A Cult of Lost Technology
"We take it all on faith."
Earlier this month, archaeologists from the Institute of Archaeology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic revealed a stunning finding from their excavation in the Oman desert.
Among a plethora of artifacts including ancient stone tools, eggshells from an extinct ostrich ancestor, and Neolithic tombs, the researchers uncovered a cluster of stones arranged in a familiar pattern that has been seen at sites all around the world.
The group has notably decided to refer to this trilith monument as the "Arabian Stonehenge."
The discoveries of ancient structures around the globe having similar architectural patterns have long been somewhat of a mystery.
How could civilizations existing so far apart geographically come to construct such similar buildings, usually containing stones so massive that we would struggle to duplicate them ourselves with modern technology?
Pyramids are obviously the first structures that come to mind when considering the worldwide phenomenon of ancient megaliths. Their structural makeup proves ripe for ancient alien theorists' speculation about our ancestors harnessing sacred geometry for electromagnetic purposes utilized for a lost advanced technology.
Although there is much to be explored with hypotheses such as the Giza Power Plant theory, the less-explored connection between various henge structures and their potential representation of an advanced technology of great antiquity may be worth examining in more detail.
Recently I was revisiting an old 2011 Coast to Coast AM interview with Tom DeLonge when he mentioned the book The Hunt for Zero Point by Nick Cook. I had read it years before but had forgotten certain details that clicked with more recent things I had been investigating.
DeLonge describes how Cook's research fits in with the Nazis searching for specific ancient artifacts.
There's a lot of truth in the Indiana Jones movies. The Nazis were really out searching the globe for these relics of antiquity. They really were looking for ancient civilizations on earth as human ancestors that held high technology. So when you start to see what they were doing in the last few years of World War II…I think it was Nick Cook who wrote that book The Hunt for Zero Point. It was an amazing book
Nick Cook, the former aviation editor for Jane's Defence Weekly, spent ten years investigating rumors of the development of antigravity technology within private aerospace corporations in the US and UK, which is chronicled in his book.
Cook's research lead him to evidence suggesting that Nazi scientists had tapped into zero-point energy. Towards the end of the book, he ends up in Germany searching a repository of technological secrets for the legendary "Nazi Bell," an antigravity saucer rumored to have been built by the SS.
His colleague explains why the Nazis may have looked at physics differently than the West and how that may have helped in their development of antigravitics.
"The Germans ignored Einstein and developed an approach to gravity based on quantum theory," Witkowski said. "Don't forget that Einsteinian physics, relativity physics, with its big-picture view of the universe, represented Jewish science to the Nazis. Germany was where quantum mechanics was born. The Germans were looking at gravity from a different perspective to everyone else. Maybe it gave them answers to things the pro-relativity scientists hadn't even thought of."
This idea of a different kind of physics than that of the West is interesting to ponder when we consider the lack of evidence supporting a lost ancient technology.
Perhaps these structures like Giza and Stonehenge require a fundamentally different scientific angle to understand their potential technological use.
As they traveled to Waldenburg, Germany, Cook's colleague told him of experiments conducted with the Bell as they were relayed by an SS general during interrogation after the war. They took place in a deep underground mine, and after about ten different tests on the effects of the Bell on plants and animals, the equipment was broken down and destroyed.
When they arrived at the mine where these experiments allegedly took place, it seemed as if "the Germans had gone to a great deal of trouble to ensure that the place looked pretty much as it had always looked since mining operations began here at the turn of the last century, a clear indication that whatever had happened here during the war had been deeply secret."
A bit further down from the site where they had parked, however, there existed what Cook refers to as a "strange, henge-like construction."
Whatever the SS had been moving around here, it had been pretty heavy-duty, Witkowski remarked.
The track cut through a wood, emerging in a clearing on the far side of the power station. Caught in the headlights, rising out of the ground straight ahead, was a circular concrete construction 30 meters wide and 10 high. With its 12-meter-thick columns and horizontal beams, it was part-reminiscent of some ritual pagan edifice.
Witkowski parked the car, but left the headlights on, the beams bathing the columns of the object in bright white light.
"What is that thing?" I asked.
