Erich Von Daniken

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Erich Von Daniken AKA Erich Anton Paul von Däniken

Switzerland 1935 - present

Comments: flying saucers, Chariot of the Gods theory; UFOlogist; designed Mystery Park AKA Jungfrau Park, 2003; widely discredited theories of ancient aliens shaping Human destiny and building large monuments;

Teachers: William Dudley Pelley; Ignatius Donnelly; George Hunt Williamson; Andrija Puharich; Carl Sagan ; I. S. Shklovskii ; Charles Hapgood; Louis Pauwels ; Jacques Bergier ; H. P. Lovecraft; George Adamski; George King; George Van Tassel; Desmond Leslie;

Students; Michael Bertiaux; Marion Dorothy Martin; Ridley Scott , filmmaker; Peter Krassa; Nicholas Quaintmere; Michael Heron; Honi Werner; Guy Ballard of I AM movement; his wife Edna Ballard AKA Lotus Ray King; Elizabeth Clare Prophet; Dr. M. Doreal;

Friends: Juan Moricz; Father Crespi;

Enemies: Dr. Samuel Rosenberg ; Richard R. Lingerman ; Maria Reiche; Kenneth Feder ; Ronald Story ;

Organizations: Archaeology, Astronautics and SETI Research Association (AAS RA) ; Erich von Däniken's Research Society;

Author: Chariots of the Gods?, 1968; Gods from Outer Space (written in prison while serving Fraud charges); Hatten unsere Vorfahren Besuch aus dem Weltraum? ("Did our Ancestors have a Visit from Space?"), 1964; Arrival of The Gods, 1998; Return to the Stars , 1970; Gods from Outer Space, 1972; The Gold of the Gods, 1973; Miracles of the Gods: A Hard Look at the Supernatural , 1975; In Search of Ancient Gods: My Pictorial Evidence for the Impossible, 1976; According to the Evidence, 1977; Signs of the Gods, 1980; The Stones of Kiribati: Pathways to the Gods , 1982; The Gods and their Grand Design: The Eighth Wonder of the World, 1984; The Eyes of the Sphinx: The Newest Evidence of Extraterrestrial Contact, 1996; The Return of the Gods: Evidence of Extraterrestrial Visitations, 1998; Arrival of the Gods: Revealing the Alien Landing Sites of Nazca, 1998; The Gods Were Astronauts: Evidence of the True Identities of the Old "Gods", 2001; Odyssey of the Gods: An Alien History of Ancient Greece , 2002; History Is Wrong, 2009; Twilight of the Gods: The Mayan Calendar and the Return of the Extraterrestrials, 2010;

Resources: ; Nova documentary The Case of the Ancient Astronauts; see his page here - ; ; on whether early Lilith type tales have been the precursor to UFO tales today;