The Mystery of “Boskop Man”
In one of his books (and I don’t recall which one) “Seth” spoke of an ancient race of hominids, highly advanced technologically and civilisationally, that inhabited the Earth at the same time as primitive humans. This race of hominids was quite shy and avoided contact with proto-humans, only studying them from blinds, and living underground in large cities connected to each other through a vast network of tunnels that stretched through Europe and into Asia Minor.
As fascinating as the Seth material was, I was still trying to assess then whether this “energy personality essence” who called himself “Seth” was the real deal or just a figment of Jane Roberts’ imagination. Some matters of which Seth spoke were quite hard to credit, and this notion of an underground race of advanced humanoids contemporary with proto-humans was a bit hard to swallow. That almost clinched it for me. “Surely,” I thought, “if such a race existed and had such an extensive underground civilisation spanning Europe and Asia Minor then we would have discovered evidence of it by now?”
But then, a couple of years ago, came the discovery of “Boskop Man”, and now, this morning, the completely mind-bending news of the discovery of a massive network of intricately engineered tunnels and underground cities extending from Scotland to Turkey. The “woo” factor.
A couple of years ago, a controversial book called Big Brain was published with an accompanying article in Discover Magazine: “What Happened to the Hominids Who May Have Been Smarter Than Us?” The article purported to account for a race of previously unknown hominids called “Boskop Man”, named after the locale in South Africa where the skeletal remains were found. It was quite intriguing (and subsequently quite controversial) because the description of the physiognomy of Boskop Man was uncannily similar to that described by Seth for his underground dwellers — small child-like stature but with a very large cranium.
In any case, the controversy fizzled out and so did all further interest in Boskop Man. As they say, the jury’s still out.
But then, this morning, much to my surprise I read of the uncovery of a massive network of tunnels and underground cities in the very area Seth said these underground dwellers had their civilisation. Actually, it appears that this network of tunnels have been known of for some time, but it’s really the first I’ve ever heard about it. One underground city, Derinkuyu in Turkey, could hold up to 20,000 people. The tunnels and chambers, though, are of unknown age and unknown origin. Some have pegged them at being around 12,000 years old, but some researchers believe them to be much older than that by far. And they would certainly have to be much older to conform to Seth’s own timeline for his underground dwellers.
Some of the passageways and chambers are quite intricately engineered and designed, and if you google up the images for “Stone Age tunnels Scotland Turkey” you’ll see quite a few of them. But, as mentioned, at least one Russian researcher, Dr. Alexander Koltypin, believes these tunnels and structures to be much, much older than the 12,000 year estimate.
So, are these tunnels and underground cities the remains of that ancient civilisation Seth spoke of? I don’t know. It is certainly intriguing. Even more intriguing is whether this anomaly called “Boskop Man” is this same underground dweller. It would certainly be mind-bending if so.