posted on Apr, 15 2009 @ 04:59 AM
The NASA tapes blew me away and gave me the chills. Dont get me wrong, I do believe there is something else out there, but as far as the Nazca lines
go; I have seen on more than one occaison that the OP forgets to add some anthropological context to go with the mystery of the lines.
If someone has mentioned this before I apologize (its a very long thread!)
This is purely from memory but when I was in grade 5 (i'm 19 now) i went to Peru and specifically went on an air craft tour of the lines complete
with a tour guide.
What I recall him saying was that they believe the lines were made by the Nascan civilization (pre-dated the Incan empire by about 600 years) and were
part of spiritual ceremonies and processions the people would do as a sort of worship to their deities. The Nascans would organize processions that
follow the lines of what we see now today, they would repeat this over and over and eventually make a trench which is visible from an aerial view. I
remeber the area being mostly flat-land which raises the questions of how they knew what they were doing (these things were massive, from ground it
looked like some small path leading off to nowhere) However, there were small mountains in the area and, in fact, the "moon-man" was on the side of
one such small mountain!
As to why they were made there is a common theme among cultures to have some sort of sky god or god that resides in the heavens. It is reasonable to
assume that the Nascans were making a sort of offering or sign to a god; specifically a water god.
The "spaceport" as it is dubbed is thought to be a sign to the gods that they need water (a river) and the widening at the base of the formation
indicates direction of where they want the water. If you dont know, the Nasca lines are out in a very dry region (essentially a desert) and I believe
the Nascan civilization is generally thought to have disappeared due to persistant drought.
The other lines and shapes are thought to of held similar religious symbolism to the Nascans.
There are still many mysteries surrounding the why and how these lines were created but with the inception of the recent insight into this ancient
civiliazation, I dont think the Nasca lines specifically indicate that ancient cultures were aware of extra-terrestrial life.
The precision with which the lines were created is baffeling, but hey, this is the area where several hundred years later they were making stone
temples with no seams between the slabs! And this was before they had proper tools to do so.