Contents of the bookEdit
- Chapter 1 - The Birth of Understanding
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- I had a privileged, but unenlightened, birth. I was the second son of Sir William George Windlenot, Earl of Runcorn. Because my great-grandfather, Charles Windlenot, was granted and earldom after he defended the king, the Windlenots have had a noble heritage to live up to. As was expected of a Windlenot, I went to all the proper schools and graduated with honors from Oxford.
- Upon graduation, I married Mary Elizabeth Worthington, a woman of title. Before long, the lure of the Ancients proved too great for me. I found myself in Egypt, obsessed over the great knowledge they possessed. Standing at the base of the Great Sphinx, I felt reborn as it whispered to me of mysteries past. I knew then, I must devote my life to bridging the gap between myth and fact, for I sincerely believe that all myth is based on fact.
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- (Picture of The Great Sphinx)
- Chapter 2 - The Mysterious World
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- In 1938, I made a startling discovery. Similar pyramids, equal to the glory of the Great Pyramids in Egypt, were constructed in parts of the world by civilizations that had no contact with each other. My paper on the subject gained me election to Edinburgh's Royal Society at the young age of 30. I did not express my true feelings in the paper, however, for membership was very important to me. I knew that some extraterrestrial being had inspired the construction of these buildings and so I ventured into archaeostronomy. The more I researched and visited these sights, the more convinced I became that mortal man alone had not built these. As I spoke my findings, I was ridiculed and accused of hallucinations. I searched six years for proof of my beliefs. In four seemingly unrelated civilizations, I found the following pictographs, each one buried within pyramidal tombs:
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- (A set of pictographs from the Nazca Plains in Peru, and a similar one from Uzbekistan, Soviet Union [at the time of publication]).
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- (Another set of pictographs from Mohenjo-daro, Pakistan, and another from Chang-an, China).
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- You will notice while the images from each location are in a different order, they all contain what appears to be a flying saucer, a man in a helmeted space suit, and some sort of solar schematic. These similarities are too close to be merely coincidental.
- Chapter 3 - Professional Ridicule
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- I admit, dear reader, I am as guilty as anyone of desiring respect and fame. I was driven to pursue enigmas that science could not explain. Fame came at the expense of respect. Even with indisputable proof, I was ridiculed by my peers. I brought before my colleagues proof of the existence of beasts long thought to exist only in myths. In a tar pit in Turkey, I unearthed a creature that could only have been a griffin and was accused of fabricating it out of several prehistoric animals. In a cave in the Himalayas, I found a mummified creature with one eye in the center of his head, and was denounced for having paid for “freaks of nature.” In many instances I was accused of being naive and falling prey to the tricks of others. Is it any wonder that I resigned from the Royal Society and came to America to search for academic acceptance? I sacrificed my marriage, my heritage and my home to prove my theories and fulfill my dream.
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- I dreamed of a museum that would house the artifacts I had collected, where others too would see my vision.
- (Drawing of a unicorn)
This book gives insight to Professor Hubert Windlenot, and why he built the museum, as well as that his theories were backed by sound facts. For many years, other scientists have head the same theories as he did.
The four sets of pictographs give the solution for a puzzle found in the Planetarium.