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...currently not so many good News in this World, but here is at least one:

http://lilium.com/news/


Visions & Concepts of Ride & Flight

http://lilium-aviation.com/index.html
http://lilium.com/mission/
https://www.terrafugia.com/tf-x/
http://www.aeromobil.com/
http://synergyaircraft.com/visuals/
http://www.equatoraircraft.com/
http://www.solar-flight.com/projects/solar-6-seat-transporter/
http://www.pipistrel.si/plane/taurus-electro/overview
https://www.sonomotors.com/de/sion/
http://www.proairsport.com/
http://www.ehang.com/ehang184/process/
http://www.mercier-jones.com/hovercraft-gallary.html
http://www.minimal.bike/
http://www.solarroadways.com/Product/Features


But can we make them as fast as the Ice is melting?
http://arctic-news.blogspot.de/


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Straight Lines, grown Houses, and a heavenly Fire Extinguisher


The utopia A TIME OF GOLDEN SKIES touches (only in the periphery of the plot) an old, often ridiculed geographical question: "What are, and for what are the Ley Lines? And who made the exact, visible geoglyphic earth lines and stripes, and for what purpose?"  
The whole globe is strewn with apparently artificial straight lines. Sometimes, they consist of the thought geometrical connection between more than two ancient megalithic buildings or central points of modern buildings, or towers (not consciously planned by the architects!). And, as well,
visible straight lines appear amidst of forests or vast scapes, and nobody can tell you why no trees are growing right on these lines. I am not talking of the man made and maintained clearings for high voltage lines that can be easily identified. Here, or there, streets or trails are crossing the mysterious lines, weird: sometimes they run parallel, in a few yards distance. Most of these mysterious visible lines go from nowhere to nowhere and make no sense as part of a traffic system.
Invisible 'Ley Lines' on the other hand are ending up in special places, sometimes forming outright regular geometrical shapes. Symmetrical intercontinental polygons, or rectangular figures, hexagonal grids, and other obviously artificial patterns occur. Scaled in a way that can't be explained with known means of ancient times. Visible lines are also pictured on the ground of the oceans. This phenomenon is described as "mapping anomalies" caused by the sonar traces of the ships. They look at least decorative and fit to the worldwide phenomenon of the straight lines on the earth (and actually on the moon too). Nazca and Palpa, Peru, or Verneukpan in South Africa, are just a tiny fraction of a vast 'real' global geoglyph- and ley line phenomenon. Nazca is located on a 100km wide 'ley band' that runs around our Planet, 30° tilted to the equator, meeting the 30th degree of latitude at Giza in Egypt. And like the pearls on a necklace, also many other important ancient places, including Paracas, Nazca, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Cuzco, Sacsayhuaman, Paratoari, Dogon Country, 
the famous rockpaintings of Tassili n’Ajjer in Algeria, Oasis Siwa, Giza, UR, Petra, Persepolis, Mohenho Daro, the most amazing sculptural embellished Khajuraho Temple, Pyay, Sukhothai, Angkor Vat, Preah Vihear, Easter Island. The places deviate slightly from a perfect central line, while other examples of Ley Lines show that their accuracy can reach or even surpass modern technology (when you consider even the seismic continental shifts over the ages!). Though, right this little 'inaccuracy' is an interesting point. Please allow me a little abstract hypothesis concerning the ancient situation, not the modern times of religion, politics or culture in these places: The 'Stretched Snake' (consider the 100km wide ley band as a stretched snake for now)  is an old symbol for sin. Now, we come closer toward a possible interpretation... Sinning means 'deviating', or 'probing', or 'challenging'. Sometimes it turns out a fruitful thing to deviate from 'straight lines' (or rules), sometimes not. It can lead to new inventions, new technologies, new laws, new politics, but it can also end up in a terrible car accident. When something went wrong in life we can take the unwanted event for reference, eventually, to find a better way. So we are actually moving on a 'snake way', so to say. We turn right or left, never really straight. Sure, that's philosophical stuff. However, the global 'Stretched Snake', consisting of major locations of ancient god cults, has later been crossed by straight lines, virtual evidence that mankind is now on the way to 'subdue' the earth and to understand her physics. The equatorial coordinate system is a very fundamental achievement, not only allowing exact navigation and cartography, enabling ships to keep their course. A straight line is the most economic - on the water and in the air - and most desirable way to go from A to B. My favorite example is a green energy powered aircraft that could be a straight and efficient answer, adressing certain questions of general transportation. We would need less of these 'snaky' asphalt streets where we are used to roll on, mostly not even heading towards the destination, but deviating from the straight course much of the way. A 'snake' goes right and left (symbolically). It can't see the destination point because a snake is earthbound. That's perhaps why a 'god cult' or also a 'free cult' society can not sustain any efficient, happy, graceful, secure, and lasting lifestyles without a (at least spirtually verifiable) real divine input from beyond our earthly life network systems. Humanity would be ending up tumbling, desperately seeking, and, finally, dying on the 'snake way' without finding the (assumed) straight holy line of love, peace, joy, grace, health, righteousness and forgiveness. "No way".

