From Von Däniken groundbreaking “Chariots of the Gods” to Sitchin’s “The 12th Planet” we review 10 books essential to better understand the Ancient Astronaut Theory.


“Chariots of the Gods” Erich Von Däniken 1968

The first book to introduce the shocking theory that ancient Earth had been visited by aliens. This world-famous bestseller has withstood the test of time, inspiring countless books and films, including the author’s own popular sequel, The Eyes of the Sphinx.


“The 12th Planet” Zecharia Sitchin 1976

The first book of the revolutionary Earth Chronicles series offers indisputable documentary evidence of the existence of the mysterious planet of Nibiru and tells why its astronauts came to Earth eons ago to fashion mankind in their image.
The product of more than thirty years of meticulous research, The 12th Planet treats as fact, not myth, the tales of Creation, the Deluge, the Tower of Babel, and the Nephilim who married the daughters of man.


“Fingerprints of the Gods: The Evidence of Earth’s Lost Civilization” Graham Hancock 1995

The bestselling author of “The Sign and the Seal” reveals the true origins of civilization. Connecting puzzling clues scattered throughout the world, Hancock discovers compelling evidence of a technologically and culturally advanced civilization that was destroyed and obliterated from human memory.

All Hancock’s books are essential to the theory.


“Our Cosmic Ancestors” Maurice Chatelain 1988

A former NASA expert documents evidence left in codes inscribed on ancient monuments pointing to the existence of an advanced prehistoric civilization regularly visited (and technologically assisted) by extraterrestrials.

“Our Ancestors Came From Outer Space” 1975 is also another important book by Chatelain.


“Technology of the Gods: The Incredible Sciences of the Ancients” David Hatcher Childress 1999

Author David Childress opens the door to the amazing world of ancient technology, from the computers of the ancient world to the flying machines of the gods. The book also explores the technology that was allegedly used in Atlantis and the theory that the Great Pyramid of Egypt was originally a gigantic power station.


“The Orion Mystery: Unlocking the Secrets of the Pyramids” Robert Bauval & Adrian Geoffrey Gilbert 1993

This fascinating archaeological detective story argues that the great pyramids of Egypt’s Fourth Dynasty (c. 2600-2400 b.c.) were vast astronomically sophisticated temples, rather than the pharaonic tombs depicted by conventional Egyptology.

Both authors kept publishing fascinating books about the Ancient Astronaut Theory.


“Forbidden History: Prehistoric Technologies, Extraterrestrial Intervention, and the Suppressed Origins of Civilization” J. Douglas Kenyon 2005

In “Forbidden History” writer and editor J. Douglas Kenyon has chosen 42 essays that have appeared in the bimonthly journal Atlantis Rising to provide readers with an overview of the core positions of key thinkers in the field of ancient mysteries and alternative history. The 17 contributors include among others, Rand Flem-Ath, Frank Joseph, Christopher Dunn, and Will Hart, all of whom challenge the scientific establishment to reexamine its underlying premises in understanding ancient civilizations and open up to the possibility of meaningful debate around alternative theories of humanity’s true past.


“Slave Species of God: The Story of Humankind from the Cradle of Humankind” Michael Tellinger 2005

Were humans created by God as Slaves? Was Abraham the first human Spy? Was Jesus an accidental Messiah? This work takes readers on a odyssey of the origins of humankind drawing on analogies between discoveries in genetic engineering and ancient archaeological finds.


“The Ancient Alien Question: A New Inquiry Into the Existence, Evidence, and Influence of Ancient Visitors” Philip Coppens 2011

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?
The Ancient Alien Question reveals an array of astonishing truths and forty years after Erich von Däniken posed these questions in “Chariots of the Gods,” Coppens provides clear and concise answers to the great historical enigmas in a most accessible and readable format.

We recommend all books written by Coppens.


“The Book of Enoch” R.H. Charles (Translator) 2007

R. H. Charles provides a definitive translation of one of the most noted apocalyptic works still in existence. Often described as “the lost book” of the Bible, The Book of Enoch seems to have been written in Palestine by several different authors in the first and second centuries B.C. For hundreds of years it was accepted by the early church fathers, but it was rejected by the council of Laodicea in A.D. 364.

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