Ancient Aliens s14e04 Episode Script

The Star Gods of Sirius

1 NARRATOR: An Irish legend.
HUGH NEWMAN: The supreme deity lived inside Newgrange.
NARRATOR: Strange statues in Japan.
DAVID CHILDRESS: They are in what literally look like space suits.
NARRATOR: And a mysterious African tribe.
BILL BIRNES: They didn't see themselves as earthlings.
They saw themselves as aliens.
NARRATOR: All connected by a single sound.
WILLIAM HENRY: We have this repeated story of these beings that said they came from the stars and they introduced themselves always with the same phonetics.
TSOUKALOS: You have Dogon, you have dogu, you have Dagda.
What's the commonality here? Because we have not similar but identical stories.
NARRATOR: Could a simple syllable reveal the identity of extraterrestrial visitors from thousands of years ago? JASON MARTELL: There's, across cultures, a reference of some type of an amphibious creature that they thought of as a god.
NARRATOR: And might they provide new clues about mankind's very origins? TSOUKALOS: All these cultures were visited by the same people.
NARRATOR: There is a doorway in the universe.
Beyond it is the promise of truth.
It demands we question everything we have ever been taught.
The evidence is all around us.
The future is right before our eyes.
We are not alone.
We have never been alone.
Mali, Africa.
French anthropologist Marcel Griaule treks through the forbidding desert in search of the mysterious Dogon tribe.
When he finds them, he becomes fascinated by their culture and traditions.
As Griaule starts collecting Dogon legends, he notices an eerie similarity to ancient tales found across the globe, tales of amphibious gods In this case, called Nommo, who came from the sky, lived in the sea, and helped mankind.
They described these Nommos as being very, like, mermaid- or mermen-like but bequeathing lots of knowledge of astronomy, math and science to this ancient race.
The Dogon would say that the Nommo were these extraterrestrial gods.
But they needed a watery environment to live in, though they could come on land.
NARRATOR: Griaule learns that their arrival is known as the Day of the Fish.
The Dogon actually said, "Well, this was our creator god, Nommo," "who descended from the sky" "in a loud whirlwind of a storm" "of thunder, smoke, and lightning.
" NARRATOR: But what struck Griaule and shocked the world weren't the Dogon legends themselves but where they said their amphibious gods came from, a star that no one on Earth knew existed until 1862, long after the Dogon claimed they knew of its existence.
CHILDRESS: In the 1930s, when French anthropologists were first discussing the Nommo with these Dogon priests, the Dogon priests said that the Nommo were coming from the star system of Sirius.
Well, the French anthropologists were amazed at that and were confused as well.
NARRATOR: According to the Dogon, their gods didn't come from Sirius A, a star that is clearly visible in the evening sky, but from its tiny companion, a dying star called Sirius B that can only be seen with advanced, high-powered telescopes.
Sirius A is the brightest star in the sky, because it is very luminous and it is also fairly close to the Earth.
In astronomy, it is a known fact that there is a Sirius A and a Sirius B.
Sirius A can be seen.
And Sirius B, for us, is invisible, because it's just too small.
Now, the Dogon knew about the invisible companion star to Sirius.
How did they know? NARRATOR: For thousands of years, Sirius A has played an outsized role in the imagination of Greeks, Persians, Hindus, Romans, Polynesians and countless others.
The Egyptians even based their calendar on Sirius A, and some believe they aligned the Giza pyramids to Orion's Belt, which points to Sirius A.
Villages along the Nile and along the Euphrates, ancient Mesopotamia, they lined up their village dwellings to mimic the constellation in which Sirius sat.
JOHN BRANDENBURG: Sirius is one of the closest stars to us.
It's 8.
6 light-years away.
Unlike the Sun, which has a beautiful golden color, Sirius is a bluish white color, indicating it's much hotter than the surface of the Sun, and that corresponds to it being more massive than the Sun and burning hotter.
