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There are so many good episodes of Ancient Aliens, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Destination Mars" the best, or is "City of the Gods" your favorite episode of Ancient Aliens? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Ancient Aliens are, let's rank every Ancient Aliens episode from best to worst.

In Ancient Aliens, theories and hypotheses are posited about "ancient astronauts" or the idea that extraterrestrial beings visited ancient Earth and made contact. Historical texts and archeological findings are presented in Ancient Aliens as evidence. Ancient Aliens first aired on March 8, 2009 with a special, and made its official series premiere the following year on April 20. Each episode can be watched without seeing the others, so pick and choose from this list all you want.

Vote up your favorite episodes of Ancient Aliens, and downvote any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one Ancient Aliens episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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Circles from the Sky is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of Ancient Aliens
Season 8 Episode 8: Over 10,000 crop circles have been reported worldwide, appearing in 50 different countries, and nearly every continent on Earth.

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The Returned is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of Ancient Aliens
Season 9 Episode 14: Thousands of people from every part of the world have reported being abducted by aliens, including even a world leader.

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Alien and the Third Reich is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of Ancient Aliens
Season 2 Episode 5: If ancient aliens visited Earth in the remote past, could they have given us advanced technology, past down through human history? And could this technology have helped the Third Reich build mysterious weapons and crafts far beyond the limits of 20th century science?

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Forged By the Gods is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of Ancient Aliens
Season 10 Episode 2: Artificial metallic objects dating back hundreds of thousands of years. New discoveries of metals once thought to be mythological.

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Destination Mars is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of Ancient Aliens
Season 9 Episode 2: Within 20 yrs, we are expecting to send the first colonizers to the Red Planet. Astronauts will brave the six-month journey to become the first extraterrestrials visitors to Mars.

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The Alien Architects is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of Ancient Aliens
Season 10 Episode 4: Many of the architectural marvels of the ancient world bear striking similarities to one another, even though they were separated by thousands of miles.

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The Alien Frequency is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of Ancient Aliens
Season 10 Episode 8: mantras and chanting has existed in cultures

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City of the Gods is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of Ancient Aliens
Season 10 Episode 7: "City of the Gods"--is one of the world's greatest mysteries.

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Aliens and the Red Planet is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of Ancient Aliens
Season 6 Episode 8: Throughout human history, the planet Mars has captured our imagination. Ancient Egyptian astronomers were the first to record the red planet on a chart of the cosmos known as the Senenmut star map.

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The Majestic Twelve is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of Ancient Aliens
Season 10 Episode 9: In 1984, a roll of 35mm film surfaced from an anonymous source that contained pictures of what is now known as the Eisenhower Briefing Document.

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Aliens and Stargates is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of Ancient Aliens
Season 6 Episode 4: Legends from around the world speak of sacred entryways to the land of the gods. Gates that allowed instant passage not just beyond the confines of Earth, but beyond space and time. Are such passages--or stargates--just inventions of myth?

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Shiva the Destroyer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of Ancient Aliens
Season 9 Episode 15: Of the millions of Hindu gods, none is more important than Shiva--the great destroyer.

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The Forbidden Zones is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of Ancient Aliens
Season 8 Episode 10: Due to warfare, instability, and inaccessibility--there are specific regions of the world that are off-limits to exploration. These forbidden sites are often ground zero for chaos and the destruction.

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The Alien Agenda is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of Ancient Aliens
Season 7 Episode 12: Many of humanity's most significant turning points have bore witness to unexplainable events. Is this merely coincidence, or could it be evidence that the course of human history is being manipulated by an alien agenda?

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The Alien Wars is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of Ancient Aliens
Season 8 Episode 9: The Alien Wars

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7 3
The Nasa Connection is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of Ancient Aliens
Season 4 Episode 5: NASA scientists, former astronauts and secret government files all point to the conclusion that there has been contact with extraterrestrial life in the past.

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7 3
NASA's Secret Agenda is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of Ancient Aliens
Season 8 Episode 2: When German aerospace engineer Wernher von Braun joined the U.S. military and space programs after World War II, he quickly became one of the foremost scientists credited with developing the ballistic missile.

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7 3
Pyramids of Antarctica is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of Ancient Aliens
Season 9 Episode 1: Antarctica is Earth's most remote and least explored continent. It is buried under as much as three miles of ice in some places.

