4 Ancient Sites ALWAYS Linked to Aliens</h4>
There are some places on Earth that can really leave you speechless. Spellbound with admiration. As well, there are some that can leave you lost for words simply because they’re so bizarre. But, whenever and wherever places like this are found, it’s a sure bet that rumors of extraterrestrial involvement are never too far away. For better or worse, it’s a fall back explanation that some locations can seemingly never shake off.
This is Unveiled, and today we’re taking a closer look at four ancient sites that are always linked to aliens.
In this video, we’ll travel to some iconic locations. What links them all, however, is that some claim that they may have been built by aliens. These are contentious and controversial theories, and we’ll take a look at why… while also revealing what’s really happening at these sites.
First, to somewhere that’s much better viewed from above; the Nazca Lines in the Nazca Desert, 250 miles south of Lima, in Peru. In all, it’s a nineteen square-mile spot on the surface of the Earth that’s been seemingly carved up into criss-crossing lines and complex shapes. On the ground, you’ll find shallow grooves cut into the dry soil, anywhere from one to six feet wide. Get to higher ground, though, or get in an airplane, and it’s quickly revealed that these indentations combine to form larger, recognisable pictures. Among the most famous are the Spider, the Condor, the Giant, and the Monkey. So, how did they get there, and what do they signify?
The alien explanation is most infamously linked to the Swiss writer Erich von Däniken, who published his best-known book, “Chariots of the Gods?”, in 1968. Regarding the Nazca Lines, Von Däniken has variously suggested that they are landing strips for incoming alien crafts. The idea is that, at some point in the distant past, extraterrestrial beings showed up in Nazca, carved the ground up into recognizable images and symbols, before leaving (probably with a spaceship-full of Earthly resources). The theory goes that these aliens were humanoid and possibly shimmering, god-like, as they descended.
Scientific research doesn’t back Von Däniken up, however. Instead, after multiple studies and decades of sample-taking, the general conclusion is that the Lines were made by an ancient group of plain ol’ human beings. It’s thought that they were created up to around 1,500 years ago - between and around the years 500 BCE and 500 AD. They’ve then remained as they are due to the Nazca region being so relentlessly dry and unchanging in terms of climate. Their purpose is still something of a mystery, though. The most widely cited and supported theories are that they may have held some kind of spiritual, religious or ceremonial significance; that those that made them might have viewed them as a way to connect with their perceived gods, although of the non-alien variety; or, and most simply, that the Nazca Lines are (and were) built for the collection and irrigation of water, laid out that way for practical and decorative purposes all at once.
It’s a long trip from Peru to the United Kingdom, and yet here there’s one famous site that has continually inspired similar speculation; Stonehenge. These are arguably the most recognisable pieces of rock on the planet, arranged in a circular formation and a must-see place of pilgrimage for anyone interested in ancient archaeology, or in the coming and going of the summer and winter solstice. But again, why are they there, and how did Stonehenge come to be?
For a long while, aliens were touted as being a major part of the story. The enduring mystery is that many of the stones within Stonehenge actually originated some 150 miles away, in Pembrokeshire, Wales… so how did they get to where they ended up? Erich von Däniken is again among some of the earliest speculators to suggest that, well, aliens did it. In more recent times, the idea of a race of Earthly giants moving the stones has garnered more publicity.
Again, mainstream science doesn’t support either theory. Although, again, there’s an ongoing debate as to what really happened. In 2019, new research claimed to have discovered the precise region in Wales from which the stones were probably quarried. Meanwhile, since the 1990s especially, various neolithic building and transit techniques have been shown to be viable - including transporting the stones on a wagon (or sleigh) that’s then slid along a purpose-built track slathered in animal fat. It perhaps wasn’t glamorous, but it was possible… and all without an alien overlord watching on and cracking the whip.
Of course, another reason why sites like Stonehenge are so intriguing is because, ultimately, they’re not totally unique. There are various megalithic structures and monuments, discovered and excavated all over the map. Arguably one such site is more unique than the others, however; the Moai Statues on Rapa Nui, otherwise known as Easter Island. These enigmatic figures stare across their isolated home, captivating global interest. But, what’s their story?
Here, the main point of contention, and the first place that so-called ancient alienists debate, is the age of the statues. Most archaeologists date them as having been built up to 750 years ago, between 1250 and 1500. But not everyone agrees, with alternate theorists suggesting that the materials used are much, much older; and that some of the figures drop far, far deeper into the ground than the mainstream timeline allows them to. There are also apparent carvings on many of the statues, which some commentators suggest shows that their design was guided by a higher power. The idea, for those who claim “alien”, is that the Moai weren’t only the work of those who lived on Rapa Nui… but were inspired and influenced by some kind of probably supernatural, combining force.
Yet again, science and academia almost entirely disagrees. There are more than 900 Moai in total, and that number is actually growing… with new discoveries still being made. They were first seen by non-native Europeans in 1722, when a Dutch ship laid anchor for a week. Over the course of the next century or so, various other foreign groups visited, bringing with them massive problems such as disease and slavery, as well as the mass-conversion of indigenous peoples to Roman Catholicism. Over time, the statues have fallen more and more to ruin, but dating them to around 1250 is still the wider consensus. Meanwhile, it’s held that the statues were more simply built probably as tributes to dead ancestors… and as places of spiritual importance. No aliens required.
Finally, and while all the locations featured in this video are instantly recognisable in their own right, perhaps nothing trumps the Great Pyramid. Otherwise known as the Pyramid of Khufu, it was built to be Pharaoh Khufu’s tomb sometime around the year 2600 BCE. It’s both the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and the best surviving… so when it was built all those years ago, those behind it sure did a good job. Nevertheless, question marks over its origin have been raised for decades.
For those like Erich von Däniken, the Great Pyramid simply has to have been built by aliens. Its construction is too precise, too strong, and just too difficult to believe, otherwise. There’s also the long-debated idea that the Pyramid (and the two either side of it) were erected in just the right positions to perfectly align with the three stars of Orion’s Belt - a concept most closely associated with the Egypt-born Belgian writer, Robert Bauval.
However, in more recent times, many of the more otherworldly theories surrounding the Pyramid have been either outright debunked, or more scientifically acceptable ideas have come to the fore. For decades, there had been confusion as to exactly how the pyramid could have been completed… but now we know that it would have been achievable with rope and pulley systems. We also know, thanks to excavation work in the area, that a worker’s town of up to 40,000 people was built to host the workforce required, again without any need for alien tractor beams. After a discovery of a nearby and abandoned quarry in 2017, researchers are also confident as to exactly where the blocks of stone needed for the Pyramid came from. As with the Nazca Lines, Stonehenge and the Moai, there’s no doubt that the Great Pyramid does still hold many mysteries… but the alien claims appear to be getting weaker under modern study.
In general, for those who rally against the suggestion that an alien power might have been responsible for these sites, there’s also a wider issue at play. With the exception of Stonehenge, almost all ancient structures that are then attributed to extraterrestrials… are found in non-western countries, built by non-western cultures. The suggestion is, then, that there can be a racist undercurrent whenever an ancient site is written off as the work of aliens, just because its discoverers can’t figure it out. What do you think about this concern? Let us know in the comments. And also, what’s your opinion on the structures and monuments featured in this video? Have you ever visited any of them, and if so what did you think?
Because, while there are now plenty more accepted and credible scientific explanations for all of them, those are four ancient sites that are always linked to aliens.