alien visitor gene theory

Read some of the early chapters from the book Silbury Dawning The Alien Visitor Gene Theory (Third Edition).  First edition was published in February 2000.

518ScC7c1DL. SL4001       Contents

 Chapter 1                  Dawning

 Chapter 2                  The Big Picture

 Chapter 3                  The Birth of the Human Race

 Chapter 4                  Civilisation

 Chapter 5                  The Unexplained Phenomena

 Chapter 6                  Pyramids

 Chapter 7                  Probing the Mind

 Chapter 8                  Genius One and All

Chapter 9                  The Gene is out of the Bottle

Chapter 10                The Alien and Ape within Us

 Chapter 11                It’s All in the Mind

Chapter 12                Imagination

Chapter 13                The End of the Beginning


                                  Selected Bibliography


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        Preface to the Third Edition

     Huge strides have been made in the hunt for alien life since the first edition of the book was published in 2000.  None has been more significant than the launch of NASA’s Kepler observatory in 2009.  In three years, Kepler has discovered 61 new confirmed planets, including two Earth-like candidates and uncovered the possible existence of 2,300 more. 

     On the 26th December 2004 an undersea earthquake occurred, recorded at 9.1 on the Richter scale, just north of Simeulue Island, off the western coast of northern Sumatra, Indonesia.  The earthquake triggered a series of devastating tsunamis that spread throughout the Indian Ocean, killing large numbers of people and inundating coastal communities across South and Southeast Asia, including parts of Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India and Thailand.  The furthest recorded death due to the tsunami occurred some 8,000 km (5,000 miles) from the epicenter. This earthquake was also reported to be the longest duration of faulting ever observed, lasting between 500 and 600 seconds, and it was large enough that it caused the entire planet to vibrate at least half an inch, or over a centimeter.  It also triggered earthquakes in other locations as far away as Alaska. This catastrophe is one of the deadliest disasters in modern history and highlights just how vulnerable our civilization is to natural events. Is it possible a similar event occurred some 11,000 years ago, which devastated an ancient civilization which was thriving on our planet at this time?

     Are we the offspring of the survivors from this earlier catastrophic event as described in this book? 

    The English Heritage Conservation and Restoration Project 2007-2008, confirmed Silbury Hill is not simply a mound of chalk, a ‘spoil heap’, but was clinically constructed to a pre-determined complex plan.  Can a conceivable explanation for the purpose of Silbury Hill be found by studying the most ancient and mysterious monuments found on Earth – pyramids.   From the famous ancient pyramids in Egypt to the many newly discovered pyramids from Bosnia to China.  The explorations of Pyramids, which are found on every continent on Earth, are examined in this latest edition. Why were hundreds if not thousands of pyramids built on every continent during our pre-history? It seems that pyramid geometry and their amazing scientific properties were clearly understood by our ancient ancestors?

    Other sources of clues to our amazing evolution, including the emerging science of epigenetics, are also included in this third edition.  Epigenetics provides an intriguing insight into how we may be able to re-discover our history in much greater detail than had hitherto seemed possible and confirm our extra-terrestrial heritage. 

     This edition of the book incorporates some of the excellent feedback received from emails, at lectures and via the website




                             Chapter  1




first became interested in the idea of the arrival of an Alien Visitor on Earth owing to my fascination with Silbury Hill [1] which is located near my home in Wiltshire.

        In my excursions to and from work, I have seen Silbury Hill in many different colours and moods.  In a playful mood the mound is light green and someone flies a kite from the top but on a journey home at night it stands alone and ancient.  There are times, particularly against the backdrop of the sun rising or setting in the sky, with a mist clinging to the surrounding terrain, that I have been drawn to stand and gaze and wonder.  On moments like these there is a dawning in me that something especially significant to our remarkable development took place here a long, long time ago.  It seems to me that Silbury Hill is a witness to the evolution of man and perhaps holds answers to the mysteries of our origins that confound us.

