Carl Sagan
Christie Harris
Maria Reiche

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Erich von Däniken

Knowledge Identifier: +Erich_von_Daniken


Erich von Daniken

Swiss author best known for his controversial claims about extraterrestrial influences on early human culture, in books such as Chariots of the Gods-, published in 1968 add

Category: Literature

Born in 1935.

Countries: United States (50%), Peru (25%), Canada (25%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Playboy, Carl Sagan, Christie Harris

Linked to: Billboard, Der Spiegel, New Scientist, Playboy




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Erich von Däniken was born in 1935 add something


In December 1964, von Däniken wrote "Hatten unsere Vorfahren Besuch aus dem Weltraum-" for the German-Canadian periodical "Der Nordwesten" add something


In 1966, when Däniken was writing his first book, scientists Carl Sagan and I. S. Shklovskii, wrote about the "possibility" of paleocontact and extraterrestrial visitation claims in one chapter of their book "Intelligent Life in the Universe", giving some scientific legitimacy to the idea add something


"Chariots of the Gods-" was accepted by a publisher in early 1967, and printed in March 1968 add something


Von Däniken brought the Nazca Lines to public prominence with his 1968 book "Chariots of the Gods-", attracting so many tourists that researcher Maria Reiche had to spend much of her own time and money preserving them add something


Von Däniken was sentenced on 13 February 1970 to three and a half years imprisonment and fined 3,000 francs add something


Others authors had already published this same idea, a fact that von Dâniken didn't recognize until 1974 in an interview to "Playboy" magazine add something


"Playboy magazine", page 64, Volume 21 Number 8, 1974 add something


Playboy, August 1974 add something


Christie Harris - Her 1975 book "Sky Man on the Totem Pole-" applies the "ancient astronaut" theories of Erich von Däniken to Northwest Coast oral histories


Later in 1978 he said that he had never been in the cave pictured in his book but in a "side entrance", and that he had fabricated the whole descent into the cave add something

Erich von Däniken died in 1982 add something


Also, the map is not "absolutely accurate" as claimed by von Däniken, since it contains many errors and omissions; a fact that von Däniken didn't correct when he covered the map again his 1998 book "Odyssey of the Gods" add something


In his 1998 book "Arrival of The Gods", he added that some of the pictures depicted extraterrestrials add something


Jungfrau Park located near Interlaken, Switzerland was opened as the Mystery Park in 2003 add something


He designed Mystery Park , a theme park located in Interlaken, Switzerland, that opened on 23 May 2003 add something


In 2004, he was awarded the Explorers Festival prize add something


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