Erich von Däniken

Erich von Däniken
Keynote Workshop
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The Gods Were Astronauts

Saturday, February 23rd – 12:00pm to 1:30pm – La Jolla Ballroom

Join Erich for a fast-paced overview of some of the world’s great mysteries. Beginning in 1968 with the publication of his groundbreaking book Chariots of the Gods, Erich von Däniken has been at the forefront of research into the origins of human history. Some of what Erich will talk about during his Expo presentation include:

Did extra-terrestrials have sex with humans?

Why should ET`s look similar to us? Are we just the offspring of an extra-terrestrial species? Did the gods create the humans according to their own image? Which gods? And what about the distances between the stars – is it possible to travel in the universe?

The Nazca lines

The desert in Nazca, Peru with its lines and pictures is not alone anymore. Similar designs were found on other continents. And all over the humans created such gigantic pictures of over-dimensional size they can be seen only from the air. Erich shows pictures taken over Nazca which were never published. Incredible material! Eye-openers for every skeptic.

Chariots of the Gods

The tomb stone of Palenque, Mexico, was always interpreted in a classical archaeological manner until the two best translators of the Mayan writings, professors Steward and Steward, presented a new translation. Pacal, one of the last rulers of Palenque, is shown flying out to the universe, similar to the flying "Vimanas" in ancient India, the winged Gods in ancient Egypt, or the Biblical descriptions about the ‘chariots of the Gods.

Cheops and the Great Pyramid

Was Cheops, the Pharaoh of the IV Dynasty, the father of the great pyramid? Where does the name “Cheops” come from? Some old documents suggest the true builder of the great pyramid was a king with the name of Saurid, whom the Hebrews call "Enoch." He was the 7th patriarch before the great flood and was in very close contact with extra-terrestrials, which he called "guardians of the sky.“ Enoch is the main witness of the past. He even quotes the names of his extra-terrestrial teachers. Will we find the missing books of Enoch somewhere in the great pyramid? Erich von Däniken shows the newest discoveries inside and under the pyramid. With incredible computer animations, the audience will be transported into a world thousands of years in the past.

Fatima, Portugal

What happened 1917 in Fatima, Portugal? Why are the Popes not even telling the truth concerning Fatima? And the gods of antiquity will return. This will be the shock for mankind. The gods left many signs in the past. But our society is unwilling to see them.


Erich von Däniken has 200,000 pictures in his archives, covering every mysterious place on the planet. He has published 39 books concerning the visit of ET`s in mankind's deep past. Since his first book Chariots of the Gods, published in 1968, Erich von Däniken has continued his research in the field of ancient archeology and brings a new and modern emphasis to our other-world ancestry. And he makes it absolutely clear: this planet was visited by ET`s in the past. Our stone age ancestors looked at these visitors as “the gods.” In retrospect this was a big mistake – creating false mythologies and religions.