Trip Start Mar 16, 2006
21Trip End Jul 13, 2006
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The flight was going to be in a tiny 5 seater plane and the flight was going to sway from side to side so that everyone could take photos
Before the flight we watched a really good and extensive documentary on the history of the Nasca culture and different theories on why they created these long lines and figures. Some of the 13 animal shapes they etched out are also on the pottery they created.
It was time for the flight, we were very excited, cameras ready, we boarded the little plane, strapped ourselves in and up we went. The first figure pointed out to us was the Whale. Our fellow passengers were also shouting where, where? It was tiny! I thought these figures were supposed to be massive? We almost necessary to squint to see it. Rather disappointing I thought! Then, we did a loop of the other figures, the hummingbird was fantastic, also the monkey, the parrot and the condor were the biggest and best. Thank goodness, this was impressive after all! As far as you could see, there were lots of lines and trapezoids, they were SO dead-straight. This was probably more amazing than the shapes themselves. The flight was exilariting and thoroughly enjoyable
Nasca is in the middle of the desert, it has hardly rained here EVER
The figures are drawn in such a way that people can walk along the lines actually, march along them, they were used in rituals. This was their way of asking the gods for water!!
I am skeptical about one of figures, īThe Alien/Astronautī or rather "The Teletubby" as we called it. It does not resemble the other figures, what I mean by that is, it was not carved or etched out in the same way. This is obvious from the sky. Therefore, I can only conclude that some idiot must have done this to fuel speculation on the origins of the lines.
The Nascas definitely did NOT create the lines as landing strips for aliens. Airplanes could land anywhere anyway, itīs all flat. The poor Nascas were just asking for rain AND worst of all, they were asking a sand dune for rain!!