Talk:Abydos helicopter

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Article has funny spam. Also, I thought it was carved by a visionary, not an example fo existing tech, but since I cant talk to the carver anymore... — Unsigned, by: / talk / contribs (signed by bot) 07:09, 28 February 2014 (UTC)

The lead should at least tell us what the claim is. ħumanUser talk:Human 05:22, 23 May 2009 (UTC)

Agreed. Have expanded the intro a bit. --TheEgyptian 16:47, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

Ultra-high quality, untouched photo of th Abydos helicopter[edit]

We've shot an ultra-high quality photo about the helicopter and the other hieroglyphs to show them without any sort of digital modification. It would be a pleasure to get it added to this article as an external link:


Your own photograph shows the helicopter, a jet, and a yacht. Talsley (talk) 14:00, 21 September 2011 (UTC)

No Imagination![edit]

It is obviously a helicopter, as we know ancient humans before 200 years ago were incapable of conceptualizing ideas such as aircraft, and that they had no imagination in any way. There was no scientists then, nobody was around to draw plans and use math to create ideas of what an aircraft might look like! And of course, it is a scientific impossibility that someone draw something that didnt exist, I mean . . . look at all the spaceship drawings on deviantart CLEAR PROOF THAT THE MILLENIUM FALCON IS REAL. (talk) 16:42, 4 October 2012 (UTC)

I always think it was a 5 year old, bored while his dad hunted, who was just making shapes. But it was really aliens!--Green mowse.pngGodotrien ne marcherait 16:45, 4 October 2012 (UTC)


It was time travellers from the future trolling us! Totally. Λ (talk) 12:23, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

Also there[edit]

are a plane seen from the side, a gunship and an upside down long-barrelled gun ... or I am creatively misreading the images (and the helicopter also falls into the same category). (talk) 17:25, 23 November 2016 (UTC)

You are indeed creatively misreading the images :) Reverend Black Percy (talk) 21:33, 23 November 2016 (UTC)
You can see them too, no? 'Deliberate creative misreading' is not the same as pareidolia or optical illusions - though they overlap.
And each generation reads Nostradamus' quotations to suit its concerns. (talk) 17:23, 24 November 2016 (UTC)
Of course I can — since you pointed them out to me. You know how some people make parody lyrics for songs in foreign/fantasy languages? And once you've read the lyrics, you sort of can't unhear them? (The same goes for visual cues, like the fact that mallard bills are actually dog masks?) Check out this link (and listen to the short clip BEFORE reading the article text for maximum effect)!
Regarding Nostradamus, the process you describe is called shoehorningand "the world's foremost authority on" Nostradamus has never shoehorned, once, ever. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 11:58, 25 November 2016 (UTC)
And where are the boundaries between magicians' misdirectings, encouragement to creative misreading and pareidolia?

Has anyone written a history of 'interpretations of Nostradamus'? (talk) 17:26, 29 November 2016 (UTC)

I envy the cleanliness of the aliens who operated all those machines as well as their cloaking devices. See, they did not leave behind even a fucking nut or any other remnant of their presence and they were caught just once. --Panzerfaust (talk) 12:32, 24 June 2017 (UTC)

There is also an axolotl/artificial fly and a giant insect (possibly from the same origin as the Quatermass and the Pit creatures) with long antennae, and what are possibly wiwaxia. (This would make a good plot for a Dr Who tale.) Anna Livia (talk) 15:01, 28 September 2018 (UTC)

Another Abydos image[edit]

The lotus-flower-powered rockets here. Anna Livia (talk) 17:56, 7 March 2019 (UTC)