Since April 2010 the History Channel has produced and aired Ancient Aliens featuring pseudo science promoters like Giorgio Tsoukalos picking up and running with the Chariots of the Gods? Unsolved Mysteries of the Past torch that Erich von Däniken once lit.(I’ll confess that I read Chariots of the Gods back in 1973 or 74 and thought the idea was fascinating but I was only 16 or 17 at the time and I grew up) Why the History Channel produces and promotes this absolute trash and nonsense I don’t know. Actually I think I can speculate why, there are lots and lots of people who want to believe in this magical idea (two million weekly viewers) and if there is an audience for crap the television execs will pander to them for the almighty dollar.

Smithsonian magazine on The Idiocy, Fabrications and Lies of Ancient Aliens

And if that article isn’t enough to make you really question just what a joke the Ancient Aliens program is there is another website Ancient Aliens and YouTube series produced by Chris White full of great videos thoroughly debunking the whole History Channel series.

Skeptical author Jason Colavito also has several articles dismantling the content and profiling some of the “characters” that appear in this terrible TV program:


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