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Friday, October 28, 2011

A Challenge To You: Ancient Aliens

In 1968, Swiss researcher and author Erich von Däniken published Chariots of the Gods, which became an immediate bestseller. At the time, I was enthralled by the concept that humans may have been influenced by extraterrestrials. In fact, some science teachers were actually quoting from the text as part of their lessons not long after it was published.

In the book, von Däniken put forth his hypothesis that, the technologies and religions of many ancient civilizations were given to them by space travelers who were welcomed as gods. He is regarded by many as the father of the 'ancient alien theory' or 'ancient astronaut theory'. This theory was also popularized by other writers, including Zecharia Sitchin, Robert K. G. Temple, David Icke and Peter Kolosimo. The idea that ancient astronauts actually existed has not been taken seriously by most academics though, there are some indications that recent evidence may start to sway the standard conceptions.

My challenge to my readers is this...what are your thoughts on the ancient alien theory? I would like your comments and interpretations written in an email and forwarded to me at lonstrickler@phantomsandmonsters.com. I will also post a poll on the website. The information will be gathered and included in a future post.

You can use some of the following topics as a reference for your submission:

- The Book of Enoch and the Watchers
- Jesus Christ...extraterrestrial?
- Men in Black...alien observers past and present?
- Fast access to modern technology / reverse engineering
- Early depictions of alien-like beings and their craft
- Beliefs and customs / religious dogma
- The Anunnaki
- Ancient structures...Nazca Lines / the Pyramids of Giza / the Moai statues of Easter Island / Maya, Inca and Middle Eastern ruins
- Atlantis / the Bermuda Triangle / Mexico's "Zone of Silence"
- Underground lairs and facilities past and present
- Biblical disasters
- Ancient extraterrestrials? Moses / Joan of Arc / Akhnaton / etc.

These are just a few of the better known topics included in the ancient alien discussions. If you have others please feel free to comment. Thanks for your help...Lon

The Ancient Alien Question: A New Inquiry Into the Existence, Evidence, and Influence of Ancient Visitors

Chariots of the Gods

There Were Giants Upon the Earth: Gods, Demigods, and Human Ancestry: The Evidence of Alien DNA (Earth Chronicles)