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Petroglyphs and the Supernatural

Updated: Apr 22, 2023

As a writer who delves into the unknown and mysterious, there are few things that captivate my imagination quite like ancient artifacts and symbols. And among all the intriguing relics from the past, petroglyphs stand out as some of the most puzzling. These rock carvings, made by indigenous peoples thousands of years ago, hold deep meaning and importance, with much of their symbols shrouded in secrecy.

What sets petroglyphs apart is that we find them worldwide, with many of their symbols bearing striking similarities across different cultures and time periods. Take the spiral symbol, for instance. This mysterious image appears in petroglyphs in North America, South America, and Europe, among other places. While some say it represents the galaxy or the universe, others believe it signifies the cycle of life. But some accept the spiral holds divine power beyond our comprehension—a portal to another realm.

I know this feeling well, having spent years living near the Petroglyph National Monument in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This incredible site is home to hundreds of petroglyphs, and it was here, in a remote corner of the monument, that I had an experience that defied explanation.

While walking with my dog, I saw a large black dog standing on a lava rock a hundred yards in front of us. My dog saw it and took off running toward it. I ran after my dog, fearing I would have a dogfight on my hands. But when I got closer, the black dog vanished, leaving my dog and me alone with an immense feeling of fear.

Days later, I returned to the area and discovered a large lava rock covered with petroglyphs, handprints, footprints, animals, and spirals lying in a ravine about 20 feet below where the dog had disappeared. It’s been over ten years since this incident happened, and I still cannot find a rational explanation for what I saw.

This experience convinced me, we live in a supernatural world, and there are some things that we will never understand. If you want to know more about my encounter, check out my interview with L.A. Marzulli on his show, Supernatural Confrontations.

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