I'm a bit disappointed. I red some of Danikens books...and I must admit...I was seduced by the info. I was for the most part a defender of the work of Daniken. Having watched this documentary...I will say that it made me wary...the man lied in his book about being in some cave and admitted it. He admitted saying he embellished a story a bit to fuel the readers imagination. This makes me think how many of them use this to promote sales of their books.
I still remain a believer in ancient astronaut theories...'cos I think there are many unexplained findings that don't jibe well with today's dogma. And having in mind that ancient history we know today is mostly from third hand sources and hearsay...I must remain open to the idea. It would explain a lot.
However....I will give Daniken couple of thumbs down for lying, and thus losing credibility with me. I will from now on always be skeptical of his claims...as I can not know now if he is only "embellishing"...
although...I must point out that some of the counter arguments for his claims are equally deceptive. Like that woman that talks about the Nazca lines...and how she met some guy that told her how to make those lines without any trouble...and also without any further proof or demonstration, after they tried so hard to demonstrate most of the things mentioned.
That was as ridiculous argument as I've seen or heard in a while, and is telling of an agenda. It's like debunking unsubstantiated claims with even more unsubstantiated claims.
Than the guy decending in to the "Mayan" temple, and in the process stating that it's very untypical for Maya to build such decending stairs in to the "shrine", and than proceeds explaining typical Mayan symbology...simply brilliant. I just love experts.
But parts of the Daniken admitting to lying are irrefutable. Shame on him...and shame on me for not doubting.
Thank you OP for this educational lesson...you made me rethink.
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