It'll have a shorter lifespan.
NARRATOR: But how could the Dogon have known about the existence of Sirius B? Could they have, at one time, been in possession of advanced technology? Or could there be another, even more profound explanation? The Dogon had an amazing degree of knowledge about the Sirius system.
They knew that the orbits of the two stars were about 50 years' period and that the invisible star was very dense and past its prime.
They also knew that the brighter one was a larger star than the Sun.
NARRATOR: The Dogon also knew that Sirius B is about the size of Earth and spins on its axis.
GEORGE NOORY: There is no logical explanation for why the Dogon tribe knew about the Sirius star system naturally.
We didn't have telescopes in those days.
How did they know this? It's as if an ET came here and just told 'em all about that.
It's an amazing story.
MICHIO KAKU: One theory is maybe the aliens gave them this knowledge.
It can't be ruled out.
That's one possibility, because they got it right on the dot.
NARRATOR: But if a race of amphibious Nommo came from Sirius B and gave the Dogon such gifts of knowledge, did they only visit this one desert tribe? Or did they visit other peoples in other lands? TSOUKALOS: It would be one thing if there's only one legend of a fish-man worldwide, but the Nommo is one story of dozens of amphibious bringers of knowledge to our ancestors.
The ancient Hindus talk about this.
The ancient Greeks.
They all had these fish people that, during the day, taught mankind, and then, at night, they wandered back into the ocean to just emerge the next day.
NARRATOR: If the Nommo from Sirius B visited numerous ancient cultures, is it possible that some physical evidence survived? Sierra Leone, Africa.
The early 1990s.
(gunfire, explosions) As civil war rages across the country, rebels begin forcing villagers to mine so-called blood diamonds.
But from deep within the earth emerges a vast treasure they weren't expecting mysterious figures ranging from five to ten inches tall, often with reptilian or amphibian features.
CHILDRESS: They're very strange statues.
Some are clay.
Some are of granite or limestone.
They are humans and human figures with lizard heads.
There are hundreds of them.
NARRATOR: Archaeologists date the statues, known as the Nomoli, to around 500 years old, when Europeans first came into contact with the people of Sierra Leone.
But researchers point out that the statues were found buried as much as 150 feet deep, which would suggest they are extremely ancient.
Normally, the deeper you go, the more ancient things are.
That indicates great antiquity.
BEN VONDERHEIDE: We know that Angelo Pitoni was able to date the strata to 17,000 years old.
We ask the chiefs and they'll tell us they could be even older.
NARRATOR: 17,000 years old? If true, it would make the Nomoli statues among the oldest man-made artifacts ever found and date them to 12,000 years before the first known civilizations on Earth.
But for ancient astronaut theorists, even more interesting is a strange similarity between tales of the Nomoli and the stories of the Dogon tribe and their Nommo gods, 1,200 miles away in Mali, a similarity that could reveal the identity of mankind's extraterrestrial ancestors.
NARRATOR In the early 1990s, mysterious figurines were unearthed in Sierra Leone, Africa, that were buried in a strata of the earth so deep, it suggests they could be as much as 17,000 years old.
They are believed to represent gods called the Nomoli that have been revered by the native people for centuries.
They are also similar to the stories of the Dogon tribe of Mali who, although located some 1,200 miles away, worship gods called the Nommo, who descended to the Earth in a whirlwind.
VONDERHEIDE: They were forced to come down here and live on Earth.
Their eyes were so bright that you could not look into them because they shone like the Sun.
And their voices were so powerful that when they spoke in one village, you could hear them in the next village.
MARTELL: They're actually here on Earth as guides helping humanity.
So this is a very interesting tale that we see across cultures where they actually have some interaction with beings that come down from the sky and teach them knowledge.
NARRATOR Like the Nommo, the Nomoli gods are depicted as having amphibious traits, and are often shown entwined with crocodiles.
