Ancient Aliens s14e17 Episode Script

The Secrets of Stonehenge

1 Megalithic stone columns that have stood for an estimated 5,000 years.
Stonehenge is completely different to anything else in the Neolithic world.
NARRATOR: But could Stonehenge have been something more than conventional historians have assumed? GIORGIO TSOUKALOS: The fact that we now know that Stonehenge was part of a much larger superstructure indicates we're facing a sensational mystery.
NARRATOR: And could modern scientific findings reveal a startling truth? HUGH NEWMAN: We don't really know who these people were, don't really know where they come from.
WILLIAM HENRY: The people who built Stonehenge just vanished from the Earth.
NARRATOR: Might the mystery of Stonehenge be the key to unlocking the secrets of the universe, and provide tangible evidence of mankind's extraterrestrial past? DAVID CHILDRESS: Is it possible that Stonehenge was actually built by these sophisticated extraterrestrials? It's a fantastic thought, but it's possible.
NARRATOR: There is a doorway in the universe.
Beyond it is the promise of truth.
It demands we question everything we have ever been taught.
The evidence is all around us.
The future is right before our eyes.
We are not alone.
We have never been alone.
NARRATOR: For six years, the U.
K.
Ministry of Defence has been in a slow process of releasing the entirety of their UFO files to the National Archives of England.
Now the final batch of declassified reports are released to the public.
Despite Ministry claims that no credible evidence or alien craft was discovered in over 50 years of study, one report, from January 14, 2009, includes a fascinating photo of a disk-shaped craft hovering above the world's most famous megalithic site: Stonehenge.
Stonehenge has been the site of a number of UFO encounters over the years.
The county of Wiltshire itself is something of a UFO hot spot.
Dating back over the lifetime of the Ministry of Defence's UFO project, there have probably been several hundred, if not low thousands, of sightings recorded in the county of Wiltshire.
NARRATOR: But Stonehenge is not only a major hot spot for UFO reports, it is also the center of the crop circle phenomenon, with dozens of unexplained crop formations appearing in the area every year.
Many of the most spectacular formations have appeared in that geographical area.
This is a location where there has been more than, I suppose, a fair share of weirdness over the years.
People are kind of obsessed by it, because it's the only way they can get back to have some contact with their ancestors.
I believe there's much, much more going on here.
NARRATOR: Why does the area of Stonehenge experience more unexplained phenomena than any other place on Earth? Could a new examination of these massive stone blocks reveal profound truths that have remained hidden for more than 5,000 years? The British Isles.
55 BC.
Julius Caesar begins a military campaign to extend the Roman Empire into Britain.
His forces are met by ferocious resistance from the native Celtic tribes, led by their Druid priests.
GRAHAM PHILLIPS: The tribes of Britain were all united against the warring Romans by the Druids, to repel the greatest general who's ever lived.
NARRATOR: It would take the Romans nearly a century to conquer Britain.
Once they succeeded, they turned Stonehenge into a temple of their sun god, Apollo.
But the Romans were not the first to adopt this monument as their own.
The Celts themselves had migrated into Britain some 2,500 years before.
When they arrived, Stonehenge was already there, but the country was eerily deserted.
The people who are responsible for Stonehenge, for erecting it, are nowhere to be seen, and this is a puzzling, uh, piece of information that we know now.
NARRATOR: Instead of ignoring Stonehenge and building new temples, as historians would expect, the Celts adopted it as their own.
You have to ask yourself: Why did the Celts and Druids adopt Stonehenge as a place of worship if they didn't build it? Did they somehow know the power of the place? NARRATOR: Archaeologists today believe that this great Neolithic stone circle has stood on the plains of Wiltshire, England, for no less than 5,000 years.
An outer ring of 30 four-ton stones surrounds five huge arches whose massive blocks weigh 22 tons each, and which were somehow transported from 120 miles away.
It's an astonishing feat of ancient engineering, and the mysteries about its construction still remain.
NEWMAN: Some of the stones at Stonehenge weigh between 50 and 70 tons.
Some of the stones are even heavier.
So how could you have moved these into place? How could you have moved them from Wales, where the bluestones, the spotted dolerite, came from, within Stonehenge? PHILLIPS: The bluestones, from which the original Stonehenge was constructed, were transported from 120 miles to the west from a place called the Preseli Mountains, which is the only place in the British Isles where you can get that kind of stone.
Now, how they were moved is a mystery.
