Tuesday, February 27, 2024

The Ancients and Humanoid Visitation




The Ancients and Humanoid Visitation

By Scott Corrales © 2024

Much has been written in fact and fiction about the contact between ‘unsophisticated’ peoples – usually referring to tribes in South America or isolated groups in the Pacific – and modern, Western civilization. Whether we go as far back as the experiences of Ferdinand Magellan or as recently as the Cargo Cults of Melanesia in World War 2, the situation repeats: the astonishment of the locals when faced with the new arrivals, the urge to impress on the part of said new arrivals, whether to intimidate or evangelize the locals, and ultimately a revolt by the locals when they discover that the new arrivals are humans much like themselves, neither gods nor masters.

But what are we to make about accounts involving contact between primitive peoples and clearly different, apparently non-human, visitors from another reality?

Brazilian UFO researcher Jean Alencar has noted that the mythology of this country is replete with descriptions and statuettes of beings endowed with the power of flight. The legends of Brazilian natives, like those of other countries, detail experiences of gods or travelers from the sky who descended to earth when humans were little more that animals to instruct them in the arts of agriculture, astronomy, medicine, and other disciplines. Alencar points out one figure in particular, Bep-Kororoti, a space warrior worshipped by the tribes of the upper reaches of the Xingú River. Not unlike the heroes of India's Mahabharata, Bep-Kororoti possessed a flying vehicle capable of destroying anything in its path. His aspect terrified the primitive natives, until he stepped out of his "raiment" and revealed himself to be fair-skinned, handsome, and kind. He amused the natives with his "magic" until he grew restless for his land in the sky and returned there.

Researcher and author Roberto Banchs mentions an interesting contemporary event involving contact between native populations and these advanced non-humans.

On February 21, 1965, two unidentified flying objects appeared in the sky over a toldería (encampment) of so-called ‘civilized Indians’ in the locality of Chalac, province of Formosa. One of the two objects of unknown origin descended and touched the surface, after which three strange beings came out. One of the natives went to the police, but by the time the authorities reached the encampment, the improbable entities had boarded their craft once more and left the area. A second telling of this story, however, suggests that the landing took place among two score and ten members of the Toba peoples, and that the beings were tall entities surrounded by glowing lights. Their regal descent prompted adoration from the natives, and according to this version of the story, the natives heard a voice urging them not to fear, and that they would soon return to make their existence known to one and all…ending with the usual promise of bringing peace to the entirety of the planet. The shining beings re-entered their craft, which took off with a blinding light.

Is Contact Still Ongoing?

Is there a remote chance that furtive contact between primitive terrestrial cultures and ‘advanced’ non-humans could still be taking place?

One author suggested this possibility in the 1970s. Robert Charroux, citing the work of a Venezuelan archaeological association, discussed the existence of the “Kingdom of the Two Craters”, which sounds like a plot device straight out of H. Rider Haggard at first blush, but also makes for fascinating reading.

The tribal group in question is known as the Jaua-Jidi, and they occupy a dense, nearly impenetrable area of the Venezuelan rainforest, bordering Brazilian Amazonia. These forest people speak a language unknown to surrounding tribes and appear to have escaped Catholic and Protestant evangelization efforts over the centuries. They flee from outsiders and perhaps wisely so.

Charroux added that mestizo residents of the communities in the Orinoco River Basin had in fact contacted these elusive forest people are in contact with the species that lives in the vast underground galleries of “The Kingdom of the Two Craters”, which can be accessed through carefully concealed entrances. “Other sightings,” writes Charroux, “would lead anyone to believe that the creatures in the Kingdom of the Two Creatures would have nearly permanent contact with beings from outer space, but it should be stressed that UFO sightings and ‘saucermania’ are prevalent among the underdeveloped peoples of Central America and South America, more than anywhere else.”

The elusive forest natives have reportedly told the few with whom they have interacted that the jungle trees sometimes glow with a gentle green light, and that “small round airplanes” emerge from the darkness to cross the green glow and vanish into the volcanic cone.

As if the story wasn’t strange enough, a mass evacuation of the area was reported: many of the “small round airplanes” were in motion, swarming the skies like insects, all this before the arrival of an official government expedition to the region.

Maximum Suspension of Disbelief: The Juan Moricz Saga

The name of Juan Moricz--a Hungarian nobleman turned Argentinean citizen-- stands heads and shoulders above all others in these accounts of subterranean lairs in South America.

