As I’ve said before, ancient civilizations and their doin’s fascinate me. How they created the massive structures still found standing across the world remains a mystery, and a fascinating one at that. As of this writing despite all the probing researchers have done on the subject, their hands remain firmly fixed atop their heads scratching their scalps as to how these edifices came to be built. How people existing long before machinery, at least of any advanced nature, had been invented to help them perform such feats. Rocks used to form these massive edifices weighing tons, the odds mere mortals were able to move them into position seems unlikely. The fact they are often laid one on top of the other sparking speculation ancient men had help, extraterrestrial help.
When my mind travels to this subject, and it will now and again, I prefer to think of beings from other worlds more in the form of E.T. rather than Ripley’s overly aggressive protective mother in Alien, or the spindly legs metal apparitions of War of Worlds. A cute little creature with a penchant for Reese’s pieces, whose goal is to help not to harm human beings. That’s the one I vote for.
The mystery surrounding Roswell captured the imaginations in 1947 when a purported spacecraft crash landed on a New Mexico ranch. An occupied spacecraft. To this day the mystery continues to linger on with the mere mention of the name Roswell conjuring up images of balloon headed men with large eyes not of this world.
From the beginning of time men have looked to the skies, as if the answers to so many unknowns lay in the vast blackness of the expanses beyond our atmosphere. How did we get here? Are we alone in the universe, or do others dwell somewhere out there?
Sightings of unusual lights in the sky, flying discs, and hovering objects are reported often usually explained away as a kid’s prank or something more earthbound then visitors from a planet or galaxy far away.
The ruins of Puma Punku, part of what remains of the ancient city of Tiahuanaco in South America have left researchers baffled to this day. The massive stones composed of granite and diorite, would have had to be carved with tools capable of cutting diamonds. Each stone was cut with finite precision and holes of equal depth. Did this ancient culture wiped from the earth as far back as 500 B.C. by some cataclysmic event such as a massive flood, have been privy to an advanced technology erased by the event? Did they have help from a life form more advanced?
The Nazca Lines in the high deserts of Peru are another mystery left unsolved. A vast puzzle laid out on the land containing more than 15,000 geometric patterns. Purportedly the Paul Bunyon sized drawings were made by Nazca indians populating the land around 200 B.C. Anthropologists believe in the possibility that these intricate drawings could have been created over generations, but as to the how, this remains lost in hypotheses and conjecture. For those more willing to embrace all that could be in the world, it has been theorized ancient aliens used this as a landing spot when visiting our planet. Could it be? Only the heavens know, and they’re not talking.
Depictions of strange beings often showed up in the drawings of ancient man lining caves throughout the world. Man has chronicled his comings and going since standing erect and obtaining the tools to do so.
Ancient Egyptian legends tell of Tep Zepi, loosely translated “the first occasion”. Gods in flying boats came to install societal laws and bring the first of a line of pharaohs to rule the land.
A shroud of mystery continues to swirl around our existence on this earth. Nasa’s Curiosity Rover exploring mars recently caught a light visible on the horizon. Could that be E.T. phoning home?
For now we continue to gaze to the stars and wonder. If they’re out there why don’t they stop by for a neighborly cup of coffee? After all there’s a Starbucks on every corner. I wish I could be a fly on the wall when they do. Now that would be a party.
Happy Cinco de Mayo. This recipe has nothing to do with the holiday, but it’s delicious none the less.
Cream of Asparagus Soup
1 bunch of asparagus, ends trimmed
2 Tbsp. butter
1 onion, chopped
1 Tbsp. shallot, chopped fine
3 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 potato, diced
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. dried dill
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp. white pepper
1/2 cup heavy cream
Cut asparagus spears into 1/2″ pieces, keep two spears for garnish if desired.
In large pot heat butter over medium heat. Add onion and shallot and cook 5 mins. until onion is translucent. Add asparagus and cook an additional 5 mins.
Add chicken broth, potato, salt, dill, cayenne, and black pepper. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for 25 mins. or until potato is soft and asparagus is cooked.
Remove from heat and allow to cool. Place in food processor and puree. Pour into bowl and whisk in cream. Serve cold or hot.