Original Title: "Pinguino delle Meraviglie Parla e Scompare"
Gazzettino dell'Avicolo
21st March 2008 - Genoa, Italy.


An Italian male was found in a state of shock by one of our correspondents who received a call at home requesting investigative and moral support. The story he was about to recount was kind of odd but backed by an impressive amount of corroborating evidence. Mr. Piero V. allegedly saw a penguin materializing into his house, an Emperor Penguin of sort considering its size, and told the reporter that the bird was communicating with him using telepathy. Although nearly incomprehensible at first, the bird, after a series of buzzy signals casted into Mr. Piero's brain, succeeded by making its intentions clear.

The nearly alienated Genoan then rushed on a specific place by following the directions given by the penguin, who was apparently in the need to share its findings, only to pop away in the blink of an eye, behind a tree. Mr. Piero said that after the initial shock he now feels energized and it's like he's living a new life. After having recapitulated all what happened in that weekend that ultimately looked like a lifelong time adventure, he now thanks wholeheartedly the mysterious bird.

P.V. said that the penguin started 'talking' to him only after having stopped near a tree with a red mark on it. He was already 300 miles away from home, in the nice town of Pontremoli (Tuscany).

Here's the transcription of the words given by the penguin. He named himself as "Pen Guinn", P.V. later told the reporter.

After the sojourn in the hot Tel Aviv I took a vacation enjoying the winter snow of the winter season here in the Arctic Hemisphere of planet Earth. Traces of my semi bird magnetic orientation sense accidentally lead me to cool my feathers on the top of a rather tall and icy mountain complex in the Northern Italian Apennines.

From the height of this mountain I was able to see the plain down to the shoreline, a land called Lunigiana with the Caprione Promontory near the horizon. This curious protuberance of the land was a good spotmark for the sailors in ancient times, together with the top of the nearby Apuane Alpes on my left side, which are visible from the sea from over 150 miles. The Promontory points roughly to the 123 degrees direction toward the rising sun on the winter solstice, and this was another aid for navigation. And by glaring down on the surrounding plain for over two months, I had the chance to spot a curious set of megalithic stones, lying on the hills on specific spots by drawing a big "W", or "M" as seen from the opposite direction. It was quite an entertainment.

One of those megaliths was the most curious, a quadrilithion with a lozenge-shaped hole in the middle that during the summer's solstice project a golden butterfly on a close stone.


A quadrilithion is practically a trilithion ["A structure consisting of two upright stones with a third placed like a lintel across the space between them, as at Stonehenge" - Dictionary of Archeology, Penguin Books Ed.], with a fourth stone on it. (1)

But my magnetic sense was pointing slightly North from there, on Mount Penna, where a big iron rock called Roccia Borghese, thought to be a meteorite falled from the sky, exert a rather strong magnetic field. as seen by the spiraling shape of this beech-tree, maybe a sign of the energies surrounding this misty place.


After contemplating for some time this fabulous forest, similar to the Highlands of Scotland a presence urged me to follow a rocky path, and my vacation was soon to be ended... To my surprise here I met one of my closest ancestors, or the memory track left by him into this face-shaped stone: the Mighty Pen(n) God!


Enlightening were his words: "Dia's Muire duit, Guinn Pen! My beloved spirit! You landed on ice and stepped on a magnet, now follow the third force and find the link between your spirit and you penguinesque phenotype! Go n-éirí an bóthar leat!"

This was kind of a riddle, and following the gist of it, out of an inexplicable ancient inflection of my interlocutor, I just recoiled myself and headed for a land in the middle between the Alps and the Stone. More stones were to follow!

And so I stopped in the town of Pontremoli, soon to be stopped by an odd mark on a tree on the street. A sign that this was the right spot perhaps?
I'll never know. The only thing that the seeker of truth has to do is to keep researching and collecting clues for future reference. In other words: expand! Just after half a mile roaming through the streets, here I've found this curious museum:


Then a steep road leading to a rocky castle... but here I had to wait for a 3D intervention, and a handful of luck, as an inflatable thought form I am neither allowed to step into the castle, nor to take any picture because of the hi-tech surveillance system. Big Brother does not like souvenirs!

