When Chariots of the Gods was published in 1968, author Erich von Daniken’s assertions regarding extraterrestrial contact dating back to earth’s infancy were greeted with distain.
“My ideas were attacked from all sides, especially from the scientific community,” he says. “They thought the suggestion of extraterrestrials was nonsense.”
von Daniken’s basic premise says extraterrestrials came to earth and studied our Stone Age ancestors to learn about their lives, learn languages and give advice. These creatures then left the planet, but they promised pre-historic man that they would return. . . .