• Jan. 21, 2020, 7:46 p.m.

    I am new to SFIA. I love the show. I think it is one of the best on Youtube. I have read in books and heard on other shows that the Great Pyramid at Giza is a big power plant. What actually gets me are the two shafts. One points to Sirius and the other I am not sure. Those shafts sure do remind me of wave guides on a big antenna. It was said the great Pyramid is a power plant. When it was running, it is said that high energy micro waves are emitted from these shafts. After seeing the episodes on SFIA concerning laser powered ships I thought about the Pyramid at Giza. Putting aside all the spiritual stuff brought up about the pyramid. Is it possible there were some sort of light ships in orbit and when the Pyramid powered up, it emitted a beam to Sirius so it could push a light ship? I am wondering if there is a mathematician out there that could calculate this. I never heard anyone else talk about this. I know we can't prove ships in orbit but if someone calculated the power output possible , I wonder if it could send a microwave beam into orbit to push a light sail ship. I don't think the pyramids were a tomb for the king. The power plant theory sounds plausible. Sounds like what Tesla did in the early 20th Century with his big tower on Long Island. thanks

  • Jan. 24, 2020, 1:42 p.m.

    Welcome Steevo, I love the show too!

    There are several issues with this theory:

    • There have been numerous studies, including radar, sound wave detectors / sonar, metallurgical analysis and historical studies on these structures as they are prominent and well-visited. None of these have detected anything abnormal in the pyramids to suggest any power source, material not made of stone (barring chambers) nor any sign that would indicate the presentation of the pyramids as other than what historically they are: tombs for pharaohs.
    • Keep in mind the pyramids at Giza (of which there are 3 main ones, but half a dozen smaller ones) are not the only pyramids in Egypt - there are in fact dozens scattered down the Nile, many of which not many people know about. They are not all orientated or build the same, reflective of the changing construction technology and theological concepts at the time. Early pyramids were 'stepped', many were smaller or intentionally hidden, one is 'bent' (Pharaoh Sneferu, whom it was widely considered died early so they had to quickly finish his pyramid) and chambers are varied and not as consistent as you think. Also, later Pharoahs were buried in hidden tombs as tomb raiding became commonplace.
    • A microwave beam would not accomplish what you suggest. The ship to be pushed would also succumb to the force of gravity, and will therefore follow a ballistic trajectory rather than a 'straight line'. Even if in orbit, it's existing speed to remain in orbit would mean the beam would not be able to have any affect, least of all to get to Sirius.
    • A beam would have to penetrate the atmosphere, and be continuously active for some time to deliver enough force to move any sail ship. When I say some time, I mean Sirius is 8.6 light years away - at even an extreme speed of 0.01c it would take 860 years excluding time required to reach such a speed.
    • Contrary to belief, EM waves or even lasers (synchronous emissions) are not 'beams', but rather radial emissions that would diffract over distance. A beam to travel the distance to Sirius would require constant refocussing along its path, there is no evidence to support the existence of refocussing devices to Sirius.
    • All historical evidence, and current understanding of Egyptian mythology, does not support any kind of extraterrestrial origin or interference. Study Egyptian theology thoroughly - you would be pleasantly surprised how wonderful their culture is. A few pointers:
      -. Egyptian culture spanned over 3000 years with a slow accumulation of theological concepts that unified their culture, but which had consistent origins
      -. Their theology essentially formed around order amongst chaos - they find it a miracle that life is present inside the 'primordial soup' of the universe. That is why the Scarab beetle is so revered - being essentially a dung beetle it creates order from chaos, or life from waste.
      -. Egyptian gods, architecture, art and writing are strongly unified. Their language (being the priesthood heiroglyphics script and writing) is consistently transferrable, with concepts of life, death, the passage of the sun and the moon, all strongly linked in a way that over the 3000 years of existence the culture remained quite constant.

    There is no mention of any 'power plant' reference or similar to be supported from the wealth of information we have discovered so far, so I would say this scenario is very unlikely.

  • Jan. 25, 2020, 8:07 p.m.