It is the largest man-made mound in Europe and thought to be around 4,500 years old.  But its function and the reason why it was built remain a mystery to this day.  Digs have searched for treasure and burial chambers but nothing has ever been found.  I started to think that perhaps the key to the hill’s function could be found by looking at its shape and location, rather than by excavation.  Today we see Silbury Hill as a grass mound, but it was originally built from large blocks of locally quarried chalk.  Some archaeologists suggest that it might be of similar age and construction to the ancient Egyptian stepped pyramid at Saqqarah and the pyramid of Cuicuilco in Mexico.

Silbury Hill is surrounded by similar constructions whose original functions are also unknown.  I think they may have been part of a very large complex which I believe could have been more extensive than we imagine.  They include the stone circles at Avebury and the megaliths at Stonehenge.  What fascinates me about these sites is trying to imagine what they originally looked like – cut into the lush vegetation and forests that have long since disappeared.  Many of the stones are missing and some may have been re-arranged.  I wonder what were the original shapes of these bluestones before they became weathered and tourists chipped away their own souvenirs.  What also remains is evidence of deep ditches, banks and round barrows or tumuli that encircle the stone structures.  It is possible these grassy banks may have originally been white rings of limestone which could make the site more conspicuous and perhaps easier to find, either from the ground or the sky.  We do not know which conclusions could be derived from the shadows cast by the stones on these concentric white circles and white barrows.  It is uncertain what information these structures provided at the various times of the day and different days of the year or whether they were meant to be viewed from the ground or from above.  As with Silbury Hill, we can only guess at the functions of these constructions but they all point to a mass of people prepared to work very hard in relative harmony, who were ordered by an architect or group of architects who designed the sites.  Is the real significance of these sites that they were designed and built by someone who was able to look down on our landscape?

The fields that surround Silbury Hill are a popular site for crop circles.  A number of these fantastically designed formations in the crops have been dismissed as the work of hoaxers.  Others have prompted researchers from all over the world to take a closer look. Like Silbury Hill, these circles are an enigma.  I began to wonder if perhaps this was further evidence that the hill could be some kind of beacon, which can be viewed from high in the sky.

Maybe it has attracted the landings of spacecraft, which many believe are responsible for the crop circles.  It occurred to me that if this were the true explanation for the construction of Silbury Hill then it might have been used as a beacon for thousands of years.  Perhaps it was built for the purpose of attracting craft to a safe landing site.  It was a fantastic idea but one, which I could not shake off, especially with its close proximity to Stonehenge and the stone circles at Avebury.  All of these structures share similar features.  The purpose of their construction is unclear.  It is not known how the large stones – which are not from the area – could have been moved into place or how a large hill could have been built by hand.  All the sites are visible from the sky.  These mysterious structures are not just found in the West of England but across the world.  There are the pyramids in Egypt, Yucatan and the Canary Islands and a similar construction to Stonehenge in China to name just a few.

In Britain at the time when Silbury Hill, the megaliths at Stonehenge and the stone circles at Avebury were built, societies did not seem to be very developed – especially not advanced enough to have designed aircraft.

Hunters, fishermen and farmers dominated these societies.  The demands of coping with the violence of nature are likely to have shaped the rituals of daily life.  It seems remarkable that these people would have needed or wanted to build a beacon for aircraft.  I believe the Alien Visitor came to our planet at some point between the emergence of our early ancestors and the building of these complex structures.  For this reason, I feel certain all these structures could turn out to be even older than the generally accepted theory and all built within the Alien Visitor age.  The Alien Visitor was highly intelligent, an assumption made owing to its ability to find and land on our planet.  It was able to adapt to the conditions on Earth and use the resources it encountered to survive.

The Alien Visitor left behind clues to confirm its visit to our planet.  Several can be found in the physical evidence that exists on Earth and other clues can be found in the functions of our developed brains.

