Human genesis is alien - SA author

2011-03-09 22:31

Cape Town - A South African author has slammed mainstream scientists as cowards and insisted that the origins of humans lie in the stars.

"There is no doubt in my mind that life on Earth is directly linked to the extraterrestrial. Mainstream scientists are cowards; they hide behind their academic status and base their theories on very little scientific support," Michael Tellinger told News24.

Tellinger is author of Slave Species of God where he argues that human beings were created to perform labour for extra-terrestrial beings called the Annunaki. This is similar to a series of books written by Zecharia Sitchin, which have been dismissed by established academia.

To support his claims, he highlights several ancient puzzles like the purpose and construction of the pyramids in Egypt, and maps that show Antarctica before it was discovered by modern explorers.

One of the first writers to make these claims was Swiss author Erich von Däniken with Chariots of the Gods? published in 1968.


Critics though, have slammed this theory, saying that ancient people could have developed technology do create megalithic structures themselves, without alien intervention.

But in his book, Tellinger points to the ancient obsession with gold, saying that the mining of ore rather than alluvial gold points to a structured technologically advanced civilisation when humans were more concerned with basic survival needs and gold would have no value to them.

"The guy that pushed my buttons was Erich von Däniken - his book is an incredible work. I'm being attacked by academics who live in dogma. There are many more independent scientists than mainstream scientists and even the mainstream scientists support me, but they will lose their jobs if they say so publically," said Tellinger.

He said that many of Sitchin's theories were being vindicated by new findings illustrated by speakers at the Megathilomania Conference in Johannesburg from Friday.

"Speakers will present evidence of bizarre artefacts that shows we're dealing with a culture that's vanished, but left inexplicable monuments and had different knowledge and technology. Most of Sitchin's work is vindicated by our discoveries."

Key to the location of the supposed Annunaki is a planet called Nibiru which Sitchin calculated orbits the sun in an eccentric orbit every 3 600 years, but Tellinger was bullish when asked about its return near Earth.

Suppressing information

"Many will argue that we can see Planet X, but Nasa is suppressing the information. We are meant to see it come in from the south.

"Some of the stone circles in Africa are ascribed to migrating tribes, and once again the scientific community bases that on zero scientific research: It's clear evidence of the Annunaki," he added.

Tellinger slammed the media and academic institutions for suppressing information and regularly updates his website with content.

"If information comes from a university I would be highly suspicious because it has been edited and real information has been censored from coming through.

"Many artefacts have been found, but they didn't make it into the mainstream media. In fact, two major newspapers have pulled their articles on this event [Megathilomania Conference] and editors have turned against us."

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  • JohannV - 2011-03-09 23:24

    OK, so how do we know they were called the Annunaki if nobody ever met them before? Is there graffiti somewhere saying "We're the annunaki - we'll be back in a thousand or two"? The same goes for the planet "Nubiri". Rubbish! The Egyptians used HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of slaves - watch The Ten Commandments with Charlton Heston and you'll see the possibilities. My Bible doesn't say God is an alien and lives on a hidden planet...

      Brendon - 2011-03-10 01:40

      Yeah, and no one really knows how they cut the stone so perfectly either. Not to mention moving it.

      Hans-Erik Iken - 2011-03-10 01:43

      @JohannV: the name Annunaki comes from Sumerian claytablets, the oldest written records that we have found to date. Having said that: I read the book from Erich von Daniken and others that suport the same theory as well as other well known books (such as the Bible). And it is as a valid theory as the one proposed in the bible, maybe even more so. But it is only a theory, not evidence. There are a few strange coincidences and cave drawings that would support this theory whereas I find no fysical proof that supports the bible. Usually the argument I get there is 'because it says so in the bible and that is the word of god'... As a sceptic I really need more then that. But the Annunaki are mentioned in the clay tablets and could be just another story as well. So until we get some solid proof or are actually visited by these creatures again (and I see it, not stories that they did come again) I wil withhold judgement on the validity of this story as well.

      dunfunk - 2011-03-10 02:07

      @Hans-Erik Iken you sound too sensible to believe any of this hog-wash.

      Zeth - 2011-03-10 07:16

      If you can believe the stories in the bible why on earth should it be difficult to believe that we have been engineered by an extraterrestrial species??? Just read the first few pages of Ezekiel in your wonderful bible,,,, it clearly describes a round metallic object coming from the sky, and as it lands it raises up so much dust. It then goes further to describe the creatures that emerge from the craft once the doors open!!!! It always amases me that people 'so engrossed in God and the Bible', people that believe so strongly in his awesome abilities, can honestly believe that this God was powerful enough to create the ENTIRE UNIVERSE and then on put life on the smallest little ball in a random corner of it??? Come on Christians!! WAKE UP. There is a bigger picture to it all!! We are being kept in the dark by the Vatican and other Societies who's objective it is to keep us suppressed. Once we all understand and accept the bigger picture and don't follow blindly in the name of 'FAITH' (which by the way is the best con the world has ever been subjected to) only then will we ever be able to consider ourselves true spiritual beings and live freely.

      Mebob - 2011-03-10 07:21

      The only reason the Egyptians used slaves was because Cleopatra was one kinky lady. She loved to play S&M games!

      CTScientist - 2011-03-10 07:44

      @ Mebob: You're about four thousand years (give or a take a thousand) off topic hey. Cleopatra came much much later than documented accounts of slave labour in Egyptian society.. :P

      Stryder - 2011-03-10 08:09

      The bible is an almost direct rip off of the Sumerian tablets on which the author bases many of his claims.

      Zeth - 2011-03-10 08:18

      @Hans-Erik Iken: I do believe there is an 'Ultimate God'. I believe too that their are many other Gods. This to is spoken about in the Bible, where it is described how 'God' was angry due to the 'Daughters of Man' were sleeping with the 'Gods'.

      Hans-Erik Iken - 2011-03-10 08:19

      @dunfunk: As I said: it is a theory. Believe has nothing to do with it. It is merely a possibility which I (nor anybody else) can discount until we have definitive evidence. As I said I reserve judgement. @Zeth: Even IF the theory mentioned here is true that still does not mean that there is no god who actually did create the universe. I am NOT saying that is what I believe, I am simply saying that the one does not exclude the other. It would simply mean that the bible text needs to be interpreted in another way then literal. As an agnostic I cannot say one thing is true and the other is not. Logic prevents the exclusion of any theory until convincly disproved. However, the notion that we can actually see Planet X (which is by the way the name for the one planet that was believed to be part of our solar system yet on a very large elyptical orbit and not the home of the Annunaki, mixing names there I guess)and NASA would be suppressing that info. Now THAT is complete and utter nonsense. There is always a conspiracy theorist in the woodwork I guess. If there was such a planet and we could see it NASA would not have the muscle to suppress that, there are too many international observatories with too many non US astronomers to even remotely consider this.