But Witkowski was already out of the door, crouching over something a few feet from the car. He was studying what looked like a partly exposed underground drain. Its concrete cover had cracked to reveal a duct about a foot across.
"This carried the electricity cable from the power station," he said. "It disappears into the ground just beyond the car, but diverts via this thing."
"What is it?" I asked again.
"I am not sure. But whatever it is—whatever it was—I believe the Germans managed to complete it. In this light it is difficult to see, but some of the original green paint remains. You do not camouflage something that is half-finished. It makes no sense." He paused. "There is something else. The ground within the structure has been excavated to a depth of a meter and lined with the same ceramic tiles that Sporrenberg describes in the chamber that contained the Bell. There are also high-strength steel hooks set into the tops of the columns. I think they were put there to support something; to attach to something. Something that must have exerted a lot of power."
I looked at him. "What are you saying?"
He took a moment before replying. "I'm saying I think it's a test rig. A test rig for a vehicle or an engine of some kind. A very powerful one."
Further along in the book, Cook tries to make sense of the structure and how it could potentially be a "test rig" for some sort of antigravity machine.
It struck me then that they wouldn't have pursued a single pathway to antigravity, but several. In the same way that the Americans had pursued several different theoretical and applied approaches to the creation of an atomic bomb.
And in the same way that NASA was investigating multiple different routes to breakthrough propulsion physics for taking us to the stars.
In my mind's eye I imaged the strange henge-like edifice next to the power station. Maybe, just maybe, Witkowski was right. Maybe it had been a test rig of some sort. A test rig for a highly unconventional engine or a large circular aircraft.
This henge-like structure appears to have some significance, at least enough to play a role in another book about the UFO phenomenon co-written by Tom DeLonge himself.
Reimagining the War
In the first book of the Sekret Machines fiction series, Chasing Shadows, one of the characters receives a journal from a Jewish man named Jerzy who was sent to a concentration camp during World War II. He speaks of a henge-like structure as well that he had been forced to work on during his time surviving slave labor for the SS.
In this fictionalized account, DeLonge ties this structure directly to the Bell.
The perimeter of the vast chamber was girded with access gantries and ductwork. At ground level, I saw glass-fronted offices facing the center, where I saw a strange metallic structure the size of a small shed but with a dome-shaped top and walls that flared out at the bottom. I recognized it at once from Aizinberg’s stories.
Pipes and tubing and cables laced it to the offices and to various tanks, or to bottles and vats placed on the floor, all cluttered with what looked like steam valves and electronic controls, but also coiled up into the great gray ceiling. I did not dare raise my eyes. We were led to a metal staircase and urged up.
I smelled fresh air. We were going above the surface. When we were all up and the steel trap door to the stairway clanged shut behind us, our blindfolds were removed and tucked into our waistbands. For a long moment, we stood bemused, blinking at the cold, pale sky and the strange concrete structure that loomed over us.
It was a great concrete ring, standing on eleven cement pillars, perhaps thirty-feet high, all painted turquoise and strung with heavy cable. I had never seen its like before, but it reminded me of pictures I had seen in a schoolbook of an ancient monument in England called Stonehenge.
Considering DeLonge's sources and advisors for this "fictional" series have insider information on the UFO phenomenon, it sounds as if Nick Cook and his colleagues were onto something with their theory on the Nazi Bell and this henge-like structure existing as a kind of "test rig."
If this is true, then why are there multiple structures just like this built during ancient times around the world?
If this specific shape was used to test actual UFO technology, could it possibly be a sign of some long-lost ancient physics that the Nazis were attempting to create?
To explore that possibility, let's turn now to the non-fiction series of Sekret Machines and the overarching theme of all of this as it relates to ancient cultures and religion.
That would be the theme of the cargo cult.
Pray for Planes
In the separate (but related) non-fiction trilogy of Sekret Machines, the idea is that mankind and the civilization we've created is the product of a cargo cult.
The term cargo cult generally refers to occurrences during World War II where airdrops of supplies from modern aircraft were observed by indigenous tribes of the Melanesian islanders in the Pacific. This technology and the goods they left behind appeared god-like to these more primitive people who had no context for what they were seeing in the skies.
