Our resident MUFON psychologist and hypnotherapist, Dr. Ruth Hover, and her husband took a trip to the pyramids and temples of Egypt.


In the temple at Abydios, she photographed a wall panel in a section where an overlaying panel with Egyptian hieroglyphics crumbled and fell, revealing an older panel beneath it.

This older panel, shown below, contains embossed images of what appear to be ancient aircraft.

Egyptian Temple Wall in Abydos with panel above columns

Egyptian Temple Wall Panel on which the images are raised


A small model of what has been called a “glider” plane was found in a museum in Cairo. Its body was just over 6″ long and its wingspan was a little over 7″. Made of light sycamore wood, it would glide a short distance when thrown by hand. Other models of aircraft have been found in Egypt and South America. One of them bears a striking resemblance to a modern delta-winged jet! More will be added later. Read below about the ancient aircraft of India.

Contributed by John Burrows

Sanskrit texts are filled with references to gods who fought battles in the sky using Vimanas equipped with weapons as deadly as any we can deploy in these more enlightened times. For example, there is a passage in the Ramayana which reads:

“The Puspaka car that resembles the Sun and belongs to my brother was brought by the powerful Ravan; that aerial and excellent car going everywhere at will …. that car resembling a bright cloud in the sky.”

“.. and the King [Rama] got in, and the excellent car at the command of the Raghira, rose up
into the higher atmosphere.”

In the Mahabharatra, an ancient Indian poem of enormous length, we learn that an individual named
Asura Maya had a Vimana measuring twelve cubits in circumference, with four
strong wheels. The poem is a veritable gold mine of information relating to
conflicts between gods who settled their differences apparently using weapons
as lethal as the ones we are capable of deploying. Apart from ‘blazing missiles’,
the poem records the use of other deadly weapons. ‘Indra’s Dart’ operated via
a circular ‘reflector’. When switched on, it produced a ‘shaft of light’ which,
when focused on any target, immediately ‘consumed it with its power’. In one
particular exchange, the hero, Krishna, is pursuing his enemy, Salva, in the
sky, when Salva’s Vimana, the Saubha is made invisible in some way. Undeterred,
Krishna immediately fires off a special weapon: ‘I quickly laid on an arrow,
which killed by seeking out sound’. Many other terrible weapons are described,
quite matter of factly, in the Mahabharata, but the most fearsome of all is
the one used against the Vrishis. The narrative records:

“Gurkha flying
in his swift and powerful Vimana hurled against the three cities of the Vrishis
and Andhakas a single projectile charged with all the power of the Universe.
An incandescent column of smoke and fire, as brilliant as ten thousands suns,
rose in all its splendor. It was the unknown weapon, the Iron Thunderbolt, a
gigantic messenger of death which reduced to ashes the entire race of the Vrishnis
and Andhakas.”

It is important
to note, that these kinds of records are not isolated. They can be cross-correlated
with similar reports in other ancient civilizations. The after-affects of this
Iron Thunderbolt have an ominously recognizable ring. Apparently, those killed
by it were so burnt that their corpses were unidentifiable. The survivors fared
little better, as it caused their hair and nails to fall out.

Perhaps the most
disturbing and challenging, information about these allegedly mythical Vimanas
in the ancient records is that there are some matter-of-fact records, describing
how to build one. In their way, the instructions are quite precise.

In the Sanskrit
Samarangana Sutradhara, it is written:

“Strong and durable
must the body of the Vimana be made, like a great flying bird of light material.
Inside one must put the mercury engine with its iron heating apparatus underneath.
By means of the power latent in the mercury which sets the driving whirlwind
in motion, a man sitting inside may travel a great distance in the sky. The
movements of the Vimana are such that it can vertically ascend, vertically descend,
move slanting forwards and backwards. With the help of the machines human beings
can fly in the air and heavenly beings can come down to earth.”

The Hakatha (Laws
of the Babylonians) states quite unambiguously: “The privilege of operating
a flying machine is great. The knowledge of flight is among the most ancient
of our inheritances. A gift from ‘those from upon high’. We received it from
them as a means of saving many lives.”

More fantastic
still is the information given in the ancient Chaldean work, The Sifrala, which
contains over one hundred pages of technical details on building a flying machine.
It contains words which translate as graphite rod, copper coils, crystal indicator,
vibrating spheres, stable angles, etc. Ancient Indian Aircraft Technology >From
The Anti-Gravity Handbook by D. Hatcher Childress

Many researchers
into the UFO enigma tend to overlook a very important fact. While it assumed
that most flying saucers are of alien, or perhaps Governmental Military origin,
another possible origin of UFOs is ancient India and Atlantis. What we know
about ancient Indian flying vehicles comes from ancient Indian sources; written
texts that have come down to us through the centuries. There is no doubt that
most of these texts are authentic; many are the well known ancient Indian Epics
themselves, and there are literally hundreds of them. Most of them have not
even been translated into English yet from the old Sanskrit.

