About the beginning of the age of quinternary
The Carolina Meteor and the Demise of Atlantis
In official history books of today old and long-disappeared cultures appear carrying famous names: Sumer in Mesopotamia, Egypt in Eastern North Africa, the Mayan culture in South America to name but a few. From these cultures a large body of evidence of their existence, their cultural manifestation, their peak and their demise have been recovered. Yet there is a culture, older than Sumer and Egypt, and important traditions, cultural evidence and geological findings pointing to an immense realm in the middle of the Atlantic: Atlantis.
Official historiography ignores this ancient culture, and in the context of present-day research efforts, at least two dozen places are under suspicion to have been the seat of old Atlantis. These places are in the Mediterranean area and in Northern Central Europe, but not one of them is where one would suspect it to be based on the typical name; namely in the Atlantic.
Atlantis – a culture that never existed? A culture feeding a lot of speculation, of which however no one seems to know the location – to trace such a culture is the subject of this text.
What did Plato convey?
Around 10700 BC the pyramid complex of Gizah was erected, and only a few decennia later the arguably biggest catastrophe humanity had ever had to suffer hit the Earth.
According to The Chronicle of Akakor this catastrophe happened in the year 10468 BC, and Otto Muck (Alles über Atlantis, All About Atlantis) identified as the trigger that gigantic cosmic bomb known in geology as the “Carolina Meteor”.
The meteor chased with a speed of 20 kilometres per second in several fragments into the Atlantic, tore there three immense deep-sea holes and sank the complete Atlantic basin by three to five kilometres.
It seems that this was not a “spontaneous” natural catastrophe, for the meteorite bomb hit too perfectly placed into the Atlantic areas around the 30th parallel for it to by “by chance”.
For exactly there Plato (427-347 BC) in his famous Timaios and Kritias dialogues placed the old culture of the Atlanteans:
“This Great Power came from the Atlantic Ocean that at that time was still navigable; because before the strait you call the “Pillars of Heracles” is an island: This was larger than Asia and Libya together, and via it one reached other islands and from these islands to the mainland opposite that was surrounded by the sea; for the sea on this side of the Pillars of Heracles is but a bay with a narrow inlet, that other sea however is rightfully called an ocean, and the land on its shores one may truly call a continent. On this island of Atlantis there existed a large and wonderful realm that ruled over the whole island and over many other islands and parts of the continent …”
Two years before his death – in the year 349 – Plato wrote his account about the Atlantean culture. Plato’s report was based on records by Solon in Egypt, who two hundred years before him – in the years after 571 – wrote down detailed accounts by the priests in Sais. Solon’s original writings are missing, but via Dropides, Kritias the elder and Kritias the younger his record finally reached Plato.
Plato’s account in turn was 800 years later – in the year 450 AD – assertively confirmed by the philosopher Proklos. In an extensive commentary to the Timaios dialogue he points to the historian Krantor who apparently had around 260 BC – 300 years after Solon, 200 years after Herodotus and 100 years after Plato – in the Neith temple at Sais studied that stele of hieroglyphs upon which the account that reached Plato via Solon was based.
Egyptian sources talk of a “hidden land” Amen Ta in the Western ocean, and Charles Berlitz (Atlantis – The Eight Continent) writes that in Arab sources the missing culture of Ad was mentioned.
In old traditions of South America the memory of Atlan or Aztlan, that viewed from there was situated in the Eastern ocean, is still very much alive today. The Hopi in Arizona, too, remember a great realm in the Atlantic: Talawaitichqua, the “Land in the East” – a culture that already existed when huge sections of the South-American continent were still mostly under water.
In his wonderful language Plato tells the saga of the glory, the decline and the destruction of a unique ancient civilisation. In contrast to the epic poems by Homer and other God and hero myths of the Hellenes the report by Plato contains a plethora of detailed descriptions of the city layout, the surroundings as well as the social and military organisations – but, and that is rather unusual, not a single tale of heroic adventures.
Plato’s account is too extensive to cite here completely. So here is a summary of the most important statements:
1. The “Gods” divided the Earth into several dominions
2. Atlantis was situated westerly in the sea, between the Strait of Gibraltar and the continent opposite
3. Poseidon founded Atlantis and with earthborn Kleito begat a royal dynasty of descendants of the Gods; Atlas was the first king
4. Poseidon established the capital city following an exact geometric pattern: From the bird’s eye view one sees a symbol of three concentric circles and a cross – the Cross of Atlantis
5. The Atlantean culture was so mighty that its impact was felt even in the Mediterranean area
6. The Atlantean ethics degenerated with the loss of the “divine blood”
7. Zeus summoned the council of the Gods with the result that Atlantis was sunk into the floods of the ocean, and this nine thousand years before the time of Plato
Let us look at first at the so-called personnel. Poseidon was a brother of Zeus, and both were sons of Kronos, whose father in turn was known as Uranus. In actual fact, however – this the result of my research – did the sons of Uranus all only attain might and honour after the Flood, about seven thousand three hundred years later.
