5,000 Year-old Vimana Found in Afghanistan! (probably not)

James Churchward’s mention of vimana or the mythical flying palaces or chariots from Sanskrit and Hindu writings have become references in many books and some even ascribe their interest in these flying ships to his discussion of them in the following passage:

Hindu Manuscript, Date unknown (B.C.): “When morning dawned, Rama, taking the celestial car which Pushpaka had sent to him by Vivpishand, stood ready to depart. Self-moving was that car; it was large and finely painted. It had two stories and many chambers with windows and was draped with flags and banners. It gave forth a melodious sound as it coursed along its airy way.”

Hindu Manuscript, Dated 500 B.C.: “Rawan, King of Ceylon (?), flew over the enemy’s army and dropped bombs, causing many casualties. Eventually Rawan was captured and slain and his flying machine fell into the hands of the Hindu chieftain Ram Chandra who flew it all the way back to his capital Adjudhia in Northern India.”

Without question both of these manuscripts were taken from the same temple records at Ayhodia, as was the Rama and Sita poem, referring back 20,000 years ago.

Maha Bharata (1000 B.C.) : Mention is made in this ancient book of the “gift of a flying machine” by a king to a brother monarch as a token of friendship.

These are the most detailed accounts I have found about the airships of the Hindus 15,000 to 20,000 years ago, except one ‘which is a drawing and instructions for the construction of the airship and her machinery, power, engine, etc. The power is taken from the atmosphere in a very simple inexpensive manner. The engine is somewhat like our present-day turbine in that it works from one chamber into another until finally exhausted. When the engine is once started it never stops until turned off. It will continue on if allowed to do so until the bearings are worn out. These ships could keep circling around the earth without ever once coming down until the machinery wore out. The power is unlimited, or rather limited only by what metals will stand. I find various flights spoken of which according to our maps would run from 1000 to 3000 miles.

All records relating to these airships distinctly state that they were self-moving, they propelled themselves; in other words, they generated their own power as they flew along. They were independent of all fuel. It seems to me, in the face of this, and with all our boasting, we are about 15,000 to 20,000 years behind the times. Dropping bombs from airships is a new sport with us, less than twenty years old; yet here we see that it was done 15,000 to 20,000 years ago. Rawan was shot down with a circular gun that spit fire and made thunder which is uncommonly like some of our machine guns today. Yet the world is flattering itself today that never before during the history of man has there ever been such a brainy lot of scientists as are with us at the present time. Pure egotism crowned with ignorance. I feel like the sage of old who said: “There is nothing new under the sun.” There are many Chinese records of about the same date regarding these ancient flying machines.

While modern Hindu historians look upon the Ramayana and some other Hindu writings as myths, the Hindus themselves do not: they know better; so do I. We know their origin and from what they were taken. They are not myths; they are histories written in the usual style of their time. They are, generally speaking, extremely symbolical, and because historians have failed to understand these symbolical writings, they have classed them as myths.
Children of Mu
pages 187-189

While I have respect for all religious beliefs (except those beliefs condemning me to death or grievous bodily harm,) I must take issue with my great-grandfather’s statement, “While modern Hindu historians look upon the Ramayana and some other Hindu writings as myths, the Hindus themselves do not: they know better; so do I.”
James also believed humans walked around with dinosaurs and evolution was fiction which are beliefs held today by some religious authorities, but it does not make it true. There is no proof of these flying machines from ancient mythology, like many other fantastic stories from centuries old texts.

Author Stephen Quayle, as a guest on the Coast to Coast AM show discussed a report of a discovered vimana in February 2011. Apparently, the story originated on the ‘whatdoesitmean.com’ website from December 2010 under the title, “World Leaders Flock To Afghanistan After Mysterious ‘Time Well’ Discovered” with a follow-up in August 2011 entitled, “Russia Reports Exploding Afghan “Time Well” Killed Elite US Navy Seals.” The author, Sorcha Faal, provides many conspiracy theories on his website, not to mention the account has a few plot elements of a movie released in 2008.

I would note the repeated mention of this ‘news’ on click-bait websites and passed along in social media since 2012. The next folks who pick it up and run with it don’t even wait until the furor from the last posting dies down. There are websites telling the truth and any website running with a lead story about vimanas, time-wells, dead US soldiers, and world leaders is definitely not one of them.

One response to “5,000 Year-old Vimana Found in Afghanistan! (probably not)

  1. If its any consolation we had a golf tournament up my way last week and I saw the MetLife blimp.