Controversy On Modern Astronaut Figure Carved In A 300-Year-Old Cathedral

Salamanca Cathedral Astronaut

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A carved figure that seems to reminiscent of a modern astronaut can be found on a façade in one of the entrances of a 300-year-old cathedral in Salamanca, Spain. The cathedral’s construction started in 1513 and completed after 220 years in 1733.

Naturally, many questions can be formulated based on what the eyes see and what the minds think. Ideas of supernormal power of foresight, time travel ancient aliens, and many other theories come to mind.

modern astronautSalamanca, Spain is known for two cathedrals, and one of them may be one of the oldest cathedrals in Europe, the Catedral Vieja, constructed in around the mid-12th century. The other one is the Catedral Nueva.

The figure of an astronaut appears on one of the entrances of Catedral Nueva. The figure looks like a modern astronaut equipped with a helmet, breathing apparatus and boots. He appears to be grasping on his right hand a vine acting as harness running across his waist while his left hand seems to be grasping a nearby leaf for support.

It is a fact that astronauts did not exist throughout the construction of the cathedral until it was completely done. However, the cathedral underwent a restoration in 1992 because of the significant damage over the past few centuries of the Puerta de Ramos, the name of the Catedral Nueva’s entrance.

Stonemason Miguel Romero reportedly added the current astronaut figure, which possibly supervised by Jeronimo Garcia de Quiñones. This theory was reported by Ancient Code: Deciphering History Together. Traditionally, cathedral restoration includes anything from modern times, and in this case, the restoration team decided to choose the astronaut figure.

However, others believe that the astronaut was already there on the part of the cathedral during the restoration and that the work just repaired the damaged carving of the astronaut. The difficulty of finding photos of the façade before the restoration work has added to the controversy of the Salamanca Cathedral Astronaut.

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  1. In 1993 restoration work was done on the façade of the entrance. During the restoration the façade was covered and when finally finished and uncovered that’s when the astronaut appeared. Nobody seems to know who, but one artist had added it during the restoration in 1993 work as a symbol of the 20th century, that’s all…!

      • Hey Einstein, before judging everyone it seems that someone did, and that it was there already, if you don’t like it here take a hike

        • Hey Einstein! You should learn to write with proper sentence structure and grammar. You also don’t have any place telling people to “take a hike” just because they don’t agree with you.

    • Umm that doesn’t make sense. “The artist just putting up something like that” first where did you read this, or get the information that it was just put up there. My observation tells me that it wasn’t just put up.

  2. What if it depicts an ancient scubadiver? Have you seen those old suits? They kind of resemble the astronaut suits… i’m guessing this is it…

    • Hello – I like to delve deep into the obscure – and you might find this quite facinating. As you know, the Ancient Egyptians were the most advanced civilisation of their time. They arranged their writing as heiraglyphs. When you apply this principle to what you see that could be considered of ancient origin, you will find therin the code.
      Let me show you what I see.

      (An Astronaut holding onto a vine leaf).

      A N D O E,
      N A I A A,
      A U N V F,
      S T G I,
      T H O N
      R O N E
      O L T L.

      The words appear thus – ‘NANA’ (is the name of an ET), IN SUN, ON THRONE GHINN – but even more facinating, is that your name appears on the very top of the message ‘DOE’

      Arrange the words to form the most likely sentence and you have:

      NANA ET IN SUN ON GHINN THRONE – and your name ‘DOE’ at the top right. Simply put what we have here is an Extra terrestial message telling us that either on, in, or around the Sun there is an ET who sits on a Ghinn Throne, which is very similar to the description of an ET Craft that has a throne inside a glass/see through clear dome on top of a flying saucer – which apperently has been spotted by witnesses. I thought you might be interested.



  3. I think it is a disservice to whatever credibility this or any other UFO related site has to even suggest there is any “controversy” on this. That astronaut is quite obvious in its presence there, and had it been sitting there before the Church restoration, sometime after the beginning of the UFO buzz in the late 1940’s it would have been rung out long ago. This is begging for ridicule, of which there is enough already.

  4. I have agree, why publish something like this if you don’t know the facts or true dates of it’s fabrication. I’m not willing to waste my time on this subject with speculation like this.
    Good luck if you continue this practice.

  5. Should be easy enough to check facts before publishing this kind of story as there must be hundreds of photographs of this cathedral before restoration. And has anyone spoken to the stone masons who did the restoration work?
    There are far more puzzling stories to be printed here!

  6. it never crossed my mind but you have a good point about scuba diving equipment and the leaves would be large and wavy but i’m not discounting the possibility of someone from another planet either but very interesting

  7. What a load of old codswallop! Anyone can see by the colour of the stonework that this sculpture has just been added. What a waste of time. Still I love this site, and all who sail in her. Keep it up.

  8. the scriptures of the holy bible mention that there will be -: [ signs in the heavens and the earth ] God Knows all you see”

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