      LloydSix - 2011-03-10 08:42

      ^^Agnostic = Fence-sitter^^ Make up your mind.

      buzz - 2011-03-10 09:37

      @Johann - thats the whole problem with following the bible - you just cannot have an open mind. And that, my friend, means you are cheating yourself and limiting yourself. Give it a think.

      Hans-Erik Iken - 2011-03-10 10:14

      @LloydSix: Calling agnostics 'fence-sitters' who need to make up their mind is, to put it mildly, an uninfomred comment. How do you expect somebody to make up their mind with incomplete information? It is illogical and to be honest arrogant to assume you know the truth when all you have to go on is unsubstantiated stories. So if you say I need to make up my mind I have to assume you have some blinding insight and information that has yet been undiscovered. So please oh great and wise one: enlighten us with your proof and I am sure we will be glad to finally know the truth..... If you do not have such information and proof keep your uninformed opinion for yourself and call it faith, which is what it is. Faith does not require proof whereas logic and reason do.

      Johan - 2011-03-10 10:35

      Sorry to burst your bible... I mean bubble... the entire exodus tale is a thumbsuck and citing Mr Heston as a source is really taking the care. The annunaki theory is as well supported as the yahweh theory... or the humpty dumpty theory... or the Thor theory...

      princess.arlene - 2011-03-10 10:44

      Sorry, JohannV, that you are reduced to believing a Hollywood production over scientific discoveries. There is more to world and planets around us than we could ever imagine. The earth, dear soul, is NOT flat. It's only heads that are flat.

      schmerz - 2011-03-10 11:00

      ?? if you know anything then you will know that there ARE actually aliens and unexplainable things in the bible.

      LloydSix - 2011-03-10 11:03

      @Hans-Erik Iken, I'm Atheist in case you didn't know. There is no proof that god doesn't exist that's for sure but then again there is no proof that father Christmas, the easter bunny and fairy's don't exist either so do you believe in those or do you feel that they might exist? There is TONS and TONS of evidence to support the "theory" of evolution, please don't ask me to show you, you can look for yourself. No one has ever seen god, no one so I put him in the same category as the fictitious characters mentioned above.

      unsta - 2011-03-10 11:07

      its amazing how many people dont believe in God , if you dont believe in him what do you believe in? no human being could have designed the bible especially in the times that it was written on. the fact is we are all living or trying to live by its standards whether you believe or not. and you mus just try to brake all the laws that are all at once then you will see what will happen to you! futher proof that the vetican and priests didnt design the bible they would have included sex with underage boys as an acceptable behaviour and many other sins who are demmed acceptable according to our cultures and norm like sex before mariage etc.

      Hans-Erik Iken - 2011-03-10 11:24

      @LloydSix: I did not dispute the evolution theory, one does not exclude the other. Also the evolution theory does not deny the existence of a god, it merely questions if the bible should be taken literally. Evolution and faith can exist together. That is the beauty of faith, if you believe you will find a way to enter this into the equation because we simply do not know everything. Christians are in eminent company, Albert Einstein was a christian. Also evolution does not explain the total history of mankind or its early achievements. One can say that atheism in itself is a religion, because it claims to know and understand things it cannot explain fully. Which is why I prefer to call myself agnostic, I do not claim to have the answers to all the questions. @unsta: Where to start your education? Lets start with teh fact that the bible is divided in the old and new testament. The old testament was taken from books older then the bible (the bible as you know it was written by the emperor Constantine in teh 4th century AD to create a unifying religion for his empire). The old testament is also the Thora from judaism, and this itself can be traced back to the Sumerians as well. The new testament is a much later addition written by people who lived during or after Christ. How much of any of it is true is uncertain, this is applicable to both books. I do not begrudge youn your faith, it simply is not mine. And that goes for many others on this planet who hold different beliefs.

      Roane Swindon - 2011-03-10 11:32

      The Ancient Sumerians actually claim to have met them. Zecharia Sitchin, who was mentioned in the article, translated ancient tablets in Sumerian that make these claims. The tablets share many similar stories to those found in the modern day Bible, but predate the Bible by centuries.

      thabiso.marumo - 2011-03-10 11:57

      @Roane, spot on.

      OzzyInSA - 2011-03-10 12:05

      @Zeth, the Bible in Ezekiel "clearly describes a round metallic object coming from the sky, and as it lands it raises up so much dust. It then goes further to describe the creatures that emerge from the craft once the doors open!!!!". Hmmm, sounds like you either have a strange version of the Bible or do not understand what Ezekial saw.

      LloydSix - 2011-03-10 12:06

      @Unsta - If I don't believe in god what do I believe in? Wait for it....Nothing! It's not such a tragedy if you think about it. The life I have now - I love it, I make the most of it. I am not concerned what will happen when I die because I know that I did not exist before I was born, I didn't have a problem with that then and I won't have a problem with that when I die. As for thinking that we are living according to the laws of the bible you are mistaken, if we had to live according to the bible we would be committing horrific crimes like killing neighbours etc, we are living according to the laws that have made the human race so successful, we have evolved with these values because they help us survive. What you are telling me is that if you somehow found out tomorrow that god did not exist you would commit crimes and be a horrible person, well if god is the only thing stopping you from doing that then rather keep praying because you are not a good human being. @Hans-Erik Iken - Atheism is not a religion, it purely means "I do not believe in Gods, A God or the supernatural" thats where it begins and that's where it ends. Don't make it more than it is. What i'm trying to say is that if I told you that I without a doubt had "faith" that father christmas was real, I truly believed in him would you call me sane? Probably not, that is why I find no beauty in faith, it's someone believing without any proof what so ever in a story they were taught by their parents,school etc

      Anthony - 2011-03-10 12:09

      Sorry fellow....there is enough evidence of the “Anunaki” from the Sumerian writings. The only problem I have with these fellows, is, they DO ask the right questions, but the stickler is who is answering them? You cannot ASK questions and ANSWER them yourself. This is why mainstream scholars will not stick their necks out....

      jareddrak - 2011-03-10 14:42

      Exactly! There's more hidden things that doesn't want to tell us to find the way to home, Nibiru is existing in our space/galaxy... The bible.... i haven't read cos I only believe that aliens are still existing... God is created by the aliens that controlled us the people around the world. Good luck in finding yourself about this! :) Regards

      Hans-Erik Iken - 2011-03-10 15:51

      @LloydSix: I'm afraid you misunderstood me. The reason I equated atheism to religion is because of the surety that atheism says that there is no god, gods, supernatural. You or me cannot be sure about this, which is why I prefer to be labelled agnostic. Agnostic means do NOT know (gnostic=knowing) and that describes it better for me. I can deny the existence of a god/gods only if I can disprove it, which I can't. I have no problem admitting there are things I do not know or understand. Since no theory of science can explain all that we are and all that we have achived and become over the milennia I will have to make an allowence for things that can explain the holes in the theories. Be that gods or aliens. Doesn't mean I have to believe either one, I just leave room for things I do not know or understand. For all I know the bible (old testament) is an allagoric account of things that actually happened. Adam and Eve were the first genetic products from the Annunaki and the talking snake was one of them that slipped up and gave too much info. As a result they were kicked out of their cushy life being fed and clothed by the aliens and now had to fend for themselves with teh rest of the slaves. Whatever you choose to believe one must always realise that it is based on incomplete info, so an atheist believes that he is right in not believing in a god. So define god for me? There could be beings with what we would consider godlike powers as we have for people in the past.

