It‘s Probably (not) Aliens!

It‘s Probably (not) Aliens!

Was Earth really visited by mysterious extraterrestrial travelers thousands of years ago as many proponents of ”ancient astronaut theory” believe? What are the hidden secrets and mysteries behind ancient monuments and forgotten civilizations? Every week, historian Tristan Johnson and regular human person Scott Niswander dive through the archives to learn about the fascinating histories of ancient civilizations while also debunking the myths and straight-up lies presented in History Channel‘s massively popular tv show Ancient Aliens that has sparked a new generation of conspiracy theorists. We hope through this show, you can gain an appreciation for just how cool ancient societies were, and not simply credit their impressive advancements to alien visitors. NEW EPISODES EVERY WEEK! Follow the show so you don‘t miss an episode, and leave us a review! It really helps us out!

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May 17, 2022 55 min

In this special episode, we’re answering your questions about conspiracies, weird aliens, Star Trek, and the ethics of watching Ancient Aliens for fun. You can ask us more questions for future episodes at http://ProbsNotAliens.com

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We're back with another grab bag episode of ancient astronaut theories featuring Mildred from Thought Slime and Scaredy Cats! Did the famed Baghdad Battery power ancient civilizations with electricity? What's with the weird bones archaeologists found hidden in Egypt? And most importantly, is our precious moon secretly hollow for some reason? Let's find out!

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Crop circles were all the rage decades ago, but the trend has died out in recent years. Why is that? Are the aliens not wanting to doodle for us  anymore? Or did the human artists who made them just get better paying jobs? We’ll never know!

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In part 2 of our biography series on Erich von Däniken, we’re discussing the many books and authors that the daddy of fake history (allegedly) plagiarized ideas from. We also go on a big rant near the end about von Däniken’s legacy in the present day, and how it’s infuriating.

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It's about time we dove into a little biography of the man who started the whole Ancient Aliens trend, Erich von Däniken. Who was he? Who is he? Who hasn't he stolen from? All of these questions and less will be answered in this two-part series!

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Today, we’re taking a nice long look at the many potential reasons why the Mayan Empire collapsed. All of them are interesting, but none of them involve space aliens.

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Let’s welcome back special guest Dr. Andrew Mark Henry from the popular YouTube channel Religion For Breakfast to discuss the mythical Great Flood. Why do so many cultures and religions around the world have stories of a big flood wiping out civilization? Did such an event actually happen? Are aliens behind it? Let’s find out!

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Mysterious Egyptian hieroglyphs were found in Australia in the 1970s, and scholars were baffled. Some believe this is proof that ancient Egypt had access to advanced technology like planes or space ships. Is that the case? We have mythology enthusiast and certified Australian Dael Kingsmill on the show to help us get to the bottom of it!

Check out Dael's fantastic YouTube channel and watch the full Dusk playlist!

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WARNING: Please do not listen to this episode if you are not interested in hearing detailed descriptions of animals being killed and decomposing.

Turns out, aliens can't get enough of earth cows. They love these little beauties! So much so that conspiracy theorists have long believed that aliens visit farms to steal, kill, and dissect our animals just for fun. But what could the real reasons be behind an alarming series of catt...

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HOLES! What are they for? How are they made? We’ll never know for sure. But today we’re talking about the Band of Holes and how this strange mile-long stretch of shallow holes may have played an important part in the Incan Empire, but not the way Ancient Aliens thinks.

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We're traveling back to 1984 today to meet ALH84001, or as we like to call him, Al! Al is an ancient chunk of Mars that made its way to Earth, and scientists have been arguing for decades if this cute little space potato may prove the existence of alien life!

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Once again Scott takes the reins and teaches Tristan about the Ark of the Covenant! Is it a nuclear reactor? Is it a big battery that aliens need to recharge every so often? Are there dozens of them scattered throughout the world? I don't really know, but here's what my research found.

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Tristan is away so Scott will play... with rocks! Why do people see strange lights in the sky right before an earthquake? Is there a secret city of aliens hidden in the depths of a volcano? What's the deal with plateaus, like in general? And most importantly, do aliens control the weather as a way of manipulating the human species? Let's dive into some 4th-grade earth science to find out!

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Look, we’re not smart enough to explain the physics of time travel to you all. But thankfully Isaac Arthur is! So let’s explore the big question of if time travel is even physically possible before we answer the main question plaguing our minds: are aliens just time traveling humans?

Check out Isaac Arthur on YouTube!

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We're exploring another claim about ancient aliens creating life on Earth. This time, it's not about us humans, but folks a little bigger. Did aliens create mythical giants like the biblical Goliath? We have Trey the Explainer on to help us get to the bottom of it!

Check out TREY the Explainer on YouTube and Twitter @Trey_Explainer!

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Were the ancient Sumerian deities known as the Anunnaki secretly aliens who created humanity to be their slaves to mine gold? And how is this all connected to a talking dog cartoon?? Let’s find out!

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Today, Tristan is joined by astrobiologist Lena Vincent to talk about the search for alien life, how we could make some fresh new life of our own, and what "life" even is. Scott is not in this episode because he got distracted making dinner and completely missed out on this rad conversation. Seriously, I wish it was a better excuse. ADHD, man. What can you do?

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Did the Zuni people make first contact with alien life forms? Are they still in contact with them? Is this all just a really sad story of exploitation? The answer to at least one of those questions is yes, unfortunately. This one gets us all kinds of steamed up.

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January 11, 2022 46 min

How did the Dogon people know about a small companion star to Sirius A that you can’t see with the naked eye… without access to advanced equipment? Did aliens swoop down and tell these folks about the universe? Or was it a roaming band of French nerds?

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King Akhenaten has an absolutely buck wild history! Any art depicting him looks drastically different than other Pharaohs, with a bulbous head, spindly arms, and overall alien-esque appearance. And after he died, any mention of him was scratched out of Egyptian history almost like ancient Egyptians were trying to cover something up...

SPOILERS: They were. But it's not what you think.

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