Knowledge Identifier: +Erich_von_Daniken
Born in 1935.
Countries: United States (50%), Peru (25%), Canada (25%)
Linked to: Billboard, Der Spiegel, New Scientist, Playboy
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
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
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
Jungfrau Park located near Interlaken, Switzerland was opened as the Mystery Park in 2003