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What you know may not be so! Do you simply deny everything weird and refuse to listen to documented instances of the truth? Or do you believe every bizarre thing you hear without investigation? Join Dr. Michael S. Heiser and learn how to think well about all things fringe. The truth is in here!

666 The Mark of the Beast
Millions of people who have never read the Bible know that 666 is the mark of the beast—the number associated with the antichrist in New Testament teaching (Rev 13:8). The notion that there is an Islamic explanation for this number has circulated widely o

Alice Bailey
Who was this prodigious writer that produced 24 books that described a Theosophical worldview? She claimed to have received her teachings telepathically from a Master named Djwhal Khul (who she would often refer to as The Tibetan or D.K).

Alien Abduction
The typical testimony from professed abductees describes how they are taken from their beds, homes, cars, and other locations and transported to space craft manned by small grey aliens with oversized black, slanted eyes.

Aliens in Ancient Egypt?
Ancient Egypt provides the foundation for much of alternative history research. The monumental architecture, writing system, sculpture, art, and religion have been a seductive point of attraction for modern people for centuries. The material remains and c

Ancient Giant Skeletons
One of the proofs for giants in the ancient world is textual references about giant skeletons in classical Greek and Latin sources, including early Christian thinkers.

Annie Besant
Motivated by her radical socialist beliefs, she became a political activist. Her most famous achievement was her 26 years as President of the Theosophical Society, an office she held from 1907 until her death.

A path of knowledge that connects the spiritual in man with the spiritual in the cosmos. Steiner claimed that his doctrines were gained via clairvoyance, enabling him to access the Akashic field, a library of all knowledge within the etheric plane.

Are We Alone in the Universe?
Since the founding of the SETI (search for extraterrestrial intelligence) Institute in 1984, the idea that we might actually be able to contact or detect intelligent alien beings has worked its way into the popular consciousness.

This dualistic-gnostic racial religion interpreted Christianity as the revelation of the struggle between the divine race of blond-haired, blue-eyed god-men (the Aryans) and the darker inferior races (with bestial origins).

Constantine and the New Testament
Why did books like the Gospel of Mary, the Gospel of Judas, the Gospel of Thomas, and other ancient books (like 1 Enoch) never make it into the Bible?

Did the Israelites Build the Pyramids?
A close, but concise examination of the biblical chronology and how it dovetails with Egyptian chronology will provide an answer that should satisfy both skeptics and believers, alike.

Dinosaurs in Ancient Egypt?
An argument has been made that one particular hieroglyph is a plesiosaur. If this is true, then Egyptians at the very least knew what living dinosaurs looked like and perhaps plesiosaurs lived contemporaneously with humans.

Gnostic Doctrine
A concise but thorough summary of Gnosticism and its teachings in regard to God, Salvation and the Fall and Creation. Gnosis refers not to rational, philosophical knowledge, but rather to spiritual revelation.

Guido von List
Living from 1848-1919, List was best known for his synthesis of populist German nationalist mythology with Theosophy and occultism. Discover how this man influenced the founding of the Nazi party and Ariosophy.

Helena Petrovna Blavatsky
Her writings provided the foundational doctrines for the Theosophical Society and helped popularize and re-imagine ancient occult ideas for the modern, scientifically-thinking audience of the nineteenth century.

Helicopters in Ancient Egypt?
The so-called Abydos helicopter comes from a set of hieroglyphs found above a doorway within the Temple of Seti I in Abydos. The glyphs appear to show modern machines-a helicopter, a jet planet, and perhaps a spaceship.

History of Gnosticism
The influence of gnostic ideas led to the rise of such movements as Theosophy and Rosicrucianism. Gnosticism also influenced the esotericists of the 20th century, the analytical psychology of Carl Gustav Jung, and the modern New Age Movement.

Is Bigfoot Real?
Bigfoot researchers claim to have recovered physical samples (hair, feces/scat) that yield DNA that cannot be identified by any known animal. But before we talk about that, what do researchers think Bigfoot is?

Isis Unveiled
A two-volume book by Helena Blavatsky. Was this work channeled, plagiarized or both? The books attempted to assimilate modern science and Christian theology into a universal wisdom religion that the author predicted would be pervasive in the future.

Nibiru (Planet X)
Is Sitchin correct - Is Nibiru a twelfth planet that passes through our solar system every 3600 years? Did the Sumerians know this?

Rudolf Steiner
He was an esoteric philosopher with an interest in combining science and spiritual experience. Steiner was the founder of the influential philosophy known as Anthroposophy.

The Acambaro Figurines
The excavators claimed the figurines were made by a previously unknown culture thousands of years in the past. Not surprisingly, the Acambaro figures soon became used as evidence that humans and dinosaurs co-existed.

The Aleph-Tav
Does the presence of these two Hebrew letters really point to Jesus? Does the New Testament doctrine of Jesus as co-creator with God derive from two encrypted letters?

The Angkor Wat Stegosaurus
Is this an image of a dinosaur on a carved relief near one of the doors of the Ta Prohm temple in Cambodia? If it is, it would be certain proof that dinosaurs and humans co-existed.

The Baghdad Battery
Though primitive in nature, the artifact is often used to establish the claim that certain civilizations in the ancient Near East developed fantastic modern energy technology (or that aliens taught them how to do so).

The Bible Code
Does the Torah encrypt information, some of which is prophetic? How is the idea defended? What are the problems with such a notion?

The Bosnian Pyramids
The controversial claims that pyramids had been discovered in Bosnia began in 2005 when Semir Osmanagic (Sam Osmanagich), a Bosnian businessman, publicly claimed that a series of hills in central Bosnia-Herzegovina were in fact man-made pyramids.

The Lost City of Atlantis
It means different things to different people. That\'s part of the reason why there have been so many candidates for its location. The different \"Atlantises\" can be broken down as follows…

The Majestic Documents
Are the MJ-12 documents legit? Have tests validated the authenticity of these classified government documents? Discover the truth regarding Majestic 12 and the United States government's knowledge of intelligent extraterrestrials and their technology.

The Victory Stele of Naram-Sin
Should Naram-Sin be associated with the Nephilim? Was he wearing a space helmet? Is the cone on the stele actual evidence of a rocket ship? Are all of these claims by television shows like Ancient Aliens true?

The Zohar
The Sefer ha-Zohar (Book of Splendor) is the fundamental book of the Jewish mystical tradition of Kabbalah. It contains a commentary on the Pentateuch filled with mystical speculations on the esoteric meaning hidden within the text.

UFOs in Christian Art
Until recently, the dawn of the UFO phenomenon was normally placed in the mid-twentieth century, inaugurated by the Kenneth Arnold sighting of 1947. Television shows like Ancient Aliens try to push alien visitation back into antiquity.

What is Kabbalah?
Kabbalah is the name commonly used to refer to a particular brand of Jewish mysticism which was a significant influence on the Western world from the Renaissance onwards during the 12th century AD.

Who are the Anunnaki?
In popular contemporary culture and shows like Ancient Aliens, the Anunnaki are considered by some to be ancient aliens who visited earth, or the Nephilim of the Bible.

Jörg Lanz von Liebenfels
Inspired by nationalist Pan-Germans, Helena Blavatsky's concept of "Root Races," as well as Social Darwinists, Lanz promoted eugenics, genocide, and segregation as the means of restoring the divine Aryan race to their rightful status as god-men.