The Indian Emperor
Ashoka started a “Secret Society of the Nine Unknown Men”: great Indian scientists
who were supposed to catalogue the many sciences. Ashoka kept their work secret
because he was afraid that the advanced science catalogued by these men, culled
from ancient Indian sources, would be used for the evil purpose of war, which
Ashoka was strongly against, having been converted to Buddhism after defeating
a rival army in a bloody battle. The “Nine Unknown Men” wrote a total of nine
books, presumably one each. Book number was “The Secrets of Gravitation!” This
book, known to historians, but not actually seen by them dealt chiefly with
“gravity control.” It is presumably still around somewhere, kept in a secret
library in India, Tibet or elsewhere (perhaps even in North America somewhere).
One can certainly understand Ashoka’s reasoning for wanting to keep such knowledge
a secret, assuming it exists.

Ashoka was also
aware of devastating wars using such advanced vehicles and other “futuristic
weapons” that had destroyed the ancient Indian “Rama Empire” several thousand
years before. Only a few years ago, the Chinese discovered some Sanskrit documents
in Lhasa, Tibet and sent them to the University of Chandrigarh to be translated.
Dr. Ruth Reyna of the University said recently that the documents contain directions
for building interstellar spaceships! Their method of propulsion, she said,
was “anti- gravitational” and was based upon a system analogous to that of “laghima,”
the unknown power of the ego existing in man’s physiological makeup, “a centrifugal
force strong enough to counteract all gravitational pull.” According to Hindu
Yogis, it is this “laghima” which enables a person to levitate.

Dr. Reyna said
that on board these machines, which were called “Astras” by the text, the ancient
Indians could have sent a detachment of men onto any planet, according to the
document, which is thought to be thousands of years old. The manuscripts were
also said to reveal the secret of “antima”; “the cap of invisibility” and “garima”;
“how to become as heavy as a mountain of lead.” Naturally, Indian scientists
did not take the texts very seriously, but then became more positive about the
value of them when the Chinese announced that they were including certain parts
of the data for study in their space program! This was one of the first instances
of a government admitting to be researching anti-gravity.

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The manuscripts
did not say definitely that interplanetary travel was ever made but did mention,
of all things, a planned trip to the Moon, though it is not clear whether this
trip was actually carried out. However, one of the great Indian epics, the Ramayana,
does have a highly detailed story in it of a trip to the moon in a Vimana (or
“Astra”), and in fact details a battle on the moon with an “Asvin”
(or Atlantean”) airship. This is but a small bit of recent evidence of anti-gravity
and aerospace technology used by Indians.

To really understand
the technology, we must go much further back in time. The so-called “Rama Empire”
of Northern India and Pakistan developed at least fifteen thousand years ago
on the Indian subcontinent 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.” According to ancient Indian texts, the people had flying machines which
were called “Vimanas.” The ancient Indian epic describes a Vimana
as a double deck, circular aircraft with portholes and a dome, much as we would
imagine a flying saucer. It flew with the “speed of the wind” and gave forth
a”melodious sound.” There were at least four different types of Vimanas; some
saucer shaped, others like long cylinders (“cigar shaped airships”). The ancient
Indian texts on Vimanas are so numerous, it would take volumes to relate what
they had to say. The ancient Indians, who manufactured these ships themselves,
wrote entire flight manuals on the control of the various types of Vimanas,
many of which are still in existence, and some have even been translated into

The Samara Sutradhara
is a scientific treatise dealing with every possible angle of air travel in
a Vimana. There are 230 stanzas dealing with the construction, take-off, cruising
for thousand of miles, normal and forced landings, and even possible collisions
with birds. In 1875, the Vaimanika Sastra, a fourth century B.C. text written
by Bharadvajy the Wise, using even older texts as his source, was rediscovered
in a temple in India. It dealt with the operation of Vimanas and included information
on the steering, precautions for long flights, protection of the airships from
storms and lightning and how to switch the drive to “solar energy” from a free
energy source which sounds like “anti-gravity.” The Vaimanika Sastra (or Vymaanika-Shaastra)
has eight chapters with diagrams, describing three types of aircraft, including
apparatuses that could neither catch on fire nor break. It also mentions 31
essential parts of these vehicles and 16 materials from which they are constructed,
which absorb light and heat; for which reason they were considered suitable
for the construction of Vimanas.

