When you begin to fly over the Nazca desert, the first things you start seeing is hundreds of criss-crossing, straight lines. As we fly deeper into the desert, wide bands of flattened surface start to appear all over the desert. These bands, stretching over miles, come in a variety of different shapes like rectangles and trapezoids. Cut with accurate straight lines, we can clearly understand that these are not created by nature. Even a layman cannot help but think these are runways or airstrips. Other smaller zoomorphic symbols are strewn around these mysterious Runways and the symbolic link between them is unknown.
Did Nazca people experiment with flying?
This is a very relevant question. Did the Nazca people try to fly? History is filled with people around the world trying to fly. We are not talking about Vimanas of India, as some may claim that this is pure mythology. In the 9th century A.D, Abbas Ibn Fiernas flew by simply using an enclosure made of feathers. In 1010 A.D, Eilmer of Malmesbury created an aircraft and flew for 600 feet, before falling down. Note that the late Nazca period was 550 - 750 A.D, not very far from the first 'documented' flying attempts.
If the Nazca people did experiment with flying, the runways become very relevant. Even assuming they did not have complex design ideas (which is proven wrong here), they could have tried gliders and other primitive flying devices. A glider does not depend on an engine for its flight. If a glider is able to create sufficient momentum on land before launching into air, it can depend solely on wind for flying.
Proof of a glider model:
Interestingly, not far from the Nazca civilization, archaeologists have discovered an ancient aircraft model. Made of gold, you can see how it resembles a modern aircraft. It is aerodynamically designed with symmetric wings, a vertical tail and even a horizontal stabilizer! If we made a bigger, lighter model of this artifact, it could be used a glider. Of course, this is keeping things "primitive", by not adding engines or control systems.
Inclined Runways for flying:
Look at the runway above. What do we see? The runway runs all the way to the top of a mound. The runway is designed perfectly, and smoothed to get rid of rough patches on the desert. Could it be because a glider would be pushed all the way over the top of the mound and let go? In that case, the glider would at least fly for a few minutes. Also, the desert would be a perfect place for flight experiments, as you wont crash into trees, houses or other structures. We have to admit that this is a possibility, as there are no other reasonable explanations for these Nazca bands.If we accept that Nazca people used them for flying experiments, we have to accept that these are in fact, runways.
Runways for Alien Aircraft?
You can almost be certain that these are NOT runways for alien aircrafts. To begin with, if extra terrestrials did land in Nazca, they would have arrived through space which requires advanced flying devices. A mile long runway would not be necessary for an alien aircraft to land. In fact, even our modern day airplanes (for example, Harrier Jump Jet) can be used without runways. Secondly, these runways are carefully created by removing pebbles from the ground, a task that was definitely done by men on ground.
Could the Nazca have been successful at flying?
If the Nazca people were successful at flying even with just gliders, suddenly all the Nazca lines become very relevant. A glider could be pushed off a mountain top which would fly as much as the wind would support them. The Nazca desert is always windy, so they would have even flown for hours! With even 10 minutes of flight, they can cover a vast area and enjoy many of the Nazca figures from above! With hundreds of runways all over the desert, they could view the whole of the Nazca desert.
Let us quickly summarize the evidence that Nazca people could have, in fact flown:
1. Hundreds of smooth, flattened surfaces closely resembling modern runways have been created by men all over the Nazca desert.
2. Golden aircraft like artifacts looking very similar to a modern day glider have been found in South America.
3. Some inclined runways lead up to mountain tops, ideal for engine-less gliding flight.
4. Hundreds of huge Nazca figures have been created, which would make no sense from the ground, but is visible from higher altitudes.
Is it time to agree that the Nazca people did in fact, fly? What do you think?