Forty years after the publication of Erich von Däniken's Chariots of the Gods, Philip Coppens revisits the question of whether "ancient aliens" contributed to the birth of human civilization.
Are history books giving us the whole story? Or is civilization far more complex and for older than we have been taught? Our school textbooks barely mention the 6,000-year-old Sumerian civilization, yet the latest archaeological findings at sites such as Jericho, and most recently, Gobekli Tepe in Turkey, have been dated to 10,000 BC. Civilization goes back at least another 10,000 years, if we are willing to believe what our ancestors themselves claimed.
"Not as factual as I would have liked"
The most enigmatic and universally known UFO incident in history needs only one name: Roswell. Roswell will never fade as it represents the true ushering in of the UFO phenomenon for time immemorial. Dwarfing Orson Wells' War of the Worlds in national and then international hysteria, Roswell was an unparalleled turning point for all of mankind because for the first time almost every man, woman and child on earth was faced with the reality that we are not alone in the universe.
Have we been visited by extraterrestrial beings? Did these "Ancient Aliens" contribute to the birth of human civilization? Do our ancient monuments contain evidence of their presence? Join Philip Coppens, star of the History Channel's Ancient Aliens series as he reveals an array of astonishing truths about our history, including a radically different understanding of the pyramids and how they were constructed.
What is the Holy Grail? Is it the cup that caught the blood of Jesus? Or the cup he used at the Last Supper? Is it a dish? A platter? Or is it like the Philosopher's Stone? Of course, it could also be a Royal and Holy Bloodline, descended from Jesus and Mary Magdalene, but that's just fiction...isn't it? To many people, the tale revolves around a small parish in southern France and the strange world of the priest there. What mystery was he hiding?
2012 An Awakening explores the mystery of the 2012 prophecy in a whole new light. This program goes deeper than the vague predictions made by ancient prophets and seers. It explores how the earth is in the middle of a transformation that will change the way we live our lives forever. Understand how the changes we see around us are unfolding right now. Learn the true nature of the Mayan Calendar; understand the workings and meanings of its cycles and end-date.
Is December 21, 2012 the end of the world as we know it? Climate change seems inevitable, with countless hurricanes, earthquakes and innumerable disasters around the globe in recent years. What did the ancient Maya know and why did they place such significance on this date? As we near the final date of the Mayan calendar, mankind must face what is perhaps the most difficult hurdle of all...a profound change in ourselves.
"hard to listen to"