NARRATOR: The predominant theory as to how the megalithic blocks were moved is that the builders fashioned sledges and rollers out of tree trunks to lug the bluestones from the Preseli Hills, then transferred them onto rafts and floated them first along the Welsh coast and then up the River Avon towards Salisbury Plain.
TSOUKALOS: You know, this idea that all these ancient blocks were moved with, uh, wooden rollers is is very interesting.
However, do you know what happens to wood when you put 20 tons on a wooden roller? It'll just get crushed to smithereens.
PHILLIPS: However they did it, it must have been very important for them to move these particular stones to Stonehenge.
And that's a mystery.
That doesn't happen anywhere else at stone circles in the country.
They only come from stone that's quarried locally.
NARRATOR: However Stonehenge was constructed, it involved moving much more than just the stone blocks that stand today.
According to researchers, this is just 25% of the original monument, the center of a much larger structure that was surrounded by multiple concentric circles constructed over a period of more than a thousand years.
MARTINEAU: So Stonehenge is very interesting in that it evolves over a very long period of time.
And the first thing that goes up at Stonehenge is not there anymore.
It's the 56 holes that today are known as the Aubrey Circle.
It used to be filled with the bluestones from Preseli.
PHILLIPS: Around the outside of the stone circle is constructed a ditch and embankment.
This is the so-called "henge" structure that stands around Stonehenge, from where it gets its name.
NARRATOR: Many mainstream scholars suggest that Stonehenge was simply a place of worship and a burial ground.
But why would the ancient people of Britain have spent more than a thousand years to build what amounts to a church and a cemetery? NEWMAN: And the big problem is we don't really know who these people were.
We don't really know where they come from.
So we find similar structures around the world that show incredible levels of sophistication, like the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, like Machu Picchu in Peru.
So why not, in ancient Britain, why not have a very advanced civilization here? The fact that we now know that Stonehenge was part of a much larger superstructure indicates to me that we've only barely scratched the surface.
What did it all mean? NARRATOR: If the monolithic stones that comprise Stonehenge today are only merely a partial skeleton of the original complex, is it possible that it was among the most sophisticated structures of the ancient world? Perhaps the answers to who built it and why can be found by examining similar structures found all over the world.
NARRATOR: Wiltshire, England, 1720 Dr.
William Stukeley, a pioneer in the field of archaeology, begins the first scientific survey of Stonehenge.
He quickly notices that its axis aligns with sunrise on the summer solstice.
Over the centuries, scientists discover that Stonehenge also points to sunset on the winter solstice and contains dozens of other astronomical alignments.
NEWMAN: Stonehenge is unlike any stone circle anywhere on the planet.
It's perfectly circular.
It has lintels above it.
It's designed with precision-engineered carving and astronomical alignments.
TSOUKALOS: In my opinion, it is Stonehenge itself that is the message.
And one part of that message is that Stonehenge is a replica of our solar system on Earth.
Each circle corresponds with one of our planets inside our solar system, including Pluto.
So, now we have a structure that's at least 4,000 years old, and our ancestors knew about Pluto? Without telescopes? Someone told them about Pluto and all of our planets in our solar system, and that is the message, because in Neolithic time, there is no way that they knew about this.
NARRATOR: Is it possible that the massive blocks still standing at Stonehenge were purposely arranged to reflect the positions of the planets in our solar system? And if so, could this astronomical knowledge have been imparted to our ancestors by extraterrestrials? While Stonehenge is the most extraordinary stone circle in England, in the 1970s, Scottish cartographer Alexander Thom found that all the famed stone circles across the U.
K.
have sophisticated designs that track the movements of planets and constellations.
NEWMAN: Alexander Thom surveyed over 300 stone circles in Britain.
And he came up with this principle that they used advanced geometry in the construction, which was connected with very advanced astronomy.
NARRATOR: Over time, archaeologists began to find that ancient megalithic sites all over the planet were built to align with the sun.
In Macedonia, the Kokino Observatory features four stone thrones at the top of a mountain positioned to track the solstices and equinoxes.
In Machu Picchu, there is a stone temple with three trapezoidal windows also positioned to align with the sun during the solstices and equinoxes.
On the northwest coast of France, a collection of over 3,000 massive rocks, called the "Carnac stones," align with both the summer and winter solstices.
And some of the sites where these solar alignments are found include stone circles similar to Stonehenge.
The entrance to the Temple of Mnajdra on the Mediterranean island of Malta is aligned to mark both the solstices and equinoxes.
