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I recently had the chance to sit down with Marie D. Jones, author of This Book Is From the Future and Viral Mythology to discuss the possibility of human time travel and the possible link to the ancient alien theory.

The growing popularity of the History Channel series, Ancient Aliens has led to some interesting speculations about what, or who, may have once visited our ancestors, imparting knowledge and technological advancement that lead to leaps and bounds in human development. Originally, the concept of ancient aliens, or ancient astronauts, pointed to extraterrestrial intervention occurring thousands of years ago, and possibly even a little genetic intervention as well. The ancient astronaut theory posits that our ancestors experienced these huge leaps forward in advancement of scientific, astronomical, technological and medical knowledge that could simply NOT have happened on their own. We MUST have had some help from above, from entities far more intelligent and evolved than we.

Otherwise, how could we have built those amazing Egyptian pyramids and erected those massive stone statues on Easter Island, or the meticulously intricate blocks that make up Puma Punku in Bolivia... and what of the many glyphs, cave and rock paintings, carvings, drawings and statuettes from our distant past that appear to portray "helmeted" figures that do not look quite human, or those of strange craft whizzing by in the sky? Are all these "archeo-enigmas" proof that our ancestors mingled with the star people, and left us clues in their art, architecture, myths and religious texts?

While many argue that there is no proof we humans needed a little help from above to make those huge jumps forward in our evolution, there are many who insist that the archeological evidence is clear... we were once hanging out with aliens, maybe even breeding with them, or having their DNA spliced into our own, possibly against our knowledge or will. The theory also posits that these aliens were from advanced civilizations, coming to visit lowly human Earthlings and impart what they knew of the vast cosmos and all possibilities therein. Speculation includes locations both within and outside of our known universe, where the laws of physics might allow for travel between worlds.

But... what about travel between times? If we entertain the ancient astronaut theory, and there is compelling "circumstantial evidence" to give it serious thought, must we accept that the aliens that intervened were indeed aliens at all? Might they have been... dare I say... US? Humans of the future, coming back to teach, warn and guide the humans of the past? Lest you think that a ridiculously unfounded statement, let me bring up an interesting subject.

It's certainly possible that some of those so-called "ancient aliens" could have been human time travelers from the future.  But not necessarily all of them.  To read more, click here.