Erich Von Däniken
Author of Chariots of the Gods and researcher of ancient holy writings and archaeological mysteries.
Erich von Däniken wrote over 40 books and the authored the international bestseller Chariots of the Gods. Von Däniken was a key figure in popularizing "paleocontact," the theory that ancient civilizations were contacted by extraterrestrials. A majority of the scientific community disputed his ideas as pseudohistory. He was also a co-founder of the Archaeology Astronautics and SETI Research Association .
At AlienCon in 2023, Von Dänike claimed that the Pope sent him a parchment celebrating his life's work on his 85th birthday.