Ancient Aliens host Giorgio Tsoukalos believes that the Philippines’ bizarre accounts of legends and folktales could prove his theories that humans are not, in fact, alone in the universe.
“I’m trying to figure out what the initial spark for such particular stories or legends,” he said during the History Con 2018 held at the World Trade Center on Aug. 10-12.
Tsoukalos affirmed when asked if he believes aliens had set foot in the country.
Tsoukalos even urged the audience to visit the National Museum of Anthropology in Manila, which, he said, is one of the greatest museums on the planet. “You should all visit the museum,” he exhorted.
“Go into that museum and look for the references of ancient flying horses and fire creatures that can turn from an animal to an ancient being,” said Tsoukalos.
The aliens expert headlined the powerhouse roster of international and local stars who graced this year’s History Con in Manila by History Channel. Tsoukalos attended the first History Con in 2016.
“I am so happy to be back. This is actually tremendous,” he enthused. “Two years ago, I had the best weekend of my life right here at the World Trade Center. It’s really awesome to have been invited back.”
Tsoukalos also discussed some ancient astronaut theories in his exclusive presentation for truth-seekers and conspiracy fans, entitled “Mysteries of the Past.”
Joining Tsoukalos in the convention were Vikings actress Katheryn Winnick, Yeoh Mong Chin of Who Runs the World, Ride n’ Seek host Jaime Dempsey, The History Hustle host Simon Yin, and Filipino actors Xian Lim and Diego Loyzaga who both host the new season of Celebrity Car Wars.
A trip down memory lane
Tagged as Asia’s biggest entertainment convention, this year’s History Con featured interactive displays from over 400 exhibitors that harked back to the Philippines’ storied past.
History lovers were in awe watching the reenactment of the Battle of Manila during the Spanish times, featuring a replica tank in a set and a handful of soldiers in full costume.
The attendees were also treated to a historical adventure as Mystery Manila mounted a World War II-themed breakout room, in which participants had to infiltrate the Japanese camp and literally unlock their way out.
Life-size replicas of internationally popular superheroes and comic figures, ranging from Superman to Voltes V, were also displayed, giving attendees a chance to strike a pose and take a selfie with their childhood favorites.
And who said about forgetting the past?
Antique collectibles like old post stamps, retro Coca-Cola designs, and a bunch of special classic cars like Ford Mustang, Dodge Charger, and Chevrolet Camaro SS were all displayed in good shape.
History channel recognized 10 notable Filipinos “who have made a significant contribution to the Philippine culture” at the second History Maker Awards.
As 2018 marks the 100th year anniversary of Philippine Cinema, many of the awardees were veteran actors and actresses who have made an indelible mark on the local film industry such as Albert Martinez, Sharon Cuneta, Aga Muhlach, Nora Aunor, Christopher De Leon, and Vilma Santos.
Honorees also included The Philippine Azkals, multi-awarded journalist Jessica Soho, real estate businessman and triathlete Victor Consunji, and internationally acclaimed singer and thespian Lea Salonga.
History recognized their unbelievable fortitude, steely ambition, impeccable track record, decades of showcasing talents, notable experiences, and inspiring passion and team spirit.
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