Is the impromptu statement by the Iraqi transportation minister nothing more than an enthusiastic Ancient Aliens fan’s rantings, who wanted to spread a sensational rumor?
Or is there more to this story?
Despite the fact that Sitchin may have fabricated his translations, he is not the only one who believes that ancient aliens once lived amongst the people of Earth, providing tools to build contemporary style civilizations.
Mainstream archaeology has yet to offer an explanation of how the Sumerian culture seemed to spring forth out of obscurity, fully formed and complete with writing, financial systems, law, building techniques and many other features of advanced civilization.
The fields of ufology and forbidden archaeology are replete with claims and examples of advanced beings assisting people in ancient times.
Accepted archaeology suggests that humankind were nothing more than primitive hunter-gatherers for the vast majority of it’s over 240,000-year existence.
But some intrepid researchers, like Graham Hancock, claim that before the diluvium period of approximately 11,000 years ago, there were many very advanced societies, which possessed knowledge modern humans are only now beginning to rediscover.
The pyramids of Egypt – despite allegedly being built by craftsman using copper-age tools – cannot be reproduced with all the splendour of modern technology.
Furthermore, the little-recognized site of Gobekli Tepe was determined to be at least 10,000 years old, and probably much older, using standard dating techniques.
And there are still other megalithic sites found throughout the world that form a growing body of evidence to suggest current views of human history are woefully inaccurate.
If Sitchin’s debunkers are to be believed, then it suggests that someone in the know supplied him with information some 20 years before discoveries of antediluvian sites were unearthed.
Perhaps those who hidden forces that possess knowledge of humanity’s true origins are trying to sow seeds of truth through agents like Sitchin in an effort to one day unveil a more authentic narrative of history.
If so, it would mean the currently held views of people on Earth are nothing more than a fabrication made to service a hidden agenda.
As a final note, several insiders and whistle-blowers claim that the human race is much older than what academics have suggested. They say that there have been many floods or cataclysms and conflagrations that have ravaged the surface of the Earth.
Those cultures that possessed advanced technology and knowledge are said to have taken refuge below the Earth, and remained there waiting for the surface to stabilize after catastrophes.
In one such example, a group of humans closely related to people living on the surface, claims to have built a long-lasting civilization in deep caverns below the earth’s crust.
One whistle-blower claims to have met these beings, which he calls the Anshar that claim to have watched over humanity for over 12 to 18 million years – an unbelievable assertion for many.
While these theories remain unsubstantiated, the fact that geneticists have proven the human race’s current lineage can be traced back at least 240,000 years suggest that indeed modern man could have seen the rise of many different advanced civilizations.
Consider how much technological advancement has occurred in the past 1000 years alone, and the supposition of ancient cultures taking refuge from periodic cataclysms seems more plausible.
For now, the Iraqi minister’s claims are viewed by many as wildly unsupportable.
But for some who are brave enough to question the status quo, a great mystery has yet to be solved, one that could in the future change the way humanity understands its place on Earth and in the cosmos at large…