If you have watched "Ancient Aliens" or other paranormal specials and documentaries that consider ancient mysteries, supernatural and Chariots of the Gods themes, you've probably seen David Hatcher Childress being interviewed. He caught my attention because, well, I have a perpetual problem with being attracted to men's brains and if you add outdoorsiness and curiosity about ancient mysteries, you have my full attention.
I decided to start reading his work. It seemed silly that I didn't own any of his books since I pretty much have seen everything he's been on video-wise. "Lost Cities & Ancient Mysteries of the Southwest" was the obvious choice for me because, duh, I live in Arizona.
The author takes us through a road trip scenario, reflecting on history of the ancients, going to sites and looking them over, pondering theories, and gathering witness stories and legends. He's sort of a mix of Nicholas Cage's character in "National Treasure" and Arthur C. Clarke. I was caught up in legends and mysteries I have never heard of. He followed some we have commonly heard of like Marfa Lights and the supposed Egyptian tombs in the Grand Canyon, but he also pulled a bunch of unsolved puzzles like giant ancient man-like prints in White Sands, NM.
This trip log/recording of folklore works for this author and I also appreciate that he doesn't try to convince us of one thing or the other, just reports the supposed pterosaurs and ancient treasures and lets us draw our own conclusions.
Yeah, I got a nerd crush on Mr. Childress. He's smart, curious, adventurous, and he wears khakis. I highly suggest this book and his others. He has documented an enormous ancient history in his books and theories of ancient technologies and more. Here are just some of his titles:
Technology of the Gods: The Incredible Sciences of the Ancients
Yetis, Squatch & Hairy Giants
The Enigma of Cranial Deformation: Elongated Skulls of the Ancients
And, you can find tons of his books on locations all over the world. I know I'm going to be adding a lot more of his books to my collection!