So my Mom came to me this morning talking about something she saw on The History Channel a few nights ago – that there is speculation that the foundation of the ancient city of Baalbeck was constructed by extraterrestrial life.
Yup. That’s right. Aliens.
After some research, it turns out that she wasn’t lying, and that this is actually a widely held belief! (It’s funny that the Nakhal tour guide never mentioned anything about Baalbek being the “place where alien beings first arrived” when I visited the site earlier this year with my family! Shame Shame!)
What interests ‘ancient astronaut theorists’ is not the Greek and Roman ruins (which date back 9,000 years), but the foundation of the site..which, according to them, date back tens of thousands of years. The megalithic stones, which comprise the foundation of the site, have led them to believe that this base was once used as a ‘space port’ landing site for extraterrestrials. This is mainly because they cannot explain how these massive stones, which weigh between 800 and 1200 tons, were moved into place with such geometric precision that even today’s modern machinery cannot replicate. Apparently, the stones at the foundation of Baalbeck are some of the largest, heaviest, stones that have ever been used in human construction on the planet!
Not only that..but, according to the episode, which aired as a part of the series ‘Ancient Aliens’ on the History Channel, ..Baalbeck has been known as “the landing place” since Sumerian times. In The Epic of Gilgamesh, Gilgamesh claims to have “seen aliens descend and ascend from Baalbeck – the landing place.”
Watch this video from 7:25 to see the part of the episode on Baalbeck.
So, what do you think? Do you agree that the foundation was once used as a landing site for ancient aliens? Have you ever heard of this theory about Baalbek?
(If you’re interested, I managed to source some other videos from YouTube about ancient aliens (and giants) and the construction of Baalbek)