Some of these directly visible straight lines are running playfully over deserts and mountains, somehow imbedded in the surface, totally ignoring the complex topography or changing soils. They can be miles long. Prehistoric civilisations, once lost in sudden cataclystic catastrophies, are a common and perhaps a reasonable explanation. Some consider esoteric causes, stressing the term "earth energy" all the time. A more logical origin could have to do with the scientifically utmost neglected possibility of an intelligently 'made' earth, 'drafted' continents, 'sculpted' valleys, 'shaped' mountains, etc.. Also natural geological and biological processes could be (in theory) subject to a cybernetically influenced design process. 'Gardening without a shovel' is not a new thought. Meanwhile they can actually 3D print your garden. The countless lines and anomalies could be remaining witnesses of a prehistoric artistic crafting process. They could be a kind of alien imprints, containing important information, maybe stating the date of production, the origin, the owner, the specs data or the achieved quality, maybe the expiration date of that divine 'terraforming job'. Maybe even data concerning a future purpose of the final 'product earth' that could be currently stuck in a raw finishing mode, perhaps, until the worst economists and conquerors are gone, who are damaging and polluting our beautiful blue space-garden, since ages, with their greed, violence, and ruthlessness.

Many lines were presumably there, long before there were cars, donkey carts, or even walking people. Locals may have used some of them as trails, and sometimes, they may have bridged a few creeks crossing them. Such lines are mostly easy to find on satellite images. Some have been obviously upgraded as streets, or used for high voltage lines, but many are, and were never used at all. They appear like forgotten graffiti, from the air. An assessment is possible since the typical human mountain streets, ways, trails, and their topographic geometries show often not very straight lines and certainly not rectangular stripes or even trapezoid stripes in the impassable terrain of rock formations where no plants can grow. It is perhaps impossible to proof it, or it would take a lot of independant research resources and preparation. A recent institutional research group, equipped with every type of high tech imaging methods, in Nazca, Peru, pushed the lines again into the shelf of easy explainable ancient cults. But the straight lines are a global phenomenon, whatever the pottery excavations, or close by native pictographs, or stone heaps may show. The lines are hard to date, very straight and some are very, very long. They would be considered as an amazing work of land art when a modern artist would have made them  with GPS and drones and with whatever high tech equipment. We should also keep in mind that nobody can go really absolutely straight on a thought line like a machine on rails. This is normally not possible without a compass, constantly watching it while you have rather to watch the ground where you step on! Signs and visors and strings can help but the effort remains considerable. When many people do it, every day, you will get a line, but likely not exactly what appears in countless satellite images. Finally, the question: Why? For your daily survival it is just about to travel safely from A to B, in the deserts and mountains, maybe, in a remote, dry corner of South America. Why moving on an absolute straight line when obstacles, on the way, are a bigger concern. The shorter way is never the easier way, in the mountains. And the lines do not always point to the villages and cities. The cultural, ceremonial explanations are too thin, in my opinion. Technical explanations and experiments, so far, do not explain the global scale of effort and precision. To me it looks like something that is very, very old. But whoever did it, they probably knew about the benefits of satellite photography.
                    
 I know, this was hard to chew when you are a child of the current or previous century and when you've got a classic scientific education. Interestingly, the idea of an artificially, seemingly naturally shaped environment was never seen anyhow uncommon or abnormal, during history. Landscape gardeners discovered that philosophy long ago. And 'natural gardening'
appeared never old fashioned. That could have to do with the point that many people understand or feel about natural landscapes as the most beautiful landscapes. A street, a plaza, a building, an airport, a railway track etc.; none of these achievements of human technology and civilization would produce a desire in us to spend our holidays right there. Imagine the face of the airport hotel staff when you're asking for a 6 week family holiday discount. Or what some will think when you set up your deck chairs and parasols on the green of a city traffic roundabout in Bengaluru. Perhaps an architect may see that differently in certain cases. Though, even in the world of today's architecture some do seek new ways of building houses with growable materials or they try to imitate structures and geometries of nature when possible, or go even further back to nature. Some have built their house in a way so that you have a hard time to find the door because it is integrated invisibly into a rock or you have first to climb a tree or so. Sometimes bionic architecture is winning competitions (and the money) and this could be an expression of a certain ancient, long suppressed aesthetic dream: to 'create like nature'. It shows also that our profit struggler societies have compromised our natural instincts, of how a beautiful environment should actually look like. Our world, wherever humans have shaped it, shows naturally an unnatural look. From the air or from space, it looks almost like a strange 'infection' of the untouched nature grounds. We have transformed it all into cultures of 'concrete crystals' and crossing 'snakes' of asphalt, expanding the artificially desertificated areas on which we can only survive due to artificial extra transport lines, connecting us with the mono agriculture farmland of the surrounding countryside, or with tradeways from rather remote rural places to get the food from.
The 'internet of things' and the photovoltaic exploitation of suitable artificial surfaces, such like houses and streets exposed to the sun, could be an answer how to screw back the globally deadly economic growth whilst using streets to make electric power and modifying the roofs to grow food. When a greenhouse is on the roof, it will also work great as thermo insulator and it can filter rain water... A good idea, but do we
have enough good will for doing good things? Is not business more important? The smell of fuel, the smell of smoke? Isn't the smoke of industry and transport, the noise of construction and speed, what we really want? The symbols of our power and dominance to change the face of the earth? Would a clean, green world without the 'dirty' jobs give any fun? Not checking the emails in the morning, yet before having shower and coffee, but viewing the squirrels running up and down the old oak, epicenter of the garden that is filled up with vegetables and herbs? Would we prefer the emails or the squirrels? I'm afraid, both, is not an option as it looks at the moment...

