Ancient Astronauts










Ancient Astronauts ?


"The Crucifixion" fresco hangs above the altar at the Visoki Decani Monastery in Kosovo, Yugoslavia ~ it was painted in 1350. - On either side of Jesus are a pair of Jetsons like skycars or two hovering crafts. ~, one chasing the other the pilots apparently working controls. The leading craft is decorated with two twinkling stars, one reminiscent of national insignia on modern aircraft




Madonna with Saint Giovannino






Madonna with Saint Giovannino, by Domenico Ghirlandaio, 15th century.

Above Mary's left shoulder is a shining, or glowing, disk shaped object. A man and his dog can clearly be seen looking up at the floating object in the composite below.



UFOs – Ancient Art




The Annunciation with Saint Emidius” by Carlo Crivelli, 1486









UFO Coin, 1680  -  French Medal


French Medal apparently commemorating a UFO sighting of a wheel like object in Renaissance France




The Miracle of the Snows






Masolino da Panicale “The Miracle of the Snows” c.1428 Early Italian Renaissance Florence

Originally commissioned by Bascilia di Santa Maria Maggiore now held at the Capodimante Museum in Naples.


The disc-like shape of the clouds, which appear to be a squadron of flying saucers flying in formation. The fact that Jesus and Mary are positioned in a nimbus above the foremost cloud only adds to the effect of these objects as spacecraft, if one is to assume that Masolino was completely ignorant of proportion.



The Baptism of Christ






The Baptism of Christ


Fitzwilliam Musuem, Cambridge, England - Painted in 1710 by Flemish artist Aert De Gelder

It depicts a classic, hovering, silvery, saucer shaped UFO shining beams of light down on John the Baptist and Jesus.


What could have inspired the artist to combine these two subjects?








Ancient Astronauts

Authored by Erich von Daniken, Chariots of the Gods truly brings light to the Ancient Alien theory that past civilizations had communication and influence from Ancient Astronauts. 


The book covers an array of topics which include the existence of structures and artifacts that have been found which represent higher technological knowledge than is presumed to have existed at the times they were manufactured.  Perhaps one of the most intriguing topics is the interpretations of ancient artwork throughout the world as depictions of astronauts, air and

space vehicles, extraterrestrials, and complex technology. Däniken also describes elements that he believes are similar in art of unrelated cultures.


Some writers have proposed that intelligent extraterrestrial beings have visited Earth in antiquity or prehistory and made contact with humans. Such visitors are called Ancient Astronauts or Ancient Aliens. Proponents suggest that this contact influenced the development of human cultures, technologies and religions. A common variant of the idea is that deities from most, if not all, religions are actually extraterrestrials, and their advanced technologies were wrongly understood by primitive men as evidence of their divine status.


These proposals have been popularized, particularly in the latter half of the 20th century, by writers such as Erich von Däniken, Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, Zecharia Sitchin, Robert K. G. Temple, David Icke and Peter Kolosimo,[3] but the idea that ancient astronauts actually existed is not taken seriously by most academics, and has received little or no credible attention in peer reviewed studies.[4] Ancient astronauts have been widely used as a plot device in science fiction.








Pakal - The Astronaut of Palenque


Pakal’s tomb has been the focus of attention of some "ancient astronaut" enthusiasts since its appearance in Erich von Däniken's 1968 best seller, Chariots of the Gods?. Von Däniken reproduced a drawing of the sarcophagus lid and comparing Pacal's pose to that of 1960s Project Mercury astronauts, interpreting drawings underneath him as rockets, and offering it as evidence of a supposed extraterrestrial influence on the ancient Maya.










Ancient Ecuadorian Alien Astronaut Sculpture

An interesting piece of art found in Ecuador of what appears to be a man or being in a type of space suit. Look at the similarities to today's space suits our Astronauts wear.


Digging deep into history as far as physical record and verbal legend allows, a great amount of astonishing literature and artifacts uncovered depict how ancient civilizations were much more technologically advanced than ever imagined.  Stories and legends across multiple ancient cultures seem to point toward similar concepts even in scenarios where those cultures are believed to have never interacted with each other. One critical and important reoccurring theme spanning different civilizations refers to beings visiting Earth from the skies above.


Many of the cultures have carvings, glyphs and relics which demonstrate with modern interpretation that they might have been interacting with astronauts of some kind, alien to planet Earth. Ancient astronaut relics shockingly portray modern space and diving outfits as well as many, what we currently know as, modern technologies. The historical accounts, alien relics and ancient structures sometimes give some indication of technologies beyond those of current capability. Combining all of the documented research material into a giant unified theory is steadily proving that our ancestors knew and possessed greater knowledge and capabilities than due credit given.








