Currently at the Smithsonian, ancient South American artifacts resembling airplanes or winged insects were found in a number of places including a grave. The small artifacts are made of gold, which means that conventional dating methods won’t work on them.
Even though archeologists admit that they don’t know how old they are, it can safely be assumed from their surroundings, including other “dateable” artifacts, that they are a minimum of 1000 years old.
For a number of years, a disagreement has “raged” over the “meaning” of the artifacts. Archaeologists labeled these objects as “zoomorphic”, meaning, animal shaped objects.
In 1995, a model of one the â€œgolden planesâ€ was reconstructed. The result was that the object did correspond to the aerodynamic demands of modern airplanes.
Peter Belting, a German pilot and model-airplane builder, proved this result in an experiment with his colleagues Dr. Algund Eenboom and Conrad LÃ¼bbers.
They built the antique artifacts as airplane-models with radio guidance. The models were approximately 1 meter from tip to tip and were able to perform a complete programme: loops, rolls, takeoff and landings, without aerodynamic problems.