“Suggestions that aliens from
Sirius had imparted astronomical knowledge to the Dogon, created a
modern myth and raised the tribe to cult status among UFO/ancient
astronaut enthusiasts. Also, whites who rejected the African
origins of mankind, could now claim their ancestors were from
Sirius! As I have opined previously in this column, the whole Dogon
business is hokum-perpetrated, perhaps, to help sustain the market
for esoteric genre of books and film.”
—J.K. Obatala of Nigeria’s The Guardian addresses the modern mythology of Mali’s amazing Dogon people and their supposed ties to a race of fish-headed space monsters from a planetary system around Sirius B.
Photo by Martha de Jong-Lantink.