Vimanas are ancient aircraft described in Indian Mythology and chronicled in Vedas.
The Vedas were a collection of ancient Indian epics and scriptures and contained references to these glorious airplanes known as Vimanas. The Vimanas are described throughout the texts not only describing their flight characteristics but also the powerful weapons they harbored.
The Vedas describe the Vimanas as the flying chariots of the gods they used transport themselves not only around the skies but also to other planets. The word airplane is common place in Vedic literature, observe the following passage from the Yajur Veda:
“O royal skilled engineer, construct sea-boats, propelled on water by our experts, and airplanes, moving and flying upward, after the clouds that reside in the mid-region, that fly as the boats move on the sea, that fly high over and below the watery clouds. Be thou, thereby, prosperous in this world created by the Omnipresent God, and flier in both air and lightening.” Yajur Veda 10.19
While no physical evidence of these Vimanas exist today, historians describe this Vedic literature as perhaps the first form of science fiction. Ancient alien theory proposes that the Vimanas were actual ancient alien flying machines witnessed and described by Indian authors observing extra terrestrial craft. The craft described in the Vedic texts contain references to both flying craft and ancient weapons used by both gods and demons.
These Vimanas share many of the same characteristics as modern accounts of UFOs. These Vimanas were reported to navigate to great heights with the aid of quicksilver and a great propulsive wind. Another account in Ramayana (Sanskrit Hindu Epic) ascertains: “The Puspaka car that resembles the Sun and belongs to my brother was brought by the powerful Ravan; that aerial and excellent car going everywhere at will …. that car resembling a bright cloud in the sky.” “.. and the King [Rama] got in, and the excellent car at the command of the Raghira, rose up into the higher atmosphere..” Ramayana
Another account in the Mahabharata (another Sanskrit Hindu Epic) the king, Asure Maya (sounds similar to the Zoroastrian God Ahura Mazda), had a Vimana that measure 12 cubits and was equipped with blazing missiles and 4 wheels.
One of the most amazing pieces of evidence for ancient alien theorists is the actual description of the construction of the Vimana contained in the Sanskrit Samarangana Sutradhara.
“Strong and durable must the body of the Vimana be made, like a great flying bird of light material. Inside one must put the mercury engine with its iron heating apparatus underneath. By means of the power latent in the mercury which sets the driving whirlwind in motion, a man sitting inside may travel a great distance in the sky. The movements of the Vimana are such that it can vertically ascend, vertically descend, move slanting forwards and backwards. With the help of the machines human beings can fly in the air and heavenly beings can come down to earth.” Samarangana Sutradhara
The preceding text contains some remarkable notes. The technology described seems far beyond the knowledge of the ancient people of Indian. Mercury for example is a rare element used in modern thermometers, medicine, and florescent lighting. Additionally, the text describes human beings as using these Vimanas as well as these heavenly beings (possibly extra terrestrial beings).
In a related Sanskrit Babylonian text the Hakatha, or laws of Babylon, states:”The privilege of operating a flying machine is great. The knowledge of flight is among the most ancient of our inheritances. A gift from ‘those from upon high’. We received it from them as a means of saving many lives.” Hakatha
Like many other mythological tales of gods and chariots, Ancient Aliens theorists purpose that this is actual evidence of ancient aliens contacting and directly influencing ancient civilization(s). With further examination of this literature, it seems like the people of ancient India were depicting more than just a fictional tale of their gods and demons. Ancient Aliens theorists truly believe this is one of the most concrete evidence of past ancient aliens influence on ancient planet earth and its inhabitants.