Last night I watched a December 2010 episode of Ancient Aliens called "Alien Devastations," which focuses on natural disasters and other catastrophes throughout history and ponders whether extraterrestrials may have been involved. Here are some of the events that were discussed on the show:
The ruins of a Maya city lie in Tortuguero, Mexico. The ancient city existed from 250-900 A.D., and Maya hieroglyphics were found in the ruins. Some theorists think that the Maya calendar is proof of their contact with ancient aliens-the calendar starts on August 11, 3114 B.C., which the Chilam Balam (a book that consists of 17th and 18th-century Maya manuscripts) says is the day that gods came from outer space to Earth.
In 1947, in a cave above the Judean desert, archaeologists found hundreds of documents that are believed to have been written in the time of Jesus. They came to be known as the Dead Sea Scrolls, and some of them told of a future war between "the forces of light and dark."
The Toba volcano in Indonesia erupted 75,000 years ago and caused a "climate change that nearly obliterated mankind."
Author/journalist Philip Coppens thinks that since in The Bible, Noah knew something about the future no one else did and had blueprints for the ark, he may have had contact with aliens (which proves my theory that believing in aliens is no stranger than believing in God). At this point, a drawing of dead dinosaurs lying near Noah's Ark popped up on the TV screen, and I kind of wanted to throw something at the TV. Dinosaurs and humans did not exist at the same time...just because it happened on The Flintstones doesn't mean it happened in real life, and you should know that, History Channel!
An Indonesian tsunami killed 230,000 people in 2004; it was caused by movement of tectonic plates, and there were many reports of UFO sightings before the tsunami.
In 2010, the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland erupted for the first time in almost two hundred years; a news station got footage of a V-shaped object flying near the volcano.
On April 14, 1561 in Nuremberg, Germany, several UFOs appeared and released colored discs into the sky; "tubes resembling cannon barrels also appeared, and the objects began to fight each other." The fighting went on for an hour, then they caught on fire, fell out of the sky, and turned into steam.
During the Black Plague, several UFOs were seen dispensing some kind of mist before large numbers of people started dying.
I don't really see much evidence of alien involvement in some of the things mentioned on the show (such as the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Toba volcano, and Noah's Ark), but I think it could be possible in the rest of the things they talked about since there were UFO sightings around those events. One question the show asked is whether aliens were involved in these events as a way of controlling the population, and it's an interesting theory, but I don't know why aliens would be so interested in controlling the population of Earth since they don't live here. Either way, I enjoyed the episode, and it was really thought-provoking.
My rating: 7.5/10