Of all the people who have been working on various theories related to the possible existence of extraterrestrial beings, it is the Swiss author Erich Von Daniken who is possibly the most famous as well as infamous one. The name of Erich Von Daniken is famous for two things. Firstly, his fame can be attributed to the book “Chariots Of The Gods” which was written by him and was published in 1968. In this book, he proposed the concept of ancient astronaut theory for the first time which is the second reason behind Von Daniken becoming famous.
Who Is Erich Von Daniken?
Born on 14th April 1935 in the quite town of Zofingen in Switzerland, Erich as a small boy showed his interests towards ancient holy texts. It was this interest of his, which made him believe that the descriptions of various gods, goddesses and their weapons and vehicles that are found in the holy texts are not mere work of fiction.
He believed that the ancient man had been in contact with visitors from the outer space who taught mankind a lot of things that included mathematics, engineering, technology, agriculture and many other things. It is from this belief that he became one of the first and strongest proponents of the famous ancient astronaut theory.
Ancient astronaut theory – what is it actually?
The ancient astronaut theory is a hypothesis that claims that extraterrestrial beings from other planets visited earth since ancient times, and the highly intelligent aliens taught various facets of technology to the primitive man to give them a push towards moving to a developed world.