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Among the ancient alien sites, one that is hardly mentioned in any discussion, forum, blog or research work – and one that deserves way more study and introspection is the Island City of Nan Madol. Nan Madol is a ruined city that lies off the eastern shore of the island of Pohnpei that was the capital of the Saudeleur dynasty until about AD 1500. The name Nan Madol means “spaces between” and is a reference to the canals that crisscross the ruins. The city consists of a series of small artificial islands linked by a network of canals. The site core with its stone walls encloses an area approximately 1.5 km long by 0.5 km wide and it contains nearly 100 artificial islets—stone and coral fill platforms—bordered by tidal canals. But this is not why Nan Madol catches  fancy of Ancient Alien Theorists.

Let us have a closer look at the Island city. Its location is so remote that until recently, it was considered to be one of the difficult places to reach to. Today Nan Madol is not what it used to be, a major part of this ancient island city has been b nature, weathering and jungle. So whats available for a study is a very small part of what once used to be an ancient hi-tech city, termed in our parlance as ‘Venice of the Pacific’. The currently accessible area is marked in “Purple rectangle” in the map. Everything else has been destroyed over time.

At Nan Madol it seems as though the city was designed to be an enigma. Its remotely located, very far away from any major civilization that might have existed even in antiquity. Or there might have been one that we are yet not aware of. I am personally of the opinion that Nan Madol was created at a time when the sea levels were much lower that present day and what we see ad submerged tunnel system at Nan Madol, could well have been accessible when it was created.

The structure seems to have been transplanted from another world. Wide stretches of the foundation walls are still visible. Over 400,000 basalt pillars were piled over top of each other at 80 separate structures. Many of them were over 30 feet high. Individual beams over 40 feet wide, and weighing over 10 tones were used to create the structure. Who built this structure here and why? How many laborers were used to create this? And where did they all live. Logically, they couldn’t have been accommodated in this little island. How did the creators of Nan Madol transport these basalt beams? Too many questions, but no convincing answers.

When the natives are asked, the say nothing. However their legend tells us of an alien God with a fire spitting dragon just needed to say a magic spell and the basalt beams came flying across the seas form their distant quarry landing in a neat pile. What is this unexplained mystery? Because the raw material used for the construction of Nan Madol doesn’t occur locally anywhere on this island where Nan Madol is located. How was it possible for primitive men along to have accomplished these things? We all know that dragons never existed, but the native legend talks of something breathing fire. Could it have been some kind of a aircraft or a rocket propelled vehicle? These questions remain unanswered, and while mainstream scientists have ridiculed any such probability, they have not been able to answer any of these questions logically.

We might rule out an alien intervention towards construction of this site. However a few question remain unanswered, that causes us to think, and think openly and alternatively. Why Nan Madol, this being such a remote corner of the world, and perhaps had been inaccessible at one time? Was it designed at a place so that it’s not easily accessible? Was some activity carried out there that the designers of Nan Madol did not want our ancestors to know? Was it some kind of a testing ground or a research facility? How was the material quarried to the construction site? What technology was used to finally construct the walls? One thing is sure that a part of the local legend is accurate in its description, of “the Basalt pillars landing from the skies in neat piles”. They still look as if placed in a neat pile without used of mortar or any other technology that might have been used in other megalithic sites across the world. Nan Madol in these aspects is surely different and deserves to be studied in way more depth that what has been done so far.

Ancient monuments deep under water, a once thriving metropolis now half a mile under the sea. There are such evidences of these sunken cities all over the world. According to David Childress, “there are more then 200 sunken cities in Mediterranean, alone”. Graham Hancock says, “we are looking at evidences of cities that have been submerged at a time when, mainstream archeologists tell us, there were no cities anywhere in the world”. Are underwater monuments evidences of mankind’s earliest civilization, or are these evidences of skills, far beyond that of primitive man. And if so, then where did it come from. Genesis of all religions have a consensus on the fact that someone landed from the skies and knowledge suddenly spread.

Covering more than 71% of the plant, earth’s oceans are vast and largely unexplored. For a large part of the recorded history, man had only been able to guess what lied under the vast oceanic surfaces. Until fairly recently when new technology helped them explore it further, in true sense of the word. What they found has been unexpected. Underwater complexes, compounds and sophisticated monuments that defy conventional historical records. Scientific theories suggest, during the earth’s last ice age the ocean levels were much lower, than they are today. Hancock says, “there were a two mile deep icecaps accumulated on Northern Europe and North America. And this would mean enormous quantities of water. This water started melting about twenty one thousand years ago and continued melting till about ten thousand years ago. As a result ten million square miles of land was flooded across the world. That would mean a land mass about the size of Europe and China put together, just disappeared. And not much of archeological effort has been put to investigate these lost land masses”.

