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Erich    von    Däniken,    born    on    April    14th,    1935    in    Zofingen, Switzerland. During   his   formative   years   at   the   renowned   Collège   St-Michel   in Fribourg,   Switzerland,   Erich   von   Däniken   immersed   himself   in ancient   holy   writings   and   unsolved   archaeological   puzzles.   As   a young   gastronome,   he   began   writing   topic-related   articles   before eventually   authoring   his   international   best   seller   Chariots   of   the Gods.    Erich    von    Däniken    has    held    countless    lectures    and discussions   at   public   forums   and   educational   institutions.   His   40 books   have   sold   over   67   million   copies   and   have   been   translated into 32 languages. His   bestselling   books,   Chariots   of   the   Gods   and   Mysteries   of   the   Gods   have   inspired   two documentary   films.   The   Baden-Baden-based   television   station   Sudwestrundfunk   filmed   a three-part documentary on Erich von Däniken’s works. In   1993,   Erich   von   Däniken   moderated   a   25-part   television   series   on   SAT-I.   Its   success   kept it in broadcast twice a month for a whole year. In   1996,   the   US   television   network   ABC   produced   a   $1.2   million   dollar   documentary   with Erich   von   Däniken.   The   German   station   RTL   broadcast   the   film   throughout   Europe   that   the same   year.   With   4.57   million   viewers,   the   show   reached   the   highest   audience   rating   on every   channel.   In   total,   69%   of   the   viewers   were   under   50   years   of   age.   Even   the   rerun event on May 1, 1997 attracted 3.17 million viewers. The   world’s   largest   public   broadcaster,   ARD,   produced   a   1998   documentary   about   Erich von   Däniken   and   in   February   of   2001,   the   British   television   station   Twenty-Twenty   also made   a   biography   about   Erich   von   Däniken.   It   was   first   broadcast   on   Channel   4   and   has since   travelled   throughout   the   world.   In   2009,   the   US   television   channel   History   began   a groundbreaking   series   about   Erich   von   Däniken’s   hypotheses   entitled   Ancient   Aliens.   The series    received    the    highest    audience    rating    History    has    ever    received.    This    success launched   continued   filming   and   by   March   of   2016,   this   series   will   boast   a   total   of   120   shows while running in many languages throughout the world. Starting   in   February   of   2011,   Erich   von   Däniken   has   written   a   regular   column   for   the   Swiss newspaper   Blick   am   Abend.   By   March   of   2016,   128   columns   will   have   been   published   and the series is planned to continue. Honours Erich   von   Däniken   has   received   many   honours   throughout   the   years.   Including   an   honorary doctorate   (Dr.h.c.)   from   the   University   of   Bolivia   (1975),   as   well   as   honorary   citizenship   from the   city   of   Nazca,   which   gained   notoriety   through   its   mysterious   lines   and   carvings.   In   the fall   of   1987,   he   became   an   honorary   member   of   the   Cordon   bleu   du   Saint-Esprit   order together   with   the   German   astronaut   Ulf   Merbold.   Erich   von   Däniken   received   the   Premio Lourenço   Filho   in   gold   and   platinum   in   Brazil.   (Lurenço   Filho   was   a   Brazilian   educator comparable to the Swiss Heinrich Pestalozzi). In   2004,   the   World   Explorer’s   Club   awarded   Erich   von   Däniken   with   the   World   Explorer Prize. The ceremony was held at the University of Lodz in Poland. On   April   8,   2013,   the   Brazilian   metropolis   of   Curitiba   honoured   Erich   von   Däniken   for   his entire body of work on unsolved mysteries from the past. And the science... Year   after   year,   Erich   von   Däniken’s   ideas   gain   more   momentum   in   scientific   circles.   For example,   the   Nobel   Prize   holder   Francis   Crick   published   a   book,   Life   Itself   (Piper   Verlag), where   he   states   “Life   on   earth   began   in   the   form   of   micro-organisms   that   were   sent   into space towards Earth by a higher civilisation billions of years ago with an unmanned rocket.” Together   with   the   mathematics   genius   Nalin   Chandra   Wickramasinghe,   the   world-famous British   astrophysicist   Sir   Fred   Hoyle   published   the   work   Evolution   from   Space   (Ullstein- Verlag),    where    the    scientists    support    the    idea    that    life    was    not    created    on    earth    and Darwinian   theories   should   be   amended.   