“For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don’t believe, no proof is possible.” – Stuart Chase
Is it possible that intelligent life forms visited Earth thousands of years ago, bringing with them technology that drastically affected the course of history and man’s own development? Presented in the 1968 bestselling book Chariots of the Gods?, by Erich von Däniken, the theory of ‘Ancient Aliens’ rocked people’s belief in mankind’s progress. Ancient cave drawings of strange extraterrestrial creatures, remains of landing strips in Peru, and Indian texts that describe the ‘flying machines of the gods’ have been seen by some, as evidence that Ancient Astronauts were well known to our ancestors. Ancient Alien Theorists launch all-new expeditions to seek out and evaluate more recent discoveries, including unusual DNA findings on man’s evolution, and newly decoded artifacts from Egypt to Syria to South America. It is a balanced investigation into a theory some believe cannot be true, but many agree cannot be ignored. 
What if life on Earth began in outerspace? Millions of people accept the theory that intelligent life forms visited Earth thousands of years ago and were worshipped as gods by primitive man. Are monuments like Stonehenge and Easter Island the last remains of an Ancient Alien visitation? From unexplainable super structures, to knowledge of the Solar System, mathematics, and even the ability to make electricity…explore evidence of superhuman influences of ancient man and embark on an all-around-the-world search for answers. An investigation into a theory some believe cannot be true, but many believe cannot be ignored.
|Introduction||The Pyramid Puzzle|
|The Catalyst||Baffling Monuments|
|Gods on High||Egyptian Electricity|
|Biblical Evidence||Astronomical Alignments|
|Illustrated History||Continuing Controversy|
If Ancient Aliens visited Earth, what was their legacy and did they leave behind clues that exist in plain sight, such as sophisticated aircraft and complex electrical grids, and intricate construction machinery? Indian Sanskrit texts, dating back to 6,000 BC, describe in varying but vivid detail, flying machines called Vimanas. Megalithic stone structures in Egypt reveal evidence of precision saw work. Interpretations of the Jewish Zohar writings offer depictions of a life sustaining Manna-Machine, eerily similar to chlorella algae processing systems today. Are these examples of modern technology or is there evidence that these incredible mechanisms existed on Earth thousands of years ago?
|I Want To Fly||Tools of the Trade|
|Vimana||The Manna Machine|
|Ezekiel’s Chariot||Ancient Power|
|Megalithic Construction||Time Capsules|
If Ancient Aliens visited Earth, who were they and where do they come from? Possible historic evidence and beliefs are examined around the world. The Dogon people possess knowledge of a galaxy they claim was given to them by a star god named Amma. The Hopi and Zuni people celebrate Kachinas, gods from the sky, whose headdresses and costumes appear to resemble modern helmets and protective clothing. Halfway around the world, Chinese legends tell of the Han leader, Huang Di, arriving on Earth on a flying, yellow dragon…was the dragon more likely a spacecraft? Ancient Astronaut Theorists believe that these are from chance encounters, and that extraterrestrials not only interacted with us, but changed the course of human history.
|Skull Art||Alien Origins|
|Celestial Beings||Genetic Markers|
|Dogon Mystery||Modern Technology|
|The Sky People||Abundance of Questions|
If Ancient Aliens visited Earth, what was their mission and is there evidence that points to when they will return? Ancient Sumerian tablets describe an alien race, known as the Anunnaki, who came to Earth to mine for gold. Egyptian hieroglyphs depict hybrid creatures that were part man, part animal. Mysterious crop circles and unexplained crystal skulls are thought to contain messages that man has yet to decipher. Strange evidence may exist in multiple cultures throughout history, suggesting that aliens came here to explore, excavate raw materials, experiment on human beings, and even for pure conquest.
|Mystery Miners||Mixed Messages|
|Unnatural Formations||Tools or Triggers|
|Mutants||Jungles & Zoos|
|Cataclysmic Change||That’s No Moon|
Reports on encounters with strange beings and sightings of mysterious objects in the sky have occurred throughout history. A 13th-century historical book, Otia Imperiala, includes an account of a creature descending from a flying craft over Bristol, England. The log from Christopher Columbus’ first voyage to America contains a report of strange lights in the sky. Medieval art pieces depict disc-shaped objects floating in the heavens. Sightings of a flying cigar-shaped craft were reported during the Black Plague. And there were even discussions of extraterrestrial life among America’s Founding Fathers. Could these sightings, coming from every part of the world from Biblical times to present day, be evidence that aliens have been with us all along?
|Destroyer of Worlds||American Revolutions|
|Biblical Atomics||Earthly Imbalance|
|Medieval UFOs||The Mysterious Island|
|Columbus’ Encounter||Brave New World|
There is evidence that suggests we experienced 20th-century alien contact: in 1942, the Battle of Los Angeles involved the U.S. Military and Air Defense. Allegedly fighting a UFO; WWII Allied Air Force planes were buzzed by balls of light that some think could have been extraterrestrial; and the alleged crash of a flying saucer in Roswell, NM, in 1947, propelled the world into the age of UFOs. For decades, some people have been sending messages out into deep space. What would happen if aliens answered…or came calling? What protocols exist to determine who would speak on behalf of mankind, and how might we communicate? What happens if they return? Some believe they already have.
|Introduction||July 8, 1947|
|Modern Methods||First Contact|
|The Battle of Los Angeles||Religious Views|
|Foo Fighters||The Ultimate Questions|
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