“To those outside it is a simple construction of wood But those inside know what is truly in store… Behind the locked door.”
“In the Hermitage of Vasistha the miscreant band devoured a hundred and eighty-eight brahmanas and nine other ascetics. They went to the holy hermitage of Cyavana, which is visited by the twice-born, and ate one hundred of the hermits, who lived on fruit and roots. This they did in the nighttime; by day they vanished into the ocean. At the Hermitage of Bharadvaja they destroyed twenty restrained celibates who lived on wind and water. In this fashion the Kaleya Danavas gradually invaded all the hermitages, maddened by their confidence in the strength of their arms, killing many hosts of the twice-born, until Time crawled in upon them. The people did not know about the Daityas, the best of men, even as they were oppressing the suffering ascetics. In the morning they would find the hermits, who were lean from their fasts, lying on the ground in lifeless bodies. The land was filled with unfleshed, bloodless, marrowless, disemboweled, and disjointed corpses like piles of conch shells.
While men were wasting away in this manner, O lord of men, they ran from fear into all directions to save themselves. Some hid in caves, others behind waterfalls, some were so fearful of death that fear killed them. There were also proud and heroic bowmen who did their utmost to hunt down the Danavas; but they could not find them, for they were hidden in the ocean; and the bowmen succumbed to exhaustion and death.”
SOURCE: Excerpted from the chapter Harm’s Way: Inimical Behavior of Vedic Humanoids Toward Humans in Alien Identities: Ancient Insights into Modern UFO Phenomena by Richard L. Thompson, 1993