      Annick - 2011-03-10 17:22

      @ Lloyd and Hans - Since we are off topic, let me jump in here and say... you're both wrong. I am an agnostic atheist. The two terms are not mutually exclusive. An agnostic position states that you have no knowledge that a god or god doesn't exist and an atheistic position says that you have no belief in any gods. I cannot disprove the existence of gods any more than I can disprove the existence of unicorns... however I do not believe in gods for the same reason I don't believe in unicorns. As for the actual topic... what a load of hogwash. Then, we know how the pyramids were built. They were not built by slaves, but by the Egyptian people themselves in the seasons when the fields were flooded by the Nile. The staff quarters next to the pyramids contain detailed drawings of the daily life of the builders. Secondly, scientists are not covering things up. Scientific fame is gained by disproving the mainstream or bringing something new to light, not keeping your head down and agreeing with everyone. If there was any evidence for this tripe, science would be all over it. Finally, if Nibiru was hanging out in our solar system, we would know. We have seen planets orbiting stars in other solar systems many light years away, to think we would miss Nibaru is absurd. Also, as pointed out already, NASA isn't the only group with telescopes. In fact, in South Africa we have one of the most powerful telescopes on Earth, SALT, in the Karoo. You can't hide a planet from every scope.

      multicon - 2011-03-11 12:41

      JohannV, the Egyptians didn't use slaves to build their pyramids. It was done by citizens of Egypt as a form of tax and they also used hired labor. This factual by the archeological finds.

      Hans-Erik Iken - 2011-03-11 18:18

      @PikeLee: LOL, I never disputed the existence of Jesus or any other historical figure mentioned in the bible. I DO dispute the coclusions attached to them. Jesus the son oof god? Maybe, maybe not. I have no proof except stories from his followers. Not the most reliable source, especially considering that the first gospel was written over 40 years after he died. The others after that over a period of roughly 100 years. As for the old testament: many things in there could just as easily be explained by visiting aliens (angels). So yeah, if you don't mind I'll remain agnostic :)

      Spyker May - 2011-03-11 19:48

      The entire Bible is a story of extraterrestrials - at least this guy is not asking for one tenth of your income...

      Win14 - 2011-03-11 20:31

      Yes Hans-Erik, of course you are the voice of reason. In fact, nothing can ever be proved to anyone unless they have actually physically experienced it with their own 5 senses. Everything else you have to BELIEVE. Like: was there really a holocaust? You'll never quite know, you have to trust other people's stories and pictures. So: trying to prove ANYTHING that happened before we were born is entirely fruitless and impossible, i.e. we have to BELIEVE our various teachers. And what we believe is a free-for-all, and (if from some centuries ago:) totally un-provable. Therefore logic dictates that we can only believe in LIES, or okay: half-truths. Who wants to be associated with that? There is so much amazing and visible reality out there, i.e. THE TRUTH, that faith and belief are really for the doffies who in their hearts and minds are scared of truth and reality. I would put "faith" and "belief" into the category of "my pet theory". You can't even half believe how devastated I was when they finally convinced me that there was no such thing as an Easter Bunny!! And what else is GOD? Just a "grown-up" version of the same thing .. i.e. at least I've learned my lesson early!- By the way: MY pet-theory is that Earth was a prison colony a la Australia. Some Extraterrestrial Union-member planets dropped their baddies here. That's also why we have different races. We are now finally starting to cooperate and become more enlightened - but, re some above comments: still way to go.

      Hans-Erik Iken - 2011-03-11 21:09

      @Win14: You cannot seriously be equating the holocaust to the stories in the bible or the theory that is proposed in this article. I have been to Dachau, I have seen the ovens and gaschambers, I have relatives that died in the war and a few that survived. Do not equate that well documented tragedy to any unsubstantiated theory. That is just plain sick.

      Sheda Hab - 2011-03-14 09:13

      @Zeth Are you smoking something. I read Ezekial (in Hebrew) and no ways does he say the things you (and Arthur von Daniken) are claiming he said or saw.

      Winston - 2011-04-15 14:53

      No, he only lives in you imagination...

      Anthony - 2011-04-21 11:46

      Johann, there is writings pertaining to these ...“who from heaven came to earth” – Annunaki, in the ancient writings of the Sumerians....

      jody.beggs - 2011-11-01 16:07

      Ancient Aliens any-one !

  • B - 2011-03-09 23:44

    i want to smoke whatever he is smoking =)

      rudyada - 2011-03-10 06:36

      Yeah me too!!!

      Mikus - 2011-03-10 07:04

      No really - I think this guy is onto something here - compare the facial features of Zuma and ET - huh, huh???!!!!

      Suckerz - 2011-04-21 12:42

      @Mikus? Who?Eugene Terebalnche?

  • GallPill - 2011-03-10 00:28

    Sounds like a rehash of Erich von Daniken of the late 1960's : the Johnny-come-lately's of the new millenium, eish !

  • CapeTownJunk - 2011-03-10 00:34

    Tellinger is clearly trying to drum up interest for this Megathilomania Conference that's happening this weekend. Tickets cost six hundred rand per day. For that much comedy gold, it's a fargin' bargain! Note that he calls mainstream scientists "cowards", but then goes on to say that mainstream scientists support him. I suppose when you devote your life to making up wildly incoherent and totally implausible pseudobabble masquerading as science, a consistent narrative from one moment to the next is waaay too much to ask for. Michael, I'm sure you're a nice bloke, and you mean well, but surely you must have a tiny shred of critical thought left? What if you're wrong, and mainstream science is right, and people are treating your ideas with disdain because that's the only possible intellectually honest reaction available to them? Are you open-minded enough to consider that possibility? That mainstream-accepted reality is all there is, and your theory is nothing more than a desperate cry for attention? Face it, Michael. You're not one of the special chosen ones with precious secret information. You've probably heard a variant of this joke before, but megathilomania is nothing more than a manifestation of your cohorts' megalomania.

      Big Mouth - 2011-03-10 08:24

      Brother... you never know ... and until we do know for certain - our best strategy is to nice and respectful to each other - that way we all win and we all get to live in peace. I read the von Däniken books and they thrilled me. I also have my own theories and I also believe that there was some interbreeding between humans and "visitors" Anyway, have a great day and keep watching the sky. Oh ja, and another thing. I saw a UFO whilst fishing at night. There is no other explanation for what I saw.

      CapeTownJunk - 2011-03-10 08:41

      I was doing my best to be respectful to the man, however his ideas don't deserve that level of respect. As for your UFO sighting... you saw an unidentified flying object. That's a flying object which you were unable to identify. As opposed to an alien spaceship, which is *not* the same thing. The Annunaki? They're a product of the wacky 'baccy! Why don't you write a song around that line, Michael Tellinger? (Yes, some of us remember your 15 minutes of pop star fame from about 1984.)