    There have been more recent studies which strongly suggest that the granite blocks in the Great Pyramid were cut and shaped 30 to 35 thousand years ago. This is a radiological dating utilizing the differential rate of radioactive decay of the radioactive materials naturally occurring inside of All Granite. When radioactive material is fully surrounded by other radioactive material, it decays at a particular rate. When that same radioactive material has "open air" on one side and "solid granite" on the other side, it will decay at a different rate. Based upon this differential decay rate, (I forget who) dated the granite used in the Great Pyramid to 30-35 thousand years ago. The Egyptians that we know of did not exist >15 thousand years ago, let alone >30 thousand years ago.

    It should also be noted that none of the pyramids in Egypt have hieroglyphics inside of them. This is extremely unusual as ALL known Egyptian architecture is covered from ceiling to floor in hieroglyphics. As the pyramids are the only "Egyptian" structures which totally lack hieroglyphics, it is logical to assume that the Egyptians had nothing to do with their construction.

    Egyptologists have Never found a mummy or any burial related item inside any pyramid. All of the burial related items (and mummies) were buried in separate structures (the burial temples) constructed at or near the base of the pyramids. These burial temples are covered from ceiling to floor in hieroglyphics and show significantly different architecture than the core stone construction of the pyramids. There is no reason to believe that the pyramids have anything to do with the "relatively new" burial temples even if those burial temples were constructed next to the pyramids purposefully (as their is plenty of evidence that the Egyptians had great reverence for the pyramids).

    It should also be noted that the Egyptian records talk about "restoring" the pyramids and they never talk about "building" the pyramids. The Egyptians are extremely precise on this point.

    As for the Sphinx, recent geologic dating suggests that the Sphinx was constructed prior to the desertification of the Egyptian region, which completed the climate change more than 7 thousand years ago. (About 12 thousand to about 7 thousand years ago, there was less and less rain on the Giza plateau with the present "lack of rain" being mostly unchanged from about 7 thousand years ago to present). The measurements of the water damage to the cut stones surrounding the Sphinx (and the Sphinx temple which was made out of some of those stones) suggest that the Sphinx (and it's temple) are greater than 12 thousand years old. Again, it is unlikely that the Egyptians that we know of could have had something to do with it.

    I agree that the pyramids are neither power-plants nor extraterrestrial, but they are not "new" either (they are probably thousands if not tens of thousands of years older than Egyptologists are willing to admit).

    As for another strange thing about All of the pyramids, they all show internal signs of water damage, as if they were underwater for weeks. Approximately 12 thousand years ago a (comet or asteroid) impacted the Indian Ocean (somewhere north-east of Madagascar), and impact modeling suggests that Egypt would have been underwater for about 40 days or so as a result of the tidal wave from this impact (not to mention the noteworthy flooding which would have occurred hundreds of miles into the lands along the shore line from ~India to the southern tip of South Africa). This piece of evidence seems to suggest that even the "youngest" "Egyptian" pyramid is still greater than 12 thousand years old.

    One further interesting "coincidence" on this flooding point is that every pyramid on the Giza plateau has a "drain" in the lowest chamber which connects to the "sponge-like" rock layer under the Giza plateau - as of such, the upper chambers in these pyramids would have remained dry even as the pyramid remained underwater for weeks as the water leaking in would have drained out at the required rate. It can be hypothesized that a few people could have stored a few weeks worth of food and drink in the upper chambers of each pyramid during this impact and flooding event so as to survive while the water levels subsided.

    I would also like to note that the mastabas and stacked mastabas are not pyramids and none of them show internal water damage. (most of them contain hieroglyphic scripting too).

    The Pyramids of Egypt have many mysteries.
    It is too soon to write them off.

  • Jan. 28, 2020, 4:05 a.m.

    I agree that there are interpretations of some evidence that do not line up with contemporary scholarship, however mainstream scientific views are generally conservative (which I agree with) in lieu of being too ready to accept aggressive new theories. I would be cautious to link theories based on few discrepancies with mainstream understanding unless there is an overwhelming weight of evidence to the contrary (Occam's Razor is a good principle here). Current consensus is that the pyramids at Giza, including the Sphinx, are likely built for Pharaohs Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure in the fourth dynasty Old Kingdom, consistent with surrounding pyramids, dynasties and evidence unveiled to this time.

    I do agree that there are still many mysteries about Ancient Egyptian culture, which makes the field of Egyptology quite exciting and worth following, and would celebrate equally with you if mainstream views are proved incorrect and consensus shifts.