The show “Ancient Aliens” on the History Channel could be considered one of the most important shows ever to be on TV.
How can this be you ask? Well, I’ll start by telling you that I usually watch the show with the sound off. That’s because I don’t believe in Ancient Aliens. I think all of the evidence that they present doesn’t support any type of alien intervention in human history, but the evidence does reveal vitally important lessons about ourselves and our future.
How can a show who’s premise I entirely reject be considered the greatest show ever to be on television?
It’s because of the questions they ask as well as all the “evidence” they show which both can help us avoid the fate of previous civilzations.
There is no show on TV that has touched on all of the big questions humans face.
”Where did we come from?”
“How did humans become humans?“
”How much of what we’ve been taught about history is wrong?”
”Why is there similar architecture and religious stories across the world from ancient times?
And
“How did so called primitive civilizations of the past create magnificnet megalithic buildings that still inspire awe today?”
How do they answer all of these questions?
You guessed it - extraterrestrials. The way they go about “proving” the miraculous intervention by ETs is laughable at times. But that doesn’t denigrate the questions that they raise or detract from the breadth and variety of subject matter that they cover.
That is what makes this show so amazing. No other show touches on the origins of religion, the history of technology, , how did our ancestors brain size double in such a short period of time, how is the tech of today and tomorrow shaping our future, and how did the ancients built massive stone astronomically aligned, beautifully engineered and that will out last anything that’s being built today?
These are all vital questions that affect us all.
If you watch the show with an open mind and not for what they are trying to prove, you too can begin to see what the evidence actually proves.
My favorite epsidoes are the ones that delve into Gobelkli Tepe, the pyramids , and the other ancient megalithic structures in Central and South America. No other show, that I’m aware of, spends as much airtime on these subjects nor reaches such a vast audience by by highligting ancient megalithic structures and most importsntly - Asking the question “how were they built?”.
Gobekli Tepe which is one of the most important archeological finds in history is giving very little attention by any other TV program. Ancient Aliens has spent a lot of time on the agreed upon facts about this site which help to rewrite human history, all without the need for Martians. The sight is 12,000 plus years old and has totally changed the mainstream view on how agriculture thought to be essential for the creation of religion. This site is the oldest megalithic site so far found and it was built by hunter gatherers, which just a couple decades ago and proves they were much more advanced then previously thought.
(If you’ve not read up on Gobekli Tepe and also Pumapunku I highly recommend it. They will blow your mind but be careful as you deep dive into this subject a small part of you could be swayed to the belief that aliens did have a hand in their construction)
The show Ancient Aliens helps us to recapture the awe and amazement at what our ancestors were able to accomplish and illustrates the unlimited power of the human imagination. They help to breathe life back into these ancient stone structures even if they do so trying to prove man didn’t build them. Brining the question to a mass audience about how these were made so long ago is important. As well as highlighting the fact that mainstream archaeologists really have no idea how they were made.
These ideas that AA help bring to light are vitally important because understanding our past will help us build a better future (with or without aliens) By doing two things.
1. Giving us amazing ancient examples of what the human imagination can accomplish which are so incredible that people made a show about how humans couldn’t have built them and it had to be aliens.
and
2. Reminding us that these ancient abandoned buildings are tombstones for previous advanced civilizations that failed to adapt or innovate and no longer exist. And that most of what we know about them comes from their lasting memorials of megalithic stone structures.
These two concepts have radical implications for our civilization today -
The impossible is possible and even technologically advanced human civilizations can disappear. In fact the sheer number of megalithic buildings and their occursnce around the world attest to the fact human civilization is a fragile thing.
No other show on TV is prvoiding this perspective for us today. In all fairness they do argue that aliens built everything or that ETs provided advance technology for humans to do so. Which I don’t buy that at alL but that doesn’t diminish what this show has to offer.
I credit Anclient Aliens along with Graham Hancock for sparking my interest in examining ancient civilizations and looking for ways to help preserve the good of our own while striving to help improve it.
If you watch Ancient Aliens with the sound off or only listen to them when they talk about the megalithic structures or similarities in ancient religions then you might also be led to seriously question what we’ve told about our history by so the called experts which could lead viewers to begin questioning the official narrative that were given about today by the establishment and also about their vision of the futurez And if a lot of people do that It will help to create an awakening that just might help us prevent our mega-structures from becoming the tombstones of our civilization.
Without meaning to “Ancient Aliens” helps to remind us that humans are capable of accomplishing the impossible and also that even the most technological and powerful civilizations can disappear. For that I am grateful.
I tend to favor Graham Hancock’s theory that at one time there was an ancient advanced Human civilization that was wiped out by the Ice Age. The remnants of that once great civilization helped to restart human advancement. He says that “we are a species with amnesia”. For decades he was ridiculed for elaborating on this theory in his great book “Fingerprint of the gods”.
GobekIi Tepe in Turkey has rewritten the history of man and in doing so made Graham’s theory more possible.
i don’t know what truly happened in the past and we may never know the whole story. But what I’d do know is that every human alive has that same imagination that helped passed civilizations do amazing things but we also have within us the seeds of our own destruction.
Ancient Aliens appears on the surface seems to be a farcical show which takes advantage of the unthinking masses. And It’s criticized for not being history at all. But if you approach it in the right way and dig deeper into what they present (minus the alien gods) you can see its value and possibly agree that it‘s arguably the most important show on television.
“Why did the ancient advanced civilizations disappear and how can we prevent that happening again?”
That is a central theme that Ancient Aliens exposes to millions and it’s the question we must all answer. The ancients tell us man can do anything he puts his mind to but also that we should be humble because it could all be taken away at any moment.
I’m optimistic about the future. Humans are at a point where we can stave off extinction from internal and external forces but only if we heed the lessons of the past. Ancient Aliens provides an unlikely ally in safeguarding and advancing human civilization into an uncertain future.
Brad Miller




 

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