BIRNES: The Nommo and the Nomoli, could it be that the creatures that came to Earth hundreds of thousands of years ago were somehow aquatic creatures? NOORY: It's very conceivable that ET races that came here many, many, many years ago looked like maybe an alligator standing upright.
Who knows? It's very conceivable that's what they saw.
NARRATOR: Could the Nomoli and the Nommo represent the same extraterrestrial visitors? And could those visitors have come from Sirius B? HENRY: Words are thought of as thought fossils.
They are a record into themselves, and when we begin to compare words, we find some very interesting things.
In Sierra Leone, we learn of statues called Nomoli.
Then we flip over to the Dogon, and we find that they worshipped a god called Nommo.
Is there a linkage between these two cultures that are supposed to be entirely separate? Linguists would argue that there is.
NARRATOR: Perhaps the most enticing clue as to the Nomoli's true origins was discovered in the early 1990s, when one of the mysterious Nomoli figurines was found to contain a chromium sphere.
TSOUKALOS: Inside of it they found a sphere made of chromium.
The fascinating thing about this is that chromium was not isolated by us until 1797.
NARRATOR: But how is it possible that this sphere was placed inside a statue made 17,000 years before scientists isolated chromium? VONDERHEIDE: There are two schools of thought.
One would be that there were ancient civilizations which were far advanced in that area, which have been absorbed back into the jungle.
And the second one is that there was an influence from some extraterrestrial beings that came from the sky.
BRANDENBURG: This is absolutely inexplicable in present paleontology.
You have to assume that there was a contact with an advanced technology.
NARRATOR: But if this chromium sphere was produced by extraterrestrial visitors to Earth, what was the purpose of placing it inside a Nomoli statue? Some believe the answer may lie in a further examination of Sirius B.
MARTELL: We have to wonder if this isn't some type of representation of Sirius B.
The Sirius system is always thought of as one of the best possible places for where we would find intelligent life.
Could Sirius B be one of the home places of gods that came from that star system and brought ancient knowledge? NARRATOR: Perhaps further clues can be found by examining a sacred syllable that ties the Dogon to a civilization thousands of miles away.
Paris, France.
Ancient astronaut theorists believe that housed in the Louvre is an unlikely clue to the mystery of the Dogon tribe of Mali.
It's a carved stone made of basalt with a depiction of the Babylonian King Hammurabi speaking with a divine being.
Below them, carved in cuneiform, is perhaps the most significant legal text in the ancient world, the Code of Hammurabi.
TSOUKALOS: King Hammurabi ruled ancient Babylon in the 18th century BC, and he devised the world's first known set of laws.
For example, this is where we get the idea of an eye for an eye.
But what's fascinating to me is that, according to King Hammurabi himself, this was dictated to him by a being that came from the sky.
In my mind, King Hammurabi was documenting exactly what happened: He was advised by an extraterrestrial.
Ancient astronaut theorists suggest that not only were the Babylonian gods extraterrestrials who instructed King Hammurabi, but that one of them provides an intriguing connection to the Dogon of Africa and their amphibious visitors from Sirius B.
That god the chief god of the Babylonians Was called Dagon.
CHILDRESS: They have a god named Dagon.
And, it, too, is an amphibious human god.
NARRATOR: The Babylonian god Dagon sounds eerily similar to the Dogon tribe, who claim they were visited by beings from Sirius B.
Is that because the Dogon named themselves after the same god? The ancient Babylonians had a god Half-human, half-fish Called Dagon.
Is there a relationship between the Dogon and the Dagon, and the deity of the Babylonians that brought civilization to Earth? Absolutely there could be a relationship.
NARRATOR: The Babylonians worshipped Dagon in a temple called E-Mul, or the "House of the Star.
