- By Lynn PIckett and Clive Prince (Exclusive extract
from a lecture at the Templar Lodge Hotel, Gullane, near Edinburgh, Scotland,
6th June 1999)
- From Lloyd Pye firstname.lastname@example.org
- It was very surprising set of circumstances that led
us to write our new book, The Stargate Conspiracy. We did not set to write
such a book. Rather, we intended to pursue certain lines of research following
on from our last book, The Templar Revelation, in which we concluded that
Christianity was an off-shoot of the Egyptian mystery religion of Isis
and Osiris. In that book, we only took the story back to the Egypt of the
first century. It was our intention to extend the research further back
into the history of Egypt and the roots of its religion.
- Our research led us back to the most ancient religion
known from ancient Egypt, that of Heliopolis, whose beliefs and cosmology,
which are encapsulated in the Pyramid Texts, inspired the builders of the
Great Pyramid of Giza. Inevitably, we were drawn into considering the mysteries
posed by the great monuments of the Pyramid Age. And, of course, we could
not ignore the recent flood of high-profile books dealing with, and offering
solutions to, those mysteries, which make up what has been called 'alternative
- Throughout the 1990s, many books, challenging the arrogance
and complacency of academic Egyptology and opening our eyes to the wonders
of that ancient culture, have reached a huge audience world-wide. In this
field, two names stand out above the rest: Graham Hancock and Robert Bauval,
authors - jointly and separately - of such books as The Orion Mystery,
Fingerprints of the Gods, Keeper of Genesis and, most recently, The Mars
- It was looking at these new theories and ideas that led
our research in a very unexpected direction, and which led ultimately to
The Stargate Conspiracy.
- We need to make a very important point at the outset.
Much of what we are about to say is critical of some of these new ideas,
and you may even begin to suspect that we are, in some way, sceptics. This
is not so. We believe that there are genuine mysteries about ancient Egypt
- such as how (and why) they built the pyramids, where their civilisation
came from, and how they knew many of the things that they knew. We are
not admirers of the obstinate arrogance of academic Egyptology, and have
enormous reverence for ancient Egypt, its culture and religion, and the
achievements of its people. It is precisely because we have such reverence
that we feel so strongly about the way that the very real mysteries of
Egypt have, effectively, been hijacked in order to serve other agendas.
- Where there is a mystery there is the potential for exploitation,
by offering apparent solutions that support particular systems of belief.
This potential is even stronger when the mystery involves something as
evocative as ancient Egypt, whose works, such as the pyramids and Sphinx,
speak so powerfully to our imaginations.
- The Alternative Egyptology tries to explain the enigma
of the advanced technical knowledge of the ancient Egyptians - as displayed
most obviously in the building of the Great Pyramid - by one of two theories
(or sometim es a combination of the two). The first is that the ancient
Egyptians were merely an off-shoot, or heirs, of a much older, advanced
civilisation - such as Atlantis - which has been erased from history by
some global catastrophe. The second is that the great monuments of the
ancient world were either built by, or the skills to build them taught
by, visitors from another world.
- One of the most influential of books in this field is
The Sirius Mystery by Robert Temple, which was first published in 1976
and in an extensively updated edition in 1998. As many of you will know,
it homes in on the extraordinary knowledge of a West African tribe, the
Dogon of Mali. The Dogon religion centres on the star Sirius. There is
nothing unusual about that because, as Sirius is the brightest star in
the sky, many cultures have incorporated it into their beliefs and mythology.
However, what intrigued Temple - and many others - was that French anthropologists
who studied the Dogon religion reported that they also believed that Sirius
has a companion - a very small and very heavy star that is invisible to
the naked eye.
- We now know that this is true. Sirius is a binary star
system, with a second, white dwarf star - very small, very heavy - in orbit
around the main star. Sirius B, as it is called, was only discovered in
1842, and it was not photographed until the 1970s. How, then, could the
Dogon have known about it?
