This week Ancient Aliens takes a look at some of the many megalithic structures around Japan that many think are related to a time when Earth was visited by extraterrestrials.
One such structure is Ishi-no-Hoden, an ancient and holy Shinto shrine that is carved from a single piece of rock. It’s cunningly carved to appear as if it is actually hovering above the pool of water it stands in, with the overall structure being situated in an old quarry.
Some say that it is supposed to show a sky ship with an long gone people coming down from heaven. Ancient astronaut theorists point to this as perhaps a sign of people remembering a time when gods or aliens really did come down form the sky to visit Earth, perhaps imparting knowledge to the grateful population.
Ancient Aliens airs on Fridays at 9/8c on History.