      LloydSix - 2011-03-10 08:45

      Agree with you once again CapeTownJunk

      Big Mouth - 2011-03-10 09:20

      Each for their own my brother. This is what I saw. From the North horizon, I saw a shiny blue object travel along the horizon faster than any airplane I have ever seen. It then shot upwards and diagonally back north... and then straight south; this time higher in the sky. Then it just sat there. I got totally creeped out when I saw it. The sun then rose and I lost sight of it. But my bru, it was something to witness. I have read hundreds of books on this subject and there are most certainly many crackpots out there. There are many unexplained mysteries regarding our origin and our species. The missing link being the most obvious. As for the Egyptians - modern man with gantry cranes and all their modern equipment, would still struggle to build the pyramids to the same specs. Anyway, as before... keep well and have a good day.

      Hans-Erik Iken - 2011-03-10 10:55

      @CapeTownJunk: Correction on the Annunaki. Theyy are actually mentioned by that name on the Sumerian clay tablets that have been found and translated. I am not saying that it is true, just that it is a name given to 'gods' who enslaved the Sumerian ancestors according to that story. And yes, you are right. A UFO is only an unidentified flying object, and that does not mean visitors from outer space, it simply is what it says: unidentified. Having said that it doesn't mean that it is NOT from outer space, a paralel universe, a timetraveling device or whatever theory you can come up with. Until it has been identified it remains open to debate. I have witnessed a UFO in Belgium about 20 years ago in company of an airforce man. Neither of us could explain what we saw. Several UFO's have been sighted there and tracked on radar, F-16's scrambled to go after them but never being able to catch up with them. What they were? No idea, could be experimental crafts being tested or anything else you can think of. Reserve judgement until you know what it was and do not dismiss people who have seen these things as crackpots. There are many more things between heaven and earth then your philosophy has dreamed about. Accept that we do not know everything and stay curious and openminded. A closed mind is one that atrophies and will stop evolving.

      Roane Swindon - 2011-03-10 11:45

      He called them cowards because they won't come out and admit their support in public.

      CapeTownJunk - 2011-03-10 13:46

      @Hans-Erik: The open-mind vs closed-mind dichotomy is an important part of the conspiracy theorist's arsenal. It's an attempt to cast doubt the intellectual honesty of those who would question them. It's a cheap shot with no substance. The key is not open-mindedness, it's critical thinking. So you claim to have seen a UFO in Belgium. In this example, you weren't able to explain what you'd seen. That's fair enough, and an honest assessment of what happened. But what's not okay is for the answer "I don't know" to be supplemented with "Therefore, [my pet crackpot theory] is the only possible explanation". Likewise, a couple of angled stones in the veld doesn't give Tellinger the right to trawl through ancient mystic texts in order to concoct an all-encompassing pseudo-scientific fairytale of quantum cosmic nutbaggery, which nobody with a basic grip on sanity ought to take seriously. Sure, be open-minded... but not so open-minded that any old bollocks waltzes right past your BS detector and allows itself to gain a foothold in your brain.

      chub - 2011-03-11 10:23

      @Big Mouth, have you seen the video clips of cats trying to catch a red dot that moves so quickly... Do you still believe that magicians do real magic? ;-) So because you don't have an explanation and don't know how the trick works, there for aliens solves the answer because you can't figure out what another human being worked out for themselves. Or did the alien pass on the trick to humans?

      schmerz - 2011-03-11 18:03

      There is ample evidence of alien life throughout history... open your eyes. We can't explain it yet though, so don't expect anyone to, just look at the proof. There are even good and bad ones, ya sure sounds like some fairytale but I wouldn't dismiss this, it's very real... There are lots of crackpots though

      Hans-Erik Iken - 2011-03-11 21:22

      @CapeTownJunk: I fail to see where you get the idea that I am a conspiracy nut. Also I do not cast doubt on intellectual honesty, wonder where you got that one from. I celebrate the inquisitive mind. I only have a problem with people that will simply say: so you saw something but I think you are nuts(ie you saw a UFO so you must have been drunk/high/nuts or whatever). Likewise I have a problem with people that saw something and draw unsubstantiated conclusions (ie I saw a UFO therefor aliens exist). ANd if somebody comes up with a theory regarding some standing stones that is for that person to believe, not for me. I will simply say: nice theory, now prove it. I do not say you are nuts because I cannot disprove him. I will have very serious doubts about it though, and will rather stick with more accepted theories as the most plausible answer. An open mind does not mean I accept any given theory as truth. It simply means I do not condemn those with them for having an alternative theory. It is far to easy to simply dismiss or condemn the ones that stray from the accepted theories. As Copernicus was condemned for stating that the earth revolved around the sun instead of the sun around the earth as was accepted in his time.

      chris.kleynhans - 2011-11-02 12:40

      But you are the worst coward of all CapeTownJunk..You hide behind your pseudonym while you spit your rubbish..Why dont you talk sort of mano a mano so that we can know if you are for real and if you have anything that makes you such an authority. You are one of those despicable cowards that cant make it well in life because your mode of operation lies in belittling people, not in actually producing something. SO why must we take you serious, for all we know you are just one of those pot smokers that hang around the Waterfront looking for a quick buck.

  • whereu - 2011-03-10 03:12

    Here we go again. If you don't understand something ascribe it to a god or an alien. Now we can add alien of the gaps to god of the gaps as a convenient way to explain our ignorance. Why bother with the rigours of science when you can just write fairy tales.

      Hans-Erik Iken - 2011-03-12 09:16

      Correct sir, well put.

  • Owen - 2011-03-10 04:36

    'our father who art in heaven .....' the bible supports an alien God.

  • Joe - 2011-03-10 04:55

    Listen all you idiots, do yourself a damn favor before criticizing here: READ THE DAMN BOOK. Then, and only then, make comments here.

      CTScientist - 2011-03-10 07:12

      Have already read 'Chariot of the Gods', thanks. Have also been subjected to the 'star child' theory. They're all the same and rely on humanities historic ineptitudes. Which, as anthropology and archaeology have shown us, are socially constructed. There is little doubt in my mind that the author has played out the argument in a similar fashion. This is almost certainly true if the same examples are being used again (Pyramids, the Piri Rei's map, etc).

      Lihle - 2011-03-10 08:23

      DID YOU, JOE?

      LloydSix - 2011-03-10 08:47

      There are hundreds of books with all different theories about aliens that are all just as convincing. I don't believe until I see and I mean really see for real.

      CapeTownJunk - 2011-03-10 10:04

      @Joe: Life's too short to waste precious chunks of it wading through utter nonsense. Tellinger's quotes suggest that he's a peddler of piddling piffle. There's absolutely no reason to believe that there's a magical point in the book where his piddling piffle suddenly mutates into a dazzling radiant fount of golden wisdom.

      whereu - 2011-03-11 10:20

      I do read fairy stories - to my grandchildren.

