Giorgio Tsoukalos: We saw fascinating paintings of celestial people appearing through the clouds. And they’re actually hovering in midair, and based on that you think, “What did our ancestors want to show us here?”
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka: Popularly known as ‘Lion Rock’ (or Lion Rock) this curious monolith is approximately 180 meters tall.
David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods): “The ‘Lion Rock’ was found in 1831 by a leading authority in the British army. What he actually found there was a colossal natural monolith (or rock) with an extensive staircase built on it. There was also an amazing ancient palace on top. It’s an extremely isolated area, and it rises vertically.”
Andrew Collins (Author of ‘the Cygnus Mystery): “Sigiriya was probably a majestic Buddhist temple from the first millennium BC So around AD 500 the temple was turned into a fort for the king, practically a palace. There are vast gardens and buildings. megaliths on the top of the rock. There are also several caves, and inside these caves, there are several murals.”
These murals feature portraits of women that some scholars imagine represent girls at the king’s court, while others theorize that they are religious characters. For ancient astronaut theorists, some of the images present at the site show possible evidence of alien contact in the distant past.
Giorgio Tsoukalos (Aliens from the Past): “We’ve seen fascinating paintings of celestial people appearing through the clouds. And they’re actually hovering in midair, and based on that you think, “What did our ancestors want to show us here?”
According to local accounts and legends, Sigiriya was raised with the help of the gods who came from the sky. It was a fascinating and beautiful way to represent something they had seen and didn’t know how to interpret. possible misinterpretation of visitation by space travellers with advanced technology.
Is it really likely that the paintings show beings from the sky as ancient astronaut theorists believe? If so, could there be another, more nebulous reason for ancient workers to build a huge city on top of this vast monolith?
Philip Coppens (Author, The Ancient Alien Question): “Usually we observe how these huge and mysterious rocks are worshipped by our ancestors. In some ways, to them, they are portals between our world and the world of the gods. In Sigiriya, we observe more clearly more once confirmation of that.”
Robert Schoch (Author of ‘Forgotten Civilization’): “The very idea of the monolith (huge rock usually consisting of a single block) can be significantly important to people ancient and present, and also the notion of the huge mountain ‘reaching the sky’. This for many is extremely sacred. I think of the world of heaven or the mysterious ‘Mount Meru’.”
Richard Leviton (Author of ‘Encyclopedia of Earth Myths’): “Mount Meru – or basically Meru as some say – is the name used in Buddhist cultures to represent the cosmic mountain. It is at the core of the universe and exists on different levels, not in the physical sense, but in the energy sense. The gods live in higher places, everyone has their palaces and cities.”
Andrew Collins (Author of ‘the Cygnus Mystery): “Mount Meru was the region of the gods, it was observed as the place of contact and a place of communication with the celestial beings themselves. It is the point of access between the world we know and the heavenly.”
Philip Coppens (Author, The Ancient Alien Question): “Sigiriya is more or less a copy of Mt. Meru to a lesser extent obviously, our ancestors selected this rock and started erecting structures at the highest point of it.”
Is it possible that Sigiriya was built to honour and unite with celestial beings, the extraterrestrials, as the ancient astronaut theorists theorize?