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History Channel’s Ancient Aliens Can Make You Lose Sleep

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Anyone familiar with History Channel’s series Ancient Aliens can understand the double-edged sword that is presented to us: we are set up to believe that beings from other worlds came here and either altered history or actually calculated it for us. On the surface this may not be any more disturbing than thinking, “Okay, so the Egyptian pyramids were built by guys from Orion” ; however, it does, upon deeply thinking about it, change the very fabric of what it means to be human beings on this planet.

Let us suppose that these “ancient alien theorists” (unseen experts constantly referred to on the show) are correct. Long ago aliens came to earth and manipulated our DNA; they let themselves be worshipped as gods; they taught us how to do things like metallurgy and masonry; they gave us language and alphabets; they showed us how to build things (some of them very big things); and basically changed the course of human history. If we accept any or all of these things, then the whole notion that we rose above the beast of the fields on our own is a lie; furthermore, the concept that some of us believe from the Bible (that were chosen by God to be special among the creatures of the earth) is incorrect.

All of this can keep you rather sleepless at night if you start thinking about it. The show is very adept at getting under your skin and making it crawl. They dig up these so-called experts, among them Erich von Daniken (author of the famous book Chariots of the Gods), who is either crazy as a loon or as sly as a fox. He has been promoting his theory of ancient visitations by the aliens for years, and this is the ultimate forum for him and others like him who want to stoke the fires of these theories.

If you watch the show even for a few minutes, it is easy to get sucked in. They take you to exotic locations in pursuit of these places where the aliens may have been. It is easy to look at things and think, “Humans could have never done this alone,” which is basically what the show is about in every episode. It also makes us seem ineffectual, that had Zodor and his minions from Orion’s belt not visited the earth, we would still be walking around in loincloths and bopping each other over the heads with clubs.

My biggest question as I watch this is why, if they came and were so interested in human affairs, did the aliens leave? Why did they not stay to see the seeds they planted grow? In some episodes (like “Roswell,” “Strange Abductions,” and “Aliens and Cover-Ups”) there are answers to this to some degree. The theory ends up being that aliens may have never left, that they are still watching us, and they may even walk among us.

Ancient Aliens isn’t for everyone, but if you have enjoyed science fiction books or movies like Prometheus or Predator, this is probably the show for you. It is a slick production, and the commentators will send a chill down your spine if you listen long enough. I know when I go outside at night, I look up at the stars and think about what they are saying on the show and wonder if the aliens will come back and make themselves known in a significant way. I mean, if they helped the Egyptians build the pyramids, why don’t they help us build spaceships that can go to their planet at the speed of light, or better yet teach us how to end hunger, cancer, and war. Then they would be seen as benevolent beings who really love us.

The problem is the Prometheus factor. As that film portrays it, the aliens did plant the seeds, go away, and didn’t like what grew here. That scary proposition is in my mind as I look at the stars, making me wonder if they do come back will we get E.T. or The Thing. No wonder I am losing sleep at night!

Photo credits: pyramids -famouswonders.com, Erich von daniken.com, ET – hollywood.com

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About Victor Lana

Victor Lana has published numerous stories, articles, and poems in literary magazines and online. His books In a Dark Time (1994), A Death in Prague (2002), Move (2003), The Savage Quiet September Sun: A Collection of 9/11 Stories (2005) and Like a Passing Shadow (2009) are available online and as e-books. He has won the National Arts Club Award for Poetry, but has concentrated mostly on fiction and non-fiction prose in recent years. He has worked as faculty advisor to school literary magazines and enjoys the creative process as a writer, editor, and collaborator. He has been with Blogcritics since July 2005, has edited many articles, was co-head sports editor with Charley Doherty, and now is a Culture and Society editor. He views Blogcritics as one of most exciting, fresh, and meaningful opportunities in his writing life.
  • richard johnson

    yeah it gets pretty spectactular if you belive everything that they are saying it can become very scary.something did happend a long time ago.think that we blew our selves appart and we have rediscover the tools along the way to do it all over again.man is muc older than whatv the experts say.but why are they hiding the truth from us.the truth may be stranger than fiction

  • http://ufomagazine.squarespace.com/ Alfred Lehmberg

    The ostensibly “serious” and “respected” learned of our torrid and anxious community decries the “carnival atmosphere” of studies “paranormal” in general and UFOs in particular. These persons aforementioned–self-assured that they are at the cutting edge of reasonable entelechy–bemoan the tolerated huckster. They lament the lack of qualified peer review. They weep regarding the “provoked disinterest of mainstream science.” Finally, they rather toothlessly bewail the incorrigibly inconsistent and even damaging protocols employed by suspicious “amateurs” in the field. How dare they?

  • Gary

    If you would take a few minutes to check out http://www.myredpillperspective.com you’d probably want to retract your entire article. I have tried but can’t even get the Ancient Alien guys to look at what I have found, I’m sure it would startle even them. I would bet you haven’t seen anything like this before. I have spent the past year finding and downloading over 10,000 images that provide better evidence of an ancient Earth history than anything you’ve seen before and I am not even doing this for money. We have all been kept in the dark for too long! All of these images are directly from Google Earth satellite images as indicated on each image and I can supply the coordinates for each one. I don’t qualify to wear the badge of Amateur Archaeologist because of my lack of knowledge about this subject matter, I’m just pretty good at finding things. Please let me know what you think.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/IanMayfield Dr Dreadful

    Gary…

    Seriously???

  • Igor

    Anyone who believes even one word of what the “History” channel says is a fool.

    They have been debunked so many times it would make your head spin.

    They hire actors to impersonate scientists and scholars.

    The “History” channel has NO historical or scientific credentials. It is a commercial program.

