Destined to Destroy Ourselves: Amazing Artifacts and Alternate History

Destined to Destroy Ourselves: Amazing Artifacts and Alternate History

When one thinks about the ancient world, the visions that often come to mind are of antiquated people, doing antiquated things, with antiquated contraptions. Building the pyramids with ropes and crude wooden pulleys, or sucking back fumes from a hole in ground in order to consult an oracle. These things seem laughably quaint to us with our computer programmed machines and Science™. But what if our ancestors had actually progressed along further than we might think? I’m one of a growing number people who believe that we, as the human race, have reached a level of technology comparable to our current level long before now, and several times at least. There are many others who, for some years now, have been not been content with history as it has been reported, and are curious as to whether or not we’ve not reached even more advanced levels of technology before being “reset”, or perhaps damning ourselves to the Stone Age again through bad decisions.

Why would anyone begin to believe such a thing? After all, our history books, our sciences, are infallible, aren’t they?

Artifacts. Not clay pottery or stone tools. Strange artifacts, tools we can’t quite figure out. Objects made from “future” material, or designed in such a way that they couldn’t possibly have belonged to the civilizations we see as so quaint. Some of them we still can’t figure out. Artifacts such as these:

Roman Deca


Roman Dodecahedrons

These artifacts have been discovered all over, with locations ranging from Italy, to Wales, and even Germany. These 12 sided bronze artifacts have a large hole in the center, and they have large holes in the top, and some in the sides. These artifacts have no known significant purposes, but they’re strange, unusual, almost sci-fi. Wax has been found inside several of them, and they’ve been though to be anything from religious artifacts to survey equipment.



Spiral metal from 20,000 years ago

In Russia, along the Narada river, were found small, spiral metal artifacts that are extremely modern in manufacturing processes and in machined accuracy. These artifacts have been discovered about 10 to 40 feet under the earth along riverbeds. The larger ones are made of copper, tungsten, and molybdenum, two rare metals that are extremely difficult to work with due to the extreme heats required to work these metals. Their purpose remains unknown.


Piri Reis Map

Maps of the world

There are hundreds of maps on stone, leather, and paper that graph the world, include America and South America, and were created long before ancient humans “should” have been able to map the earth. Some of the best artifacts of this type is the Piri Reis Map, which was created by a famed Turkish Admiral. By 1513, he had collected or created maps showing everything from the Eastern coasts of South and North America to parts of Antarctica. There exist many more ancient maps that depict the early civilizations had knowledge of the entire world.


William Connector

The Williams Connector

In the late 90’s John Williams was walking along a trail that was 30 feet or so from hisusual path, and happened to kick up an odd rock. Upon examination, he found what looks like three connectors sticking out of the rock, reminiscent of electrical or audio connections. In the photo you see the circular part of the connector. What little examination that has been done on this object has shown that the prongs are not metal or stone, but an unknown material.

Ancient History Revised? Or Mischievous Hoax?

If you take a look at these ancient creations, and others, such as the Baghdad batteries, the Nazca Lines, and the Dropa stones, you could have some compelling evidence for things not quite lining up with the way they are presented to us in history books. But while many of these artifacts are compelling, and I have no doubt that plenty of them genuinely evidence of unaccounted for ancient technology, one important thing to remember is this: hoaxes happen all the time. There are always the few who are driven to spin, exaggerate, and just plain lie in order to sell a book or television show, so it’s always a solid plan to keep your wits about you when your researching into “lost ancient technology”.

For a long time, I have purposefully stayed away from the websites where there was clear agenda to make something look exciting or to promote a personal belief. If we were to research half the claims made, I will be the first to admit that more than half of them are probably stories told to promote the idea that ancient aliens or divine interventions occurred in the evolution of man. The spiral metal from Russia is particularly intriguing, because as I researched them more, and the more I looked at the photos, I realized that they seemed to be parts of maybe a boat or ship, and they were, after all, found along a river bed.

The Dropa Stone Discs

Something else that has occurred to me is the ancient stone carvings in boulders is this: if we have these ancient stones showing flight, advanced weaponry, and other amazing technology… why the hell were they still carving into stone? One could argue that they were trying to preserve the data for future retrieval, or discovery, but you would think they would tell the whole story, and not just the “star maps” or flight patterns.

