Ancient Aliens s13e08 Episode Script

Island Of The Giants

1 NARRATOR: Bizarre ANDREW COLLINS: They have these very strange, circular eyes.
NARRATOR: Mysterious This pyramid almost looks like a large launch ramp on top of a platform.
TSOUKALOS: Look at the size of these blocks.
I mean, that one right there is a minimum of one ton.
NARRATOR: But are they extraterrestrial? There was something very unusual happening on this island.
NARRATOR: Oak Island treasure hunter Marty Lagina The effort to create this is extraordinary.
NARRATOR: joins ancient astronaut theorist Giorgio Tsoukalos LAGINA: What do you think that represents? TSOUKALOS: It could be some type of a flying craft.
NARRATOR: for a sky high exploration of one of the most unusual places on Earth.
DAVID CHILDRESS: It's possible that Sardinia was the epicenter for giants in the ancient world.
NARRATOR: Will Marty help Giorgio solve a centuries-old mystery? TSOUKALOS: Look at this.
It's a perfect circle.
This is spectacular.
NARRATOR: And will Marty return home convinced that aliens really do exist? I am literally wowed by this.
Someone or some ones had extraordinary knowledge.
NARRATOR: Sardinia, Italy.
Today, this Mediterranean island off the west coast of the Italian mainland is well known as the playground of the rich and famous.
But 2,000 years ago, Sardinia was home to one of the most mysterious cultures in all of the ancient world.
There's actually tens of thousands of sites on that particular island, and even a pyramid.
This is quite rare in Europe.
And so, it's got a vast megalithic culture going back several thousand years.
And it really is an overlooked place when it comes to archaeology.
ALBERINO: Sardinia was once home to a very mysterious and arcane culture called "the Nuragic civilization.
" The island is replete with the residue of megalithic constructions.
All over the island, you find these megalithic stone towers called "nuraghe," which were constructed sometime in the distant past.
You also have the megalithic tombs of the giants.
NARRATOR: Giants? Is it possible that Sardinia was once the home of an ancient race strangely different from our own? But if so, where did they come from? And, perhaps more importantly, where did they go? It was to find answers to these intriguing questions that ancient astronaut theorist and publisher Giorgio Tsoukalos traveled to Sardinia in May of 2018.
- Hey.
- How crazy is this place? - Isn't this something? - So great to meet you - here in Sardinia.
- Great to meet you.
NARRATOR: He had also taken advantage of the trip to meet up with Oak Island treasure hunter Marty Lagina, who, over the years, has been a frequent visitor to the island and shares Giorgio's fascination with it.
You know, I've been here; the last time, about 35 years ago - with my parents - Really? - on summer vacation.
- No kidding.
I am, uh, of Italian ancestry, and I came here, I think it was four years ago, and I was here on an Italian language course.
So, in the process, I find out about these nuraghes, and I find out about these ancient things, and I find out that nobody seems to know anything about them.
And very seriously, I'd like your opinion about all this stuff.
- Right.
-I don't know whether this means anything, but when I was talking to some of the locals, you know, they talk that there are a lot of legends of giants, - you know, giants.
- Really? - Does that mean anything? - Absolutely, because only a few years ago, I was exploring on Malta, and there, the entire civilization is based on the idea of giants.
- LAGINA: Really? - And some have suggested, according to the ancient astronaut theory, that when the gods descended and mated with the beautiful women of Earth, they produced giants.
So every time there are stories and legends of giants, I find that very interesting.
Well, there's a lot of material here, - so let's-let's have a look.
- All right, let's do it.
NARRATOR: To begin their investigation, Giorgio and Marty travel to the National Archaeological Museum in Cagliari, where some of Sardinia's oldest and strangest artifacts are on display.
TSOUKALOS: It's just all weird.
And that this helmet on, those weird eyes.
NARRATOR: Featured in the museum's collection are a number of enormous stone statues known as the Giants of Mont'e Prama.
They were first discovered in 1974, when a local farmer stumbled upon a large carved stone protruding from the ground.
Archaeologists quickly took over the site, recovering more than 5,000 broken remnants.
Mainstream historians suggest the statues were carved by the Nuragic people, a civilization that is believed to have inhabited the island for 2,000 years, emerging in 1800 BC and mysteriously disappearing around 200 AD.