  • Fuckuimalien

    You realize the theorist is the people being interviewed, and why be so quick to discredit this there just saying what has been written down by people back then. Then they some times say stuff they piece together . But they carved almost everything they thought needed to be written down, they didn’t make shit up because they didn’t have the time to open ur mind stop being a government brainwashed asshole, there more than life then u think, go look up DMT, get ur mind on the right page of “life”

  • Dr Dreadful

    I’ve always thought it to be supremely insulting to our ancestors to assume that because they produced great works of engineering, architecture etc, without benefit of the advanced technology we enjoy, they couldn’t possibly have done it all by themselves but must have had “help”.

    There is ingenuity in every age. Just because “we can’t figure out” how the ancient Egyptians built the pyramids (actually, we can) doesn’t mean they couldn’t.

  • Christa

    They are called Theorists because it is just that…theory. Evolution is a theory too and more times over has steadily been proving to be fact. Who’s to say evolution didn’t get a “push”? So what if some things have been debunked? That doesn’t mean it’s all false. Can Gid be proven? That would be a NO. Those with closed minds never learn. Remember that.

  • Christa

    Sorry meant to type God. I don’t want to be chastised for spelling…

  • Taylor

    Honestly if there’s one idea that is reasonable to promote its that we really don’t know where the hell we came from or why we are here. As for Ancient Aliens, its not perfect but its definitely a step in the right direction. Its most certainly no more ludicrous than accepting the Bible as literal or even a quality translation of older documents.

  • Dr Dreadful

    Honestly if there’s one idea that is reasonable to promote its that we really don’t know where the hell we came from

    Yes we do.

    And why does there have to be a “why”?

  • M141

    No matter what people say about one thing or another there will always be someone who wants to disagree or debunk and in most cases they have a desire to make a name for themselves. As it is said there are many theories regarding this and I’ve no doubt there are seeds of truth in there somewhere. I think that people should take a more balanced view of things as the truth tends to be part of one thing said by mainstream scientists and the remainder being the theorists ideas. I for one believe that there is a greater power guiding us that may not be a god and edge more towards the theorist but we shall see.

  • Dr Dreadful

    Not all theories are equally valid. Only those that can be backed up by testable evidence are.

    The ancient Egyptians, the Mayans, the Nazcas and the Polynesians of Easter Island were all genetically identical to 21st century humans. Knowing what we know of the human capacity for intellect and invention, there’s absolutely no reason to suppose that these civilizations couldn’t have constructed their pyramids, earthworks and statues completely independently.

    The ancient aliens theory is unsatisfactory for another reason. Assuming these beings had visited Earth in the distant past and imparted some of their knowledge to the indigenous population: where did they get their knowledge from? Other, even more ancient, aliens? If so, how did they know what they knew? And so on in regression until you inevitably come to a point where somebody figured it out for themselves…

    Whereupon, applying Occam’s Razor, what you should be asking yourself is: why not us? If an ancient artifact is completely explainable by human ingenuity, why do we need aliens?

  • Dan

    Hi why some people don’t want to think out the box ?if someone can prove that ancient (aliens) or lost knowledge is not true please explain or show us how do you move 75 ton of solid rock and so on .

    • discerning.user

      dan…i agree with you…you are right…there are many people on this earth who do not want to think out of the box and just like to discredit those who have the courage to do so…even in medieval times, there were people who persecuted galileo and other scientists for daring to say that the earth was round, it revolves around the sun etc…people like victor lana are afraid to think of anything that makes them uncomfortable!!!

  • http://www.RoseDigitalMarketing.com Christopher Rose

    Why is it people who believe in wacky ideas like gods or ancient aliens always ask the rest of us to prove it is not true.

    It isn’t necessary to disprove any theory, the burden is on the proponents to prove their ideas in verifiable ways.

    People like Dan aren’t thinking out of the box, they are simply out of their boxes!

    • teddybowties

      …oo 3 months back I think it’s a new record. Well here I go. AGain.

      …sigh. I would LOVe for there to be someone new out there to meet. But if they try to eat me or burst out of my chest, I’m going Doctor Who on em and blowing them to SMITHEREENS. LOLZ. Then i shall go on a several-thousand-years guilt trip and pretend I never did it. Or maybe I’ll just go visit Jersey, wearing my favorite Doctor Who tee shirt I HAVEN’t BOUGHT YET! CRIES! NOVEMBER WHY U NO HERE NOAW??? that god damn alien better get his skinny ass in my yard wiht his Blue Box this instant. MFbastard.

      PS. I am sad I missed this post 3 months ago.

      • vishnu

        yes i also believe in that and i want to know briefly about it if any one who have kindly share with my mail vishnu1979td@yahoo.com

  • Dr Dreadful

    There’s thinking outside the box and then there’s looking at the box, seeing the name Rocket Dog on the side and concluding the contents were manufactured by aliens.

  • Dan

    Dr.Dreadful .the box had a stamp on. LOL

  • The dreadful

    You are not going to believe this but I’m an alien . We are many . We are everywhere . We are invisible . Don’t believe me and discard what I say as a stupid joke . Your next generations will see someday that I’m real.

  • Dr Dreadful

    You are not going to believe this…

    How did you guess?

    …but I’m an alien

    Don’t suppose there’s any chance you could provide some unambiguous proof of this?

  • The dreadful

    I’m the fear in the back of your mind.
    I can provide a proof but It will be a frightening experience to anyone who witness it . If you are willing to see me ,I will show you myself but beware there will be dangerous consequences.

