Erich von Däniken: Beyond the Legend
1 Season . 13 Episodes

Erich von Däniken takes us beyond the myths and legends which have shaped our view of history, to present an alternate view of historical events, megalithic structures and archeological discoveries.

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Erich von Däniken takes us beyond the myths and legends which have shaped our view of history, to present an alternate view of historical events, megalithic structures and archeological discoveries. Throughout each episode, he personally guides us through his findings which have reshaped our view of the world and the history upon which we have built the monuments of our modern society. Join Gaia in this historic series, as von Däniken explores the extensive canon of his highly influential works.

Episode 1
33 mins
Erich von Däniken examines passages from the Bible to prove that the gods and angels of the Old Testament were really beings who descended from heaven to create life on Earth and shape human destiny. What we once called God and the angels, were really extraterrestrial beings.
Episode 2
26 mins
From crop circles to massive petroglyph formations, Erich von Däniken reveals the signs that suggest advanced beings have had a long-term presence upon Earth. As we traverse through modern times, could these gods still be leaving us signs of their existence through the widespread appearance of crop circles?
Episode 3
23 mins
Is it possible that the great prophet, Enoch, was instructed by extraterrestrials with the engineering knowledge necessary to construct the great pyramids? Take an excursion through the great pyramid of Cheops with Erich von Däniken as he reveals it hidden mysteries.
Episode 4
24 mins
Take a new look at ancient scriptures like the Mahabharata and the Bible to gain a new understanding of divine intervention upon historic events, as extraterrestrial activity.
Episode 5
21 mins
Advanced extraterrestrial species helped ancient ancestral civilizations build stone monuments which tracked the periodic movements of the heavens. Remnants of these stone-age astronomical megaliths can be found with Stonehenge, the dolmen in French Britany and Gobekli Tepe.
Episode 6
21 mins
Advanced extraterrestrial civilizations manipulated extant species on Earth to create hybrid creatures, which terrified burgeoning human civilizations. Erich von Däniken postulates that these were created to survive hostile off-world conditions.
Episode 7
26 mins
Ages ago, the gods not only walked among us, but as Erich von Däniken explains, they flew through the air, and beyond, in great flying machines. Perhaps these stories are not just mythological tales and allegories, but depictions of extraterrestrial beings interacting with ancient civilizations.
Episode 8
21 mins
The alignment of ancient holy sites across Europe are intentionally placed along geometrically linked lines. Erich von Däniken postulates that this is an ancient message, distinguishable only to spacefaring civilizations.
Episode 9
31 mins
Erich von Däniken reveals that the ancient gods in the Mayan world were extraterrestrial humanoid beings. Depictions of these descended beings can be found all across Central American in the holy sites of Tikal, Chichen Itza and Tulum.
Episode 10
27 mins
Erich von Däniken guides us on a journey through ancient American sites where megalithic structures depict extraterrestrial beings interacting with cultures predating the Mayans and Incans. These can be found along the Street of the Dead in Teotihuacan and the pyramids in Tikal.
Episode 11
32 mins
Could evidence that the gods created humans in their own image be found all over the world? Erich von Däniken offers proof of this contact, which can be found with cave drawings, sculptures, and textural references.
Episode 12
26 mins
We have come to know the gods as an extraterrestrial species occupying the physical realm. The spread of intelligence may rely upon the intentional actions of a very old and benevolent ET species which has returned.
Episode 13
31 mins
Who is the man beyond the myths and legends? Erich von Däniken introduces us to the man he was, before he wrote his seminal work, Chariots of the Gods. His ongoing drive is to change the spirit of the times and the way we think about the world we live in.