George. I read Von Daniken and listened to a lecture given at UCLA. He was very convincing in his interpretation of the drawings and sculptures found on the Mayan artifacts. He also had drawings of the ancients that could easily be interpreted as the real thing that certainly brought Aliens into the conversation.
Von Daniken has zero credibility. He was convicted of fraud before he published his BS. See his wiki page.
Stephen Hawkins mentioned in one of his latest books to keep an open mind on whether Aliens could have visited this planet.
Keeping an open mind is the skeptical position. Believing things because you want to is not open mindedness. For the record, the man’s last name is Hawking, not Hawkins.
There was some mention of Stephen Gould who had written of some proof of Alien visitations.
That’s a pretty vague claim. Do you have any documentation?
My family has gotten into this subject through The History Channel and my son did some model space ships for the program.
The History Channel is notorious for promoting pseudoscience.
You might be interested in his web site.
My son is Brick Price and has done this movie stuff for years. My grandson is also on the site somewhere.
Interesting stuff, but I see nothing there that offers evidence of alien visitations.