This means that it is impossible that Poseidon, the grandson of Uranus, could have founded a culture that had foundered seven thousand three hundred years before his time. Atlas himself is a son of Japetos who in the years around 3000 BC – 7’500 years after the Atlantis catastrophe – took up his residence way up North, in Hyperborea. Atlas, the astronomer – he who carried the Erath “upon his shoulders” – is considered as one of the first Hyperborean kings. And of Poseidon we are told that outside of Canaan he resided often and happily in the mythical Hyperborea, in the “land beyond the Boreas”, but not in the island realm of Atlantis surrounded by swirling waters.
Where Zeus is concerned, the alleged initiator of the Atlantean tribunal, the same applies as for his brother Poseidon: He, too, only entered history more than seven thousand years after the Atlantis disaster. The Atlantean culture along the 30th parallel was destroyed in the year 10468 BC, the Hyperborean culture only in the years around 1220 BC.
And: Hyperborea was situated far away from the 30th parallel – was reachable by ship only through the “Pillars of Heracles”, but the land was far to the North, around twenty-four degrees away from the 30th parallel, namely in that area whose name indicates that there giants had once lived. This is the peninsula of Jutland that separates the North Sea from the Baltic.
We thus reach the conclusion that in Plato’s account two scenarios that time-wise were far apart, two totally different culture settings and two very differing groups of people were somehow “pushed together”.
What Do the Geological and Cultural Findings Say?
Let us now address the question of what proof for Plato’s assertion may be found that the realm of the Atlanteans had been situated in the Atlantic, in the sea on whose opposite shores a continent was to be found.
Let us follow the 30th parallel in a westerly direction! We first traverse North Africa and the Atlas range. The strait of Gibraltar is flanked south and north by the peaks of the Atlas and the mountains of Gibraltar – these in Antiquity were the “Pillars of Heracles”.
We now look from the North-African coast west across the Atlantic. Between the observer and the Bermuda triangle lying to the south of the Florida peninsula there are only some scattered groups of islands: the Azores and the Canary Islands. It is hardly conceivable a first look might suggest that in the Atlantic a culture of the expanse as Plato describes the island realm may have been existing. This is the view of most historians.
We will be surprised what a precise investigation may bring up. So let us look at the Atlantic more precisely!
In contrast to the geologically old Pacific the Atlantic belongs to the so-called new oceans. The Atlantic was formed when the landmasses of the western double continent America and the immense continental slabs of Africa and Eurasia were torn apart.
The Atlantic sea basins are mainly made up of basalt, a magmatic rock that welled in a glut igneous liquid state from the inner Earth via craters and fissures to the surface and there laid itself as a new Earth crust between the granite slabs drifting apart forming today’s continents.
The source of the geologically young basalt replenishment is a huge mountainous ridge running the length of the whole Atlantic south to north. This basalt ridge is volcanic and thus full of “unrest”. The Atlantic is expanding, and thus the continental basalt of the sea floor is older than the material of the central ridge.
If we look at a terrestrial globe we see that the Atlantic ridge runs in a figure S from Greenland to the South-polar basin. This basalt massif of around fifteen thousand kilometres long and up to one thousand five hundred kilometres wide is connected to other volcanic belts running through all the seas. The total length of the global basalt “seam system” is around sixty thousand kilometres.
Let us look closer to the deep structure of the North Atlantic. The basalt central ridge is on average about two thousand metres below sea level. Threshold arms link the ridge with the continents. In between are the troughs of the Atlantic floor.
The largest of these oceanic basins is the North American basin. It is about 6,5 kilometres deep – around two kilometres deeper than the large basin in the Western pacific.
Between the Bermudas and Puerto Rico to the South we recognise an immense deep-sea double-hole with a depth of 6’995 metres; it lies just south of the 30th parallel.
Southwest of it, immediately to the north of Puerto Rico, lies one of the deepest trenches of the Earth: the Milwaukee Deep with 9’219 metres.
East of this trench – on the other side of the middle ridge – we find another gigantic hole in the Cap Verde basin. Its depth: 7’292 metres. A hole of similar depth we find to the north in the Canary basin.
The analysis of the North American basin shows that here once a broad barrier system from New York to Puerto Rico connected the western continent with the middle ridge. This former barrier system was on the 30th parallel and today is smashed.
Exactly on this threshold arm we find the Bermuda Triangle – that area in which hundreds of ships and airplanes disappeared without any traces, where small propeller craft were literally “teleported” with twice the speed of jet aircraft, where the compasses and electronic devices on air or water craft failed to function and in which hundreds of people on a Florida beach witnessed a plane crashing into the sea without any debris or traces of oil were ever found (Charles Berlitz, Atlantis – The Eighth Continent).
On modern relief maps it is easy to discern that the largest east-west extent of the middle ridge is still today exactly on the 30th parallel. What concerns the deepsea holes in the Canary and Cap Verde basins, they are witnesses to shattered threshold arms the remains of which are still closely linked to the African continental shelf as the Canary and Cap Verde Islands.
