by D. Hatcher Childress
The Anti-Gravity Handbook (Lost Science)
Many researchers into the UFO enigma tend to overlook a very
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
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 one 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
One can certainly understand Ashoka’s reasoning
for wanting to keep such knowledge a secret, assuming it exists.
the Nazis had such weapons at their disposal during World War
II, Ashoka was also aware 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.
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 sub-continent 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
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 English.
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
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 lightening and how to switch the drive to "solar energy" from a
free energy source which sounds like "anti-gravity."
(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.
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
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.
"yellowish-white liquid" sounds suspiciously like
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
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
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
In another Indian source, the Samar, Vimanas were,
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 "age-old
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
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:
Writing on Easter Island, called
is also undeciphered, and is uncannily similar to the Mohenjodaro
script. Was Easter Island an air base for the Rama Empire’s Vimana
(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
In Tibet, no small distance, and speaks of the
"fiery chariot" thusly:
"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
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:
with two engines, the "elephant-vimana" with more engines, and other
types named after the kingfisher, ibis and other animals.
Unfortunately, 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 maneuvering
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
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 splendor...
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 archeologists 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.
cities whose brick and stone walls have literally been vitrified,
that is-fused together, can be found in India, Ireland,
France, Turkey and other places. There is no logical explanation for
the vitrification of stone forts and cities,
except from an atomic
Furthermore, 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
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
Atlantis were gone. Built to last for thousands of 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, Buddha, Lao
Tzu, Confucius, 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
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 center 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. Undoubtedly, some are from
the Military Governments of the world, and possibly even from