UFO Conjectures

Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Chariots of the Gods [from 1970]

YouTube has the first (?) film attempt to promote/showcase Eric von Däniken's 1968 super seller:


Note the film derives from Erich von Daeniken's "novels":

The virtue of this 51 year-old effort lies in the "purity" of the extraterrestrail conjecture; the views almost innocent and "sensible."

The usual bromides are included:

And here is the interpretation of the often mentioned aerial crafts mentioned in ancient Indian literature, Vimana....(It differs from the craft as depicted by current Ancient Alien advocates):
Much is made, of course, of the movement of huge stones to construct everything from the pyramids to the statues on Easter Island, et al. (Our pal Daniel will find the film explicatory.)

To see how the Ancient Alien viewpoint was initially offered, before AA fanatics got hold of it and magnified the ET visitor suggestions to the point of a certitude, give the flick a few minutes of your time.



  • Thanks Rich, well that old documentary says it all, dosn't it!? One either excepts the
    logical explanation in the documentary, or doubts it, for what ever reason, one feels
    inclined. I for one, do not believe, that mankind in the antient past, had lifted & moved into place, ANY of those MEGALITHIC stone structure.Too big & far too heavy for us wee humans to even comprehend the possibility..We may have had a hand in fashioning/cutting the stone,but I think the ancient one's, had advanced technological
    help, of the MEGALITHIC kind. Oh boy! here we go:)...

    Either a race of Giant beings with Technology, or AA's Tech: from you know where; and I know you don't except that Rich, because of the vast distances in the cosmos, but it must be remembered,that if an advanced ET Technology is speeding through (time & space) then distance cannot be a problem.Either way you think about this, these megalithic stone thingies, are in place, for all to see for themselves.How can you explain this???..Daniel Nightmare:)........?

    By Blogger Daniel, at Wednesday, March 03, 2021  

  • Yah, Daniel:

    Those megalithic structures (all of them, statues, buildings, etc.) are hard to explain.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Wednesday, March 03, 2021  

  • Yes, when you look at the largest stones that have been put in place to build ancient structures, or see the intricate handiwork involved in stacking them, you have to shake your head in wonder. But then we also fail to reckon just how much manpower was available in ancient times to be called upon to move heavy objects. Thousands of slaves and a few smart engineers might equal an ET or Atlantean tractor beam. Modern studies attribute greater smarts to ancient humans, which translates to more highly evolved craftsmen/artisans. Ancient astronomers were pretty smart, as well. And of course whips have always been effective motivators.

    For me, there's the equally important question to how these structures were built. It's why there are so many similar structures in so many places across the globe, and across so many different cultures.

    By Blogger Ron, at Wednesday, March 03, 2021  

  • Somethings missing in our understanding, of our ancient past!?..

    Could it be that, a Technological infrastructure,far greater than what we have today,was in place at that time, across the globe, and a "global flood" & time, has erased the evidence of such,leaving only but the stone work of the ancient past..

    Just look at the state of the Pyramids for example,they look like they were hit by a giant tsunami, long ago!?............

    By Blogger Daniel, at Thursday, March 04, 2021  

  • The smooth limestone facings on the Pyramids fell away long ago, leaving the stair-step block underpinnings. No need for a tsunami when climate change and gravity would work just as well.

    But the climate on the Egyptian plain where they and the Sphinx rest supposedly was a lot wetter in the distant past. I don't recall if that was at the same time the Pyramids and Sphinx were supposedly built, or where the state of that argument rests today, but it's an intriguing idea.

    By Blogger Ron, at Thursday, March 04, 2021  

  • I would say to that Ron, in time, both could have taken place:) but one might consider how some,two to five ton stone blocks are missing from the Pyramids and strewn around,
    a tsunami might explain this,at some point in time,and of course the consideration of the Biblical flood talked about in the Bible, if one can except that!?.......

    By Blogger Daniel, at Thursday, March 04, 2021  

  • I was intrigued by your idea, Daniel, so I learned after my previous post that the outer limestone casings were loosened by earthquake circa 1303, and removed by later Egyptian rulers to use in building mosques and other buildings around Cairo.

    There was a lot of rubble, large and small, left around the pyramid's base in the aftermath. A recent theory suggests that thermal movement, the contracting and expansion of the rock by solar heating and cooling over the millennia -- the properties of which were unknown and therefore unplanned for by the Pyramids' engineers -- caused some blocks, already sitting at steep angles, to fall away from the core structure. So, a giant flood would not necessarily be needed for the results we see.

    The general climate of the region over this time frame must have played a great role in what we see today, but I don't have the specific knowledge to comment further, and that's fodder for another post or blog anyway.

    By Blogger Ron, at Thursday, March 04, 2021  

  • For all the goofiness of the argument, I still like the soundtrack. I used it in a video.

    By Blogger Claude Falkstrom, at Friday, March 05, 2021  

  • Yah, it does have a nice soundtrack....it was 1970, before hip-hop and the gagging music took hold.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Friday, March 05, 2021  

  • Haha:)...Ron:

    Good on you Ron, all of the above:)........

    By Blogger Daniel, at Friday, March 05, 2021  

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