By Dennis G. Balthaser, Special Contributor to

The Great Pyramid of Giza has intrigued us for centuries with such questions as, “do the pyramids have mystical powers”, “were they actually built as tombs for Pharaohs”, and the most intriguing question often raised is, “who actually built the pyramids”? These and other questions about the pyramids continue to interest us to this day. There are several organizations or groups pondering these very questions, and one of those is the “Great Pyramid of Giza Research Association”. .

John DeSalvo PhD is the Director of this fairly new association, which already has over 3,000 members and an advisory board consisting of 20 prominent individuals interested in researching the pyramids. Those board members come from a wide variety of backgrounds including, authors, Egyptologists, Theoretical Physicist, Scientists, and Engineers, from Ireland, France, India, the United States, and most recently Russia. Their contributions to this research are too numerous to list in this short editorial, however they have included research in identifying the finger prints of Egyptian mummies and correlations to DNA studies, an Emmy award for the documentary, “Mystery of the Sphinx” hosted by Charlton Heston, a discovery that the pyramids affect gamma rays, correlating Bible Prophecy and the great pyramid, and books entitled, “Pyramid Power”, “The Travelers Key to Ancient Egypt”, “The Giza Power Plant”, and others.

My interests over the years have included the pyramids, and due to my civil engineering background, I have often wondered who built them, why were they built, and when? In November 2001, Dr. DeSalvo contacted me and invited me to join the Great Pyramid of Giza Research Association advisory board, since he and several others on the board had a desire to create a new area of research for the association. Since retiring from the Texas Department of Transportation in 1996 and moving to Roswell, NM, my devotion to research in Ufology has been primarily dedicated to the 1947 Roswell Incident, Underground Bases and Area 51. My involvement with the pyramid association will now open up even more challenging possibilities in my goal of finding the truth.

For years we have been led to believe that the pyramids are 4,000 to 5,000 years old, and that the Egyptians were responsible for building them. I have always questioned that time frame. The technology required to construct them not only due to their size, (some stones weighing as much as 70 tons), the accuracy in construction of each block and overall dimensions, as well as the location of the pyramids are all factors that need explaining to understand how they came to be one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, and the only one still remaining after all this time. With our modern technology today we would have a difficult time building a structure as detailed and accurate as the pyramids. Whoever built them had advanced knowledge of sub-base conditions, because after all this time with that much weight concentrated in one area, they should have begun to show signs of descending into the surrounding surface, and they have not. To my knowledge there are no detailed records within the pyramids referring to how they were built or who built them. The original surface on the Giza pyramid had casing stones covering it and was believed to be visible from the moon or in space due to its reflectivity, but that surface was removed about 600 years ago by the Arabs, for use in the construction of other structures. The Giza pyramids are unique when compared with the other pyramids in Egypt and other countries around the world. The detail and accuracy of construction is just not there in the others.


Many researchers today believe the Giza pyramids could be as old as 10,000 to 30,000 years, which would mean pre-Egyptian. If that is the case, who built them?

Much of this belief is derived from the fact that we now believe the erosion on the Sphinx was not caused by wind and sand as is prominent in recent environmental history conditions, but rather that the deterioration may have been caused by water, and there hasn't been that volume of water in Egypt for at least 10,000 years.

Could the Sphinx originally have had a lion's head that was later changed to a Pharaoh's face by the Egyptians? Could the Giza pyramids have been built by a pre-Egyptian civilization and utilized as tombs for the Pharaohs? The challenge for researchers to answer just these few questions is overwhelming.

Why then would an organization like the Great Pyramid of Giza Research Association be interested in having a Ufologist on their board? Simply put, if the pyramids are pre-Egyptian who built them? Many in the UFO community have theorized for some time that extraterrestrials might have been involved, and I'm emphasizing that is a theory. At this point we don't know, but if that possibility exists we have an obligation to research it. Many of you will not agree with this theory and I respect that, but we must be given the opportunity to at least research it. Many will also believe that before we can prove that extraterrestrials were involved in the construction of the pyramids, we must prove that extraterrestrials exist at all, so my work is cut out for me.

I have in the short time I've been involved with the association, begun obtaining information related to this research and I look forward to, (and in fact solicit), anyone interested or having knowledge to become involved or share information with me. One prominent UFO researcher has offered his team of scientists and investigators to me, to help with any research I pursue in this area. He has shown me an x-ray photograph of an Egyptian child mummy, that definitely resembles the skull of what many believe the gray aliens look like, with a triangular shaped chin area and elongated eye sockets. Much more analysis and research must of course be done, but this is the type of information needed to begin answering the many questions we have, and I'm hopeful that others will come forward.

Another researcher has copyrighted the last interview done with Major Jesse Marcel before his death. Major Marcel was the intelligence officer at the Roswell Army Airfield in 1947 when the alleged Roswell Incident occurred. In that interview Marcel drew symbols of what he remembered the writing on the crash debris "I beams" looking like. Ironically, those symbols are very similar to demotic (not to be confused with demonic) hieroglyphics, one of several forms of hieroglyphics known. It's my desire to work with that researcher and have some hieroglyphics "expert" compare the symbols.

Proving the pyramids are pre-Egyptian is a monumental task for anyone to undertake, but with the information being presented and the scientific research being done, it is not an impossibility and in fact may be a probability. Perhaps the most difficult task would be convincing the Egyptians themselves that their direct ancestors did not build their pyramids. That will not sell well with the tourism industry of Egypt, but to me, knowing the truth is more important than that. I just happen to be one of those individuals that is not satisfied with what we've been told over the years on many topics and I'm willing to come out of my box that I grew up in, to help find the truth on these subjects.

I'm extremely encouraged by some of the comments I received from other board members and researchers after being invited on the advisory board, and hope that you, by reading this, will join us in our quest to find the truth.


About the Author

Steve HammonsDennis Balthaser


Dennis moved to Roswell in 1996 to pursue his interest in Ufology, after retiring from the Texas Highway Department in El Paso, with 33 years in civil engineering.

Prior to that he served 3 years in a U.S. Army Engineering Battalion.

He was the UFO Investigator and served on the Board of Directors for the International UFO Museum between 1996 and 1998. Today he is an independent researcher, investigator, journalist and lecturer.

Dennis has done over 350 TV, radio and other media interviews related to and since the 50th anniversary of the Roswell Incident in July, 1997, including; CNN, MTV, SCI-FI, The TODAY show, Dateline, Nightline, NBC, ABC Nightly News, Jeff Rense, “Sightings on the radio”, Ted Loman’s “Off the Record”, Rob McConnell’s “X-Zone Radio Show”, Art Bell’s "Coast to Coast AM", Discovery channel, National Geographic, and most recently the History channel, to mention a few.

Dennis is a certified UFO investigator with MUFON (the Mutual UFO Network), and is a board member of the advisory board for the Great Pyramid of Giza Research Association. His main areas of research comprise the 1947 Roswell Incident, Area 51, Underground Bases and the pyramids of Egypt.

He currently writes editorials for 23 web sites and magazines, pertaining to his research, and works closely with well-known researchers Stanton Friedman, Frank Warren, Scott Ramsey and many others.

Dennis' award winning web site; "" has had over five million visitors since 1998.


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