Simple, or fancy built log- and timber homes can integrate neatly into most natural environments, without sticking out like a downtown skyscraper or a graffiti-embellished living room container block, surrounded by lurking teenage drug dealers armed with knifes and guns. Was evolution telling us to give up the caves and to build houses in form of cubes and quaders with tilted roof surfaces on top? Civilization, as we practice it, takes a strong preference for straight geometries. Geometry has also something to do with nature but it requires a conductor or a creator for the layout. How did we discover the straight line? Arrows? Grasses? The horizon of the seas? 
Applied regular geometries will often have 'unnatural' causes. But where did the straight line come from? Humans invented the wheel, but did they also invent the straight line? Was it perhaps a long hair? Our prehistoric ancestors could have strained a hair to discover their fascination for straight lines. Children do this and I remember that I did it when I was a kid. It can help a bit through the most boaring school lessons. Maybe the interest in geometric systems started with a stretched hair. Just a guess.

The 20 Billion dollar worth and 828m high Burj Khalifa in Dubai is enriched with complex and also fundamental bionic geometries,
brightly reflecting extraordinary aesthetics and the static skills of the builders. It combines an organic look with modern building materials, making it extremely beautiful. With his 57 elevators, it is easily identifiable as an 'created' object. Nobody will tell "that's a huge tree" or so. But the next generation of wood work architecture will present new ways to make wood as hard as stone, fireproof, and lighter than steel. It is not impossible that future buildings will contain sometimes growable materials, or they will be entirely grown in the way the architect wants it. Yes, a house could be grown like a plant or so! Then it's not necessary to build it anymore. Now, they can print houses, as next, they'll grow houses, ...space stations, aircraft, everything actually! You grow it, you move in, you live in it. I feel that this could end up in an amazing future civilization. I really love that idea, to have more capacity for my hobbies while watering my new growing toys from time to time, perhaps aboard of a gigantic grown space cruiser, on the way to the next new worlds to visit, or to help them growing too.

Such fancy SciFi dreams revive an old question: Could the earth be an artificially 'made', or a purposefully 'grown' structure? The Bible states that it happened in steps. Also, the Great Bombardment was actually a kind of 'growth' in a literal sense, though, not a biological caused 'growth'. However, the materials gathered and formed something. Eventually, it turned out solid enough so that we biological life forms can dwell on it. But, dancing in the habitable zone is not enough. It takes far more 'detail work' to get a round blue house of life, in space.

We Christians believe that God created the earth and the atmosphere with kind motives of love and joy, to house all sorts of plants, animals, and also humans to thank and to worship Him, to dwell, care and to enjoy on the given playground. He could have used a 'spiritual' form of 3D printing, ordering the things into existence by His Word. That could throughout imply 'workers' who heard His Word and fulfilled His order, assisting the process. Why not a controlled Great Bombardment in the earliest solar system, so to say a divine '3D print campaign' of planets? Certain mathematical coincidences of sizes, orbits and distances could indicate such an intelligent design origin. The hexagonal shaped polar region of Saturn, photographed while humans are practicing extended interplanetary space probe missions to learn of the true (!) origin of the solar system, fits very neatly into this hypothesis, or, OK, call it 'believe'. And nearby: Did you also once stumble over the fact that the hexagonal storm on Saturn corresponds somehow with his position in the solar system as planet number Six? Funny, isn't it?

Or should it be rather appropriate to stop here and keep explaining our existence as a chain of extremely unlikely events, just to avoid violating major principles of classic styles of scientific thinking? Should it be anyhow incorrect or not logical, to become an intentionally created race before becoming an intentionally creating race? The universe should make us expecting total bliss, an endless palette of life, of beings and seeings, if we just would not have to loose ours after that ridiculous time span of somewhat below 120 circuits around the sun. No, what we got here, at this historical moment amidst vast oceans of space and time, could be throughout an 'advertising sizzle reel'. A tiny foretaste... Before the real movie is coming, we should not leave the cinema too quickly. It could get more interesting as it appears right now. Here, at the moment, people do business whilst destroying major life zones on the planet and likewise each other. This is not interesting. This can not last. Hopefully, better things are to expect from Heaven.

The mysterious straight lines on our planet could be silent remains of a divine retouch or a signature. Based on Biblical text, He always knew how we will behave and how it would end. A costly emergency evacuation plan for His people makes sense, socially (when we consider the promises of the gospel focusing on the aspects of love, redemption and forgiveness) and technically (when we consider the omnipotence of God. He can cross the path of human destruction and failure, also in terms of social, political and technical rehab of an entire planet). T
he Bible uses similar words, as we would probably use today, in the context of global warming and rising hazards of wars. The earth was explicitely meant for life settling and dwelling in peace, according to the Holy Scripture. Therefore the deposition of a climate protection machine, a kind of 'fire extinguisher' device as you can find it in a hotel or in a factory, or in any public building, is perhaps a less absurd idea as it appears at the moment (when you've made it to read so far). A fire extinguisher is usually deposited in a place so that you can easily find, grap, and activate it. Could be a good time to look around if perhaps something like a big, big 'fire extinguisher' has been possibly left anywhere, here on earth, to protect the inhabitants (from the inhabitants).