" Could this be Sirius B? Did inhabitants of this distant star visit both the Dogon in Africa and the Babylonians in the Middle East and leave their name Perhaps Dag or Dog Embedded in both places? TSOUKALOS: What if, when the extraterrestrials visited, our ancestors listened to their language Words with dag, dog, something that was the most prevalent term that they just heard? So the idea that we have these cultures where the root word is the same indicates to me all these ancient cultures were visited by the same people.
NARRATOR: According to ancient astronaut theorists, the extraterrestrials implanted evidence of their visitation within the traditions of the cultures they encountered.
And further proof of this can be found by examining another early civilization on the opposite side of the planet.
NARRATOR: The Imperial Palace.
Tokyo, Japan.
New Year's Day, 2019.
Citing age and ill health, Emperor Akihito abdicates before a crowd of more than 90,000 well-wishers and family members, including his eldest son Crown Prince Naruhito.
Four months later, Naruhito succeeds his father and ascends to the Chrysanthemum Throne, carrying on a tradition of the oldest royal family on Earth, stretching back over 2,500 years to 660 BC.
According to legend, the Japanese Imperial family is descended from divine amphibious beings, who, like the Babylonian god Dagon and the Dogon gods of Mali, came from the sky and lived in the sea.
The Japanese name for these beings is Doragun.
In English we call them dragons.
Emperor Jimmu, who is the founder of the Japanese imperial line, was supposedly a descendant of the Dragon King.
And the Dragon King lived in a underwater palace that was massive and-and very prosperous.
And through successive marriages, eventually his descendants became rulers of Japan.
CHILDRESS: Early myths indicated that the dragon was also an amphibious water-type animal.
Also, in some ways, a half-man, half-amphibious type.
He later morphed into a flying serpent, as we know.
NARRATOR: The Japanese language is unique to Japan, and also isn't connected to any other language, not even other Asian languages such as Korean and Chinese.
Yet the Japanese word for this creature is strikingly similar to words embedded in languages all over the world.
Doragun in Japanese.
Dragon in English.
Dregan in India.
Dragoni in Swahili.
Drakontion in ancient Greek.
And Dragoi in the Basque language found in Europe, which is also unconnected to any other language.
So once again we have that similar word: Dogon.
So perhaps all of these words are indicating these half-human, half-amphibious extraterrestrials.
NARRATOR: Do these linguistic similarities suggest that the Japanese were visited by the same beings from Sirius B that were encountered by the Dogon in Mali, the people of Sierra Leone, and the Babylonians? Ancient astronaut theorists say yes and suggest that actual physical evidence of the connection also exists in the form of strange figurines found buried all over Japan.
Tokyo National Museum, Japan.
The country's oldest national museum is home to a collection of mysterious clay statues that date as far back as 10,000 years.
More than 18,000 of these figurines have been found throughout the Japanese islands.
And again, their name is eerily familiar.
They are called the dog The dogu are small clay figurines that are usually about 15 to 30 centimeters in height, and they date from one of the earliest periods of Japanese history, from about 14,000 BC to 1000 BC.
NARRATOR: Much like the similarly-sized Nomoli figurines in Sierra Leone, more than 8,000 miles away, the dogu were also found buried deep in the earth.
STEAVU: When one buries something, one is expressing reverence for it.
So if you find something that's buried with a lot of care and ritual preparation, it means it could be some kind of sacred item.
NARRATOR: But perhaps the strangest thing about the dogu is what they're wearing.
So, here we have a replica of a dogu statue, which is life-size.
You have patterns that are represented here that look almost technological in nature.
And if we focus on goggle features of the dogu statues that have led many people to speculate that this, in fact, might be some kind of helmet that's part of a space suit.
You really have to wonder what's going on here because, in the case of the dogu, if you look at this from a modern-day perspective, in my opinion, those are people in some type of space suits.
NARRATOR: For ancient astronaut theorists, even more intriguing than the appearance of these figurines is their name dogu, once again echoing divine names found across multiple cultures.