In   reality,   mutations   came   from   intelligent   lifeforms from    space.    Erich    von    Däniken    initially    proposed    these    same    ideas    in    his    1977    work According to the Evidence (Chapter 5). In   the   Journal   of   the   British   Interplanetary   Society,   No.   36,   Dr.   Robert   A.   Freitas   from   the Xenology   Research   Institute   (Sacramento,   California)   suggested   a   new   research   project   by the   name   of   SETA.   In   contrast   to   the   existing   project   SETI   (Search   for   Extra-terrestrial Intelligence),   SETA   (Search   for   Extra-terrestrial Artefacts)   would   research   evidence   of   extra- terrestrials   in   our   solar   system.   This   is   the   precisely   what   Erich   von   Däniken   has   done   for 50 years. The   Russian   scientist   Dr.   Vladimir   V.   Rubtsov   suggested   in   1980   at   a   symposium   in   Kaliga that   a   new   branch   of   science   by   the   name   of   Palaeovisitology   be   created.   This   new   field describes extra-terrestrial visits in geological and prehistoric times. At   the   33rd   conference   of   the   International   Astronautical   Federation,   held   in   Paris   from September   27   to   October   2,   1982,   Dr.   Michael   Papagiannis,   astronomer   at   the   Boston University   suggested   searching   for   traces   of   extra-terrestrial   intelligence   in   the   asteroid   belt: “We   would   look   pretty   stupid   to   future   generations   if   we   would   continue   to   search   for   extra- terrestrial   civilisations   on   far-distant   stars   while   the   answer   could   be   found   here   directly   in our solar system.” In   1985,   the   first   scientific   anthology   about   Erich   von   Däniken’s   topics   appeared   (Aus   Den Tiefen   Des   Alles   -   From   the   Depths   of   Space   -   Grabert/Hohenrain-Verlag).   The   following scientists provided contributions for this: -Dr.   Luis   Navia,   Philosophy   Professor   at   the   New   York   Institute   of   Technology,   New   York, USA -Dr. Philip A. Ianna, Astronomy Professor at the University of Virginia, USA -Dr. Harry O. Ruppe, Aerospace Engineering Professor at the Technical University Munich -Prof. Dr. Sir Fred Hoyle, Astrophysics Professor, Great Britain -Dr. Francis H.C. Crick, Nobel Prize holder and Microbiology Professor, San Diego -Dr.   Dileep   Kumar   Kanjilal,   Sanskrit   Professor   at   the   Calcutta   Sanskrit   College,   Calcutta, India In   the   meantime,   hundreds   of   book   titles   about   Erich   von   Däniken’s   ideas   exist   throughout the   world   by   a   multitude   of   authors.   Countless   television   series   and   films   are   based   on   his thoughts, such as Stargate and Prometheus. In   general   it   can   be   concluded   that   despite   criticism   from   conservative   chairs,   the   science community   is   warming   up   to   Erich   von   Däniken’s   ideas   more   and   more.   Erich   von   Däniken is already no longer capable of fulfilling the countless requests for lectures and discussions. That   is   why   Erich   von   Däniken   holds   more   and   more   lectures   in   closed   societies   like   the Lions,    the    Kiwanis,    the    Rotarians,    international    corporations,    banks    and    lodges.    The Masonic   Grand   Lodge   Grande   Oriente   Do   Parana   honoured   Erich   von   Däniken   in   April   of 2013 for his courageous life’s work in the city of Curitiba/Brazil. Erich   von   Däniken   is   a   member   of   the   Swiss   Pen-Club   and   the   Swiss   Writer's   Guild.   He   is   a co-founder   of   the   association   for   Archaeology,   Astronautics   and   SETI   (AAS),   a   non-profit association   that   deals   with   his   topics.   He   also   founded   the   Mystery   Park   in   Interlaken, Switzerland and wrote all the texts for it. (Today: Jungfrau-Park ). Voices from the science world about Erich von Däniken's theories: " Erich   von   Däniken's   hypothesis   will   have   an   increasing   effect   on   society,   science,   literature and   art.   