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Ancient Aliens

Ancient Aliens

History 2010

Ancient Aliens explores the controversial theory that extraterrestrials have visited Earth for millions of years. From the age of the dinosaurs to ancient Egypt, from early cave drawings to continued mass sightings in the US, each episode in this hit HISTORY series gives historic depth to the questions, speculations, provocative controversies, first-hand accounts and grounded theories surrounding this age old debate. Did intelligent beings from outer space visit Earth thousands of years ago?

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The 10 Worst Episodes of Ancient Aliens

Ancient Aliens - S9E16

#1 - Shiva The Destroyer


Season 9 - Episode 16

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Ancient Aliens from 6 votes.

Ancient Aliens - S9E14

#2 - The Hunters


Season 9 - Episode 14

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Ancient Aliens from 8 votes.

Ancient Aliens - S9E15

#3 - The Returned


Season 9 - Episode 15

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Ancient Aliens from 7 votes.

Ancient Aliens - S14E13

#4 - The Constellation Code


Season 14 - Episode 13

Throughout the ancient world, structures were built to mirror the constellations in the night sky and this is only apparent when they are viewed from high above; a look at the possibility that these structures were designed as messages.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Ancient Aliens from 156 votes.

Ancient Aliens - S14E12

#5 - Islands of Fire


Season 14 - Episode 12

The native Hawaiians trace their ancestry to beings from the Pleiades star system called the Akua; a look at these islands and if they once had been inhabited by extraterrestrials.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Ancient Aliens from 169 votes.

Ancient Aliens - S14E11

#6 - The Trans-Dimensionals


Season 14 - Episode 11

According to some Ancient Astronaut theorists, entities that have been described as ghosts, angels and extraterrestrials are actually visitors from unseen realms and they walk on Earth.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Ancient Aliens from 181 votes.

Ancient Aliens - S14E7

#7 - The Druid Connection


Season 14 - Episode 7

Did ancient Druids travel to New England and New York's Hudson Valley centuries ago, bringing with them the beliefs and technologies of their alien mentors, the Shining Ones of Irish myth? And did they leave behind vital clues in the form of mysterious stone structures still visible on the landscape?

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Ancient Aliens from 188 votes.

Ancient Aliens - S5E15

#8 - Mysterious Relics


Season 5 - Episode 15

Sacred bones... Golden hats... And fragments of sacred objects thought to possess healing properties. All around the world, archaeologists have uncovered mysterious relics revered by ancient cultures for thousands of years. Now on display in museums, temples and churches, millions of people travel great distances just to be in their presence. What is it about these ancient objects that draws people to them? Could the truth of mankind's origins be found in the fabric, metal, stone and bones of our distant past? And could these mysterious relics really provide us with the ability to access divine or otherworldly power?

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Ancient Aliens from 88 votes.

Ancient Aliens - S4E12

#9 - Aliens and Cover-Ups


Season 4 - Episode 12

In 1980, three young military men were sent into a UK forest to investigate strange lights. They reportedly encountered a spacecraft of unknown origin.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Ancient Aliens from 82 votes.

Ancient Aliens - S15E9

#10 - The Shapeshifters


Season 15 - Episode 9

Accounts of creatures that can shape shift from one form into another can be found, but could similarities between the ancient stories and modern-day alien abduction accounts reveal that shape shifters are real and have come to Earth.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Ancient Aliens from 109 votes.

#11 - The Vanishings
Season 7 - Episode 11

Stories of civilizations large and small disappearing without a trace can be found throughout history and across the globe. From a previously unknown civilization in China, a vanished race of giants, to the unexplained disappearances of the Classic Maya and the Anasazi--elements of these disappearances cannot be completely explained by conventional scholars. Although these cultures have vanished from the face of the Earth, they have left behind intriguing clues--clues, some say point to an otherworldly explanation. And if entire groups have been taken off planet, might there be a connection with sites connected to mysterious vanishings of people, planes, and boats in various locations throughout the world? Could examining these disappearances lead us to not only uncover evidence of extraterrestrial intervention in our remote past, but also reveal the consequences for the future of the human race?

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Ancient Aliens from 171 votes.

Ancient Aliens - S6E8
#12 - Aliens and the Red Planet
Season 6 - Episode 8

Throughout human history, the planet Mars has captured our imagination. Ancient Egyptian astronomers were the first to record the red planet on a chart of the cosmos known as the Senenmut star map. Scholars believe Mars played an important role in Maya astrology that's described in the Dresden Codex. And modern translation of Sumerian and Babylonian origin myths record a cataclysmic event occurring on Mars. Is our fascination with Mars simply because of its striking red color and prominence in the night sky? Or might we have a more profound extraterrestrial connection? For nearly 40 years, probes have been sending information about Mars back to scientists here on Earth. Photographs of the mysterious planet reveal mountain-like formations known as Twin Peaks and a strange, humanoid face carved into Martian rock. Has NASA found definitive signs of life on Mars that they're intentionally keeping from the public?

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Ancient Aliens from 193 votes.

Ancient Aliens - S3E2
#13 - Aliens and Monsters
Season 3 - Episode 2

Hindu scripture describes an enormous flying creature called a Garuda that shook the ground when it landed on Earth. Is it possible that this monster was actually a misinterpreted alien craft? Are hybrids like the Centaur, the Minotaur and Medusa just mythical creatures of fantasy–or could these ancient depictions of terrifying monsters have been the result of advanced extraterrestrial transplantation procedures?

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Ancient Aliens from 279 votes.

#14 - Alien Operations
Season 5 - Episode 13

Mysterious surgeries performed by early humans... Strange beings with miraculous powers... And a cover up--destroying centuries of scientific knowledge. Are recent breakthroughs in medicine the result of years of research?