The Eastern Atlantic basins are today on average 4,5 kilometres deep. The Gibraltar barrier between Africa and the Iberian peninsula rise to 750 metres below sea level. The Western Mediterranean basin is around 3,5 kilometres, the Eastern basin around 3 kilometres deep.
The depth marks of the marine basins deepen from the impact area in the Atlantic to the Eastern Mediterranean basin from over 6,5 – 4,5 – 3,5 to 3 kilometres.
The Atlantic central ridge lies on average two kilometres below sea level, but it is not only the visible islands of the Azores that are soaring above it. There are a number of volcanic peaks that reach up to 146 metres under the water surface. Let us imagine the water level to be only one kilometre lower – or the ridge to rise up – then the middle of the Atlantic would be marked from South to North by a string of volcanic islands protruding just under one kilometre from the sea.
Then the Gibraltar barrier would be about two hundred and fifty metres above sea level and the Mediterranean Sea would be blocked off from the Atlantic!
If we let the ridge and its threshold arms rise up for three kilometres, we perceive a continuous basalt land mass extending to the North until Greenland, west to east along the 30th parallel and on average would lie about one kilometre above sea.
According to Charles Berlitz the American marine geologist Maurice Ewing summed up his findings on the Atlantic depth relief decades ago thus: “Either the land sank by three to five thousand metres, or the sea level rose by three to five thousand metres. Both these possibilities are equally exiting.”
The second possibility however is not in the least exiting, because where should all that water have been stored that would be able to raise the sea level lastingly by three to five kilometres? In this way Ewing confirmed in any case that the Atlantic central ridge and its threshold arms once must have been above water.
Thus basalt Atlantic continent once spanned on that central ridge more than six thousand kilometres up to Greenland. In the area of the 30th parallel the continent had a West-East spread as a compact landmass of at least two thousand kilometres.
Where the probable location of the erstwhile capital Poseidia is concerned, one may presume it had been situated in the most compact zone of the land massif – where the central ridge crosses the 30th parallel. This point is at a longitude of about 40° W.
Yet it is very improbable that a diving expedition could find anything here. For following the impact catastrophe, the scenario of which we will yet come to, the central ridge broke open and spewed enormous amounts of hot liquid magma.
It may be that the ancient royal city has for more than 12’500 years been lying not only at a depth of two thousand metres, but also under mighty layer of considerably younger basalt.
A multitude of drillings in the area of the central ridge brought to light quite regularly strata of volcanic ash with organic traces of plant and animal origin point to an age of between ten and fifteen thousand years.
In the realm of these estimates is also the dating as stated by Plato, around 9500 BC. But we have ample reason to prefer the date for the catastrophe given in The Chronicle of Akakor. It is of the utmost importance that the average of the dates from all researches so far is 10500 BC. Thus the date given in The Chronicle of Akakor is brilliantly confirmed.
Under water finds pointing to ancient culture traces should thus be expected in the relatively shallow areas of the Atlantic. “In the Western Atlantic,” says Charles Berlitz in his book Atlantis – The Eight Continent, “the island group of the Bahamas would for a contiguous land mass the size of Florida if the seal level was lowered by a mere one hundred metres … On the seabed in this area more than fifty archaeological sites have been discovered”.
Here we also find flowstone caves with stalagmites and stalactites – lime stone cones, the first type growing up, the second hanging down. These are conclusive evidence that these caves once had been above water.
A huge undersea “culture cemetery” apparently is situated in the area east of Central America and north of the Venezuela coast. From Belize and Yucatan ancient stone roads are leading directly into the sea. Near the North Venezuelan coast a wall of stone about 160 kilometres long was discovered.
Let us look at the finds from the Bahama Banks. Around four hundred metres off the coast of Bimini Island there are several long walls made of huge blocks of stone, some split and mutually displaced. There are stone blocks arranged in circles; round buildings around fresh water springs; walls and streets straight as arrows; crisscrossing “lines”; large rectangular areas.
The round megalith sites remind of complexes like Stonehenge in Southern England. The system of “lines” urges a comparison with the gigantic drawings on the Nazca plain in Peru.
In a neighbouring area – between the Florida straight, the Santarén and the Nicholas channels – stone slabs and a wall extending over four hundred metres were discovered at a depth of only 7,60 metres. In the same area – near the Cay Sal Bank – in 1977 the outlines of a gigantic pyramid appeared on the echograph of a trawler. Divers confirmed that the structure was made up of large stones.
That find that got a lot of attention happened thanks to the physician and diver Ray Brown. In 1970 Brown dove together with four colleagues in the area of the Berry Islands (Bahamas).
Suddenly Brown saw “the outlines of a pyramid shining like a mirror. Around ten or twelve metres from the apex was an opening … The opening was like a duct leading to an inner room. I saw something shiny. It was a crystal that was held by two hands made of metal. I wore gloves and tried to pry the crystal loose, in which I succeeded. As soon as I held it in my hands, I got the feeling that it was high time to disappear and never to return.”