  • Dr Dreadful

    I’ll take that chance. Let’s have it. :-)

  • The dreadful

    Go to the beach tomorrow at night ,Take off all your clothes and when there’s nobody nearby and when it’s totally dark ,speak my name .Say loudly”Roemoma Paxovae Nocathe Aevu Qoboeyi” while rotating counterclockwise 10 times ,then you will see me

  • Dr Dreadful

    Why is that necessary?

  • http://cinemasentries.com/ El Bicho

    don’t back out now, Dread.

  • John Lake

    Go back to sleep, Victor. You’ll see, tomorrow, everything will be just fine! Remember what Igor said in 5, the History Channel is no longer what it’s cracked up to be.
    Funny that people can believe theories that there are particles (strings!) a million times smaller than an atomic nucleus that vibrate to produce dimensions. They can believe in time warps, and bangs (everyone buys that one) in which a point in not even space, (basically nowhere— maybe they call it everywhere?) can suddenly roll back its head and spew out all the time, energy, and matter in the universe (which they can only comprehend if the universe in question is limited and temporary). … Where am I going with this?
    Kids go to school and spend all their parents’ money to pursue these nonsensical, improvable ideas that go nowhere.
    So funny they believe that substance of someone’s imagination, but can’t accept the aliens. Of course there are aliens; otherwise everyone would be going to church…
    That’s the last thing we need! Pleasant dreams, human…

  • http://www.RoseDigitalMarketing.com Christopher Rose

    If by people you mean scientists, they don’t “believe” theories, they develop them and then test them to see if they can be proven. Hopefully you know that.

    As to aliens, well yes, they probably do exist out there, but they aren’t here now and probably never have been.

  • John Lake

    Chris,
    There is no evidence of string theory; nothing close to proof.
    They (scientists) test theories by spending millions or billions to bang particles together, and the best they come up with is a new subatomic particle with unique qualities.
    Incidentally, I was wrong in some of my previous writing. Particles at the speed of light don’t have infinite mass; they have no mass at all. But then, in the anti-matter universe, no mass is infinite mass. Whatever.
    Some of the material on the History Channel is art, not science. Someday it will all fall apart, and something new will provide speculation. Till then, tah!

  • http://www.RoseDigitalMarketing.com Christopher Rose

    Researching theories is how we figure stuff out, John; it’s a process and the results, if any, are often unclear.

    Some of the stuff on the History Channel has no place there!

  • The dreadful

    I will not answer that question . Just do it.

  • c i n d y

    Dr.D? Did you see him?

    Hopefully you had your wife act as a lookout.

  • Dr Dreadful

    It’s supposed to be tonight, Cindy. And since my near namesake neglected to mention which beach the revelation should take place on, we may have to prepare for disappointment.

  • c i n d y

    I guess you will just have to go and do your naked spinning on every beach.

  • Jon Fantom

    what use are aliens if children are starving in this world, many countries with war and famine its not like they gonna help stop all the bloodshed so why should we care about our celestial neighbors when we cant even resolve our own problems

    • discerning.user

      you idiot!!!…does not caring about aliens help in resolving these problems…those problems are a way of life and exist as long as the world exists…but human beings have been blessed with intelligence and curiosity, which makes them ask deeper questions such as the meaning of their existence, possibility of other life in the universe etc…if we do not ask these questions and just go on existing mindlessly, what difference is there between us and beasts ???

  • Dan

    There is some true about ancient aliens .i think the problem is we don’t understand how and who .it is an amply space that left in the brain for us to fill the gap with whatever you feel like to believe .after all everyone believe in something that you can’t see .

  • Sage

    Aliens are real (WHAT DO YOU THINK ANGELS ARE/OR THE GREEK AND EGYPTIAN GODS WERE) the government and scared individuals will try to debunk everything but our history of religion proves it, on top of cave drawings. I’m not saying everything they say is accurate, but if u think we’re the only one’s in existence or that been on this planet as intelligent life, then your lost.

  • john

    If you have been lied to who your real parents are, and told later you were a orphan , and youre real parents were someone else you will first deny, get angry, and then accept. sorry, it is time to get out of the closetand accept the truth.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/IanMayfield Dr Dreadful

    Well, it depends who’s making this revelation about one’s parentage. If it’s one’s adoptive parents, one might be more inclined to give it credence, as opposed to if it’s some weirdo with dandruff and an anorak.

  • Dr Dreadful

    Aliens are real (WHAT DO YOU THINK ANGELS ARE/OR THE GREEK AND EGYPTIAN GODS WERE)

    Human beings have a long track record of inventing fictional characters, so they are perfectly capable of also inventing gods, angels and other supernatural beings.

    Unless you’re suggesting that Wonder Woman, Nancy Drew, Sherlock Holmes and Captain Ahab were also real, in which case by your logic they must also have been aliens.

  • Glenn Contrarian

    Sage –

    Considering the relatively new understanding of just how many planets there are out there, the likelihood of there not being aliens is becoming vanishingly small.

    That said, we are human – overactive imaginations is part of our collective biological makeup. Read what much of America did in response to the first broadcast of Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds sometime – most of us want to believe we’re not alone, and we tend to assign wild explanations to things we can’t explain yet.

    Maybe aliens have visited us, but the more I learn about how daunting the practical challenges of space travel are – means of propulsion, length of time of travel, exposure to radiation, long-term solitude – the more I suspect we’ve never been visited.

  • Glenn Contrarian

    rejected comment again – please fix.