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6 2
The Mystery Of Puma Punku is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of Ancient Aliens
Season 4 Episode 6: At nearly 14,000 years old, the ruins of Puma Punku are the oldest and most baffling on the face of the Earth. No one knows who designed and built this complex of sophisticated inter-locking blocks, and then vanished.

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6 2
The Vanishings is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of Ancient Aliens
Season 7 Episode 11: Stories of civilizations large and small disappearing without a trace can be found throughout history and across the globe.

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6 2
Russia's Secret Files is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of Ancient Aliens
Season 9 Episode 12: Russia is a vast country, spanning over 6 million square miles of some of the most rugged terrain on Earth, much of which is uninhabited and largely unexplored.

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6 2
The Power of Three is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of Ancient Aliens
Season 5 Episode 8: Reverence for the number three dates back thousands of years, and can still be found today in art, architecture, science, literature, and religion. What is it about this number that continues to fascinate mankind?

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6 2
The Da Vinci Conspiracy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of Ancient Aliens
Season 4 Episode 8: Might an examination of Leonardo Da Vinci's masterful paintings, highly technical hand-drawn sketches, and private journals reveal knowledge of otherworldly technology and extraterrestrial beings?

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6 2
Underwater Worlds is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of Ancient Aliens
Season 2 Episode 3: Ancient underwater cities can be found around the globe, but could these aquatic worlds be the ruins of unknown civilizations--or even proof of extraterrestrial visitations? The infamous tale of the long lost city of Atlantis may be a preserved memory of an ancient alien metropolis.

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6 2
Alien Messages is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of Ancient Aliens
Season 7 Episode 7: There are those who believe that embedded in our most sacred religious texts, as well as in the design and location of ancient monuments, are secret messages--messages that may reveal the purpose behind our very existence.

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5 1
The Pharaohs' Curse is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Episodes of Ancient Aliens
Season 10 Episode 5: According to legend, an ancient curse was placed upon the tomb of King Tutankhamun, and when that tomb was opened in 1922, a series of terrible events occurred.

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5 1
Aliens B.C. is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Episodes of Ancient Aliens
Season 8 Episode 1: Enormous manmade caves... Unexplainable structures... And underwater discoveries that challenge everything we know about the past...Is it possible that an advanced civilization inhabited Earth thousands of years ago?

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5 1
The Mayan Conspiracy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Episodes of Ancient Aliens
Season 4 Episode 1: The Mayan civilization dominated Central America for nearly 2000 years, but by the 9th century A.D., the great Mayan cities were abandoned, and the Mayan people vanished. What could have happened to this advanced culture?

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5 1
The Great Flood is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Episodes of Ancient Aliens
Season 7 Episode 8: It is a story told in more than twelve hundred cultures around the world--the gods sent a great flood to wipe out humanity for its disobedient and wicked ways.

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Mysterious Places is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Episodes of Ancient Aliens
Season 2 Episode 1: Mysterious places can be found around the Earth, and, inexplicably, UFOs are often sited near these mystical areas. Planes and ships unaccountably disappear in the infamous Bermuda Triangle. Strange magnetic anomalies in Mexico's Zone of Silence have not only drawn missiles off their course, but seem to pull meteorites out of the sky.

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Return to Gobekli Tepe is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Episodes of Ancient Aliens
Season 10 Episode 16: The ancient site of Gobekli Tepe challenges everything modern archaeologists believe about mankind's past.

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Aliens, Gods and Heroes is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Episodes of Ancient Aliens
Season 3 Episode 15: Superhuman strength..Supernatural powers...And the awesome ability to fly. Throughout history, mankind has told incredible tales of gods with extraordinary powers. But are these accounts merely tall tales, or could they be based on factual events? If mythical gods really did exist, were they, as ancient astronaut theorists believe, extraterrestrial beings?

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6 3
Aliens and Deadly Weapons is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Episodes of Ancient Aliens
Season 3 Episode 9: Iron swords forged in blazing hot fires. Gunpowder with the power to tear apart human flesh. And rockets capable of destroying entire cities. Throughout history, advances in technology have lead to the development of powerful weapons - each more deadly than the last. But were these lethal weapons the product of human innovation--or were they created with help from another, otherworldly source?

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5 2
The Doomsday Prophecies is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Episodes of Ancient Aliens
Season 4 Episode 2: The Maya created the most sophisticated calendar systems in the ancient world, and according to many scholars their Long Count Calendar will come to an end on December 21, 2012. What does this mean for mankind?

