Photos and Story by Marilyn Angel Wynn
Is it possible that extraterrestrials with superior knowledge of science and engineering landed on Earth thousands of years ago, sharing their expertise with early civilizations? Well the History Channel does. Beginning on April 20th the 5 episode series of "Ancient Aliens" will air on the History Channel network at 8PM (pst) Tuesday evenings.
The program that I'm particularly interested to see will be episode 2 which will air on Tuesday April 27th. This is because the History Channel purchased over 40 of my photographs in the program series that will air that evening. Pictures that were licensed from my Native American stock images collection are a smattering of petroglyphs, rock paintings and kachinas. I'm delighted that the History Channel could utilize a large number of my images that have been taken throughout many years of travels while documenting the Southwest Cultures. Posted with this story are a few stills from NativeStock Pictures that the History Channel licensed that will be used in the program to help support the "Ancient Aliens" story.
According to ancient alien theorists, extraterrestrials with superior knowledge of science and engineering landed on Earth thousands of years ago, sharing their expertise with early civilizations and forever changing the course of human history. But how did this concept develop, and is there any evidence to support it?
In 1968, the Swiss author Erich von Däniken published Chariots of the Gods?, which became an immediate bestseller. In it, he put forth his hypothesis that, thousands of years ago, space travelers from other planets visited Earth, where they taught humans about technology and influenced ancient religions. He is regarded by many as the father of ancient alien theory, also known as the ancient astronaut theory.
1) Ancient religious texts where humans witness and interact with gods or other heavenly beings who descend from the sky—sometimes in vehicles resembling spaceships—and possess spectacular powers.
2) Physical specimens such as cave drawings, and stone artwork depicting alien-like figures or ancient architectural marvels like Stonehenge and the pyramids of Egypt.
If aliens visited Earth in the past, could they make an appearance in the future? For ancient alien theorists, the answer is a resounding yes. They believe that, by sharing their views with the world, they can help prepare future generations for the inevitable encounter that awaits them.
4/20 Episode One
4/27 Episode Two/NativeStock
5/4 Episode Three
5/11 Episode Four
5/25 Episode Five
Let me know if you plan to watch the "Ancient Aliens" program, especially Episode 2. The title "Ancient Aliens" certainly intrigued me, I hope your curiosity has been aroused too.