The scientific communities across the world have joined hands in search of the Lost City of Atlantis. Its often said that more books have been written on ‘Atlantis’ than on any other subject. The genesis pf the thought in modern parlance comes from Plato, who wrote two books on Atlantis. In 360 BC, Plato described Atlantis as a highly advanced city,  that flourished nine thousand years before his time. According to Greek texts, Atlantis was a urban civilization and was by a God called Poseidon. It is also said to have extraterrestrial connections. According to Plato, Atlantis faced a cataclysmic end, while there are other scholars who believe that Atlantis and its citizens, destroyed themselves.

According to Plato, the city of Atlantis was located in front of the pillar of Hercules where modern day Gibraltar is, and further from there across the Atlantic Ocean lies the island island chain of  Bahamas – in the South Eat of modern day Florida. Here in 1968, J. Manson Valentine, claimed to have found remains of the Atlantis when he discovered an unusual rock formation off the coast of North Bimini Islands. Its only about 12 – 18 feet under water and you can see it easily. At the first glance the scientists thought it was beach rock. And then upon careful examination it was found that beach rock was placed upon another layer of beach rock and there were balancing stones in between. And this could not be attributed to nature, nature do not do that, man does. And before long it was realized that this was a reminiscence of an ancient harbor. From the shallow edges of Bimini all the way to the Gulf Stream, under 300 feet of water, lies many fascinating complexes that look like remains of ancient city structures. There are roads, pathways and other similar structures covered in Coral. Could the Bimini structures be the reminiscences of Atlantis, and if so, could these lead to other structures buried under sand and water?

In the year 2000, while mapping the sea floor off the western coast of Cuba, a research expedition team led by Russian-Canadian oceanographer Paulina Zelitsky, found symmetrical stone structure below the water. And remarkably they were half a mile down. The expedition was armed with SONAR equipment, used to create images of large areas of the sea floor and underwater objects. What they found coming up on the SONAR screen was a large area of stones placed one on top of another. They also located stone structures in pyramid shape and others more circular. In total 30 geometric structures emerged, appearing to be remains of streets, buildings, tunnels and pyramids. All at a depth of 2200 feet below the surface of water. Using dating techniques based on the presence of a nearby volcanic ash, geologists estimated that this city sank almost 6000 years ago. Could this be a part of the Ancient City of Atlantis, Plato talked about? Atlantis as such is integral to the Cuba and the Island chain of the Bahamas. What Plato could have meant, was a group of islands of various shapes and sizes. And this is very close to the Bermuda Triangle, and known for geomagnetic anomalies, UFO sightings and unexplained disappearances of ships and aircraft. Could there be a link between Bermuda Triangle and Atlantis? According to Bill Birnes, “on the edge of the Bermuda Triangle, there are ancient ruins under water that’s supposed to have been reminiscences of the prehistoric city of Atlantis. So yes, there is a theory that Atlantis lies not near Greece, but in the Bermuda Triangle”. If Plato’s texts were true then other Greek myths may provide a hint to the fate of the city of Atlantis. Plato, talks about the city of Atlantis disappearing overnight, amidst a lot of fire and smoke. Some ancient alien theorists such as Giorgio A. Tsoukalos feel that, “Atlantis was not a stationary island, and that Atlantis didn’t actually sink into the sea, on the contrary, it lifted off”. Like a very big space craft. This brings another question, was Atlantis a safe haven for aliens immediately after the last ice age?

Yonaguni, Japan;  this Island lies in the western most tip of the Japanese Archipelago. Scholars believe that the earliest inhabitants of this island migrated from South East Asia, during the prehistoric times. In 1987, in the nearby waters, diver Kitchino R Taki made a shocking discovery. A massive complex of giant stone structures lay hidden 60 feet below the ocean surface. Experts call it the biggest discovery in the history of underwater archeology. According to Graham Hancock, “whats intriguing about the underwater complex of Yanaguni is that a whole range of monuments lie side by aide, and this to me looks like the work of man, and definitely not a random action of the Oceans on differential layers of stone”.Submerged beneath 60-100 feet of water the largest of the structures resemble a massive 5 layered stepped pyramid, the size of approximately 2 football fields. According to David Wilcock, another eminent author, film maker and an ancient alien theorist of prominence, “you see unambiguous carvings that are geometric in nature, channels and pathways that are perfect;y rectangular in shape and stairways at the end that cannot be created by nature”. Graham Hancock says, “there are places where you find megaliths that are piled one on top of another, that create a tunnel through which you can swim. There is a gigantic human face carved under water, almost 23 feet tall. At first glace it resembles the MOAI of the Easter Islands, and then we realized that it strongly resembles the Sphinx, that guarded the pyramids. And we wondered if it served the same purpose here. Its all these factors that convince me that we are looking at a ceremonial complex. The mystery however surrounding the structure is when did it actually go under water. The geological evidence shows that it was submerged during the meltdown of the last ice age”.

