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The Dogon and the Sirius Mystery

"Several specialists now claim they have found the long-sought "final evidence" of visits made to earth by ancient astronauts. The myths of the Dogon tribesmen of Mall, West Africa, contain astronomical knowledge which the native people could have neither learned by themselves nor guessed. Obviously, the researchers say, some more advanced civilization told them. These fascinating Dogon legends speak of Jupiter's four moons and Saturn's rings, which were not seen by human beings until the invention of the telescope. They speak of the star Sirius and of a pair of invisible companions. One of them circles Sirius every fifty years, the legends declare, and is made of a metal that is the heaviest thing in the universe. Astronomers have discovered that such an object (called "Sirius-B") does exist but only the most sophisticated and sensitive instruments -- unavailable, of course, to the Dogons -- can detect it." from The Sirius Mystery, by James Oberg

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Book: The Sirius Mystery: New Scientific Evidence for Alien Contact 5,000 Years Ago

Robert K. G. Temple

Convincing evidence that the Egyptian, Sumerian, and Dogon civilizations were founded by aliens from the Sirius star system who are now ready to return. * Updated with 140 pages of new scientific evidence that solidifies * the hypothesis that the KGB, CIA, and NASA attempted to suppress. * An awe-inspiring work of research that calls for a profound * reappraisal of our role in the universe. *

Can Tales of Sirius Be Taken Seriously?

Jay Ingram, The Toronto Star

As winter rapidly approaches, sky watchers look forward to seeing Sirius, the brightest star visible in the Northern Hemisphere. Sirius is also the subject of one of the most enduring - and most farfetched - claims of extraterrestrial visits to Earth. R

Dogon

Loy Lawhon

The year was 1947. The French anthropologist Marcel Griaule had been studying African culture for 19 years, and had been living among and studying the Dogon tribe of French West Africa for 16 of those years. R

Dogon Shame

Filip Coppens, Fortean Times, November 2000

Did ancient gods from the Sirius star system visit an African tribe 5,000 years ago? FILIP COPPENS reviews new evidence that deals a devastating blow to what was considered to be the best case for extraterrestrial visitation. R

Dogon Theory of Creation

Crystalinks

The Dogon people are an indigeous tribe who occupy a region in Mali, south of the Sahara Desert in Africa. There are about 100,000 members in the tribe.

Dogons & Sirius

Michele Bugliaro Goggia, Ufopsi

An African tribe, the Dogons, lives in the Mali Republic and has known precise informations about the Sirius star system for 3000-4000 years.

Skeptical: Investigating the Sirius "Mystery"

Ian Ridpath, Skeptical Inequirer magazine, 1978

Did amphibious beings from the star Sirius visit the earth 5,000 or more years ago and leave advanced astronomical knowledge that is still possessed by a remote African tribe called the Dogon? This astonishing claim was put forward in 1976 by Robert Temple in his "ancient astronaut" book, The Sirius Mystery. R

Skeptical: The Dogon and Sirius

The Skeptic's Dictionary

According to Robert Temple (The Sirius Mystery), the Dogon had contact with some ugly, amphibious* extraterrestrials, the Nommos, some 5,000 years ago. R

Skeptical: The Dogon Revisited

Bernard R. Ortiz de Montellano

In 1976 Robert Temple published the Sirius Mystery claiming that the extraordinary astronomical knowledge of the Egyptians and the Dogon of Mali(1) was due to visitations from inhabitants of the Sirius system. R

Skeptical: The Sirius Lie

Filip Coppens

Scientists learn that the Dogon do not possess secret knowledge about the star Sirius and its companions. What some consider to be the best evidence for extraterrestrial beings coming from Sirius is therefore dealt a devastating blow. R

Skeptical: The Sirius Mystery

James Oberg

Several specialists now claim they have found the long-sought "final evidence" of visits made to earth by ancient astronauts. The myths of the Dogon tribesmen of Mall, West Africa, contain astronomical knowledge which the native people could have neither learned by themselves nor guessed. Obviously, the researchers say, some more advanced civilization told them. R

The Dogon

Loy Lawhon, About.com

The year was 1947. The French anthropologist Marcel Griaule had been studying African culture for 19 years, and had been living among and studying the Dogon tribe of French West Africa for 16 of those years.  R

The Dogon & The Sirius Mystery

UFO Area

The Dogon people say that Sirius star, a main star in the Sirius system, has a tiny, unseen companion star named after Digitaria seed, it is Sirius B.

The Dogon Mystery: Is Sirius a Triple Star?

Benest and Duvent

Astronomy and Astrophysics journal article on Sirius. From 1994.

The Dogon Mystery: Summary of Marcel Griaule's Work

Eric Jolly

This is a summary of Marcel Griaule’s Work by Eric Jolly. R

The Dogon Tribe

The Sphinx Group

The Dogon people live in the Homburi Mountains near Timbuktu. At the center of their religious teachings is knowledge about a star that is invisible to the eye and so difficult to obsevrve -- even through a telescope -- that no photographs were taken of it until 1970. The Dogon say they received their knowledge by visitors to the earth from another star system. R

The Dogon, the Nommos and Sirius B

Museum of Unnatural Mystery

In Mali, West Africa, lives a tribe of people called the Dogon. The Dogon are believed to be of Egyptian decent and their astronomical lore goes back thousands of years to 3200 BC. R

The Sirius Mystery

Jerome Clark, Encyclopedia of Strange and Unexplained Phenomena

In the late 1940s, four of their priests told two French anthropologists of a secret Dogon myths about the star Sirius (8.6 light years from the earth). The priests said that Sirius had a companion star that was invisible to the human eye. They also stated that the star moved in a 50-year elliptical orbit around Sirius, that it was small and incredibly heavy, and that it rotated on its axis. R

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The Sirius Mystery: New Scientific Evidence of Alien Contact 5,000 Years Ago Robert K. TemplePublication of The Sirius Mystery in 1976 set the world abuzz with talk of an extraterrestrial origin to human civilization and triggered a 15-year persecution campaign against Robert Temple by the KGB, CIA, NASA, and other government agencies. Undaunted, however, Temple is back, with 140 pages of new scientific evidence that makes his hypothesis more compelling than ever. Buy from Amazon Buy from Barnes & Noble more info...