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Could UFOs and City's Early Beginnings be Linked?

It is documented in the land by petroglyphs, or rock etchings, including those in Laguna Niguel that indigenous people around the world have tried to describe or paint things that appear to be space craft or space aliens.

Laguna Niguel, a city whose name is reportedly derived from a village called "Niguili,” was once inhabited by Native Americans who lived on the land and flourished. Some say the land could be sacred and perhaps that is why there have been numerous UFO sightings here in the past decade, and as recently as last month.

But what could UFOs and Native American land have in common? More than you might think. 

The Native Americans who lived in Laguna Niguel were the Juaneño or Acjachemem and received their Spanish name from the priests of the California mission chain. Today, they call themselves the Juaneño Band of Mission. 

According to Debra Campbell a local intuitive counselor, spiritual teacher, artist and healer, as well as a Native American herself, "it is documented in the land by petroglyphs, or rock etchings, and the like that indigenous people around the world have tried to describe or paint things that appear to be space craft or space aliens."

Some exist in Africa, Australia and some here in this country, she said.

“Native American tribes often conducted sacred rituals along rivers, oceans, high places and ley lines which are natural energy grids along the earth. Those places sometimes had more minerals and crystals and thus had more energy,” Campbell said. “It is conceivable that UFOs would be drawn to the same energetic patterns in the earth that the Native American Shamans and medicine men and women were. Energy is energy. So there could have been some interaction in the past where the craft where seen in the same area as ceremonies were taking place. I am not sure if the craft would have been drawn to the Native Americans specifically per se because these types of craft have been seen all over the world for thousands of years.”

And rock etchings are closer than you might have thought, too. 

With thousands of acres of wilderness and offering hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian use in Laguna Niguel, some parks and canyons at the south end of the Laguna Greenbelt, are favored with petroglyphs etched by native people.

For example, according to O.C. Parks representatives, some petroglyphs were found by researchers around Laguna Niguel in the late 1960s as seen in the photos in this story. An report shared with Laguna Niguel Patch reads, "The poorly preserved, faded red, orange, white and black pictographs were found on a flat boulder on the floor at the mouth of the case, on the ceiling overhang ... The designs include a man on horseback with raised bow and arrow ...There are zigzag designs, three triangles, concentric circles, a hook and red cross ..." 

Added Fredda Van Schmus a resident since the 1970s and who is of Cherokee and Mayan decent, "I have heard there were tribes in this area and maybe some spirits, too. Is there a connection with UFOs? Perhaps."

Speaking of UFOs, in past decade there have been more than 10 UFO sightings, the most recent was on March 3, according to the website that tracks such phenomenon, ufostalker.com:

  • On Sept. 25, 2010 there was a “bright orange sphere changing in size,” reported near Los Serranos Drive. 
  • On Sept. 27, 2009, “a cigar-shaped UFO was moving south,” near Crown Valley Parkway and Central Park Drive.
  • On Sep. 17, 2008, “star light illuminations with orange lights on the bottom, traveling quietly, ascending higher into the sky” were reported near La Plata Drive.
  • On Nov. 26, 2010, “...Low-flying, high-speed white lights chasing around red lights on top,” was flying north over the I-5 between Crown Valley and Golden Lantern Street.
  • On Aug. 1, 2011, a “green fireball flying through the sky for a couple of seconds until what seemed like it burned out,” was reported near Rue De Cezanne.
  • On Aug. 27, “Four objects were flying in arrow,” near Niguel Ranch Road.

Do you think there is a connection between early settlers to Laguna Niguel and UFOs?

For More UFO stories about Laguna Niguel See These Stories on Laguna Niguel Patch:



Debbie L. Sklar (Editor) April 11, 2012 at 04:57 PM
@Rich: That's it you figured out the mystery ... they want something in the Ziggurat ...
Debbie L. Sklar (Editor) April 11, 2012 at 04:57 PM
@Michael Shen: The caves are really cool, yeah, I'm on the fence still about the link ...
Debbie L. Sklar (Editor) April 11, 2012 at 04:58 PM
@Natalie: Send us some photos and tell us what you experienced when you visited the areas.
rob April 11, 2012 at 05:13 PM
UFOs and early city beginnings .. hmm not sure could be a stretch but an informative article and one that peaks my curiosity.
angela barneby April 11, 2012 at 05:23 PM
I am not a believer in UFOs but these stories on the Patch have been so well written, I am starting to rethink the entire UFO phenomenon .. Keep the stories on the subject coming, I have shared them with family all over the country.
charles linden April 11, 2012 at 05:56 PM
UFOs, I don't think so. what would they be doing in Laguna Niguel?
Nicole Cook April 12, 2012 at 02:07 AM
I've always been a believer in extraterrestrial life, even without witnessing any phenomenon myself. However, I was extremely intrigued by the first picture posted, because to many of us it looks like a typical alien head. But then again, our creation of what an "alien" looks like is all subjective. That being said, a picture does tell a thousand words.
Debbie L. Sklar (Editor) April 12, 2012 at 02:28 AM
@Rob: A stretch perhaps, but I think something is weird around here.
Debbie L. Sklar (Editor) April 12, 2012 at 02:29 AM
@Charles: Good question? Looking for the Ritz or the beach?
Debbie L. Sklar (Editor) April 12, 2012 at 02:29 AM
@Nicole: Good call, the photo is pretty spooky .. I thought it looked like a face.
Debbie L. Sklar (Editor) April 12, 2012 at 02:30 AM
@Angela: Thanks so much for reading and the nice compliments... the UFO stories have been popular whether readers believe or not!
Blake Driver April 12, 2012 at 02:53 AM
Extraterrestrials is always something very interesting to talk about and I love hearing about these cave drawings. If anyone is interesting in talking about life from other planets you should turn into Coast to Coast Radio at 10:00 p.m on AM640. Here is their website where you can research alien sightings and record your own. http://www.coasttocoastam.com/
Tom Berney April 12, 2012 at 05:43 AM
Astronomers are finding more distant planets all the time, it's very likely that maybe in the past or future they could be life supporting.Time space and distance is something the aliens must have figured out, I really have some burning questions for them, like what was the significance of the black monolif in 2001.
Debbie L. Sklar (Editor) April 12, 2012 at 04:30 PM
@Blake: great tip, thanks!
Debbie L. Sklar (Editor) April 12, 2012 at 04:31 PM
@Tom: Sounds like you have given these aliens a lot of thought!
Jodi Barber April 12, 2012 at 07:03 PM
At this point in my life, anything is possible!!! ^ Charles, why not Laguna Niguel? Very interesting story!
charles linden April 12, 2012 at 11:39 PM
What would they be doing in Laguna Niguel? really?
angela barneby April 13, 2012 at 12:11 AM
I am going to check this out over the weekend, looks pretty awesome.
Lórien Eck April 13, 2012 at 12:29 AM
personally, my feeling is why not to all of the above? Anything is possible under the sun. Especially, in these times...
Debbie L. Sklar (Editor) April 13, 2012 at 03:57 AM
@Lorien: This is very true!
charles linden April 14, 2012 at 05:34 PM
I still don't get what they would want in Laguna Niguel.
angela barneby April 14, 2012 at 05:41 PM
These photos just make you want to go out and explore.
stuart branson April 14, 2012 at 11:21 PM
I saw a weird looking light pass over me when I was on Crown Valley years ago, never gave it a second thought until now.
Natalie Costa April 15, 2012 at 12:17 AM
Where are these caves in these photos? I want to take a look close up
sharon whittaker April 15, 2012 at 06:35 PM
Why are people so obsessed by UFOs? It's a bunch of made up lies.
Seeker April 16, 2012 at 07:15 AM
I've noticed all this interest in UFOs. I'm a well respected, educated, middle-age woman in OC and I have had a lifetime of unexplained and strange events happen to me. I've been exploring the subject of UFOs and life beyond our earthly home for some time now. I've come up with many theories (based on my studies and personal experience). The local chapter of MUFON is too far for me to make their meetings (Costa Mesa), so I would like to hear from others who may wish to set up a South County group? For now may I suggest reading Zacharia Stichin. He was one of the few scholars who translated ancient cuneiform writings. Very interesting what he came up with (although many will find it too much for them to believe). Of course, "Chariots of the Gods" is a MUST read. I'm currently reading "Messages" by Stan Romanek. His is an extreme case of alien contact. Next week I will be visiting the Yucatan, Mexico where I will explore the Mayan ruins. One conclusion I have which comes out of my research is that mankind is due for a major change. I plan to learn all I can in the next few months. If anyone has any interest in this subject please let me know if you'd like to correspond.
pack April 23, 2012 at 05:21 PM
Post pictures of aliens and UFO's, then we will consider the possabilities of your postulations.
Seeker April 25, 2012 at 04:14 PM
@Pack, I'll be happy to post pictures of aliens and UFOs right after you post a picture of Jesus.
Guardian August 02, 2012 at 06:42 PM
Leave them alone, Dont bastardize my culture and heritage for personal recognition Debbie, these site's sacred!!. Aliens! C-mon, wake up an smell what your shoveling.
Debbie L. Sklar (Editor) August 02, 2012 at 07:10 PM
Guardian: I'd love to have you write/blog for me .. interested? Debbie.Sklar@patch.com

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