After a long wait under a nice and cold rain, finally, a gentle soul showed me what was kept secret in such a fortress. Oy! Not much really. Many of the ancient stones relieved in the nearby area were "withdrawn" from its place of origin and sent to the big headquarters of the Archaeological Inquisition, practically fled to bigger cities and more uniformitarian fashioned Universities, either for better studying them (they said) or hiding it all up?

These statues are found to be coming mostly from the Copper age and Iron Age, the Bronze age being 'left' as particularly shacking period for all humanity.

As a recent article clearly describes:
Meteorites, Asteroids, and Comets: Damages, Disasters, Injuries, Deaths, and Very Close Calls
[...]1159 B.C. - Collapse of Shang and Mycenean cultures. Collapse of the Bronze Age in the Mediterranean region. Wikipedia tells us:

The Bronze Age collapse is the name given by those historians who see the transition from the Late Bronze Age to the Early Iron Age, as violent, sudden and culturally disruptive, expressed by the collapse of palace economies of the Aegean and Anatolia, replaced after a hiatus by the isolated village cultures of the Dark Age period of history of the Ancient Middle East.

Mike Baillie points out that a series of impacts/overhead explosions, would more adequately explain the longstanding problem of the end of the Bronze
Age in the Eastern Mediterranean in the 12th century BC. At that time, many - uncountable - major sites were destroyed and totally burned and it has all been blamed on those supernatural "Sea Peoples." If that was the case, if it was invasion and conquest, there ought to at least be some evidence for that, like dead warriors or signs of warfare... but for the most part, that is not the case. There were almost no bodies found, and no precious objects except those that were hidden away as though someone expected to return for them, or didn't have time to retrieve them. The people who fled (extra-terrestrial events often have precursor activities and warnings because a comet can often be observed approaching for some time) were probably also killed in the act of fleeing and the result was total abandonment and total destruction of the cities in question.
Now I really liked the hybrid humanoid-penguinesque shape of these ancient statues, and my enjoyment nearly doubled when from the scarce material that I was able to pull out of the castle, that odd mark showed up again!


This statue came from an area of Lunigiana called Filetto or Filattiera, names which derives from the term phylacterion or 'sentry post', quite curious knowing about the Liguri people (mostly the close Apuani people) who resisted the Roman domination for so long.

Well, I soon discovered that it wasn't such an oddity as a scholar who quickly joined my enthusiastic pen-ny of achievement commented that this shape was found earlier around those mountains also in little stone marks (marelles, coppelle) left on the rock. Furthermore, in a place far South from there, in the Puglia peninsula, another specimen was found to carry these marks, plus the shape of the butterfly!


Those geometric shapes can be found also in the runic alphabet, especially in these three letters that combined together draw a nice equation:


Anyway this Filetto statue wasn't there, and the questioned answered with vague indications. The only thing that was reknown is that Filetto was found while ploughing a field, and so the mark might be the fruit of a man-made accident. Who knows?

Now that I was left with no more visual clues at hand, I started digging a bit on the history of the local population. This area called Lunigiana stands between Liguria region and Northern Tuscany and the ancient people dwelling on it have been called Ligures. These folks seemed to dwell in this area for a long time. These ancient people were said to be rude and strong and resisted the Roman "assimilation" for more than four centuries, up to 100 A.D., when the Roman Empire comprehended as yet large territories in Europe, Asia and Africa. Diodoro Siculo claimed that "the most vigorous among the Gauls surrender in front of a frail Ligure"; Tito Livio spoke also about how "the Liguri women are as strong as the males, the males as beasts"; Publio Virgilio Marone: "Liguri are used to adversities". Men and women shared the same mansions and efforts among the Ligures society. (2)

So who were this ancient people, a mix of cultures coming from the North and Western Europe (the Rh negative track) and Caspian regions (the B blood type track) and carrying the mark of the butterfly?