Streets that led into the sea and continue there; round megalithic buildings and pyramids with technical artefacts below water – these are incontrovertible proof for a culture whose characteristics remind of the Egyptian culture. These are cultural traces of Atlantis in the area of the destroyed and sunk threshold system that west of the Atlantic central ridge once formed a basalt land bridge to America.
How about that threshold area pointing East to Europe and Africa?
We know from Spanish reports that a few hundred years ago on the Canary Islands lived the Guanches, a peace-loving people of blond giants that the Spaniards eradicated forthwith. The Guanches told of the destruction of a great island realm of which only the Canaries remained, serving their ancestors as refuge. The Guanches fear the sea and did not use boats for fishing.
The reports of the Guanches were confirmed when in 1981 a research team found a mere fifteen metres below seal a terrace made from large hewn stone plates covering about eighty square metres of ground. From this level wide stone steps led below. The stones had carved inscriptions of characters similar to those found on the Canaries also above water.
On the Azores threshold north of the Canaries a Soviet group of researchers discovered sixty metres below the sea megalithic masonry and a stepped site.
Before the Moroccan coast a wall one kilometre long was investigated and photographed by researchers. Some stone blocks in this wall are as large as the gigantic monoliths in the foundation of the Acropolis of Baalbek in the Lebanon.
Further north, before the Brittany coast, megalithic dolmen sites and circular formations of menhirs (stone columns) that rise far from the coast out of the sea when low tide and winds off the land converge.
Thus, we find traces of megalithic cultures not jut in the area of the smashed threshold arms, but also in the coastal regions. This goes for Europe and Africa as well as for Yucatan in Central America.
The Basques in the high Pyrenees for instance tell that they were descendants of an ancient island culture called Atyantika that had sunk in an immense flood into the Atlantic. As the Indians in Yucatan they use a two-pronged hoe for their work on the fields, and on both sides of the sea the same ancient ball game was played: the pelota.
The unbroken transition from megalithic buildings in the sea to similar ones on land points to a culture-historic context that must be read differently from the customary patterns of stone age – bronze age – iron age.
The existence of an Atlantean race that had left traces in the Atlantic as well as on both sides of it helps to solve a mystery that preoccupies ethnologists and archaeologists alike. We talk here of the appearance in Western Europe several tens of thousands of years ago of the strong-boned race of giants called the Cromagnards.
This race, around 2 to 2,20 metres tall, highly intelligent and gifted with an excellent artistic taste – as witnessed by their cave drawings – about fifty to thirty thousands of years ago displaced the race of the original European inhabitants, the Neanderthals. No ethnologist is able to explain whence the Cromagnards came. The evidence for the existence of the highly cultured Atlantis might offer the key here.
There are indicators that fifty thousand and thirty thousand years ago there were veritable waves of immigration into South-Western Europe. Added to that there was the instability of the Atlantic ridge that as a magmatic “seam” through all times remained full of volcanic unrest. Probably there were across the millennia repeated partial subsidence of the Atlantic ridge with more or less catastrophic results for the inhabitants.
This natural development happened in a global context. As Robert Blumrich (Kasskara and the Seven Worlds) tells us that the Hopi in Arizona remember their erstwhile homeland in the Pacific – the island realm of Kasskara (“mother land”). This culture, too, had sunk step by step into the sea in the tens of thousands of years that preceded the Atlantis catastrophe, while at the same time the South American continental threshold rose up.
The Atlantic ridge was bound into this geological “swing” and partial subsidence of the ridge and the threshold arms drove emigrants to both sides of the ocean. In this way the large land area of the Atlanteans was step by step changed into an archipelago of scattered island groups even before the Atlantean realm met its final destruction.
If we look at the findings as a whole we recognise Plato’s report – apart from some mistakes in transmission – as authentic. Atlantis had existed in the very Atlantic area as stated by Plato.
The Atlantis Catastrophe and the Beginning of the Quinternary
Here follows a list showing research results from several different scientific fields showing the correlation between the Atlantis catastrophe in the year 10’468 BC and the beginning of the geological quinternary age.
1. The planetoid with a size of about ten kilometres that impacted the Atlantic in four fragments is known in geology as the “Carolina Meteor”. In Carolina – between Florida and Cape Hatteras – the planetoid left an impact area running southeast and out into the Atlantic. More than 3’000 elliptical enclosed basins are known of which more than one hundred exceed the length of 1,5 kilometres; half of the hollows are longer than 400 metres. The town Charleston is severely earthquake-prone and the quake area corresponds exactly to the impact’s swath of destruction.
2. The North American basin today is 6,5 kilometres deep, the North African-European basin 4,5 kilometres. The Atlantic shelf area sank around 3 kilometres. Near the Romanche trench at the Equator the Atlantic ridge sank by about 4 kilometres, the sea areas south of Iceland by about 2 kilometres.