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...“The puzzle doesn't stop there. In the land of the pyramids, you would actually not expect something that is totally flat and even more mysterious. Adjacent to the Giza plateau, in the southwest of the three great pyramids, a huge circular shaped plaza exists. It's paved with large, presumably massive stone blocks or slabs. It can be found close by, in direct extension of the two major pyramids, Cheops and Khafre, in southwestern direction. There is a leveled surface that looks in principle as you may imagine a landing site for a large spaceship because four or five Airbus A380 or Boeing Dreamliner Jets could use it as a comfortable parking lot. It's huge!”

Whaaat?!” Sarah made an incredulous face. “You mean a landing spot for space ships, from outer space, is to find right there, near the famous pyramids of Giza? Is there perhaps a white H painted on it?!” Her voice raised.

Not at all! Here's the crazy part: Quite close to the Khafre pyramid, westward, you'll find a regular sized helicopter pad. However, that mysterious huge round plaza can hardly be meant as a facility for conventional aircraft. In the satellite image, it looks as if it wasn't built with normal materials of today. Distinguishable hues are indicating rectangular shapes of big stone blocks with yards long edges. At least, as far as you can trust the satellite image resolution. Even when they are just slabs of cast concrete... it would be quite unusual and unexplainable, in that area. Who makes something like that in such a lavish design, and in that titanic size? The blocks seem to show different color nuances. They're not looking like a modern cast surface from asphalt or concrete. The rather ordinary looking, apparently paved helipad near Khafra's, ...or, most call it Chefren's pyramid, is reflecting somewhat like FAI standards, showing a white H in the middle. This small helicopter landing field is located very close to such a significant ancient monument. An unusual position for a helicopter pad when you take into account the height of the buildings and potentially strong whirlwinds, or so...”

"...And when you take into consideration the utmost historical importance of those huge antiquities..."

I guess, it's meant for local security and helicopter ambulance service, or?”

Likely, yes! But the gigantic round plaza remains a complete mystery. I could get only very little useful information about it.”

Sarah fumbled hastily for her PC tablet. She plucked it rudely out of the case. The map came slowly. She zoomed into the periphery of the Giza Plateau. Elijah and his fiancée stared in disbelief at the satellite image...

There it really is!! That's crazy! That's normally not possible! Let alone these cross leg sections in the rim area! They are...no way! Hang on.., they are nearly one hundred feet long!" She opened her program for international flight charts. In satellite mode, it showed exactly that same object. “Why does no one remark that?!”

I've never heard about it either," said Elijah.

Sarah was excited. That had obviously something to do with aviation...

John showed them further puzzling details, in the periphery of the large plaza... “When I sometimes asked an old pyramid- and egyptology expert, he initially remained perplexed and without an answer. He had to ask his Egyptian colleagues in the Department of Antiquities, in Cairo. It was said that you would get best possible traffic access to the government buildings, from there. VIPs and State guests are supposed to land with their helicopters on the plaza, to avoid traffic jams in the city. However, that is a thin explanation, and doesn't reveal why it had been paved apparently with massive blocks and why it wasn't simply made of asphalt, with a normal seamless finish. Perhaps an answer could be found in the history of the last century, if it is not ancient. But whoever built it and for whatever purpose, and why has it been designed so huge?”

"The only aircraft that would require such a type of landing place, beside UFOs - sorry John -, is a Zeppelin. Could it perhaps stem from an old Zeppelin airport facility? From the nineteen thirties perhaps? The Germans did fly there with their airships. I've read about it... Perhaps they'd planned a regular Zeppelin route to Egypt... For the rich and famous... who could afford such luxurious air travel... "

"...Amazing, Sarah! This could be the solution, or!?"

"Very interesting idea! But lets have a closer look first... Grey granite blocks are set in the rim circle, next to an outermost circle of lime stone. In the intermediate sections, you can see something like bright rose granite gravel or some sort of coarse pavement. The rim circle is nearly touched by the edges of a gigantic square of dark-gray granite blocks or concrete slabs. It covers partially a Maltese Cross. Its four legs, consisting of contrasting stones, are yet visible in the outer intersection. Yes, that could speak for an old German installation, but why is it then not aligned to the north? The alignment is deviating roughly fifteen degrees. The Germans would have never allowed such a mistake while the big pyramids are standing just a mile away. And they are aligned with our modern compass, with an eerie precision. In our time, we have actually to wonder why the builders endeavored to set it so, four thousand five hundred years back in the stone and copper age. Forget the HOW question for a moment. In the satellite image of the plaza, you can recognize that a couple of stones of the outer rim are missing. Several blocks at the entrance and exit ways might have been removed or stolen. However, shadows can be seen in the gaps there, indicating that the plaza does at least not only consist of ordinary concrete or asphalt. That block- or slab design reflects certainly not the modern international FAI standards for landing sites of any known type or purpose. For which type of aircraft could such a large circular landing area been built, at such an exceptional location? It also makes no sense, concerning the existing infrastructure of today. Such a phenomenon would be considered as a mystery, anywhere in the world. But right in the immediate proximity of the paramount pyramids of ancient Egypt? Incomprehensible! And no one seems to tell anything of significance about it. The Internet says nothing. Although, the Giza Plateau is one of the most photographed terrain in the world, not only imaged by satellites! That makes it even weirder.”