Furthermore,   he   contributes   to   the   solution   to   terrestrial   problems.   The   search   for extraterrestrial intelligence is a concern that affects all of humanity." (Dr. Vladimir Avinsky, Geologist, Kuibyschew, Russia) "This   theory   throws   more   light   on   the   gathered   documents   about   early   human   history   than some   other   explanatory   hypotheses.   With   this   you   have   an   extraordinary   tool   in   your   hands and    you    can    detect    the    common    theme    throughout    the    confusing    labyrinth    of    human development on this planet." (Dr. Luis E. Navia, Professor for Philosophy, New York Institute of Technology) "It is possible that extra-terrestrials visited our home planet in the past." (Dr. Harry O. Ruppe, Professor for Aerospace Technology, TU Munich) "Throughout   the   entire   history   of   the   Earth   and   life   up   to   the   time   of   historical   records,   the traces   of   extra-terrestrial   intelligence   on   our   planet   are   clear.      It   is   a   great   task   to   detect   the true   backgrounds   of   countless   historical   puzzles   and   to   reconsider   the   early   history   of humanity." (Dr. Johannes Fiebag, Geologist, Bad Neustadt, Germany) “Old   Indian   texts   clearly   prove   that   the   Earth   was   visited   and   influenced   by   extraterrestrials in the distant past.” (Prof.   Dr.   Dileep   Kumar   Kanjilal,   Professor   for   Sanskrit   and   Indology   at   the   Sancrit   College, Calcutta, India ) ***** Erich   von   Däniken   receives   up   to   400   emails   a   day   –   plus   faxes   and   letters   –   because of   this   amount,   he   is   not   able   to   answer   all   writings   and   questions   personally.   We thank you for your understanding.
Biography of Erich von Däniken
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Erich   von   Däniken,   born   on April 14th,        1935        in        Zofingen, Switzerland. During   his   formative   years   at   the renowned    Collège    St-Michel    in Fribourg,   Switzerland,   Erich   von Däniken     immersed     himself     in ancient       holy       writings       and unsolved   archaeological   puzzles.   As   a   young gastronome,    he    began    writing    topic-related articles      before      eventually      authoring      his international   best   seller   Chariots   of   the   Gods. Erich   von   Däniken   has   held   countless   lectures and      discussions      at      public      forums      and educational    institutions.    His    40    books    have sold    over    67    million    copies    and    have    been translated into 32 languages. His   bestselling   books,   Chariots   of   the   Gods   and Mysteries     of     the     Gods     have     inspired     two documentary      films.      The      Baden-Baden-based television   station   Sudwestrundfunk   filmed   a   three- part documentary on Erich von Däniken’s works. In   1993,   Erich   von   Däniken   moderated   a   25-part television   series   on   SAT-I.   Its   success   kept   it   in broadcast twice a month for a whole year. In   1996,   the   US   television   network   ABC   produced a   $1.2   million   dollar   documentary   with   Erich   von Däniken.   The   German   station   RTL   broadcast   the film   throughout   Europe   that   the   same   year.   With 4.57   million   viewers,   the   show   reached   the   highest audience   rating   on   every   channel.   In   total,   69%   of the   viewers   were   under   50   years   of   age.   Even   the rerun   event   on   May   1,   1997   attracted   3.17   million viewers. The     world’s     largest     public     broadcaster,    ARD, produced    a    1998    documentary    about    Erich    von Däniken    and    in    February    of    2001,    the    British television    station    Twenty-Twenty    also    made    a biography    about    Erich    von    Däniken.    It    was    first broadcast   on   Channel   4   and   has   since   travelled throughout   the   world.   In   2009,   the   US   television channel    History    began    a    groundbreaking    series about    Erich    von    Däniken’s    hypotheses    entitled Ancient   Aliens.    The    series    received    the    highest audience    rating    History    has    ever    received.   