The Ligures were an ancient people who gave their name to Liguria, which once stretched from Northern Italy into southern Gaul. The Ligures inhabited what now corresponds to Liguria, northern Tuscany, Piedmont, part of Lombardy, and parts of southeastern France. Classical references and toponomastics suggest that the Ligurian sphere once extended further into central Italy: according to Hesiod's Catalogues (early 6th century BC) they were one of the three main "barbarian" people ruling over the Western border of the known world (the others being Aethiopians and Scythians). Avienus, in a translation of a voyage account probably from Marseilles (4th century BC - the "ligure" word seems to come from the Indoeuropean term "liga" which means "swampy place", a nick which the Greek founders of Massilia (actual Marseilles) used to name the dwellers of the plain between Narbonne and the oppidum of Montlaurès) speaks of the Ligurian hegemony extending up to the North Sea, before they were pushed back by the Celts. Ligurian toponyms have been found in Sicily, the Rhine valley, Corsica and Sardinia.

It is not known for certain whether they were a pre-Indo-European people akin to Iberians; a separate Indo-European branch with Italic and Celtic affinities; or even a branch of the Celts. Kinship between the Ligures and Lepontii has also been proposed. Another theory traces their origin to Betica (modern Andalusia). The Ligures were assimilated by the Romans, and before that by the Gauls, producing a Celto-Ligurian culture.

The Ligurian language was spoken in pre-Roman times and into the Roman era by an ancient people of north-western Italy and south-eastern France known as the Ligures. Very little is known about this language (mainly place names and personal names remain) which is generally believed to have been Indo-European; it appears to have adopted significantly from other Indo-European languages, primarily Celtic (Gaulish) and Italic (Latin).

Xavier Delamarre argues that Ligurian was a Celtic language, similar to but not the same as Gaulish. His argument hinges on two points: firstly, the Ligurian place-name Genua (modern Genoa, located near a river mouth) is claimed by Delamarre to derive from PIE *genu-, "chin(bone)". Many Indo-European languages use 'mouth' to mean the part of a river which meets the sea or a lake, but it is only in Goidelic that PIE *genu- means 'mouth'. Besides Genua, which is considered Ligurian (Delamarre 2003, p. 177), this is found also in Genava (modern Geneva), which may be Gaulish. However, Genua and Genava may well derive from another PIE root with the form *genu-, which means "knee".

Furthermore the Greek tradition claimed that the Ligures were not Iberian, and Strabo clearly said the "Ligures aren't Celts", and so who were the Ligures?

According to Eratostene the Lygies was the synonim of one of the three components of the Human Race, the other two were the Shythian and the Etiopian, and so the "Ligure" term , instead, was used indeed as a synonim of "European", or better, as a synonim of "not-Indoeuropean".

More to it, Italian historian Augusto Cesare Ambrosi, traced a link between the Lunigiana and the Pirenees areas by looking for percentages of the 'Kell' antigen system among these populations.(2)

What an exciting land was this piece of Earth called Europe! But let's keep a cool head here as all the clues the searcher find, must be pondered and taken with a grain of salt! That leave the quest on fire and keep the Pen Guinn-esque desire for traveling and acknowledge burst open.

- End of transcription.

On a side note, I'd like to share with you the last email that Mr. Piero shared with our editorial staff:

"I thank you all for the incredible support. Apparently Mr. Pen Guinn liked to say hello to everybody here. Just yesterday, after having heard an odd signal in my brain, I was prompted to open Google Earth on my PC, and here's what I saw:




The Director

[Translation by SOTT. Original article sent by Anonimous correspondent]
(1) Calzolari, Gori "Misteri di Lunigiana ...La Farfalla Dorata...", Luna Ed. [link]

(2) Carlo Francini "DNA e Storia: un contributo lunigianese agli studi sulla genetica delle popolazioni" Studi Lunigianesi Voll. XXXVI-XXXVII - Dec. 2007