HENRY: Here we are talking about a civilization on the island of Japan that is entirely separate, far across the ocean, a vast distance from Africa and Egypt and Mesopotamia, yet they worship a deity with the very same name phonetically.
Is it the same being? Common sense tell us we have to at least consider that as a possibility.
NARRATOR: If uncanny cultural and linguistic similarities found in different parts of the world are the result of extraterrestrial visitation, wouldn't there be physical evidence as well? Some alien artifact left behind that could prove our ancestors had contact with beings from another world? According to ancient astronaut theorists, there is.
From the mysterious statues of Sierra Leone to the Dogon tribe of Mali and the Babylonian worship of Dagon to the Japanese stories of dragons and the curious dogu figures according to ancient astronaut theorists, there are eerie similarities between ancient cultures that indicate they were all visited by the same extraterrestrial beings from Sirius B.
If there were beings from the Sirius star system they may have come for a short period of time.
They may have been harvesting metals.
They may have been harvesting genetic material, and then they go.
NARRATOR: But is there any physical evidence? For some, the presence of a chromium sphere inside a statue estimated to be 17,000 years old and ancient figurines that appear to depict space suits are proof enough.
But could there also be actual artifacts from another world? NARRATOR: Among the people of Sierra Leone, local legend has it that when their Nomoli gods fell from heaven, part of the sky turned to stone and rained down with them.
These strange blue stones, called sky stones, have been found with the statues.
And at first archaeologists thought, "Okay, it's just blue stones.
" But when they analyzed it, they couldn't figure out how these had been made, too.
Although the people in Sierra Leone felt that they were actually pieces of the blue sky that fell with the Nomoli.
NARRATOR: If these mysterious blue stones are really connected to the legend of the sky turning to stone and raining down on the Earth with the arrival of the Nomoli, what could they be? Some type of protective covering for an alien spacecraft? Pieces of a heat shield, perhaps, like the tiles that covered the bottom of the space shuttle? And if so, might further scientific examination of them support the idea that the Nomoli were actually extraterrestrial visitors, perhaps from the Sirius star system? Seattle, Washington.
March 6, 2019.
In search of further evidence that the Nomoli statues may have an extraterrestrial connection, ancient astronaut theorist David Childress has arranged to meet up with sky stone collector - and researcher Jared Collins.
- Okay, wow.
NARRATOR: Jared has in his possession a number of the mysterious blue stones that were found near the statues.
Jared has been collecting sky stones since he first heard about them in 2013.
He became fascinated by their enigmatic nature, betraying neither obvious mineral nor man-made origin.
So, how was it that these stones were actually discovered in modern time? This was actually discovered in 1991 by a man named David Leadbetter.
He was in Sierra Leone on a mining concession, looking for gold and diamonds.
And when he was having his crew dig, occasionally these stones would appear.
And interestingly, David went to the village chief to ask if he'd ever seen any of these stones before.
And the chief said that when these stones are found, large amounts of gold and diamonds usually follow shortly thereafter.
What do other geologists say about stones like this? Are they able to identify them? We've sent these now to 12 different labs.
There is not one piece of consensus in here.
Everybody has a different opinion.
We still don't know, actually, if these are natural or man-made.
- So maybe it's from another planet.
- I don't know.
I really wish I did, and I would love a chance to actually be able to get this in front of somebody else who could look at it again.
I've got some friends at the University of Washington, and I think we can set this up - and have another test done.
- That would be fantastic.
I would love to get some consensus on this to understand what this actually is.
NARRATOR: While tests conducted on the stones found with the Nomoli statues have so far produced conflicting and sometimes even confounding results, David is eager to have them tested for himself.
At the University of Washington, David and Jared meet with renowned geologist Professor Peter Ward.
Hi, I'm David Childress.
- David.
- I talked to you on the phone.
It's good to meet you.
And this is Jared Collins.
Thank you so much for seeing us today.
Jared, both of you guys, welcome to the University of Washington IsoLab.
