Skeptic News: Ancient Aliens?

Revelations of the Mayans 2012 and Beyond,” a “documentary” currently in production, makes the claim that the Mayans had contact with aliens. Producer Raul Julia-Levy revealed in an interview with TheWrap.

Mexico will release codices, artifacts and significant documents with evidence of Mayan and extraterrestrial contact, and all of their information will be corroborated by archaeologists”

Her claims were backed up by Luis Augusto Garcia Rosado, the minister of tourism for the Mexican state of Campeche, who said that new evidence has emerged

“of contact between the Mayans and extraterrestrials, supported by translations of certain codices, which the government has kept secure in underground vaults for some time.”

and of

“landing pads in the jungle that are 3,000 years old.”

It is claimed in the documentary that there is proof that the Mayans had intended to rule Earth for thousands of years, but were forced to escape after an alien invasion.

The idea that aliens visited Earth to help build our ancient civilisations has been popular since 1954 and in modern times has been suggested by authors and figures such as Erich von DänikenZecharia SitchinRobert K. G. TempleDavid Ickeand Peter Kolosimo. However the idea is not taken seriously by actual academics and remains mostly science fiction.

The directors note that the Mexican government has not issued a statement to confirm or deny their claims and maintain that the film carries an important message for all humanity.

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