October 9th 2010 was a sad day for those of us who have become followers of Zecharia Sitchin, and today marks the 2nd anniversary of his passing.
For those who are not familiar with Zecharia Sitchin or his works, this is a man who spent most of his life investigating ancient mysteries, and unlike others that you may have heard of, like (Erick von Daniken for example), Sitchin did not solely try to explain the significance of individual mysteries, he translated and interpreted ancient texts, and unravelled the lives of the ancient Gods and the origins of mankind.
While many people see the early chapters of the Book of Genesis with descriptions of the creation of man and the Garden of Eden as fanciful, the original Sumerian versions of these stories are far more detailed, and translated with the knowledge that we have today, these tell a far different story of the Gods Of Old, the Gods of Sumeria, Egypt, and later Greece and Rome.
Sitchin's books are hard going at first, but if this is a topic of interest to you, once you are hooked on the descriptions of ancient events that REALLY took place, and are not just fictional events from Biblical times, it's hard to put his books down.
Even disbelievers cannot deny that in The Bible and other ancient writings from all around the world there are stories of flying machines and incredible weapons. When put into the context that there were other "humans" on Earth thousands of years ago, the strange stories and unsolved mysteries begin to make sense.
If you would like to learn more about Zecharia Sitchin, I created a page about him, and this has a lot of background information about his theories, his books (collectively called The Earth Chronicles), and also has some videos of interviews with him.
I hope you enjoy this, and like me find these theories fascinating.