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written by Random flyby on May 08, 2007 04:15
Hi, I've been an occasional visitor to this forum for a while now, always as a lurker. Anyway, while browsing for CD's today, I was very surprised to find a reference to Noctis. I apologize if this old news to you folks, but I thought it was interesting. Once you get to this link, scroll down and look at the title of track 12.

written by Raptorjedi on May 08, 2007 04:22
A quick wiki search shows that a Vimana is something from Hindu mythology. I never really asked Alex where he got the name for the Vimana Drive, but it's probably from that myth right there, or just a coincidence.
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written by Skinnymon on May 08, 2007 15:33
I am 100% certain that Alex said that's where it actually came from.
a title is a curious thing...
written by Granpire viking man on May 08, 2007 22:44
Yeah I read about it somewhere in: The Bermuda Triangle By Charles Berlitz.
written by Cryoburner on May 10, 2007 05:07
Hmm... Even better, back in the 70's there was an Italian progressive rock band by the name of Nova who had an album called Vimana. There's some info about them here. Scroll down to check out the cover art from Vimana, featuring a nice image of a quartz stardrifter. : )
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written by Skinnymon on May 10, 2007 15:43


Quartz Stardrifter...


probably "coincidence"...unless someone left a copy lying around, not that I want to start rumors...
a title is a curious thing...
written by Granpire viking man on May 11, 2007 00:05
Quite interesting though, the hindu mythology reference. The story is very interesting. It speaks of them as if they are real aircraft(the vimanas, I mean). There are also references to multiple bombs equivalent to the atomic bomb, as well as references to technology beyond ours. Very interesting. Makes you wonder...... Also perhaps its not a coincidence. NV is also called Noctis NoVa(according to Alex).
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written by Medeivalstargazer on May 19, 2007 02:54
Whoa. The Hindu mythology reference is amazing... And probable now that I think about it. Maybe I just watch to much stargate, but it seems perfectly plausible some other race could come and act as gods and treat us like apprentices... And then leave when we blow ourselves up (Human nature?). Most of the information and civilization would have been lost in a/the nuclear war and the 'Gods' would have left . Again, too much stargate? I'm actually starting to believe this xD.
written by Raptorjedi on May 19, 2007 03:06
That theory is older than Stargate, it's called the Ancient Astronaut theory. It's possible, and in some cases may have actually happened.
written by Stargazer on May 19, 2007 08:43
The Ancient Astronaut theories has been pretty well debunked as far as I'm concerned. It was made popular by self-proclaimed “archaeologists” in the 80’s and 90’s, but none of them had much in the way of a scientific approach in their studies. The theories do make for some good books, movies and TV series, but I am extremely sceptical about using it in actual world history. I am not saying it is untrue period; just that it appears to me as rather unlikely to be true. Still, I try to remain open to the possibility.
written by Raptorjedi on May 19, 2007 08:59
Carl Sagan seriously considered the idea of an alien race visiting Earth in the past. It was called the paleocontact theory, but it isn't really that different from the ancient astronaut theory. I keep myself open to the possibility, like Stargazer, there are some parts of our history that weren't exactly paleocontact or anything like that, but they kinda look like.

An example of this would be the Dogon People, it looks like it is, but it probably isn't. Aside from not knowing about any of the planets beyond Saturn, they had a pretty good understanding of the universe.
a title is a curious thing...
written by Granpire viking man on May 20, 2007 01:06
You are really obsessed with extraterrestrial life, aren't you RJ?
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written by Skinnymon on May 20, 2007 02:51
Not Just RJ, these things have fascinated me since I was, oh about 13 or 14...

btw, I know it doesn't belong here, but I love this related game: http://www.the-underdogs.info/game.php?id=2304
written by Raptorjedi on May 20, 2007 03:03
I wouldn't say it was an obsession, Skinnymon's use of fascination is better.
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written by Starchaser on May 21, 2007 10:49
vimana means flying chariot from Hindu

p.s. alien believers link vimana to ufos
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