  • http://www.RoseDigitalMarketing.com Christopher Rose

    Fixed

  • Entertained

    Lighten up everyone. Enjoy the ridiculous theories. It seems clear enough to me this show is not intended to be taken seriously. It is not a documentary. It is entertainment. A few ideas may resonate with each person who watches. Most do not. It is not like Fox News or right wing radio talk shows which seem very offensive and inaccurate. Those folks really believe it all and call it factual news. I don’t think these AA people are trying to convince people all these wild theories are facts. They are looking for ratings and to entertain. I doubt that creationists believe in aliens – only one god and the bible as gospel. As such, it makes the “creationist experts” on this show even more amusing, since these AA guys likely do not believe in creationism. On AA they just throw every theory they can fathom at you. Obviously nearly all are inconsistent and ridiculous. I just try to enjoy the folly and usually do. I have never heard them say these “theories” are scientific facts. Anyone who takes them as such doesn’t get the point of TV. So just relax.

    • guest

      I agree with you that the shows are for entertainment purposes. All the shows I have watched (although I don’t watch for too long) use words or phrases such as “what if” “suppose” “maybe” “could have” “might have been” etc. There is no physical evidence of any of their theories. But, what irritates me about these shows is that people do believe it is true. And it’s not. Read some actual ancient historical documents. They don’t refer to aliens. The best ancient historical document is the Bible. God is not an alien. The events that happened in ancient times were not alien events. People should use common sense when watching these shows. And why should we be so conceited to think that our later generations are the only people that can perform master feats? I imagine 1,000 – 2,000 people then will wonder how we manged to do what we did without outside help (if we are still here).

  • scott

    The reason that those leaders in the world would not tell the public is religion is the only way to control the masses. Those people who would ordinarily never do anything really bad would and their for the world would be in chaos.

  • Derek

    Ancient aliens is rubbish. This program undermines human capabilities. If everything in the past was a mystery the present is a mystery as well. Assuming its an alien who created the series for ancient aliens.

  • Whatever

    Aliens are REAL! They are called DEMONS. They corrupted the gene pool. Fallen angels had sex with human women to prevent the coming of Jesus. Gen. 6 speaks about it. (Another book left out of the bible states that they messed with the DNA of everything on earth meaning that mermaids and $hit were prolly real) Noah was the only one without demon DNA which is why GOD destroyed everything on earth except him and his family. “Aliens” now are attemping to create the ANTICHRIST through genetic engineering. It’s all right there in the bible. The church just doesn’t speak of these things.

  • Anthony Chelsea

    the Biblical notion continue standing regardless if the “ETs” manipulated us genetically or not. The Bible itself talks about this in Genesis 6. The so called “ETs” were angels who fell (rebelled became evil) and had sex with women. From those unions came the giants, or nephilim. These beings were way smarter and stronger than a human being. They built the pyramids, temples, etc and taught men astronomy, engineering, physics, how to make weapons, etc.etc.etc. That didn’t change the notion of men been above the beast. Not even a bit. The flood was to wipe them out and when God ordered the Jews to kill canaanites was because they were giants.

  • Vinay

    Initially it look interesting but when gave a brief thought , why NASA didnt plan its journey to ORiON belt . The way they explained about the pyramid with scientific base should have been tried in laboratory . In Indian History the Ramayan & Mahabharat were like the world war had . IF they dig into it more scientific way then definetly one can get answer or go more closure to it . In mahabharat 5 Pandavas are Kunti-Putra(son) being born from the heavenly god by Mantra-Shakti viz. Sun- Karna , Vayu >> Bheem , God Indra>> Arjun . So these we consider it as a Myth but we need to go beyond it and find the scientific base of these history . There must be a connectivity beyond the space which still today’s human being on earth are unable to find it . The evidence of Kurukshetra where the war between Kaurav and Pandava’a take place still shows the sign of war .The Dwarka city in-side the water is still there . Bridge built by Rama between Srilanka and India also shows the sign of ancient history . Then lord Ganesha ( elephant head ) which shows the transplantation of animal organs on human being . So such things are needed to be studied in different angles and this is what they are trying to put their imajination .Finally if we see today’s science “Mendleff’s periodic table” was an assumption , Atomic structure was an assumption so like wise many more science research has been started with assumption and then it has been shown true ( God knows) . So it is essential to see in new dimension this episode and go beyond the imajination . Scientist are working on God’s particle , what it is ? So Again they are going towards God with all mechanism which may be possible with a simple YOGA , the Human -Mind is the fastest – faster than light and any more object which travel in nano-second to thousand kilometer away ,so with this I GENERATE A NEW CONCEPT OF MEASURING THE SPEED and that is “MIND-SPEED” OR “SPEED OF MIND” which can travel faster than any other object in this universe . So the tomorrows world will have this unit of measurement MIND-SPEED ( Of course this is a very ancient theory) .

  • niks03sharan

    actually i dont suscribe to history channel as a zoologist . why allians dont have cloths , why they dont communicate , why they have no genitals, when we use only 5 to 4 % of our brain in our life time why we need more,

  • astroid

    This show is really getting more and more interesting. You can doubt on the people telling their experience with aliens but you can not avoid the evidences , displayed in the episodes related to the grey aliens. At the end its on you to believe on it or not!!!!1

  • Akhil Yadav

    i am an indian boy, i saw in ancient aliens that they were asking that how we get the knowledge of universe… but as an indian from our so many stories about getting knowledge and information about the each and everything in this universe, we can get it through meditation.. not any simple meditaion but daily meditation for a long time a human being can make himself full of knowledge about each and every thing. in mahabharata when arjuna didnt have the enough weapons to fight against kauravas then lord krishna told him to do “tapasya”(tapasya is like the worship of god through long term meditation) and get the weapons from the godess durga. and he did that and got all the weapons he wanted. so many stories are there.

