Disclaimer: This article is high in speculation and low in evidence. I am not claiming it’s true, I’m merely asking questions. Take it with a grain of salt.
In my recent article Ancient Atmospheric Illumination, it was claimed that Turkmenistan was the ancient world center of harvesting atmospheric energy, using antennas and a substance called “red gold”. The manufacturing center was the town of Hazar at the Caspian Sea. To rurals it’s known as the sea of Khazar (the town Hazar is also pronounced Khazar) named after the turkic-tartarian Kingdom of Khazaria which encompassed what we today know as Ukraine, Kazakhstan and the countries around that sea. It’s the largest landlocked lake in the world. The claim – made without evidence – made me curious and I began to research.
People who have travelled to Turkmenistan told me it’s “mysterious”. But what’s so mysterious about it? The fact that it has the highest density of marble buildings in the world? The oddity that daytime streets of the capital city Ashgabat are mostly empty, even though there are millions of inhabitants? Or that the country has a literacy rate of 98% (compared to 79% in the U.S.) while also banning satellite dishes and free internet?
If it’s true that Hazar used to be the “world capital” of atmospheric energy and red gold, it would make it the most likely area to still know about the ancient skill of harvesting it. There are peculiar things about Turkmenistan that make me wonder whether their Government are either
a) secretly still harvesting atmospheric energy
b) preparing to harvest atmospheric energy or
c) nostalgically imitating ancient energy-harvesting architecture
The architecture of energy harvesters
The Government has been building edicifes that have little to do with the lifestyle of the people of Turkmenistan. The Turkmen themselves are puzzled about what their Government is doing.
They call this an indoor ferris wheel in ashgabat. What’s your first intuitive hunch about it?
Could it have another purpose than just ferris wheel?
There are antenna-like fixtures atop the poles and the building.
Some tourists report disappointment that they can’t see much from this ferris wheel. Isn’t seeing the surroundings one of the purposes of a ferris wheel?
And what’s this small silver device all the way on the left?
The wheel is covered by an octogram or Rub el Hizb formed around what appears to be a golden sun at the center. It’s interesting to look at, but the arcane symbolism seems out of place for an object that’s supposedly for mere amusement.
The image below is said to be a wedding hall in Ashgabat. Again an antenna-like golden pole and object on top.
If this pyramid doubles as an energy-harvester then the waters could be used as coolants.
These are peculiar streetlamps. Is it all just ornamental or is there a hidden function? Is it just aesthetics or is energy-from-the-air being harnessed here?
If you say “Fred, you have an overactive imagination. This is nothing more than a rich Government showing off”, I appreciate that. But nothing new is ever discovered by taking things for granted.
The Government of Turkmenistan likes the eight-pointed star. Here it is again:
The golden plates that line the surface, light up at night.
Peculiar poles and antennas are found across Turkmenistan. I looked up all towns, not just the capital. Pointed antennas are common, even with buildings that are not meant to be transmitters or receivers of energy. With the TV Tower (upper right) it make sense to have an Antenna but not with the Hotel (upper left) or any random statue (bottom):
I see four potential methods of harvesting energy in the image below:
Sometimes the sheer amount of lamps on tall poles leads to to suspect energy harvesting from the air. There are many lighting methods, there could be lighting fixtures on buildings for example, but not here:
The upper left picture in the image below shows the Presidential Palace. In Turkmenistan it’s standard to have large bodies of water in front of large buildings. Is that a method of cooling the gigantic energy-harvesters?
I’ve selected each of the photos for a specific reason, but I’m not going to point it out for each picture to leave space for your own examination. See for example if you find a heavy marble ball that appears to be floating in air unsupported.
Even small pavillions in residential areas are equipped with antenna-like poles. Were pavillions originally meant to energize those who inhabit them?
Mystery Poles and Towers
Across the country there are futuristic looking poles sticking out of the ground. At the time of this writing I didn’t find an official explanation for them.
Harvesting electricity from the air can be as easy as sticking an iron pole into the ground. The higher it reaches, the more electricity is collected. Here’s one of many videos that explains it: How powering with atmospheric electricity works.
Sure, the towers could serve many purposes. The one in the iamge above could be a phone tower. But if not energy-collectors, what are they?
Notice the pole sticking out of the yellow box in the ground. What is it?
Notice the antennas atop the minaret. Why? I don’t recall seeing this on minarets in any other country.
Does this look like a normal rural street to you or an electricity plant? Why are there so many streetlamps? And why are they so tall? (harvesting atmospheric energy requires a certain height of the poles, as explained in the video I linked above).
In the image below notice the tower on the left. What is it?
A close up of one of these towers:
Take a close look at the photo below. What do you see?
Notice the rings atop each lamp. And there’s one of those strange poles/towers again:
I’ve travelled the world, visited every Continent except for the icewall, but I’ve never seen lightbulbs that look like they are self-powered. I have next to no knowledge of electricity, but even an ameteur sees the “decorative” stuff beside the lamps in the image above is likely not just for decoration.
