Did ancient visitors - of extraterrestrial origin - come to Earth long ago and lift the human race out of the ashes of a great global catastrophe around 10,500 BC? Were the science and secrets that they taught the ancients intended to be a guide for all humanity to the present era of change and upheaval we are experiencing? Was this crucial information about our future and our true past usurped by secretive, small cabals, some with bad intent and some with altruistic designs, who have held these secrets over the millennia to the present day? In ANCIENT ALIENS AND SECRET SOCIETIES, New York Times bestselling author, Mike Bara, says the answer to each of these questions is yes. He examines the ancient, major catastrophe that jolted the human race and exposes how the spiritual wisdom and scientific kwledge the ETs sought to bestow on humanity were hijacked by a self-appointed sect of secret societies for their own benefit. The influence of these secret societies and their extraterrestrial ties are said to be the stuff of myth, but Bara will show readers that this influence is all too real and the origins far stranger than they might have imagined. In the end, Bara speculates on the possibility that these ETs - whom the ancients knew as gods - may be returning within our lifetime. Chapters include: Out of the Ashes; From the Sky Down; Ancient Aliens?; The Dawn of the Secret Societies; The Fractures of Time; Into the 20th Century; Back to the Future; NASA and the Apollo missions; Return to Tomorrow; more.