Archaeologists in India have discovered 10,000-year-old rock paintings that appear to depict extraterrestrial visitors and UFOs that once landed on earth. We’re not saying it was aliens, but it was definitely aliens.
The Times of India carried the story this week from Charama in the state of Chhattisgarh, where archaeologist JR Bhagat pointed out that ancient cave paintings appear to show representations of extraterrestrial visitors.
“The findings suggest that humans in prehistoric times may have seen or imagined beings from other planets which still create curiosity among people and researchers,” Bhagat told the Times. “Extensive research is needed for further findings. Chhattisgarh presently doesn’t have any such expert who could give clarity on the subject.”
There is a certain eeriness to the Chhattisgarh cave paintings, as the faded, large-headed figures they show have something of a non-human air to them. Some of the cave paintings even depict these “visitors” wearing what look like spacesuits and holding weapon-like objects.
The Chhattisgarh paintings could well be the imaginings of some prehistoric doodler, but one must admit a certain spooky resemblance to current popular imaginings of extraterrestrial visitors. One even shows what appears to be a craft of some sort, with “fan-like antennae and three legs of [a] vehicle’s stand.”
According to the Times, a small number of locals in the Chhattisgarh region “worship” the paintings. Others, though, pass on ancestral stories of “rohela people” – the small-sized ones. According to legend, these rohela people would descend from the sky in a flying object, taking away one or two people from a village when they came. Those taken were never heard from again.
Spooky, yes, and definitely a different tale from what we get from most cave paintings. The oldest ones discovered so far are charcoal renderings from Spain’s Nerja cave, dating back about 43,000 years.
No aliens in those paintings, though, so we’ll stick with the Chhattisgarh renderings for now. Because aliens, duh.
[All images via Times of India.]