Giorgio A. Tsoukalos

Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
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Tsoukalos at New Orleans Comic Con,
December 1, 2012
Born (1978-03-14) March 14, 1978 (age 41)
EducationIthaca College
OccupationPublisher, television personality, Ancient Astronaut Theorist

Giorgio A. Tsoukalos (/ˈskələs/; Greek: Γεώργιος Τσούκαλος; born March 14, 1978) is a Swiss writer, ufologist, television presenter and producer. He is a proponent of the pseudoarchaeological fringe theory that ancient alien astronauts interacted with ancient humans.[2] He is known for his appearances on the television series Ancient Aliens.[3][4]

Tsoukalos has appeared on The Travel Channel, The History Channel, the Sci-Fi Channel, the National Geographic Channel, as well as Coast to Coast AM, and was a consulting producer on 23 episodes of Ancient Aliens.[5] He is the co-founder of Legendary Times magazine,[6] which last published in 2008.[7] The magazine featured articles from Erich von Däniken, David Hatcher Childress, Peter Fiebag, Robert Bauval, and Luc Bürgin on the topic of ancient astronauts and related subject matter.[8]


Tsoukalos is of Greek-Austrian heritage.[9] He is a 1998 graduate of Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, with a bachelor's degree in Communications.[10] For several years he worked as a bodybuilding promoter and a volunteer in IFBB sanctioned bodybuilding contests, including Mr. Olympia.[11] He produced and directed the annual San Francisco Pro Grand Prix from 2001 until 2005.[12]

Tsoukalos was also the host of the H2 series In Search of Aliens, which ran for one season in 2014.[13] He was featured in the History Con Events at the World Trade Center Manila in August 2016.[14]


  1. ^ Childress, David Hatcher (2009). Lost cities & ancient mysteries of the Southwest. Kempton, IL: Adventures Unlimited Press. p. 400. ISBN 978-1935487555. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  2. ^ Wood, Jennifer M. (April 18, 2015). "10 Things We Learned About Aliens (and Hairspray) from Giorgio Tsoukalos' AMA". MentalFloss. Retrieved August 20, 2016.
  3. ^ Holly, Donald H., Jr. (1 July 2015). "Reviews: Talking to the guy on the airplane" (PDF). American Antiquity. 80 (3): 615–629. doi:10.7183/0002-7316.80.3.615. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  4. ^ Birnes, William J. (2016). UFO Hunters Book Two. Macmillan. p. 112. ISBN 978-1429953962. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Giorgio Tsoukalos".
  6. ^ "Uspto Issues Trademark: Legendary Times". US Fed News Service. Archived from the original on 11 September 2016. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  7. ^ "Legendary Times - Come Search with Us".
  8. ^ "Giorgio A. Tsoukalos: Short Biographical Sketch". Legendary Times. Retrieved 30 December 2010.
  9. ^ "10 Facts About the Ancient Aliens Guy". History. Retrieved 7 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Giorgio A. Tsoukalos". Retrieved 15 September 2019.
  11. ^ Colavito, Jason (2005). The Cult of Alien Gods: H.P. Lovecraft and Extraterrestrial Pop Culture. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books. ISBN 978-1591023524.
  12. ^ Teper, Lonnie (March 3, 2003). "Cutler Repeats as Schwarzenegger Classic Champion". Iron Man Magazine. Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  13. ^ Card, Jeb J.; Anderson, David S. (2016). Lost City, Found Pyramid: Understanding Alternative Archaeologies and Pseudoscientific Practices. University of Alabama Press. ISBN 978-0817319113.
  14. ^ Celebrities at the History Con

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