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Tsoukalos claimed that he and 25 other people had witnessed the Big Dipper hanging out in an unusual spot in the sky before stars began to fly away from the constellation.

Crystal skulls are fake. Not only do they not hold the power to channel any sort of mystical energy, but they arent even from the areas or time periods we believe them to be.

He worked as a sports promoter for the International Federation of Bodybuilding for years before finding his calling asAncient Aliensresident alien expert. Now were starting to understand why real experts get so worked up over this show.

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This theory proposes that aliens were indeed hanging out during theCivil Warand that huge political figures, including Abraham Lincoln himself, had seen extraterrestrials shortly before making big decisions.

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Katy Perry isnt some crazy celebrity outlier, more people have begun to believe in these ancient alien theories than in any god. In 2014, over 22 percent of respondents to a Pew Research Center survey admitted they did not subscribe to a particular religion. A good half of those did not feel the need to find a religion, choosing to rely on their belief in science instead.

Despite knowing that these artifacts are totally fake, not even made in the places of lore,Ancient Aliensclaimed that the skulls did indeed channel energy and that there were a total of 12 real skulls out there. That simply isnt true, as none of the skulls that have been studied have proven to be the real deal.

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Childress wasthe first to accusethe Smithsonian of hiding the real truth behind Tibetans living in the Grand Canyon. Unfortunately, in his argument against the institute, Childress referenced a scene inRaiders Of The Lost Ark.

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Following the incredibly popular special,Ancient Alienswas given a full-series run… and another… and another. The first season was a short six episodes. The series seasons have grown over the years, reaching to more than ten episodes per season.

Despite peoples faith in science, a very interesting statistic has popped up indicating that many may be more inclined to believe in unproven science than anything else.

The gamble didnt exactly pay off. H2 raked in far fewer viewers thanAncient Aliensdid when it was aired on The History Channel proper. The channel brought in an average of 392,000 prime time viewers… a far cry fromAncient Aliensusual 3 million viewer audience, but an increase of nearly double what H2 had been pulling before The History Channel began shipping their most popular franchises its way.

Weirdly enough, Perry has been the subject of multiple conspiracy theories, one of which accuses her of being a member of the Illuminati. The Illuminati are sometimes considered to be lizard people from outer space living amongst us… its all starting to come together.

A conspiracy has come forward in recent years accusing the Smithsonian of covering up evidence of the existence of ancient aliens. David Childress, author and frequent guest on the show, was blamed for at least partially propelling that conspiracy into the spotlight.

Ancient Aliensnever actually answers the all-important question: are they out there? Every episode ends with a maybe, or some believe, or could it be possible? There is never a definitive decision made on the existence of extraterrestrial life. Yet, Giorgio Tsoukalos absolutely believes in aliens.

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Fraud, fake death reports, and even Katy Perry, the secrets behind The History Channels controversial Ancient Aliens know no bounds.

Real scientists and archeologists with degrees and decades of experience in these fields constantly call out the series for presenting science as a form of magic while simultaneously ignoring proven scientific facts while presenting their argument.

Professionals have been quick to point out the hypocrisy of this and have warned of the dangers this kind of thinking could pose to the scientific community. We think its safe to say that these people are not fans.

Giorgio Tsoukalosput forward the ideathat maybe Nessie is not a cryptid or some ancient, surviving plesiosaurus. Tsoukalos pondered whether or not the belief that the mysterious creature was actually some sort of alien craft might not have some merit.

Season 12 even got to16, fans simply cant get enough of this show. The series has found its way into streaming platforms and DVD boxsets, allowing die-hard viewers access to their favorite conspiracies at any given time.

Many dubious viewers have questioned the veracity of the shows incredible claims, and with good reason. As it turns out, many of the series most outlandish theories are supported by fake evidence and straight-up lies told by fake experts with no real experience or education in their supposed fields.

However, Daniken tried to gloss over the events, saying he was framed in a bookkeeping incident that resulted in a hotel he was managing to go into debt. Daniken also claimed that this incident had hurt his reputation.

Giorgio Tsoukalos is both universally beloved and hated at the same time. His fans are true to the end, but those who disagree with his principles become terrifyingly creepy on occasion. Bothparody news sitesand everydayTumblrposts alike have published harrowing accounts of Tsoukalos pretend demise.

As evidence, Tsoukalos pointed to large amounts of electromagnetic fields supposedly present near Loch Ness sightings. Tsoukalos then questioned the cryptids ability to create wormholes that spacecraft would then be able to use to enter Earth. Nessie is a Stargate, basically.

Perrys belief in aliens is exactly why she wrote her 2010 space jam E.T.Perry revealedthat she had been wondering whether or not a planet full of hot aliens could exist… and whether or not she would ever meet one of these aliens, of course.

The Glen Rose dinosaur footprints have long been known to be at least partially fake– local residents and tourists carved footprints into the stone. Despite this being common knowledge in the scientific community,Ancient Aliensrelied on the stones as evidence that aliens were somehow involved in the dinosaurs mass extinction.

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Then there wasAncient Aliens, which tried to claim aliens caused the extinction of the dinosaurs. Thats obviously a controversial stance, but the show took things even further when they attempted to fake evidence of proof of their theory.

The theory goes on to claim that the ghost of George Washington was present in Gettysburg and that Ambrose Bierce had written about strange goings-on like people going missing and interdimensional travel.