- Temple's theory is that the knowledge of Sirius B originated
from actual contact with extraterrestrials from a planet in the Sirius
system. He argues that this contact took place, not in West Africa, but
in the Middle East, among the ancient civlisations of Egypt and Sumer,
and that the extraterrestrials were responsible for the development of
those civilisations - and therefore, ultimately, of our own. The knowledge
of that contact, and of Sirius B, was incorporated into Egyptian and Sumerian
mythology, and the secret was passed on to the Greeks, and then to various
other cultures, eventually reaching the Dogon.
- Because of its apparently academic and scholarly approach,
Temple's book received a level of critical acclaim and acceptance that
set it apart from other 'ancient astronaut' theories, such as those of
Erich von Daniken. .
- The anomalous knowledge of the Dogon - not just about
Sirius, but many other things - does present a genuine mystery. However,
Temple was keen to link this with ancient Egypt, and here, in our view,
his case is less than persuasive, as major parts of his argument are based
on factual errors, and are often contrived.
- For example, one of the key points in his case involves
the interpretation of myths connected with Anubis, the jackal-headed god
of the dead. His justification for this is that Sirius is known as the
'Dog Star', so, by a process of ideas we go from dog to jackal to Anubis.
Therefore, when the ancient Egyptians spoke about Anubis they were really
talking about Sirius, or rather Sirius B.
- But there is a major problem with this - the ancient
Egyptians did not associate Sirius with Anubis. For them, Sirius was the
star of the goddess Isis, and sometimes, by extension, her son Horus. It
was the Greeks who called Sirius the Dog Star, because it was in the constellation
that they named the Great Dog (Canis Major). The Egyptians never made a
connection between Sirius and either Anubis or dogs. Therefore, Temple's
use of legends connected with Anubis is based on an entirely false premise.
- Another chain of associations followed by Temple relates
to the Hermetic literature - the magical and philosophical texts ascribed
to the legendary sage Hermes Trismegistus - which he believes incorporates
references to the 'Sirius secret'. His justification for doing so is that
- he says - the Greeks equated their god Hermes with Anubis.
- Amazingly, Temple has (as far as we are aware) gone unchallenged
on this point for more than twenty years - because it is just plain wrong.
Hermes was the equivalent of the Egyptian Thoth, not Anubis. Once again,
Temple has based an entire line of reasoning on a mistake. But such is
his influence that many people have simply accepted it.
- There are many similar examples in Temple's book, which
in our view seriously undermine his attempt to trace the 'Sirius secret'
- and therefore the visitation of beings from Sirius - back to ancient
- Temple makes another mistake in The Sirius Mystery, which
is a small slip in itself, and of no particular significance to his argument,
but which does - as we will see - have some very important ramifications
in another context.
- Temple gives as one of the ancient Egyptian names for
the Sphinx of Giza the words arq ur. Many others, using Temple as their
authority, have since repeated this as fact. Unfortunately, arq ur does
not mean 'Sphinx'. It means 'silver'. The mistake arose because Temple
misread the entry for arq ur in Sir E.A. Wallis Budge's classic 1920 dictionary
of Egyptian hieroglyphs.
- Against the entry for arq ur, two English words appear
after the hieroglyphs. One is 'silver', the correct definition. The other
reads 'Sphinx, 2, 8'. This is not a definition, but a reference to Budge's
source, a French Egyptological journal called Sphinx. The '2' refers to
the volume, and '8' the page number. On page 8 of volume 2 are the hieroglyphs
for 'silver' that Budge used in his dictionary.
- This mistake does not carry any particular significance
for Temple's overall argument, as he mentions it only in passing - but
it does turn up in some very surprising places.
- The revised edition of The Sirius Mystery, published
last year, contains some significant new material.
- In the original 1976 edition, Temple only argued the
case for extraterrestrial contact in the ancient past. In the new edition
he has extended his argument to the imminent return of these 'space-gods'.
He now believes that they did not return home to the Sirius system, but
placed themselves in suspended animation somewhere in our solar system,
so that one day they would awaken and return to see how the civilisation
that they created has developed. Temple suggests that their return is now
- Also in the new edition, Temple claims that The Sirius
Mystery attracted the unwelcome interest of both the CIA and the British
intelligence services. In fact, he says that the CIA tried to interfere
with his research while he was writing the book, and that after it came
out they persecuted him for the next 15 years.