This success   launched   continued   filming   and   by   March of   2016,   this   series   will   boast   a   total   of   120   shows while   running   in   many   languages   throughout   the world. Starting   in   February   of   2011,   Erich   von   Däniken has     written     a     regular     column     for     the     Swiss newspaper   Blick   am   Abend.   By   March   of   2016, 128    columns    will    have    been    published    and    the series is planned to continue. Honours Erich    von    Däniken    has    received    many    honours throughout     the     years.     Including     an     honorary doctorate   (Dr.h.c.)   from   the   University   of   Bolivia (1975),   as   well   as   honorary   citizenship   from   the city   of   Nazca,   which   gained   notoriety   through   its mysterious   lines   and   carvings.   In   the   fall   of   1987, he   became   an   honorary   member   of   the   Cordon bleu     du     Saint-Esprit     order     together     with     the German   astronaut   Ulf   Merbold.   Erich   von   Däniken received   the   Premio   Lourenço   Filho   in   gold   and platinum   in   Brazil.   (Lurenço   Filho   was   a   Brazilian educator     comparable     to     the     Swiss     Heinrich Pestalozzi). In   2004,   the   World   Explorer’s   Club   awarded   Erich von   Däniken   with   the   World   Explorer   Prize.   The ceremony   was   held   at   the   University   of   Lodz   in Poland. On    April    8,    2013,    the    Brazilian    metropolis    of Curitiba   honoured   Erich   von   Däniken   for   his   entire body of work on unsolved mysteries from the past. And the science... Year   after   year,   Erich   von   Däniken’s   ideas   gain more   momentum   in   scientific   circles.   For   example, the   Nobel   Prize   holder   Francis   Crick   published   a book,   Life   Itself   (Piper   Verlag),   where   he   states “Life     on     earth     began     in     the     form     of     micro- organisms   that   were   sent   into   space   towards   Earth by   a   higher   civilisation   billions   of   years   ago   with   an unmanned rocket.” Together     with     the     mathematics     genius     Nalin Chandra      Wickramasinghe,      the      world-famous British   astrophysicist   Sir   Fred   Hoyle   published   the work   Evolution   from   Space   (Ullstein-Verlag),   where the   scientists   support   the   idea   that   life   was   not created   on   earth   and   Darwinian   theories   should   be amended.      In      reality,      mutations      came      from intelligent   lifeforms   from   space.   Erich   von   Däniken initially   proposed   these   same   ideas   in   his   1977 work According to the Evidence (Chapter 5). In   the   Journal   of   the   British   Interplanetary   Society, No.   36,   Dr.   Robert   A.   Freitas   from   the   Xenology Research       Institute       (Sacramento,       California) suggested   a   new   research   project   by   the   name   of SETA.    In    contrast    to    the    existing    project    SETI (Search    for    Extra-terrestrial    Intelligence),    SETA (Search     for     Extra-terrestrial     Artefacts)     would research   evidence   of   extra-terrestrials   in   our   solar system.    This    is    the    precisely    what    Erich    von Däniken has done for 50 years. The    Russian    scientist    Dr.    Vladimir    V.    Rubtsov suggested   in   1980   at   a   symposium   in   Kaliga   that   a new     branch     of     science     by     the     name     of Palaeovisitology     be     created.     This     new     field describes   extra-terrestrial   visits   in   geological   and prehistoric times. At     the     33rd     conference     of     the     International Astronautical     Federation,     held     in     Paris     from September    27    to    October    2,    1982,    Dr.    Michael Papagiannis,   astronomer   at   the   Boston   University suggested   searching   for   traces   of   extra-terrestrial intelligence   in   the   asteroid   belt:   “We   would   look pretty    stupid    to    future    generations    if    we    would continue   to   search   for   extra-terrestrial   civilisations on    far-distant    stars    while    the    answer    could    be found here directly in our solar system.” In   1985,   the   first   scientific   anthology   about   Erich von   Däniken’s   topics   appeared   (Aus   Den   Tiefen Des     Alles     -     From     the     Depths     of     Space     - Grabert/Hohenrain-Verlag).          