If these things existed, we would have to revise our history, and re-writing history isn’t as simple as changing the text books in our schools and colleges, the information would have to be verified by truly independent and verifiable researchers and professors. To get someone who isn’t normally going to seriously look at these artifacts is difficult. Why?  It would essentially mean that they would be tasked with out-dating their career. If these massively monumental discoveries of ancient technology should be found to be real, these researchers would have to relearn everything they held as true.

By accepting the idea that we might have destroyed ourselves several times in the past, we are forced to take a long look at religious beliefs and scientific teachings. The world as a whole would look at the institutions of religion, of large parts of history, only to realize that we had been lied to. history is told by the winners, after all. But, as I look at the evidence, I don’t think if aliens had intertwined themselves with us as many people now think they had, they would let us destroy ourselves so easily. Why waste the time and resources to help these semi-intelligent creatures so they can destroy themselves? Given the time, humans will be able to create things all on our own, and it’s up to us not to destroy ourselves with the things we’ve built.

The question I’m most fascinated with though is not whether or not we’ve once built ourselves to the sky only to fall, but why we might have fallen to begin with.

Final thoughts

I really think that human ingenuity allows for us to advance much quicker than we’re told. In the last 100 years we’ve achieved flight on planet, and in just the last 50 years, flight to space. What or where can we go in another hundred years? We have a world wide infrastructure that allows me to talk to people in Italy in their native tongue, even though I don’t speak Italian. I can download an entire year’s worth of television series in matter of minutes. I carry around the sum of human achievement on a device in my pocket. Humanity doesn’t give itself enough credit for what we can achieve in such a small time frame. Likewise, we also underestimate the destructive nature within us, the one that caused us to build such devastating devices like the atomic bomb, a weapon engineered for the sole purpose of wiping ourselves out in mass numbers. Ironically, our ingenuity is only matched by our stupidity.

If you choose to believe that we had once reached technological heights similar to the ones we experience now, with that believe inevitably comes a warning: with great power comes great responsibility. Have we been here before? The answer might lie in the ruined debris of the past, a message to be careful what we do with our future.


I am a pagan who is interested in the Fortean studies trying to make my way through a world of science and magick that I love equally. Without science there can be no magick. Interests: Out of place artifacts, UFO/ETH, Transhumanism, cryptozoology, magick, and anything that catches my fancy.

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3 years 8 months ago

Excellent article Todd. I’ve always had an interest in archaeology, even doing my first degree in it (I blame Indiana Jones for that) but later discovered the books of Graham Hancock. The idea that we may have our ‘set’ history wrong is fascinating. All these unanswered questions suddenly opened up a world of possibilities. I love reading the alternative archaeology stuff now for some fresh ideas and viewpoints.

2 years 10 months ago

your totally right, I have a bunch of questions in my head when
I think about history. Why is it that somehow that our ancestors have
such detailed work, as in artefacts? Even now in our present the technology is not as detailed as our history’s artefacts. What possible material did they use?

Ken Summers
3 years 8 months ago
And there go a few bookmarks I’ve made for future articles. LOL As an avid reader of history, archaeology is one of my unstudied passions. I’d love to conduct excavations one day, but for now I just try to stop myself from being tempted to dig at interesting spots on federal land. LOL I’ve read about a few of these artifact and many others. Some turn out mundane, while others leave me still at a loss (like Puma Pumku). As you said, history is written by the winners, which is why so much of learning history is wading through propaganda… Read more »
3 years 8 months ago
Have you ever heard of Stan Gooch? I just read about him in Gary Lachman’s “A Secret History of Consciousness” this past weekend. Evidently he was a fellow who believed that there had been an extensive Neanderthal civilization before the Cro-Magnon men came along and replaced their culture. His belief was something along the lines that the Neanderthal culture was matriarchal, Moon-centric, and they were able to use what we would call “psychic” abilities. The Cro-Magnon culture was the opposite. It sounds a lot like some feminist theories about an earlier matriarchal age but Colin Wilson and Gary Lachman give… Read more »
3 years 8 months ago

I agree with you Todd that there have been many civilsations before us which have reached a far higher technology,
I believe that this extends to greater wisdom of which this civilisation lacks.
We are not evolving we are devolving.

Todd, I promise I wont bore you but please may I send you the first article I wrote on an ancient artifact.

