January 10, 2014
The entrance to the cave is shielded by a rather intriguing and somewhat familiar rock formation that resembles a dog face, and a little further on are indications of a rock formation that bears hints of an artificial wall. On the protruding ledge are four Dialanthuns (Dreaming Track markers) which accentuates the significance of what was, and still is, within this shallow cave.
To begin with, neither of the two hand stencils painted on the back wall made complete sense. The smaller hand outline was created by blowing ochre through the mouth and is the size of a child’s hand with one exceptionally thin finger. The second larger white ochre stencil is even more problematic, in that it wasn’t so much a hand stencil but more an elbow-to-finger stencil. If its creation was a solo effort, this would be a very difficult assignment, and the result unlike nearly all other Original hand stencils which highlight just the hand.
Close to where the owl was roosting are two sets of faded paintings; both seem to show five red ochred rays radiating out of what appears to be heads. All around are the remains of white ochre, which was probably all part of an original painting that included both heads. Just above the owl’s roosting place are two black charcoal figures of the same form. Both have two legs, possibly a penis, and one body has two arms raised above the head. To the right is a very unusual engraved curved line surrounded by another charcoal figure that is difficult to identify, beyond tentatively suggesting it could be an animal.
There is also evidence of pecking (an Original method of stone carving) and in one location it appears a large section of rock could have been pecked, abraded and removed. What appears to be a series of parallel chisel marks can be found above the line of peckings. Then there is also what appears to be an odd type of blue-lime algae coating some rocks on the far left edge of the cave.
We had spent an hour or two in research and deep respect, and there didn’t seem to be any reason to return. This cave, bearing Original artwork and engravings, is certainly very sacred and special. But for our purposes we found no archaeology outside the norm and nothing that really pushed our barriers of understanding.
A hundred metres downhill we paused to eat and, more importantly, relieve myself of the leech which (inevitably) had attached itself to my ankle. During that quick break Evan took the chance to check what he had photographed at the site. Throughout our investigations Evan had remained on task, taking still photographs of the ochre, charcoal, walls and surrounds…. or so he thought.
To his complete surprise – and apparently due to either a wonderful accident or divine intervention, or both – Evan had on one occasion pressed the ‘video’ button instead of the ‘camera’ button on his recording device. This error occurred at the same place the owl flew from when we first appeared on this scene, and where owl droppings still remained.
What we saw was beyond any expectations: a pair of orb-like white lights flying diagonally across the screen.
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