Erich von Däniken

Sites connected to theories / hypotheses on extraterrestial influences on earth, as developed by the Swiss author Erich von Däniken.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
El Fuerte de Samaipata El Cascabel, two parallel lines, has been pronounced to be a flying saucer launching and landing site by Erich Von Daniken
Nan Madol See Erich Von Daniken (1973), The Gold of the Gods, Chapter 4: "Temuen, The Island They Call Nan Madol"
Nasca Lines
Palenque Tomb of Pakal the Great Sarcophagus lid supposed to show an astronaut
Poverty Point Erich von Däniken has suggested a connection to extraterrestrials. He suggested that one of the mounds was a landing platform for alien aircraft (wiki)
Pyramids (Memphis)
Qutb Minar 'Non-rusting' iron pillar
Rapa Nui
Stone Spheres of the Diquís theory of alien origin for the spheres in "Chariots of the gods"
Tassili n'Ajjer Many Round Head paintings portray 'strange' people with round, featureless heads and formless bodies. Erich von Däniken controversially described these paintings in his 1968 book "Chariots of the Gods?" as representing prehistoric, extra-terrestrial astronauts who had somehow influenced human evolution.
Teotihuacan Features in "Astronaut Gods of the Maya": "Examining stone carvings and statues from many Mesoamerican sites such as ..Teotihuacán in Mexico .., von Däniken reveals the astronaut technology" + discovery of mercury


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