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5 Unexplained Archaeological Discoveries That Keep Puzzling Researchers to This Day

by Luke Higgins
Strange and mysterious, thought-provoking and puzzling, these unexplained archaeological discoveries keep attracting the attention of researchers worldwide. 1. The 300,000-year-old nanostructures While…

Preface for the Anniversary Edition of Chariots of the Gods by Erich von Däniken

Since the publication of Chariots of the Gods in February, 1968, I have received questions from around the world inquiring how this book originated and what inspired these “crazy” ideas. One after the other. I…

Are the Yeti Just a Bunch of Bears? Genetics Says “Yes.”

by Luke Higgins
Everybody loves a good cryptid. If the classic creatures of legend and hearsay — the Loch Ness monster or Sasquatch, for instance — are too campy for your tastes, perhaps your interest would be piqued by the Grootslang, the giant snake with an…

David Attenborough’s Sea Dragon – and the science behind a tantalising prehistoric ‘murder mystery’

by Luke Higgins
Sea Dragon, you ask? It sounds as if David Attenborough has decided to change things up a bit and enter the world of Game of Thrones. But, not quite. Attenborough…

There, a Conspiracy Theory By Erich von Däniken

Sometime in June 1947 - the exact date still remains controversial - a UFO crashed in the United States town of Roswell, New Mexico. The bodies of several aliens were recovered and examined. At least, that is what numerous UFO books report. Films about the Roswell incident…

10 things you never knew about The Knights Templar

by Luke Higgins
The Knights Templar were a sort of medieval SAS – crusading knights who lived like monks and fought in some of the most deadly battles in the Middle Ages. They also inspired Star Wars and Game Of Thrones. Here's all you need to know... The Knights Templar are famous…

BBC NEWS: Book of Deer monastery dig uncovers ‘exciting’ evidence

by Luke Higgins
The site of a lost early monastery in north east Scotland where monks wrote the historic Book of Deer may have been found, researchers have said. The 10th Century illuminated manuscript is noted for containing the earliest…

An Incredible Metal Detecting Find You May Not Be Aware Of

by Luke Higgins
A bronze statue of Hadrian was discovered by a Metal Detectorist whilst He was searching for ancient coins back in 1975. The find made the front page of The New York Times. JERUSALEM, Aug. 4— A New York stockbroker armed with an electronic mine detector…

Curiosities By Erich von Däniken

For 45 years, I have maintained a squeaky-clean archive. Therein is a section with the keyword “Curiosities.” For my new book, Impossible Truths [1], recently released by Kopp Verlag, I fished a few examples from this collection of impossibilities. The great sand sea of the Saad Plateau is…

Something is Wrong with Our Past by Erich von Däniken

Something is wrong with our past. There exist structures that could not have been created by technologically-untrained Stone Age peoples. There are global petroglyphs and religious rituals that are all related to each other. There are writings of ancient historians reporting on cultures…
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