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Ancient Aliens from 84 votes.

Ancient Aliens - S3E12
#15 - Aliens and Deadly Cults
Season 3 - Episode 12

Mass suicides. Human sacrifices. Unholy rituals. Throughout history, people have claimed to have otherworldly knowledge, and have led followers to commit horrific acts of violence. Are they con men? Are they insane? Or might the voices in their heads really be of an extraterrestrial origin? And if so, did they simply misinterpret the messages they received? Or might there be extraterrestrials with a sinister agenda?

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Ancient Aliens from 191 votes.

#16 - The Forbidden Zones
Season 8 - Episode 10

Due to warfare, instability, and inaccessibility--there are specific regions of the world that are off-limits to exploration. These forbidden sites are often ground zero for chaos and the destruction.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of Ancient Aliens from 281 votes.

Ancient Aliens - S14E16
#17 - The Alien Brain
Season 14 - Episode 16

A look at the possibility that the human brain possesses extraordinary untapped abilities granted by extraterrestrial beings -- such as telepathy, precognition and psychokinesis; abilities that will enable the next step in the evolution of humans.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of Ancient Aliens from 132 votes.

Ancient Aliens - S8E7
#18 - Creatures of the Deep
Season 8 - Episode 7

In August of 2014, Russian cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station discovered something incredibly unexpected covering parts of the windows--living sea plankton. If sea life can thrive in space, might the reverse be true as well? Might there be alien life forms that inhabit our seas? Throughout history, there have been tales of strange creatures hiding in Earth's waters. While many discount stories of sea monsters as purely mythological, it is estimated that Earth's oceans are home to between 700,000 to one million species--and shockingly, two-thirds of those species still remain unknown. Considering the recent discovery that some sea life can survive in outer space, is it possible that tales of giant creatures like the Kraken and The Loch Ness Monster are evidence of extraterrestrial entities taking refuge beneath the seas?

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of Ancient Aliens from 263 votes.

Ancient Aliens - S6E2
#19 - Aliens and The Lost Ark
Season 6 - Episode 2

The Ark of the Covenant is one of the most sought after religious relics of all times and far more than just a box that contained the Ten Commandments. The biblical stories surrounding the Ark speak of a device with divine powers that was able to produce food, take down stonewalls, kill those that come in contact with it, and provide direct communication to God. Are these stories mere myth? Or did the Ark of the Covenant possess extraordinary powers? What happened to this incredible relic? Could it still be hidden? Are we getting close to a rediscovery–and reactivation–of the Ark? And if so, will the Ark of the Covenant reveal a long, lost connection to our extraterrestrial past?

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of Ancient Aliens from 212 votes.

Ancient Aliens - S3E4
#20 - Aliens and the Temples of Gold
Season 3 - Episode 4

Could gold be the ultimate link between humans and aliens? A church in southern France is said to hold the key to alchemy--and a gateway to another part of the universe. Locals in Cusco, Peru believe UFO sightings are connected to lost gold at the bottom of Lake Puray. And some believe underneath the Great Sphinx of Giza lies an entire library left behind by extraterrestrials--a library stored on gold.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of Ancient Aliens from 282 votes.

Last updated: feb 26, 2021



One of the series that marks the History Channel's shift from documentaries/education to comedy/entertainment . This series is packed to the bursting point with the full spectrum of misdirection, deception, half-truths and out-right bunk. Sprinkled in a generous helping of rhetorical questions posing as "maybes" and introspection, Ancient Aliens is a systematic dismantling of rational thought, scientific process and anything resembling academic rigor.


I love the show. their speculations and opinions are rather fascinating, and the archaelogical value is just simply amzing. but one question what happened to season 9 & 10?


So for those people wondering what is up with episode numbering in season 5 - 10, know that the info comes from tvdb. There the principle is that numbering is based on original numbering - but as far as I understand History channel decided to renumber episodes from s5-s8 and spread them out so they became s5-s10. And then the started making episodes named from s11. So according to original numbering there is no s9 and s10, but after the renumbering there. Go to thetvdb and you will see that s9+s10 is not there. It seems that s9+s10 was imported into trakt.tv anyhow so that means that s9+s10 now duplicates episodes from the previous seasons. Update Aug2020: trakt.tv now correctly removed season 9 and 10. See more in this discussion (among many) on tvdb forums: https://forums.thetvdb.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=29976 I gave this a 3/10 review, why?: I think some episodes are ok, but there is much recycled content across the series it just seems very lazy. So much repetition. And then I really do like that none of the episodes go in depth with their so-called evidence. Show us the texts! And explain the science in greater detail! Show us the full original reports instead of superficial second hand stories by untrustworthy pseudo historians. This could have been so much better.


That dudes hair has definitely been in orbit


I like it, but each episode is just too long. 1hr 30mins just puts me to sleep late at night.


I’m not saying it was Aliens. But it was the Aliens. https://i.imgflip.com/3g5ud2.jpg


They obviously don't believe what the Bible says, unless they can pull it out of context and use it to their advantage. Also a lot of speculation and fantasy run wild. Yes, it would be very cool if it were true, I love syfy, but a lot of the speculations they make have very simple answers. But you can't use your brain unless you're touched by an alien, right? lol


superb show


The show raises interesting questions, but is a bit fast and loose with the term "proof". It's good, but should not be taken literally.


Some subjects are repeated so many times on the episodes just to fill them, and many of the subjects are easily debunked , most of the people commenting on the subjects are just book writers of the same topic or very similar , most of the times is just to sell the books. The positive thing I found about this show is that is very good to make me fall asleep, the narrator and most episodes are so boring that they become so good before sleeping.

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