The Dogon tells the legend of the Nommos, awful-looking beings who arrived in a vessel along with fire and thunder.
The Nommo was crucified and resurrected and in the future will again
visit the Earth, this time in human form. Later he will assume his
amphibious form and will rule the world from the waters.
According to Robert Temple's Book The Sirius Mystery, the Dogon, a tribe of about 100,000 in western Africa, have had contact with extraterrestrials.
One of Temple's main pieces of evidence is the tribe's alleged knowledge of Sirius B, a companion to the star Sirius. The Dogon are supposed to know that Sirius B orbits Sirius and that a complete orbit takes fifty years. One of the pieces of evidence Temple cites is a sand picture made by the Dogon to explain their beliefs.
are a number of other astronomical beliefs held by the Dogon which
are curious; e.g., traditional belief in a heliocentric system and
elliptical orbits of astronomical phenomena; knowledge of satellites
of Jupiter and rings of Saturn, among other things.
Where did they get this knowledge, if not from extraterrestrial
visitors? They don't have telescopes or other scientific equipment,
so how could they get this knowledge?
The Dogon have a traditional interest in the sky and astronomical
phenomena. As Sagan notes, if a European had visited the
Dogon in the 1920s and 1930s, conversation would likely have turned
to astronomical matters, including Sirius, the brightest star in the
sky and the centre of Dogon mythology.
notes that some of the discussion of the day involved the nature of
white dwarfs, for example. Sirius B is a white dwarf, an extremely
dense star, e.g., about a tonne to the cubic inch.)
They were known to the Babylonians as the Annedoti, which translates as 'repulsive', but notwithstanding their unappealing appearance they were sufficiently influential for the Babylonians to accept their teachings and acquire from them the fundamental tenets of civilization.
The most august member of the
Annedoti was Oannes, portrayed in ancient Babylonian
depictions as a curious, complex hybrid of human and fish, with a
bearded man's head beneath the head of a fish, and the body of a
fish borne upon the back of a man's body.
Significantly, their traditional legends
specifically claimed that he often sheltered in a cave to avoid the
heat of Sirius.
Indeed, the word Timbuktu in the 16th century a thriving metropolis of a million Muslims and now reduced to a crumbling village of only 10,000 is synonymous with barren desolation at the end of nowhere. Anthropological studies by the French in the 1930s and more recently by British anthropologist Robert Temple, have revealed a stunningly complex and sophisticated Dogon society.
But what has
amazed and mystified researchers most is the fact that the Dogon
have a quite unusual and extensive knowledge of the star system
They show the rings of Saturn
and the four major moons of Jupiter as well as the elliptical
orbit of the invisible star Sirius B around Sirius and relate
that, not only is it a dense and heavy star, which it is now known
to be far more dense than earth but correctly note that the
elliptical orbit is completed once every 50 years, an event they
celebrate at exactly the proper moment, even if only once or twice
in a person's entire lifetime!
This is also one of the best books on the market on the subject of sacred geometry.
Robert Temple was one of the first people to reveal certain facts though scientists have known for a long time-about an African tribe near Timbuktu called the Dogons.
This tribe holds information
that is impossible for them to have by any standards in our view of
the world today. Their information destroys everything we think we
know about ourselves in regard to being alone.
If you follow them upward about twice the distance, you see the Pleiades. The information in the Dogon cave specifically showed another star rotating around Sirius. The Dogons are very specific about this star.
They say it's very, very old and very
small, and that it's made out of what they called the "heaviest
matter in the universe" (which is close, but not actually
correct). And they say that it takes "close to fifty years"
for this small star to rotate around Sirius. This is detailed stuff.
Astronomers were able to validate the existence of Sirius B, a
white dwarf, in 1862, and only about fifteen or twenty years ago
could they validate the other information.
At the end of its life, as far as we know there are two primary things a star can do. New data on pulsars and magnetars give other options.
it can explode and become a super nova, a huge hydrogen cloud that
becomes the womb for hundreds of baby stars. Two, it can
rapidly expand into what's called a red giant, a huge explosion that
engulfs all its planets-burns them up and destroys the whole system,
then stays expanded for a long time. Then slowly it will collapse
into a tiny old star called a white dwarf.
That would certainly qualify for heavy matter, but science now knows that this was an extremely conservative estimate. The newest estimate is approximately 1.5 million tons per cubic inch!.
holes aside, that would surely seem to he the heaviest matter in the
universe. This means that you had a cubic inch of this white dwarf,
which is now called Sirius B it would weigh about one and a half
million tons, which would go right through anything you set it on.
It would head toward the center of the Earth and actually oscillate
back and forth across the core for a long time until friction
finally stopped it in the very center.
Yet how did an ancient primitive tribe know
such detailed information about a star that could be measured only
in this century?
exactly what the planets look like when you approach them from
space, which we have also only recently learned. They also knew
about red and white blood cells, and had all kinds of physiological
information about the human body that we've recently learned. All
this from a "primitive" tribe!
These drawings show a flying saucer - it looks like that very familiar shape - coming out of the sky and landing on three legs, then it shows the beings in the ship making a big hole in the ground, filling it with water, jumping out of the ship into the water, and coming up to the edge of the water. These beings look very much like dolphins; in fact, maybe they were dolphins, but we don't know for certain. Then they started communicating to the Dogons.
They described where they
came from and gave the Dogon tribe all this information.
Eventually they said,
Because it didn't fit into anything they thought they knew, they just kind of hid the information somewhere under a carpet in their minds.
Most people, scientists included, just do not know what to do with these kinds of facts. There has been a lot of information like this that we just don't know what to do with.
Since we can't find a way to integrate
this unusual information with what we already think we know, we just
stick it away somewhere - because the theories don't work.