Did we evolve from apes--or is there perhaps another, more startling, explanation? Asking why humans are so different from every other Earth species, this episode proposes that perhaps advances in human evolution were brought about by visiting interstellar beings.
"Did ancient aliens really help to shape our history? And does it help to explain our continuing fascination with stories of gods and heroes?" Throughout history, humans have told incredible tales of gods possessing extraordinary powers - superhuman strength, extrasensory sight and even the awesome gift of flight. Are these ancient accounts only myths and tall tales, or could they actually be based on historical events? And if mythical gods really did exist, might they have been extraterrestrial beings? And could these ancient memories help to explain the enduring popularity of gods, titans and today's so-called comic book "super-heroes"?moreless
Many ancient legends tell stories of flying creatures that unleashed their power on the earth. This episode explores the possibility that what the witnesses were seeing were actually space craft. The Hindu story of Garuda, a flying creature, would fit the bill. Likewise, the Greek myths of hybrid creatures may have been the creations of visiting aliens.