  • priya o

    In Indian old story and vedas mayasur king of rakshasa and gods enemy having his Tripur (three space city) in space . Shiva the king of god destroy this space citys. But one of the god Vishnu save mayasurr and send him in patala (current maya,Mexico) contrys. Read carefully Indian litarature for reference.
    Priya

  • Nick Brown

    Everyone to their own beliefs. But it’s as if some people don’t believe that humans have a pretty long, factual and collective knowledge as a whole on important things that happened in our history. As a people, we know things happened and all believe them when they are true. Those stories don’t die and aren’t discredited, because they aren’t fanciful and, sadly, neither are most things that happen in life. No magic, no gods, no monsters ghosts and dragons. That’s not to say that there wasn’t outlandish things, dinosaurs for instance. But we KNOW of them, never disputed and never farcified. You don’t just forget, as an entire race, that angelic creatures, magic/magical monsters, aliens or world changingly amazing large-scale things happened to us. Also, when those things ARE remembered, like magic for example, they are factually explained now that we are able to do so. Really don’t like the whole innate human need to have this higher power all the time…have some balls about you, even a dog goes away by itself to die when it feels the time is right, he doesn’t go and dream up a wonderful place that makes death preferable to living. Piss. Weak. People. Always need more than just facts to make yourself feel better, Grow a pair earthlings.

  • Real

    Regardless of all the religious undertones and talk, I think as thinking people we must consider that with all the living organisms and stuff on our own planet, com’on now, seriously? Are we the only ones living breathing, and making a mess in the universe? Not a personal witness but a childhood friends parents , and I recall the warm clear summer day like it was today, almost 30yrs ago… came into his apartment as we played and hung out with some new toys. We were very very close family friends of my parents & their faces were not normal. They both had expressions of disbelief & terror, confusion, his mom was shaking and her husband boldly told her to go into the bedroom and calm down. Camera in hand. She was an avid photographer, we could never get near the supper hi tech expensive camera, we were prone to breaking stuff. Kids. I later learnt they were nearby taking pics of planes , our homes were under a direct flight path & 5min from Toronto’s main airport. They got a clear image of a bright silver sphere, disk shaped I was told the next day by my buddy and he never spoke of it again. We were too young. Years later his Mom told us, commented on the day like nothing really serious happened and the issue was with the flight path this round bright silver thing took, zipping around like surveying the community, and then stopping in mid flight, no sound. and as more people noticed them shooting and pointing the UFO basically took off straight up vertically at light speed , as they said. It shook them and these were chilled out people. I know. I have always been perceptive and after that my buddy was not permitted to go out and play with us for several weeks after. The camera was never seen again. We searched for it a few times when his parents were not home. It changed them. Sadly, I am one who needs to see it to believe so there is my post. I still wait. and hope I don’t.

  • AlexVela

    YOU PEOPLE….We are the aliens, we are hybrids, the aliens are here and have been here for a long time,,, maya, Egyptians, anunaki, where just another civilizations, like ours, we are building enourmus structures as well, just like them, and we all work for them as well, all of us do, nobody can do anything about changing things the way they are,., the only way that something can happend is if we decide and they decide to start all over again, and is to early now for that,,…. It is what it is, and we all have to live, give and get the best of it, the same goes for Egyptians, maya, ……

  • Christ’s Boy

    I believe in God and I believe in Ancient Aliens too

  • Shaun Paraweird.com

    Very interesting, I have always been interested in the ancient alien theory after watching the Ancient Alien TV series. I do believe E.Ts have visited this planet before and this is where most religions originated from.

  • discerning.user

    victor lana…what exactly are u trying to say here??? on one hand u appear to be making fun of the proponents of the ancient aliens theory…on the other hand, u agree that the show has made u uneasy and given u food for thought…if u r so convinced that these theories r nonsense, y r u obsessing over them? Does that not mean that the purpose of the show (to make people think) has been fulfilled? the makers of the show clearly say that they do not have answers to all the questions, instead they have just advanced an exciting & daring new theory and left it to our imagination to think along those lines…therefore instead of discrediting and criticizing others, why don’t you stop watching the show if it makes your skin crawl so much ???

  • truthseeker

    I watch the show and a lot of what is presented makes sense. I don’t get the impression that the proponents of ” ancient alien theory ” are crazy or looking for attention or fame or anything like that. To me they seem to be very intelligent people who seek the truth. I think that ancient alien theory explains a whole lot of questions a whole lot better than religion.

  • Logan

    Just watch Ancient Aliens debunked on youtube. It makes these moron’s on the history channel seem really stupid or they are depending on stupid people to believe their nonsense and make money off of them.

  • Antidevil’sadvocate

    My thoughts overlap with truthseeker to an extent.
    Ancient Aliens seems to be taking the first step to shooting in the dark and coming up with reasonably trustworthy explanations than what already exists. Either way, we don’t have an answer beyond a certain point to many questions – I come from an Indian Brahmin family, and each time a Brahmin child is born, a horoscope is written, and this horoscope has all the planets in the Solar System plus two invisible planets. As part of the system, a child born is said to be born under a specific constellation. How is it possible to document this information without a telescope or by just staring at the sky ? Furthermore, Ancient Aliens talk about “Vimanas” and it is absolutely true. There are only two options, one could easily dismiss some of the stories from ancient culture/s as “stories” or believe that there existed an advance civilization (and the only way that would have been possible would have been with extraterrestrial help). Dismissing them as “stories” is the easy way out. Ancient Aliens seeks to take the difficult path to prove something difficult and connect the dots, kudos to them for trying just that.

    • Nikhil

      What’s being Brahmin got to do with your horoscope? Astrology is applicable to everyone.

  • Jdalsim

    I had many of the thoughts and ideas long before the show. I accepted them truths since the age of 3 and have always considered it almost common sense. Some kind of natural thought process that had me just knowing we were from alien stock. Then again, maybe it’s because my mom left pot cookies on the table and I ate them. Hey, I was born in the late 70’s, all the kids were doing it!

