk of coal out of which fell an iron pot. How about the nail that was found surrounded in a sandstone block from the Mesozoic Era or the semi-Ovid metallic tubes that were unearth out of a 65million year old Cretaceous chalk found in France. This all seems to be impossible when the Chinese, in 550 BC, were one of the first to be recorded in casting iron.

Perhaps a little math will help. Our Earth is approximately 4.5 million years and the Universe is approximately 13 billion years old. If we subtract the 4.5 billion years from the 13 billion years, it leaves 8.5 billion years that any other life form or civilization could be ahead of us. Look back just over 100 years in Earth history and the Wright Brothers were taking turns flying at Kitty Hawk North Carolina and Henry Ford was creating the assembly line. Now look at the present time, the space program, the private aircrafts, the airlines and manmade satellites. Now, project our 100 plus years to 1,000, 10,000, 100,000 or even 8.5 billion years.

In the vast emptiness of space, there are several hundred billion stars in our vast galaxy, hundreds of billions of galaxies in the observable universe and approximately 150 planets spied already in the close neighborhood of the sun. That should make for plenty of warm, scummy minute ponds where life could come together to begin billions of years of progression toward technology-wielding creatures like ourselves. Hopefully, within the next 50 years, we will have the knowledge to reach out and touch such intelligence. One thing is for certain, for Earth to be the only Planet to posse’s life form would seem to be a terrible waist of the Universe.