Could it be perhaps a praying site? I mean, where the people of ancient Egypt prayed to their sun god or so? Or, how about an astronomical viewing site, where you can see certain stars wandering over the pyramids? I think, several interpretations could be possible, or not?”

Very good points! Yes! Beside the option of a rather modern installation this is all possible! I had asked befriended archaeologists. First, they had no clue what I was talking about, until they saw it for the first time, in the satellite image, with their own eyes. But when this mundane explanation came in, with these supposed VIP landings of presidents and diplomats, their initial astonishment was vanished. Apparently, no one mentioned or remarked that unusual large big place and these strangely designed peripheral access roads. These outgoing roadways appear remarkably oversize in comparison to the normal two-lane asphalt road, in the area. They are running even partly parallel. They are looking just as unusual as the plaza itself. All that could throughout represent a modern infrastructure, designed for heavy construction vehicles, for example to carry sand away from the excavation sites. But it doesn't quite make sense when you ask yourself where those transports would have to go then? Technically and geographically, the plaza makes no sense at all...”

...Except when something very big and very heavy, from above, is supposed to land on it, vertically. Or, when several medium-sized flying VTOL planes or helicopters shall land there, at the same time...”

No one builds a circular six-acre place from huge stone blocks, for helicopters, in the sand of a desert, without marking it with an H!" Sarah got glassy eyes.

John, are you completely sure that the stone ball, found by those two men, was really intended as a rolling marble? I mean, what makes you so certain about that assumption? Maybe a construction worker had disposed of his round fist chisel in there. Can you rule that out, completely?”

We should consider the Dixon finds in connection with the features of the building and not isolated. This double hook, made of bronze, will fit pretty well in the two outside facing metal eyelets of the closing stone blocks. Long after Gantenbrink's discovery, the bent-to-loop wire ends had been pictured by the lighter 'Djedi' named robot, of a team of technicians from Singapore. They had drilled a hole in the blocking stone and ushered then a remote-controlled endoscopic snake camera, to see into the space behind. They photographed the rear side with it and assembled several pictures. It was published in the media, worldwide. So, with no doubt, those loops do really exist! The story of the grappling hook, although.., well.. I can't prove it directly. So, yes, it's a guess. I think, though, we can, by inspection of the relics, based on the photographs, throughout assume that the bronze hook had been shaped for being attached to a long pole. It will catch at least one of those two metal eyelets. This grappling hook design can't be a coincidence, occurring in such a highly specific environment... And so is the ball then of course also not a part of some common cultural grave goods, or so, but a functional component of a sophisticated technical system. What else, as rolling, can make sense, with a ball that lives near the entrances of such steeply angled shafts? When it's lighted on fire, with a flammable liquid or so, after opening the shafts from the outside, it will roll down a certain distance and eventually ignite the gas in the Queen's Chamber. Inflammable gases will be ascending from the Rock Chamber, accumulating in the upper rooms. That will cause a bang reaction while the pitch-burning stone ball is still in the bay. It rolls over the point where the lighter gases from the inside blend with the heavier down-flowing air from the outside. A hydrogen-oxygen explosion will be triggered in the lower third section of the shaft. The skyrocketing pressure wave, from the explosion in the Queen's Chamber, slows down the marble's run. Then it's pushed back upward by the extreme pressure wave. It will roll up again, but it will certainly not accelerate as much as like in a cannon because the ball can't seal the square shaped shaft section. I'm sure that the system was not merely intended to represent a primitive stone ball cannon, what the archaeologists could perhaps try to present as a next 'plausible' clipboard theory... When they have overcome the grave-loss-shock, ...when the soul-shaft-fantasy of the Egyptologists is gone and when the alternative concepts of primeval power plants of prehistoric Atlantis residents are ultimately failing, too... The ball will be pushed up and can probably be caught by a net, or a catcher at the shaft exit, to be used again. Overall seen, this is far too genius for an invention of mortal humans from that time because this apparatus serves to a concept of global rescue. Humans would normally never think so far... It's just not in our DNA... We want wealth, power and knowledge. We want beauty and a good looking bank account, a freshly filled tank and sunshine at the weekend... We want to see the right football team winning... The Great Pyramid is from Heaven, even when hands of mortals should have helped to erect it. She represents an act of sheer eternal grace, immortalized in stone, but also an act of justice. She is not only saving life. She will also take lives. But this is another story...”

...John, this is just one rolling ball of stone.” Elijah was still skeptical. “Why do you think of a worldwide rescue purpose! Isn't it far too bold, to assume this?”

Humans would just not invent something like it. Perhaps with the exception of one Man. Well, I think the Great Pyramid bears possibly the signature of His Father, the original creator, and owner of planet Earth, who lives in Heaven..."

"But you said, neither the stone ball nor the shafts were all made perfect, or?"

"The stone ball will be jolted during its descent, not only because it deviates visibly from an ideal sphere, as the photos reveal. The lower shafts show here and there certain tiny projections and irregularities, especially in the lower section. Therefore, it's very possible that the ball, rolling down, coming from the outside, must not be set on fire with flammable liquid, or so. It can also ignite the gas by Piezo effect. Hard contacts will inevitably occur when the increasing speed of the ball is interrupted by certain turns and bends. Maybe the projections and little thresholds, often interpreted as minor construction errors, as inaccuracies or earthquake damages, could've been integrated or tolerated there, intentionally...”

