Do you believe in the Ancient Astronaut or sometimes called the Ancient Alien theory? For anybody unfamiliar with this theory; it basically states that beings (aliens) came to Earth in the ancient past to help shape our society and brought us civilization as we know it today. Humans that came into contact or witnessed these beings believed them to be Gods and ended up passing stories down every generation concerning the Gods from the sky.
So, do people seriously believe in this theory? And what and where is the best evidence? Ever since Eric Von Daniken’s book Chariots of the Gods was published almost 40 years ago, there have been hundreds of thousands (possibly millions) of people that really believe that at some point in our past we have been visited. Von Daniken and many other authors have continued to write about these ancient astronauts and their books are always top sellers. Even the History Channel has a 5 part series (possibly could go to 8 parts when finished) about Ancient Aliens coming to Earth. So that sums up the popularity of the theory with the public but what about the evidence? There are tons of things that people bring up as evidence for this theory but I am going to focus on some of the more popular ones here. Below is a list of the best evidence so far with this theory………
1.) Nazca Lines – Pictographs of living animals (even people) and insects, straight lines, and plants. All of these pictographs can only be seen from flying over them. There even appears to be a runway. Possibly for beings in spaceships?
2.) Mahabharata and Ramyana – Ancient Indian Epics (poems) that talk about a great battle with men in flying machines and large powerful weapons. Written over 2000 years ago. Are they just a good story or did they witness something in the sky back then?
3.) Ancient buildings and the construction of them. Questions still remain on structures such as Stonehenge, the Great Pyramid and many South and Latin American sites on how they were built. Many of these sites have proven to be as precise or even better than what we can do today. Seen below is PumaPunku. Did these beings show us how to do this?
4.) Small gold figurines found that closely resemble modern day aircraft. Once again were these toys or someone’s imagination or possibly aircraft that these ancient people were witnessing?
5.) Legends in every religion in the world describing Gods or holy people in flying machines, miraculous technology, and beings coming from the Sky. Was it God or aliens though?
6.) Cave art in Italy and Australia and others around the world that closely resembles a person with a suit on similar to what our modern astronauts wear. Did these ancient people witness these beings from space in spacesuits?
7.) Pictures in Egyptian hieroglyphics with what appears to be a helicopter, a plane, a rocket and even a light bulb. How much technology did the Egyptians actually have and where did they learn it from?
So, there you have some of the best evidence to support the Ancient Astronaut theory. I know this list is not complete and I could list many more things that support this theory but this does give you the general things that people look for to support it. So, what is your decision on the theory? One thing is for certain and that is, no matter if the theory is true or not, it has certainly caught everyone’s attention and will continue to be a hot topic for years to come……..