But what also makes the statues so mysterious is the strange way in which the faces are carved Not so much resembling humans, but what some might describe as robots.
JASON OSEQUEDA: The Giant statues found at Mont'e Prama are approximately seven and a half to eight feet tall.
You have warriors and boxers and archers.
The statues themselves are just noted for their size.
And it's thought that they represent the Nuragic people, that this is actually what we might have that looks like them.
LAGINA: If he's a model of that, why doesn't he have disc eyes? 'Cause he doesn't have disc eyes and he certainly could.
What I find intriguing is that the giants of Mont'e Prama Although they were discovered in the 1970s Were not put on display until sometime near the year 2000.
And I believe that these statues simply do not conform to the conventional archaeological narrative on the island, and instead, point to the reality that there was something very unusual happening on this island.
This is very human, except it has weird eyes.
- TSOUKALOS: And disproportionate.
- And disproportions.
COLLINS: When you look at these stone figurines, they are extremely peculiar, and they give the impression of actually being giants.
The strangest things about the statues is that they have these very strange circular eyes that almost give them an otherworldly feel.
NARRATOR: After their visit to the museum, Giorgio and Marty meet at a nearby restaurant with archaeological tour guide Maria Paola Loi, - TSOUKALOS: Paola? -Who has offered to share with them some of Sardinia's local legends.
Ciao, I'm Paola, how are you? Ciao.
- Pleased to meet you, welcome to Sardinia.
- Appreciate it.
- Grazie.
- Fantastic.
- Yeah.
- Okay.
- Did you go to the museum? Oh.
- LAGINA: We did.
Tell me what you think about the finds that are displayed there.
I mean, up until about six months ago, I had no idea - about these statues here.
- LOI: No idea.
TSOUKALOS: So now when I saw these statues of the Giganti for the first time, not only did the eyes remind me of, uh, C-3PO from Star Wars - LAGINA: It's a dead ringer.
- but also, there are these giant-eyed statues in Tell Asmar, from the ancient Sumerian and Babylonian times.
Originally, the archeologists and also scholars who mentioned the Nuragic civilization said that these people probably arrived from Mesopotamia.
- So the Anunnakis? - Right.
NARRATOR: The Anunnaki? The race of winged giants as described in ancient Sumerian texts, and frequently depicted on the temples and icons of ancient Babylon? COLLINS: There are a lot of connections between the Sardinian language and the different languages of Mesopotamia, suggesting that Sumerians did actually come to Sardinia.
They would've brought with them the traditions to do with the Anunnaki, the gods of heaven and Earth, which many people believe were celestial beings.
What's interesting about the Anunnaki is that there's all types of wall reliefs which depict the Anunnaki standing amongst the other Sumerian human beings.
They're always depicted as larger beings of great stature.
Even in Sardinia, these various statues of giants could be actually depicting the Anunnaki.
- I'm getting goose bumps.
- LOI: Yeah, I know.
- I know.
-TSOUKALOS: This leads me to the next question.
Are you aware of any ancient legends of giants here on Sardinia? Oh, yes.
LOI: The name "giant" recalls in the name of the giant tombs, in the name of the giant statues, and also, the type of architecture: "cyclopean.
" So, to the observer, only a Cyclops could've built this wall - and that's why they call it - That's the legend behind it.
Yeah, okay.
The Cyclops are, of course, the mythological giants that are mentioned by Homer in the Odyssey.
- Yes.
- LAGINA: Yes.
NARRATOR: In the epic Greek poem the Odyssey, written by Homer in the eighth century B.
, the hero, Odysseus, encounters a Cyclops named Polyphemus, a one-eyed giant who lives on an island with others of his kind.
According to legend, Polyphemus was also part divine, as he was the son of Poseidon, the god of the sea.
JASON OSEQUEDA: So, the Cyclops are a legendary race.
The most famous one, of course, is Odysseus fights one in the Odyssey.
They are extraordinarily large creatures.
They're humanoid, of course, and famously with the single eye.
A lot of the Greeks believed that towers were invented by them, actually.
JONATHAN YOUNG: There are some fascinating structures in parts of Greece that are massive.
Now the Cyclops were one-eyed giants.
And it was thought that they were the only ones strong enough to lift these massive boulders and put them into place, no mortar.