So, what do we have in this beautiful box? Well, we're sort of hoping that you can tell us.
Well, well, well, what are these beauties? We have been through many tests on these, and no one can identify them.
They cannot tell us whether these are natural or artificial, what's causing the blue color, if this is ancient or modern.
So, they've been checked for the common blue minerals, I take it.
One thing that we know for sure is that this is not turquoise, this is not lapis, this is not erinite.
WARD: The fact that it's so unbelievably light really suggests that there's an organic component to it.
Anything that goes blue, generally, is much heavier.
So this is This is really a mystery.
I should mention also that this only comes from one very specific part, from one very specific village.
It has never been found anywhere else in the world.
Well, let's do a test that removes any doubt about them being partly organic.
So, Erin is gonna take this rock, and she's gonna scrape it into these tiny little tin cups.
The tin cups themselves we'll load into our mass spectrograph.
They will then be heated to 1,000 degrees centigrade.
Everything inside will combust and turn to gas.
And those individual gas molecules will then be sampled, and we can examine if there are any truly organic molecules in this rock.
Was there some life process that was involved in its formation? NARRATOR: Will the tests performed on the so-called sky stones reveal that they contain previously undiscovered organic material, possibly from a different world? And if so, could it mean that both the sky stones and the Nomoli statues are evidence of an extraterrestrial event that occurred on Earth centuries ago? NARRATOR: Sedona, Arizona, March 2019.
Two weeks after bringing the so-called sky stones found in Sierra Leone to the University of Washington for examination, David Childress received an e-mail from geologist Dr.
Peter Ward.
In the e-mail, Dr.
Ward wrote that the results were so strange, they ran the tests three times, thinking it was a machine error, and added, "This gives me the creeps.
" To learn more, Childress contacted Dr.
Ward through video chat.
Hi, Dr.
So I wanted to learn about the results.
Yeah, it's pretty cool.
I mean, it was much stranger than we thought.
There really seems to be some sort of organic aspect to this.
It's got element nitrogen in it in really high concentrations.
Having this high amount of nitrogen puts it into a, "Wow, that's a very peculiar rock" category.
We were looking for a possible extraterrestrial origin.
Is it possibly a meteorite or even part of a spaceship that exploded? (laughs) Let's just say that there's a possibility that it came from off the Earth.
As we scientists say, it's worth more study.
Thanks again for doing these tests and letting us use your lab.
Yeah, no problem.
See you later.
NARRATOR: Although the sky stones are still a mystery, David and Jared have confirmed that they are unlike any other stone ever examined.
Could they have arrived on Earth with the strange beings that are depicted in the Nomoli statues? Is this perhaps physical evidence that the linguistic similarities found across the globe Dogon, Dagon, dragon, dogu Point to some sort of extraterrestrial intervention? Ancient astronaut theorists say yes, and they claim that in yet another earthly location may be found the most significant evidence of all, a possible alien home base.
County Meath, Ireland.
Here in the Boyne River Valley, a large circular mound rises out of the earth, the Newgrange Passage Tomb, built around 3200 BC.
It was constructed with over 200,000 tons of stone quarried 75 miles away, and contains one passageway that leads to a centralized chamber.
NEWMAN: Newgrange is one of the most important sites in all of Europe.
It was possibly a stone circle with 36 or 37 stones, only 12 of these still remain, and after that, a huge mound made of stone and earth was built within the stone circle itself.
Within this, we have a huge chamber which is a cruciform shape, or a cross.
It's got some beautiful carvings on the 97 curbstones that go around the edge, as well as on the main entrance stone, and within the chamber itself, mainly zigzags and spirals and most notably a triple spiral at the back of the main chamber within the actual site itself.
NARRATOR: Newgrange was designed to honor the winter solstice, but according to a book published in 2012 called The Newgrange Sirius Mystery, the entire mound was also built to align with the star Sirius A in the night sky.
