One of the biggest historical puzzle pieces is an ancient trove of solid gold miniature figurines, some of which look very much like little airplanes.
The tiny treasures, discovered in modern-day Colombia, came from the Quimbaya civilization which dates back to about 1 century BC and flourished between the 4th and 7th centuries AD. The gold objects are very likely about 2000 years old.
How is this possible when airplanes wouldn’t be invented until December 17, 1903?
This was the question posed by free-thinking, skeptical human origins researchers who doubt the mainstream narrative that excludes the influence of advanced beings who bioengineered an earlier form of humanoid primate into modern homo sapiens sapiens. Did people from an earlier, high-tech culture visit South America thousands of years ago?
Academic specialists who study human ancestry, origin, and culture – anthropologists – immediately told the world that these stylized and detailed winged artifacts were bees and birds created with extreme artistic license. Indeed, many of the precious miniatures (each one measures about 2 inches long) do resemble animals, birds, insects, and fish.
But some look like model airplanes and that’s all there is to it.
All are housed at the famous Gold Museum of Bogotà in Colombia, part of the world’s richest collection of pre-Colombian golden objects. The historical finds in the Quimbaya collection, according to the museum staff, are “religious decorations” cataloged with the jewelry items.
The cache of golden relics came from the tombs of the ancient culture of Tayron Indians. The “primitive” people who lived in Colombia before the Spanish conquest in the 1500s left plenty of evidence that they were skilled weavers who wore cotton clothes accented by tropical feathers and brilliant jewels.
The Tayrons were master goldsmiths. Most of their work was made with tumbaga alloy, 30 percent copper mixed with 70 percent gold.
Some of the Quimbaya artifacts have what appear to be wings. These are not rectangular like a modern balsawood model airplane but tip downward slightly, from front to back, even though it would be more natural to position them at a flat right angle to the body of the figure.
Modern high-performance aircraft adopted the new delta shape in the 1950s. In the 1980s, the efficient wing design was applied to gliders and ultra-light aircraft, as well. All delta-wing aircraft were built by the military except for the high-speed transcontinental Concorde.
One miniature, said by conventional curators to be a bee, has components behind the delta wings that look like airplane parts. These rounded, flat planes look a lot like the “surfaces located along the exit edge of the wing of a modern jet airplane performing and performing the functions of elevons and ailerons.”
A cockpit seems to pitch forward slightly from the main body section, a sleek fuselage with geometric detailing. Each wing is embellished with a long spiral that has been filed out. In Amerindian iconography, such spirals represent ascending and descending. Was this a decorative flourish, an aerodynamic enhancement or a symbolic label?
The tail of this intriguing golden artifact also has a triangular shape and is positioned exactly perpendicular to the wings. It looks like a standard airplane or boat rudder. No fish in nature has a single, upright and perpendicular flange. This “mechanical” part of the figurine “has absolutely no analogs in nature, appearing directly copied from the tail of a jet plane.”
Petit air jets have vertical and horizontal stabilizers that resemble parts included on the precious “jewelry” pieces.
In 1997, German aeronautical engineers Peter Belting and Dr. Algund Eenboom scaled up the “Saqqara Bird” Quimbaya miniature, made some adjustments, added landing gear and an engine, and tried out their bigger model airplane in a wind tunnel. Dr. Eenboom, co-author of an article published in Omni magazine in 1982, Aircraft of the Pharaohs, explained:
“It was rather simple because we [didn’t] need to [add many] parts to this shape because this shape is perfect. Everything was already done by the native people 2,000 years ago.”
The assembled remote-controlled aircraft rolled down the tarmac runway and lifted off smoothly on the first attempt. As Eenboom reported:
“It was a very successful test and it shows us how perfect ancient people were working out aerodynamic design.”
The German airplane engineers said the remarkable test flight proves that something must have happened to bring this knowledge to a jungle civilization 2,000 years ago – but what?
Could it have been ancient alien visitors who arrived in glinting ships?