That’s the huge claim of ancient astronaut theorists, who believe aliens visited the planet thousands of years ago.
According to the biblical book of Joshua, the walls of Jericho fell after the Israelite army (led by Joshua himself) marched around the city “blowing their trumpets”.
They were carrying with them the Ark of the Covenant – a sacred gold-covered wooden chest believed to contain the Ten Commandments.
Daily Star Online has exclusively obtained footage from Blaze’s Ancient Aliens episode to air tonight, which explores the theory of “alien technology” being at the centre of the story.
“The idea that some kind of sonic weapon was used to destroy these huge, thick ancient walls to allow the Israelites to basically take over that city is a fascinating one,” author David Childress says, in the clip.
But while some credit the power of God for the fall of Jericho’s walls, David believes the Israelites may have found themselves in possession of an alien weapon.
Addressing the possibility of aliens at the time of Joshua, he argues: “It sounds utterly fantastic to us that they could have had some kind of advanced alien technology [but] that’s clearly what they are describing.”
Theorists such as David believe Moses and the Israelites acquired a supernatural source of energy at Mount Sinai when they were given the Ten Commandments.
This was placed inside the Ark of the Covenant and contained enough power to “amplify Joshua’s horns and make them into a powerful sonic weapon”.
And author David Wilcock believes scientists today are working on similar technology in order to emulate the supernatural power of Joshua’s deadly horn.
On the topic, he said: “What’s interesting about the battle of Jericho is that this particular use of the [trumpet] clearly seems to be the same thing we’re seeing with particle ray technology, death ray technology [and] thunderbolt technology.
“It very clearly seems that once again we have an extraterrestrial technology the ancient people had at the ready to use when needed for military campaigns.”
Coincidentally, scholars claim the Ark of the Covenant is currently hidden in the depths of Ethiopia.
New episodes of Ancient Aliens are on free to air channel BLAZE every Wednesday at 9pm, Freeview Channel 63.