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4 1
Secrets of the Tombs is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Episodes of Ancient Aliens
Season 5 Episode 1: Across the globe, archaeologists have uncovered ancient tombs filled with strange items and writings. Remarkable similarities have been found at each of the sites. How is it possible that the burial chambers of distant cultures were so similar in design?

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5 3
Forbidden Caves is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Episodes of Ancient Aliens
Season 7 Episode 1: Could the darkest recesses of our planet contain important information left by our ancient ancestors? And within Earth's mysterious caves, might we find evidence of otherworldly contact?

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5 3
The Einstein Factor is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Episodes of Ancient Aliens
Season 4 Episode 15: Was Albert Einstein a genius? Or was he superhuman? Was his genius "of this world," or was it "otherworldly?" Is it possible, as Ancient Astronaut theorists believe, of an extraterrestrial connection to the scientific genius of famous historical figures.

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Aliens and The Lost Ark is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Episodes of Ancient Aliens
Season 6 Episode 2: The Ark of the Covenant is one of the most sought after religious relics of all times and far more than just a box that contained the Ten Commandments. The biblical stories surrounding the Ark speak of a device with divine powers.

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The Satan Conspiracy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Episodes of Ancient Aliens
Season 5 Episode 12: He is the evil one, the Prince of Darkness, the ruler of Hell. Satan conjures up horrifying images of a horned beast whose sole purpose is to destroy humanity. Yet there is evidence that the fallen angel we know as Satan may be misunderstood.

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3 1
Hidden Pyramids is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Episodes of Ancient Aliens
Season 7 Episode 10: With infrared satellite technology detecting pyramids hidden underneath the sand in Egypt and airborne laser sensors discovering long lost pyramids beneath the jungles of Central America, many believe we have entered a new pyramid era--an age of discovery that will be marked by unimaginable new findings

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The Mystery of Rudloe Manor is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Episodes of Ancient Aliens
Season 10 Episode 3: In the southwest corner of the Wiltshire, England countryside lies the mysterious structure known as Rudloe Manor.

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Closer Encounters is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Episodes of Ancient Aliens
Season 1 Episode 4: Reports of encounters with strange beings and sightings of mysterious objects in the sky have occurred throughout history. A 13th century historical book, Otia Imperialia, includes an account of a creature descending from a flying craft over Bristol, England. The log from Christopher Columbus' first voyage to America contains a report of strange lights in the sky.

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The Replicants is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Episodes of Ancient Aliens
Season 10 Episode 13: Across the globe, over 1.5 billion people believe in reincarnation, the belief that a soul can be reborn into a different body after death.

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The Reptillians is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Episodes of Ancient Aliens
Season 6 Episode 12: The Reptilian alien is a fixture of science-fiction, from H.P. Lovecraft's tales of Valusians to the Cardassians in Star Trek, to the Visitors of the television series V.

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Creatures of the Deep is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Episodes of Ancient Aliens
Season 8 Episode 7: In August of 2014, Russian cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station discovered something incredibly unexpected covering parts of the windows--living sea plankton.

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Alien Contacts is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Episodes of Ancient Aliens
Season 2 Episode 10: If ancient aliens visited Earth, were they responsible for catastrophes, wars and other deadly disasters to control the fate of the human race? Did aliens leave messengers for us to find years later.

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Space Station Moon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Episodes of Ancient Aliens
Season 9 Episode 11: It was mankind's finest hour, the greatest technological achievement of the 20th Century.

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Aliens, Plagues and Epidemics is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Episodes of Ancient Aliens
Season 3 Episode 7: Scientists are continually challenged by unidentified strains of bacteria with mysterious origins. Could some of our most crippling plagues and epidemics be traced to the darkest voids of space - or even extraterrestrial intervention? During the Black Death of the Middle Ages, people reported bronze flying ships emitting a strange mist.

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The Greys is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Episodes of Ancient Aliens
Season 4 Episode 3: Who are the beings with big heads and giant eyes that seem to have been visiting our planet for millennia?

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Aliens and the Creation of Man is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Episodes of Ancient Aliens
Season 3 Episode 16: Why are humans so different from every other species on Earth? Did we evolve from apes - or is our intelligence the result of contact with an otherworldly source? Could unexplained advances in human evolution be the work of interstellar beings? 10,000-year-old petroglyphs link our ancient ancestors with star beings. Might evidence of alien contact help unlock the mystery of the Creation of Man?