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In Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, a short while before the ending of the movie, there was a long trail in the temple and eventually Mac and Spalko died inside the temple. Then, the temple crumbles, and a flying saucer rises from the ground and disappears as then the Amazon river floods the valley. Then Indy asked, "where did the alien go?" to Oxley, he replied, "Into the space between spaces.".

Indy : Where did they go? Space?

Oxley : Not into space. Into the space between spaces.

Which space Oxley mentioned in the movie as space between spaces?

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It was to present them as some kind of inter-dimensional travelers instead of mere space-traveling aliens for the fans to not totally cry out "you kidding? stupid martians with thin bodies and large eyes?" ;) –  Napoleon Wilson Sep 12 '12 at 8:33

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I interpret Oxley's answer as "the aliens went to another dimension."

This makes sense as a follow-up to his earlier dialogue with Mutt Williams:

Williams: "What are they? Spacemen?"

Oxley: "Interdimensional beings in point of fact."

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Could you provide some references to your interpretation? –  Vijin Paulraj Sep 11 '12 at 15:45
I added an earlier Williams/Oxley exchange... does that help? –  Shiz Z. Sep 11 '12 at 15:51

The aliens have come from inter-dimensional space. Wikipedia narrates:

Spalko believes that the crystal skull belongs to an interdimensional being and holds great psychic power, and proves her theory by showing that the corpse stolen from the warehouse has an identically shaped skull.

It further says:

After the Soviets arrive, Spalko replaces the skull. The aliens communicate to the group through Oxley using an ancient dialect and promises to reward them with a "big gift"; Spalko demands to "know everything". The skeletons grant her request and transfer their collective knowledge into her mind. At the same time they activate a portal to another dimension.

IMDB also confirms :

This refers to the fourth dimension. Definition in the American Heritage dictionary: "Time regarded as a coordinate dimension and required by relativity theory, along with three spatial dimensions, to specify completely the location of any event." There is a plausible theory in astrophysics that the fourth dimension may exist, which is utilized by the UFO in the film as the propellant engine to travel through the space/time continuum, as Nobel Prize winner in Physics Albert Einstein, who developed the theory of relativity, summarily explains: "An attempt at visualizing the fourth dimension: Take a point, stretch it into a line, curl it into a circle, twist it into a sphere, and punch through the sphere."

Oxley knew it. So he said Into the space between spaces.

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