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

Philip Coppens , Erich von Daniken
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November 15, 2011 1601631987 978-1601631985 1
"…an important and outstanding contribution."
--Erich von Daniken, best-selling author of Twilight of the Gods

"The Ancient Alien Question provides a captivating adventure around the world and sheds an interesting perspective on the Ancient Astronaut Theory. It raises questions that culminate in well-thought-out, and sometimes downright startling, conclusions. A must-read for anyone who wants to expand their knowledge horizon in this kick-ass field."
--Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, author, Gods or Ancient Aliens? producer, Ancient Aliens: The Series

"In The Ancient Alien Question Coppens breaks the intellectual sound barrier and offers his readers a well-researched and well-written book that challenges this last taboo of the human adventure. Definitely a not-to-be-missed book!"
--Robert Bauval, author of The Orion Mystery

"Philip Coppens covers all the bases on this controversial topic. His research is thorough and he addresses each topic with a balanced overview that cuts through the jungle of confusion with a very sharp machete of reason."
--David Hatcher Childress, author of Technology of the Gods

Have we been visited by extraterrestrial beings?

Did these "ancient aliens" contribute to the birth of human civilization?

Do our ancient monuments contain evidence of their presence?

The Ancient Alien Question reveals an array of astonishing truths, including:

  • A radically different understanding of the pyramids and how they were constructed
  • The origins of crystal skulls and how they were found
  • The extraordinary stories behind monuments such as the Nazca lines and Puma Punku, and who built them
  • How extraterrestrials came to our planet and the evidence that supports this

    Analyzing the historical and archaeological evidence, Philip Coppens demonstrates that there is substantial proof that our ancestors were far more technologically advanced than currently accepted, and that certain cultures interacted with non-human intelligences. Our ancestors were clearly not alone.

    Forty years after Erich von Däniken posed these questions in Chariots of the Gods, Coppens provides clear and concise answers to the great historical enigmas in a most accessible and readable format.

    Your view of human history will never be the same again!

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    Editorial Reviews


    "An important and outstanding contribution." ---Erich von Däniken, author of Chariots of the Gods --This text refers to the MP3 CD edition.

    About the Author

    Philip Coppens is an internationally renowned investigative journalist, author, and regular contributor to magazines such as Atlantis Rising and NEXUS Magazine. He is labeled a skeptic by the believers, and a believer by the skeptics--a unique position which makes him a well-recognized voice of reason. He is the author of six books, including The New Pyramid Age, and is one of the leading contributors to The History Channel's popular series, Ancient Aliens. He lives in Edinburgh and Los Angeles, California.

    Erich von Daniken is arguably the most widely read and most-copied nonfiction author in the world. He published his first (and most well-known) book, Chariots of the Gods, in 1968. It was a worldwide best-seller and has been followed by 31 more books including the recent hit History Is Wrong (New Page Books). His works have been translated into 28 different languages and have sold a total of 63 million copies. Several of his books have also been turned into films, and Erich's ideas have been the inspiration for a wide range of TV series, including the History Channel's smash hit special, "Ancient Aliens." He is an ever-present figure on the international lecture circuit. He lives in Switzerland.

    Product Details

    • Paperback: 320 pages
    • Publisher: New Page Books; 1 edition (November 15, 2011)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 1601631987
    • ISBN-13: 978-1601631985
    • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.4 x 0.8 inches
    • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
    • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (136 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,420 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

    More About the Author

    Philip Coppens is an author and investigative journalist, ranging from the world of politics to ancient history and mystery. He co-hosts The Spirit Revolution radio show with his wife Kathleen McGowan and is a frequent contributor to NEXUS Magazine and Atlantis Rising Magazine. Since 1995, he has lectured extensively and has appeared in a number of television and DVD documentaries, including Ancient Aliens: The Series (The History Channel).

    He is the author of The Stone Puzzle of Rosslyn Chapel, The Canopus Revelation, Land of the Gods, The New Pyramid Age, Servants of the Grail, 2012, Science or Fiction? (eBook), Killing Kennedy (eBook), The Cryptogram of Rennes-le-Chateau (eBook), The Ancient Alien Question and The Lost Civilization Enigma.

    Customer Reviews

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    131 of 135 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Not just your ordinary ancient alien book November 18, 2011
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    I have read many books about the question of ancient aliens. The one thing this book has that the others did not, is that the author also list theories of ancient aliens that he does not believe to be true, as well as the theories he does believe are true. Then he goes on to list the reasons why he does or does not believe them to be true. I find this very refreshing. Though I've read much on this subject, the book included many things I had not read about before. It's a very interesting read, full of intelligent ideas, however you don't have to have a PHD in archeology, or astrophysics to understand it.

    I would recommend this book to anyone with an interest in this subject matter. I'm so very glad I read it!
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    89 of 93 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars The Question Is As Important As the Answer... November 1, 2011
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    Philip Coppens is a student of Grail lore, and as such he knows that it is the importance of the question - and never being afraid to ask it, no matter what the consequences- that defines the search for truth. And ask he does. For those familiar with the hit History Channel series, Ancient Aliens, Philip's will be a familiar name and face. With this book, The Ancient Alien Question, we finally have the opportunity to see into his research and perspectives in real depth. He has walked this path of exploration for most of his adult life, probing for answers from Giza to Cuzco and many places in between. He is a field researcher and a true investigator, and these conclusions are his own. He will undoubtedly be compared to Erich Von Daniken, who pioneered the quest to bring these questions to light and into the public awareness, and indeed Erich writes the introduction to the book. But it is clear that Philip Coppens is making his own way and his own name with his work. Some of his conclusions are perhaps surprising and controversial - Coppens doesn't accept a number of commonly held theories or beliefs about ancient aliens. Although his ultimate answer to the question is YES, it is clear that Coppens approaches his subject as neither a believer nor a skeptic, but as a true seeker of the truth.

