EASTER ISLAND UPDATE

Easter Island Update

Perhaps the Easter Island statues (known as moai) are not one of the original nor the new Seven Wonders of the World, but it has been subject and study of many archaeologists and botanists over the last 300 years. The purpose of this article is to update the reader to the latest events occurring at the Polynesian island off the west coast of Chile.

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One of the most notable botanists (and there have been many before and since) to visit Easter Island in 1954-55 was Thor Heyerdahl who was also the author of the renowned book, “Kon Tiki” covering in detail his research and and study of the statues, flora and the area Polynesian culture.

The original migration may have occurred around 300-400 CE by a chief named Hotu Matu’a including his extended family in a couple of large canoes. Much of this information conflicts with other accounts and it is possible the island could have been inhabited in a range difference of over 500 years. However, it is believed the early immigrants to the island created the moai statues. An important point to note is the Rapa Nui who migrated to Easter Island ultimately caused a severe tree deforestation, as the population grew past what the island size could adequately accommodate. With the advent of European visitors beginning in 1722, also came the diseases common to them, but not to the island inhabitants. This, coupled with slave raiders caused the Rapa Nui population on Easter Island to be reduced to 111 by 1877.

During the 20th century, before the moai had been properly examined, there were some who speculated the statues were of those of inhabitants who had been stranded on the island and were giving a message of “here we are” and “help” where upon they could be rescued. Some even speculated they could have been extraterrestrials. Further, it was postulated the inhabitants of the island had built just heads, or caricatures of themselves to indicate the rescue attempt. Of course, these outlandish theories were found to be baseless. No excavation attempts to discover more about this enigma was attempted until fairly recently.

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In 1995, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization named Easter Island a World Heritage Site with most of the island being protected within Rapa Nui National Park.

It was not until 2012 when Jo Anne van Tilburg, UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) including a complement of talented archaeologist hopeful and actual students in the industry and Rapa Nui assistants were invited to be part of excavating various sites at Easter Island. There are 887 moai statues in total of which only some will be excavated. Some have what has been coined, red hats. Again, this is historic where a US university obtained the approval of the Chilean government to begin archaeological activity of this nature.

Please view the latest video from May 4th of 2015, presented by Jo Anne van Tilburg courtesy of the AIA: 

Of all 887 statues in existence, in various tilts, positions, and postures, it is now known that the heads do have bodies, many submerged beneath the earth for hundreds of years. As the excavations are being undertaken, it has also been discovered the bodies have carved inscriptions (writings) that, to date, have not been deciphered. There are other artifacts with inscriptions being found in the excavations, also. Jo Anne van Tilburg aptly states sound reasoning for undertaking this project: 1) Why would there be such obsessive human behavior to create the moai statues? 2) What process can be undertaken to preserve the artifacts?

In closing, please enjoy pictures, maps, and the inscriptions found so far. Please click on any picture to activate the carousel show. To exit, either click the X in the upper left of window or press “Esc” to return to article:

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DERINKUYU: AN UNDERGROUND CITY

DERINKUYU: AN UNDERGROUND CITY

In 1963, a simple home renovation in the town of Derinkuyu, Turkey led to an extraordinary discovery when a cave wall was opened, revealing a passageway to an underground city thousands of years old and more than 280 feet deep.

It is said that Derinkuyu could house as many as 20,000 people as well as special areas for their livestock and supplies. It also has several wells drilled that could deliver fresh drinking water to many levels of the city. Derinkuyu would have been a massive undertaking to build for anyone, even in modern times with modern equipment.

A project of this magnitude would have required specific equipment, planning, and knowledge of the terrain’s geological composition. At Derinkuyu, because of the softness of the stone, one would have had to been very careful that was enough pillar strength to support the floors above otherwise there would have been catastrophic cave-ins. What is very interesting is that there is absolutely no evidence of any catastrophic events. So, obviously the builders were extremely clever and knew their material. Even by today’s standards it is an impressive masterpiece of construction. Please click on pictures to activate carousel. To exit, just press the ESC key or click on the X in the upper left corner of carousel.

The question here is why would anyone want to live underground? Why was this underground city built in the first place? The Cappadocia region where Derinkuyu is located was part of the Zoroastrian Empire, which was Persian. The Zoroastrian religion, based on opposing forces of good and evil is widely believed to have influenced both Hinduism and Judeo-Christianity. Scholars say it was founded sometime before the sixth century BC. Its chief God is the creator Ahura Mazda. In the second chapter of the Zoroastrian sacred text, the Vendidad, Ahura Mazda saves mankind from a worldwide environmental disaster. The great prophet, Yima was instructed to build an underground refuge similar to Derinkuyu by the sky God Ahura Mazda.

According to the sacred texts, Yima built a multilevel underground city to protect a select group of people and animals from a global ice age. The Vendidad called this event “the evil winters.” The underground city at Derinkuyu also has an unusual security system: 1,000-pound doors on rollers that allow them to be moved by a single person, but only from the inside. This was a very complex security measure and obviously the inhabitants of the underground city wanted to hide something from the outside.

