from Biped Website
The following talk was delivered to MUFON, Rhode Island members
on October 20, 2000.
An on-line report by Hebrew scholar Zecharia Sitchin describes a meeting between Sitchin and High Vatican official Monsignor Corrado Balducci. As this story relays, Balducci and Sitchin met in Bellaria, Italy in March of this year (2000) at a conference entitled "The Mystery of Human Existence."
Monsignor Balducci holds the following impressive credentials:
At this conference in Italy, Sitchin presented his compelling research into the Sumerian texts, which is now known as the "genetic engineering hypothesis."
For those of you familiar with von Daniken’s "ancient
astronaut" theories, we can essentially describe
Sitchin’s work as an extension of these earlier theories, except
that Sitchin has worked out the details of this genesis
story by his ability to translate ancient Sumerian documents.
According to Sitchin, ancient Earthling notetakers
wrote on every possible piece of material they could find - clay,
stone, parchment - telling us not only that Earth had
been visited by spacefaring humanoid beings, but that Earth
humans and cultures are a direct result of periodic visits by these
advanced genetic scientists.
outside of rented rooms like this one, these ideas make people very
uncomfortable. His translations tell us that earth humans are not
alone, even in our own solar system.
According to Sitchin’s translations, this tenth planet is the home of space travelers called
the Anunnaki, which he
translates as "Those Who From Heaven to Earth Came."
In his presentation, Sitchin made sure he
stated that in this act of creation, "the Anunnaki
were acting as Emissaries for the Universal Creator - God."
Balducci felt that,
Regarding life on other planets, Balducci admitted to Sitchin:
Cardinal Nicolo Cusano
(1401-1464) wrote that there is not a single star in the sky about
which we can rule out the existence of life, even if different from
As Balducci made clear, "Angels" are beings who are purely spiritual, devoid of bodies, while humans are made up of spirit and matter, but the spiritual part would be at "at a low level".
Balducci then made the following provocative statement:
Regarding the Anunnaki and the Creation of Man, Balducci explained that Sitchin’s approach is based on physical evidence, and concerns itself with matter, not with spirit.
Balducci reiterated the view of Father Marakoff, who is still alive and is greatly respected by the Church.
Marakoff has suggested that when God created man and put the soul into him,
So, Balducci suggested to Sitchin in their meeting,
Sitchin explained that while he does deal with physical evidence, in his first book The 12th Planet, he raises the question "if the extraterrestrials ’created’ us, who created them on their planet?"
However, when I personally interviewed Sitchin in Washington DC in 1995, his point-blank answer to the question of the genesis of the Anunnaki on their planet was "evolution."
interview, Sitchin was adamant that the ancient Sumerian
texts state that these physical beings created mankind as a "Primitive
Worker," for the express purpose of extracting gold from the
mines of Africa.
By the time he met
Monsignor Balducci earlier this year, Sitchin had long
made room for the possibility that the Anunnaki were
carrying out "the Almighty God’s wishes and plans," and did
not merely "come here for selfish reasons and to fashion us because
they needed workers." We must wonder what has caused Sitchin’s
change of heart.
Sitchin’s second book, which deals with "Man’s aspiration to ascend the heavens," is titled The Stairway to Heaven. Sitchin ended his conversation with Msgr. Balducci by saying,
Let me make it clear that I respect Mr. Sitchin’s work, but I’m a little wary of this suggestion.
Call me paranoid, but are Sitchin and Balducci really climbing the same ascending path, or has this path been theologically "tweaked" in order to force its convergence? As Sitchin explains, his approach is based on physical evidence, and Balducci’s seeks the spiritual or divine aspects.
Yet, Sitchin claims, "our conclusions converged."
But it seems to me the problem
Balducci is having with the genetic engineering scenario
has still not been solved. As Balducci argues, "God
alone has to do with the Soul."
In 1997, when I sent him the chapter from my book questioning all this, he sent it back to me with the written remark,
I respect Mr. Sitchin’s work, but I will continue to respectfully call attention to problems I find with it.
Let me outline those problems right now.
According to Sitchin’s translations published in Wars of Gods and Men, Sumerian texts describe the process whereby the semen of a chosen male Anunnaki was combined with the egg of a female Earth hominid. The fertilized eggs were then implanted into the wombs of female Anunnaki "Birth Goddesses." In this way, the Anunnaki began a slow process of genetically engineering a "Mixed Worker" by binding upon the less evolved beings the "mold of the gods."
It was truly a slow
process, for the hybrids were unable to reproduce and the
wombs of fourteen Birth Goddesses had to continually serve as
the containers. Eventually, the workers were put to work in the gold
mines of Africa.
