How were the great Pyramids of Egypt built in those A̳n̳c̳i̳e̳n̳t̳ days? Who has drawn the mysterious Nazca lines in Peru? Who are the gods and goddesses, description of who are found in various artworks and texts of the A̳n̳c̳i̳e̳n̳t̳ days? The answers to all of these questions lie in one theory which was conceptualized and proposed by the Swiss Author, Erich Von Daniken in his famous book “The Chariot of Gods”. This theory which was accepted by some and criticized by some changed the whole thought process of thinking about a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳s and their existence and is called the Ancient a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳s theory.
Ancient a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ theory aka A̳n̳c̳i̳e̳n̳t̳ astronaut theory proposes that e̳x̳t̳r̳a̳t̳e̳r̳r̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳ beings from space had been coming to earth since A̳n̳c̳i̳e̳n̳t̳ times and they interacted with the primitive man and shared their knowledge with humans. These interactions served as catalysts for the development of technology, science, cultures and religions. Here are some of the most important aspects of the research of Erich Von Daniken.
Ancient texts spoke about a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳s
The proponents of the theory sought evidences from a number of A̳n̳c̳i̳e̳n̳t̳ religious and mythological texts like the Ramayana, Book of Genesis, Book of Enoch, Book of Ezekiel and even the holy Bible to prove that it was the e̳x̳t̳r̳a̳t̳e̳r̳r̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳s who pushed mankind towards a developed form and it was the a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳s who were being accepted as Gods by the A̳n̳c̳i̳e̳n̳t̳ man. The theory draws lines of references from these texts where they relate the flying vehicles (read Vimana) used by gods and their avatars were actually spacecrafts of the a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳s that descended from the skies.
Ancient artworks depicted a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳s
The nonhuman shapes in the various A̳n̳c̳i̳e̳n̳t̳ artworks that are being recovered from different parts of the earth are looked upon as drawings of the e̳x̳t̳r̳a̳t̳e̳r̳r̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳s who visited the planet. The rock drawings of Valcamonica, Hopi cave drawings, and many such Paleolithic cave paintings are considered as strong evidence of the connection between a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳s and humans by the proponents of the theory of A̳n̳c̳i̳e̳n̳t̳ astronauts.
Megalithic sites were raised by a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳s
The A̳n̳c̳i̳e̳n̳t̳ a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ theory also finds evidence of the existence of e̳x̳t̳r̳a̳t̳e̳r̳r̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳s in the various megalithic sites on the planet. As per the theory, megalithic monuments like the Pyramids of Giza, Machu Picchu in Peru, Baalbek in Lebanon, Moai statues of Easter Island, Stonehenge of England, Puma Punku of Bolivia are all examples of the engineering mastery that was taught to men of those days by their a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ friends.
As per the theory, A̳n̳c̳i̳e̳n̳t̳ men did not have the technology or the engineering know-how that was required to erect such huge monuments, hence, it is hard to believe that these monuments were built by humans. Instead, as per the theory of A̳n̳c̳i̳e̳n̳t̳ astronauts, it was the a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳s who are strongly involved in the construction of these megalithic sites. It was either they themselves who built these or they shared the technical knowledge using which man built them.
Cultural and religious practices are influenced by a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳s
The various religious and cultural practices of A̳n̳c̳i̳e̳n̳t̳ mankind are also thought to have been influenced by the a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳s, is what the A̳n̳c̳i̳e̳n̳t̳ a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ theory proposes. The tradition of artificially lengthening the skulls of babies that was practiced in A̳n̳c̳i̳e̳n̳t̳ Egypt and native America are thought to have been an act of emulating their gods, who were none other than the e̳x̳t̳r̳a̳t̳e̳r̳r̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳s. The various rituals that are followed by different cults are also being thought upon as methods and ways used by the A̳n̳c̳i̳e̳n̳t̳ man to connect with their a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳ guides.