Welcome to Rudan Thursdays where we talk about…things! Anything from books and movies, to blog posts and authors, to food and drink.
I’m still here! You may have noticed something missing from Tuesday’s post…more accurately, the post itself.. (add rim shot here) 😛
In the days since my last post I’ve been busy with family, the holidays—and world building for my new series. In all of the excitement, I literally forgot which days were which and, yesterday morning, found myself realizing I’d totally forgotten about the tursan, or journey, I’d promised.
Allow me to correct this immediately. As I said, I’ve been in a frenzy of world building. I LOVE the History Channel. Something I’ve always loved doing, and only recently starting using as a plotting method, is watch the History Channel.
You may not have noticed, but I sort of have a thing for history.
Anyway, on said channel a year or so ago I’d stumbled upon a program all about aliens visiting our planet thousands of years ago, and I found it fairly entertaining. Then, over the holidays, I discovered that the producers have created an entire series based on these so-called happenings and call it, Ancient Aliens.
Basically, the entire premise is about the theory that aliens not only visited our planet in ancient times, but directly contributed to our various cultures. The believers call it the Ancient Astronaut Theory.
This theory proposes “that historical texts, archeology and legends contain evidence of past human-extraterrestrial contact.”
They’ve even said there was a huge evolutionary jump approximately 3000 bce and the cause for this was these aliens having direct, intimate contact with our ancestors—by somehow changing our DNA in order to make us more intelligent.
More like them.
True? Who knows.
There are plenty of historians and scientists who call this theory, and any related to it, pseudoscience and pseudohistory. They state the believers in this theory take historical events, texts, and so forth and reinterpret them to suit their own purposes. They further intimate that closely regarding these theories and holding them up to the light reveals the fragile substance and lack of foundation.
True? Again, who really knows?
The fact is, none of us was alive thousands of years ago and so cannot say for sure who did what to whom and when.
I am no scientist…I didn’t make it past biology in high school, and I certainly have no designs on interpreting historical evidence and proclaiming it either fact or fiction.
I simply love a good story.
What I can say for a fact—this show got my creative juices flowin’. Right from the start my imagination began creating hundreds of different scenes and quests and journeys. The last few days have been quite the adventure 🙂
So talk to me. What do you think?
Was our planet visited by alien beings thousands of years ago?
Did these ‘people’ teach our ancestors how to build the Egyptian pyramids…
…and create mysterious places like Stonehenge?
Could the Gods in various mythologies have been aliens visiting our planet, imparting their wisdom and teaching us their technologies?
Or, is this all fantasy dreamt up by wild imaginations?