Is There A Connection Between Secret Societies And Ancient Aliens Thousands Of Years In The Past?

Marcus Lowth
Published Date
March 21, 2022
Estimated Reading Time
13 min read
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Conspiracy Theory Analysis, Historical

When we think of the secret societies of the modern world it is perhaps a bizarre suggestion that they might have their origins in ancient alien visitation in the distant past. However, the fact is, many researchers, independently of each other, have highlighted several intriguing points that suggest just that.

A depiction of a hooded man and a strange model head

Are secret societies and ancient aliens connected?

It is well documented, for example, that Masonic lodges and orders almost certainly sprang from the beliefs of the Knights Templar hundreds of years before. And that these Masonic/Templar rituals almost certainly have their origins – and are, in fact, almost identical – to the rituals and teachings of the mystery schools of such empires as ancient Egypt and Sumer. And according to some researchers, the origins of these mystery schools go back to an extraterrestrial race that arrived on Earth thousands of years ago.

As outlandish and preposterous as that might sound to some, there just could be a connection between extraterrestrials who visited the planet thousands of years ago to the secret societies and how they influence world-changing events in the modern era. Even more amazing, at least some elements of these secret societies just might be aware and even have evidence of this alien presence, a notion that just might have been at the heart of one of the greatest achievements in human history – the moon landings.

The Anunnaki – The Origin Of Most Creation Legends?

While it is a subject that we have explored extensively before, we will remind ourselves of the basic story of the Anunnaki and their arrival on Earth thousands of years ago. Author Zecharia Sitchin had taught himself Sumerian cuneiform and ultimately, went about translating a number of Sumerian clay tablets. These tablets, according to Sitchin’s translations, told the history of the Sumerians, a history that stretched back almost half a million years.

Essentially, an extraterrestrial race from a planet within our solar system, Nibiru came to Earth in order to mine for gold, something they desperately required to fix their failing atmosphere. While they established their main presence in what is now modern-day Iraq, they mined gold in various places around the planet, including the Americas and Africa. However, this mining was grueling work, and the Anunnaki soon began to rebel against such tasks.

Depiction of the Anunnaki

Depiction of the Anunnaki

The two leaders – two brothers named Enki and Enlil – decided they had to address the situation and Enki, the scientist, opted to create a worker race, mixing their DNA with that of the most intelligent indigenous creature – which was Homo Erectus, or Neanderthals. The product of this mixing of genes was ultimately, Home sapiens – human beings. Incidentally, the first of these creations – the Adapa – was retained by Enki to exist with him in ED.IN and be educated, and not exist as a worker. It is said that from this came the basis for the legends of Adam and Eve and the Garden of Eden.

This worker race successfully mined the gold the Anunnaki sort. However, over the course of thousands of years, they grew and grew in number, and Enlil was said to grow tired of the constant demands of human beings. It is said, quite coincidentally, that the Anunnaki noticed activity in the northern regions of the planet, suggesting that a flood was coming. Enlil took the decision that the Anunnaki would vacate the planet, and let the humans perish in the impending disaster. Enki, however, discreetly advised his first creation to construct a vessel that would allow him and his family to survive the flood. Once more, these writings would appear to lay the origins for the many flood myths around the world, not least Noah’s Arc from The Bible.

The Passing Of Power From “Gods” To Humans

Following the flooding of the Earth, as the waters receded the Anunnaki returned. Upon the news that humans had survived due to Enki’s interference, after his initial rage, Enki agreed that humans should be allowed to multiply once more. The mining for gold would continue, with regular shipments being returned to their own planet.

Kingdoms would be divided up among the Anunnaki who resided on Earth – kingdoms that would essentially become the civilizations of the ancient world – such civilizations as ancient Egypt, Sumer, and that of the Indus Valley, as well as the suggestions of such advanced civilizations around such megalithic sites as Stonehenge in England or Gobekli Tepe in modern-day Turkey.

In fact, it is in this region, also including modern-day Iraq (Mesopotamia) and Egypt where the first signs of human civilization are seen. This might suggest, as researcher and author Mike Bara highlights in his book Ancient Aliens and Secret Societies, that “one can see a steady progression from the Mountains of Ararat” [1] – which, of course, is the alleged mountain where Noah’s Ark is said to have come to a stop.

It is interesting that many creation stories around the world tell of a time when “gods” lived on the Earth, often only seen by royalty and high priests. These are likely retellings of the Anunnaki accounts.

It is perhaps also interesting, parts of the story state that the Anunnaki used both the Moon and Mars as transportation hubs for the gold before it made its way to their home planet, and that the many anomalous buildings and claims of bases on the moon and Mars are the remains of these transportation hubs. We will return to this later.

