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Worlds Before Our Own

by Brad Steiger

Trade Paperback, 236 Pages, 11 Illustrations

$16.95, ISBN: 193366519X

Genre(s): Historical Mysteries

Twenty-two years before Technology of the Gods
Seventeen years before Fingerprints of the Gods
Fifteen years before Forbidden Archaeology...
There was... Worlds Before Our Own
Brad Steiger’s groundbreaking argument for the existence of a global prehistoric civilization.

The evidence Steiger had amassed for such a claim was based primarily upon finds of “erratics” mysterious “man-made” artifacts found in the deepest, most primordial geological strata.

When Worlds Before Our Own was first published, it was met with scathing reviews--even demands that the book be taken from the shelves and burned. Steiger's desire to determine humankind's true origins has always been one of his greatest areas of interest, and he was shocked that both the scientific and religious establishments had reacted so negatively to the theories put forward in the book. Hostile reviewers fumed that Steiger had no right to reveal archaeological discoveries that could threaten the traditional timetables of human evolution.  

Eventually critics began to hail the book as “mostly brilliant” and “daring,” and in the past couple of decades the concepts first presented in Worlds Before Our Own have garnered tremendous critical and popular support. This is the book that started it all.

About the Author:

Brad Steiger's first explorations of the strange and unexplained appeared in 1956. He is the author/coauthor of 164 books in the paranormal, UFO, and prehistoric mystery fields, including such titles as Mysteries of Time and Space, Project Blue Book, Revelation: The Divine Fire, Conspiracies and Secret SocietiesStrange Guests, and Shadow World.

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Sphinx Radio host William H. Kennedy discusses Brad Steiger's Worlds Before Our Own


This Books Is Not for Burning

Chapter One
Worlds Before Our Own

Chapter Two
The Genesis Mystery

Chapter Three
Footprints in the Stones of Time

Chapter Four
Giant Men and Giant Reptiles: Did the Twin Meet?

Chapter Five
Magnificent Manna Machines, Ancient Aviators, and Other Wonders of Prehistoric Science

Chapter Six
Lost Civilizations and Vanished Peoples

Chapter Seven
Mysterious Master Builders

Chapter Eight    
Henges, Observatories, and Computers

Chapter Nine 

The Skillful Hands of Unknown Artists and Forgotten Physicians

Chapter Ten
Floods, Fires, Catastrophes: Armageddon Revisited

Works Cited


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What they're saying:

"From the prodigious Anomalist stable comes another breeze from the past..[the book's] thesis is that before conventional ‘prehistory,’ there could have been a large, possibly global, and culturally advanced civilization…This is a refreshing glimpse of original sources unfiltered through the likes of von Daniken, Charroux, Tomas and more modern writers...[Brad Steiger’s] influence on forteana equals John Keel’s on ufology..." — Bob Rickard, Fortean Times

"Once again the most prolific and popular author we know, the legendary Brad Steiger has had another one of his greatest and most worthy classics reprinted....Brad had led the pack some fifteen years before Michael Cremo’s Forbidden Archaeology and others, and in a sense he was kind of like Barbara Mandrel in that song where she was country when country wasn’t cool! ... a very thought-provoking book written by one of the best qualified investigative writers to tackle such exciting and challenging historical controversies..." — Brent Raynes, Alternate Perceptions

 “I have always been fascinated by discoveries and human experiences that don’t fit into the standard templates of what conventional science and even religion would have us accept…This fascination also includes archaeological discoveries that do not fit neatly into the timelines currently laid out in scientific texts…Yet these discoveries exist, annoying as they may be to the commonly accepted theories. Brad shares my excitement and wonder about these anomalies, which is why I gleefully relish books like Worlds Before Our Own. These anomalous findings – and there are thousands of them – stand out as real evidence that there very well may have been civilizations (possibly advanced) that pre-date any we are aware of.” — Stephen Wagner,

"Steiger's book delves into the dim and distant past to examine evidence damned by archeological and paleontological orthodoxy. Could Homo sapiens have existed on the Earth far longer than currently believed?...The suggestion is not as fantastical as it might first appear...[Steiger] does not intend this evidence to be conclusive, merely to raise the question about our origins and to fire the imagination regarding the possibility of a millions of years-old lost civilization. He succeeds admirably on both counts."  — Paranormal Magazine


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