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10,000-year-old rock paintings depicting aliens and UFOs found in Chhattisgarh, India

CHARAMA (Chhattisgarh): 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. 162 more words

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