I'm always curious, what was the true origin, what was the original spark of inspiration? What happened? - That's what we seek, huh? - Yes.
Yeah, that-that's the ultimate quest.
NARRATOR: The next day, Giorgio and Marty travel to the remote town of Siddi This is neat.
NARRATOR: to visit a place known as Sa Domu e S'orcu: A Tomb of the Giants.
It is one of more than 800 similar structures on the island.
LAGINA: These stones are getting close to the ones you were describing from our sites.
TSOUKALOS: Yeah, 'cause we're talking a minimum, I would say, between four and six tons.
Maybe four and 12? NARRATOR: Joining them is their archaeological guide, Ivana Malu.
TSOUKALOS: What I find interesting here is that the largest blocks are situated on top.
It would make more sense to have the big blocks at the bottom and then the smaller blocks.
So this right here requires some type of lever mechanism.
What does the engineer in you say about this? LAGINA: It's incredibly impressive.
You're right.
It would require many motivated people over a long time.
So what is the name of this? The name of these It's, of course, a giant tomb.
- And the name is Sa Domu e S'orcu.
- And what does that mean? Sa domu: the house.
S'orcu: the ogre.
TSOUKALOS: So this is considered - a giant's tomb.
- MALU: Yes.
TSOUKALOS: Have any bones been found inside? In many others, yes.
Not in this one, unfortunately.
NARRATOR: Although no bones have been discovered within Sa Domu e S'orcu, many of the 800 tombs on Sardinia were found to contain ancient human remains.
OSEQUEDA: We found remarkably few human remains in these tombs.
Perhaps in the 800 tombs themselves we found maybe 100 skeletons of people.
So, either the bones were removed from the other ones or they were just never used.
ALBERINO: Archaeologists of the world will contend that the tombs of the giants in Sardinia could not possibly have been built for giants because the bodies of giants simply couldn't fit into the tombs; they weren't big enough.
I personally went there, measured the tombs myself.
Even in the smaller tombs, you could fit a nine to 12-foot giant.
But they're missing the point.
Instead, the body of the giant was buried beneath the tomb and then the edifice was raised over the burial of the giant.
So there are quite a few accounts of giants throughout Sardinia in many traditions, especially because of the giants' tombs that exist all over the country.
For example, in 1953, it was reported that two over eight-foot-tall skeletons were discovered in the area with grave goods and bronze furnishings and other such things actually within the tomb itself, suggesting that, indeed, giants did exist in Sardinia.
TSOUKALOS: You know, it's really fascinating that this is considered the giant's structure because this is not the only one.
Your neighboring island Malta has stories of giants.
Greece has stories of the Cyclops, which were also giants.
You can go to South America.
Tiahuanaco was considered to have been built by giants.
So worldwide we have these stories of giants.
So the idea that at some point giants roamed the land one has to wonder, were they at some point all the same beings? - Yes.
- LAGINA: Enough talking.
- Let's go have a look inside this thing.
- MALU: Andiamo.
TSOUKALOS: I had no idea of the amazing things that would await me on the island.
These megalithic structures, the tombs of the giants, have become one of the biggest puzzle pieces that I've encountered so far.
- Wow.
- LAGINA: Very impressive.
MALU: Look at the beautiful construction.
And look at the block.
You see the big block on top? - LAGINA: Yeah.
- MALU: It's supposed to be the heaviest we do have here, so about 12 tons and something.
TSOUKALOS: So this block right here - is estimated to be about 12 tons.
- MALU: 12 tons.
And also this, what some may refer to as some type of an altar or a niche.
MALU: That was probably something for votive offerings - or maybe ritual.
- Mm-hmm.
ALBERINO: I believe that some of the tombs were designed for what the Nuragic culture called the rite of incubation.
Megalithic edifices were raised over the bodies of the giants that were buried beneath, and then during the rite of incubation, the young people would crawl inside of the tombs, and then they would spend the night and the purpose was that these young people would incubate in order to absorb the power, the prowess, the might of the entities that were buried beneath the tombs: the mighty ones, the heroes, the giants.
So, actually, they put a lot of attention in the shape.
TSOUKALOS: This definitely was preplanned.
Here's what we all can agree on: whoever built this had - a very strong inspiration and/or motivation.
