December 26-27, 2010
According to ancient alien theorists,
extraterrestrials with superior knowledge of science and engineering
landed on Earth thousands of years ago, sharing their expertise with
early civilizations and forever changing the course of human
But how did this concept develop, and is there any evidence
to support it?
Ancient alien theory grew out of the centuries-old idea that life
exists on other planets, and that humans and extraterrestrials have
crossed paths before. The theme of human-alien interaction was
thrust into the spotlight in the 1960s, driven by a wave of UFO
sightings and popular films like 2001: A Space Odyssey.
program played no small part in this as well: If mankind could
travel to other planets, why couldn’t extraterrestrials visit Earth?
In 1968, the Swiss author Erich von Däniken published
Chariots of The Gods?, which became an immediate bestseller. In it, he put forth
his hypothesis that, thousands of years ago, space travelers from
other planets visited Earth, where they taught humans about
technology and influenced ancient religions. He is regarded by many
as the father of ancient alien theory, also known as the ancient
Most ancient alien theorists, including von Däniken, point to two types of evidence to support their ideas.
If aliens visited Earth in the past, could they make an appearance
in the future? For ancient alien theorists, the answer is a
resounding yes. They believe that, by sharing their views with the
world, they can help prepare future generations for the inevitable
encounter that awaits them.
The playlist bellow includes all 6 episodes from the series:
Chariots, Gods and
December 2010 - March 2011
Ancient alien theorists believe that, thousands of years ago, extraterrestrials
landed on Earth, where they were hailed as gods and helped shape
Here’s a quick introduction to some of the most famous examples.
The Nazca Lines - Etched into a high plateau in Peru’s Nazca Desert,
a series of ancient designs stretching more than 50 miles has
baffled archaeologists for decades. Along with simple lines and
geometric shapes, they include drawings of animals, birds and
humans, some measuring more than 600 feet across.
Vimanas - Many Sanskrit epics, which were written in India more than
two millennia ago, contain references to mythical flying machines
The Moai of Easter Island - The Polynesian island of Easter Island
is famous for its “maoi”: the 887 giant human figures with enormous
heads that guard its coastline. Roughly 500 years old, these
monolithic statues stand 13 feet high and weigh 14 tons, but some
are twice as tall and much heavier.
Puma Punku - Located in the Bolivian highlands, Puma Punku is a
field of stone ruins scattered with giant, finely carved blocks.
Such precise workmanship on a massive scale would have been nearly
impossible without modern tools and machines, yet the ruins are more
than 1,000 years old.
The playlist bellow includes all 10 episodes from the series:
Gods and Aliens
Aliens and the Third Reich
Angels and Aliens