Mystery Schools Of The Ancient World And The Start Of Secret Societies

As the centuries went on and societies and civilizations were rebuilt, and following several brutal wars between rival Anunnaki relations, only it was decided that the Earth would be divided into three specific regions that would be given to humans to rule over after concluding it was the will of the Creator of All.

Within each of these kingdoms would be a place of residence for the Anunnaki where they would oversee – as gods. They would also have a small region of the planet where they would reside away from humans (although it doesn’t state as much, some researchers have questioned whether this region might have been Mount Olympus and that the Anunnaki were the gods of ancient Greece also).

Certain humans would be selected as kings and queens to rule over humans, along with high priests for the Anunnaki, as well as being schooled in the ways of the Anunnaki, and in the knowledge of the universe.

An ancient Egyptian temple

Is there a connection between the mystery schools of the ancient world and today’s secret socieities

It is claimed that this took place around 4000 BC – which would match very well with many ancient civilizations, particularly those in the ancient Egyptian, Sumerian, and Indus Valley regions. As Mike Bara writes, “this is the moment of the creation of secret societies”. And these secret societies contained the knowledge and wisdom of an ancient extraterrestrial civilization.

What is also interesting, as noted by Bara, is that there appears to be a concept of a Divine being, a “Creator of All”, among the Anunnaki. It is interesting that Freemasons very much believe in a “Great Architect of the Universe”, something not too dissimilar to a “Creator of All”.

An Influence Felt Right Into Biblical Times

Whether the Anunnaki eventually returned to their home planet or remained on Earth, discreetly in the shadows of unassuming but influential families is not known. After all, if the Anunnaki were the gods of the ancient world, then, as per those legends, they would have had the ability to assume various forms, including that of a human being.

This is perhaps of further interest when we consider that there are many suggestions that the Anunnaki had reptilian features, with some stating that they and alleged reptilian entities are one and the same. Many who subscribe to the reptilian conspiracy suggest that these entities reside on Earth while assuming the form of a human being.

A depiction of a glowing Bible

Many of the Biblical legends stretch back the pre-ancient world

Whatever the truth of the matter, these traditions were passed down over generations, over thousands of years, and were even transplanted, through selected individuals, into other civilizations and empires across continents.

Indeed, there is reason to believe that Jesus himself – if we assume he did exist – was schooled in these ancient mysteries. We know, for example, he spent considerable time in Heliopolis in Egypt, a hub of the mystery schools where he would have received such knowledge.

This would mean, if we assume there is a connection to these rites and rituals and the Knights Templar and Freemasonry (as we will examine in a moment), that Jesus, for all intents and purposes, was a Freemason, as well as being schooled in the ways of the Knights Templar (which may explain why they were, according to some, of the belief that Jesus was a man and not divine).

The Knights Templar And The Freemasons

If we fast forward a little over a thousand years to what is modern-day France, we see the formation of the Knights Templar in 1118 – although some researchers suggest that the origins date back to the late eleventh century. In fact, despite how little we know of the Dark Ages, it is highly likely that these secret societies continued to exist, albeit discreetly.

It is also interesting to note the claims that Mary Magdalene – and possibly Jesus – fled to France following the apparent crucifixion. If these claims were true, then the fact that the Knights Templar’s origins being in France are certainly intriguing.

What we do know is that shortly after their formation – officially to provide safe passage for the crusades – they arrived in Jerusalem and appeared to immediately begin excavating under Temple Mount. These excavations went on for almost a decade. When the Templar Knights returned to France a short time later, they suddenly grew in wealth, influence, and numbers. Many researchers question just what they discovered under Temple Mount, whether it connected to the mystery schools or relics of ancient times, or how they knew it was there in the first place.

Whatever the truth of the matter, the Knights Templar would become one of the most powerful and influential organizations throughout much of Europe for almost 200 years. And while their number would grow, there remained only a select few who were privy to the inner circle and sacred rituals of the Templar Knights.

However, following their hunting down and arrest by King Philip IV of France in 1307, many of the Templars fled and went underground, and they took their treasures and secret rituals with them. It is believed many arrived in Scotland and were responsible for the construction of Rosslyn Chapel – a building that appears to be a reconstruction of Solomon’s Temple – a building important to both Knights Templar and later the Freemasons, some of whom would emerge in Scotland several hundred years later. However, like the Knights Templar before them, there are indications that rituals and teachings of the Freemasons had happened long before the first official records of Masonic lodges.

Many Freemasons of the eighteenth and nineteenth century were people who were in great positions of power and influence – both in Europe, perhaps particularly so in England, and then in the newly formed United States. And it is to that notion where we will turn our attention to next.

Positions Of Power And Influence

It is no secret that many people in positions of power and influence – whether politically, in business, or in authority – are also members of secret societies, not least various Masonic lodges. And this influence appears to be one that crosses international borders, at least discreetly.