The          following scientists provided contributions for this: -Dr.   Luis   Navia,   Philosophy   Professor   at   the   New York Institute of Technology, New York, USA -Dr.   Philip   A.   Ianna,   Astronomy   Professor   at   the University of Virginia, USA -Dr.     Harry     O.     Ruppe,    Aerospace     Engineering Professor at the Technical University Munich -Prof.   Dr.   Sir   Fred   Hoyle,   Astrophysics   Professor, Great Britain -Dr.   Francis   H.C.   Crick,   Nobel   Prize   holder   and Microbiology Professor, San Diego -Dr.   Dileep   Kumar   Kanjilal,   Sanskrit   Professor   at the Calcutta Sanskrit College, Calcutta, India In    the    meantime,    hundreds    of    book    titles    about Erich    von    Däniken’s    ideas    exist    throughout    the world     by     a     multitude     of     authors.     Countless television    series    and    films    are    based    on    his thoughts, such as Stargate and Prometheus. In    general    it    can    be    concluded    that    despite criticism    from    conservative    chairs,    the    science community   is   warming   up   to   Erich   von   Däniken’s ideas    more    and    more.    Erich    von    Däniken    is already   no   longer   capable   of   fulfilling   the   countless requests for lectures and discussions. That   is   why   Erich   von   Däniken   holds   more   and more   lectures   in   closed   societies   like   the   Lions,   the Kiwanis,   the   Rotarians,   international   corporations, banks    and    lodges.    The    Masonic    Grand    Lodge Grande    Oriente    Do    Parana    honoured    Erich    von Däniken   in   April   of   2013   for   his   courageous   life’s work in the city of Curitiba/Brazil. Erich   von   Däniken   is   a   member   of   the   Swiss   Pen- Club   and   the   Swiss   Writer's   Guild.   He   is   a   co- founder     of     the     association     for     Archaeology, Astronautics     and     SETI     (AAS),     a     non-profit association    that    deals    with    his    topics.    He    also founded      the      Mystery      Park      in      Interlaken, Switzerland   and   wrote   all   the   texts   for   it.   (Today: Jungfrau-Park ). Voices   from   the   science   world   about   Erich   von Däniken's theories: " Erich    von    Däniken's    hypothesis    will    have    an increasing   effect   on   society,   science,   literature   and art.   Furthermore,   he   contributes   to   the   solution   to terrestrial   problems.   The   search   for   extraterrestrial intelligence     is     a     concern     that     affects     all     of humanity." (Dr.     Vladimir     Avinsky,     Geologist,     Kuibyschew, Russia) "This    theory    throws    more    light    on    the    gathered documents   about   early   human   history   than   some other   explanatory   hypotheses.   With   this   you   have an   extraordinary   tool   in   your   hands   and   you   can detect      the      common      theme      throughout      the confusing   labyrinth   of   human   development   on   this planet." (Dr.   Luis   E.   Navia,   Professor   for   Philosophy,   New York Institute of Technology) "It    is    possible    that    extra-terrestrials    visited    our home planet in the past." (Dr.    Harry    O.    Ruppe,    Professor    for    Aerospace Technology, TU Munich) "Throughout   the   entire   history   of   the   Earth   and   life up   to   the   time   of   historical   records,   the   traces   of extra-terrestrial   intelligence   on   our   planet   are   clear.     It   is   a   great   task   to   detect   the   true   backgrounds   of countless   historical   puzzles   and   to   reconsider   the early history of humanity." (Dr.   Johannes   Fiebag,   Geologist,   Bad   Neustadt, Germany) “Old   Indian   texts   clearly   prove   that   the   Earth   was visited    and    influenced    by    extraterrestrials    in    the distant past.” (Prof.    Dr.    Dileep    Kumar    Kanjilal,    Professor    for Sanskrit    and    Indology    at    the    Sancrit    College, Calcutta, India ) ***** Erich   von   Däniken   receives   up   to   400   emails   a day   –   plus   faxes   and   letters   –   because   of   this amount,   he   is   not   able   to   answer   all   writings and    questions    personally.    We    thank    you    for your understanding.
Biography of Erich von Däniken
EvD in Puma Punku (Picture from T. Ingold)
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