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Ivan the Terrible - Abducted and Chipped?

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posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 03:37 PM
Interesting reading about how Ivan the Terrible experienced several humanoid encounters at night and what Anthropologist Dr. Rudolph Vanzhaev (allegedly) found in his skull:

A stunning discovery was made by academician and anthropologist Dr. Rudolph Vanzhaev who at the end of the 20th century was reconstructing the facial features of the famous Russian Tsar Ivan the Fourth (or Ivan the Terrible). Dr. Vanzhaev discovered a diminutive metallic plate in Ivan’s skull while he studied it. The strange artifact a little more than one centimeter in diameter, remotely resembled a complicated electronic mechanism. The Doctor concluded that this object somehow increased the intellectual abilities of the Tsar but at the same time, caused his periodic uncontrolled fits of anger. The tiny metallic object with sharp teeth-like protrusions was discovered quite accidentally. Dr. Vanzhaev was studying the exhumed skeleton of Ivan the Terrible, attempted to find the physiological cause of his death (later it was established that the Tsar’s bones contained a huge quantity of mercury, or quicksilver). Moving his hand along the inner surface of Ivan’s skull, Vanzhaev felt a small protrusion. Trying to see it better, he took a large magnifying glass and saw something very small and metallic, halfway covered by bone tissue. The device was similar to an electronic chip used in computers or other electronic equipment. When the device was studied closing, using different kinds of techniques and equipment it appeared to be a miniature transmitter of electric impulses to the brain and the heart. Such impulses, emphasized Dr. Vanzhaev, sharply increased the brain’s ability to solve the difficult intellectual tasks but at the same time, created various collateral effects that influenced the man’s psyche. The layer of bone tissue that had grown around the metallic device was quite noticeable. This meant according to Vanzhaev, that when Ivan was “implanted” he had been quite young, possibly in his childhood. Ivan the Terrible was born in 1530, so the supposed alien abduction had apparently occurred during the 1530’s or 1540’s. He became the “Great Duke of all Russia” in 1533 and the Tsar in 1547, and died in 1584. The historic detail in favor of this assumption is that it was known that Ivan the Terrible had the habit of placing his hand on his head, even though he never complained to his doctors of feeling any pains in his head. Another Moscow based researcher Vladimir Alexeevich Smemshuk also mentioned in his books that Ivan the Terrible was under “alien control” and experienced several humanoid encounters at night when he was alone in his bedroom.

HC addendum
Source: Alexander Bogatikov in: “Inoplanetyanin” Ukraine, January 9 2005

Are there any Russian historical forensic anthropologists out there (or anyone else for that matter) who have heard of this one before?

Its a pretty outlandish story but if anyone can substantiate any aspect of it then please post away.

[edit on 02/10/08 by karl 12]

posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 03:52 PM
Many Russian newspapers cannot be bothered to do any fact checking whatsoever. I call bull. I read in a russian newspaper not too long ago that Hitler had just died 10 years ago, and NOW they know where he died. Are there even any coroborating articles?

posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 03:57 PM
If that's true, that'd be great, not for Ivan though. I love tidbits in history that make no real sense, but enlighten in the end. It reminds of a story I read about Alexander the Great meeting two "Flying Shields", one in the seige of Tyre and the other on his way into India. Odd quirks in history.

posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 04:01 PM
The traditional view is that he was poisoned with mercury, or that he was taking mercury to treat his syphilis. His mother and wife were also found to have high level of mercury, and it's claimed Ivan kept mercury boiling for his own intake.

Could it be the mercury accumulated in his skull from his intake and just happens to resemble a "chip"? This claim should be corroborated by other scientists before taken seriously.

posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 04:05 PM
Mercury at room temperature is a liquid. The man would have to die then be put at an angle so the mercury accumulates at his head, then he needs to be exposed to extremely cold temperatures.

Maybe there was a chip in his skull, but it would be nice to see a drawing or a picture of the chip.

posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 04:15 PM
He didn't just gulp it down and then die, he was ingesting small quantities for a long time, it went where his blood went. Did the examiner look at his whole skeleton for additional mystery metal objects or only the skull (do they even have the full skeleton?) If he was feeding it to his wife and mother then perhaps they should have their skulls/skeletal remains examined as well. I'd have tried that before announcing to the world a "chip" was implanted by a UFO. Seems like this story was designed to cater to a certain type of reader.

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