3. The Hudson Canyon on the North American shelf deepened below sea and over several hundreds of kilometres from 800 metres to 3 kilometres. Other estuary canyons on the East Coast reach a depth of about 2 to 2,2 kilometres. This means that the North American table sank on its easterly ridge by about 2 to 3 kilometres. Along the African west shelf is the submarine Congo trench, 100 kilometres long and 800 metres deep. The relative subsidence of the African table therefore amounts to about 800 metres.
4. West of Gibraltar – today’s sluice between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean – the water’s depth is only about 750 metres. It follows from the average subsidence of the Atlantic floor by about 3 kilometres that before the catastrophe the isthmus of Gibraltar formed a barrier keeping the Atlantic waters out of the later Mediterranean basin.
5. The wobble of the Earth’s crust over the hot inner mantle and the rotation axis induced by the impact slowly diminished but has not yet completely subsided. In this way the Earth is a thrice-wobbling celestial body. The inclined rotation axis of Earth describes a “wobble funnel” around the ideal axis, while at the same time the Earth’s crust wobbles around the mantle. On top of that the axis of the Earth’s magnetic field wobbles around the main axis, and this in an opposite direction. Within one hundred years the magnetic North pole wandered several hundred kilometres from Greenland to Canada.
6. After lengthy and tedious research the Russian hydrologist Ermolajew ascertained that the present water temperature in the Arctic has been constant for about 12’000 years. This means: Several centuries earlier the Gulf Stream must have broken through to the North.
7. The generally accepted “ideal date” for the beginning of the glacier meltdown, the end of the ice age and the onset of the Quintiary is between 10’000 and 11’000 BC.
8. Analyses of banded clay in Sweden led geologist de Geer to date the end of the Ice Age to about 10’000 BC.
9. Marine geologist Lewis Pence dated the formation of deep-sea lava in the Azores area to 11’000 BC.
10. In 1947/48 a Swedish team of researchers found in core samples in the area of the Atlantic middle ridge from a depth of 3 kilometres fresh-water plankton and remains of mainland plants. Estimated age: 8’000 to 10’000 BC.
11. When salvaging a torn deep-sea cable off the “Telegraph plateau” in the Atlantic a lump of rock was lifted and investigated by the French oceanaut Paul Termier. It was a tachylite – a vitrified lump of volcanic origin. Vitrification is not possible under water. Termier estimates the age of the minerals as younger than 15’000 years.
12. In North and South America Cromagnard skeletons were found having an estimated age of around 12’000 years.
13. In caves in the Peruvian Highlands – on the Rio Santa and near Lauricocha – researchers found human jaw bones dated to 12’000 years.
14. Between 12’000 and 13’000 years is also the estimated age of mastodons in the Columbian Andean highlands and of mammoths in the Siberian permafrost grounds.
15. The loess belt on Earth runs in a northeasterly direction all the way through Eurasia to China. Loess is made up of volcanic ash mixed with quartz sand, stone splinters and plant and animal remains. Position and extension direction of this fecundity belt spanning half the world point to its source: the enormous volcanic eruptions in the Northern Atlantic.
16. The obscuring cap of volcanic ash over the Northern hemisphere was slowly dissipating by thinning out and retreating north. The Northern glaciers thus melted relatively slowly. Pollen analyses showed that the climactic optimum in central Europe was only reached in the time between 6’000 and 5’000 BC.
All findings above not only point to cause and effects of the Earth catastrophe, most age dating vacillates around the year 10’500 BC. Thus the date of The Chronicles of Akakor, lying very precisely in the mathematical centre, is confirmed through the most diverse sources. The date mentioned in The Chronicles of Akakor is 10’468 BC.
The Inner and the Outer Enemies
We now come to the time before the catastrophe. The Atlantean realm had flourished for about 450’000 years, it was, however, gradually infiltrated by agents for the princes of darkness who acted in the background. Added to that the race of the Anunnaki (“the heavenly on Earth”) envisaged mighty Atlantis as their main enemy. The Anunnaki had landed on Earth 15’000 years BC and had chosen mainly Mesopotamia and the Nile delta as main centres for settlement. It was the Anunnaki who with their superior technology far out in our solar system moved a gigantic meteor onto a course aimed at the Earth, more precisely the Atlantean realm.
Edgar Cayce, the “sleeping prophet”, mentioned an increasing differentiation in two spiritual directions. The “Children of the Law of the One” remained faithful to the high ethics while the “sons of Belial” to an increasing degree abused their spiritual and technological means in order to attain more power. Lytle W. Robinson gives a summary of trance transmissions by the psychic about the last centennials of the Atlanteans:
“Around 10700 BC the land had reached the lowest state in its moral and spiritual life – not in the least where knowledge was concerned, but rather in the way that knowledge was applied. Human sacrifices and sun worship, depravity and corruption were prevalent … The natural forces, too, were misused. The sun crystals were used as a gruesome means of enforcement, torture and punishment; soon the people called them simply ‘those terrible crystals’. A new low-point in morals and human dignity had been reached. Violence and rebellion covered the whole country. Then arrived the final catastrophe” (Edgar Cayces Story of the Origin and Destiny of Man).