The New York Timeshas sincerevealed many lies inside the pages of Danikens books, including the claim of a visit to a cave filled with a metallic library that was really just a cave filled with birds.

Is this meant to imply that aliens abolished slavery? Lincoln was also rumored to have had a vision predicting his own death (though, its never been proven to have happened), the going theory is that aliens must have warned him about his death.

The scene depicts the Ark of the Covenant being locked away in a government storage facility. Childress has used this movie scene as an example for his explanation of how the government has covered up the truth about the Grand Canyon, dubbing his conspiracy theory Smithsoniangate.

Reality shows arent exactly known for their… well, reality, but The History ChannelsAncient Aliensis another beast entirely. This series presents itself as a serious authority on all things extraterrestrial, with actual experts presenting their very best arguments for the existence of distant alien life and how said aliens have been directly responsible for much of the worlds most important and historical moments.

Ancient Alienswas never intended to be the huge success that it was. Nobody was expecting this silly alien conspiracy theory show to become the cultural touchstone that it is today… not even The History Channel.

A small fraction of the population has been pushing the belief that dinosaurs belonging to different periods actually existed at the same time. Still more take this theory even further, purporting that human beings and dinosaurs walked the Earth simultaneously.

Even well-regarded institutions like the Smithsonian and the British Museum werescammed by fake crystal skullsthat didnt hail from Mexico or Central America, the believed origins of the famous items.

Real archeologists get just as wrapped in the dubious claims ofAncient Aliensas the rest of us. However, they have the knowledge and the know-how to realize when the show is simply making things up. Turns out… thats a frequent issue with theAncient Alienscrew and real archeologists arenothere for it.

When The History Channel first signed on to airAncient Aliensit was only as a two-hour special, clearly, it grew to be more than that.

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Silly connections to the government and death conspiracy theories are incorporated into the posts, of course. One bizarre post claimed to have the hope that their violent imagining of Tsoukalos passing would one day come true and insinuated that everyones favorite science host, Bill Nye the Science Guy was responsible for the murder… totally twisted.

The series main expert, Giorgio Tsoukalos (aka the guy with the hair), does not hold any sort of scientific or archeological degree. Tsoukalos actually attended Ithaca College, where he graduated with a degree in Sports Information Communication.

Making matters worse, the fake death reports are eerily similar in their gory details. It seems the popular method of murderingAncient Aliensresident expert is death by stabbing or assault.

So, who exactly is a die-hard fan of a show filled with frauds and fake evidence? Well, some major celebrities, for starters– like Katy Perry, who absolutely adores the series and totally believes in aliens. Perry toldRolling Stonethat the show had connected the dots for her and that the theories about sky people and pyramid observatories blew her mind.

Erich von Daniken was accused of fraud and embezzlement. A court psychologist gave an incredibly negative report of Danikens frame of mind, saying that he was a liar and was criminally unstable.

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Making matters even worse, many of the popular faces seen most often on the show have been proven to be frauds to a criminal degree. Yet, millions of viewers are tuning and believing these unbelievable theories every episode.

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So,Ancient Alienshas been accused of falsifying evidence and experts in the field find the theories proposed on the show to be problematic. Is it any wonder theres an entire three-hour documentary dedicated to debunking the series?

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Despite a few upticks here and there, the number has been slowly butsteadily droppingsince the advent of the internet.

Given the shows phenomenal success, it made perfect sense that The History Channel would attempt to capitalize on its popularity. The network took one of their most popular series and moved it to their fledgling sister channel, H2, in an attempt to boost viewership.

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Creepy death reports, mythological creatures, and even Katy Perry put in an appearance in the15 Behind-The-Scenes Secrets You Didnt Know AboutAncient Aliens.

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To be fair, the documentary was certainly a biased one, having been helmed by Chris White, author of several books prophesizing the Bible and exploring Christian beliefs.

Not only does Tsoukalos believe that aliens are real, but he also says hes seen one personally, and not that long ago. During a Reddit AMA, Tsoukalos claimed to have witnessed a UFO while participating in the Contact in the Desert Conference in Joshua Tree in 2014.

Daniken was sentenced to prison and spent that time writingGods From Outer Space, a follow-up to theChariots Of The Gods?which was frequently cited inAncient Aliens.

This is a dark spot on Americas history, a key event causing a rift between millions of people, and these guys are just going to go ahead and throw aliens at it. Not cool, guys. Not cool.

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Fans werent exactly happy about the move, especially those without access to H2. They were even more displeased when H2 was replaced with Vice. Thankfully for fans,Ancient Alienswas moved back to The History Channel.

Maybe you think people who believe in aliens are silly, and maybe you think believing in the Loch Ness monster is bonkers. However, did you know there is a section of the population that believe both of these myths are one and the same?

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White was also the leader of an evangelical non-profit organization. Sadly, Whites clearly biased motives add a bit of a caveat to his attempts to put the claims ofAncient Aliensin their place.

At this point, you may be wondering why a show made up of experts would be purporting so many false claims. Well, well tell you. Its because most of the shows experts arent actually experts at all. They claim to be, but a majority of them are simply theorists and authors.

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An estimated 35 percent of Americans believe that ancient aliens may have once visited the planet, while only 19 percent believe in evolution. A good42 percentof respondents said they believed in Creationist theory… but thats a much lower amount than the 47 percent reported in the early 90s.

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Ancient Aliens Debunkedcovers many of the topics discussed onAncient Aliens, picking apart the theories and pointing out the alleged lies and misinformation behind the shows claims.

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