Sky People:


This ancient stone figure, found at the Mayan ruins in Tikal, Guatemala, resembles a modern-day astronaut in a space helmet. - This is either a space suit or a scuba suit.


Ancient Aircraft ...









Cathedral of Salamanca – Spain


The Cathedral of Salamanca has a number of unusual carvings but none so surprising as a modern astronaut


Something fabricated in the 1600s made to look like it is from the 1400s can be very hard to pick out. The astronaut on the Cathedral of Salamanca is not in fact a hoax, but an approved and modern addition to the Cathedral, however it has all the earmarks of something which may provide for great confusion some 500 years from now.


Built between 1513 and 1733, the Gothic cathedral underwent restoration work in 1992. It is a generally a tradition of cathedral builders and restorers to add details or new carvings to the facade as a sort of signature. In this case after conferring with the cathedral, quarry man Jeronimo Garcia was given the go-ahead to add some more modern images to the facade including an astronaut floating among some vines. Among the other recently added images are a dragon eating ice cream, a lynx, a bull, and a crayfish.








Astronaut Statues - Cuenca, Ecuador,


As one ‘expert’ has said on the show (in an episode called ‘Gods & Aliens’), “
We feel that extra-terrestrial entities are a more plausible explanation for these stories, because Gods don’t exist“.








Japanese Dogu statue of Ancient Astronauts  - circa 1000 BC


Dogu are prehistoric clay figures with human characteristics that were found in Japan. These Dogu figures span a time period from 1500 to 10,000 BC. They were created in the later Stone Age - in Japan's Jomon Period.


These mysterious Japanese Dogu statues are made out of terracotta clay and are some of the earliest examples of pottery ever found. Over 18,000 figures have been unearthed.









Tassili n'Ajjer, Sahara Desert, North Africa


AlgeriaIn Jabbaren, in the Tassili mountains, Algeria, south of the Hoggar. A 6m high character with a large round decorated head. The massive body, the strange dressing, the folds around the neck and on the chest suggest some ancient time astronaut. A similar character is painted at Sfar in the Tassili, in the Cabro caves in France and in several other places. Some of them are much smaller and raise their hands towards a giant being, of non human appearance, sometimes these "round heads" being seem to hover in the air. From 6000 B.C.








Wandjina  - Ancient Astronauts in. Australian Cave Art


These illustrations come from a book entitled "Journals of Two Expeditions of Discovery in North-West and Western Australia 1837, 1838, & 1839", by Lt. Grey. In the 19th century, Grey led an expedition to some caves near the Glenelg River region of Kimberley where he came across cave paintings of beings called the Wandjina by the Aborigines.


These images from Kimberley, Australia, are approximately 5,000 years old. Some people believe they may be representations of actual extraterrestrials.








This photo comes from a still shot off the recent History Channel special entitled "UFOs: Then and Now". It is an ancient cave drawing.









Vimanas - (Aerial Flying Machine) carved in stone - Ellora Caves, India


Vimāna is a word with several meanings ranging from temple or palace to mythological flying machines described in Sanskrit epics.

Did ancient India have knowledge of Aviation, as this base-relief suggests?


Ancient Gods Flying in a Vimana (aerial flying machine) carved in stone - Ellora Caves, India


Vimanas: Ancient Indian flying machines, UFOs, or Sanskrit Sci fi?  ( 13:39 mins)

Vimanas (pronounced vimans) in Sanskrit, these flying vehicles appear throughout India's ancient texts, especially in combat sequences, when gods and divine beings battle their enemies high above the earth.In the Ramayana (4th century BC), the Hindu sacred book recounting how God Rama rescues his wife Sita from the evil Raavan, vimana experts cite the flying chariot called the Pushpaka vimana.










Vimanas of Ancient India - UFO Evidence ???


In the Vedic literature of India, there are many descriptions of flying machines that are generally called Vimanas. These fall into two cate- gories:  manmade craft that resemble airplanes and fly with the aid of birdlike wings, and  unstreamlined structures that fly in a mysterious manner and are generally not made by human beings. The machines in category  are described mainly in medieval, secular Sanskrit works dealing with architecture, automata, military siege engines, and other mechanical contrivances. Those in category  are described in ancient works such as the Rg Veda, the Maha-bha-rata, the Rama-yana, and the Pura-nas, and they have many features reminis- cent of UFOs.



Signaling to the Skies?



Candelabra-Trident - Pointing to where?




Nazca Astronaut & Nazca Lines - Peru

Ancient religion? Aliens from outer space? Ancient astronomers?


The Nazca Desert and the enigmatic Nazca lines hold many mysteries.- The Nazca Astronaut seems to be signaling to the Skies that this is the Place where they should land??


Ancient Astronauts








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