Easter Island – A Secret Hindu Civilization? David Childress from Ancient Aliens Reveals The Truth

Hey guys, today we have The David Childress. He has explored almost a 100 countries in the world, and today we are gonna talk about how people of South India went all over the world. and this is a very interesting story. Welcome David. Thank You.
I wanted to ask you specifically about this book: ‘The lost world of Cham’. Seems to be getting a lot of great reviews and it’s a very interesting book. I wrote it a few years ago, it’s one of my most recent books and it’s a book I was really excited to write. And it was the culmination of many years of study and my travels. You know, I’ve traveled a lot in India and across Asia and to Sri Lanka, Indonesia. I’ve been in to Thailand many times and to Cambodia and Laos and finally I made a trip to Vietnam. Vietnam? Yeah and that was where I really started to learn about the Cham and the Champa. And it really opened my eyes to what was going on, ultimately. What I discovered and what I write about in this book and the subtitle is the trans-pacific voyages of the Champa. Trans-Pacific? Trans-Pacific.. voyage so I realized there that first of all, that the Cham were these Shivite Hindu or Buddhists. Yeah they were followers of Hinduism and Buddhism? That’s right, and they call themselves the Shivites. Yeah and the Hinduism that they followed was Shivite (Shaivism) . In Vietnam? In Vietnam. And they were also in Cambodia too- and ultimately in Laos. what I discovered with the Cham as I researched them, I really discovered them so much in Vietnam. Around Da Nang. The Cham were not ever in the very far north of Vietnam, they were from about central Vietnam, north of – all the way to the south. To the Mekong delta and all that. And the Cham were not the same as the Vietnamese..who we call the ‘Dai Viet’. They are not today’s Vietnamese. That’s right. Today’s Vietnamese are almost all ‘Dai Viet’. They’re from the north, they are really of a Chinese ancestry.. they are very light skin like the Chinese. They really are a sect of Chinese just as the Thai people are.. pretty much the same. Both were invaders coming from China to the south. And in both cases what they did was they pushed out the Cham or Champa people. How did they look? The Cham people and there’s still a residual of them today in Vietnam and you have them in Cambodia. So the word Cambodia is also from the word Cham. Oh really? Yeah and they are there are darker skinned and they’re more like the people of southern India. They look like me? They look like you. Also Indonesians too.. Cambodians also but they have a more oriental look. Darker skin Vietnamese or Thai.
So those people they were megalithic. They also used the Keystone cuts. Those Keystone cuts which are these t-shaped cuts and you pour the metal clamps and yeah so when I went to the megalithic city near De Nang called ‘My Son’ . I talked about it here and I show pictures. There, I was looking at the ruins of My Son – a fantastic place and there was basalt blocks perfectly cut. They were amazing to me and I could see how what they were doing was very high-tech and megalithic and then I saw the Keystone cuts. And they were identical to Keystone cuts I had seen at Tiahuanaco and Bolivia. And other Keystone cuts I had seen in Peru at Ollantaytambo. And we have seen them in Cusco too. Yeah. You can see them in India too – a lot of sites have these Keystone cuts. I think Hampi has keystone cuts. and you will see them in Cambodia too at Angkor Wat ,you will also see them at some temples in Egypt. And a few places also in Greece and Turkey – these Keystone cuts. You’ll see them at Borobudur in Java. So, once I saw the Keystone cuts.. because Keystone cuts are a very unusual way of putting giant megalithic blocks together. So the idea that different cultures in South America, and in Vietnam, and in India, and in Java, also in Egypt that they are all using this same unusual key stone building technique. You’re gonna only see them on megalithic buildings that are already very well made. But then they have keystone cuts and you have molten metals poured into them. So you’re looking at megalithic technology. You’re looking at metals technology, melting metals, pouring molten metals and these are megalithic structures. At that point I realized, Wow, Cham are also in South America I mean there’s some trafficking going on. So I began to research more and more the Cham I realized there’s really something here. And I have been in Cambodia myself twice before and I just thought , “okay what’s going on here ? ” I made some trips also to Java to Borobudur. There’s also another site near Jakarta which is where Borobudur is called Candi Sukuh. It is high in the mountains and it’s a very old Hindu temples. And there are Keystone cuts there and also the site looks like a Mayan temple. When I first seen pictures of it, I thought oh this must be a Mayan temple here but no it’s in Java, in Indonesia. Oh! What was that about? So with the Cham i realized that yeah they are these Shivites who are worshipping Shiva. There’s many statues of Shiva there, with the third eye. It was a common motif with the Cham and Champa people. Also the Shiva of course is having a topknot . He has a topknot of hair. Yeah and he’s always depicted even in Vietnam this way. And throughout Cambodia those megalithic places. Also I went to a site in northern Cambodia called Preah Vihear, it’s on top of a mountain right on the border of Cambodia and Thailand. And it’s very much like Machu Picchu. So that’s where I realized that the Cham were these people that were travelling across the Pacific and that even many of the Pacific Islands were being settled by the Cham and that they were these they were Hindus and Buddhists at the same time. And similar with Borobudur, they don’t know who built Borobudur no one takes credit for it. Historians say oh it was this dynasty the Shailendra dynasty. There were some Buddhist and it must have been them, who built it. But so no one says they built it, but here’s also another Cham site. Originally where did the Cham come from? originally from Vietnam or ..? No I think they came that came from India, I think from southern India. South India? South India, yes. What language do you think they spoke? Well they may well have spoken the Tamil language. Tamil language? Perhaps, yeah. I don’t know what language they would have spoken sure may well have been that. so they start from South India and they go Southeast Asia?
