Didier Leroux set out in the year 2000 to track down the origins of a picture that made him believe there was more to ancient history than we had ever imagined.
He claimed in an article for the French ufology journal “Lumieres Dans la Nuit” (“Lights in the Night”) issue 335 of February 2000 that he had investigated day and night to find the answer to his query and that he had finally gotten the answer he desired.
He discovered that the photograph he was investigating was created by a Russian artist who attempted to replicate the cover of a 1967 edition of the magazine “Sputnik.”
The original subject of this magazine was 12,000-year-old ancient explorers who came up to visit Earth and influenced several prehistoric paintings in the Fergana caves in Uzbekistan.
The characters in the paintings are unmistakably evidence of an ancient third-kind near contact, which is why they thought there were astronauts to begin with.
These drawings, which date back to 10,000 BC, simply show an alien encounter.
The actors, like modern-day astronauts, seem to bear goggles over their heads. Didier Leroux has gone so far as to say that his small find has opened his eyes to the reality, and that he can now spot these ancient astronauts in ancient paintings wherever he looks.
Erich Von Daniken’s “Chariots of the Gods,” released by Souvenir Press in 1973, is a decent source of knowledge. Ulrich Dopatka’s book “Die große Erich mit Däniken Enzyklopädie,” published by Econ Verlag GmbH in Düsseldorf, was published in 1997. Vyacheslav Zaitsev published an essay for Sputnik magazine in 1967 named “Spaceships in Himalaya.” Didier Leroux’s article appeared in the February 2000 issue of “Lumières dans la Nuit,” issue #335.