Ancient Chinese Alien Theories
It is fascinating to examine the world’s many religions and mythologies. The differences show the diversity of humankind but the similarities say even more. Some believe that all of these ancient stories contain bits and pieces of a whole that no one has been able to understand fully, The common themes in many of the religious scriptures and legends indicate that it is very possible all accounts are telling their particular version of the same beginnings.
We have learned much about ancient civilizations due to the work of dedicated archaeologists and historians who have tirelessly worked to put together the pieces of the puzzle for how we got here. There are still many unanswered questions, including the true meaning behind artifacts, woodcuts, cave drawings and legends that seem to indicate ancient humans had a connection with extraterrestrials ( Ancient Astronauts ~ Alien Influence of Mankind? ).
Much of what is known about ancient history comes from scattered bits of information, which of course gives birth to many theories. None of it gives conclusive proof, and certainly many of the drawings and remains could have another explanation. However, when one considers the oral and written accounts that seem to allude to beings that were not of this world being part of its creation coupled with some interesting data left behind – it is not so far fetched to believe that ancient people at least thought of life beyond this planet.
The legends of Ancient China are no exception to the extraterrestrial theories. Some even believe that the emperors of the earliest dynasties were actually from another place in the universe. Looking at some of the wording for the legends, and keeping in mind the many translations over the centuries, there are some interesting bits to consider, and possibly more pieces to the puzzle linking the other planets in the universe to Earth.
Chinese Alien Legends
China has a history reaching back thousands of years, rich in legends and verse of the different dynasties that have ruled its vast region. The “Yellow Emperor” Huang-Di, said to have lived between 2700-2600 BC, is alternately called China’s first emperor or a mythical god.
As with many of the legends of ancient times, there were fantastic accounts of these great leaders leading many scholars to believe they were simply fairy tales. However, other researchers examine the legends a little closer, hoping to find the evidence of extraterrestrials. Huang Di for instance, was said to have come from a giant thunderclap after a huge light came from the heavens described as radiating from the stars.
How do these legends connect to aliens? Some believe that the answer to that lies in the symbolism relayed in the legends, such as the significance of the dragon. Dragons often appear in Chinese literature and ritual, seeming to be deities in and of themselves. However, in many of the legends, the gods or rulers arrived on ‘sky chariots’ with dragons at the helm. This indicates the possibility that the dragons were merely the vehicles for larger than life beings to come to Earth.
The legend of Pangu describes the creation of the world itself as forming from chaos. From this chaos, the egg of yin and yang was created, bringing forth Pangu, who would go on to create the heavens and the earth. Pangu was described as a great being, half human and half dragon. Upon his death, his body became the final touches on the earth. In the description of this particular legend, there are many similarities to what we now call the ‘big bang’ theory. Did this story actually teach the true creation of the universe? And were these ancient gods of China; who were taken to the skies in chariots guided by dragons when there jobs were completed, trying to leave behind their legacy that modern man has been so quick to deem ‘myth’?
Dropas Crash And A Confusing Hoax
Unfortunately, in a true scientists quest for the truth, they must get past the stigma of the hoaxes. One notable case is that of the Dropa stones which first appeared in the late 1970’s in an allegedly factual book, “Sun Gods in Exile: Secrets of the Dzopa of Tibe” by an author going by the name of David Agamon. The book, supposedly taken from documents, tells of an archaeological dig in the area of the China-Tibetan border, in either 1938 or 1947, depending on which version.
According to Agamon, a very interesting discovery was unearthed. Earlier in the expedition, a mass grave had been discovered, and those present observed that the skeletons were unusually thin with enlarged skulls. As they were unearthing the graves, another artifact was found that gave even more question as to the origin of the skeletons. A circular disc, with a finely inscribed message along the rim was discovered, creating even more questions as to who lay within this burial ground. With no way to translate the message, it could not be determined what it was or how it got there.
For twenty years, translators attempted to understand what this message in miniscule hieroglyphs was saying, to no avail. The one man who believed he had cracked the code of the message, Dr. Tsum-um-nui, was forbidden for many years to speak of what he discovered. Why was this?
The book indicated it was because what he translated challenged every modern thought of scientific truth. It relayed the story of a group of extraterrestrials who crashed in the region 12,000 years ago… a people whose small bodies were disproportionate to their skulls.
With the author himself admitting the hoax in Fortean Times magazine in 1995 (issue 75, page 57), there is little room to doubt that this is a fabrication. However – there are accounts of the Ham and Dropa pygmy tribes from that area, and the legends going back thousands of years do speak of visitors from the stars. However, with the elaborate hoax that to this day has fooled many, whatever real story may be from this region has been buried even deeper.
Ancient Chinese Alien Legends More Questions Than Answers
The ancient Chinese legends certainly indicate, as many myths of civilizations past do, that there was a concept of outer space and life on other planets. There was the belief among many that extraterrestrials played a part in the creation of Earth. But with all that we have been able to piece together of the past, there is still so much that at least gives one pause to think – are we alone in the universe? If ancient societies were telling stories of the beginning, were they simply giving imagination to something they themselves did not understand, or did they actually see it happen?
China was once referred to as the “Celestial Empire”. Was that simply a fanciful name, a mistranslation, or was it an indication of how the world began? Theories abound, but truthfully, we are a long way from discovering where our true origins come from. One thing is for certain… all one has to do is look at the mythologies of not only China, but all of Asia to see that there was at least the thought of other life in the universe. The questions continue, but for those who seek the truth – the answers are out there.
Written by Angela Sangster, Copyright 2012 AlienUFOTruth.com