NARRATOR: Did a race of colossal beings really inhabit the island of Sardinia centuries ago? And, if so, were their origins Earthly or extraterrestrial? NARRATOR: Scattered throughout western Europe are more than 10,000 standing stones known as menhirs.
They are believed to date back to prehistoric times, although their purpose remains a mystery.
Sardinia is home to hundreds of these menhirs and ancient astronaut theorist Giorgio Tsoukalos believes they may provide a key to understanding the island's history.
To this end, he and Oak Island treasure hunter Marty Lagina have arranged to meet with archeological guide Ivana Malu at the Menhir Museum in Laconi.
MALU: Look at the very strange circle with the spear.
What do you think, Marty? What is that? I'm not sure what that is and I'm not sure what this is, either.
Now, you tell me, please, what should I be seeing? It's a guy going down to go into another dimension.
Do not ask me where or which other world.
But he's going on a trip, on a journey going from point "A" to point "B.
" Whatever it really symbolizes, it was very important.
This took an enormous amount of work, just this.
I mean, it's very heavy.
It-it's done in relief, which is the hard way to do a carving.
- I-I think it's, uh -What do you think that represents? TSOUKALOS: We have people with two wings on each side.
You know, it's almost like an early version of some type of an angel.
I'm arguing that what we are looking at here is someone visiting from the sky.
In the Bible, they were referred to as "the watchers.
" NARRATOR: The watchers? The so-called fallen angels as referred to in the Bible's Old Testament? According to the Book of Daniel, as well as in the Apocryphal Books of Enoch, God sent a group of angels, referred to as "the watchers," down to Earth to watch over humankind.
But the watchers went against God's will and mated with human women, producing a race of giant mutants known as Nephilim.
RABBI ARIEL BAR TZADOK: They were called the mighty ones of old.
They were physical giants.
And they brought havoc and destruction upon the Earth.
And this is what led to God's decision to bring the flood.
Even though the Bible teaches us that Noah and his family were the only humans to survive the flood, ancient legends teach us that there were others who did survive in many other places.
MARTELL: When we talk about the term "Nephilim," it is associated with genetic hybrid entities.
What this translates to me is that they were part extraterrestrial.
Part of that story involves the great flood.
So it's also possible that they decided to set up new camps beyond the ones that were destroyed.
CHILDRESS: So we have to wonder if Sardinia, perhaps, was a refuge for the Nephilim.
TSOUKALOS: You know what I find beyond fascinating is this shape down here, which mainstream archeology suggests is some type of a weapon, some type of a dagger.
Which makes perfect sense.
But in conjunction with this symbol right here, and that, one could argue that this is a representation of some type of misunderstood technology that illustrates some type of a flying craft.
NARRATOR: Is it possible that the figures found on Sardinia's menhirs represent not angels sent from heaven, but extraterrestrial visitors? Beings that came in spaceships from another world and then fathered a race of giants? To see if there might be some compelling physical evidence to support the theory that Sardinia was once home to a race of extraterrestrial giants - Hello, sir.
- Ciao.
- Ciao.
- NARRATOR: Giorgio and Marty have decided to take a look at the oldest structure on the island the way extraterrestrials might have viewed it: from the sky.
Giorgio, here it is.
NARRATOR: The stepped pyramid known as Monte d'Accoddi was built around 4000 BC, but what purpose it served remains a mystery.
Does it remind you of anything you've seen before? Have you ever seen anything like this? TSOUKALOS: Yeah, clearly, I mean, this looks like some type of a stepped pyramid, almost like a ziggurat, which you can find in Mesopotamia, which is very interesting, because how is it possible that we have a step pyramid here and in Mesopotamia? And also, even closer, you have something similar in the Canary Islands, on the island of Tenerife.
NARRATOR: Archaeologists have discovered that the original structure of Monte d'Accoddi was completely covered with a layered mixture of earth and stone around 2800 BC and that the platform underneath has evidence of being exposed to fire.
This has led some ancient astronaut theorists to speculate that it may have served a unique purpose for extraterrestrial visitors.
MARTELL: It could be that, in the ancient past, maybe these sites were actually used as some type of loading dock for spacecraft.
The platform on top is specifically situated to hold some type of large craft.
And the ramp was used to possibly load or unload supplies.
So we have to wonder if this ancient ziggurat wasn't actually some type of ancient space platform.
