Ancient Aliens

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Have intelligent forms from outer space visited Earth? Ancient Aliens continues in its second season to explore some of the most credible alien evidence on Earth. From early cave drawings to today's mass sightings, each two-hour episode gives historic depth to the questions, controversies, and theories of an age-old debate.
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  1. 1. Aliens and the Old West
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    July 28, 2011
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    Ancient Astronaut theorists believe aliens have been visiting earth for thousands of years. If so, might we find evidence of this even in the stories of America's Old West? Are these simply campfire tales, or did the cowboys and native people of America's Wild West actually come in contact with alien beings from another--much more distant--frontier?
  2. 2. Aliens and Monsters
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    August 4, 2011
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    Hindu scripture describes an enormous flying creature called a Garuda that shook the ground when it landed on Earth. Is it possible that this monster was actually a misinterpreted alien craft? Are hybrids like the Centaur, the Minotaur and Medusa just mythical creatures of fantasy - or could have been the result of advanced extraterrestrial transplantation procedures?
  3. 3. Aliens and Sacred Places
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    August 11, 2011
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    Are sacred places the product of man's reverence for God--or the result of contact with ancient space travelers? Jerusalem's Temple Mount has been called a heavenly gateway. Islam's shrine at Mecca displays a Black Stone believed to have fallen from heaven. And the temple at Baalbek, Lebanon was built on a massive stone structure resembling a landing pad.
  4. 4. Aliens and the Temples of Gold
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    August 18, 2011
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    A church in southern France is said to hold the key to alchemy - and a gateway to another part of the universe. Locals in Cusco, Peru believe UFO sightings are connected to lost gold at the bottom of Lake Puray. And some believe underneath the Great Sphinx of Giza lies an entire library left behind by extraterrestrials - a library stored on gold.
  5. 5. Aliens and Mysterious Rituals
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    August 25, 2011
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    Throughout the world, ancient rites and rituals are believed to connect humans to another dimension. But just who..or what - are we communicating with? Could today's rituals, such as festivals, coronations and funerals, be based on early man's attempts to emulate ancient alien visitors? If so, what other ancient rituals might find their roots in a kingdom...not of this world?
  6. 6. Aliens and Ancient Engineers
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    September 1, 2011
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    Might the tools and technology of ancient builders have come from distant galaxies? Evidence suggests that an ancient mountaintop fortress in Peru was constructed with laser-like tools... temples at Vijayanagara India were built to harness cosmic energy... and an acoustic chamber in Malta enabled interplanetary communication.
  7. 7. Aliens, Plagues and Epidemics
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    September 8, 2011
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    Scientists are continually challenged by unidentified strains of bacteria with mysterious origins. Could some of our most crippling plagues and epidemics be traced to the darkest voids of space - or even extraterrestrial intervention? During the Black Death of the Middle Ages, people reported bronze flying ships emitting a strange mist.
  8. 8. Aliens and Lost Worlds
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    September 15, 2011
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    Mysterious legends and crumbling ruins are all that is left of our planet's lost worlds. But could there be proof of ancient alien visitors hidden among the artifacts of civilizations that have long vanished? Strange carvings suggest the Mayan city of Copan was ruled by the descendants of otherworldly beings.
  9. 9. Aliens and Deadly Weapons
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    September 22, 2011
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    Iron swords forged in blazing hot fires. Gunpowder with the power to tear apart human flesh. And rockets capable of destroying entire cities. Throughout history, advances in technology have lead to the development of powerful weapons - each more deadly than the last. But were these lethal weapons the product of human innovation--or were they created with help from another, otherworldly source?
  10. 10. Aliens and Evil Places
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    September 28, 2011
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    For thousands of years, there have been places around the world considered dangerous to humans. At Australia's Black Mountains, local myths speak of ancient serpent gods and hikers disappearing. Every year hundreds are drawn to a dark forest at the base of Mount Fuji in Japan--to commit suicide.
  11. 11. Aliens and the Founding Fathers
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    October 5, 2011
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    What is the meaning behind secret messages found throughout Washington, D.C. Did America's Founding Fathers know something about ancient aliens that the general public did not? And if so, could this knowledge have been incorporated into the symbols, architecture, and even the founding documents of the United States of America?
  12. 12. Aliens and Deadly Cults
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    October 12, 2011
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    Mass suicides. Human sacrifices. Unholy rituals. Throughout history, people have claimed to have otherworldly knowledge, and have led followers to commit horrific acts of violence. Are they con men? Are they insane? Or might the voices in their heads really be of an extraterrestrial origin? And if so, did they simply misinterpret the messages they received?
  13. 13. Aliens and the Secret Code
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    October 19, 2011
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    Megalithic monuments linked together by electromagnetic energy...Prehistoric ruins arranged across vast distances in straight lines...And advanced mathematics carved into landmarks more than 5000 years ago. Were ancient man's spectacular structures built by humans alone? Or do they bear evidence of being designed...and interconnected - by otherworldly visitors?
  14. 14. Aliens and the Undead
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    October 26, 2011
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    Zombies rising from their graves...Blood sucking vampires damned for all eternity...and humans trapped in a life and death struggle between heaven and hell. For thousands of years, mankind has told tales of encounters with strange, soulless creatures. Are these beliefs merely manmade fabrications - or could there be extraterrestrial origins in earthly encounters with the undead?
  15. 15. Aliens, Gods and Heroes
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    November 16, 2011
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    Superhuman strength..Supernatural powers...And the awesome ability to fly. Throughout history, mankind has told incredible tales of gods with extraordinary powers. But are these accounts merely tall tales, or could they be based on factual events? If mythical gods really did exist, were they, as ancient astronaut theorists believe, extraterrestrial beings?
  16. 16. Aliens and the Creation of Man
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    November 23, 2011
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    Why are humans so different from every other species on Earth? Did we evolve from apes - or is our intelligence the result of contact with an otherworldly source? Could unexplained advances in human evolution be the work of interstellar beings? 10,000-year-old petroglyphs link our ancient ancestors with star beings. Might evidence of alien contact help unlock the mystery of the Creation of Man?

