Chariots of the Gods: Unsolved Mysteries of the Past

By Erich von Däniken

THE SEVEN MILLION reproduction BESTSELLER

Chariots of the Gods was once instantly famous as a piece of enormous significance while it first brought the speculation that historic Earth had validated touch with aliens.

Erich von Däniken's examines old ruins, misplaced towns, spaceports, and a myriad of not easy medical proof that time to extraterrestrial intervention in human historical past. so much very good of all, even if, is von Däniken's conception that we're the descendants of those galactic pioneers—and he finds the archeological discoveries that turn out it...

The dramatic discoveries and irrefutable evidence:
• An alien astronaut preserved in a pyramid
• Thousand-year-old spaceflight navigation charts
• machine astronomy from Incan and Egyptian ruins
• A map of the land underneath the ice cap of Antarctica
• a massive spaceport came across within the Andes

contains striking photographs that rfile mankind's first touch with extraterrestrial beings on the sunrise of civilization.

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It used to be additionally saw through telescope in Sofia. a systematic collaborator of the Bulgarian Institute for Hydrology and Meteorology stated that the flying physique it seems that moved below its personal strength. It used to be flying approximately 18 miles above the earth. ' humans block the line to critical examine by way of boundless stupidity. There are 'contact males' who declare to be in conversation with aliens; there are teams who improve fanciful non secular rules from hitherto unexplained phenomena or construct cranky philosophies of lifestyles from them or maybe declare to have acquired orders for the salvation of mankind from flying saucers crews. one of the spiritual lovers, the Egyptian 'UFO angel' evidently comes from Mohammed, the Asiatic one from Buddha and the Christian one at once from Jesus. on the seventh foreign global Congress of flying saucers Investigators, within the autumn of 1967, Professor Hermann Oberth, the fellow referred to as 'the father of house trip' and the trainer of Wernher von Braun, stated that UFO's have been nonetheless 'an extra-scientific problem'; yet, acknowledged Oberth, UFO's have been most likely 'space-ships from unknown worlds' and to take advantage of his personal phrases: 'Obviously the beings who guy and fly them are a ways sooner than us culturally, and if we move approximately issues accurately we will be able to research much from them. ' Oberth, who adequately estimated rocket improvement on the earth, suspects that the necessities for abiogenesis exist on different planets within the sun process. Oberth, a learn scientist himself, calls for that severe scientists, too, may still take on difficulties which could appear amazing firstly. 'Scholars behave like crammed ducks who refuse to digest anything. they only reject new rules as nonsense. ' On 17. eleven. sixty seven, less than the headline 'Second Thoughts', Die Zeit stated: 'For years the Russians have ridiculed western hysteria approximately alien craft. no longer some time past Pravda contained an legit denial that such strange celestial automobiles existed. Now the Air strength basic Anatolyi Stolyakov has been appointed director of a committee that's to check all experiences of UFO's. during this connexion the London occasions writes: "Whether UFO's are the made from collective hallucinations, whether or not they originate web page 138 from Venusian viewers or are to be understood as a divine revelation—there needs to be an evidence for them, differently the Russians might by no means have manage a Committee of Enquiry". ' the main unbelievable and perplexing incident hooked up with the phenomenon of 'matter from the universe' happened at 7. 17 at the morning of 30 June, 1908, within the Siberian Taiga. A fire-ball shot around the sky and used to be misplaced within the steppe. guests at the Trans-Siberian Railway saw a gleaming mass which moved from south to north. A thunder-bolt shook the teach, explosions and many of the seisomographic stations on the earth registered an considerable earth tremor. At Irkutsk, 550 miles from the epicentre, the needle of the seismograph went on quivering for almost an hour. The noise may be heard over a radius of 621 miles. entire herds of reindeer have been destroyed.

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