It is our pleasure to welcome Bruce Fenton, author of Exogenesis: Hybrid Humans – A Scientific History of Extraterrestrial Genetic Manipulation, as our featured author for July.
Bruce, a multidisciplinary, scientific researcher, has thoroughly investigated the possibility that the Earth was visited in prehistory. In his book, he uncovers the scientific evidence that supports this belief and provides a radical theory that rewrites the human origin story.
“Exogenesis is a milestone in understanding our past.”
—Erich von Däniken, author of Chariots of the Gods
“This is a book well worth your time. It’s very well done and a day’s worth of reading. There’s a lot to question about where we came from. How did we evolve from primates to man? Did we just evolve? Or, did we get a boost to our DNA that raised us to where we are. 800,000 years ago things changed. I highly recommend it and promise you’ll enjoy it.”
– Terry Lovelace, author of Incident at Devils Den, a true story by Terry Lovelace, Esq.: Compelling Proof of Alien Existence, Alleged USAF Involvement and an Alien Implant Discovered Accidentally on X-Ray
Prehistoric Alien Visitation
In this new book on the theme of alien visitation, I follow a unique trail of evidence far beyond the great ruins of the past and the engraved records of a fallen civilization. This is not your typical ancient aliens research; indeed, it might be better called prehistoric aliens as the events discussed occurred some 780,000 years before the present day. The core contention is that we have identified objective physical evidence associated with a destroyed craft and the specific genetic fingerprints indicative of artificial modification within the human genome. Collectively these finds would be termed alien technosignatures. There is however a cross over here between science and spirituality, as will become apparent, for this case involves dozens of people with apparent past life memories of the events, myself included.
A Bracewell Probe?
“We assume that there exists in the Galaxy a loosely integrated community of diverse civilizations, cooperating in the exploration and sampling of astronomical objects and their inhabitants. If each such advanced civilization launches one interstellar vehicle per year, the mean time interval between samplings of an average star would be 105 years, that between samplings of a planetary system with intelligent life would be 104 years, and that between sampling of another advanced civilization would be 103 years. It follows that there is the statistical likelihood that Earth was visited by an advanced extraterrestrial civilization at least once during historical times.” – Carl Sagan, Cosmologist, 1962
They are portable stone-like receptacles of great wisdom, transmitters of ancient lore, imbued with a higher consciousness able to communicate with people and are associated with supernatural phenomena. They are only to be kept in the possession of the most spiritually attained to be brought forth at times of ritual importance and nobody, but their rightful guardians, should otherwise look upon them directly.
You would be forgiven for thinking that I’m talking about the stone tablets of Moses and the Ark of the Covenant. The objects in question are actually the Tjuringa stones of the Arrernte peoples of Central Australia. Considered to be among the oldest mechanisms of communication and the oldest object associated with a religious tradition. The information about these most sacred of artefacts is far too lengthy and complex in nature to do full justice to here. They are posited to be actual living ancestral beings from the creation time (Alcheringa) that have undergone a magical transmutation into forms that will weather all the assaults of time.
The very oldest, original, stone Tjuringa are often considered lost, but later replicas share in their implicit sacredness. Some essence of the Tjuringa, the Alcheringa spirit beings, can seemingly pass on to new receptacles in a way reminiscent of human spirits travelling through biological bodies in a process of reincarnation. These are essentially wisdom carrying, spirit imbued, symbol engraved, sacred tablet-like objects, most often they are rounded, oval or elongate and flattened.
I will humbly offer an interpretation that can maybe make sense of these objects in conventional scientific terms. There is a class of hypothetical objects known as Bracewell Probes, autonomous artificially intelligent interstellar explorers dispatched for the purpose of detecting, monitoring, or contacting alien civilizations. A Bracewell Probe might sit as a sentinel on a planet, or reside upon a nearby asteroid, while monitoring the evolution of a species until it reached a stage of technology (perhaps space travel) that prompted direct contact. Conversely, it could simply be accepted they are artefacts containing spirit beings, as per Aboriginal lore.