  • Kevin Rack - 2011-03-10 05:23

    Until we have concrete proof, all of these theories including religion are myth.

  • Xram62 - 2011-03-10 05:56

    Also read Gods, Genes and Consciousness, by Paul von Ward. Helped me to understand "Africa" a lot better...

  • BigPig69 - 2011-03-10 06:05

    Man you gonna be in for a big supprise.....

  • CTScientist - 2011-03-10 06:20

    So the author is saying that humans (the first of which come from the chimp/human ancestor split circa 6-7 million years ago) were 'created' to serve aliens? And what were they doing for them? Certainly not mining ore. Even Homo erectus could only create the Acheulean Technocomplex! Were they mining ore with these..?

  • Philosopher - 2011-03-10 06:36


  • Benoexpat - 2011-03-10 07:06

    Ever wondered why were ancient civilizations so obsessed with 'gods' and space. Folklore and references abound. Even the bible has references to space travel and unexplained phenomena. A spaceship back in biblical times, for the pure lack of proper words or understanding of advanced technology at the time, could have been described as a chariot of fire or a chariot that ascended with fire. Angels can be space travellers. John's revelations could be ascribed to him being picked up by space travellers or angels and given a glimpse of another similar world to earth somewhere else before being returned to the island of Patmos. Ever wondered what the new Jerusalem might look like? I bet it will be a gigantic spaceship, according to John's description and measurements and not a big city floating in the sky. What about sewage and other services? Come on, wake up people! The Bible is full of such references. By the way, it's a big space out there and it would be very arrogant of us to think we're the only beings in space. Us human beings, being unpredictable as we are, aren't being told the whole truth about what has happened in biblical times and even before that for the fear that we will not be able to handle the truth. Well, to any person out there who knows, give us the benefit of the doubt and tell us.

  • Fredster69 - 2011-03-10 07:10

    Guys, lay of the David Icke will warp your mindset. Those staones are just what they are..stones. I still cannot believe that people think they know so much wheteher in fact they don't. To live 50 -60 years does not mean you know it all. And for all the Atheists..your very own "Public holiday" is coming. 1st of April.

      johann.h.botha - 2011-03-10 07:44

      apparently you do not know the meaning of the word Atheist. just because we dont believe everything in the Bible does not make us Atheists. If you do read the Bible properly and open minded, in genesis 6 it states that beings descended from the Heavens and mixed with us. If you do read it ask yourselve the following. Are they God's sons, are they angels or are the aliens.

      sahil1287 - 2011-03-10 08:01

      Nooooo....David Icke is a whole other can of worms...let's not bring that dude into this

      OutTheBox - 2011-03-10 09:03

      I would say 1st April is more appropriate for those who believe in some supernatural entity they call God. Sort of like the tooth fairy and such. Isn't it amazing how humans are so easily brainwashed.

      Picasso - 2011-03-10 09:24

      Damn! Now I've already handed out the Idiot of the day award to Way-eye-i! Sorry Fredster69, apply again tomorrow. Maybe we must get 2 awards of idiocy. One for political Idiot and one for science/religion idiot?

  • Nesomaniac - 2011-03-10 07:13

    Oh yea! An I came down in last night's rain shower. What a load of tripe. But who am I to argue with Michael Tellinger who must be a highly qualified scientist with more experience that anyone alive today?

  • Martin - 2011-03-10 07:14

    Occam's Razor... For the love of all that is holy and pure man! Could it not be possible that mankind has gone through a series of buildups and collapses over the last couple 100 thousand years... it's not like we stepped off the evolutionary train 10 000 years ago and just said: "cool we HAVE arrived!"... it was a process. These people have some weird hormone imbalance that really triggers their paranoia. "They" stop things from coming through... There is a global conspiracy to cover up things by "them". Please people (and academics), can't stand together to arrange a piss-up in a brewery, now all of a sudden they can club together to keep the "truth" a secret from certain idealogical dissidents!? Come on, get real losers.

  • Ixian - 2011-03-10 07:14

    "Orbits the sun every 3600 years." If this were true this planet would just be a lump of ice as it would be way too far away from the sun to support any form of life. I think you should take your bi-polar medication.

      sahil1287 - 2011-03-10 08:02

      Define "life". If I'm correct in assuming, we define it a carbon-based form (hence organic) that is capable of replicating/reproducing (exceptions noted). This is 'our' definition of life - 2011-03-10 08:10

      You mean life as you know it. Do you know about this big worms that live in ice in the north pole? They can only survive in ice. There could be life based on other forms than you currently know. Do you know about dark energy and dark matter? There is currently no technology that exist to probe these too but scientist know that they exist but invisible and not measureble yet. What if other forms of life are based on dark matter and we can see it and sense it? Go to wikipedia if you want to find out more about dark matter and dark energy.

      EchoTango - 2011-03-10 10:52

      It doesn't matter how you define life there is one thing all life needs and that is energy to power its metabolic processes what ever that may be. If a planet exist beyond the orbit of Pluto as they claim it won't just be cold it will be close to absolute zero, Pluto's mean temperature is around 44K so this planet will be even colder. At that temperature water ice would be as hard as steel and nitrogen would freeze. If a life form could exist in low energy environment like that its metabolic processes would be so slow that we won't even recognize it as life as they would seem static to us. And the same would apply to them as we would move to fast for them to see us. The dark energy and dark matter theory also has shortfalls. By definition dark energy and dark matter do not interact with normal matter except through gravity. If it did interact with normal matter it wouldn't be dark. Any life form based on dark matter would not be able to interact with life forms based on normal matter, they won't even be able to see each other. - 2011-03-10 11:44

      @EchoTango, when you talk about pluto you are still talking about a planet that is currently in our solar system, think beyond that, think about planets that are in other planetary systems in our own galaxy, think about other planets in other galaxies.

      Die Bongz - 2011-03-10 14:28

      Simple paradigm shift and WHAM…ideas start flowing. One. The planet does not have to support life, just carry it. I am driving to CPT and don’t expect the car to support me. Two. An elliptical orbit could mean an interaction with 2 to 3 energy sources before coming into our orbit. Aside. Those Cern scientists have about 18 months to make their contraption work or else they have to relook at the whole THEORY OF GRAVITY, much closer than dark matter or energy.

      lordwabbitspam - 2011-03-16 21:04 - actually what they know about 'dark' matter/energy is that there is a big friggin gap in their attempt at a unified theory. dark matter is a mechanism or construct used to help fill in the gap. it's all supposition and all it does is prove that our theory has a big friggin gap in it.