[1]  Silbury Hill has survived even Roman road construction and stands close to the A4 between Calne and Marlborough, near the Beckhampton roundabout in Wiltshire, England.




                                         Chapter 2 


                           The Big Picture  





e are starting to learn how Earth was created and how life on the planet began when boiling water reacted with chemicals creating simple creatures.  In turn, these simple creatures reproduced and evolved into more complex animals and plants.  If it happened on Earth, it is highly probable it could have all happened on another planet many, many years before.

Many scientists are convinced that life on other planets is a possibility because of the resilience of some kinds of bacteria that can tolerate extraordinary conditions on Earth.

I believe the highest life-form on another planet could have found a way of arriving and surviving on Earth and changing the gradual evolution process for our ancestors, developing them from apes into intelligent human beings.

Our solar system began forming many billions of years ago from a huge cloud of interstellar gas, dust and debris left over from the birth of the Sun.  The Earth then built up over millions of years as its gravitational pull attracted material from the cloud.  Analysis of tiny fragments of lunar rock has revealed that the moon appears to have been formed from the debris of a collision between Earth and an object bigger than Mars some 50 million years after the start of the solar system.  Similar events continue to occur throughout the galaxy.

As life requires water then water must be a pre-requisite for the beginning of life itself.  The reaction of the cooling of Earth’s crust against the cold windowpane of space produced boiling steam and subsequently water.  Our atmosphere, which was initially composed mainly of methane and ammonia, slowly broke down into nitrogen, hydrogen and carbon dioxide.  The lightweight hydrogen then escaped into space leaving nitrogen and carbon dioxide.  Soon, water vapour in the upper atmosphere was broken down into hydrogen and oxygen.  The hydrogen escaped into space, but the oxygen stayed and soon formed an ozone layer.  After the formation of the atmosphere, the simple chemicals that are very common in space were transformed into larger molecules.  These first primitive molecules, known as protocells were created.  Scientists at the NASA Ames Research Centre and the University of California, Santa Cruz, believe that protocells are critical for the origin of life.

Blue-green algae then began to form on or near the surface of the Earth’s oceans.  They converted the planet’s supply of carbon dioxide into oxygen.  Soon plants began to grow on land and the oxygen and carbon dioxide levels began to balance.  The genetic study of fossil plant spores that date back 500 million years reveals that land plants arose as a single natural group when puddles of green algae evolved into liverworts.

If this can happen on Earth, then it is more than likely to have happened elsewhere.  In fact, we have discovered that Mars once supported liquid water and the moon has around six billion metric tons of water contained in the soil – most of it at the South Pole of the moon.  If we can confirm a number of planets that support or supported liquid water in our solar system, then this dramatically increases the odds for water-bearing planets and hence the chance of life evolving in many other galaxies in the universe.

We know hydrogen and oxygen bond to form ice, in possibly 15 different ways on Earth and do exactly the same on the Moon, Mars and on Jupiter’s moons Europa and Callisto. Carbon atoms behave in the same way elsewhere in the universe.  Given the right conditions of pressure and temperature they will bond with other atoms into patterns, forming graphite or diamonds. Spectrometry has shown that the universe is made up of the same elements and gases but in differing proportions of course.  Debris from an exploding star – which is known as iron-60 – and a sprinkling of dust from a comet have gone some way to confirming the idea that the same elements exist in other parts of space.  This helps us expand our understanding of our solar system.  Mars is much more like Earth than was previously thought, according to the first official results of the Mars Pathfinder mission which landed on the red planet in 1997.  An analysis of the wealth of data the mission sent back has shown that Martian geology appears to be perhaps as varied and elaborate as Earth’s, which means that the planet was more active in its past.  There is evidence of abundant water in the past and it has an iron core similar to Earth’s.  Rocks on Mars have low magnesium concentration but are rich in silicon, aluminium and potassium.  This is similar to rocks on Earth’s crust.  Some have suggested that Mars and the Earth might once have been a single planet, which broke into two parts, with the Moon being separated as a droplet of material between them.  I think the Alien Visitor could have been the life-form of another planet which was created in the same way as Earth but many aeons before.

