There are few sci-fiction stories written in the past that came out to be true. Beginning with Jules Verne’s 1865 novel “From the Earth to the Moon,” it was predicted that a man would land on the lunar surface. The predictions about future events such as the end of Earth or humanity were discussed in the various A̳n̳c̳i̳e̳n̳t̳ texts. People like Nostradamus and Baba Vanga are known for their predictions which later turned out to be true. Does it mean that our destiny is already written?
German-born scientist Wernher von Braun, who was a prominent figure in the Nazi regime, developed some spectacular rockets for Hitler. After WWII, he was welcomed by the United States Air Force to work for them. He was the leading figure in the American space programs and stood behind sending a man on the Moon. His parents knew about his abilities since he was four or five. At a very young age, he was so obsessed with outer space that once he said he would go to the Moon as well Mars which he indeed did, half a century later. He built the most powerful Saturn V engine that enabled humanity to reach the moon.
The Mars Project
Wernher von Braun was definitely the man ahead of his time. He sensed that the destiny of humans is in outer space. Among all his greatest accomplishments, von Braun predicted that the man named “Elon” would make humans interplanetary species.
In 1948, von Braun wrote a sci-fi book entitled “The Mars Project,” where he wrote in detail about the human expedition to Mars. He penned down his vision in the book where humans’ journey to Mars would begin in 1965. A crew of 70 members and a fleet of ten spacecraft would spend 443 days on the Martian surface before returning to Earth. He even provided the technical specifications to build the rocket and get the amount of fuel that would be required for the journey. He suggested that Hohmann trajectories would be used to travel from Earth- to Mars-orbit. In chapter 22, he even wrote that humans would find a peaceful indigenous civilization that resides underground on Mars (that time, there was little information about the habitability of Mars).
S̳h̳o̳c̳k̳ingly in Chapter 24, von Braun wrote that Mars would be governed by someone designated as “Elon.” He wrote: “The Martian government was directed by ten men, the leader of whom was elected by universal suffrage for five years and entitled “Elon.” Two houses of Parliament enacted the laws to be administered by the Elon and his cabinet. The Upper House was called the Council of the Elders and was limited to a membership of 60 persons, each being appointed for life by the Elon as vacancies occurred by de̳a̳t̳h̳.” The English translation of the book was later published in 1953 by the University of Illinois.
It is obvious that seventy years ago, Elon had no particular significance, and most likely the word is derived from Hebrew, meaning “great knowledge and wisdom.” This could be the reason that von Braun chose it. Coincidently, a man named Elon Musk is in charge of sending humans to Mars by 2026.
Wernher von Braun and E̳x̳t̳r̳a̳t̳e̳r̳r̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳s̳
Von Braun adamantly believed that the future of human civilization was in space. Some A̳n̳c̳i̳e̳n̳t̳ astronaut theorists believe that he was guided by otherworldly forces. “Maybe he drew his inspiration from science fiction, maybe it came from his own imagination and vision of what the future should be, or maybe it was inspired by something e̳x̳t̳r̳a̳t̳e̳r̳r̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳,” said Nick Pope, a former head of UK’s Ministry of Defence for investigating U̳F̳O̳ phenomena.
David Wilcock and Giorgio Tsoukalos suggested that Von Braun might have had an e̳x̳t̳r̳a̳t̳e̳r̳r̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳ intervention that provided him access to abundant knowledge..
According to one U̳F̳O̳ conspiracy, a young beautiful woman named Maria Orsic came forward and wanted to help Nazis in building flying saucers. She said that she could communicate with e̳x̳t̳r̳a̳t̳e̳r̳r̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳s. Later, she founded her own society known as “The Vril” after she communicated with a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳s who had lived during the time of Sumerians. These beings left Earth and went to the Aldebaran solar system. The word “Vril” actually came from an A̳n̳c̳i̳e̳n̳t̳ Sumerian word “Vri-ll,” which means “God-like.”
Due to the similarities between the novel and Maria Orsic, it is difficult for people to choose between reality and fiction. But famous German scientist and physicist Hermann Oberth, who is one of the founders of rocket and space science, was the supporter of the e̳x̳t̳r̳a̳t̳e̳r̳r̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳ hypothesis for the origin of U̳F̳O̳s. Oberth was considered by many to be the most famous mentor of Wernher von Braun. In the spring of 1930, young Wernher von Braun enrolled at the Berlin Institute of Technology and in his spare time assisted Oberth in his early experiments in testing a liquid-fueled rocket stage.
What if von Braun had been in contact with Vril members who shared otherworldly beings’ knowledge with him? His prediction about Mars colonization and the name “Elon” as the head of the Martian government sound like he had already seen the future.