Season 16, Episode 2: The Lost Kingdom
Ancient Aliens’ Season 16, Episode 2, entitled ‘The Lost Kingdom’, poses questions about the many mysteries of Tibet- a land filled with puzzling anomalies, UFO sightings, strange disappearances, extraterrestrial encounters, and so much more.
The land which extends beyond the northern slopes of the Himalayas is one of the world’s most peculiar places. Sometimes referred to as the “roof of the world”, this region has an extraordinarily light atmosphere, with 40% less oxygen than is present at sea level. Despite its inhospitable environment, Tibet is home to 3 million people, and is frequently visited by people from all over the world who hope to uncover the mysteries of this strange land.
One of the reasons for the popularity of this isolated and lonely domain is that many people believe it to be a divine place- an exotic enclave in Asia’s most rugged wilderness that has held people in thrall for millennia.
The first people believed to have resided in this region were the Zhang Zhung, who first took up residence there in around 500 BC. Their religious beliefs, which are still practiced in Tibet today, are collectively referred to as ‘Bon’. Bon is very similar to Buddhism in that both belief systems are heavily influenced by spiritualism and magic.
In the 9th Century AD, the ruler of Tibet introduced a new religious belief and philosophy which is very similar to Buddhism. Both belief systems embrace the concepts of reincarnation and enlightenment, the latter being a state of peace and wisdom. The combination of Buddhism and Bon resulted in modern-day Tibetan Buddhism.
The Dalai Lama, among the most famous spiritual personalities in the world, is also from Tibet. Many people believe that the Dalai Lama can trace his spiritual lineage to the Buddha himself. Tenzin Gyatso, the current Dalai Lama, is believed to the 14th incarnation of Buddha.
There is a lot that can be learned from the Buddha, an enlightened being said to have lived in a place where heavenly bodies could be visited in flying vehicles. According to ancient texts, the very first Buddha was blue-skinned man around nine feet tall, with arms that reached down to his knees.
Some Tibetans believe that their country is the religious centre of the world, and that God resides there in a place hidden in the mountains called Shambhala. Hindus and Buddhists hold the collective view that Shambhala is a place filled with all-powerful beings. Could these beings be extraterrestrial?
In 1927, a Russian-American mystic named Nicholas Roerich set out on a quest to find the lost Kingdom of Shambhala and saw a strange UFO-like object on his journey. He also came across the ruins of the mysterious Kingdom of Guge, filled with weird religious statues and walls inscribed with strange symbols. Legend has it that the Kingdom of Guge was once filled with people of the utmost skill and quality who suddenly disappeared. All that is left of them are their ruined buildings which whisper of their once-great influence.
Some believe that the citizens of Guge travelled via underground tunnels to Shambhala, and that the legendary lost city can still be found today if one travels far and deep enough into the mountains.
Another fascinating Tibetan landmark is Mount Kailash, to which some people make pilgrimage. Visitors are advised to not stay too long at this place due to its high radioactivity- one of the many features which make it one of the strangest places on earth.
Are Mount Kailash and Shambhala somehow connected to extraterrestrial beings? The answer to this question may lie in ancient Buddhist monuments called Stupa. These Stupa can be found in India, Tibet, and Nepal, but no matter where they’re found, all of them are topped with domes which resemble drones.
Some people have claimed to have communicated with the extraterrestrial beings of Shambhala. One such claimant is Madame Helena Petrov Blavatsky, who published her book, “The Secret Doctrine”, in London, England, in 1888. This text contains details about the legendary lost cities of Atlantis and Lemuria. According to Blavatsky, these places not only existed, but also thrived on account of the extraterrestrial technologies which their citizens possessed. Madame Helena Petrov Blavatsky claimed to have received her knowledge of these places from the Mahatmas of Tibet.
In the late 1800s, Madame Blavatsky founded the Theosophical Society. This quickly became a highly influential society whose members included people like Thomas Edison, Wassily Kandinsky, and Piet Mondrian. One of the most prominent members of this society was a young law student from India named Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi was so influenced by Madame Blavatsky that many people believe her teachings played a huge role in his struggle for freedom and establishing universal brotherhood.
In 1918, New York-based occultist Allister Crowley performed magical rituals which he claimed opened interdimensional portals, allowing him to contact extraterrestrial beings situated in the mountains of Tibet. Crowley drew pictures of the spiritual beings he saw, which bear striking resemblance to grey aliens.
Physical proof of the existence of aliens was said to have been found in Tibet more than 80 years ago by agents of the Third Reich. In 1938, German explorer Ernst Schafer led an expedition in Tibet under the auspices of the Ahnenerbe, an appendage of the SS. His expedition is believed to have been inspired by the science fiction novel ‘Vrill’, and by Helen Blavatsky, who held the belief that whoever found the lost Kingdom of Shambhala will be able to control the history of the future. Whatever its inspiration, Schafer’s expedition was short lived, because war broke out in Europe and the German crew had to return home.
One of the items which Schafer and his crew brought with them was a statue weighing about 22 pounds, which had a swastika engraved on its clothing. For centuries, the people of Tibet have used the swastika as a symbol of prosperity. The Nazis adopted this ancient design and used it as a sign of their heritage and self-proclaimed superiority. An experiment was conducted on the statue in the year 2012, which proved that it was made out of metal smelted from a meteorite. The iron alloy of which the statue is comprised constitutes an extremely rare combination of trace metals, even for a meteorite. Is it possible that this material fell from a spaceship?
Some say that a monster called the ‘Yeti’ lives deep in the mountains of Tibet. The Indian Army recently claimed to have found footprints of this monster in the snow. The footprints were found to be around 32 inches in length. Some believe that the Yeti is actually the guardian and protector of the Kingdom of Shambhala, and that it attacks any unworthy person who attempts to reach this holy place. Mysteriously, many people have claimed that the footprints of the Yeti often seem to disappear into thin air. This strange phenomenon has led people to believe that perhaps the Yeti is an interdimensional being who appears and disappears at will. Is the kingdom of Shambhala itself interdimensional? Could it be a part of the parallel universe? This would certainly explain why it is so difficult for people to locate.
A very popular Lama in China practiced a meditation technique called the Rainbow Line Body. This technique, if performed correctly, is said to give practitioners the ability to contact extraterrestrial beings. Many believe that Shambhala exists in another dimension which requires a lot of focus and devotion to reach.
Scientists have recently discovered that the brain produces bio photons, and that the quantity of these photons is increased during the meditation process. When a person fully commits him or herself to the Rainbow Line Body Meditation, it is believed that he or she gains the ability to emit huge quantities of light- so much so that the material body will fade away, and the practitioner will finally achieve enlightenment in its pure and raw form.