Designed to be seen by gods

A mysterious collection of huge ancient carvings, etched in the barren Nazca desert, near the Panamericana coastal road in southern Peru.
Geoglyphs, geometric designs as trapezoids, triangles and lines, more than 65 kilometers of amazing precision, preserved by nature. Biomorphs, figures of animals and insects – a spider, a parrot, a condor, a whale, the magnificent hummingbird, a monkey with a spiral-shaped tail, the whale, but also anthropoids – the ‘hands’ and primarily, the ‘owl-man’-or ‘astronaut’ for others.
Accidentally discovered by a pilot flying over the desert, their existence has puzzled the archaeologists and scientists ever since, therefore numerous theories questioned the origin, their purpose, the skill and the knowledge needed to create such symmetrical and amazing in proportion lines…
Huge astronomical calendars or sacred paths for religious rituals? Do these lines represent the effort of the Nazca people to appease the gods when the area was drought-stricken or the out-of-body experiences of shamans in ecstasy and in contact with spirit animals?
Another belief is that, a technologically advanced civilization existed in the area, perhaps capable of flight. Erich Von Däniken believed that the Nazca Lines were runways for alien spacecrafts…
Amazing in symmetry and detail, a big mystery still, no one has proof of who built them and for what purpose, just speculations…

A magnificent enigma, one can only appreciate flying above the desert. Flight with a light Cessna, acrobatically making its way higher and higher, left and right, up and down, manoeuvring through the turbulence, until the whole spectacle unfolds right below, with the spectators trying to hold steady and absorb the beauty…
A big adrenaline rush, for the ones who dare to try it, combined with the mysterious figures forming an exquisite painting below, a breathtaking experience.
The moment the plane takes a dive and a hard right, and the eyes meet the ‘astronaut’ – the figure of a human with a space helmet, his right hand raised as if he is greeting the sky… that moment one can believe in any theory…
The truth is out there 🙂