3 years 8 months ago
Questions I think anyone who has paid any attention to discoveries has to ask themselves. Just looking at the to us incredible unable to be duplicated to this day ancient stonework and the moving of forces us to accept that in the past our ancestors knew a thing or two. If the Indian epic poems for example have any basis in reality and I am sure they do, not only have we reached heights of understanding surpassing our abilities of today in the past but have also ventured into the air and space. I would not at all be surprised… Read more »
3 years 8 months ago
Another question that begs is just what is an “advanced” civilization. If our current system of usury, debt enslavement, poisoning and destruction of the environment, and obese button pushing morons is the bar, then we haven’t come very far at all. Intellectually and spiritually, the human race is and has been in freefall, and I hope that trend is bottoming out. Otherwise, there really is no need for man to be here at all. In essence, we produce nothing but the means to our own demise and destruction. We were created to be creators and caretakers of this beautiful planet.… Read more »
1 year 8 months ago

…spirituality demands destruction of all “created” material, matters that always existed from the Dark Nothing that the enlightened are conditioned to fear. I’ve been to church…

3 years 8 months ago

I wouldn’t know how to find your Bio.
I did go to your web-site to no avail.
Help an old fart out, will you.

3 years 8 months ago
I always like to compare, as a microcosm, the demolition of the WTC towers. Everything was pulverized beyond recognition. All that was left was a bunch of dust and scrap iron. Left there, it would have decayed beyond recognition sooner or later. Now imagine an ice age. While slower, glaciers grind everything in their path to dirt and rocks. Any machinations that 10000 years from now (if not 100, unfortunately) any identifiable remains of this so-called advanced civilization will be laying around or dug up is folly. Let’s not discount all of the other apocalyptic possibilities out there, from the… Read more »
3 years 8 months ago

The twisted metal turned out to be nothing more than the tungsten filament of an incandescent bulb, probably dropped by someone doing the excavation. This was debunked a long time ago.

3 years 8 months ago
I jump in late, but with great interest in this thread. Fortunately for us there are scholars who are looking beyond the lies of textbooks, and who do consider the out of place remains they see with their own eyes. It is a truism that we can only guess what these relics actually are about – I do not believe everything left over from prehistory is a religious artifact. That is the academic version of explaining the thunderstorm as wrath from the gods. But within the things you mention here (and the things you don’t) is a thread of observed… Read more »
R Emmet Lee
3 years 8 months ago
I’ve often considered the possibility that the only thing one really needs to know about is Baalbek. There are many other fascinating sites and artifacts and bits of evidence, but what happened at Baalbek transcends even modern technology. Any and all effort to explain the immense construction challenges as within the capacity of primitive human beings is a total exercise in banal deception – either of the self or of the masses… Probably of both. Whatever we once were is lost. And who or whatever has come down to visit isn’t handing out information, but we might expect that your… Read more »
Kenneth VonClaussen
3 years 8 months ago

Two years ago I held in my hand a clay, wedge shaped tablet, covered in cuneaform script unearthed from a confield in wisconsin, it was one of three, everything that we have been taught, is a lie.

3 years 8 months ago

HaHa what Happens if you Plug In That rock ?? I Bet It Lights up … An Unearthly Hum. Great Article!

3 years 7 months ago

What about the antikythera mechanism or the spark plug things found in rocks?
or the evidence in the desert that there might have been a previous nuclear war(s). This is a great article but there’s so much more. and the book suggestions in the comments are helpful.

3 years 7 months ago
we have been lied to in the ‘educational system’ for years, also by our ‘government’, and apostate churches. want to open your eyes? Read ‘Dead Men’s Secrets by Jonathan Gray. look up his site An archeologist for many many years. the Smithsonian and like one’s… have been throwing bones of giants found in the U.S into the ocean. Some ancient discoveries discovered also in Grand Canyon and than closed off. It disputes our ‘history books’ and the many nations that came over long before Columbus. ( no evidence left that way) jewelry found in coal?oops, civilization before coal? and much… Read more »
1 year 8 months ago

Why assume humanity destroys itself with the rest of nature, unnatural as that is, when religious spiritualities are always dividing material as disposable host matter, only good for death like a poor chicken at a rock concer, their bloody hands waving over their heads like a choir during Sunday service…