Following in the footsteps of Zecharia Sitchin, Wednesday night's guest, researcher Jason Martell, pointed out how the Sumerian civilization of some 6,000 years ago had sophisticated astronomical, medical and mathematical knowledge, as demonstrated through their artifacts. Yet, he suggested the advanced Sumerians may have done themselves in, in a nuclear exchange known as the "evil wind," and the Sinai Peninsula may still show signs of radioactive fallout from this.
Martell said many Sumerian artifacts and other archeological relics have remained hidden, and he hopes in the coming months to gain access to some of them, to yield further clues and translations. Because the Sumerians knew of such planets as Pluto, he thinks this lends credence to the existence of Nibiru or Planet X, which was depicted in some of their tablets and cylinder seals. Further, Martell said the beings from Nibiru, known as the Annunaki, were also portrayed in some of their artifacts, and were likely the source for both the Sumerians' advancement and downfall.
Though Barbara Simpson is leaving her Coast post, fans can catch her weekend radio program on KSFO in San Francisco (which is streamed on the Internet). She also writes a weekly column for World Net Daily. Barbara will also return a substitute host for George and Art, as needed.
Speaking at this past weekend's Bay Area UFO Expo, (and guesting tonight on C2C) was Jason Martell, who has studied Planet X theories and ancient artifacts. One of the few younger researchers at the Expo, the black-clad Martell gave a slick Power Point presentation that showed images which could bolster the Ancient Astronaut hypothesis.
Jumping over to South America, for a take on some rather modern ETs, was Dr. Roger Leir, best known for his alien implant removals. Leir documented his journey to the town of Varginha, Brazil where he interviewed witnesses to the 1996 case, where allegedly large-headed aliens were scooped up by the military. Contrary to popular reports, witnesses told him that at least one of the beings did not have a noxious or oily smell, though it did have red eyes and visible veins in its shoulder.
"Do ETs walk among us?" asked author Robert Perala. Quite possibly one came up to him after one of his lectures Perala detailed. The man said he came to Earth 35 years ago and inhabited the body of a dead three-year old that he revived. Perala asked him about his father who had a serious illness, and the man proceeded to draw onto a napkin with his eyes closed, a complicated and accurate electrocardiogram.
J.J. Hurtak Ph.D., gave a moving presentation of his cross-cultural academic research into the ET presence and the surrounding theological implications. Speaking with an almost rabbinical flair, the bearded Hurtak cited the Carlos Diaz case, who had contact with "ships of light," as "opening a door into a whole new physics," that could be a bridge between science and religion.
And yet a quick jaunt away from the Marriott, in the balmy night air provided its own kind of transcendence. But opening a door to a hotel floor on my return, I was greeting by a blinding flashing light and the sound of a harsh mechanical voice. Had I made contact with some less than benevolent entities?
Alas, the explanation was more prosaic. Someone had pulled a fire alarm. Chaos reigned as the entire hotel's occupants spilled outdoors, a swirling mix that included restaurant diners and staff, a couple hundred Special Olympics softball leaguers, and the UFO Expo attendees just preparing to join Richard C. Hoagland for his "Mars at Midnight" appearance. While it turned out there was no fire, there were definitely sparks in the air.
Click here to read Part 1 of my report.
Bumper music from Wednesday September 17, 2003