  • Zeth - 2011-03-10 07:15

    If you can believe the stories in the bible why on earth should it be difficult to believe that we have been engineered by an extraterrestrial species??? Just read the first few pages of Ezekiel in your wonderful bible,,,, it clearly describes a round metallic object coming from the sky, and as it lands it raises up so much dust. It then goes further to describe the creatures that emerge from the craft once the doors open!!!! It always amases me that people 'so engrossed in God and the Bible', people that believe so strongly in his awesome abilities, can honestly believe that this God was powerful enough to create the ENTIRE UNIVERSE and then on put life on the smallest little ball in a random corner of it??? Come on Christians!! WAKE UP. There is a bigger picture to it all!! We are being kept in the dark by the Vatican and other Societies who's objective it is to keep us suppressed. Once we all understand and accept the bigger picture and don't follow blindly in the name of 'FAITH' (which by the way is the best con the world has ever been subjected to) only then will we ever be able to consider ourselves true spiritual beings and live freely.

      Dries - 2011-06-07 11:13

      Very true, Zeth. The first book in the Old Testament is a very,very, concise summary of the Sumerian tablets which in turn have been - by their authors, confirmed as summaries of ancient history. The so called New Testament with all its falsifications and edited contents has been the cause of all the brain-washing and mind management which overtook our once very capable and industrious and investigative society. The founders of that as part of our believe system has brought the greatest regression in scientific advancement the world has seen. Christianity started the rift between science and religion. Science, and particularly geology proved the existence of the Creator in the universe, but christianity, fearing that its unproven roots will be exposed started the attack on science. In EACH instance it had to reluctantly withdraw its funny standpoints and in time its further franchise based manipulating system will be falling as well.

  • burtfred - 2011-03-10 07:17

    There are too many Annnuki in the Western Cape and Zuma is an alien. Anybody disagree?

  • Lawson - 2011-03-10 07:28

    Live long and prosper...asking humans to unravel their origns is like asking a child to explain te relavity theory in crayon...

      honky - 2011-03-12 09:27

      I am comfortable with chimpanzees and other apes being my ancestors.

  • konfab - 2011-03-10 07:28

    Simple Rule:"if a scientific article can be summarised as NO, then don't publish it"

  • goyougoodthing - 2011-03-10 07:32

    I find it amazing that this man is 'crazy' and yet invisible men in the sky, who talk to men in beards and 'know everything' are fine notions believed by millions. Unbelievable.

      OutTheBox - 2011-03-10 09:24

      Hear hear!

  • steve - 2011-03-10 07:34

    hi johann ,How do we know they are called the Annunaki?let me start ...the sumerian civilisation wrote it down on tablets before any other persons could even write on this planet ,there texts predates the bible or anything said in the bible .in actual fact a lot of the book of genisis comes freom the records of the sumerians.This isnt so far fetched if you compare the genisis story of the nephillum coming from the heavens and having children with earthly women .so what are the nephillum the bible relates to as this part of the bible was taken from sumerian taxt that was written prior to the bible ,theoligans say theyre angels the sumerians say theyre aliens???who is right ?but i guess the older of the two stories should be believed if any .personally i dont believe either but if i had to i guess itd be the original story from sumeria (aka babylon modern day Iraq).and by the way your bible you are referring to doesnt say a lot of things as when the romans took over they edited it to smithereans to suit themselves .i stand to be corrected but it states let no man add or take away the words in the bible ,lol well rest assured the romans chipped half the book away.

      CTScientist - 2011-03-10 07:47

      Certain Sumerian texts also tell of a certain flower, which when eaten, bestow upon the devourer immortality. Just because it is written doesn't make it true, mate.

      Tacitus - 2011-03-10 08:46

      Agree with you Steve. In 325AD good old Roman emperor Constantine called a gathering of all the priests/chiefs of all the religions/sects that were around at the time, there was alot of fighting going on between the different religions.In order to avoid that the western Roman empire be ripped apart by religioius wars, they called a council and edited and picked scripture from each religion to form what we call today the bible. Fact, the 25 December is a pagan holiday, Easter is a Jewish holday known as the passover from when the Isrealites passed into Egypt.If you dont believe me, why dont you google the "Council of Nicea" and its all explained, historical fact.

      Maverick - 2011-03-10 09:20

      @CTScientist: Go read Genesis. Adam and Eve were not banned from the Garden because they ate from the Tree of Good and Evil... They were banned to prevent them from eating from the Tree of Immortality. Now, that sounds the same as the "flower of immortality". Christianity is the 2nd youngest religion on the planet (only Scientology is younger, and many claim it is NOT a religion, but in essence it is). It took much of its scriptures from older religions. How can documents written 1800 years ago tell of events that happened 6000 years ago? Easy, they used older documents from other, now long dead, cultures. The Sumerians could have been one of these culture...

      JohannV - 2011-03-10 09:53

      Ummm, Maverick. Islam is younger than Christianity. I'm sure there are more. Oh yes, what about Zoroastrianism or whatever it's called. Younger, too.

      Miracle Medic - 2011-03-10 10:00

      Gentle people... I do believe it is important that we remember that what we have in terms of recorded history and accounts contained in the Bible, or any other ancient texts should be seen in terms of the perceptions of the culture at the time it was written. Not everything was recorded by scholars and academics, and certainly the accounts were recorded within the parameters of the understanding of those who wrote it. Let me give you a little analogy... If my mother complained to my father 20 years ago that the car was heavy on fuel, and he sent her to the local mechanic to have it tuned... she may have recorded in her diary (yes remember those handwritten blogs?) that the hunky guy put something into the exhaust and turned on the thingy in the engine to adjust it... We could not have expected her as a housewife to record the exact principles of carbon monoxide emission testing and tuning of a carburettor... Today some may raise an eyebrow, and ask what is a carburettor? Or what is a diary? In 20 years our kids may wonder what was an exhaust, when all cars run on alternate energy... and in 100 years? Will our grandkids ask what was a car? The point I am making is that everything was recorded in context... in 3000 years time, how would an anthropologist interpret my mother's writings? Would he write it off a ridiculous? Would he insist on seeing a car with an exhaust and a carburettor as evidence to support what she wrote?

      chub - 2011-03-11 11:04

      @@Miracle Medic, a good point raised. However what is going on here is that, will the anthropologist claim that the carburettor was invented by aliens because humans are too stupid to invent it themselves? Aliens always seems to be the scape goat to solve what we don't understand out of context.

  • grocer - 2011-03-10 07:41

    Anything is better than the talking snake in a special garden. Although, one could also interpret that in the context of aliens. I believe we are an "ant farm"(remember those plastic ant farms we kept to watch ants do their thing).We just aren't smart enough to truly know whats going on.

  • li'l cherub - 2011-03-10 07:46

    I don'r believe this.......literally and figuratively. Although, I must admit, I did get a letter from my folks on Krypton last week. What a load of crap!

  • dillinger4 - 2011-03-10 07:48

    Anything for a buck hey. I'm busy working on my theory that the universe is the product of the bowel movement of a giant space lizard and that the big bang as we know it was in fact a massive bout of flatulence from said lizard. Do you chimps ever stop to actually think about what you are saying and how ridiculous it is?

  • Gustredamus - 2011-03-10 07:52

    Go read Genesis 6:1-8 Verse 4: There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them.

