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Russian scientist found to be UFO and ancient aliens researcher

Professor Ludvig in the 70s. (Credit: Sovershenno Sekretno)
Professor Ludvig in the 70s. (Credit: Sovershenno Sekretno)

Sovershenno Sekretno, a very popular and respected Russian newspaper, published an article in its October 2011 issue. The author is Vladimir Kucharyants, writer and journalist. The title is (in English) Worlds of Professor Ludvig.

Professor Genrikh Mavrikiyevich Ludvig was a highly educated Russian scientist, an inmate of Stalin’s concentration camps, a philosopher, a scholar of ancient languages, daring architect, a teacher, a freethinker who lived in the stifling ideological climate of Communism…a person who did not break down under enormous pressure, torture, and betrayal.

Vladimir Kucharyants was his student in the 1960s, but only in recent years has discovered the scope of Professor’s Ludvig’s knowledge, ideas, and legacy. There is much more that needs to be discovered, and the Russian writer continues his quest. He is still not sure who Genrikh Ludvig really was: a phenomenally educated scientist who possessed encyclopedic knowledge; a mystic; a person who was ordained into secret knowledge.

Those who research the UFO phenomenon and ancient astronauts hypothesis will learn from the Sovershenno Sekretno article that Professor Ludvig was able to study amazing ancient manuscripts during his sojourn in the Vatican’s library (in the 1920s). There he read about extraterrestrials who had visited the Earth in antiquity; subsequently, he began his research of Maya civilization, and interpreted their symbols to be spaceships and spacesuits. In addition, Professor Ludvig mentioned that the library contained manuscripts about alchemy and ancient codes.

The Sistine Hall of the Vatican Library. (Credit: Maus-Trauden/Wikimedia Commons)
The Sistine Hall of the Vatican Library. (Credit: Maus-Trauden/Wikimedia Commons)

When the NKVD (KGB) arrested him in 1938, Professor Ludvig was accused of being a Vatican (but also Turkish, Polish, German and American) spy. He survived the concentration camps and torture, and carried his incredible knowledge, language skills (he was fluent in 20 languages, including ancient ones), ideas and beliefs with him, through the years full of suffering and ordeals. He was informed on or denounced to the secret police by his wife.

Professor Ludvig prison picture. (Credit: Sovershenno Sekretno)
Professor Ludvig prison picture. (Credit: Sovershenno Sekretno)

Kucharyants mentions that Professor Ludvig showed his students photocopies of the Vatican’s ancient manuscripts ( containing information about extraterrestrials that had visited our planet) with drawings, described to them the hidden essence of ancient myths; he told them of the Fiery Pillar that destroyed an advanced ancient civilization; he showed the students photos of the fortress walls discovered in Babylon, melted with the horrendous temperature and believed that nuclear blasts could cause this.

Professor Ludvig was very much interested in Sumerian civilization and possessed great knowledge about it; he discussed the esoteric meaning of pyramids in Egypt (he considered them to be sort of “energy machines”); he studied the Etruscan civilization; he knew about Cabbala.

A Gulag labor camp. (Credit:
A Gulag labor camp. (Credit:

Professor Ludvig was also an inventor, and designer of military technology. He helped his country, even during his imprisonment. During his days as an inmate of the GULAG, during World War II, he had at least 17 inventions to his name: such as the construction of military airfields in marshy areas; a noiseless underground station for testing aerial engines; a bomb thrower for close distance tank warfare; and many more. His reward was extension of the prison sentence in 1942 for another ten years, after he was denounced for his criticism of Stalin’s policies inside the concentration camps.

Professor Ludvig in the 20s. (Credit: Sovershenno Sekretno)
Professor Ludvig in the 20s. (Credit: Sovershenno Sekretno)

Ludvig knew the secrets of herbs and their esoteric medicinal properties, and once this knowledge helped him survive, when he had to cure the wife of the concentration camp commander, or face death.

There is much more information in the Sovershenno Sekretno article (for example, his friendship with another great and highly talented Russian scientist Alexander Chizevsky, whose work I have described in my articles). I urge all those who are interested in the ancient astronauts hypothesis to learn more about Professor Ludvig. I will also try to discover more, although there are few sources available.

Genrikh Mavrikiyevich Ludvig who passed away in 1973, had fantastic intellect, and made incredible discoveries. I am sure his former student Vladimir Kucharyants, who was able to uncover Professor’s notes and writings from the 1930s, will find more documents and materials.

Paul Stonehill

Paul Stonehill is the author of The Soviet UFO Files (1998), Paranormal Mysteries of Eurasia (2010), and co-author of several books with Philip Mantle.

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  1. I look forward to more articles regarding Russian UFO and related articles in the online magazine. Thanks!

  2. when i worked for the NSA i saw weapons of mass destruction that the world had never seen before, i sent pictures of it but they were quickly confiscated, now i spend my time alone hoping someone in the world will understand the truth, I was abducted in 2002 and expeirenced raidal cancer in my left knee…just hours after reporting the incident i found Kal-EL the god of sector 9….


  3. All these theories always fascinated me. I always thought that behind the pyramid and behind a lot of other mysterious buildinds (Stonehenge, for instance) there is a lot more than the skeptical says. I will try to find more news about professor Ludvig. Thank you

  4. Ancient Aliens !

    Most amazing show ever, We have to open our eyes , our minds, We are not alone in this huge universe.
    People is so arrogant when they deny the fact that we were visited in the distant past from our ancestors coming from the stars ..
    We came from them.Period!
    And this article about Professor Ludvig ,,,,, AMAZING !
    Thanks Paul for such a nice investigation.

  5. I find your article on Professor Ludvig as rating
    him one of the greatest minds of all times.
    Thank you Frank

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