Ever watch Ancient Aliens on History? It's a fun way to spend a Friday night because it's insane. Strange occurances and complex structures throughout history continue to baffle modern researchers. Did aliens built the pyramids? Or help Alexander the Great win a battle? Or are humans the aliens, sending our probes into space and landers to Mars?

General_Wolf_ asked: What is the most "aliens did it" moment in history?

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Siberian death cauldrons. Lovely.

The cauldrons of Death Valley (Siberia).

This story has always intrigued me. I wish there was more information out there about them or there would be another search for them with modern technology.

"Mirny is a town in the Republic of Sakha-Yakutia, nearly 3,800 miles east of Moscow. There, in the basin of the Vilyuy River, Russia has its own Death Valley. In the late 19th century, Russian explorer Richard Maack recorded strange tales told by locals about paranormal activity in this place.

One of the local rivers is called Olguydach, which means "a place with cauldrons." Another stream is called Algyi Timirnit ("The big cauldron sunk"). Locals told Maack that giant pots are buried deep in the earth, with edges as sharp as razors, and made of red metal. Some partly stuck out of the ground, and those who spent a night under them woke up feeling ill, weak and with an aching head. In the 19th century, locals said they even encountered giant people, who were one-eyed and clad in metal, sleeping underneath the cauldrons."

Probably just 19th century folk tales but still pretty cool.

I think modern "answers" to the mystery revolve around volcanic activity pushing up gases from the ground which caused the locals nausea, paranoia and hallucinations.


Stonehenge is a strange place.

Who the f*ck builds a Stonehenge?


The artwork related to this incident is so cool.

Historically, based on writings, there was a strange event that happened over the skies of Nuremberg in 1561 that sounds allot like a scifi battle between starships. (Related art).

In the morning of April 14, 1561, at daybreak, between 4 and 5 a.m., a dreadful apparition occurred on the sun, and then this was seen in Nuremberg in the city, before the gates and in the country – by many men and women. At first there appeared in the middle of the sun two blood-red semi-circular arcs, just like the moon in its last quarter. And in the sun, above and below and on both sides, the color was blood, there stood a round ball of partly dull, partly black ferrous color.

Likewise there stood on both sides and as a torus about the sun such blood-red ones and other balls in large number, about three in a line and four in a square, also some alone. In between these globes there were visible a few blood-red crosses, between which there were blood-red strips, becoming thicker to the rear and in the front malleable like the rods of reed-grass, which were intermingled, among them two big rods, one on the right, the other to the left, and within the small and big rods there were three, also four and more globes.

These all started to fight among themselves, so that the globes, which were first in the sun, flew out to the ones standing on both sides, thereafter, the globes standing outside the sun, in the small and large rods, flew into the sun. Besides the globes flew back and forth among themselves and fought vehemently with each other for over an hour. And when the conflict in and again out of the sun was most intense, they became fatigued to such an extent that they all, as said above, fell from the sun down upon the earth 'as if they all burned' and they then wasted away on the earth with immense smoke.

After all this there was something like a black spear, very long and thick, sighted; the shaft pointed to the east, the point pointed west. Whatever such signs mean, God alone knows. Although we have seen, shortly one after another, many kinds of signs on the heaven, which are sent to us by the almighty God, to bring us to repentance, we still are, unfortunately, so ungrateful that we despise such high signs and miracles of God. Or we speak of them with ridicule and discard them to the wind, in order that God may send us a frightening punishment on account of our ungratefulness.After all, the God-fearing will by no means discard these signs, but will take it to heart as a warning of their merciful Father in heaven, will mend their lives and faithfully beg God, that He may avert His wrath, including the well-deserved punishment, on us, so that we may temporarily here and perpetually there, live as his children. For it, may God grant us his help, Amen. By Hanns Glaser, letter-painter of Nurnberg.


Aliens built the pyramids and you know it.

It's funny any time people hypothesize about aliens having something to do with architecture, it's always some basic heavy stones stacked too neatly. Apparently aliens like to build really simple stuff in the style of the native inhabitants but do it just barely more sophisticated than the natives themselves could have done. Like when an adult builds blocks with a child and dumbs it down to the point where it stands up securely but otherwise sucks so the kid doesn't feel bad.


There were many major floods at the end of the last Ice Age.

There's a theory that the Black sea was actually land but it flooded, and there was a pretty advanced Neolithic civilization living there. Once it flooded, the civilization was destroyed and the knowledge was spread to stuff like Mesopotamia. It explains the great flood in the Bible, and since it is next to Turkey it explains that temple too. So yeah, probably this.


Aliens. Literally.

The 1987 Academy awards for best visual and sound effects.


Ancient underground cave cities. China has them too.

There are a bunch of underground cities in and around Turkey that are so old that nobody knows when and how they were built. The locals have been using them to hide out from Invaders for thousands of years. Some are large enough to house tens of thousands of people.


Most of human history is missing.

The things that get me are ancient sites like Gobleki Tepe, evidence of jewelry found in Denisovan caves, megalithic structures on the Pacific Islands, megalithic structures well under water.

Maybe not aliens, but there is something from our history we are missing. Like another advanced civilization before us.

There's evidence of the Younger Dryas event. How did the Sumerians know about every planet in our solar system? All that kind of shit. In their writings, they were told by "the gods."


Now we're not saying it was aliens but... it was probably aliens.

Alexander the Great in a battle claims that a celestial being came and shot a ray of light, destroying enemy fortifications and allowing his troops to pass.


And what if we're alone?

Humans on the moon and robots on Mars. From the perspective of those places, we are aliens.


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