UFO Conjecture(s)

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.


Alien Abduction(s) of Primitive Women?

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Jose Caravaca, our Spanish colleague, conjectures that some of the images found in the rock paintings of Tassili (above/below) indicate scenes of abduction by, we assume, extraterrestrial visitors.

The paintings below, he envisions, show women being led to a "saucer" or circular craft:

This painting (below), from Tassili, is often cited by Ancient Astronaut theorists as an image of a space-helmeted alien being from outside the Earth:


And in the yellow painting above, one sees that same "helmet" on a woman being taken somewhere.

Were the helmets needed for travel outside the Earth's atmosphere?

Were the helmets actually space helmets? Or part of primitive ritual garb?

Senor Caravaca's view is interesting, but is there another explanation for the images?

We don't find an anthropological thesis exactly.

Dr. Giorgio Gualco, in the article used by Josh Sordelet, in his posting about Tassili a few days ago, suggests that the paintings are "characterized by human figures with round heads, often bearing headdresses of horns or feathers."

Dr. Gualco is saying the depictions are caricatures of adornment, but the Tassili paintings didn't caricature the animals presented, or anything else.

The humans pictured are (artistically) stylized, but not to a degree that they are unrecognizable as human beings. The women's breasts are notable and their femininity compared to pictures of men is obvious.

So why would the painters create headdresses (helmets!) that are removed from their actuality; that is, why helmets that are "caricatured" when everything else isn't?

Jose Caravaca's keen eye may have found something -- something to support AA theory and Alien Abduction stories also.