As we learn from The Chronicle of Akakor from the Andes a great war erupted in the time before the catastrophe. With the words of Kahuna Tatunca Nara “in the time before the hour zero another people of gods inimical to our earlier masters appeared … They were quite hirsute and of a reddish hue … Between the two god races … a conflict erupted. They burned the world with sun-hot and tried to wrench power away from the other. An immense war began, a planetary war that drove the empire of my people to its demise.”
It is hardly by chance that Nibiru, the home planet of the Anunnaki, reached its perigee between Jupiter and Mars around the year 10360 BC. Thus the war that Tatunca Nara mentions could be fought by the Anunnaki both from Earth and from the approaching Nibiru.
The big Kahuna cited from the priest’s chronicle:
“Fear and horror filled the chosen servants. They could no longer see the sun, nor the moon or the stars. Confusion and darkness befell them. Strange structures flew above their heads. Liquid resin dripped from Heaven, and in the gloom people were scavenging. They killed their own brothers. They forgot the legacy of the gods. Blood time began.”
The Ugha Mongulala tribe sought sanctuary in “underground living quarters”, then, says the Kahuna, “the greatest catastrophe since the beginning of time came over Earth”.
A Look at Atlantis and Its Neighbouring Continents
What did Earth look like before the inferno began?
Looking from a spacecraft we first discern the Atlantean hemisphere. On the Northern hemisphere an ice shield of a depth of two kilometres sits over the North American and European continents. The ice limit in North America lies near the Saint Lawrence River.
The streams emptying into the Atlantic on the East coast flowed in deeply-cut canyons to the sea – in parts more than four hundred kilometres further East than today: the Hudson Canyon, the Delaware-Baltimore Canyon, the Susquehanna-Norfolk Canyon.
The Eastern coast is densely populated by the Atlantean culture; Mesoamerica, as are large sections of the latter Gulf of Mexico and the Northern lands of South America. In the area of today’s New Orleans we see a large city.
The whole continental semicircle from New York to Venezuela is linked by land bridges to the Atlantic ridge. Especially on the Atlantean large islands we see splendid cities of grandiose geometrical proportions. White pyramids radiate in the sunshine. Next to them huge cupolas rise up. Immense temples, covered in gold, bedazzle the eye.
In Poseidia, the capital on the central ridge massif, the “sons of the Law of One” are guiding large evacuation movements, especially in the direction of Europe and Africa. Hundreds of thousands are on their way in boats. Only a few chosen ones may board flying craft.
South America is still an island continent. Tiahuanaco near La Paz is only a few metres above sea level; Lake Titicaca is an oceanic lagoon. The highest peaks of the Andes rise about three thousand metres out of the sea. The Columbian and Venezuelan granite massifs extend into basalt land ridges that are linked to the Atlantic threshold system.
Southwest in the Pacific Easter Island is still rather sizeable, and the Eastern pacific is strew with larger and smaller land surfaces. A part of population of the Eastern Pacific found sanctuary in Tiahuanaco. Western Pacific tribes had moved to the Japanese islands, to the Asian mainland, to Australia and New Guinea.
Tiahuanaco on Lake Titicaca forms an immense city complex for millions of people. The Hopi say that this place was by their forefathers called Taotooma (“the place that was touched by the arm of the Sun”). Terraced fields kilometres high and of a singular architectonic imprint announce of a shortage of land. People were led into rock catacombs.
We now cross South America in a northeastern direction and then follow the Atlantic land bridge to the Eastern continents. The Canaries and the Cap Verde Islands are part of the African mainland; the wide coastal strips are highly cultivated and densely populated. The Congo flows in a deeply cut channel into the Ocean.
All of North Africa is a flowering garden. The later Sahara is a fertile cultural landscape with large lakes, many rivers, rich vegetation and an luxuriant biodiversity. The Atlanteans had propagated that far.
Africa and the Iberian Peninsula are linked by a land bridge that extends more than two kilometres over the Atlantic. The gigantic dip to the east of this granite bridge is crisscrossed by large freshwater lakes and populated by human beings. Italy, Sicily, Malta, Crete and Cyprus are protruding as majestic massifs from these lake areas.
Offshore there are flat, densely populated shelves. The North of the Adriatic is a land through linking Italy and Yugoslavia. Between the Greek Peloponnesos and the highland of Anatolia there are dry land connections.
The Black Sea to the North contains fresh water and covers but a fifth of its later extension. The Bosporus rises over a hundred metres over the water level of the Black Sea. Further to the South the Nile falls in a gigantic cataract kilometres into this great dip.
To the West we find the estuary of the Rhone, around one hundred kilometres further south than today. To the South below Marseilles is a mine. In many places there are pyramids and temples.
The Iberian coastline is densely populated. There are megalithic buildings everywhere. The Tagus in Portugal, the Garonne, the Seine and the Loire in France roll in Western estuaries – like the North-American rivers – in deep gorges into the sea.
