- Ancient Astronauts
- Noah's Ark and the biblical flood story
- The monolith on Phobos
- The Roswell Incident
- CIA conspiracies and coverups
Noah wasn't an ancient Israelite. He was a superintelligent Martian that was bringing the last remnant of his civilization to Earth, using a spacecraft, which unfortunately crashed on Mount Ararat. Noah and his Martian pals then genetically engineered the primitive, Bronze-Age humans they found here, and thus was born the human race in all of its nobility.
What proof does he have, you may ask? Well, besides the incontrovertible evidence of the Book of Genesis, which we all know to be completely scientifically and historically accurate, we also have:
- cave paintings with some bits that look like UFOs. Interestingly, the one link that Casteel gives to a cave painting website shows some cave paintings that have nothing whatsoever UFO-like on them.
- the ongoing foolishness that there's an alien monolith on Phobos. The "monolith" is almost certainly a large rock, but that still hasn't stopped all of the people who think that 2001: A Space Odyssey is a historical documentary from blathering endlessly about it on the internet.
- an allegation that there has been an "anomalous object" discovered on the side of Mount Ararat. As far as I could follow Beckley and Casteel's logic, the "object" isn't made of "gopher wood," which leaves only one conclusion: it is the wrecked remnants of a spaceship.
- Erich von Däniken, who is still making money writing books about the "god(s) are ancient aliens" idea
- Zecharia Sitchin, who started the whole "Annunaki" business
- Giorgio Tsoukalos, who publishes Legendary Times, co-produces the series Ancient Aliens, and who has really amazing hair
- Tim Swartz, editor of Conspiracy Journal
- Brinsley LePoer Trench, who besides having a name that's a lot of fun to say, was a member of the British House of Lords, and was one of the first real UFO enthusiasts. He famously started a debate on the floor of Parliament, and pushed the Members to vote on whether they thought aliens had visited the Earth. (The result: "No.")
- Nick Redfern, of Bigfoot fame, and contributing editor of Phenomena magazine
- George van Tassel, one of the most renowned alien abductees
If, unlike me, you still want to purchase Beckley's book, the link I posted above has Beckley's contact information and all the information you need about price. There is also price and purchase information on Beckley's other books, which include The American Indian Starseed Connection, Other Tongues Other Flesh Revisited, Ancient Secrets of Mysterious America: Revealing our True Cosmic Destiny, and Alien Space Gods of Ancient Greece and Rome: Revelations of the Oracle of Delphi. So I think you can see that if you're so inclined, there's a wealth of reading material, here.
As for me, I think I'll pass. The review was enough to give me a general flavor for Beckley's "theories," and I already think I'm going to need more coffee to get the taste out of my mouth.