It has been mathematically established that the likelihood of other forms of alien life in the universe is highly probable.  Huge strides have been made in the hunt for alien life. Astronomers from the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute in America, which works with NASA and Britain's Jodrell Bank observatory, have found evidence of another solar system with Earth-size planets potentially able to support life.  The launch of NASA’s Kepler observatory in 2009 has been very significant.  In three years, Kepler has discovered 61 new confirmed planets and uncovered the possible existence of 2,300 more. Some potential Earth-like candidates include CoRoT-7ba rocky planet just 4.8 times the mass of Earth, and Gliese 581c the most earth-like planet found so far, five times as massive as Earth and possibly bearing liquid water.

Some physicists believe that all the essential amino acids needed for life on Earth have been identified in meteorites.  As these comets and meteorites came from elsewhere in the universe it seems possible that there are other planets made up of the same amino acids as Earth.  This could indicate the possibility of life in other parts of the universe.  By exploring this possibility, could we be the first generation on Earth to discover alien life?


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                              Chapter 3 


          The Birth of the Human Race



think it is possible to suggest a large, but narrowing window in time when the Alien Visitor would have landed on Earth.  Our first ancestors – which can be traced back from modern man – appeared over two million years ago.  They were a family called Homo made up of a number of different species.  Those that survived the Ice Age – which ended around 18,000years ago, according to evidence held in ice cores and sediments– had developed skills to hunt animals much bigger and stronger than themselves, butcher their kill, live in shelters usually at the mouths of caves and work as a community.  I believe that the Alien Visitor arrived some time after this Ice Age.  These Homo species had developed into the first pharaohs to rule Egypt some 7,000 years ago.  By this time, the Alien Visitor had long gone.

I presuppose the Alien Visitor arrived in this period because it was a time of rapid development of our ancestors, especially when put in the context of the two million years it took for our earliest ancestors to first appear on Earth.  If we take a look at our very gradual evolution before the arrival of the Alien Visitor, we can chart a period where the development of life was advanced or hampered by a multitude of changes and coincidences.  I think it is impossible for this same hit-or-miss process to have brought about the unusual leap in our evolution from Homo to pharaoh.

These dates can only be gauged by our current discoveries of the remains of early man and the early civilisations.  Our evolution is recognised as one of the most controversial areas of science with many questions still unanswered.  Further discoveries may reveal new evidence to show exactly how, when and where this first advanced civilisation began.  In addition, we may also find our radiocarbon dating techniques imprecise and replace them with others, which also date these civilisations to earlier times.  In this case I would argue that the Alien Visitor came earlier, for it is this visitor which gave early man the ability to create these civilisations.

I believe this highly intelligent extra-terrestrial life-form bred with, or somehow implanted its genetic material and educated our Homo ancestors, thus speeding up our development.  This may seem a fantastic suggestion, but as BBC presenter Peter Allen suggested in his comments on this book:

  “Since mankind is clearly going to have the capacity to plant its genetic structure around the universe within the next few hundred years - it seems logical that we are ourselves the product of such a process”. 

I think the Alien Visitor took a special interest in our ancestors because they were strong and receptive to the Alien Visitor’s demands.  They would have made good ‘workhorses’.  We can obviously never really know why the Alien Visitor decided to mate with or somehow implant its genetic material in our ancestors instead of other animals but I can put forward a few suggestions.  Perhaps early man already had functions – such as fingers and opposable thumbs – which enabled him to carry out tasks quickly.  Maybe the Alien Visitor needed to use a race that had height, strength and speed.  We can never know if the Alien Visitor looked like us or reproduced in the same way as humans or in fact if there was any rational thought behind the Alien Visitor’s decision to use our ancestors.  Maybe the Alien Visitor was simply and inexplicably attracted to them.  There is no way of knowing how the gene was dispersed but I do believe it became present in our male and female ancestors and soon became very widespread.  It is also impossible to be certain if this gene created different races or if these varieties of our early ancestors already existed before the arrival of the Alien Visitor.

