Ancient America

Much of the antiquarian history of the New World is lost to the ravages of time and the lack of record keeping by indigenous peoples. Archaeology and Native legends give a glimpse of an America more bizarre than conventional science dictates.

Old World Explorers - Columbus was not the First

Africans - Africans reached America in at least two pre-Columbian stages. The first being ancient Egyptians and Nubians, who reached the Gulf of Mexico between 1200 BC and 800 BC. "Black Caribs" may be descended from pre-Columbian African explorers who intermingled with the indigenous population.

The second Theoretical wave, Circa 1310 AD, the Mande/Mende people of Western Africa arrived along eastern Mexico, Panama, Ecuador, Colombia, Peru and various Caribbean islands, some 180 years before Columbus. Although there is indications that other Mende migrations, perhaps in pre-history preceded the 14th Century wave.

Romans - Roman Shipwreck in Texas, Roman Artifacts in Brazil, Arizona City of Terra Calalus, Roman Coins in Venezuela and other parts of the Americas. None are proof positive of Roman excursions in the New World but all lend weight to the argument of their presence here.

Celts On the eve of his 1492 voyage Columbus wrote: 'I am convinced that the terrestrial paradise is in the Island of Saint Brendan, which none can reach save by the Will of God.' Some have alleged that Columbus relied on the manuscript "Navigatio Sancti Brendani Abbatisbook" that told of St. Brendan's travels across the Atlantic. It is well established that Columbus went to look for 'St. Brendan's Isle' when he discovered the West Indies.

Saint Brendan the Abbot was also known as Brendan the "Voyager" or Brendan the "Navigator" due to the numerous voyages he made around the British Isles and Brittany. The voyage for which Brendan is best known is shrouded in the misty mire of lore and legend. This is the story of his search for a Promised land, far away in the west - Terra Repromissionis Sanctorum aka America.

There is also Prince Madog [or Madawg or Madoc] and his followers, fleeing War in Wales, they escaped by ship and, using ancient Celtic maps and charts, crossed the Atlantic and landed on American soil.

Irish Colony in South Carolina - A Spanish report from 1521 claims a colony of Celts, possibly Irish people lived in Pre Colombian South Carolina and Georgia. The report, which slipped between the cracks of history were made to the King of Spain in 1521. It details what is described as a Celtic province on the coast of South Carolina. The story was considered bizarre, even for its time and was largely ignored by contemporary scholars.

Egyptians Proof that Pre Columbian Egyptians made incursions into Ancient America. Egyptian Artifacts in the Americas, Egyptian Map depicting what has been interpretd as North and South America, Cocaine and Tobacco both New World commodities in Ancient Egypt, Linguistic Similarities in Egyptian and Ancient American Languages, Possible Egyptian Ruins in the Grand Canyon.

Chinese Chinese expeditions to pre-Colombian America. In the year 499, a Buddhist priest named Hwui Shan [Hui Shen] , came to China and told about a country called Fu-sang. Fu-sang is 20,000 Chinese miles to the east of the Great Han country. It is also situated east of the Middle Kingdom (China). It has been speculated by multiple scholars that Fu-sang is actually the west coast of the Americas.

Ancient artifacts such as Chinese coins, anchors , and assorted relics have been discovered along the Pacific coast some dating back many Centuries. Hwui Shan’s descriptions somewhat describe what we know of the area in the timeframe in question,[450 AD].

Chinese artifacts have been found in the Americas that theoretically predate Columbus and similarities in Chinese Writing and incriptions found in South America lend credibility to the argument.

Chinese - In Georgia of all places, on the East Coast of the USA far from the hypothetical Chinese fusang colony, a sword believed to be of ancient Chinese origin was found. The sword is about 30 centimeters, which is just shy of a foot long.

Strange Native American Mysteries and Legends

Chippewa Sky Man - Multiple Native American groups have legends relating to sky people, most commonly they are tied into creation narratives. The Black foot mythos assign personnas to various heavenly bodies, which is not unlike other World cultures. The first sky being was 'Natosi' personified by the Sun, other Gods and Goddesses were personified by the moon and morning star. The race of the Sky people was represented by the myriad of heavenly bodies - the stars. As per their Mythos they had / have their own society above the clouds, they were the 'Above People'.

Hopi Ant People The Hopi Indians have some pretty fascinating legends. Many tie in with the Mythology of the rest of the World - some are unique and some are used by ancient alien theorists as proof of their theories.

The Hopi creation Myth describes a global cataclysm, the end of the Third age that brought us into the current 4th age, members of the Hopi tribe were led by an odd-shaped cloud by day and a moving star by night which sounds amazingly similar to the cloud that led the ancient Israelite's during their 40 year sojourn of Exodus. At the end of this journey they met the ant people who fed and sheltered them durring the global cataclysm.