TSOUKALOS: Is it possible that we have a step pyramid here built in the likeness of something that our ancestors saw and it impressed them very much, so that they were compelled to build it in stone? LAGINA: You know, that's a very interesting perspective.
NARRATOR: Were Sardinia's architectural marvels really built thousands of years ago to serve the needs of a race of extraterrestrials? Or could they have been built more recently, by early humans who witnessed alien activity and then interpreted it in ways they could comprehend? For Giorgio and other ancient astronaut theorists, it is a question that might be answered by examining a mysterious structure that was built to track celestial events with astonishing precision.
NARRATOR: Paulilatino, Sardinia.
May 2018.
- Here we go.
-Are you excited? - Yeah.
- Oh, very.
Very much so.
- Yes.
So follow me, please.
NARRATOR: Giorgio Tsoukalos, Marty Lagina, and archeological guide Ivana Malu travel to the sacred Well of Santa Cristina, an ancient structure believed to have been built sometime around 1800 BC Not for the purpose of withdrawing water, but to track a very specific celestial event with incredible precision.
Upon their arrival, they meet with archeoastronomer and author Mauro Peppino Zedda.
Now, wait a minute, wait a minute, uh - MALU: Yes.
Yeah, prego.
- These are modern, right? - This is reproduction? No, no, I mean it.
-(Laughs) No, I know, I know, I know.
LAGINA: This is reproduction.
MALU: It's what people say when they are here.
They say, oh, Ivana, that's a fake.
What is that here? Can you imagine the well here is 3,000 years old? LAGINA: No, honestly, these are the original stones? MALU: Really, believe me.
- LAGINA: Wow.
- MALU: 100%.
That is built to last for the eternity.
Well, this is spectacular.
NARRATOR: The Well of Santa Cristina demonstrates such incredible masonry skill that archaeologists struggle to explain how it was built by so-called primitive people.
Based on his years of research, Giorgio believes that both the stonework and the well's connection to celestial events may provide important clues for the theory that a race of extraterrestrial giants once inhabited the island.
Do you want to touch with your hand - the sophistication of the wall? - LAGINA: Yes.
- Yes.
- We want to go down there.
- Let's go down - Yes, of course.
We have to.
MALU: You can touch it with your hands.
- LAGINA: Unbelievable.
- TSOUKALOS: This is crazy.
I mean, look at this.
It is round.
It's a perfect circle.
You can't put a piece of paper There's no mortar used to put this stuff together.
I mean - MALU: It's amazing.
- Incredibile è questo.
LAGINA: Not only is it constructed beautifully, the foundation is below the water table, okay? That's very hard to do.
I could tell you from Oak Island - TSOUKALOS: Right? - working in the water - is difficult.
LAGINA: This is spectacular.
(speaking Italian) MALU (translating): And this cupola is really built to observe the Moon in its highest light.
(Zedda speaking Italian) MALU (translating): Its maximum (speaking Italian) I get it.
(translating): is every 18.
6 years.
The full Moon reflects its light in the deep water over there.
NARRATOR: What Ivana is describing is a celestial event known as "The Lunar Standstill," the time when the Moon reaches its highest point in the night sky and appears to stay there for hours until it finally descends.
But how was an ancient civilization, supposedly one without mathematics or even a written language, able to conceive of such a precise and ingenious method of tracking such a rare lunar cycle, one that likely occurred no more than once or twice in an average lifetime? The question is, there was no written language.
How was this planned? (speaks Italian) (translating): You can You can build without any plan.
Even if you are not an architect, he said.
You're gonna build your house without a blueprint? - No.
- (laughter) MALU: No.
Well, clearly, someone told the local people how to place these stones into different areas because it was a connection to the celestial realm.
And then, afterwards, this became a place of worship.
The place of worship only begins after something extraordinary happens, - not before.
- LAGINA: So you're surmising the technology was given to these people.
- The engineering knowledge.
- LAGINA: Yeah.
Because this screams mathematics.
LAGINA: Yes, it does.
I will certainly concur to this extent: someone or some ones had extraordinary knowledge here.
- This is not easy to build.
- No.
NARRATOR: Is it possible that someone gave the ancient Sardinians highly advanced engineering knowledge and that that knowledge was passed down, generation by generation, for thousands of years? But if so, where did that knowledge originate? TSOUKALOS: My suggestion is this engineering knowledge was given to the local culture at the time by the extraterrestrials.