Contact & Group Reincarnation
In the early 1990s a group of over thirty people in New South Wales, Australia, underwent a very strange case of contact with the consciousness associated with an ancient Tjuringa. These individuals also began to express details of apparent memories from a collective past life experience in which they were all seemingly non-humans.
The case began with a lady named Valerie Barrow, a professional intuitive and past life therapist living in a house that she had named Alcheringa. One day she was approached by a seriously unwell lady who asked if she would temporarily look after an aboriginal artefact, a tjuringa, which was in the process of being returned to traditional custodians in Uluru. The current holder needed urgent medical treatment and believed that Valerie’s house name was a spiritual sign that this was where the object should be stored. Valerie agreed, taking the paperbark wrapped object and storing it away in a box.
Soon after the arrival of the tjuringa in her home, a discarnate voice began a direct transmission into her mind, not as an external auditory communication. The speaker identified itself as Alcheringa, a star person that arrived on Earth in the distant past and retained a link with the object. In the conversations that followed a lengthy and intricate historical narrative was provided that offered a startling account of human prehistory, involving interactions between our distant ancestors and agents of a non-human intelligence. The personality also stated that Valerie had lived a past life as one of the visiting beings.
Over the weeks and months that followed Valerie encountered many other people that seemed to recall the events described by Alcheringa, some were clients of her therapy sessions, others were friends or even random strangers. Included among these people, that became interwoven in the events, was an internationally respected Aboriginal healer and writer, Gerry Bostock. Not only did Gerry go on to add his own memories of an alien ship destroyed above Earth and his own death in a crash of a smaller saucer craft that crashed at Broken Bay, New South Wales, but noted that he had a fellow Aboriginal friend also in contact with a discarnate entity calling itself Alcheringa.
While I cannot state as fact that what Valerie encountered, and the many others involved, was an alien Bracewell Probe or a spirit being of some type, I can at least rule out simple delusion and deliberate deception. The information that came to me from the account of these events, published as Alcheringa: when the first ancestors were created (2003) has in considerable part been validated through my personal exploration of the relevant scientific literature as is discussed in the following paragraphs.
To my knowledge, it is only the second ever documented case of a purported group reincarnation, the first being that written about by the Oxford University trained psychiatrist, Arthur Guirdham. While practising as a psychiatrist in Bath, UK, Guirdham found that he and seven of his patients were recalling detailed verifiable information about a shared life in 13th century France. The group had apparently all been members of the heretical Gnostic community known as the Cathars and had died at Montsegur. Intriguingly, Valerie Barrow and her husband John, both purportedly recall memories from a life as Cathar in the 13th century.
Vast Silica Networks
One of the primary claims that emerged from Valerie’s experience, as hinted at in the account of Gerry Bostock, was that of a visitation to our planet several hundred thousand years ago, involving a large craft. This was described as a vast crystalline ship ‘grown’ rather than built. Housed within the very superstructure of this craft was a living, self-aware, alien artificial intelligence. The download from Alcheringa included the detail that 50,000 beings, peaceful colonists, were also on board.
Keep in mind that the details from this experience, some 35 years ago, strange as they are, correctly mesh with technologies we only now understand to be possible for human engineering to accomplish in the far future. The description of the ship’s formation sounds very much like 3D printing involving intelligent materials, a silica container for a super-intelligence. Many space scientists have begun to posit that such silica AI craft would be ideally suited to interplanetary exploration. We must say that such a craft is incredibly prescient thinking for a holistic therapist back in the first half of the 1990s.
Susan Schneider is a widely respected psychologist and philosopher working as director of the AI, Mind and Society Group at the University of Connecticut. Schneider has come to be recognised as a leading thinker on the topics of artificial intelligence and post-biological and transhumanist research topics. Possibly best known for her highly insightful paper on these topics, Alien Minds, in which she tackles a popular understanding in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence – that most aliens will be post biological.
Once any civilization reaches the technology which allows for moving between stars it is also predicted to be just centuries from creating advanced artificial intelligence. Civilizations far in advance of our own, perhaps having weathered many millions or even billions of years would likely have technological enhancements to their biology or a seamless interface with astonishing processing tools that endowed them with superintelligence. Schneider believes it is more likely they will not be biological at all, instead having transitioned to a post-biological stage, uploading their minds to vast silicon networks that are more-or-less impervious to harm and functionally immortal.