According to Sitchin’s research, something was extracted from the "rib" in order to "construct" the female.
However, it is not clear
what this means. Sitchin points out that cloning
requires the least differentiated cells, so the stomach cells are
used. So, he surmises that being near the stomach, the rib had
something to do with a process of cloning.
Although the original Sumerian texts describing this process have
not yet been found, Sitchin surmises that it had something to
do with the genetic compatibility of the sperm and the egg. This
physical translation for a potentially esoteric event is typical of
This mistranslation may essentially be, in Balducci’s words,
"the key [to] the distinction between the material body and the soul
granted by God." This "key" may be discovered in the
writings of Vedic scholar, Richard Thompson, in his
book Alien Identities. Thompson indicates that the
word for a special type of ’seed’ in Vedic texts is called
The bodies of Brahma and the Devas, which emanate from the Supreme Being, are made of "subtle forms of energy," and do not contain DNA. But, they do carry genetic information in the form of bijas, or seeds, that are also made of subtle energy. For humans to descend from the Devas, something else is needed; a "transformation" must take place in order to convert subtle energy into material substance.
strangely like Sitchin’s process.
(the bijas) is not to be confused with DNA.
These types of beings are able to generate any form of living being
by a combined process of mating and transformation of subtle
to gross energy - the infusion of divine soul into matter. The
conversion of genetic information from subtle form to gross form
involves the storage of different types of vibratory energy. The "seeds"
are this storage container.
As Thompson maintains, the Vedic version of the origin of humankind on Earth is not that they were "genetically engineered" by crossing the DNA of the Devas with the DNA of the primitive "ape-man," but that it involved mating between Devas that generated human offspring through the transformation of genetic and vibratory information.
Indian Vedas teach that different humanoid races on
separate worlds were produced in this manner and, thus, have a
common ancestry. The Vedas state that the human
form is common in the Universe.
As a matter of fact, I was reading a magazine in a doctor’s office one day; I wish I had it to show you.
One of the artifacts that had been discovered
at an ancient Near East site portrayed a Birth Goddess
giving birth to a tiger or some similar beast. The beast was
coming right out through her legs! The archeologists were completely
puzzled by it. But it’s not puzzling at all if we read the
ancient Vedic creation documents.
This would essentially be considered an act of special creation. Indeed, if Sitchin has mistranslated this transformational process to be equivalent to a physical cloning process, his ’genetic engineering hypothesis’ is actually a ’creation hypothesis.’ Sitchin doesn’t have to ’make room’ for God.
As a creative guiding intelligent
force, field, entity or MIND alive in all aspects of Universal
Creation, the life force from the Supreme Deity emanates down the
hierarchy of creative entities who transfer this energy to the
Are there intermediaries who have implicit ’permission’ to act as little ’gods’?
notion of a "hierarchy" of seraphim and cherubim
appears to be at the bottom of the Balducci/Sitchin discourse.
Yet, this simple statement is misleading.
As I have noted in Space Travelers, the timeline of Sitchin’s hypothesis is fairly consistent with the "Out of Africa" evolutionary model put forward by mainstream evolutionary theorists, including Richard Leakey in The Origin of Humankind.
If this model is accepted, mankind’s
lineage can be traced to 100,000 to 300,000 years before present,
which meshes with Sitchin’s dates. However, if we consider
alternative theories of the age of mankind based on marginalized
worldwide fossil evidence, the theory of the emergence of mankind
out of Africa during this crucial and set time period
is demolished, and Sitchin’s theory is ’dust in the wind.’
In their book, Hidden History of the Human Race, Cremo and Thompson discuss various skeletal remains of anatomically modern humans, as well as various human artifacts, which have been dated in the range of 2 million all the way up to 55 million years B.P. (before present).
This furthest range would put human beings in the
early Pliocene era right along with the
emergence of the first mammals. Yet, such dates are considered "anomalous"
within the context of the currently accepted paradigm of human
Because they are marginal in terms of the currently-accepted evolutionary paradigm. This is due to the fact that the assumption of the progressive evolution of humans from the great ape family guides the acceptance and rejection of the evidence for evolution itself. In the study of logic, this is known as a tautology. You start with a theory, and only facts which support this theory are considered.
inside of this neat little box is TRUE because no contradictory
facts are allowed to enter the box.
