Mayans and Extra-Terrestrials

Stone Head in Guatemala offered as proof of alien contact by filmmakers.

Stone Head in Guatemala offered as proof of alien contact by filmmakers.

Having produced a documentary about the Maya and their famous calendars, as well as published a related book, I feel I know the topic reasonably well. We certainly covered a massive range of theories and ideas. One area we didn’t cover in our film, however, were speculative links between the Maya and alien races. Our general feeling was that the Maya were being accused of needing alien help to achieve their incredible feats of architecture and astronomy solely because, the theory goes, an indigenous people could not have developed these skills and knowledge alone.

Not everyone agrees with us: a new doc going into production claims to reveal the missing extraterrestrial link that makes sense of the Mayan mysteries and recommends that we move to outer space, just like the Maya (oh, so that’s what happened…). Steve Pond reports for The Wrap:

Mayan writings do not predict the end of the world when the calendar cycle ends in December. But according to the producer of an upcoming documentary about the Central American civilization, they make the sobering prediction that three-quarters of the earth’s population will be wiped out in the ensuing 15 to 20 years.

Given the doomsday alternative, apparently that qualifies as good news.

Those who live, producer Raul Julia-Levy said, will need to quickly colonize outer space, just as he said the Mayans did.

The idea of climbing into a spaceship to avoid a global catastrophe might produce giggles for most of us, but the producer of “Revelations of the Mayans 2012 and Beyond” insists it’s no laughing matter.

“This is the most critical time in human history, and mankind is going to have to face the music,” said Julia-Levy, the son of the late actor Raul Julia and producer of “Revelations of the Mayans 2012 and Beyond.”

In an exclusive interview with TheWrap, Julia-Levy claimed that this privately-financed documentary, which begins production this week in Mexico, will drop a series of bombshells that look to the future and draw connections between the Mayans and extra-terrestrials…

[continues at The Wrap]

  • Jai Ankers

    Return of the Gods… pretty sure that’s all the Maya said would happen at the end of the calendar.

    Maybe Aliens will come, but who says they’re going to kill us all? 

  • Sacred Geometry International

    Interesting concept.  Will wait to see what is brought forward as evidence.  Have never seen that particular statue before.  Does resemble those found on Easter Island.  More pieces to the puzzle of our being.  Thanks Gary.  

  • Na-Rumph!

    How does any of this information imply the Mayans had some “extraterrestrial” connection? Just skip right past the “ET, ancient alien” theories and go right for the Extra-dimensional hypothesis. Much more interesting and plausible ideas abound. Better yet, just skip that and smoke some DMT in the woods. 

    • Skullfaceflamenco

      Hahahahahaha, yep, machine elves…

  • j stott

    “there have been about 514 leap years since Caesar created it in 45 BC the Mayan calendar did not account for leap years so the world should ahve ended 7 months ago” 

    • Hey ho

       I believe that they accounted for that missing time in their calenders. I know the egyptians did and the mayans had a more accurate calendar than them.

  • The Sanity Inspector

    Why is it so impossible to believe that there were smart brown people 1,000 years ago?

  • MadMen

    Who cares what the Mayans think. Look around. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out this world is fucked. No civilization lasts. We always destroy ourselves, it’s what we do. This time we are just going to take the earth and everything on it with us. Self Fulfilling Prophecy.

  • Simon Drake

    Aliens, the possible past and the unsettling future is still a bit of  taboo subject but should be treated in a light hearted way: What if even 1% of conjecture is real? What if the Mayans met E.T. just once but the meeting impacted on their culture and permeates through to today.
    I have just finished writing a book called the “Alien Contact and Diplomacy: Get it Right or We Suffer”.
    Thanks Disinfo for trawling up the weird and wonderful!