    • Jdalsim

      My thoughts were initially that we actually invent time travel in the future where we have messed ourselves up beyond belief and we’re coming back to give ourselves advanced knowledge to further our intelligence before we die. We’re trying to check ourselves before we wreck ourselves…I guess…one of the many theories I had as a child. Also possible that The aliens were dying and wanting to preserve their DNA. They landed amongst the Jewish people “the chosen ones” and altered their DNA. This triggered our evolution as we become more like them. I also think, in a misguided way, it’s what Hitler considered the master race, because it lead to white skin. Also, it could be why we have different blood types. ALL of this was stuff I thought of around 8 years old…

  • Salge Hemrom

    will somebody tell me more about burmuda triangle?

    • Rob Knaggs

      Yes. It’s a brand of hand-held percussion instrument manufactured as a joint project between the governments of Myanmar and Bermuda.

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  • jbid216

    The universe is vast… to say it’s just us and that’s it, and to just shoot down anyone who asks the question is arrogant and naïve. And you must remember that it’s the ancient alien THEORY not ancient alien LAW. The law of gravity has been proven beyond doubt… you can not dispute it since there is more than enough evidence to prove gravity exists…hence LAW not THEORY. I wonder how many people called Sir Isaac Newton a moron or crazy because of his theory on gravity that turned into a law. More than likely Newton asked questions about gravity, why things fell, how does it work, what causes gravity, at what rate do things fall, does weight matter, etc etc. That is what ancient alien theorists are doing and they admit it constantly. In one of the newer episodes Mr. Daniken says in his book, I’m probably off on this, but he asks more questions about the idea of aliens than saying that they actually exist. I believe he mentions how many question marks he uses. Anyway, throwing daggers to shoot someone down because of asking questions shows arrogance and ignorance. Me personally, the show has my curiosity and now I’ve been watching more shows dealing with aliens. It makes me look up in the sky a lot more, that’s for sure! Some of the AA shows have been a little over the top, but again, they are asking questions and pointing out things in our vast world and universe that may be pointing to bigger things than ourselves – nothing wrong with that. Something bigger and smarter than us??? Gasp, I know. Another thought I have on this and many people’s opposing views to the AA theory is that we can’t have it both ways. What I mean is when we were in school, we were taught how primitive man was and how their tools were as well – pictures in our text books show that and we can see them in museums. Evidence presented from the show (and other evidence) has shown in pyramids and statues etc that the engineering and precision is far beyond what just wood and stone tied together could have done. We can’t say in one breathe here are all of their tools in a museum, look how primitive it was – then look at the engineering masterpieces of the pyramids and then in then next breathe when someone says “hmmm maybe they had help, maybe from more intelligent beings” you get to say “hey moron…no way could that have happened!” Unfair, arrogant, ignorant and wait, what’s wrong with an open mind? I believe in God, have I read every page of the Bible, nope…but I do believe in God. My beliefs are that God created the world AND universe, says so in the Bible too. So there is the possibility that there is more than us in our little blue marble in the enormous universe…that aliens COULD exist… Do they? Are they here already? Did they help smarten us up? Did they help us build our societies and wonders in our world? Just questions… with some compelling evidence… Glad the guys and gals on AA are asking them and starting the conversation.

    • Rob Knaggs

      There’s a lot wrong with your comment, not least that you’re confused as to what a theory is and what a law is.

      Yes, there is a law of gravity, but it merely describes what gravity does – not how it works. As to the theory, we’re still not sure what gravity is: whether it’s one of the universal forces like electromagnetism, or whether it’s simply the warping of spacetime by matter. Einstein’s general theory of relativity is what we use to understand gravity, but we still do not know for sure how two bodies – sometimes at enormous distances – are able to attract one another. There are probably gravitational waves, but we have yet to detect one.

      Your more egregious error is to dismiss ancient civilizations as “primitive”. In fact, the technology of ancient Egypt was as far removed from that of “cavemen” as ours is from theirs. The Egyptians were perfectly capable of building their pyramids and temples with no outside intervention.

      I’m glad that the History Channel inspires you to look up at the skies – it certainly makes me roll my eyes heavenwards a lot of the time! – but take the time to explore and understand the wonderful things that are actually there, rather than things for which there is no evidence.

      As a wise person once said, keeping an open mind is admirable – but not so open that your brains fall out.

      • jbid216

        Rob, thanks for the reply! The purpose of my post was not to discuss what gravity is and everything about it, though thank you for the science lesson. I was just trying to say that when Newton started asking about gravity to develop the theory and law that he was probably hit with nay sayers just like ancient alien theorists are. that’s it. And I’m don’t believe Egyptians were primitive… they and Grecian civilizations were advanced for their time… but according to AA theory what was done to build the pyramids etc would have taken a lot more than what they had… it’s interesting and the questions can be asked. And no worries… there is much appreciation to what’s here in front of me!

        • Rob Knaggs

          Actually, there a number of archaeologists and engineers have shown over the years that the pyramids could have been built with known ancient Egyptian technology. This NOVA documentary chronicles one of the best-known demonstrations.

          There are many theories as to the actual methodology but there is a general consensus that the Egyptians were well capable of building pyramids without any outside guidance.

          • jbid216

            Robb… thanks! Ill check it out!

      • RAAJ

        Rob, you look like an alien yourself in this photograph.

        • Rob Knaggs

          “Do you really believe present technology is the most advanced that the earth has seen.”

          Yes. There is no evidence that technology more advanced than that we possess now ever existed in the past.

          And if you really think the pyramids, the Nazca lines, the Easter Island statues etc. represent such technologies you need to explain why.