Indefatigable author and investigator Magdalena del Amo-Freixedo met Moricz in Ecuador and was able to hear from the late miner/explorer's very lips the story of how he came upon a subterranean realm verging on the fantastic.

Moricz stated that when he was a newly-arrived émigré in Argentina, he ran across an old man who told him about the "lost treasure of Atahualpa" and how it had been concealed by his followers in a series of subterranean cities. Fired by this knowledge, young Moricz decided to cross the breadth of Argentina until he reached the Andes and headed northward to where the mighty South American mountain range gives birth to the Amazon's headwaters.

In a scene straight out of Spielberg's "Raiders of the Lost Ark", Moricz came across tribes of fearsome Jívaro headhunters who are openly hostile to all outsiders. But rather than ending up another shrunken head, he discovered that he could make himself understood to the Jívaros by addressing them in his native Magyar! While this alone might strain anyone's suspension of disbelief, the fact remains that Moricz was able to live among the Jívaros long enough to learn their ways and make an important discovery: the jungle natives had peculiar dotted tattoos across their faces, centered on cheeks, the chin and the nose. One day, he came across two Jívaro sentries guarding a boulder covered in the same

design as the natives wore on their faces. Beyond the rock lay a narrow cave, and the explorer knew that he'd come across the access to the alleged lost hoard.

But the Jívaros cautioned him against entering, stating that the "dwellers in the depths" were gods endowed with beams capable of killing intruders and cutting through stone. The natives insisted on having seen the ground split open and produce brilliant balls of light that would rise heavenward.

Moricz decided that he was willing to place his life in jeopardy merely to see this fabled underground realm. He ventured into the cave, and then down some sort of chimney formation, leading to a slanted corridor made of perfectly dressed, angular stone. His wanderings eventually brought him to a chamber that was "perfectly lit by a quartz column" and from which many other hallways radiated.

Following one of them, Moricz came to a hall with a large circular table of polished stone, surrounded by seven stone seats. The walls were so highly polished as to be mirrored. Dubbing it "The Hall of the Seven Elders", the explorer pressed on, entering a series of narrow hallways which were as filthy as the earlier chambers had been clean. By now tired and forlorn from his meandering in this series of forgotten galleries, he was most startled to come across a cascade of greenish-blue water which appeared to be self-luminous. His heart sank upon realizing that it had reached the end of the tunnels.

Suddenly -- he told Del Amo-Freixedo -- it occurred to him to go under the cascade and see if anything lay beyond. He was rewarded by brilliant sunlight and a sort of "terrace" looking down at the jungle canopy, hundreds of feet below. A narrow ledge led him to a large flat stone and the urge to "dig under it with his bare hands" to move it. Succeeding in this attempt, he reentered a series of ascending and descending passageways which ended in a vast chamber whose size he estimated at five hundred meters long by four hundred meters wide. The contents of this gargantuan hall -- piles of gold, skeletons clad in unusual golden armor -- appeared to be its source of illumination. [Note: the reader will notice the similarity to the gold and statues supposedly under the Panamint Range in the state of Nevada. Corroboration or confabulation?]

 And it is here where Moricz already incredible story becomes fantastic: at the end of this "treasure chamber" were five creatures clad in metallic garments and having egg-shaped heads with large slanted black eyes. Their hair was held by an emerald-bearing band. "Your boldness has led you to where you are now," one of them reportedly said. "We have allowed you to reach us."

The creature then expounded on the catastrophes that had destroyed the surface races and how the entire history of their species was kept on gold-leafed books. He was then told to turn back and return to his people, but not to touch anything. "If you do, you will never return to the surface," they cautioned.

Many experts have written off Moricz's exploits as "tall tales" in the best tradition of Baron Munchausen, and cite his collaboration with Erich Von Daniken in The Gold of the Gods as proof of Moricz's nearly bottomless "private stock". It is up to the reader to decide.


Experts will say that purported experiences involving primitive or rustic peoples belong squarely in the realm of myth. Superior beings descending from fanciful vehicles - if vehicles they are - are simple the continuation of folk stories involving gods who bestowed learning upon primitive man. Any consideration of interdimensional contact is swept under the carpet as shamanic tradition. Could it not be said, however, that the eyes of non-technological humans are as good as our own, and their reports are no less credible than any in the twentieth or twenty-first centuries?