According to the ancient Zoroastrian texts, Ahura Mazda flew through the sky in a divine chariot and waged war against his eternal enemy Angra Mainyu, the demon of destruction. So, there we have a description of possible “extraterrestrials” with the capability of flight. Is it possible that people searched for shelter in an underground city because of a war?

Was Derinkuyu built to hide from terribly freezing winters or out of fear of an aerial enemy?

Consider this, if you will: Something flies over the underground city at high speed it would not be possible to spot the ventilation shafts. If it were an enemy that was on foot or on horseback it would be easy for them to just close all the ventilation shafts and everyone inside would have to come out for lack of air. During recorded history we know that many different people did, in fact, hide in the underground city of Derinkuyu to escape everything from desert raiders to Roman legions. But, some experts wonder whether such conventional attacks can really explain why Derinkuyu was built in the first place.

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UAP ACTIVITY IN CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

UAP Activity in Central California

Why have there been so much unidentified aerial phenomena in central California over the years?

After moving to California in 1985, I must admit it took about three weeks for the Disney-type charismatic enigma produced into the minds of so many Americans for so long to wear off. Once I began to travel the western region of the United States it became apparent something else was happening. Unidentified Aerial Phenomena or the old coined term Unidentified Flying Objects was what was happening. Although, I had always followed NASA and related space phenomena since I was a kid, I was deluged with reports and statements of personal events of UFO activity by more people than ever in my travels throughout the country.

I have kept information of many of the events I considered credible since I have lived here and will now share some of them.

Some of the most interesting reports I received were from Mammoth Lakes and Bishop in the late 1980’s. Since, I have lost contact with these persons, I will report without divulging full names. While staying at Mammoth, my friend, Ron, at his chalet he recounted various UFO events he experienced. The most demonstrative one he told me was his viewing of an aerial, cigar-shaped, huge (almost 1 mile in length) craft hovering over the Sierra Nevada mountain chain while prospecting alone for gold. Please note this occurrence was quite a number of years before and it was in a very remote location; therefore, potentially very few witnesses. There were many saucer crafts maneuvering towards it and ultimately entering the ‘mother ship’ through a side opening. Once all the craft had entered the ship it left so quickly it was more like it had disappeared than ‘flown away’. I knew Ron for years and he was a credible, good friend.

The next report came to me from a lady who also lived in the Owens Valley area of central California. Although, she insisted the Eisenhower photos she had of his meetings with aliens in 1958 were factual and from direct sources (I saw them-compelling), I was only able to view them before she returned them to file. This was in 1990. She was friends with a land owner in the area who claimed to be in contact with ‘others’ and would be taking a trip for a while, in fact, five years. He asked Jenny to look after his ranch for that period of time. She accepted. He returned after this time to his ranch. Jenny noted that he seemed different, yet much more ‘alive’, ‘rejuvenated’, and happy. He did tell her the trip was to another world and it was great!

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Two of my last events have been observed in California since 1985. I state this for record; I do not have evidence to provide. Therefore, I know what I have observed, yet I have nothing to report. I have had a total of four events in my lifetime. My father told me of events he encountered in the 1930’s. I will personally share, but I won’t make a spectacle of something I cannot prove.

The following is a drawing from what I observed near Atlanta, Georgia in September of 1967. What I will do is give a drawing of my first sighting.

My UFO Event 1967

While observing the Echo satellite launched by the United States in the 1958, I was following it with my 2.5″ refracting telescope outside the kitchen/laundry room in the back yard while living in Smyrna with my mother, when I saw with my naked eye this incredible white light type of craft entering from space to hover, very briefly not too far over Dobbins AFB. It quickly moved in a zigzag-type pattern in the sky and within 5 seconds or so it returned, definitely to space. Of this, I am certain.

Now, more than ever, due to improvements in video recording equipment that almost anyone can carry in a pocket, aerial events are being captured and published. One of the latest sightings has been reported by Channel 23 in Bakersfield, California on April 7, 2015. The video was made on April 5, 2015.

Please click on the link below for a blue object video and article courtesy Channel 23 KERO TV, Bakersfield, CA (Note this is a third party link and may take time to download):

http://www.turnto23.com/news/local-news/mysterious-ufo-sighting-leaves-southwest-bakersfield-neighbors-puzzled

Just last month, I received a report by Darryl Wong of a picture capture by Dora Stephanie. The following photographs are the property of Dora Stephanie and cannot be reproduced without her express permission. Click any picture to activate the carousel below. Click the X in upper left corner or press the ESC key to exit carousel.

For now, what do you think? Reports are coming in from the private sector and some are making it to mainstream news media.

It is up to you to take part and your input is valued. If you wish, please comment below. If you live in the central California area, we are very interested in your comments. Thank you.

 

 

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