Which is.. how do you think they went? Starting well, I mean could have been Vimanas but of course may have been using ships really. So the land of Cham began in Sumatra. Sumatra? Yeah. So Sri Lanka was not land of Cham and it was more closer..coastal part of India or whatever. Who knows? Because they were joined together. They were joined, yeah the Rama’s bridge and everything. yeah whatever the history there, it is closer there. But Cham became a land that was starting in Sumatra included all of Indonesia, Java it included Malaysia, where Singapore is today, also Thailand but it was before the Thai people moved down into that area. Cambodia, of course and the southern half of Vietnam, also included Borneo I would say it also included the southern islands of the Philippines. And all this area was Cham and it was in Sanskrit they called it ‘Suvarnabhumi’. Swarna bhumi – the land of gold? The land of gold yeah and when you go even today to the Bangkok Airport it’s called ‘Suvarnabhumi’. Yeah. As you go through the airport, there’s a big mural of Rama on his chariot. You can see it is very nicely done. it’s always nice to see that, so yeah the land of cam was this Hindu and then later Hindu – Buddhist area. It encompassed a huge area. So many ports and islands and so the Cham had a fleet of huge ships.. of so many ships. You think they were like extremely well developed? Oh very well developed and rich in gold. There’s a famous story of the Chinese coming down to some of the Champa cities in southern Vietnam to loot them and they took so much gold and treasure. The Cham people had so much gold and treasure and they were travelling from island to island. They were great navigators in the ocean, they could go to any Pacific island. They were the ones going to Tonga, Tahiti, ultimately to Hawaii, to Marquesas and even to Easter Island. All of those Islands..
You believe that the Cham people built the Easter Island? I believe now that the Cham people built Easter Island, what is on Easter Island. Wow! And I believe that the statues on Easter Island are statues of Shiva. The statues on Easter Island they’re huge they’re megalithic, and they wanted them, they wanted to put them around the edge of the island and they wanted to put a top knot on that. Yeah and it was a separate piece of stone, a red volcanic stone and it was a topknot with that and it’s like a hat. but if you are a Shivite and you know Shiva you know that that top knot is Shiva and that symbolizing Shiva. And I’ve been to Easter Island three times and it wasn’t really until I went to Vietnam and started researching the Cham that I realized yeah and the whole Shivite thing. And I realized those statues are Shiva. So with the Cham were coming across the Pacific as Hindu sailors really. And later they were Buddhists. And we’re talking going back to I think 1000 BC, you know and but going up to around the Cham Empire lasted until about 500 AD or so. What happened with the demise of Cham was a civil war in Southeast Asia among Cham cities. It was a city in Sumatra called Sri Javaya. Srivijaya? Srivijaya, yeah that’s it. And that and they were they noticed someone who they’re still trying to find exactly where it was. It was the city that’s been destroyed by tidal waves and earthquakes and volcanoes. In fact it’s in that area where just recently in the last year there was a tidal wave in Indonesia and a hit that part of Sumatra. Yeah and wiped it out. That’s the area where Srivijaya was. But so there was a like a civil war and the Cham are fighting with each other. They went to Vietnam. At that time the central power of the Cham was in southern Vietnam. There’s some islands off of Vietnam too – called Cham Islands. They are still called Cham Islands? They are still called Cham islands today. And those Islands are granted islands off of Da nang and they have very nice beaches. But not even today or not many people live there. But apparently what would happen to what I say in my book is that fleets of ships every at certain times of the year fleets of ships also coming from China. They’re coming from Java and also I think from southern India also fromm Orissa, konark and places like that and they would meet at those Cham Islands. Huge fleets of ships. giant ships too. And then, from there, they would head out into the Pacific because I was a very good place. Going just south of the Philippines they would head out into the Pacific and from there that will go to Micronesia, to this fantastic place called Nan Madol. in Pohnpei Island, in Micronesia but beyond and then out into Tonga and Samoa and tahiti and ultimately to Mexico and Central America and to Colombia and to Peru.
So they make a major mark in Southeast Asia, they build these amazing megalithic sites you know? Including Borobudur. And then what is the next really amazing stop they make? The next stops are going to be Fiji, where they’re also megaliths. And then to Tonga where you have a number of pyramids. The site outside of Easter Island that has the most megaliths and pyramids of unusual size is Tonga. Tonga has megalithic buildings, it has a giant stone arch trilithon like Stonehenge. There are large pyramids. So in Tonga, they do build these amazing structures? and then, where do they go? From there, they would continue to the East to Samoa , to Tahiti also going to the Marquesas which is moving farther north but closer to Mexico. and then from there, they have to make that final big you know journey to North America. They’re landing either California or in Baja California or in Mexico, or further south.
Praveen Mohan

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