posted on Sep, 1 2008 @ 04:29 PM
Originally posted by Hanslune
Vimana? Byrd has addressed that in detail. A mythical reference, overly hoaxed and having the same problem, no evidence beyond legend.
Nasca. I've never underestood what geoglyphs would have to do with aircraft. Again no evidence beyond a new age interpretation of ancient symbols.
Why these two areas would inspire production of jewelry that looks like an "airplane" from parts of the Americas doesn't quite hit the old nod
button. I've seen a similar netsuke made of ivory, of a flying fish - if you looked at from the side it to could be mistaken for aircraft.
The thing is, the damn thing appears to have a cockpit, aerodynamic "f16-style" wings and the raised tail fin with two stabilizing fins (there are
probably very technical names for these parts of an aircraft that I am completely unfamiliar with!).
I mean, they don't look anything alike.
I don't even care if, despite looking almost identical to an airplane, it isn't, I just know that is not a flying fish.
Compare with an F16 plane:
And you can see that it shares exactly the same geometric shape of the wings, tail arrangement and the area for a cockpit.
I can see why you'd think it was a fish and find it easy to explain away like that, as the flying fish do sometimes have what appears to be a second
set of tail fins (although one site I saw while researching this claims they are an extension of the first), but the triangulation of the tail is
completely different to that of the rounded fins of the fish, and the fact the fishes tail fins go below mainly, rather than above, its body.
The body also does not resemble the streamlined look of the fish - the fish are long and sleek, the artefact is short and dumpy, with some kind of
I could also find no images of flying fish with markings even vaguely similar to the spiral patters on the artefact.
If vimanas have been utterly debunked in every concievable way, any chance of getting your sources together and updating the
article? It still thinks they were flying saucers.