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Erich von Däniken's Ancient Astronauts
Erich von Däniken's book "Chariots of the Gods" is alive at this site, where the Archaeology, Astronautics & SETI Research Association publishes the quarterly "Legendary Times" on the web. To quote from their opening page:
"The A.A.S.R.A. is determined to prove whether or not Extraterrestrials visited Earth in the remote past. In his ground breaking book "Chariots of the Gods," Erich von Däniken brought forth a revolutionary theory: Extraterrestrials visited Earth thousands of years ago."
"They left clues behind in the form of mysterious, enigmatic monuments, curious artifacts, misunderstood technologies, and especially stunning descriptions of flying machines and other curiosities in ancient texts, holy scriptures and tales of mythology. What really happened in the past...?"
What really did happen in the past? Conceive of humans being as clever and industrious as we are today, and no extraterrestrials are needed.
"Questions pertaining to humanity's origins and our uniqueness concern each and everyone of us over and over again. Secrets of this world hold the answers. The world is full of mysteries: the the pyramids at Giza, Egypt, Stonehenge in England, or the lines of Nazca, Peru."
"... these mysteries become some of the greatest uninvestigated areas which remain unsolved for our youth and coming generations."
I do not buy any of this, and fail to see the "message behind those mysteries." The "mysteries" are all the same stuff anyway. Writers: Erich von Däniken, David Childress, Peter Fiebag, Robert Bauval, Ulrich Dopatka, Luc Bürgin, Giorgio Tsoukalos.
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