The Rhine estuary is between Scotland and Southern Norway – in the area of the Norwegian trough, below the glaciers. If centred at today’s city of Essen we draw a semicircle from the Bay of Biscay up to the Shetland Islands north of Scotland, we get an idea of the extension of Western and Northern Europe.
There is neither a North Sea nor a Baltic Sea. The Baltic today is on average 150 metres deep, the North Sea only a few dozen metres; the immense area of the Dogger Bank to the North of the German Bight is only about fifteen metres deep.
France and England are linked by a land bridge. England however – except the extreme South – and the Eastern North-European mainland are under an ice cover with a might of two kilometres. The climate in France is still rough and cold, and only south of the Alps and the Pyrenees there are milder weather conditions.
The Andes and the Nazca Profile
|Elevation in metres||Markings|
|7000||highest peaks of the Andes|
|6000||high valleys of Peru|
|5700||1. water line|
|4000||2. water line|
|3800||3. water line at the elevation of Lake Titicaca|
|3400||4. water line at the elevation of Cuzco|
|400||5. water line|
|0||today’s sea level|
|-330||highest elevation of the Nazca ridge|
|-1500||average depth of the Nazca ridge|
|-6000||depth of the Nazca trench|
The surface profile presented above reaches from the peaks of the Andes for 200 kilometres linear distance to the Nazca trench. Between the two points there is an elevation difference of 13 kilometres. The five water lines, marked by seashells, document the raise of the Andes in a geologically extremely short time. The third water line shows that Lake Titicaca once had been a lagoon in the ocean. The jump of 3000 metres between the fourth and the fifth water line points to a abrupt ascent of the Andes table following the impact of a planetoid into the Atlantic basin in the year 10’468 BC. From this follows for instance that the Amazon rain forest is no older than about 12’000 years.
The Catastrophe Is Set in Motion
As the hour zero nears, an inferno of unimaginable scope breaks out within seconds. Nobody in the Atlantic area survives the first blinding light he sees, nobody survives the first thunder he hears.
The light approaches at great speed from North-West. Over the North-American continent series of glowing cascades tear into the ground. On the whole Atlantic hemisphere it is glisteningly bright. The head of the planetoid – with a diameter of ten kilometres – radiates three times as hot than the Sun and explodes over the Atlantic.
With a speed of twenty kilometres per second several gigantic fire bombs crash into the great Atlantic threshold arms: in the area south of the Bermuda triangle, into the Canaries arm and the Cap Verde arm. The double impact south of the Bermudas alone has the explosive power of thirty thousand hydrogen bombs.
The Earth’s crust moves in jerky leaps in respect to the magmatic Earth mantle: The Atlantic hemisphere tumbles to southeast, Siberia to northwest. The Earth’s crust trundles dramatically around the rotation axis, and it will be a long time until these movements diminish.
Now from the Atlantic magmatic columns of fire rose, lava cascades and gigantic eagres ten kilometres high that, when foundering, broke with unimaginable force over the neighbouring continents and only petered out near the lofty mountains.
The whole North Atlantic basin sank about three to five kilometres, the Atlantean culture was destroyed. The North-American continent clearly tilted towards the Atlantic, the Rocky Mountains rose up.
The South-American continental shelf forms a long lever: The Andes rise abruptly by three kilometres, while at the same time the largest part of the Pacific threshold area sinks into the sea around Easter Island. On the Pacific side of the American double continent with the tilting granite tables tear huge trenches: the Mexican trench, the Nazca trench and the Atacama trench.
On the Eastern side of the Atlantic a similar image: The African table tilted towards the Atlantic, the Tassili massif reaches higher, the continental rift in Eastern Africa is deepened. The immense Saharan lakes reposition and flow West.
The African-Spanish land bridge drops far, the water of the Atlantic tumbles in a gigantic cataract into the eastern trough and fills the later Mediterranean. The European continental shelf had tilted in the direction of the centre of the impact, and the highly cultivated swaths of land of Iberia had sunk into the sea.
Now the volcanic seam of the Atlantic ridge tears open, with unimaginable speed from South to North. Gigantic eruptions of fiery magmatic rocks sputter up into the upper atmosphere, the Atlantic floor buckles, the neighbouring continents shake. The Mediterranean floor sways. Volcanoes erupt.
Storms of multiple hurricane strength rip around the Earth, carrying volcanic ash, poison gases, the smell of death. Here the storm roars burning hot, there with freezing cold. Millions of people and animals drown, suffocate, burn, get crushed.
In the Columbian Andes huge mastodon herds lie suffocated under clay, two kilometres above sea. In Siberia thousands of mammoths suffocate, still standing, still masticating, before being engulfed by a mud surge. They are moved north and are immediately freeze-dried.
The Earth’s northern hemisphere is now surrounded by a dark mushrooming umbrella. Clouds of ash hundreds of kilometres thick reduce the sunlight to a minimum. Rains of mud ash fall all over Europe and as far as Asia forming the Loess belt that many millennia later will bless many lands with fecundity.
