I need a shortcut name for these ridiculous evidence-devoid stories that make you scratch your head as to WHY it would be printed in any media outlet except as a joke.
In this story, the depictions must be aliens because… because… it makes for a snappy headline. Who needs evidence?
Chhattisgarh state department of archaeology and culture plans to seek help from Nasa and Isro for research on 10,000-year-old rock paintings depicting aliens and UFOs in Charama region in Kanker district in tribal Bastar region.
According to archaeologist JR Bhagat, these paintings have depicted aliens like those shown in Hollywood and Bollywood flicks. Located about 130km from Raipur, the caves come under village Chandeli and Gotitola.
“The paintings are done in natural colours that have hardly faded despite the years. The strangely carved figures are seen holding weapon-like objects and do not have clear features. Specially, the nose and mouth are missing. In few pictures, they are even shown wearing space suits. We can’t refute possibility of imagination by prehistoric men but humans usually fancy such things,” the archaeologist said.
Is it real or a hoax? The paintings may be legit but what exactly they depict is up for interpretation, as with other cave paintings. There are no details in the paintings to make a case for aliens when they could just as easily be humans without facial features. They kind of look like ancient stick figures. What weapons? There is no reason why alien life would look like humans either.
Same goes for the so-called UFO. JR Bhagat says the aliens and the UFOs look just like what you see in modern movies. There is so much absurdity about that. Do we judge reality by pop culture depictions? That’s backwards. The poor aliens in this case don’t seem to have made any innovation in their designs for millenia. Or is there a more human misinterpretation here?
I can find no reference to JR Bhagat or this work in reputable sources (or at ALL, actually). This story could very well be made up whole cloth. This is really dumb and irresponsible story for a media outlet to be printing with no reliable source and some really kooky interpretations that are totally without merit.