“Ancient Aliens” on the History Channel has gained much attention, with nearly 700,000 “likes” on Facebook. Some say artifacts from across the world provide evidence that our ancestors had contact with travelers from space. Cave paintings as old as 10,000 years in Valcamonica, Italy, show people wearing what might be space suits.
Mysterious stone disks estimated to be 10,000 to 12,000 years old are said to have been inscribed with detailed accounts of a UFO landing. Here’s a look at some of the evidence that may point to ancient alien encounters.
1. Flying Machines in Ancient Indian Lore
A 1923 depiction of a flying machine described in ancient lore. (Wikimedia Commons)
Sanskrit texts and sculptures from Ancient India make many references to flying machines, known as Vimanas, said to have brought otherworldly beings to Earth.
In Piska Nagri village, in Jharkahnd State, India, geologist Nitish Priyadarshi has been studying large footprints carved thousands of years ago that, according to local lore, may signify the presence of gods from the sky landing on site. What Priyadarshi finds interesting is the engraved image of a flying object next to the footprints.
“The footprints and the flying object are on the same piece of rock on each other’s side. Maybe they were engraved to show that the two king gods arrived at the place on a flying object,” Priyadarshi told Epoch Times last year. For more, see the Epoch Times article “India: Footprints in Rock Evidence of Ancient People From Sky?”
Footprints on a rock in Piska Nagri village, on the outskirts of Ranchi City in Jharkahnd State, India. (NITISH PRIYADARSHI)
2. Peru’s Nazca Desert
In the 1920s, when aircraft began to fly over the Nazca desert in Peru, aviators were stunned by what they observed—colossal figures etched in the ground stretching more than 50 miles, some measuring 600 feet across. They are believed to have been etched between 300 B.C. and 800 A.D. Archaeologists and anthropologists are still stumped by them.
Some say the people who made them must have had guidance from the sky. Some have said painstaking planning could have worked without such assistance. Why the people would create such huge glyphs only to be appreciated from the sky remains a mystery.
One of the massive geoglyphs has been dubbed an “astronaut.” Others depict animals and geometric shapes.
Astronaut glyph in Peru’s Nazca Desert. (Shutterstock)
A glyph in Peru’s Nazca Desert. (Shutterstock)
3. Dropas of Ancient China
In 1938, hundreds of stone discs chronicling alien encounters were found in the caves of the Baian-Kara-Ula mountains in China, according to the International Society for the Research and Preservation of Paranormal Artifacts (ISRPPA). ISRPPA’s research is presented by Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, and ISRPPA describes itself as a non-profit organization comprised of archaeologists, paleontologists, students, and scholars.
The discs were estimated to be 10,000 to 12,000 years old, and they were found during an expedition led by Dr. Chi Pu Tei. The hieroglyphics on the discs told of spaceships crashing in the mountains, piloted by people called the “Dropa.”
ISRPPA gives an excerpt from translations by Dr. Tsum Um Nui: “The Dropas came down from the clouds in their aircraft. The men, women, and children of the neighboring peoples hid in the caves ten times before sunrise. When at last they understood the sign language of the Dropas, they realized that the newcomers had peaceful intentions.”
Though the discs were said to have been stored in museums across China, with some sent to the USSR for analysis, the discs seem to have disappeared. ISRPPA could not track them down, but it did find a photo taken in a museum in Cen, south of Guangzhou, before the disks were removed from the museum’s display.