Aliens Didn't Do It!
Michael James Scharen
October 22, 2021

Humans of our prehistory were extremely clever and innovative. They were building large stone cities and complexes before the woolly mamamoth became extinct. We need to give them credit where credit is due.

Denisovian jewelry dated to 60,000 or 70,000 years? I do not have any specific problem in accepting the idea of more advanced techniques or lifestyles existing among humans (or their denigrated cousins the Neanderthals) so long ago. My second book, For the Ages, was partially structured around this very idea. John Anthony West and others have shown that the Sphinx and nearby temple built from the rock excavated to create it is likely twelve millennia old or even older. But, to be fair, I would very much like to know how these artifacts were dated. Specifically, carbon-14 data is not reliable down to about 50,000 years unless technology has advanced significantly. The amount of material left to measure is just too small. Also, stone or metal cannot be aged that accurately but if others know differently, I am very interested in how this is done. Is there any sort of lineage to these artifacts? I’m not up on the science of stratigraphy but will take the results at face value for the moment.

Fig.1 Bracelet found inside the famous Denisova Cave, in the Altai Mountains, renowned for palaeontological finds dating back to the Denisovans, known as homo altaiensis, an extinct species of humans genetically distinct from Neanderthals and modern humans. The items are made from chlorite found only 200 km from the caves.

Personally, I have a lot more faith in human beings, despite their preference, as a whole, to follow the idiots blindly. Humans are incredibly innovative when given the chance — and even when they are not. The go-along to get-along strategy has worked well for Egyptologists and other archaeologists for over a century. There is much to be learned from folklore before it is squelched entirely by the experts. The Zulu have a legend that their people originally lived in the Sahara back when it was green. There is art all over the Sahara desert which attests to the fact that people living there were both hunting and herding animals. Likely — it was — life was hard but people were organized and took some command of their environment long enough to create art and advanced tools. Two hundred ton blocks in Egypt, Sumeria, Europe, and elsewhere have fascinated many. Just as intriguing but seldom discussed is the polygonal masonry found not only in South America (not built by Inca) but Europe, Japan, and elsewhere, is a demonstration of the great creative energies we have yet to re-harness. This is the masonry with many very large odd polygonal stones (as many as 13 sides) are precisely fit together. These are the lowest of stone walls or foundations which those like the Inca built on top of. It is easy to say, “Oh, it must have been aliens who did that!” This is infantile thinking and irresponsible to say the least. Could it have happened? Of course. Is it the most likely explanation? I think not. This sort of claptrap is, in my opinion, just another swipe at the public at large in saying that we are all too ignorant to come up with such ideas on our own. If we look around at the technology we have created, then we must dismiss the propaganda which tells us that we are individually insignificant.

There is yet a great backlog of useful information to be gleaned from folklore. It is exciting to learn of such things as the how Polynesians could navigate all over the Pacific using maps made of sticks, knowledge of currents, winds, and the habits of birds or fish. Archaeologists studying the great Moi of Easter Island had very little time in the past to actually speak with the islanders to learn what they had passed along for countless generations. There is evidence of a written language related to islanders in the Western Pacific. Recent discoveries have tied the current generations of Hawaiians to journeys from the Aleutian Islands. Those were not the first to settle there even so long ago. There were already ruins in Hawaii when they arrived. One thing is for sure. Human beings in the ancient past really got around and not just in the generational mode, but took long journeys and traded with people a continent or ocean away in their lifetimes, with vehicles they invented.

Perhaps the archaeologists have loosened up their stodgy foot dragging in the last twenty years as new tools like ground penetrating RADAR or LIDAR are dispelling so many haughty and even racist ideas regarding the state of Man throughout our long bloody but brilliant history. Careful analysis of the face of the Sphinx shows that the model was obviously African and not Mediterranean. Asian and African faces are prominent in stone carvings in Central America. Remains of Caucasian communities along with some of the oldest preserved cloth ever found — Tartan design, no less — are being studied. These were found in Central Asia (Western China) along with bridal bits for horses. A type of cloth weaved in Chili to this day and for who knows how long would serve well for creating a hot air balloon. What is a hot air balloon but a larger version of a Chinese lantern? Could this be how the Nazca lines were laid out or the large pictures formed on the ground in Great Britain or France? The technology for creating a balloon has been around for millennia. This is depicted on the cover of my book, For the Ages, along with a lion in place of the Sphinx in front of gleaming white pyramids in a green Sahara. Knowledge can be discovered and also forgotten — as with Roman concrete.

Old data can be made new again as dusty relics lying in museum basements or warehouses can be re-examined through DNA testing, CAT, MRI or other scans. The great collecting frenzy of the 19th and early 20th century were often very destructive and no doubt much information was lost forever or lurking in private collections. If not already, these need to be re-cataloged electronically. When Professor Robert Eisenman began posting photographs of the Dead Sea Scrolls on the newly polished World Wide Web, the reaction was incredible. Crowd science came out of the backrooms and the investigations were more lively than ever. Crowd science is something that gets very little attention and not much press save for astronomy. There needs to be more of it if we are to yank people from the malaise of public education. Simply, it is a matter of putting new eyes on a problem as there are so many more out there to choose from with a different perspective. The experts need to relax and it is good to see that many finally are. We’ve got this!