- The implication is that the CIA wanted to hinder Temple's
research for The Sirius Mystery, which in turn implies that they wanted
to stop him writing the book - which implies that, for some reason, they
didn't want us to read it.
- There is no doubt that Temple is being sincere, as he
can by no means be called a paranaoic with a fear of persecution by the
CIA. He tells the story of their harrassment with some indignation - since
he is himself a staunch supporter and defender of that agency. For example,
in a 1989 book about the 'uses and abuses' of hypnosis, he defends the
CIA's excesses in their notorious mind control research of the 1950s and
60s, as exemplified most infamously in their MKULTRA project. In fact,
Temple proudly proclaims that he refused even to read books exposing these
- However, if the CIA did want to stop The Sirius Mystery
from being published, this is hardly a good advertisement for their efficiency.
Similarly, the implication that the CIA persecuted him for the next 15
years because he had written the book does not make much sense. What was
the point, if the book was already out? Not only that, but they also failed
to prevent him publishing a new, updated version - which includes the story
of their interest in the book.
- In fact, the knowledge of their interest in, and apparent
opposition to, The Sirius Mystery only adds to its appeal. It actively
encourages interest in the book, on the grounds that, if the CIA don't
want us to read it, there must be something worth reading. We suspect that
this was the CIA's real intention, in a classic example of reverse psychology.
- The above examples of mistakes in Temple's book demonstrate
the need for careful checking of such claims. As researchers, this is something
that we always try to do. And it was something that we did when we looked
into the work of the two major names in Alternative Egyptology, Robert
Bauval and Graham Hancock.
- As most of you will know, Hancock and Bauval's work centres
on the importance of the year 10500 BC. Around this time, they argue, some
cataclysm took place that destroyed an advanced, global civilisation. Some
of its knowledge survived and formed the basis of the ancient Egyptian
civilisation. They also argue that the survivors left us messages encoded
in such monuments as the pyramids and Sphinx of Giza.
- On the face of it, this seems an exciting and even reasonable
idea. But let's examine their evidence more closely.
- In The Orion Mystery (1993), Robert Bauval argues that
the three pyramids of Giza were built to mirror the three stars of Orion's
Belt. This, in itself, is fine - it seems to work. But Bauval uses his
'Giza-Orion Correlation Theory' to link the monuments to a much more ancient
- His argument is this. The three pyramids form an angle
of 45 degrees to the north-south meridian. To make the correlation perfect,
when the stars cross the celestial meridian they should form the same angle.
However, when the Great Pyramid was built - in approximately 2500 BC -
they didn't. Because of the precession of the equinoxes, the position of
the stars changes over time. Bauval reasoned that if he could find a period
at which the stars formed the same angle as the pyramids, this would pinpoint
a significant time - a time to which the pyramid-builders were trying to
draw our attention. When he used computer simulations to wind back the
precessional cycle, he found that Orion's Belt was in the 'Giza position'
in 10500 BC.
- However, when we decided to double check this, things
took a rather surprising turn. We discovered that the geometrician Robin
J. Cook, who actually produced the diagrams for The Orion Mystery, although
agreeing with most of Bauval's theory, strongly disagreed with this part
of Bauval's conclusions. We decided to check for ourselves to find out
who was right.
- We found that the Belt stars were not in the 'Giza position'
in 10500 BC. To find the stars in this position - according to the same
computer program used by Bauval - we have to go back to about 12000 BC
at the earliest.
- It seems that Bauval had simply made a mistake, and miscaculated
by a couple of thousand years. However, we will come back to this...
- Probably the most famous development concerning ancient
Egypt in the last ten years has been the redating of the Sphinx by the
erosion of the limestone out of which it has been carved.
- According to conventional Egyptology, the Sphinx was
carved out of the Giza plateau somewhere around 2500 BC. However, many
- most notably leading alternative Egyptologist John Anthony West - maintained
that it is, in reality, far older.
