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Thursday, November 11, 2010

NASA & Strange Lights in the Egyptian Sky

Is there a link between something a pharaoh saw above the Egyptian desert thousands of years ago, and a leaked report in July this year from a NASA satellite mission?
The Royal Annals list the ruling pharaohs of ancient Egypt.
Pharaoh Thutmose III

What Thutmose III saw in the desert

According to one source, in 1,482 B.C. pharaoh Thutmose III was out in the desert with his troops when he saw a circle of fire in the sky; a few days later he saw more of them – they were just over a hundred feet long and hundred feet wide – before they flew up into the sky, out of sight.

Tulli's find in the Cairo bazaar

A former director of the Egyptian section of the Vatican Museum, Professor Alberto Tulli, found a manuscript in 1934 that is now known as the Tulli papyrus or manuscript after him, in a bazaar in Cairo, and it was then given to an Italian-Russian Egyptologist named Prince Boris de Rachewiltz for translation.

The Prince and the Poet

The prince had married the daughter of the American poet, Ezra Pound, whom Hemingway had tried to teach to box (Hemingway later wrote that he was never able to teach Pound how to throw a left hook). Pound was caught and spent 25 days in an open cage at a US Army base north of Pisa; he was later accused of treason during WWII because he had sided with Mussolini against the US, but was found incompetent to face trial and spent 12 years in a mental institution. When Pound returned to Italy in 1958 he stayed at the Prince's Castle Brunnenburg. He died in his home in Venice.
The Prince was a respected Egyptologist, and his translation became a sensation, because people could now read about the circles of fire which Thutmose III had seen around three thousand years ago in Egypt. The only problem is that the original papyrus has never been found, so everyone has to rely on the Tulli copy and on the Prince's translation. Apparently Tulli left all his assets to his brother, a priest in the Lateran Palace in Rome, but the priest also died and his assets were distributed to his heirs, and the trail of the papyrus goes cold there. A lot of people take it as proof that Thutmose did see UFOs, mostly because they can't see why the Prince would be party to a hoax, but others are skeptical.
Brunnenberg Castle
There you have it – a pharaoh in the desert, circles of fire in the sky, a prince as a translator, who is married to the daughter of a man convicted of treason.
Does this mean that pharaoh Thutmose III had a visit from beings from another world? If so, what evidence do we have of "other worlds"?

A bit of breaking news ...

This year we learned that "Earth is not a fluke", courtesy of a leak from a NASA mission.
NASA launched the Kepler mission in 2006 to check if there were "other worlds" out there somewhere:
Are there other planets, orbiting other stars, with characteristics similar to earth? The Kepler Mission is designed to find Earth-size planets in orbit around
stars like our Sun outside of the solar system. Launched on March 6, 2009, the scientific goal of the Kepler Mission is to explore the structure and diversity of planetary systems, with a special emphasis on the detection of Earth-size planets. It will survey the extended solar neighborhood to detect and characterize hundreds of terrestrial and larger planets in or near the "habitable zone," defined by scientists as the distance from a star where liquid water can exist on a planet's surface.
Leaks from  Kepler

In July this year some surprising results leaked out about the Kepler mission's findings:
NASA didn't plan it this way, but earlier this month a co-investigator on the Kepler satellite mission in the hunt for other Earth-like planets announced to a conference in Oxford, England, that "planets like our own Earth are out there. Our Milky Way galaxy is rich in this kind of planet."  The announcement ... was especially striking because it was largely based on Kepler data that team members had been allowed to keep to themselves for further analysis until next February. So, traditionally, such data would be released formally with all involved scientists onboard...
At 8:15 into his 18-minute talk, Sasselov showed a bar graph of planet size. Of the approximate 265 Kepler planets represented on the graph, about 140 were labeled "like Earth," that is, having a radius smaller than twice Earth's radius. "You can see here small planets dominate the picture," said Sasselov. Until now, astronomers' exoplanet finds had been more like gas giant Jupiter than rocky little Earth...
Sasselov did emphasize that these are candidates, not confirmed exoplanets. With further observation, half of them could well turn out to be false alarms. Many could also be Earth-like in size but orbiting so close to their stars that nothing but their size would be Earth-like. Sasselov said that astronomers will be able to identify at least 60 Earth-like planets. So the unauthorized presentation of preliminary results would seem to confirm that Kepler has succeeded in showing that Earth is no fluke.
Earth is not a fluke. Other earths are possible, if not probable.
I wonder what Pharaoh Thutmose III would have thought it he knew this when he saw the circles of fire in the sky above the Egyptian desert so many thousands of years ago.

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