This document
has been translated into English and is available by writing the publisher:
VYMAANIDASHAASTRA AERONAUTICS by Maharishi Bharadwaaja, translated into English
and edited, printed and published by Mr. G. R.Josyer, Mysore, India, 1979 (sorry,
no street address). Mr. Josyer is the director of the International Academy
of Sanskrit Investigation, located in Mysore. There seems to be no doubt that
Vimanas were powered by some sort of “anti-gravity.” Vimanas took off vertically,
and were capable of hovering in the sky, like a modern helicopter or dirigible.
Bharadvajy the Wise refers to no less than 70 authorities and 10 experts of
air travel in antiquity.

These sources
are now lost. Vimanas were kept in a Vimana Griha, a kind of hanger, and were
sometimes said to be propelled by a yellowish-white liquid, and sometimes by
some sort of mercury compound, though writers seem confused in this matter.
It is most likely that the later writers on Vimanas, wrote as observers and
from earlier texts, and were understandably confused on the principle of their
propulsion. The “yellowish- white liquid” sounds suspiciously like gasoline,
and perhaps Vimanas had a number of different propulsion sources, including
combustion engines and even “pulse-jet” engines. It is interesting to note,
that the Nazis developed the first practical pulse-jet engines for their V-8
rocket “buzz bombs.” Hitler and the Nazi staff were exceptionally interested
in ancient India and Tibet and sent expeditions to both these places yearly,
starting in the 30’s, in order to gather esoteric evidence that they did so,
and perhaps it was from these people that the Nazis gained some of their scientific

According to the
Dronaparva, part of the Mahabarata, and the Ramayana, one Vimana described was
shaped like a sphere and born along at great speed on a mighty wind generated
by mercury. It moved like a UFO, going up, down, backwards and forwards as the
pilot desired. In another Indian source, the Samar, Vimanas were “iron machines,
well-knit and smooth, with a charge of mercury that shot out of the back in
the form of a roaring flame.” Another work called the Samaranganasutradhara
describes how the vehicles were constructed. It is possible that mercury did
have something to do with the propulsion, or more possibly, with the guidance
system. Curiously, Soviet scientists have discovered what they call “ageold
instruments used in navigating cosmic vehicles” in caves in Turkestan and the
Gobi Desert. The “devices” are hemispherical objects of glass or porcelain,
ending in a cone with a drop of mercury inside.

It is evident
that ancient Indians flew around in these vehicles, all over Asia, to Atlantis
presumably; and even, apparently, to South America.Writing found at Mohenjodaro
in Pakistan (presumed to be one of the “Seven Rishi Cities of the Rama Empire”)
and still undeciphered, has also been found in one other place in the world:
Easter Island! Writing on Easter Island, called Rongo-Rongo writing, is also
undeciphered, and is uncannily similar to the Mohenjodaro script. Was Easter
Island an air base for the Rama Empire’s Vimana route? (At the Mohenjo- Daro
Vimana-drome, as the passenger walks down the concourse, he hears the sweet,
melodic sound of the announcer over the loudspeaker,”Rama Airways flight number
seven for Bali, Easter Island, Nazca, and Atlantis is now ready for boarding.
Passengers please proceed to gate number..”) in Tibet, no small distance, and
speaks of the “fiery chariot” thus: “Bhima flew along in his car, resplendent
as the sun and loud as thunder… The flying chariot shone like a flame in the
night sky of summer … it swept by like a comet… It was as if two suns were
shining. Then the chariot rose up and all the heaven brightened.”

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In the Mahavira
of Bhavabhuti, a Jain text of the eighth century culled from older texts and
traditions, we read: “An aerial chariot, the Pushpaka, conveys many people to
the capital of Ayodhya. The sky is full of stupendous flying-machines, dark
as night,but picked out by lights with a yellowish glare.” The Vedas, ancient
Hindu poems, thought to be the oldest of all the Indian texts, describe Vimanas
of various shapes and sizes: the “ahnihotravimana” with two engines, the”elephant-vimana”
with more engines, and other types named after the kingfisher, ibis and other

Vimanas, like most scientific discoveries, were ultimately used for war. Atlanteans
used their flying machines, “Vailixi,” a similar type of aircraft, to literally
try and subjugate the world, it would seem, if Indian texts are to be believed.
The Atlanteans, known as “Asvins” in the Indian writings, were apparently even
more advanced technologically than the Indians, and certainly of a more war-like
temperament. Although no ancient texts on Atlantean Vailixi are known to exist,
some information has come down through esoteric, “occult” sources which describe
their flying machines.