    Keep asking those questions, and keep searching for your own answers - but as you search, this is a great guidebook to assist you in your exploration. And as an added bonus, it's beautiful to look at in terms of the interior page design, making it even more of a pleasure to read.
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    65 of 67 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Resource for many theories combined into one book~~ November 6, 2011
    By Biskit
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    I just finished reading 'Ancient Alien Question' and it's a good read. Mr. Coppens gives both sides of a theory and asks all the right questions.... If you love the TV show 'Ancient Aliens' on the History will appreciate this fine book.

    This is a wonderful book to give your friends who question what you believe because it has all the major theories in one book in an easy to understand read. Instead of trying to tell someone about the Roman stones in Baalbek or in Inca Cuzco....just have them read this book. It explains it much better than you probably can....

    The Dropa disks, the Goldflyer, the Chief Fetish, Oannes and crystal skulls ....all in more~~

    I read 'Chariots of the Gods' in 1974 and it opened my mind to the possibility that the world history is not what we think. Mr. Coppens, your new Book has opened up my mind even further and I know that we have had guidance in our civilization/development. Thank you for putting it all together in one book.
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    31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars EYE-OPENING AND LEVEL-HEADED: A RARE COMBINATION December 7, 2011
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    Philip Coppens' book is a fascinating and mind-boggling overview and critique of some of the more impressive "evidence" that suggests the impact and influence of ancient aliens on mankind's history. The author sagely doesn't buy into everything and anything involved in the debate and therefore doesn't offer his readers both baby and a tub of bathwater. Given such a fantastic premise to play with, many an author under the influence of P.T. Barnum runs with any premise - no matter how absurd or easily disproven - just so long as there is a profit to be had after their published "product" makes it to Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Philip Coppens is discerning and level-headed in his approach to mankind's mysteries. He pans the famous Nazca lines, discounting the popular conception that they are the markings for an ancient airport. He also downplays E.T. participation (at least of an active sort) in the actual construction of the Egyptian Giza complex. One might disagree with his conclusions - but in lending credence to the ordinary explanations first (where warranted) without a rushing recourse to the truly extraordinary, Mr. Coppens does his readership a vast service. He truly does a wonderful job of separating the wheat from the chaff. Carefully weighing the pros and cons, his prime argument and agenda are more aimed at one's keeping an open mind rather than providing definitive conclusions with regards to the central thesis of this book. An open mind is, afterall, a prime requirement in a Universe where growth and evolution seem to form the foundation of its major laws.

    This book is, as I've said, an excellent introduction to learning more with regards to one of the profoundest mysteries in human history: are we alone in life's classroom - or are there teachers to guide us?
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
    nice read
    Published 6 hours ago by rick d cooper
    5.0 out of 5 stars Damn good book and it really makes you think about the ...
    Damn good book and it really makes you think about the Ancients. Phillip Coppens is an excellent writter and he's pretty damn good on the H2 channel. I like this Guy. Read more
    Published 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
    4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read
    information was well presented seemed accurate,
    it covered many aspects of the ancient alien question, from all over the world
    Interesting ideas presented with good... Read more
    Published 23 days ago by PAT FROMER
    5.0 out of 5 stars very intriguing
    Many events are introduced and evaluated in regards to possible ET interactions
    In the past. A clear must read for people who are interested in the ancient alien theory.
    Published 26 days ago by Sara D Perez
    4.0 out of 5 stars Contemporary Review of the status of Ancient Alien theory
    Philip Coppens very cogently and insightfully wraps up the current theories and evidence (as he sees it) which support the Ancient Alien (Astronaut) belief system. Read more
    Published 1 month ago by Kevin T. Phillips
    3.0 out of 5 stars Good questions with some dubious answers.
    The Ancient Alien Question by Philip Coppens provides a broad overview of the field of ancient alien theory (the idea that extraterrestrials were involved in the origins of... Read more
    Published 1 month ago by M. LaPlante
    4.0 out of 5 stars great show!
    always loved ancient aliens, even if it bogus! X) good to watch with an open mind. I would highly recommend.
    Published 1 month ago by Corey Jordan
    3.0 out of 5 stars Mixed emotions
    Coppens had me wishing Zecharia Sitchin were still alive to defend himself. On the other hand, he did reveal some things I hadn't seen before, and new ways at looking at old data,... Read more
    Published 2 months ago by SirWilhelm
    1.0 out of 5 stars What utter nonsense!
    One wonders why people waste their time with junk like this? Take the very stupidest thing imaginable and then make it into a book.
    Published 2 months ago by D. Finley
    4.0 out of 5 stars ok
    I buy these kinds of movies it's what i like so i buy SYSFI and UFO movies in them they show the truth
    of the world around us so if we see anything like it government has... Read more
    Published 2 months ago by Randall Johnson
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