In the last several decades the topic of whether we are “alone” in the universe has always been a controversial one. As long as there have been reported “sightings”, the government has been denying that the “sightings” were true. However, in 2017 the New York Times released a story that proved that the US Government has been more concerned about the possibility of UFO’s than they lead the citizens of the country to believe. The New York Times reported that the US Government did indeed have a program called Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program. The program lost its funding in 2012 but experts believe it has found funding under another name.

As the story of the US Government finally breaking their silence on one of the biggest and most tight-lipped topics in Washington DC hits major news sources, we turn our focus to the men and women who have been telling us for decades what the Pentagon is just now admitting too. We are not alone in the universe. I had the distinct honor of speaking with one of those brilliant minds today ‘Ancient Aliens‘ host Giorgio Tsoukalos. I was so honored and excited to do this interview. I mean it is not every day you are able to hold this kind of discussion with someone with the kind of passion he has for his work and I was extremely moved  to learn as much as I could in our short time together.

Lead expert Giorgio Tsoukalos of HISTORY’s “Ancient Aliens.” New episodes return premiering Friday, April 27 at 9 PM ET/PT.
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RB: What convinced you that the Ancient Alien theory could be valid and that it needed further research and exploration?

GT: This has something to do with and I was very lucky growing up with parents who were avid travelers and ever since I was 6, 7 and 8 years old my parents would travel to various countries and they would always carve out time to go the museums and to great gigantic monumental archeological sites and also my grandmother was very openminded woman and instead of reading ordinary bedtime stories to me, sometimes she would read would read Edgar CayceAtlantis‘ and ‘Chariots of the Gods‘ so the seed was planted fairly early in my life. Then when I was around 14 or 15, I discovered the books by Erich von Däniken on my own and from then on as they say the rest is history.

RB: Do you feel that the topic of Aliens and UFOs has become more accepted in the recent years not just by the general public but in the scientific field?

GT: Absolutely and I also think ‘Ancient Aliens‘ has been a huge influencer upon that opinion on that today than let’s say in the 50’s and 60’s there were only a few astronomers who were toying with the idea or with the question if extra-terrestrial intelligence exists in the rest of the universe. However today, here we are 50 years later you would be very hard pressed to find any astronomer denying the idea extra-terrestrial life even though the big question they have now is if that they would like to have an answer on whether or not that life has had interaction with us here on the planet earth. That, of course, is answered by or through the ancient astronaut question because there and bio-astronomers at universities doing research and trying to find whether or not there are remnants extra-terrestrial visitations in our solar system and on different other planets. The question is why are you looking at other planets when the true evidence is right here in front of our eyes we should be looking right here on planet earth.

RB: You have visited so many of the ancient sites and visited so many Tribal and First Nations and they seem to all have similar creation accounts. What are the most common threads that stand out?

GT: That is a wonderful observation and thank you for that question. Let’s say we look at 20, just for argument’s sake, 20 ancient cultures dating back, 3000 years and all the creation stories for each culture would be different then that would be one thing but the fact of the matter is but most of the creation stories are the same in so far as they talk about a silver egg or a silver orb arriving from the depths of nothingness that lands on earth, then the egg or orb then opens and people emerge and from there on out civilizations have begun. So, one has to ask the question is this a figment of our ancestor’s imagination or did they actually witness something because the one thing we have to remind ourselves is, is not me or the ‘Ancient Aliens’ show that are inventing these stories, we can read these ancient accounts of someone descending from the sky on ancient text also in oral traditions. So, the fact is our ancestors are the ones who say they have been visited it is not us today who are ‘just saying it’. It is our ancestors who were meticulous in writing down their history as it happened to them at the time. Of course, things were added over time. Of course, stories were embellished but the origin of all the stories were the same. Someone came and taught mankind.

RB: Do you think it is possible that ancient civilizations much older than we think, existed here on earth and they may have been some species other than human?

GT: I can’t answer to the question about other species because I am not aware of that, but I can assure you that I am 100% convinced that our history goes back much much later than what accepted archology teaches us. I am not saying these things lightly, but I am basing these ideas on research of scientists because I don’t have a degree in science because I am a journalist, I talk about these ideas, for example Dr. Robert Schoch, who is a bonafide scientist, a geologist, when he tells me that there is physical evidence that the erosion marks of the great Sphinx in Egypt, Gisa Plato indicate to him that the Sphinx may date back to 12,000 BC well I shall listen to a geologist who has come to that conclusion. Because there is ancient text that speak of the golden age of ancient Egypt that back exactly to 12,500 BC which was a time when so-called gods with a lower case g mingled amongst the human beings so there is no question in my mind that worldwide our history goes further and deeper into time than we currently accept as the mainstream idea.

