Being a fan of ancient astronaut theory, I couldn’t help but pick up on this:
A group of anthropologists working with hill tribes in a remote area of India have made a startling discovery: Intricate prehistoric cave paintings depicting aliens and UFO type craft.
The images were found in the Hoshangabad district of the state of Madhya Pradesh only 70 kilometers from the local administrative centre of Raisen. The caves are hidden deep within dense jungle.A clear image of what might be an alien or ET in a space suit can be seen in one cave painting along with a classical flying saucer shaped UFO that appears to be either beaming something down or beaming something up, in what might be an ancient UFO abduction scenario. A force-field or trail of some sort is seen at the rear of the UFO.
Also visible is another object that might depict a wormhole, explaining how aliens were able to reach Earth. This image may lead UFO enthusiasts to conclude that the images might have been drawn with the involvement of aliens themselves.
Local Archaeologist, Mr Wassim Khan, has personally seen the images. He claims that the objects and creatures seen in them are totally anomalous and out of character when compared to other, already discovered, examples of prehistoric cave art depicting ancient life in the area. As such he believes that they might suggest beings from other planets have been interacting with humans since prehistoric times: Adding weight to the ‘ancient astronaut theory’ which postulates that human civilization was established with the assistance of benevolent space-faring aliens.
The classic modern archetypes are depicted in this supposed ‘cave painting’; the UFO, the 1950s style robot and the ‘wormhole.’
Have we always carried these archetypes with us, or are they fakes?
To further travel along the trail of ancient astronauts and the possible connection they have with human lore, The Professor studies texts that describe in great detail stories of little people, gnomes, fairies and elves:
What they said was quite a lot of course; so much that I could never get it all across to you on this blog. I’ve picked three things which were going on regarding entity cases; each of which you may find interesting. The first regards “Hairy Dwarves”, probably no one’s favorite UFOnaut. Dick had a friend and investigations buddy named Don Neill. Neill and Hall were apparently already wondering about the true nature of certain “UFO” encounters. Neill was reading Bernard Heuvelmans’ On The Track Of Unknown Animals [what might be regarded as Cryptozoology’s foundational text], and focussed on the chapter entitled, “The Little Hairy Men”. Dick says to Isabel: “One incident describes an attack from behind on human beings reminiscent of the Venezuela affair.” Dick, surprisingly, seems here to be willing to entertain the hypothesis that some UFO cases may be more in the line of productions by long-term “folkloric” entities known by other names for ages. We don’t have Isabel’s return letter on this [believe me, I’m sorrier about that than you are]. But right at that moment, she was shaking her head about a set of cases which were coming to CSI that seemed to multiply the variety of entities beyond all sense. [And her big work on the Kelly “hobgoblins” was certainly in this mode]. We’ll look into a couple of these other cases later in this post.
Dick’s flirtation with the idea that the Hairy Dwarves may have owed something to folklore entities would have been easy to circumstantially defend. We have today turned the folkloric entity “Brownie” into a cute little fairy handful-sized and basically friendly. That concept owes to writers like Palmer Cox, who constantly wrote charming fiction about such lovable creatures. The folklore about these critters is somewhat different. They are described as smaller-than-humans but not much [perhaps four foot high] and of definite brown skin, and covered with thick hair–hairy dwarves, in fact. Their behavior might be tolerable, but it depends on which one you encounter and what mood it’s in. Brownies might ignore you or even do you some service; but it’s just as likely that you’re in for mischief. Because they are not of the “handsome” variety of folklore entities, they fall under the general class of the “Bogles”, sometimes said to be led by Puck, with all that entails about behavior. They might be nasty [like bogeymen or bugaboos] or just neutral but dangerous [like The Fenoderee]. It is at least a mind-stretcher to contemplate the [to me] extremely odd Venezuelan part of the 1954 wave in such terms. One wonders how much Dick and Isabel kept things like this in mind.
Other cases were stretching them in other directions. One was the Old Saybrook, CT case. This encounter occurred on December 16,1957 .the witness, a Yale graduate with two degrees, Mrs. Mary Starr, did not report the sighting immediately [she was living in a cottage on the Connecticut side of Long Island sound, the other cottages were unoccupied at that time of year, and she was concerned that there would be no other witnesses to back up her story]. Nevertheless, in September of 1958, she decided to report to NICAP. Dick Hall fielded the letter and talked to CSI about the event. Dick and Isabel arranged to meet Mrs. Starr at the cottage and take her story. This is what she said: “I was alone that night so I went to bed early, about ten o’clock. Sometime between two and three in the morning, I was awakened by a bright light in my room. I looked out the window and there was what I first thought was a crippled airplane in my back garden. But when I got my eyes really open, I saw it was a cigar-shaped object, brightly lit and with square portholes, hovering above my clothesline. I could see three men inside. An antenna poked up from what seemed to be the tail of this object. There was no sound. After about five minutes, it turned at a right angle and I could see that it was so shallow that the men could not have been more than three and a half or four feet tall. It glided out of my garden, rose almost vertically, and then disappeared.” [These were the quotes in the news story that the Air Force included in the Blue Book file, though it did not bother to investigate]. The rest of the story was published by Isabel in the CSI Newsletter of July 15, 1959. In it Mrs. Starr describes the occupants as having squarish head-gear [possibly robotic] colored orange-red and having an attached bright red bulb. There were no “hands”. When Mrs. Starr leaned forward to get as good a glimpse of the things as she could, the portholes “coincidentally” faded out, and the object began a sparkling brilliance. This led to the retraction of an antenna, and its sharp turn and departure. Dick and Isabel were VERY impressed with the quality of the witness, and CSI published the case with no apologies. NICAP didn’t. Dick wanted to mention it in his famousUFO Evidence, but as it was headed to Congress, only the craft was mentioned without the occupants. Later, NICAP got over some of its hang-ups and published the details in Lore/Keyhoe’s UFOs: A New Look.
The link to Donald Keyhoe is key to the whole thing here.
In my view, this ties in ancient legends to the ‘nuts and bolts’ theory of UFOs.
Good read and a good blog.