“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.”
– Og Mandino
Explore the controversial theory that extraterrestrials have visited Earth for millions of years. From the age of dinosaurs to ancient Egypt, from early cave drawings to continued mass sightings in the United States, each topic in this section gives historic depth to the questions, speculations, provocative controversies, firsthand accounts, and grounded theories surrounding an age old debate: did intelligent forms from outerspace visit Earth thousands of years ago? Do they visit us now? Ancient Alien Theorists ignite this inquiry.
Mysterious places can be found around the Earth, and inexplicably, UFOs are often sited near these mystical areas. Planes and ships unaccountably disappear in the infamous Bermuda Triangle. Strange magnetic anomalies in Mexico’s Zone of Silence, have not only drawn missiles off their course, but seem to pull meteorites out of the sky. An ancient doorway carved into sheer rock wall in Peru’s Puerta de Hayu Marka, is said to be a portal to other worlds. Markawasi’s plateau is filled with strange rock formations allegedly left behind by ancient advanced civilizations. What connections do these and other “hotspots” share? Is it possible that ancient extraterrestrials also knew about these mysterious places?
|Introduction||Gate of the Gods|
|Zone of Silence||World Grid|
Myths and legends have long been regarded as fantastic stories that describe powerful gods, mutant giants, and fearsome monsters…but why do so many different cultures, separated by vast distances, tell the same stories? Is it possible that myths and legends were really eyewitness accounts of Ancient Astronauts descending to Earth? Ancient texts are filled with stories of gods interacting with humans, offering wisdom, technology, and even impregnating women. Could the demigods of mythology, have been the offspring of alien and human unions? If so, could aliens have supplied the “missing link” that accelerated human evolution?…advancing our civilization and making us who we are today?
|The Olympians||Mysterious Giants|
|Stones & Similarities||Genetic Experiments|
Ancient underwater cities can be found all around the globe, but could these aquatic worlds be the ruins of unknown civilizations – or even proof of extraterrestrial visitations? The infamous tale of the long lost city of Atlantis may be a preserved memory of an Ancient Alien metropolis. Beneath Lake Titicaca in Peru, the ruins of recently discovered temples support local legends off an underwater UFO base. Ancient Indian texts, known as Sangans, describe sunken cities where aliens and humans intermingled thousands of years ago. Who could have built the 600-foot stepped stone structure off the coast of Japan – a site that may predate the Egyptian pyramids by thousands of years? Could evidence of Ancient Alien contact lie buried in Earth’s deepest oceans?
|Introduction||The Hollow Ship|
|Atlantis||Khambat and Dwaraka|
|The Dragon’s Triangle||Lake Titicaca|
If extraterrestrials influenced human history, can evidence of their existence be found in hidden tunnels and caverns around the world? Could a cave in Ecuador contain metallic books inscribed with secrets of alien technology? Was an ancient underground city in Turkey built with alien help? Or as a refuge from an alien attack? Rumors of the U.S. military working alongside aliens in a secret base inside a mesa in New Mexico continue to swirl…Native American legends mention strange inner-beings…and recent archaeological discoveries in the Yucatan may point to an extraterrestrial reality.
|Introduction||The Metal Library|
|The Ant People||Hollow Earth|
If Ancient Aliens visited Earth in the remote past, could they have given us advanced technology, passed down through human history? And could this technology have helped the Third Reich build mysterious weapons and craft far beyond the limits of 20th-century science? During WWII, there were reports that the Germans built an operational flying saucer, known in ancient Indian texts. Another craft was rumored to have been constructed with the help of psychics and mediums who claimed to have received detailed blueprints from extraterrestrial beings. Is it possible Hitler’s quest for world domination was aided and abetted by ancient extraterrestrial technology that was rediscovered? And could the allegedly rebuilt ancient devices developed in Germany have played a role in America’s ability to land on the Moon?
|Nazi Saucers||The Bell|
|The Vril||Alien Ingenuity|
Super-heated death rays…high-tech rockets…powerful sonic weapons…are these examples of modern-day science or could these technologies have originated thousands of years ago? Is it possible that early man possessed scientific knowledge far beyond that of our own century? Ancient texts, folklore, and art suggests humans witnessed disc-shaped flying saucers and rocketships? If so, was advanced technology left here by visitors from the stars? Did mankind’s quest to unlock the secrets of levitation, anti-gravity, and laser technology, merely spring from our imaginations or did these ideas come from otherworldly beings?
|Devastating Noise||Brute Force Approach|
|Sound Construction||Archimedes’ Death Ray|
Biblical texts and ancient lore frequently describe creatures carrying messages from the heavens…but are these angles merely the product of mankind’s imagination – or do they really exist? If so, where do they come from? Ancient Astronaut Theorists suggest that the Bible’s Old Testament reads like a handbook on extraterrestrial visitations. Accounts on angels can also be found in Islamic and Indian texts. Infinite stories around the globe describe unearthly guardians, entrusted to both observe and project…as well as tales of powerful warriors bringing about everything from plague to peace. Are angels really supernatural beings from Heaven, or something more? If so, might these angels really be travelers – visiting from distant planets?
|Introduction||The Wings of Angels|
|Messengers of Gods||Ultraterrestrials|
|The Guardians||Angels of Roswell|
If Ancient Aliens visited Earth, can evidence of their existence be found in the mysterious structures that still stand throughout the world? Inexplicably, megalithic structures found on different continents are strangely similar and cutting and moving the massive stones used to build these magnificent feats would be a struggle for modern day machinery, let alone ancient man. Ancient Astronaut Theorists suggest that the standing stones in Carnac, France, were used as an ancient GPS system for ancient flying machines. The recently discovered Gobekli Tepe in turkey, which has been dated back 12,000 years, has finely chiseled pillars that experts described as Noah’s Ark in stone. Is it possible that extraterrestrials assisted primitive man in constructing these unexplained structures? If so, what was the purpose of these grand projects?
|Gobekli Tepe||Armenian Stonehenge|
If Ancient Aliens visited Earth, were they responsible for catastrophes, wars, and other deadly disasters to control the fate of the human race? The story of the great flood sent by deities to destroy civilizations exist in many prehistoric cultures. There are ancient descriptions of extraterrestrial battles that caused wide-scale destruction, and even reports of Revelations and the Dead Sea Scrolls describe a future apocalyptic battle between good and evil that will destroy our world. Are these ancient texts proof that aliens are hostile and planning a violent return? Or might they be our survival as a species during times of devastation?
|The Coming Apocalypse||The Manipulators|
|Sighted Near Disaster||The Abductors|
Unearthly visitations…heavenly messengers…close encounters…accounts of humans interacting with celestial beings have existed since the beginning of mankind. Many of these contacts involve ethereal beings from Heaven or extraterrestrials from other worlds. Are Holy books the word of God, or guide books passed down by more advanced civilizations? Who told Joan of Arc how to defeat the English Army? – Saints or extraterrestrials? Could a young boy from India have learned advanced mathematical formulas from a Hindu goddess? What message did an American serviceman receive while touching an ancient aircraft? If the Ancient Astronaut Theory is correct, then are beings from other worlds communicating with us for our benefit…or theirs? Just what was the purpose of these alien contacts?
|The Rendlesham Incident||Alien Math|
|Divine Inspirations||Binary Revelations|
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