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    Default Are Indonesia’s Massive Statues Depictions Of Ancient Astronauts?




    The Lore Lindu National Park contains more than
    400 megalithic sculptures some of which have
    anthropomorphic representations, which some
    compare with the moai of Easter Island, but even
    to otherworldly visitors.



    The Bada Valley is located on the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia, within the Lore Lindu National Park.

    Its main attraction is more than 400 megalithic sculptures scattered all over the place, 30 of which have anthropomorphic representations, which some compare with the moai of Easter Island, but even to otherworldly visitors.

    Hundreds of these statues are believed to date back to the 14th century and are called watu (“stone”) in the local Badaic language and arca (“statue”) in Indonesian.

    The purpose of the megaliths and their builders are unknown.

    They were discovered by western archeologists in 1908, although they are locally documented at least since the 14th century.

    There are dozens of sculptures whose purpose unknown, and whose dating ranges from 1,000 to 5,000 years old, which means that they could be at least 500 years older than the first moai statues of Easter Island.

    Some researchers believe that they are related to the megalithic culture of Laos, Cambodia, and parts of Indonesia, where different examples of megaliths have appeared.

    However, the Bada Valley statues are unique in all of Southeast Asia due to their morphology.


    Two Dutch ladies standing by a statue in Bada Valley in the 1930s.



    Local legends associate them with the cult of the ancestors, but also with sacrificial rites and even petrification myths of delinquents and looters in very ancient times:

    “One named Tokala’ea, for instance, is said to be a rapist turned to stone; deep cuts in the rock represent scars from knives. Another statue named Tadulako—once a trusted village protector who turned to granite after stealing rice—was left to gaze across the valley at the villagers he betrayed.”

    Still today some locals believe that stones have supernatural powers and are able to move by themselves, and many attribute them to our ancient ancestors and to beings that came from the heavens, thousands of years ago.

    Archeologists have so far identified both male and female sculptures, differentiated by the representation of the genitals and facial features, such as long hair in women.

    Other sculptures are minimalist, with faces indicated by a simple line for eyebrows, cheeks, and chin. Most of the megalithic figures are alone, with a small number of statues distributed forming groups. Curiously, some of the statues are up to 4 and a half meters tall.

    Some statues have been found to represent animals as well.

    Those that represent humans have huge heads with massive eyes and tall, straight bodies. Most of the statues have fallen and remain half-buried on the banks of rivers or in the middle of the field.


    Megalithic Baula statue in the Bada Valley.



    The Bada Valley is also well-known for the Kalambas, circular pots carved out of a single block of stone.

    The so-called Kalambas can be found all across the valley and were crafted in various shapes and sizes.

    Archeologists have found that some of Kalambas have a circular hole in the center, while others have been found to contain two, having a partition in the middle.

    Despite the fact that the real use of the Kalambas remains a mystery, some say that these massive pots were used as bathtubs for nobles or kings.

    Some authors indicate that these massive circular pots were once used as coffins, or even as cisterns for the storage of water.

    Archeologists believe the Kalambas were once covered as they have found massive stone lids in their vicinity, which means that they were not used as bathtubs.

    However, just as with the massive megalithic statues, the true purpose and origin of the Kalambas remain a profound mystery that archaeologists have not been able to solve.

    Both the statues sand the Kalambas have been abandoned a long time ago, and researchers have not found any tools or other pieces of evidence of the ancient cultures that built them.





    Source: http://earthmysterynews.com/2018/06/...nt-astronauts/



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    Default Re: Are Indonesia’s Massive Statues Depictions Of Ancient Astronauts?

    Most fascinating to me are the hand positions. Here we see both hands resting on the stomach. This same hand position can be seen on statues at Gobekli Tepe, several places in South America, Russia and others around the world. The faces might be different, but the hand positions are the same. There certainly is meaning there. But who knows what?

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    It seems to me the position of the hands in the top photo is to show emphasis to the phallus. As regards to what it means, I have often thought that if a notebook of my scribblings were in the hands of someone a thousand years from now, they may be trying to ascribe great meaning to what was just a crossed out list of things to do.

    Anyway, it is fascinating.
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    Default Re: Are Indonesia’s Massive Statues Depictions Of Ancient Astronauts?

    I know that they have somehow dated gobekli tepi to approximately 10k bce, although it could be older. The thing to remember is that our conventional archeologists dont have reliable methods for dating stonework, be they megalithic sculptures or buildings, and these 'scientists' tend to ignore or otherwise invalidate dating results that dont match their theories. Some or all of these artifacts could be much older than suggested in the OP article.

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    Default Re: Are Indonesia’s Massive Statues Depictions Of Ancient Astronauts?

    Quote Posted by enigma3 (here)
    Most fascinating to me are the hand positions. Here we see both hands resting on the stomach. This same hand position can be seen on statues at Gobekli Tepe, several places in South America, Russia and others around the world. The faces might be different, but the hand positions are the same. There certainly is meaning there. But who knows what?
    Look at the first image more closely ... the hands reach around to appear to be grasping an erect penis. lol. Possibly just vandalism, but funny.
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    Default Re: Are Indonesia’s Massive Statues Depictions Of Ancient Astronauts?

    The hands are clearly resting on the stomach, not grasping the "equipment" of Mr. Stubby. The hands of other statues around the world are very similar, but not always the same. Most statues have the hands resting on the stomach. Some have the hands grasping a "package". I have seen a bag and a pouch.

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    Default Re: Are Indonesia’s Massive Statues Depictions Of Ancient Astronauts?

    Noticed that to DeDukshyn. Started to change photos... (could it be a rocket )
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    Default Re: Are Indonesia’s Massive Statues Depictions Of Ancient Astronauts?

    Quote Posted by Valerie Villars (here)
    It seems to me the position of the hands in the top photo is to show emphasis to the phallus.
    I didn't even notice it until you said it! and scrolled back up! I've seen those statues on TV and never noticed it... reminded me about the egyptian and roman sex art that are always "edited" by the media.
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