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Many believe that some of the images on the following authentic prehistoric vessels prove that extraterrestrials visited the earth in prehistoric times. Nobody can deny that many of the following images are of beings not found on this planet. Many will say that they are images of mythical beings, but what inspired the prehistoric potters to paint such beings? Take a look and judge for yourself..........


Anasazi/Mogollon Wingate Polychrome (A.D. 1125 - 1300) Bowl with what appears to

be an alien visitor or mythical being depicted in the bottom.

Approximate Dimensions: 5 3/4" by 2 1/2"



Mimbres Polychrome Bowl (A.D. 1000 - 1150)

human like representations with feathered tails.

Approximate Dimensions: 5 1/4" by 2 1/2"



Kiatuthlanna Black-on-White Bowl (A.D. 825 - 950) with a mystical being behind

a shield or could this be an alien behind his/her spaceship? Note

that the top and bottom framing lines were made up of several short lines.

Approximate Dimensions: 6" by 3 7/8"


Anasazi Jeddito Black-on-Yellow (A.D. 1325 - 1600) Ladle with a Katsina figure or alien painted

in thick glaze black paint that didn't quite get hot enough during the firing to glaze or get shiny.

Approximate Dimensions: 8 1/4" by 3 7/8" by 2"



Mimbres Classic Black-on-White (A.D. 1000 - 1150) deep bowl

with a frog or extraterrestrial painted in the bottom.

Approximate Dimensions: 4 3/4" by 3 1/2 "



Anasazi/Mogollon Red Mesa Black-on-White (A.D. 950 - 1050) Bowl

with a mythical being holding something in its hand.

Approximate Dimensions: 7 3/4" by 3 1/2"


Anasazi/Mogollon St. Johns Polychrome (A.D. 1175 - 1300) Plate with an alien or mythical

being painted in the bottom. This vessel was once a bowl, it had been ground down in prehistoric times.

Approximate Dimensions: 10 3/8" by 1 3/4"



Hohokam (early) Rincon Red-on-Brown (A.D. 950 - 1125) helmet bowl with an outstanding banded interior design.  Starting with a scroll in the bottom, with a banded design immediately above it consisting of connected interlocking curvilinear and rectilinear scrolls, above it is another band consisting of what may be described as interlocking fringe connected to small triangles, immediately above that is another band of connected interlocking curvilinear and rectilinear scrolls, although in this band it seems that the artist ran out of room to put in a final connecting scroll and chose to put a wavy line in its place. Immediately above that is a band of opposing capped fringe. Immediately above that is yet another band of connected interlocking curvilinear and rectilinear scrolls, and finally to top it off, a painted rim that can be seen from the interior view.

The side of the vessel has six equally spaced, paired, trailing lines, along with a seventh that is a single trailing line. Most early Rincon vessels have less trailing lines. As you can see, the most extraordinary design painted on this same vessel is on the very bottom. Very rarely did an exterior bottom ever get painted, this is the only one we know of for this phase, even more rare is that it is a wonderful human figure possibly using a "Bull-Roarer" or noise maker, perhaps indicating dance in a ceremony. Perhaps it represents a three-fingered alien from another world. This vessel measures approximately 12" or 30.5cm by 5 3/4" or 14.5cm.





Kinishba White-on-Red (A.D. 1300 - 1350) bowl

A very rare and unusual vessel with five images painted on it. The interior has a single large creature with its tongue? painted up and over the rim of the bowl and connects to a tongue of a similar creature on the exterior. The exterior also has a cross, a two legged creature and a human like or "katsina" face.

Approximate Dimensions: 9 1/2" by 4 1/4"




Tularosa Black-on-White (A.D. 1200 - 1300) Tri-Lobed Effigy Vessel

with a human or "horny toad man" figure painted on the handle.