While the Atlantic slowly gets calmer and the volcanic eruptions slowly abate, the few survivors on the northern hemisphere crawl from their caves on high ground, freezing cold, hungry and marked by their ordeal that lasted for generations, and in the gloom perceive a strange clay desert. It will remain cold for the next three to five thousand years, and twilight will rule the days. Everything will be geared to the immediate survival. There is a dearth of plants and huntable wildlife, but there is fish.
The North-Atlantic threshold system is smashed, and the Gulf Stream that before circulated to the south of the 30th parallel is now able to flow through to the North. It brings warmth from the southern Atlantic, and despite the dark northern umbrella the European and North American glaciers slowly begin to melt.
Tatunca Nara, the “last legitimate prince of the Ugha Mongulala” on the upper eastern slopes of the Andes, cites from the chronicle of his ancestors, the Chronicle of Akakor:
“This is the tale of the demise of humans. What had happened on Earth? Who made it shake? Who made the stars dance? Who let water erupt from the rocks?… It was frightfully cold, and an icy wind swept across the Earth. It was terribly hot, and people got scorched from their own breath. People and animals flew in panic fright. Desperate they ran hither and thither. They tried to climb trees, and the trees flung them far away. They tried to reach the caves, and the caves crashed in on them. What was below was turned up. What was up sank into the depths …”
In the Popol Vuh, the “Book of Counsel” of the Quiché Maya, there is a report that corresponds almost word-for-word with the Chronicle of Akakor:
“Liquid resin oozed from heaven … and a black rain began, day rain, night rain … Desperate they ran hither and thither. They tried to climb onto their houses, and the houses collapsed. They fell to the ground. They thought of climbing the trees, and the tress flung them far away. They tried to reach the caves, and the caves closed up before them. This was the demise of mankind …”
Brasseur de Bourbourg, one of the first explorers of ancient American cultures, reported in the 19th century:
“The Peruvians tell that the Great Flood and the quakes following the emergence from the waves of the Andes were heralded by an extraordinary solar eclipse, when there was no light for five days. And the land Junga (or the warm land) that had been resplendent with fruits and colourful birds, became within five days at this elevation an arid and cold puna.”
The “Codex Troano” from Mesoamerica, today in the British Museum, even gives calendar dates:
“In the year 6 of the Kan, on the 11th Muluc, in the month of Zac, terrible sea quakes occurred and did not let up until the 13th Chuen. The area of the clay hills in the land of Ma succumbed. The ground was shaken twice, it continuously heaved up and sank down, and one night it disappeared totally. Thus the areas were separated one from the other and finally fragmented. They could not withstand these terrible quakes and sank, pulling around 64 million people to their deaths. This occurred 8’060 years before this book emerged.”
The Hopi elder White Bear told Robert Blumrich (Kasskara and the Seven Worlds) that the highest god of the “high respected adepts”, the Kachina, had destroyed Taotooma (Tiahuanaco):
“And he took the city, lifted it up, turned it upside-down and sank it into the ground.”
This was, as evidence shows, that very catastrophe that not only put an end to the culture of the Atlanteans, but may very well regarded as the most devastating event in the whole history of humanity.
The face of the Earth was so dramatically altered by the violent sudden drawdown of the Atlantic basin that not only did the history of mankind suffer a hiatus – the whole Earth entered the youngest geological age, the quinternary that generally is held to have begun around 10’500 BC.
The force of impact of the cosmic bomb sent the heaviest of quakes also to Egypt. The Great Pyramid, hardly erected, had to bear formidable tremors. Peter Tompkins reports:
“When Petrie closely inspected the King’s chamber he discovered that it must have been severely shaken, probably by an earthquake under the influence of which the whole room had expanded by more than two centimetres. Every single ceiling slab was more or less torn out of its southerly support and split lengthwise. The whole ceiling weighing about four thousand tons was kept in position only by push and pressure.”
But no Egyptian chronicle is known in which this event is described. In Sumer, the land of the Watchers, too, that probably did also not escape serious damage, but that on the whole probably got off rather lightly, no kings list, no epic, not even the tiniest text fragment mentions this devastating catastrophe.
Around the year 7600 BC the waters of the Atlantic had filled the Mediterranean to such a level that at the Bosporus it began to overflow into the lower basin of the Black Sea.
The Bulgarian geologist Professor Petko Dimitrov studied the circumstances of this secondary catastrophe to the Atlantic disaster. The former freshwater inland sea transformed into a saltwater sea of five times the original size, it rose by about one hundred metres and inundated all cultures along its former shores.
Fore more than 12’500 years Atlantis is history. The catastrophic end of this most important antique culture brought an upheaval to the humanity on this planet that could not have been more dramatic and disastrous. But at least the breakthrough of the Gulf Stream into the north-western Atlantic and the melting of the glaciers on the Northern hemisphere of Earth thus induced and this starting the epoch that marks the youngest geological age, the quinternary.
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