I am not saying this lightly.
I am only saying this because the legends and the statuary that have been found here all speak of someone descending from the sky.
NARRATOR: Why would otherworldly beings teach the ancient Sardinians to accurately track a lunar phenomenon that only occurs every 18.
6 years? Ancient astronaut theorists believe that the answers can be found in the Biblical story of the Nephilim, the strange race of giants that were the offspring of the fallen angels and human women.
NEWMAN: It is known that the Nephilim studied astronomy.
They studied the Moon cycles, the solar cycles, astrology, architecture.
And, obviously, Sardinia could have been one of the places where this knowledge ended up.
COLLINS: Is it possible that the Nephilim of the Bible taught humanity the knowledge of the 18.
61-year lunar cycle? And the answer could actually be yes.
The Bible says that they were destroyed in a cataclysm that involved a deluge.
But did any of them survive this deluge? Well, the Bible tells us that they did.
CHILDRESS: It's an interesting idea that survivors of the flood moved from the Middle East to Sardinia.
And that Sardinia became a special refuge for the Nephilim, for these giants, and they installed a Moon-worshipping culture.
NARRATOR: Is the Well of Santa Cristina evidence that the ancient Nuragic people came into contact with giant beings described in the Bible as the Nephilim? Ancient astronaut theorists say yes, and suggest that other structures exist in Sardinia that point to the exact origins of both the Nephilim and their extraterrestrial ancestors.
NARRATOR: Of the many mysterious stone carvings and structures found throughout Sardinia, perhaps the most confounding are the thousands of megalithic towers that dot the island's landscape.
The structures, known as nuraghe, stand as architectural marvels, each constructed using colossal stones and held together without the use of mortar.
The conventional narrative, concerning the purpose of these towers, is that they were constructed as fortifications.
How do you build 30,000 towers employing all of the equipment and manpower that implies, and yet still continue to farm, still continue to defend yourself while you're building these towers? NARRATOR: To investigate the nuraghe firsthand, Giorgio Tsoukalos and Marty Lagina traveled with archeological guide Ivana Malu to the nuraghe of Santu Antine, one of the largest on the island.
- Let's go inside.
- Let's do that.
NARRATOR: Is it possible that these colossal stone structures are, in some way, linked to the numerous mythological tales of giants, whom many believe lived here thousands of years ago? MALU: I'll show you the way.
Wow, Ivana, this is this is Wow, look at this.
- LAGINA: This is impressive.
- MALU: Look at this.
This is only one nuraghe in 8,000 we found in Sardinia, - which has three niches - LAGINA: Mm-hmm.
connected by a tunnel.
I mean, this is absolutely crazy.
Look at the size of these blocks.
I mean, that one right there is a minimum of one ton, - I'm sure.
- MALU: Yeah.
LAGINA: The effort to create this is extraordinary, absolutely extraordinary.
And I think it was made by a very advanced society, in some senses, which is to say, where's the knowledge come from, right? TSOUKALOS: Right, because clearly This is not a simple structure.
And this is interesting because there are other places around the world with similar masonry, so you have to wonder what's going on.
So Giorgio, we've been in here now for awhile.
What's your best idea, what is this? TSOUKALOS: Well, some have suggested that these places here are in correspondence to some constellations, such as the Pleiades.
NARRATOR: According to the work of Italian author and archaeologist Augusto Mulas the constellation known as the Pleiades has played an important role in religious rituals for thousands of years, particularly in ancient Babylon.
He also observed that, when viewed from the air, the nuraghe at Santu Antine was one of seven that, when looked at together, precisely matched the configuration of the stars of the Pleiades.
But why? Could it be connected in some way to the ancient Babylonian stories of the Anunnaki, the winged giants who, as depicted in numerous ancient carvings, suggest an eerie connection to the so-called "watchers" referenced in the Bible? According to ancient astronaut theorists, the answer is a profound yes, but they also cite numerous other connections between ancient civilizations and the Pleiades constellation.
The Pleiades are a very special star group to numerous ancient cultures, including the Maya and the Cherokee and others, who believed that it was a place from whence our creators originated That, in fact, beings have been coming and going from the Pleiades for millennia.
But you have to wonder, with this connection in Sardinia, perhaps the inhabitants of Sardinia were actually in contact with beings from the Pleiades.
