Sumerians, Egyptians, Chinese, Hopi, Maya, Inca. Just a few of the many peoples around the world who worshipped gods who descended from the sky. Were these figments of our ancestors’ imaginations, real supernatural beings or flesh-and-blood space travellers from technologically advanced societies?

Winged Babylonian Goddess

Legends from many of North America’s first nations speak of women who married star men and went to live in the sky world. The women would return with children. The children lived with their mothers into middle childhood, at which time they returned to their sky fathers. The imagination of primitive hunter-gatherers, or a genuine memory of a human-alien hybridization project?

The Dogon people of Mali are very specific – their gods came from Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky. At a distance of 8.6 light years, Sirius is one of our near-neighbours, astronomically speaking, making it a conceivable origin for theoretical ancient astronauts. Yet, the Dogon had a stone age technology. How could they have known of the relative proximity of Sirius?

Textual Evidence

Ancient Hindu scriptures describe vimanas, vehicles in which the gods flew across the sky. On occasion, gods in vimanas warred with each other, obliterating entire cities with their weapons:

“And the lord Sankara cast on that arrow his own irresistible and fierce wrath, the unbearable fire of anger, viz., that which was born of wrath of Bhrigu and Angirasa. Then He called smoke – that terrible deity robed in skins – looking like 10,000 Suns, and shrouded by the fire of superabundant Energy, blazed up with splendour.” – Mahabharata, section 34 of the Karna Parva

Smoke as bright as 10,000 suns. A nuclear explosion?

“And I looked, and behold, a whirlwind was coming out of the north, a great cloud, and a flaming fire and a brightness was round about it, and out of the midst of it there came as it were a figure out of the midst of the fire …
As I looked at the living creatures, I saw a wheel on the ground beside each creature with its four faces.
This was the appearance and structure of the wheels: They sparkled like topaz, and all four looked alike. Each appeared to be made like a wheel intersecting a wheel …
And when the living creatures went, the wheels went with them; and when the living creatures were lifted up from the ground, the wheels were lifted up with them.
Wheresoever the spirit was to go, they went, and the wheels were lifted up with them; for there was a living spirit in the wheels.” – Ezekiel 1:4; 15-16; 19-20

Wheels within wheels – a gyroscope? Living entities transported by mechanical means. At the very least, it begs the question of why an omnipotent God, or his messengers, would require a vehicle to travel.

Spinning Gyroscope

Art and Artefacts

Fremont Rock Art, Utah

Petroglyphs from around the world depict human figures wearing helmets complete with antennae. Several medieval paintings show unusual flying objects in the background. One painting of the Annunciation features a UFO hovering above Mary and sending her a beam of light.

The Saqqara bird from Egypt, dated to 200BCE, is unique. The face is carved to look like a bird, but it otherwise resembles a modern glider. The wings lie across the top of the body and the tail is vertical, unlike real birds. The Egyptians were superbly capable of producing lifelike statuary, so the unusual appearance must have been deliberate. The Saqqara bird has one additional curious feature: indentations in the top of the tail indicate another piece (a rudder perhaps?) was once attached.


On the other side of the world, tiny pre-Incan models have been found, dated to between 500 and 800BCE. These models do not resemble birds or insects, but bear an eerie resemblance to airplanes or space shuttles. Scale models have been built, outfitted with an rc motor, and found to be airworthy.

Megalithic Ruins

The temple of Puma Punku near Tiahuanaco in Bolivia is estimated to be anywhere from 1,500 to 17,000 years old. Archaeologists credit it to the Aymara, a people with stone age technology. Unlikely. The blocks, the largest of which is 800 tons, are finely cut and interlocking. They are incised with precise lines and holes which are perfectly uniform. Some of the lines are mere millimetres in width, impossible to do with stone age chisels. There are interior boxes carved into some of the blocks, the edges razor sharp. The stones used are diorite and granite. The only stone harder than these is diamond. The blocks can only have been shaped and carved with diamond-tipped tools.

Sacsayhuamán is a series of stone walls near Cuzco, Peru. The blocks weigh between 50 and 120 tons. They are irregularly shaped, yet are fitted together without mortar with such precision that a sheet of paper couldn’t fit between them. Modern archaeologists attribute these to the Inca, yet the Inca themselves claim they did not build Sacsayhuamán, but rather it was built by an older race of giants.


At Baalbek, Lebanon, sits a Roman temple atop Canaanite ruins which predate it by about 2,000 years. The Canaanite ruins are built upon even older ruins, which definitively date the oldest part of the structure to at least 2,000BCE. The exact age is unknown, as is the culture who built it and its purpose. The top level of the original structure is composed of a layer of titanic stone blocks of over 1,500 tons each. These are the largest worked stone on earth. They are cut to precise angles and fitted together without mortar. The heaviest, most modern crane in existence today could not lift these stones.

Something happened in humankind’s remote past. Something that cannot be explained by mainstream archaeological theory, which would have us believe that people armed with nothing more than stone chisels and rope pulleys built structures our most modern machines can’t build. Ancient peoples spoke about gods in flying machines who possessed terrible weapons. They painted human figures wearing helmets and produced small scale replicas of airplanes. They possessed technology superior to our own. Where did it come from?