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The Ancient Airships Of Atlantis

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Ancient airship flies [Image: 'The Guns of Icarus']

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Before the Wright brothers the sky was conquered by daring men in astounding airships: rickety things held together with nails, glue, and a prayer. Hot air literally carried the balloon that brothers Joseph and Etienne Montgolfier launched into the wild blue yonder. During 1783 their balloon carried them into the unknown as they huddled in a flimsy wicker basket that swung precariously beneath the bloated airbag. Later, French engineer Henri Giffard flew the world’s first propeller-driven airship in 1852. Innovation and materials technology permitted German Count von Zeppelin to command the first rigid dirigible to slip the surly bounds of earth and pierce the skies in 1900.

But some researchers discount those relatively modern breakthroughs that opened up the skies to navigation. They claim that Mankind only rediscovered the principles and technology of flight that humans knew before the end of last Ice Age. They point to the possibility of the people of Nazca that may have flown hot air balloons high above the plains a mere 1,000 years ago. They refer to the famous ancient Indian aircraft, the fabled vimanas. And now they reveal the hidden history of the majestic sky ships that once dominated the swirling skies above the legendary lost super-city of old: the ancient airships of Atlantis

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The Nazca balloon soars aloft [Image: Julian Nott]

The Nazca Plains balloons

Could the ancient people of Nazca have built anchored hot air ballons and directed the giant artwork etched into the barren plains beneath them? Researcher Jim Woodman believed it might be possible using the materials the people of Nazca used in their daily life, so he approached Julian Nott, the founder of the modern ballooning movement.

Nott listened to Woodman’s idea and although skeptical, decided to see if it was really possible.

“When Jim Woodman approached me with his idea that the people who created the Nazca lines could have seen them from hot air balloons I was intrigued but skeptical. Yet we successfully flew in a balloon that could have been built by the Nazca people a thousand years ago. And while I do not see any evidence that the Nazca civilization did fly, it is beyond any doubt that they could have.

If the people of Nazca could have made hot air balloons, why not other civilizations? Nott addresses that question.

“And so could the ancient Egyptians, the Romans, the Vikings, any civilization. With just a loom and fire you can fly! This raises intriguing questions about the development of science and, most of all, the intellectual courage to dare to fly, to dare to invade the territory of the angels.” [Nazca]

Mystery of the Vimanas

The ancient Indian Veda texts, long thought to relate religious mysticism, has been given a closer look over the past 100 years. The investigations revealed stunning insights into an advanced civilization that existed before the end of the last Ice Age. That civilization spanned a region that is now a part of India and may have battled with another advanced state located in what’s now the Mongolian Gobi Desert.

Over the past few decades especially, some investigators of the ancient culture described in the Sanskrit writings have attempted to convince archaelogists outside India that the amazing culture existed and the texts (or at least part of them) are real history and not myth.

Their claims are bolstered by the accidental discovery of amazing artifacts and additional ancient writings found in other documents kept in Indian museums and universities: detailed descriptions of the flying aircraft built by the ancients. The texts not only describe the engineering, but also outline their construction and flight characteristics.

Other sections of the Veda texts describe aerial warfare and an atomic war between a city-state in what’s now northern India and an unnamed city located somehwere in the Gobi Desert.

There is a region in the Gobi that is radioactive and has sand fused into nodules of green glass.

That a part of the Gobi’s still radioactive is amazing, yet another discovery made during the 1990s eclipses the radioactive sands of Mongolia: the remains of an ancient city in northern India that is still highly radioactive. That find sent some Indian university archaeologists scrambling to the site.

Recalling the Vimana? Cave art made thousands of years after fall of Indian super-state

And then, a very strange artifact, the Wedge of Aiud, first unearthed in 1973, was given another look: a machined piece of metal made of an aluminum alloy. Originally thought to be about 400 years old, new tests have determined it’s from 18,000 B.C.E., from the Pleistocene Era, nearly 20,000 years before aluminum’s discovery in modern times.

Odder still, some experts believe the artifact may be part of an aircraft landing gear…possibly from one of the ancient Indian Vimana flying machines described in the Veda texts. [20,000 Year-Old Aluminum ‘Vimana’ Aircraft Landing Gear Discovered]

The airships of Atlantis

The legends of Atlantis permeate the myths of many cultures going back thousands of years. The Greek Plato who referred to the city—ancient even in his day—described it as a large island beyond the Pillars of Hercules.

