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A look at claims by ancient alien advocates that the lost Ark of the Covenant is said to possess divine powers.
Speculation that remote islands might hold evidence of alien bases.
Sacred bones… Golden hats… And fragments of sacred objects thought to possess healing properties. All around the world, archaeologists have uncovered mysterious relics revered by ancient cultures for thousands of years. Now on display in museums, temples and churches, millions of people travel great distances just to be in their presence. What is it about these ancient objects that draws people to them? Could the truth of mankind's origins be found in the fabric, metal, stone and bones of our distant past? And could these mysterious relics really provide us with the ability to access divine or otherworldly power?moreless
Powerful monarchs ruling by divine right. Centuries-old dynasties amassing enormous wealth. And legendary leaders wielding powerful weapons of mass destruction. Is it possible that ancient rulers were, in fact, connected with divine or, some would say, extraterrestrial forces? Ancient Astronaut theorists posit that these great rulers were "chosen" and guided by extraterrestrials - and perhaps shared a common genetic trait, a so-called "leadership gene". And might this gene have been–not a product of genetic evolution–but inherited by mankind from some otherworldly source? Investigating the possible connections between powerful rulers in the past and extraterrestrial forces - and asking the question : was history manipulated by aliens?moreless
Mysterious surgeries performed by early humans, strange beings with miraculous powers and secrets to impart - and a possible cover up–destroying centuries of scientific knowledge. Are recent breakthroughs in medicine the result of years of research, or does the knowledge of healing really come from an otherworldly source? Raising questions about how humans learned to heal by exploring ancient possibilities involving the human body and amazing new medical breakthroughs and procedures.moreless
He is the evil one, the Prince of Darkness, the ruler of Hell. Satan conjures up horrifying images of a horned beast whose sole purpose is to destroy humanity. Yet there is evidence that the fallen angel we know as Satan may be misunderstood. New interpretations of ancient texts indicate that Satan may have been an extraterrestrial who was more of an ally to humanity than an enemy by passing along knowledge that planted the seed for civilization. Could Satan's reputation as the personification of evil be his punishment for leading early man out of darkness and ignorance? If so, might his evil acts really be expressions of revenge against the human creatures that abandoned him? Or are the devilish deeds associated with Satan part of a grand plan? A series of moral challenges intended to prepare us for our next, and perhaps final... close encounter?moreless
Wondrous wizards... Mysterious sorcerers... And heavenly beings... possessed of unimaginable power. Throughout the ancient world, magic was used for everything from healing to communicating with the gods. But did magic really exist in the ancient times? Not as a form of theater--but as a means of replicating the power of the gods? Do ancient accounts of magic suggest evidence of advanced, otherworldly knowledge? A knowledge given to early humans as a means of helping them unlock their own--some might say "divine"--potential?moreless
The Sumerians in ancient Mesopotamia achieved over one hundred "firsts" for human civilization. Advances in writing, agriculture, science, mathematics, medicine, astronomy, transportation, building, military, schools and city planning, all originated in Sumer. The Sumerians credit these achievements to The Anunnaki--giant, winged gods, who are only found in ancient cuneiform texts. Could these gods be more than legend? Is it possible that civilization made sudden, huge advances in development 5,000 years ago as a result of the Anunnaki's presence on Earth? Could the human race have been jump-started or even genetically created by extraterrestrial beings in the remote past? Might the Sumerian texts describing the Anunnaki be proof of this controversial theory? And if so, could we someday reunite with these celestial visitors?moreless
Luminous relics in the shape of human skulls. Otherworldly artifacts believed to harness the secrets of the universe. Are the Crystal Skulls part of an elaborate hoax? Or do they possess a great, perhaps even otherworldly power? The Crystal Skulls are some of the most controversial of ancient artifacts. While there have been literally hundreds of crystal skulls found throughout the world, according to legend, there are only thirteen which are believed to hold an awesome, mystical power whose secrets will be revealed when the skulls come together to form a global grid. Could this so-called "reunion of the skulls" awaken sacred knowledge of the gods? Knowledge that has been hidden from mankind for thousands of years? And if so, will the Crystal Skulls reveal the truth about our extraterrestrial past, or offer us a glimpse into our future?moreless
Reverence for the number three dates back thousands of years, and can still be found today in art, architecture, science, literature, and religion. What is it about this number that continues to fascinate mankind? Could this recurring motif contain a profound message? The ancient Egyptians believed the design of the three pyramids of Giza came from the Gods. Diverse cultures across the world worshipped divine beings that ruled as all-knowing triads. Isaac Newton searched for the secrets of the universe in an ancient tablet that spoke of the power of the number three. Even the language of our DNA is written in a pattern of threes. Could the combination of all the trios and trinities embedded throughout the mythical and religious world suggest that the power of three might somehow connect humanity with divine or, as some would believe, extraterrestrial forces?moreless
Ancient Aliens takes a look at the Norse Vikings and how they became both teachers and destroyers following the fearsome and mysterious gods they worshipped.
