Nazca or New Mexico?





Two of these photos are from the Nazca lines in Peru and two are from the new Spaceport America in New Mexico ("The Land of Enchantment").

That's all.

19 comments:

  1. Landing strip for sure. Great comparison for the skeptics.

    I had a discussion with a guy once and he tried to say they made those cause they had hot-air balloons back then. That's when I stopped the conversion and walked away. They are from like 100bc or something and making those with balloons makes no sense anyways.

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  2. Yeah- landing strips for weather balloons. You know, they need a very long runway.

    I think we're nearing the end of that stupidity, Quarkie...

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  3. HA! You nailed that one, buddy. Having lived in NM for several years I can confidently say without hesitation that it is the Weird-Ass-Crap capitol of the U.S. I mean, come on - Roswell AND Aztec?!

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  4. Here's a link to the best theory on what the Nazca lines represent I've yet to encounter:

    http://www.mondovista.com/nazca/nazca2.html

    No aliens. No hot air balloons. No pre-deluvian aircraft.

    Just sheer human ingenuity.

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  5. Agonus- Where in NM? I've been long interested in a relocation there.

    JB- Interesting essay- some trenchant and tasty facts for the files. But as with all of these monuments, that school of theorizing is never very compelling as to motivation. Meaning, yes it's all quite wonderful with the angles and such, but why bother to go to all of that trouble if no one can see it anyway? It makes no sense at all. The archaeological evidence is lacking as well, by the author's own admission.

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  6. They could "see" the designs...

    From the article:

    "There has been much discussion about the fact that the giant glyphs of hummingbirds or other species of birds, mammals or a spider can only be seen from the air, but are difficult to visualise and identify from ground level. However, in learning to read exact coded measurements and accurately determine degree angles, each giant glyph represented a dynamic resource for hands on practice and problem solving. One generation or group of students and their masters could devise an intriguing design groundplan that incorporated many coded aspects, then etch it into the terrain to act as a repository of extractible information and an added tutorial for the school. Future students would be assigned the task of standing in the midst of the "hard to visualise" design and, over a day or two, through recording the precise measurements and angle determinations, recommit the design to parchment, papyrus or slate as a very recognisable object. The students would then be required to interpret the multiple meanings found in lengths, breadths and degree-angle orientations that had been deliberately incorporated into the design... and commit the encoded scientific principles to memory."

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  7. Again, JB- interesting theory, zero evidence. But I love the math, so the piece is a keeper. And also, it ties into other theories that those glyphs were attempts to communicate with who or what built the massive straightways, so I'll be studying it more intently.

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  8. Hi Chris,

    Amazing! And is this the "spaceport" that Richard Branson talks about for testing/launching his Virgin Galactic flights? (I went to the web site last year and joined the mailing list but skipped the quarter million dollar deposit on a future flight!)

    I'm as fascinated and surprised by these photos as I was to learn that Virginia has MARS- the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at Wallops Island, Virginia! I read about MARS back when NASA announced launching a satellite from their East Coast facility and I was like, what?

    When did we start naming space centers, as in Kennedy or Johnson, "spaceports"?

    Thanks, Chris!

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  9. My pleasure, E. And think about it for a minute- why build a "spaceport" at all? For multi-millionaires to take a little joyride in low earth orbit? That novelty would wear off pretty quickly.

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  10. Chris,

    I also just read that Virginia has something called the Virginia Commercial Spaceflight Authority. I know about regular (bus, rail) transit authorities in cities and states but this is beyond believable.

    I read this at a recently un-updated blog here:

    http://mid-atlanticregionalspaceport.blogspot.com/

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  11. Interesting! Is this space tourism thing for real? It seems like a very tough thing to sustain, economically-speaking.

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  12. I am ready for the aliens to show themselves. I believe it's more then one kind. I pray every night for them to show themselves to the world.

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  13. Well, you never know- the way things are going you may get your wish sooner than we think!

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  14. Good cause I am really really extremely bored with humans and animals for that matter.

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  15. Very nice comparison. I remember as a kid, writing "SOS" in the snow by trudging through it. It was messy and awful and probably only took up 4 acres of land and I knew I was doing it for airplanes. I totally get that if your gods are believed to be in the sky, but still--for a people based on the ground, it's hard to believe they could conceptualize and perform something so precise. But, then again we do tend to underestimate the previous generations, just look at the pyramids. It seems to me if you take the "aliens visited us in the past" avenue, it's actually a pretty logical one. They would more much more likely approach a primitive people in small groups and villages than the masses in big cities with weapons that we have today. In fact, they might have been quite welcome visitors. Hence, the funding of their own special runways!

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  16. I agree with Quark Observer. Something big needs to happen fast. It's becoming so increasingly difficult to deal with the self-centered ignorance of the masses who just eat up all this political phoney balogney. And then there are the badge-wearing skeptics who are nothing but mainstream science fanboys.

    I see a lot of folks saying that people are waking up more and more these days. As much as I'd like to believe that, and sometimes I do, I usually come back to earth and realize that we just think people are waking up because we all spend so much time reading alternative media and corresponding with like-minded people. So it may just seem that way to us. But as soon as I walk out my door and come into contact with the people around me, the illusion of mass awakening is quickly shattered.

    I truly feel that the only way get people out of their slumber is for something shocking, and unambiguous to occur. The likelihood of THIS happening is what I'm seeing more and more of these days.

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  17. I instantly thought of Maltese Cart Ruts when I saw this, Chris...

    http://www.philipcoppens.com/cartruts.html

    Peace!

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  18. All I can add to this is LOL!

    And I don't know if you've seen this yet, but in case you haven't : Hawass has a conference February What?

    That's right. :)

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/egyptarchaeologytutankhamun

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  19. off topic
    yahooccultism : http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/life/15-things-you-never-noticed-on-a-dollar-575113/

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