The Ancient Alien Question: A New Inquiry Into the Existence, Evidence, and Influence of Ancient Visitors

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"This work by Philip Coppens is an important and outstanding contribution."
-Erich von Daniken, best-selling author of Chariots of the Gods and Twilight of the Gods

Have we been visited by extraterrestrial beings?
Did these "ancient ...

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Overview


"This work by Philip Coppens is an important and outstanding contribution."
-Erich von Daniken, best-selling author of Chariots of the Gods and Twilight of the Gods

Have we been visited by extraterrestrial beings?
Did these "ancient aliens" contribute to the birth of human civilization?
Do our ancient monuments contain evidence of their presence?

The Ancient Alien Question reveals an array of astonishing truths, including:

  • A radically different understanding of the pyramids and how they were constructed
  • The origins of crystal skulls and how they were found
  • The extraordinary stories behind monuments such as the Nazca lines and Puma Punku, and who built them
  • How extraterrestrials came to our planet and the evidence that supports this

Analyzing the historical and archaeological evidence, Philip Coppens demonstrates there is substantial proof our ancestors were far more technologically advanced than currently accepted, and that certain cultures interacted with non-human intelligences. Our ancestors were clearly not alone.

Forty years after Erich von Däniken posed these questions in Chariots of the Gods, Coppens provides clear and concise answers to the great historical enigmas in a most accessible and readable format.

Your view of human history will never be the same again!

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Did aliens visit our planet in ancient times and leave their mark on early civilizations? In a sense, that question was first opened by Erich Von Däniken, who wrote the foreword of this book. His 1968 bestseller Chariots of the Gods laid out arguments that extraterrestrial beings had indeed visited earth thousands of years ago and left behind monuments, artifacts, and evidence of technological expertise that still astonish humankind. Philip Coppens' new book The Ancient Alien Question offers new ammunition for those who believe that ancient visitors once walked on this terrain. A controversial new age tome.

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"An important and outstanding contribution." —-Erich von Däniken, author of Chariots of the Gods
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781601631985
  • Publisher: Career Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/15/2011
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 143,562
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author


Philip Coppens is an internationally renowned investigative journalist, author, and regular contributor to magazines such as Atlantis Rising and NEXUS Magazine. He is labeled a skeptic by the believers, and a believer by the skeptics--a unique position which makes him a well-recognized voice of reason. He is the author of six books, including The New Pyramid Age, and is one of the leading contributors to The History Channel's popular series, Ancient Aliens. He lives in Edinburgh and Los Angeles, California.

Erich von Daniken is arguably the most widely read and most-copied nonfiction author in the world. He published his first (and most well-known) book, Chariots of the Gods, in 1968. It was a worldwide best-seller and has been followed by 31 more books including the recent hit History Is Wrong (New Page Books). His works have been translated into 28 different languages and have sold a total of 63 million copies. Several of his books have also been turned into films, and Erich's ideas have been the inspiration for a wide range of TV series, including the History Channel's smash hit special, "Ancient Aliens." He is an ever-present figure on the international lecture circuit. He lives in Switzerland.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2012

    Shocking

    I cannot speak highly enough about this book. Not only is it well thought out and well written, it also brings to life solid, factual proof that I have never even heard of before. This is a must read for anyone who is curious about the idea of ancient aliens.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 2, 2012

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    If you think you known Ancient Alien Theory, think again!

    I've read a few books on this particular topic as well as watched the History Channel Show. I thought I knew where the author was going to go with this book, but I was wrong. Unexpectedly the author shows how some past theories held high by the Ancient Alien community are in fact false. He also puts forth new ideas and questions that were previously unknown to me. Overall it's a great read with a lot of very well researched facts and ideas.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 20, 2012

    Very well written. If you read this book and it gives you the de

    Very well written. If you read this book and it gives you the desire to
    research, explore and discover for yourself, whether actually visiting
    places like Puma Punku, ETC - or pursuing your quest for knowledge from
    the comfort of your own home, then kudo's to Philiip!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 15, 2012

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    Engrossing!

    Being a big fan of the Ancient Aliens television show, this book really interested me. I couldn't put it down. Coppens' writing style flows well, and the information is presented in an unbiased way. The only thing bad about this book is it ended! I wanted more.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2012

    Definitely Recommend

    So far as I have been reading this book, it has been everything I have seen the author talk about when he is on the tv show Ancient Aliens. I also like the fact he credits others in the beginning of the book, like Eric Dankin and Micau Kaku for their research and input. A very good read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2012

    Makes you think

    There are two sides to every story. I sure enjoyed this side of the story and it left me wanting to learn more. Fast paced and gives you a ton of things to consider. May offend the devoted religious type but evidence is really there. Good stuff.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2012

    Very easy read. If you like the Ancient Alien series then you w

    Very easy read. If you like the Ancient Alien series then you will like this book

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2012

    Great

    One of the best books ever on this subject

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 6, 2012

    Compelling Read !

    I heard Philip Coppens for the first time on Ancient Aliens. I heard him interviewed on "The Paranormal Podcast" and I just had to get this book. A very compelling read; the arguments are well researched and although the prose is sometimes a little scattered - this material really hits hard.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 23, 2014

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    What I liked about the late Philip Coppens was that he was able

    What I liked about the late Philip Coppens was that he was able to see all sides of things. This book is a great primer to start with in exploring the ancient alien ides even if you never watched the series. There are a lot of things that have serious questions (and I'm not just talking about the age of the sphinx) and Coppens isn't afraid to say why he thinks aliens may or may not have been involved. The very fact that he is willing to explore other answers is precisely what makes his questions seem more important. There are indeed many more things in heaven and earth than we have ever dreamed in our philosophies.

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