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The Haunting Rock Art of Sego Canyon – Extra-Terrestrials or Spiritual Visions?

By April Holloway, www.ancient-origins.net

The sandstone cliffs of Sego Canyon are a spectacular outdoor art gallery of petroglyphs painted and carved by Native Americans peoples over a period of around 8,000 years.  They are characterised by more than 80 imposing and haunting life-sized figures with hollowed eyes or missing eyes and the frequent absence of arms and legs. Some claim that the mysterious figures are evidence of alien visitation in our ancient past, while scholars maintain that the strange beings represent shamanistic visions produced in trance-like states.

Evidence of human habitation in Sego Canyon dates back to the Archaic Period (6,000 – 100 BC).  But subsequent Anasazi, Fremont, and Ute tribes also left their mark upon the area, painting and chipping their religious visions, clan symbols, and records of events into the cliff walls.

The rock art of Sego Canyon can be characterised according to a number of distinctive styles, and time periods.  The oldest art belongs to the Archaic period and dates to between 6,000 BC and 2,000 BC.  Some of the most spectacular examples of rock art in the Southwest are attributed to Archaic people. They were nomads, who hunted large and small game animals, and collected and processed wild plants. They did not build permanent habitation structures, but lived in caves and in small brush shelters built in the open.

Within the Archaic period and beginning around 4,000 years ago, we see the Barrier Canyon Style rock art, a distinctive style of art which appears mostly in Utah, with the largest concentration of sites in and around the San Rafael Swell and Canyonlands National Park, but the full range extends into much of the state and western Colorado. Barrier Canyon Style rock art panels are mostly pictographs (painted) but there are also several petroglyphs (pecked) in the style.

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Barrier Canyon Style rock art is characterised by large human-like (anthropomorphic) forms, some as tall as nine feet. The identifying features are vacant looking or missing eyes, the frequent absence of arms and legs, and the presence of vertical body markings.  They are sometimes seen with antennae, earrings, and with snakes in their hands.  The ghost-like images are some of the most unusual forms of rock art seen in the area.  One of the most famous images, known as the Barrier Canyon Holy Man, appears to depict some type of spirit figure, which is larger and more important than the figures that surround him.

Another peculiar set of images are the ‘Buckhorn Wash Angels’ or ‘rain angels’ (see picture above), which depict a number of figures who appear to have wings or rays of power radiating from them, although exact meaning is open to interpretation

Beginning around 600 AD and lasting until 1250 AD, the Fremont culture thrived in the region and added their own distinctive style to the rock faces.  They were a pre-Columbian archaeological culture which received its name from the Fremont River in Utah where the first sites were discovered.  The Fremont culture was adjacent to, roughly contemporaneous with, but distinctly different from the Anasazi culture.  They were part-time farmers who lived in scattered semi-sedentary farmsteads and small villages, never entirely giving up traditional hunting and gathering for more risky full-time farming. They made pottery, built houses and food storage facilities, and raised corn. Their petroglyphs also depicted unusual figures and were characterised by sharp edges, square or rectangular heads and triangular bodies.


Fremont petroglyphs in Sego Canyon (Shutterstock*)

Beginning 1300 AD and lasting until 1880 AD, the Ute people inhabited the region of Sego Canyon and carved their own style on the cliff faces. Prior to the arrival of Mexican settlers, the Utes occupied significant portions of what are today eastern Utah, western Colorado, and parts of New Mexico and Wyoming. The Utes were never a unified group within historic times; instead, they consisted of numerous nomadic bands that maintained close associations with other neighbouring groups. The historic Ute rock art is identified and dated by the horse and rider figures. Horses were introduced to North America by the Spanish in the sixteenth century. Other figures, or elements, painted in red and white on the panel include a white bison, a human figure with leggings, several large human figures, and large circles believed to be shields. The Ute people lived freely throughout western Colorado and eastern Utah until about 1880, when they were forced onto reservations.

Extra-Terrestrials or Spiritual Visions?

Advocates of the ancient astronaut theory suggest that the strange figures of the Barrier Canyon style rock art depict extra-terrestrials that once visited Earth. They point to the large, hollow looking eyes and the triangular shaped heads as evidence that the figures were not human.  However, others, like researcher Polly Schaafsma (1999) say that they represent shamanistic art associated with ritual activities of the Archaic people. Ms Schaafsma points to the fact that the ‘spirit figures’ are frequently shown holding snake forms, and their torsos sometimes incorporate water/life-giving symbols. The presence of these types of relational (figure/animal) motifs is considered to be evidence that there was a shamanistic tradition alive, at least during a certain period of time, among these Western Archaic people.  So what accounts for the unusual features, such as strange eyes, legless bodies, and what appears to be wings?