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[1] Named by Dr Lee Berger, a paleo-anthropologist at the University of the    Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.

[2] Human documentary series that explores the origins of mankind Ape-Man.   First shown on BBC2 February 2000.

[3] William Shakespeare  The Tempest  Routledge 1988

[4] Charles Darwin  The Origin of Species  Penguin 1985

[5]Professor Stephen Oppenheimer, Oxford University is author of the books "The Origins of the British: A Genetic Detective Story" and "Out of Eden: The Peopling of the World".



                                                       Chapter 4





hat caused our Homo sapiens ancestors to move from small nomadic family groups into large settlements?  Did fear for their safety from other groups drive them into larger assemblies, or did they develop different skills from their neighbours that led to bartering which slowly developed into a widespread trading network?  These conventional theories for the birth of the early cities and civilisations such as Caral in Peru ignore one critical factor – a universal knowledge.  Where did these first civilisations, that share similar features, obtain this universal knowledge?  For example pyramids employing complex mathematical techniques appear in early civilisations across the world!

I firmly believe that the Alien Visitor was the founder of our earliest civilisations and that around 13,000 years ago, there was a much higher level of knowledge on our planet which we are slowly reclaiming today.

We have established a time when the Alien Visitor landed but we need to explore where it might have landed.  I suggest that it landed in Egypt and formed a civilisation around 7,000 – 8,000 years earlier than the recognised civilisation of 5000 BC.  Recent archaeological research suggests that parts of this second civilisation are much older.  Many Egyptologists are beginning to suggest that score marks and the erosion on the Sphinx could have been caused by heavy rainfall.  But the heavy rains stopped falling in this area around 7,000 years ago.  This suggests that the Sphinx was built earlier when rainfall was common.  In his book Sacred Science[1], Schwaller de Lubicz argues that the body of the Sphinx shows indisputable signs of erosion due to rainfall.  In addition to this, fossils of shells have been found around the base of the Pyramids and boats have been found buried near the Pyramids.  The wear and tear marks on these 143 ft-long boats show they sailed on the water many times.  Finally, earlier this century, the mystic and philosopher, George Ivanovich Gurdjieff found a map of Egypt that showed it to be devoid of any sand, showing the country was once subject to rain.

If we accept that the Sphinx and pyramids complex were built around 7,000 years earlier than the recognised civilisation of 5000 BC, it can be argued that the Alien Visitor – who had landed on the planet – built and ordered this civilisation.  I am not arguing that the famous civilisation of 5000 BC happened earlier because I concur this did take place in 5000 BC but I think it was the second civilisation to spring up in Egypt and encompassed the site of the earlier Alien Visitor civilisation.

The construction of Silbury Hill has been likened to that of the Egyptian pyramids, particularly King Djoser's step pyramid at Saqqara and has also been dated at a similar period.  But if as I have argued, the Egyptian pyramids were built at least 7,000 years earlier than the time in which archaeologists currently believe they were built, then Silbury Hill could also be a much older structure.  This would also apply to the structures at Stonehenge and Avebury which archaeologists concur as being built in the more recent Neolithic times.  It is possible that Silbury Hill, along with the other pyramids in Yucatan, Mexico and the Canary Islands may have all been linked to the central Egyptian pyramid complex in Giza.  This suggests that the Alien Visitor had also established many settlements across the temperate climate belt at this time.   In a Channel Four documentary, Quest For The Lost Civilisation[2], Graham Hancock argues that these pyramids are part of a worldwide network.

