Akhenaten – Pharoah From The Stars?

p1Akhenaten was a 14th century Pharaoh in Egypt, most noted today for being the father of Tutankhamun (King Tut) and married to the fabled beauty Nefertiti. In ancient times, Akhenaten was known for the distinct differences from Pharaohs prior and following his reign. Succeeding his father Amenhotep III, Akhenaten changed his name (from Amenhotep IV) during the fifth year of his reign to reflect his controversial beliefs. Akhenaten was revolutionary for his time. The ancient Egyptians were known for their polytheistic beliefs. Akhenaten decreed that the country would worship one god only, making him arguably the first monotheist. This god was Aten, the sun disc, distinct from Amon Ra, the traditional Egyptian sun god. [1,2,3] Akhenaten translates to “glory of Aten”, fitting his claim to have descended from Aten himself. “There is only one god, my father. I can approach him by day, by night.” [2] The Aten was first noted in Egyptian deities during the 12th dynasty (Akhenaten reigned in the 18th dynasty); a song to Aten describes a “deceased king…rising as god to the heavens and uniting with the sun-disk, the divine body merging with its maker.” [2]

Ancient Egyptian culture is known for being quite advanced in science, thought, etc. Akhenaten even more so. During his reign, the arts advanced significantly. Before, and not long after his reign, ancient Egyptian art was known for its uniform style of depicting people, animals, and plants: rather triangular with humans always shown with their heads facing to the side, their torsos front and legs again to the side. Pharaohs in particular were portrayed as muscular and fit, as they were believed by their people to be gods on earth, depicted in art for their power for posterity. Statuary and drawings always depicted subjects as motionless. During Akhenaten’s reign, not only did depictions of the Pharaoh and his family in motion, but showing affection for one another. Likewise, the physical appearance of himself, his wife and children were a complete deviation from Egyptian art. They are portrayed with an unusually elongated heads with very large eyes. Arms and fingers are quite long and thin; knee joints pointing backward. Most art portrays him facing fully to the front, showing a somewhat protruding belly, wide hips and thighs. [1,2,3,4] These seem to mesh with typical androgynous descriptions of extraterrestrials.

p2Given the advanced intellect of the ancient Egyptians and Akhenaten’s claim that he had descended from Aten be explained by these striking dissimilarities? “Akhenaten was one of the most controversial Pharaohs to rule Egypt. According to Egyptian Mythology he descended from the gods who arrived on Earth at the time of Tep Zepi and until today, people still believe that this Pharaoh did in fact come from the Stars.” [2] Could he have been a hybrid of human and extraterrestrial, as so many believed both then and today? Accordng to some ufologists, Akhenaten could have been mutated in some way by visitors from another planet. [1] Such claims have been made regarding other areas of ancient Africa. Writings by Akhenaten note visitation from “beings descended from the sky” giving him instruction. [2]

Akhenaten’s changes: changing to monotheism, having all images of former deities removed, building a new capital city, Amarna, dedicated to the worship of the Aten were not accepted by the priests of his time. Many believe that Akhenaten was removed from his throne after 17 years, and forced to flee with his followers. [2] Akhenaten had many children, it is not known how many may have fled with him. These offspring, regardless of where they lived out their days, would have passed on this alleged extraterrestrial hybridization for generations to come. His most famous son, Tutankhamun, remained and succeeded his father to the throne at a young age. It would not be long before Tut restored Egypt to its former polytheistic beliefs.

In 1907, Akhenaten’s remains were found and analyzed. His skull was found to be elongated and misshapen as described, but also of greater thickness and structure than other human skulls. {3,4] The same was found of Tutankhamun. Many theories have emerged in attempt to explain these anomalies. In general, royal bloodlines may be prone to deformations due to “inbreeding”; however, Nefertiti was a commoner, not of royal blood. While Nefertiti was not Tutankhamun’s mother, both had the same features. This is of significance when considering the source of these body features.

