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Exploring the lives of our ancestors to create a unified theory and better understanding of mankind's past. We're constantly looking for further leads on ancient mysteries, the paranormal, strange phenomena, dimensional time, new age physics, space travel, unexplainable events, and interesting location subject matter. AMB News posts blog articles on a regular basis while curating several ancient mysteries researcher communities. By relating this information to present day, Ancient Mysteries Blog is discovering ways our ancestors continue to shape our future while showcasing intriguing research topics.


Sightings of Ancient UFO's

Over the past decade researchers trying to get to the bottom of UFO sightings have reported an overall increase world-wide. There are many contributing factors supporting this information aside from the distinct correlation that plainly there are more UFOs to be sighted. Consider the growth in the field for one instant, the shear number explosion of investigators, hobbyists, and those paying a little closer attention to the skies above. With a much larger array of trained spotters, it's common sense to say the number of sightings would elevate, at least to a notable point.

Agencies such as MUFON are finally gaining recognition for their accomplishments as more visitors seek to pour over the materials found in their database. Global phenomena like unidentified flying objects have swept the world by filling coherent reports by observers who have never communicated with each other. A similar phenomena exists in case reports studied by psychologists, of alien visitations, which uniformly describe the same experience from person to person although those people have never been in contact with each other.  Of course, UFO sightings are a little different in the respect that the object can be witnessed by hundreds, if not thousands, at the same time. Lack of physical evidence and Earthly explanations often quickly dismiss claims especially when they're founded by individuals who appear discreditable or who have maintained states of panic while regurgitating their experience.  A fabled fish has limitless size potential. The major mystery and clear turning point though is when stories remain consistent in every detail even with the most obscure points, while sharing a common ground with many other reports.

Middle Ages Flying Shield UFO
Shield sighting from Annales Laurissense
Mass sightings with complete coherent reports track back hundreds of years before the time of electronics and modern mass communication. One such example cites a flying disc shaped object traveling from Scotland, over Europe and into Asia. The sighting is well documented in woodcuts and gazettes from several towns who's only lines of communication were foot travel or by horse during the Dark Ages. In fact, dates on the news reports are close enough together that either gossip by foot or by horse would not have traveled fast enough. Also, many of the countries were at war. Why would any individual risk crossing into enemy territory to tell someone there about seeing a strange object in the sky?

The question doesn't end in the Dark Ages though several sightings during the period, in a heightened time of unrest and violence, do have similar descriptive terms. Fire in the sky burning and spinning. Revolving wheel or round barrel of flame. Long fiery beam, pile of fire the size of a small boat, dark object making a sound like a wheel, shaped like a drum and came from the sea. The execution of Nichiren, for example, was aborted as the executioner panicked and ran when he witnessed an object in the sky like a full moon suddenly appear. As well, the Japanese are first credited to the term "flying saucer" after a sighting in 1180CE describing a flying earthenware vessel leaving a luminous trail. As time traces further back, descriptions tend to remain similar in style but use different terms such as a flying globe of fire and circular shield in the sky. Even so far back into written history around 1450BCE where the annals of Thutmose III talking of circles of fire coming from the sky brighter than the brightness of the sun.

Of course one could easily attribute the more ancient UFO sightings to be nothing more than meteorites crashing to Earth, which do indeed fit the some descriptions. Celestial body movements and falling stars best explain a few of the accounts, but do not provide an accurate explanation for other events like the Nuremburg sky battle in which it's reported the objects were fighting with each other, so evident the onlookers could tell who was winning and who was losing. Another example is an account from Emperor Theodosius around 390CE describing a brilliant glowing orb in the sky with a great number of other glowing orbs drawing near the larger one, almost as if they were being pulled in. Theodosius claimed the spectacle to be like a swarm of bees flying around a bee-keeper until they blended together as one, becoming as bright to the eye as a double-edged sword. In fact, there are quite a few ancient UFO sightings that dismiss the comet / meteor theory altogether due to the irregular activity of the object, moving in such ways that a meteor is not capable of. 


Who Originally Lived in North America?

An arctic ice bridge is one way ancient settlers may have visited America tens of thousands of years before modern voyages. Evidence suggests native migration patterns followed ancient routes through Alaska and as far south as Colorado following the mountain range. With that in mind, it wouldn't be too much further, all considering, to venture into Central and South America as well, let alone spread out toward the Eastern countryside. Further examination of those 40,000 year old migration routes will help us understand the paths our ancestors followed to eventually build the foundations of the western world. We know there was a thriving human population in North America long before it was claimed as a new world by European explorers.