According to Ms Schaafsma, shamanic practitioners, with the assistance of various spirits, were said to have the ability to travel to celestial realms and the underworld, in order to communicate with ‘purveyors of power’.  Hallucinations and visionary experiences characterise the shamanic trance experience, often provoked by the use of hallucinogens.

“With the aid of spirit helpers, tutelary deities, and divine or semi-divine beings, these otherworldly voyagers contact ancestral and supernatural powers in the interests of curing, fertility, divining, successful hunting, battle exploits, and weather control,” she wrote in a paper on the symbology of the Barrier Canyon rock art.

Universally, shamans have communicated their extraordinary experiences through art. Are the Sego Canyon pictographs and petroglyphs another example of this?  No one really knows for sure what the images represent or why they were painted. The god-like, imposing and fantastical figures etched onto the cliffs of Sego Canyon remain an enigma and the true meaning behind them may never be unlocked.

This article was originally published on ancient-origins.net. See more photos in their original article

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Why should the search for extraterrestrial life be taken seriously today?

In an unprecedented hunt for alien civilizations, astronomers for first time, survey the entire sky using 28 giant radio telescopes. The project is a collaboration between the SETI Institute and one of the world’s most powerful Very Large Arrey (VLA) radio observatories in New Mexico.

Gaining access to all the data collected by the VLA in real time is an important event for scientists who are hunting for extraterrestrial life forms, as well as a sign that this area has “become mainstream”. Moreover, according to BBC News, the search for alien life forms today should be taken seriously.

What might be the first contact with an alien civilization?

The science fiction novel “Contact” by the prominent astronomer and popularizer of science Karl Sagan is the most plausible description of what our first contact with intelligent life forms might be. In 1997, “Contact” was filmed, and starred Jodie Foster and Matthew McConaughey. In the film, the heroine Foster, a young radio astronomer, spotted a message from aliens, listening to the sky using VLA. In reality, all astronomical operations will continue on VLA, but the data will be duplicated and pass through a supercomputer that will look for sound signals and other signatures.

As Andrew Siemion, director of the SETI Institute for Berkeley, told The Guardian, VLA is used to view the entire sky. According to Tony Beasley, director of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, which runs the VLA, determining whether we are alone in the universe is one of the most important questions of modern science, and our telescopes can play an important role in finding the answer to it.

At the last conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), SETI researchers introduced the Panoseti prototype, designed to continuously monitor large areas of the sky. If the project receives funding, Panoseti will consist of two geodesic domes covered with half-meter lenses, which will give it the appearance of a giant pair of insect eyes. The ability to simultaneously observe vast areas of the sky would make it a unique device for detecting transient signals, such as the flash of a distant high-power laser. The number of exoplanets detected in the habitable zone is quite large, and this makes the search for an answer to the question of the existence of intelligent life more realistic.

New Mexico Very Large Array Will Collect Data for Subsequent Analysis by SETI

Other researchers are hunting for less intelligent species of alien life. Speaking at the same session at AAAS, Victoria Meadows, head of NASA’s virtual planetary laboratory at the University of Washington, spoke about the observations planned with the James Webb Space Telescope, which will launch next year. Astronomers are now prioritizing the Trappist-1 star system discovered several years ago. According to computer models, the Trappist-1 system is one of the most promising for the search for planets with an atmosphere and temperature that would allow liquid water to exist on the surface.

The search for exoplanets over the past decades has changed everything. We are watching distant worlds, but can someone watch us? The world famous theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking warned mankind against trying any contact, suggesting that for us such contact would not end in anything good. However, many researchers disagree with this view. In the end, part of a human being is a desire to reach out to the unknown and establish contact with him. So it is possible that sooner or later we will find out the answer to this important question.

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Extraterrestrial Life Report Revealed

An international team of astronomers has presented official data on the results of a massive search for space radio signals, which could be evidence of the existence of extraterrestrial life.

The studies were conducted using the largest radio receiver in the world – the observatory in Green Bank (USA). According to EurekAlert, the study was conducted by Breakthrough Listen, based at the University of California at Berkeley. A report on the results was announced at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

A team led by graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania, Sofia Sheikh, used a method called transit photometry. It allows one to detect extremely small deviations in the spectrum of visible light when a cosmic object passes between us and any star. This method is widely used to search for exoplanets. In this case, astronomers analyzed information obtained using Parkes radio telescopes in Australia and Green Bank in the United States. They searched for radio signals from the 20 closest stars in the so-called C-band – these are radio waves with a frequency of four to eight gigahertz.

“There has been a lot of talk about this region before, but there has never been a targeted search in it,” Sofia Sheikh explains.“

If other civilizations had telescopes like ours, they would know that there are planets in the solar system that block the light of the star, and they’d even know that life exists on Earth. That’s how we discovered thousands of other exoplanets, so we can assume that this is how other intelligent species find planets. And if they know that we are here, they can give us a signal.”