      OutTheBox - 2011-03-10 09:26

      Those two texts are ones I use when confronted by bible punching morons.

  • BigD - 2011-03-10 07:53

    That would explain the huge differences in the cultures in the world and the story that all humans came from Africa. Never believed that story. I am always sectable of academics, look at the so called academics of a few humdred years ago that agreed the world was flat, most believed them because of their status in society. So maybe we should not believe all that is sprouted by academics.

  • James - 2011-03-10 07:53

    wow this guy is totally insane. Annunaki. lol. this is what happens when you smoke too much khat

      Lihle - 2011-03-10 08:27


  • Han Solo - 2011-03-10 08:06

    Clearly this guy is a fruit cake.

      Han Solo - 2011-03-10 08:31

      Although, come to think of it... Aliens giving humans a jump-start is far more believable than talking snakes, burning bushes and zombie jesus.

  • Anthony - 2011-03-10 08:12

    Think now. If GOD made earth, then he is not of the earth, then he must be....?

      Han Solo - 2011-03-10 08:32

      ... a figment of your imagination.

      oxygen - 2011-03-10 08:47


  • Dave Colsell - 2011-03-10 08:12

    "There is no doubt in my mind that life on Earth is directly linked to the extraterrestrial" - just because there's no doubt in 'your' mind does not make your opinion a 'fact'!!!!

      CapeTownJunk - 2011-03-10 08:31

      Indeed. It says more about his mind than it does about the origin of life on Earth.

  • Zeth - 2011-03-10 08:27

    God is more than capable of having put an abundance of life throughout the entire universe. Christians are selfish to think that we earthly humans are the only intelligent species that God ever created.

      CapeTownJunk - 2011-03-10 09:43

      If so, it might have been worth a mention in Genesis.

  • rade8408 - 2011-03-10 08:28

    Actually the construction of the pyramids was not impossible at all. Isnt even improbable, actually you can see the primitive stone masons tool marks on the rocks, you can see the vast construction villages where the workers/slaves lived. Stop falling for this conspiracy hogwash.

      phoff77 - 2011-03-10 09:49

      But the archeological proof states that it was built in 22 years, which means that each one of those hundreds of tons blocks had to be hauled up a 300m long ramp and put in place EVERY 9 SECONDS ! in order to complete the pyramid in said time.

      Annick - 2011-03-10 17:44

      @ Rade - You're assuming that they could only work one block at a time. With thousands of workers freed up from the fields when the Nile flooded the fertile plains in the rainy seasons, they could easily have been placing many blocks each minute. It may have slowed down as the pyramid got higher, but they were still able to work on 4 sides at once. A lack of critical thinking is frequently the cause of blind incredulity.

      Annick - 2011-03-10 17:45

      Sorry, above comment directed to Phoff not Rade. Blame the noobiness ;)

      phoff77 - 2011-03-10 22:19 what you saying is they produced, moved and placed approximately 6 X 2.5 ton blocks every minute for 22 years ? do you comprehend how ridiculous that is ? Perhaps you need to do some critical thinking noob !

  • - 2011-03-10 08:30

    Isn't it amazing that our milky way galaxy has trillions (1 trillion = 1000 billions) of stars with their own planetary systems like our solar system. Our own solar system is just a drop in an ocean of planetary systems in our galaxy. There sun is just one star out of trillion of stars in our galaxy. Do you really think that the tiny little earth is the only planet with life? There are about 179 billion(1 billion = 1000 millions) galaxies in the observable universe, by observable means what we can see with the current technology of telescopes. Our milky way galaxy is just a drop in an ocean of galaxies. People if you still think that life only exist on earth you are a retard. I have not even spoken about multiverse (more than one universe), there is a possibility that there are billions of other universes out there.

      Flinger - 2011-03-10 08:51

      Wow...billions hey? My std 1 teacher once told us that it will take you 9 days straight with no sleep at all to count to 1 million. How long do you think it will take to count to a billion? It works out to 24 years...thats counting...with no sleep..24/7 (24/6 if you are jewish). No, heres a theory, 179 billion observable galaxies...that works out to 4413 years of counting different galaxies every day and night...the sumerians would have to start counting for us...back in the day i mean, but hold on, the earth spins and then you lose your place and low and realise you would be better off just staying out of smart conversations.

      MasterMo - 2011-03-10 13:45

      Wow Flinger, you're really stupid. We have computers that count for us these days. They can do it really fast you know. Moron

  • Flinger - 2011-03-10 08:38

    What about the theory that there was an amoeba, then a fish, then a reptile, then a rodent, then an ape and then Julias Malema?

      Maverick - 2011-03-10 09:28

      No Flinger, you have it all wrong. It was first an amoeba, then a fish, then a reptile, then a rodent, then that Mal Emma ouk, followed by the ape...

      Xavier - 2011-03-10 10:45

      no flinger, you got it wrong....after the ape it was flinger and then it was malema, where malema is actually a better version of flinger.

  • Biobuddy - 2011-03-10 08:39

    A time. long long ago, there where really a nasty fight between the Alian races. The wanted earth because they were very firsty So after one of these bloody battles a lot of the limbs and body parts of these Alians fell down onto earth. But as a result of a very strong wind the pieces was scattered and diffferent pieces attach themslef to different pieces Thats why humans act so strangely they still sorting out and looking for the genuine body parts Thousands of years from today in 5025 the pieces will foudn them sefs again and then the Alian forces will come bakc to get the survivoirs of those nasty battles. It is all set in stones found underneath a Inca desk which was used by a fistgrades Inca Tajtuanukilist to prevent his mates stealing his dinner

  • Steve T - 2011-03-10 08:41

    Do yourselves a favour and read some of his books. You don't have to believe it all, but it will shake your foundation! A real eye opener!

      Xavier - 2011-03-10 10:49

      stevy, have those books shook your foundations, wow, then you must be an idiot. I have read his books, haven't had a eye opener or my foundations shooked, well most of the stuff he mentions I know the history and origins, and he went out lied in his books to spread his propoganda, the same with Andre snyman and his siener book. if you go and you take what he said and do some research yourself you will see what I mean.

  • - 2011-03-10 08:44

    Excellent theory. Let me ask you this. If our DNA is 98% "ape" where did the other 3% come from ? And, if you were going to mine resources from another planet, you would want your labour to be accustomed to the local environment. So, introduce your own DNA into the most intelligent and well adapted life form on that planet, "tame" them and make their goal:- "Find the gold, mine it, store it and we'll be back to fetch it every now and then." I have supported this theory for years and as new information becomes available, it only supports the theory more.

      OutTheBox - 2011-03-10 09:32

      Where do you get the 98% "ape" DNA from? We have common ancestors with the present day apes but that doesn't mean our DNA is "ape". Our DNA (and the apes) can be traced back to the first living cells.

      BigMoose - 2011-03-10 09:53

      98% + 3% = 101%. That blows your theory out of the water.