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Michael A. LillyReviewed in the United States on June 12, 2018
5.0 out of 5 starsHomo sapiens Growth and Guidance
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One must question the series 'Star Trek' with its non-intervention in the planetary living entities development of its own growth and development after what is contained on our own planet. After being made aware of the many petroglyphs, geoglyphs, monolithic structures, and electromagnetic grids on Earth, one can't help but become certain that we, as a species, have created and continually genetically modified since life on Earth began.

There are an untold number of items that have been built and constructed that can't be truly explained unless assistance, direction and knowledge on their construction wasn't received and assistance provided by an extraterrestrial source with unique abilities to enable the things the world over to be partially and fully completed.
T.L. ArensReviewed in the United States on March 11, 2013
4.0 out of 5 starsInteresting Theories, Even if Improbable
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Whether you believe in extraterrestrials or not, Ancient Aliens conducts excellent research and asks questions. The theorists, who firmly believe that mankind has been heavily influenced by intersteller visitors, back up their speculation with facts and try to marry them to such results as the Stones of Carnac, The Pryamids in Mexico, the Yuukatan and, of course, Egypt. Artifacts that predate known civilization leave experts scratching their heads and due to such complex and miraculous places such as the blocks of Puma Punku and Chichen Itza, many of their questions are valid. In Season Three, Ancient Aliens look into historical accounts of diseases and how such plagues as the Spanish Influenza, the Black Plague and a few others crash into society and leave just as mysterously. The links; such as meteorites or other space debris, are examined. Some of the facts they discovered were astonishing and allow the curious mind to ponder the possibilities and ask more questions.
My only qualm was the lack of religious historical accounts such as the Plague of the First Born in Egypt mentioned in Exodus and the plague that swept across Isreal as mentioned in Kings. Sometimes 44 minutes of an episode just doesnt' cover enough.
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JTReviewed in the United States on April 8, 2013
5.0 out of 5 starsfive stars are purely for the entertainment value.
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The first part of this review is for those familiar with Von Daniken and/or the crazy hair dude:
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Part 1

It's quite a hoot. I recommend watching a random selection of episodes because the titles don't begin to describe the mishmash of tall tales and magical myths of unfounded falderal contained within.

For example, if you are LDS, you'll get a kick out of the episode entitled "Aliens and the Old West" which has such an unconvincingly inaccurate and ridiculously fabricated retelling of a famous story in the history of the Restoration that you'll quickly ascertain the series is a joke.

If they can take a modern day account as well documented and as widely known as that one and brazenly present a poorly contrived whole cloth fabrication as fact, then imagine what a tissue of lies the retelling of everything else in the series must be!