This symmetrical design of a human face 4 meters tall and 6 meters underwater and wearing a decorative head-dress is carved deep into the natural stone and faces due south as a sentinel for a platform known as the stone stage This is but one peak of a much larger – and definitely man-made structure – the architecture remarkably reminiscent of Sacsayhuaman and Qenko in Peru – but on the other side of the Pacific – just 75 miles (125 km) east of Taiwan. The structure is 120 meters long – 40 meters wide and 20-25 meters tall and the base is 30 meters underwater. The many level and right-angled terraces give a first impression of an ancient port – with smaller steps for people to climb – and larger recesses for boats to dock – and there are many features aligned to – the four cardinal directions of NSEW – The site has been roughly dated as being 3,000 to 10,000 years old as the most recent the structure’s foundation was above sea level was at the end of the last Ice Age around 8000 BC. Back then, the island was connected to the Asian mainland via a land bridge – along with Taiwan, Ryukyu and Japan – and, due to Earth’s cycle of precession – the site was geographically located – right where the east coast of Asia – intersected with the Tropic of Cancer and thus, was astronomically aligned – with the northern Summer Solstice.

All around the world, whether its France, Japan or India, we find evidences of man-made structure that lie under water. According to Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, “two ways how our ancestors could have done this. One, they had scuba gear. Which I don’t think is true, or this stuff was created when the ocean levels were much lower. And that was over 14000 years ago. And 14000 years ago, we were just dwelling in caves, as hunter gatherers”. Could the Yonaguni structure have been created by ancient people? What evidence do we have of the people, the native inhabitants of these islands? Graham Hancock feels, “its not the question whether the stone was shaped by these people, its question of the vision, the ability to think in those terms. The very magnitude of the structure. And we know of no stone age civilization capable of creating such a gigantic ceremonial complexes”.  If according to the mainstream scholars, the ancient Japanese could not have created such a structure, then who did? And how did it get there? Bill Birnes says, “speculations are that aliens have created the Yonaguni monument, because the engineering involved in creating it is simply beyond the capacity of ancient civilizations”.

Ancient alien theorists also believe that the key to the Yonaguni monument could be found in its global positioning. Strangely the complex lies in the area of long suspected of extraterrestrial activity. Its called the Dragons Triangle. This area is very similar to the Bermuda Triangle, because you have ships and planes disappearing. In fact Japan has declared this as a disaster area. In Japan there are legends of winged monsters breathing fire that have rised out of the sea, at an area where the Yonaguni monument was located under water. When we compare the description of these flying objects, to the description Columbus gave of a strange object rising our of the water surface and disappearing into the night sky near the Bermuda Triangle, we find uncanny similarities. Is it just a coincidence that the Earth’s 25th parallel north (25° N Equator) cuts through both the Bermuda and the Devil’s Triangle? Also the fact that both of these places demonstrate similar geomagnetic phenomena where compasses register a malfunction and navigation systems go defunct. Could there be a real strange UFO connection? What if the Sunken monuments near Yonaguni and Cuba have real alien origins? However Yonaguni is not the only evidence of an ancient alien visitation that we witness in and around Japan. The Dogu Figure for instance, if looked carefully, resembles a face with some kind a ‘goggles’ on. Its wearing a suit and a helmet. On the rear we notice very neatly sculpted designs that look like ‘buckles and straps’, quite similar to modern day space suit. This certainly points towards a possibility of an alien visit in antiquity. There are 15000 documented Dogu Figures found in ancient Japan, that were supposed to have been created between 14000 BC to 300 BC. The translations from the ancient texts and scriptures tell us that, “Dogu descended from the skies and taught the ancient Japanese in various disciplines”. According to Eric Von Daniken there is a link, “the Japanese call them Dogu, and then in Arizona we have the Hopi Indian Tribe, and they even today make the Kachina Dolls. Further in the Saharan Desert, we have witnessed the cave paintings that definitely look like an astronaut in a space suit. When we compare the cave paintings to the Kachina of the Hopi tribal and Dogu in Japan, they look collinear”.  There seems to be a definite link.