Silicon, Schneider tells us, appears to be superior for information processing than any brain where neurons reach a peak speed of about 200 Hz, around seven orders of magnitude slower than current microprocessors. The human brain compensates with massive parallelism, mental capacities like attention rely upon serial processing, which is awfully slow. Neurons in a human brain are limited by cranial volume and metabolism. Conversely a silica based ‘computer being’ could occupy anything from a small tablet to an entire planet, offering the potential for true super-intelligence on a scale we cannot yet fully imagine. From our perspective, such an entity would be god-like in its capabilities.
This might all remain as nothing but very intuitive sounding sci-fi were it not for one other detail that had been communicated, that this ship had been destroyed in orbit around our own planet, showering molten debris upon the surface below. For me, this presented the first potentially verifiable evidence from the account. There existed the remote possibility that melted silica debris might remain detectable over vast periods. While I was certainly dubious, this particular data point took me directly into a 780,000-year-old mystery at the heart of a century long scientific debate.
“According to [Aboriginal patrol officer] MacDougall‘s story the Njinggar or Ice men made a black hail of australites fall from the sky to kill ring necked parrot men as punishment for killing all the waro or wallabies.” – (Tindale, 1963: 177, 179).
As my investigation into the possible alien craft progressed, I was astonished to discover papers discussing mysterious pieces of melted silica distributed across 20% of the Earth’s surface. These are known as australite tektites. The entire arc of distribution is called the australite strewnfield and stretches from Antarctica to South China.
The composition of Australites includes over 75% silica, 12% aluminium and a mix of iron, magnesium, calcium, potassium and titanium. The differences in composition, and the total absence of water, suggests these tektites have an origin not of earth but some other body. The resemblance in chemical composition does suggest a source that is at least rather like Earth. It must be highlighted here that no asteroid yet detected has been found to have greater than 60% silica. Initially, European scientists suspected tektites might be explained by artificial manufacturing or volcanic activity, these suggestions were firmly refuted by further research. Eventually, only two competing scientific camps remained, one that favoured a terrestrial impact and the other positing a similar lunar event as causal. Each group of scientists could explain most of the observed evidence with their respective hypothesis, but they also found that some data would only be explained by their opponent’s deductions. A smaller number of findings remained entirely anomalous either way.
It is worth quickly considering the Aboriginal understand of these objects:
“The perceived power of australites was derived from their connection to ancestors who went up to the Skyworld after the Creation. It was a widely held Aboriginal belief that it was in the Skyworld that the ancestors, often seen as celestial bodies, created the weather for the Earth and still had an influence over living people (Clarke, 2009; 2014; 2015; Tindale, 1983). There was broad agreement between Aboriginal people and Europeans concerning the origin of australites:
The aborigines tell us these stones fell from the sky and are (what our American friends would call) ―good medicine, ‖ in which they agree with the majority of modern geologists. (INO., 1924: 5).
On the Nullarbor Plain, the railway station master A.G. Bolam (1930: 63) described the skystones‘ that were found on the Nullarbor Plain and in the sand dunes at Ooldea:
The blacks call them ―Nulu, and barter them with neighbouring tribes as magic stones. They believe that the australite reached the earth from some extra-terrestrial region, and possess some magic power.” – Philip A. Clarke, Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage
In recent years, the debate has largely been owned by the terrestrial impact camp, due to findings about the composition of the lunar surface. Lunar regolith analysis suggests that australite chemical make-up does not mesh well with lunar rocks. One surprise that came from our manned lunar missions was the recovery of two small spheres of glass, returned to Earth by Apollos 12 and 14. The Apollo 14 specimen (14425), was analysed under the electron microprobe and found to have a composition identical to Australasian Tektites. This lunar find is very relevant to the suggestion a craft exploded in Earth orbit propelling debris in all directions, including outwards into space.