- West believed that the erosion of the Sphinx was not
caused by the action of wind-blown sand, but by water. He believed that
this was due to a great flood - the flood that drowned Atlantis - and argued
that if this could be proven scientifically, this would be an important
step in not only establishing the true age of the Egyptian civilisation,
but also the existence of Atlantis. Eventually, he succeeded in getting
American geologist Robert Schoch to take a look.
- Shoch concluded that the erosion was due to water - centuries
of exposure to rain water. But, as he pointed out, if this was the case,
the Sphinx must have been there during the last period of substantial rainfall
in Egypt, which occurred between about 7000 and 5000 BC. This means that
the Sphinx must be at least 2,500, and perhaps as much as 5,000, years
older than Egyptologists will admit.
- John Anthony West claims that Schoch's work vindicates
his ideas. However, it needs to be pointed out that West believed that
a flood was reponsible for the erosion - and that, by finding that it was
actually due to prolonged exposure to rainwater, Schoch has proven him
just as wrong as he has the academic Egyptologists.
- Schoch concluded that the Sphinx could have been built
as long ago as 7000 BC. However, both West and Graham Hancock have used
his work in support of a much earlier date - 10500 BC. They have been so
succesful in this that many people now regard this as virtually proven.
- West and Hancock argue that the wet period pinpointed
by Schoch was not long enough to cause the erosion we see on the Sphinx.
Instead, they point to a wet period that, they say, happened in the eleventh
millennium BC - that is, around 10500 BC. Graham Hancock writes in Fingerprints
of the Gods that at this time 'it rained and rained and rained.'
- Imagine our surprise when we checked the sources on the
climate of ancient and prehistoric Egypt - including the source cited by
Hancock himself - and found that there was no wet period in the eleventh
- Like Robert Bauval, Hancock and West appear to have made
a simple mistake - but one that also happens to come out at the date of
- In his recent book Heaven's Mirror, co-authored with
his wife Santha Faiia, and in the accompanying Channel 4 television series,
Hancock has extended his argument in favour of that date to other ancient
monuments around the world - for example, the complex of Hindu temples
at Angkor in Cambodia. (Although these do not really qualify as ancient,
as the earliest was built in the eleventh century AD.)
- Hancock argues that these temples were laid out to represent
the constellation of Draco - in the position in which it was found in 10500
BC. However, when we looked into this we found that there really is no
correlation between the temples and the stars. There are temples which
do not correspond to any of the stars of Draco, stars for which there is
no corresponding temple - and, in any case, the pattern formed by the temples,
as reconstructed by Hancock, bears very little resemblance to Draco.
- It seems that Hancock, Bauval and West are, for some
reason, keen to make sure that their research pinpoints the year 10500
BC - whether or not the data actually fits.
- But why 10500 BC?
- Perhaps it is connected with the prophecies of the American
psychic Edgar Cayce - for whom Hancock and Bauval seem to have a great
deal of respect.
- Edgar Cayce, known as the 'Sleeping Prophet', who died
in 1945, is widely believed to be a simple, uneducated Kentucky man, who
entered a trance state and made pronouncements about the ancient past as
well as giving predictions for the future. According to Cayce, the Great
Pyramid and Sphinx were built by survivors from Atlantis - in 10500 BC.
He said that the Atlanteans had built an underground 'Hall of Records'
that contains the collected wisdom of their race and which, he said, would
be discovered in 1998. This would somehow trigger a New Age, and the emergence
of a new race.
- We spent a lot of time looking at Cayce's predictions
- and found that, despite the fact that his followers claim that he was
'close to one hundred per cent accurate', you would be hard pressed to
find even one of his prophecies that has come true.
- For example, recently someone told us that Cayce was
a brilliant prophet because, in the early 1940s, he predicted that China
would become Communist by 1968. Of course, if true, that would be impressive.
