I just watched the new season of Ancient Aliens, which was about aliens and the old west and was brought to you by Cowboys and Aliens. There were plenty of clips from the movie, which if you did not know has a pretty entertaining history behind it.
Pretty much everything in the episode was stuff that had been discussed before on UFO Hunters. Especially the Aurora, Texas incident. Everything I have read about the incident seems to point to the idea that the whole thing was a hoax by the journalist living in the town.
They pointed to the ground-penetrating radar that seemed to show a missing grave, where the alien is supposedly buried. I am sure old graveyards around the country have graves that are missing markers. If people really believed it was an alien, how come no one has broken the law and went out at midnight to dig the damn thing up? The town should want to dig it up to prove their case. Instead they are content receiving the camera crews every few years and probably a couple of amateur alien hunters.
Then they go to the Utah petroglyphs and how they show that aliens landed there and the local people were Star People or something. Again, this was something I have heard before from these kind of shows. Here is the big one they like to show:
Clearly, those are helmets and that thing in the background is a garbage can. I am not an expert in Native American glyphs, so I have no clue what they mean. I can see where people would take what they have seen from movies and apply it to these pictures as well. This could just be some artists attempt to draw the gods. Or it could be some shitty artist hot girls.
Then they point to this picture and explain how it must be an alien spacecraft. It is quite clear if you examine it.
Wanna know what it looks like to me? The ghosts from Pac-Man. Remember that game? Well some of you probably do, but those of you under the age of 25 may be ignorant to Atari games.
There was also some weird stuff about Elizabeth Lake in California and how there was a monster in the lake that used to eat people. Also, cowboys used to chase down a metallic bird and could not kill it.
Pretty much every lake has some story about monsters (okay not all of them, but it seems like it) and maybe these cowboys just kept missing whatever they were shooting at, or maybe they were just completely full of crap. I am going with that option, seems more viable.
They also discussed the Serpent Mound and how it was built by aliens (or for the aliens) so they could find their way back. I had this argument with someone on twitter: if the aliens could travel billions of light-years across the universe, why would they need some kind of mound to give them directions? His answer: landmarks work best. Yeah, when I drove to North Carolina, it was easier to look for a big oak tree than a mile marker or say, use my GPS. Ridiculous. They can navigate the stars, yet once on a planet, they cannot find the places they have been before? Idiotic.
Also, there was something about this slabs of dolomite that could conduct electricity and the gods must have used these to power their ships or maybe give the ancient people lights. Or maybe their fuel source was lightning and this guides the lightning…I had no clue what they were rambling about. Reminded me of an issue of something you would read in the Flash.
Most of this stuff seems pretty crazy, but then you add in Joseph Smith. The founder of the Mormon Church. If you want your theory of ancient aliens to be taken seriously, I say keep referencing Joseph Smith. People obviously think the Mormons are sane…