UFO Conjectures

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Addenda to the Tassili hypothesis

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Joe Caravaca has provided supplementary photos of the Tassili paintings, acquired from J. Blaschke, R. Brancas and J. Martinez, and published in LOS DIOSES DEL TASSILI [1978] after an expedition to Algeria.

The first one shows flames inside the alleged ship that Jose thinks the alien creature was dragging his captive toward:


The second shows the being doing the capturing:


Yes, it does look like a kind of spaceman, but note the extended genitalia. (This gives credence to Bruce Duensing’s view that the painting depicts a fertility rite, common to primitive tribes.)

Jose provides a view of the wall, which has a UFO on it (lower left):


Here are two close-ups of that UFO:



And a photo of a UFO that is strikingly similar to the one depicted by the Tassili painter(s):


(It would appear that the ship visiting the primitive tribe in Africa, thousands of years ago, wasn’t technologically upgraded by the time the photo was taken, in the Twentieth Century I assume.)

Jose is conjecturing here. Alien Astronaut theorists will accept his conjecture as proof of their views.

The rest of us should only see it as ruminations of a ufological kind, nothing more, nothing less.



  • Note the exaggerated phallus and tail on the "creature." In my book case closed.

    By Blogger Bruce Duensing, at Thursday, February 09, 2012  

  • Also..we need a higher resolution of what is inside of the container as illustrated ( womb?) That would prove interesting.

    By Blogger Bruce Duensing, at Thursday, February 09, 2012  

  • Not to belabor the point, Bruce, but couldn't an alien being have a tail and huge genitalia?

    After all, the phallic god and Yahweh were so endowed, and obsessed.

    (Jose Caravaca isn't cemented to the abduction idea, by the way; merely hypothesizing, as I've noted.)


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Thursday, February 09, 2012  

  • I think it is also important to note that if the beings depicted or described as Gods are aliens, this in no way means that metaphor and symbolism are not still at work. Perhaps the entity doing the "abducting" did not actually have a phallus at the time of the event, but because the result of the event was a pregnancy (induced by whatever means) the record of the event shows a fertility God. Amongst subsistence level peoples, appearances and reality are often considered very separately.

    By Blogger TSP, at Friday, February 10, 2012  

  • TSP:

    I don't think we can consider the Tassili tribes as a subsistence level peoples.

    They were primitive surely but in the context of ancient humans, they were not a hard-scrabble group.

    And I always wonder why God or the gods are recorded as being in the flesh.

    A Hebrew Bible/Old Testament passage [Exodus 4:24] tells us of an in-the-flesh God (Yahweh) who is acting crazy.

    Is the Tassili painter showing an ephemeral God, or an in-the-flesh being (extraterrestrial or otherwise) that doesn't spring from the imagination but was seen as depicted?


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Friday, February 10, 2012  

  • Genesis 6:1-4

    "When men began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful, and they married any of them they chose. Then the LORD said, "My Spirit will not contend with man forever, for he is mortal; his days will be a hundred and twenty years."

    The Nephilim were on the earth in those days - and also afterward - when the sons of God went to the daughters of men and had children by them. They were the heroes of old, men of renown."

    There it is, boys. In living color.

    By Blogger Christopher Knowles, at Friday, February 10, 2012  

  • I see it a bit differently..
    Sons of Gods is taken from the Egyptian from which a great deal of Christianity came from. The Sons of Light and there was also the Sons of Darkness by the way. The giants bit was left our which is often mistaken for physical height but it means the same as Edison was a giant of electrical invention. Notice the contradiction: "They were the heroes of old, men of renown." Men.
    Also what some take this to mean is a prehistory of 10,500 B.C with allusions to a superior society. It's far from clear as you say unless you are referring to some sort of belief, which is fine by me, I happen to disagree with any clear cut "explanation" simply because we do not know of one.
    This whole ancient astronauts bit is more than a bit imperious and and smacks of the same old stereotype of our ancestors being little more than hungry monkeys. Sigh.

    By Blogger Bruce Duensing, at Friday, February 10, 2012  

  • I'm thinking more the "Nephilim" which is a Hebrew translation of Sumerian "Anunaki." Sons of God is a Christian interpolation.

    Works for me.

    By Blogger Christopher Knowles, at Saturday, February 11, 2012  

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