...Excuse me, John! For the purpose of igniting the gas, they've done it in that way...?” Elijah interrupted him.

Yes, to force sparking in certain sections. The ball will probably not even pop out of the opening in the Queen's Chamber. Instead, it will make its return way up. The Oxygen-Hydrogen reaction, in combination with other light gases, will cause enormous airflow rates in these shafts. However, the gas will be supplied continuously, coming from the Rock Chamber deep in the basement of the building.”

And you really think that the pressure can be sufficient for making the gold running so fast, in these upper shafts?” Sarah knew about the high pressure in her plane engine that had to occur, for competitive aerobatics. “Should it not be tightened somehow, at the entrance, or so?"

Sarah, this is a brilliant question. Before the ignition can happen, the northern entrance must be closed, so that the initial pressure impulse remains long enough inside the corridor system. The awe-inspiring, steeply ascending Grand Gallery that is leading up to the King's Chamber, is meant to compress the gas and air, by running a huge piston sledge that shall be pushed up, propelled by the pressure coming from the initial explosion in the Queen's Chamber. The previously ascended gas will be compressed, together with all the gas and air in the Grand Gallery, just like in the piston chamber of a gigantic combustion engine. With this, the gas pressure in the King's Chamber increases proportionally, right before the compressed gas and air will actually ignite. That extreme compression is a precondition for the launch of the dense gold metal. Therefore the King's Chamber had to be armored so incomprehensibly massive with seamlessly arranged rose granite blocks. For proper operation, an indispensable piston on a rail-sled system belongs yet in there. It will seal the gas towards the walls. The Grand Gallery is also lined with granite blocks. The Queen's Chamber explosion wave will propel the sled running up in that strangely oblique rising hall corridor, compressing the gas into the King's Chamber... Once the piston reaches the top, it will trigger a clever valve mechanism. A triple row of portcullis, three heavy solid trap doors, will seal the compressed gas mixture in that combustion room for the blast. The rail niches for these three ultra solid trap doors, presumably meant to be made of steel, had been incorporated already, by the ancient masons. You find them in the access corridor of the King's Chamber. These rail niches are partly damaged, but that is repairable. Egyptologists suspected there blocking stones against grave robbers, of which even fragments had been found, allegedly, in the lowest rock chamber. Possible, that stone blocks in form of portcullis existed, but certainly not yet been optimized for the actual dynamic application. Maybe just as full size model blocks, to encourage a metallic replication, or to specify the dimensions. Also three metal framed stoney portcullis could be an option. But this is just a guess, not directly evident. They have to withstand highest static and dynamic forces and therefore, that giant valve system must be made mainly from massive stainless steel because the environment will become very humid.”

...And when all that was just meant to prevent tomb raiders from intruding, as they say?”

Well, Sarah, it is so: to block tomb raiders from access, they would've never kept standing. A tomb was only ever safe when it was perfectly hidden, somewhere in the desert, or so. But of course, never in the pyramids, where all the grave robbers and treasure hunters and today the researchers, would naturally look at first for artifacts. There are exemptions... But I think those cases were only to mislead modern science long enough... It was important to keep the secret long enough, toward the end times... When it would've been revealed before global warming was understood as a real and acute worldwide hazard, the discovery could have led to severe disputes or even disturb the diplomacy between relevant nations, or worse. Some would have understood the secret technology, perhaps; others would have never believed it... Only from today, it is possible to realize the global significance of the heritage of Giza and to put it to the test!”

...But you can't prove it, or...?” Sarah hissed with a sharp tone.

Not quite, actually... No. But I think it is possible to prove it with the means of modern science. These planned three-step-valve-bulkheads were not yet built or they were hidden somewhere, maybe inside of any secret chambers or so. Many believe that there are more hidden rooms. When this is the case, they could throughout contain then parts for those indispensable bulkheads, or portcullis. Also, parts or plans of the piston sled could be located somewhere in yet undisclosed hidden chambers, just in case that they exist. But it would be relatively easy, to build this piston sled system from scratch. The portcullis will be too large, in order to get them through the aisles. They may have to be riveted or welded for assembling, right at the place of their installation. Steel is probably also the ideal material for the piston slide. A sturdy metal sledge on rolls has to be built. It must run very tight along the walls of the Grand Gallery, just like a piston in a motor cylinder. It has to press as much gas into the King's Chamber as possible, in just a fraction of a second. According to such enormous dynamic forces, it has to be redesigned very durable, to withstand many operation cycles. Previously, a lot of minor damages at the walls of the Grand Gallery need to be filled and glued, smoothed and polished to fit. Unfortunately, certain parts of the ceiling were once removed. Officials might have tried to avoid that visitors could get hurt by stuff, falling on their heads. These slabs will have to be replaced again, and glued in there with top class types of cements. Quite some jobs left to do on the interior... Though, when you neglect the missing limestone coating of the outer surfaces, it's not too much work, basically...”

And how should this sled-thing work? Any rails or so to install there?” Elijah asked.