Unfortunately, what Cayce actually said was that China would become Christian
- But even so Cayce is extremely interesting. Far from
being a virtual simpleton, he was extremely widely read, and as a young
man worked in several bookstores. He was also entrusted with setting up
new lodges for his fellow Freemasons. But more significant than that were
- We discovered that, just after the First World War, Cayce
was called in to advise President Woodrow Wilson. The person who arranged
this was a close friend of Cayce's, Colonel Edmond Starling, who was head
of the US Secret Service.
- Cayce was best known for the cures that he prescribed
while in trance, which were often genuinely impressive. This is what hooked
his admirers, who made the fatal error of assuming that all his psychic
abilities were just as good. However, as we have seen, it turns out that
this is not the case. But people at the time did not know that his predictions
would fail, and he was feted by leading industrialists, top politicians
- including at least one President - senior Army commanders, and members
of the intelligence services.
- Cayce, as we have seen, predicted the finding of the
Hall of Records at Giza. It is interesting that there have been many attempts
to find the Hall of Records there in the last 25 years. It needs to be
pointed out that the ancient Egyptians themselves never mentioned any such
thing in the context of Giza, nor is there any archaeological evidence
for it. The concept of the Hall of Records comes entirely from Edgar Cayce.
- As we would expect, the prime movers in the search for
the Hall of Records have been the Association for Research and Enlightenment
(ARE), which was formed by Cayce in the 1930s and continues to promote
- Other key players on the Giza plateau (sometimes working
in collaboration with ARE) have been a team from a very interesting organisation
called SRI International. This is one of the world's biggest private scientific
research institutes, and it has a reputation - which we discovered is justified
- for working closely with the American military and intelligence community.
Around 75 per cent of SRI's income comes from contracts with the Pentagon
and other US government agencies, including the CIA.
- SRI made many expeditions to Egypt during the 1970s,
taking with it state-of-the-art equipment designed to locate hidden chambers.
The team was led by physicist Dr Lambert Dolphin Jr. But it is interesting
that they gave up looking at Giza in 1979, apparently without having found
anything. However, since then the mystique of the Hall of Records has continued
to be built up, so that there is an expectation of revelations coming from
Egypt in the near future.
- Now that 1998 - when Cayce said the Hall of Records would
be found - has passed, rumours are beginning to circulate that it was found
in the form of the so-called Tomb of Osiris. This is a chamber at the bottom
of a shaft some 120 feet beneath the Giza plateau not far from the Sphinx,
which was re-excavated last year. It has no records of any kind in it,
and yet attempts are being made to pass this off as somehow confirming
Cayce's prophecy. In any case, it was first excavated in the 1930s.
- The point is that, if any of these people find something
that might be a Hall of Records, it will be taken as proof that Cayce was
right not only about his version of ancient history, but also in his predictions
of imminent global transformation. But you can be sure that, if the year
2000 comes and goes without any Hall of Records, the same people will continue
to exploit the increasingly fervent longing for it to be found.
- Make no mistake: Egypt itself is a very potent symbol.
This has not escaped those that deal in the exploitation of belief systems
- such as the intelligence agencies.
- Another emotive issue is the whole question of life on
other planets, and recently we have seen a concerted effort to connect
ancient Egypt with a putative lost civilisation on Mars, as for example,
in Hancock and Bauval's 1998 book The Mars Mystery.
- Everybody will be familiar with the so-called Face on
Mars and Pyramids of Mars, features of an area of known as Cydonia that
some argue can only be artificial. They were discovered in photographs
taken by the Viking mission in 1976.
- Their most enthusiastic exponent is science writer Richard
C. Hoagland. Since the early 1980s, Hoagland has run a well-funded group
which is currently called the Enterprise Mission. Although there are other,
more cautious, researchers in this field whose work deserves serious consideration,
Hoagland and his team's primary aim is not simply to promote the idea of
artificial structures on Mars, but to extrapolate from their existence
a message for Earth today - and for our immediate future. They also try
to link the alleged monuments of Cydonia to ancient Egypt. Hoagland's own
message is that the Martian monuments were built by an extraterrestrial
civilisation that came from outside our solar system, who also visited
ancient Egypt and influenced the development of that civilisation - and
who are about to return.
