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Evidence of the Gods – Islands in the Pacific

Ancient humans had the natural urge to document the world in which they lived, a fact that is evident in the cave paintings from various sites around the world that all seem to depict the same things. Did the peoples of the prehistoric world have contact with each other? Is it possible that some were transported to far-flung locations in what our ancestors could only have described as “flying chariots”? Here is an excerpt from Erich von Däniken’s latest book, Evidence of the Gods: A Visual Tour of Alien Influence in the Ancient World.

Boulders on the Beach

North of Dunedin in New Zealand, there are about 100 spherical boulders lying on Moeraki Beach. The largest has a diameter of 3.16 meters. These giant geodes are literally flushed out of the rock, roll a few meters, come to a halt, and are then washed over by the daily tides. Many have broken apart, crumbling away as the result of the action of wind and waves.… Read the rest

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Debunker Takes on ‘Ancient Aliens’ in New Video

I always kind of liked the "Gods from Outer Space" mythology propagated by writers like Erich Von Daniken and Zecharia Sitchen: it's a perfect hybrid of science and religion, a wondrous answer to our deepest existential quandaries. It's not necessarily comforting, mind you, but it's relief to think that we're not alone and that we're here for a reason. Of course, if that reason is to serve as meat-slaves to Zeta Reticulans, then we've got an entirely new problem. However, liking the mythology doesn't mean I necessarily believe it. I think it's possible that we've been visited by intelligent non-human entities from space (or time, or some other dimension), but for a scoffer like me, the old adage "seeing is believing" holds true. I've just not seen any compelling evidence. (I'd certainly like to, though.) I'm not really in the debunking business (whatever gets you through the night, brother), but this video targeted at the Ancient Aliens television program is pretty compelling. Be warned, though: it's pretty long.
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Cargo Cults And Ancient Astronauts

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Giorgio A. Tsoukalos

[disinformation ed.’s note: The following is the foreword from the new book by Erich von Däniken, Twilight of the Gods: The Mayan Calendar and the Return of the Extraterrestrials, courtesy of New Page Books.]

What is a “cargo cult”? The term refers to the real-life ethnological phenomenon of what happens when a technologically primitive society comes in contact with a technologically more advanced society. On countless documented occasions, ethnologists have observed that if technologically advanced visitors live among technologicallynot intellectually! – primitive cultures for short periods of time and then leave, soon thereafter, the visitors’ advanced nuts-and-bolts technologies causes the native population to view these rather ordinary humans as gods and begin to worship them. On many occasions during their stay, the visitors would interact with the native population, giving them goods and food – cargo! After the departure of these “gods,” the native culture surmised that they would return if they practiced intense worship, sacrifice and emulation.… Read the rest

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The Mayan Calendar And The Return Of The Extraterrestrials

Erich von Daniken 1[disinformation ed.’s note: The following is an excerpt from the new book by Erich von Däniken, Twilight of the Gods: The Mayan Calendar and the Return of the Extraterrestrials, courtesy of New Page Books.]

“There are no absolute truths, and if there were, they would be boring.”—Theodor Fontane, 1819–1898

This sentence cannot really be applied to the exact sciences. Two plus two always makes four. And in geometry, A squared plus B squared always equals C squared. It may be boring, but “exact science” does indeed bring us many “absolute truths.” Alongside all the many errors that are constantly being corrected.

However, our power of reason is not just impressed by the results gleaned by the exact sciences; the humanities—and these include so much that requires interpretation—violate our way of thinking no less. Religions fall into this category, as do philosophy, ethnology and archaeology. Excuse me? Isn’t archaeology a combined science that cites only verified findings?… Read the rest

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‘Ancient Aliens’ Becomes A TV Series

Ancient AliensDisinformation friend Giorgio Tsoukalos just emailed us to let us know that the “Ancient Aliens” special starring Giorgio and Erich von Daniken (among others) is becoming a full-blown TV series. The special was the rare History Channel show that avoided the usual skeptical treatment afforded by that channel’s producers and was well worth watching, so I have high hopes for the series:

We did it. This time, we REALLY did it!

I don’t even know where to begin, so I’ll just make it very short and VERY sweet:

Due to the success of ANCIENT ALIENS (2009), the show was picked up by the History Channel for a series!

It is with great pride that I announce to you:

Ancient Aliens: THE SERIES premieres on the History Channel on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 8PM with Episode I: The Evidence!

In total, there will be 5 two-hour episodes and I once again had the privilege to serve as the show’s Consulting Producer.

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