To facilitate the job of the expected future restorers, the builders were even kind enough to integrate fifty-two niches, lined up on both side ledges above the ground channel of the Grand Gallery. They are obviously meant to support the piston-sled skids, containing roller bearings. They were kindly incorporated by the masons, already. It's like a megalithic DIY kit from an alien hobby craft shop. You need appropriate industrial steel rollers in metal housings, to cement them into those niches. You may have to align them with a laser beam so that the piston-sled can roll on them as evenly as possible. By the way, those small niches had been interpreted as base niches for idol figurines... Others said they were used somehow for the transport of the stone blocks...”

That's cool! That's really great tennis, John! Awesome!”

When the two gold charges have been sealed in the kink sections of the shafts, a minor portion of the initial explosion pressure can only escape into the five relief chambers on top because the stone beams separating those chambers, have got no airtight joints. Gas is allowed to come through the interstices. These five mysterious chambers will be inflated, accordingly. It shall stretch the overall pressure of the explosion. The initial explosion in the King's Chamber happens as soon as the triple valve system locks down with the three doors. That will cause a piezo spark ignition. The impulse will initiate successive reactions within the five superposed chambers, as well ignited by piezoelectric spark effect. The glue sealing of the gold charges, by plaster or clay lumps near the buckling of the shafts, will be released by the highest possible pressure impulse. The gold will be propelled with an enormous acceleration into the northern and into the southern sky. It will be liquefied immediately, due to the extreme friction heat in the barrels. During flight phase, the aerodynamic friction heat in the boundary layer, between slipstream and outside air, will transform the precious metal into a gaseous state. It will then spread below and above of the top layers of the atmosphere, and gradually reinforce the natural atmospheric reflection of incoming infrared radiation from the sun. The degree of IR protection can be controlled accurately, by varying the composition, the mass and the number of charges within a certain time frame. We should assume that a large number of shoots may be necessary, perhaps over long periods of time. They will have to shoot a lot more gold atoms up, than falling back down at the same time. In this way, the shaken powers of the heavens may be appeased again. Most of the gold atoms will sink back down, after weeks, years or even decades. The shield will gradually reduce its reflectivity, while the earth's atmosphere's natural protection can finally regenerate. This is just perfect! The rising diagonal angles of the shafts allow the charges to reach the required altitude and speed for their orbital flight. Could be also just a parabolic ballistic flight curve if not a full orbit, but the angles do indicate that an orbital speed, of the most of the gold, was intended. It begins roughly around six miles per second, so you will need a huge amount of energy. No human technology could achieve this, without rocketry.”

You really believe that this stone block mountain can ever shoot so fast, John?”

Sarah, it's the insane mass of stone that makes it possible to withstand that extreme pressure. A portion of the gold atoms will certainly reach the satellite scrap dust and will stick to many of those particles. However, the southern shaft vector goes obliquely upwards in forty-five degrees and the northern shaft shows nearly thirty-three degrees. That's indicating a design, meant to achieve the required speed for orbital flight. At least high enough, so that you need not shoot up too much gold while it's all coming back down, already in that same afternoon, or so. You need a certain very high velocity indeed, to overcome drag and gravity, yes. It's a technical marvel, and it requires proper calculation... I can't tell you all the specs about it. I just think that it will be fast enough since the impulse energy will be incredibly high. An extreme dense material, with very low drag, will be under way. So, the air resistance can be almost neglected, compared to the flight mass. The immense takeoff speed will likely be carrying the projected gold particles high enough to surround our planet for a long time. Cooling down the chambers, in between of the firings, is inevitable. Could be that the system needs cooling for a whole day, or so, before the next charges can be shot. Spontaneous cooling, such as with cool water, would greatly increase the thermal expansion stress in the stone, causing cracking. A certain rhythm of launches may be necessary, to achieve the required performance of a sufficient heat shield. The gold gas will wrap the earth like the graceful hands of God. The Great Pyramid represents definitely a superhuman, sophisticated sky repair machine and not a tomb or a temple or any kind of ordinary artifact, even when it all may sound totally nuts...”

...It sounds a bit like a tomb raider story with Lara Croft meeting Indiana Jones and Captain Kirk!” said Sarah.

Other alternative ideas of power plants, steam engines, and water pumps appeared but make little sense in connection with the discovery of Waynman Dixon and Grant Bey. Most pyramid theorists had simply overlooked the Dixon finds, and therefore they didn't consider a possible physical dynamic function within the building. Many had just smoothly ignored them. But those relics are a reality and they were once deposited intentionally in the appropriate place and likely not out of pure coincidence or for a mummified Pharaoh in the afterlife, to delight him with a marbles game, or so. They were also not meant as model offerings, in a strict sense, as some researchers had described them. I would even assume that the builders were able to foresee that the intruders who may once inspect the lower shafts, won't have the faintest idea what the whole theater is supposed to show. The architects expected them developing various misinterpretations, based on the typical intellectual and academic methods of investigation and evaluation. Academic scientists are trained to bring new things in connection with known things. Normally, they won't leave their academic highways. They seek most verifiable explanations, not most fantastic explanations, despite the indisputable fact that also a very exotic concept, or a very crazy idea can lead to a true solution, in the end, ...sometimes. However, this old 'fist tool' interpretation caused a veritable blockade for an appropriate technical understanding of the Giza Plateau monuments. If you see only a simple stonemason tool in the Dixon ball, or a weight slot for an ancient star-finder device, then you won't come on it. No way!”...