This is why
evolution stands at the top of the list along with politics
as a subject to avoid in the public arena. Yet, let me be so
bold as to bring a few questions to fore regarding this taboo topic,
and if I see a few red faces in the audience, I will perhaps regret
Some anthropologists now believe a recently discovered Siberian site called Diring to be one of the oldest Paleolithic sites in the world, dating from between 1.8 to 3.7 million years B.P. (before present).
This Siberian site has produced more than
4,000 artifacts, with some 500 of them identified as stone tools.
The finding that Stone Age people lived this far north as
long as 3 million years ago upsets the prevailing Out of Africa
model in several ways. While some archeologists are not
convinced that the site is 3 million years old, all are convinced
that the site is at least 500,000 years old. What are humans doing
in Siberia even this long ago?
Let’s also consider the following evidence hidden in humanity’s closet:
There is also strong evidence for the presence of rounded stone bola makers in Argentina approximately 3 million years ago.
Stone bolas were used for hunting by wrapping them in leather bags attached to a long cord, swinging them overhead and letting go.
Since this advanced technology requires the presence of a leather working culture, bola stones represent the presence of Homo sapiens during the late Pliocene in South America. What are human beings doing in the Americas 3 to 5 million years ago? This is very upsetting to mainstream anthropologists, and they want to sweep it under the rug.
Louis B. Leakey and others have established that the
australopithecines of this age were not toolmakers, are not
considered to be part of the human lineage, and furthermore, they
were still confined to Africa. So who are these American
toolmakers? How does Sitchin deal with them? He doesn’t.
Immanuel Velikovsky stated this problem when he wrote the following:
On this point, Velikovsky and other early catastrophists had noted that the fossil record reflects a series of creatures appearing all at once and fully formed, and disappearing just as suddenly.
To them, the facts seemed
to tell the story of a cycle of creation and destruction
of all life forms on the earth. The fossil record since Darwin’s
day continues to tell this story. It has never told anything but
this story. But "creation" is a dirty word in our scientific
Taking into account only the more conventionally accepted evidence, Cremo and Thompson have concluded:
Sitchin’s genetic engineering hypothesis depends upon us not opening the closet door where these anomalies in the human lineage are kept!
of 300,000 to 350,000 years B.P. for the genetic engineering of the
human race by the Anunnaki space travelers conflicts
with evidence of human beings scattered over the Earth long before
This is a description of a thoughtful being; a being who is self-aware and capable of feeling; an alert and crafty being with unusual manual dexterity, capable of planning, scheming and conniving. Here we have a description of a naked toolmaker and troublemaker: the human being!
This isn’t simply a
description of a tool-maker; this is a tool un-maker. This is not an
"ape," capable of picking up a stick and using it to dig.
This, we are told, is what chimpanzees do.
As a matter of fact, there is worldwide evidence that space travelers may have arrived from various places in the solar system in an ongoing stream of settlements, settling in what we now call Atlantis and Mu, long before the Great Deluge, and long before the arrival of the Sumerian Anunnaki.
These may be our American bola sling makers... the ancestors of the Eskimos and the American Indians.
The problem we are presented with is this:
Another discrepancy with Sitchin’s theory, that the Anunnaki created humans in their own image and after their own likeness, is the fact that the Sumerians describe the Anunnaki as lizard-people; as bipedal reptilian creatures with scaly skin who preferred the water over the land.
Sitchin avoids discussion
of how humankind could have been created by parents who were
lizards, when other sources have verified this odd fact. It has
also been suggested that the King James and other bibles have
removed these references out of their editions of the bible.
Could this Sumerian account actually be a religious text describing the special creation of man by the Devas, hierarchical spirits who assist in the ongoing creation and re-creation of all life forms after various cataclysms on Earth?
If Sitchin’s translation can be tweaked in this
way, perhaps he and Monsignor Balducci can ascend the same
Stairway to Heaven.
As Boylan reports, Balducci
has gone on Italian television repeatedly to declare that ET
visitations may be real. As the Church’s leading exorcist
and an expert on Demonology, he has announced that ETs
are "not of the devil," and are likely to be spiritually advanced.
How can Balducci
be so sure this is not what is happening, especially if we
consider that the Anunnaki shapeshifters
were sometimes reptilian.
The Brookings Report stated,
The Brookings Institute warned that meeting up with life forms who had such an advanced understanding of nature might invalidate our own understanding of nature.
Of course, I’m happy to point out, the theory that would be
most invalidated by the discovery of advanced humanoid beings is
This can be
considered an act of special creation.
This statement alone, coming from the Vatican, is incredible. How would this reconciliation be possible?
According to Balducci’s statements, it hinges on seeing these space travelers as some form of angelic beings - rather than as demons.