          Invoking alien intervention is, in my opinion, an insult to the ingenuity of the civilizations that built these structures.

    • RAAJ

      We are asking questions to answers that we already know. Questioning opens a new possibility and possibly opens another block in your brain-that is if don’t run to your teacher or text books, etc, seeking answer. And, sorry, mind was apart from brain. PLEASE DON’T MIND BUT BRAIN. So, we ask q’s and look for ans within the frame of what we already know. This is the pattern we are taught to think in all societies – globally. That is the reason we ALL are not going beyond 3 dimensions, THOUGH WE KNOW THERE ARE MORE DIMENSIONS. Whether the aliens came, planted seeds, or otherwise cannot be answered in yes/no or text book style answers-after all text books are tailored-GLOBALLY! So, we, in all countries, or skin shades or slant of eyes are eating the food already cooked tutored and doctored for us. Call their bluff-if you got it in you……ha ha ha ha. You will search for answers to that questions – that is the pattern you are conditioned, in fact you may demand if there is any other response to questions !!!! In fact you will not know even when the question has been “answered” or figured out by your brain-because you are not conditioned to see outside the box-OR EXPECT. KICK THESE CRUTCHES, YOU CAN SEE THE PULL TO TRANSCEND YOUR LIMITATIONS.
      YOU MUST NEVER TRUST ANYONE MORE THAN YOUR OWN SELF. PRACTISE TO PERCEIVE AND JUDGE BY YOURSELF.

  • Dimitris

    the show is absolute crap. a lot of time the present fake facts and evidence for example peru dinosaur rocks or the bosnian pyramids which are proven hoax… dont watch the show. i’m surprised that history channel allows this crap to be aired.

  • jonam

    The only thing the show repeatedly keep doing is by asking questions ” what if” or “could they”. They never assert but use intriguing instances or happenings to correlate with ET. And that is where the show gets it right.

  • AlexW

    I am still waiting for the program to show us some simple sign of “technology”, such as a lost or discarded ray gun, communicator, or ANY element of advanced technology. Piles of rocks and stone structures that early man probably spent a hundred years to build, do not indicate ETs, or any advanced visitor technology..

  • edward 48

    This “show” is an insult to old civilisations, who had technologies we don’t understand anymore, sometimes a glimpse becomes visible like the old ankythera mechanism found in a 2000 year old Greek shipwreck. We still don’t understand how it exactly worked.
    It’s such a pity that “history” channel has become a caricature of itself.
    Shows like Pawn stars, Storage wars and so on are amusing for a lot of people apparantly but have nothing to do with history, just amusement…

    • rally23

      Ahh i disagree with this statement. There is lots of history in the shows Pawn Stars And Storage Wars. They teach you the related history to every item that comes in!

  • Vai

    I really think there are many oversummarising statements in this show in looking for traits of alien intervention. However, the people being interviewed were a vast majority of experts from different fields of studies, not only alien theorist advocators alone. Arguments and questions that are thrown into the assumption of alien visitation are fairly reasonable with proofs from phyicians, scientists, expert crafters who undoubtly admmited the anicent methods and itelligence of building huge complex structures were not possible without external help. I was amazed by how they show us the smooth cutting edges of the gigantic stones and the way they interlocked into each other.

  • Angel Ortega

    this show makes me go to sleep!

  • Sunil

    What do you think pyramid can be built 4000 years ago without the help of alien?You think hindu mythology is a hoax?
    If human intelligence then why majority of the world believes in god.any human being in crisis will straight away prayer to god for help.

    • Hardik

      Ya u are right sunil

    • SUNIL BIJJU

      Ya u are right sunil

  • rightknowledge

    Simple, better it be aliens than the ancient africans who actually built them. It tickles me how in 2013 a major network is promoting such rasist foolishness. Africans! Built the pyramids!

  • marcel

    The Vatican is now clearly able to embrace the possibility that we may well not be alone in the Big, Wide U.. I wonder how they respond officially to the notion that there might be a physical intermediary (to ANY varying degree) between us and Source?

    Not surprising that vested interests really don’t want to drill down too far on this.
    Me? I just enjoy looking for patterns in anomalous evidence and contemporary mythology, so color me idiot if it makes you feel better.

  • FOSTER

    WE WERE GENETICALLY ALTERED WHEN THE SERPENT SHOT HIS LOAD IN EVE. THEN ADAM DID EAT ALSO. ADAM BARE ABEL,SATAN BARE CAIN. THE FALLEN ANGELS THEN BARE THE DEMIGODS WITH HUMAN WOMEN. LOOK THE ZIONIST HISTORY CHANNEL IS TELLING YOU THE TRUTH BUT IS LYING ABOUT WHO ACTUALLY DID IT. READ EZEKIEL’S VISION OF WHAT IS A FLYING MACHINE THAT GOD RODE ON. THE REASON THEY ARE PRESENTING IT THE WAY THEY ARE, IS BECAUSE PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY STARTED REALIZING THERE WAS MORE TO THE GARDEN OF EDEN AND THE ANGELS THAN WE ONCE BELIEVED. READ THE BOOK OF ENOCH. NO ITS NOT IN THE BIBLE BUT WHO EDITED THE BIBLE? THE SATANIC ROMANS WHO ARE DESCENDANTS OF THE SUMERIANS. PEOPLE IT IS VERY SIMPLE TO SEE THROUGH THE LIES IF YOU SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH.