For those of you who are not LDS, Google the term "Ica Stones" and then watch Season 4 Episode 10 entitled "Aliens and Dinosaurs". You'll see that not once do they reveal the well known and 100% accepted truth about "Ica Stones".

The bald faced lying about Ica Stones in this episode alone should cause the series to lose all credibility with you.

But it is fun to watch.

And I agree with a 1-star reviewer that it's great for putting you to sleep. In fact, I think a great party idea would be a marathon to see who could stay awake through the most episodes.
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PART 2

Younger viewers and those not familiar with the godfather of this chicanery who started it all by presenting his fictional "Chariots of the Gods" book as legitimate science should know that this series is the latest in an elaborate hoax perpetrated by unscrupulous charlatans*.

Legitimate scientists, authors and researchers have had to spend so much time and money debunking that defrauding Daniken and his American cohort, Art Bell that it is no longer funny. It is wrong to exploit people who do not know how to Google things for themselves and dupe them into believing what amounts to a false religion.

The "ancient astronaut theorists" featured in this series are contemporary folklore-creating shaman who, instead of creating new and clever tales and myths are using the myths and tales of much cleverer shaman of the past and are simply repackaging the ancient fiction as "fact".

Far out! Why didn't I think of that! Man, in one way that crazy haired dude is a genius!

It's like they played the Gossip Game with 20 groups and used the "purple monkey dishwasher" output of group 1 as the input to group 2 and so forth until the garbled menagerie of convoluted nonsense spat out by group 20 is put to music with some animation and stock UFO footage, presented as "fact" and voila! A History Channel-2 money-making modern flea circus is born!

Hence, thousands of Coast-to-Coast radio junkies using the term "common grey alien" the way you and I use the term "common sparrow".

Bizarre!
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*A quicker way to tell that this series is a dud, intellectually is to make a cursory analysis of the appearance and mannerisms of these frauds. Every one of the "experts" has a speech impediment, hairdo challenge and wardrobe failure that will make you laugh. Bless those people in the world who suffer from similar afflictions. A speech impediment and inability to comb ones hair or match tops and bottoms is nothing to laugh at. But for crying out loud, in a top 40 cable channel series to have EVERY ONE OF YOUR EXPERTS LOOKING LIKE THEY CRAWLED OUT OF THE VIADUCT UNDER THE 44TH STREET BRIDGE!? Really!?
Edgar PaterninaReviewed in the United States on July 27, 2012
5.0 out of 5 starsA FANTASTIC SERIES OF HISTORY CHANNEL
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In spite I don't share the framework on which this series is based, I mean, the extraterrestrial hypothesis in the way "extraterrestrial" is normally understood, I enjoy sci-fi a great deal, just as the James Bond movies that take you all over the world, and this series is fantastic in this sense.

But... the problem is that, I'm a Urantia Book reader, and so I know a quite different solution to that problem, which we don't know -from the scientifical point of view- NOTHING ABOUT: that is, our ancient history.

As some of the up reviewers put it, we need some archeological evidence from the scientific point of view to test that "extraterrestrial" hypothesis, as presented in the Ancient Aliens series.

The whole thing has a different solution, but for it, The Urantia Book must be, not just read, but understood, as in fact, things are much more complex and beautiful than the best of our sci-fi has ever imagined.

The "extraterrestrial theory" is twofold: it must consider EVOLUTION of mankind on one side, and on the other the principle of Intervention. In fact according to the Urantia Book, there is evolution but there is intervention too in that evolution of mankind, not only by an order called Life Carriers, but also by the combination or modification of our ADN two times in our past, about 500,000 year ago and about 37,000 year ago when Adan and Eve arrived to our planet to elevate us biologically.

In UB is written:

PAPER 58 - LIFE ESTABLISHMENT ON URANTIA

IN ALL Satania there are only sixty-one worlds similar to Urantia, life-modification planets. The majority of inhabited worlds are peopled in accordance with established techniques; on such spheres the Life Carriers are afforded little leeway in their plans for life implantation. But about one world in ten is designated as a decimal planet and assigned to the special registry of the Life Carriers; and on such planets we are permitted to undertake certain life experiments in an effort to modify or possibly improve the standard universe types of living beings.

1. PHYSICAL-LIFE PREREQUISITES
600,000,000 years ago the commission of Life Carriers sent out from Jerusem arrived on Urantia and began the study of physical conditions preparatory to launching life on world number 606 of the Satania system. This was to be our six hundred and sixth experience with the initiation of the Nebadon life patterns in Satania and our sixtieth opportunity to make changes and institute modifications in the basic and standard life designs of the local universe.