Despite becoming the default consensus theory there remain numerous problems with the terrestrial impact hypothesis. The scientists expected there to be an obvious and enormous young crater somewhere in Southeast Asia. Very recently a team of researchers have found an anomaly in Laos that could hide a crater site of approximately the right age, but it has not been excavated. This may well be ‘a crater’ but it is too small, at an estimated 13km by 17km, to explain the enormous australite strewnfield. Mathematical calculations have long predicted that the impact required to explain the extent of this field would leave a crater some 40kms in diameter. There are several other flaws in this current research project that I am happy to address, should anyone be interested, but I do not wish to get overly side-tracked. It should shortly become obvious why this impact theory is categorically wrong.
The major trouble with the impact theory is that australite tektite buttons are very clearly formed by entry into the atmosphere, something NASA has confirmed in various studies. Not only is the shape due to atmospheric heating at an oblique angle of entry (such as a decaying orbit) but the tektites contain bubbles of hard vacuum and lack any trace of water. This shaping and composition indicate quite definitively a causal event on the edge of our atmosphere. The original silica-rich material was super-heated to liquid glass, resulting in a very homogenous material with very few bubbles (this is relevant due to Stokes’ Law, the glass completely unlike that produced in impact events). The liquid pooled into spherical droplets and then immediately froze solid in the intense cold of space before crystallisation could begin. The resulting glass spherules continued in an orbital path for a while before gradually making entry and undergoing secondary heating over a somewhat extended period. This gentle passage into our atmosphere allowed molten glass to run towards the back and form the distinctive button shape, alike to a rocket nose cone. It must be noted that when meteorites enter directly our atmosphere from space, they are travelling far too fast for this process to occur, instead, the outer layers evaporate while the core remains cool.
On the Earth’s surface, the mystery continues with it being noted by australite hunters that the bulk of australite is found in tight clusters, often separated by hundreds of kilometres. This does not fit with the way material spreads when ejected from an impact site. Instead, it has the fingerprints of aerial bursts, large chunks of debris breaking atmosphere and then exploding. Such explosions would propel clusters of molten materials downwards. In Laos, where chunks of australite are found that weigh over 20 kilos, one geologist and tektite fanatic discovered evidence of welding between distinct australite pieces. This indicated that cool material on the ground had been showered hours later by molten material from a separate explosion. In an impact event, there is only one period of high energy and therefore a single melting event. That cooling tektite later encountered liquid material is explained only by multiple aerial bursts. Case closed.
Astonishingly what we have is evidence of an object estimated at around 2km diameter (were it a solid body), composed primarily of quartz crystal, becoming super-heated and then exploding in the Earth’s orbit. This explosion propelled molten debris all the way to the moon whilst here it rained down from Antarctica to Southern Australia. The larger chunks of the source body then causing aerial bursts from Australia to Laos. It is even possible the recently detected anomaly in Laos marks the spot where a larger fragment impacted the ground right at the end of this extensive debris trail. In other words, we have a perfect match between objective scientific data with the scenario transmitted by the Alcheringa consciousness and ‘remembered’ by the dozens of people involved.
The Blind Man’s Search for ET
It occurred to me that it was strange that while NASA has been talking a lot about finding alien technosignatures (signatures of ET technologies) nobody seemed to register that in their own papers there was this evidence of a very strange object orbiting our planet 780,000 years ago. Even without any information from an ancient artefact, or past life memories, the source body that produced the australite tektites sounds to me like an implicitly bizarre object. This orbiting body just should not be there, comets and asteroid of large dimensions do not end up in Earth orbit, none of which have the previously noted anomalous composition of 75% silica.
Keep in mind here that 780,000 years ago a lot of interesting things were happening, not least the last geomagnetic reversal, a multi-directional asteroid bombardment of Earth, and the beginnings of Homo sapiens. This might well trigger someone to look closer at the source body for the australite material, so what the heck is going wrong at NASA and in the SETI programs!
A paper published in the journal Acta Astronautica by the neuropsychologists, Gabriel de la Torre and Manuel García, from the University of Cádiz, argues that the preoccupation with extraterrestrial radio signals might be a complete distraction from the more likely phenomena associated with advanced alien life. It is their opinion that rather than radio signals, alien intelligence may be manifesting themselves in dimensions that typically escape our perception, perhaps through quantum phenomena, higher dimensional physics, or even dark energy.
