At the dawn of the new millennium the time has come for humanity to ask: who or what were the gods of our ancient traditions? How can both known and previously overlooked contradictions in the Bible be explained? What is truth about the Portuguese miracle of Fatima? Why do the pagodas of Myanmar (formerly Burma) have such a remarkable resemblance to space-rockets? And which events inspired the astoundingly detailed and accurate ancient Indian descriptions of epic aerial battles? Von Daniken's irrefutable sources and analysis lend support to a bold yet fascinating theory: the deities of the major monotheistic and polytheistic religions were real entities, alien life forms that were anything but infallible and that brought advanced technology to humankind and tampered with evolution on earth. Erich von Daniken conducted research worldwide and discovered considerable common ground. The god or gods described in these accounts all would appear to have used high-tech vehicles, they killed thousands of innocents and deployed terrible weapons of mass annihilation in wars among themselves and against humankind. With pictures providing visual evidence, his new and surprising interpretations and conclusions contradict both the teachings of organised religions as well as the conclusions of modern science.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.