Cherokee Hebrews - Theorists who believe that a goodly portion of the Native American populations are from the lineage of the Lost Tribes of Israel. There is some pretty astounding data collected over the years that draws cultural links between Native American groups and Mediterranean cultures. In 2008 an extensive DNA testing of Cherokees was conducted. The North Carolina Cherokees genes are Middle Eastern / North African.

Gungywamp Site - Gungywamp consists of assorted stone structures of uncertain origin. Native Americans of the area are not known to have built with stone. It is divided into 2 primary sections one in the north and south. The structures consist of a double circle of stones, standing stones, and stone chambers. They aren't on par with the Great Pyramids, but they are sometimes called American Stonehenge.

Lady of The Lake Legend - Indian princess was in love with a young Brave of the tribe who was murdered by a white settler living in Ronkonkoma. She was so aggrieved by the brutal and unprovoked murder of her betrothed that she committed suicide by drowning herself in the lake. While wading out to her death she vowed to onlookers, that she would avenge the tragic death of her lover and every year; she would take with her, someone a white man down with her. It was once claimed that every year at least one male dies swimming in the Lake, but that is no longer the case.

Lost Races of the Americas

Lost Races of America Ancient Lost Races of Man in the Americas. Kennewick Man, Spirit Cave Mummy, Wizards Beach Man, Gordon Creek Woman, Penon Woman, Mummy People of Alaska all are very old human remains that are not the same race[s] as American Indians. Who were they ?

Lost Races of America - Colorado Desert Giants Lost City Under Death Valley. A retired Ohio doctor allegedly discovered relics of an ancient civilization, whose men averaged 8 to 9 feet tall in the Colorado desert near the Arizona-Nevada-California line. Local Paiute Indians have tales of a subterranean world at a place presently known as Wingate pass. The Paiute legend of 'Shin-Au-Av' [3] describes a hidden Ancient Underground City in the wingate pass area beneath Death Valley. A 1932 book Death Valley Men tells of this legend and the torch was picked again in the 1970s by Author Jim Brandon in his work Weird America.

Midwest Mound Builders - When the whites arrived in the Ohio Valley and Midwest regions , thousands of burial mounds dotted the landscape. Today, most have been destroyed as a result of development, looting, and natural forces.

Many were not built by the race of people we have come to know as "Amer-Indians" , but by a race of prehistoric Giant Human beings. Both Legend and Archaeological evidence supports this statement.

Lovelock Giants - The Paiute Indian legends as well as archaeological evidence , describes a race of red-haired giants. They are for all intents and purposes - extinct. A small element of their gene pool perhaps survives in the indigenous native American populations. But they are not of the same race as Amerindians of modern times. Red-haired mummies and skeletal remains ranging from 6 and a half feet to 8 feet tall were discovered in lovelock cave, eactly where pauite legend states these giants made their last stand.

Martindale Mummies - The Martindale Mummies were discovered 1n 1885 in California's great Yosemite Valley . A group of miners led by G.F. Martindale found the remains of a woman nearly seven feet tall still holding a mummified child in a cave behind a wall of rock . These mummies are currently the property of Ripley's Museum.

Lost City of the Giants For decades the vicinity of Ecuador where this 'city' was discovered as well as neighboring Peru has hosted multiple discoveries of what people claim are Giants bones, and other unusual artifacts. Many of these skeletal remains are squirelled away by locals and regarded simply as a curiosity and something worth holding onto.

Catholic priest Father Carlos Miguel Vaca Alvarado [1912 - 1999] left behind a small trove of these remains in his private collection. Most of Alvarados bone collection comes from a site dubbed 'Changaiminas'.

Ohio Valley Pygmies - An 1876 NY Times Article describes numerous graves discovered in Tennessee that contain skeletons of Pygmies. A similar find was reported in 1837 near Coshocton, Ohio , a number of "pygmy" skeletons were said to have been found.

Monte Alben Pygmy Tunnels - David Hatcher Childress, in Lost Cities of North & Central America presents a theory that they may be related to a Legendary race of 'Little People' mentioned in legend as the Alux. And they may be the very same people who appear in many Mayan relief's 'They were full grown people shown amongst the legs of warriors and the like, carrying on Adult activities. They were the Alux, a race of pygmy people.'

Miscellaneous Curiosities

Ancient Civilization in Oklahoma - Oklahoma seems to be a hot bed of bizarre archaeological anomalies. Are Oklahoman's prone to telling tall tales or did the Land that we currently call Oklahoma once host an advanced civilization completely unrelated to its last known aboriginal people - the Amerindians.

The London Hammer - The London Hammer was discovered in 1936 on a a ledge by a waterfall near the town of London, Texas. The couple who discovered it were out for a stroll and spotted a peculiar stone with a piece of wood jutting out of it. The stone is a limy rock concretion, they took it home and there it remained for a decade until their son broke it open and discovered the hammer head at the end of the wooden handle.

A man made artifact, a hammer embedded in stone is regarded as evidence of human presence in extreme antiquity. Not just human presence but intelligent humans who were able to make and use tools as well as forge metal.