- Unfortunately for Hoagland, the so-called Face was re-imaged
by the Mars Global Surveyor last year, and shown to be nothing more than
a featureless rocky outcrop. Dismissing the new pictures as 'crap', Hoagland
is unrepentant and continues to maintain the Egypt-Mars connection.
- And in this Hancock and Bauval agree. To them also there
is a link between Mars and Egypt. Those authors use many of the same arguments
as Hoagland to try to prove the link. (Robert Temple, in the new edition
of The Sirius Mystery, has also endorsed the Face on Mars, believing it
to be connected with beings from Sirius.)
- We ourselves think that the Mars story is by no means
clear-cut. For example, the Pyramids of Cydonia do seem strange for natural
formations. On the data currently available, it would be arrogant to dismiss
the case for them being artificial. However, we do disagree when it comes
to extrapolating messages from these features and trying to link them with
ancient Egypt. Here, we find that the arguments put forward simply do not
- Essentially the argument is this - and it's not much:
there are pyramids on Mars and there are pyramids in Egypt. But, of course,
there are pyramids in many places on Earth, and the Martian pyramids are
different in shape - the most prominent one, for example, is five-sided
- and size from those in Egypt.
- Hoagland, Hancock and Bauval also argue that Giza and
Mars do not only have pyramids in common - but both also have a Sphinx!
This depends on whether you consider the Martian Face to be a Sphinx. Well,
they both have faces...
- Then they fall back on linguistics - or rather, as we
have discovered, pseudo-linguistics. For example, Hoagland, Hancock and
Bauval make much of one of the ancient Egyptian names of the Sphinx, Horakhti,
which means 'Horus of the Horizon'. They claim that there are two ancient
Egyptian words, one meaning 'Horus' and the other meaning 'face', that
sound exactly alike: heru. So Horakhti, they say, can be translated as
'Face of the Horizon'. Could this be a description of the Face on Mars,
which would be on the horizon when viewed from some of the other features?
Well. no. For a start, the thing that none of these authors tell us is
that heru is a plural form of the word for 'face', so it actually means
'faces'. Besides, the hieroglyphs for the two words are completely different.
In any case, because hieroglyphs don't include vowels, which therefore
have to be largely guessed at, how can anybody say that any two ancient
Egyptian words sounded alike?
- Another linguistic loophole involves the Arab name for
Cairo - Al Qahira. This is also an Arab name for Mars. Not only is this
fact used to link Giza and Cydonia, but Hancock and Bauval actually say
that this is 'inexplicable'. But far from being inexplicable, the reason
that Cairo was given this name is, in fact, very well known. Al Qahira
literally means 'the Conqueror'. The city of Cairo did not exist before
969 AD, when it was founded by an Arab general who had just conquered that
part of Egypt. True, Mars does come into it, but only because at the time
the city was founded the planet was in a particularly auspicious position
astrologically - especially for a city built in honour of a conqueror.
There is no mystery about it - but Hoagland, Hancock and Bauval have made
- There appears to be a genuine mystery about Mars. Perhaps
there really are pyramids or other artificial structures there. However,
attempts to link Cydonia with ancient Egypt simply don't work and have
been contrived. But for what purpose?
- Perhaps a clue lies in the fact that Richard Hoagland
was working at SRI International when he first became interested in the
Martian enigmas in 1982. He formed a research group to study them further,
which was funded by SRI. The co-founder of this group was Dr Lambert Dolphin,
who a few years earlier had led the SRI teams at Giza.
- In case you think that we are overly paranoid about SRI's
intimate involvement with the Pentagon and CIA, it is as well to take on
board the initial reaction of one social scientist who attended Hoagland's
first lecture on the Face on Mars. What he said was:
- 'At first I thought it was some kind of joke, or maybe
a complex social experiment being conducted by the CIA - to study psychological
reactions to such a hypothetical discovery. I mean - SRI involvement, 'Faces'
on Mars... what would you think?... Was this an elaborate psychological
experiment sponsored by the defense community?'
