Artwork has been created by human beings for thousands of years. Long before written language, drawings were used to chronicle history. One particularly intriguing aspect of ufology is a repeated presence of bizarre crafts and strange creatures throughout numerous depictions. Ancient civilizations with no contact or communication amongst themselves often illustrated eerily similar subjects: UFOs and extraterrestrials. Did our ancestors witness physical phenomena which they deemed worthy of documenting for future generations? That conclusion is for the observer to decide.
Paleolithic Cave Painting, 13,000 B.C
Cave Paintings of Tassili, 8,000 B.C.
Lolladoff Plate, 7,000 B.C
Mesopotamian Figures 5,000 B.C.
Wandjina Petroglyphs, 3,000 B.C.
Nazca Lines, 500 B.C.- 500 A.D.
Egyptian Pictograph, 400 B.C.
The Baptism of Christ, 1710 A.D.
Madonna with Saint Giovannino, 15th century A.D.
The Annunciation with Saint Emidius, 1486 A.D.
Illustrated Woodcut, 1561 A.D
Ume No Chiri Illustration, 1803 A.D.
Do you believe our distant ancestors witnessed UFOs & extraterrestrials? I would love to hear your thoughts on these enigmatic creations.
I think back to some of the passages from Ezekiel in the Bible and have to wonder if they reference UFOs.
Of all of these, I found the first one–the cave painting in France the most intriguing. I remember reading about UFO flaps in the late 1800s and thought the was pretty amazing. Also the odd lights George Washington referenced when surveying the land that would eventually become the TNT in Point Pleasant, WV. But seeing these paintings and illustrations is an eye-opener about how long the skies have been filled with unexplained lights. Great post!
It’s definitely an incredibly intriguing topic! It’s also interesting how Christopher Columbus wrote about spotting a UFO during the 1400s. So happy to hear you enjoyed the article and thank you for sharing your thoughts. =)
Great post- well researched and very interesting!
Thanks so much, Erin! I hope that you enjoyed the post. 👽