Erich von Däniken: ALIENS WILL COME BACK AND HELP US MAKE A LEAP
Erich von Däniken: ALIENS WILL COME BACK AND HELP US MAKE A LEAP from Sputnik News
TDC Note – Is the “ancient alien” theory just another attack on Christianity, simply exposing forbidden knowledge or a combination of the two?
Sputnik Germany has spoken with Erich von Däniken, a Swiss researcher and the author of the sensational film “Memories of the Future” and dozens of best-selling books popularizing the hypotheses of paleo-contact and ancient astronauts. Von Däniken exposed his own theory of alien influence on early human culture. He also told Sputnik about the interest intelligence and security services have taken in his work.
The core idea of my theory is the same as it was decades ago – thousands of years ago aliens visited earth. Our ancestors who lived during the Stone Age could not understand what was going on. Mistakenly, they believed that aliens were gods. But gods do not exist and our ancestors did not know that.“At that ancient time, the so-called “gods” acted like ethnologists would today. They studied a couple of tribes, learned a couple of languages and gave some advice. Then, they said goodbye promising to be back some day. Their promise to return became part of each culture and religion down to our days.”
“We don’t know when they will come back. No one knows. Maybe, they’re already among us…”
KNOWLEDGE VS. BELIEFS
How to spot the difference between primitive religion and those hypothetical aliens? They gave information; in particular they gave scientific information that couldn’t be obtained by those living during the Stone Age. For example, there is the book of Enoch. Enoch, the seventh patriarch from Adam, was taken by God, according to the religious interpretation. But I’m sure he was taken to an alien ship where he learned their language and was given knowledge about the moon, its phases, etc. This is scientific information. It is not about primitive religious beliefs. This is the difference.