Other researchers believe its location was off coastal Spain, near the Bimini Islands in the Caribbean, even was located in what’s now the Antarctic. Although the South Pole is unlikely and has been covered with ice for millions of years, it is certainly “beyond the Pillars of Hercules.”

Artistic rendition of an Atlantean airship [Image: Steve Bowers]

Although much has been written of Atlantean technology including speculation the “Lost Continent” had submarine craft, motorized ships, a mysterious power crystal that supplied electricity to the primary city. Yet little has been written of the airships that may have sailed the skies and explored the four corners of the world at that time.

The first book that addressed the possibility of flying craft was William Scott-Elliot’s The Story of Atlantis and the Lost Lemuria published in 1909. [Free download of the book available here.]

Artist interpretation of an Atlantean submarine

Scott-Elliot decribed amazing technology and aircraft that skimmed the skies with silent majesty using a power lost in antiquity and still unknown today. He did not, however, rely upon any artifacts, texts, or physical evidence to support his incredible claims. Scott-Elliot divined the machineries of Atlantis from periodic sessions of what today is called ‘remote viewing.’

Sumerian art included what may have been ancient Vimanas

Remote viewing, made credible by the the CIA and the Pentagon, grew out of work conducted decades earlier by respected scientists like electronics genius Michael Faraday.

American physicists Harold E. Puthoff and Russell Targ teamed up with Stanford Research Institute’s Electronics and Bioengineering Lab. As their research began producing measurable results, the Pentagon became interested. At the time, the CIA and military intelligence tracked the ongoing paranormal and psychic experimenst by the Soviets and Red Chinese.

Scott-Elliot used a techniques similar to remote viewing to discern exactly what the Atlanteans did and how their society worked. He also researched the vanished land of Lemuria.

He wrote in his book about the construction of the airships: “The material of which the air-boats were constructed was either wood or metal. The earlier ones were built of woodthe boards used being exceedingly thin, but the injection of some substance which did not add materially to the weight, while it gave leather-like toughness, provided the necessary combination of lightness and strength. When metal was used it was generally an alloytwo white-coloured metals and one red one entering into its composition. The resultant was white-coloured, like aluminium, and even lighter in weight. Over the rough framework of the air-boat was extended a large sheet of this metal, which was then beaten into shape, and electrically welded where necessary. But whether built of metal or wood their outside surface was apparently seamless and perfectly smooth, and they shone in the dark as if coated with luminous paint. In shape they were boat-like, but they were invariably decked over, for when at full speed it could not have been convenient, even if safe, for any on board to remain on the upper deck. Their propelling and steering gear could be brought into use at either end.”

An incredibly detailed description, but no more so than some of the remote viewer CIA team that described Soviet military complexes that were later confirmed by spy missions flown by the supersonic surveillance aircraft, the SR-71 Blackbird.

That Atlanteans may have had aircraft is supported by tantalizing tidbits of information that survived the destruction of the great Library of Alexandria. Shreds of surviving scrolls detail much ancient history that’s been lost to modern times.

It’s also believed by some scholars that Atlantis existed at the same time that the super-state of ancient India existed about 15,000 to 20,000 years ago. They two may even have had trade agreements and if the Rama Empire (is it’s referred to today) had flying Vimana, then the Atlanteans probably had their own airships.

World Mysteries writes about the Indian and Atlantean empires: “The so-called Rama Empire of Northern India and Pakistan developed at least fifteen thousand years ago on the Indian sub-continent and was a nation of many large, sophisticated cities, many of which are still to be found in the deserts of Pakistan, northern, and western India. Rama existed, apparently, parallel to the Atlantean civilization in the mid-Atlantic Ocean, and was ruled by “enlightened Priest-Kings” who governed the cities, The seven greatest capital cities of Rama were known in classical Hindu texts as The Seven Rishi Cities.

But skeptics of the existence of Atlantislet alone any Atlantean airshipsare legion. It’s doubtful they will ever accept the evidence of ancient airships unless an archaeological dig accidentally unearths one in the future.

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    • Pix

      Not a bad article for a change. There is no evidence that a continent the siize of Africa and Europe combined sank beneath the sea, which is the size of Atlantis as per described by Plato the original source of the story. We’d still be able to see it under the sea, especially lately now the worlds sea beds have been mapped and easy to view via Google Earth. The only land mass big enough that fits the description is North and South America.

