UFOs & Extraterrestrials in Ancient Art

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

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Deep within the Niaux caves in France is an incredibly mystifying drawing. Seventeen orbs emerge from beneath a stereotypical flying saucer. In 2015 NASA decided to investigate the unusual artifact after respected archeologists inquired about its origins.

Cave Paintings of Tassili, 8,000 B.C.

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Prehistoric Algerian artwork appears throughout the Sahara Desert and showcases several mystifying subjects. Perplexingly, peculiar cosmonauts are seen donning unique breathing apparatuses.

Lolladoff Plate, 7,000 B.C

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The unusual relic was discovered in Nepal and portrays an alien humanoid. Above its enlarged cranium hovers a disc-like craft within a spiral. Such symbols are thought to represent energy transmissions.

Mesopotamian Figures 5,000 B.C.

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These primitive statues were unearthed in modern-day Iraq. Reptilian humanoids have been depicted since ancient times and written about in many cultures around the world.

Wandjina Petroglyphs, 3,000 B.C.

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Australia is home to a plethora of curious Aboriginal creations. Multiple cave paintings have been uncovered and feature abnormal entities with unsettlingly large eyes. Various characters seem to be sporting a type of spacesuit attire.

Nazca Lines, 500 B.C.- 500 A.D.

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Located 250 miles from Lima, Peru, are a collection of enormous geoglyphs etched into the desert plains. Atop an immense hillside is a friendly looking waving astronaut. Were ancient Nazca people hoping past visitors with an aerial vantage point may someday return to their land?

Egyptian Pictograph, 400 B.C.

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One particularly mystifying hieroglyph was revealed within the Temple of the Pharaohs. What seems to be a cloaked extraterrestrial being stands beside a man who shares his offering.

The Baptism of Christ, 1710 A.D.

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This religious painting features a massive disc-like ship shooting four rays of light which cast an otherworldly glow onto baby Jesus. Onlookers watch intently as the night sky becomes brilliantly illuminated.

Madonna with Saint Giovannino, 15th century A.D.

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A woman with hands clasped in prayer looks serene while a chilling scene unfolds behind her. In the background, a man and his dog intently look up at a glowing unidentified flying saucer.

The Annunciation with Saint Emidius, 1486 A.D.

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Emerging from the heavens is a silver spacecraft firing intense beams towards the Virgin Mary. Ancient astronaut theorists believe this UFO is responsible for the woman’s mysterious pregnancy and resulted in an alien-human hybrid.

Illustrated Woodcut, 1561 A.D

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During the sixteenth century, a black triangular object crashed outside of Nuremberg, Germany. Residents watched in horror as a battle between hundreds of metallic crafts commenced.

Ume No Chiri Illustration, 1803 A.D.

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One Japanese illustrator captured what allegedly washed up on the shores of Harato-no-hama. Standing next to the craft was a hauntingly beautiful woman who wore unrecognizable clothing and spoke some type of unknown language.

Do you believe our distant ancestors witnessed UFOs & extraterrestrials? I would love to hear your thoughts on these enigmatic creations.

4 thoughts on “UFOs & Extraterrestrials in Ancient Art

  1. Mae Clair June 28, 2019 / 2:46 am

    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!

    • Ash June 28, 2019 / 10:39 pm

      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. =)

  2. Erin VonCorcoran June 30, 2019 / 6:35 pm

    Great post- well researched and very interesting!

    • Ash June 30, 2019 / 10:54 pm

      Thanks so much, Erin! I hope that you enjoyed the post. 👽

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