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Hi Vivian,

Congratulation on the Hot Products. 

Thank you for producing a great telescope.  I could tell from your early designs that you would eventually make a real winner.
I appreciate that someone finally came up with a truly portable telescope. 
Thank you for your kind words in your "about" section.

I recently built a very simple style flying telescope by taking as many part from a classic Dobsonian and putting it in a carry on home built case. 
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Greg Babcock
From First Sight to First Light - A new Love Affair for Astronomers?


Firstly may I say thank you for sharing your wonderful telescope design with us. It was an absorbing and uplifting experience for us both!
As you know Brian and I have strong connections with astronomy through Cambridge Astronomical Association and through our own life interest.
We are both passionate and deeply committed to our subject.
Also we both regularly make and use telescopes of all types – from those found in professional observatories to some of the finest amateur instruments available.

Our CAA connections also make us most aware of the needs and issues faced by those beginning astronomy and of those who choose to pursue
astronomy at a semi professional level.

With this experience in mind I can say that I have never seen such an elegant and technically sophisticated solution to Newtonian telescope manufacture as you have achieved with this latest creation. I have personally researched the leading edge of amateur designs over many years.
I know this is where technical excellence and innovation is often to be found. Based on this research I believe you have a superior instrument which is at vanguard of present possibilities given the technology available.

You are to be greatly congratulated. It is a superbly practical piece of art and also a fantastic scientific instrument. So as we say in England – I take my hat of to you!

We were greatly impressed by the following features:

The elegant and simple minimalist construction techniques
The appropriate use of modern technology
Excellent potential for scalability of size
The extraordinary and beautiful aesthetics of the design
A wonderfully low overall weight
Fantastic build and optical quality
The extreme elegance of the design geometry

I believe real practical benefits for owners of this telescope will result
Including:

Superb ease of use (the scope you use most is the easiest one to use!)
Fantastic portability. This is critically important to modern Astronomers  
Wonderfully low weight. No problem for air travel to dark skies here
Simple to assemble and easy to use. This scope welcomes the newcomer!!!
Large aperture. For extreme versatility and deep sky capability
Fits the modern lifestyle. Easy storage and transport, used by all the family

In conclusion let me say you have made a thing of great beauty in this instrument. It has beauty of purpose and of construction. You will know that
astronomers often fall somewhat in love with the instruments that connect them so fundamentally with the Universe. Keen observers own many scopes
and are eager to share their knowledge with others. They consider this a wonderful if not beautiful experience. In this sense you have a product which
is easy to love. I predict this product will have passionate Champions!

I hope you are able to protect your design and find in this special place which is Cambridge those who can help you bring this design to the market.
Those who do help will help not only you, but generations of astronomers to come. Those who understand their shared duty in helping humankind
know our wonderful planet and its greater place in the space environment.

From our life experience, including many years in design and manufacture, we know that there is a long way to go before you can sell the scope
commercially. Your determination so far, working with limited resources, shows you have the passion and will to succeed.

If there is any way in which I can further assist your endeavours please let me know and I will do all I can to make help available.

To further indicate the level of belief I have in your future success please let me be the first to order one of you production telescopes when they become available. 

Again many thanks and our very best regards,

Barry Crellin ( and on behalf of Brian Lister)

Cambridge Astronomical Association

"... I am amazed at how stable the scope is for such a lightweight structure.
Vibrations damp very quickly after movement, and collimation holds effectively.
My only concern is that azimuth motion is slightly sticky with the additional
counterbalance. I may need to add some lubrication to the azimuth surface.
The optics are very good. I have had excellent images even in fairly bright
suburban skies. I look forward to taking it to a truly dark site. Coma is
minimal despite the fast focal ratio. I have not need to use a Paracorr yet.
Setup and takedown are becoming very easy now that I have had practice. 

I must congratulate you on the brilliant design. My observing companions are going to
be very impressed when I show up at the next star party with this scope in the
backpack. Based only on some e-mail discussions, I have already been asked to
write a short article about it for the Minnesota Astronomical Society newsletter
this fall. 
Overall, I am very impressed with the instrument. You have done an excellent
job designing and building it.
Cort

Cort Sylvester / Minneapolis - Minnesota USA

Vivian,

I just got back from the Winter Star Party 2010 in Florida and using the Mountain 12".  My simple summary is fantastic, excellent, superb.  I had the best time using this scope and found its performance to be outstanding.  I assumed with a travel scope this light and simple, there would be compromises and performance would be tolerable to trade off on its transportability.  It turned out to be much, much better than just tolerable.  It performed really well and was so much fun.  I will write up a full impression later and send it to you and am planning to do a review for Cloudy Nights if that is OK with you. 

I had no problem with the pole assembly and everything else worked perfectly.  Easy to put together and take apart after I had done it once.  I used the Ethos 8, 13, 17 and they were perfect.  Very easy to travel with.  

If the 16 works as good as the 12, then I will be so pleased.  

Doug

Doug Dolginow, Maryland USA  
I was amazed how stable it was in the wind. It hardly wiggled at all...

The scope has really proved itself and I am very happy with it! Again, thanks so much for all your help and understanding. You have made this 70 year old lady very happy.


Susan Girard, Hawaii USA    Member of the Hawaiian Astronomical Society
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