Evidence of aliens is always a little shaky, but that doesn't stop believers from spinning some pretty wild theories. According to one theory, tablets discovered in Mesopotamia in the 1800s indicate ancient Mesopotamians were actually human-alien hybrids. What's even weirder? Advocates believe Al-Qaeda deliberately destroyed proof of aliens.
Where's the proof that ancient Mesopotamians were aliens? It was looted from the National Museum in Iraq in 2003, possibly in an effort to cover up the area's extraterrestrial origin. However, Mesopotamian artifacts, mummies, and myths have also been cited as evidence the region was founded by aliens searching for gold. Whether you believe the story or not, it's a pretty wild tale that can be amusing to read up on.
The Theory Grew From Texts Discovered In The 1800's
The theory stems from a Babylonian text discovered by British archaeologist Sir Austen Henry Layard in 1849. While excavating a library in Nineveh, he discovered an ancient text that dates back to the 7th century. The text details how humanity was created by spiritual creatures known as the Anunnaki. Believers in ancient aliens think the Anunnaki were actually aliens, and that the stories found in the ancient texts are historical fact rather than mythology.
Were The Tablets Looted To Cover Up Alien Life?
The Cuneiform Tablets were stolen in 2003, shortly after the US invasion of Iraq. These, and other artifacts, were taken from the National Museum by looters. Some reports claim the looting looked coordinated and deliberate rather than random chaos resulting from war. Looters wore ear pieces and strategically stormed the museum, as if they were searching for specific objects. This has led to speculation the looters were deliberately removing evidence of the region’s alien origins to cover up the story.
Believers Think Humans Are Alien Hybrids
According to the theory, the earliest people were alien-human hybrids created in Mesopotamia. The theory states that the Anunnaki were trying to create docile workers on earth. They spliced their own genes with a hominid female and, after many trials, created the first people.
Advocates of this theory point out that there was a lot of technological, artistic, and scientific advancement during ancient times in Mesopotamia. These strides seemingly came out of nowhere and people developed knowledge of things like star systems that would be difficult to comprehend without modern technology. According to believers, this was because, around this time, aliens granted human beings extra intelligence and skills.
There Is Lots Of Debate Surrounding The Links To Biblical Texts In The Stories
Not everyone is convinced the Cuneiform Tablets are evidence of ancient aliens. Some skeptics believe the stories recounted are merely a creation myth, similar to the creation myths in the Book of Genesis. The tablets describe an earth being made from a watery abyss and people created in the images of gods. These stories are highly similar to the formation of the earth and the tale of Adam and Even in Judeo-Christian traditions.
While nonbelievers feel ancient Mesopotamians were drawing from universal symbols and motifs, advocates of the ancient alien theory see it a little differently. Ardent supporters point out these tablets predate the Bible. This may mean the stories are actually true, or based on truth, and the Bible derived its stories from actual events that occurred in ancient Mesopotamia.