Perhaps one of the most interesting to examine is the early days of the United States. No less than 14 United States presidents are known to have been Freemasons. Similarly, 13 of the 39 men who signed the United States Constitution were also Freemasons, as were nine of the men who signed the Declaration of Independence.

There are even several connections to ancient Egypt. For example, there is the Washington Obelisk, as well as the All-Seeing Eye that you can see on every dollar bill.

If we accept for a moment there is a connection between secret societies of the modern world and ancient alien visitors and their teachings from thousands of years ago, then we might wish to consider not only the particularly heavy Masonic influence on America’s early years but also the many strange incidents involving strange supernatural phenomena that appeared to have almost assisted the coming together of the country.

Perhaps one of the strangest incidents to examine is that of the “green-skinned warriors” that visited George Washington at Valley Forge in 1777 during his battles with the British. These visitations were relayed by Anthony Sherman, who was with Washington at the time and would speak of the encounters to several newspapers years later.

A glowing triangle with all-seeing eye

Many people in secret socieites are in positions of power

According to the reports, these green-skinned entities would visit with Washington and offer advice on British troop movements, even advising the best place for Washington to launch attacks on the British regiments. It is also said they showed him visions of the future, of an America free from British rule.

Whether these entities did actually assist George Washington or not is perhaps open to debate. Some researchers suggest these warriors could have been native tribes of the region, who may have used bright green war paint. Others, though, believe the entities were a little more otherworldly.

Another bizarre incident to consider occurred in the summer of 1814 in Washington DC. The United States soldiers were on the verge of defeat to the advancing British, on what was a particularly hot day. Sensing their immediate victory, British soldiers began to set fire to buildings, which quickly began to spread threatening to burn the city to the ground.

Then, in the most bizarre way, the weather suddenly changed. Dark clouds appeared out of nowhere and unleashed a brutal downpour that put out the flames within moments. Then, similarly out of nowhere, a tornado formed and appeared to head straight for Capitol Hill, where many of the British soldiers were. Many of them were killed as the tornado ripped through, and the rest immediately retreated.

Might there have been a helping hand in the creation of the United States? And might this help have come from ancient rituals passed down through generations of secret society members from the lands of ancient Egypt to the new world of America? And just who, or what, might some of those rituals summon?

In fact, some of the most intriguing connections can be found in one of the United States’ grandest moments.

The Moon Landings, NASA, And Those Ancient Bases On The Moon

One conspiracy of sorts we have examined previously is the apparent Masonic connections to the moon landings, specifically the Apollo 11 mission. And once more, while we will not go into too much detail here, it is worth quickly reminding ourselves of those connections.

One of the most intriguing – especially because it extends to both Freemasonry and ancient Egypt – is the involvement in the Apollo 11 mission of Farouk El-Baz, who was involved in various crucial aspects of the mission, including the landing site and what precise time they would actually land on the moon. What is of interest, as well as his Masonic connections, El-Baz’s father was a leading authority on ancient Egypt and specifically ancient Egyptian rituals.

Perhaps some of the most obvious signs of a purposeful Masonic mission being intertwined into the Apollo 11 mission, and NASA as a whole, is the number 33 – which is, of course, representative of the 33rd degree Freemasons of the Scottish Rite, the very highest level of Freemasonry. For example, the launchpad from which the Apollo 11 mission began is named Launchpad 33. This was something that was replicated when the first shuttle returned to Earth on Runway 33.

A depiction of alien bases on the moon

Are there ancient alien bases on the moon?

Perhaps most intriguing of all, however, is the apparent Masonic ritual that Buzz Aldrin is claimed by some to have performed – exactly 33 minutes after the moon landing. In fact, Aldrin is the subject of further Masonic connections, not least as he is said to be a high-ranking member of the 33 Degree Scottish Rite Freemasons.

Some researchers have claimed that as well as the apparent rituals performed on the lunar service it is claimed that Aldrin left various Masonic “gifts” that contained various Masonic symbols. These were said to be an offering to Osiris. Rumor states he also took a silk Masonic scarf that was “blessed” on the moon which he then gifted to the Scottish Rite Masonic Lodge in Washington DC.

While the specifics of Aldrin’s activities as a Freemason might be open to debate, his Masonic connections were well-publicized at the time, with one particular article in The New Age Magazine shortly after the Apollo 11 moon landing stating that “Masonry will be there” when new worlds are reached.

There is also another intriguing connection – James Edwin Webb – who acted as NASA’s administrator from 1961 to 1968, right before the Apollo 11 mission. He was a known Freemason and is at the center of another conspiracy that could share a connection to what we are examining here.

Is There Even A JFK Connection?

According to another of Mike Bara’s books, Ancient Aliens and JFK: The Race to the Moon and the Kennedy Assassination, James Webb not only had Masonic ties that cut deep into NASA but he very well may have been connected to the assassination of President Kennedy in November 1963. Bara’a argument is compelling, but essentially it is offered that Kennedy’s desire to pursue a joint mission to the Soviet Union to the Moon was ultimately what forced the hand of the shadow government that had retained increasing influence behind the scenes since the end of the Second World War to sign Kennedy’s death warrant.

