Ancient Mayan "Space Vehicle" Reverse Engineered. Will it fly?
Inspired by the book Chariot of the Gods by Erich von Daniken and the History Channel's recent airing of shows about USO's, UFO's and Ancient Aliens, I became intrigued with one of the gold figurines that look like aircraft from the Mayan Culture. I wanted to see if I could make a scaled up replica and try to fly it. The Mayans were a mysterious people who had retreated deep into the rain forests of southern Mexico and Guatemala after the Spanish first arrived in the YucatÃ¡n in 1511. How could they dream up flying vehicles?
There are 5 figurines of airplanes found that are now owned by the State Bank of Bogota, Columbia.
Replicas were rumored to have once been offered for sale in the gift shop of a local museum until the stunning but obvious airplane connection was made, when they were quietly withdrawn.
Despite the classic Maya smiling serpent god heads, and the uncanny resemblance to modern airplanes, some mainstream archaeologists claim the tiny models are of insects, not of delta winged airplanes.
There are said to be many types of such airplane configurations, but only five are presented here in the video.
There is no insect cult well-known with South American Indiovoelkern that resembles these gold planes.
Besides, insects were never represented in gold.
In the video you will also see the
"snow goggle-eyed figure"
Jomon Period, 12,000-300 BC (that is very old)
Chariots of the Gods author, Erich von Daniken's website:
Beyond all those interesting places, as you can see my model Ancient Aircraft flew.
It flew very well, fast or slow. Did the holes on the leading edge give it the tremendous lift? I dunno, but I do know it works.
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