This petroglyph image of alien beings is additional proof supporting German author Erich von Daniken's 1968 theory that ancient astronauts visited Earth and were perceived as gods by early humans, in this case the Puebloan native Americans at Capitol Reef National Park, Utah.
In von Daniken's book and later film, "Chariots of the Gods", theorizes humans thousands of years ago were visited by extraterrestial beings, and believed them to be gods which has been repeated frequently around the world by various religions. One example is the Old Testament's chapter on God giving Moses instructions to construct "The Ark of the Covenant", a device to communicate with aliens. Another is the "Nazca Lines" in Peru, large lines carved on the land surface which are explained as landing air strips for space travelers.
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nikkitta (15334) 2014-04-09 14:40
I am the first to comment this interesting capture of the petroglyph, saw kind of them in Chile and West of Argentina, on the Andean mountains
Like here the shapness to enjoy stone texture with the light coming fron the right and the stones at the front
Good post from an interesting idea
kathryn_weir (2056) 2014-04-09 17:19
I have been browsing your great shots of the Grand Canyon. I visited briefly a few years back and was only able to do a day trip from a conference in Arizona to the rim of the Canyon. It was an awesome sight but not at all fulfilling photographically. I was somewhat overwhelmed. It would have been wonderful to be there with good light rather than the middle of the day and also to be able to visit the bed rather than the rim - c'est la vie! We must make the most opportunities we have.
I admit to having to open this image up to really see what it was about ....I like the diagonal composition of the ascending "aliens" which is echoed in the rocky foreground. It is tricky with such harsh and directional light casting shadow. What are the little rounded marks concentrated around the head regions? Please tell me they are not bullet holes from target practice? That would make my recent lament about spray paint graffiti seem rather inconsequential?
have a great Thursday
kato (11630) 2014-04-09 21:58
This is an interesting petroglyph, so it's impressive this petroglyph with image of alien beings on rock surface which native Americans sculptured in ancient times. Although I do not know whether it is that they drew this person image based on nativeness religion, it is clear that it was their concerns at least. Well composed and very excellent tone/clarity. And, the shadow projected to the rock draws out a good effect.
Silvio1953 (125685) 2014-04-10 5:42
Ciao Ray, great view of interesting petroglyph images, finme details and excellent clarity, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
ikeharel (59593) 2014-04-16 6:18
Fantastic old rock painting, Ray, from a front POV that with the perfect light details are well enhanced.
No age to relate, but maybe agreed on some thousands years back. Impressive history piece.