According to Bara, the reasons the powers that be, both in the shadow government and NASA itself were so against such a mission with their Cold War nemesis was simple, there were extraterrestrial bases on the surface of the moon – the bases used by the Anunnaki thousands of years ago to ship gold to their home planet.

One of those at the center of NASA and its upcoming missions was the aforementioned Webb, and according to Bara’s research, there is reason to believe that Webb and other Freemasons were not only privy to information of what was on the Moon, but they were also actively involved in the assassination of Kennedy in order to ensure that they, and only they, arrived at the Moon first. Another person who also would have had a vested interest in the direction of NASA was Congressman Albert Thomas, who shared close ties with Vice President Lyndon Johnson (also a Texan) who we will turn our attention to in a moment. Because of his position, Thomas essentially had complete access to the finance and budget of NASA. And Thomas had made public his distaste at the idea of working with the Soviet Union.

Although it certainly isn’t proof of his claims, Bara points to a very intriguing picture – which you can see below – which appears to indicate that he very well may have been part of the plot to have Kennedy removed, permanently. It was taken in the seconds after Lyndon Johnson was sworn in as President in the hours following Kennedy’s assassination. In it, you can see Johnson has turned away from the camera and appears to be looking at none other than Texas Congressman, Albert Thomas – his cheeks appear to be raised as if he is smiling. Even more alarming, though, is Thomas, who appears to be winking at the (now) President of the United States.

A picture showing Congressman Thomas winking at Lyndon Johnson

Does this picture show Thomas winking at Lyndon Johnson? (C) Mike Bara

What is perhaps also interesting, much like many of those involved with the Apollo 11 mission and the subsequent moon-landing missions, both Webb and Lyndon Johnson were 33-degree Scottish Rite Freemasons. In fact, almost immediately upon taking the position with NASA, Webb began placing fellow Freemasons into prominent and influential roles within NASA, perhaps one of the most crucial being the manager of the Apollo Program, Kenneth S. Kleinnecht.

If there was a plan to visit the moon in order to secretly explore and recover ancient Anunnaki bases on the Moon that had been planned by Freemasons – who had clearly navigated fellow Freemasons into key positions within NASA – then should someone appear to threaten that mission, even if it were the President of the United States, it is easy to see, as morally wrong as it is, that such a group would take the decision to remove such a threat.

It is also important to note that even if these assertions are true, they are the plans and actions of individuals who happen to be Freemasons and not those of Freemasonry in general.

Whether there is a connection between ancient alien bases on the Moon, secret societies and arguably the most infamous and debated murder of all time, that of President John Kennedy remains very much open to debate.

Let’s Take A Minute To Think About What This All Means

If there was any truth to these notions it shows how seemingly unconnected conspiracies and legends tie together and snake out in various directions.

What might these events have led to over the coming years? If there is any truth that at least some of those from secret societies have had more than a hand in world events, what else could have their collective fingerprints on it?

There is, for example, speculation that the Strategic Defense Initiative, sometimes known as the Star Wars Project, was a result of some of the technology retrieved from the bases on the Moon. What else in our contemporary era might be a consequence of this speculative discovery?

Perhaps more than anything else it demonstrates how many aspects of our reality connect in the most bizarre ways. Ones that we would not, at first, expect to share any connections whatsoever.

Could the secret societies of the modern world be teaching the same secret rituals and lessons as were imparted onto specially selected high priests and royalty by alien beings thousands of years ago? And might these rituals have been continuously – if discreetly – passed down through generation after generation, crossing borders and infiltrating all aspects of life in almost all countries around the world?

And if this notion is true, what should we make of the claims – outlandish as they might seem – that the same families and members of the elite have ruled over us, from the shadows for thousands of years without our knowledge. There are plenty of researchers who have come to such conclusions, although their claims have usually fallen on largely dismissive ears.

Indeed, if there is any truth whatsoever in the notion that such history-making incidents such as the Moon landings are carried out by those with knowledge passed on by ancient aliens thousands of years ago then we have to reevaluate our perception of the world around us, and beyond.

The video below looks at secret societies a little further.


1 Ancient Aliens and Secret Societies, Mike Bara, ISBN 9781939 149404

Marcus Lowth

Marcus Lowth is a writer with a love for UFOs, aliens, and the Ancient Astronaut Theory, to the paranormal, general conspiracies, and unsolved mysteries. He has been writing and researching with over 20 years of experience.

Marcus has been Editor-in-Chief for several years due to his excellent knowledge in these fields. Marcus also regularly appears as an expert on radio talk shows including Troubled Minds and Unexplained Radio discussing these topics.

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