I think we could comfortably add huge silica AI ships in our solar system to the list of possible signatures SETI scientists would not be looking for and would likely overlook. Especially, as there are many NASA papers on the Australite mystery and yet they seem to miss this possibility that is staring them in the face. There is no attempt at questioning why such an object would be in Earth’s orbit, or how it could possibly end up there.
The psychologists from the University of Cádiz ran a series of experiments to better understand the way in which perception is limited by personal cognition and expectations. The finding of the trials produced a startling result, not only were half of the 137 participants unable to notice an erroneous inclusion in an image of a barren planetary landscape, but it was those with the left-brain logical structured thinking common to most academics who fared the worst.
“In addition, our surprise was greater, since before doing the test to see the inattentional blindness, we assessed the participants with a series of questions to determine their cognitive style—whether they were more intuitive or rational—and it turned out that the intuitive individuals identified the gorilla in our photo more often than those more rational and methodical subjects,” explained De la Torre.
The findings of the above study suggest that a team of left-brained scientists looking for anomalous evidence suggesting ET activity may be inherently handicapped in this task by an innate cognitive bias.
While there is growing talk among space scientists to expand the SETI protocols to include a search for extraterrestrial technologies or ‘technosignatures’ this is yet to become standard practice. I believe there is an urgent need to shift the focus away from a small team of SETI scientists and with the narrow focus upon radio waves, at least then we may have some scientists available to look into the types of anomalies I am already finding. Some heavyweight scientists vocally argue for this type of adaptation.
“At the end of the day, the scenario we’ve been talking about, a radio astronomer looking for a message that has been beamed at us and telling colleagues, I think that is a very unlikely way that we would make this discovery. It’s more likely to come from someone who has no interest in SETI, sees something they don’t understand that over a period of time won’t go away, and other people will dismiss it, until it forces itself on the community.” – Professor Paul Davies, Australian Centre for Astrobiology at Macquarie University
Fingerprints of the Star Gods
Returning to the transmission from Alcheringa, there is another key topic that trumps all others. The claim that during the visitation 780,000 years ago, the extraterrestrial intelligences modified an early hominin that is ancestral to Homo sapiens.
The signature for genetic engineering of our hominin ancestors is a complex subject, this is because there is not one single change that was carried out but quite a considerable number of modifications to different parts of the genome. Here I intend to highlight some of the strongest evidence of this alien ingression, a deeper analysis is made in my book.
Perhaps the most famous genetic anomaly associated with the origins of Homo sapiens is the anomalous fusion of human chromosome 2. It has long been debated between creationists and Darwinist scientists over this fusion, and the role it plays in differentiating humans from other primates. There are numerous papers and articles that suggest Chromosome-2 is the primary marker of the Homo sapiens lineage and may have made it impossible for us to breed with most other hominids.
There are certainly anomalies associated with the fusion site itself, where we find an active gene that modified our brain development, immune system and reproduction. There are also intriguing additions and deletions of information when contrasted against the two chromosomes on our primate relatives. Most importantly the fusion is found in all large brained hominins, including Neanderthals and Denisovans and dates to the period where all these lineages diverged from an archaic ancestor, 750,000 to 800,000 years ago.
Assuming an advanced alien race visited Earth in remote prehistory and decided to modify an organism, lets specifically suggest a hominin ancestor of ours, it could be hard for us to ever detect this occurrence. The reason for the difficulty is that DNA undergoes random mutations, and other less random changes due to several feedback loops such as epigenetic influences or infections by retroviruses. After even one million years the traces of any genetic engineering might be extremely hard to identify.
However, if aliens made changes that were encoded in regions of the genome that are extremely stable, they could persist for vast periods of time. The genetic code most important for normal functions of an organism changes the slowest, scientists refer to such segments as highly conserved (even ultra-conserved) elements. It is possible for some segments of DNA letters to remain the same over hundreds of millions of years.