      CapeTownJunk - 2011-03-10 10:31

      Our DNA is 100% ape. Because humans *are* apes. Here endeth the biology lesson. - 2011-03-10 11:01

      Whatever ! Are you judging me on my maths skills or the subject at hand. You get the gist of what I'm saying, RIGHT ! Asshole...

      dillinger4 - 2011-03-10 12:44

      Homo sapiens and chimpanzees have a concester (common ancestor) from which our DNA stems. The difference would be the evolutionary change that has occured since we split. Read a book called the Ancestor's Tale, it will help you along. Our DNA will similarly be more different from other species where the split occured less recently and so on.

      Annick - 2011-03-10 17:50

      You have a fundamental misunderstanding of the theory of evolution. Perhaps you should research the topic before making wacky, uneducated comment.

  • ludlowdj - 2011-03-10 08:46

    Faith is exactly that the belief in or off something if you ask a Muslim if the Christian God exists he will say no, if you ask a Christian about the Muslim God he tell you they are false Gods. The Bible tells you God said, I am the only God, you shall have no other Gods but me. I understand that people of faith are protective of their religion, but this is the same religion that has caused the death of more people than any other single cause in the history of man. Even if you feel your God is real that doesn't justify belittling anyone else for their beliefs, how would you as a Christian feel if I told you that you believed in a "benevolent Zombie" stop acting like children and accept that no matter how much faith you have you may still be wrong. Can anyone prove beyond a reasonable doubt that these so called Aliens aren't actually survivers of a previous cataclysmic event on earth, can anyone show proof that these Aliens aren't possibly humans that through time and space have adapted and changed to survive in space? Unfortunately most so called Christians will never make it to their heaven either, being neither hot nor cold God will spew you from his mouth.

      Maverick - 2011-03-10 10:00

      'The Bible tells you God said, I am the only God, you shall have no other Gods but me.' Interesting piece you brought up here... In Genesis 3:22 the Bible says this: 'Then the LORD God said, "Behold, the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil; and now, lest he put forth his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever"'... from "man has become like one of us" to "I am the only God"... Which is true?

  • Nutzman - 2011-03-10 08:49

    I have been to Michael's "Adam's calendar", up at Kaapschehoop. In principle the shodow's cast at the summer and winter solitice are correct. The ancients needed this information in order to determine when to plant their crops. To early and the frost will kill the crop and to late and the winter will stint the growth. However having read the book Adam's calendar, there are pretty photo's, but very little hard evidence. Michael keeps talking of new information, and "come to my conference". Sorry Michael, you are a charleton. You are in it purely for the money. Read the likes of Knight and Lomas's book on Stonehenge and the mounds of the UK, as well as the Megalithic yrad. That is research and evidence and they not scared to write it down for all to see.

  • Luke Slade - 2011-03-10 08:50

    LOL! My High School Geography teacher was also a proponent of this theory...Its been widely discredited by everyone whose anyone - not because of some conspiracy - but because its science fiction!

  • Blue Eddy Sales - 2011-03-10 08:56

    Inherent is this newfangled idea is the premise that Africans cannot possibly be creators of the magnificent structures that stand here and nowhere else. What nonsense. Africans built the pyramids, African built Great Zimbabwe and Africans built the Nomaratunga ruins. Get used to the fact that Africa was the precursor of all other civilizations.

      Maverick - 2011-03-10 09:32

      Africans may or may not have built Great Zimbabwe, but it was definitely Africans that left it in ruins... ;-) (Sorry, could not resist!)

      JohannV - 2011-03-10 10:00

      Yes, Africa was where it all started. They built the pyramids, Great Zimbabwe, Monomotapa, Nomaratunga - and then they discovered beer and dagga and stopped building. lol

  • li'l cherub - 2011-03-10 08:56

    Beam me up, Scotty!

  • bryanhadwen - 2011-03-10 08:56

    "Mainstream scientists are cowards; they hide behind their academic status and base their theories on very little scientific support"....So his fable is based on more scientific support than Carl Sagan, Stephen Hawking and Charles Darwin's work? Really? I'm all for being open minded, but I laugh at people who lie and distort to sell books. The "fact" is you have to BUY tickets to the conference, or BUY the book. The money is not given to charity. People like him take advantage of good people who don't accept the norm, but have more questions than answers...that is what capitalists call a "market".

  • Tacitus - 2011-03-10 09:06

    Isn't this the same Michael Tellinger from the 1980's music band "Stirling and Tellinger"

      CapeTownJunk - 2011-03-10 09:45

      Yep, one and the same.

      Rethunk - 2011-03-10 10:40

      And he was Joseph in "Joseph and his Amazing Coloured Dreamcoat" HEH-HEH

      Steve T - 2011-03-10 12:42

      Yes, same guy. At one stage also a SABC presenter on one of their music shows.

  • Holycrap - 2011-03-10 09:16

    It is true that religion is built on faith. Faith being the ability to believe things one cannot see. Those who are not religious, cannot believe the same things. It is also true that a miracle is something that cannot be explained. Life is a miracle. Life remains unexplained. people who believe such junk are morons. The facts, supported with evidence is what mankind needs. I can see by the comments hereunder that not many people know the facts. Do you? Educate yourselves properly. Not by the mere beliefs of others. Remember that belief is faith. Faith is believing the unseen. Find the truth for yourself.

      Win14 - 2011-03-11 21:10

      Holy crap, what a name! Of course you are right, one can only have faith or belief in a LIE ! If it was the truth, one wouldn't have to believe. Or does anyone ever say I believe the sun is yellow and that water is wet? The world is full of lie-mongers who don't like the truth or reality. But come with something totally unrealistic like the Easter Bunny or God or Angels or the Devil or the Bible - and bingo! -- you'll have gaga-followers forever and a day. What is it with us humans that we have such a penchant for distorted or embellished reality? Even if there actually was a medical magician like Jesus with some deep messages, so the f**k what?? Everybody should just look around themselves and admire and worship nature, or the new motor car, and so many other visible miracles like your own children and grandparents. We really don't need ANY of all this religious crap, full stop. It's all lies just like imps, elves and the EasterBunny. "Holy crap"!

  • Eish! - 2011-03-10 09:26

    Are we supposed to take this tellinger dude seriously? We were created to be slaves for aliens? WTF? And then he gets airtime and media exposure for something like this. It's good entertainment, though.

  • Eish! - 2011-03-10 09:28

    He claims mainstraem scientists are cowards, but you've got to give this tellinger credit. He's no coward - he openly comes out and shows the world what a ridiculous twit he is. Give him a slot at the next comedy club open-mike night.

  • Rydal Jeftha - 2011-03-10 09:33

    If God of the Bible has not revealed Himself to you personally pray and ask Him to do so... until then you are missing out and people who misses out are always sceptical, miserable arogant know it all beings. Your spiritual eyes and ears are shut but you want argue topics of that nature...

      bryanhadwen - 2011-03-10 09:38

      And in two short sentences you smack of more arrogance than those you accuse.

      Annick - 2011-03-10 17:53

      Tried that Rydal, didn't work. Obviously your god just doesn't want me :P