by Laura Lee
from LauraLee Website
Zecharia Stichin presents new evidence for Ancient Astronauts:
"The Headless Spaceman"
Is this a replica (above images) of an ancient single-seat rocket-ship?
That’s what it looks like to Zecharia Sitchin, the leading authority and scholar on the Ancient Astronaut theory.
Hidden away in the Istanbul Archaeology
Museum in Turkey for a quarter of a century, Sitchin recently
convinced the Museum that this artifact may indeed be ancient, and
not the modern forgery they concluded it must be, simply
because our current view of our ancient history doesn’t include
He describes the pilot as sitting with legs folded toward his chest, and wearing a one-piece "ribbed pressure suit" which becomes boots at the feet, and gloves at the hands, and points out that since the pilot’s head is missing, we cannot know whether the pilot wore a helmet, goggles, or other headgear.
The artifact measures 23 centimeters long, 9.5 cm high, 8
cm wide, or 5.7 inches long, 3.8 inches high, and 3.5 inches wide.
They reasoned that since there were no space capsules in ancient times, it must be a modern fake, a practical joke, made of plaster of Paris and marble powder.
However, during Sitchin’s visit to Istanbul and the Museum in September 1997, he met with the Director, Dr. Pasinli, who took the artifact from a drawer, and allowed Sitchin to examine and photograph it.
It looked to Sitchin to be carved from a porous, volcanic ash stone, the details very precise.
Dr. Pasinli asked Sitchin what he thought. It is not out of context, Sitchin told the Director and his colleagues, when you view various artifacts that also seem to represent an ancient, space faring civilization.
In Sitchin’s "The Lost Realms," you’ll find illustrations of artifacts that may represent bearded spacemen and rocket-ships from Mexico, and from Lebanon, what might be a rocket-ship on a landing platform.
He advised the Museum directors to allow viewers to decide for themselves what it is, while stating their own doubt about the artifact’s authenticity. This was enough to convince the curators to finally put the object on public display.
Be sure to have a look for yourself next time you are in Istanbul.