NEWMAN: In ancient Malta, going back potentially to 3,000, to 4,000 B.
C.
or even much older, they also were observing multiple different constellations, including Taurus and others.
NARRATOR: As far as ancient astronaut theorists are concerned, the most significant of all the ancient sites that contain astronomical alignments is also the oldest.
German archaeologist Klaus Schmidt begins a major excavation at GÃbekli Tepe.
This prehistoric site was believed to contain a standard Roman-era cemetery.
But what Schmidt actually discovered would revolutionize our view of the ancient world.
TSOUKALOS: GÃbekli Tepe is one of the most fascinating stories that we have in archaeology in recent times.
It is the first documented and confirmed archaeological site in the world that proves its age dating as far back as 10,000 BC.
NEWMAN: GÃbekli Tepe is the oldest known stone circle complex.
It dates to nearly 12,000 years old, and it stands out as one of the most unique sites on the planet.
It really shouldn't be there at this date.
It wasn't for many thousands of years that Stonehenge was built.
ANDREW COLLINS: Stonehenge in Britain was constructed around 3000 BC, but as much as 6,000 years earlier in southeast Turkey, GÃbekli Tepe was built by a very early form of Neolithic people.
And here you have a series of circular monuments, each made of T-shaped pillars, like spokes of a wheel radiating out from a central spot where there are two huge monoliths as much as 18 and a half feet tall.
NARRATOR: According to mainstream archaeologists, one of the reasons that GÃbekli Tepe has survived in such remarkable condition for more than 10,000 years is because it was deliberately buried.
But why? Was it to protect it from some catastrophic event? Or was it to hide what ancient astronaut theorists consider the structure's otherworldly origins? Perhaps the answer can be found by a further examination of not only who may have built GÃbekli Tepe, but why.
weighing up to ten tons, HENRY: We look around at templestons sophisticated carvings, and even signs of hieroglyphic writing experts say GÃbekli Tepe could only have been built by an advanced civilization.
But according to mainstream historians, the world's first true civilization the Sumerians did not arise until thousands of years after GÃbekli Tepe was built.
BILL BIRNES: What we know about GÃbekli Tepe is that the Sumerians said, "Oh, they were built by the ancients.
" Who were the ancients that were here before the Sumerians? So, we actually have geological artifacts that point us to a civilization before civilization.
NARRATOR: Ancient astronaut theorists suggest GÃbekli Tepe provides evidence that a highly-advanced civilization flourished long before the Sumerians.
And they suggest that a written record of this civilization can be found in the Book of Enoch and its mysterious tale of the Watchers.
HENRY: According to the Book of Enoch, there was an ancient race of giants who descended to the Earth.
They brought technology with them and shared it with humans.
They were called the Anunnaki, also known as the Watchers, extraterrestrial beings who lived near GÃbekli Tepe.
TSOUKALOS: In the Old Testament, there are quite a few passages that speak of when the sons of God encountered the women of Earth.
They thought of them quite beautiful.
And so they mated with them, and the offspring were the so-called giants.
NARRATOR: According to the Book of Enoch, these hybrid offspring were giants called the Nephilim.
They built a glittering high-tech civilization.
(thunder crashing) But God considered them an abomination and sent a great flood to wipe them out.
HENRY: Going back 5,000 years, we have sacred texts that tell us there was an Antediluvian civilization.
There was a great flood and that there were survivors.
The Mesopotamians speak of this in The Epic of Gilgamesh, the Egyptians speak of this in the Edfu creation texts.
We look around at temples and other constructions that suddenly blossomed as if out of thin air.
We're asked to believe that suddenly humanity learned the skills for building these magnificent monuments that we can't even duplicate today.
It doesn't make sense, unless there was some pre-flood teacher indeed that taught us how to do this.
According to some traditions, some of the Nephilim survived the flood.
These hybrid children of the Anunnaki still knew how to build megalithic monuments aligned with the stars, and that's what they did.
NARRATOR: Tradition has it that after surviving the flood and building GÃbekli Tepe in Turkey, the Nephilim began to migrate.
And each place they went, they left stone circles in their wake.
COLLINS: After GÃbekli Tepe, there are other stone circles before we get to Stonehenge.
For instance, at Karahunj in Armenia, there is a massive series of megalithic constructions and circles which have been dated to approximately 5500 BC, according to the astronomical alignments.
Other sites that are of extreme age include Cromlech Almendres in Portugal.
This dates back to around 6,000 years.
