Indians archaeologists have discovered 10,000 year-old prehistoric rock paintings apparently depicting "aliens and UFOs" in an ancient cave system near the remote tribal villages of Chandeli and Gotitola, in the Charama area of the Kanker district of Bastar in the state of Chhattisgarh. The cave paintings, located about 130 kilometers from the city Raipur, include several depictions of humanoid beings standing with disc-shaped objects.
Relying on the latest dating technology, researchers determined that the paintings were about 10,000 years old.
According to the Times of India, the Chhattisgarh state department of archaeology and culture said that its officials contacted NASA and the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for assistance to conduct detailed studies of the strange paintings dating back to prehistoric times.Indian archaeologists confirmed that the paintings appear to depict beings and crafts eerily similar to pictures of aliens and UFOs that a twenty-first century person familiar with Hollywood movies about aliens and UFOs might have produced.
Indian archaeologist J.R. Bhagat told the Times of India that the paintings depict beings dressed in costumes remarkably similar to Hollywood and Bollywood depiction of aliens in spacesuits. Bhagat said the paintings, made of natural pigment, include mysterious drawings that appear to depict flying saucer UFOs.
"The paintings are done in natural colors that have hardly faded despite the years," Bhagat said. "The strangely carved figures are seen holding weapon-like objects and do not have clear [facial] features [corresponding to] nose and mouth.""In few pictures, they are even shown wearing space suits," he continued. "We can't refute possibility of imagination by prehistoric men but humans usually fancy such things."
Commenting on the details of the paintings that appear to depict flying saucer UFOs, Bhagat, said, "The fan-like antenna and three legs of vehicle's stand clearly show a similarity to a UFO type craft."
But he went on to say that the striking similarity of the prehistoric paintings of "aliens and UFOs" to Hollywood and Bollywood depictions of the same could be a coincidence.
But he admitted that the paintings appear to suggest that "humans in prehistoric times may have seen or imagined beings from other planets."He concluded that "Extensive research is needed for further findings. Chhattisgarh presently doesn't have experts who could give clarity on the subject."
Tribal villagers in the Charama area have strange beliefs and ancestral religious cults linked to the paintings. Some of the clans worship the beings depicted in the paintings as the "Rohela People," meaning "small-sized people." They also tell old legends that the "Rohela People" used to land in flying saucers and abducted individuals who were never seen again.
Despite reservations expressed by the archaeologist, UFO researchers insist that the evidence from the cave paintings is very clear and unambiguous. People living in India about 10,000 years ago must have seen and met extraterrestrial beings who visited Earth in flying saucer UFOs.UFO researchers argue that suggestions that the UFO-like objects and beings in helmets, holding sword-like weapons and dressed in costumes that look like spacesuits, could have been created by a free-play of the imagination of ancient artists stretches credulity to breaking point.
According to UFO enthusiasts, the fact that the artists who created the paintings lived in prehistoric cultures with rudimentary technology suggests that only an encounter with alien beings bearing artifacts of advanced technology could have inspired the paintings.
The artists, according to UFO researchers, saw advanced alien technology and then tried to show them in their paintings as faithfully as they could in the circumstances of their limited knowledge and experience of advanced technology.According to UFO researchers, the traditions of the modern-day tribal villagers who worship the paintings add to the mystery. Evidence that sightings of aliens and UFOs began in prehistoric times and continued into historic times also comes from strange artifacts discovered by research archaeologists at several sites in India that appear to depict alien technology. Ancient Indian tradition, for instance, often talks about the Vimanas, supposedly flying machines of the ancient gods.
The Vimanas are characterized vividly in ancient Hindu and Sanskrit texts as flying chariots or machines of the gods. The best known is the Pushpaka Vimana of King Ravana, a daemon deity.
The characterization of the Vimanas as UFOs is unambiguous and scholars agree that the term refers to a self-propelled flying machine, some as large as houses or palaces several stories high.Alien and UFO hunters insist that such widespread traditions prove claims of alien UFO visitations in ancient times. According to UFOlogists, technologically advanced aliens who visited Earth in prehistoric and ancient historic times influenced the development of human religious beliefs and traditions about the gods. They also influenced the development of early human cultures, technology and civilizations.
Some ancient astronaut theorists claim that all ancient gods were actually extraterrestrial visitors who impressed technologically primitive humans with display of advanced technology.
Despite the apparently unambiguous references to UFO crafts in ancient traditions, scholars dismiss claims by ancient astronaut theorists as pseudo-scientific. According to scholars, claims that intelligent extraterrestrial beings visited Earth in the prehistoric and historic past and made contact with humans are unsubstantiated.
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