Extraterrestrial rock art: hoax or story?
Is there life on other planets? The two most common reactions to this question are fear and fascination. The debate on the existence of life on other planets tends to remain black or white, yes or absolutely not!
Many factors must be taken into account to try to understand why an individual believes or does not believe in extraterrestrials: culture, imagination, religion, personal experience.
If those who believe that life does in fact exist beyond our planet would deviate from their opinions and embark on scientific study, they might, failing to convince disbelievers, present facts that would surely raise reasonable doubt. .
Evidence of extraterrestrials coming to Earth is found all over the world. In 1938, a team of archaeologists visited caves said to have been made by man. Located near the China-Tibet border, the caves yielded information and artifacts that would become controversial.
Among the most controversial were 716 identical-looking discs. Each of them was 10 cm in diameter and 3 cm thick and had a circular hole 3 cm in diameter in its center.
Upon closer examination, each of these records was found to have lines radiating out from the center, much like the grooves on a vinyl record. Each line was made up of intricately engraved symbols. It wasn’t until 1962 that someone was able to decode the messages written on CD-like discs.
The Dropa Stones, as these discs are called, tell of a spaceship crashing into the earth. The inhabitants, unable to repair their ship, adapted to their new world.
The text on the stones of Dropa is a story of the life of extraterrestrials on earth. At first, those who knew of the existence of the stones refused to believe what they were hearing. It was impossible, pure science fiction.
Carbon dating, developed by Willard Libby and his team at the University of Chicago in 1949, has dated the stones to around 10,000 BC. The age of the disks, along with other inexplicable physical evidence found at the archaeological site, pointed to a people far more evolved than those inhabiting our planet at that time.
Even with the amount of evidence that scientists have gathered from the Dropa Stones, there are still those who refuse to believe that it proves the existence of space visitors. They continue to claim that it is a hoax and only focus on disproving the theory to the rest of the scientific community.
If the Dropa Stones were the only recorded study of compelling evidence that ancient astronauts are an observable fact and that they may have even interacted with people throughout the ages, it would be easier to accept the hoax theory . But these discs are just one specimen in the solar system when it comes to evidence supporting these visitors from space.
Archaeologists and cavers have discovered rock art in various countries around the world. Some designs look like discs with lights or windows, while others show what appear to be rays or flames emanating from the craft.
What looks remarkably like a person, or groups of people, is depicted in helmets or what could be space suits or uniforms. Some of these characters had tubes connecting their rounded helmets to their clothes, much like the oxygen pacts of our current astronauts.
Initially, the cave drawings were thought to be another attempt by modern man to perpetuate and prove the existence of space travelers. But as more and more undeniably similar images were discovered thousands of miles apart and centuries apart, this explanation was no longer plausible and was scientifically ruled out.
Rock art suggesting the existence of visitors from space is documented and dated on cave walls in Australia, France, Spain, Japan, Africa, Tanzania, Egypt, Italy, Mexico, in the United States and many other countries. Carbon dating has shown some drawings to be up to 50,000 years old.
An interesting point for scientists and people who follow the latest extraterrestrial research is the fact that there seems to have been a much larger number of drawings dating from 10,000 to 12,000 BC. Does this mean that our planet was visited more often during this period and, if so, for what reason?
Or, perhaps, there are still many more caves to discover whose walls are etched with thousands of years of extraterrestrial history on earth. And if and when more drawings are discovered, will they answer questions that will uncover the history of our planet’s exploration and habitation?
There is enough research on this and closely related topics to fill large libraries. This research includes individual interviews with people who claim to have had close encounters with extraterrestrial life forms.
Yet, despite the concurring statements of those involved in these encounters, many people on earth refuse to believe that these encounters actually took place. Conspiracy theories and government cover-ups explain the little speck of uncertainty in their minds.
Theories, after all, are intangible, easily dismissed, and subject to personal opinion. Rock art, on the other hand, is physical evidence and lends itself to studied and tested truth.
Another source of hard evidence of the reality of extraterrestrial visitation is found in the paintings of certain artists, great and lesser, who have lived over the millennia.
Madonna with Saint John – Sebastiano Mainardi, “The Baptism of Christ” by Flemish artist Aert De Gelder, 1710, “The Crucifixion”, painted in 1350, “The Triumph of Summer”, a tapestry created in Bruges, in 1538.
Paintings, tapestries and manuscript illustrations exist in galleries and museums around the world.
Carbon-dated cave drawings, art, and ancient records are all part of a huge collection of hard evidence that tells us we are not alone in this vast space filled with worlds we can only imagine.
By Rhyan Cole