NARRATOR: If the Nephilim were responsible for all these stone circles, is it possible that these giants ultimately found refuge in the British Isles and built Stonehenge? Many believe that supporting evidence is found in a 12th century book by Welsh cleric Geoffrey of Monmouth, The History of the Kings of Britain.
It states that Stonehenge was erected by giants in Ireland, then transported to its current site by the famed magician Merlin.
JONATHAN YOUNG: The story has it, the king wanted to honor the dead from a great battle, and he wanted a particular monument the giants had built in Ireland.
It was Stonehenge.
He sent Merlin to get this thing.
Merlin used magic to move it to Somerset.
This is how it got to where it presently is.
NEWMAN: And somehow he did this.
Whether it was magic, we really don't know.
But we do know that there are traditions of giants moving stones.
CHILDRESS: We have to ask ourselves, is it possible that the Nephilim, as descendants of the Anunnaki, were the actual builders of Stonehenge and other megaliths in Great Britain? And, in fact, uh, that may well have been the case.
NARRATOR: To further support the notion that the Anunnaki not only built Stonehenge but also other megalithic stone circles like GÃbekli Tepe, ancient astronaut theorists point to a curious legend concerning a tribe known as the Tuatha Dé Danann.
TOK THOMPSON: The Tuatha Dé Danann are probably the most important tribe or figures or group of people if they are people uh, that show up in Irish mythology.
The Tuatha Dé Danann were special.
CHILDRESS: The Tuatha Dé Danann were tall.
They had red hair and blue or green eyes.
They had magical powers.
NEWMAN: They had very advanced weaponry and different types of what sounds like machinery.
But also they taught the high arts of civilization and they were said to be almost like the Shining Ones of the biblical tradition.
NARRATOR: Could it be that the Tuatha Dé Danann were the descendants of the otherworldly beings described in the Sumerian tradition as the Anunnaki? Ancient astronaut theorists say yes.
And as evidence, they point to a curious historic fact.
The Tuatha Dé Danann, or tribe of Danann, originally had a different name, the Tuatha Dé Anu.
CHILDRESS: The name means "the tribe of Anu.
" And Anu here is the Anunnaki.
It's this mysterious people who are talked about in Sumerian texts.
So, here we now have a connection with the Tuatha Dé Danann with the Anunnaki of ancient Sumeria.
NARRATOR: Did these Anunnaki descendants really migrate to the British Isles and ultimately build Stonehenge? And if so, could this shed light on the mystery of not only who built Stonehenge but why? Perhaps further clues can be found by examining a startling new genetic study that indicates that, almost immediately after Stonehenge was built, its builders mysteriously vanished from the Earth.
NARRATOR: In a groundbreaking So the pgenetic studylt this, published in the journal Nature, Harvard researchers announce a stunning discovery about ancient human DNA.
It reveals that, immediately after Stonehenge was built, the people who built it, the ancient inhabitants of Britain, suddenly and almost totally vanished from the British Isles.
They left behind virtually no DNA in the modern British population.
What the 2018 study suggests is that the genetic signature of the Neolithic inhabitants of the British Isles, it vanishes shortly after the period in which they build Stonehenge and is largely replaced by an entirely new human culture in a very short amount of time.
HENRY: The Harvard study is an absolute bombshell.
An entire civilization just disappears without a trace, vanishes into thin air? It's easily the most surprising and most shocking conclusion you can imagine.
NARRATOR: The study used a revolutionary new technique that samples DNA from ancient human bones and then compares it to the DNA of modern people in the same place.
Scientists then determine what percentage of the modern population is descended from the ancient group.
So, the new genetic data are really providing an example of population replacement, in which the genetic markers that characterize one population is almost entirely replaced in a relatively short amount of time by the genetic signature that characterizes another population from a different part of the world.
NARRATOR: The strange disappearance of the Stonehenge builders remains a profound historical mystery.
But historians had long known that around 2500 BC, just after Stonehenge was built, a new group entered the British Isles.
The so-called Beaker people are named for their distinctive clay pottery and are believed to be the ancestors of the Celts.
CHILDRESS: You might think that when the original population of Britain suddenly left these stone monuments, that the newcomers would maybe just let them go back to nature and ultimately just-just fall down and be destroyed, uh, over time.
But that's not what happened.
And so it would seem that these newcomers realized that these places had power.
There was an energy associated with them.
Something important.
NARRATOR: The Orkney Islands, Scotland.
