The Ancient Astronaut Theory (AAT)
...includes various proposals: That the earth has been visited by extraterrestrial intelligences or technologically superior humans in ancient times
and that these have been recorded as encounters with “Gods”, “Flying Chariots”, “War of Worlds” in ancient texts, mythologies and
religions. Whether we are talking about ETs or humankind that may have evolved twice or more on this planet and used technology that was equal or
superiour to ours and were wiped out by a global disaster is secondary to this discussion. The primary aim is to show that “ancient astronauts” in
the sense of technologically superior beings existed. Many respected and well known scientists have seriously considered this possibility under the
label “paleocontact theory” (among them Carl Sagan, I.S. Shiklovski and Hermann Oberth) but tend to be guarded about it due to the staggering
implications: The necessity to rewrite not only our religions but also our history textbooks. Because AAT would be very painful to organized religion
and contemporary science, its emergence into the mainstream is moving along only very slowly. Some researchers (such as Sitchin) go so far as to claim
that we were actually created by extraterrestrials, but during this debate I will not even go into these more outlandish derivations of AAT. The best
work on AAT today probably originates from the Switzerland based “Ancient Astronaut Society” which unites hundreds of scientists and researchers
(among them Erich von Daniken, one of the original advocates) which publish their newest findings in journals that are often not available in English
or even to the public. As I can read German and Italian, I will be able to include some new material into this debate.
The main evidence for the AAT:
• Out-of-place & Out-of-time Artifacts: These are archaeological findings that contradict the conventional doctrine of ancient history and/or hint
at more superior knowledge of the ancients. Book recommendation: Forbidden Archaeology, which contains tons of evidence proving beyond a shadow of a
doubt: Ancient History was different than we were taught at school.
• Cargo-Cults: Indigenous tribes that had supposedly never been in contract with our civilization were known to mistake sailors and discoverers for
“returning Gods”. This points out that these tribes had probably been visited by such “advanced Gods” at an earlier date.
• Religion, Mythology and ancient reports from all over the world basically all tell a similar story: The tale of ancient “Gods” that flew
around, performed technical “miracles”, taught us, provided skills, fought wars and even destroyed us. In AAT we propose that our ancestors were
describing technical procedures that they didn’t have words for. Only today, having advanced technology ourselves, do we understand what “getting
into a flying chariot that spits lightning and flies around” means.
• De-Evolution. Some cultures display evidence of De-Evolution rather than progress-over-time. Best example is ancient Egypt which is known to have
started at its height and descended from dynasty to dynasty instead of developing. The more mediocre the Pyramids are, the later they were found to be
built! This indicates a higher level of technology in earlier times than we even have records for.
• The Missing Evolutionary Link: AAT can provide the so-called “missing link” in Evolution-Theory. While much of Evolution Theory can be proven
and demonstrated, some things are unexplained, for example just where intelligence suddenly came from. According to AAT evolution could have been
influenced from outside sources, such as extraterrestrials. While this doesn’t solve the problem of where ETs got their intelligence, some
scientists do believe they have found evidence for different types of “interference” within our evolutionary history.
• The Missing Link between Science and Religion: For Science there are no Gods and for Religion the Gods were something unexplainable or almighty.
AAT closes the gap between Science and Religion by saying, yes the Gods existed, but no, they are not what you think. Unfortunately neither Science
nor Religion will welcome the obvious with open arms.
• Knowledge gained by interdisciplinary referencing. When actually comparing different fields that are normally compartmentalized and putting the
linguistics, etymology, anthropology, archaeology side by side, much more knowledge is gained about our past…in this knowledge most often favours
When arguing the AAT case, most researches keep relying on the same artefacts. Most readers at ATS will be familiar with the Sumerian tablets that
tell of the Annunaki, Gods that arrived on earth with their spaceships. Most will be familiar with accounts of ancient “Vimana” aircraft as
technically described by the ancient Indians. Most readers will be familiar with how the Pyramids contain mathematical and astronomical knowledge far
beyond what we would expect from stone-age “primitives”. Most know the Dogon-Tribes connection to Sirius as has been proposed and counter-proposed
in a recent ATS-Newsletter. While I might provide links to the best known AAT sources, I don’t want the reader to get bored by this debate and will
therefore provide some less-known and for some certainly new evidence.
May this debate be informative to me, my opponent and all readers.
1. African Mythology
As a little foretaste here are some quotes from the mythology of various african tribes on the subject of "Gods" and "the Heavens" (note: Most
languages originally had the same word for "sky" and "heaven". Many still do use both words interchangebly). According to common doctrine, all of
these stories (which are similar on every continent, not only the African) are all "made up". But if that were the case, they wouldnt all sound
similar! Also note that most ancient myths portray and talk about their "Gods" as having flesh bodies and acting in very human ways (getting angry,
falling in love, etc.).
MASAI: The Gods sent some of their children to earth. The Gods came from above the clouds and brought plants and animals with them.
JA-LUO: Apodho came down to earth accompanied by his wife, bringing with him all cultural assets.
MADI-MORU: The first people lived in the Heavens. Until that connection was cut, there was a lot of traffic from the Heavens to Earth.
GANDA: The primal women came from the Heavens.
NYORO: When God established the Earth, he sent the first human couple down from the Heavens.
KIVU-PYGMIES: Our ancestors fell from the Heavens.
KULUWE: The first humans came from the Heavens, arriving with seed, rake, axe, tools etc.
BENA-LULUA: God sent four of his sons to earth.
ASHANTI: Seven people created by God climbed down to earth. After conceiving other people, they returned to the Heavens.
ZIBA: God Rugaba travels upwards to the heavens and then through the darkness.
NANDI: God Tororut lives in the heavens. He looks like a human but has wings that can cause lightning. (One of their Gods is called Chepkelienskol,
which when translated literally, means “The thing with the 9 ray-beam.legs”
To be continued...