I do not know why the Alien Visitor chose to come to our planet, why Egypt was selected as a landing place and why a network of pyramids was constructed.  Could it be that quite simply, the Alien Visitor found itself in a situation that is best described as a ‘Robinson Crusoe’ experience – where the Alien Visitor became marooned on Earth in the same way as the hero of Daniel Defoe’s novel Robinson Crusoe (1719) was shipwrecked and marooned on a desert island?

Perhaps the function of the pyramids was for protection purposes and for the Alien Visitor to record findings on Earth to be used by the Alien Visitor and its descendants to enable them to survive on Earth.  Or maybe they were used to relay information to other Alien Visitors above the Earth.  We know the pyramids were originally faced with brilliant white stones, which are believed to have been inscribed.  But these have all since disappeared.  Maybe the bright stones with the inscriptions were a kind of encyclopaedia of all that the Alien Visitor had discovered on Earth.  Or simply a ‘message in a bottle’ created by the stranded Alien Visitor, hoping to be discovered by one of its own kind.

It could be argued that all the work carried out and recorded on the smaller pyramids in Egypt and elsewhere around the planet was gathered together and used to build the Great Pyramid in the Giza complex in Egypt.  As the largest pyramid, perhaps this was the one that could be seen and read by members of the Alien Visitor race back in outer space.

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[1] R.A. Schwaller de Lubicz  Sacred Science  Inner Traditions International 1988

[2] Screened 1998 and based on his book of the same name.

Quest for the Lost Civilisation - Heaven's Mirror  Penguin Books 1999

[3] Peter Lemesurier  The Great Pyramid Decoded  Element Books 1997

[4] Robert Bauval & Graham Hancock  Keeper of Genesis  Mandarin 1997

[5] The Great Flood  Screened January 1999.  Based on the book Noah’s Flood  by Dr Bill Ryan & Dr Walter Pitman    Simon & Schuster 1999

[6] Graham Hancock  Underworld  Michael Joseph 2002



                                                Chapter 5

                     The Unexplained Phenomena


believe we can also find clues suggesting an Alien Visitor came to Earth if we examine unexplained phenomena.

In the UK, there are more than nine hundred stone circles. In England, a remarkable straight line has been traced from St Michael’s Mount in Cornwall through Glastonbury and Avebury to Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, while another runs from the north to south from the major Arbor Low stone circle in Derbyshire through Avebury and Stonehenge. Both these lines miss absolute straightness by a few hundred yards at a few points and we should not be surprised that over the centuries some land movement such as the mid-Atlantic rift could account for these particular discrepancies.  It also appears that these lines extend through Scotland into the Orkney Islands and south into Brittany at a time when this was one landmass.  These facts also suggest the sites may have been planned from above ground level and from the sky.  Their positioning suggests knowledge of true east, west, north and south when they were built.  Similarities in where these sites are built, comparable sizes and distances between stones at sites thousands of miles apart are too much of a coincidence to believe that this was not the work of a common influence.  Similar kinds of building were going on around the world.  In Peru, there is a collection of precise markings covering an area of 40 x 9 miles area, known as the Nazca lines.  Thousands of these lines cross the desert between Nazca and Palpa. Some are more than five miles long, jumping deep ravines and cliffs, without altering their course.  Others are zigzagged and spiral-shaped. Maria Reiche – who was an authority on the Nazca lines – found the 23 stone circles she studied in Britain were constructed using the same units of measurement.  I think this gives us proof of architects using similar measurements and methods of construction thousands of miles apart.  Perhaps this points to a universally- linked civilisation.

