Alien Devastations with Eric McLaren - Religious Wars

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400 000 years ago, a bright light traveled across the African plain. Was this the origin of the human race?

2010, Iceland. A volcano is having an eruption that grinds air traffic to a halt. Could this event have been triggered by sinister forces?

In 2005, a hidden door was discovered. Leading to the workshop of one of the greatest minds and his journal. Could there be written evidence in there of third degree contact?

Our host Fredrik continues the mission to discover what is genuine, fake, and somewhere in between on the TV-show Ancient Aliens. In this episode we’re going to look closer about the claims about aliens being behind many of the disasters that happen around the globe. Both in the ancient past and in the present day. Why would the aliens want to get rid of us humans, are they trying to correct a mistake or something else?

To help us we’re getting some help from Eric McLaren who is usually running the podcast “Religious Wars”. He is joining in with his journalistic wit and revisiting Ancient Aliens after quite the hiatus. You can find his podcast Religious Wars on the website or of course in your favorite podcast player. 

We cover in this episode the following topics:

Mayan Calendar

Book of Revelations

Noaks Ark

2004 Indian Ocean earthquake 

Eyjafjallajökull volcanic eruption

Leonardo Da Vinci

Von Braun

Nicolas Tesla

Human Evolution


Georgia guiding stones.

Sources, resources and further reading suggestions

"Gazette", in: Wolfgang Pfeifer et al., Etymological Dictionary of German (1993), digitized and revised by Wolfgang Pfeifer version in the Digital Dictionary of the German Language,

Haydn, J. (1857). Dictionary of Dates - revised and greatly enlarged by Benjamin Vincent. London: Edward Moxon and Co., Dover Street

Aveni, A.F. (2008). Foundations of new world cultural astronomy : a reader with commentary. Boulder: University Press Of Colorado.

Fray Diego Durán, Horcasitas, F. and Heyden, D. (1977). Book of the gods and rites and the ancient calendar. Oklahoma: University Of Oklahoma Press.

Hawks, J., Hunley, K., Lee, S.-H. and Wolpoff, M. (2000). Population Bottlenecks and Pleistocene Human Evolution. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 17(1), pp.2–22. doi:10.1093/oxfordjournals.molbev.a026233. 

Feder, K.L. (2010). Encyclopedia of dubious archaeology : from Atlantis to the Walam Olum. Santa Barbara, Calif.: Greenwood.

Sankararaman, S., Mallick, S., Dannemann, M., Prüfer, K., Kelso, J., Pääbo, S., Patterson, N. and Reich, D. (2014). The genomic landscape of Neanderthal ancestry in present-day humans. Nature, 507(7492), pp.354–357. doi:10.1038/nature12961 

Heiser, M.S. (n.d.). Anunnaki. [online] Available at:

Dunning, B. (2010). The Georgia Guidestones. [online] Available at:

DaVinci L. Codex Atlanticus. [online] Available at:

You can find links to many of Da Vinci's notebooks digitized by hitting this link.


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