Perhaps some more answers could be found off the coast of Gujarat, India. In 2001, researchers from India’s oceanic institute detected anomalies off the Gulf of Khambat, 7 miles from shore. They had been commissioned by the Indian government to do a study of pollution in the Gulf of Khambat. They didn’t expect much but a mess to be detected in their SONAR. However, it suddenly started returning features of regular structures. It looked like an enormous network of buildings now shrouded in mud and sand, covering an area of 5 sq miles. What did appear was a regular city and it seemed that this city had remained submerged for a very long time. At a time when mainstream archeologists tell us that there were no cities anywhere in the world. Scientists retrieved a lot of artifacts from the site including woodwork and pottery. Some of these artifacts dates back as long as 32000 years. The city however according to geological evidences was submerged about 9000 years ago. Mainstream historians are of that the fact that Indian civilization goes back only to 4000 – 5000 years. 200 miles to the north west from this site lies the modern city of Dwarka. Scientists found clues that a part of this city might have been submerged under the sea, and therefore they extended their search off the coast. And under only 70 feet of water, dives discovered sandstone walls, reminiscences of cobblestone streets and an evidence of a pr0osperous sea port. Scholars declared this to be the remains of the Ancient and Legendary City of Dwarka. According to ancient Hindu texts the City of Dwarka was the dwelling place of Lord Krishna, a god still worshiped in most parts of modern India. Imagine the stir created in the Christian world if they discovered the actual Holy Grail and the Arc of the Covenant, the discovery of Dwarka is considered akin to such an incident in Hinduism. Scriptures say that a King names Shalva attacked Krishna in the mythical city of Dwarka. Ancient Alien theorists believe that the description of the battle resembles the description of Alien technology and even the usage of spacecraft. Weapons used in this battle have been described as arrows, but they are not ordinary arrows. They sounded like thunderstorm when launched and has the glow of the bright sun. As a defensive measure, Shalva started maneuvering his spacecraft, and the description of these movements are exactly similar to the modern day UFO movements being reported. The legend also says that Krishna finally departed Earth, and the sea consumed his city of Dwarka.  With the discovery of the city of Dwarka, what was once considered to be mythology in modern India, is now seriously being considered as actual historical records. A link between aliens and the submerged ruins of ancient cities could also be located in India’s Sangam literature.  This talks about an assembly of sages thousands of years ago, at a place called Kumari Kandam, a land mas that’s now submerged under water. These assemblies served as meeting points between sages and extraterrestrials. Are these ancient Indian texts proof of alien contacts in Earth’s past? Are the descriptions of Gods are actually descriptions of extraterrestrials?

Another discovery, beneath a lake at Andes Mountains, Peru, could throw some light. At an elevation of 12000 feet, lies the dark waters of the Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable body of water in the world. In August 200, an Italian team of doctors, divers and archeologists launched an underwater investigation of the legendary lake. Sunk below 100 feet of water the team uncovered traces of a paved road, a stone terrace and a wall nearly half a mile long. For centuries the locals have spoken of a lost underwater City of Wanaku. Could this discovery prove that such a city did actually exist? Them came a shocking discovery. Lying on the lake bed was a giant figurine of a human head, that upon comparison looked identical to the stone works in found in the nearby city of Tiahuanaco, just 12 miles south of Lake Titicaca, a city long thought by ancient alien theorists to have extraterrestrial origins. If the ruins found under the waters of Lake Titicaca, from the Legendary city of Wanaku, whet happened to it? Did it fall prey to a natural disaster, like an earthquake, or was this city deliberately flooded? If you ask the Aymara Indians about how it all happened, they tell you that it all happened before the beginning of time. And this doesn’t mean recorded history only. Because the Aymara believe that the humanity as we witness today is not the first of its kind. And the lake has been a source of genesis to all the previous humanities that modern mainstream scholarship doesn’t approve of.  The narration goes to the the Legend of Space Brothers, who came from outer space, taught our forefathers science and arts, and left for the heavens one day, with a promise to return soon.

Could the ancient underwater cities have been built to serve as bases for ancient aliens? Could these hold the answers that mankind have been seeking for centuries. Evidences that prove WE ARE NOT ALONE. These underwater structures and cities seem to just stand out as out of place, in time, and there are questions about them that might throw a new light on the genesis of human history. All of these cities, from Atlantis to Dwarka always had a connection to the Gods. And these gods evidently seem to be ancient aliens.