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State archaeologist says ancient Indian paintings depict aliens and UFOs

An archaeologist for the state department of Chhattisgarh state in India wants to seek help from NASA and the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) to help him identify what he believes to be depictions of UFOs and aliens in ancient rock paintings that are 10,000 years old.

Ancient Indian rock paintings from the state of Chhattisgarh. (Credit: Amit Bhardwaj.The Times of India)
Ancient Indian rock paintings from the state of Chhattisgarh. (Credit: Amit Bhardwaj/The Times of India)

Archaeologist JR Bhagat told The Times of India, “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. Extensive research is needed for further findings. Chhattisgarh presently doesn’t have any such expert who could give clarity on the subject.”

The Indian state of Chhattisgarh has an abundance of ancient rock paintings, according to their website. Many sites have painting of humans and animals in everyday scenes. However, they believe that some of these paintings may include kangaroos and giraffes, and in several sites they believe there are paintings of mermaids.

According to Bhagat, the UFO and alien paintings bear a striking resemblance to those depicted in movies. However, he says that is most likely just a coincidence. He notes, “The fan-like antenna and three legs of vehicle’s stand clearly show a similarity to UFO type craft.”

Bhagat continues, “The paintings are done in natural colors that have hardly faded despite the years. The strangely carved figures are seen holding weapon-like objects and do not have clear features. Specially, the nose and mouth are missing. In few pictures, they are even shown wearing space suits.”

A rock painting that looks similar to a UFO with three legs. (Credit: Amit Bhardwaj/The Times of India)
A rock painting that looks similar to a UFO with three legs. (Credit: Amit Bhardwaj/The Times of India)

However, Bhagat does concede, “We can’t refute possibility of imagination by prehistoric men.”

Bhagat says there are some locals who worship the paintings, and there are also interesting local legends about the creatures depicted in the images. He says the locals’ ancestors told stories about beings called the “Rohela people,” which translated means “the small sized ones.” These people are said to come from the sky in round flying objects and take people away, never to be seen again.

The research on the rock paintings is ongoing, and Bhagat says more archaeologists will be consulted to help identify the mysterious creatures and objects in the ancient artwork.

Alejandro Rojas

Alejandro Rojas is a radio host for Open Minds Radio, editor and contributing writer for Open Minds magazine as well as For several years Alejandro was the official spokesperson for the Mutual UFO Network as the Director of Public Education. As a UFO/Paranormal researcher and journalist, Alejandro has spent many hours in the field investigating phenomena up close and personal. Alejandro has been interviewed by media organizations around the world, including the largest cable and network news agencies with several appearances on Coast to Coast AM.

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  1. The “extraterrestrial” images in this and other rock art can be explained by plasma scientists.

    May I please recommend that you check the “Plasma Universe” theory about
    rock art, by Anthony Peratt, Ph.D., of the U.S. Los Alamos National Laboratory:

    Comparative mythologist Marinus Anthony van der Sluijs

    And Robert Schoch, Ph.D., Geology and Geophysics, Boston University

  2. Dear friends,

    I am from India. Our ancient scriptures include Vaimanika/ vimana texts (meaning plane or aircraft texts) which have details of planes which should be built with mercury engines. Mercury based engines have been tested in NASA for deep space aircrafts as well. This gives credibility to texts which provide information of usage of mercury for space engines, thousand of years back..

    A sanskrit word Vidyut means electricity. the vedic language uses this word before electricity is concieved in english.

    Amit Singh Luthra

  3. If indeed these rock paintings are 10,000+ years old and they are closely placed (the human-like figures and the three-legged craft) no plasma scientist can convince most modern people, by way of “theory”, that it is just ancient “rock art.” Despite all evidence pointing to the contrary, more than five billion people on this planet still believe in the existence of some form of a “God”. Why not accept alien intelligence and existence when there is so much evidence of it? We cannot approve of one and reject the other, it simply is preposterous. Unless, of course, plasma scientists could by some weird theory demonstrate that “God” was/is of terrestrial origin and has managed to remain both alive and unseen for eons! If there are no aliens, then there is no god. If any truly original and pure god were to be an earthly being we would have to forego of either the Big Bang theory, or all religions.

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