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posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 06:48 PM
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There's a cave in France where no humans have been in 26,000 years. The walls are full of fantastic, perfectly-preserved paintings of animals, ending in a chamber full of monsters 1312-feet underground, where CO2 and radon gas concentrations provoke hallucinations. It's called the the Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave, a really weird and mysterious place. The walls contain hundreds of animals—like the typical Paleolithic horses and bisons—but some of them are not supposed to be there, like lions, panthers, rhinos and hyenas.





A few are not even supposed to exist, like weird butterflyish animals or chimerical figures half bison half woman. These may be linked to the hallucinations. The trip is such that some archeologists think that it had a ritual nature, with people transcending into a new state as they descended into the final room.


Pretty interesting story. I think this gives more credence to the idea that ancient people experimented with mind altering substances to reach visionary states. I have to imagine the people at the time revered this cave.

It reminds me of the oracle at delphi and how they believe the citizens were getting high off Ethylene gas
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posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 06:58 PM
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Amazing find. There's a mountain similar to this in Germany, called the Untersberg. It's located on the direct opposite side of the Bermuda Triangle. A very interesting place. If you ever get a chance, definitely check that out.




posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 07:03 PM
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yea so im like not getting the hell part?
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posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 07:07 PM
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Originally posted by NWOnoworldorder
yea so im like not getting the hell part?
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The hell part is that the movie is in 3D.
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posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 07:09 PM
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Good find! Id love to go see that it would be like being in a diffrent world..very interisting thanks for the thread!



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 07:11 PM
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I was wondering the same thing.. misleading thread title??
although it looks like a really cool movie.



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 07:13 PM
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Link to the official Lascaux Site.

That link takes you to a virtual tour. Worth a visit.



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 07:14 PM
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If you follow the source link you see that hell reference is from there. I dont think hell is an actual place, so you shouldnt of come here thinking that.

I think the reference stems from the creepy nature of the place and the fact the the gas is somewhat toxic.



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 07:15 PM
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yes just a tad...nor were we told it was a movie trailer which would have been nice, i thought prhaps it was a cave that descended to hell ....silly me



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 07:15 PM
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Wow awesome!
thanks for the link, im going to check that out right now



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 07:16 PM
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Looks like a great movie - will definitely add this one to my list.



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 07:18 PM
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The cave looks and sounds extremely serene.

Can you tell me which end of the cave ascends/descends into Hell?



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 07:18 PM
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Originally posted by VonDoomen
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If you follow the source link you see that hell reference is from there. I dont think hell is an actual place, so you shouldnt of come here thinking that.

I think the reference stems from the creepy nature of the place and the fact the the gas is somewhat toxic.



wait a second firstly we arent mind readers and secondly we are not aware of your faith if any.

"so we shouldnt have come here thinking that"? are u assuming that everyone like u does not believe theres a hell? and if we shouldnt have thought that then maybe you shouldnt be so misleading with your titles.

it should have been movie trailer or something yano?



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 07:19 PM
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HA!

Seriously though, there are many secrets to unlocking various facets of the mind and this is probably one of them. Different substances, different mind.



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 07:21 PM
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i agree with you however as soon as stupid arguments start on ATS, im out.. so good thread, misleading title, stoked for the movie!
peace out everyone and have a wonderful day!



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 07:45 PM
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haha I was more along the lines of sarcasm. I just found it funny that anyone came here SHOCKED that this wasn't really a real cave into the real hell



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 07:45 PM
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Hell is actually the next three hours I have to work waiting for my days off to start!

Anyway, I appreciate the post, I'd not seen this stuff before.

If you have looked through the stuff about it, I don't get the Unicorn name for the one drawing. Does not look like a single horn at all. Artistic license I suppose.

The other stuff I'm finding dates it's oldest drawings at 17,000 years and I don't find any monsters or man beast stuff anywhere, so I guess I'll have to see the movie for that. The Unicorn that could just be an Ibex with two straight horns is the only oddity I can find in the photo's.



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 08:00 PM
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Originally posted by NWOnoworldorder
yea so im like not getting the hell part?
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It's an obvious metaphor. Completely OK in a Title.

Life is Hell.
Work is Hell.
The bottom of a cave with toxic gases is Hell.



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 08:05 PM
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oh right silly me...i have obviously read too much into the title u know....with the words descends into hell?
i really should start completely dismissing the titles and just get straight on to wasting my time watching things that do not pertain to the thread title..THEN read the title and kick myself for being so foolish ...



posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 08:08 PM
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i wouldnt go as far as shocked thats a bit of an exaggeration..id use the word mislead or a bit hacked off that my time was wasted on the trailer for a movie that WASNT mentioned in the title...but now im just splitting hairs cuz really...i should have known,,,,shouldnt i?





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