    GOD CREATED MAN BUT ON THE EIGHTH DAY HE CREATED ADAM. CAIN WENT TO THE LAND OF NOD. NOD WAS INHABITED AND THERE IS HISTORY OF CAIN IN THAT LAND. HE BUILT THE FIRST CITY ENOCH. DO NOT CONFUSE CAINS SON ENOCH WITH NOAHS GRANDFATHER ENOCH. ALL OF OUR RELIGIONS HAVE BEEN INFILTRATED BY SATANIC FORCES AND LEAD US DOWN MANY FALSE PATHS. GOD REALIZES THIS AND WILL ONE DAY SPEAK THE FULL TRUTH TO ALL DEAD AND ALIVE AND THEN MAN WILL BE ABLE TO DISCERN FOR HIMSELF. WHEN JESUS REFUSED TO WORSHIP SATAN AND BECOME KING OF THIS WORLD UNDER SATAN.
    WHO DO YOU THINK SATAN MADE THAT OFFER TO NEXT. MUST HAVE BEEN SOMEONE AND THEY ARE CONTROLLING OUR SOCIETY TODAY.
    THEY ARE IN EVERY FACET OF OUR LIVES. SO YOU DAMN RIGHT THERE WERE ANCIENT ALIENS AND ANCIENT ASTRONAUTS. THEY WERE THE ANGELS, GOD, FALLEN ANGELS AND SATAN HIMSELF. ALL THE MYTHOLOGY YOU READ HAS TRUTH AND UNTRUTHS BUT ONE FUCKING THING IS FOR SURE. WE HAVE TO BE NEARING A PINNACLE IN HUMANITIES HISTORY.

  • FOSTER

    ERASED MY POST I SEE. DAMN THE TRUTH HURTS AND YOU ARE NO BETTER THAN THE ONES BEHIND IT ALL YOU COWARD

  • PLOTCH

    It is no shame to admit that we simply do not know the why and how of the universe and life itself as pertains to why it exists and how did it all come into existence. As we see there are many great theories proposed from science, philosophy, religions etc. to explain it all. All deserve merit and consideration as anyone of them could be right.

    But we simply do not know for sure and to me that leaves the door open that anything is possible to explain where we came from, where we are going for eternity and the “why” of it all, will finally be answered at that time.

    I do personally feel the concept of ancient aliens that are responsible for life and the universe itself is not to far fetched to believe. But that is just my personal opinion and I have no discernible proof for this belief except that maybe I do not see it and understand it because I have never seen or understood its existence.

    Who really can say for sure?

  • Nikhil

    QUOTE “My biggest question as I watch this is why, if they came and were so interested in human affairs, did the aliens leave? Why did they not stay to see the seeds they planted grow?”

    My theory is, and for the sake of argument say you have built an ant colony. How long are you going to stick around? Or would you come back periodically to check for progress? Also, what would be the relation of time to the ants as to time according to you? (eg., a couple of months for you would be an entire lifespan for ants)

    Or

    Given the possibility of the technology found over 2000 years ago, the progress mankind has made since then, wouldn’t the aliens have had made the same (if not more) progress to deflect light (be invisible?)

    QUOTE “I mean, if they helped the Egyptians build the pyramids, why don’t they help us build spaceships that can go to their planet at the speed of light, or better yet teach us how to end hunger, cancer, and war.”

    Given the state of mankind today, with the wars and fear mongering, have we really learnt anything? I mean, people can barely drive cars properly, most of the world blindly believes in big pharma for medicine, and any if not most people (including me) are instantly skeptical of future technology that seems too good to exist.

    Consider the following:

    Alien walks upto me in human form

    Alien: “Hi Nikhil! I have come from another planet to teach you how to build a spaceship. And cure hunger. And cure cancer. And end all wars. All you have to do is believe!”

    Me: “Holy Shit! I believe you! Teach me everything!” or more likely “F***ing scientologist (or any other cult member) talking out of his ass! Get away from me before I mace you!”

    OR

    Alien walks up to you in alien form

    Alien: “Hi Nikh…!”

    Me: (shoot him or faint screaming like a little girl)

    Having gotten all that out of my system, I think I’ll go down Ancient Aliens now.

  • Clayton

    I think they still walk among us look at justin bieber

  • SUNIL BIJJU

    All the questions arises in this program can be solved by help of Indian mythology but unfortunately the producer of the program dont have the knowledge of Indian Mythology. In Hindu mythology we believe that this world has destroyed and constructed 6 times these are known as 6th Kalp(in Hindi). Every Kalp has 4 yUga(era) i,e sathyug,treta,dwapar and kalyug(which is running) .And every Kalp had its MANU(who started life on Earth) , presently we are all children of VAvSAT MANU. In our mythology every God has its own VIMAN(flying Machine).

    sender – Sunil Bijju(sunil.bijju9@gmail.com)

  • SUNIL BIJJU

    constructed *reconstructed in below comment

  • Eric

    someone explain to me how all of the massive ancient structures ( great pyramids, pumapunku, mohenjo daro, macchupichu, Angkor wat, Nazca lines, easter island etc) LINE UP PERFECTLY ACROSS THE GLOBE? think about those implications. if you took a basketball and drew a line around it, this is how these structures align across the globe. someone tell me how this is possible please.

    • Rob Knaggs

      Texas sharpshooter fallacy.

      If you draw a circle around any random part of the world, of course you’re going to find some ancient sites on or near it.

      Now perhaps you can explain why Chichen Itza, the Great Wall of China, the Yeha temple, Zimbabwe, Jericho, the Anasazi cliff dwellings, Stonehenge, Newgrange, the Pantheon, the Parthenon etc are nowhere near your circle, and what’s so special about the sites on your list that they are.

      Some of the sites you list aren’t exactly what you would call massive either. Nazca is just lines etched in the ground. The Easter Island heads aren’t that large compared to other ancient monuments. Many of them aren’t all that ancient either. Machu Picchu, Angkor, the Nazca lines and the Easter Island statues are all less than 1000 years old.