Mega Money: a
discussion by Lloyd Pye
A question I'm frequently asked about
megaliths (and much of the other work I do) is: If a great deal
of evidence indicates such places were not created by humans,
then why isn't such a possibility openly and honestly discussed?
The answer, nearly always, is money.
In terms of megaliths, the world's most famous are the Great
Pyramids on the Giza Plateau of Egypt. A lucrative tourism
industry has been built around the Giza complex. If it were
proven that the Egyptians did not build the pyramids, it would
deeply hurt the pride of those who choose to believe their
ancestors accomplished such improbable feats. More importantly,
they fear it would hurt their bottom line, escalate high
unemployment, and reduce foreign exchange earnings.
Other megalithic sites have equally powerful
financial motivations to make it seem as if their ancestors
created the edifices. To suggest--much less prove--otherwise
would hurt their cultural pride. Even worse, they fear a deep
hole might be punched in their income stream if they ever had to
admit they have no real idea of who created their famous
artifacts, or when or why.
Personally, I think those fears are absurd. When it is proved
that those edifices were created by beings other than humans, an
entirely new spin will be thrown on them, a spin that should
make them even more attractive and mysterious to all who visit
and examine them.