Ancient astronaut theorist Andrew Collins and author Graham Phillips have come to these islands to investigate the mysterious disappearance of the people who built Stonehenge.
Dating back to 3200 BC, Skara Brae was buried in sand for thousands of years until a great storm uncovered it in 1850.
Now known as the Scottish Pompeii, it was home to the people who began Britain's stone circle building boom, ultimately built Stonehenge, and then mysteriously vanished from the genetic record.
Right.
Site's over here.
Well, it's quite amazing that this place was completely covered with sand, uh, until they refound it in the 19th century.
The people who built the first stone circle a couple of miles from here lived here.
Yeah.
Just look at this place.
I mean, it's just extraordinary.
PHILLIPS: It's pretty sophisticated.
I mean, these walls here are really quite advanced for 5,000 years ago, when everybody else in the country was living in, well, mud huts, basically.
I know.
And-and the incredible thing about this is the descendants of these people end up creating all of the stone circles around Britain.
How do you think this started? I-I think something was changing in the minds of these people.
But, you know, the bigger question is, what were they doing here? NARRATOR: Experts believe that the descendants of Skara Brae began building the great stone circles that ultimately led to Stonehenge.
To see the first of these mighty circles, Andrew and Graham travel six miles south.
So, we're going now to the Stones of Stenness, which is the first stone circle, that we know of, built anywhere in the British Isles.
It originally consisted of 12 stones in a circle around 100 feet in diameter, and the stones are up to 16 feet high.
COLLINS: What's so incredible is that this first stone circle in Britain has a relationship with GÃbekli Tepe in southeast Turkey, which because the Stones of Stenness is aligned to the stars.
To the south, it's the rising of the stars of Orion.
And to the north, it is the setting of the stars of Cygnus.
And the very same constellations feature within astronomical alignments at GÃbekli Tepe, thousands of miles away.
NARRATOR: If the Stones of Stenness, like GÃbekli Tepe, Stonehenge, and other megalithic structures, was constructed in such a way as to be in alignment with astronomical events, why? Was it to merely function as a type of calendar, indicating when to plant crops or perform rituals? Or were these structures oriented to the stars for a far more profound or perhaps extraterrestrial purpose? It is true that-that Stonehenge can be used or was used as a calendar.
There is no doubt about it.
However, in order to create a calendar, there was absolutely zero need to build a megalithic structure as gigantic as Stonehenge.
'Cause you could have recreated the entire same thing by, essentially, placing ordinary sticks in the ground.
That was not the case.
So what was it? POPE: There is a knowledge and purpose here, and it's-it's sophisticated.
Were ceremonies and rituals conducted there that actually achieved something? In other words, is, in one sense, Stonehenge a device, a machine? MARTINEAU: This geometry is there right from the beginning of the stone circle building and the reason they were choosing these shapes was something to do with astronomy.
And I think it's some kind of interesting technology, ancient technology, um, whose origins are lost in the mist of time.
NARRATOR: Is it possible that the builders of ancient stone circles weren't constructing giant celestial calendars, but, instead, were using the sun and stars as guides so that the giant stones they were using could be precisely placed? As far as ancient astronaut theorists are concerned, the answer is a profound yes.
And they believe the precise astrological placements of these weren't intended for ritual purposes, but for technological ones, possibly as a means of conducting and generating a type of geo-electrical energy.
So the people who built this, you think, were inspired by the descendants of those who built GÃbekli Tepe.
I'm certain of it.
But as we know, this is the beginning of something brand-new that starts here on the Orkney mainland and continues to Stonehenge.
So what comes next? NARRATOR: Just down the road from the Stones of Stenness lies the Ring of Brodgar.
The third largest stone circle in the British Isles, it is a hotbed of UFO sightings and activity.
According to ancient astronaut theorists, it could also hold the key to solving the mystery of why the Stonehenge builders suddenly and inexplicably disappeared.
POPE: Were the ancients mimicking ancient astronaut theorist Andrew Collins and author Graham Phillips are investigating stone circles that are believed to be even older than Stonehenge.
They have just arrived at the Ring of Brodgar, which is not only an important historical site but also a hot spot for UFO sightings.
PHILLIPS: We're here at the Ring of Brodgar.
It is a henge circle, so all around the outside of it is a ditch and embankment.
COLLINS: And one of the things that's been repeatedly found in connection with stone circles is that there's a very special geology associated with the landscape around them.
And all of these seem to be able to manifest mysterious lights.
And they almost appear to act like windows onto another realm.