After the war, when the airdrops ceased, they symbolically incorporated these technologies into their prayers and rituals, hoping to bring back these god-like figures who were really just soldiers using them as guides as they knew the land. The tribes built life-sized aircraft out of straw, and runways in hopes to attract more planes and supplies.
In Sekret Machines: Man, DeLonge and Peter Levenda argue that ceremonial practices in ancient Egypt were the product of "paleo-contact," or contact with some form of more evolved entities by ancient peoples.
Like the cargo cults, these contact events that happened millennia ago formed the basis of their religions and ritual practices, causing them to integrate certain aspects of what appear to be advanced technologies into their culture, art, and ceremonies.
DeLonge and Levenda attempt to extrapolate this ideology to the present day in terms of our species' current obsession with space travel and immortality.
Compare, for instance, the modern fascination with space travel, a fascination that may very well define our civilization the way pyramids and mummification defines that of ancient Egypt. We are told that sending probes out to the farthest reaches of space is essential and necessary. We feel that sending human beings to the Moon, Mars, and elsewhere in the solar system is not only feasible but desirable.
Yet we cannot articulate the reasons why we would expend so much time, effort, money, calculation, and the best minds of our generation towards this goal. We—and all those countries involved in some form or another in the space race, including Russia, India, China, and many European nations as well—take it for granted that we should do this.
There may be budget battles in our respective governments over how much money to spend on these missions, but there is no question of shutting down our space programs for good. In fact, private industry has taken up the challenge and there are now satellites in space that corporations and not governments financed, and plans for privately owned and privately operated space shuttles and lunar missions.
The phenomenon of global programs for space exploration is the modern version of pyramid building. There is no doubt that we do obtain knowledge from our space programs. We are aware of the possibilities of extracting natural resources, rare metals, and other benefits from planetary exploration.
There have been many side benefits from our previous space programs including technological advances that were made due to the requirements of manned space flight. These programs have required that entire societies get behind them, finance them, support them with scientific and engineering solutions, and applaud them when they are successful.
Few individuals actually go on these missions; few of us are actually able to experience what it’s like to view the Earth from space. We take it for granted that it’s wonderful, awe-inspiring, desirable, and even necessary.
We take it all on faith.
In the context of this cargo cult concept, one may wonder if the Bell and "strange henge-like structure" are really just the straw airplane and gravel landing strip versions of actual UFOs and the original Stonehenge monument.
Was Stonehenge an actual "test rig" or another powering mechanism for ancient, real-world exotic craft?
Did the Nazis, in their search for ancient relics, discover a hidden science related to the henge-like structure they attempted to build?
Is there another way to look at these exotic technologies outside of Einsteinian physics that could lead us to a breakthrough in reverse engineering these seemingly impossible vehicles?
And is it possible that the United States may have realized this after the war, and as a result decided to emigrate and integrate Nazi scientists into our own space programs via Operation Paperclip?
It appears an aerospace executive quoted by Cook in The Hunt for Zero Point suggests that this is In fact the case:
He took a sip from his drink and continued. "When the Americans tripped over this mutant strain of nonlinear physics and took it back home with them, they were astute enough to realize that their home-grown scientific talent couldn't handle it. That it was beyond their cultural terms of reference. That's why they recruited so many Germans. The Nazis developed a unique approach to science and engineering quite separate from the rest of the world, because their ideology, unrestrained as it was, supported a wholly different way of doing things. Von Braun's V-2s are a case in point, but so was their understanding of physics. The trouble was, when the Americans took it all home with them they found out, too late, that it came infected with a virus. You take the science on, you take on aspects of the ideology, as well."
If humanity is in fact a cargo cult, and ancient monuments like Stonehenge and the Giza Pyramids represent some form of ancient lost technology, then what other attempts have been made to replicate them by our military-industrial complex?
We will explore this area in a future article, but there seems to be a vested interest by modern military leaders in ancient ideas and symbology.
One such example is at the headquarters of a top US defense contractor named Science Applications International Corporation.
As Tom DeLonge himself points out, the statues represent figures from what the Nazis had believed to be their true ancestors and inspired their search for ancient relics as depicted in the Indiana Jones movies.
Perhaps the US military-industrial complex has been inspired by ancient, lost technologies all along.