I had an interesting conversation the other day with a producer for a well-known cable TV channel. She is working on a program about UFOs and ancient astronauts to air next year, and she had been talking with David (sometimes Hatcher) Childress about appearing on the show. According to the producer, Childress once more is claiming that he "doesn't say" extraterrestrials are responsible for the anomalies of the past but instead that human beings from an advanced civilization were responsible.
Well, this is news to me.
Childress appears weekly on a program called Ancient Aliens, where he speaks repeatedly of "the extraterrestrials." Here he is on October 26, 2011 asking how prehistoric people could resurrect the dead: "What kind of powers would you have to have to do that? The powers of an extraterrestrial?” Here he is again on September 27, 2011, speaking of Greco-Roman technology: "Ancient lasers were probably being used, and that technology probably came from extraterrestrials.” These are the first two quotes I pulled. I could easily fill a blog post just with Childress talking about "the extraterrestrials" he once again claims not to believe in.
No, he never advocates alien intervention.
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