      Also it is a misconception where it says “The ancient Indian Veda texts, long thought to relate religious mysticism, has been given a closer look over the past 100 years”. It’s true that more interest has taken place but, most of the ancient Veda texts have not even been unrolled let alone studied.

    • It's Me Again

      It would certainly explain the ancient maps of Antarctica and how people knew what it looked like from the air, but they had to have been drawn from a very early time before Antarctica was covered with snow.

    • Anonymous

      By RRR. SEPTEMBER 4th, 2012, Tuesday, 6:51 P.M. EST.

      Vimanas rhimes with Manna and AID with water desalination plants technologies.

      May GOD HELP BLESS INDIA and RESTORE IT WIth Upgrades.
      The USA have helped India and Pakistan in past peaceful efforts and hopefully in the future.

      Enjoy The Pictures.
      “We Are The Children”.

    • Mr A Hole - PHD, BSE, HN51, ADHD hons. DVT HIV

      It wasn’t natural disasters that have taken away all of real history. There is one culprit for that, religion. But the blame lies with those that created the worship of false idols and gods and who drove mankind into not just a technology jump backwards but a social and moral one too. There have been many many lost cultures and history through natural selection. But when it comes to the hiding of truth that may give mankind individual freedom and power then only the big R is to blame…

    • Anonymous

      How incredibly stupid! We have fake airships from a civilization that never existed! This crap belongs on the late, great “Weekly World News”.

      • Anonymous

        I second this.

      • Gojiroiscoming

        Lots of civilizations havent existed that were referenced in religious texts and old myths until we dug them up and said “oh, they do exist!” Take for instance the Hittites.

        Fact remains, we have no clue what went on before the end of the last ice age, but we sure have a ton of relics left over that tell a tale of high culture civilizations using advanced geometry, construction and astronomy. Fast forward to the 1300′s and people were so turned around they were back to thinking the Earth revolved around the sun. Look at the Pyramids.

    • Ozzie_Thinker

      Levashov’s “Russian History Through Distorted Mirrors” is an essential read. Though he rather relies on the Vedas as the “only” ancient historical source point. Summerian tablets create added complexity, but was the “castastrofic event” 12,000 years ago linked to the visitations by the Dogons and their Merman/Mermaid water gods called Nommos?

      The Vimanas were extra-ordinary craft apparently capable of transporting 1,000′s or 10,000′s people. This suggests the larger one were miles in length and mobile galactic cities. It is theorised that rapid speed can be achieved by changing the craft’s vibrational state to pure light energy reducing the physical mass of the craft to a weight lighter than a photon. There are some who also claim an “alien” lizerd-like biped lives beneath us, are vastly more evolved than humans and can also turn themselves into pure light energy (invisible to the eye) this is corroborated (to some degree) by abduction accounts where “reptile-humans” (some much taller than us) appear out of thin air – but that might be the drugs talking! :wink:

    • Anonymous

      Similar theme – A paint roller. The Romans e.g. had metal, cloth, and paint – whitewash – of sorts. And it took another 2000 yrs. before the paint roller was invented!

      • Htos1

        Don’t forget that the Romans started demonstrating a small,working steam engine around 400AD. :idea:

    • killuminati420

      Maybe im wrong but didn’t the Indians say they got the technology right from the gods and wasn’t that where hitler (maybe himler i cant remember) thought the Aryan’s were from because they came straight from Atlantis.

    • zactooh

      It’s been believed for a long time already that the Atlantean had the capability of space travel, and we are all decendants of that world.

    • Nobody Special

      Atlantis= Pre flood world of Genesis 6.

    • Angel Eyes


      Many Thanks for Posting.

    • youstopandthink.disqus

      I am beginning to do some reseach on Atlantis. It could only have existed before the flood during Noah’s time. The Bible and the Book of Enoch tell of the fallen angels who descended on Mt Hermon. They mingled with earth women and produced the Nephilim or giants. They also taught mankind many things. It is said that Cain built a city, Noah built a ship. So for around a 1000 years, the earth was occupied by celestial beings who had the capability to create vehicles that could fly, the giants could build monoliths but there was great evil especially with the corruption of the human genome and the giants ate everything including the people. God intervened by wiping them all out.

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