NEWMAN: The declination of Sirius is the same as the winter solstice sunrise moving across the sky, and through the lightbox, which is a rectangular area just above the main entrance, this is where you witness not only the sunlight coming through but also later in the day, Sirius light coming through as well.
NARRATOR: The Dogon of Mali in West Africa claimed that their gods came to Earth from the star Sirius B.
Ancient astronaut theorists connect these visitors to gods with similar names all over the world.
But they also point out an intriguing connection to Newgrange in Ireland.
In addition to being in line with the star Sirius, legend says that this megalith was built by a Celtic god with a name that sounds, by now, eerily familiar: The god Dagda.
CHILDRESS: The main god that's associated with Newgrange is called Dagda.
So here, once again, we have this same word that appears to mean something about gods coming from Sirius.
HENRY: The dwellers of the British Isles worshipped a god named Dagda.
That cannot be by coincidence.
NARRATOR: The god known as Dagda was said to be the leader of a group of otherworldly beings called the Tuatha Dé Danann.
NEWMAN: The Tuatha Dé Danann were this renowned fairy race that arrived mysteriously in Ireland many thousands of years ago.
The supreme deity of the Tuatha Dé Danann was Dagda, Dagda Mul.
And he was a renowned god.
He was said to have built and lived inside Newgrange.
They had very advanced weaponry and different types of what sounds like machinery.
But also they taught the high arts of civilization, and they were said to be almost like the Shining Ones of the biblical tradition.
It's almost like a science fiction movie when you start looking at these ancient Irish myths.
(wind whooshing) NARRATOR: Could Newgrange have once been an alien outpost on Earth? Was Dagda the supreme leader of a race of highly advanced extraterrestrials that came to Earth and left a lasting influence on our ancestors? Perhaps the answer can be found by examining the Dog Star.
NARRATOR Across the world, ancient people claimed they were visited by amphibious beings from Sirius who gave the gift of knowledge and technology.
The Dogon of Mali.
Dagon of the Babylonians.
The dogu of Japan.
Dagda of Ireland.
And the dragon, whose name echoes in languages all over the world.
You have to wonder, is it possible that all the root words come from the same visitors? And my answer to that is a resounding yes.
NARRATOR: But what about the English language? Is there any connection in English between the ancient syllable Dog or Dag and the star Sirius? Experts say the answer is hiding in plain sight.
KAKU: Sirius is the Dog Star.
Tonight, when you go outside, look for the three stars that make up Orion, and Orion's belt has an arrow that points right to Sirius.
So you can see Sirius, the Dog Star, tonight.
In fact, today, the reason we talk about the dog days of summer is that those are the days that Sirius is overhead.
It's very interesting that these beings said they came from Sirius, which we call the Dog Star, because when etymologists try to trace the origins of the English word "dog," it's non-attributable, they can't find the origin of that word.
NARRATOR: The word "dog" is one of the strangest in the English language, because no one knows where it came from.
English is mostly derived from German, Latin, and French.
The German word for dog is "hund," the Latin word is "canis," and the French word is "chien.
" So where do we get "dog"? Is it possible that some being from the Dog Star or from this system gave that type of vocabulary of Dagon, Dogon, dogu, and all of these similarities are speaking of one race that visited ancient man? I think in this particular case, whatever came down here at the time, or what group of extraterrestrials came down here at the time, they were referred to as this, and then other civilizations just carried it and picked up on it.
We have to at least ask the question, is this, in fact, the name of these god beings? I believe it is.
NARRATOR: Is it possible that ancient statues unearthed in West Africa represent the opening chapter in the story of humankind? Do they depict advanced beings that traveled to our planet from the Sirius star system to create the first humans and ignite civilization on Earth? And did these extraterrestrials leave behind evidence of their visitation for future generations to find? Perhaps these clues point not only to their home planet but to where we must travel in order to reunite with our alien ancestors.

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