In an article on potential messages in DNA, Samuel Arbesman, PhD in computational biology, points out that the deliberate changes must be encoded in regions essential to life so as to be relatively certain a message would be passed down to a time when that life reached sufficiently high complexity to read the information. DNA changes wipe away anything that is not supremely useful to the organism, these unusually stable areas being considered highly conserved.
One very highly conserved DNA segment code is HAR1, a segment 118 letter longs that differs in chickens and chimpanzees by only two letters, these species have been separate for 300 million years of evolution. That is a single successful mutation every 150 million years. Talk about stability.
When we come to contrast the same code segment in chimps against humans a shock awaits us, despite being our closest living relative and having been entirely genetically distinct for around 6 million years or so, we find an astonishing 18-letter difference. From what has been unravelled thus far, it seems this segment, HAR1, plays a crucial role in the development of the cerebral cortex, both its pattern and layout.
“The fact that HAR1 was essentially frozen in time through hundreds of millions of years indicates that it does something very important; that it then underwent abrupt revision in humans suggests that this function was significantly modified in our lineage.” – Katherine Pollard, PhD biostatistician at the Gladstone Institute
For anyone wondering what the academic view is on how known evolutionary mechanisms could bring such a radical change into being let us refer to the discoverer, quoted above, Katherine Pollard.
“Statistically speaking, the probability that a highly conserved DNA sequence will change multiple times over 6 million years of evolution is close to zero…”
There are now several hundred known human specific accelerated regions of DNA code (HARs) While the vast majority of HARs remain mysterious in function, it is understood that they tend to modify the development of the foetus and that most are related to switches which control gene expression (modifying the degree of function or turning genes on and off). It is suspected that HARs produced the profound differences between humans and their closest primate relatives. More than half of the genes located near HARs are involved in brain development and function, they do not look at all random.
“The way to evolve a human from a chimp-human ancestor is not to speed the ticking of the molecular clock as a whole. Rather the secret is to have rapid change occur in sites where those changes make an important difference in an organism’s functioning.” – Katherine Pollard
I am only too aware of the popular saying credited to Carl Sagan, “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence”. Well, my claims are certainly extraordinary, and it will be clear to most that my evidence is no less so. I am realistic in understanding that much of what I discuss here can’t be proven beyond a shred of doubt, my aim is to instead make a thoroughly compelling case with my book’s content. When it comes to the alien topic, I suspect that for some readers no special evidence is needed while for others no amount will be sufficient. My work is intended for those in the middle ground, open to being convinced but keeping a sceptical mind.
I am personally convinced that 780,000 years ago an extraterrestrial craft did indeed arrive here and the occupants are responsible for the mutations in our genome that gave us our large complex brain among other uniquely human traits. The changes in the human genome that I have discussed are not explained by known evolutionary mechanisms but are they readily explainable were we to consider a type of alien Crisp-R genetic editing technology.
It is my conviction that the original Churinga were a type of Bracewell probe left here to monitor humanity, perhaps modify our consciousness, and eventually make contact. References to such mystical tablet-like objects with otherworldly connections feature not only among Aboriginal lore but in Hebrew texts and Hopi cosmology. It is likely, in my opinion, that a number of these AI probes were left around the globe.
There certainly could be other explanations for my findings, but they seem no less weird than the case I have made. Might there have simply been a string of highly anomalous events 780,000 years ago that were unrelated but coincided by some freak chance, and that somehow Valerie intuited or guessed her way to a story which just so happened to match with these occurrences? Could some intelligence have set out to convince us that it visited Earth from space, rather than being more inter-dimensional, and used its knowledge of prehistory to fabricate a compelling tale based around real events?
What can be said for certain is that the australite tektite buttons remain an unresolved mystery in science, despite a century of great minds considering them and debating among themselves. They have various aspects that point strongly to an extraterrestrial origin. My personal interpretation resolves them completely, without leaving any data point or anomaly ignored. It is also a matter of fact that the human brain underwent an inexplicable acceleration around 800,000 years ago, one that we are now just beginning to unravel as we become masters of genetic engineering.
If the extraterrestrial contact theory offered in my book is proven wrong, then I suppose we are left with these highlighted mysteries unresolved and the investigation will continue in the hands of others. If I am right…then our entire worldview changes forever.