About this website
website has been started in 1999, as of this writing 15 years ago. A
lot has changed in website technology since then. Yet, paleoseti.com is
still made available only in plain HTML with only a minimum of Flash
script. The reason for this is simple. I want to make the website
available for the broadest audience possible. Flash based webpages look
visually stunning but they don't deliver content very well.
About the author
My name is
Herbert Eisengruber, born 1973 in Germany. I became interested in the Ancient
Astronaut theory when I was 13 years old. At this time I had strange questions
for my catholic religion teacher which - in his opinion - a 13 year old should
not ask. Encouraged by my father I read a book by Erich von Daniken which
answered a lot of the questions I had. Later, when I turned 18 and had my first
vehicle I started to explore Europe as I wanted to see the places described in
von Daniken's books myself.
While many of my friends spent their spare time partying and drinking - as most
18 year olds do -, I visited as many museums as I could find.
I became a
member of the
Ancient Astronaut Society (AAS) in 1989 and attended many
AAS One-day meetings in Germany as well as the Ancient Astronaut Society's
World conference in Bern, Switzerland in1995. I remember vividly that - being
still a student - I just had enough money to pay the gas to drive from Munich
to Bern and the entrance fee for the ticket for the conference. I had no money
for a hotel, so I spend two nights in my car, eating bologne sandwiches.
The same year I graduated from the renowned University of Graphic Design, Photography and Print
in Munich, Germany with a Bachelors degree. I worked for a Graphic
design company in Munich, providing me with a first steady income.
During the mid 1990's I started to build an electronic database of PaleoSeti
related materials for my personal use. 20 years later the database consists of
over 40000 images, articles, movies, books and texts and is still growing. The
database is mobile on a laptop computer and helps me a lot while traveling and
1998 I immigrated to Canada and I opened my own graphic design and photography
studio in Nova Scotia.
In 1999 I started www.paleoseti.com which is by now one of the longest
continuously running websites dealing with the Ancient Astronaut Theory on the
Internet. This year - 2014 - the website celebrates it's 15th birthday!
2003 I met my lovely wife Beth and we got married in 2006. Ever since
then we explore the world and the ancient mysteries together.
Among the ruins of
in Bolivia in 2004
In 2007 I sold
my business only keeping the photography part and we moved to beautiful
Calgary, Alberta. Tired of working in front of the computer all day and dealing
with clients that want webpages changed at 2:00am in the morning, I made a
radical career change for the medical field and I work in a medical laboratory for the Province of Alberta
while being a photographer on the side. Check out more of my photography at
I won several awards with my photography and many of my photos have been
published in books, magazines, on TV and on the Internet.
I have been critizised that I don't have an archaeological degree,
so how can I have an opinion on archaeological subjects? Well, I have
eyes in my head and a brain in my head that is working well, I hope :)
And to know what a soup tastes like, you don't have to be a chef.
Sometimes the best soups come from Mum or Grandma and they might not
degree from "Le Gordon Bleu" either.
My wife and I on a "mission" in Quito, Ecuador, 2013
In the future I hope to visit many more places with my wife and maybe publish a
book about my theories and findings.
If you have any questions, praise or critisism, please don't hesitate to drop
me an email. I do my best to respond in a timely manner.