UFO Conjecture(s)

Sunday, February 19, 2012

The Tassili Paintings -- what do they really tell us?

Copyright 2012, InterAmerica, Inc.


Spanish UFO researcher Jose Caravaca has been kind enough to provide us with a slew of images from the Tassili paintings created between 4000 B.C. and 2000 B.C.

You can also Google Tassili and see many more. (There are about 15000 discovered drawings by the Neolithic tribe from the Saharan Desert region in and around Algeria.)

The paintings have received notice by painters, anthropologists, Ancient Astronaut theorists, and culturalists inside many scientific disciplines.

There is a story, a history, that one can derive from the drawings, but that story hasn’t been discerned in any significant way.

The paintings should be grist for serious examination, as they provide some kinds of seminal truths about early man and early attempts at social civilization, maybe even something about contact with the Tassili humans by externals – externals from outside the Earth or externals from other areas of the Earth -- externals who were extant in 4000 B.C.

Some of the paintings intrigue; others are prosaic, mundane actually, depicting hunting and tribal rituals.

One painting, noted below, is the only painting that is realistic, in the modern sense.

The rest are either symbolic representations or presentations of what the artists actually saw, and provided for posterity, as if the artist knew how important and/or significant what they had seen was.

Look at these images and tell us what you see.

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Two detailed images from the painting above:

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This painting has pictured what one might see in African tribes today:

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This painting is very interesting, as we see it:

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JS/RR

UFOs and Egg Nog

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The January/February 2012 magazine The Atlantic
has an article – The Nutmeg Bender by Wayne Curtis [Page 31] – that reports how the ubiquitous spice, nutmeg, produces (in regular quantities) hallucinogenic effects on the people ingesting it.

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“…nutmeg has been ‘reported to mediate visual, auditory, tactile, and kinaesthetic hallucinations (notably the sensation of floating)’

…the Benedictine abbess Hildegard of Bingen noted the mind-altering effects of nutmeg all the way back in the 12th Century.”

The writer, Curtis, reported that another writer, after having some nutmeg “when walking…felt as though he was “floating to his destination.”

Curtis also cites Malcolm X (in his autobiography) writing, from his prison experience, that “a penny matchbox of nutmeg had the kick of three or four reefers.”

And after trying spoonfuls of nutmeg, Curtis, himself, felt a slight floating sensation, and days later still feeling “as though a mild electrical current is passing through my brain.”

In the UFO literature there is little or no mention of nutmeg or other food accoutrements eaten by those who’ve reported UFO or alien encounters: the Hills, Travis Walton, Hickson and Parker, et al.

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That is, no UFO researcher queried or queries what food or drink UFO witnesses had or have partaken of before their “experience.”

What did Betty and Barney Hill eat or drink before their New Hampshire trek home in 1961?

What were Hickson and Parker eating or drinking while fishing off the pier in Pascagoula?

What did Walton and his co-workers eat or drink just before he was “abducted”?

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No one asked?

One might assume that the crew accompanying Mr. Walton and Walton, himself, had access to weed (marijuana) or alcohol and even used it on occasion.

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Did they do so the night that Travis Walton was, allegedly, pulled into a flying saucer?

Or did they have food that has side-effects, like that of nutmeg, in their lunch pails?

Of course, LSD and opiates, generally, have been suggested for UFO visions and encounters.

But no one has researched – and it’s too late to do so now – what foods UFO abductees or those, like the people in Jose Caravaca’s “distortion” events, had partaken of before their experiences.

Something as common as nutmeg is found in cakes, egg nog, and other main dishes.

Could such an ingredient have produced the visions and experiences that we follow as UFO encounters of a tangible kind?

Further on in The Atlantic, a piece by Cullen Murphy ( a name used in a noted Seinfeld show about a Nazi advocate whose name and persona George Constanza adopted to amusing consequences) – Torturer’s Apprentice [Page 72 ff.] – cites this caveat by philosopher John Locke:

“…no matter how much certainty is in our hearts, human beings cannot know for sure which truths are true, and that believing we can leads us down a terrible path.”

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This is what happened in the UFO incidents cited here (and others): researchers believed what they wanted, but never really asked all the questions that needed to be asked, even something as simple as “What did you eat right before your UFO sighting/encounter?”

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