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Science or Fiction: Prehistoric UFO Cave Art

Gee, this is a tough one …

A “group of anthropologists”, apparently with no affiliation (none is offered) have stumbled upon some cave paintings depicting UFO’s and aliens, as was reported by The “Rajasthan Times” (can’t find them on-line) and picked up by the website Archaeology Daily News.

The last paragraph reads:

Local Archaeologist, Mr Wassim Khan, has personally seen the images. He claims that the objects and creatures seen in them are totally anomalous and out of character when compared to other, already discovered, examples of prehistoric cave art depicting ancient life in the area. As such he believes that they might suggest beings from other planets have been interacting with humans since prehistoric times: Adding weight to the ‘ancient astronaut theory’ which postulates that human civilization was established with the assistance of benevolent space-faring aliens.

I’m going to go out on a big-time limb here and call the ever-rare DOUBLE FICTION. This happens when reporters fabricate stories about unscientific notions. You start by taking a false notion (such as anything dealing with Ancient Astronauts) and you make up a fake world of unnamed anthropologists, imaginary news organizations, and one highly suspicious photo of a drawing, and VIOLA … a double fiction.

5 comments to Science or Fiction: Prehistoric UFO Cave Art

  • Hmmmm… You’re probably not as far out on the proverbial limb as you suggest, though I think tongue firmly in cheek. It looks highly suspicious to me as well. Double fiction? Looks like I just added to my skeptical vocabulary. Thanks, Evan.

  • thunderbolt

    “Voilà” is one of those words I never hear in my head when I read it–I always hear “fat violin.” As an unsolicited style suggestion, “presto” is harder to misread as anything else.

    I agree with your assessment–it’s pretty much a Weekly World News piece. Thanks for writing about it.

  • “VIOLA”? Are you accusing these “archaeologists” of being lyres?

  • DLC

    Is one of those “Archeologists” named Van Daniken, by any chance?

  • N1TR

    Voila! I did a double take with the “VIOLA”- trying to figure out some obscure pun.

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