The time traveller took a magic carpet ride, and arrived far in the future. There, he met the Eloi. The Eloi did not operate machines, work, read, and knew virtually nothing of history. They, for example, would have known nothing about the strange archaeological site known as Gobekli Tepe. The Eloi had been dumbed down.
Thus reads the description for my latest video, “The Dumbed-Down Eloi”, published to YouTube on June 9, 2016. The clip, which clocks in at 8 minutes and 46 seconds, can hopefully be viewed at the top of today’s blog entry.
The Eloi know virtually nothing about history.  They would not know, for instance, about Gobekli Tepe.
Gobekli Tepe and other subjects are covered in my book, Tales of the Cardiff Giant, published by Lulu.com. 
In October 1869 what seemed to be a fossilized giant was unearthed near Cardiff, New York. Of course, we all supposedly now know that this ‘Cardiff Giant’ was a hoax. However when looking beneath the facsimile of what we all ‘know,’ it is found that we really might not ‘know.’ This book leaves it to the reader to decide whether the Cardiff Giant was indeed a hoax, or whether it was an ancient statue or even in fact the fossilized remains of a long-ago giant. From the ancient Phoenicians, to the mysterious ‘mound builders’, to Indian folklore, to puzzling unexplained artifacts, the hidden history of the American continent is explored – all leading to startling new conclusions about the Cardiff Giant! 
In my latest video, “The Dumbed-Down Eloi”, an excerpt from a lecture by Graham Hancock is included. I neglected to include this in the video credits. “Graham Hancock on Gobekli Tepe – Dec 2015”, by RyGuyOttawa, was published to YouTube on December 18, 2015. 
In the lecture given by Graham Hancock, he marvels at how the site in southeast Turkey, Gobekli Tepe, seemed to appear from nowhere in 9600 B.C. In the context of that time, humans were believed to be hunter-gatherer nomads, yet a complicated, bizarre structure including peculiar T-shaped pillars was erected. This occurred many thousands of years before the building of the Stonehenge site in England. 
One strange thing about Gobekli Tepe is that about 8,000 B.C. the site was deliberately backfilled. In other words, unknown people circa 10,000 B.C. had gone to immense trouble to erect the weird hilltop conglomeration of buildings and monoliths, and then about 2,000 years later unknown people decided to deliberately bury it all. 
In his latest book, Magicians of the Gods, Hancock begins with a chapter on the mysterious Gobekli Tepe. 
——- Sources ——-
 “The Time Machine (1960 film)”, Wikipedia, June 10, 2016.
 Tales of the Cardiff Giant, by Brian Redman. Published by Lulu.com. http://www.lulu.com/shop/brian-redman/tales-of-the-cardiff-giant/paperback/product-20609622.html
 “Graham Hancock on Gobekli Tepe – Dec 2015”, by RyGuyOttawa. YouTube, December 18, 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EFIkxaRhg8
 “Global Reach of Ancient Phoenician Religion”, Ersjdamoo’s Blog, August 21, 2012. https://ersjdamoo.wordpress.com/2012/08/21/global-reach-of-ancient-phoenician-religion/
 Magicians of the Gods, by Graham Hancock. New York: St. Martin’s Press/Thomas Dunne Books, 2015.