Because as you get higher, you can see that the whole place is like a perfect circle.
A perfect hole out of this reality into another realm all together.
So this place here could actually be some kind of portal between this world and another? Precisely.
But what's so incredible is that at virtually every location that this megalithic culture moved out is also somewhere associated with the appearance of mysterious lights, what we'd call UFOs.
We're talking about Stonehenge, Avebury, the Isle of Anglesey in Wales, and the area around the Rod Stone.
All of these locations are what we would call portals, places where mysterious lights appear and then disappear.
NARRATOR: Is it possible that ancient stone circles found throughout the world were once used as portals to other parts of the universe? And could this explain why the builders of Stonehenge suddenly disappeared from the DNA record, right after the structure is believed to have been completed? While such a notion may sound preposterous to some, ancient astronaut theorists suggest that it is far from impossible.
NEWMAN: They realized that these stone circles actually do manipulate earth energies, these currents that are part of the magnetic field.
CHILDRESS: Archaeologists now are speculating that the blue stones that are part of the Stonehenge complex, they are a type of black-blue dolerite that has very bright nodes of quartz in them.
NARRATOR: Quartz is able to convert the earth's natural electrical vibrations into a form of energy.
The amount of energy increases when the quartz is under pressure, as it would be as part of a massive monolithic structure like Stonehenge.
NEWMAN: So you have electrical qualities when the quartz is kind of crushed and then you have magnetic qualities as well within the same stone.
So this could have been used to manipulate earth energy currents.
CHILDRESS: Many of the stone circles have something to do with astronomical alignments, and you have to wonder if it's a way of calculating and having a calibration that you can use to create a special portal area.
It's got a special energy, perhaps, that's being manipulated and created by these megalithic structures.
NARRATOR: Did the builders of ancient megalithic structures like Stonehenge and GÃbekli Tepe, use their advanced knowledge of the interconnectivity between the Earth and the ability of precisely placed megalithic stones to generate energy to create portals? And could this be why they decided to quarry the rock for Stonehenge from 120 miles away, because they needed a particular type of rock with a particular quartz concentration? If so, could their incredible ability to create energy be an indication that their origins might be extraterrestrial? If the Nephilim were actually some sort of extraterrestrial race with super high technology, then maybe now all the high-tech stuff is gone and all that's left is this skeletal structure that we call Stonehenge.
NARRATOR: If the builders of Stonehenge really did create a portal through which they returned to the home planet of their extraterrestrial ancestors, did that portal close after they left? Or was the site stripped of its power when the original structure was deconstructed? Perhaps the answer can be found by examining one of the strangest events to occur at Stonehenge in modern times.
An event that some believe may contain a message from another world.
NARRATOR: Wiltshire, England.
July 1996.
One of the most complex and spectacular crop circle designs ever seen appears in a field opposite Stonehenge.
POPE: The so-called Julia Set appeared right next to Stonehenge.
Now, the Julia Set takes its name from a fractal, which is a mathematical shape.
This was intricate, complex.
There's an interesting story that apparently a taxi driver saw this formation just appearing suddenly, magically, as if some unseen hidden force was making the pattern.
Some people have said that they were symbols that are meant to convey information.
And it's the conveying of information that I think is the important thing here.
That really might be the key to unlocking the mystery here.
NARRATOR: Could it be that the incredible crop formation that appeared next to Stonehenge was a message from extraterrestrial visitors? If Stonehenge was built as a portal to the stars, can this technology be reactivated? And might the mathematical information contained within the Julia Set provide the key to reopening the portal? CHILDRESS: When we look at Stonehenge, we have to wonder about the energy there.
So, early on, it becomes a site where things are happening, extraterrestrials are landing here perhaps.
But it all starts with some activity early on in this, in this special place.
People speculated that the ancients were able to perceive power, Earth energies, mysterious forces that perhaps modern humans have lost the ability to perceive.
Maybe, the theory is, that we've got smarter in other ways, but we've lost a certain something, the ability to perhaps tap into these ancient power sites.
NARRATOR: Does a megalithic stone circle standing alone in the English countryside represent the remains of the most sophisticated technology to ever exist on Earth? A technology which was part of a vast global network of similar structures that were not only capable of generating vast amounts of energy, but also the means by which alien visitors could both arrive and depart? Perhaps the stones that still remain were deliberately left standing so that humankind would one day restore this lost technology reactivate it and ultimately reunite with the ancient builders who still exist light-years away.