Erich von Daniken's theories have ignited a movement known as Ancient Astronaut Theory.
Is it possible that extraterrestrial beings have been abducting humans for thousands of years and, if so, why? Travis Walton's claim that he was taken aboard an alien space ship in 1975 has not wavered. He reports missing time and encountering mind-telepathy manipulation. Several people are said to have witnessed his encounter. But Ancient Alien researchers insist that such abductions are not a modern phenomenon, they say that ancient texts are filled with such reports of abductions by otherworldly beings. In the Hebrew Bible alone - Jonah, Moses, Ezekiel and Enoch all depict what can best be described as being physically taken to other places or dimensions and then returned to Earth.moreless
Hundreds of gigantic lines, forming the shapes of animals, geometric patterns and even an alien-like being, extend for miles throughout the remote Peruvian desert. Scholars are divided as to who built them and why. Some Ancient Astronaut theorists argue that ancient peoples created these gigantic figures, which can only be viewed from the air, as a tribute to the "gods" who visited them. Others point out that the area contains one of Earth's largest deposits of nitrates, a key ingredient in rocket fuel and weaponry, raising the question : could Nazca have been an ancient mining operation for advanced beings?moreless
They were the messengers of divine knowledge and seers who shared visions of the future. For thousands of years, human civilizations have been guided by the words and deeds of ancient prophets, but just who -or what - were these prophets communicating with? Might the experiences of history's prophets be evidence of communication with a heavenly source - or were seers like Elijah and Joseph Smith actually communicating with extraterrestrial overlords? And if so, are there similar prophets at work today?moreless
Across the globe, archaeologists have uncovered ancient tombs filled with strange items and writings. How is it possible that these culturally distinct burial chambers share such design similarities? Theorists contend that some of these complicated and technically advanced tombs were designed with the help of extraterrestrials.moreless
Theorists speculate about potential extraterrestrial connections to famous historical figures such as Albert Einstein, Galileo, Archimedes and Aristotle.
Scientists speculate concerning why ancient cultures focused so much attention on the Orion constellation.
The focus of this episode is alien influence and ancient uses of electricity.
This episode reports on people who claim that their stories have been suppressed, including a man who claims to have touched a UFO and says he was ordered never to speak of it.moreless
For thousands of years, pyramids were the largest structures on Earth. The best known were constructed in Egypt and Central America, but others have been found all around the world, including in China, Africa and Indonesia. But what purpose did the pyramids serve? Researchers explore strange similarities between all pyramids, as well as the geographic, strategic and otherworldly connections between these mysterious monumental structures.moreless
Did ancient aliens kill off the dinosaurs to make room for humankind? Did humans and dinosaurs inhabit the Earth at the same time? If not, why then do so many primordial cultures appear to depict dinosaurs, accurately, in their paintings, carvings and sculptures? How could the ancients have had knowledge of creatures that science says died out millions of years ago?moreless
Is it possible that ancient astronauts might actually be time travelers from our very own future? Is time travel more than just a theoretical possibility? And if so, what might human beings from the distant future look like?moreless
An examination of Leonardo da Vinci's paintings, sketches and private journals - searching for evidence or knowledge of alien technology and otherworldly beings. Was Leonardo guided or influenced by extraterrestrials, as some of his paintings may suggest - or was he a time traveler who actually witnessed the many futuristic inventions he designed first hand?moreless
There have been Bigfoot sightings all over the world. Are these merely false claims - or are they confirmations of ancient myths and legends which tell of ape-like giants stalking the earth? Is there any evidence connecting these creatures with ancient aliens? Could Bigfoot be the by-product of alien experiments in the far distant past? Or are these creatures perhaps aliens themselves?moreless
Does the United States government have a "secret" space program with a hidden agenda? Are there secret bases on the dark side of the Moon? Are they suppressing proof of extraterrestrial contact? NASA scientists, former astronauts, secret government files and space shuttle videos all point to the possibility that the government is covering up extraterrestrial contact so as not to "upset" the basic beliefs of our civilization.moreless
Have extraterrestrials been visiting our planet for millennia? If so, who are "the Greys" - the small beings with big heads and giant eyes that have been depicted throughout the ages in cave drawings and carved stone figures - all over the world. Where do they come from? Are they friend or foe? And just what do these mysterious beings want with us?moreless
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