However, as follows from the report, the Sheikh and her team have not yet found any technical radio signals that could indicate the existence of an extraterrestrial civilization. Nevertheless, the analysis made it possible to reduce the scope of the search, which will be continued.

“We didn’t find any aliens,” said Andrew Simon, Breakthrough Listen chief researcher, at a media briefing. “

But we must bear in mind that we have set very strict restrictions on the presence of technologically advanced extraterrestrial species in the galaxy – within the radio frequency spectrum of 4-8 gigahertz. the results will allow those who wish to improve the experiment to climb another step. ” We add that in the framework of the project, astronomers directed the telescope to each star for five minutes, and then for the same time took it aside. Then the process was repeated twice more.

As a result, hundreds of radio signals were caught that were initially identified as inexplicable. However, they nevertheless found an explanation. In most cases, these were terrestrial radio interference, and in four cases the “alien” signals turned out to be signals from flying artificial satellites.

According to the study, Breakthrough Listen published almost two petabytes of data. In June last year, a petabyte of data received from radio and optical telescopes was also published. The amount of information is so great that researchers called on the public to look for along with them data on potential signals from intellectually developed civilizations.

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Underwater Portal Near Malibu

Six years ago, Maxwell, Dale Romero, and Jimmy Church from the Fade to black program of the American radio station Dark Matter discovered a gigantic underwater portal off the coast of Malibu, California. 

The structure is located under water at a depth of 450 meters, and the lower part of the underwater portal reaches a depth of 700 meters. The portal, respectively, has a height of 250 meters and is located more than ten kilometers from the coast of Malibu. To date, there is no information about the purpose of the structure, who built it or who manages it.

An underwater portal ten kilometers from Malibu: have not the aliens inherited here? © Depositphotos.com / xload
An underwater portal ten kilometers from Malibu: an alien inheritance? © Depositphotos.com / xload

Gigantic underwater portal

The “roof” of the underwater portal has dimensions of 2200 x 4000 meters, while it clearly visible columns indicating the entrance. The distance between the input columns is 836 meters, and their height reaches 192 meters. In this way, the entrance gates provide space for huge vehicles or structures such as the double-sized Eiffel Tower. According to ufologists, the underwater portal may well be the underwater base of UFOs.

True, UFOs seem to be very dubious candidates for such a huge complex. An alternative is the version of the earthly origin of this complex, which can be operated by the US military. An alternative is the China Lake Naval Base, located in the middle of the Mojave Desert in the USA, which can be connected to the underwater portal with a secret underground base and communications. Also known as a possible link is the Naval Underwater Center, located in Hautron, a town on the way from Las Vegas to Reno.

The construction of such an underwater base or underwater portal requires the solution of enormous technical problems. It is possible that the complex, existing for millennia, was accidentally discovered by the American military, and now they use it for their own purposes. This is the only option, because if the United States would build this structure on its own, it would certainly be noticed, because it would require a large amount of technical equipment, and it would be hard not to notice the activity in this place. True, it was suggested that the construction of the facility could be, for example, during the Second World War. But nevertheless, the “version of the construction” of the underwater portal is very doubtful, and there is no evidence for this.

The meaning and purpose of the underwater portal

Suppose an underwater portal is actually operated by the US Army and Navy. But then what is its purpose? The dimensions of the complex suggest a huge base, inside which you can hide vehicles, buildings and much more. And this underwater portal could be connected to both of the bases mentioned above. It has long been rumored that all of the United States are dotted with underground tunnels, and that all military bases are connected in this way to each other.

Unfortunately, there is no real evidence in the public domain of the existence of such tunnel systems and deep underground military bases (DUMB), and therefore everything remains at the level of rumors and hypothetical assumptions. Moreover, the cost of building such tunnel systems would reach trillions of dollars. And trillions, even in the secret budget, are almost impossible to hide. But back to our construction. An underwater base or underwater portal at a depth of 450 meters would keep secret the secret work and groundwork of the US Navy. On such a basis, new technologies could be developed, such as weapon systems, submarines or military technologies unknown to us. Such research projects could be funded from the black budgets of the US defense budget.

The mystery of the mysterious underwater portal near Malibu could be easily solved with the help of a diving expedition, which could carefully examine the complex using an underwater vehicle. But such an underwater expedition requires the permission of the American government, and the question of whether such permission will be granted remains unanswered.

For decades, the US population has been confident that the US government is hiding extraterrestrial technology from the public. After the Roswell incident and the rather clumsy attempts of the US military to explain it, skepticism about confidence in the government among US citizens has intensified, and over time it does not become smaller. 

Particularly strange in recent years, the statement by US President Donald Trump, who stated that he did not believe in aliens and did not have any data about them, could have seemed especially strange. The Americans immediately decided: Lying! Rumor has it that when taking office, each new US president receives a secret book from his predecessor, which should contain all important state secrets. True, so far no US president and senior White House official has deigned to confirm.

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