I have speculated as to why the various stone constructions were built around the world.  They may have been points in an elaborate intergalactic compass, sextant or star map.  They could have been used as links in an interstellar communications network.  They may have been constructed to help the Alien Visitor fix its position in relation to the other planets in the galaxy or its own planet so that it would be able to chart a route when it wanted to leave Earth.  One of the reasons the Alien Visitor might have built these structures could be that it arrived on Earth by mistake or following an accident and wanted to attract help to get home.  It could be argued that these structures may have been a system of beacons, aimed at signalling to a passing ship, crewed by members of its own or a friendly planet.  The beacons would have to be very large to be seen from space: a string of bonfires would be inadequate for this purpose.  What would be required is some vast distinctive shape or pattern, which could be recognised by one of the Alien Visitor’s rescuers circling our planet.  The white horses which can also be found in the chalky hills in Wiltshire may also have been beacons or are modelled on original alien beacons.  On the Nazca Plains of Peru there are other animal shapes – including a spider, monkey, whale, lizard and humming bird – which I propose may have also been beacons, in the same way as Wiltshire’s white horses.  This suggests the Alien Visitor came from a planet with creatures similar to those on Earth.  The Alien Visitor’s familiarity with these creatures would have made it easier for the Alien Visitor to have known how to avoid dangers such as attacks or poisons. TheAlien Visitor might have put up these beacons all over the world in order to make sure at least one was visible to the place the visitor came from so that there would never be a time when this appeal for help was obscured during the Earth’s rotations.  The Alien Visitor may have had to have recruited the Homo sapiens to build all these beacons.

We can put this idea to the test by taking a close look at one of the most famous stone circles – Stonehenge in Wiltshire.  Stonehenge is different from all other known stone monuments because it was built in an area without stones!  It was built at a time when our ancestors were hunters, struggling for survival and the only practical tools were made of stone, wood or bone.  The big stones that form the distinctive circle, the ones that everyone notices when they look at Stonehenge are made of an incredibly hard sandstone called sarsen.  It is the hardest rock in Britain, harder than granite, and is usually found lying around as big slabs.  On Mohs scale, which measures resistance to abrasion, diamonds are 10, steel is 6 or 7 and sarsen stone is 7.  It is not the sort of stone that is ever quarried. Bluestones were also used to build the circle.  There are no known sources of bluestone anywhere in the vicinity.  The closest source was in the Preseli Mountains in West Wales, more than 225 km away.  The puzzle is, how did the 82 bluestones get to Stonehenge?  It is possible that a glacier could have picked up such a ragbag of stones, known as erratics and swept them to their final resting-place near the Stonehenge area.  But this is unlikely as there no bluestones left in the area around Stonehenge.

Proof supporting the idea that the stones were transported by our ancestors to Stonehenge was provided in 1994 when one of the bluestones from Stonehenge was dated using a new method.  When a rock is exposed to the atmosphere for the first time, either by erosion or by quarrying, it starts to accumulate an isotope of chlorine.  Measuring the amount of this isotope gives the date when it was first exposed.  In this instance the results showed that the bluestone rock from Stonehenge was only exposed about 14,000 years ago and this was, of course, years after the last Ice Age.  If the bluestones were quarried at this time this could potentially make Stonehenge much older.

The question is why would a prehistoric tribe move giant boulders some 225 km outside the boundaries of their own territory?  Perhaps the local tribe around Stonehenge got jealous at the impressive activity of other tribes’ further north at Avebury or west at Stanton Drew and much like Chicago making sure it had bigger skyscrapers than New York, erected something technically more awesome than its neighbours. To build such grand complexes – which may have been much larger than what remains today, would have required a great deal of harmony, organisation, language and technology.  These structures were fantastic, particularly as we know they were erected in a period where early humans lived in simple societies.  Across the world, standing stones can be found.  They come in various shapes, sizes and patterns.  Some single megaliths have been found to be over 18 m (60 ft) high and weigh over 350 tons while others, much smaller, appear in their thousands in straight lines. I believe the local tribes were organised by a powerful outside influence, who understood the chemical properties of the stone and the reason for the construction and so ordered the tribes so they travelled to the Preseli hills to bring back the stones.  We cannot know for sure how these huge stones – some weighing more than 50 tons – were brought to Stonehenge. Perhaps they were built in position from a concrete type mixture poured into the wooden mould, or slid across a glacial landscape, or maybe conveyed and erected using levitation.

