Many theorists back the stories about ancient aliens, claiming there is quite a lot of evidence of their existence. Have beings from another world truly visited our ancestors, or are all those stories just originating from a bunch of misinterpreted clues and hoaxes?
1. The Vimanas
Ancient Sanskrit stories reveal one of the strangest ancient alien myths of all time, talking about unusual flying machines called Vimanas. What really makes these stories weird is that they were written thousands of years ago and they resemble modern UFO tales.
The city of Teotihuacan reveals that its builders had extensive knowledge of astronomy and astrology that far surpasses that of later cultures, with its pyramids mirroring the exact position of our Solar System's planets and Sun. Could their remarkable knowledge have come from beyond the stars?
3. Sumerians and the Annunaki
One of the oldest civilizations on Earth, the Sumerians believed they were genetically engineered by an alien race called the Annunaki to serve as workers for mining gold. This is probably one of the most well-known ancient alien myths.
4. The Waffle Rock
One of the most unusual myths about ancient aliens is linked to the Waffle Rock in West Virginia. A solid stone about 6 feet in height, with its bottom buried deep underground, this strange rock features a remarkable array of carvings that form a waffle-like pattern which some claim had to have been made using some form of advanced technology.
5. Mystery Stone
Discovered in 1872, the New England Mystery Stone is a strange, egg-shaped stone that scientists know almost nothing about, even today. Its age, meaning, strange inscriptions, and even its method of carving has puzzled all those who have studied the stone, some of which hinting that it could be alien in origin.
6. The Death Valley Underground City
In the 1800s, two explorers discovered a strange underground city in Death Valley, California, with artifacts similar to those in Ancient Egypt and well-preserved mummies more than 8 feet in height. The Paiute Indians have told of legends about the city, claiming it was inhabited more than 5,000 years ago by a race of mysterious people called the Shin-Au-Av.
7. Pacal's Sarcophagus
Pacal the Great, who ruled the Mayan city of Palenque, was buried inside a pyramid in a sarcophagus that became a classic Mayan work of art. Its carvings and artistic representations, however, seemed to show Pacal in a spaceship at the moment of take-off.
8. The Little People of North America
One strange alien myth from the past is told by Native American folklore that talks about a mysterious race of little people who had resided in North America. In 1932 a very small, well-preserved mummy was discovered just 60 miles southwest of Casper, in the state of Wyoming.
9. The Judaculla Rock
Yet another rock with mysterious markings, the Judaculla Rock is claimed by some to be more than 10,000 years old and containing messages from an alien civilization that may have visited the Earth a long time ago.
10. Puma Punku
Bolivia's Puma Punku is a field of stone ruins featuring enormous and very precisely carved stone blocks believed to have been manufactured by ancient aliens. According to experts, these stones would be extremely difficult to cut, even with modern technology, due to their incredible hardness and weight.
The existence of ancient aliens is still an extremely controversial topic today. What do you think of these myths? Do you think there may be some truth behind them?