Chariots of the Gods Author:Erich von Daniken Did spacemen visit the Earth thousands of years ago? Now we have proof! — Because we find electric batteries thousands of years old. Because we find strangebeings in perfect spacesuits with platinum fasteners. Because we find numbers with fifteen digits- something not registered by any computer- but how did these early men acquire the ability to ... more »create them?
Archaeology accepts such mysteries as puzzles. And stops cold.
Religions relate stories of gods who appeared with promises of a better life, only to use ultra-sophisticated weapons to destroy the people on Earth.
Now we are actually in a new Space Age. We have landed on the moon. With our new knowledge, we can re-examine history and begin to solve the puzzles of the past, with the evidence clearly before us of accomplishments and "miracles" impossible to have been achieved by primitive men. What were the fiery chariots that brought "gods" to Earth? Could they have been spaceships from one of the billions of stars capable of supporting life long before the Earth was cool? Read Chariots of the Gods? if you are ready to open your mind completely!« less
Although some of the references in the book are a bit dated (such as the "numbers with fifteen digits- something not registered by any computer- on the back cover description) since the book was originally copyrighted in 1968, this book can still give you cause to think about the possibility that the Earth was visited by beings from other civilizations in our distant past.
Chariots of the Gods is still one of my favorites, because I can fondly remember the many lively debates about the possibilty of life on other planets that it spawned among my high school classmates and myself back in the mid-'70's, especially after the movie documentary of the same name was released.