THEORIES ON SOURCE OF UNUSUAL PHYSICAL APPEARANCE: One theory applied to explain the odd appearance of Akhenaten was that he had a genetic abnormality. Some proposed Froelich Syndrome, which would explain his long jaw and somewhat effeminate appearance. However, Froelich results in sterility. As stated, Akhenaten had many offspring. Likewise it results in learning disabilities, stunted sexual development, and obesity, none of which are indicated in this case. [1,3,4] A second option explored was Marfan’s Syndrome.

“Marfan’s syndrome, unlike Froelich’s, does not result in any lack of intelligence or sterility. It is associated with a sunken chest, long curved spider-like fingers (arachnodactyly), occasional congenital heart difficulties, a high curved or slightly cleft palate, and a highly curved cornea or dislocated lens of the eye, with the requirement for bright light to see well. Marfan’s sufferers tend towards being taller than average, with a long, thin face, and elongated skull, overgrown ribs, a funnel or pigeon chest, and larger pelvis, with enlarged thighs and spindly calves. Marfan’s syndrome is a dominant characteristic, and sufferers have a 50% chance of passing it on to their children. All of these symptoms arguably sometimes appear in depictions of Akhenaten and of his children. Recent CT scans of Tutankhamun report a cleft palate and a fairly long head, as well as an abnormal curvature of the spine and fusion of the upper vertebrae, a condition associated with scoliosis, all conditions associated with Marfan’s syndrome. However, DNA tests on Tutankhamun, in 2010, proved negative for Marfan Syndrome.” [1 quoted; supported by 3,4]

Stuart Fleischmann, Assistant Professor of Comparative Genomics at the Swiss University in Cairo has studied the remains of Akhenaten, as well as other Pharaohs, extensively. “The results were much as expected for 8 of the 9 Pharaohs studies. Akhenaten, however, proved to be an anomaly through repeat testing. [3,4,5] “A gene called CXPAC-5, is responsible for cortex growth. The tests carried out showed a significantly increased activity in Akhenaten’s CXPAC-5 genome which would suggest he had a higher cranial capacity because of the need to house a larger cortex. [4, 5] “Telomerase [a genetic enzyme] is only expended by two processes: extreme aging and extreme mutation. Genetic and archaeological data suggests Amenhotep IV/Akhenaten lived to about 45 years of age. That is not nearly enough to consume all the chromosomal telomerase, leaving behind one inconvenient but possible explanation. This…is a telltale sign of the DNA helix healing after being exposed to strong mutagens.” [4,5]

Many believe that these studies indicate that Akhenaten, and subsequently his descendants, are a type of human-alien hybrid. These scholars cite the descriptions by Akhenaten of visitors from the heavens, as well as the scientific studies of his physical and genetic make-up proving very distinct differences from others of any time period. The potential for spread of these genetic mutations, whether naturally occurring or introduced by extraterrestrials, over the number of generations since Akhenaten’s time is staggering. How many of today’s population carry these mutations?

AncientsAlienMap.com [1]
Ancient-code.com [2]
AncientOrigins.net [3]
OurAlienPast.com [4]
Stuart Fleischmann [5]

Lisa Shaner-Hilty

Lisa Shaner-Hilty

I am a supervisor for several programs assisting individuals with intellectual and mental challenges. I have 2 Masters Degrees from Penn State in Communication Disorders and Psychology. My first experiences with the paranormal were around age 5. I’ve been fascinated ever since. I have been an investigator for over 10 years (first 5 years with a team, then leaving to form my own more than 5 years ago, and have taught classes on investigation, evidence analysis (especially EVP) and debunking at local community college. I also have abilities, some of which began at age 5 and others around puberty. Therefore my fields of major interest are investigation and psychic and empath. While I am open to considering all aspect and viewpoints, I am dedicated to seeking natural explanations first before anything is considered evidence.
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