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Echoes of the unknown: Phenomenon of UFOs and alien life

In the ancient Indian texts, they were known as the Sapta-Rishis, the seven great sages who guided humanity’s spiritual journey. But what if these revered figures were not mere mortals but visitors from another world? What if the wisdom they imparted was not of earthly origin but a gift from across the universe? A common folklore in vogue claims the same.

Imagine standing on the banks of the sacred Saraswati River, gazing at the stars, and feeling a connection to the earth and the universe itself. And then seeing seven beings of great wisdom descending from their celestial vehicle. The concept is as intriguing as the stars, a celestial riddle waiting to unravel.

The Landing of the Sapta-Rishis is one chapter in a story that weaves through the tapestry of human history, which has captivated our imagination from prehistoric times to the modern era. The intrigue with UFOs and extraterrestrial beings is not confined to a particular culture or epoch; it’s a universal fascination that transcends boundaries.

In ancient Mesopotamia, texts describe sky gods and celestial chariots. The Egyptian hieroglyphs depict figures that bear an uncanny resemblance to what we now recognize as astronauts. The caves of Chhattisgarh, India, hold 10,000-year-old paintings portraying beings in suits and helmets standing beside objects that resemble spacecraft.

This fascination has not waned but evolved, finding expression in the works of visionary authors like H.G. Wells and Arthur C. Clarke, who dared to explore the cosmos through the written word. It has permeated the silver screen, with movies like “2001: A Space Odyssey” and “E.T. the Extraterrestrial” becoming cultural landmarks. Television shows like “Star Trek” and “The X-Files” have brought the quest for extraterrestrial life into our living rooms, challenging us to question the known and embrace the unknown.

And now, this age-old fascination has taken a dramatic turn.

On July 26th, the U.S. Congress became the epicenter of a revelation that resonates with the ancient tales of celestial visitors. Three witnesses, Ryan Graves, former U.S. Navy fighter pilot, retired U.S. Air Force Maj. David Grusch, and retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. David Fravor testified under oath about the U.S. government’s possession of alien vehicles, attempts to reverse engineer them, and the discovery of non-human intelligent life as far back as the 1930s. It has also been contemplated that the US intelligence service, as part of an extremely secretive and covert operation, may even possess non-human biological bodies (read alien bodies) presumably retrieved from crashed alien spaceships.

These claims and personal experiences of UFO encounters and accusations of government cover-ups have rekindled the flame of inquiry. Even skeptics like astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson acknowledge the importance of investigating unidentified objects. The push for transparency within the government, led by U.S. Congress representatives of bipartisan political nomination and ongoing investigations by NASA, signals a new chapter in our quest to understand the extraterrestrial.

The mystery of UFOs and aliens isn’t just a Western phenomenon. It’s a global curiosity that’s especially strong in India, the land of the legendary Sapta-Rishis. With its deep history and spiritual roots, India has been a place where many have reported unexplained encounters and sightings. 

From the bustling streets of Kolkata, where a fast-moving object once stirred curiosity, to the remote mountains of Ladakh, where soldiers have reported over a hundred different UFO incidents in just seven months, the subcontinent has been a witness to phenomena that defy conventional explanation.

But the discovery of 10,000-year-old rock paintings, which we touched upon earlier, in the Charama region of Chhattisgarh’s Kanker district has captured the imagination. Nestled in the tribal Bastar region, about 130 km from Raipur, the caves of Chandeli and Gotitola house these ancient artworks. They are not mere paintings but a window into a time long past.

The figures are strangely carved, holding weapon-like objects; some even appear to be wearing space suits. The colors, still vibrant after millennia, depict what seem to be aliens and UFOs, bearing a sharp resemblance to modern imagery.

The paintings are not just artifacts but part of the local lore. The elders narrate stories of “Rohela people,” small-sized beings who landed from the sky and abducted villagers. Some even worship these paintings, while others ponder the possibility that they might be products of prehistoric imagination.

The intrigue doesn’t end here. The Chhattisgarh state department of Archaeology and Culture is seeking assistance from NASA and ISRO for further research. The need for expertise is emphasized, and consultation with other archaeologists is planned. The discovery of these ancient rock paintings raises questions that tantalize the mind. Could our ancestors have witnessed something extraordinary? Is there a connection between these ancient depictions and modern-day sightings? What secrets are hidden in the caves of Chhattisgarh? 

As we explore ancient India’s mysteries further, more intrigues unfold. In the river Chamala, the hidden Shiva lingams of Sahasra Linga emerge once a year, symbolizing cosmic energy. This symbolism, once spiritually interpreted by Swami Vivekananda, now resonates with modern scholars who see it as a representation of atomic energy, a connection that spans centuries.

The ancient flying machines known as Vimanas, described in Vedic texts, further deepen this connection. They lead us to explorations by theorists like Eric Von Däniken, who found structures resembling Vimanas, and to ancient records of aerial battles, raising questions about rediscovered technology.

Together, these discoveries form a pattern that transcends time and geography. They suggest a cosmic dance that may have guided civilizations, a dance that continues to beckon us into the unknown. As we prepare to delve further, we stand on the brink of a new understanding. The clues are scattered, but the path is becoming clear. What if the answers we seek are not buried in the past but hidden in plain sight? What if the key to understanding our cosmic heritage lies not in distant galaxies but within our grasp?

Are you ready to leap into the unknown to get the answers? Or will those answers throw up more intriguing questions than they solve?

In the next part of this series, we promise an intriguing journey that will challenge everything we thought we knew.

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