It should be made clear that Life Carriers cannot initiate life until a sphere is ripe for the inauguration of the evolutionary cycle. Neither can we provide for a more rapid life development than can be supported and accommodated by the physical progress of the planet.

The Satania Life Carriers had projected a sodium chloride pattern of life; therefore no steps could be taken toward planting it until the ocean waters had become sufficiently briny. The Urantia type of protoplasm can function only in a suitable salt solution. All ancestral life--vegetable and animal--evolved in a salt-solution habitat. And even the more highly organized land animals could not continue to live did not this same essential salt solution circulate throughout their bodies in the blood stream which freely bathes, literally submerses, every tiny living cell in this "briny deep."

So things as I said are much much complex according to the Urantia Book, and I am really convinced that it will explain many things about the mysteries of our ancient times.

Now I've finished seeing the whole season three and my main impression is that History Channel has presented a real metaphysics theory about our origins as in one hand, there is no scientific evidence about this theory, as it's a just working hypothesis, which does not make a science, and on the other being it a metaphysical theory, its greatest drawback is that it puts us very far from this real world, at the point that we must believe that even fire -a result of human evolution- was received from the "extraterrestrials". We owe them EVERYTHING!

Edgar

PD: I hope, people from History Channel read this, as we from all over the world, have the right to know a quite different point of view!
Alan T. Hirschenhofer the IIReviewed in the United States on January 3, 2014
5.0 out of 5 starsIt is not fact.....yet!
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I hear a lot of critics of this show bellowing about scientific facts about this or that, when all I hear and see is a bunch of questions about our past that should be asked! According to mainstream historians our history is well documented from the time of the "Summarins" and "Hittites"...... considering our planet is well over four point five billion years old, might that allow for numerous civilizations to come and go without us ever knowing about them or their cultures? Truly, with universe being about 13.8 billion years old, Isn't it safe to postulate that a few races and cultures have come and gone over the years? Not just on our little rock but many others? Personally I believe that cultures just as advanced as we, maybe far more advanced have come and gone right here. That's all these fellows and ladies are about. So before anymore naysayers decide to dump a load on the series, keep an open mind. You just might enjoy yourselves.
Peace and long life's my friends.
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The Four HoursemenReviewed in the United States on June 5, 2013
5.0 out of 5 starsGreat Series
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It is a show that has reputable people speaking in intelligent terms about the stupidity and vanity of mankind. It shows how a species such as humans can have proof staring them in the face, scientist proving that mankind made spectacular cities that even by todays standards of architects would have a hard time recreating the precisions of the monoliths, cities hundreds of feet under water that have such precision that would rival our laser cutting tools. These of course are places right here on earth that are 10s of thousands of years before mankind was so called and dragging there knuckles. The best part it proves how vane mankind can be that with the knowledge that we now have proving we are now the center of the universe or even our galaxy the Milky way but we have millions of sister galaxies such as Andromeda that is 100+ Times the size of the Milky way and yet most of mankind still think we are it. What does it take when you have police, scientists, military high ranking officials, astronomers and the like with conclusive I witness and physical evidence that we are not alone and yet everyone except the people that have experienced something first hand go to bed thinking we are most intelligent, most advance life form ever in existence. This series will change all of your perspectives with insightful information.
Ronald L. GriffinReviewed in the United States on July 7, 2012
3.0 out of 5 starsBEWARE OF ALIEN DUPLICATION
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Beware!!! This DVD set is actually disc 1 & 2 of Ancient Aliens - Season 3. If you own season 3 of this show, you already have this set. If THE HISTORY CHANNEL is going to start splitting their seasons, they should label their DVD sets accordingly.
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BookwormReviewed in the United States on July 20, 2013
5.0 out of 5 starsIncredibly interesting
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I chose this rating because thevideos are wonderful and the various speakers have obviously studued this subject. Von Danikin peaked my interest with his first book and with all the other books after that one. I would suggest AA to anyone with a belief in UFO's and possible visits over the many centuries (or millions of years) of the past. I am not one to spend time with religious matters, but if the Church I attended as a child had recognized the realities of the past, I would have likely become somewhat more of a believer. The idea that the world began a little over 2000 years ago is absurd. Even the Bible has an Old Testament. AA gives some credibility to the Bible IF religions had the sense to accept the fact that many of the miracles and happenings could have been created by visitors from beyond.
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