The legend of Atlantis is world-wide and many have searched for and speculated on the location of it. Such locations as South America, an island in the Mediterranean, the Bahamas and even Antarctica have been speculated.
One location, the Bahamas, became popular when it seemed that one of Edgar Cayce’s “predictions” came true in 1968 when Atlantis “rose from the seas” and the Bimini ‘Road’ was discovered.
Controversy has ensued since then and various explorers and scientists have explored the site, only to ask more questions.
Now it seems that satellite imagery from Google Earth has discovered underwater streets and city blocks in the area.
Could this really be Atlantis?
I have been asked by many people about the recent report regarding an “underwater city” discovered by satellite imagery in the Caribbean. The report certainly generated a lot of publicity and comment. While I suspected that the imagery was an artifact of the imaging process and perhaps a hoax, I still contacted the author of the article who eventually phoned me. After a long discussion about the location and the process used to obtain the images I conclude that there may, in fact, be a lot more behind the announcement than I initially suspected. But a lot has to be done before anything else can be concluded about it. Due to the location and logistical obstacles involved with the site, my hunch is that it’ll be some time before any more details emerge. I have agreed to keep all details about it confidential, so I ask all those interested to not ask me for any more details.
Another report was issued in a Miami newspaper regarding divers and a large company (GUE) being hired to search deep water around Bimini for Atlantis. That report is genuine. GUE has actually conducted a series of expeditions in conjuction with the Edgar Cayce organization (the ARE) located in Virginia Beach. The area is adjacent and close to the rectangular formations earlier discovered by archaeologist Bill Donato. In deeper water, about 200-300 feet and more, there are odd formations on elevated areas, in large bowlshape areas, and along submerged ridges. The area has been of interest to the ARE since expeditions led by Dr. Doug Richards, Dr. Joan Hanley, and Bill Donato took place there in the 1990s. However, the depth and other factors have restricted what could be done. The ARE has had side-scan sonar, sub-bottom profiling, and rov video taken of the area. After viewing the film and images, it certainly looks like an interesting area and might have some human-constructed structure there. There are several very intriguing images that have been found with side-scan sonar in that area by both GUE and Donato. As the research is conducted, information about the finds will be released in ARE publications received by ARE members. However, the depths (300 feet) would have been above the sea levels closer to 17,000 BC. The actual 10,000 BC shoreline was at 110-feet or so and that is where we have focused our efforts.
In addition, there is another very intriguing area of what do look like building structures located still further to the south. This area will probably be filmed and investigated sometime in 2010.
The discovery of artifacts would be huge here, but hard to accomplish in this case.
I have a feeling that would be necessary to satisfy the mainstream science community, if at all.
An old friend of mine and myself were having a discussion about nine years ago about Australian Aborigines and a tribe of Japanese on one of their islands who have only 28 teeth instead of the normal 32.
My friend’s theory was that they came from the future and that was in fact one of the Aborigines legends they access in their “Dream Time.”
Well, it seems their Dream Time is in fact a storehouse of knowledge, especially when it comes to recording astronomical events of the deep past:
An Australian Aboriginal ‘Dreaming’ story has helped experts uncover a meteorite impact crater in the outback of the Northern Territory.
Duane Hamacher, an astrophysicist studying Aboriginal astronomy at Sydney’s Macquarie University, used Google Maps to search for the signs of impact craters in areas related to Aboriginal stories of stars or stones falling from the sky.
One story, from the folklore of the Arrernte people, is about a star falling to Earth at a site called Puka. This led to a search on Google Maps of Palm Valley, about 130 km southwest of Alice Springs. Here Hamacher discovered what looked like a crater, which he confirmed with surveys in the field in September 2009.
The crater is 280 m in diameter and about 30 m deep. Magnetic and gravitational data collected from the site show the crater is bowl-shaped below the surface and was likely caused by a meteorite a few metres in diameter.
“There is no other way to explain this than as a cosmic impact,” said Hamacher. “It couldn’t have been erosion and there is no volcanic activity in the area.”
Macquarie University co-worker, Craig O’Neill, added that a tiny amount of ‘shocked quartz’ had also been found at the site. “These were very rare, but only form if a rock has experienced a shock blast like that from a nuclear bomb or meteorite impact,” he said.
The research is described in papers Hamacher is preparing for submission to the journalsArchaeoastronomy and Meteoritics and Planetary Science.
Despite the link to the Dreaming story, weathering and the absence of meteorite fragments suggest that the crater is millions of years old and humans could not possibly have witnessed the event, Hamacher said.
Another crater at Gosse’s Bluff, 170 km west of Alice Springs, is 140 million years old, and is also the subject of an Arrernte Dreaming story about a “cosmic baby” which fell to Earth.
Instead, Hamacher thinks Arrernte Aborigines may have learned to recognise craters from more recent impacts and then deduced the origin of the Palm Valley and Gosse’s Bluff craters. One more recent example of craters created by an impact are the Henbury craters, 70 km from Palm Valley and just 4,000 years old.
That’s amazing! How could these people surmise about any cosmic event that affects the Earth, given their ‘primitiveness?’
No written language, no number system, no prerequisites of ‘civilization’ at all.
Could they have come from the ‘future?’