Ancient texts describe powerful weapons that the gods used on Earth thousands—even perhaps tens of thousands—of years ago. “…An incandescent column of smoke and flame, as bright as ten thousand suns, rose in all its splendor. It was an unknown weapon and iron thunderbolt, a gigantic messenger of death, which reduced to ashes the entire race…”
When we take a look at history and read through the countless ancient texts left behind by different civilizations across the planet, we notice a great amount of information, mentioning the Gods—who descended from heaven—who brought to Earth powerful weapons, unlike anything the ancients had ever seen.
But where these ‘ancient weapons’ just part of folklore and myths? What if these ancient texts did not describe myth and legends, but actual weapons, brought by advanced alien civilizations who were misinterpreted as gods?
Curiously, a recent study— titled ‘Prior Indigenous Technological Species’—presented by Jason Wright, assistant professor of astrophysics and astronomy of the Pennsylvania State University suggests our planet, and other celestial bodies in our solar system may have been inhabited, in the distant past by Ancient Aliens. Professor Wright suggests that extraterrestrial technosignatures might be expected to be extremely old, limiting the places they might still be found to beneath the surfaces of Mars and the Moon, or in the outer Solar System.
If we take a look at ancient Greek and Hindu mythology, the weapons of the gods were a profound and deadly tool, capable of capable of incinerating enemies and leveling entire civilizations.
Created by the ancient Hindu God Vishnu was the Narayanastra—the personal weapon of Lord Vishnu.
This Astra (“weapon” in Sanskrit) in turn fires a powerful tirade of millions of deadly missiles simultaneously. The intensity of the shower rises with an increase in resistance. The only way of defense towards this missile is to show total submission before the missiles hit. This, in turn, will cause this weapon to stop and spare the target.
Interestingly, this weapon could only be used ONCE, if one tries to use it twice, then it would devour the user’s own army.
Forged by Lord Brahma was the Brahmastra. This ferocious weapon is described in a number of purana—a vast genre of Indian literature about a wide range of topics—as a very destructive weapon. It is said that when the Brahmastra was discharged, there was neither a counterattack nor a defense that could stop it.
The Brahmastra never missed its mark and had to be used with very specific intent against an individual enemy or army, as the target would face complete annihilation
However, perhaps the most important detail about the Brahmastra was its collateral damage. According to ancient texts, the land where the weapon was used became BARRED, and all life in and around it would CEASE to exist. Men and woman exposed to it became infertile. After the weapon was used, rainfall would decrease and the land would develop cracks.
In fact, the Brahmastra is mentioned in the epics and Vedas as a weapon of last resort and was never to be used in combat.
In the ancient Mahabharata, this weapon is said to be a single projectile charged with all the power of the universe.
An evolution of this terrifying weapon is the Brahmashirsha Astra. The Brahmashirsha Astra is said to be four times stronger than the Brahmastra. In the Mahabharata, it is explained that when this weapon was invoked there would be flames, thunder, and a thousand meteors would fall, accompanied by a great din and a trembling of the earth.
Another terrible weapon—said to leave behind apocalyptic scenarios—was the Pashupatastra. Pashupatastra is the most destructive, powerful, irresistible weapon of all the weapons mentioned in the Hindu mythology. This terrible ancient weapon is said to be capable of destroying and vanquishing ALL life.
A Narrative from Kisari Mohan Ganguli translation of Mahabharata regarding the power of Pashupatastra:
O thou of mighty arms, that weapon (Pashupatastra) is superior to the Brahma, the Narayana, the Indra, the Agneya, and the Varuna weapons. Verily, it is capable of neutralizing every other weapon in the universe. It was with that weapon that the illustrious Mahadeva had in days of yore, burnt and consumed in a moment the triple city of the Asuras. With the greatest ease, Mahadeva, using that single arrow, achieved that feat. That weapon, shot by Mahadeva’s arms, can, without doubt, consume in half the time taken up by a twinkling of the eyes the entire universe with all its mobile and immobile creatures. In the universe, there is no being including even the deities that are incapable of being slain by that weapon.