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Ancient Aliens is a popular documentary style television show produced by Kevin Burns. The pilot first aired on The History Channel in spring 2009, and the series began regularly airing in 2010. The premise or the show is that archeological artifacts, historical texts and folklore all prove that aliens have been in contact with humans for centuries. Though many scientific minds dispute the credibility of the show, it was picked up for a fourth season in 2011 and has millions of dedicated viewers. The pilot show was based on theories by Erich Von Daniken who believes early aliens visited humans and taught them the basics of math and engineering. This knowledge contributed to them building such structures as the heads of Easter Island and the pyramids.

One of the most recent and controversial episodes of Ancient Aliens suggests that Bigfoot, a popular legend of an apelike man that wanders and hides in the forest was actually an alien species that visited our planet. The fourth season explores many theories that include aliens forcing dinosaur extinction so the human race could be dominant, time travel in The Bible, alien contact with NASA, and the Mayan doomsday prophecy and its connection to aliens. Each episode tends to draw mockery and criticism from the scientific community. However the show continues to increase in popularity.

Anyone interested in watching the series in its entirety can see previously aired episodes on The History Channel. They air Friday nights at 10/11 PM. Seasons one through four can also be purchased directly from The History Channel's online store.

Friday 9:00 PM et/pt on History Channel
9 Seasons, 123 Episodes - Currently Airing
April 20, 2010
Documentary & Biography
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  • Examining the possibility that the Hindu god Shiva may have been the leader of an alien faction that came to Earth bringing advanced technology.

  • Thousands of people from every part of the world have reported being abducted by aliens, including even a world leader -President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov of the Russian Republic of Kalmykia, who announced in 2007 that he had been taken aboard an extraterrestrial ship. Could the alien abduction phenomenon be true? But if so, why are people being taken? And perhaps more importantly -why are they being returned?

  • The U.S. military has long denied that the infamous 1947 Roswell crash was anything other than a weather balloon, but FBI files released in 2011 had contradicting information.

  • Russia is a vast country, spanning over 6 million square miles of some of the most rugged terrain on Earth, much of which is uninhabited and largely unexplored.

  • Examining possible extraterrestrial structures on the moon.

  • Recent archaeological discoveries reveal a very different picture of what life on Earth looked like in the remote past.

  • Ancient Astronaut theorists suggest that evidence of extraterrestrial visitation exists in every corner of the Earth, but some say the most compelling can be found in one of the world's least accessible places--China. China is the cradle to one of mankind's earliest and most influential civilizations.

  • Delving deeper into the theory that nine godlike extraterrestrials have influenced events on Earth.

  • In Australia, Aboriginal tribespeople have passed on myths about great beings from the sky visiting our planet in fire-breathing crafts.

  • Theorists suggest that the iconic religious symbol of the cosmic egg demonstrates that human ancestors possessed a knowledge of the DNA double-helix spiral and human biological coding.

  • Scientists theorize that when mankind encounters extraterrestrials, we'll need to speak to them through the universal language of mathematics and binary code.

  • Millions of people around the world believe humans have been visited by extraterrestrial beings. Is it true?

  • Transhumanists envision a future in which humans become cyborgs, achieving far superior intelligence, the ability to survive beyond Earth's atmosphere without a spacesuit, and the possibility of immortality. But might similarly superhuman beings have walked the Earth once before? Ancient Astronaut theorists say yes.

  • Within two decades, we are expecting to send the first colonizers to the Red Planet. Astronauts will brave the six-month journey to become the first extraterrestrials visitors to Mars - where they are expected to live and die there, never to return to Earth.

  • In the season premiere, we examine satellite imagery in Antarctica that has revealed what appear to be the tops of man-made pyramids scattered throughout the ice-covered landscape.

  • Due to warfare, instability, and inaccessibility--there are specific regions of the world that are off-limits to exploration. These forbidden sites are often ground zero for chaos and the destruction of ancient artifacts and irreplaceable records detailing mankind's origins and history.

  • On March 19th, 2002, Gary McKinnon was arrested for hacking into nearly 100 Pentagon and NASA computers over a 13-month period, in what authorities call the "biggest military computer hack of all time." McKinnon claimed that he found evidence of a secret American space fleet, by way of a list of dozens of "non-terrestrial officers".

  • Over 10,000 crop circles have been reported worldwide, appearing in 50 different countries, and nearly every continent on Earth. These strange designs pressed into crop fields range from simple circles to elaborate pictograms thousand of feet long. The phenomenon has been associated with scientific anomalies, strange lights, and even UFO activity.

  • In August of 2014, Russian cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station discovered something incredibly unexpected covering parts of the windows--living sea plankton. If sea life can thrive in space, might the reverse be true as well? Might there be alien life forms that inhabit our seas? Throughout history, there have been tales of strange creatures hiding in Earth's waters.

  • Billions of dollars have been spent in our quest to find an "other Earth." Since the launch of the Kepler Telescope in 2009, scientists have identified thousands of planets capable of supporting life. Is it possible that this discovery finally answers the age-old question: "Are we alone in the universe?"

  • Good and Evil. Light and Dark. God and Satan. In nearly every culture there are stories of opposing forces at work here on Earth--forces of a supernatural or otherworldly nature.

  • Exploring the possibility of robots in the ancient world.

  • When German aerospace engineer Wernher von Braun joined the U.S. military and space programs after World War II, he quickly became one of the foremost scientists credited with developing the ballistic missile, the first American satellite and the enormous Saturn V rocket that enabled man to reach the moon.

  • Enormous manmade caves... Unexplainable structures... And underwater discoveries that challenge everything we know about the past...Is it possible that an advanced civilization inhabited Earth thousands of years ago?

Most Popular Ancient Aliens Episodes

  • Season 9 Episode 15 Shiva the Destroyer 9/02/2016
  • Season 2 Episode 1 Mysterious Places 10/28/2010
  • Season 6 Episode 24 Aliens & Superheroes 8/22/2014

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