THE HOLY BOOK OF UNIVERSAL TRUTHS,
K. U. P.
(Kimball's Unauthorized Perversion)
Let's think about it: if aliens really came here in ancient times, why would they be so fascinated with Egypt? During the Bronze Age the Egyptians were ahead of everybody else in culture and political organization, but they were behind Mesopotamia and India in technology. For example, Egypt didn't start using bronze tools until the end of the Old Kingdom, nearly a thousand years after the Sumerians got them.
I think it has to do with the fact that an air of mystery surrounds Egyptian civilization, and it doesn't completely disappear when folks like us study it. We don't know exactly how the pyramids were built because they did not write any books on how to do it, nor did they give us any pictures showing them building one; therefore some people get the idea that aliens built the pyramids for them.
An online friend of mine pointed out something else worth considering: if extraterrestrials came to earth and used it for a base, where is all the infrastructure? Our two busiest spaceports, Cape Canaveral in Florida and the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, don't launch rockets every day, but still they have a huge complex of support buildings that stretch for miles. We've heard the suggestion that the Nazca lines in Peru could be an ancient landing strip, but if that's the case, where are the passenger terminals, the warehouses, the hangars, the control towers, the landing beacons, the radar stations and the fuel tanks? Where are the roads and the ground vehicles needed to transport people and cargo to and from the spaceships? Why don't we even have electric or fiber optic cables? Can these aliens have been so much neater than us that they left no litter anywhere? Where is the alien equivalent of lost coins and thrown-away beer cans? (See "The Gods Must Be Crazy," one of my all-time favorite movies, for the kind of culture shock an unidentified piece of trash can cause.) So far the only hard evidence for extraterrestrials that I've heard about are a few out-of-place artifacts (ooparts), and they can be just as easily explained as relics from an advanced human culture (I wrote about that in Chapter 9 of The Genesis Chronicles). Therefore, it appears to me that if we ever had visitors from another planet, they didn't stay here very long; they just came and went, the way the Apollo astronauts did on the moon.
© Copyright 2005 Charles Kimball