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RB: What is it like to visit these ancient sites such as Stonehenge and think of all that may have happened there?

GT: You know, first of all, it is really an incredible opportunity. I have been to many of these places before ‘Ancient Aliens‘ and through the team and the crew here at Prometheus Entertainment, everyone only sees me and my co-host on the show, however, we have to remind ourselves that there is a huge team that allows us to get to do what we get to do. They make it happen. They give us unprecedented access to many of the sites that regular tourist do not get to see. So this season we have been to Egypt, we are going to Sardinia, we are going to Easter Island. And when we go to those places, for example, I just returned from Egypt and we did an interview between the paws of the Sphinx. That is unprecedented access and believe it or not sometimes I have to pinch myself and ask is this really happening. I am just as excited as you when I am on site with the crew filming.

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RB: You just gave me some hints but are there any more hints as to what we can expect from this season’s ‘Ancient Aliens’? Anything you are excited to share?

GT: So, one I am excited about is the season premiere episode which airs this Friday, April 27th. It is called the ‘UFO Conspiracy” Even though the show is called ‘Ancient Aliens’ this episode will deal with the recent Pentagon revelations that came out in December of 2017 that for years the US Government has been researching and exploring UFO’s. This is something myself and my colleagues have said for decades that the US Government and Governments worldwide from other countries too they have 100% dedicated their resources to studying UFOs. The US Government has finally come forward and not only admitted to it, but they revealed footage that was absolutely extraordinary. My only question is if this was something not really interesting and mysterious why any government allocates any resources if it were just fantasy. So clearly something is going on up in our skies and someone is watching us.

RB: Why do you think the government has been so determined to keep us from knowing the truth about these types of things?

GT: This is the first time, at this moment in time, that I would argue against your question. Clearly, by releasing the material that the Pentagon released in December of 2017, the US Government pretty much admitted that there is something going on, however, we just don’t know what it is. Because here is the deal are you familiar with the footage that was released? (This footage will be shown during the season premiere on Friday, April 27th) The footage that was released shows these crafts that are so fast and so maneuverable where we today you have two options either Someone has a better air force than the US or it is not of this earth. So, if you take either side of the argument it becomes a subject of national and even worldwide security. I think it is incredibly exciting in a very positive way by the way. I think we could perhaps be the generation that makes contact officially for the first time

RB: Has there been any new information on the Star Child?

GT: The Star Child is very interesting. This is a skull that, this person Lloyd Pye discovered and was investigating for many years before he passed on. Recently in 2014, I was at the history museum in Paracas, Peru and interestingly enough there is a twin sister or brother of the Star Child skull sitting in that museum. So here is the deal on the Star Child Skull. The jury is still out because yes, the DNA test has been made which revealed some type of inclusive, well the results were inclusive. Here is the other thing, the shape of the StarChild’s skull, can be found in multiple iterations in various medical books that show children born with birth defects and if you recall recently they had all over front the pages of the New York Times and the LA Times remember that “Desert Alien Skeleton” that was found in the year 2000? It was this little thing with elongated head and just a few weeks ago they came forward and said “Hey it’s a human after all” so the bottom line is if you go to any museum of medical curiosity that “alien skeleton” is exactly how any human being looks like as its grown inside the womb so it never had anything to do with extra-terrestrial so the whole “Desert Alien” was 100% sensationalism so it was never a true story, to begin with, it was a human being and I personally have no problem saying it was always a human and it’s not a conspiracy, because sometimes even a conspiracy is simply wrong and we need to remain within the parameters of truth and science.

RB: I was excited to tell everyone who I was interviewing. There were two group of people. Those who knew you because they were fans of the show and then those who were fans of infamous “memes”. How do you feel about being famous for the memes?

GT: I embrace it fully. It was something that grew organically and if the meme draws people to the show then fantastic.

There you have it, dear readers. Those are some amazing and shocking answers. I hope you enjoyed reading Mr. Tsoukalos answers as much as I enjoyed speaking with him and hearing his answers. Again, it was an honor and a pleasure to just speak with someone who is so passionate about his work. I still have questions to ask so the next time I get the opportunity to talk with him, I will be ready to go. I know that Hollywood has always clouded our thoughts on how we view “aliens”, “UFOs” and “cover-ups”. I do not believe we will have ‘ET‘ riding our bikes as we fly across the moon anytime soon, but we are a lot closer, I don’t see ‘IndependenceDay‘ playing out anytime soon either but I never put the whole ‘Men in Black’ theory past anyone.

The season premiere of ‘Ancient Aliens‘ is on the History Channel this Friday, April 27th, 2018 and this episode will make even the hardest skeptic rethink their stance. They will cover every topic from “Roswell” to “Project Blue Book” and then you can decide for yourself if you think we are alone in the universe….