Thursday, November 25, 2010

Return of Extraterrestrials to the Andes: von Däniken Warns of the Mayan Calendar

Likely the most widely read and copied non-fiction author in the world, Erich von Däniken is the leading expert on extraterrestrials and ancient mysteries. Adding to global trepidation about the end of the Mayan Calendar in 2012, his latest book, Twilight of the Gods: The Mayan Calendar and the Return of the Extraterrestrials, makes startling revelations about the ancient, ruined city of Pumapunku, high in the Bolivian Andes.

He said, “Pumapunku was not built by its Stone Age inhabitants, in fact, there is no way it could have been. In years past, I reported on the site as a journalist, but this time, I document, with research and photos, what it was that left the first visitors breathless as they stood before these mighty stones four centuries ago.”

In his own riveting style, based on his extensive research and many expeditions, von Däniken systematically blows away the erroneous assumptions and prejudices that surround the theory that extraterrestrials constructed Pumapunku and lived there.

The Mayan calendar indicates that the Mayans’ celestial gods will return to earth in December, 2012. Von Däniken believes they will land at Pumapunku.

He said,

“The thought that extraterrestrials were here thousands of years ago is one that touches on a range of scientific fields, from prehistory, archeology, philology (especially linguistics), ethnology, evolution, genetics, philosophy, astronomy, astrophysics, exobiology, space travel and of course, theology. Going into greater depth than ever before, I prove that the so-called ‘gods’ will come again. We’re in for a shock of major proportions.

History buffs, followers of ancient mysteries and lost civilizations, believers and non-believers in ETs––everyone who loves a thrilling story will devour Twilight of the Gods, cover to cover. Adding to the spine-tingling facts about the construction of Pumapunku are several dozen of the author’s color photographs.

Erich Von Däniken’s lifelong fascination with extraterrestrials and early history first found expression in 1968 with the international best-seller Chariots of the Gods­­­­. Since then, his 31 books have sold more than 63 million copies, with several being made into films. He has also inspired and contributed to numerous TV specials, including the History Channel’s smash hit, "In Search of Ancient Astronauts."

The charismatic author makes frequent appearances on the international lecture circuit, in documentaries and on TV. He is the chairman of the Archaeology, Astronautics & SETI Research Association, and a regular contributor to its magazine, Legendary Times.

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