I think it's really fascinating that these nuraghes are actually representations of a certain section in the, in the night sky, and so, you know, maybe that was the calling card by the extraterrestrials in order to show where they came from.
- A sort of map.
- Exactly.
Here it is, surviving after 3,000 years.
Are any of the buildings we're creating today - gonna last that long? - Oh, that's a great question.
LAGINA: I doubt it.
TSOUKALOS: All of these structures were built in a megalithic style for a future generation that would understand the discrepancy in logic.
NARRATOR: If Sardinia really was home to a race of giants, who were they? Could they have been the Nephilim, the hybrid children of the so-called "watchers"? But if so, what happened to them? Were they destroyed by the great flood? Or did some of them survive, living out their last days on a remote island in the Mediterranean? NARRATOR: For centuries, visitors to the Mediterranean island of Sardinia have been greeted with strange and mysterious stories that a race of giants once lived there, thousands of years ago.
But other than the presence of hundreds of bizarre monolithic stone structures, there had been little physical evidence after 1953 to convince mainstream archaeologists, or even ancient astronaut theorists, that the myths about giants ever had a basis in reality.
That is, until 1979, when more giant bones were reportedly discovered during one of the island's many archaeological excavations.
I interviewed two individuals who worked on the excavation of the Nuragic ruins in the town of Sardara, underneath the Church of Sant'Anastasia.
Both of these individuals dug up, at different periods of time, multiple skeletons of giants, from nine to 12 feet tall.
And then the bones of the giants would go into the church and then disappear overnight.
There have been hundreds of excavations in which the bones of giants have been allegedly unearthed and then secreted away.
TSOUKALOS: Before we left the island of Sardinia, Marty and I were supposed to finally get access to an actual giant bone.
That was all set, and then we received notifications that the guy pulled out, and he was not going to show us the giant bone.
Why did he pull out? One could argue that some type of censorship is going on in Sardinia.
NARRATOR: Censorship? Is it possible that physical evidence that could help prove that giants once inhabited the island of Sardinia has been deliberately hidden away? But, if so, by whom? And why? As far as Giorgio and Marty are concerned, that is just one of the many questions still left unanswered by their trip.
LAGINA: Hey, I want to ask you this, did ancient astronauts visit Sardinia? I think there is no doubt that extraterrestrials visited Sardinia in ancient times because there are similar megalithic structures of inexplicable origin - elsewhere on the planet.
- Right, 'cause it's a piece of what you've seen elsewhere.
- Yes, it adds to the bigger picture.
- Yeah, okay.
Our ancestors were all visited by the same teachers.
You know what? I respect that immensely because I think that's the correct scientific way to go about things.
You start with a supposition, and then put it to the reality test, put it to the real world, put it to the evidence.
I want to become convinced by the data.
Well, if I have accomplished anything with you, I hope that you continue looking at other places and be like, "You know, that Giorgio guy, he has a point.
" You want me to be convinced.
- Yes, exactly.
- Yeah.
And that's a key point.
You look me in the eye and you say, "You know what", "I am convinced that ancient astronauts "visited this planet and sowed the seeds of what inspired people to build these things.
" I can't prove you wrong, okay? - (chuckles) - I can't.
And I don't anybody who can do that.
So the book is still open.
Yes, and I hope you will read the next chapter.
You write it, I'll read it, okay? - (both laughing) - I'll read it.
TSOUKALOS: The way you prove the ancient astronaut theory is not with one single piece of evidence.
It is a conglomeration of different puzzle pieces, and Sardinia you have structures that are incredible, you have the stories of giants, and you have these statues that look like giants.
And you have to wonder, is it possible that Sardinia, at some point, was visited by extraterrestrials? LAGINA: Am I sold on it? Absolutely not.
But would I dismiss it out of hand? No, because I think that would be probably just as bad an error.
We don't know what happened everywhere on this planet.
And another thing is we don't know whether we're alone in this universe.
It seems to me unlikely.
NARRATOR: Perhaps somewhere, deep beneath the ancient ruins of Sardinia, lie the remains of a race of ancient beings, part man, part extraterrestrial.
And if physical evidence is ever found, will it tell us about humankind's incredible past, or will it reveal our future? A future where we will return to the very stars we may have come from thousands of years ago?