Bonneville Salt Flats near Wendover, Utah by David JolleyTheories on Aztec origins for example, the mythical homeland of Aztlan, talk of a a great white land as the cultural point of origin. This pinpoints much further north than Mexica establishments in Tenochtitlan and Tlatelolco after their arrival in Central America. Tracing through ancient maps, university professor Armando Sol-rzano believes the location could be in northern Utah. By the narrative, it's quite possible someone may interpret salt flats as a white land. Similar theories identify historic sites much further north, into Canada, to be part of the great land of white where the Aztecs originated.The naming of an Indian settlement in Wisconsin, Aztalan, is meant to represent the location we find in ancient lore, but artifacts found at the site later suggest a different tribe established the fort.

Further ideas bolster this concept by suggesting the critical similarities in creation myths between various ancient Indian tribes may have started from one source, only then to develop slight differences over time as tribes split off. Future archaeological evidence may confirm these theories by placing ancient cultures in the areas at the correct time. There is an interesting connection to the  40,000 year old Siberian-Arctic North American migration routes, and a sudden growth in human population, known as the second wave in expansion. The first wave dates to around 60,000 years ago as the time when modern humans began to migrate out of Africa to Asia, Europe and Australia. The second wave of population growth is thought to attributed to an adaptation for colder climate survival.

Migraciones humanas en haplogrupos mitocondriales

DNA migration mapping shows us macrohaplogroup M (ABCDX) followed an ancient route across the ice bridge between 10,000 to 30,000 years ago. On the same map, we see A concentrating in Central America, north United States, and northern Canada; with a smaller concentration residing in the Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico area. Given this evidence, it looks like Sol-rzano is on the right track by investigating Utah for the Aztec's place of origination. However, with the same DNA evident much further north, it remains to be determined if the great land of white refers to salt flats or snow.


Who Built the Pyramids?

A brief documentary by Zahi Hawass, head of Egyptian antiquities, examined exactly who built the pyramids. Hawass talks about a burial chamber found in proximity to Giza which he calls a worker's tomb. From the evidence, accordingly, the workers were treated similar to royalty as far as burial method, that they were not slaves or treated as slaves. An online article about this discovery claims it took 10,000 workers, who ate 21 cattle and 23 sheep sent to them daily, more than 30 years to complete the construction. According to a bone study, most of the workers had significant cases of arthritis and lower vertebrae problems. 

The numbers state pyramid building was fueled by at least 229,950 cattle and 251,850 sheep over the 30 year period. On average in 2013 by the USDA livestock report,  consumers in the US ate roughly 0.0086 cattle, and 0.000675 sheep per person. Might add in here too, 0.0326 average pigs were also consumed per person during the period for reference. Pyramid builders averaged to 0.77 cattle and 0.84 sheep per person per year. This means Egyptian workers were comparatively and significantly, very much, well-fed for their efforts. On the other hand, it's quite possible either a number of workers are not accounted for, or there is a discrepancy in the food consumption numbers found in worker tomb hieroglyphs. Extra protein would be necessary for the work labor involved, however, does that necessarily equate to 3 lbs or more meat per day, per person?

As far as evidence of the building itself, again, Egyptian Antiquities tells us hieroglyphs in the tombs of workers and pharaohs explain the story, yet those stories often talk about the daily lives of workers, not specifically about the pyramid building itself. To me, I think this is where part of the problem is in deciphering true origination. Maybe the workers were responsible for renovating, not building the pyramids, as perhaps another culture built them long before the Egyptians. I agree, that if no solid evidence has been uncovered to show the Egyptians building pyramids, or a process thereof, how can Egyptology support the claim?

Perhaps by this, maybe it truly is that Egyptians inherited the pyramids instead of building them. They became the keepers of passed knowledge, the proprietors of masonry on an extreme scale. Given the tireless research performed by Egyptian Antiquities, I would like to believe they are correct in asserting the Egyptians built the pyramids. However, there is enough evidence, or lack thereof, to suggest alternative possibilities. It does seem very odd, on many levels, to build such monumental structures and not document how that happened. A discovery one day will likely change all of what we know about the Egyptians in a heartbeat, or maybe, the discovery has already happened and it's being kept from general public knowledge.

The closest evidence pointing toward Egyptians constructing the pyramids comes from a stone stele on the island of Sehel. Carved into the rock is Pharaoh Zoser, Imhotep, and God Khnum, who are associated with the first step pyramids built. Interesting it is, that even this monument brings controversial issues, considering no where is it mentioned the types of construction materials required or anything about building methods and quarry locations. There is a list of minerals in Zoser's dream to build monuments, but the list does not mention limestone, sandstone, or granite.