Similar, if not
identical to Vimanas, Vailixi were generally “cigar shaped” and had the capability
of manoeuvering underwater as well as in the atmosphere or even outer space.
Other vehicles, like Vimanas, were saucer shaped, and could apparently also
be submerged.According to Eklal Kueshana, author of “The Ultimate Frontier,”
in an article he wrote in 1966, Vailixi were first developed in Atlantis 20,000
years ago, and the most common ones are “saucer shaped of generally trapezoidal
cross- section with three hemispherical engine pods on the underside.” “They
use a mechanical antigravity device driven by engines developing approximately
80,000 horse power.” The Ramayana, Mahabarata and other texts speak of the hideous
war that took place, some ten or twelve thousand years ago between Atlantis
and Rama using weapons of destruction that could not be imagined by readers
until the second half of this century.

The ancient Mahabharata,
one of the sources on Vimanas, goes on to tell the awesome destructiveness of
the war: “…(the weapon was) a single projectile charged with all the power
of the Universe. An incandescent column of smoke and flame as bright as the
thousand suns rose in all its splendour… An iron thunderbolt, a gigantic messenger
of death, which reduced to ashes the entire race of the Vrishnis and the Andhakas….
the corpses were so burned as to be unrecognizable. The hair and nails fell
out; pottery broke without apparent cause, and the birds turned white…. after
a few hours all foodstuffs were infected…. to escape from this fire, the soldiers
threw themselves in streams to wash themselves and their equipment…” It would
seem that the Mahabharata is describing an atomic war! References like this
one are not isolated; but battles, using a fantastic array of weapons and aerial
vehicles are common in all the epic Indian books. One even describes a Vimana-Vailix
battle on the Moon! The above section very accurately describes what an atomic
explosion would look like and the effects of the radioactivity on the population.
Jumping into water is the only respite.

When the Rishi
City of Mohenjodaro was excavated by archaeologists in the last century, they
found skeletons just lying in the streets, some of them holding hands, as if
some great doom had suddenly overtaken them. These skeletons are among the most
radioactive ever found, on a par with those found at Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Ancient cities whose brick and stonewalls have literally been vitrified, that
is-fused together, can be found in India, Ireland, Scotland, France, Turkey
and other places. There is no logical explanation for the vitrification of stone
forts and cities, except from an atomic blast.

Futhermore, at
Mohenjo-Daro, a well planned city laid on a grid, with a plumbing system superior
to those used in Pakistan and India today, the streets were littered with “black
lumps of glass.” These globs of glass were discovered to be clay pots that had
melted under intense heat! With the cataclysmic sinking of Atlantis and the
wiping out of Rama with atomic weapons, the world collapsed into a “stone age”
of sorts, and modern history picks up a few thousand years later Yet, it would
seem that not all the Vimanas and Vailixi of Rama and Atlantis were gone. Built
to last for thousands of years, many of them would still be in use, as evidenced
by Ashoka’s “Nine Unknown Men” and the Lhasa manuscript.

That secret societies
or “Brotherhoods” of exceptional, “enlightened” human beings would have preserved
these inventions and the knowledge of science, history, etc., does not seem
surprising. Many well known historical personages including Jesus, Buddah, Lao
Tzu, Confucious, Krishna, Zoroaster, Mahavira, Quetzalcoatl, Akhenaton, Moses,
and more recent inventors and of course many other people who will probably
remain anonymous, were probably members of such a secret organization. It is
interesting to note that when Alexander the Great invaded India more than two
thousand years ago, his historians chronicled that at one point they were attacked
by “flying,fiery shields” that dove at his army and frightened the cavalry.
These “flying saucers” did not use any atomic bombs or beam weapons on Alexander’s
army however, perhaps out of benevolence, and Alexander went on to conquer India.It
has been suggested by many writers that these “Brotherhoods” keep some of their
Vimanas and Vailixi in secret caverns in Tibet or some other place is Central
Asia, and the Lop Nor Desert in western China is known to be the centre of a
great UFO mystery. Perhaps it is here that many of the airships are still kept,
in underground bases much as the Americans, British and Soviets have built around
the world in the past few decades. Still, not all UFO activity can be accounted
for by old Vimanas making trips to the Moon for some reason.

End of John Burrow’s

From NEXUS New
Times (Dec 1996):

An article in
this magazine reveals that unknown alloys have been revealed in ancient palm
leaf manuscripts. The writer and Sanskrit scholar Subramanyam Iyer has spent
many years of his life deciphering old collections of palm leaves found in the
villages of his native Karnataka in southern India.

One of the palm
leaf manuscripts they intend to decipher is the Amsu Bodhini, which, according
to an anonymous text of 1931, contains information about the planets; the different
kinds of light, heat, color, and electromagnetic fields; the methods used to
construct machines capable of attracting solar rays and, in turn, of analyzing
and separating their energy components; the possibility of conversing with people
in remote places and sending messages by cable; and the manufacture of machines
to transport people to other planets! END OF REPORT

Created: January 2, 1999

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