For too long Basingstoke has squatted in the popular imagination
as Britain's most boring town, a national joke known to many
only for it's Dallas-like skyscrapers and impenetrable system
of ringroads and roundabouts. Recently, however, websites such
as Joe Tozer's Basingstoke not
Boringstoke and Stewart White and Jon Allen's Basingstoke
Files have created
a new awareness of the fascinating and otherworldly life that
thrives within and around the 'Towers of Basingstoke'. The time
has come to paint an accurate picture of the pivotal role Basingstoke
has played in the history of the world.
In order to fully appreciate the history of Basingstoke and
the man for whom it takes it's name a great deal of perspective
is required. Our story begins millions of years ago when the
earth moved about the sun in much the same orbit as today ,
but spun on a significantly different axis. The latest historical
evidence points to the fact that what we now know as Antarctica
was the settlement of a great colony of spacefaring star creatures.
These advanced beings lived in a culture of utopian ideal until
a sudden and unexplaiend catastrophy caused a cataclysmic shift
in the earth's crust. This prehistoric Atlantis was almost instantantly
shifted to the south polar regions where today all evidence
that might prove these theories lies buried below thousands
of feet of permafrost. Whether the armageddon that destoyed
their society was of the alien's own making or brought about
by natural causes, still remains the most hotly debated topic
of modern science. 
Following the destruction of their civilization, some remnants
of that ancient race of interstellar demigods wandered the earth
in large fish shaped submarines, building pyramids and founding
religions, living perhaps in great cities beneath the waves.
 Experts believe that these unlikely beings
in an attempt to preserve their race performed the experiments
of genetic manipulation upon apes that resulted in the rise
of humankind. Over the eons the aliens' descendents slowly grew
more and more like the ape creatures they had created, just
as the apes grew more like their masters. Eventually by about
100,000 years ago the two species had completely merged and
modern man emerged from the mists of history. Many believe that
the civilizations of South America and the upper Nile Valley
may hold the last keys to unlocking our genetic heritage 
These cities were founded when mankind was still very young
but the pure blood of our alien ancestors still ran undiluted
amongst an elite few. 
Around this time of the birth of history, in the more northerly
reaches of the great land mass that was eventually to split
into Europe, lived a proto-human named Baz. Baz inhabited a
ditch, hunted smallish dinosaurs with crude tools and fathered
a family whose descents still inhabit the north Hampshire region
today. Modern scientific research into DNA markers has enabled
us to trace back the bloodlines of this tribe of Bazites or
'Sons of Baz' and it become clear that they share a remarkably
close kinship to the apes. This allows us to speculate that
perhaps there is something in the very soil of this region that
has cuased the true fruit of mother earth to florish. Why else
would so many people feel such an instinctive need to leave
the area as quickly as possible? It is a fact that avarage amount
of time anyone stays in Basingstoke is a mere 3 years, yet the
town has always resided in ideal location, far from volcanoes,
earthquakes and other seismic activity. It's clean, relatively
disease free, hot and sunny during the summer, with just enough
snow in winter to make things look pretty. There are no floods
or poisonous or dangerous animals, it's surrounded by good farmland
and lush countryside. There's always been low unemployment and
many high profile and high-tech companies choose Basingstoke
as the ideal place to live and work. A short road or rail commute
to the capital or the idyllic beaches of the English riviera.
It's also only half an hour from Heathrow airport and therefore
a convenient gateway to the rest of the world. Even the lack
of nightlife has been recently rectified with addition of a
chain of chain pub/restraunts at the top of town, cozily nestled
around that grandfather of all franchises, McDonalds.Yet in
spite of all this it is said that the best thing about Basingstoke
is that it's easy to leave. It could be argued that people find
it boring because there are no earthquakes, volcanos,
disease, wars, famine, plagues, floods, wild beasts, tornados,
hurricanes, monsoons or unemployment. You might try making a
case that people just don't like McDonalds or chain pubs or
high tech companies, but then why are such organizations so
prolific? In the end the most likely explanation is simply that
the alien blood which flows in all our veins to some degree
is repelled by the ground of this region beloved by mother earth.
The bottom line is that if you don't like Basingstoke you're
So, drifting back again then to those verdant and mysterious
days lost before the beginning of history, I like to imagine
Baz, now quite old, on a late summer's afternoon sprawled on
the grass, in front of his cave. He munches on some toadstools
that his son Baz has gathered down in the bog 
that morning and gazes at the far away clouds. Slowly reality
begins to seep away at the periphery of his vision and the rainbow
colors of the countryside around him grow more intense and inviting.
Suddenly a shining apparition appears before him and the future
of Basingstoke is revealed in vision. "I am Quezacoatl",
the old man announces. Your descendants will build Basing House
and will be known throughout the local area".
 Another good site for the serious
reader is Basingstoke
For more information on these ideas
why not join and rise to the higher echelons of the Church
of Scientology or a similar crackpot organization.
website is all about some pyramids & stuff they just
found under the ocean near Japan, although if you ask me, they're
barking up the wrong tree when they say it's Atlantis.
of the Gods by Graham Hancock is a cracking good book all
about this sort of thing.
 Read the 'Holy Blood & the Holy
Grail' for more on this.
 Now the site of beautiful modern,
upper middle income homes in lovely Olde Basing village.
The original 'alien autopsy'
Early Baswiegian dwelling place
Basingstoke, 1,0001,989 Years BM
Basingstoke's first family.