Approximate Dimensions: 5 7/8" by 4 1/2"



Anasazi/Mogollon Red Mesa (early) Black-on-White (A.D. 950 - 1050 Bowl

Approximate Dimensions: 8 5/8" by 4 1/8"



Matsaki Polychrome Variant (A.D. 1475 - 1680+) Jar

with connected ghosts?, salamanders?, extraterrestrials connected telepathically?

This unusually painted vessel exhibits a pink-on-brown-on-buff background.

Approximate Dimensions: 11 1/2" by 8 1/2



Anasazi/Mogollon Gallup Black-on-White (A.D. 1000 - 1050) Bowl with a human like figure.

The small solid triangles or flags are commonly seen in the earlier White Mound Style.

Approximate Dimensions: 5" by 1 7/8"



Anasazi Cortez Black-on-White (A.D. 900 - 1050) Stirrup Canteen

with human-like figures with tails.

Approximate Dimensions: 7" by 5"


Willow Mountain Polychrome Bowl (A.D. 1300 - 1400), Cedar Creek Style.

The interior design is likely to represent a ritual Katsina mask.

Approximate Dimensions: 9 3/8" by 4"




Escondida Polychrome Bowl (A.D. 1250 - 1475) (Cliff Polychrome Style)

with a couple human-like figures that look like ghosts, aliens, or vampires.

Approximate Dimensions: 8 1/4" by 4 1/8"


Springerville Polychrome (A.D. 1250 - 1300) bowl with two human-like figures with oversized hands that appear to be on a platform of some kind. The white paint being used to make interior designs as opposed to being used for outlining interior black designs, is very unusual.  This bowl is also unusual in that the interior black design is done in a Puerco style.  Approximate Dimensions: 9" or 23 cm. by 4 1/4" or 10.7 cm.



Querino Polychrome Bowl (A.D. 1125 - 1300) The fine interior design proves this likely to be a late example.

The exterior has a wide white band, and a most interesting painting of a one-eyed human-like figure with oversized hands that apparently lost one finger.  Perhaps the bowl once belonged to an individual that once had an accident and severed the finger. The severed finger is clearly painted a distance away from the right hand. Approximate Dimensions: 7 3/4" by 3 5/8"




Hohokam Salt Red (A.D. 1300 - 1450) Effigy Vessel

Approximate Dimensions: 4 3/4" by 4 1/2"



Salado Red (A.D. 1200 - 1400) Miniature Effigy, Smoothed Variety.

Approximate Dimensions: 2 3/4" by 2"

The face looks feline, and apparently once had arms and a penis. I have yet to see feline shaped effigies in any other southwestern prehistoric ceramics, especially with the mouth treatment seen in this effigy, possibly indicating a "branch" of Salado with a tradition or religion different from other Saladoan Peoples. See article: Who were the Salado Ceramically?


Anasazi/Mogollon Gallup Black-on-White (A.D. 1000 - 1050) Effigy Vessel.

This vessel appears to represent the effigy lug of an effigy lug vessel.

Approximate Dimensions: 3 3/4" by 3"




Casas Grandes Ramos Polychrome (A.D. 1250 - 1660) "Owl Man" or Space Alien Hooded Effigy Vessel.

Note that the bottom of the nose is above the eyes.

Approximate Dimensions: 6 1/4" by 5 1/4"



Mimbres Black-on-White (A.D. 1000 - 1150) with an interior design of a seven pointed star with the same kind of eyes depicted on many human representations. Perhaps it is a depiction of a "sun god" or that people came from the stars. Approximate Dimensions: 7" by 2 7/8"



Anasazi Jeddito Black-on-Yellow (A.D. 1325 - 1600) Bowl with "Katsina"

Approximate Dimensions: 9 1/4" by 4"




Anasazi Zuni ware Pinnawa Glaze-on-White (A.D. 1350 - 1450)

Approximate Dimensions: 8 3/8" by 3 3/8"



Anasazi Jeddito Black-on-Yellow (A.D. 1325 - 1600) Bowl - Kokopelli Design

Approximate Dimensions: 8 3/4" by 3 1/8"


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