I have traveled to Peru, long ago, and had the incredible opportunity to puzzle over the famous, or, should I say, infamous, depending on how your consider them, Nazca lines. And, to really be able to ponder over the wonder of what they are, you must be up in the sky to do so. It does a body no good, really, to be down on the ground tracing about their patterns by walking a trail. That close up there is no perception of what the lines depict.
And, of course, once you get airborne and do the customary pass overs, you realize that, no matter how bizarre the truth is, the truth must be accepted. The Nazca lines are giant works of terrestrial art etched into the Earth itself. Their creation and purpose is an enigma, unless of course, you are willing to open your mind and consider the fantastic. Is it possible they are the work of an alien race? Is it possible they were a means of communication with people capable of flight?
An archaeologist, Masato Sakai, has been studying these lines for over a decade. He believes they were terrestrial links between the ancient Peruvian peoples and their surrounding villages. He estimates that they were created over a 2,000 year period beginning around 400BC.
If so, how did they link the people, and why? I am reminded of the childhood toy of a pair of cans with a connecting string that was supposed to work like a telephone. Also, when viewed from the air, how likely is it that these ancient people would have been able to accidentally have communication lines develop in the shapes of animals and geometry? And why would they go to the trouble to flatten out the top of a mountain with a wide roadway that goes to nowhere? You know, make something that completely resembles a non-paved airport runway?
So, like many other scientists, I find his theories interesting but not believable. Nowhere on Earth have ancient people developed roads that waste precious resources and time by being formed into a perfect geometric spiral. A road goes from point A to point B in as straight of a line as possible, deviating only for geographical need. And even a straight roadway is not perfectly straight like the hundreds of lines that can be found at Nazca. So I don’t believe that these were footpaths that evolved into roads. No person ever walked a perfectly straight line for miles, even sober, much less thousands of feet walking that same perfectly straight line for thousands of years. So, then, the question still remains. What the heck is the purpose of the Nazca lines?
Should I consider them as only art? Well, this form of art can only be appreciated from up in the sky. The ancient Peruvians were not giants. Traditional historians teach that they did not have flight capability. Then how would they have been able to look upon what they were creating, get perspective, and perfectly create these geometric patterns?
The ancient Indian text, “Vaimanika Sastra”, mentions “vimanas”. Vimanas were objects that could speed through the air or water, or on land, according to its own power. In other words, it was an ancient amphibious, motorized vehicle that was also capable of flight. There is not just a passing mention of the machines. They are discussed in over eight chapters.
Until the mystery is solved, I think that it is perfectly fine to humble ourselves and admit that this is a mystery with a resolution that may seem unbelievable. However, although it may seem improbable that there were ancient people on Earth capable of flight, it is not impossible.
The Incan god, Viracocha, is given credit for desiring the creation of the Nazca lines. If an ancient Andean race was capable of flight and an ancient Indian race was capable of flight, could it be that, just as we decorate our airports today with welcoming artwork and architecture for the viewing pleasure of our guests and also as a way to introduce them to our culture, the same was done in the ancient past as two separate cultures visited one another? I am not ashamed to admit that I do consider this possibility as the answer to the enigma of the Nazca lines.