- In fact, Hoagland's work has always received active encouragement
by members of the intelligence community, and most of the key members of
his research groups have connections with either intelligence agencies
or the Pentagon.
- All of this is really, in a sense, just setting the scene
for the 'stargate conspiracy', at the heart of which are revelations about
a very interesting group of people.
- Nearly fifty years ago, this American group believed
that they had established contact with powerful extraterrestrial beings.
Not physical contact, but psychic or telepathic communication. Over a period
of many years these entities made many revelations about themselves - including
that they had been the gods worshipped in ancient Egypt.
- Let's make this clear. We are not talking about a little
New Age channelling group. From the very beginning - half a century ago
- it reached the very top levels of American society, even involving a
former Vice President. Since then its influence has grown, and it now has
followers across the world, including in Britain. And it still whispers
in the ear of the Presidency.
- So what do these entities, or intelligences, claim?
- They claim that they come from Sirius. They built the
'monuments' of Mars (although, significantly, these claims only appeared
after the first NASA images of Cydonia.) They created the human race, and
taught it the arts of civilisation, and have guided us from behind the
scenes throughout history.
- And they are now about to return to preside over a great
- They claim to have been responsible for the destruction
of Atlantis, after which survivors founded the Egyptian civilisation and
built the Great Pyramid - around the year 10500 BC. They claim that the
Sphinx was built in honour of them - and that there are hidden chambers
that can be accessed from beneath it.
- Some of those who claim to be in contact with these extraterrestrials
also claim to have been in contact with Edgar Cayce's spirit guide, and
that Cayce's pronouncements came from essentially the same source.
- In its fifty-year history, the 'contact group' in touch
with these entities have had some very interesting dealings. During the
early 1970s, it was intimately involved with SRI International - interestingly,
at the same time that SRI first became interested in Giza. In fact, one
of the leaders of this group worked alongside Lambert Dolphin's team.
- Key members of this group have been behind the promotion
of the Face on Mars - and its connection with Egypt - from the very beginning.
In fact, Richard Hoagland's so-called Message of Cydonia comes directly
from these 'space-gods'.
- Throughout its long history, many eminent names have
been connected with this group - names from the fields of politics, high
finance, entertainment, and even science.
- Among those present at the 'first contact' with these
alleged extraterrestrials in 1952 was the philosopher and inventor Arthur
M. Young - who was later to become the mentor of Robert Temple, and who
directly inspired him to write The Sirius Mystery.
- Put like this it all sounds very exciting. Has contact
with the gods of ancient Egypt been re-established? Are they, as they promise,
about to return?
- Of course, many would consider their claims to have been
backed up by independent research: the connection between Sirius and ancient
Egypt; the importance of the year 10500 BC; the connection between Egypt
and Mars. But we have seen that all this 'evidence' is not only flawed
but highly contrived.
- It must be pointed out that these allegedly all-knowing
entities not only make mistakes when dealing with ancient history, but
sometimes come out with downright howlers. They even give the ancient Egyptian
name for the Sphinx as arq ur - which, as we have seen, comes from a misreading
of a particular dictionary.
- But the whole story takes on a much darker hue. We have
discovered that military and intelligence agencies, mainly the CIA, were
involved with this group right from the beginning. In fact, the research
institute where the entities first made their appearance was actually a
front for Pentagon psychological warfare and parapsychological experiments.
- The person who formed and led the 'contact group', and
who first established contact with the entities, was - at the very same
time - working for both the Pentagon and the CIA on various techniques
of psychological manipulation. This included the use of hallucinogenic
drugs, hypnosis and electromagnetic influence. He was working specifically
on ways to induce apparent mental contact with non-human entities - and,
much more disturbingly, this was part of the CIA's MKULTRA mind control
- We have seen the involvement of the CIA in much of this
story. But how far does it go?
- Did they create this scenario from the beginning, as
part of a long-term programme of psychological and sociological manipulation?
- Or could it really be that some non-human entities -
but not necessarily who they claim to be - are either running the show
or are partners in its stage management?
- Either way, it should scare the hell out of us...
- SIGHTINGS HOMEPAGE
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