First published in 1968 to an overwhelming degree of global attention, Erich von Daniken's volume Chariots of the Gods presented an extreme and chilling hypothesis. von Daniken spent the book systematically detailing evidence around the world which may suggest that extraterrestrial life forms visited ancient civilizations. Examples are manifold, but include the remnants of landing strips in Peru, cave etchings of bizarre creatures, and Indian texts that refer to "flying machines of the gods." But are these clues definitive? And if so, what can account for the subsequent departure of these aliens? As an unofficial companion piece to von Daniken's book, the History Channel documentary series Ancient Aliens journeys around the planet, visually examining theevidence firsthand. It places strongest emphasis, however, on related discoveries made between 1980 and 2010, including newly-unearthed artifacts in South America, Egypt and Syria, and bizarre DNA findings. This box set contains all five episodes from Season One: The Mission&, The Evidence, The Visitors, Closer Encounters and The Return.
Is it possible that intelligent life forms visited Earth thousands of years ago, bringing with them technology that drastically affected the course of history and man's own development? Presented in the 1968 bestselling book CHARIOTS OF THE GODS, by Erich Von Daniken, the theory of "ancient aliens" rocked people's beliefs in mankind's progress. Ancient cave drawings of strange creatures, remains of landing strips in Peru and Indian texts that describe the "flying machines of the gods" were just a few of the odd archaeological artifacts cited by Von Daniken as proof that ancient astronauts were well known to our ancestors. Produced with the exclusive cooperation of Von Daniken himself, ANCIENT ALIENS launches all-new expeditions to seek out and evaluate this evidence, with a concentration on discoveries of the last 30 years, including unusual DNA findings on man's evolution and newly decoded artifacts from Egypt to Syria to South America. It is a balanced investigation into a theory some believe cannot be true, but many agree cannot be ignored.