Levitation is a phenomenon that has interested us over the centuries.  There have been examples of the rising of a human body off the ground, in apparent defiance of the law of gravity.  The levitation of furniture and other objects during a séance has also been reported.  Perhaps the Alien Visitor was able to draw upon gravitational forces or energies as yet untapped by modern science to levitate the rocks.  Or maybe the Alien Visitor was able to move the stones using knowledge of phenomena, which we observe but do not yet understand, such as earth energy or ley lines.  We understand ley lines are a source of energy similar to electricity when it hits the ground.  We know the electricity must still be there but we have not yet worked out what it does or how it might be used by us.  According to ancient Chinese science – which is based on a subtle conception of the order of nature far from our own today – there are currents or ‘earth energy’ within the Earth’s surface.  There have been cases where individuals have exhibited feats of exceptional strength way beyond the normal bounds – for example the mother being able to lift a car to recover her trapped child.  This early science suggests earth energy can be magnified in the body and is called chi.  Chinese traditional medicine has made a special study of this chi in the human body and the paths or meridians along which it runs and ways of correcting imbalances in the flow, by inserting needles at appropriate points on the meridian, to restore smooth running.  Western medicine is only now coming to acknowledge that somehow it works.  In the martial arts, the Chinese and Japanese, by working with this chi in the movements of the human body, can surpass mere physical force and weight.  I believe the Alien Visitor may have known how to use these energy paths or how to channel their chi to their own advantage.  Or perhaps the Alien Visitor knew how to use dowsing to achieve its own ends.  Dowsing is not scientifically understood but some people can pick up very powerful reactions – using diving rods – particularly from the ground around these mysterious structures and even the stones themselves.  Dowsers have detected straight lines meeting up at stone circles and even linking different megalithic sites, earthworks, pools, mounds and various landmarks, such as notches on the skyline.  These lines have become known as ley lines.  This energy is seen to flow not only through the planet, but also through all living organisms.  The ley lines, then, are thought to form part of this network on the planetary scale.  The megaliths are seen as not only marking this flow, but in some way storing, directing or channelling it, like a giant capacitor or diode to use electronics parlance.

Others see this energy as spiritual.  Bell Rock, a towering red sandstone formation just south of Sedona, Arizona is an example of a vortex – a place where Earth’s spiritual energies are concentrated and magnified and where psychic phenomena abound.  People can feel vibrations, humming and swirling through their crystals and many report visions of their past lives as Native Americans, ancient Egyptians, Mayan princesses, major biblical figures and others.  UFO activity is also associated with Bell Rock.  Glastonbury Tor is considered to be Britain’s premier vortex site and the town of Glastonbury is probably Sedona’s nearest equivalent in Britain.  These towns attract New Age travellers – a group which borrows most of its beliefs from Native American traditions, but also appropriates elements of Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Zen, Taoism, astrology, the self-help movement and other esoteric beliefs.

If we accept, through the science of spectrometry, that all planets are composed of the same elements but in different quantities, then it might not be difficult to accept that all planets share some form of magnetic field.  Perhaps the Alien Visitor was able to use the Earth’s energy or ley lines because it was familiar with a similar phenomenon on its own planet.  Perhaps, unlike us, the Alien Visitor had learnt to manipulate these sources of energy and used them to transport materials or to boost energy levels, or used their own mode of transport to build beacons such as Silbury Hill.

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[1] Lucy Pringle  Crop Circles The Greatest Mystery of Modern Times  Thorsons 1999

[2] Ralph Noyes  The Crop Circle Enigma  Gateway Books  1991


I hope you enjoyed these early chapters.


Is there definative proof of the existence of an extraterrestrial race that survived and thrived on Earth in our prehistory? 

Did they have a huge influence on the evolution and future direction of the human race?   


Find out more in my book Silbury Dawning: The Alien Visitor Gene Theory (Third Edition).