Someone with more technical knowledge than myself needs to look into this.
Anywhere in Turkmenistan
Signs of atmospheric energy harvesting are found anywhere, even far from the big cities.
The first photo upper left shows some random house being newly built. Each corner of the gutter appears to have a small antenna. On the upper right photo, notice the golden rod on the roof.
The bottom photo shows a staircase of some random house. Mere decoration or energy-storage?
A random photo I got off of Google Maps in the middle of nowhere. Notice the light lantern and the small antenna-like object on top of it.
The image below is representative of many places in Turkmenistan. Notice the light is softer than what we’re used to in other countries. This is an airport. Contrast with the bright and flourescent lights of our airports. Whatever lighting-techniques they are using, I’d like to have some of it in my country.
Ancient Turkmenistan shows signs of buildings having been melted by that mysterious weaponry that I hope to learn about one day.
Even the helmets of the ancient Turkmen are antennas.
The most famous tourist site in the country are called “gates to hell”, as if the ever burning pit is some kind of reminder of what may have happened here in the past.
Some have remarked that this architecture is fairly recent, but here’s what is called an “artistic scultpure” in Ashgabat from 1980:
The town of Hazar is located in the region of Celeken. Typing that word into Google, I get this:
People who look up Celeken are apparently interested in renewable energy, energy sources and solar energy. This is interesting. If Celeken was all about energy in the ancient past, it still is!
Very ancient maps show that Celeken was an Island. Today it’s a peninsula. It’s referred to, by the ancients as an Island of “Naphte”. This is a 1795 map:
The relevant area:
In 1659 the region is still called Tartaria and again we see “Nafte”:
Nafte is a Flemish (ancient German) word for fuel. Even today it is used across several languages for petroleum.
The French Wikipedia entry on Naphte informs us that it had a slightly different meaning in ancient times (bolding mine):
Pliny the Elder wrote on the nature of naphtha: “We call this a substance which flows like liquid bitumen, in the surroundings of Babylon and in Astacene, province of Parthia. Fire has a great affinity for it, and he rushes towards it whenever it comes within range. This is how it is reported that Medea burned her rival: the latter, as she approached the altar to make a sacrifice, had her crown immediately invaded by fire. It is possible that naphtha oil was one of the components of the famous Greek fire used in the Byzantine Empire until the 14th century.
This mysterious “greek fire” has been linked to the melting of stone by some researchers.
The English Wikipedia page on Naphta has these interesting bits to add:
This same substance is mentioned in the Mishnah as one of the generally permitted oils for lamps on Shabbat, although Rabbi Tarfon permits only olive oil (Mishnah Shabbat 2). In Ancient Greek, it was used to refer to any sort of petroleum or pitch. The Greek word νάφθα designates one of the materials used to stoke the fiery furnace in the Song of the Three Children (possibly 1st or 2nd cent. BC). The translation of Charles Brenton renders this as "rosin." The naptha of antiquity is explained to be a "highly flammable light fraction of petroleum, an extremely volatile, strong-smelling, gaseous liquid, common in oil deposits of the Near East"; it was a chief ingredient in incendiary devices described by Latin authors of the Roman period
I highlighted the part about “rosin” because it was claimed, in my previous article, that this fuel that helped harvest atmospheric energy was called “red gold”. Rosin does look like something that could be called “red gold”:
Anyone can easily harvest free energy, but without the “red gold” of the ancients, some researchers say it’s not enough to light up a town.
Was the Island of Nafta, today called Hazar, the world-center of atmospheric energy production?
Another idea: Is Hazar where we get the English word hazard?
As in so many other desert-areas (which, according to my theory, are places that have been bombed or destroyed from the air in ancient times) we find the usual anomalies in the desert. I’ve shown stuff like this in the U.S. and in Australia, but this is Turkmenistan:
There are straight lines that go on for hundreds, sometimes thousands of miles. Modern roads were built on top of some of them but here you see at least five straight lines and only the ones on the far left and far right are roads.
Square grids in the desert of Celeken:
The meaning of these straight lines and grids was never covered in History class.
Hazar is under the jurisdiction of the nearby town Balkanabat. In ancient times that town was called Nefte-Dag, which is translated as “Oil Mountain”. Is this a mountain they got red gold from? Before that it was called Nebit-Dag, Nebit being the Turkmen word for the same “oil-like” substance. All this can be read on the Wikipedia page for Balkanabat. The new name of the town is named after the Balkan (Baal-Khan) mountain range of Turkmenistan (not to be mistaken with a mountain range of the same name in Europe).
Balkanabat from the air shows signs of ancient destruction. Take for example these modern developments alongside what looks like an overgrown or semi-buried grid:
I realize this could have many explanations other than what I’m proposing. But seen in the context of similar discoveries throughout this website, it fits the pattern of an ancient global war that turned certain regions into deserts.
I’ll conclude this article with a question:
What if ALL architecture around the world is really energy-related and it was never just about function or aesthetics?