According to the Patch, the name Laguna Niguel, a city in Southern California, south of Laguna Beach, is reportedly derived from a village called Niguili. Niguili was once inhabited by American Indians who flourished in the region. Their land has also been the source of numerous UFO sightings in the past decade, the most recent of which was just a month ago.
The Patch playfully asks, "what could UFOs and Native American land have in common?" They answer their own question: "More than you might think."
"The Native Americans who lived in Laguna Niguel were the Juaneño or Acagchemem and received their Spanish name from the priests of the California mission chain. Today, they call themselves the Juaneño Band of Mission Indians,"the Patch writes.
The Patch reached out to Debra Campbell, a local intuitive counselor, spiritual teacher, artist and healer, as well as a American Indian herself. "It is documented in the land by petroglyphs, or rock etchings...that indigenous people around the world have tried to describe or paint things that appear to be space craft or space aliens," she told the Patch.
Campbell went on to explain that these mysterious petroglyphs that appear to document extraterrestrial beings can also be found in Africa and Australia.
“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 continued. “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 were 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.”
Laguna Niguel is replete with American Indian carved petroglyphs, many found in the parks and canyons at the south end of the Laguna Greenbelt.
The Patch interviewed some Orange County Parks representatives and found that some petroglyphs were discovered by researchers around Laguna Niguel in the late 1960s (check out the photos here), and the Patch reported at the time: "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 ..."
UFO sightings in the Laguna Nigel area, as collected by the Patch from the site UFOStalker.com, below:
- 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.